About this listing
Fully furnished villa, access permitted to pool and garden. WiFi available through all the premises.
Quiet surroundings, 30km to the airport, 20 km to Lisbon. 3km to the beach, Fonte da Telha, a part of protected area Arriba Fóssil.
Fully furnished villa with all amenities; access permitted to pool and garden. WiFi available through all the premises.
Very quiet surroundings while quite accessible. 30km to the airport, 20 km to Lisbon. 3km to the beach, either a 5 minutes drive or a 20 minutes walk. The beach is Fonte da Telha an amazing hiking area part of the protected reserve area of Arriba Fóssil.
Having a car is advised although not mandatory. Buses 116 and 172 of TST (Transportes Sul do Tejo) service the location and bus stop is 100 meters away.
Next door to Aroeira Golf, a 2x18 golf course with fantastic landscapes and privileged location.
one very large bedroom on top floor, a second bedroom in the ground floor. Sofa bed in living room hence accommodating a maximum of 6 people (4+2). There is also a dining room in open space with the kitchen and separate from the living room which connects again in open space to an office area with a desk.
There is a toilet for private use of the room on the first floor and another toilet on the ground floor having a large shower. There is an extra toilet outside (mainly for when using the pool) and two extra showers: one in the garden bathroom and another open air shower servicing the pool. All showers, internal or external, run on hot water.
If the rental is for 4+ people, both bedroom will be taken hence no one else will be sleeping inside the main house.
- Private parking available for 3 eur/day (please ask for electronic command to open automatic gate)
- Laundry: 3 eur per washing machine usage
- Dishes: 3 eur per dishwasher usage
- WiFi: free (please ask for password and SSID)
- Airport pickup: 35 eur (please ask for availability)
- Early checkin or late checkout: ask for availability. Fees may apply.
- Luggage room: free
Languages spoken: Português, English, Français, Español. Languages understood: Nederlands, Catalàn, Pусский, Italiano.
Access to Lisbon center:
Option 1: 20 minutes by car, taking bridge 25 de Abril
Option 2: Drive to Seixal boat terminal (15 minutes drive, large parking available) and take catamaran (Soflusa) to Cais do Sodre (scenic river crossing). A 15 minutes ride, servicing Lisbon center and Cais do Sodre terminal which virtually connects anywhere in Lisbon by either subway, bus, tram, train or boat.
Option 3: Drive to Fogueteiro train terminal (10 minutes drive, large parking available) and take train (Fertagus) to one of the many stations in Lisbon, servicing mainly the upper part of the city. Any station connects to Metro or Bus.
[Any of the car/driving trajectories can be replaced by bus]
Access to the beach:
Car: 5 minutes
Bicycle: 10 minutes
Walking: 20 minutes (no need to take main road, there are stairs for access on foot)
Taxi: (phone number hidden)
Bus (TST, Transportes Sul do Tejo): (website hidden)
Catamaran (Soflusa): (website hidden)
Train (Fertagus): (website hidden)
Smoking: allowed in the garden
Access to garden, pool and outside kitchen and barbecue are permitted, washing machine and dish washer. Private parking in premises.
If it is a must we'll be around all the time, please check availability. We're sometimes traveling!
We love meeting and spending time with guests - but are also conscious you want your privacy time. Looking forward to meeting you already! :-)
Very calm neighborhood while still quite accessible to Lisbon center. Close to the beach within a pinewood area, easy to reach restaurants close by and also at the beach which is 3km away. That's a 5 min drive or a 20 min walk. You risk being woken up by noisy birds, especially in Springtime. :-) Other than that... not many neighbors around; the house is on a dead end street hence little or no traffic.
A car is advised. There is a bus stop 200 meters away but especially in winter buses don't go too often. While there's direct bus to the beach, getting to Lisbon implies bus+train or bus+boat. There's direct bus to the beach.
A car would make your life much easier getting around and visiting the many natural wonders around and getting to Lisbon (or to Seixal where you can get a 20m ferry to Lisbon downtown and enjoy a nice river cruise) even though it is feasible with public transportation.
There's a surf school at our beach... if you're either a surf lover or have never tried - this is your time for it! If you want to go for it, please ask for help we have a special discount with them, they're friends and amazing people.
House/villa for your stay only (indoors).
Garden and pool: (shared) access permitted. While there are no other guests, it is a shared space with us when we are around. We live next door to the house, across the garden, and when not traveling we'll be around.
The indoor space is not shared - that will be for your use alone.
Interaction with Guests
Regardless of being home or not, you can reach us anytime. If home, easy to call out for us :) and if not home which might happen frequently, you can reach us by phone, SMS, email, Viber, (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden) messenger... don't hesitate in asking for all out contacts. :)
It is a very calm neighbourhood, countryside like. Yet, it is close to the beach, 3 KM away; and 20KM to Lisbon. Depending on the time of the year, it won't be uncommon to find yourself alone in the area. In the peak of the summer, some of the neighbours might be home spending their vacation. In the area it is mostly holiday houses, only us and another neighbour live permanently in the area.
The best way to travel around is by means of your own transportation. For most people, a car is most probably the best option. Otherwise bicycle can do if you're not planning to go too far. It is a very calm street with only one exit and very little traffic. It is possible to park outside without any problem and it is also possible to park inside the premises. In the premises, there is enough space to park up to three cars, in a row.
Other Things to Note
There is a supermarket on walking distance (Aldi) where you can probably get everything you might need. Also a few restaurants and cafe in the vicinity, all walking distance. Getting further away might require a car, public transportation is not very frequent, especially outside summer time.
- 300 eur Security deposit required - for everybody's convenience
- Keys will be delivered in hand (please do not forget to ask for your security alarm key)
- Pets and smoking allowed in the garden are (outside the main house)
- If you're willing to use the fireplace please make sure you ask for instructions so it is handled properly. We wish you fully enjoy it in all safety.
