My name is Fernanda and I am a kindergarten teacher on retirement process.
I was born in Tras-os-Montes, Mirandela area in the northeast of the country, near the spanish border.
I moved to Leiria when I was 9, and when i finished primary school education, went to a boarding school, in Tomar, to continue secondary school, up to the 9th grade.
After a short period in Angola I came to Óbidos, where I've been living, studying and working ever since.
I furthered my education here in the area and only went away for the college education. I worked in several areas of Portugal but settled down here and bought a flat, first in Caldas da Rainha, and then this little house in Óbidos.
I spent most of my working life furthering my education, took 3 postgraduation courses, improved my english (learned at school) by studying with the British Council where i achieved proficiency level.
Because of my language habilities I met and socialized with the british/american comunity living in this area, and met my very dear companion and partner in life, a british citizen from Wales, that lived most of his life traveling the world, working for the british government, and settle down here in Óbidos when he retired
He passed away 6 years ago, but he is still remembered everyday with much love.
I also learned about computers, by taking a specialized course in information and comunication tecnologies, in university, mainly because i am 58 and computers weren't around when I was growing up.
I loved my job as a kindergarten teacher, now my job is to create a space for holiday makers that make a diference.
My aim is to welcome people, provide a special place and ambience for people that stay here.
II don't want just to rent a house! I want to create an ambience of trust, calm, relax, with confort, and where people can feel at home.
Fernanda Nunes purchased this house in 2003
I purchased this house in 2003 and lived in it until 2011, when I married a neighbour and moved to his house in the same row of houses. We decided to live here, instead of purchasing elsewhere because we are charmed with this little corner, so close to everything we need and yet so quiet and in such beautiful environment.
I used to love my job but got very ill and had to retire earlier.
Now this little busyness is my job.
I intend to make this little house, a very confortable and welcoming space, where people find everything they need to live, relax and enjoy life.
Allthough it is a busyness I am interested in making this little space much more then a busyness. I want it to become the place for holidays where people feel welcome, cared for and confident that everything is done to welcome them.
In here we wake up with the sound of birds singing and you hardly believe you are 500 meters away from big coaches stoping by to let tourists out to visit the town, everyday.
From the porchway of the house where we can seat and enjoy a drink or a meal, while, if anyone passes by, they smile, greet you and move on, because they are neighbours, people who live here in the area.
From the backside varanda there's a lovely view to one of the castle towers and the surrounding hills and garden.
But more than that.
The house has got all the little utensils neede in a house to function, and all the apliances needed.
Everything is thought to make people feel well, The house is constantly changed to respond to guests needs.
There are plenty of houses in this area for rent. This one I intend to be unique, environmental friend, with non alergenic features.
This is ideal for a couple to live. I include a bedsetty advised by my companion's brother who came here, from the UK, to try it and advise me about how to make it more friendly and enjoyable. Thank you Peter, who always loved this house, the decoration and its splendid location. He spent hours on the porch, reading a book, enjoying an afternoon drink watching the sunset.