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Romantic riverside retreat

The House, terrace and garden
terrace with great views over the river
view from the terrace
Sunset from terrace
The garden with one out of two outdoor dinning tables
Square next to the house with garden entry
River Mira with the house in the old state in the background
Boardwalk along the river Mira 2 min from the house
Lots of wide open spaces in this part of Portugal
The Atlantic
Fisherman in Arrifana
Secluded beach near Zambujera ca 15 min from the house
Pego de Pias is a great place for swimming and picnicking 15 min drive of the house
Zambujera de mar is a 15 min drive from the house
1 of 28The House, terrace and garden
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Odemira, Beja District, Alentejo
At the end of a small lane and overlooking the beautiful River Mira, lies Casa Boakoster. Having been uninhabited for the past 25 years, the house has been lovingly restored by professional carpenter Bas Koster, who has transformed this once-derelict property into a beautiful, charming villa that blends traditional Portuguese architecture with clean interior woodworking, a product of his carpentry experience in the Swiss Alps.

Not satisfied with rebuilding the roof and the first floor, Bas has completed the house by building a large wooden sun terrace that extends out from the ground floor and provides fantastic views over the river, a stone’s throw from the house. The terrace is the perfect place to sunbathe, BBQ and enjoy a glass of tinto and the proximity to the river means that the terrace always catches a little breeze which prevent...
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About the Owner, Bas K
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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Joerg L
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

My family staid here for a week in beginning November and we had a fantastic time. Not only a great house to enjoy the views over the valley from the terrace, Odemira is also a small but lively town where you can get everything you need and explore the area from. Amazing beaches and countryside right around you, friendly people...

Bochum, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This charming, beautiful, clean and cosy house reaches at 100 % a perfect place to be ! You have your full privacy with a beautiful view over the river from the terrace full of sunshine and if you do not enjoy a drink watching the sun go down from it - you are only a short walk through the nice...

Management response:

Torsten thank you for your sweet words! It means a lot to hear you had such a nice time in my little special town. Would love to host you again and we have to make sure to meet that time so we can have that drink together. Have a great summer. Ata-Logo!!


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Martyn G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Spacious house with a great decking area with views over the river. Odemira is a lovely unspoilt town that has easy access to a number of fabulous nearby beaches, towns and local attractions. The house was very clean and an ideal base to explore the nearby area.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Super King
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1 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
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  • Cleaning fee: $51 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
About the area

Villa Nova de Milfontes – The main tourist destination in the area.
Where the river Mira meets the ocean, it has sheltered beaches safe for swimming and sunbathing sheltered from the wind by the cliffs. Also on offer here are fishing trips by boat, and a surf school.

Cabo de Sardao – No beach, but a dramatic panorama. Feel the raw power of the Atlantic and see the storks and their nests perched high up on the cliff-tops.
Zambujera de Mar – Picturesque old village built high up on the cliffs. Great secluded beaches and good food

In the Algarve one hour South of the house are several golf courses.

Special Interest Holidays
surfing, kite surfing, mountain biking, sea fishing and river fishing, bird watching, canoeing, swimming and walking.

Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Faro: 97.0 km
Railway: Funchera: 24.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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