Most of the house is on the ground floor, with spaces flowing seamlessly into each other; the large double height living room with seating for 12 makes the most of the magical light of the area and has sliding doors on one side opening onto a terrace with view to the private lake and then the beautiful ocean 1km away and on the other side onto a small sheltered patio with a lemon tree. For colder nights, the heating and fireplace provide the comfort required for long memorable evenings gazing at the stars in comfort, or long chats. The dining and seating areas just flow into each other, and everyone who wants a quiet moment will find his private corner. The dining room opens to a big outdoor patio of 70m2 with a barbecue.
Beaches: 'Praia da Foz', 1.5km away, is a fine sand beach, after which the estate was named; it is a beautiful unspoilt beach surrounded by cliffs, prolonged by a vast rocky platform used by fishermen. Further, you can find the beach “Praia das Bicas”, popular for surfing. To the north you'll discover the largest and main beach, “Praia do Meco”, with three miles of white sand and beautiful cliffs. This is the most uninhibited and naturist beach in Portugal. Praia do Meco is so long that if you walk long enough you will always find an uncrowded spot. On the base of Arrábida mountain you can find various beaches of crystalline water and green hills. Most of these are small coves, with its fine white sand, tranquil waters and special microclimate.
Nautical sports and Arrabida National Park: Surfing is popular at “Praia das Bicas” close by. For diving, Portinho de Arrabida beach has of the most interesting diving in Portugal with its grottos and abundant marine life. Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing can all be practice in the safe bay.
The mountains are ideal for walks, and organized excursions can be arranged with the local nature tour companies. In the National Park, mountain biking, fauna tours, and bird watching are organised. Orienteering, cycling tours, riding and aerial sports are available and provide new experiences for beginners and experienced alike.
Gastronomy and wine tasting: In a country that has such an extensive coastline, it is not surprising that the sea should be one of the main sources of its cuisine. In the many restaurants of Meco, Sesimbra or Setubal, you can find all sorts of the most fresh and delicious grilled fish and also the best seafood, such as clams, mussels or shrimps. Portugal`s climate and soil, its excellent varieties of traditional grapes and the wisdom and long experience of its vine-growers have all helped to make Portuguese wines amongst the most appreciated in the world. The region of Setúbal, which has given its name to a sweet fortified wine, made from muscadet grape, also produces robust reds and light white wines.