The Haven Portugal

Guest Feedback

We stopped at The Haven in the middle of our move from India back to the U. S.  It truly was a “Haven” for us – a safe harbor where we could catch our breath and meet with God in the middle of a very intense time.  The staff were welcoming and flexible, caring for our needs, extending friendship and comfort, and providing space to rest.  It is a joy to be with them and savor the beautiful environment they have created.

Family with 4 young children

“We were encouraged to receive our pre-arrival survey, on which were all sorts of questions, everything from what foods we like to how the team could encourage us during our stay. When we arrived, Scott met us at the airport and showed us around the house. We were impressed with how nice the house looked. Peace filled the air. The view of the orchard and vineyard out the back was absolutely incredible…. The staff was amazing throughout this entire process, encouraging us and helping us talk through our emotions and thoughts about the time we spent in our country. We are so thankful that we have a “retreat center” nearby, where we could come to be refreshed, healed and get more of God. Our teammates also came for a short time and it was the perfect place for them to get rejuvenated …. I feel like I flourished during the time we were here. I am not the same person I was when I stepped off that plane in January. What I thought was going to be one of the biggest struggles, turned into the biggest blessing. I am rich, a better person even, because of my time at The Haven. I am thankful for The Haven.”

Family with a newborn

“My time at the Haven was JUST what we needed. We felt welcomed, loved and so well taken care of. The staff did everything they could to ensure that we had a great time and received what we needed. God did a work in me during my stay that has really been a key turning point for me in my time overseas. Thank you so much for loving and serving us so well!”

Family with one young child