CASA DAS BICAS

BICAS-MELIDES, ALENTEJO COAST

FROM

€5,357

for 5 nights

guests
6 + 2

GUESTS

bathtub
4 + 1

BATHROOMS

bed
3

BEDROOMS

A contemporary and spacious rural villa located halfway between trendy Comporta and understated Melides, considered by Conde Nast Traveller the secret beach spot to know in Portugal!

Casa das Bicas is a well-equipped vacation home ideal for family and friends’ holidays wanting to get away from it all. This newly built contemporary and spacious villa is located halfway between trendy Comporta and understated Melides, in a peaceful rural setting close to the stunning Alentejo coast.

The villa totals of 282 metres and is surrounded almost all way around by shaded terraces for outdoor living and meals with family and friends.  The property sits within 1 1/2 hectares of private grounds with pathways winding their way around Mediterranean shrubs and trees, connecting a fire pit circle to the villa and pool, and enjoying bucolic views over rural fields. The garden has recently been planted and is developing.

An open plan living/dining and kitchen room with sliding glass doors to the exterior is the main living centre of the villa whilst a terrace covered by a shady pergola surrounds almost all the house and is perfect for outdoor meals and chilling out. There are 3 double bedrooms all opening onto to covered terrace areas. Two extra guests can be accommodated in either the mezzanine level of bedroom 2 or in the super spacious playroom with sofa beds, which is ideal for teenagers wanting to keep some independence. Air conditioning/central heating are included throughout, as well as an open fireplace in the playroom.

Everything happens at its own pace in this region of Portugal. The pretty whitewashed village of Melides with its blue-trim painted houses is 25 minutes away and has a handful of eateries and cafés, artisans’ shops and a market, but it’s all very low key. Alternatively, the buzz of trendy Comporta is also just 25 minutes driving time, in the opposite way.

The Alentejo coastline between Comporta and Melides has dramatic canyons of colourful sandstone – gold, orange and cream – that give way to a long sandy beach and the vivid blue Atlantic ocean, whilst a large lagoon cuts across the land and flows down to the beach attracting ducks, birds of prey and waders. The Melides lagoon also offers a unique and unspoiled environment for practicing stand-up paddle boarding, whilst the popular beaches of Pego and Carvalhal (Comporta) which are located equidistance going north, feature a range of hip beach bars and surfing amenities.

WARNING NOTES: Due to some unprotected drops from exterior terraces and staircases, young children need to be supervised.

  • Hallway, larder, spacious open plan living/dining and kitchen
  • Sliding glass doors to the exterior outdoor dining area
  • Office area with work station
  • Guest WC
  • Two double bedrooms (bed sizes 180×200 cm) sharing a bathroom with bath and shower. One of these bedrooms also has a mezzanine level bed of 140×200 cms sleeping 1 or 2 extra guests on request. Both bedrooms have sliding glass doors to the exterior
  • Master bedroom with an en-suite shower bathroom and sliding glass doors to the exterior
  • Super spacious play room with central fireplace, sofa beds to accommodate 2 extra guests, shower bathroom and sliding glass doors to the exterior
  • Roof terrace with barbeque area (safety gate at the bottom of the stairs)
  • Bedroom & bathroom linen changed once a week
  • Extra guests (up to 4) can be accommodated/sleep in the mezzanine level and/or playroom on request, free of charge
  • Baby cot (w/linen) & highchair on request, free of charge
  • Air conditioning & heating available throughout
  • Block-out blinds in the bedrooms and mosquito nets throughout
  • The bathrooms have rain showers as well as a handheld shower; hair dryers are provided
  • Satelite TV with units in the living room, bedrooms and the playroom
  • WiFi available throughout
  • Kitchen equipment includes electric hob & oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, capsule coffee maker (Nespresso); extra wine fridge & draft beer machine in the play room.
  • Table football + 2 mountain bikes (man/woman) available for guests’ enjoyment
  • Barbeque & firepit
  • Laundry room with washing machine & dryer
  • Swimming pool w/beach effect entrance (free form shape 130 metres sq x 1,80 metres deep) poolside furniture, bar, shower & pool towels provided 1 p/guest p/week
  • Property alarm system
  • Parking for several cars inside property
  • Meet & Greet + Housekeeping once a week with household linen change
  • Pool & Gardening Maintenance (once a week)
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (red & white wine, juices, milk, butter, eggs, regional cheeses, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, local fresh bread & biscuits, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, electric torch, candles & matches and mosquito repellent)
  • Extra maid service, paid locally
  • We can arrange a series of bespoke experiences locally such as horseback riding, surf lessons, a boat fishing trip on the Sado estuary or an off-road adventure (E-bikes, 4×4 vehicle, hiking or canoeing amongst the paddy fields)
  • Yoga & massages
  • At home catering
  • Melides (artisan shops, restaurants, market & basic services): 25 kms
  • Comporta (trendy shops, restaurants & basic services): 23 kms
  • Grandola (nearest hypermarket & basic services): 20 kms
  • Various beaches within 20-30 mins drive: Praia do Carvalhal, Praia do Pego, Aberta Nova or Praia da Gale
  • Troia Golf Course: 35 kms
  • Lisbon Airport: 130 kms

3 June – 3 September:  €11,200 p/week

6 May – 3 June & 3 September – 7 October: €9,350 p/week

1 January 2023 – 6 May & 7 October – 1 January 2024: €7,500 p/week

  • Minimum 7 nights stay applies with Saturday change overs between 3 June – 3 September; minimum 5 nights stay (pro-rated) other periods
  • Check-in after 16:00 hours & check-out before 10:00 hours
  • No parties for more than full capacity, not pets & strictly no smoking indoors (penalty equal to security deposit)
  • Extra services are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season; no credit cards accepted locally, only cash
  • Non-refundable rental deposit of 30% required to reserve the property
  • Rental balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental, not refundable after this date
  • Security deposit of €2,500 to be paid in advance of rental – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday

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