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Calm Architect house breathtaking views of the Rio Mira and the sea, WiFi - maison sur l'estuaire du rio Mira, 4 chambres et 3 salles de bains

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's3
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

quiet park and amazing views, great comfort, 7-9 (Basic Version) to 14 people

Great House ideally located in a 3-hectare park in the heart of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, near Vila Nova de Milfontes with an unparalleled view of the sea and the Rio Mira.

House completely renovated, very quiet and sunny with shaded terraces, one of 80 m2.

Rental 260 m2 (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) and the possibility of additional rooms on demand (3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and more) on the lower floor (110 m2).

N. B: the house is rented to only one client at a time (if a customer rents the upper floor, there can be no one at the same time on the lower level)

More Details
Registration Number : 2098525

Jean-François Molle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

Available Rentals

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tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, propriétaire non présent sur place


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vila Nova de Milfontes in Odemira

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Alarm System
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Note that up to 3 additional rooms may be available, each with their bathroom. They are located on the lower floor (house built on a hillside above the estuary of the Rio Mira) These rooms are never occupied by another tenant simultaneously (single tenant in the house)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
the house is built on a hill overlooking the estuary of the Rio Mira (where the view ...), the first level is where are the 3 bedrooms and living spaces (living rooms, dining room, kitchen, terraces, etc .. arrivalThe lower level includes 4 bedrooms, each with private bath. They can also be rented on request to the owner. in all cases, the customer is alone in the house (no other tenants)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Relax on the Rio Mira

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week in this very nice house on the Rio Mira. The house is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. There are large terraces providing sunshine and shade all day with fabulous views over the river and towards Vila Nova de Milfontes. We spent quite a lot of time on the terrace, contemplating life and the view over a coffee or glass of sangria! We were also treated to the most spectacular moon rises, clear views of the Milky Way, passing satellites and and innumerable stars in clear night skies.

The local town of Milfontes is a pleasant Portuguese (ie not overwhelmed by international tourism) seaside town. We liked it. There are plenty of good places to eat and the town beaches are very good. The river is clean. We kayaked with Nature Activities which was fun, easy and safe. Some of the beaches slightly along the coast are excellent, particularly Malhao just to the north of the town.

The house is an easy 2hr drive from Lisbon airport. The owner was very helpful by email before arrival. A list of suggestions for local beaches, restaurants and sight seeing is provided, in French but nothing that an O-level and Google translate can't cope with! He is also the only owner in my experience of villa rental who took the trouble to phone half way through the week to check we were having a good time.

It is very easy to have a wonderful holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks, it was my pleasure! hope see you again, bien à vous JF Molle
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  • 4 of 5

My stay has been great. The house has lovely views, is quiet and has everything. The surroundings are unbeatable, the dream beaches and cliffs are a surprise at low tide. We have also eaten very well thanks to the recommendations of Jean-François. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Madame Quesada, bonjour, thanks a lot for your appreciation, it seems you had a good stay. One question: in the Homelidays,4 stars instead of 5 means somethings went wrong...thanks for telling me more about this and anyways I will be happy to welcome you again! bonne journée JF Molle
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Portugal Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored this house. There is no reason to eat indoors when such gorgeous porches surround the house. The weather was perfect and we took full advantage of dining and lounging outside. Milfontes is a darling town, quiet, charming and friendly.

Jean Francois was responsive and helpful and any small issues we had were resolved right away. The house description was accurate and the house itself was better than expected. We felt safe and peaceful in our home away from home. Many, many thanks!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci!!! et à bientôt (just to train your french!)
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An exceptional stay at the Monte de Candeias

  • 5 of 5

We were overwhelmed by the magnificent 180° degree view from the terrace. This is a very special house where you will feel immediately at home. It has all the charms of stylish Portuguese interior design, is extremely comfortable and soothingly quiet. You will also benefit from a very detailed description of the surroundings from the owner Jean-Francois Molle who, understandably, fell in love as you also will with the stunning Alentejan coast.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Incroyable séjour : calme et vue époustouflante

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette maison d'où la vue est magnifique. Elle est très propre, confortable, bien équipée et décorée. les 7 chambres sont spacieuses et bénéficient d'une salle de bain privée, ce qui est appréciable quand on est nombreux! Le barbecue près de la cuisine est aussi très pratique pour griller le poisson acheter au joli marché de Vilanova. Le propriétaire a été de très bon conseil pour les plages et restaurants à ne pas manquer! Et l'accueil d'Antonio et de Lita font de ce séjour un souvenir inoubliable! À recommander pour venir à plusieurs sans être les uns sur les autres. Nous y reviendrons certainement!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci!!!
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A spacious villa with great view

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and unusually well equipped with everything you could possibly need in the kitchens. It was comfortable and we specially loved the different aspects of the terrace, lower for morning, upper for afternoon and evening meals out, and with a fine dining-room next to the kitchen for evenings when it was too cool for the terrace.

The rooms were large and the ensuite bathrooms were much appreciated by our group of 9 adults. The house would not be suitable for those unable to use stairs, due to the split-levels, but was fine for us.

Antonio was very helpful. We met him at the villa, which was easy to find with the directions provided, and he showed us how everything worked and where to find things. He also visited later in the week to make sure everything was fine, which it was. He kindly came to the house at 7a.m. on Saturday so we could leave promptly for the Airport.

We had several good cooks in our group, so we mostly ate together in the villa in the evenings. We were able to buy excellent fresh fish at the market in the mornings, together with local vegetables. We went to the bakery next to the Supermercado and discovered a range of tasty cakes and pastries to try. The geletaria on the main street quickly became a favourite stopping place in the late afternoons – many flavours were enjoyed there! We did try a couple of the restaurants - good fish at two of them on the beaches.

We were fortunate with the weather, so we were able to enjoy visiting the beaches at Milfontes and especially at Furnas, both only a short drive from the house. We also walked several sections of coast path between Zambufera and Furnas. There were also several good inland walks too, details from tourist information office. We enjoyed the lovely spring flowers and birds, but the inland walks would probably be too hot for comfort during summer, with the exception of the beautiful river valley of Tourghal.

All together it was an excellent holiday and we agreed it was probably the nicest and best equipped large villa we have stayed in as a group.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks et au revoir!
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Xeque Bar
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Troia ou Algarve
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
2000 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Malhao,Furnas, Farol
Car: necessary

Accessible by motorway from Lisbon to Faro. Grandola output management Sines. A sines towards Cercal do Alentejo. Then Cercal towards Vila nova Mifontes. 3 Kms before milfontes at a roundabout surrounded by a gas station, take the direction Sao Luis. Make a mile to the village Galeado which we cross to the right until you find a bar called the 'xeque bar'. Continue for 50 m along this road and turn right a dirt road that runs alongside the houses. After 200 meters turn left and go straight to the gate with a tile panel 'Monte das Candeias'

Beaches: the huge range of Malhao and sources of fresh water by way of showers, the family beach Das Fournas and natural swimming pool. Surf Spot Canal and Malhao

Restaurants in Vila Nova de Milfontes: A fateixa, Morais, A Choupana, Oasis

Rise of the Rio Mira boat in the heart of a preserved fauna and flora (ornithology), natural park

Gulf of Troia (18 holes) 1h and Sierra de Monchique and hot water baths


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