Villa in Pouso Da Abelha, near Lisbon, Azambuja - Peaceful location, beautiful sunshine and plenty of open space and fresh air
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About Ana Rodrigues
We are a very happy family, who live have lived in London for 30 years. My family constitutes myself (44 yrs old), my husband (44) and my daughter Ana (34)We are true animal lovers and have numerous pets including cats, a dog and a cocktail. We all love to travel and meet new people from different cultures and walks of life. I describe myself as a very well mannered friendly individual, who enjoys making friends and learning about new and different cultures. I am very honest and loyal and strive to provide the best customer service to my guests.
Ana Rodrigues purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Ana Rodrigues chose Municipality of Azambuja
I grew up in this same village and have always been in love with the area thus why I decided to purchase the villa there. It is a beautiful area providing great peacefulness but is nonetheless in range of many good amenities such as shops, cinemas, restaurants and bars. Additionally, it is only 30 minutes away from the capital Lisbon, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of this monumental city and again enjoy further amenities. It is also 30 minutes away from a range of many beautiful beaches either towards the south of Lisbon in Costa da Caparica or towards the West in Peniche. There are the opportunity to play golf in the town of Obidos and to do some horse riding a short 5 minutes walk away from the villa.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is large and the outside garden areas are extremely spacious and fenced providing privacy to guests. There is a private pool so that guests who simply want to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the villa may do so without having to leave the premises. Because the pool is not very deep it is also great for the children who enjoy spending their time in the water. Pets are welcome, and the villa is very pet friendly. The villa has everything you may need including all kitchen appliances and household appliances. We also provide towels and bed clothes for the beds. There is possible access to the internet if requested. If you enjoy good food at reasonable prices we can recommend very good restaurants in the area which make delicious food.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The villa is fantastic value for money
The villa sits on a very large plot with plenty of outdoor seating. It is very good value for money with a fantastic pool, bbq and pizza oven.
Lisbon is just a 40 minute train ride with a good free car park at the station in Azambuja.
Any queries or questions were answered promptly by Ana who is the perfect host.
Thank you so much to all family , I hope to have you back
we had a very comforable stay at the villa.But i must express my feelings,we only got half of the villa,having payed for all of it (slightly irritating),and the other annoying fact was that in the bathroom was full of hair,very off putting.
Summer sizzler in a great location.5***** for value and service !!!
Adult family of 3.Stayed in this wonderful villa for 10 days at the start of July. Ana's description and photo's do not do it justice.Property is surrounded by fruit trees and flowering shrubs, there is plenty of space inside and out, it can easily accommodate 6-8 people.The pool and barbecue area are the icing on the cake.Plenty of outside seating around the grounds, benches,chairs and even a hammock.No immediate neighbours, so privacy is assured.Don't go expecting everything to be plush and brand new but all that is required for a comfortable stay is present.The local village does not have any shops but there are two little cafe/bars, where we found the local residents to be incredibly warm and welcoming, the area is definitely off the usual tourist trail but is only approx. 30-40 mins. via train to Lisbon.We made a decision not to hire a car and used a recommended local taxi driver,Fernando,to get to/from Azambuja[local town approx. 5km away] when we went food shopping or for a meal out. He was reliable and inexpensive, so it worked out fine.There are a number of places of interest nearby and good Portuguese restuarants in the surrounding towns.Highlight, activity wise was the couple of hours spent horseriding in the hills. A great place to relax and unwind.We had planned to do more things, activity wise, but we were just too relaxed to bother. Ana offered a great service, she communicated with us leading up to our holiday and answered all our queries, arranged an airport pickup, had hire bikes at our disposal and just came across as a warm and genuine person.As a family, we would have no hesitation in recommending her and her property. 5*****/5*****.
Thank you so much, I hope to see you again soon.
A lovely piece of rural Portugal
This quirky Villa is surrounded by farmland in a rural part of Central Portugal.
The garden and pool are lovely with lemon, orange and Avocados gowing on the trees. Also there is a lovely outside cooking,dining and seating area close to the pool so al-fresco living should be easy in the summer.
We stayed at the villa in January so needed the electric radiator and fire especially after dark.
Ana the owner was delightful from begining to end; providing good information on how to access the villa and quickly dealing with any queries we had whilst we were there.
The position of the villa was ideal for visitors with a car but most things were a short drive away rather than within easy walking distance. Best of all a train link to Lisbon is available in the nearby town which makes a visit to the Portuguese Capital very stress free.
Rooms in the villa are light and airy with an abundance of tiles as is traditional in the area.
There is room at the dining table for up to 8 people but for winter stays be aware that the lounge area only seats 4/5 (During the summer I suspect most of the time will be spent in the lovely area aroud the pool so this should not be a problem)
All the basic ammenities are there but some (such as the fridge with its very small (for 8) freezer compartment and the chipped crockery) are becoming a little dated.
This would seem to be an excellent Villa for dog lovers as without really trying I counted a dozen dogs roaming the surrounding farms. Conversely if you do not like dogs or indeed the noise they make this might not be your number one choice for a summer holiday.
Overall a quirky villa with a lovely host. An authentic taste of rural Portugal
Thank you very much for your staying!
it is a lovely villa and nice peoples recommended A++++++++++++++++++
we enjoyed living there and best weather plus great owners very helpful
THANK YOU WILL VISIT AGAIN .
All the information provided is accurated and it was very impresive when we arrived. The swimming pool is fantastic as well as the rest of the house. Very clean and with a very large list of kitchen gadgets.
The nearest village has several cheap restaurants (basics), and a quite good seafood restaurant. There is also a Supermarket for everything needed.
Special interest holidays:
There are many castles and museums to visit in Lisbon such as: Castelo Sao Jorge; Padrao dos Descobrimentos; Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the fantastic Lisbon Zoo. You can find great restaurants and bars at the famous Bairro Alto and Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon. If you enjoy a bit of shopping there is a diverse range of shopping centres such as Colombo, El Corte Ingles, Vasco da Gama and close to the house Campera Outlet shopping.Also you cn enjoy the beautiful island of Berlengas which is located in Peniche. Among other activities, there's boat rides , water theme parks, horse riding, for the more adventurers, there's sky diving as well.The swimming pool is open from the 1 st of June onwards,close end of October..
Coast/beaches is within 30 minutes driving distance, very accessible. Peniche, Nazare and Sao Martinho are located to the East Coast. There are also lovely beaches located to the South of Lisbon such as Costa da Caparica, Setubal, Cascais and Estoril.
Lisbon (Portela) airport is within 30 minutes driving distance (car rental recommended). Azambuja Train/Rail station straight to Lisbon (20 min), free car parking outside station for as long as needed.
30 minutes driving/train distance from central Lisbon, where many places of interest can be found. Nearest village is within 5/10 minutes drive and many shops can be found there. Smaller shops can be found within 5 minutes walk from the house.
We provide tea,coffe, milk,biscuits on your arrival.There is a cash point 5 minutes walking distance from the house, and small supermarkets. Banks and large supermarkets can be found in the nearest town of Azambuja 5 minutes driving distance.
There are many castles and museums to visit in Lisbon such as: Castelo Sao Jorge; Padrao dos Descobrimentos; Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the fantastic Lisbon Zoo.
You can find great restaurants and bars at the famous Bairro Alto and Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon.
If you enjoy a bit of shopping there is a diverse range of shopping centres such as Colombo, El Corte Ingles, Vasco da Gama and close to the house Campera Outlet shopping.