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Luxury holiday home with private pool & Free WiFi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,336 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps upto 8 + 2 additional guests in folding beds

Casa Bianca is an attractive, privately owned villa with swimming pool on the edge of the pretty village of A-Dos Francos on Portugal's unspoilt Silver Coast; about a 45 minute drive north of Lisbon, 25 minutes from vibrant Peniche and just 15 minutes from the Golden Eagle Golf Course.

The villa is set on the slope of the hill, has its own private swimming pool set in landscaped gardens, and overlooks the rambling vineyards, fruit orchards and woodland adjacent to the house. The peace and tranquility of the setting make this location the perfect family getaway with plenty of room and all the privacy you will need for a truly relaxing and memorable holiday. The house has no immediate neighbours and so affords perfect security and privacy with no disturbance at all. The South-East-facing wrap around covered balcony provides the most beautiful views and is an absolute delight for early risers who wish to catch the sunrise! The terrace is bathed in sunshine till late.

There is a small garden retreat to the rear of the property that is ideal for some quiet time and can be used either during the day or during the night time because it is well lit by garden lights. The private pool is on the small side and more suited to the needs of children and teens, so if having a large swimming pool is vital to your holiday, then perhaps this may not suit. The waterfall at the pool can be turned on at your request; but be aware that is can be disturbing during the night, especially if you are a light sleeper.

The house is on the edge of the village so is private and not disturbed; yet you can access a local grocery store, bank, pharmacy and two cafeteria within a 5 minute walk so this gives you the convenience of not having to trudge into the nearest town to the supermarkets if your food shopping needs are modest.

Garbage can be disposed of either at the recycyling bins outside the cafes, or a public dumpster which is located 250 yards from the villa gates.

More Details

Property Manager
FAB Holidays
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Amenities

A dos Francos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3336 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , With full natural light
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , With full natural light
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , With full natural light
  • Two large bathrooms on two floors (One on-suite). They are decorated with a modern materials and have a contemporary feel with abundant natural light. Both bathrooms have full-size wall dress mirrors with overhead vanity task lighting. The sink surrounds are made of polished Tuscan marble which rest on wooden cabinets with storage facilities and retractable hinge drawers for soiled garments. Each bathroom is kitted with smart modern toilet bowls& matching bidets. The third toilet/power shower is on the ground level adjacent to the games room and is bright and modern with bidet and shower cubicle.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Baby cot can be provided if you arrange with in advance
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King-sized bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King-sized bed
  • The first floor has 2 double & one twin-bedded room with ample fitted wardrobes & serviced by a luxury bathroom. The master bedroom also opens out onto the sun terrace through double-glazed French windows providing perfect views. On the ground floor there is one large double bedroom with fitted wardrobe & en-suite bathroom. In addition, there is a superbly kitted out entertainment center for the whole family. All the bedrooms are equipped with Television and DVD players and a good selections of films. The twin bedroom has a PlayStation and games provided. Placing the PlayStation in this bedroom gives children their own personal space and leaves the recreation room Audio visual equipment free to watch television or a movie. We are able to provide the use of 2 foldind bed at no extra cost for use either by kids or young adults and will be placed for use in the games room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The ground floor recreation centre opens onto the front drive. It is equipped with a 7'x4' pool table, large selection of board games, darts board, puzzles, library and children's toys. There is an impressive collection of music in the form of CDs and audio tapes. There is also a new Sony PlayStation 2 with a collection of video games including some of the latest on the market. There is a beautiful card table and four carvers provided to one side. The two large sofas can be used to enjoy some music using the stereo system. Movies can be watched on the 32' TV with cinema surround sound. This is a very comfortable space for relaxation and family fun. It also is the second lounge seating for 6 guests. Adjacent to the games room is an en-suite toilet cum shower room for the use of guests.

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Luxury holiday home with private pool & Free WiFi
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

A Gold Star in the Silver Coast

  • 5 of 5

The owner was there to meet our friends and ourselves on arrival at this beautifully furnished and comfortable villa.Casa Bianca is the best equipped and maintained villa we have stayed at. We loved relaxing sitting out on the new balcony overlooking the picture perfect location.

The owner arranged our return taxi transfer from Lisbon Airport with a very reliable and friendly driver, who also assisted with the collection of our hire car.

My husband enjoyed walking around the glorious countryside around, whilst the rest of our party found ample areas to relax and "chill out " around the villa.

We all enjoyed the friendly service, good wholesome cooking and reasonable priced meals found at the Restaurant on top of the hill at Santa Helena.

