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House With Private Pool In The Beautiful Alentejo Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Villa in Garvao, Lower Alentejo.

The house is licensed for habitation for four persons with two bedrooms and a private swimming pool and large exterior patio area. Both bedrooms are situated downstairs, bedroom 1 has a double bed and en-suite shower/bathroom , bedroom 2 has two single beds and the bathroom equipped with a bath/shower is just a few steps across the hall.

Upstairs is a loft area which is not a designated bedroom but has a queen bed and a en-suite shower/bathroom. This room also has a wonderful balcony/patio.

There is a living room equipped with a TV, sofa and two lounge chairs. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and stove, refrigerator and microwave. There is a separate dining area with table and chairs that seat at least four persons.

The house is located in Garvao in the rural countryside of southern Alentejo within easy driving of Faro and Lisbon airports. Great quiet beaches e.g. Milfonte, are within easy driving distance of around 30 to 45 minutes. There are also some wonderful historic places Evora to the north being one, and Beja which is closer. The village of Monchique located in the mountains on the way to the Algarve is also very worth a visit.

The Algarve, another region to the south of Garvao is a busy major vacation area where all sorts of activities can be found, water parks, shopping malls and busy beaches all within an easy forty minute or so drive from Garvao.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2017

About Vanessa

This was my mother's house, she passed away a few years ago. My husband and I live in Texas but we visit Garvao at least once a year. We love the people and the life in Portugal and we hope that you will also. Have a great vacation!

Vanessa purchased this house in 2003

Why Vanessa chose Municipality of Ourique

My mother bought the property so she would have guaranteed sunshine in the Spring, Summer and sometimes Autumn. My mother moved into the house in 2005 and it was finally completed in late 2006.

Garvao is located in Alentejo, in the countryside. It is a small village with a small family grocery store and post office. Approx 10 minutes away by car is the town of Ourique with local coffee bars/restaurants. There are numerous shops and don't miss the beautiful streets lined with orange trees.

Lake Rocha is just 4km away and is a must for fishermen (no motor boats allowed) and bird watchers. Many birds are attracted to the area. Horse riding is also available. Beaches can be reached to the south and west by car in less than an hour. Faro airport is approx. 103.1km and Lisbon 169.8km.

What makes this house unique

An opportunity to get away to some peace and quiet in the idyllic countryside of Alentejo. The loft area has a large patio - ideal for sipping your morning coffee or taking in some sun. When you are ready to top up the fridge with some delicious pastries or fresh fish the local supermarket is only 10 minutes away by car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Municipality of Ourique in Beja District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite bathroom with toilet, bidet, shower and sink. Loft space has en-suite toilet, sink and shower. Bedroom 2 has bath, bidet, toilet and sink situated across the hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms - 1 double with wardrobe and drawers,two single beds with wardrobe and drawers and upstairs loft space with queen bed with wardrobe and drawers.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Outside: There is a large two level patio area with outdoor furniture etc with a portable barbecue and a rotary clothes line. There is also a small private swimming pool 18ft x 10ft and approx 7 ft at deep end. There are steps. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned each week with necessary change of towels and linen.


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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Garvao Village Center
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
16 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Approximately 95 Miles from Lisbon on a fast Toll Road (A2) and about 55 Miles from Faro. Car Hire or Use of Car is recommended.


There are a couple of small local shops in Garvao the main Supermarket Pinco Doce is in Ourique about 9 Miles away. There is plenty of pretty coutryside and interesting towns and villages within driving distance, e.g. Beja and Milfonte on the Atlantic coast. A must to visit is Evora it is a UN heritage site and is very pretty and interesting only about 1 Hr drive along some very pretty countryside.

Further Details:

The main Supermarket is in Ourique about 9 Miles away. There are banks and post office in Ourique and other small shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Municipality of Ourique, Alentejo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.73

Booking Notes:
House is not available for lease from January 1st through March 31st each year.
Deposits can be refunded for cancellations as follows;
Cancellation received prior to 6 weeks before arrival date - 100% Deposit plus Security Fee returned
Cancellation received between 6 and 4 weeks before arrival date - 50% of Rental plus Security Fee returned
Cancellation received between 4 and 2 weeks before arrival date - 25% of Rental plus Security Fee returned
Cancellation received after 2 weeks before arrival date - Only Security Fee returned

If decided to book contact numbers and directions will be Emailed closer to the arrival date. A car is strongly recommended to make the most of you visit to this lovely rural region.

Changeover Day:
Please enquire.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is flexible within reason.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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