A Unique Location

No nearby neighbors. The property is nestled between the mountain and the sea, with no other houses nearby. It is completely surrounded by nature - trees, bushes, rocks, and the sandy beach to the front. There is no better place to relax, read a book, and spend some tranquil days.

Experience a hidden treasure

Private and Direct Beach Access

The property has direct access to the beach below with a beautiful staircase carved on the mountainside. The stairs are decorated with stones and shells from the beach, and lovely maritime ropes and fences make up the way down. The nearest access to this beach below has to be made walking from the nearest village of Murtinheira (20min), so it is very likely to have the beach just to yourself!

Unique Views

These are probably amongst the best ocean views in the world. The property is situated on a cape (Cabo Mondego), so you have a +180º of Seaview around you. The ocean is so captivating that we sometimes forget to look at the amazing rock formations the mountain also has to offer.

The barbecue and exterior dining area features a large table and benches for up to 12 people, creating an environment suited for meals, relaxation, or social gatherings. The expansive garden and the layout of the terraces provide ample opportunity for sunbathing. For culinary activities, there is a barbecue station with a sink, facilitating outdoor cooking and food preparation.

BBQ & Exterior Dining Area

Where are we?

Our paradise is near the town of Figueira da Foz, in the center of Portugal. By car, here are some time references:

Lisbon - 2 hours

Porto/Viseu - 1h30 hours

Aveiro/Coimbra - 45 minutes

Madrid - 6 hours

Salamanca - 3h30

Vigo - 3h00

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Main House

The Cottage

  • Price starting at 390€/night

  • Perfect for groups - up to 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

  • Living room, fireplace lounge and ocean balcony

  • Kitchen and dining room

  • Terrace with barbecue and exterior dining area

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  • Price starting at 220€/night

  • Perfect for couples - up to 5 guests

  • 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom

  • Living room w/ fireplace, kitchen & dining area

  • Amazing wooden deck with beach and ocean view

  • Available soon

Casa dos Cogumelos, also known in English as the "Mushroom House", is gracefully situated in the tranquil locale of Murtinheira, between the villages of Quiaios and Buarcos, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, offering its visitors an oasis of tranquility and harmony.

Positioned directly facing the sea, the property showcases a breathtaking landscape that spans both the expansive sea and the majestic Serra da Boa Viagem. This haven also ensures exclusive and private access to the Murtinheira beach, heightening the serene experience for its guests.

Built in the 1960s, this beachside residence has borne witness to innumerable sunrises and sunsets, serving as the keeper of stories, laughter, and cherished memories spanning generations.

Inspired Architecture:

Influenced by the traditional houses of the former Portuguese Guinea in Africa, the Casa dos Cogumelos reflects a synthesis of cultural harmony and architectural artistry. Its distinct character and design philosophy shines through in every detail.

A Tapestry of Memories:

Having become a part of our family legacy in the 1970s, the Casa dos Cogumelos has been the setting for decades of family gatherings, festive celebrations, weddings, and countless moments of joy and reflection. The walls of this cherished dwelling resonate with the history of a lineage that deeply values unity and shared memories.

Behind the Name:

"Casa dos Cogumelos" or "Mushroom House" is more than just a name; it symbolizes an essence. In the way a mushroom provides shelter and sustenance, the Casa dos Cogumelos has been a pillar of support and a sanctuary of solace for our family over the years. Encompassing this ethos, the house features six unique, interconnected 'mushrooms' — each with its distinct function and identity.

Discover this Legacy:

Delve into the rich architectural tapestry of the Casa dos Cogumelos. Every corner, nook, and stone within its bounds has a precious story waiting to unfold.