We all felt at home in Casa Bianca and thoroughly enjoyed our break. I would highly recommend this villa to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: From all of us here thank you for visiting Casa Bianca during what must have been one of the most pleasant weeks weather-wise; and I am so glad you managed to strike a nice balance between getting about and relaxation. Hope you will come and visit us again in the future.
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3

Nice house facilities need update pool tiny pesky flies

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks. It is a lovely well built house spacious and well furnished.

The oven, fridge and washing machine all need updating they are well past their sell-by dates.

There was a problem with the electricity when it rained the outside lights caused the whole house to fuse. It was very difficult in the dark to resolve this the only solution was to alter the time clock on the lights so they came on in daylight. That all said we enjoyed watching the birds and the activity in the fields.

The downstairs space was great for us and the acoustics there were brilliant as musicians we enjoyed that.

We found the POOL a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT it was nothing more that a kids pool too small even to swim in. The photos in the adverts paint a different impression and we feel a bit deceived by this, the fountain never came on at all and we doubt it even works. We do not think the pool was cleaned while we were there despite assurances it would be.

Brendan's welcome and pre reads were extremely comprehensive and in all honesty a bit too much for us. Simple details in a book in the house usually does the trick.

I am sorry to say we will not be coming back, the dilapidated facilities, small pool and the flies, which may be because of the chicken coop (not mentioned) next door.

It is a lovely house please update it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tony. Thanks for your feedback re. your recent visit to Casa Bianca. Whilst you have stated that you overall appreciated the property for its size and furnishings, you have also raised the issue of the oven, washing machines and fridge as being outdated. Firstly, we mention in all our documentation that should you have any issues about any of the facilities at the property, your first port of call is the caretaker, who is authorised by the owner to resolve issues and replace any equipment which has malfunctioned. You could also get in touch with the person who took your booking and with whom you exchanged several emails prior to your arrival. Furthermore, you were also asked by Brendon to contact him if necessary, if you had any problems. Your complete silence had us under the impression that you were really happy with the house during your stay. As far as I am aware; the oven, fridge and washing machines were and still are in good working order and not in need of repair. If they are all working well, then we would not feel the need to replace them just because they appear old or outdated to you. You also mention about the size of the pool - A careful reading of the description on the HomeAway web page will show that we do state it is small and more suited for kids and young teens. Regarding flies - you are in a countryside location in the midst of fields and vineyards so must expect these things during warm spells. It changes from year to year but obviously we do no have control over the weather. A reading of the House rules would have warned you about this fact. A little appreciation about Brendon's help and his detailed explanation would have been more appropriate - he went into detail because you failed to print the house notes and bring any with you. We do not leave notes at the property because these are frequently updated and would render notes at the house obsolete. For you information, the pool was cleaned on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 06.00 am and if you were dissatisfied, you really should have followed our published advice and called the local caretaker who would have sorted the issue quickly. Finally, it is normal in Portugal during a storm or during a sudden shower for electrical current surge to trip the mains. If you had read the house notes you would have been aware of what to do and the location of the main switchboard. It take a few seconds to switch on again. In case of difficulty, you should have called the local caretaker
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4

Lovely villa, plenty of places to visit

  • 4 of 5

Large villa, everything you need for a nice holiday.

Area good, need a car to explore, lots to find and do.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We are delighted that you had a good relaxing holiday and found Casa Bianca comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you all here again in the future.
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5

Perfekt ausgestattete Villa im Landesinneren

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa liegt ruhig außerhalb der kleinen Ortschaft A-dos-Francos und ist umfangreich und mit allem Komfort eingerichtet (wie im Internet beschrieben, so haben wir es auch vorgefunden!). Pool mit Wasserfall, Balkon/Terasse, Gartenliegen, BBQ, Billard-und Spielezimmer - alles in einwandfreiem Zustand für einen entspannten Urlaub vorhanden. Sowohl die Kinder als auch die Erwachsenen fühlten sich mehr als wohl. Und tauchte mal eine Frage oder ein Problem auf, war Ben umgehend (viaEmail) mit Rat und Abhilfe zur Stelle. Das einzige, was verbessert werden könnte ist der etwas schwache WLAN Empfang in der oberen Etage. Aber es ja auch Vorteile, nicht immer online zu sein..

