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Beach side villa! Independent beach house with panoramic view!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

500 m to the beach!! Personalised, sophisticated ambience in a unique location

Welcome to our Casa da Gralha - for splendid beach days, to play golf and fly paragliding, go hiking and cycling, explore Portuguese sightseeing places or just to relax and recharge your cells. Enjoy the sun rise over the hills in the hinterland all 365 days of the year and have fun with the little hare in the garden. Or be captivated by the sunset that feels incredibly closer to you with a glass of red wine on your private patio.

The independent house located right on Atlantic is completely refurbished with great attention to detail. The beautiful hillside in a peaceful setting, the nearby footpath to Sao Martinho do Porto and the view over the horizon will make your holiday domicile an oasis in a prime location for 1000 and 1 holiday wishes. The natural plot with an area of 3000m2 provides plenty of space for secluded privacy and the wildly romantic sandy beach of Praia da Gralha is right at your feet.

Floor plan of your holiday domicile

Welcome to the beach house Casa da Gralha - feel comfortable like it’s your own home! The entrance hall has room for bathing suits and play equipments, shoes and clothes. Through a short hallway you can enter the spacious and distinctly decorated living room with a comfortable sofa, design classics, large wooden dining table. Leave your worries behind and help yourself with the firewood available readily and enjoy the crackling in the open furnace! Or let the soul dangle at the view of the horizon through the large veranda doors running on two sides of the room. The open, well-equipped kitchen is immediately adjoining the living room. A small storage room next to it has space for your supplies.

Even in the ground floor there are two bedrooms to relax and recuperate. The blue bedroom has a veranda door to the sea and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and toilet. In the green bedroom there is a window opening out to the garden, an extra bathroom with shower and toilet is right across.

A wide, solid wood staircase takes you to the master bedroom upstairs. A spacious bathroom with tub and toilet en-suite adjoins it. Directly accessible from the gallery and the bathroom is a cosy bedroom for children of all ages.

The cosy gallery upstairs invites you to relax, read and watch television. A small balcony offers a fascinating view of the land and sea!

Surrounding

Secluded and yet close to all the facilities that will make your stay pleasant and varied. The almost private local beach in Praia da Gralha is reachable on foot in 10 minutes, after which your house is named. The daily market, cafés and the social hustle and bustle of Sao Martinho do Porto is reached after a 15 minutes’ walk. Extensive hikes on never ending coastal and country lanes, bicycling tours to the neighbouring towns and villages, kilometres of sandy beaches or culture in the citadels of Portuguese history - the location of our house offers everything that your heart desires. Get captivated by the unperturbed hustle and bustle of Portugal’s Silver Coast!

Sandy beaches

Right in front of the house is the wildly romantic Gralha da Praia, which is just 10 minutes away on foot. Almost your own private beach, because there are very few swimmers visiting even in high summer. With the enclosed rocky bay, the beach is great even on windy days as well as not so mild days.

Especially for children the popular natural bay of Sao Martinho do Porto is ideal. Either you opt for a 20-minute walk or pack your bathing suit at once in your car. The lively bay in summer with its cafés, restaurants and shops offers bathing fun for the whole family - even very small kids can splash around in the gentle waves happily.

On one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the country, Rua da Pescaria, you can reach the vast Praia do Salgado in approximately 5 km, which has an enchanting view of Nazaré. The kilometre-long sandy beach, where you can always find a lonely place even in the summer months, is as popular among the Lisbon tourists as it is among tourists from all over the world, who love something special. If you like something closer to the town, you also have the Praia da Nazaré, located directly on the waterfront, available for swimming fun and a cool drink in one of the beach bars.

On the opposite side of Sao Martinho bay there is a 10 km long coastal road with breathtaking view of Foz do Arelho. For surfers and paragliders and also for families from children to elder persons one can enjoy beautiful, simple beach life. In the hot waters of the lagoon nearby you can swim carefree without high waves and relax in the surrounding bars and cafés.

Culture and colourful hustle and bustle

In Sao Martinho do Porto you can take a wonderful stroll, have a drink in Rua dos Cafés and dine first-class in one of the numerous restaurants. The daily market - within 15 minutes walking distance from the house - provides everything fresh and cheap for self-catering. A large supermarket on the outskirts is perfect for a shopping spree. On the bay along the sea there is a boardwalk that goes up to Salir do Porto or you can use the lift to the upper town, which brings you close to the original location.

The driving time to the preserved and well-kept medieval town of Obidós is only around 20 minutes and is always worth a trip. Cosy bars, fado songs and colourful hustle and bustle along the many small alleys will enchant you.

