Nestled at the top of a hill between a small town town and the edge of a forest. 7kms away from the Atlantic ocean and great surf. Quietly facing the setting sun with massive windows to appreciate the incredible view of the peaceful countryside. Gardens surrounding the house include a BBQ firepit, picnic table, lounge swing and various other seating arrangements throughout the patios and terraces. An orchard to the north side below the house, all Permaculture, natural and toxin free. You are welcome to pick whatever is in season. To the west, the village winds through the valley to the south. To the east, forest and natural vegetation. Very quite and private property. In property parking for your vehicle. A great escape for those who love surf, the immense beaches and the soft countryside.
- english, spanish, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Plenty of room in a quiet spot
This really was a home away. We chose Yarra’s place because we wanted to be based in a rural area for a few days and do day trips from there. This place we perfect for that, overlooking a village. The rooms are large and there’s plenty of space for some alone time. Yarra is also a character and there’s no charge for her interesting conversations. We enjoyed.
Beautiful House in a Wonderful Setting
Just back from a great stay at Yara's place. The photos and description do not do this home justice at all! First of all the size of the property is the biggest surprise and secondly the location is quite stunning. Situated on an elevated plot overlooking the village and surrounding hills and countryside, the views are breathtaking from both floors. Yara herself is a fantastic host, nothing was too much effort from borrowing a box of matches to recommendations on places to visit. As a family of four we visited the coast, Sintra and Obidos, all superb days out. Driving & navigating around the area was simple and the house is only 35/40 minutes from Lisbon airport. Highly recommended and hope to visit again one day.
Rustic, beautiful, relaxing... fantastic!
Yara's place is quite large and instantly relaxing in its simplicity -- just what we needed -- and frankly, I wish we spent more time just hanging out but we were on a bit of a busy schedule running around to various places.
The time we did stay in the home was very relaxing (not much better for me than having my morning tea while reading a book in the hammock that overlooks the sloping hillside with fruit trees).
Yara, herself, was wonderful -- there when you needed her and not when you didn't. Enjoyed speaking with her and learning about the history of the place. Would definitely stay here again if given the opportunity.
REVIEWERS NOTE: why 4 stars and not 5? Star ratings are a subjective thing and I rarely give 5 for anything -- I know others give them out like water -- my best indicator for any place is whether I'd go back or tell my friends -- and this is a place I definitely would go to again and have already shared with others.
Great location and wonderful host.
A very warm welcome from the lovely Yara and our stay was off to a great start. Her recommendations of where to visit were spot on and saved us from making false starts. The nearby beaches are fabulous and great for walking. It's a windy coast and surfers abound so there's something to watch while you walk.
The house served us well and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Attentive Yara was on hand if required. A gas bottle change for the cooker was all that came up. Great to be able to pick fruit in the orchard: it reminded us of our years in Spain.
So, nice house, good location, lovely host, what's not to like? Highly recommended.
It was a pleasure to have you both!
You took such good care of my place.
A place to go back
The experience was very good, indeed. Yara was very welcoming and available to help you with whatever you might need. The house itself is big and with a very good atmosphere. The surroundings are great if you’re looking for some relaxed days out of the city.
Definitely, I recommend the place.
tres belle maison tres confortable, yara tres acceuillante
je recommande tres vivemente cette maison , tout etait parfait
Golf course 7 kms away.
Horse back riding 7 kms away.
Water sports and para gluiding etc, 10kms away.
There is an aerodrom in Santa Cruz where you can book a flight.