Casa Serena - Off Grid Eco Luxury! – Home 6559428 House
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
Casa Serena - Off Grid Eco Luxury! – Home 6559428
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- 2 nights min stay
House / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Swimming pool
- Not suitable for children
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Private fishing lake or river
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 03 Jun 2017
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This House has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 May 2015. Located in Viseu District, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £465.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Jun 2017.
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– based on 6 reviews
- Very Good
Our partner and I spent a week of bliss at Casa Serena. It was just what we wanted - somewhere to stop and utterly unwind. Yes there is a lot of things we could have done in the area, but to be honest we loved just spending the holiday reading books and looking at that view. It feels gloriously remote and yet a short drive away and you're back in some beautiful villages. A number of things made this holiday really special - the owners (Michael and Mary) - fantastic hosts, lovely people, the view from the house (watching the kites flying across the valley), the river to swim in, cheap but good wine! I could go on. A 'must' is hiring a bike from Peter and he'll taxi you up to Viseu (about 30 miles away) and then cycling back along the Ecopiste cycle trail - 30 miles of gentle downhill cycling through spectacular scenery and diving into the river towards the end. Absolutely fabulous. We will be back!
Owner's reply: Dear Frances, thank you so very much for your lovely words and for taking the time to leave us a review! The pleasure when guests arrive and immerse themselves in the environment in the way that you did is immense. We do hope you return one day. You were wonderful guests!
“..Heaven on Earth”
We are a couple who have just come back from a 10 day stay at Casa Serena. We would love to keep it a secret but the owners are so lovely that we could not do that to them! To us, Casa Serena is heaven on earth! There is a deep energy in the valley surrounding it that brings peace to the soul. When you are there, time slows and the frantic hum-drum of life disappears. If you allow the magic of its beauty to envelop you, you will find deep peace there. Casa Serena is a place to find your roots, to meditate, to understand how to be in harmony with nature, rather than trying to tame it. If you seek to heal your inner self, to feel the land and it’s inherent energy, if you want to swim in the river where the natural beauty of Portugal surrounds you, then sit quietly on the bank and watch the fish jump for flies and see the dragonflies skim across the water, or, if you are lucky, catch an otter playing in the sun, then Casa Serena is the perfect place for you. Quinta owners Michael and Mary are truly beautiful people. You have only to ask and they will do the best they can to help. To us they felt like kindred souls. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the kindness they showed us. We have fallen deeply in love with Casa Serena and will return to it again and again!
Owner's reply: Wow! What a wonderful review - We are so happy that you had such an amazing time at Casa Serena and you have captured the place so magically with your words! We certainly look forward to welcoming you again in the future and in the meantime wish you nothing but happy adventures and good fortune!
The nature of Portugal is breathtaking, and this part of the country is especially unspoilt and beautiful. The exquisitely pretty Casa do Sobreiro guarantees undisturbed peace and quiet, an ideal place to enjoy the serenity of the natural environment. The river Dao is just on the doorstep, with its lovely bathing areas (the water is tepid). The Ecopista is just a short walk away and bicycles can be hired from Quinta da Abelenda, about 20 minutes' drive away, for 10 Euros/day (15 Euros for a mountain bike, but you don't need one on the smoothly surfaced Ecopista). It's the loveliest cycle track we've ever explored, with the added advantage that you have no sense of climbing uphill on the way to Viseu and yet the journey back is mostly downhill, requiring almost no pedalling! We had an absolutely lovely 10 days here and didn't want to come home at the end of it -- the sign of a truly perfect holiday. We had no access to internet during our stay, but soon found we didn't actually care.
Owner's reply: Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful review! It is wonderful to see your photographs of the area, it is always so inspiring to see surroundings from somebody else's perspective... Kind regards, M&M. x
“An incredible experience on many levels. Natural, relaxing and unforgettable.”
We have just returned from a heavenly stay at Casa do Sobreiro, a beautiful location and gorgeous property - exactly what we needed! The owners are lovely and welcoming, providing us with freshly laid eggs for our breakfast each morning! We sat outside and enjoyed many meals on the terrace at the front, next to the beautiful plunge pool watching the sun go down. The Ecopista was an amazing feature to have on the doorstep, we took the bikes out each day and enjoyed the car free track for several kilometres marvelling at the stunning scenery and landscapes along the way. The private river beach was wonderful spot for picnic lunches and natural swimming and we were astonished to spot a kingfisher one lunchtime. One of the highlights of our trip was the onsite massage that Mary helpfully arranged for us on the last day of our stay. Unforgettable! An amazing experience on many different levels and we hope to come back later in the summer for more. Thank you!
Owner's reply: Thank you Jack! You were wonderful guests and we are overjoyed to read your review and know what a great time you had here. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes! M&M
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