Our magnificent estate Monte West Coast seen from above. The swimming pool is up the hill, in the center of the picture. Casa dos Sobreiros is located just below the swimming pool, a little to the right.The heated salt water pool and its sun decks. Located up the hill it offers a beautiful view over the valley. At the disposal of guests staying at Monte West Coast

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Casa dos Sobreiros is 1 of 7 independent houses on the stunning 50 hectares estate Monte West Coast, with a big swimming pool, located in a valley only 5 km from the beach! Restored in 2013 using traditional methods combined with modern comfort. 66m2

The space

Located in a beautiful valley only 5 km from the beach at Odeceixe and the center of the Natural Park, Casa dos Sobreiros (sobreiro means corktree in portuguese, there are two growing just by the main entrance) was restored in 2013 using traditional methods combined with modern comfort. The walls are 60 cm thick and to a great extent original.

The bedroom has a double bed (160x200 cm), a dresser and a hanger.

There is a big shower with hot water and a washbasin and a separate wc (both shower and wc with beautiful hydraulic mosaic tiles).

The kitchen, also this in traditional hydraulic mosaic, has an espresso machine, a refrigerator, an electric two plate stove, a water boiler and a toaster. The set of plates, glasses, cups, and cutlery is for 8 people. The kitchen has a table and chairs/stools that sit 4 people, as well as a sofa for 3 people and a chair in front of the fireplace.

In front of the main entrance is a 40 m2 terrace turned South overlooking the meadow, the stream and the hills on the other side of the valley. Passing in front of the house you reach another terrace, also facing South. The terrace is 15 m2 big and on three sides sheltered by original stone walls.

Just behind the house is the access to the estate's swimming pool, which is working all year around.

There is no washing machine, dishwasher or oven in the house. If you wish to wash some clothes that can be arranged for you by the housekeeper at a small fee per load.

Guest access

Casa dos Sobreiros is one of 7 independent houses we have restored so far on the 50 hectares estate Monte West Coast. We rent out all of them. The biggest house is 311 m2 with 3 suites and the smallest just above 20 m2, please contact me if you wish to receive information on all of them! Here used to be a farm with a water mill and houses for several families, locals know it as Moinho (water mill) Aboboreira.

The river Seixe passes in the middle of the estate, then in front of the town Odeceixe and reaches the ocean 5 km downstream from us, at the outstanding Odeceixe beach (voted one of the Seven Wonders in Portugal).

A heated outdoor swimming-pool with a big sun-deck is at the disposal of all of our guests. It is located up the hill with a magnificent view of our part of the valley.

We have a big moroccan tent decorated as a lounge in front of the river, and with a little boat anchored next to it. Feel free to use both of them whenever you please.

On the other side of the estate are the farm's animals, among which you will find for example goats, peacocks, ducks, chicken and a cat.

The estate is in a protected area, only 3 km from the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Driving inland from Monte West Coast you reach the mountains Serra de Monchique.

You easily reach Monte West Coast by turning towards Zambujeira de Baixo on the southern (Odeceixe) side of the Odeceixe bridge. This is, you make a right-turn just before the bridge if you are coming from the South, or a left-turn just after the bridge if you are coming from the North. The road then follows the river upstream for exactly 3 km (of which half is asphalt and the other half a dirt road in good conditions) and you have reached your destination. On your right is a small parking next to a big vase. Park there, walk down the stone stairs, cross the wooden bridge by foot and walk the stone-paved path to reach the houses.

Interaction with guests

One of the seven houses on Monte West Coast is where we spend almost all of our weekends and holidays, so it is very likely we'll be around! If we're not, our housekeeper will be there to give you the keys and help you get you settled

Other things to note

The house is cleaned daily, for 30 minutes, by our housekeeper, and the sheets and towels are changed twice a week. A crib can most likely be provided if asked for in advance.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat

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House Rules

We are convinced that you will behave well, respecting our space as if it was your own.
Important: there is water all over the estate (river, dam and a pool), if travelling with children please keep this risk in mind!
NOTE: Check in during the day. We ask you to please not arrive after the sunset the first day, since it'll be harder for you to find your way to the house in the dark (the area is only sparsely lit up to respect the animals living here. We have utters in the river!) and the housekeepers can only meet you at the house until 6-7 pm.


