At The Base of Serra d'Estrela

Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal
Serra Estrela House, Juncais, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 200 nt
Rural Sophistication

Carved from local stone and handcrafted in the traditional country manor style, this vacation home for rent in Portugal is a treasured family heirloom that speaks to the country’s long-standing architectural traditions and rural lifestyle.

Linked to the tiny village of Juncais for many centuries, the owner acquired the historic home some years ago, restoring it 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.

Aiming for a look and feel that reflected the house’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.

Come live in this house, surrounded by an extensive garden of olive trees, cypresses and fig trees, in an harmonious synthesis between rustic and design, bright days of deep relaxation and cultural, oenological and gastronomic discovery.

This house sleeps 8 guests. There is an additional loft attached that sleeps 3 further guests. They can be booked together or individually. In order to maintain the intimacy of guests, the loft will not be rented to a different group when the house is rented.

Description

Nestled at the base of the country’s highest peak, this vacation home for rent in Portugal, once the village teacher’s house, takes you over a century back in time.

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 home’s 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. 

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. 

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 thirty 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 thirty 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 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
  • 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

from 200 to 260 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not 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 Type3 Queen and 1 Double sofa bed
KitchenFully equipped (breakfast is available for an additional charge of €10 per guest, and additional meals are available on request)
Bathrooms3 en-suite bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 8 guests (11 total with additional loft)
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet friendlyNo
ViewCountryside views
Rates
Additional Guests€15 per person / per night above 4
Check-In2:00 PM
Check-Out12:00 PM
CancellationMinimum 30 day notice if cancelling
NotesAn 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.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay Additional
July and AugustJul 1Aug 31€2003 Nights
September to JuneSep 1Jun 30€2002 nights
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