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7-bed (3 double, 4 single) villa with pool, in peaceful village near lovely town
All bedrooms contain a variety of furniture to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some have dressing tables with stools and mirrors, each bed space has a bedside cabinet, and all bedrooms have a chair, large and small wall mirrors, a 14-inch three-speed fan, and external wooden shutters for light and temperature control. Bedding in all bedrooms is sprung mattresses with fitted bottom sheet, luxury filled pillows, and a 4.5 tog summer duvet. Spare bedding and radiator central heating is available in case of cold weather. All windows are double-glazed. The four upstairs bedrooms share a shower/WC, the downstairs bedroom has an ensuite shower/WC, and everyone can use the large bathroom/shower/WC which is at the bottom of the stairs. All bedrooms have easy access to a nearby 6kg powder fire extinguisher. The downstairs bedroom has its own wardrobe, and the upstairs bedrooms have areas where clothes may be hung, just outside the door at each end of the landing.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - 1 medium-sized dog only, kept off all furniture1 medium-sized dog only, kept off all furniture
Smoking allowed - Outside on paved or concrete areas onlyOutside on paved or concrete areas only
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Annexe and tower may not be available during Covid-19
- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Spanish - written only, preferably!
About Andy Sanderson
My name is Andy Sanderson, I am English, a retired Physics teacher and tutor. Having visited Portugal a number of times over the years I decided to buy a property here and renovate it as necessary to create a nice place where I could happily live myself, but also rent out when not there. At the moment I spend about half my time in the UK and half at the house.
Andy Sanderson purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Andy Sanderson chose Santa Comba Dao
I bought this property because of its size and the peaceful but not isolated location, near a large freshwater lake. Between the mountainous north where it can rain a lot in winter, and the flat Alentejo where it is too hot for me in summer, I think I found just the right climate. Also the property had a disused pool which seemed just right for renovation (now fully completed) as an (off-season) ecologically-friendly bio pool. A small amount of chlorine is used in the summer months to maintain pool cleanliness. There is an additional annexe which can be used as a games room, with a table tennis table, and a movable garden chess table and set (after Lanier Graham).
What makes this Villa unique
The spacious nature of the house and gardens, the swimming pool, and the unusual annexe with 4-storey tower, together with the peaceful village location next to a town with all amenities... all of these combine to make the house a great place to stay. Friendly locals too, some of whom speak some English.