About Steve England
Hi, I'm Steve and I live in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the UK. I bought the house in Portugal some years ago, as I love to spend time there. I plan to retire in Portugal once my children have grown and flown the nest.
Steve England purchased this House in 2007
Why Steve England chose Nadadouro
The house is in the middle of Nadadouro and close to the infant school, it has a great feel of connection to its locale. It is a traditional village home which has the advantage of a large plot of land with a long sweeping driveway. I have developed this house over a number of years converting it into a stylish, modern home. There are pleasant outside areas including a large swimming pool, which is extremely private and a proven sun trap.
What makes this House unique
Close to village amenities, including local bars and restaurants. It is a split-level house, with only four steps up to the bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for younger children or more senior guests.
Pool / Spa
This is a NON SMOKING property. PETS - Pets are not permitted in rental units under any conditions. SECURITY/RESERVATION DEPOSIT - A security deposit of €400 is required at booking. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within seven (7) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met. • No damage is done to property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. • No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay. • All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in rubbish bin, and soiled dishes are cleaned. • All keys are left on the kitchen table and unit is left locked. • All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure. • No linens are lost or damaged. • NO early arrival or late departure. • The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner) or the local law enforcement. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 100% of the rental rate is required at booking. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. CANCELLATIONS – 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of guests is limited to eight (8) persons. MINIMUM STAY – This property requires a seven (7) night minimum stay. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup. Facilities fees are included in the rental rate. NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice. FALSIFIED BOOKINGS – Any booking obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance. SWIMMING POOL – No children under the age of 12 is permitted in swimming pool without adult supervision. All liability for using the pool is with the renter. We recommend you take out travel insurance for your trip.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely area and villa
We had a fab two weeks on the Silver Coast. Villa catered for all our needs and Bo and her husband were amazing and always on hand with any queries!
Lovely house in a typical village
Nous avons passé 2 semaines formidables dans cette maison typique très bien située (proche de la mer, de la sauvage lagune d'Obidos) La maison, sans être luxueuse, est très agréable, au calme, avec une vraie belle piscine et une bonne literie. Bo et son mari ont été supers accueillants et à l'écoute, nous y retournerons certainement !
Pool heating system out of service
My assessment 3/5 is motivated by the fact that the heating system of the pool was out of service during my stay not having been informed of this situation in advance, in which case I will have canceled my reservation before. Indeed, the average temperature in Nadadouro is relatively cool and the possibility of heating the pool was for me a major selection criteria for this rental. I am inevitably disappointed with my stay and I feel that I have been cheated about the scope of the service.
=> Weak points :
- Pool heating system out of service,
- Poorly equipped and antiquated kitchen (1 small salad bowl for 8 pers.),
- School proximity (noisy even if in summer ).
=> Strong points :
- spacious house and parking
Somos una familia con tres niños pequeños y, al llegar, nos encontramos con una gran casa, cuidada, con utensilios suficientes y con camas muy cómodas. La piscina ideal aunque no hiciera demasiado buen tiempo para aprovecharla y diera sombra pero muy útil en alguna tarde de calor.
Todo lo necesario y wifi. El vecindario muy tranquilo.
Eficiente y rápido el trato con el contacto.
La zona es muy tranquila y más vale venir aprovisionada de víveres porque sólo hay una minitienda y tres bares pero zona céntrica para hacer excursiones a Obidos e incluso Lisboa u Oporto.