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Willem or Maria

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, portuguese, dutch

Farmhouse on court yard, 2-4p, village near Atlantic ocean, 40 km NW of Lisbon

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Mafra Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

End 19th century farmhouse, restored, 4p, 2 bedrooms, 200 sqm private courtyard

The accommodation, a half hour drive from Lisbon, is a restored farm ('quinta') built at the end of the 19th century in the village of Zambujal. Zambujal lies on one of the coastal hills south of the sea-side town of Ericeira, between Carvoeira and the district capital, Mafra. The second picture, taken from the little square in front of the Casa Zambujal, shows (from l to r): the wine house, and behind the gate, the former cows' stable, the two storied main house (Casa Principal, sleeps 4 in two bedrooms) and, half-hidden by the yard wall, the former donkey stable. The 200 sqm yard is paved with Portuguese cobblestones and includes a small garden with grapes, roses and herbs. The place offers privacy with free WIFI all over the place. You can enjoy the quietude of a rural village reading a book or having breakfast outside. It serves perfectly as a base for exploring Lisbon, enjoying the many nearby beaches, visiting the surrounding historical towns, as well as for a surf holiday or trips to the golf courses in the area.

Downstairs is the living room of 20 sqm with a 3p-sofa, two leather fauteuils, TV and a wood stove. The equally sized, fully equipped kitchen contains a dining table and a cupboard and is separated from the living by a staircase leading to the first floor and a small toilet

Upstairs are the two bed rooms. One with a double bed, a wardrobe, a commode and a small bathroom-en-suite with shower, toilet and wash basin. The other bedroom has two 1-p beds and a wardrobe.

Outside, next to the kitchen is a sheltered sun terrace with a shadow. The farm house, Casa Principal, is situated on a court yard on which you are the only tenant and where you still have the disposal of an extra bathroom with shower, toilet, wash basin and washing machine in the Casa do Burro.

Most of the fresh food from the little shop next to Cafe Zambujal is local. Here you can also order your fresh bread for the next day. In Mafra’s supermarkets (5 km) you find everything, for instance, a big variety of daily-fresh fish.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Willem or Maria (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, dutch

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Farmhouse on court yard, 2-4p, village near Atlantic ocean, 40 km NW of Lisbon
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
5

Fabulous vacation around Zambujal

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 days in this wonderful Casa in the village of Zambujal. From the minute we arrived Willhem was very helpful and accommodating. Ever day we were able to get tips and advice from Willem on places to visit, roads to take and best beaches in area. The Casa was exactly what we wanted and exactly as it was described on the listing. Very quiet and very comfortable. Everything we needed was there; according to Willem we have Maria to thank for that. We enjoyed our touring of the region and especially enjoyed returning to a nice cool and comfortable casa each night. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect holidays

  • 5 of 5

Wynaj?ty domek (Casa Principal) w pe?ni spe?ni? oczekiwania naszej 4-osobowej rodziny. Na miejscu okaza?o si?, ?e przedstawiona w Internecie oferta jest rzetelna i prawdziwa. By?o czysto, przytulnie i stylowo (meble, sprz?ty, naczynia pochodz?ce z domów rodzinnych W?a?cicieli). Gospodarze byli sympatyczni i ?yczliwi (s?u?yli rad? i pomoc?) a jednocze?nie nienachalni. Mi?o b?dziemy wspomina? po?egnalne spotkanie z Nimi - zaprosili nas do siebie do domu.

Zambujal to ma?a spokojna miejscowo??, której zalet? jest lokalizacja – jest oddalona o kilka kilometrów od Mafry, w której znajduj? si? restauracje, kawiarnie (pyszna kawa i ciasteczka) i supermarkety. W Mafrze atrakcj? jest monumentalny Palácio Nacional de Mafra, wzniesiony w XVIII w., który obejmuje klasztor, katedr?, pa?ac królewski oraz bibliotek?. W pobli?u znajduje si? równie? kilka ?adnych (piaszczystych) pla?. Dojazd do Lizbony nie zajmuje wi?cej ni? 40 min. W sumie jest to miejsce godne polecenia.

