from
£33 / night
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Monte Varandas – Home 350496 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Typical Alentejo's cottage nestled in a 40 acre organic farm, surronded by ancient cork oak trees. The cottage sits within the National park of Serra de São Mamede, surrounded by peace and quiet. Aside from the rarely used access road, this is a traffic-free zone! 5 km away is the charming little village of Esperança, and 8km is the slightly larger, but still wonderfully quaint Arronches.This is a forgotten corner of Portugal and feels like stepping back in time. For those that want some culture, the beautiful hilltop village of Marvão is 30km away, as is the craft-centre Castelo de Vide. All modern amenities (supermarkets etc) are available 20 km away, in Portalegre.The cottage/farm's owners are a young Portuguese-Italian couple and they provide a warm welcome to this magical resting place for your holidays. There's a great natural river swimming pool just 8 km away.
The accommodation sleeps two comfortably, plus another two in the living room's bed-sofa. There is a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower,TV, DVD, central heating and a large open fireplace for the winter.
English,Italian,Portuguese,Spanish speaking.
We have sheeps,pigs and pets. Dogs and cats welcome but not inside of the house.
The rent could be without or with the breakfast (free range organic eggs,homemade jams and homemade fresh cheese and homemade charcuterie).
Fabulous dinners avalaible on request (portuguese,alentejan or italian dishes) .
Try our place for your full week's holiday or just for a couple of days , we're sure you'll be back...

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

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

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 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

Susana O.

Tourist Licence
33564/AL

Calendar updated:
05 Dec 2019
Years listed:
6
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Map

Map and how to get there

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Guest reviews

Excellent
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“beautiful night sky”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2016

Nice rural location and welcoming owners. The cottage is small and simple but everything is there for two people if they are to sleep in one bed. Just remember that in the summer is going to be very h… More

“Peace and relaxation in a beautiful rural setting.”

Reviewed 4 May 2016

Susana and Alberto looked after us really well. We had read the reviews and purchased some food in Apponches on the way, because the cottage is quite secluded. Susana was lovely and had left us some b… More

“Unbelievable quiet place!”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2015

Alberto and Susana created a piece of paradise. Thank you. We will come back for sure. The place is an original place of quietness and nature. I think the owners live a dream. We liked it very much, t… More

“Een klassiek alentejo huisje in een mooie omgeving”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2015

Susana en Alberto zijn vriendelijke en gastvrije eigenaren die ten alle tijden klaarstaan. Het huisje is leuk ingericht en voorzien van alle basis behoeften. Alleen de WiFi liet ons weleens in de stee… More

“Perfect for nature lovers”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2015

Absolutely loved this place. It's in deep countryside, in Serra de Sao Mamede National Park,amidst Portugal's wonderful cork oak woodlands, one of Europe's most diverse environments. Wo… More

“Blissful peace in rural tranquility!”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2015

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautifully renovated cottage. It was well equipped and being set in a cork/organic farm we were delighted not only with the friendly chickens that visited us… More

“A hidden gem!”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2014

We loved every thing about Monte Varandas! The house, the location, the the comfort, the owners, the food!, etc, etc. We definitely want to return. And probably will! We highly recommend trying the food.

Owner's reply: Obrigado, sr. Francisco tambem para me ter arranjado o esquentador....

“Can't wait to go back!”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2013

Beautiful, authentic portuguese cottage. Tranquil yet close enough to amenities, great base for exploring historic towns and sites. Susana and Alberto are warm and so welcoming. Susana should open … More

“Peaceful country cottage in beautiful countryside with wonderful meals provided”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2013

Monte Varandes is a newly decorated and spotlessly clean little cottage situated on the owners' organic farm in Sao Mamede natural park. The location is peaceful and tranquil - most of the time … More

Owner's reply: Dears sirs it was very kind of you. Hope to see you here again , best wishes.

“Een verborgen parel”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

Dit huisje is een fantastische plek voor liefhebbers van natuur (bijzondere vogels( wielewaal en hop zijn bijvoorbeeld vanaf je prachtige en comfortabele terras te spotten. Jehebt er alle ruimte, er h… More

Owner's reply: Thank you , we appreciate a lot your review, it was a pleasure to give hospitality to you. Looking forward to seeing you again here we wish you all the best.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Susana (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Susana (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.

How do I contact Susana (the owner)?

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 Susana the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Susana (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 Susana (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Susana (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the HouseTrip website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Susana (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.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

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. Susana (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.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Susana (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.

How do damage deposits work?

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

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?

You’ll need to contact Susana (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

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 Susana (the owner) a message.

If Susana (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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