Inside Patio, 6 + 1 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, With Detached Remodeled Old House
- english, italian
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Portugal gateway 😊
A modern, well equipped house for big groups. We stayed there for ten days. The location is close to the beach and a charming town called Ericeira. Surfing beach is minutes away. We made BBQ by the infinity pool, swam in the pool and enjoyed the spectacular view. A real gateway. Our host Sofia was very helpful and she answered our texts immediately.
Beautiful property, great for a large group
This was a fantastic property for our large group. We were in town for a friends wedding and wanted to stay in a big house with friends, so this definitely fit the bill. If you like surfing, check out Ericea, a bunch in our group took surfing lessons and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Beautiful & Spacious Villa, Excellent Host
Alvise's home has a very modern and sleek design in an area where the other homes are on the more traditional side. The communal space downstairs is sprawling, with a small courtyard, two functioning kitchens and a great hangout space in the living/dining room. The infinity pool is beautiful and impeccably kept (in our 10 days there, the pool service came twice) and there's a lot of space for people to lounge about and relax in (plenty of beanbag chairs, couches, chairs and tables both indoor and out). I thought the beverage fridge downstairs in the laundry room was a very nice touch and there was also a charcoal BBQ which we did not use.
My group of seven rented the house for a group getaway (some people were couples, others single) and we fit well in the space. There was room enough for several more people depending on your preference for sharing beds/baths. We preferred not to use the dependence as it is separated from the house (and wifi) and did not have ventilation, and there was a hot spell during our stay. Everything is kept in very good condition and very clean by Miss Sophia, who also came immediately to look in on the few minor requests we had. The windows have no screens so just be aware that flies/moths can be annoying though we were relieved that there were no mosquitoes. As other reviewers have mentioned, sound travels in the house so you can definitely hear barking from the neighbor's dogs. While we were there, there was also construction on the property next door so we had a few mornings of hammering and drilling - nothing unbearable but something to note if you have light sleepers or babies.
The location of the house is at the top of a hill, about a five minute drive to the beach at Ribeira d'Ilhas, which is popular for surfing. It goes without saying that you will absolutely need a car if you are staying in this house. It's only a short drive to Ericeira town center and about 40 minutes to Lisbon. We ate dinner in either one of these cities almost every night. There is a very big Centrale supermarket within 15 minutes and a smaller Lidl even closer. Between the two, you will be able to buy all the groceries you need.
One very important thing to note is that Alvise is a fantastic host. His response time is very quick and he provides a lot of information for whatever you need. It was a great experience renting this house and I would recommend it for groups that are keen on driving as there is not much you can walk to.
Perfect villa for groups
+ Really nice, clean and big villa with nice view (landscape, not sea)
+ perfect for groups (and families with children), well equiped
+ owner alvise is really nice and reliable (good and fast service)
- The villla is noisy (thin walls, you can hear the sounds from other rooms/floors)
- Car is recommended for shopping and go to the beach or Ericeira
We really enjoyed our stay in the spacious villa - we´d totally recommend it.
A beautiful holiday
Having seen the pictures on the website I was expecting large, modern, bright spaces, two swimming pools, and a beatiful view.
The real thing was impressive, thank you Alvise, it is not easy to find a vacation home like this.
The house keeper too is very friendly and helped us with every need.
These are my 3 favourite memories of the holiday in Villa Ribeira:
1) breakfast in front of the window of the living room with breathtaking and relaxing view of green hills
2) a hot shower by the pool with a huge jet of water at the end of the day after hours of surfing in the ocean
3) the kindness and friendliness of the inhabitants of the little town of S. Isidoro.
Nice holiday, i hope it will not be my last in this house.
Modern, raw & epic is how I would describe the house. Every aspect of comfort is taken care of here. The spaces are extremely though through. It provides a smooth flow for different groups of people- at the same place, at the same time.
It allows for individual privacy and group bonding.
The views were breathtaking. The little village is charming and quiet. Walking to the beach is just calm and beautiful. It's a really short distance.
You would never need anything more than, your bathing suit, sun block and a great book to read! The rest has been taken care of by the owner- who's thought of everything when creating this architectural beauty. Plus the owner is really accommodating and friendly.
Just 2 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches of the area. In the middle of the newly declared World Surfing Reserve.