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Vasco Marques

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Villa with large pool, fantastic view,near beach&Golf, natural park&Lisbon coast

17 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Castelo Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 10

Villa with garden and swimming-pool, near Sesimbra.

Villa Arrábida is magnificently located on Serra da Arrábida hill, in Aldeia da Piedade village; a very peaceful area, surrounded by a luxurious and bright landscape.

The villa is cosy and from the ample garden and private pool you will enjoy the green landscape and spectacular sunsets.

The villa includes living-room with fireplace and separate dining room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms all of which with panoramic views, 2 complete bathrooms, games rooms and garage.

If you enjoy beach or water sports the beaches in Arrábida, Sesimbra (perfect for snorkelling and scuba-diving) and Aldeia do Meco are the place to go, including a nude beach and Lagoa de Albufeira beach, which is perfect for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

If your game is Golf, Quinta do Peru course is only at 5 km, It was voted amongst the top 5 courses in Portugal in the biennial poll organised by the European Golf magazine.

When in the mood for culture, you cannot miss Vila de Azeitão (4 km), featuring 17th and 18th century mansions, Palácio da Bacalhoa and Quinta das Torres, famous Azeitão cheese, pastry and wine cellars. The visit to the cellars of José Maria da Fonseca is unmissable, where you can taste one of the top ten Moscatels of the World. The town of Palmela (10km) is the European city of wine in 2012.

Another destination that cannot be missed is Serra da Arrábida nature reserve, with the convent on one of the most beautiful spots of Portugal, and Portinho da Arrábida (10 km), elected one of the 7 wonders of Portugal. Dolphin watching trips can be arranged and kayaks and sail boats can be hired.

Sesimbra, where half of its territory is protected area, is the ideal place for nature lovers. From Arrábida to Cabo Espichel, the green hills are in perfect harmony with the blue sea, creating singular landscapes; the perfect place for walks, fauna and flora watching, sports and even some extreme activities. The white cliffs dramatically falling into the sea offer the perfect location for climbing and rappel. The winding tracks surrounded by vegetation, which take us to these places, are irresistible for tracking and BTT.

In the city of Setúbal, at 15 km, there are the castle and plenty of churches to visit.

Cabo Espichel (15 km) delivers a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean; here you may visit the sanctuary and the lighthouse or otherwise go on a fossil and dinosaur footprint walk.

Sesimbra is also a terrific place to eat fish an seafood at the various fantastic beach-front restaurants.

The Villa is just 30 minutes by car or train from cosmopolitan Lisbon (35 km) and 50 minutes from Sintra (45 km). Where you can easily visit a day trip.

Ever so much to see and enjoy.

DIVING and SURFING.

There are various Diving clubs and Surfing schools oriented for adults/teenagers and groups at Sesimbra.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Vasco Marques (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Villa with large pool, fantastic view,near beach&Golf, natural park&Lisbon coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Beautiful place in quiet surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at this property very much. Even if the location is in a very quiet and rural area, the distance to Lisbon is no problem (appox 30-45 minutes drive – and hiring a car is an absolutely must). We was in Lisboa 4 days during our 2 weeks stay. Also relative short distance to the beaches at Sesimbra and the fantastic beaches at Lagoa de Albufeira. Also a nice village (Nogueira the Azeitao) in 3 km distance with several restaurants and covering all basic shopping needs. We also visited Sintra and Setubal during our stay – all places easily accessible by car.

The property is large, with some green lawns suitable for sports like badminton or volleyball. The pool is large enough and deep enough to do some actual swimming/exercise (maybe less suitable for small children). The house covered our needs, with all necessary equipment, 4 bedrooms with good size and good-working air-con, plenty of outdoor furniture, a outdoor grill for barbecue, and several nice places to relax and look at the beautiful views. We where 7 people staying, and it felt at no time over-crowded.

The owner of the place, Vasco, is both helpful, service minded, friendly and professional – and we had no problems at all in the practical arrangements regarding booking or during the stay.

This was our first visit to Portugal, and we really fell in love with the country, the climate and the Lisboa area. Definitely not out last visit to Portugal. And if city night life or walking distance to the beach is not your top priority, I will absolutely recommend you to stay and enjoy relaxing days in Vasco’s villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Excellent villa in stunning area!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with a total of four adults and seven children (all under 7 years) staying in this villa for one week.

