Serra Estrela

Juncais, Portugal
A Harmonious Synthesis Of Rustic Refinement

Linked to the tiny village of Juncais for many centuries, this historic property is a treasured family heirloom and was  restored as a tribute to the town and the region. Enlisting local talent, the owner worked with young designers to produce specially made pieces, with custom items designed by the project's architect Rodrigo Machado Soares.

Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals

Carved from local stone and handcrafted in the traditional country manor style, this pair of vacation homes for rent in Portugal speaks to the country's long-standing architectural traditions and rural lifestyle.

Aiming for a look and feel that reflected the property's mountainous, countryside location, the owner opted for a contrast in the design that also exudes contemporary comfort and sophistication, with a mix of mid-century, rustic, and antique pieces as well as oversized graphics and photographs with forest motifs to echo the wooded surroundings.

Composed of locally quarried granite stones, with high ceilings, hard wood floors and walls painted in the typical pastel colors of the romantic period, the humble rustic construction reveals more sophisticated interiors, recovered and reinterpreted to provide a genuine rural context with all of contemporary comforts and refinement for today.

Keeping the references to the romantic period, each space is washed with lime paints in pastel colors that convey a fresh but cocoon-like feel.

The expansive gardens were kept simple and natural with very subtle interventions. Winding paths were designed to connect the house to two granite decks and the pool area with large, century old olive, fig and cypress trees defining and shading the spaces, with spectacular Spring blooms blossoming each year.  

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Optional daily breakfast for €10 with optional lunch and dinner provided upon request 12 hours in advance (price not included).  Linen change every three days. Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, Castelbel bath amenities.  

 

AROUND

The rural Guarda and Beira regions of central Portugal are located under the Serra da Estrela in a remote section between the Douro and the Tejo rivers that stretches from the Atlantic Coast all the way to the Spanish border. Dotted with well preserved ancient villages and the highest mountain ranges in the country, it's a quieter, less-traveled area to explore and is famous for the Dao vineyards.

The village of Juncais is a tiny hamlet where the town square and fountain are still used by neighboring shepherds and serves as the heart and central congregation point for the town's festive celebrations. The historic city of Viseu is within a 30-minute drive where you'll find everything from Roman ruins, to medieval, Gothic and Baroque remnants of civilization.

Don't miss the centuries-old Sao Mateus Fair in August with artists, crafts, music and food that lasts for up to a month. The highest town in Portugal with fortifications dating back to the 12th century, the city of Guarda is a 30-minute drive and the medieval cities of Coimbra and Conímbriga with the most famous Roman ruins in Portugal, are a 90-minute drive. Other nearby treasures include the ancient atmosphere of the village of Celorico da Beira, with its impressive castle and solitary standing stone. The Atlantic coast is a one-hour drive west.  

 

LOCATION

Juncais, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (175km)  

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round. The property is located in the mountains and has a small ski resort close by.

 
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Serra Estrela
Juncais, Portugal
Serra Estrela
Juncais, Portugal
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
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Serra Estrela - Juncais, North Portugal, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela - Juncais, North Portugal, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela - Juncais, North Portugal, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela - Juncais, North Portugal, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela - Juncais, North Portugal, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela Loft, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela Loft, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
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Serra Estrela
Juncais, Portugal
Rural Sophistication

Linked to the tiny village of Juncais for many centuries, this historic property is a treasured family heirloom and was restored as a tribute to the town and the region. Enlisting local talent, the owner worked with young designers to produce specially made pieces, with custom items designed by the project's architect Rodrigo Machado Soares. 
The property is made up of two units - the main house (which sleeps up to 8 guests) and the loft (which sleeps 3 guests).


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Loft 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 3 Min 2 nights
from €130 /nt
Once the village teacher's house, it takes you over a century back in time, and has enough space for three guests, with a sofa bed, two living spaces, and a kitchen and dining area warmed by a wood-burning stove.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped (breakfast is available for an additional charge of €10 per guest, and additional meals are available on request)
Internet Wifi throughout
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type 1 King and 1 Single sofa bed
Kitchen Fully equipped (breakfast is available for an additional charge of €10 per guest, and additional meals are available on request)
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 3
Kid-Friendly
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 2:00 PM
Check-Out 12:00 PM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Breakfast is available for €10 per guest.
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House 4 Br 3 Ba Sleeps 8 Min 2 nights
from €200 /nt
This house sleeps 8 guests. The ground floor houses the kitchen and dining area and three double bedrooms, with a cozy fireside living space tucked into the upstairs eaves with room for eight. There’s a separate loft space with an extra sofa bed, two living spaces, and a kitchen and dining area warmed by a wood burning stove.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped (breakfast is available for an additional charge of €10 per guest, and additional meals are available on request)
Internet Wifi throughout
Bedrooms 4
Bed Type 3 Queen and 1 Double sofa bed
Kitchen Fully equipped (breakfast is available for an additional charge of €10 per guest, and additional meals are available on request)
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 8
Kid-Friendly
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 2:00 PM
Check-Out 12:00 PM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes An additional loft is available. It sleeps 3 guests in one king bed and one single sofa bed, and has one bathroom. Loft is €130 per night separately. Please inquire about renting it in addition to the house, or separately. In order to maintain the intimacy of guests, the loft will not be rented to a different group when the house is rented. Breakfast is available for €10 per guest.
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