Nazaré stretches directly up to Praia do Salgado, divided into an upper and lower town at the cliff slope. The Moroccan architecture, fishing women in black dresses, shops, narrow alleys and public places, from where you can see the sunset in the evening, contribute to a real holiday feeling.

Experience pure culture in Alcobaca with a monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the unique church and Crusader Castle of Tomar leads you to the former significant centre of the Templars. Coimbra, the oldest university city of Portugal, Lisbon with its seven hills or the Shrine of Fatima - all of this and much more options are there practically at your doorstep.

Sports and activities

Hiking and biking: Pristine nature, dunes, barren rocks and endlessly winding roads and paths - right outside the doorstep you can go for relaxing walks or extensive hikes and bicycle tours. You can go by yourself on an expedition to explore or experience guided walks, organised by the tourist office in Sao Martinho or in the nature park 'Serra de Aire e Candeeiros'

Paragliding: Thanks to the favourable wind currents, the colourful hang-gliders start not far from our house, right on the cliff overlooking Praia da Gralha. Reachable on foot within a few minutes, you can marvel at the stunning scenery from breezy heights. Courses for beginners and advanced can be found at (check out the website link) - or just enquire directly at the launch site.

Water sports: After a 15-minute drive you will reach 'Escola da Vela da Lagoa' (Check out the website link) - directly at the lagoon of Obidós, in the village of Foz do Arelho. You can take up courses for surfing, windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing. Or just get on the waves right there. Alternatively, Peniche is there nearby, which enjoys international fame as a surf camp. Not to mention 'Wave of Nazaré' - which was recently launched in the Guinness Book of Records, and real waves of enthusiasm struck at the beach of Nazaré.

Golf: In Obidós, reachable on the highway after 20 minutes, you will find several excellent golf courses: Praia del Rey, Royal Obidós and Bom Sucesso Design resorts are among the best in Portugal.

Diving: Haliotis diving school (check out the website link) has a variety of courses for beginners and professional divers near your holiday domicile.

More Details

Owner
Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr

Facts meet creativity. Here facts and creativity are not mutually exclusive, but rather attract to each other magically. In our daily lives, both a profession plays a role in the financial sector, as well as advertising, communication and design on the other side. We could combine together the joy of beautiful things, sometimes bizarre and eccentric, art and architecture in Casa da Gralha.

In this effort, the most important concern for us is not perfection but the emotion. How smooth and perfect everyone has to work in this world, more important it is to have a place that makes space. Let your soul unwind, once again feel bored, let your eye wander off into the distance, bring out new ideas and unwind again. With your head sailing in the clouds, feet on the ground - 'our' Portugal has already become homeland at heart for many since more than 10 years.

Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr purchased this house in 2012

Why Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr chose Alcobaca

The fantastic location of the house fascinated us from the very first moment. A bit mystical, almost spooky, it stood there uninhabited for years and almost forgotten like a rock in the surf. Even Michel Piccoli, one of the great French character actors, has discovered the house during mid-90s for himself. He fulfilled his dream to direct, in the film 'La plage noire', which was made almost exclusively in the house itself and on the beach Praia da Gralha. Traces of the black tiles painted over at that period of time are also seen at the house even now.

Today it would be unthinkable to take this opportunity to get a building permit. How the former owner from Lisbon managed it around 30 years ago, will probably remain both a fortune and mystery...

What makes this house unique

The special advantage of the house is definitely the direct, uncultivable closeness to nature, panoramic view of the hinterland, and the raging Atlantic coast likewise. Solitude does not mean avoiding the unperturbed vibrant Portuguese life. The marketplace of Sao Martinho can be reached quickly on foot and incredibly beautiful beaches and tourist attractions are very nearby. Bem vindo em Portugal! (Welcome to Portugal!)

Amenities

São Martinho do Porto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , En-suite bathroom in the blue bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom opposite to the green bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , En-suite bathroom in the master bedroom
  • The house was built in the 90’s as a sophisticated summer villa. We have left the bathrooms remain in their original condition for most part in our extensive renovation in 2011/2012, but the bath tubs and shower trays were renewed and all bathrooms were designed and equipped beautifully. Hand towels and bath towels are sufficiently available - please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 x 2 m
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1.40 x 2 m
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1.40 x 2 m
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 0.90 x 2 m
  • All bedrooms are furnished for relaxation and restful sleep. The double glazed windows do not let any noise enter from outside and with the windows open you can hear the soothing sound of the sea and the sounds of many species of birds. In the green bedroom opening out to the garden, and also in the blue bedroom opening out to the sea, there are built-in wardrobes, the master bedroom has a wardrobe for hanging clothes and a shelf with laundry baskets. The small cosy bedroom for children of all ages is comfortably furnished and has a small wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have taken great care for all equipments and furnishing of our house and we have tried with a sincere heart to make the rooms inviting. Select furniture pieces, some original design classics from the Bauhaus era, handcrafted unique items or collectibles have found a good home here. But do not worry about minor mishaps - our beach house is there to live and enjoy! Especially if children are going to be there, something could go wrong and that is not so seriously bad! It might not be as perfect as everything in a luxury hotel, it offers a unique atmosphere to relax and unwind. Here you can recharge your cells and recoup new energy for your everyday life.

