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Retiro do Mocho

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
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Retiro do Mocho makes part of a traditional Vincentine country house and it corresponds to the place where in the past animals where kept. Nowadays it is adapted to an autonomous structure of our house where we (Albina and Ricardo) live with our three young kids . It's located in the Southwest of Portugal, inside the 'Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina', in the municipality of Aljezur, place where one can still find beautiful almost desert beaches and a environmental richness already rare to be found on the southern coast of Europe. The house has almost 80 years, the walls are built on rammed earth, a construction technique that gives the house excellent thermal and acustic comfort. The inside recover happened in 2008 and the project was design by us once Ricardo is a...Retiro do Mocho makes part of a traditional Vincentine country house and it corresponds to the place where in the past animals where kept. Nowadays it is adapted to an autonomous structure of our house where we (Albina and Ricardo) live with our three young kids . It's located in the Southwest of Portugal, inside the 'Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina', in the municipality of Aljezur, place where one can still find beautiful almost desert beaches and a environmental richness already rare to be found on the southern coast of Europe. The house has almost 80 years, the walls are built on rammed earth, a construction technique that gives the house excellent thermal and acustic comfort. The inside recover happened in 2008 and the project was design by us once Ricardo is an architect. Inside there is a living/dining room with a kitchenette and a couple/double room, although it is possible to accommodate 4 persons (already including children). For more than 2 persons we have one more couple bed installed on a small mezzanine that is opened to the main room. In the main room there's a table for having meals and a small living area. In addition to a restful night, with the sound of the sea in the background, there are some books and DVDs available, ideal for the Winter nights. There is no antenna signal. There is a small television that serves only to watch DVDs. In Winter the heating is done by wood stove but all the space also features underfloor heating. The bedroom has two single beds that can be converted into a comfortable double bed. But if you feel comfortable with that, you can sleep in mezzanine. Although quite pleasant, the mezzanine space was designed only to sleep or rest, as it is not possible to be standing. The bathroom has a comfortable shower and is equipped with a hairdryer and heating on the floor. In the kitchenette you can count on the essentials to prepare a meal: electric hotplate, fridge, dishwasher and other small appliances. The terrace is perfect to relax, get lost in the horizon, enjoy the numerous birds that reside here and by here pass on their migratory routes. Our goal is to make you feel really at home, so we will be happy provide you with utensils or facilities that we have available in our House, including equipment for babies.More
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Ricardo C
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Quiet peaceful location near working farms.Path to beautiful wild beach....bowl of oranges for fresh squeezed juice and warm fresh bread hung in colorful sack on doorknob every morning ...fresh eggs jam and honey provided for breakfast.Ricardo was very knowledgeable and spent time sitting with us...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank runlikeamother43
Reviewed 5 April 2016

A wonderful break on the unspoilt west coats of the Algarve. A real character spot with good accommodation for a family of four, and a most accommodating and hospitable host Ricardo. Spring flowers blooming, and the relaxed vibe of this place is ideal for chilling...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank 313alexn
Management response:Responded 7 April 2016

Alex, thank you so much for your stay and for this wonderful review. Also thanks for what you all did in my guest book before leaving the house. It was a great pleasure to host you in my place. You are such a nice family...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

Even in the off-season this little house and our host provided an excellent retreat. Richardo greeted us with farm fresh eggs, sweet potatoes (a regional specialty), homemade jam, and loads of oranges. The house is of traditional construction but had a heated floor and modern...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank glh1268
Reviewed 1 April 2014

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our recent stay (March, 2014) at Retiro do Mocho a lot. The house keeps every promise the pictures give. It is a very nice and cosy place to be. It´s remote and quiet, but not far from the next village...More

Date of stay: March 2014
1  Thank Perpedes
Reviewed 30 May 2019
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Date of stay: May 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Parking
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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