Casa das Figueiras is 1 of 6 independent houses on the stunning 50 hectares estate Monte West Coast, with a big swimming pool, located in a valley only 5 km from the beach! Restored in 2013 using traditional methods combined with modern comfort. 80m2
The house Casa das Figueiras (figueira means fig-tree in portuguese, there are several growing outside the house) was restored in 2013 using traditional methods combined with modern comfort. The walls are 60 cm thick and to a great extent original.
The house is 80 m2 big (860 ft2) and has one bedroom with double bed, a passage room with sofa bed, big shower and separate wc with washbasin and a big kitchenette with dining table and sofa. The terrace is 30 m2 big (320 ft2)
The bedroom has a double bed (160x200 cm), typical mediterranean whitewashed built-in bedtables/benches and a wardrobe.
There is a big shower with hot water and a separate wc with washbasin (both shower and wc with hydraulic mosaic tiles).
The kitchen, also this in traditional hydraulic mosaic, has an espresso machine, a refrigerator, an electric two plate stove, a water boiler and a toaster. The set of plates, glasses, cups, and cutlery is for 6 people. The kitchen has a dining table and chairs/stools.
In between the kitchen and the bedroom is a passage with a fireplace and a sofa bed.
There is no washing machine, dishwasher or oven in the house. If you wish to wash some clothes that can be arranged for you by the housekeeper at a small fee per load.
Casa das Figueiras is one of 6 independent houses we have restored so far on the 50 hectares estate Monte West Coast. Here used to be a farm with a water mill and houses for several families, locals know it as Moinho (water mill) Aboboreira.
The river Seixe passes in the middle of the estate, then in front of the town Odeceixe and reaches the ocean 5 km downstream from us, at the outstanding Odeceixe beach (voted one of the Seven Wonders in Portugal).
A heated outdoor swimming-pool with a big sun-deck is at the disposal of all of our guests. It is located up the hill with a magnificent view of our part of the valley.
We have a big moroccan tent decorated as a lounge in front of the river, and with a canoe anchored next to it. Feel free to use both of them whenever you please.
On the other side of the estate are the farm's animals, among which you will find for example goats, peacocks, ducks, chicken and a cat.
The estate is in a protected area, only 3 km from the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Driving inland from Monte West Coast you reach the mountains Serra de Monchique.
You easily reach Monte West Coast by turning towards Zambujeira de Baixo on the southern (Odeceixe) side of the Odeceixe bridge. This is, you make a right-turn just before the bridge if you are coming from the South, or a left-turn just after the bridge if you are coming from the North. The road then follows the river upstream for exactly 3 km (of which half is asphalt and the other half a dirt road in good conditions) and you have reached your destination. There is a small parking on the right where you can park your car. Walk down the stone stairs, cross the wooden bridge by foot and walk the short stone-paved path to reach the houses.
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Monte West Coast is where we spend almost all of our weekends and holidays, so it is very likely we'll be around at least part of your stay! If we're not, our housekeeper will be there to give you the keys and help you get you settled
The house is cleaned daily, for 30 minutes, by our housekeeper, and the sheets and towels are changed twice a week. There is a sofa bed in the passage room in between the kitchen and the bedroom. A crib can most likely be provided if asked for in advance.
Monte West Coast is managed by our family through our company Patamar Violeta Unip. Lda.
We are convinced that you will behave well, respecting our space as if it was your own.
Important: there is water all over the estate (river, dam and a pool), if traveling with children who don't know how to swim please keep this risk in mind!
NOTE: Check in during the day. We ask you to please not arrive after the sunset the first day, since it'll be harder for you to find your way to the house in the dark (the area is only sparsely lit up to respect the animals living here. We have utters in the river!) and the housekeepers can only meet you at the house until 6-7 pm.
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I have a swedish mum and a portuguese dad. Moved to Lisbon from Stockholm in 2009. Since we came across Monte West Coast, which now belongs to my husband and me, this is where we spend almost all of our weekends and holidays. We have two sons, born 2010 and 2012, and a daughter born 2016!