The rented house (Casa Principal) fully met the expectations of our four-person family. After arrival it turned out that the online offer is fair and true. It was clean, cozy and stylish (furniture, appliances, dishes from owners’ family houses). The hosts were friendly and kind (they offered advice and assistance) while being unobtrusively. We will warmly remember farewell meeting with them - they invited us to his home.

Zambujal is a small quiet town, which advantage is in its location - it is a few kilometers away from Mafra, where there are restaurants, cafes (delicious coffee and cookies) and supermarkets. The main attraction in Mafra is the monumental Palácio Nacional de Mafra, built in the eighteenth century, which includes the monastery, cathedral, the royal palace and a library. Nearby the village there are also few nice, sandy beaches. Getting to Lisbon does not take more than 40 minutes. In summary, a place worth recommending.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Wonderful Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

From the start a warm welcome from Willem & Maria, they where so helpful and nice to a wondeful home the whole stay was perfect.

The farm house was very clean and well set out with every amenity that you would need,as an aspiaring chef (in my eyes) there was all you would need for a good evening meal, although the owners where on site the where unintrusive during your stay but willing to help at an instant if requested.

All in all a very nice stay with a very nice couple in a quite sleepy town but not to far away from nice beaches and sites of interest, Loved the mozzy net! sleep with windows open and not a bite EXCELLENT!! so book your stay you will not be disapointed at all.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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5

Character farmhouse rental in Zambujal

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay at his character farmhouse rental in Zambujal. The accommodation was spacious, tidy and clean. Our host Willem and Maria were very friendly and really couldn't do enough to ensure are stay went perfectly. We had had access to Wi-Fi, which are 3 boys loved as they could keep in contact with their friends on Facebook and YouTube. We were only 10 mins drive from 2 fantastic beaches. Wonderful surf, fine soft sand, blue seas and fantastic scenery with picture book sunsets every evening. Mafra palace and Sintra are well worth visiting, lots of history to marvel at. If you want a quiet peaceful place to relax and recharge then this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Germany, Mannheim
5

Summertime early May

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great week in May 2011. Overall a very nice location with friendly and caring owners next door, who are always Open to help and support in any case. The house is tastefully renovated and furnished, without the "Burro" sufficient for a family with 2 children. For chilly days, 2 movable heaters are available. The Ocean is just some 5 Minutes away and we could even go into the water early May. To Lisbon center, its just 30-45 min by car (which you need in this remote place), a selection of big Supermarkets (open on Sunday!) within 2 minutes towards Mafra. We definitively recommend this place and would come again.

To Maria and Willem: Thanks a lot for this nice and relaxing week!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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SAINT SAUVANT, FRANCE
5

Parfait ! Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Chère Maria et Cher Willem,

Merci pour votre accueil. Vous avez su être des hôtes parfaits, attentifs et discrets.

La maison est d'une propreté parfaite et il ne manque rien pour y passer un agréable séjour.

Zambujal est un petit village typique, tranquille, peu éloigné de la mer ce qui permet d'éviter les bains de foule en haute saison.

Un véhicule est nécessaire pour découvrir cette jolie côte assez sauvage.

Nous recommandons cette location aux personnes qui souhaitent découvrir le Portugal.

Encore merci pour votre accueil

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon, Portela, intern. airport, a 30 min. drive
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Fagulha, pastries, coffee, beer, liquor
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
downtown Lisbon, cross the bay and river Tejo
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Belas, Sintra
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Mafra Gare, old beautiful railway-station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A21 neither visible nor audible from courtyard
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mafra, 4 to 5; quality food and typical dishes
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Foz de Lizandro, the largest of nearby beaches
Car: recommended

The village of Zambujal itself is very quiet. The house and courtyard face a little square across which pass neighbours on foot, some local cars (also groceries, fish), the mailman on motorbike and every morning and evening a flock of sheep. Within a 50m you are in the countryside and the nearest beaches are at 5-10 minutes by car.

Apart from a small coffeeshop/snackbar named FAGULHA, you only find one little grocery shop (just basics) situated inside/next to CAFE ZAMBUJAL which is, coming from Mafra, on the right side of the main road, just before the turn off to the Casa. Most (little) shops in Mafra are concentrated around the village square just in front of the Convento, a very large old monastery/palace. There are also, as in every portuguese town, a food market and at the outskirts several supermarkets (Continente, Pingo Doce, Modelo, Intermarche, Lidl) most of them open at night and on Sundays.

