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2 Bedroom Historic House (sleeps 5) Against The Walls Of Medieval Obidos

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, Private Terrace With BBQ, 3 Bathrooms

This is a beautiful old 'Centenary' house over 3 floors on the walls of Obidos with a romantic story to tell. The house is at the heart of the Medieval Óbidos Town backing onto the walls on the outer side.

One hundred years ago this house used to belong to a very wealthy and locally known landlord from a very traditional family. All properties from this family were painted in pink!

Until today this is the only house allowed to be painted in pink in Óbidos! All other properties are painted in white according to the local rules that are now in place.

The house 'Casa Da Cerca' used to be the home for the Lord's mistress. He visited his lover regularly and arrived by horse from his family house which was a nearby farm (Quinta das Janelas). To avoid been seen by the local people he ordered his employees to build a small path up the hill to the house, away from the main street. That path still exists today, covered with cobblestones. You can see it finishing at the View point (Belvedere) by the house. At that time the ground floor of the house was for the animals and people would live upstairs.

The property retains a romantic charm with its glowing pink walls that contrast with the white buildings that surround it.

The property has 2 bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the lounge so it can sleep 5 comfortably. The 2 bedrooms have 3 single beds in total and both are en-suite. One of the en-suites has a bath with shower over, WC and basin and the other has a shower cubical, WC and basin. There is an additional bathroom on the ground floor with shower cubical.

The sunny and spacious living room has a private terrace outside for dining and sun bathing on the sun loungers. There is a BBQ and umbrella for guests use.

Inside there are two comfortable sofas and a television, an extend-able dining table for up to 8 people and a contemporary kitchen. Should you need it there are also 3 oil filled radiators.

There is free parking on the street.

A gem in the beautiful town of Obidos.

More Details
Registration Number : 41127/AL

Property Manager
Antony Masters
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

Amenities

Pinhal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    En-suite 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En-suite 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge that can sleep 2 people. A cot can be made available.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Obidos is just off the A8 which runs almost all the way to Lisbon. The drive from Lisbon airport will take you about 50 minutes (75kms). There is also a good bus service at 100 metres away from the property with buses running on an hourly basis on season to Lisbon and other cities. There is also a train station 2 km away (Obidos train station).

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5

fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house, looks recently decorated and very well finished. Would recommend. Obidos is only 2 minutes walk away, there is a 5 minute drive to a supermarket and some beautiful beach resorts are 20 minutes drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Casa da Cerca and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Excellent location, a little underwhelming when it comes to luxury

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a perfect location: just outside the city wall of Obidos. In a matter of minutes you walk into this excellent little mediaeval village with its impressive castle and cosy cobbled streets. However, it wasn't as clean as could be expected. There were mouse droppings on a kitchen table en dead sow bugs on the floor of the entrance. Otherwise it was clean, though not sqeaky clean. A major asset that was missing, was Wifi, and that should really be standard these days. The deck on the backside of the house is a nice place to dwell, but somehow luxury and cosiness was missing (a dodgy parasol, simple table and chairs, tiny bbq). For this price you would expect real luxury. But still, a very nice, spacious appartment in an excellent location. And it could be even nicer.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
A Ilustre Casa De Ramiro
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Praia D'El Rei
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Obidos
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Many
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Foz Do Arelho and Bom Successo
Car: not necessary

There is so much to see and visit in the area that you are spoilt for choice. Obidos is certainly one of the jewels of the region.

We strongly recommend that you to book a day or two to explore the castle and walk the castle walls plus browse the cobbled alleyways steeped in history.

The town itself has a very romantic story to tell as it was a gift to the bride of the King of Portugal.

Enjoy a taste of the excellent, traditional 'Ginjinha d'Obidos' which is a fortified wine and lose yourself in the many good restaurants in the town and surrounding area. Your nearest bar is 'A Ilustre Casa De Ramiro', just a 2 minutes walk away and there are many restaurants dotted all around.

For all budgets you'll enjoy some great Portuguese food in the local restaurants. Visit “Tasca Torta”; 'A Casa Das Senhoras Rainhas'; 'o Caldeirão'; 'Pousada do Castelo'; 'A Ilustre Casa de Ramiro'; 'Poço dos Sabores'; 'Mãe D'Água'; 'Tribeca' and many others...

There are also many festivals held in Obidos which have become famous. The Portuguese travel for miles to these as do many other nationalities more recently. For example you can visit during the following celebrations:

Medieval fair

Chocolate festival

Christmas town

Opera week

Óbidos also has a public pool with excellent facilities for sports and swimming competitions and training.

Outside Obidos a must visit is to the blue Obidos Lagoon. If you like cycling you can go all of the way around the lagoon by bike. There is a good cycle path and there are footpaths along virtually all the banks from Foz do Arelho beach to Bom Sucesso beach.

South of Óbidos there’s Peniche and Baleal and to the north there is São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. From any of these places enjoy a great day out and plenty of great seafood. Also nearby is the Buddha Eden - 'Garden of Peace', a Zen garden which is highly recommended.

Other ideas for days out include:

Bom Sucesso beach, 15 kms

Praia D’el Rey beach (Vale de Janelas), 16 kms

Foz do Arelho beach, 18 kms

Baleal beach, 22 kms

Go-Karts at Bombarral, 17 kms

NorPark - Nazaré water park, 40 kms

Buddha Eden – Garden of Peace, 15 kms

Berlenga Island natural park (boat from Peniche)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $117.43
Final Clean $88.07 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Christmas/New Year - Bookings of less than 1 week over this period will be charged for 1 week and the security deposit increases to €300.

A management charge of €75 is applied to each stay. Minimum of 3 nights stay throughout the rest of the year. A security deposit of €100 is also required.

Tax at 2% is the bank charge of paying by credit card. To avoid contact us and pay by bank transfer.

Final cleaning is included in the on-screen quote

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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