|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This old quinta (typical Portuguese farmhouse) dating from 1928 has been fully renovated in 2003. It is located in the hamlet of Serra do Bouro, municipality of Caldas da Rainha, right in the heart of the Costa de Prata (Silver Coast).
It has all modern conveniences from the centralised vacuum cleaner to the satellite television, Wi-Fi Internet connection, dishwasher, washing machine, electric clothes horse, refrigerator and freezer, cooker, electric oven, microwave, hair dryer, iron, oil central heating, etc.
Sheets, bath towels, tea towels, tablecloths, etc. are provided. The bedding is new and mattresses are particularly thick. Strictly non-smoking house.
A final cleaning service is included and if you want, a trustworthy person can do the cleaning once or several times a week or babysit.
There are 4 bedrooms: 3 with large cupboards and twin beds and 1 with bunk beds. Each bedroom is decorated along the animal them: peixe (fish), gato (cat), burro (donkey: we are in Serra do Bouro) and galo (cock). 2 of the 4 bedrooms open onto the indoor courtyard and the pool via French doors. There is a large living room with wood-burning stove (insert system with closed door). The entire house is on the ground floor except the main bedroom and its ensuite bathroom. There is a total of 250 m² surface area.
There are 2 classical bathrooms and a shower room
There is a large kitchen/dining room with family table for 8 people and an outdoor covered barbecue area with garden table and chairs for 8 people too.
The pool with Portuguese mosaic is 5x7.5 m and 1.50 m deep (it is such a spectacle at night when it is lit). The pool house and 6 sunloungers complete the equipment. The pool is surrounded by an authentic large round terrace built in the centre of the quinta.
You can easily park: you can park as many cars as you want in the indoor courtyard. The 1080 m² property located in the countryside is fully surrounded by walls and protected by an electric gate with remote control. The garden is composed of some trees that surround the indoor courtyard made of small white Portuguese stones.
To visit in the region
The quinta de Santa Isabel is 4 km from the beach of Foz do Arelho (greatest lagoon in Europe), 5 km from São Martinho do Porto (wonderful bay sheltered from the waves ideal for children), 5 km from the A8 motorway, 6 km from Caldas da Rainha (the “queen’s bath” which is a big town with 52000 inhabitants and great shops, cinemas, famous ceramics, etc. by the shopping centre), 17 km from Obidos (small unspoilt medieval town protected by impressive ramparts, one of the 7 wonders of Portugal that is currently waiting for its classification by the Unesco as World Heritage), 36 km from Alcobaça (town and resting place of Ines de Castro, the “dead queen” of Henry de Montherlant, World Heritage), 39 km from Peniche (the most westerly place of Continental Europe, departure port for trips towards the nature reserve of the Berlengas Archipelago), 40 km from Nazaré (the greatest beach in the centre of Portugal, paradise of surfers, the highest waves of Europe), 67 km from the Monastery of Batalha (World Heritage, mausoleum of the kings of Portugal, place of the decisive victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians in 1385), 80 km from the Mafra National Palace (the Portuguese Versailles built by 50000 workers during 13 years), 83 km from Fatima (the town of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1917), 96 km from Lisbon International Airport, 101 km from the Portuguese capital, 108 km from Sintra (World Heritage), 117 km from Cascais and Estoril (luxury seaside resorts with sumptuous palaces from another period, exile land of the Spanish, Italian and Bulgarian royal families), 132 km from Coimbra (very old university town and World Heritage), etc. Important point: in this region, even in summer, roads are uncongested. We are not on the French Riviera and not in Algarve.
We have a Facebook website.
The current owners
Today, the house is the property of the Lobkowicz princely family (go on Wikipedia), direct descendent of the 2 first dynasties of the Portuguese kings (including the queen Isabel de Portugal, Saint Isabel, who gave her name to the quinta and ensures its protection since then). Members of several royal families stayed here and enjoyed it.
The Prince and the Princess Lobkowicz have 3 children and just purchased this old quinta from 1928. Decorated with family souvenirs, they rent it from this summer. No need to say that everything is new from the bedding to the pans, pool and furniture.
Štěpán and Barbara de Lobkowicz purchased this villa in 2014
Decoration with old family portraits, azulejos, library, etc.
Walls are decorated with around 20 old portraits of family ancestors of the owners as well as with 8 azulejos (Portuguese tiles), original works of Paula Teresa, the great artist from Alcobaça. There is also a collection of old spurs and a good library with French books. If some of our guests want to lighten their suitcases upon departure, do not hesitate to live some books in any languages.
We had a wonderful family Christmas break at the Quinta. Stepan was an excellent host - very helpful. The Quinta is set in a beautiful location, great for getting away from it all but close to the beach, local amenities, etc. Thanks for a great stay.
The Quinta de Santa Isabel was perfect, exactly what it said it was. The booking process was easy, my questions always answered within 24 hours with a kind email. On our arrival we were meet by a very kind lady who and took us to the Quinta, she showed us around and told us everything she thought we might need to know, leaving us her number just in case and this was at 23.00hrs. There was a lovely basket with goodies for us including fresh coffee for the morning, there was milk, water and a few beers in the fridge, we never expected this and it was a lovely touch. There was plenty of bedding and towels and the beds were so comfortable. The Quinta was far enough but not too far from everything, there is so many roads in and out of the village that it only take 10 minutes at the most to get to all the surrounding towns and the motorway.
