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Maria responded to our emails quickly; she made excellent arrangements with her property manager to orient us to the apt. Milfontes is a great beach location—weather was awesome and the Atlantic beach coast is scenic and clean. We were happy to be the only guests using a shared patio and we ate all our meals right outside our door. It would be tight in the patio area if the other 2 units were also rented—but still great value.
We really loved staying in Juan and Taina’s home this spring. The house is small and charming, 3 stories connected by a spiral staircase, and is equipped with everything we needed. The upstairs terrace gave a nice view of the river. We were even able to build a fire when it was chilly. And, Juan let us use a space in a garage close to the house.
Juan left us with lots of recommendations which were good and accurate. We went to several of the restaurants and liked them all, especially Picatapa, owned by Reuben, a wine enthusiast, and the family run Doce Paparoca (homemade chicken tarts, cakes and sandwiches to eat there or take for a picnic- also their rooftop area for morning coffee!)
There is a lot to do in the area, from the beaches within walking distance, to inland villages and the amazing walks along the coast. It is also not too far to drive down to the south coast. We squeezed in a canoe trip also, up the river with the incoming tide which was a lot of fun.
All in all , we had a great time in Milfontes!