The comfort of a hotel and the feeling of home
Have the most amazing time at Milu Guesthouse, perfectly located, close to the best surf spots in the world.
Located in the little village of Ferrel, just off the coastline of Baleal. Casa Milu is a beautiful Portuguese villa converted into a Guesthouse for the free-spirited. Everything about Casa Milu is designed to remind you of the sun, sea and sand. From its big picture windows that welcome sunshine to its bright, airy interiors that make you feel connected to its green surroundings – Milu transports you into a world of mindful, slow travel. It brings you closer to nature and reminds you of the simple joys in life. You will wake up to clean forest air, the sound of birdsong and warm Portuguese breeze during summer months. During the colder months, you will be able to snuggle in front of the fireplace under a cozy blanket and still enjoy the sunshine in every part of the house.
Our home lets you seamlessly go into zen mode and enjoy your vacation to the fullest. For guests working remotely, we have all the amenities to help you boost your productivity – from fast WiFi, dedicated desk or shared workstations to the free coffee machine. Not to forget the cozy reading nook next to the fireplace, where you can enjoy your well-deserved beer after work or surfing. Outside, Milu invites you to play – with a large terrace by the pool, a corner reminding you of Morocco with its carpets and seat cushions, lounge chairs overlooking the pool and a barbecue area where we host dinner parties.
So, come and reconnect with yourself!
welcome to our GUESTHOUSE
Milu’s rooms are bohemian, minimalistic, spacious, bright and airy. The Mediterranean white walls, the high arches and the earthen yet sustainable decorations in all our rooms will make you feel relaxed, mindful and put you in a zen state of mind.
Our five ensuite rooms range from hostel-style dorm beds to private rooms with luxurious king-sized beds and forest views. Each room comes with its own wardrobe, storage and seating space. Our well-appointed bathrooms have hot water running around the clock.
The bubble you never want to leave
Ferrel / Baleal / Peniche
Ferrel holds a very special place in our hearts. Ferrel is a small town (cidade) located in the Leiria municipality on the central-western coast of Portugal. Lush and green through the year, it is well-connected to the beach towns of Baleal and Peniche. Within 5 mins by car or 30 mins on foot you can reach the surf spots of Baleal. Those of you with 20/20 vision will be able to simultaneously overview and assess four surf spots from this one beach!
Ferrel is a small yet very welcoming and tightly-knit surf community. More than half the residents in this town are people who came across Ferrel during their travels and the beauty of this place hooked them to put their roots down here. The founders of Casa Milu have a similar story to tell, so do ask them about their journey to Ferrel!
If you want to feel at home in Ferrel, you do as the locals do. Surf during daylight hours, run local businesses or work remotely through the week and spend time socializing at the local cafes and bars in the evening. You will definitely bump into familiar faces when ordering your morning pastel de nata, enjoy great local wine and engage in interesting conversations during your stay here.
If on any given day you do not feel like surfing or indulging in any of the other experiences or activities we have to offer, you have kilometers of beautiful Portuguese coastline to walk, hike and explore. From hidden coves to tiny wooden bridges suspended between two rocks in the middle of the ocean, come ask us for a list of the most Instagrammable spots in the Peniche region!
Surfing is a way of life in this part of Portugal and we highly encourage you to try it at least once. We work with one of the best local surf schools and instructors to offer personalized surfing lessons. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced enough to surf the mega waves at Supertubos (15 mins away, where the World Surf Championships happen every year) we have classes and rentals to suit everyone.
You can choose from private surf lessons or small group lessons (maximum 5 surfers per coach). Your coaches will deliver the best experience by focusing on your level, adapting their instructions to your natural style and can complement your learning with video analysis and surf-skate lessons.
Your surf lessons will include transfer to and from the beach and surfboard and wetsuit rental if you do not wish to bring your own.
If you have mastered surfing, we also offer lessons for kite-surfing, wing-foil, Yoga … the list goes on.
We are not a guesthouse that only offers beds; we also offer our guests all kinds of day and week activities. For example, would you like to participate in our Sunday Yoga Brunch & Surf, be part of a lying-down concert, ecstatic dance night, or a magical cacao ceremony? Click here for more information and dates.