Casa das Aves
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We stayed for 8 nights in June, and despite rather chilly and damp weather we had a lovely time. The house was very spacious and clean, the beds were comfortable, there were plenty of towels, huge fridge and separate freezer and 2 ovens, not that we cooked much. The "bean to cup" coffee machine was a real bonus!
The location was very quiet, being well set back on a country lane, and only the distant hum of traffic could be heard over the birdsong (and what we think was a wild boar in the trees beyond the fence).
Martine and Dirk provided comprehensive information about restaurants and things to do in the area, which was very useful. On our last day we went to Burgo, around the castle (which is now open to the public) and ate a memorable meal (mainly meat on the menu) in the restaurant at the bottom of the gorge, then climbed up to the chapel and watched a family of 8 wild boar foraging in the river bed.
Overall this is one of the best holiday houses we've stayed in.
Warm welcome - beautifully clean property
Martine and Dirk kindly waited for our delayed arrival, and welcomed us warmly with a lit fire and plenty of very much needed food and drink after a long journey. The house was exceptionally clean and well stocked with shampoo, Dove bars and loo roll. Also, plenty of towels and great kitchen equipment. We really enjoyed use of the bikes and proximity to lovely countryside and found umbrellas handy too! Although we had mixed weather, some of us braved the pool - and the BBQ was fun. We enjoyed the doors opening onto the exterior on both levels, and the garden's lawns and some lovely irises in flower in the raised beds and a young fig tree by the gate. Please plant an orange and lemon tree for the benefit of future visitors! We found this part of Portugal to be really interesting and varied - and very friendly. Many thanks.
Many thanks Jean for taking the time to write your kind review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our villa.
You were all wonderful guests.
About the citrus trees, we have them on the property we planted them 4 years ago so they are still small.
A nice place to enjoy Portugal
You will find in the villa everything you need for a quiet and confortable stay in Lousa. The owners are charming and helpful during your stay in the villa. You can book this villa and enjoy living in Portugal.
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, it was a pleasure to have you as guests.
SUPERBE MAISON CONTEMPORAINE
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette superbe et immense villa contemporaine située dans un lieu très calme et pourtant près des commodités. La maison est très propre et très bien équipée. Martine et Dirk sont particulièrement accueillants et prévenants. La région permet à la fois d'être en pleine nature, l'océan n'est pas bien loin, et les plus beaux monastères du Portugal et la superbe université de Coimbre sont à proximité. A recommander....
Cher Caroline et famille,
Merci pour vos commentaires positive. Ça nous faites de plaisir d'avoir des invités qui apprécient leur séjour chez nous. Cordialement, Martine et Dirk
A high quality experience
This was a high quality experience. The property its stunning, comfortable with every convenience and its owners most helpful. Highly recommend it.
Dear Sybil and family,
Many thanks taking the time to write this review.
Always good to read that you enjoyed your stay in our villa !
All the best
Martine & Dirk
Beautiful modern house ,nicely located ,well equipped
Had a lovely stay enjoyed the wonderful environment , good mixture of 'nature en culture '
Dear Joop and family,
Many thanks for your nice review. We loved to have you as guest in our house and are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Central Portugal.
Thanks again for leaving the house in superb condition
Martine & Dirk