About the property
- Chateau / Country House3444 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Monocle Travel Top 50 | Award "Most Tasteful Renovation"
"Casas Caiadas" is a boutique home close to Évora (Unesco heritage), designed for hosting families, or groups, up to 8 persons (possibly 10 persons from May to September).
You will find 3 independent houses, fully restored from a core of old water mills, in the heart of an Alentejo with waterways, luscious green landscape most of the year and megalithic rocks.
The social house consists of a kitchen, living and dining room: the meeting place per excellence, very welcoming, where handicraft objects combine with great elegance with furniture and minimalist pieces. In this house, besides every morning breakfast (included), local and delicious dishes may be prepared at all meals by a cook – hosted families may decide, each day, if they wish for one or two meals be prepared, or if they prefer to prepare them themselves.
The other two houses are, respectively, a suite installed in a stone house and a house with 3 more rooms: a suite (room + bathroom) and 2 bedrooms with a sharing bathroom. The beach-like swimming pool installed between an ancient waterway of the mills maintains its most natural form. A place to relax by a stream that runs between stones, surrounded by centennial olive trees, menhirs and a beach-like swimming pool.
Around Casas Caiadas (whitewashed houses) there are fabulous country rounds to explore: walk or take a bike (3 bikes available). Nearby, there are villages of unique beauty and historical interest, with castles and other monuments, great restaurants and wineries (detailed information available on request).
Alentejo has distinct seasons, with a green spring rich in wild flowers. In the early summer, storks build their nests on rooftops in whitewashed villages, and the heat turns the plains to gold. And when night falls the sky offers a chance to contemplate the stars with visibility conditions like no other place in the south of Europe.
At Casas Caiadas it is as if you were alone in the world, despite the fact that the small village of Sabugueiro is located a little over a kilometer away... close to Évora, the authentic Alentejo!
Casas Caiadas is reachable by a country road. It is located 1 km from Sabugueiro, 15m from Arraiolos, 30m from Évora (Unesco heritage) and 1 hour drive from Lisbon.
Casas Caiadas has already been published “Portuguese Restored Houses” and “Arhitext” books; and other specialty media as like “Wallpaper*”, “Sunday Times Travel, “Architectura y Diseño”, Archilovers (best project 2015), “Architizer”, “Archdaily”, “Divisare” and “Attitude”. Visit Casas Caiadas in our Face book page or just Insta us.
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- within one hour
- english, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Simply idyllic, whether sipping a glass of wine and gazing at the stars, eating a beautifully prepared meal by Anna in the guesthouse or just cooling off by the pool. The hosts and staff are great. Good location for exploring Alentejo. Would definitely recommend it. There is a nice grocery 15 minutes away in Arraiolos- Intermarche.
Thank you Tara & Jorge. Truly glad that you enjoyed your stay, for us it was a pleasure to host such a nice and cool family as yours! All the best, Mario & Paula
A wonderful retreat away from it all.
Casas Caiadas is set in a beautiful remote location in the heart of the rural Portuguese farming community where agriculture meets wilderness. Casas Caiadas is stunning in its simplicity, retaining the structure of the century’s old water mill, finished in smooth white painted walls featuring natural stone nooks and crannies. Internally old rustic furniture contrasting with contemporary mod cons made for a relaxing ambience. The beach style infinity pool is of a real state of the art design great for both paddlers and swimmers alike.
We really appreciated having breakfast made for us each morning with an amazing choice of food to keep you going all day. Whilst we were enjoying our breakfast our beds were being made and bathroom facilities cleaned.
Each morning before breakfast and before the sun got too hot, those of us, who managed to get up, went for walks or jogs out along the isolated lanes that meander through the ancient olive groves. It was so nice just to hear the sounds of the wildlife and see unspoilt countryside all around.
We had a traditional Portuguese fish dish cooked for us in the villa on our first night which was of the highest standard. It was our preference to eat in on subsequent evenings taking in turns to cook in the well equipped kitchen. The nearest fully stocked supermarket is some distance away but visits can be combined with day trips to places of interest; we especially recommend a visit to the walled village of Monsaraz. Compared to the UK we found the local roads almost deserted and parking easy and free.
