Casas Caiadas • Evora, Portugal

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Casas CaiadasEvora, Portugal

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Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Houses
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 160/nt
What we like about this property

We love that these ancient watermills have been rescued from ruin and restored with such passion for their cultural significance and simple, rural style. Located in a remote and magical setting, it’s as if you’ve turned back time.

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Description

Just north of the UNESCO town of Evora in Portugal’s rural Alentejo, this cluster of ancient watermills lies in a remote and largely undiscovered region of peaceful countryside.

Named “Most Tasteful Renovation” in Monocle’s Travel Top 50 Awards for 2017 and featured in Wallpaper, Archilovers, Architizer and Archdaily among others, the property was discovered by a Lisbon based couple and restored in partnership with Portuguese architect Luís Pereira Miguel. An impulsive passion project, the property was designed as an homage to how people once lived and retains all of it’s original features.

Consisting of three original structures, there is a three-bedroom house with an en-suite master bedroom and two additional bedrooms with a shared bath, and a smaller house that includes one suite. The largest house has a terrace that connects to the swimming pool and offers a large living room and dining area, along with a fully equipped kitchen where breakfast is served daily.

Designed for hosting families, or groups, the property can accommodate up to eight guests and doubles as a hotel in low season. Carefully restoring the ancient structures to retain their authenticity, the ancient stone, timbered ceilings and whitewashed limestone appear much as they were when originally built, with subtle modern updates and amenities. Furnished with traditional handcrafted decor and a minimal aesthetic, the effect is simple, serene and charming. 

Surrounded by centennial olive trees, megalithic rock formations and a babbling stream, the property was intentionally kept slightly wild and natural and includes a beach-like swimming pool for cooling off in summer. When night falls, the visibility conditions are like no other place in the south of Europe for star gazing.    

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Breakfast served daily. Daily housekeeping and laundry facilities and bath amenities. Wifi (2G), stereo and player in the living room area. Bicycles for guest use. Security system and private parking. Private chef upon request (20€/person for additional meals).  

AROUND

This rural section of the Alentejo region is rich in history and culture and home to tranquil landscapes and many unique towns and castles of historical interest. The nearby village of Arraiolos with its narrow, neatly lined streets, whitewashed architecture and artisan shops is a charming example of authentic rural life while the walled town of Estremoz just a half hour east has long been the site of the Rossio Marquês de Pombalone, one of Portugal’s finest markets. The tiny walled village of Monsaraz is a sleepy hilltop town with commanding views of the nearby Alqueva Lake and a short drive south are  the fascinating and not-to-be-missed UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Evora and Elvas. The entire region is an important frontier district with remnants of both Moorish and late 16th century battlements and fortifications including the fascinating megalithic complex of Almendres Cromlech. Lisbon is just an hour drive to the west as are the beautiful Atlantic Coast and Comporta Beach.      

LOCATION Evora, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport (120km)  

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round. The lush green riverside environment/landscape and mild weather last from Autumn through Spring, turning gold and warm in Summer.

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Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms4 Bedrooms
Bed Type3 King, 1 Double (optional: 1 room with 2 single beds)
KitchenFully equipped plus with breakfast service daily (optional private chef)
Bathrooms4 Bathrooms
Accommodate8 Guests
InternetWifi in the living room area
Pet friendlyPets are welcome outside only
RatesRates start at €160 per night in low season. See Rates table.
Minimum Stay2 Nights
ViewBeautiful countryside views
Notes

€500 Security deposit required

 

**During the low season the property funtions as a boutique hotel, with maximum two families that will only share the social house and hotel service.

