1 Bedroom Romantic Retreat with Sea & River Views in the Alentejo, Portugal
- Houses / Villas
- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach within walking distance
- Beach nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Sea View
Casa do Mira is a charming romantic retreat in the beautiful Portuguese village of Vila Nova de Milfontes. Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches, hidden coves and clear waters, and on the estuary of the River Mira, it’s a wonderful place for a rural holiday.
The village of Vila Nova de Milfontes is situated on the estuary of the River Mira in the Alentejo Region of Portugal. It is still relatively undiscovered and retains its Portuguese charm, quite different from the more developed areas of the Algarve. Within a short stroll of the house there are lots of outdoor cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood. There are beachside restaurants where you can sample BBQ’d sea bream and accompany it with local Alentejo wines. There’s often entertainment on the village square in the main summer months. There’s lots to do on the river including watersports, boat trips and kayaking. There is a small ferry service across the estuary to the large sandy beaches of Furnas.
Aside from the many activities available on your doorstep, there are lots of other places to explore in the surrounding area. The coastal strip surrounding Vila Nova De Milfontes boasts impressive beaches and coves such as Almograve, Zambujeira do Mar and Cabo Sardao. The historic town of Odemira is 15 minutes away. Evora is home to some of the best Roman ruins in Europe. The beautiful capital city of Lisbon is 190km away. Or head south to the Algarve; you can reach the town of Lagos is 1.5 hours. If you are a lover of nature, then head inland to the protected cork forests and the lakes.
Directions provided on booking.
Lisbon 2 hours / Faro 2 hours
Several within walking distance
Several within walking distance
Casa do Mira has been tastefully renovated and still retains a rustic charm with traditional terracotta flooring throughout. There’s a comfortably furnished sitting room which is cool in summer and has a log burner and central heating for the cooler summer months. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, hob and microwave. Glass doors lead out to a pretty courtyard. A wide marble staircase leads from the living room to the spacious bedroom on the first floor which is furnished with a beautiful antique four poster bed. There’s enough space for a seating area and doors lead out to a balcony where you can savour a coffee or a glass of wine whilst enjoying the view to the beach. There’s an ensuite bathroom with bath and handshower. Downstairs there is an additional bathroom / utility room.
There is a pretty walled courtyard laid with traditional tiles, and framed by perfumed Mediterranean plants and climbing vines. There’s a cushioned bench seat where you can enjoy balmy evenings with a good book. A spiral staircase takes you to a beautiful roof terrace with BBQ, benches, tables and chairs, and with stunning views both to the River Mira and the coast.
Conditions of Rental
These rates are for one couple. A security deposit of