Room w / fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rustic kitchen, garden, pool, BBQ
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely place and owners:)
We spent very pleasant time in that Villa.
Small very quiet village with lovely region products and nice people.
Great house in a lovely village
Everything was just perfect. Very nice people, very nice house.
Cute old House near Lisboa
We did enjoy our stay at Secret Garden. The house is lovely renovated and furnished. It had all the equipement we needed during our stay.
The only things in bathroom and kitchen is, that the windows could not be opened to get out the humidity and the smell of cooking fast.
We always could contact the owners, which were very helpfull.
The nearby beach in Lourinhã is very nice with good Cafés and Restaurants.
Our stay at the beautiful house of Rui and Mila
We stayed at the lovely country-house of Rui and Mila for 6 weeks (Sept - Oct). "We" being myself, my wife our two little daughters and two dogs. The house offered pretty much all we could ever need and has a very personal and cosy touch to it. We had a wonderful time in Portugal. Rui and Mila were amazingly friendly and supportive with whatever question we had.
Besides the house itself we enjoyed most the vast variety of beaches - all within a 30 minute drive. Also we visited Lisbon a couple of times (approx 1h drive), Sintra (1h), Coimbra (1,5h) and some other attractions.
In the village there are two small supermarkets and a mercado for fresh vegetables, fruits and fish in walking distance. Larger supermarkets are at approx 20min driving distance.
Lovely homely rental property with helpful owners
This rental property has a very homely feel to it which makes you think that the owners use it for holidays too. Rather than having that sterile empty feel that other rental properties have. It is very pretty inside and out with lots of additional touches to make it feel like a home. the location is difficult to find and we would not have found it with out the sat nav, so if you are not taking one ask for better directions. The owners are very helpful and will give you whatever advice you need. Although we live in the country in England. We were not quite prepared for the constant sound of barking dogs that apparently is usual in the country in Portugal. This was disturbing at night when we wanted to leave the windows open to catch the cool night breezes. In addition there were a lot of ants which chose to invade two of our daughters beds...this did not go down too well, but the owners did provide effective bug spray!
Beautiful cottage set in a quiet village setting.
The cottage is exactly as advertised on HomeAway.
We were about an hour late arriving due to Lisbon rush hour traffic, but that was no problem for the owners Rui and Mila who met us at the cottage.
They showed us around and where everything was and how it worked. There is a child's high chair and potty and numerous toys available.
The kitchen appliances all work very well, and plenty of crockery and cutlery is supplied. We were kindly left a hamper on arrival including fresh fruit, olives, cheese and red wine.
The 2 double rooms are spacious, especially the one upstairs which is huge and includes a tv and Nintendo Wii.
The lounge/diner again is very spacious with room for 6 to dine. A tv is provided with satellite TV with channels in numerous languages. There is also a CD player and lots of DVD available. The Wifi also works well.
The main bathroom has modern appliances comprising WC, basin, bathtub and shower. Hot water is plentiful! As noted in some other reviews, it would be useful if a head height shower head holder was fixed to the wall.
The outside area is a great suntrap, and 4 sunloungers are provided along with 2 sets of dining tables and a brick barbecue. The pool is larger than it appears on the photographs and great for cooling off from the hot sunshine. There is space to park one car.
The owners are always available if you have any questions or issues and speak excellent English. They have an assistant, Luis, who lives locally who is available at short notice if required.
The village itself is very quiet. There are a few cafes which serve great coffee, cakes etc very cheaply. There is also a sports and social club which has a bar. There is a small indoor market selling fruits, vegetables and fish, there is also a butcher and a fishmonger. Additionally, there are 2 mini-supermarkets which sell pretty much anything you would need, and a bank with an ATM. You will also hear the church bells ringing out a tune every hour which our toddler son loved!
There are a number of local towns with larger supermarkets within a 15 or 20 minute drive. There are lots of other attractions nearby including beaches, dinosaur museum, the wonderful Buddha Eden gardens and medieval town of Obidos. You can also reach Lisbon in about 1 hour mostly on motorways (the toll is 4.85€ each way).
We found the property easily and the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. We thoroughly recommend this cottage for a family holiday.
Dear Stephen and family,
Thank you for your big note about our house. It will be a big help for other guests.
It was a pleasure to meet you and receive you in our house. You left the house perfect and clean. Thank you! You wish all the best
Kind regards, Rui and Mila
House located in the countryside, in a very pretty village with many stone walls. Distance 8km from the sea and close to many beaches (Areia Branca, Peniche - where you can also take the boat to the beautiful islands of Berlengas), São Bernardino, Consolação, Baleal, Paimogo, etc ...). It also distance 8 km from the medieval town of Óbidos, (place to visit), 65 km from Lisbon, the capital and 70 of Fatima, place of worship, to visit. Museums to visit - Lourinhã (9km) - Dinosaur Museum, Caldas da Rainha (18km) - Museums Pottery, Bombarral (8km) - Berardo Museum, Peniche - Fort Museum, etc.. Great area for walking, with signposts. In the area you can do Surf, play Golf and Diving. Area very rich in handicrafts and ceramics and also famous for its wines, spirits and liqueurs. One of the best areas of the country to eat fish (stew, sardines, clams, etc.)
Very green and quiet landscape with beautiful beaches.