Monte Rei Santo – Holiday rental in Alentejo with private swimming pool

Monte do Rei Santo 
Self- catering 3 Bedroom country house in Alentejo, Portugal, for 6-9 people
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Large living room and dining room with fireplace
Private swimming pool, large gardens
Terrace and barbecue with a traditional Portuguese wood oven
Surface area: 200 m2; 5000 m2 private grounds

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Monte do Rei Santo – Surface area : 200m2

Monte do Rei Santo is located 8km from Arronches, it is the perfect place to relax with the family. It owes its name to the Capela do Rei Santo located on top of the hill where it is located.

It consists of a single floor and is perfect for a relaxing holiday. The house is in the middle of nature: the closest neighbor is 500m away.
The house, although modern, is built in the traditional Alentejo style and therefore very well insulated. Central heating in winter and portable fans in the summer provide comfort throughout the year.
‘Monte do Rei Santo’ has 3 bedrooms. Two of them have 2 double beds; the other bedroom has 1 double bed. The house has 2 bathrooms and there is plenty of storage space.

In its entirety it has 8 hectare, with cork oak and olive groves. It has 1hectare fenced around the family house, with diverse vegetation, including various types of flowers, oleanders, palm trees, pine trees, olive trees, cork oaks, fruit trees and garden. This combination creates a bright and peaceful atmosphere ideal for relaxation. The gardens are often described as a “green oasis”, standing out from the plains of Alentejo. On the terrace, next to the pool, ideal for ‘al fresco’ meals, there is a large table, a large outdoor sofa, barbecue and a traditional Portuguese wood-burning oven.

The pleasant living and dining areas are perfect for large or small families. They have windows and a large door, which can remain open during good weather because they have mosquito nets. In the living room there is also a fireplace to heat the room if necessary and a snooker table.

The fully equipped kitchen offers everything needed for cooking and includes a table for breakfast.

The ‘Monte do Rei Santo’ is the ideal place for any time of year, offering a huge range of activities: swimming in the pool, long walks, bird watching and on winter nights, roasting chestnuts by the fireplace. There are cave paintings nearby, (properly signposted) which is another point of interest. Also the proximity of Badajoz, Marvão or Castelo de Vide allows pleasant getaways.

The hot summer months can be enjoyed in the cool of the house, with a refreshing dip in the pool, or with a book in the shaded areas of the garden.

Note that Monte do Rei Santo is located within the São Mamede Natural Park. Guests are visited by small wild animals, which must be treated with all due respect, as they pose no danger, all local flora must be treated with equal consideration. We ask that you bring only excellent good memories and a desire to return!

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Amenities for Monte do Rei Santo

3 Bedrooms – sleeping arrangements
2 bedrooms with 2 double beds
1 bedroom with 1 double bed 
Baby cot on request

2 Bathrooms
1 spacious full bathroom with bidet
1 shower room with bidet

Living Area
Spacious living and dining area with comfortable seating for 9 people and fireplace

Fully equipped kitchen: 4 ring stove, freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine

Private swimming pool with security cover for children
Outdoor shower
Garden, terrace, 3 sun loungers, large outdoor sofa, barbecue and a traditional portuguese wood oven
Car parking area
Green gardens and huge private estate

Pet friendly, subject to a supplement of €50/week/pet
Iron, Ironing board, hairdryer

Central heating and fans
In order to encourage responsible usage of energy and water, energy consumption above €10 per day will be charged at cost

Bed linen and towels included in price
Cleaning twice a week included in price
Wi-fi internet access included in price
Upon additional payment: daily maid service; food shopping delivery can be ordered daily with the maid. Meal preparation. Baby-sitting (these services need to be arranged in advance)

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‘Monte Rei Santo’ is situated is Central Alentejo, not far from the Spanish border. Central Alentejo has some of the most breathtaking landscapes of Portugal. In this historic area you can discover a rural beauty and a rhythm of life differing from the rest of Europe. Portugal is famous for its wine, bull-fighting, shooting, horse-riding, and stunning scenery in the countryside. ‘Monte do Rei Santo’ is situated in the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede which offers many signposted walking itineraries.

This is the perfect place for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat; from nature lovers to stressed executives, the Alentejo offers a serene atmosphere for a well deserved break.

Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede
‘Monte do Rei Santo’ is situated in the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, a mountaneous area covered in greenery, with stunning views and exceptional walking tours.
In order to discover the many treasures of this protected area, the park proposes five pedestrian trails, where it is possible to appreciate the varied vegetation and observe rare birds of prey such as the vulture, kite or Bonelli eagle – the symbol of the Park.

Towns near the Villa
If you’re interested in archaeological heritage, make sure to visit the medieval towns of Castelo de Vide, Alegrete and Marvão or the city of Portalegre (30km away), the regional capital, that has many manor houses and convents which give it an aristocratic feel, and is also the headquarters of the Manufactura das Tapeçarias company, where many genuine works of tapestry art are produced.

