About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Renovated quinta from 1928: 4 bedrooms sleep 8, 3 bathrooms and private pool
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.
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Štěpán and Barbara de Lobkowicz
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- May 25, 2018
About Štěpán and Barbara de Lobkowicz
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
What makes this Villa unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Very peaceful surrounding area. Home is welcoming and well laid out. Bedrooms are quiet and noise free. Kitchen is well equipped. It took a little work to figure out the oven, but once understood it worked great. Having laundry facilities available was great. The pool, although not heated, is beautiful and with the blanket allowed it to warm up so we were able to enjoy it. The only problem we encountered were flies at the back door where the BBQ and patio table are located. We were unable to use that area and unable to determine why the flies were constantly there and no where else.
Fantastic! Lovely villa and great location.
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.
By far the best place we have ever stayed.
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.
A Quinta de Santa Isabel é um lugar maravilhoso e aprazível.
Tem muito espaço no interior, é cómodo, completo e com uma bela decoração dos cómodos.
Além disso tem muito espaço no átrio onde se podem parquear imensos carros. Como estivemos lá no Inverno não tivemos oportunidade de usufruir da piscina, mas de certeza que será maravilhosa no verão.
Aqui podemos gozar de tranquilidade e paz e isso é muito importante para pessoas que como nós têm um dia à dia muito agitado.
Bem haja por este lugar maravilhoso onde vamos voltar com certeza absoluta!!!
José e Corina Rogerio
Thank you Jose and Corina
Muito obrigado - Dank U wel - Merci
Séjour parfait dans un cadre magnifique
La Quinta de Santa Isabel est une merveille
Nous avons apprécié séjourner dans une quinta aussi bien entretenue dans un cadre calme et apaisant...
La literie, le rangement, La piscine, les équipements... tout est parfait ;)
Merci beaucoup pour tout
Les vacances furent parfaites malgré un temps mitigé. Le propriétaire nous avait donné un maximum de renseignements sur la région; ce qui nous a permis de visiter de très beaux sites ainsi que de bonnes adresses de restaurants. Nous avons profité ainsi que les enfants et petits enfants de la charmante piscine. L'intérieur de la quinta est superbe et a tout le confort moderne (cuisine super-équipée, télévision satellite, wifi, machine à laver, séchoir...). Chaque chambre était décorée avec un thème d'animal différent (poisson, âne, chat,coq).Les soupers barbecue ainsi que les jeux de société qui suivaient les repas nous ont laissé de très bons souvenirs. Bref, un séjour mémorable que tous, ne sommes pas prêts d'oublier. Encore un grand merci pour la réussite de ces vacances.
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.
Additional pricing information
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.