Very nicely furnished with livingroom, double bed, kitchen with all facilities
- english, french, portuguese, a bit of spanish, a bit of german
About Fernanda Nunes
My name is Fernanda and I am a retired kindergarten teacher . I became too ill to go on teaching so I had to find an alternative income, to support my increasing health expenses. I was born in Tras-os-Montes, Mirandela area in the northeast of the country, near the spanish border. I moved to Leiria when I was 9, and later on went to a boarding school, in Tomar, to continue secondary school. After a short period in Angola I came to Óbidos, where I've been living, studying and working ever since. I furthered my education here in the area and only went away for the college education. I worked in several areas of Portugal but settled down here, bought a flat, in Caldas da Rainha, and 3 years later this little house in Óbidos. I spent most of my working life furthering my education, took 3 postgraduation courses, improved my english (learned at school) by studying with the British Council where i achieved proficiency level. Because of my language habilities I met and socialized with the british/american comunity living in this area, and met my very dear companion and partner in life, a british citizen from Wales, that lived most of his life traveling the world, working for the british government, and settle down here in Óbidos where he lived until he passed away in 2008. He is still remembered everyday with much love. I also learned about computers, by taking a specialized course in computer tecnologies, in university, mainly because i was 50 and computers weren't around when I was growing up. I loved to be a kindergarten teacher, but my aim now is to create a space for holiday makers that makes a diference, and try to treat guests exactly how I would like to be treated. My aim is to welcome people, provide a special place and ambience for people that stay here. II don't want just to rent a house! I want to create an ambience of trust, calm, relax, with confort, and where people can feel at home
Fernanda Nunes purchased this House in 2003
Why Fernanda Nunes chose Municipality of Obidos
I purchased this house in 2003 and lived in it until 2011, when I married a neighbour and moved to his house in the same row of houses. We decided to live here, instead of purchasing elsewhere because we are charmed with this little corner, so close to everything we need and yet so quiet and in such beautiful environment. I used to love my job but got very ill and had to retire earlier. Now this little busyness is my job. I intend to make this little house, a very confortable and welcoming space, where people find everything they need to live, relax and enjoy life. Allthough it is a busyness I am interested in making this little space much more then a busyness. I want it to become the place for holidays where people feel welcome, cared for and confident that everything is done to welcome them.
What makes this House unique
In here we wake up with the sound of birds singing and you hardly believe you are 500 meters away from big coaches stoping by to let tourists out to visit the town, everyday. From the porchway of the house where we can seat and enjoy a drink or a meal, while, if anyone passes by, they smile, greet you and move on, because they are neighbours, people who live here in the area. From the backside varanda there's a lovely view to one of the castle towers and the surrounding hills and garden. But more than that. The house has got all the little utensils neede in a house to function, and all the apliances needed. Everything is thought to make people feel well, The house is constantly changed to respond to guests needs. There are plenty of houses in this area for rent. This one I intend to be unique, environmental friend, with non alergenic features. This is ideal for a couple to live. I include a bedsetty advised by my companion's brother who came here, from the UK, to try it and advise me about how to make it more friendly and enjoyable. Thank you Peter, who always loved this house, the decoration and its splendid location. He spent hours on the porch, reading a book, enjoying an afternoon drink watching the sunset.
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Fantastic little hideaway just outside beautiful Obidos.
The property itself is modern and well located with everything you need on hand. Fernande, the owner, is delightful and brought us some lovely home made gifts and was always on hand for anything we needed. The property is wonderfully clean and perfectly located for Obidos and the surrounding area.
We loved this wonderful cottage!
We received such friendly hospitality on arrival. Lemon Treehouse has everything we needed and just a short walk to explore lovely Obidos. Which also has an amazing stretch of golden beach. We want to come back for a longer stay!
Dear Emei and Adrian
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you to casa do limoeiro and it will be a joy to welcome you at any time.
Kind regards and hope to see you soon.
5* ++. The best holiday home we have ever stayed in.
Fernanda was so kind to meet us to welcome us to the beautiful Casa do Limoeiro. It was the perfect holiday home in the most perfect location. Fernanda has put so much thought and care into providing for all possible requirements to make a wonderful holiday experience. Her very generous welcome food was exceptional, especially the home made lemon curd and infused oils.