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Beach side villa! Independent beach house with panoramic view!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Wer Ruhe und Erholung jenseits des Tourismus sucht ist hier genau richtig

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage dürfte so schnell nicht wieder zu finden sein, weit und breit kein Haus und keine Nachbarn. Nur einige Einheimische und andere Erholungssuchende die tagsüber die kleine Zufahrtsstraße am Haus benutzen, sowie Gleitschirmflieger die die Steilküste, Thermik und Wind nutzen. Ansonsten ist man total allein in und mit diesem wunderschönen Haus das alles bietet was man für einen Urlaub benötigt. Die Ausstattung ist wirklich mehr als vollständig, selbst ein Aufenthalt im tiefsten Winter wäre kaum langweilig da z.B. Bücher, DVDs und auch Kinderspielzeug reichlich vorhanden sind. Wir haben jedoch eher den Blick auf das Meer genossen, der ist wirklich grandios, 180° Panoramablick!!! Volle Empfehlung für dieses Anwesen und auch für unsere Gastgeber.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Olaf und Familie, ganz herzlichen Dank für die schöne Bewertung für unser Haus auf der Klippe! Euch als Gäste zu haben war uns ein grosses Vergnügen und wir würden uns sehr freuen, wenn es Euch mal wieder an den Atlantik zieht! Ein Windrad wird dann das Grundstück bereichern:-)! Euch alles Gute und die besten Wünsche !
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5

Tolles Haus an der Silberküste

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine ganz tolle Zeit in diesem außergewöhnlichen Haus. Tolle Ausstattung und liebevolle Details rundeten den Aufenthalt ab. Als Liebhaber des rauen Atlantiks kommt man wirklich auf seine Kosten😀

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste, vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung - unser Haus auf der Klippe wird sich freuen:-) Der weite Blick auf Sonne, Wind , Wellen und Wolkenspiele hat Sie hoffentlich viel Kraft und Energie für den Alltag mit nach Hause nehmen lassen! Ihnen alles Gute, bleiben Sie gesund und herzliche Grüsse!
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4

Ein wunderbares Haus in sagenhafter Lage!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten immer von einem Ferienhaus direkt am Meer geträumt- unser Traum wurde komplett erfüllt. Das Haus steht sehr alleine und man kann die absolute Ruhe genießen bzw. dem Rauschen der Wellen lauschen. Der "hauseigene" Strand ist in ca. 10 Gehminuten bequem zu erreichen, wer das Auto nimmt ist in maximal 2 Minuten da. Sehr oft waren wir ganz alleine am Strand. Leider hatten wir mit dem Wetter kein großes Glück. Der Himmel war oft bewölkt, es regnete immer mal wieder und die Höchsttemperatur betrug an einem Tag 27°. Das hat uns jedoch nicht davon abgehalten wunderbare Wanderungen entlang der Küste zu unternehmen. Die sich bietenden Ausblicke sind phantastisch. Auch mit dem Mountainbike kann man tolle Touren an der Küste unternehmen. Nazaree oder Foz de Arelho bieten weitere lange Sandstrände. Leider hatten wir beständig einen relativen kalten Atlantikwind so dass wir die tollen Terrassen am Haus Abends zum draußen sitzen leider nicht genießen konnten. Bei tollen Temperaturen, weniger Wind und mehr Sonne ist dieses Haus an diesem Platz mehr als ein Traum!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste, herzlichen Dank für Ihre Bewertung rund um unser Haus auf der Klippe! Dass das Wetter nicht so mitgespielt hat wie es sollte, tut uns wirklich leid! Da haben Sie wohl eine stürmische Zeit erwischt, das kann am Atlantik passieren, wenn auch ganz selten über einen längeren Zeitraum. Ansonsten sorgt der Wind dafür, dass die Wolken schnell weg getrieben werden und der Himmel wieder stahlblau strahlt. Wir hoffen trotzdem, Sie hatten eine wunderbare Zeit und konnten viel Kraft und Energie für den Alltag mit nach Hause nehmen. Bis einmal wieder! Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Sie der Silberküste nochmal eine "Gut-Wetter-Chance" geben:-)
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5