Cancellations

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Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
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Kristen User Profile
July 2017
The estate and the house are lovely, and we had such a relaxing stay. I would definitely come back.

Li-Ann User Profile
July 2017
A slice of paradise in the Algarve. Amazing design sensibility and the location in the valley is stunning. The pool was such treat but this area with its beaches, restaurants and cute towns are also not to be missed. We stayed 4 nights and wish we could have stayed at least 2 weeks to really take our time and enjoy everything. So much to see and do, but never really wanting to leave the cottage! Would have loved to cook dinner a bit more but were a little limited in the kitchen - however with all the restaurants to try, it was probably a good thing! MWC provides everything you need for a simple breakfast each morning - delicious bread every morning and even a jar of pumpkin and walnut jam - so good - amongst other things. Can't wait to come back! If you are staying at sobreieros , don't forget about your private second terrace, nice bonus :)

Clare User Profile
June 2017
Beautifully designed house in a stunning natural landscape. So nice to stay somewhere where the aesthetics have been so considered. Essentials are provided (including daily fresh sourdough bread), but do make sure you stock up at one of the larger supermarkets on the way to the house as it is a pretty remote spot. The kitchen facilities are basic, but we managed perfectly well. The shower is very good, as is the king size mattress. The swimming pool on top of the hill is wonderful, if you every tire of the equally wonderful beaches which are all a short drive away. Do be aware that other guests have to cross your terrace in order to reach the pool, but this was a relatively infrequent occurrence and never felt intrusive. It was also a nice way to say hello to other guests. Catarina is a great host and has lots of tips for where to go and places to eat. Highly recommended!

Agathe User Profile
May 2017
Catharina's place is a small paradise. You have to walk through a lovely green path to access to your house. The house was well decorated and the terrasse was perfect. The pool is also very nice. We really appreciate our stay and look foreward to going back there again :)

Irina User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Catarina's place for 11 nights and really wished to have stayed even longer, we absolutely fell in love. It is a wonderful and peaceful place, very serene and surrounded by beautiful nature and singing birds - we recharged our batteries and absolutely enjoyed being there. Catarina, her husband and their architect have done an incredible job of restoring the different houses to beautiful modern hideaways, with a great and tasteful interior. Casa Sobreiros has a beautiful view over the valley and it is perfect for a couple! The area is full of lovely beaches and beautiful countryside and Catarina gave us a lot of great tips for daytrips, restaurants, beaches, which we all very much enjoyed. Unfotunately, we didn't have the chance to meet Catarina and her family in person, but Marina and her family (the housekeepers) took very good care of everything and are supersweet and were to hand every time we had some questions. Thank you Catarina for sharing this place with others - we hope to be back!

Ruth User Profile
March 2017
Catarina's estate is tranquil, beautiful and very restful. We received a warm and friendly welcome and were well looked after with fresh bread and a warm fire everyday. Communication was fantastic and with Catarina's great directions and lots of recommendations for food and things to do it was a breeze. The location is a great spot for exploring Portugal's west and southern coasts. I would highly recommend!

Gijs User Profile
October 2016
Our second visit was as satisfying as the first one. The housekeeping family with Nina and Marina is a bonus.

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Catarina User ProfileCatarina is a superhost.

I have a swedish mum and a portuguese dad. Moved to Lisbon from Stockholm in 2009. Since we came across Monte West Coast, which now belongs to my husband and me, this is where we spend almost all of our weekends and holidays. We have two sons, born 2010 and 2012, and a daughter born 2016!

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