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Castle, Swimming Pool, Sky, Stars, Olive Trees, Winery Route, Relax, Evora

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Estremoz - Santa Rita Country House

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

Beautiful and typical rural property in Evora monte, with special views to the castle and surroundings especially on sunset. The house offers 3 bedrooms, 1 living room with fireplace, equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Outside a long porch and a wonderful swimming pool, offer the chance of leaving all stress behind.

Distinguished by its historic castle, the territory was founded in 1160. The parish of Evoramonte was issued a foral (charter) in 1248. Around 1801, there were approximately 2661 inhabitants in the municipality of Evoramonte, an area that included approximately 227 square kilometres (88 sq mi). At that time, the municipality included five parishes: Evoramonte, São Pedro, São Bento do Mato, Freixo and Vidigão. After the administrative reforms that started with beginnings of Liberalism, the parish of Santa Justa was annexed to the municipal authority. In 1849, there were 3030 inhabitants in a territory of 270 square kilometres (100 sq mi).

It was on 26 May 1834, that the historical Convenção de Evoramonte (Concession of Evoramonte) was signed between the forces of Queen Maria II (under her father Peter IV), and the forces of Miguel I, ending the Liberal Wars between liberal and absolutist forces. Consequently, Miguel was forced into exile. The municipality of Évora Monte was extinguished in the reforms of 1855, and its territory partitioned among the neighboring municipalities of Estremoz, Évora, Arraiolos, and Redondo.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner / Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Castle, Swimming Pool, Sky, Stars, Olive Trees, Winery Route, Relax, Evora
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

An experience in paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was really a wonderful experience of Portugal and Alentejo.

From the location we were able to roam free in all the region and easily went to Lisbon.

What's even better is that after an long day on the road, there was always the pleasure to go take a swim!

Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Sedro-Woolley, WA USA

A fabulous setting , great food, and the best people

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Jan 4 for 3 month stay and were met by Miguel's father. His welcome was so warm and friendly, we felt at home immediately. The house exceeded our expectations. We have rented homes in several countries, but here we found almost everything you could think of at our disposal. The dishes provided were very nice and plentiful. Various appliances including a coffee grinder, juicer, toaster, coffee machine, single cup coffee machine, hot water heater, etc. were available. Sra Antonia kept the house and our clothes clean and was delightful.

Although we arrived in winter, the house was warm and the bedding was wonderful. Miguel even provided rain suits for our use. My sister and I used them on a few rainy days. The house is set up well for two couples and two singles or two children (we had my sister and 2 friends stay with us for part of our time). We also never had a problem with hot water or water pressure. You could look out the windows or step out the doors and be greeted by the castle just above us. Next door, the farmer had three ewes, which all had lambs while we were there. We met new lambs and baby goats pretty much where ever we went and were highly amused by their antics.

The house is well situated and a short drive to Estremoz or Evora for groceries. A small grocery in the village also provides much of what you need on a daily basis. We found the Café O Emigrante in the village a wonderful place for meals. Iana speaks English, French, Spanish, and probably a few others, which makes ordering easier. We recommend taking time to explore the walled city and wander through its castle. The views alone are worth the trouble. Vila Vicosa, Elvas, Marvao, Monsaraz, Evora, Merida, Montemor-o-novo are just a few places we would recommend seeing as well as the antas and caves.

We chose this spot as our center for explorations and found it to be a marvelous base. You are only 60 km from the Spanish border, you are close to a toll road and there are several other roads leading in every direction you will want to go. There are several roads/paths to walk around the house and village and Miguel also provided us with a link to a site "Alentejo a Pie" for walks/hikes throughout the region. We tried a few and really enjoyed ourselves.

We left on March 25. We were sad to leave this beautiful place with its warm people, great food, and fabulous areas to explore. We will definitely come back and highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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A place to come back

  • 5 of 5

I didn't think it was possible for Santa Rita to be more impressive in real life than it is in the photographs but it is. We spent the christmas holiday and new years eve there. The bedrooms are all well appointed, and kitchen is complete. The outdoor eating area is just the perfect place to relax. Then there's the pool. And the olive trees...What a hidden gem. We spent countless hours out there enjoying the wonderful Portuguese night views and stars. On top of this fabulous house, the owner, Miguel is super helpful. He was a great resource when I wanted to put together a wine tour of the region, helping me find and communicate with vineyards, organise transport and many other things. At the last minute the maid, Antonia looked after our dog so we could spend the day in Lisbon, they made sure the fridge was stocked with everything we needed and kept the place tidy. Overall a fabulous holiday was had at Santa Rita

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Alentejo Sommer 2015

  • 4 of 5

positiv: ruhige schöne Lage ideal für Ausflüge in die nahgelegenen Städte Evora, Estremoz, Elvas, Alter etc., über die Autobahn ist auch Lissabon gut erreichbar. Das Haus ist sehr sauber und es gibt viele Handtücher auch für den Pool. Die Betten wurden nach einer Woche frisch bezogen, das Haus geputzt und die Handtücher ausgetauscht. Man kann sich hier wohlfühlen und relaxen.

negativ: Die Zimmer sind recht klein, insbesondere die Badezimmer, Dusche für korpulente Personen ungeeignet. Es gibt keine Spül- und Waschmaschine., allerdings kann die Nachbarin, wenn nötig, für einen waschen. Pool hätte gereinigt gehört.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Amazing view, wonderful outside patio

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful place well located near from the beautiful cities of Estremoz and Evora and near good wineries such as Herdade las servas. Good place to enjoy a family vacations really well-equipped. Thanks Miguel you are a good host. We hope to go back again and would définitely recommand this place to our family and friends. Christine and Frederic Canada July 2015

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Charmante maison dans l'Alentejo

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines dans cette charmante maison et notre séjour fut excellent. La maison est typique de l'Alentejo, meublée et décorée avec soin dans l'esprit du lieu.

Points positifs:

- Aménagement et équipement de la maison avec tout le confort

- La piscine et ses abords sont très agréables. Il y a tout le matériel à disposition (même des serviettes de bain) et la vue est splendide

- Emplacement très calme un peu à l'écart du village

- La pièce principale est climatisée

- Accès WI-Fi gratuit dans toute la maison

- Espace Barbecue au bord de la piscine sous le patio

- Le linge est lavé et repassé dans la journée par une dame très gentille

Points Négatifs:

- Les abords de la piscine ne sont pas sécurisés pour les jeunes enfants (pas de barrière ni d'alarme)

- Pas de Lave-Vaiselle

- La taille des lits n'est pas standard: soit long et étroit, soit court et large. Demandez les dimensions au propriétaire au préalable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Estremoz, Evora region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn & Winter Season
10 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Season
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season 1
4 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Carnival Holiday
24 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Season 2
1 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holiday
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season 3
24 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season 1
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season 2
18 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn & Winter Season
16 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £53
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £222

Owner'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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Estremoz in Alentejo

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking

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