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Quinta da Mota II - Alfeizerao

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

The Property Offers Endless Sunshine and a Quiet Setting by the Pool

About the property

Quinta da Mota II is a newly built detached house erected on the ancient walls of an old farm barn implanted in the middle of the Portuguese Silver Coast. Its generous 80m2 are distributed between a spacious living / dining space, two bedrooms (sleeps 5 people) and 1 bathroom. It is modern / brightly decorated with a touch of 'Mediterranean'. The living room with open kitchen has patio doors leading to a south-facing spacious terrace and balcony where you can enjoy the beautiful views over the exterior gardens, contemporary swimming pool and a fragrant apple tree orchard. Despite its rural setting, the location is very convenient, with the nearest beach (Sao Martinho do Porto) only 7 minutes away by car, and Alfeizerao's International Equestrian Center (CEIA) within walking distance where you can find a great restaurant serving a three course meal (lunch) for 6.50 euros! The food is great and it's a 3 minutes walking distance from the property.

The garden, shared with the main house (Quinta da Mota I) has well distributed shady and sunny areas, including a hammock under the palm trees and a barbecue area.

The brand new outdoor swimming pool has a salty water new technology that takes less chlorine therefore gentle to your skin. It is also a generous size 9mx4m.

There is the possibility to rent both properties for a bigger group. Quinta da Mota I is also a two bedrooms, living room, a bathroom and a kitchen.

Both properties could accommodate up to 9, 10 guests. If you are interested in renting it both, please mention this in your booking.

Overview of the area

Sao Martinho Do Porto: Retaining its Portuguese charm and character, Sao Martinho do Porto, where the nearest beach is located, is a remarkably picturesque seaside town. The town is built around the sheltered bay that provides for safe bathing away from the strong Atlantic currents. The bay also benefits from warmer waters thanks to its sheltered location which are ideal for practicing a variety of water sports available. There are life guards on the beach during the summer and the beach is cleaned most days showing off its beautiful iridescent silver sand which is where the area gets its name from. Surrounding the bay there are numerous cafés and restaurants where the majority of the food on offer is typical Portuguese (superb seafood), though there is also a very good Italian & also a Swiss restaurant along the front of the bay too (with English translation on their menus). We can recommend:

Acasa – Excellent service & fresh fish you can choose.

Carvalho – In Main St – Old Town centre. Level with the back of Hotel Atlantica. Very good value.

O'Farol - located on the beach itself with the best views and good value.

If relaxing on the green is what takes your fancy there are a number of excellent well established golf courses in the surrounding area, and more are planned.

There are a few small supermarkets in Alfeizerao and Sao Martinho, which also has larger supermarket (Intermarche) for the weekly shop. Alternatively, another large supermarket – Modelo – located in Caldas da Rainha is very well socked with fresh local produce, meat and fish, as well as covering all other shopping needs.

Climate & vicinity

Sao Martinho do Porto enjoys an idyllic climate that tends not to reach oppressive extremes of hot or cold. Daytime temperatures mid-summer tend to range between 26ºC and 34ºC. Mid-winter daytime temperatures typically range between 14ºC and 18ºC.

Within the vicinity of Sao Martinho is the beautiful historic town of Obidos (approximately 10 min drive) which overlooks the Obidos lagoon (the largest lagoon in Europe). Similarly to Sao Martinho, the lagoon provides safe bathing away from the strong Atlantic currents. Sao Martinho's other neighbouring towns include Nazare and Peniche, typical Portuguese seaside towns which offer a good number of cafés, bars and excellent restaurants.

Suggestions for exploratory days out:

You must visit the beautiful medieval castle of Obidos with its quirky little streets, only 10 minutes by car, were you find a range of fine Portuguese restaurants and experience fine dining at its best.

The exquisite Berlangas archipelago is also a must. It is a naturl reservation with fantastic opportunities for bird watching and there is also an amazing beach between the cliffs. To get there you must catch the boat from Peniche that is 15 minutes' drive from the property.

Peniche is also fantastic for its fresh fish market and surfing. The beaches of Peniche and Baleal are considered the best in Europe for surfing.

If golf is your passion, then Royal Obidos Golf Resort, Golfe do Bom Sucesso and Praya del Rey, with its immaculate greens, great location and beautiful private beaches, will offer you a great experience.

