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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.
The cottage is exactly as advertised on HomeAway.
We were about an hour late arriving due to Lisbon rush hour traffic, but that was no problem for the owners Rui and Mila who met us at the cottage.
They showed us around and where everything was and how it worked. There is a child's high chair and potty and numerous toys available.
The kitchen appliances all work very well, and plenty of crockery and cutlery is supplied. We were kindly left a hamper on arrival including fresh fruit, olives, cheese and red wine.
The 2 double rooms are spacious, especially the one upstairs which is huge and includes a tv and Nintendo Wii.
The lounge/diner again is very spacious with room for 6 to dine. A tv is provided with satellite TV with channels in numerous languages. There is also a CD player and lots of DVD available. The Wifi also works well.
The main bathroom has modern appliances comprising WC, basin, bathtub and shower. Hot water is plentiful! As noted in some other reviews, it would be useful if a head height shower head holder was fixed to the wall.
The outside area is a great suntrap, and 4 sunloungers are provided along with 2 sets of dining tables and a brick barbecue. The pool is larger than it appears on the photographs and great for cooling off from the hot sunshine. There is space to park one car.
The owners are always available if you have any questions or issues and speak excellent English. They have an assistant, Luis, who lives locally who is available at short notice if required.
The village itself is very quiet. There are a few cafes which serve great coffee, cakes etc very cheaply. There is also a sports and social club which has a bar. There is a small indoor market selling fruits, vegetables and fish, there is also a butcher and a fishmonger. Additionally, there are 2 mini-supermarkets which sell pretty much anything you would need, and a bank with an ATM. You will also hear the church bells ringing out a tune every hour which our toddler son loved!
There are a number of local towns with larger supermarkets within a 15 or 20 minute drive. There are lots of other attractions nearby including beaches, dinosaur museum, the wonderful Buddha Eden gardens and medieval town of Obidos. You can also reach Lisbon in about 1 hour mostly on motorways (the toll is 4.85€ each way).
We found the property easily and the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. We thoroughly recommend this cottage for a family holiday.