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Romantic riverside retreat

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The House, terrace and garden
Zambujera de mar is a 15 min drive from the house
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 te...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 prevents it from getting too hot, even in the height of summer. Entering the house from the terrace, large double-doors lead into an open-plan living space, with kitchen, dining table and seating area, a good place to read, write and nap A hand-made wooden staircase leads up to the first floor and into the master bedroom which occupies almost the entire floor space, the rest taken up by the bathroom with its large shower, wash basin and WC. Taking pride of place in the bedroom is a real comfortable king-size bed, again with unbroken views over the river and to the hills beyond. The house can comfortably sleep four people, due to the double sofa-bed on the ground floor. Linen, towels, tea towels are included and cot for a baby is provided. Guests have access to a great garden with herbs that can be picked fresh for your dishes, a hammock and 2 sitting areas, a big sun terrace with a gas operated Weber BBQ. Inside there is a kitchen with juicer, water boiler, coffee maker, oven, stove, fridge and washing machine. There are a lot of books in different languages, board games and a stereo with a connection for a mp3 player. The house is located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Great for strolling back after a few drinks and picking up bread at the local bakery located at the end of the street Follow the street underneath the house to the left and you get to a little chocolate factory. Directly underneath the house starts a lovely board walk along the river. Odemira is short drive away from the nearby beaches like Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujera en Odeceixe. The closest access to the ocean is Cabo de Sardão but within 30 minutes you can access over 10 beaches. Everything from secluded bays, to rugged cliffs and charming villages with restaurants serving some of the best seafood in Europe. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Bas K
Languages spoken:English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed August 20, 2020

This property over looks a major junction and the traffic noise is constant 24hrs a day, the road surface on the hill down to the 3 way junction doesn’t help. The house was not as clean as it could be considering we stayed there during...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Sunshine16827907340
Reviewed March 26, 2019

We spent a great week in Bas’s impressive house. No need to repeat the previous positive comments about this house and the local area which are absolutely accurate. Unique to this property which was particularly appreciated, was the plentiful supply of additional extras. There was...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Quest14567452688
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Lovely location overlooking the river. There is some traffic noise from the nearby bridge but this did not detract too much. The cottage has been kitted out with thought and sympathy to the property’s age. There was a drainage issue which was fixed by the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 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...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank JoergL47
Reviewed July 14, 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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Torston
Bastian K, VR Owner at Romantic riverside retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed July 31, 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...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Martyn G
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed in Odemira at the property for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. Very central location for the all the local attractions and fantastic house. To have your own house, with 2 gardens, overlooking the river was such a nice change from hotels. Really...More

Date of stay: June 2014
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Date of stay: September 2010
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

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Date of stay: September 2013
Reviewed July 21, 2018
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Date of stay: June 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Safe
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
About the area Coast/Beach 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 Golf 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. H...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Romantic riverside retreat

Romantic riverside retreat is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Romantic riverside retreat has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Romantic riverside retreat has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Romantic riverside retreat must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.