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Zambujeira do Mar Magnificent Cottage,nearby stunning beaches,all easy to reach

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Independent Villa, for 4 up to 5 people,Alentejo Litoral .Zambujeira do Mar.

Monte das Buganvilias - Detached house with private garden, safe for children.Terrace with grill & chill out.

Portugal, Alentejo Litoral Zambujeira do Mar.

Welcome .

The essence of the Quinta is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation.

Access via a private road, within the property,leads to the parking with shade trees.

Area accommodation is relatively small, around the large garden, where the houses are built.

There are two houses here, next to each other.

The large garden is the meeting point,

where everyone meets, is the moment of greetings, talking about everything.

This one,detached, charming countryside house , amidst an organic garden, producing organic vegetables at the disposal of our dear guests, accompanying jams and goodies topping Alentejo bread, the menu you cannot miss for breakfast,as an extra.

A terrace shaded by ancient buganvilia.In the heart of the beautiful parque natural do sudoeste alentejano e Costa Vicentina, Buganvilias is a lovely quiet place to stay,nearby stunning beaches,all easy to reach by car in few minutes.

Hidden in a garden, a cottage, brought back to life as a family home of two bedrooms, for a quiet sleep.

Sheltered from the sea winds by the thriving garden,accommodates from 4 up to 5 people.

This house is cosy, spacious and well equiped, even for children.

Gardens alive with flowers and swooping swallows, doves, blackbirds, sparrows, and occasionally two or three storks tearing up the sky slowly flying towards the nests at the top of the cliffs of the coast.

Inside, everything is functional,cozy, large comfortable beds,one double bedroom, and another two twin beds with ensuite bathroom,living room with direct access to the garden, internet all over the place.

Prints from Picasso, Kandisnsky, Miró, against white walls, coming from an old collection, belonging to the owners.

The kitchen has basic toaster, fridge, coffee machine, etc., plus everything you may need for an inside or outside dinner on the terrace, around an old marble table.

Contemplating the beautiful secluded garden your feelings will be rooted.

The owners, city people, were delighted with this simple lifestyle; picking organic veg from the garden,always with a good book close by,friends to visit, and lovely guests.

The house is also available during the pleasantly mild winter months. Enjoy a cosy night in with a book or movie by the antique wood stove, or take a stroll on the many neighbouring pathways and breathe in the crisp fresh air.

Relax and come and enjoy the many benefits of Alentejo's countryside!

These peaceful surroundings will allow you to take time to do relaxing activities like reading a good book or just enjoying a serene and calm atmosphere. If you are more of an adventurous type however, don´t forget to bring your binoculars along for a fascinating activity of bird watching.

Rota Vicentina.

A car is advise ideal for city break in a rural location in a village, location is near a beach and has many local attractions and things to do, has great local bird and wildlife,has equestrian and horse riding available nearby, has fishing available on site or nearby, has sailing and other water sports available,is a good location for cycling and mountain biking and for walking and climbing. Is ideal for winter sun breaks.


In this house, for 2 nights stay,It can happen,that our guests need to be transferred to the next door, when there is a reservation request for 4 people, for 6 up to 7 nights.

Explore Sunday markets for local food,

Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.

Bikes available for Rota Vicentina.

On the premisses to hire or borrow.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs. Isabel Otero
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

No meio do nada e perto de tudo...

Esqueça o despertador porque as rolas vão acordá-lo de uma forma muito mais agradável e natural. Abra a porta e encontre o pequeno almoço à sua espera na mesa do jardim, feito pela sempre sorridente Madalena, filha da Sra Isabel, ambas de uma simplicidade e simpatia imensas. Olhe ao redor e aperceba-se de que o ambiente que o rodeia é de sossego e paz "perturbados" apenas pelo canto dos pássaros. O jardim, meio selvagem e que parece ter sido feito ao acaso, cativou-nos com as suas pérgulas com buganvílias e canteiros de alfazema. Se quiser ir à praia, as mais próximas (a cerca de 3Km) são as do Carvalhal, Alterinhos e Zambujeira do Mar. As casas deste monte são tipicamente alentejanas, simples, muito bonitas e limpas. Têm tudo o que necessita para a sua estadia, desde a churrasqueira no jardim aos aparelhos necessários para cozinhar. Mas, se quiser aproveitar mesmo as férias e não quiser cozinhar, poderá sempre ver se é possível prepararem-lhe o jantar que contará decerto com alguns legumes da horta. Se for na época do frio poderá acender a salamandra na sala de estar e enrolar-se no sofá. Seja qual a altura do ano que escolher espero que goste como nós gostámos. Pensamos voltar assim que nos for possível.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Zambujeira do Mar in Municipality of Odemira

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Silence from 22 pm, standard to be met. Prohibited frequent visits of guests' friends,
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite Bathrooms, Power Shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom with double bed En-Suite Room Two single beds Baby cot Extra bed
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 3 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
GPS coordinates and/or detailed directions will be forwarded to guests after booking confirmation. Eco-Friendly, Elderly, Families, Large Groups, Romantic getaways, Short Breaks, Special Occasions. Bird Watching The Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina supports more than half of the species of birds that breed in Portugal and is a stopping off point for many birds migrating between Africa and Northern Europe, so there’s plenty for bird watchers to look out for. Falcons, Bonellis eagle, Black vultures and Egyptian vultures can often being seen circling overhead.


