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Charming Holiday Cottage Near Marvao, Alentejo - Montinho Da Fonte

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4

Montinho da Fonte is a fully equipped, 2 bedroom, 2 bath holiday cottage in Alentejo, Portugal that is available for short term rental by the week or long term.

This holiday home in Portugal comfortably accommodates up to 4 people. The bedrooms are laid out so that they each have two single beds that can easily be turned into a king size bed. Additionally there is a large kitchen, dining room and the the sitting room fully equipped with TV / DVD and stereo with CD and ipod dock.

The comunal fluvial pool in the town of Monte Carvalho and lake of Apartadura are within a short drive from the house and a perfect gettaway for the summer months.

The totally private 6.2 Acres (2.5 Hectares) grounds are full of fruit trees (figs, peaches, lemons, quince fruit, etc), olive trees and old cork oaks. This Alentejo rental cottage and grounds stand on a hill with great views over the hills and the flat lands of north Alentejo. From the house you can hike for miles, up the hill from the house farther into the natural park of Sao Mamede or visit the charming surrounding towns of the area in Portugal and Spain.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

Graphic designer originally from Portugal currently living in Venice, CA and Milan, Italy

Owner/Property Manager purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Portalegre

Alentejo is my favorite region of Portugal. It is charming, quaint and unspoilt and full of history.


Portalegre Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds can be converted to King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds can be converted to King
  • All bedrooms have 2 single/twin beds and can be converted into king size beds at renters request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Charming Holiday Cottage Near Marvao, Alentejo - Montinho Da Fonte
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Peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting but still close to all amenities !

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage tucked away in the mountains. Lovely decor and and well maintained. Good kitchen facilities inside and a small bbq for outdoor cooking. Beautiful seating area for dining under a pergola covered with a very old vine laden with fruit. Candlelight dinners under amazing clear starry skies.

We stayed for a month which probably is a longer stay than many visitors. We would quite happily have stayed for longer. The situation of the cottage is ideal for visiting beautiful Alentejo. Lovely cottage and lovely owner !! We will go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a wonderful house....

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week's stay at Montinho da Fonte. It's a really spacious house, there were 2 of us, but 4 would have been easy. It feels like a home - it has everything you could possibly need from entertainment to kitchen utensils. It's been decorated lovingly, with objects from around the world. The views are great (from outside and also through the windows in the house - especially the bathroom!), you have a real feeling of peace and seclusion.

Sitting outside an eating underneath the grape vine every day was a highlight for us.

Though it feels very rural, it's very close to some lovely towns (eg Marvao, Castelo de Vide) and it's a beautiful drive to some nice small towns in Spain (only about 30 minutes). We really enjoyed swimming in the nearby reservoir - almost always having the water to ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Alentejo Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully positioned, easy to find and close to all amenities yet feels nicely secluded.

It's expertly decorated throughout, and is well insulated and warm during the winter months, especially with the wood burning stove running.

The owners recommendations for restaurants were spot on, with Zé Calha at Portagem a real highlight.

A trip to Marvaõ is a must, its only 15-20 mins away and is stunning. We also visited Caceres in Spain, amazing place, also a stunning drive.

All in a wonderfully relaxing and cosy stay at a great property in a stunning location, we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Car: necessary

Although this Alentejo rental cottage is in a very private and secluded location, you will not feel isolated. The holiday home has easy access and is only a short drive to the town of Portalegre for dining and shopping. The medieval fortress town of Marvao is 8 miles away as is the charming town of Castelo de Vide. Caceres in Spain is under an hour's drive. There is plenty to do and see around the house and Montinho will be the perfect base to explore the countryside of Portugal and Spain.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $24.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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