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Country Cottage In The Hills Of The Northern Algarve



Updated: 09-Sep-2016
Holiday Home in Sao Marcos da Serra, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location Ideal For Access To South And West Coasts. 5km To Village Of Sao Marcos Da Serra

Casa Amora is an easily accessible beautiful cottage in the hills of the northern Algarve. It's location is ideal for walking, cycling, birdwatching or relaxing in the countryside. The house has solid oak flooring in the bedrooms, double glazing and a wood burner making it ideal to stay all year round. Traditional high ceilings made of eucalyptus and pine. This newly renovated house is set in its own grounds of 3500sq.m with grapevines, olive and fruit trees. There is a plunge pool with a shallow area for children and a large built in brick barbecue. Parking for 3 vehicles.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Matt and Jill with their two boys renovated and then lived in Casa Amora for several years. It's cosy ambience reflects that it was a family home.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Gorgeous cottage in a tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has been beautifully renovated and had everything our family needed to relax, swim and eat in a lovely rural environment. I made sourdough in the sun and took our children on a donkey trek in the land behind the cottage with a neighbour. In the evenings, a farmer drives his flock back past the house and the ringing bells is a great accompaniment to an evening glass of wine or two. The pool was just right to cool down in, and there was a stellar selection of jigsaws and board games. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear that our cottage is welcoming and you enjoyed your stay as much as we did living there. It certainly is a lovely spot to get away from it all.
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  • 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility - if that is what you are searching for this is the place to stay. No neighbours except sheep and donkeys, only noise is the crickets at night and the star gazing is amazing!

House nicer than pics, very clean and spacious. Plunge pool just right for cooling off! No tv or wifi so total escapism! Books, games and DVDs to use.

Very rural location -local town São Marcos has a couple of shops and snack bars. Silves and Aljezur both worth a visit.

We totally switched off, basked in the sun and loved the total peace and tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the peaceful location with easy access to schools, shops and restaurants in Sao Marcos da Serra within a 5 minute drive.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


The nearest beaches are at the popular resort of Albufeira on the south coast - a drive of 40 minutes. Zambujeira, a typical Portuguese seaside town on the west coast is situated in a national park and takes 50 minutes by car through stunning scenery. The west coast boasts world class surfing beaches.


Faro airport is a one hour drive. The new Beja airport is a one and a half hour drive.


Casa Amora is 5kms from the pretty village of Sao Marcos da Serra which has several convenience stores, a bank with ATM, chemist, post office, cafes and restaurants. Monchique is a scenic drive away through the mountains and the old town of Silves has a Moorish castle.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% with the final payment 8 weeks prior to arrival. Via email or telephone.
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Check in is after 3pm
Check out is 10am
Changeover Day:
Any day.

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Updated: 09-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Although Casa Amora is situated in the rolling hills of the northern Algarve it is still possible to be in a shopping mall or on the beach within half an hour to an hour's drive.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom with toilet and hand basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2, bath with shower attachment, toilet and hand basin. Washing machine. Heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom – queen size bed, large wardrobe, small radiator. Bedroom 2 – bunk bed with double bed below and single above. Small wardrobe. Small radiator.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large covered veranda with table and chairs. Plunge pool with shallow area for children. Patio area with large built in barbecue. In 3500sq.m of land there is an original working well (covered) featuring the old wheel, grapevines, olive and fig and various fruit trees. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Maid service once a week and towels and linen changed once a week.

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