The Family

The brothers José Duarte and Francisco Lobo de Vasconcellos are delighted to welcome you into their home.

After having inherited the house from their parents, the two brothers, José Duarte and Francisco Lobo de Vasconcellos, decided to create a ‘Turismo de habitação’ (a kind of unique bed and breakfast place) and developed the “Casa de Santiago” project.

For José Duarte, who was born in the house in Santiago, the project is an opportunity to return to his roots. After having had a career in real estate and private banking, he is currently the manager of Real Glow – business and management consultancy, which works in real estate and finance for foreign clients.

José says that the “Casa de Santiago” project

“(...)represents the past, the home where I was born and where I grew up; the present, the house where I spent some of the best moments of my life with my family and the many friends I have from all over the world; and it also represents the future, which is to preserve and pass on everything I have lived and learnt up until now.”

"It was an occasion to benefit and recover our heritage, this house and garden, to pass it on to the next generations and, in essence, to continue to do what has always been done here: welcome people, friends, spend great moments, hoping that our guests can feel the familiar and unique spirit of Casa de Santiago"

says Francisco, married, with three children, architect, who has always been involved in heritage recovery projects and has been involved, professionally and civically, in several actions related to the region, in the areas of Heritage, Culture, Tourism, Planning and Environmental Conservation.