Wer das Meer liebt, ist hier richtig!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus in Sao Martinho do Porto ist wirklich etwas Besonderes. Wer das Meer liebt, ist hier richtig. Blick direkt auf den Atlantik, Alleinlage auf den Klippen, ein großartiger "Privatstrand" zu Füßen --- was will man mehr? Zudem ist das Haus sehr schön ausgestattet und sehr durchdacht gestaltet. Auch bei stärkstem Wind findet sich immer ein geschütztes Plätzchen im Freien. Auch die Betreuung vor Ort klappt sehr gut, selbst ein relativ spätes Eintreffen am Abend war kein Problem für die Schlüsselübergabe. Rundum ein wunderbares Domizil, das wir nur wärmstens empfehlen können.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Meer-Liebhaber, herzlichen Dank für die schönen Worte! Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es Ihnen im Haus auf der Klippe gefallen hat und Sie die Tage an der glitzernden Silberküste geniessen konnten. Liebe Grüsse nach Berlin!
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5

Einfach mal alles um sich herum vergessen

  • 5 of 5

So entspannt wie nach diesem Urlaub war ich schon lange nicht mehr. Dieses wunderschönes Häuschen am Meer bietet das ideale Ambiente dafür, einfach mal die Seele baumeln zu lassen und alles um sich herum zu vergessen.

Wenn ich an die Woche zurückdenke bin ich noch immer vollkommen überwältigt von der stylischen und extrem hochwertigen Einrichtung des Hauses, den großen Terassen, dem wunderschönen Grundstück, dem atemberaubenden Blick, der super gut ausgestatteten Küche, den vielen tollen Details und der unglaublich schönen Zeit, die wir hier verbringen durften. Vielen vielen Dank liebe Birgit und lieber Markus. Danke auch dafür, dass das mit der Schlüsselübergabe so wunderbar geklappt hat, obwohl wir mitten in der Nacht angereist sind.

Die Gegend bietet eigentlich sehr viele Möglichkeiten für vielfältige Freizeitaktivitäten und trotzdem wollten wir das Haus, das Grundstück und die schöne Bucht die uns zu Füßen lag (und die wir quasi für uns alleine hatten) nur ungern verlassen. Perfekt würde ich sagen. Mehr kann man sich im Urlaub nicht wünschen.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo lieber Urlauber! Herzlichen Dank für die schöne Bewertung vom Haus auf der Klippe! Und wenn der Erholungseffekt - immerhin nach fast einem Jahr 😀 - noch so lebendig in Erinnerung ist, freuen wir uns ganz besonders! Auf ein nächstes mal - die Türen stehen Dir jederzeit offen!
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5

Traumhafter und unvergesslicher Portugalurlaub !!

  • 5 of 5

Auf der suche nach einem Ferienhaus für unsere Gruppe von 5 Freunden sind wir auf dieses einmalige Haus gestoßen. Schon anhand der Bilder und der Beschreibung war die Vorfreude riesig und wir haben die Monate bis zum Urlaub gezählt, da wir schon 1 Jahr im Voraus gebucht haben :)

Die Übernahme des Hauses ging dank des sehr freundlichen Kontaktes der Vermieter und der super Betreuung vor Ort super unkompliziert und schnell.

Als wir dann am Nachmittag eingezogen sind waren wir erstmal alle total platt von diesem einzigartigem Haus in dieser exponierten Lage, der Ausblick auf die Atlantikküste ist Atemberaubend schön. Das Haus an sich ist sehr modern und liebevoll eingerichtet und es fehlt wirklich an nix. Besonders für mich als Koch war die bestens ausgestattete Küche eine Überraschung.

Auch die Beiden Aussenterrassen mit Grillplatz sind super, dort haben wir jeden Morgen gefrühstückt und abends gegessen. Das weitläufige Naturgrundstück lädt ein sich mit einem Glas wein und Oliven an die Klippen zu setzen und die Küste zu beobachten :)

Es lohnt sich auch wirklich eine kleine Wanderung auf die Klippen rechts vom Haus zu machen, von dort aus hat man eine spektakuläre Aussicht.

Ein paar Minuten zu Fuß oder mit dem Auto kommt man in einen kleinen Ort wo jeden Tag ein Markt ist welcher von frischen Fisch bis hin zu Gemüse und Obst ein tolles und sehr günstiges Angbot hat.

