£51 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Retiro do Mocho – Home 1381502 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


Retiro do Mocho makes part of a traditional Vincentine country house and it corresponds to the place where in the past animals where kept. Nowadays it is adapted to an autonomous structure of our house where we (Albina and Ricardo) live with our three young kids .

It's located in the Southwest of Portugal, inside the "Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina", in the municipality of Aljezur, place where one can still find beautiful almost desert beaches and a environmental richness already rare to be found on the southern coast of Europe.

The house has almost 80 years, the walls are built on rammed earth, a construction technique that gives the house excellent thermal and acustic comfort.

The inside recover happened in 2008 and the project was design by us once Ricardo is an architect.

Inside there is a living/dining room with a kitchenette and a couple/double room, although it is possible to accommodate 4 persons (already including children). For more than 2 persons we have one more couple bed installed on a small mezzanine that is opened to the main room.

In the main room there's a table for having meals and a small living area. In addition to a restful night, with the sound of the sea in the background, there are some books and DVDs available, ideal for the Winter nights. There is no antenna signal. There is a small television that serves only to watch DVDs.

In Winter the heating is done by wood stove but all the space also features underfloor heating.

The bedroom has two single beds that can be converted into a comfortable double bed. But if you feel comfortable with that, you can sleep in mezzanine. Although quite pleasant, the mezzanine space was designed only to sleep or rest, as it is not possible to be standing.

The bathroom has a comfortable shower and is equipped with a hairdryer and heating on the floor.

In the kitchenette you can count on the essentials to prepare a meal: electric hotplate, fridge, dishwasher and other small appliances.

The terrace is perfect to relax, get lost in the horizon, enjoy the numerous birds that reside here and by here pass on their migratory routes.

Our goal is to make you feel really at home, so we will be happy provide you with utensils or facilities that we have available in our House, including equipment for babies.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • High chair available
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Ricardo C.
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Calendar updated:
26 Nov 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Very Good
8 reviews

Very Good

“Als je rust en natuur wilt ervaren aan de kust, dan is dit de plaats !”

Reviewed 30 May 2019

Voor natuurliefhebbers en zeker liefhebbers van de kust is dit een heerlijke rustige plek. Het appartement - onderdeel van het huis van de eigenaar - is basic maar wel van alle benodigdheden voorzien.… More

“Erholung in der Natur”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2018

Kleines Appartement fern ab von den Tourismusströmen, diverse wunderschöne Strände in unmittelbarer Nähe, sehr freundlicher Eigentümer, welcher die Gäste mit Orangen und … More

“Restful and authentic”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2016

Quiet peaceful location near working farms.Path to beautiful wild beach....bowl of oranges for fresh squeezed juice and warm fresh bread hung in colorful sack on doorknob every morning ...fresh eggs j… More

“Wonderful place for a break”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2016

A wonderful break on the unspoilt west coats of the Algarve. A real character spot with good accommodation for a family of four, and a most accommodating and hospitable host Ricardo. Spring flowers b… More

Owner's reply: Alex, thank you so much for your stay and for this wonderful review. Also thanks for what you all did in my guest book before leaving the house. It was a great pleasure to host you in my place. You are such a nice family and I could not imagine better than feeling the way you enjoyed your stay. This gives reason to my decision to have a guest house. Really hope we find the opportunity to meet back one day in the future. Wish you all the best, Ricardo

“Adorable rustic farm house near the coast”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2015

Even in the off-season this little house and our host provided an excellent retreat. Richardo greeted us with farm fresh eggs, sweet potatoes (a regional specialty), homemade jam, and loads of oranges… More

“Un coin de paradis”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2015

Notre séjour chez Ricardo a été un vrai bonheur ! La maison est retirée dans les champs, au calme, à 500m à pied de la mer. On se sent vraiment comme chez soi… More

“Un lugar tranquilo para descansar con 2 defectos”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2014

El entorno es muy bonito, cerca de la playa Vale dos Homens (a 14 minutos andando) y cerca de muchas otras playas (cogiendo coche), en pleno campo, en las afuera del pequeño pueblo de Rogil. De… More

Owner's reply: Muchas Gracias por la simpatia y por la descripción de la casa y sus alrededores. Es un hecho, la casa tiene un altillo a 2,5 metros de altura que no es seguro para los niños. Vamos a resolver este problema tan pronto como sea posible. Hay varios perros cerca de nuestra casa. Ladran mucho cuando pasa un coche o una persona. Es una cuestión territorial. Sin embargo son muy amigables. Muchos de nuestros huéspedes hacen el camino a la playa a pie y pasan los perros cada día y, hasta la fecha, ladran siempre pero nunca ha habido ningún problem. Pero estamos de acuerdo en que puede ser incómodo para la gente teme a los perros.

“Lovely, Cosy and Relaxed”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2014

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our recent stay (March, 2014) at Retiro do Mocho a lot. The house keeps every promise the pictures give. It is a very nice and cosy place to be. It´s remote and quiet… More

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Send Ricardo (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ricardo the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Ricardo (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ricardo (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Ricardo (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ricardo (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Ricardo (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ricardo (the owner) a message.

If Ricardo (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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