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The cottage's kitchen is fully equipped, with hand-painted azulejos, new Ikea oven and dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, and even an electric citrus juicer.
Living room, with sleeper sofa.
Farm stay

The Bread-Oven Cottage

Miranda User Profile

The Bread-Oven Cottage

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Quick responses12 recent guests said this host responded quickly.
Great communication100% of recent guests gave this host a 5-star rating for communication.
Great value100% of recent guests gave this home’s value a 5-star rating.

Perched on a hill on a quinta once owned by Dominican monks, the cottage is a tranquil base for exploring the Alentejo countryside, convenient for many delightful day-trip destinations (see "The Neighborhood"). Closer to home, relax by the pool, stroll in the 15-hectare olive grove, grill on the patio, or wander around the lovely World Heritage fortress town of Elvas, a few minutes away.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


72 Reviews

Cheryl User Profile
June 2017
It is a little difficult to enlarge on all the fabulous reviews. We are two women travelling around Portugal and had the good fortune to stay at Miranda's place. We had an amazing time and did not want to leave. The accommodation is great, we could not fault it. The joy of this…
Greg User Profile
October 2016
Krista and Miranda were fantastic hosts and were very helpful. The AirBnB is very modern and well appointed. The location feels quite rural, but is really quite close to town.
Bernadette User Profile
May 2016
Staying at the quinta was a fabulous experience. It provided a perfect base for exploring the charming town of Elvas and for day trips to fairytale villages like Marvao. The cottage was extremely comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Miranda and Krister left thoug…
Miranda User Profile
Response from Miranda:
We just wish we could have been around for more of your visit—it was so great to hear how you enjoyed the wildflowers in the olival. Happy travels!
May 2016
Jamie User Profile
July 2018
The location is perfect! Miranda and Krister made us feel very welcome. Fresh fruit from the trees in the orchard was amazing, the views from the top of the well house are to die for and the pool is the best place to relax in the sun! I’ve never had such a peaceful, relaxing holi…
Antonella User Profile
July 2018
The Bread Oven Cottage is a delightful place in the countryside. It is very serene and relaxing and a great place to spend a holiday. Miranda and Krister are lovely; very thoughtful and giving all sorts of information about the cottage and about where to go and what to do in the …
Ann User Profile
July 2018
This is a gem of a place. Everything matched or exceeded our expectations - and the bar was set high from the previous reviews! Friendly hosts with a warm welcome, beautiful location, lovely clean swimming pool, and the Quinta itself was fascinating. Miranda & Krister are restori…
Aldo User Profile
June 2018
We’ve had a wonderful stay at Miranda and Krister. The cottage was of perfect size, with a great kitchen. Basically everything in and around the house we were allowed to use or take, such as all kinds of fresh vegetables and fruit from their huge garden, eggs from the chickens, t…

Hosted by Miranda

Elvas, PortugalJoined in May 2014
Miranda User Profile
77 Reviews
Miranda is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a freelance book editor, and my husband Krister works as a book designer and indexer as well as renovating the quinta and managing our large olival (olive grove). We moved here in June 2015 from a farm in Virginia, and though renovating the quinta and the gardens, orange gro…
Languages: English, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About the home
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Krister helps host.

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