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Great base for exploring the little known delights of Central Portugal

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Aguda House Rental Photos and Description

3 bed, sleep 6/7, near to Ansiao/Avelar and Figueiro dos Vinhos

3 bedroom detached house with private pool, BBQ and patio area. The property sits at the edge of an authentic Portuguese village and has around 6000 m2 of land attached.

The village is in a rural area, perched on a hillside, about 5 mins drive from the nearest main town (Avelar), just off the IC8, near the A13. The house is within easy reach of the Coast (40 mins to Figueira de Foz) and Coimbra (around 40 mins). The roman ruins of Conimbriga are not far away and there are several river beaches in the vicinity.

The accommodation is on 2 floors; upstairs there are 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and an ample upper terrace, sleeps 6/7; downstairs is an open plan space, including fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge with log fire and satellite TV. Outside there is an ample patio with pool, BBQ and downstairs toilet. There is access from the patio onto the adjoining land, which belongs to the house.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ed Walters
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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Loved our stay ... great villa, lovely pool, superb views
Jun 2013
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Great base for exploring the little known delights of Central Portugal
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 39 reviews

An ideal holiday

  • 5 of 5

This place is ideal for a fantastic holiday. It is beautifully presented and equipped and is the ideal location for quiet lazy days by the pool with a chilled beer and something sizzling on the bbq. It is also well located for days out - during our stay we sampled the buzz of Lisbon, the culture of Coimbra, the excitement and beauty of kayaking on the Mondego river and the affordable and often excellent local restaurants.

The holiday achieved the near impossible - leaving adults, teenagers and young children all agreed that they had a great time and keen to go back. Thanks very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Un lugar muy especial

  • 5 of 5

No hemos podido elegir un lugar mejor para poder disfrutar de unas merecidas vacaciones! Situada en una zona muy tranquila y con un jardin enorme a su alrededor, la casa se siente como un segundo hogar. La decoracion es de muy buen gusto y tiene todo lo necesario para poder vivir comodamente. Hemos disfrutado mucho de la piscina y dia de por medio hemos manejando hasta la hermosa playa de Sao Pedro de Moel. En Coimbra hemos podido hacer un poco de turismo y disfrutar de comidas excelentes. Nos llevamos los mejores recuerdos de la estadia en casa de los Walters Diaz y la certeza de volver a disfrutarla en un futuro cercano.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Muchas gracias para sus comentarios, estamos encantados que sus vacaciones hayan sido tan agradables. Hasta pronto!!
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A unique villa in a unique location

  • 4 of 5

A very well equipped and spotlessly maintained villa in a tranquil location with wonderful views over the Portugese countryside. Tastefully decorated and furnished and the best I have ever experienced. One gets an immediate feeling of warmth and cheerfulness as soon as you step into this tastefully designed restoration. My only disappointment was the size of the swimming pool - ok for children learning to swim though.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for this feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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A great holiday!

  • 4 of 5

Your villa is an ideal getaway,very secluded and private. We were very pleased with how well equipped it was,it had everything we needed. There were ample places to visit on the days when we weren't languishing by the

Pool. This has been our second visit to your holiday house,and we are very keen that it won't be our last.Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Beautiful villa, Nice Location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our two weeks in your beautiful villa. A very nice typical portuguese location (car needed). We have a lot of admiration for the successful renovation. All the materials are present (more than necessary) and everything is very clean. Thanks for the detailed information! We have visited several places (Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto,..). The manager is friendly and helpful. I confirm also the extensive choice of vegetarian and gluten free products in the market. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Hope to see you again some day soon.
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A really lovely property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great fortnight at your house, thank you. It really is a lovely property in a great location. The house is beautifully furnished and, as we had read in other reviews, very clean and well equipped. The pool was most welcome as we had some very hot weather. We also found your comprehensive local information extremely useful in planning our sight-seeing. We managed to cover most of your suggestions and your comments were very helpful. We visited some great places - coast, rivers, mountains, towns & cities - all very different and surprisingly unspoilt and quiet. A great day out was the kayaking trip.

Note for fellow coeliacs - pleasantly surprised to find gluten free products in the supermarkets, the Continente chain having the best range.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Stop
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The house is very conveniently situated for exploring the 3 Beiras regions, including the coast south of Figueira da Foz, Coimbra, the Dao and Bairrada wine regions and the various Beiras mountain ranges, in particular the Serra de Lousa, with its excellent cuisine and Schist Villages.

There are river beaches nearby, with various water sports, and canoeing can be arranged on the Mondego river. There is also walking, climbing and horse riding in the vicinity. There is a water world amusement park near Pombal.

Within easy reach are of the famous Conimbriga roman ruins, the Fatima sanctuary, and a little further away the spectacular Monsanto village built out of the very rock itself! Within a short drive is the famous Palacio de Bucaco, with its gardens and extraordinary history.

Other Activities: River Beach, Canoeing


Rates & Availability

Aguda House Rental Rates

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Sep 13 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
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Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that the rates shown are for a maximum of 8 persons in the party, including children. Parties in excess of 8 will incur an extra charge of €10 per night, for every additional person.

The house rental arrangments are designed around weekly stays. Should you require the use of the house for periods other than weekly multiples, please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Aguda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Patio Area
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Patio Area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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