And don't forget that beautiful Lisbon is 50 minutes' drive away. This is an amazing city waiting to be discovered: do include the characteristic Fado (traditional portuguese music) and regional cuisine in a typical Bairro Alto taverna, a visit to Sintra palace (amazing views over the city) and also some time in the Alfama area (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos), where most of the old architecture is centred.

How to get here

Lisbon Airport is recommended as it is an easy drive along the A8 taking between 40-50 minutes depending on traffic. Use Alfeizerao as your destination on your GPS, leave the A8 motorway at junction 20 and head north on the N8 for 4 Km. You'll find Quinta da Mota on a left turn off the N8, just before the building where CEIA (Centro Equestre Internacional de Alfeizerao) is located.


We hope you'll have an unforgettable holiday here on Portugal's silver coast. Please get in touch if you would like to receive more information, either about the property or to get suggestions for local information, places to visit and days out. We look forward to welcome you in Quinta da Mota and would love to hear about your experience, comments and recommendations.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About The Owner

We are a couple with two little girls living in the UK. We have visited this area of Portugal before and fell in love with it: the silver coast is a beautiful location with lots still waiting to be discovered. Recently we purchased these two cottages, both for our family use and as holiday lets when we can't be there ourselves. We are looking forward to hear about your experience and would love to share suggestions and recommendations.

The Owner purchased this house in 2015


Mouraria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quinta da Mota II - Alfeizerao
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beutiful House and Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect base, close to beaches and shops but still in a rural location. Well equipped with everything and very comfortable. I would recommend it 100% on all levels, will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place. Beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The villa, gardens, pool and views were all immaculate with much attention to detail. Useful and friendly welcoming notes, decent WiFi, and all mod cons. Couldn't have felt more welcome. A few mins drive to a sheltered harbour / beach, shops and other amenities. Walking distance to Equestrian centre with excellent, large and very inexpensive restaurant. Numerous other beautiful beaches within 25 mins drive, including the North beach at Nazare which holds the world record for the tallest wave ever surfed. We were on holiday with a baby and two young children and had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent family house in a beautiful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in August with our 2 kids (age 8 and 7) in Quinta da Mota II. After reading all the reviews and staying there for 2 weeks what more can we add to the wonderful reviews Quinta da Mota II got.

It is a beautiful place and the cottage is great. There is enough space for the whole family and the cottages is fully decorated.

The surrounding is beautiful, we enjoyed the piece and quitness. The cottage is not far from beautiful cities like Alcobaca, Nazare, Obidos and Caldas da Rainha.

About 100 meters from the cottage is a lovely restaurant that serve a really good Portuguese lunch. Be sure to check that out when you are there.

In the second week of our stay we were welcomed by the owner of Quinta da Mota II. These people are so warm and friendly and realy introduced us to Portugal. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family!

Dennis and Joke

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place for family memories

  • 5 of 5

We spent four delightful nights here and loved every minute! This place is so peaceful. Our kids loved the lemon tree in the driveway - we made fresh lemonade every day. The beautiful terrace looks out over an orange grove that is full of singing birds in the daytime and chirping frogs at night. We spent lovely afternoons by the pool under the shade of the fig trees. We delighted in the fireflies that appeared in the backyard at night! The house has every convenience you could ask for - the washer and dryer were especially appreciated. The house is clean, comfortable and well-suited for families traveling with children. It was in a great location - we visited Alcobaca, Tomar, Batalha and others easily. Obidos was so close, we went there in the evening every night for the amazing views... and the gelato! Joaos was really a helpful host who was immediately available via email if needed. We have very fond memories of our stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, peacefull quiet location close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with the family (2 kids, 2 adults) in Quinta da Mota II in May 2016. It was perfect. Interieur was brand new, great beds (not the typical small portugese sizes) and a cosy living. Outside it was also perfect. Nice garden, perfect pool, clean and well maintained. Beautiful view from the property, no noise, all very quiet, but still close to the beach and the main villages to explore.

All in all, something to recommend to anyone who want to stay in the leiria surroundings.


  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great discovery

  • 4 of 5

beautiful house , calm with a lovely decoration.The propritary are wonderful , pleasant ,when you need an information or when you have a problem they are here!!!

the swiming pool is new with a quiet garden near apples trees near. Not so far from the sea , and just 90 km from lisboa .

a great discovery

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was a real pleasure meeting you, thanks for the choosing Quinta da Mota for your stay and we hope to see you soon!
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Bom Sucesso golf course
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mouraria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $164.12
Cleaning (per stay) $65.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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