|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Villa Quinta da Vala, set in a 5 acres private property to which guests have exclusive use, is located in the Parque Nacional da Serra da Arrabida, 5 Km away from beautiful beaches and 5 Km away from Vila Nogueira de Azeitao- a small historic town surrounded by the national park and well known for its vineyards and wine cellars open to the public. Arrabida beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, and boasts a natural bay with calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. the area is also famous for its food so it won't be difficult to find high quality well priced local restaurants as well as top quality ones. Taste the delights of the region from the traditional cheese, deemed to be one of the best in the country, to the Torta de Azeitao, a much sought after local pastry, and the famous Moscatel wine, a sweet wine served as an aperitif. The local specialty is of course a great variety of fresh fish dishes.
House facilities and description: The large well proportioned sitting room is tastefully decorated and overlooks a large patio area with a stunning view over the mountain, ideal for outdoor meals or reading a book in absolute silence. A paradise for children.
Satellite wide screen TV with international channels, Wireless Broadband internet access, iPod sound system, DVD with Surround Sound and a large collection of films to watch are available for guests' enjoyment. The Villa has 5 good sized bedrooms, a sitting room, a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen. There is also a service area with an additional small room and WC. Facing the house, a wide lawn dominates the background. At the end of the path surrounded by vines lies the swimming pool with its own patio area. This is the ideal place to enjoy nature, bird watching and for long walks in unspoiled surroundings, all in close proximity to spectacular beaches.
Boat rental and beaches: The magnificent bay of Portinho de Arrabida, with its clear quiet waters, is ideal for water sports; boat rental can be arranged on request.
The local white sandy beaches are as close as 5 Km and the Arrabida beach is known to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. With its calm waters, its ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Scuba diving: Some of the best scuba diving in Portugal can be done from Portinho de Arrabida, a few km away. There is a local scuba diving center where wonderful dives can be organized.
We were a large family group of a wide range of ages - from 3 to 69 years old - and all, without exception, had a fabulous time.
If you were particularly tired you could easily just spend a week resting in the gorgeous large property and read books, listen to music, swimming, etc. If however your aim is to explore you can combine all of the above with some extraordinarily beautiful areas of Portugal - Sesimbra, for example among many others.
One of the many highlights was the ability to "contract" the two ladies/housekeepers who can not only clean and iron for you but also do the food shopping and cook some delicious typical Portuguese meals; their feijoada and fresh fish grilled in the garden were some of the best I have had.
A really beautiful place to be and an immensely warm welcome.
Met onze familie, twaalf personen in totaal, hebben wij een fantastische vakantie beleefd in Portugal! De Quinta da Vala was ons gastvrije verblijf! Alles wat je nodig hebt is er.
Enorm veel ruimte, zowel in als om het huis. Citrusbomen in de tuin, waarvan we naar hartelust mochten plukken. Uit de groentetuin werd ons regelmatig e.e.a. aangeboden! Een prachtig zwembad en veel speelmogelijkheden voor de kinderen (en volwassenen)!
Het huis ligt bovendien in een prachtig natuurgebied, dus ook de omgeving was helemaal oké! Kortom, woorden schieten eigenlijk tekort! Dankjewel Cristina, dat je deze mooie plek even met ons wilde delen!
We have very well appreciate our holidays
The villa and the property around was fantastic and corresponded exactly at the description
All the family from 60year to 1 year = 13 person enjoy this holidays
The swimming pool was very well located , far enough of the house for the young children safety
The owner and his first evening dinner has been very well appreciate
Thank’s a lot
The villa was to our liking and well equiped. The large terrace was the focal point of our use of the villa. The grounds
provide ample safe areas for children to play and explore with supervision. The villa was however in need of some maintenenance. Easy access to good and safe beaches was a plus. Also, the location was quiet and offered privacy.
The swimming pool would have benefited from being heated.
Our family had a wonderful time in this area outside Lisboa.
It is placed in a quiet area, with nice nature and wine yards.
Very close to beutiful Sesimra and other small nice places along the coast to Setubal, with nice restarants.
The House was perfect for large famelies with children.
The swimming pool and garden around the house was a perfect playground for the children, and adults.
It could be a bit difficult to find, but the house owner is just a phone call away to help you find the house. The owner gave very good service.
You need a car to be able to drive around.
Lisboa is not far away, and we had several days seeing the nice city.
The good thing by staying outside Lisboa centre, is that you will be able to see both the countryside and the city.
We will recommend this house to friends and colleagues.
Have a nice trip.
Nous avons passé un séjour de rêve dans cette maison.
L'endroit est magnifique et très calme.
Belle piscine très agréable.
Nous avons apprécié l'immense terrasse ombragée avec ses nombreux fauteuils, tables et chaises, les enfants ont beaucoup joué dans le très grand jardin (parc)
La cuisine était équipée de tout l'électroménager possible.
La maison était pleine de charme.
(occupation 2 couples et trois enfants)
The villa, set in 5 acres farm, is located in the Parque Nacional da Serra da Arrábida, 5 Km away from beautiful beaches and 5 Km away from Vila Nogueira de Azeitão – a small historic town surrounded by the national park and well known for it’s vineyards and wine cellars open to the public. Arrabida beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, and boasts a natural bay with calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
The area is also famous for its food so it won’t be difficult to find high quality well priced local restaurants as well as top quality ones. Taste the delights of the region from the traditional cheese, deemed to be one of the best in the country, to the Torta de Azeitão, a much sought after local pastry, and the famous Moscatel wine, a sweet wine served as an aperitif.
The local specialty is of course a great variety of fresh fish dishes.
We have other properties in and around the Lisbon area.
Other Activities: Boat rental possible
Golf: Recommended Golf courses are : Quinta do Peru just 10 Km from the villa, Tróia (20 km and a ferry away) a difficult course but one of the most beautiful in Portugal, and Riba Golf (40 Km away).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£648|
Prices are quoted for up to 8 people. Add €100/week per additional person. Maximum 12 people.
Booking conditions: 20% minimum paid at time of booking, further 40% two months before arrival, balance on arrival in cash.
Security Deposit: €750, refundable after departure.
At peak times arrival time is after 16h00 and departure by 11h00.
Final clean included in price (maximum 8 hours, cleaning in exce