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Country Cottage / Gite - Santa Catarina

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Country house in the Alentejo, 15 m from Alcácer do Sal, 10m from barragem-dam Pêgo do Altar and half an hour from Comporta beaches. Three bedrooms, two en suite, a living-room and a small library both with fireplace, and a big hall with wood stove. Central heating and air-conditioning. Terrace all around the house, facing west. Annex with wood and storage. Beautiful farm with 20 ha ideal for long walks.

Registration Number : AL 13389

Maria Espada
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Alcácer do Sal in Municipality of Alcácer do Sal

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Country Cottage / Gite - Santa Catarina
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great country house

  • 5 of 5

"We spent two wonderful weeks, enjoying the quietness of the house and its owners'' kindness. We really felt like at home. Thanks!"

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We spent 2 weeks there a...

  • 5 of 5

"We spent 2 weeks there and if you''re looking for a real quiet place to stay and just relax, then you are right there. there are no houses or loud streets next to the house. the view from the terrace over the fields ist realy beautiful. really nice sundown!


  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impecável !

  • 5 of 5

Obrigada pelo acolhimento nesta casa tão especial. A estadia estava tão boa, que resolvemos ficar mais um dia . Foi difícil a despedida...

A proprietária nos recebeu da forma mais simpática possível. Tudo estava impecável, funcionando perfeitamente.

Para voltarmos em breve !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Foi um prazer ter esta família em nossa casa. Muito simpáticos e agradáveis! Clientes que ficam amigos!
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Berlin, Germany

Gorgeous hous on a hill

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in absolute loneliness and silence on top of a litte hill with an outstanding view over the landscape. There is a lot of space inside and outside the house. Great place for kids. The sunset is unpayable. The house was very clean and cozy. The owner Maria Espada served us with food when we arrived and was reachable at any time.

We couldn't dream these ten days better to explore country and people.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Steffy were the perfect guests and are a beautiful family. It was our pleasure to have them!
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  • 5 of 5

We spend a mini break vacation with the familly in this worderful property and we couldn't have done a better choice. From the kind owner, from whom we had her promptness and all the attention to our needs, to the breathtaking surroundings. The view 360º from the house is the typical Alentejo sight - the quiet and pacific wilderness. Sunsets at dinner time are a cherry on the top of the cake. Completeley isolated from the world, the house invites for small pleasures. The swimming pool is nice and it was cleaned. Inside, the house is very charming and practical to inhabit, very familiar. Well equiped for leisure. Our especial spot was the library, it had magic. Suitable for babies (we took two - 6 months and 2 years) and they enjoyed it as much has we did, since the house had also some child gear and it was easy to move around keeping baby control. An excellent experience and we hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for these kind words! A beautiful family we were very pleased to have them at our house!
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  • 5 of 5

Cela fait dejà deux fois que nous passons nos vacances en famille dans cette maison magnifique, aux propriétaires charmants. Prestations haut de gamme. Calme absolu. plages de Pego et comporta magnifiques, bons restaurants à Alcacer. vivement recommandé !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), Lisboa
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Comporta e Troia
Car: necessary

90 Km from Lisbon , by motor-way, exit Alcácer do Sal, follow Montemor direction, turn left to Santa Catarina direction and you will be at 3km from the farm Monte do Arrais.

Visit the historical town of Évora at 80 km, the beautiful atlantic coast of the Comporta Beaches at 40 Km, and the nice town of Alcácer do Sal by the Sado river at 10 Km.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £87.41

caução pedida. sinal/entrada ao reservar. Entrega das chaves pelo proprietário. Proprietário ausente durante a estadia

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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