It was lovely to wake up to the smell of the eucalyptus trees that surround the area.
Everything you need is provided and the property was spotless, I wouldn't think twice about coming back to the Quinta de Santa Isabel and I would recommend it to anybody.
From the start of the booking to us leaving the property was easy. Thank you Stepan and Barbara for the wonderful stay.
We have stayed at the Quinta Santa Isabel before. The property is amazing with everything you could possibly need and more. The rooms are homely and comfortable with beds you don't want to get out of. The kids can spend hours in the pool while you can sit back and relax with lots of privicy and the lovely smell from the Eucalyptus forest. I like that the Quinta is far enough out with towns in all directions only 10 minutes away, also being that small distance from the town gives you the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful clear nights and the skys that are hidden by the city/town life. The Stars are amazing. I recommend this place to all my friends and family and with out and deliberation would go back. Stepan and Barabra make the booking process easy and worry free and we have been meet both times by a lovely lady called Valerie who is always ready to help. We have always had a lovely hamper of goodies left for as including milk, sugar, tea, coffee and bread which is a lovely touch as if you arrive late there is no need to worry for the morning, you can just start relaxing straight away. You could not pick a better place.
Estuvimos en la propiedad 15 días, la ubicación esta un poco apartada del pueblo, pero la casa esta fenomenal, no le falta de nada y todo en perfecto estado, se nota que los dueños son muy detallistas y cuidan que todo este perfecto.
Camas muy comodas, y tranquilidad absoluta.
La zona de la piscina muy bien, con hamacas y sombrillas.....todo perfecto.
Los amigos de los propietarios Ramón y Valerie pendientes de todo y accesibles en todo momento...encantadores.
Una de las mejores casas en las que hemos estado, sin duda.
La zona muy bonita, tiene muchos sitios para ver y conocer.
Los que más nos gustaron fueron Obidos, Alcobaca y Tomar.
La playa que está más cerca de la casa, Foz de Arehlo también nos gustó mucho, aunque tuvimos mala suerte con el tiempo y no pudimos disfrutarla demasiado.
Casa recomendable 100%
Nous avons loué la maison pour quinze jours au mois d’août 2015 pour des vacances exceptionnelles en famille avec nos 7 enfants. La maison est spacieuse, fonctionnelle, très bien équipée et pleine de charme. Nous avons particulièrement aimé les azulejos qui ornent chaque pièce ainsi que la bibliothèque très fournie.
Tout est propre et/ou neuf et en bon état. Les chambres sont joliment décorées et sont parfaitement disposées pour préserver – au souhait - une suite parentale à l’écart, seule à l’étage.
La maison est décorée avec beaucoup de goût et est équipée de tous les conforts nécessaires pour des vacances reposantes. Sans oublier les 3 salles de bains/douches.
Située au calme à la campagne sans pour autant être trop éloignée des voisins. Absolument idéale pour toutes les visites culturelles et historiques de la région : nous avons rayonné dans toutes les directions et en moins d’une heure atteignions Obidos, Lisbonne, Sintra, Fatima, Nazaré, Batalha, Alcobaça… avec un réseau autoroutier très facile et peu fréquenté.
La Quinta a sa propre piscine de taille suffisante pour pouvoir bien s’amuser en famille ou simplement se rafraichir. Il a fait beau quasiment tous les jours mais avec en général un peu de vent, ce qui limitait les pics de chaleur.
La mer est tout près avec un vrai choix de plages à proximité : Foz do Arelho et San Martinho ont des plages à 10 minutes de la maison en voiture et offrent des atouts spécifiques à chacune. Il y a aussi des supers balades à faire sur les falaises et le long de la côte.
Super accueil sur place par une amie (française) des propriétaires qui nous a donné beaucoup de bons tuyaux pratiques.
Bref, nous y avons passé des vacances de rêve et pour couronner le tout, les propriétaires sont charmants, ce qui ne laisse rien à désirer !
Logés dans une superbe propriété 'princière' (Monsieur est Prince et Madame Comtesse) nous avons apprécié le calme, le confort raffiné de cette authentique 'quinta'. A un prix très étudié. Nous avons également goûté la délicieuse cuisine de terroir et visité de nombreux sites pleins d'histoire et d'une diversité époustouflante. Nous y reviendrons volontiers.
The region is full of sport and gastronomic activities. There are dozens of restaurants. Good addresses are at your disposal from very affordable popular restaurants (from € 5 per person) to the most sought after cuisine. There are 5 wonderful golf courses in the surroundings of Obidos: Royal Obidos, Camporeal, Bom Successo, Golden Eagle and above all Praia d’El Rey which is the 33rd most beautiful course in Europe. The CEIA which is one of the greatest equestrian centres in Portugal is located in Alfeizerão 20 km from the “quinta” (without forgetting its all-inclusive 12 € buffet on Sunday at noon). There are tennis courts including at the historic club (more than 50 years old) of Caldas da Rainha. You can rent bikes in São Martinho do Porto. Surfing is omnipresent.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Possibilité de longs weekends ou de courtes semaines, en basse saison, en fonction de l’intérêt de certains tarifs Ryanair, Vueling ou EasyJet. Prix à déterminer.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.