Villa in Atalaia, Lourinha - Situated In The Village Of Atalaia, 5 Minutes From The Town Of Lourinha And Resort Of Areia Branca
About Graham Warr
We live in the UK and spend most of our holidays in Portugal. The villa is the family holiday home.
Graham Warr purchased this Villa in 2013
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place in a great location
Spacious, super clean, fully equipped.
Property manager extremely helpful.
You definitely need a rental car in this place. Suggest to arrange rental car through the property manager: pickup at airport and rental car delivery at the property is just super convenient.
Beautiful villa which accommodated all our families coming and going at different times. Plenty of room and space,well equipped,modern and clean. Unfortunately there is an unpleasant smell that comes from the basement area but if used regularly you don't notice as much. This is a problem that the owners are continually dealing with. This didn't effect us at all and I wouldn't be put off by it and would definitely recommend this villa.
The pool was a big hit with everyone ( especially 10month old Oscar...). and plenty of seating around the pool to chill and unwind.
Enjoyed the evening sunset 🌅� from the bedroom balcony with a nice glass of wine 🍷�
Weather was all sorts. Overcast in the morning some days then very hot in the afternoon. Very windy on a few days. Sometimes this was a nice break from the heat ( for us oldies anyway!!! )
Lots of places to visit and a good reference guide in the villa. Beautiful beaches but sea very cold but worth it.
Very good local shop, (very friendly) bars, restaurants and beaches all walking distance ( there is a bit of a climb to get to them). Would recommend a car (through Dina the villa manager ) enables you to see a lot more. We came for the sun sea and relaxation which was 10 out of 10. Others (the younger ones)wanted to explore so the car was a necessity for them and was probably not as hot as they would have liked (can't please everyone). Even so everyone would agree that we had a lovely time and I would definitely recommend this villa. Thank you Dina for your help and patience with organising everything. Thank you Graham for letting us stay at your beautiful villa.
Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa.
I can confirm that the condominium did experience a pump failure, causing some villas to experience an odour in the basement. The condominiums pump has now been repaired and further maintenance has been scheduled. We have visited the villa since your stay and confirm the basement is not troubled by the odour you mentioned.
Again thank you for recommending the villa and we hope to see you return for another holiday some day.
Absolutely loved it at this villa and the location
We had an absolutely perfect holiday at this villa and the teenage kids loved the pool. We walked in and all went WOW at the interior as it's just great with modern furniture and plenty of space and a fab pool.
Atalaia is a very quiet village with a lovely view of the ocean and the road of these few villas was so quiet as well.
We hired a car for our 12 day holiday and found this to be a great location for getting north and south with ease. We went up as far as Tomar, Nazare, Batalha and Alcobacca and down as far as Lisbon which we spent a fun day at. We found so many things to go and visit with many Templar Knight castles, monestries and quaint villages within an hours drive or less.
We found 2 great restaurants in lourinha to eat at which were either side of an organic food shop and both well worth a visit for value and good food. If you venture down to Ericeira then I highly recommend Ti Matilde fish restaurant which had a beautiful view out to sea and obviously extremely popular with locals and holiday makers willing to queue to get a seat. We've fallen in love with Portugal after staying here and will definitely be back and I'd love to stay at this villa again as it felt like a home from home. Alexandra who looked after us during our stay was also fantastic and quickly came to rescue us on a sunday after we locked ourselves out by mistake :)
Totally relaxing holiday!
We have just spent a wonderful week in Atalia. The villa is in a delightfully safe, rural setting with sea views and a walk to the beach.The main shops and restaurants are a short car journey away, in Lourinha, which is a town well worth a visit. Spacious and beautifully presented, we found that we had everything that we needed in the villa. The manager, Dina, was accessible, very friendly and efficient, making us feel comfortable.
We would be happy to recommend this property
Great view, Nice house
Nice house with great view to the Atlantic ocean. Everything what you need is in the house.
I stayed in the villa as part of a group of 8 19-20 year old girls. We had a lovely time!
- The pool was great - the perfect temperature for the heat.
- the local beach is a 20 minute walk max, and is beautiful! It was relatively quiet, sandy with good waves, with a nice little bar that serves great (and very cheap) seafood.
- It's easy to enjoy the villa without a car; we didn't have one, and still took a day trip Lisbon on the buses. The village has a couple of well stocked shops, and you could get a taxi to Lourinha for the supermarkets. We spent lots of time lounging round the pool and drinking 2 euros bottles of wine from the local shops!
- Dina, who manages the villa, was always on call to help with any problems. She always answered her phone, and even drove us to the supermarket and did some Portuguese translating for us, which was more than we could have asked for.
We did have a problem with one of the rooms for a few nights, but I haven't deducted from the 5 stars because Dina did what she could at the time, and Graham the owner willingly gave us a partial refund when I told him what happened, and he assured me he is taking measures to make sure no one else has the same issues, so I feel it's been completely resolved, and it would deter me from staying again.
I would definitely recommend this villa for any big group, and I imagine a family would have a great time here too.
40 minutes from Lisbon Airport with daily low cost flights from many european airports.
Situated in the village of Atalaia just 5 minutes from the town of Lourinha and resort of Areia Branca.