The stars are quite spectacular after dark as you look up from this rural setting. It can make you ponder your existence on planet earth as you spot another shooting star across the night sky.
For my wife the highlight of our stay was laying pool side in this peaceful and enchanting environment. For me it was exploring the olive grove wilderness walking alone or on mountain bikes with my son. My daughter enjoyed the opportunity to do some undisturbed research reading in the cool inspiring space that was the old water mill.
All in all it was a lovely & memorable family holiday made the more so by the attention to detail and consideration of the owner Mario Domingues.
It was so gratifying to welcome Peter and his Family, having the chance to provide them such a "lovely & memorable family holiday" at Casas Caiadas. Thank you all for your care and attention, your detailed review and truly interest in the history of the place. We really look forward to meet you all again. All the best, Mário & Paula
Special days in June
This is really the perfect title to describe our stay at Casas Caiadas. In the middle of a distinctive landscape in Alentejo, three small traditional houses emerge where you least expect. The scent of the land, the silence of the location, the birds in the morning, the perfect light of the sunrise, are incomparable. In the inside, you feel cozy, the design and the modern decor leave nothing unintended. It is the perfect place to read a book, have a simple family gathering or just escape from the everyday life. The property is spot-on in every detail. Claudia is an amazing chef and an helpful hand when you need. Paula and Mário, the owners, are two big hearts, perfect to welcome and guide you in your stay. Hopefully we will be able to come back soon.
Felix and Joana are just adorable! Thanks a lot for your detailed review. Hope u can come back soon. All the best, Mario & Paula
Enjoying the paradise
Simply the paradise.
Thank you Eugeni! Hope you can visit us in the near future. All the best, Mario & Paula
The best part of our visit to Alentejo!
The complex, is gorgeous and secluded. You feel like you are in your own world. Mario met us in the nearest town and escorted us to Casas Caiadas. He gave us a tour and made sure we were comfortable. We were able to contact Mario with any questions and he always replied immediately. There are 4 bedrooms split between two buildings and another building that houses the family room, dining room, and kitchen. There is a beautiful pool, bicycles, and great outdoor seating area. The interior design of all the buildings is gorgeous and it feels very luxurious while still being extremely comfortable. You can feel the love Mario and his wife put into Casas Caiadas through all the little details- perfectly placed antiques, custom made local rugs and great art. Claudia came and made breakfast for us and we paid extra to have her come and cook us dinner twice and lunch once. It was all excellent, the best food we had while in Portugal! And she was able to work around my dairy-free diet! Authentic Alentejo Houses is truly a special place. We didn’t want to leave and definitely want to come back and stay for a longer visit. Don’t hesitate. We were able to make day trips to Evora and Monsaraz but our favorite thing to do was hang out and enjoy Casas Caiadas!
Thank you Darlene for your detailed review. Hope you can visit in the near future. All the best, Mario & Paula
Our experience at Casas Caiadas was amazing!
Mario was an amazing host, and the houses are incredible — beautifully restored and designed with a distinct level of taste, and set in the gorgeous region of Evora. We felt very welcomed and comfortable throughout our stay. We arranged several meals to be prepared there at the house — highly recommend doing this! The housekeeper prepared delicious meals typical of the region and we were able to select top-shelf wines from Mario’s collection. We spent our days by the pool taking in the breathtaking countryside views and nights by the fire and stargazing. The entire experience was beautiful, and we hope to return again soon!
Thank you for your detailed review Chelsey. Our pleasure! Hope you can come back in the near future. All the Best, Mario & Paula
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
IF GUESTS NEED TO CANCEL OR MODIFY THEIR RESERVATIONS AT CASAS CAIADAS, THIS WILL HAVE TO BE MADE WITH AT LEAST 2 MONTH IN ADVANCE FOR TOTAL REFUND. IF THE CANCELLATION IS MADE CLOSE TO THE ARRIVING DATE, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RENT THOSE DAYS AND REFUND THE SENT MONEY, DEDUCTING 10% FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FEES. IF NO SUBSTITUTE GUEST WILL BE FOUND FOR THE CANCELLED DAYS THERE WILL BE A 50% REFUND OF TOTAL STAY.