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Casas Caiadas | boutique home . hotel

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Évora District Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Monocle Travel Top 50 | Awards "Most Tasteful Renovation" 2016

Casas Caiadas

"Casas Caiadas" is a boutique home close to Évora (Unesco heritage), designed for hosting families, or groups, up to 8 people (10 just after March 2017).

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 for them, or if they prefer to prepare them themselves (wine list available).

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!

Location:

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.

The history of Casas Caiadas Project:

A Lisbon couple sets off into a real estate adventure and purchases, with an impulse, a small plot with four ruins in the middle of Alentejo. The location is remote, without paved road access and only accessible in summer, as the river fills and overflows in winter. The early days are passed clearing the land, investigating the site and thinking what to do next. They decide to get help and recover the original buildings, keeping as much as possible of what remains original and unique, and found in arquitect Luís Pereira Miguel the right partner for the project. 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”.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Mario Domingues
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Owners spare no effort on making sure the experience they sell is unforgetable. Rooms are at na impressive standard of quality. One can very easily Forget time on a place like this.
Mar 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Casas Caiadas | boutique home . hotel
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

A wonderful retreat away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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5

Special days in June

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Felix and Joana are just adorable! Thanks a lot for your detailed review. Hope u can come back soon. All the best, Mario & Paula
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5

Enjoying the paradise

  • 5 of 5

Simply the paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eugeni! Hope you can visit us in the near future. All the best, Mario & Paula
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5

The best part of our visit to Alentejo!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darlene for your detailed review. Hope you can visit in the near future. All the best, Mario & Paula
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5

Our experience at Casas Caiadas was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review Chelsey. Our pleasure! Hope you can come back in the near future. All the Best, Mario & Paula
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5

Magnifique séjour dans l'Alentejo

  • 5 of 5

Prestations de haute qualité dans un environnement superbe et calme mais proche de tous les sites à visiter (Evora, Arraiolos, Estremoz, Evoramonte etc).

Lieu propice à la détente, bordé de sentiers pour ballades dans la campagne alentejane. Magnifique piscine.

Accueil très sympathique du propriétaire, Mario qui est aux petits soins pour ses locataires. Durant le séjour, Claudia prend le relais : ses petits déjeuners sont délicieux et préparés à base de produits locaux et ses repas le soir sur demande sont excellents. A découvrir absolument. Nous reviendrons autant que possible.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci maire. Au plaisir de vous voir à nouveau dans quelques semaines. Mario & Paula
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Comporta/Troia
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Évora District Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$533
 
 
Low Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Early Summer 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$448
$3,093
 
 
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,733
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$405
$2,773
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $533

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 THE PAYMENTS MADE.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Évora District Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Available after March 2017
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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