José António Mendes Silva
- english, spanish, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We arrived in Ponte da Barca in the middle of an unseasonable heat wave, after a drive that was much longer and more gruelling than we had expected, and still had not been able to connect directly with our host, who spoke no English at all. We were exhausted and prepared to be underwhelmed. All we wanted to do was connect with our families -- and the wifi wouldn't work:-((
But Piedade brought a young friend who spoke English perfectly, and then later another friend who also spoke English, and yet another friend who understood technology and together we muddled through on Google Translate and felt we became great friends! It turned out the problem with the wifi was the stone walls, so I hope she's able to work this out. If not, it certainly won't be for lack of trying. Such a kind, generous host!!
Our only complaint with the house -- which was large, spotless, with lovely linens, etc -- was that it was missing many of the basic items a rental usually has. Salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar, etc.. We asked if there was salt and a toaster, and half an hour later she was back with salt and toaster, a pepper grinder, a bottle of her lovely homemade white wine, her eggs, veg, and jam -- all this on top of the homemade cake and vase of flowers that greeted us on arrival.
The property is lovely, with a huge vegetable garden, several balconies, and a walled garden off the master bedroom, with full double doors and shutters.
Really, all Piedade needs to do to make this a perfect rental is to outfit it with a few more basic items (salt, pepper, oil, etc.), a few wine glasses, and a few more utensils (spatula, etc.). Since she doesn't speak English at all, it would also be really helpful to have a binder with instructions (leave the wifi portable hub outside, how to use the stove, a warning that an automatic sprinkler comes on in the walled garden in the night!!) and information on the local area (restaurants, stores, sights, etc., maybe some brochures). We also wished there had been a guest book so we could thank her wholeheartedly for all her many kindnesses.
fantastic; i wish we could have stayed a month!
This house is absolutely beautiful and comfortable. There is so much access to the outside, balconies, a courtyard, and the wonderful yard and garden. We were traveling on foot, and the house is about a half hour walk to town. we were picked up by car at the bus station and given a tour of shops and markets and shown all the important places nearby. The house was immaculate; the people were very lovely, warm & friendly & helpful. I really would have happily spent our whole trip there (3 weeks)--but we had only booked for 1 week. The area is quiet and rural, but with other houses nearby, so not isolated. and if you like to walk, there are many directions to go in, and local buses to nearby towns. A perfect vacation.
Thank you so much for the lovely message! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the house, and whenever you want to come back here the doors are open for you! You were so lovely and so kind too. The house was very clean after you leave it, thank you for that.
I hope that you had a safe trip home and I really, really hope to see you again in this house.
All the love and thank you sou much for everything.
Tranquilidade e natureza. A casa tem 2 WCs (no anúncio só menciona 1) o que é uma mais valia. Boa iluminação de toda a casa o que é uma mais valia. Está muito bem montada (exemplo o gás tem um anexo própria e arejado com 2 botijas de gás e com derivador e sensor a indicar a pressão portanto ninguém fica sem banho quente). Recomendo. Em relação à zona há muito para ver portanto é coisa para 5 a 7 dias no mínimo. :-)
Acolhedora e Relaxante
Casa muito acolhedora de estilo rural. Quartos e cama extras com capacidade para 4 adultos e 4 crianças. Zona de estar espaçosa com um bar em forma de pipa muito original. Alpendre com forno e churrasqueira que tivemos oportunidade de usufruir. Envolvente com espaço para brincadeiras. Anfitriã muito simpática e preocupada a proporcionar uma boa estadia e que nada nos faltasse, até nos adoçou a boca um belo leite creme. Na envolvente da aldeia existe um mosteiro e a ecovia que liga Ponte de Lima a Sistelo. Recomendo a Casa e o Lugar.
Espaço muito bem cuidado, limpo, amplo e confortável. Lugar ótimo para fugir do stress e relaxar.
Sra. Maria Piedade uma simpatia de pessoa.
Espero poder voltar
Como proprietária tento dar aos meus hospedes todo o conforto para que se sintam em sua própria casa.
Sr. André e Sra. Susana, são pessoas maravilhosas de muito bom trato,muito cuidadosos e preocupados com uma linda cachorra que os acompanhou .
Espero que voltem.
Casa do coto
Excelente. Moradia extremamente limpa e cuidada. Ideal para dias tranquilos onde predomina o contacto com a natureza.
Destacam-se novamente a simpatia e atenção sinceras por parte da proprietária.
A Sofia e seu companheiro apesar de muito jovens, foram muito cuidadosos
Muitos comunicativos, fico esperando que voltem.