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Zambujeira do Mar Magnificent Cottage,nearby stunning beaches,all easy to reach
average rating of 4.4 based on 18 reviews

We had a lovely stay at Isabelle Otero's peaceful garden villa.

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We had a lovely stay at Isabelle Otero's lovely garden villa. We had been on a hectic European trip and wanted to have some peace and quiet for a few days. This is exactly what we found at Isabelle's lovely cottage. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Although it was just mid March when we were there, early flowers were already blooming and birds were chirping. The town and the beach are a short drive away and there are nice walkways nearby for an evening walk.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel happy to hear from you .. A brief days of peace and quiet, will always be welcome to our home. Thank you, Sincerely Isabel
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Vacaciones muy tranquilas

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado 15 días en esta casa y las fotos reflejan fielmente el estado del jardín y de las habitaciones. La casa cuenta con todo lo necesario y está muy limpia. Isabel y su hija son encantadoras y te ayudan en todo lo que necesites, Además se encargaban de la limpieza de la casa. El entorno es muy tranquilo, no se oye nada de ruido ya que está situada en medio de una zona rural con invernaderos y sin apenas vecinos.

La distancia a la playa de Zambujeira es de 6 Km, de los cuales el último kilómetro y medio es un camino sin asfaltar. Posiblemente es el único detalle que no aparece en el anuncio.

Los acantilados y las playas del Alentejo son dignas de visitarse. Una preciosidad de costa. Han sido unas vacaciones muy placenteras.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ask for in a place to stay. Lovely clean house and very comfortable. Had a woodburning stove for chillier nights and lots of TV channels. The bed was very comfortable and woke to birdsong outside. The house had its own private, peaceful garden with sunloungers and outdoor seating for meals in the sunshine. There was also a grill/BBQ. Beautiful beaches nearby with stunning coastline and great supermarket in the nearby town. The owner Isabel, has created her own piece of paradise in this amazing corner of Portugal, and we are so happy she so kindly shared it with us. Will definitely come back. Highly recommend. Thank you, Isabel!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Für alle die Ruhe suchen

  • 4 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung war gepflegt, sauber und ist sehr liebe- und geschmackvoll eingerichtet von der netten Vermieterin die nebenan wohnt. Man kann etwas abgeschieden mitten in der Natur seinen Urlaub verbringen. Wir haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt. Man wird auch jeden Morgen von dem sehr gut erzogenen und süßen Hund der Vermieterin begrüßt.

Im Ort in der Nähe kann man sehr gut essen gehen und es gibt sehr viele schöne Strände wobei es keineswegs überlaufen ist.

Einziges Manko war das trotz Angabe auf der Homepage kein Frühstück möglich war. Dies war ursprünglich ein Grund für unsere Buchung.

Insgesamt habe wir eine sehr schönen Urlaub dort verbracht und können die Wohnung für alle die Ruhe suchen sehr empfehlen. Man sollte jedoch besser ein Auto zur Verfügung haben.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.I hope you come back again. Sincerely Isabel
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Very nice and comfortable house with a wonderful garden around.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to relax: quiet and pretty, but very close to the village and the coast. Several wonderful beaches nearby, great restaurants in the village. And Isabel is a lovely host!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Mooie rustige plek.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Zambujeira do Mar
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Zambujeira do Mar
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The suggestions still pass through Rota Vicentina; Hiking, surfing and kayaking or donkey rides.

The 'rock pools' of Almograve, Alteirinhos or Carvalhal beach and the fish and seafood that is 'always fresh in all restaurants.'

Alentejo bread in specialty shops, cheese and vegetables in the local market.

You can leave the car and walk from home to the beach, just 2km.

If you like bird watching, just bring binoculars, you can see them peeking out the window.

Fantastic beaches savage beauty.

If you love nature,even in Autumn/Winter, do not miss this opportunity.

The suggestions still pass through Rota Vicentina hiking, surfing and kayaking or donkey rides.

the 'natural rock pools' of Almograve 'or Carvalhal beach and Alteirinhos, and the fish and seafood that are' always fresh 'in' all restaurants '.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Zambujeira do Mar, Alentejo Litoral

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discount for long term stay

Cancellations Policy:
Check-in and Check-out:

If you cancel your reservation more than (60) days before your arrival date, your reservation amount will be refunded to you.
If you cancel your reservation within (30) days before your arrival date, your reservation amount will not be refunded to you.

• A "no-show" is regarded as a failure to arrive before 21.00hrs (9pm), without notification, on your arrival date.
In the case of “no show”, your reservation amount will not be refunded.

*You are welcome to arrive and check-in any time between 16.30hrs (4.30pm) and 21.00hrs (9pm).
Check out is by 11.00hrs on your day of departure.
*Any early check-in or late check-out is by prior arrangement only.

Daily housekeeping/maid service is not included in the rental rate.
However, kitchen rubbish bins will be emptied every day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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