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My place is close to great views. You’ll love my place because of the location, the people, the outdoors space, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).

The space

Casa das Frutas is a charming renovated 3 bedroom house on a 7 acre "Quinta" on an elevated site in a wonderful setting surrounded by fruit trees, cork oaks and pine trees. Fully equipped kitchen for a self-catering stay. All bedrooms have bathroom en-suite. Set in woodland, surrounded by nature, this tranquil private retreat offers all modern comforts. Only 5 minutes walk to the beautiful village of Vale De Prazeres with all amenities: bars, cafes, groceries, pharmacy, atm, train station, etc.
The large town of Fundao is a 15 minute drive away, city of Castelo Branco is a 35 minute drive, Portugals highest mountain 'Serra da Estrela' is also 35 mins drive with skiing in winter. A23 motorway is a 10 minute drive from here. Many historic sites are nearby: Monsanto, Castelo Novo, Sabugal and many more. Beautiful outdoor swimming pools only 5 minutes drive. Lakes and rivers with river beaches close-by.

Guest access

Guests can wander freely throughout the "Quinta". Enjoy the varied landscape, flora and fauna. Olive groves, pine forest , cork oaks, mimosa and an amazing range of wildlife, especially birdlife: eagles, buzzards, woodpeckers, hoopoes and golden orioles to name just a few. Access to the property is via a public path (approx. 400 metres) which rises from the main road and is only used by a few local farmers. This public path is one of the famous Gardunha walks and there are many more in the area for anyone who enjoys trekking. The owners live in a separate house on the path to the Casa das Frutas and are always on-site to welcome guests.

Interaction with guests

We are always accessible to welcome guests and are delighted to help with advice and assistance in any way. Guests have total privacy at the Casa das Frutas but are never far from the owners should they need contact. We speak fluently in Portuguese, English and French and some basic Spanish.

Other things to note

Please note that the TV is for DVD playing only or portuguese/spanish channels


The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 14
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Olivia User Profile
April 2017
We can’t say enough positive things about our stay at Casas Das Frutas. It is in an absolutely exquisite setting that you won’t want to leave (but if you do, there is plenty to do in the area – hiking, bird watching, skiing, star gazing, and more). It is worth it to put Fundao or the little village of Vale de Prazeres on your itinerary, in order to stay here! I would drive an hour or more out of my way to stay here in the future. The house sleeps many (we were only two people), and has all the amenities you need for any length of stay. We were greeted with fresh oranges, lemons and eggs which were delicious. There is a woodstove and electric blankets for cool evenings, a DVD player, tv and great wifi, not to mention checkers and other games. The house is immaculate and even more beautiful than the pictures. Roger speaks 3 languages fluently and is available for any questions or needs. He and Billy have thought of everything in outfitting this wonderful cottage. Directions to the house are perfect and they can provide many tips on where to go in the area, or you can just hang out and relax. The views from the house are beautiful. We also recommend checking out “Casita Do Pastuf”(in a separate listing) which is on the property, but up the hill and completely private—perfect for a couple. Roger and Billy are the best hosts and we hope very much to return for a longer stay someday. You can’t go wrong by staying here!

The host Rogerio is excellent person with warm-heart and prepare everything to three of us such as farming eggs, orange, wooden fire, even electro blanket (in case, feel chilly) the location a bit far from the town but the place was quite and the bunch of nigh sky stars - good

Tessa User Profile
April 2017
Rogerio's place is set just on the edge of the beautiful old village of Vale de Prazeres. The house sleeps 6 comfortably and is fully kitted out, complete with wood burning stove and wood. It is set on a 7ha piece of land, the house looking out over the valley and set amongst trees. It is accessible by rail and the village is a 5 min walk away. Rogerio is very warm and welcoming. We loved this place!

Richard User Profile
April 2017
Amazing location near to town but feels like you are deep in the woods. Great quality finish on all rooms and everything you need is provided. And you couldn't ask for friendlier hosts. We will be back :)

EuiSeok User Profile
October 2016
Perfect Host, Wonderful House! Host is so kind and friendly. Even I checked in at 11:50pm, but he was willing to adapt it. Of course Hose is super nice! I wanna visit here again, if I have chance to turn back here.

Karolina User Profile
September 2016
Rogeiro was a fantastic host and a charming person! Part of our group spent a very nice evening at his place as they live next to house. They picked us up from the village close to the house, it's charming small town. Communication with Rogeiro was very easy and helpful. House itself was very simple but comfy and spacious - I really liked that every room had en suite bathroom, with additional toilet next to the spacious living room. We were sitting outside, under the fig tree, where we met impressive collection of various bugs, but saw even more impressive amount of stars - simply beautiful!

Lee User Profile
June 2016
We were met out of town by about 20 minutes and after arriving back to our accommodation we were pleasantly surprised as it was just what we wanted. Relax, enjoy the hosts company with very interesting conversation. Amazing countryside and worth looking at it. They are planning on transforming the gardens and they have only just started as very new owners. We wish they were our neighbours. Thanks for a lovely evening and could not have been better. Clean, large home and comfortable bed. Great!

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Vale de Prazeres, PortugalJoined in March 2016
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