4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps 10
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Why Vasco Marques chose Calhariz
Villa Arrábida is magnificently located on Serra da Arrábida hill, in Aldeia da Piedade village; a very peaceful area, surrounded by a luxurious and bright landscape.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is cosy and from the ample garden and private pool you will enjoy the green landscape and spectacular sunsets.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful Location & Setting
If you want to escape from the rat race this is the property for you. Comfortable and well appointed with an excellent decent length swimming pool, which encouraged me to get in and do a few lenghts each day. But note it is not heated so brace yourself. The views from the terrace are stupendous and the charming town of Azeitao is nearby (approx 5kms) with a good choice of restaurants, coffee shops and 3 supermarkets.
The villa is spacious and though some of the crockery needs updating (several cups and plates were chipped and a few beer glasses would have been appreciated) it has all the facilities you would expect including an outdoor BBQ, coffee machine and decent sized TV. WIFI is available also. There may be an issue with waste as there was a continuous unpleasant smell in the main bedroom and en suite which did linger, but keep the air con going in this room and the smell is masked.
Definitely would recommend it, especially due to its close proximity to Lisbon, Sesimbra and Setubal. If you do go make sure you spend an afternoon on Dolphin watch off Setubal. A very satisfying and charming trip when for a good half hour you have a very good chance to witness the local Dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. Memorable.
Thank you for your lovely review, We´re so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. The less positive aspect you mentioned has already been resolved. We hope to come back soon to enjoy the Villa&Lisbon! Best wishes, Vasco
Beautiful place in quiet surroundings
We enjoyed the stay at this property very much. Even if the location is in a very quiet and rural area, the distance to Lisbon is no problem (appox 30-45 minutes drive – and hiring a car is an absolutely must). We was in Lisboa 4 days during our 2 weeks stay. Also relative short distance to the beaches at Sesimbra and the fantastic beaches at Lagoa de Albufeira. Also a nice village (Nogueira the Azeitao) in 3 km distance with several restaurants and covering all basic shopping needs. We also visited Sintra and Setubal during our stay – all places easily accessible by car.
The property is large, with some green lawns suitable for sports like badminton or volleyball. The pool is large enough and deep enough to do some actual swimming/exercise (maybe less suitable for small children). The house covered our needs, with all necessary equipment, 4 bedrooms with good size and good-working air-con, plenty of outdoor furniture, a outdoor grill for barbecue, and several nice places to relax and look at the beautiful views. We where 7 people staying, and it felt at no time over-crowded.
The owner of the place, Vasco, is both helpful, service minded, friendly and professional – and we had no problems at all in the practical arrangements regarding booking or during the stay.
This was our first visit to Portugal, and we really fell in love with the country, the climate and the Lisboa area. Definitely not out last visit to Portugal. And if city night life or walking distance to the beach is not your top priority, I will absolutely recommend you to stay and enjoy relaxing days in Vasco’s villa.
Excellent villa in stunning area!
We were two families with a total of four adults and seven children (all under 7 years) staying in this villa for one week.
The service and hospitality from the owner (Vasco) was great from the minute we contacted him (last minute booking) all the way to our check-out. Vasco met us upon arrival and gave us a lot of good tips and ideas about the area, sights and attractions, running tracks etc.
As we were looking for a house "off the beaten track" this was perfect to us. It is located in a quiet villa area. You will need a car to get here and during your stay for shopping and sightseeing. The house has all the amenities we could ask for including a well equipped kitchen. The garden and area outside of the house is ideal also for kids and babies as the patio is fenced off from the pool area.
The sunsets on the balconies are stunning. Great area for running/walking in a variety of tracks and roads. Situated in the natural park Arrabida it is only a short drive 5-10 minutes to get to great beaches as well. We spent a couple of days on the beach, one day in Azeitao and Sesimbra and drove to Lisboa and the west coast so for us the house was a great base for reaching out to a variety of destinations and attractions. Always great to return to the house in this quiet area for a relaxing afternoon and evening with dinner and sunset outdoor.
I would not hesitate to reccommend this villa to anyone who prefer to stay away from the hectic touristy areas and want to experience the "real" Portugal and do not mind using the car to get to different attractions and sights.
Great villa with pool, stunning views!
The villa was really comfortable. It is a traditional Portuguese villa with all the necessary mod-cons to really relax and enjoy the holiday. The pool was great fun for both kids & adults and we really enjoyed having a game of pool in the games room in the evening. There are loads of areas outside where we could sit and relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, the fabulous local wine and the glorious sunset.
There are plenty of supermarkets within 5 or 10 km. The house was a great base for us to visit the local towns like Sesimbra & Setubal. Lisbon is less than an hour away and we also travelled to Sintra and Fatima.
Our flight arrived late & Vasco was very accommodating, waiting after midnight for us to arrive & coming to find us when we did get lost - thank you Vasco ?
We had a fantastic holiday in this villa and would recommend it to everyone!
Our family stayed at the villa for one week in june. We were surrounded by the great nature, Lisbon near by, nice beaches, restaurants etc.
The Arrabida parc is not only a beautiful place for a ride on your bike, it is also perfect for running.
The house has everything, the rooms are all nice. You can easily stay 2 families together - not crowded at all.
The owners are very nice people - and they help you with tips for trips to very special places you would not have found yourself. We valued that so much - Thank you :-)
The pool is very nice and the house has four lovely terraces placed all over the ground. You will always find a nice spot to eat your breakfast, find shade doing the day or enjoy the sunset at night.
You won't regret choosing this house !!!
Awesome house with all the facilities
Beautiful area, on the top of the hill, with a awesome view.
Bikes, swimming pool, pool (snooker), barbecue, wifi, hifi... just perfect to spend nice holidays with your friends or in family.
Situated 15 min to Sessimbra, 30 min from Lisboa.
Thanks Vasco for your welcome.
Located in Aldeia da Piedade, at 38 km south of Lisbon and only 7 km from the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra, with its 13th century castle, breathtaking beaches, narrow streets, delicious fish restaurants, bars and night-life. At 10 km from Arrábida beaches, 15 km from the Cape of Espichel and 17 km from Meco village and beach.
How to get here from Lisbon: Head South across the 25 de Abril bridge, on the A2 motorway, exit to Azeitão onto N2; in Vila Nogueira de Azeitão continue on N379 towards Arrábida/Sesimbra, until you see sign indicating Aldeia da Piedade/Aldeia da Portela.