João Pedro Pereira
- english, spanish, portuguese
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Stunning space and views
We loved the atmospheric and very comfortable space, especially the fireplace and wood burner since it was a bit chilly in early April. We’re a bit sad that it wasn’t warmer so we could spend more time in the beautiful outdoor space and enjoy the gorgeous pool.
I'm very glad that you have enjoyed our house and your stay! The weather wasn't the best but you are more than welcome to come back again and experience the outdoors with sun and warm temperatures! Thank you very much for leaving the house so clean and tidy!
My best VRBO experience!
The house was well furnished/equipped with quality everything. No shortage of hot water. Beds and bedding were more than comfortable. We were not disappointed with anything (and my husband can usually find something wrong with anything and everything).
All of my prior VRBRO experience has been that the pictures and the list of amenities are overstated AND over rated. Not in this case.
Joao gave us great recommendations for dinner and helped us make the reservations, which was especially appreciated since we do not speak Portuguese.
We would rent again from Joao again in a heartbeat!
Tips for future visitors: If you will be there for more than 2 days/nights and/or you want to cook any of your own meals, stop at a grocery store in Lousa before heading up the road to Talasnal because the road is extremely windy and narrow and you will not want to go back down the mountain just to go to the grocery store unless you really have to.
The road is very narrow and does not comfortably fit 2 cars. In addition, there really is no shoulder on either side of the road - so the drive up can be nerve rattling. However, this should not be a deterrent.
Fantastic lodging for active touring in Portugal!
Just got back from 2 weeks at Casa do Talasnal, and we were absolutely thrilled and thoroughly enjoyed the location, the house, the pool, and João’s kind hospitality. We were 2 couples on our first trip to Portugal, and João and Elsa received us with genuine affection. This place is beautiful and so well appointed, nothing was amiss. Talasnal is a beautiful village in the hills above Lousã, and there is much to be discovered there but if you’re willing to do some driving as we were, the whole of central and northern Portugal is within reach for day trips. We mixed touring with local activities, we can also recommend the local restaurants and bars. João was also available to cater to us as needed, we highly recommend Casa do Talasnal and doing business with João, great setup and service, Thank You!
My dear Canadian guests! This is what moves us...meeting amazing people like you! It was truly a pleasure to share our loved house with you. It was like having friends at our home! You are always welcome back. Thank you, again, for taking care so well our house!
The property is in an amazing remote village and we loved our stay.
The house was great for three couples. The kitchen was very well appointed and we loved having some meals there. There are several amazing hiking trails right outside the house.
We are very pleased that you all have enjoyed your stay! We wish you a pleasant and safe trip back home!
Magical Refuge in the Hills
Our family of four’s week-long stay in this beautifully restored shist house was perfect.
João is a gracious, responsive and informative host, and his place, which sits perched on a hill within an ancient stone village, is a gem of contemporary/rustic interiors and thoughtful details.
Great hiking throughout these hills with well marked trails and lots of interesting sights and stopovers along the way. Importantly, this valley was untouched by the ravaging fires of adjoining areas.
Food shopping convenient 20 minutes down the hill in Lousã. One note: don’t expect broadband as internet has to squeak through a cellular modem in this remote hideaway...spend time together instead of surfing!
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to share our most loved house with you and your family. You are always welcome back!
My family stayed here this summer (Aug 2017) for a week. We were 6 adults and 2 young children. I cannot express how lovely this house is in a magical town. The views are amazing, the pool and outside lovely with a nice deck, covered dining area and small grassed area for kids to play. The village is small with a restaurant and bar but it means that you do not feel rushed, you are forced to relax. One of the best rentals we have ever had. Joao is so helpful and responsive. We cannot wait to go back. We are already missing the magic that is the house in Talasnal.
Thank you very much for your kind words! It was really a pleasure to meat you all and I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay at our house. I hope to see you again and you are always welcome back!
Isolated in the mountains, the village becomes a perfect place for those seeking tranquility and involvement with nature. privileged place for mountaineering and hiking practitioners or for those who simply want to relax away from the hustle and bustle of cities. The wildlife on the mountain is very diverse and rich, and encounters with deer, boars, hedgehogs and other indigenous animals are common.
In the village there is a rustic restaurant where you can taste the delicacies of the region, where cafés serve typical cakes and light meals. On the outskirts we can explore several schist villages, natural pools, and to the place where formerly was the ice that followed in the summer to the court in Lisbon
• Shale Villages to visit (Casal Novo, Candal, Cerdeira, etc.)
• Praia das Rocas - 30min / 20km www. praiadasrocas. with
• River Beaches www. praiasfluviais. en
• Village of Lousã - 15m / 11km
• Quinta da Paiva (Biological Park) - 30m / 20km www. quintadapaiva. en
• Coimbra (World Heritage) -40min / 40km www. WorldHeritage. uc. en /
• Forest of Bussaco - 1h20 / 55km www. fmb. en
• Aveiro (Beaches) - 1:15 a.m. / 100km
• Figueira da Foz (Beach) - 1:15 a.m. / 100km
• Porto (airport) - 1:50 a.m. / 170 km
• Lisbon (airport) - 2h / 200km