The village Zambujal is along the local road N549 between the town of Mafra and Carvoeira, another village at the coast. The new A21 connecting Malveira and Ericeira lies in the valley north of Zambujal and is neither visible nor audible from the courtyard.

Numerous hiking trails offer the possibility to explore the coastal landscape on foot.

Country roads connects to the Lizandro and Sao Juliao beaches (surf-schools) 3-5 km away and Ericeira (beaches, fish restaurants) is at 5 km. Excellent motorways will lead you for example, from Mafra to Lisbon-centre; by car in half an hour, Downtown Lisbon you could leave your car in one of the (underground) parking lots and continue on public transport (day ticket). You also can park your car next to one of the metro stations away from the city centre.

Another possibility is to take the bus In Mafra, in front of the Palace (every 50 minutes). In less than an hour you are in Lisbon centre.

In Mafra-Gare (14 km) you park the car at the old beautiful railway-station and take the train to Lisbon centre or to the north in direction to Caldas de Rainha. The Sintra area (25 km to the south) is a world heritage site within a micro-climate zone with a famous Moor's castle build on top of an old volcanic rock formation. Here and further south you find 18-holes golfcourses and the more fashionable Estoril-Cascais beaches (35 km). To the north lies the centuries-old village of Obidos (50 km, as well a world heritage site worth visiting.

Apart from visiting nearby beaches, surrounding historical towns and Lisbon, other activities to consider:

(-) Horseback-riding centre in Gorcinhos (3 km), fully equipped, with possibility of instruction and out-riding

(-) Surfing is practiced all year round at nearby beaches as São Julião, Lizandro and Ribeira d' Ilhas (worldcup-tournament) and trips could include the beaches Lourenço, Santa Cruz further north. In Ericeira you find many surf shops.

(-) Explore the geology of creteaceous and jurassic formations along the beachcliffs in large outcrops rich in fossils and or visit the Dinosaur museum in Lourinha.

(-) 9 superb 16 hole golf courses are concentrated in the region around Sintra and north of Estoril and Cascais.

(-) South of Lisbon, on the other side of the river Tejo, you can visit national parks and nature reserves along the Costa Azul, such as Arrabida and the Sado estuary with its dolphins, flamingos and characteristic vegetation and landscapes.

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Rates & Availability

Mafra Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
late summer-autumn
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$90
$535
$1,606
 
 
autumn
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$79
$451
$1,352
 
 
Christmass-new year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$535
 
 
winter-early spring
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$79
$451
$1,352
 
 
springtime
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$535
$1,606
 
 
summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$101
$620
$1,859
 
 
late summer-autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$535
$1,606
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

REDUCTION RENTAL RATES

(-) By renting the property two successive weeks or more, the rate for the 2nd and following weeks will be € 50,- less
(-) A booking < than 2 weeks before arrival as well a booking > than 6 months before arrival gives a 10% reduction of the total rental sum.

PLEASE BE AWARE: the reservation will only be final with the 25% down-payment on the total rent

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Amenities

Mafra Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is connected to bedroom 1 in the Casa Principal Bathroom 2 .is situated under the staircase in the Casa Principal Bathroom 3 is annexed to the Casa do Burro
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , baby bed (0-3year) on request
  • Bedroom 1 (Casa Principal) (20 m2) is furnished with a large double bed, an antique wardrobe with mirror, an original wall cupboard and a commode. This bedroom has a small bathroom en suite with a toilet, a shower and a washbasin. There is also a baby bed. Bedroom 2 (Casa Principal) (20 m2) is furnished with two large single beds, a wardrobe, a mirror, a table and chair. Heating is present in the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Along the Atlantic coast near Lisbon, 2500 km southward London or Frankfurt, prevails a pleasant warm marine climate with temperatures around 25 degrees from late spring to early autumn. Through the rest of the year the climate is mild with still a lot of sun hours. Have breakfast, lunch or dinner outside. Garden furniture is available as well as large long armchairs with pillows. At arrival you will check in with D. Rosario. The house will, in general, only be available from 4 o' clock p.m. She will clean the house once a week and provides clean linen and towels weekly as well. At departure you check out with her, and again, in general, not after 10 o' clock a.m.

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