New in Cascais (near Lisbon): House of Wonders Restaurant serving amazing Middle Eastern & Mediterranean vegetarian cuisine & B&B offering 6 beautiful bedrooms in an elegant Villa with private pool
A few years ago, ‘House of Wonders’ opened a café/gallery with a lovely roof terrace in a 4-floor building, now a popular hang out place in Cascais. New is a restaurant offering Middle- Eastern and Mediterranean vegetarian cuisine and a unique located B&B.
Terrace House of Wonders Restaurant in Cascais: Middle- Eastern vegetarian dishes
The delicious Middle- Eastern vegetarian dishes are prepared by a cook originally from Syria. “I really love it to work in Restaurant ‘House of Wonders’ and to prepare the Middle Eastern dishes, including all the ingredients for a healthy lifestyle”. The Syrian cooking tradition is one of the oldest of the world. Dishes are full of hearty flavors and aromatic spices.
Syrian refugees, the Civil War & Cascais
There are 2 chefs de cuisine: Miguel (mediterranean food) and a Syrian refugee. His story is a very sad one: “I worked for an American company in Damascus. In 2010 the building was blown up by a missile. And then one day a Pickup car stopped outside our house, suddenly there was a machine- gun fire. I could rescue my wife and children, but my mother was killed…..”
“Then I realized I had to leave my country as soon as possible. Fortunately, I had some cash, and also gold jewelry. I found someone who brought us to Jordan. There, while waiting for better times to return to Syria, I got the chance to leave Jordan, and now I ended up in Portugal, in Cascais. The people here are very nice to us!”
Popular hang out place in Cascais – open 7 days a week from 10:00 – 24:00
House of Wonders’ rooftop overlooking the Bay of Cascais, is a very popular hang out place, offering a.o. breakfast, fresh and healthy dishes, vegetarian lunches, juices, salads, tapas, wine and cocktails. Free use of Wifi, there’s art and gifts, books and good music.
Bed & Breakfast House of Wonders Cascais: 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms (sleeps 12) & unique location
Cascais is a famous vacation spot, a former fishing village close to the beach. As a guest of B&B House of Wonders, you’ll find yourself in a unique location. The elegant and spacious villa offers 6 large bedrooms all with private bathroom. It has a living room with fire place and a large dining room, at this level direct access to the terrace and swimming pool.
House of Wonders Bed & Breakfast in Cascais & Dutch guests Ellie den Hartog and Gijs Reulen
It is also possible to rent the entire house with a minimum of 4 bedrooms. Website with all the information you need including pricelist and various options. House of Wonders Bed & Breakfast is located in a residential area on the borders of the beautiful Parque Palmela.
The historic center of Cascais, the boulevard, the beaches and the train station to Lisbon are within a 10 minute walk ( 30 min. by train to Cais do Sodré station Lisbon).
House of Wonders B&B Cascais: Esther Schenkel
Esther Schenkel: “I am born in the Netherlands where my professional life took me to Italy, Chile and Sint Maarten (Caribbean) where I worked and lived in the last 20 years. I then decided to move to Cascais, Portugal. Anna (Café Galeria House of Wonders) and I decided to join ventures and Bed & Breakfast House of Wonders was born”.
House of Wonders B&B Cascais: bedroom with private bathroom (from € 55 per night)
Esther: “I chose Cascais as my new home because of the pureness of life here, the people, the air, the friendliness, the food it’s all pure, and I simply love that. Plus having the Atlantic at one side and the mountains of Sintra on the other side gives Cascais a very peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. For me, it is the perfect place to be!”
Breakfast in House of Wonders B&B in Cascais: Esther Schenkel & an international group of guests