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Michelle & Gordon Young

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, portuguese

Luxury in the heart of the Portugal, rural retreat with pool and tennis court

5 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Coimbra District Villa Rental Photos and Description

Six large double bedrooms, all en suite, with pool, games court and vine yard

Welcome to Zororo, a relaxing haven set in the heart of central Portugal's Beira region, frequently described as the most attractive corner of this special country. Located on the borders of a traditional village in the Serra Lousa hills with the Ceira River and beach a short walk down the valley side, just 3 minutes by car is the beautiful town of Gois.

We offer luxurious accommodation to those who would benefit from time away from the stresses of everyday life.

Our 5-en suite double bedrooms are air-conditioned, with central heating and generously sized; each has a balcony with views across the valley. A large kitchen, lounge and games room are downstairs. Outside there is a good sized, gated pool, our own vineyard and private tennis/games court.

We also offer a 6th twin bedroom on the middle floor, again with ensuite bathroom and step in shower. This 6th bedroom is optional and is ideal for those with mobility issues as it reduces the need to use the stairs. The room is also ideal if you have a number of younger children, with the addition of 2 fold-up beds this room can sleep upto 4.

See our facebook page www.facebook.com/ZororoRetreat for events around the area or our website for a video tour of the villa. www.zororo.co.uk

Zororo's location: The area around Zororo provides a wide variety of country activities, including horse riding, hill walking, nature watching, canoeing, cycling, etc, as well as a unique opportunity to see and experience the 'real' Portugal that is little altered from a century ago, in the farming communities, people and way of life of the region.

Only slightly further a field is Portugal’s old capital and university city of Coimbra, with the often deserted sand dune backed beaches of the Silver Coast beyond. The Knights Templar last European stronghold at Tomar and the Roman ruins in Conimbraga are easily reached, as is the Serra Estrella (‘mountains of the stars’) National Park.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michelle & Gordon Young (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, portuguese

Why Michelle & Gordon Young chose Central Portugal

Having fallen in love with the Portugal. we looked around central Portugal for a house that had a certain 'wow' factor and found it here! Countryside location on the edge of a 'real' Portuguese village, with cafes & bars, restaurant, butcher, mini-market, pharmacist and petrol station.

What makes this villa unique

Properly in rural Portugal, placed on the edge of a popular but modest village just a few hundred metres above the River Ceira with it's award-winning River-beach and cafe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have all had an amazing time and enjoyed using all the facilities especially the Dance Pole! We have loved all the friendly locals especially Paula at Cafe Central in the village. I have loved the Pool and my brothers have loved the tennis / basketball / football pitch.

Many thanks
Jul 2016
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Luxury in the heart of the Portugal, rural retreat with pool and tennis court
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Luxurious spacious well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there during warm weather in the very spacious luxurious villa with all the bathrooms/toilets you could ever dream of. The large, recently built is villa situated in a wonderful garden with a great swimming pool area and several outdoor, shaded sitting areas. We, a party of 7, had a terrific relaxing time there. The rooms are big with balconies allowing everyone a piece of privacy if wished for. There are many options for entertainment at the villa itself, both outdoor multi-court with tennis and basketball hoops, the pool, bicycles, the garden, bbq etc. Inside there is a well equipped games room with an impressive large home cinema system etc.

The villa is situated in a small quiet town, but there is a very well equipped super market, butcher, bank, atm, a few bars/cafees etc, florist, river café etc.

The nearby town of Gois offers different dining experiences.

This is one of the best villas we have ever stayed in, with a define home feeling. The english owners are very helpful and goes out of their way to make you feel right at home.

This comes highly recommended.

A car is necessary to get here, and to get around.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nikolai & family, thank you very much for the kind review. We are always so pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves at our home, as we are conscious that this is an important family holiday that should be memorable. We are particularly pleased that you enjoyed exploring the surrounding area as, as you found, there is so much to do and enjoy.
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Amazing experience - thanks so much

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent three days at the house but wanted to spend a week or two. We only just scratched the surface of the local area and didn't even get to the tennis court as we were so happy by the pool and in the games room. A very happy and spacious home! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blissful!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, which has all the luxuries you could ever need, then this is your place. Unusually for the time of year, we didn't have particularly good weather when 10 of us stayed here, but it didn't stop us having a great time due to all the facilities and great equipment (there are several tennis racquets for different sized hands!).

