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Vale de Camelos Country House, Alentejo, Portugal.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,862 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedroom Country House, With A Beautiful View Over Golden Planes Of Wheat.

Welcome to the introspective beauty of Baixo Alentejo.

Vale de Camelos it's a country house located on the most iconic rural region of Portugal - the "Golden Planes" of Baixo Alentejo. If you're looking for a place to rest, look no further. The house is more than 200 years old, built in the typical Alentejo style, with white walls, blue basement and orange tile roof. It's completely rebuilt to meet contemporary needs, while keeping it's original style. The house is located at the end of the tiny village (typically a "monte") of Vale de Camelos.

The house has a typical decoration that contributes to a cozy environment you can enjoy during spring, summer, autumn or winter.

It has a typical settlement around a patio, facing the garden and the swimming pool, giving you total privacy. It has a large garden and lots of spots to rest or read. During summer, a nice swimming pool has a wonderful view of the surrounding planes and plenty of shadows around to lay down a chair or a towel. You can also visit the orchard and, by request, you can collect vegetables and fruit to cook a nice meal. You can also cook using the outdoor grill.

Inside, it has a spacious living room with fireplace, for the rare rainy winter days. A perfect environment to rest, eat, sleep, read or play board games. The kitchen is also large and includes a comfortable eating area. It has 3 master bedrooms, 1 double room and two bath room, one with shower and the other with tub/shower combination.

You have plenty of options for short or long walks or bike rides, across the fields of wheat and vineyards. You can also take an after lunch/dinner walk around the place and meet the neighbours. Locals are very friendly but will not disturb your privacy in any way.

The region has a really nice weather. It hardly rains, thus the sun is normally present.

Although it's located deep in the country side, it's just 20 minutes away from district capital Beja, or typical villages of Mértola and Serpa. You can travel to these locations by car, along very nice roads, across the golden plains of Castro Verde or the green hills of Mértola. There are plenty of towns with medieval castles you can visit and+ other tourist attractions that will contribute to an unforgettable stay.

Baixo Alentejo has a great reputation as an excellent place to rest, travel and utterly famous for it's gastronomy. Ultimately, there isn't an average restaurant around, all of them - and there are plenty - offer high quality tradicional food meals.

More Details

Property Manager
Nuno Caetano
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Nuno Caetano

I'm a professional graphic designer with a special passion for traveling, motorsports and water sports. My wife Joana is a fashion designer. We both welcome you to our family house.

Why Nuno Caetano chose Municipality of Mértola

Horta de Vale de Camelos was my great grand parents farm, at the heart of Portuguese agricultural region - Baixo Alentejo.

It was an agricultural center, and I enjoyed it very much when I was a kid, helping taking care of dairy animals and performing small duties around. My parents and I turned it into a vacations house for the family.

We bring lots of friends to the place, every time an opportunity occurs. Friends always say that they feel they're in a special place, each time they come around. In fact, the property has an unique environment and it's the perfect place to relax, recharge and get in peace with nature and mankind.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Horta de Vale de Camelos has a unique location, with a wonderful view over the golden planes of wheat. It's built around a garden and swimming pool, offering total privacy. It has enormous potencial for those who seek for some days of open air vacations, or even for those who just want to spend some time emerged in the quietness of the countryside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Mértola in Beja District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1862 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are responsible for all damashed furniture and equipment during their stay, within the property. This includes interior and exterior equipment.
  • Guests are responsible for all damaged garden species, including flowers, trees and green grass, as well as pool instalation and equipment.
  • Guests are responsible for all damages caused by their pets, within the property, interior or exterior.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Vale de Camelos Country House, Alentejo, Portugal.
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Tuscany meets Greece and Alentejo in a precious little gem.

  • 5 of 5

Charmy, cozy and delightful. If you value rest, privacy, countryside and you are not willing to give up of all the comfort and in-house amenities, look no further.

I am talking about an updated tradicional roomy house, with a very well-thought indoor layout and superb outdoors. You will find a choice of patios, sitting areas and tables, shade and sunny spots that assure that you will find the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful hills of Alentejo landscape and relax, chat with friends and family or play sports in complete privacy.

