2 bed-, 2 bathroom, wifi, private pool and terraces, bbq, stunning view
Josephina van den Broek
- english, french, german, dutch
About Josephina van den Broek
Hi, My name is Josephina and my husband Dick and I are the proud owners of our second home Casa Tulipa. We are retired and we are living in the Netherlands.
Josephina van den Broek purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Josephina van den Broek chose Penela
We used to have a second home in France but sold it because we wanted more room for our children, grandchildren and ourselves. We decided to take a chance in Portugal. It was love at first sight when we saw Casa Túlipa. We like the area in which the villa is located: the green heart of Portugal. No mass tourism, but very friendly inhabitants, and a pleasant climate. This is the authentic Portugal. Casa Túlipa, located between Lisbon and Porto, is a nice basis to explore all the gems of this part of Portugal. The ruins of Conimbriga, for example, are practically at your doorstep. Coimbra is just 20 mins away and offers, besides several sights, restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping malls. The vast golden beaches of the Silver Coast are within easy reach, as well as rivers and lakes (warmer and safer than the Atlantique). In Portugal English is widely spoken, the meals and wines in restaurants are and surprisingly cheap, the infrastructure is very good, and best of all, the Portuguese are very friendly people.
What makes this Apartment unique
Casa Túlipa, located in a small hamlet, is modern, light, comfy, roomy and offers a stunning view to the Serra da Lousa. Quiet but not isolated. It has a little vineyard and a nice garden. We felt at home immediately. After creating a swimming pool and terraces in 2012 we transformed the attic into a beautiful upperfloor during spring 2013 and decided to offer it for rent during the weeks our children and grandchildren would not use it. In July 2013 we welcomed our first guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location with superior and stylish accommodation. Josephina is an excellent hostess and made our stay very comfortable. We loved Coimbra but regretted visiting Porto as it was too crowded. Penela castle is good to visit as is the Schist villages and Aveiro. Thank you for such a lovely stay!
Fabulous house and pool.
This house is one of the nicest we’ve rented...fabulous, spacious, spotlessly clean apartment and great pool. Jose welcomed us warmly and left some goodies in the kitchen. We had the balconies, pool and garden to ourselves for the entire week. Within easy drive of Coimbra, which we all loved. Overall, a fabulous property, and I’d have no hesitation in returning.
A wonderful apartment set in a beautiful location.
We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks here. The accommodation was set in a beautiful location with wonderful views. With two nearly teenage children we mixed up days relaxing by the swimming pool with days out exploring the region.
The apartment itself was spacious, clean, comfortable with a very well-equipped kitchen, and it was great to have an outdoor seating area on the first floor terrace as well as an outdoor eating area with BBQ close to the pool.
A car is essential given the location of the property with the coast about 45 mins away, Porto about an hour and a half away and Coimbra a little over half an hour away. Supermarkets were also a little drive away too although Josie had stocked the fridge for our arrival so we didn't need to worry about heading straight out to the supermarket.
We had a great time and would happily recommend this property to others.
Thanks, Harper Family! You were great guests!
Beautiful apartment in a stunning location
Casa Túlipa is an immaculate apartment with the most stunning views of the surrounding area. It is also the best-equipped apartment we've ever stayed in. Very spacious, it is ideal for a couple or a family. Outside there are two terraces and a large pool which was cleaned during our week's stay. Would highly recommend.
Brilliant family get away in a beautiful location.
Josephina was an excellent host, ideal to have the pool to yourself, accommodation spotless, with everything you need. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend this to anyone wanting a getaway from it all holiday in the sun. Car essential, shops and restaurants short drive away. Coimbra city around 20mins, well worth a visit.
Coimbra is just 20 minutes by car and offers: one of the oldest universities in Europe, old city, a botanical garden, museums, several shopping malls, golf court, fitness centre, etc. etc.