"Most Tasetful Renovation", first call on "design" category @Monocle Travel Top 50 - Awards

Rate Table

Rates are for 2 - 10 guests (possibly 12 for families with children)

 

 Casas Caiadas (casa caiada stone & social houses) 6 - 10 guests

Casa Caiada (independent house: 1 suite & 2 bedrooms)   2 - 6 guests Stone House       (independent house: 1 suite)2 guests Minimum Stay
Low Season: November to February Except Christmas and New Year's Eve 380 - 480 € 180 - 280 € 160 - 200 € 2 days
         Spring / Late Summer:             March to June 15th. September 16th to October 31st 420 - 500 € 200 - 320 € 180 - 220 € 3 days
                High Season:                   From June 16th to September 15th. Christmas a New Year's Eve 3200 - 3600 €     1 week

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7 Reviews

  • Daniele, September 20, 2016

    Dear Mario, Thanks again for being such a great host and a big
    congratulations to you for creating such a beautiful place, in such a
    beautiful area. We were very happy in Casas Caiadas and enjoyed
    shooting along those straight roads to see Alentejo’s secret
    treasures. We’re hooked!
    Looking forward to coming back when the turtles swim!
    With thanks,
    Daniele

    Daniele

    Switzerland

  • Darlene Jacobs, April 20, 2016

    Casas Caiadas was the best part of our visit to Portugal.

    The complex, is gorgeous and secluded. You feel like you are in your own world. Mario met us in the nearest town and escorted us to the Casas Caiadas. He gave us a tour and made sure we were comfortable. We were able to contact Mario with any questions and he always replied immediately. There are 4 bedrooms split between two buildings and another building that houses the family room, dining room, and kitchen. There is a beautiful pool, 2 bicycles, and great outdoor seating area. The interior design of all the buildings is gorgeous and it feels very luxurious while still being extremely comfortable. You can feel the love Mario and his wife put into Casas Caiadas through all the little details- perfectly placed antiques, custom made local rugs and great art. Claudia came and made breakfast for us and we paid extra to have her come and cook us dinner twice and lunch once. It was all excellent, the best food we had while in Portugal! And she was able to work around my dairy-free diet! Casas Caiadas is truly a special place. We didn’t want to leave and definitely want to come back and stay for a longer visit. Don’t hesitate. We were able to make day trips to Evora and Monsaraz but our favorite thing to do was hang out and enjoy Casas Caiadas!

    Darlene Jacobs

    LA, US

  • Chelsey & Donald Tetto, October 18, 2015

    Our experience at Casas Caiadas was amazing! Mario was an amazing host, and the houses are incredible — beautifully restored and designed with a distinct level of taste, and set in the gorgeous region of Evora. We felt very welcomed and comfortable throughout our stay. We arranged several meals to be prepared there at the house — highly recommend doing this! Claudia, the housekeeper prepared delicious meals typical of the region and we were able to select top-shelf wines from Mario’s collection. We spent our days by the pool taking in the breathtaking countryside views and nights by the fire and stargazing. The entire experience was beautiful, and we hope to return again soon!

    Chelsey & Donald Tetto

    NYC, US

  • Thierry, September 26, 2015

    We spend a wonderful time. The property is exceptional , the 3 different villas are beautiful you get your own privacy and you share good moments in the main villa Mario and his wife did a great job // furniture, renovation and services are great And last but not least , swimming pool brings a fresh spot in the Alentejo landscape. We recomand to try our best experience in Portugal. Thierry

    Thierry

    Brussels, Belgium

  • F Lupi, August 16, 2015

    Excellent! It stands out on quality, quitness and true modern Alentejo style! Owners spare no effort on making sure the experience they sell is unforgetable. Rooms are at na impressive standard of quality. One can very easily Forget time on a place like this.

    F Lupi

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Jean Etienne Gadret, July 25, 2015

    This house is a secluded haven of peace in heart of Alentejo. It is decorated with a lot of taste Mario greeted us warmly and makes sure we really enjoy the stay I am sure Mario’s project with this house will be succesfull

    Jean Etienne Gadret

    Vincennes, France

  • Koen, June 20, 2015

    The place to stay if you want to wind down and have a relaxing quality holiday. absolute peace and quiet; great breakfast prepared every morning; smooth and flexible contact; comfortable beds…love it!

    Koen

    Brussels, Belgium

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