It is hard to find such rare combination.


Perfect outdoors.

Big, well-equipped and comfy kitchen, with beautiful decoration details.

Large living room with XL windows and access to the garden.

The view by the pool.

Attentive owner and staff who will be there if you need to.



Noisy outdoor's AC unit.

You may find that the odd traditional lock will give you some fight. But who needs locks in Alentejo anyway?

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you and your family has enjoyed the most out of our property and the surroundings. Alentejo does have a special atmosphere and that's a treasurous atmosphere and everyone should feel it at least once in a lifetime. Our AC unit os old, soon we'll be reviewing all our electrical instalation, all rooms will have new AC units shortly. Other improvements will be added in the near future. See you soon! Joana + Nuno
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To be continued...

  • 4 of 5

We liked very much of Alentejo... the wonderful night sky, the landscapes, the food and special wine (@Adega Velha, Mourão) and the peace (stop your thoughts for a while and listen to the hot wind)...! And we also liked Horta, the people (and "violet"): the welcome of the family, inhabitants availability, sympathy and humility in the treatment; the swimming pool and the shade of the garden, the beds and pillow comfort, bicycle ridings in sunrise and sunset, the dinners and snacks next to the barbecue. Anyway, "good and recommended, as well as the fish @"Frango à Guia" in Beja. We will come back, soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always, always focused on the well-being and comfort of our guests. We're glad to have delivered this to you and your group of friends, Marta. Specially because, by your kind words, we feel that you have absorbed the best of it, specially the unique vibes of our countryside. Hope to see you all soon! Joana + Nuno
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Amazing week at Vale de Camelos!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Vale the Camelos and had a really good time. This is a beautiful, old country house with spacious and well-decorated rooms (we were four couples + three children). The garden is large (great for barbecues) and has a number of trees that provide shadows in the hot days. The swimming pool is larger than we could judge by the pictures. The owner, as well as the employees who clean and maintain the property, were very friendly and always available to answer our requests. Highly recommended for a holiday period!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rita, Thank you for your kind words, it was pleasure to have you at our house. We hope to see you and all your friends back in Vale de Camelos. Have a great summer! Joana & Nuno
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Vale uma bela estadia

  • 4 of 5

Adorámos os dias que passámos no Vale de Camelos, a casa é linda e tem tudo para proporcionar umas belas férias.

De dia muitas sombras para aproveitar à volta da piscina, uma vista dourada e sossegada, um alpendre para boas churrascadas.

À noite é aproveitar a melhor vista para o céu!

Obrigada também pela excelente recepção e simpatia. Queremos voltar!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Querida Joana, Obrigado pelas palavras tão simpáticas e pelo exemplar cuidado com o nosso monte. Até breve! Nuno
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Nearest Airport
138 Kilometres
Aeroporto de Faro
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Café Cravinho
Nearest Golf
89 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
O Caçador
Nearest Beach
105 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Milfontes
Car: necessary

A must in the area is a visit to the town of Mértola, it's medieval castle, it's river front and the river beach of Mina de S. Domingos. Also remember to visit the natural roughness of Pulo do Lobo waterfall, the Archaeological Site and the Museum. The World Heritage distinction also speaks for itself. Is has some very nice restaurants where you can savor top notch traditional cooking.

The city of Beja, district capital, is also a nice place to visit, namely it's medieval castle and the Queen D. Leonor museum. Overall, it's a very nice town to visit, including great restaurants, pubs and public gardens.

The city of Serpa is also a must, it also has a medieval castle and a very picturesque architecture.

The Roman Ruins of St. Cucufate it's a very popular venue amongst visitors of Alentejo.

If you're lucky, in all of this places you may have a close encounter with a chorus on "Cante Alentejano" (Alentejo Song), a genuine musical expression, unique in the world, recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Mértola, Alentejo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring rate
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
August rate
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September rate
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

House cleaning daily fee £22.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.86

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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