- If you need an early check in (before 4pm) or a late check out (after 10am) please make sure you notify so availability can be timely checked and proper arrangements can be made (for instance, provide you with towels, shower facilities, luggage room, etc.)
Ricardo was a very nice guy, and the apartment was perfect with a clean pool and an outdoor kitchen. We loved the place! 4 min. drive to the beach(a very nice one) and close to Lisboa and lots of other beautiful places. Ricardo was very helpful and serviceminded. This is the place to stay if you are in the area!
We arrived very late but what we didn't expected was the great hospitality of Ricardo. He prepared dinner and wine !:) He is one of the best hosts we ever had during our trips and his house is perfect to explore the Lisbon area! Keep up the good work in creating your own little paradise!
Ricardo was very welcoming when we arrived. He showed us around the property and told us how everything worked. He gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to see. He even gave us cakes and croissants on a couple of occasions.
The house is as described in the listing. It is very nice. It has everything that you could need for a stay. The bedroom was very comfortable and the main room was perfect for relaxing in if it was too hot out. The best part of the property is the beautiful pool. It was fantastic to cool down in. The garden is well kept and we loved the hammock.
The neighbourhood was nice. It is suburban and peaceful. There is a Lidl supermarket near by and the beach is a short drive away. The beach was long and sandy with lots of little bars and restaurants. It is a good base for exploring Lisbon and around but you do need a car.
Overall I was very happy with our holiday. I am very happy to recommend Ricardo and AroeiraMIR.
We have had a wonderfull time at Ricardo's place. A beatifull house with a nice refreshing pool. Very clean and fully equipped. Good beds. A brand new Aldi supermarket at 300 mtrs. 5 minutes drive to a nice beach with bars and restaurants. Lisbon is 20 minutes drive. Ricardo is a very nice and relaxed person. He has a lot of tips about the surroundings. Very easy to get in contact with him. Ricardo, thanks for the good bottle of wine and for letting us stay a few hours longer because our late flight. We will come back for sure! A nice and safe place to stay. The outdoor kitchen and shower are perfect. Thanks for all!
We enjoyed a great vacation at Ricardos villa! The welcome was very warm and friendly. The villa was excellent equiped and we missed nothing. The location is great, we had a car and the distance to Lisbon was perfect for frequent visits and to the beaches nearby. But do not forget to visit cities like Setubal, Sesimbra, Palmela. And the nice landscapes of Cabo Espichel, Rio Sado and Lagoa Albufeira. The villa is the best place to enjoy the great surroundings! Beside this: very quite neighborhood, clean pool (our children loved it). During the stay it was alyways possible to contact Ricardo for questions. We would love to come back. Finally Ricardos father took over the keys after the stay - very friendly and very nice person. All in all - super.
Our stay in the house AroeiraMIR was very nice and pleasent.The house was very comfortable and equipted with everything we needed and could ask for. Comfortable beds and furniture, clean and tidy. The garden was lovely and the pool perfect to relax and swim in - clean and well looked after. The welcome we received was very warm and friendly and the family was ever so helpful and obliging - perfect representatives of the - as we have discovered - wonderful Portuguese people. The house is situated very close to the Aroeríra Golf Course and a couple of kilometers from the beautiful beach - perfect for all kinds of sea- and beach activities. You can also find good restaurants very close to the house.
Our stay in Ricardo's place was fantastic. We were looking for a relaxing trip with lots of sun, beach, reading and swimming and this place was great for all of those things. The house was very clean, had plenty of cooking/eating utensils and the pool is as cool and refreshing as it looks in the picture. You also have the company of two nice outdoor cats while you're there.
I would definitely recommend staying here. Ricardo was a very attentive host, e-mailing us helpful advice on getting around and things to do. We weren't able to meet him in the end, but all of our interactions were great.
Finally, as Ricardo recommends, I think it's best to have a car if you stay here. The public transit is super sparse/infrequent. The walk to the beach is ~40 minutes and there's only a small food market nearby. Getting to Lisbon without a car would also be quite difficult. That being said the weather was lovely so we didn't mind walking :)
About the Host, Ricardo
Having lived abroad for over 10 years and sharing this great passion for traveling, I became very fond of house rentals both on business or pleasure trips. My travel experiences became richer and more comfortable and at the same time less expensive! There's no other way that I know which allows seeing a culture and people and getting in touch with the country culture and people you're visiting. OK, maybe couchsurfing... but can't really compare. It ain't the same concept. And I'm getting to old to live on a couch... :) In fact, it's not only that I like more a house rental all in all but also that when traveling with company the couch no longer suffices and there's a whole range of amenities that come into the picture and really start making sense and having a clear added value. Simple things like... a fireplace for a romantic evening, to share with your loved one - and a nice glass of Portuguese red wine from Alentejo.
It is these experience I want to share with you - my guests. Staying in this house - my house - will allow you to share many experiences and an insight to Portuguese culture or simply be left alone. Silence can be golden, right? The choice is yours.
If you can bring any item, token or sign from the country you live in, from your country of origin (or both!) to enrich the house's collection, I would be much appreciated. Together we'll find proper compensation for your gift! :)
I love sun, I use it every moment I can. I love the sea. It's unthinkable living without them. If you can bring a suggestion or an experience or a traveling recommendation which includes them - again, much appreciated.
We will try to give you... our best. It's all we can promise.
Oh... and by staying at my house, you'll also help me subsidizing my next trip: there's always another one coming. :)
Hope to see you soon. ;)
ps: if you're not really looking into a rental, if you think you need something different to my offer or if you're simply visiting the area and need further info, do not hesitate to drop a message. I will promise to do my best in helping out.