In the heart of the Natural Park of The South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast (southwest of Portugal) the house is located in the dunes of Bordeira beach (300m) and 1km from the village of Carrapateira.

The location our environmental awareness and the existence of clay soils in the region motivated us to build our house with this natural material. Low environmental impact and an excellent indoor atmosphere are the result. The thick walls (60cm) keep away the warmth of hot days in summer and the cold in winter. The high ceilings inclined in wood have good thermal insulation and also create a welcoming atmosphere.

The house is divided in our residence, the owners, and tourist accommodation. Although it is the same building the 2 areas are independent respecting the privacy of our guests but whenever necessary we are always available for support.


The sound of the waves gentle lull you to sleep

The casa Presente is an ecological building of clay and wood. The wooden ceilings on beams of the same material are very high and sloping. The finishes, such as paints and wood treatments, are also ecological and recommended for allergy sufferers. It’s a family-run business and the accommodation provided is composed of 3 double rooms and 1 family room for up to 4 people.

The rooms have independent entrances from the outside and access to common terrace and garden. The double rooms are composed by 2 beds, that we join or separate as requested, and measure ca. 15m2 + bathroom. The family room consists of 2 beds at ground level and 2 more in wooden gallery. This room has a foot height of 4.50m. All have private bathroom, en suite, silent fridge, heating and free wi-fi.

Breakfast service is available on the terrace. If weather does not allow, it will be served in the room.

Free Parking.

Restaurants accessible by foot.

Double rooms

Family room

Living room / dining area


Carrapateira, a small fishing village is located in the Natural Park of The South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast (southwest of Portugal).

Inserted in hills facing the Bordeira beach of stunning beauty, with extensive dune area and golden sand, 3kms long. The Carrapateira river that flows into this beach does a lagoon, a natural swimming pool ideal for children.

To the southwest of the village we find the magnificent beach of Amado much sought after by surfers. Between the two beaches there are a few kms of cliffs with several viewpoints that invite you to contemplate the immense blue and, at the end of the day, to the sunset over the sea.

The fauna and flora offer us unique and protected species in Europe.
Among many other species here you will find white storks that nest on the cliffs and catch sight of the rare fishing eagles.
Amongst a diverse flora the fragrance of thyme, rosemary, cistus palhinhae enhance and invade the senses in perfect harmony with the smell of the sea.

Ideal starting point for visiting the south coast as well as the interior of the Algarve. So close and so far from the mass tourism areas.

Places to visit

Carrapateira is an ideal starting point for discovering the Vicentine coast, the Alentejo coast and the south Algarve.

North of Carrapateira

Vicentine Coast with small fishing villages such as Arrifana 25kms, Monte Clérigo 22kms or Odeceixe 35kms where the river Seixe determines the border with the Alentejo.
Zambujeira do Mar 60kms, Vila Nova de Milfontes 75kms or Porto Covo 90kms are not to be missed.

South of Carrapateira

Discover and enjoy the many deserted beaches until St. Vincent Cape most southwestern point of Europe, 28kms.

In Sagres you can visit the fish market, dolphin watching, go diving, fishing among other activities, 20kms.

Lagos, 35kms, the nearest city among other activities offers the visit to spectacular caves only accessible by boat or canoes passing by small and impressive beaches. The Meia beach for its size and sand is ideal for the practice of various water sports.

The eastern end of the Algarve, such as Olhão, 115kms, and Tavira 130kms, and the small islands in the region are also an option for a day trip.

These are just some of the points of interest in the region because also the interior like, Monchique, 50kms, Caldas de Monchique thermal zone and Silves, 55kms, with traces of the Muslim occupation of which the castle is an example are excellent reasons for a day trip.


* Minimum stay 4 nights
The remaining months don’t have a minimum stay but for stays of only 1 night plus 5€
Children up to 3 or 4 years old, sharing a double room with 2 adults, daily rate of 10€. Baby cots are available.

Easter (the week preceding and following Easter Sunday) and from 23 December to 2 January applies the price of June

Booking and payment
The booking is confirmed upon reception of the reservation deposit; stays up to 3 nights the value of 1 day rate and stays longer than 3 nights: 30% of the total reservation amount. The remaining payment is at check-in.
In case of cancellation or partial use of the reservation there will be no refund of either the deposit or the unused period.


Estrada da praia
8670-230 Bordeira


Casa Bamboo is in transition to a new owner and new business name:
The new guesthouse name will be Casa Presente
Owned and operated by Carlin Quinn
Falamos português
Wir sprechen deutsch
We speak english
Hablamos español

Casa Presente is now accepting reservations from July 19th 2022 onward.

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To book please use the e-mail stated.