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Beautiful country house with large pool and garden, peaceful area

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedroom and 5 bathroom house with terraces, pool and garden. sleeps 10

Monte d'Avó is a typical country house, situated in the coutryside just outside of Cercal, but near to the village centre and the most beautiful beaches of Portugal, such as the beaches of Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Milfontes, You will find peace and quietness, and the typical way of life here, the meaning of the word stress is not known here!

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Kitchen and lounge with TV.

Terrace and acces to pool, garden, sunbeds, hammocks and summer kitchen with grill.

The summer kitchen has a large barbecue area, nearby the pool! It has a very large charcoal barbecue, a breadoven, a hob and oven, a sink, a fridge, all the plates, cups etc and a large table for your daily lunches!

A few metres from the pool area, about 1,5m higher with a wunderfull view over the pool, you'll find a peaceful relaxing area with hammocks, under a 100 year old oaktree.

About 200m from the house there are horsestables, and you are welcome for a ride!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Meike

I'm Meike, I'm a Dutch girl living in Portugal since the year 2000.

I ride and train horses and teach others, adults and children, to ride.

Also I look after the property, clean the pool, maw the lawn and prepare the house to make sure you will very much enjoy your stay at ' Monte d'Avó !

Meike purchased this chateau / country house in 2006


Cercal do Alentejo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful country house with large pool and garden, peaceful area
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Exceptional place. If you want a peacefill holiday, this is the place to go! Bedrooms are spacious each with there own bathroom. Fully equiped kitchen (although we didn't cook). Flat screen TV (didn't watch tv either). The pool is nothing short of spectacular, with a table off to one side it lends itself to drinking a nice bottle of rosé;). Our host, Meike, is exceptionally friendly.

The property delivers what it promises, without a doubt. Very well maintained and very friendly personel.

Would certainly recommend this to friends or family.

A car is needed however, Cercal is a 2 min drive away and offers small coffee shops. Porto Covo and Vill Nova de Mil Fontes are about 20 mins away by car, and offer amazing restaurantes and wonderfull views:).

I would suggest the beach at Ilha do Pessegeiro for those wanting a little beach time.


-Wonderfull house with pool, perfect for relaxing or a romantic getaway.

-A car is a must if you want some beach time

-Bars and Nightlife in Villa Nova de Mil Fontes and Sines.

-Small supermarket nearby +-2 min drive

All in all a must for those looking for a little peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quinta rural, rustica, bem tranquila

  • 4 of 5

Instalações de acordo com descrição. Bom espaços exteriores.

Uma nota muito positiva para a proprietária: por motivos de saúde de familiares tive que interromper as férias e foi nos feita uma atenção importante no preço da estadia.

Sugestões: falta ar condicionado no quarto.

Incluir um cabaz de pequeno almoço.

Ideal para umas férias tranquilas campo não muito longe da costa

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa perfecta unas vacaciones en gupo

  • 5 of 5

La casa está mucho mejor incluso de lo que se ve en las fotos. Las 5 habitaciones, todas con su baño, resultan muy cómodas. La cocina está nueva y cuenta con todos los electrodomésticos y equipamiento para un grupo grande. Pero sin duda lo mejor es la zona de la piscina, ideal para pasar la tarde después de haber estado visitando los pueblos y playas de los alrededores. Tienen también una estancia al lado de la piscina que es una cocina de verano con barbacoa y horno donde da gusto preparar barbacoas.

Se encuentra ubicada a 2 kms de Cercal de Alentejo donde hay varios supermercados y los comercios necesarios. Y desde la casa, en un radio de 30-40 min se puede visitar toda la costa Vicentina: Zambujeira do Mar, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Covo....

Meike siempre está disponibe para responder cualquier duda y todo fue muy bien con ella.

Casa recomendable al 100%

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes Haus mit tollem Pool und eigenem Grillplatz

  • 4 of 5

Dsa Haus liegt in der Nähe von Cercal, etwas abseits in sehr ruhiger Lage. Das Haus hat Platz für locker 10 Personen, mit 5 Schlafzimmern und ebenso vielen Bädern. Die Räume, vor allem das Wohnzimmer sind sehr stilvoll, aber leicht abgewohnt. Die Küche dürfte 2017 neu hergerichtet worden sein. Zusätzlich gibt es einen separaten Raum mit einem offenen Kamin zum Grillen. Die Anlage ist sehr grün mit einem tollen Pool! Die Besitzerin ist freundlich und hilfsbereit, alles in allem haben wir uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und empfehlen das Haus gerne weiter!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Excelente semana

  • 5 of 5

Uma excelente semana de férias numa casa espaçosa, bem apetrechada e perto de tudo, praia e centro da vila do Cercal. A piscina e alpendre são óptimos para passar umas boas horas de convívio. A possibilidade de visitar e passear a cavalo é um "plus". A repetir, seguramente.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Estadia fenomenal!

  • 5 of 5

Todo o grupo (10 pessoas) adorou a estadia no Monte D'Avó!

Foi uma semana muito bem passada, numa casa muito gira, decorada com muito bom gosto e todas as facilidades que se pretendem, para uma casa de férias!

O espaço exterior é excelente e convidativo para um dia bem passado na piscina, ou para um fim de tarde, depois da praia! O sítio do monte é calmo e tranquilo, num ambiente campestre, e muito apelativo para um passeio a cavalo, ou mesmo aulas de equitação, com a Meike (a proprietária)!

O espaço da churrasqueira é muito bom!

A Meike, foi super atenciosa connosco, muito simpática e prestável, e deixou-nos totalmente avontade para aproveitarmos a casa, como se fosse nossa!

Vamos certamente repetir a estadia, este ano!

Obrigado Meike!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
165 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Porto Covo
Car: necessary

Monte d'Avô is situated just outside the centre of Cercal de Alentejo, where you'll find everything you need, supermarket, banks, postoffice, restaurants and coffeebars with lovely terraces, kiosk for your newspaper and or tabaco, pharmacy, playpark for children and various shops.

Nearby at about 10km the famous Porto Covo, with its lovely beaches and nice centre with seaview and lots of nice restaurants and terraces. Porto Covo got famous because of a song about it.

Also nearby the village Vila Nova de Milfontes with breathtaking views, and again lots of restaurants and shops.

A bit further you'll find the town Odemira, definitely worth a visit! Odemira lies at about 24km

At about 36km you'll find themepark Badoca Park, a great day out for the whole family! Visit wild life animals, such as giraffes, monkees, birds of prey etc and watch them as you drive by in either your own car or in a small train. Also funrides and shows. Definitely a must go there!

Sines is the harbour town, that's where you can buy the best fish and shellfish!

Grandola is a bit further away, at 68km, it has a very large supermarket Continente, and a trainstation with a direct and fast connection with the centre of Lisbon.

More to the interior of the country you will find Ourique, with historical buildings and a watch tower, still remaining from the city walls. Here you will also find a a very large supermarket. At 46km

Lagos is also a good days out. Visit the Algarve, wander around at the marine of Lagos. The towncentre of Lagos is wunderful restored, so many restaurants with lovely terraces that you won't know which one to pick! At about 65km from Cercal.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $183.98
Pet Fee $30.66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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