The Rua Direita Carvalhal Residence

comporta, portugal
3 bedroom - 1 bath
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€280 - €360 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

An art-filled, contemporary pad with a private pool in the center of laid-back Carvalhal, with boutiques, restaurants and a gorgeous beach a short walk/bike ride away. It sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. Ideally located for those in search of a hassle-free vacation, there’s no need for a car with everything you need on the doorstep. The village punches above its weight when it comes to foodie approved restaurants, artsy boutiques and beautiful coast with Praia do Carvalhal's trendy beach cafes and surf shops under 10 minutes by bike. For downtime, the residence offers a relaxed but social base with an open plan kitchen/living/dining room opening out onto a spacious terrace with alfresco dining, a BBQ, summer kitchen and a pool. The garden is fully fenced so parents can relax while the kids play. The roomy primary bedroom has its own terrace access for enjoying a moment’s peace with a morning coffee, or nightcap. There’s a third double bedroom in the loft which could suit families travelling with an Au Pair.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will love this relaxed beach style pad with its dreamy pastels, bold stripes and fun decor. The shallow pool is ideal for younger ones still learning to swim with ample room to splash about in, and no deep end to contend with. The surrounding terrace has space to play, and there’s a BBQ for alfresco cook outs. Kids interested in food can help select fresh, local ingredients from the local village stores. There is horse riding on offer locally, and bike rental available for a fun way to explore the area. Nearby Praia do Carvalhal, an easy cycle away, is particularly suitable for families being sandy and shallow with bohemian style beach cafes. For older kids and teens into surfing, there are nearby surf shacks with board rental to make the most of the infamous Atlantic waves. For wildlife enthusiasts, there are regular boat trips along the nearby Sado nature reserve and estuary, a known dolphin hangout.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights in July and August; 3 nights from October – June. Public parking is available outside the property. Please note that the pool is ungated so younger ones should be supervised around it. The third bedroom is in the loft which has low eaves on and is accessible via a steep loft staircase, so won’t be suitable for everyone. There is WiFi throughout the property. All the interior rooms are air conditioned except for the third 'loft' bedroom. There are 2 outdoor showers at the property for easy sand removal after the beach. Baby cribs and highchairs are available upon request for an additional fee.

About the Location

The residence is located in the center of Carvalhal, a relaxed village in the wild and beautiful Alentejo region with shops and restaurants walking distance from the property. Conveniently situated between Comporta (16 minutes’ drive) and Melides (20 minutes), the area is celebrated for its peaceful, sandy coastlines and pristine natural beauty. Rice paddies, estuaries, pine forests and artsy villages characterize the area, attracting designers and architects to the region. Comporta has become a hip location with restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques with unique handmade clothes to explore, as well as beautiful Praia do Comporta. The closest beach to the residence is Praia do Carvalhal with its relaxed, bohemian beach cafes and surf shacks, under 10 minutes away by bike or 2 minutes by car. Fly into Lisbon International Airport (1 hour, 20 mins by car).

Accommodation Details

The residence has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom set over 2 floors. Most of the residence is located on the ground floor with the main living area comprising of an open plan kitchen/living and dining space. The chic, modern kitchen is fully-equipped with a dishwasher, double oven, and breakfast bar seating 2. There’s a separate dining table seating up to 4 and a cozy living area with a sofa, chairs and coffee table. Glass doors open directly out to an alfresco dining area shaded by a pergola with a dining table for 4, a summer kitchen and a BBQ. A little further along is a pool and a patio garden with double deck chair, 2 outdoor showers and additional table and bench seating. The primary and second bedrooms are also both on the ground floor; the primary has a double bed and the second a single bed with a pull out trundle bed, also single. Both have glass doors with terrace access. The main bathroom is just off the hallway and has a large walk-in shower and a double sink. The third ‘loft’ bedroom has a double bed and is accessible via a steep staircase and loft hatch. This room does not have air conditioning so the property is best suited to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children, who can all sleep on the lower level.

Style Notes

Dreamy beach vibes. This artfully designed residence is chic and contemporary with whitewashed walls, concrete style floor slabs and warm pastels creating a cool, coastal vibe. Glass doors flood in natural light, and bright pops of color are introduced with bold striped textiles, patterned rugs, chic kitchen units and handpicked art pieces adding character and texture. Outside, beach pad vibes continue with palm trees, pebbles and wooden slat boards set alongside a white washed patio and plunge pool. Wooden pergolas provide striking lines of shade, complimented by striped deckchairs, creating the perfect space to sit back and relax. We love the locally inspired sculptures and artworks dotted around, from the driftwood/glass coffee table and statement ceramics to the beach scene-setting photography.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Tinne M.
Member since March 06, 2023
A service concept for expat holiday home owners in the greater Melides area.

Comporta, Portugal

Barefoot and carefree

Barefoot, carefree and very, very chic, Comporta is one of Europe’s most desirable beach spots. In the wild and unspoilt Alentejo area of Portugal, 120km south of Lisbon, it attracts artists, a-listers and surfers to its emerald sea and endless sands. Play in the ocean, build sandcastles and eat fresh fish from roadside stalls as part of a glamorous, relaxing stay in this unspoilt hideaway.