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Quiet holiday home 10 kilometer from the Atlantic

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage with two bedsrooms for four persons in a area of 2,5 acres

The farm consists of a sloping area of 2.5 hectares at 1km distance from the center of Cercal do Alentejo. There are fruit trees, olive trees, cork oaks and 2 authentic Alentejo farmhouses. The houses are adapted to the comfort of today. One is inhabited by us and the other is for rent to people who like the tranquility of nature, but don't want to be too far from civilization.

The home is detached and comprises a living room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms and 2 terraces. It is modern and suitable for 4 people. The house is rented all inclusive (gas, water, electricity, wood for the stove and bed, bath and kitchen towels/linen).

The immediate surroundings of the quinta, consists of comparable parcels, mostly inhabited by genuine Portuguese farmers. Our quinta is a small two hours drive from Lisbon and Faro.

The house is located 10 km from the Atlantic coast witch is still very quiet.

More Details
Registration Number : 48299/2017

Sabine Kastrop
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


Cercal do Alentejo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , shower , wastafel
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 double
    slaapkamer 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We have a camping cod and chair for toddlers when you need it
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
There are comfortable chairs and a television with DVD player and a CD player. Mobile phones have good reception and there is wireless internet available. The possibility exists to let us do your laundry. We wash it and hang it on the clothing line. The cost of a machine load (6kg) is € 6, -- We offer the service to watch your child(ren). We ask € 3, - per hour when the kids are asleep bed. During the day we offer them in consultation with you activities for € 6, - per hour including equipment costs.


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Mill Bay, BC Canada

Quinta Boavista cottage, lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Hens with quiet cooing calls were an unexpected discovery, wish we'd recorded their soothing voices. Don't worry, there are NO roosters to disturb your sleep! We swung open the shutters - after we'd slept 12 full hours - sunlight streamed in and we saw sheep just beyond the cottage fence. You really feel in a different place and it's wonderful. Though daytime temperatures were really warm in mid-September, we felt a little cool inside in the late evening as we had only summer clothes (and our apartment at home is overly warm). Our hosts provided pine cones and cork wood for the heater and we kept cozy. Didn't need the heater after that as we got used to cooler evenings. It is just a few minutes' drive to a good butcher/talho and groceries. Fruit and veg at the supermarket Littoral in Cercal were past their prime, though their bread and buns were good, but there is an alternative store near the butcher. It is tiny and crammed full but has fresher produce. Park at the downtown cemetery and walk to small shops just steps away. Sabine and her family were friendly and warm people, great hosts, but you also have complete privacy plus one sunny area and one shady area to yourself. Watch the birds eating figs or pick a few apples and just relax. We could easily come back for another visit as we made it our base for touring the area by car and really enjoyed our week here. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We hope to welcome you and other people like you.
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Thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Quinta Boavista and it did not disappoint. We never usually go back to somewhere that we have been to before but made an exception here. We enjoyed our visit as much this time if not more than before. We find Quinta Boavista perfect for a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of beaches and places to visit in the nearby vicinity.

Sabine, Dries and family are very welcoming and accommodating. Easy to visit from both Faro and Lisbon. There are plenty of restaurants to try in Cercal, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Cove and Sines.

We have been back home nearly a fortnight now and can honestly say we miss Quinta Boavista and the Alentejo very much. I can see a third visit will be happening.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks we look forward to seeing you again.
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Fantastic for relaxing and unwinding

  • 5 of 5

The farm of Quinta Boavista is set in such a peaceful, private and beautiful little valley and is the perfect place to have a relaxing holiday. Dries and Sabine and family made us feel really welcome from the start. The cottage has everything you need is tastefully decorated and was very clean and well cared for.

The small town of Cercal is close at hand and has various shops, restaurants and a supermarket. The town is untouristy and has an authentic Portugese feel to it.

There are many beautiful beaches close to hand to explore and they were certainly not crowded when we visited. The property is easily visited from either Lisbon or Faro.

We have never visited the same place twice, but may well make an exception here.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We would love to welcome you again.
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Lovely, quiet, rural hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of three and we were looking for somewhere within easy reach of Villanova and all its beaches and restaurants. We couldn't have been happier with Quinta Boavista.

Sabine and Dries were great hosts - as were their incredibly friendly dogs Nelson and Lola. It felt like we were really living on a little Portuguese farm - which we were!

The main house is slightly separated from where guests stay, so you have lots of privacy. The main room is large, lovely and cool if it gets hot. The patio and garden are very pretty and there is a hammock for enjoying the sun. The bedrooms are on the small side but very cosy and any family of four would be perfectly comfortable in them. Plus there are all the farm animals - its a great place for little kids, though our son is 8 and he really enjoyed all that too.

The local village of Cercal, whilst not a major tourist destination, has all the things you might need in a pinch - cafes, supermarket etc - and is a 15 minute or 5 minute drive away.

In short, this is a great little place if you have a car and are looking for a base to jump off from to explore the Alentejo and Algarve West Coast. It's great value too.

Strong recommend.

The Horners

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review.
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a great place and a wonderful location. This classic Alentejo farmhouse, set in a small verdant valley, feels so remote, in a world of its own, that you can’t believe you are a mere three minutes drive or, better still, fifteen minutes walk from Cercal and all its amenities: supermarkets, banks, cafés etc. The house, one of two buildings, is on a five acre quinta. There are a myriad of fruit trees and animals - goats, rabbits, ducks and hens - all managed by the owners, who live in the other house and are on hand if needed. The house has been recently restored; it is well equipped and has modern furniture.

Just 20 minutes drive away are the glorious beaches of the Atlantic coast, which were always deserted.. And Cercal, a typical, unpretentious Alentejo town, features amongst its many bar/restaurants one that serves what must be the best value meal in Portugal! Ask Sabina. We’ve never really gone to the same place twice in all our 30 years of traveling, but would make a real exception here - friendly and accommodating hosts - a fantastic, relaxing, holiday home.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tahnk you for youre comment, hope to see you again.
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Fantastisch rustig plekje

  • 4 of 5

Heerlijke tijd gehad. Voor het eerst in Portugal en we komen zeker een keertje terug. Het huisje is ons heel goed bevallen. Lekker koel, leuk terras en omgeving. Fijne eigenaren.

Mijndert en Tineke

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
151 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cercal do Alentejo
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cercal do Alentejo
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Villa Nova de Milfontes
Car: recommended

The Alentejo province covers over 31,000 kilometers ², and has only 776,000 inhabitants. It has a vast undulating landscape and shows many beautiful, historic villages. The Atlantic Ocean on the west coast is unspoiled with endless sandy beaches and small bays, free from mass tourism. The coastal region of Alentejo is mostly nature reserve. Cercal do Alentejo is a village with all amenities. There are cafes, restaurants and several supermarkets. There are also a pharmacy, two banks and several other shops. In the vicinity is a lake where you can swim.

Villa Nova de Milfontes is a lively seaside resort 10 km from Cercal. There are several beaches on the ocean and some river beaches on the Rio Mira. The Rio Mira is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and flows in the Villa Nova Milfontes the ocean. There is ample opportunity in this place and beyond.

Other Activities: Sea fishing, Kayak, Rafting, Dolphin watching, entertainment


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

De prijzen zijn inclusief (gas, water, elektra, hout voor de kachel en bed-, bad- en keukenlinnen).

Wij vragen een borg van €150,- die u bij vertrek weer terug krijgt.
Voor overwinteren in de maanden november, december, januari, februari en maart: Vanaf 4 weken 20% korting op de totale huurprijs. In augustus is zaterdag onze wisseldag.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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