We could write an endless list of all we enjoyed; the absolute prestine
home, breakfast on the terrace, tea and wine under the lemon tree, the most comfortable bed, perfect location .....
A highlight was walking through the beautiful countryside to Obidos,with a huge variety of wild flowers and continuous birdsong along the way. We spent a leisurely complete day wandering up and down tiny streets and along the top of the town walls viewing the scenery, rooftops and the community life. Followed by a moonlit walk home to the sound of croaking frogs and flashes of fireflies.
We followed Fernanda’s suggestion for driving along the coast to arrive, and then visiting further along the coast to the north with stunning beaches and scenery.
We would love to return to Casa do Limoeiro, to repeat everything and more.
very clean and well equiped. Very friendly and efficient owner. pleasant location.
enjoyed a very pleasant stay at Casa do Limoeiro and would recommend it to future guests and our friends.
Super, comfortable, well equiped one bedroom cottage.
Lovely, roomy, clean and comfortable, conteporary one bedroomed cottage within walking distance of Obidos Town. The owner Fernanda Nunes lives next door but one and is very freindly and helpful but remains unobtrusive.
Obidos has giftshops, bookshops, music shops and also a Post office and chemist and several bars and good restaurants within its castle walls. If you are staying for any length of time I would recomend a hire car to visit the lovely surounding area and the Silver Coast and also for trips to the supermarket. There is free parking in the cul de sac outside the cottage.
The weather in late August was fine, hot by 10:00 am but cool in the evenings. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and would recommend Lemon Tree Cottage to any couple who wants to visit Obidos and explore the area.
Home Away From Home
We stayed four nights at Fernanda's home in Obidos, just minutes from the old town walls. We loved this accommodation. Fernanda greeted us with a bottle of local wine, cheese, ham, bread, water, milk and some of her home made lemon curd.
This vacation property is very comfortable, spotless, and extremely well equipped. Fernando takes great pride in her property and thoroughly enjoys creating a wonderful vacation experience for her guests. She also provided lots of information about the area.
We highly recommend Fernanda's vacation home to anyone travelling in the Obidos area.
Thank you my dear guests Jean and Roger
IT was a pleasure to meet you and I am extremely happy that you enjoyed my cosy little holiday home.
Thank you for your coment and your sugestion.
It is a pleasure to make my guests feel at home.
The most important reason to chose this house is the easiest access to all of these towns and activities without having to stay in the middle of the noise, and movement but close enough to get to it either walking - into Óbidos, or by car or bus.
The house is located in a village 600 meters from the town gate of Óbidos a small middle age town situated inside walls, 4 km away from a lagoon several km wide where water birds like wild ducks, crane, herons and other birds can be watched very closely. It is a touristy town in the centre of a region full of touristy attractions: a big lagoon with water sports like Parapente, wind surf, paddling, and with 4 golf resorts and clubs at close distance 16 to 25 km. nearby
All the facilities can be found at around 100 to 800 meters from the house: restaurants, bars, coffee shops, supermarket, public swimming pools.
Apart from the town there are walking paths all around the area.
6km- Caldas da Rainha, a middle sized, very rural town, 9 km from Foz do Arelho, a popular beach,
18 km from S.Martinho a beach town
20 km the town of Peniche a very typical fisherman town, with several activities to offer like fishing, surf.
30Km from Alcobaça, another medieval town with a Franciscan building, and a lovely town to visit.
33 km from Nazaré, another fisherman typical town
40 km from Batalha, with a big monastery build in the Portuguese Manuelino style.
46 km from Torres Vedras a modern town, with a medieval castle.
45 km from the biggest Portuguese caves - Mira d'aire and Alvados in the Candeiros mountain area.
75 km from the Lisbon airport
56km from Leiria, the capital of the county area and a modern town with a very interesting castle and old town.
80 km from Sintra a town kings and nobles built palaces and castle, with a micro climate that makes Sintra a town with lovely gardens and parks.
Óbidos is right in the centre of the country and one of the most touristy centres of Portugal, and there is public transportation to all this places either by bus or train.
There are also boat little tours to Berlenga island, leaving from Peniche, or in Nazaré and S, Martinho sight seeing boat tours.