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Great base for exploring the little known delights of Central Portugal

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Registration Number : 41818/AL

Ed Walters
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Ed Walters

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Ed Walters purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved our stay ... great villa, lovely pool, superb views
Jun 2013
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Aguda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Great base for exploring the little known delights of Central Portugal
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 41 reviews
Schelle - Belgium

Zeer aangenaam.

  • 4 of 5

De villa is erg ruim, erg proper en zeer goed uitgerust met zowat alle voorzieningen die je kan bedenken. Prima tuin en zwembad. Het huis ligt afgelegen in een zeer rustige streek, ideaal voor wie stilte en rust zoekt. De locale manager is zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Het dorpje Avelar is vlakbij met bakker, (kleine) supermarkt, enz... Er zijn vele mooie uitstapjes te maken (naast Porto en Lissabon ook Tomar, Batalha, Figueira da Foz (strand), Fatima, Conimbriga, ...) - wel minimaal half uurtje rijden met de (noodzakelijke) auto.


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ronald, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Relaxing, totally private villa with great views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is situated on the edge of a small village overlooking the surrounding countryside. The villa is private and not overlooked. It is very spacious and very homely with nice personal touches. The ground floor is open plan but very large so the kitchen is well away from the seating area. We were there in April so the log fire was used every night - very atmospheric and there was no shortage of wood provided. Good selection of DVD's and games - we were hooked on Pulso so we are now buying it ourselves! The main bedroom was huge with separate dressing and sitting area, en-suite and large balcony. Two other good sized double bedrooms and a separate bathroom. Outside the pool was unheated, but even in April we were in it most days. Nice BBQ area with sink etc. Good selection of chairs, loungers and deck chairs. Separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer. The surrounding area is beautiful and drives into the hills recommended. Suggest you visit Fatima, Coimbra, Pumbal, Batalha. If you get chance further afield go to Aveiro, near Porto, the mini Venice.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous comments, we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Stop
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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