São Luis, Alentejo, Portugal

The little village São Luís is located in the Providence Baixo Alentejo between Cercal and Odemira on the N120-road Lisbon-Algarve, about a 2 hours drive from the airport of Lisbon as well as the airport of Faro and only 15 min. away from the coast and beaches. Our house is located at the edge of the town and is very easy to reach. Between São Luís and the coast lies the beautiful nature reserve Parque Natural Sudoest Alentejano Costa Vicentina, a perfect place for quiet nature-walks. São Luís is actually located directly on one of the beautiful walkingtrails 'Historical Way' of the Rota Vicentina, going from Cercal to Odemira. The nearest beach-town is Vila Nova de Milfontes (15km), mainly occupied with portuguese tourists, where you can find lots of lovely restaurants and shops. It has only some hotels and campsites. Here the river Mira, the cleanest river of Europe, ends in the Atlantic Ocean. Here you'll find beautiful beaches, on the river-shore as well as on the Ocean-shore. Perfect environment for who likes hiking, horsebackriding, surfing, etc.

The guesthouse 'Casita Oliva'

Casita Oliva (35m²) consists of a livingroom with a small kitchen (with everything you need; a refrigerator, gas-cooker, coffeemaker, kettle and a microwave-oven), one bedroom (with a double bed 1.40 x 2.00) and a bathroom with toilet, wash-stand, shower and washingmachine. There is a TV with satellite, which receives mostly German channels (unfortunately we don't have Portuguese channels) and a DVD-player with some DVDs. The livingroom also holds a diningtable with chairs, a sitetable and a (sleeping)couch (suitable for two people). A child's cot is available if necessary. For wintertime there is the possibility to use a gas-stove (extra costs for the gas will be charged). The cottage has its own (open) entrance and is fenced for the rest. In front of the cottage is a large terras (4 x 7m) of which half is covered. The view is over our land (0,8ha), chickencot and swimmingpool (4,5 x 7m). Free use of Wifi and animals (max. 2) are welcome.

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Price is per night and per week, based on 2 people. Minimum stay is 3 nights; in July and August 7 nights.

January to March, November and December

(19/12 - 03/01 € 70,00 p/n)

€ 55,00 p/n € 350,00 p/w
April, May and October € 60,00 p/n € 400,00 p/w
June and September € 67,50 p/n € 450,00 p/w
July (min. 1 week) € 67,50 p/n € 450,00 p/w
August (min. 1 week) € 75,00 p/n € 500,00 p/w
Included:  Once a week clean linen and towels, use of pool, use of washingmachine and the final cleaning.
Excluded:  Extra person (€ 15,00 p/n, children 0-2; free of charge, 3-12; 50%), use of tent, gas for heater € 5,00 p/n.

Also available: child's cot (free of charge) and the use of a 2p. tent (€ 25,00 p/w; only in combination with the house and only per week).

We ask a downpayment of 25%, the remaining amount is due upon arrivel. In case of cancellation, the refund will be 50% of the downpayment; cancelations less then 4 weeks upon arrival, will not be refunded. Arrivel from 15.00h - Departure before 11.00h.

Things you need to know before booking

  • We have animals walking around; 3 dogs, 5 cats, chicken, rabbits and a pig.
  • Casita Oliva is fenced, so they can't come to you directly.
  • The use of the pool is at your own risc and no fear of dogs comes in handy, since you'll need to enter our part to reach the pool (which is no problem at all for our dogs). Besides us there's nobody else to share the pool with.
  • We are located out of town on a small dust road, so you need to consider a somewhat poor pavement (for about 200m), some overhanging branches of bushes, more dust and some more small crawling creatures (like tiny ants, little spiders/webs, geckos etc.) than usual...
  • Wifi is available; perfect reception on the terrace, inside the cottage a little less...
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Rua BoaVista
7630-452 São Luis, Odemira
Alentejo, Portugal

Tel. +351 969 383 692

We speak English, Dutch, Portugese and German.