The bedroom and in the background the door to the amazingly beautiful bathroom with 4 m high ceiling!The outside patio, finished in 2015

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Casa da Aboboda is 1 of 6 independent houses on the stunning 50 hectares estate Monte West Coast, w/ a big swimming pool, located in a valley only 5 km from the beach! Restored 2013 using traditional methods combined w/ modern comfort & design. 36 m2

The space

Located in a beautiful valley only 5 km from the beach Odeceixe, Casa da Abobada was restored in 2013 using traditional methods combined with modern comfort. With no kitchen, Casa da Abobada can be described as a big hotel room in the form of a house, since it is only 36 m2 big, with a comfortable double bed (160x200 cm), a mini fridge, espresso machine, a water boiler and a wardrobe. The bathroom with a big, hot shower is made of hydraulic mosaic tiles in blue and white and has an exceptionally high, rounded ceiling. Please note that there is no kitchen in the house.

In front of the main entrance is a 30 m2 patio turned Southeast overlooking the meadow, a glimpse of the stream and the hills on the other side of the valley.

There is no washing machine or dishwasher 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 da Abobada is one of 6 independent houses we have restored so far on the 50 hectares estate Monte West Coast. 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 during the summer. 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. There is an access on the left where you can park your car. Cross the wooden bridge by foot and walk the short stone-paved path to reach the houses.

Interaction with guests

One of the six 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 houses are cleaned daily by our housekeeper, and the sheets and towels are changed twice a week.

Monte West Coast is managed by our family through our company Patamar Violeta Unip. Lda.


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

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

We are convinced that you will behave well, respecting our space as if it was your own.

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 (the area is only sparsely lit up to respect the animals living here. We have utters in the river! A lantern will be on your key-chain or in the house)


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.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Tor User Profile
July 2017
Beauty landscape, silence and pretty, comfortable houses -we had a great time there and enjoyed the nearby beaches and all recomendations of our host Catarina. Thank you again we will come back soon.

Susanne User Profile
June 2017
If you are searching for a quiet relaxing get away in the middle of an unspoiled nature surrounded by trees and lush meadows, where you won't hear much more than chirping crickets and still can reach the beach and a choice of restaurants within a short drive, then this is your pick! Be aware that you will need your own car and that nature might come pay you a visit in your bed (aka little spiders;-). My friend and I had the chance to experience both Casa Abobada and Casa Pereira during our one week stay. The blue and white tiled bath room in Casa Abobada is gorgeous! We enjoyed the beautiful common pool, Tanja's yoga class on the sun deck and our own private terrace -perfect for chatting and having a glass of wine. There was a fridge, a bit of tableware and breakfast was provided for. We didn't meet Catarina in person, but communication with her was very easy! We had a great stay and the days passed way to fast! We would come again.

Anton User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful house

Jörn User Profile
October 2016
This is a wonderful little place in beautiful private estate close to one of Portugal's most amazing beaches in Odeceixe. It's charmingly decorated with a cool, modern design, big bold views on a wild meadow and a huge shower. This definitely is a place to stay if you're looking for something a little special.

Brian User Profile
October 2016
A great find. Will defiantly return soon. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Fresh bread left outside the cottage every morning is a great touch and we enjoyed a relaxing yoga lesson on the grounds.

Kira User Profile
October 2016
We had an amazing time at Catarinas place. it's so peacefull and quiet there and we really enjoyed everything. The housekeepers brought us fresh bread every morning and were very nice. the houses are gorgeous, really good equiped and with a fantastic interior. thank you so much Catarina, we would really appreciate to come back next year!

Candice User Profile
August 2016
The house looked as on the pictures: tiny but very sweet and functional, gorgeous bathroom and confortable bed. The pool was huge and the place it is located in is incredible, overhanging the valley. We've been a bit disappointed by a few things with the Abobada House considering all the laudatory comments we've read. First of all, it is a KIDS FRIENDLY place: all the other houses were filled with families with kids in young age. We thought we would be coming to a romantic, calm and hidden place. That was not exactly the case, be prepared to be in the middle of shouting kids in the pool. The house looked as on the pictures, but we were missing a few things: a closet for our clothes, air conditioning and the fridge was not very functional. Good point : the very nice cleaning ladies who came every day to make our bed (but didn't change our bed sheet in 7 days neither did they clean the floor). Hopefully, Catarina sent us a full list of restaurants, beaches and things to do in the area, which where all very good spots. Odeceixe is a tiny village with not much to do nor see at night. Be prepared to drive 30-40 minutes away if you want to find nice villages, beaches or restaurants to divert yourself!

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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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