Santa Cruz Surfhouse

Surf in style!






Our rooms

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Kelly Slater

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Our house, your stay

Our house, your stay! We strive to make you feel at home. Our house is built in “traditional” Portuguese style (Alentejo) and you have a choice out of two suites with private bathroom and two double rooms with shared bathroom. All furniture is inspired by legends from the past and present, like Greg Noll and Kelly Slater. You also have the option to book a bed in the shared room.

Inside there are two communal areas (on the first and second floor) with pool billiards, Wi-Fi, TV, books and a balcony with bean bags on which you can enjoy the last bits of sun. Outside there is a large terrace where we eat and you can relax. We also serve a drink here all day, because you must not forget to hydrate while tanning. From the terrace you have a view of the swimming pool and the fantastic garden with various (fruit) trees and plants. At the very back of the garden you will find our chickens, who take care of the daily fresh eggs and take care of the organic waste.

A delicious breakfast is included with your stay. We serve this with fresh bread from our local padaria and fruit directly from our garden. We also have a small lunch menu and we offer the possibility to eat with us in the evening. Dinner can vary from a Sri Lankan or Thai curry, Greek or an nice BBQ and everything in between. Everything of course also for the vegetarians or the vegans.

Of course we provide surfing lessons or, for the more advanced surfers, visiting the many beautiful surf spots in our area. You also have to be with us for organizing trips and organizing cozy evenings by the campfire.

“Surf in style” our motto to make your holiday the best! Our “style” could become your style… 


Our story

The idea of ​​opening a surfhouse came about fifteen years ago when Jack saw his surfing skills during a few weeks of vacation a year, would never be as he wanted. For that you have to live by the sea! That wish has now become reality. We have specifically chosen to settle here because of its location, between Peniche and Ericeira, two surfing giants with dozens of surf spots. Santa Cruz itself is also a beautiful, quiet and picturesque village and has several fantastic surf spots, where even in the summer the line-up is not too busy.

Jack has always been engaged in water sports since his childhood, he has been on the water since childhood. Water skiing was replaced by wakeboarding and, together with many years of experience as a snowboarder, the step to surfing was quickly made. In addition, he has been the owner of a skate shop for years, so with the love for this sport it is also good!

Cooking and good food has always been a favorite activity of Faith. During her travels she has mastered the different cooking techniques from different countries. You can taste the fantastic flavors from these countries in her creations. She also ensures that you get a fantastic dinner every night.

These characteristics combined form the basis for our surfhouse, a stay that is based on sport, fun and good food. What else do you want!?

Specially for you...

In the few years that we are opene, we have developed a number of specialties. One happened by chance, the other we invented ourselves or came naturally. the last certainly applies to our DINNER. As you red, Faith’s hobby is cooking. Many of our guests can now agree that eating with us is an experience! You can book it immediately or later when you are with us. Vegetarian or vegan no problem and if you have certain allergies, let us know in advance.

Something we have developed ourselves is the “Ride & Surf” you can find the full explanation under “surf and more”. Briefly; drive to one of the many beautiful surf spots and surf, surf, surf…

And a spontaneous event that got out of hand has ensured that we are seriously involved with ENDURO. Dirt bikes, sand, mud, fun, endurance and beer! Some catchwords for a fantastic enduro holiday. 

NEW;   “Winter surf“,  Surfing all through the winter! Click for more info!

And finally Longboarding! And by that we mean surfing on a 9 foot logger. Jack’s great love. So for those who want more of that but also all of the above.        Santa Cruz surfhouse is the place !!

Surfspots nearby