Hillside House Geres, Portugal

  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 500 nt
What we like about this property

A stunning architectural home in Portugal’s only national park, Gerês, this property stands dramatically on stilts overlooking the reservoir. Designed around nature, it has huge windows and terraces to make the most of its surroundings. A truly memorable holiday home in Portugal.

Description

If you’re looking for a holiday home in Portugal, this is one of those properties that makes your jaw drop a little. An architectural gem, created by Carlos Castanheira, it’s located on a hillside in the Gerês National Reserve with stunning views over the reservoir. It’s a large space, constructed from timber and glass, with even larger decks – perfect for three couples sharing.

The house is elevated from the ground by 52 timber pillars, and almost the entire structure of the house has been left exposed. Interiors are wide open with wooden floors and ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the whole building. With the views through the windows, there’s no need for decor, although there are occasional nods to the natural surroundings in the form of antlers and butterflies.

From the living room, guests have access to a large terrace with dining space, and for each of the three bedrooms there is access to a balcony at a slightly different level from the larger one. The house sleeps 8 guests – in one master with a king, and two rooms with singles and bunks. The large living area is divided by a central fireplace, and includes a sleek contemporary kitchen. 

The house is accessed by a bridge at the roof level, but it has a private boat dock too.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Air conditioning and heating, washer/dryer, free parking, cable TV, iron, hair dryer.

AROUND

The Peneda-Gerês National Park, known simply as Gerês, is the only national park in Portugal and it’s located in the Norte region, in the northwest of Portugal. There are several hiking trails leading to interesting spots like the castros at Castro Laboreiro and Calcedónia, and the monastery at Pitões das Júnias. The two most visited sites are the waterfalls near the old frontier station at Portela do Homem, and the Vilarinho das Furnas village.

LOCATION

Terras de Bouro, Gerês, Portugal. Nearest airports: Porto (1.15hrs), Braga (30min), Vigo (1.15hrs).

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Spring, summer and autumn

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Hillside House

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Quote Details

$260 x 4$1,040
Cleaning Fee$100
Pet Fee$140
TaxesNot included
TOTAL$1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
TOTAL (with Deposit)$1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed Type1 king; 2 singles, 1 bunk; 2 singles, 1 bunk
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 8 guests
InternetBy request, at extra cost
Kid FriendlySuitable for children
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewLake and mountains
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)€50
Sec. Deposit€500
Check-In4:00 PM
Check-Out11:59 AM
Cancellation30 days required
NotesReservation: 50% of total value of stay is payable
SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightlyMin StayAdditional
StandardJan 1Dec 31€5002 nights
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Reviews

5 Reviews

  • Kimberly Vital Brasil, December 29, 2018

    Our stay at Tiago’s house for Christmas was unforgettable. This is not an ordinary rental. It is a stunning home filled with magnificent collectibles and refined decor. The house itself is extremely comfortable with a gourmet kitchen and blankets for you to cuddle up in on the soft couches.

    The area is a bit remote and if it rains, a four well drive may be in order. This affords an air of exclusivity, with a beautiful view of the water. 

    The beds have lovely sheets and you will want for nothing while you are there. It is a piece of paradise and Tiago is a fantastic house. He is attentitive and very reponsive to any message or question.

    I highly recommend this unique property. 

    Kimberly Vital Brasil

    Lorena, Brazil

  • Laura, August 9, 2018

    Exceptional place, exemplary host

    Laura

  • Ben, May 10, 2018

    A magical place, a beautiful and original house, tastefully decorated, nestled in the greenery, a few steps from a small sandy beach and a pontoon from where you can go canoeing on the lake. Only the access is a little complicated, with steep slopes winding in the middle of the pine forest.

    Ben

  • Lili, July 17, 2017

    The house is a dream holiday house. Fantastic architecture and a magic location. Tiago is THE perfect host. He took care of every detail, gave good advice for visits and restaurants in the area. The National Park is a hidden secret in Portugal.

    Lili

  • Paul, May 14, 2017

    We stayed in this beautiful wooden home for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The house is beautifully built and very comfortably furnished, and nestled very privately in the trees. The nature of the Geres area is stunning, we really enjoyed wander around through the woods around the house and even went for a quick swim in the lovely river. Our host Tiago was very attentive and communicative and made sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable and more. We ate a delicious meal at the restaurant he recommended nearby, operated by friends of his who were also very kind and generous. We would love to stay here again if we have the opportunity!

    Paul

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