The border with Spain is 2km away and the town of Badajoz is 1 hour away by motorway. The other side of the border Caceres and Seville are an easy day trip.

Ensopado de Borrego (Lamb Stew)

Enjoy the many tasty regional specialities including lamb stew, roasted baby goat, and desserts such as Boleima cake or Sericaia pudding with plums from Elvas.

Horse riding, shooting, trekking, bird watching, wine tasting, special guided tours and other activities can be organized for our guests. Short rides in hot water balloons in Portugal began in the Alentejo: it is an ideal region for this due to the vast plains that are suitable for take off and landing. Watching the sun rise amongst the mountains of the Alentejo whilst being lifted into the air in a wicker basket is an unforgettable experience. The views become more impressive, the air fresher and the atmosphere calmer. Please contact us for more information.

Getting there and around
Two hours flight from most European cities and seven from New York, the beautiful holiday villa is reached by car from Lisbon Airport in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
A car is essential for this holiday as there is no public transport to the house.
The village of Arronches is 9 km away and offers small restaurantes and some markets. Further afield, the town of Portalegre is 30km away and offers more serious entertainment: restaurants, shops, supermarkets and another facilities. Lisbon, with its culture and monuments, is 2.5 hours away.
The border with Spain is 2km away and the town of Badajoz is 1 hour away by motorway, with all facilities: restaurants, shops and more entertainment. Caceres and Seville are an easy day trip.

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Prices are quoted for up to 6 people. Add €100/week per additional person after 6 (Maximum 10 people)
During peak season: normal turnover day is Saturday and surcharge may apply for rentals of less than 2 weeks
Booking conditions: 20% minimum paid at time of booking, further 40% two months before arrival, and remaining balance on arrival
Security Deposit: €300, refundable at end of stay

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 11 reviews
 by Tiphaine
Recommend 100%!

This place is a heaven, calm, isolated, lovely and a great house with everything handy for a perfect holiday, esp. with kids. Everyone was so helpful during our stay, I would go back there again, 100%!

 by Ruth
Pour des vacances loin du bruit . Calme et repos garantie, maison tres fraiche , idéal en été

Pour des vacances loin du bruit . Calme et repos garantie, maison tres fraiche , idéal en été

 by Ula G.
Wonderful experience

A charming and cozy retreat for a relaxing holiday in the nature. We enjoyed greatly the beautiful garden and the well kept pool. The house has everything needed for a comfortable stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life and a great vibe of a home rather than just a holiday accommodation.

 by Marta Dias

Propriedade fantástica, num conceito muito tranquilo,convivência plena com campo, natureza e família.

Bastante acolhedor e exploratório.

Compartimentos espaçosos.

Excelente para quem pretende "desligar do mundo", visto que, rede telefónica é escassa e sem acesso internet.

Excelente experiência, a repetir.

 by Antonio E

Propiedad fantastica. Cuidada y equipada. Lugar amplio y cómodo en un entorno privilegiado. Estuvimos dos familias. Utilizamos la casa tanto para descansar como para recorrer la región (Elvas, Marvao, Évora). Para las dos cosas la ubicación fue perfecta. Muy recomendable.

 by Paula Couto
Sossego e tranquilidade

Local muito bonito e sossegado, contacto muito próximo com a natureza, casa e espaço envolvente muito acolhedor e familiar.

Ideal para descansar, estar em família e com os seus, longe de casa, mas em casa.

 by José Silva
Ideal para a familia

O Monte Rei Santo apresenta todas as condições para umas férias relaxantes com a familia.A propriedade é bastante grande, a piscina muito boa e o local extremamente sossegado.Os quartos são muito generosos e a cozinha encontra-se bem equipada.Os serviços de limpeza são impecáveis. A repetir muito em breve!!!

 by Carvalho Family
Ideal for kids

After getting used to the odour and the insects, the house is a nice place to stay. A lot a space (inside and outside) and tranquility. The only sounds are the goat's bells and a dog barking. The kids loved to explore the ground... Only thing, the pool had a strange color so the adults didn't go but it didn't bother the kids. Nice place, I recommend

 by Marcin
great house

Our family of 4 enjoyed the house and surroundings. House is specious and well equipped - only wahing machine might be added.

Very big swimming pool - however tiles were a little molded. Nice and well kept garden with lemon and orange trees. Peaceful and remote location - just what we were looking for. Nice and hospitable owners. Cleaning ang changing - great adavantage. No bags, spiders or mosquitos. Owerall our holiday was great!

 by Susana Pimentel
Amazing place

I went to Monte Rei Santo with some friends and we had a really nice time there. The house and environment are really nice. It was a very relaxing stay. The house is equipped with all you need to feel comfortable and cozy. I would recommend Monte Rei Santo to everyone who desires to connect with nature in a beautiful house in the countryside.

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