Quinta da Mota Holiday Rentals
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About Quinta da Mota Holiday Rentals
We are a couple with two little girls living in the UK. We have visited this area of Portugal before and fell in love with it: the silver coast is a beautiful location with lots still waiting to be discovered. Recently we purchased these two cottages, both for our family use and as holiday lets when we can't be there ourselves. We are looking forward to hear about your experience and would love to share suggestions and recommendations.
Quinta da Mota Holiday Rentals purchased this Cottage in 2015
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quina Da Mota
The villa was lovely, the pool photo is a little misleading as the pool is actually green, not blue. The instructions on how to get to the villa are a little misleading, we were advised to come off the A8 at junction 20,when in fact, if you come off the A8 at Junction 21 it is easier to find, perhaps a sign on the road just before the turn off would be good as it is not a named road, and just a dirt track that is easily missable. Also, it might be good to advise people staying in the villa that the pool is shared by both villas, as again, the photos are a little misleading, I thought the pool was for our sole use.Having said all that, the villa is clean, the location is quiet, and all amenities are there. There was some bottles of wine, bread and a bottle of water waiting for us, which was a lovely touch.
Lovely peaceful setting
We have just spent 12 days in this villa and had a lovely relaxing holiday. Very clean and comfortable with everything you need. It is within an easy drive to local amenities and lunch at the equestrian centre at the end of the lane is very good value for money - 7 euros for 3 courses plus a drink. Would definitely recommend it.
A lovely quiet location for a relaxing break .
Very cozy and private house, really good place for a family holiday with car.
The house was as promised, everything matched the description, the pictures gave the right impression. We spent there a week with family (kids of age 10 and 15) and all of us enjoyed it very much indeed. Obviously it is a place where you need a car but this makes it also a very good stopover when you are travelling in Portugal with your own car. The house is well equipped, everything is topped up with welcome drinks. The "check in" is easy and handy, everything is intuitive. It can get a bit humid if you are there not exactly in the middle of the season but it is not a real problem. You can always make a fire in the fireplace if you feel like it. We could enjoy the pool even in mid October without any obstacles (nice lights in the garden and in the pool when it is dark). In addition to that you can barbecue outside, eat on the balcony etc. The kitchen is well equipped, if you are above average when it comes to skills in kitchen you might miss some quality knives though. Nespresso machine is your good friend in lazy mornings. If your kids or yourself need to wash clothes during your stay (or dry shoes which might become necessary...) then you have all you need in the separate room on the same level with the pool in your backyard. If you like to sleep with open windows you might hear some of the noise from the highway but it is not really disturbing. With windows closed you can't hear anything. In case you like cats there are few friends sneaking around (our son called them Henry and Lawrence). As for the surroundings there is lots to discover (do your homework, take a day for the monasteries, another for the coastline, Obidos, "crutas" etc.). The places we went to eat out were all good, feel free to choose according to your taste and mood. If you want to prepare something yourself you can find all you might need nearby (smaller shop few hundred meters from the house and bigger few kilometres away). And finally, it is not far away from Lisbon, Sintra and other typical Portuguese destinations. However you might find out after one week that you really had no time to go to far from the surroundings of the house. And, if you need to return your rental car to the airport in the early morning hours, it takes slightly more than an hour driving. We recommend this house and will return there very likely ourselves as well.
Great Find. Off the beaten track.
We are just back from a really great week in Quinta da Mota II, would highly recommend this place and area.
Only one hour from Lisbon Airport and well situated for visiting all the local attractions. The walled town of Obidos is a must visit and is only 15 minutes away. Other recommended places are Alcobaca, Nazare and Sao Martinho do Porto with its sheltered bay. Although further away, the beaches north of Nazare and in the region of Sao Pedro de Moel are stunning. The ones we visited were practically empty, but manned, with perfectly clear waters. Watch out for the waves though!! We would have liked to visit Berlenga Grande and also Lisbon Centre but with only one week there the pool was too enticing to venture much further afield so a return trip at some point could be on the cards.
Seaood is excellent in this area, too many restaurants to recommend, but be sure to try the closest and best value option, which is at the CEIA (Equestrian Centre), virtually at the top of the driveway. 3 course lunch menu for €7.50 including a drink!
The house is well suited to families and thanks to the extremely comfortable travel cot provided and shuttered windows, our daughter slept perfectly, a real bonus! Its also very well equipped, spacious and comfortable.
Will definitely recommend Quinta da Mota to others and hope to return in future.
Beutiful House and Location
The house was a perfect base, close to beaches and shops but still in a rural location. Well equipped with everything and very comfortable. I would recommend it 100% on all levels, will definitely be back.