The service and hospitality from the owner (Vasco) was great from the minute we contacted him (last minute booking) all the way to our check-out. Vasco met us upon arrival and gave us a lot of good tips and ideas about the area, sights and attractions, running tracks etc.

As we were looking for a house "off the beaten track" this was perfect to us. It is located in a quiet villa area. You will need a car to get here and during your stay for shopping and sightseeing. The house has all the amenities we could ask for including a well equipped kitchen. The garden and area outside of the house is ideal also for kids and babies as the patio is fenced off from the pool area.

The sunsets on the balconies are stunning. Great area for running/walking in a variety of tracks and roads. Situated in the natural park Arrabida it is only a short drive 5-10 minutes to get to great beaches as well. We spent a couple of days on the beach, one day in Azeitao and Sesimbra and drove to Lisboa and the west coast so for us the house was a great base for reaching out to a variety of destinations and attractions. Always great to return to the house in this quiet area for a relaxing afternoon and evening with dinner and sunset outdoor.

I would not hesitate to reccommend this villa to anyone who prefer to stay away from the hectic touristy areas and want to experience the "real" Portugal and do not mind using the car to get to different attractions and sights.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great villa with pool, stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was really comfortable. It is a traditional Portuguese villa with all the necessary mod-cons to really relax and enjoy the holiday. The pool was great fun for both kids & adults and we really enjoyed having a game of pool in the games room in the evening. There are loads of areas outside where we could sit and relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, the fabulous local wine and the glorious sunset.

There are plenty of supermarkets within 5 or 10 km. The house was a great base for us to visit the local towns like Sesimbra & Setubal. Lisbon is less than an hour away and we also travelled to Sintra and Fatima.

Our flight arrived late & Vasco was very accommodating, waiting after midnight for us to arrive & coming to find us when we did get lost - thank you Vasco ?

We had a fantastic holiday in this villa and would recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the villa for one week in june. We were surrounded by the great nature, Lisbon near by, nice beaches, restaurants etc.

The Arrabida parc is not only a beautiful place for a ride on your bike, it is also perfect for running.

The house has everything, the rooms are all nice. You can easily stay 2 families together - not crowded at all.

The owners are very nice people - and they help you with tips for trips to very special places you would not have found yourself. We valued that so much - Thank you :-)

The pool is very nice and the house has four lovely terraces placed all over the ground. You will always find a nice spot to eat your breakfast, find shade doing the day or enjoy the sunset at night.

You won't regret choosing this house !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Awesome house with all the facilities

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area, on the top of the hill, with a awesome view.

Bikes, swimming pool, pool (snooker), barbecue, wifi, hifi... just perfect to spend nice holidays with your friends or in family.

Situated 15 min to Sessimbra, 30 min from Lisboa.

Thanks Vasco for your welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

what should I say. Perfect location. Means 30 minutes to my favorite capitol Lisboa, 10 to 15 min. to several gorgeous beaches. 10 min. to a huge supermarket. 16 hours of sunshine and great view all the time. You're situated on a hill in the middle of a national park and have mountain bikes and several other things which you can use to hang out. take this plus great people and a fantastic host than you've half of what your going to get by visiting Villa Arrábida.

Vasco, thanks a lot for this unforgettable time and see you soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Sesimbra
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Setubal
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Quinta do Peru
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Coina
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A2
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Azeitão
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Sesimbra
Car: necessary

Located in Aldeia da Piedade, at 38 km south of Lisbon and only 7 km from the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra, with its 13th century castle, breathtaking beaches, narrow streets, delicious fish restaurants, bars and night-life. At 10 km from Arrábida beaches, 15 km from the Cape of Espichel and 17 km from Meco village and beach.

How to get here from Lisbon: Head South across the 25 de Abril bridge, on the A2 motorway, exit to Azeitão onto N2; in Vila Nogueira de Azeitão continue on N379 towards Arrábida/Sesimbra, until you see sign indicating Aldeia da Piedade/Aldeia da Portela.

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Rates & Availability

Calhariz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,029
 
 
August
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,468
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,481
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,152
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$197
$823
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $110

Booking: 30%, balance 30 days before.
Form of payment: In cash, bank transfer.

Special prices during the winter (1 Nov - 31 March) for 4 adults or 1 small family.
For last minute rates contact the owner.

From 01/07 to 1/09 all bookings must start and end on Saturday, the rest of the year the day of arrival and departure is flexible.

There are no extra costs.

The pool is open from early March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Castelo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The pool is open from early March to end of October. The pool area can be closed for the child protection.

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