The house is spotlessly clean and very well maintained and we had great help from the owners when we asked for local information. Thoroughly recommend this house for your stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Set in a rural area it is very quiet but a 10 minute walk away is a local village with a bank, petrol station, butcher's (useful for the bbq!), supermarket, pharmacy, and some cafes also a short car journey takes you Gios which has some restaurants and river beaches. The villa is well equipped with a pool and good sporting facilities as well as a great games room.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you liked our Portuguese getaway and thanks for the positive comments. We bought it because we just loved its location, facilities, friendly locals and wonderful sunshine.
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Great house, great area.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we expected and a bit more: the home cinema was really a plus for children and adults when weather outside was not so good. Rooms were large and the fact that all of them were suites was great. The outside area was excellent, especially for our dog. The football ground was enjoyed by the kids. We did not use the swimming pool, of course, but it should be a 'must' in summertime.

The surrounding area is great for walking and sightseeing. I had not been in Góis for a long time and it is gorgeous. Várzea Grande/V.N. Ceira (which I did not know before) is also beautiful, and people are rather nice.

All in all, great experience. Certainly to be repeated.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home in Portugal and thank you for being such good guests
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Map

Cafe Central
"Just a short stroll from the Villa, this is a real find. Authentic Portuguese menu, Paula an..."
Gois Valley Riding Holidays
"Sandra and her husband Steve currently have 5 horses available and cater for different ridin..."
Encosta Da Seara
"Great family friendly restaurant, excellent Pizzeria with great Pizza, Pasta and Meat dishes..."
Praxis Coimbra
Roman Ruins at Conimbriga
"Roman Ruins at Conimbriga. Wow, what brilliant builders those Romans were......................"
Pasteleria Kentidoce
"Both a Cafe and Bakery, this is the best place for fresh bakery items made in-store every mo..."
Moinho Bar
Restaurante As Medas
"Traditional and exellent Chicken Piri-Piri and other dishes."
Trans Serrano-Aventura, Lazer e Turismo
"This local company organises both group and individual outdoor activities. An every changing..."
It´s About Creativity Stained Glass Studio
Igreja de Santa Cruz
"This stunning church in the historic main square is a must. Containing a mausoleum housing t..."
Biblioteca Joanina
"The Joanina Library is a fabulous Baroque library situated in the heights of the historic ce..."
Supermercado Rui & Dinora
"Best supermarket in the area. Local produce, supplying everything from Charcoal,grocery, del..."
Supermercado Rui & Dinora - Vila Nova do Ceira
"The heart of the village. Everything you could possibly need, helpful staff, great produce a..."
Serpins River Gorge
"It’s a small gorge near the small town of Serpins and found at the end of a long dusty track..."
Castelo da Lousã
"Arouce Castle and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade, is situated high on the mountain r..."
Nearest Airport
195 Kilometres
Oporto
Nearest Barpub
120 Metres
Central Cafe
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Coimbra
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
IP3
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
Vila Nova do Ceira
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Figueira da Foz
Car: recommended

Just a short walk to the nearest river beach, which has a small sandy beach and nice cafe, BBQ facilities and loos.

One of the greatest attractions of the Góis region is the abundance of places to swim in the summer months. There are so many places dotted along the river Ceira where you can find a way into the water, and everyone has their own favourite. This place really does have something to suit everyone, from secluded spots that take a bit of hunting for, to river beaches with full facilities, café-bars and lifeguards, and everything in-between.

Loads of local woods and trails to walk through, lovely 100% Portuguese village and very friendly and helpful locals!

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Rates & Availability

Coimbra District Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016Term3-1
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,356
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
2016T3HT
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,884
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
2016Term3-2
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$186
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,884
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term1-1
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$197
$1,237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017T1HT
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term1-2
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$197
$1,237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term2-1
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017T2HT
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term2-2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term2-3
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,474
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,317
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term3-1
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$349
$2,474
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
2017T3HT
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
2017Term3-2
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$197
$1,237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $56
Refundable damage deposit $225

A 50% deposit is required upon reservation, the balance to be paid 21 days prior to occupancy. Payments are normally made via bank transfer to either our Euro or Sterling account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Coimbra District Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Varzea - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Rio Ceira - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Azul - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Mimosa - toilet , shower , bidet
    Verde - toilet , shower , bidet
    Gemini - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large mirrors, fully tiled, razor point and storage. Bidet. Three are bath/shower, three shower only. All are individually decorated, towels etc included. Plus 2 further toilets on the middle and lower floors. We also have a Poolside toilet and shower area.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Azul - 1 king
    Verde - 1 queen
    Mimosa - 1 queen
    Rio Ceira - 1 queen
    Varzea - 1 king
    Gemini - 2 twin/ single , Optional availability - available at a supplement
  • All the bedrooms are air conditioned, en suite, centrally heated and have French windows out to a balcony with seating. There are generous fitted wardrobes and the decoration is unique to each. In addition we have a travel cot as well as two comfortable folding beds most suitable for youngsters. All linen, towels and pool-towels supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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