We really had a wonderful stay at Casa Bianca and can absolutely recommend this lovely place to everybody.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you had a nice vacation and that Casa Bianca was comfortable and found as described on the Internet page. We try and give the best service to our clients quick solutions and accurate advice when this is requested. Hope to see you all back in Portugal; either in Casa Bianca or in another of our houses. Take care & Good luck to you all.
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5

What a Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bianca is a wonder. It is clear that Brandon has poured all his energy and effort into making this a prize destination. We six travelers (three couples) only got to enjoy four days here, and that was much too short.

The house is located on the outskirts of the village of A Dos Francos, and very well situated for day trips to the lovely town of Obidos, and even making a short bus ride in to Lisbon for the day.

The appointments in the house are superb. Windows are well screened (a luxury not often found in our travels), and the presence of two washing machines was hugely appreciated. I kept meaning to put up a sign up sheet for use of the fitness room, but protracted glasses of good wine on the terrace or watching some of the hundreds of channels on the televisions somehow continually got in the way.

Thank you Brandon for a wonderful stay. Perhaps we will get back to see you again some time.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Russ and all my friends from San Antonio. Texas. So glad to read your comments and pleased to hear that you enjoyed the house and surrounds so much. I really do hope you will come visit again when in these parts and do please pass the word around as well. Take care all - Hope to see you again some day!! Brendon
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5

Ein perfekter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Die Casa Bianca ist mit allem ausgestattet, was immer man wünschen kann - und darüber hinaus. Dies gilt für die überkomplette Küchenausrüstung, ein reichhaltiges Angebot von Kissen, Decken und Handtüchern ebenso wie für die elektronische Unterhaltung mit diversen Fernsehern und DVD-Geräten sowie zahlreiche Spielmöglichkeiten im Haus. Die Sauberkeit ist beispielhaft.

Die Villa liegt sehr ruhig etwa 10 km von Caldas da Rainha entfernt. Dort befinden sich mehrere Supermärkte, der tägliche Obst- und Gemüsemarkt und zaghlreiche ordentliche Restaurants.

In der Umgebung finden sich einige der interessantesten Sehenswürdigkeiten Portugals wie Óbidos, Tomar, Batalha, Alcobaca und die Tropfsteinhöhlen bei Leiria. Auch Mafra und Sintra sind nicht weit, Lissabon mit dem Auto in einer Stunde zu erreichen.

Wir haben den Hausbesitzer Brendon Williamson vor Ort kennengelernt. Von ihm stammen die besten Restaurant-Tips und er war stets für Nachfragen und Wünsche erreichbar. Dafür, lieber Brendon, auch an dieser Stelle noch einmal herzlichen Dank. Wir haben den Urlaub wirklich genossen und waren sicher nicht zum letzten Mal in Portugal.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Jochen & Familie für ihre Warmherzigkeit und Freundlichkeit. Ich bin so dankbar für Ihre freundlichen Worte und all diese Informationen auf die Reinigungskräfte und Hausmeister, die gerne die Kommentare zu lesen wird vorübergehen. Achten Sie darauf, jetzt und erinnern uns, wenn Sie einen weiteren Besuch nach Portugal zu planen, auch wenn Sie nur Informationen oder Ratschläge über etwas, würden Sie herzlich willkommen immer. Brendon
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Map

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
A-dos-Francos
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Lisbon Docks
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Praia D'el Rei
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A-dos-Francos
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
A dos Francos
Nearest Ski
198 Kilometres
Serra do Estrela
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Foz do Arelho
Car: necessary

Casa Bianca is located 55 mins north of Lisbon Airport & 3 miles from the motorway A15 (Caldas da Rainha - Santarem). The house is on the edge of the village of A dos Francos & is within easy reach of major attractions, surf camps, supermarkets, Golf resorts & golden sandy beaches. There are a number of open air markets selling a range of goods including fresh produce at really amazing prices. Caldas da Rainha, Foz de Arelho and Obidos which are approximately 10 - 12 miles away by car have a selection of DIY stores, excellent restaurants with international cuisine. In the immediate vicinity of the villa, you can also find a few good restaurants who specialise in Portuguese fare but most especially in seafood dishes. There is a bank, three cafe-bars, a mini market and a few other shops just 300 metres away from the house. The nearest beaches at Foz are spectacular and have all the facilities you would expect to find at a top location by the sea.

Other Activities: The town of Bombarral, located to the southeast of A dos Francos has exciting Go Karting facilities

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $353.19

Rates DO NOT include cleaning and laundry after the visit , so an extra charge of Euro 85€ will be added to your bill during the booking process.
During the winter months, or cold spells during the other seasons, a central heating surcharge will apply.Winter heating / electricity surcharge is applicable from November through to April and during cold spells at any other time @ Euro 25 per day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.