Insgesamt war eines der schönsten und wir werden bestimmt wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ihr lieben 5 Freunde! Das ist ja eine schöne Überraschung und wir freuen uns wirklich sehr über Eure netten und ausführlichen Zeilen! Seid jederzeit wieder herzlichst willkommen – das Haus auf der Klippe freut sich auf Euch!!! Ganz viele Grüsse und die besten Wünsche für alle!
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Bar at the market place in Sao Martinho do Porto
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Praia del Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto / Alfeizerao
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Praia da Gralha
Car: recommended

Location of your holiday domicile

Thanks to the gorgeous, secluded, yet central location of our house, all your wishes are fulfilled in your private holiday plan. Whether you are looking for peace and relaxation in nature, or you want to enjoy carefree beach days on the glittering Silver Coast, romp with sport activities, take an extensive stroll and shop around or marvel at the wonders of the country - everything is possible practically at the doorstep and are sometimes directly accessible on foot.

Coming from Lisbon on the A8 it takes about 1 hour from the airport (90 km). Or select the Porto airport as a destination and you should then expect a journey time of approximately 2.5 hours (250 km). The road networks are excellent and you can reach our house after the exit 'Sao Martinho do Porto' in 10 minutes.

Local contact person

Through our local friends who live in Sao Martinho do Porto since nearly 30 years, you always have a person to contact directly! Both, 'Portuguese by choice' of German descent, will be there with you in words and deeds for any matters of concern.

Plot

The extensive land is predominantly natural and covered with an abundance of plant and tree world. Small stone paths lead you through the property and invite you to explore the landscape and nature. Our house is located 65 metres above sea level, just above the beach in Praia da Gralha. The private property has parking space for several cars directly at the house. The property is bounded by a wall on two sides and fitted with a lockable gate. The boundaries on the north and west side of the property are natural. The dunes adjacent to the northern side of the property is a nature reserve and is the starting point for wonderful coastal walks. The western border is the natural rocky coastline of the Atlantic, which slopes down in to the sandy beach of Praia da Gralha.

Your house

You can reach our house over a short dirt road paved with stones which could be bumpy after the stormy autumn / winter times. From Sao Martinho towards the beach Praia da Gralha, the trail passes through isolated villas and country houses until you see your holiday domicile right in front of you in an exposed hillside. The white paint and the blue of the window shutters and small patios reflect the colours of sky and clouds. Enjoy a peaceful and unobstructed panoramic view of sea and nature with the fantastic location. Masonry wall panels in the outdoor patios provide stunning visual axis with constantly new views and wind protection at the same time.

Enjoy the summer time with a steel blue sky and privacy that offers all the amenities. Secluded and yet close to everything you desire for during your holidays. In the spring you will find fully bloomed plants and in some days you can also swim in wind protected bays. In late autumn and winter, when the Atlantic wind gains strength, you can watch spectacular natural wonders on land and sea. Quick passing cloud formations, the rapid change of sun and storm, the incredibly clear light - you can experience pure nature. Thanks to the double glazing and electric radiators in every room newly installed in 2012, you always feel comfortable and secure. The fireplace in the living room additionally ensures relaxing hours.

Patios

Whether you make yourself comfortable on the large, south-facing main patio in the cosy sofa set or admire the sunset on the west side patio frontal to the sea - the extraordinary location of your holiday will cast a spell on you. The barbecue area is located on a private, sheltered patio. Equipped with an open fireplace, sufficient firewood, wash basin with running water and storage spaces made of sandstone you can arrange social barbecues at the big teak table here. The small, east-facing kitchen patio is simply perfect for the first coffee or tea in the morning. Wind resistant and sunny, you can start the day here in peace, listen to the waves and just enjoy life.

Ambience

You will not find a sterile, impersonal standard in your holiday domicile. The whole setup was brought together fondly and distinctly and an atmosphere to relax and unwind awaits you. The casual mix of old and new, trendy and old-fashioned, modern art and traditional - leave your worries behind and enjoy the time away from the hustle and bustle. Adults and children and sometimes grumpy teenagers come here sit down and relax and all are welcome anytime here!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.77
Damage Deposit $353.32

In den angegebenen FeWo-Preisen ist die Endreinigung in Höhe von EUR 100.-- enthalten. In den Mietpreisen sind auch sämtliche Nebenkosten wie Strom, Wasser, Brennholz und Wäschewechsel von Bettwäsche und Handtüchern / Geschirrtücher inklusive. Die Kaution in Höhe von EUR 300.-- erhalten Sie spätestens 1 Woche nach Ihrer Abreise wieder zurück.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.