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luxury villa in rural Location, private pool ,large garden many beaches close by
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 caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Set in large gated garden with games room. Set in large gated garden with games room.
No parties/events - No hen or stag partiesNo hen or stag parties
No smoking - No smoking permitted in house or in the garden. No smoking permitted in house or in the garden.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Minimum age for lead traveller 25. Minimum age for lead traveller 25.
- lead guest must be aged over 25 years.
- No Hen or stag parties allowed
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
You have the choice of five beaches within a 15 minute drive from the villa. All are lovely sandy beaches. Areia Branca is less than 15 minutes drive. Consolacao is 15 minutes drive, a few minutes walk from the beach is a pasteleria (bakery/coffee shop my favourite), everything is freshly baked at their bakery close by and delivered early morning and later in the afternoon . Bread and cakes are both wonderful. Baleal is 15 minutes and one of my favourite beaches, busy with surfers, a few cafes on the beach where you can have a drink or a snack. You can also walk across the beach to the small island of Baleal where again there is a café and spectacular views as you are surrounded by the sea. Aproximately 30 minutes drive is Foz do Areal and the Lagoon. This is a must, just stunning. Many water sports are also available on the lagoon.
From Lisbon it is a 45 minute drive. The journey is simple on the A8 motorway. I will provide detailed directions from Lisbon to Casa Rosa with the booking pack. All the main car hire companies are based at the airport. I can help with information on car hire if you wish to email me. Airlines with direct flights: From London: BA, TAP & Easy jet. From: Dublin: Air Lingus.
The local area:
Casa Rosa is set in a small village. 5 minutes drive away you have a larger village, Ruegengo Grande where you have a chemists, pasteleria (coffee/cake shop), butchers and a small daily market in the morning selling fruit & veg and also a fishmonger who will clean and prepare your fish fresh from the local fishing town of Peniche that morning. There is also two shops where you can buy most groceries and fresh bread. 15 minutes drive to the following towns: Bombarral, Obidos, Lourinha, Peniche and day trips to Belenga Island. 30 minutes to the market town of Caldas da Rainha. This is the biggest town, with many shops, all the banks and a daily market in the square. It is under 1 hour to Lisbon and the following are all close enough for a day trip. Sintra, Estoril, Coimbra. You also have Fatima the Holy shrine approximately one hours drive north.
Casa Rosa, although set in in peaceful village in the middle of beautiful countryside, you are not isolated and you do have easy access to many towns within a 15 minute drive. Bomborral has several supermarkets and many banks. It is also good for eating out with several restaurants one being my favourite Piri Piri. Bombarral also has two vineyards offering tours and wine tastings and is famous for the wine festival in July each year. Lourinha is the other nearest major town which is famous for its Dinosaur museum as Lourinha and also the village where the villa is are famous for the discovery of dinosaur bones and fossils. The medieval walled town of Obidos is again 15 minutes drive. This is a must to visit with its narrow cobbled streets lined with white washed houses draped with bougainvillea and trailing geraniums there are many restaurants and small bars, great early evening when the place comes to life in the summer. The shops are local crafts and gifts. Peniche, It is very much an old-style fishing town. Every evening the fishing boats leave harbour and return to port during the early morning with their catches of Sea Bream, Sole, Halibut and of course, sardines. The catches are on sale that day in the big covered market in the centre of town and in the many fish restaurants throughout the town. You can book fishing trips and day trips to the Berlenga Islands in the harbour. 30 minutes drive from the villa is the market town of Caldas da Rainha, and also Foz do Arelho with the beautiful beach and lagoon. Casa Rosa is in the perfect location to discover everything this region has to offer.
You can enjoy all water sports with schools available near Area Branca, Peniche, Baleal and at the Foz lagoon, you also have two major go-carting tracks within a 15 minute drive, many first class golf courses are availble locally and there is an activity center offering microlite trips over the lagoon, horse riding for the more experienced rider and also bike hire. If you want an active holiday, a relaxing break or a cultural experience, then this is the perfect base for a wonderful holiday. An information file with details of local activities, beaches, places to eat and all other information is available at the villa.
About Sharon D'Mello
I am married with grown up two children, aged 30 and 24. I live in Kent in the UK. For many years we had always taken villa holidays and often found them furnished without love or attention to detail. Very basic. I had always wanted to buy a property and work to provide everything I would want for a perfect holiday retreat. 13 years ago the journey began, I have enjoyed every minute. With my husband working, I was often alone, driving for the first time on the right, exploring the region, working with local builders and sourcing materials locally. A huge challenge without any Portuguese. The result thirteen years later, is a home I've fallen in love with, many Portuguese friends and a little Portuguese language (increasing all the time!). Now I enjoy sharing this with guests who seem to love it too.
Sharon D'Mello purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Sharon D'Mello chose Lourinha
The location, set in a very typical small white washed village in this beautiful rural area is what I love about this region and my dream was to be part of it. To experience the relaxed, laid back and very friendly way of life that is typical here. I wanted privacy but not to be isolated. Reguengo Pequeno, Reguengo means small and it is a small village of white washed old houses, the people are very friendly. Set on the edge of the village you have a few houses to the front but once inside the gates you have total privacy. 10 - 15 minutes to beaches, golf and Obidos. It's only 45 minutes from Lisbon making an ideal base for an all year break. You have easy access to Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Alcobaca and many more. You could totally relax, overdose on culture or tour the vineyards, just perfect!
What makes this Villa unique
I have totally refurbished Casa Rosa. My goal was to provide a home where you would find everything and more than you expect. Basics like olive oil, vinegars and other items in the cupboard, ample crockery, not 6 of everything! Equip and furnish the house as I would my home not sparse as I have found other villas. I arrange for fresh bread, just baked to be left on the gate when you wake. The fish man comes to the village each day with today's catch. For peace of mind you have emergency support from the management company for house issues and also if you need a doctor, dentist or hospital. I provide the little extras often missing in villas, to make it some where that's perfect, that you want to come back to. I believe I have achieved this but am always looking for ways to make it even better.