Casa do Rio - Countryside Villa

Homestay in Arranhó - Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal

About the Homestay

Nature Rustic
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

My house is a re-built from a 1900 Portuguese isolated rural house that I, and my husband, re-design with our humble skills. It rises in a quite and peaceful place near Lisboa (35km) within a Natural, Wine and Rural Reserve. Now, I will be pleased to share my house, in spring and summer time, with people who loves nature, animals and peaceful places and I want to share experiences. I like my Country and, more or less, I know many beautiful places and I can advise people. I love to share my passion to good literature, science, nature and music (I'm doing a Phd in Neuromusicology). I'm a Psychotherapist and I work in Lisbon. I live in the house alone (I've lost my husband meanwhile) during all year and when the weather allows (I mean: springtime and summer time, mainly )I usually share it with people who want to know the country and rest in a quite and peaceful place. My job is to assist and help those people in their stay here and in their travel plans around here or in the Country, even pick up them to the Airport some times. I was born in Cascais, a famous beach village and I live in here since 2004, near Arruda dos Vinhos, a Wine and Rural little village. Arruda stays between Cascais, Sintra, Lisbon, Estoril and the West coast (Óbidos, Mafra, Foz do Arelho, Foz do Lisandro, Alcobaça, Batalha, Leiria, Tomar), places full of historical heritage.


2 Dogs, 5 Cats

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets Indoor
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 4 nights

Maximum stay is for 29 nights

Available for given dates

2 rooms for a family or friends - max 5 people
From 95 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 5

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
2 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

I just rent the whole house; it's not a room rentals. So, can stay here 1 to 5 persons for the price stated.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
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About the Area

Our house is located in a isolate place, in a Natural, Rural and Wine Park, near de Village of Arruda dos Vinhos, Lisbon District. There are wild animals (foxes, deers, rabbits, riders, frogs, owls, eagles, hawks, blackbirds, nightingales, cucus, goldfinches, hoopoes, finches, and others birds). It's also a wine Area with extensive wine fields. No cars in here, just rural machines. It's a beautiful place to ride bicycle, dressage and foot walks. No public transportation also. The nearest little village it's 2 km away and main Village it's 8 kms away. The closest city it's 17 km away: Alverca do Ribatejo where one can go by train (or bus) to Lisbon (20 minutes) and other places.


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

I just rent the whole house; it's not a room rentals. So, can stay here 1 to 5 persons for the price of a room. People must understand that must pay the material they broke or so. They can enter and go as they wish, and, if they have no car, they must accept my ride and accept my schedule and leaving/coming hours. There are dogs and cats in this house who enters and go out freely. They are all gentle and humans friendly (but one of my dogs don't like other dogs). If people don't like animals, it's not the right place for them. This is a Natural wild place: loud noise it's not allowed. People who are not Nature-friends, are not welcome. People can smoke only in the garden.
I'll do all the cleanings (but a lithe help it's always welcome, if people wants, of course! It's not a imposition/coersive rule).
Living together (even for a few days) is an art; for that, people must respect the space and the others timing and personal way of been.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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