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Charming house & annexe, stunning views, large private pool, luxurious bathrooms
The main house has four spacious bedrooms, all with patio doors opening onto the veranda. The Pool Cottage has a further double bed on a mezzanine above a living space with sofa beds for up to three.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - There will be a fee of 20€ for each dogThere will be a fee of 20€ for each dog
No smoking - We ask that you smoke on the veranda only.We ask that you smoke on the veranda only.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
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About Edmund Bealby-Wright
I have been coming to Casa Ginjeira since I was a child. My wife Nedra first came to Casa Ginjeira first in 1988 with a bunch of friends; then we had our honeymoon here; we brought our sons here while they were still swaddled and now our sons have started coming with bunches of their friends. I am a writer and Nedra was a pathologist until she took early retirement in 2018 so that we could spend more time in Portugal in the winter, while still renting it our in the summer.
Edmund Bealby-Wright purchased this Villa in 1970
Why Edmund Bealby-Wright chose Monchique
My parents first came to Portugal in 1968 and fell in love with the Monchique area. In 1970, whilst on a walk in the valley my father found a half-built house nestled on a magical site among cultivated terraces with stunning views to the coast. They bought the property and finished the building, employing 40 workmen including José with a winning smile, who stayed on as a gardener and still grows potatoes on our land for his own use. As a child I played with José's son Carlos, who is now the builder responsible for carrying out the great improvements of the recent years, and his daughter Euália is our manager. My parents decided to build a large pool above and behind the house so that their long naps were not disturbed by the sounds of my sister bullying me. My parents planted many trees including jacarandas and orange trees, which are all now fully grown.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Ginjeira is ideal for a completely relaxing holiday of gentle strolls around the mountain, lazing by the pool and walking up to the local restaurant, but it is also ideally placed for venturing out, with easy access to the South and West coast. As well as taking trips to the sea, there are miles of empty lanes that wind around the valley to be explored on foot or on the bicycles that are for use of guests. There is underfloor heating throughout the house enabling a comfortable stay off-season. Our manager Eulalia will make sure your stay is perfect. She ensures you will arrive at a beautifully arranged and welcoming house. She speaks several languages and is a great fount of local information. Since both her brother and father are builders and have worked on the house, she can easily get any problems fixed, but more probably you will meet her when she comes to check on the pool and water the garden.