Luxury 5 Bed / 3 Bathroom / Sleeps 12+2
About Louise Ward
Hi My name is Louise. My husband and I have three young children and live in Hertfordshire in the UK. We bought our villa 6 years ago after holidaying ourselves in the area and fell in love with the location, people and way of life.
Louise Ward purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Louise Ward chose Mafra
This area of Portugal is unspoilt and yet offers the amenities that you would require for great holiday. Our family enjoys surfing and the fantastic beaches and surfing opportunities were obviously a great pull. The easy access to Lisbon and the 35 min drive to the villa made it the perfect spot for us. In addition the nearby quaint fishing village of Ericeira provides plenty of amenities including shops, restaurants and bars.
What makes this Villa unique
My key goal before beginning to rent the villa was to ensure that we provided a luxurious well maintained and well equipped villa for both families and large groups. I pride myself on the high quality and presentation of our villa including: - hotel quality linen and towels - FULLY HEATED AND PRIVATE pool - fabulous covered dining area for alfresco dining - full free WIFI - modern and tasteful décor throughout - 5 separate and spacious boutique style bedrooms I know how important holidays are to our family and I hope that I echo this through my customer care to our guests that I offer before, during and after their stay. I like to think the finishing touches make our holiday villa special.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful villa in quite a secluded location
I would like to start by saying that the only reason I gave this villa 4 stars instead of 5 is because I feel the location is slightly misrepresented on the Homeaway website. The villa is not actually in Ericeira but just outside in Palhais, Santa Isadora. Apart from this the villa was amazing. Louise was great from the start making the whole booking process very easy and was always quick to repy to messages. We were greeted on arrival by Fernando who was welcoming and helpful. The villa was spacious, clean and very homely with everything you need for your stay and loved the welcoming bottle of wine from Louise which was just what we needed after a long day of traveling. We had people staying in every room and none of us had trouble sleeping as the beds were comfortable and the rooms nice and cool. Despite being out of the way there were 2 supermarkets within walking distance and also a few cafes/restaurants and even with our limited ability to speak Portuguese the locals were friendly and accommodating. Still only a 5-10 minute taxi drive in to Ericeira so wasn't too bad although would definitely recommend a hire car if you plan to spend a bit of time exploring the local area. If we are ever vacationing in the area again I will definitely look at hiring Louises villa.
Great home for a group or family!
The house is situated on a quiet street five mins from the main city center and has a lovely swimming pool and back patio where my family and I spent most of our time. The owner was very responsive and helpful leading up, during and after the trip. We experienced some hot water issues that the house manager attempted to fix a few times. The house had three full baths, though only one person could shower at a time and the hot water didn't stay consistently warm. We mentioned this to the house owner and she said they are looking into replacing the tank entirely which should help fix the problem. Since Portugal was experiencing was experiencing record high temperatures this summer, we didn't need the hot water that much anyway! The villa suited our needs otherwise and we had a very enjoyable holiday with our family.
Thank you so much for your kind review of our villa, it's always great to hear about another successful family gathering at the house. Happy holidays are what we all hope for. I can confirm that our typical Portuguese hot water system will be upgraded this Autumn. Kind regards Louise
Excellent for family holidays.
The villa was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed an excellent stay. There was plenty of room for our whole family (ages 1 - 60). The swimming pool was enjoyed by everyone, every day. The games room was a particular hit with the children as it was equipped with plenty of toys to play with.
The outside cooking area was great and the adults enjoyed sitting out after putting the children to bed.
The owner of the property was particularly helpful and friendly.
We would highly recommend this villa for anyone looking for a wonderful holiday.
Perfect setting and beautiful views
Arriving at Lamarmac we were all blown away! The house is incredible. It was extremely clean, Louise even left us a bottle of wine and a card to welcome us.
Fernando met us outside the house to let us in and give us the grand tour. Fernando is always close by the help with any questions, he was amazing!
The house itself has everything you need to be self sufficient. The pool was immaculately clean and there was plenty of outdoors furniture of everyone to have a seat. We had loads of bbqs to utilise this area to the maximum!
The living room and dining rooms has a huge tv and comfy sofas.
There’s even a table tennis table downstairs!
The beds were very comfy and all the rooms extremely spacious.
I was lucky enough to get the master bedroom which had an en suite bathroom. Including the en suite there are 4 bathrooms!
The whole of my party of people were so impressed with the villa. It truely is 5* luxury.
Thank you to Louise for letting us stay! We will be back!
Brilliant villa. Lovely, clean and well stocked. We were a party of 8 and found it super-spacious. Due to rural location we were pleased we had hired a van. Both Fernando (the legend) during our stay and Louise before it, could not have been more helpful. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved the villa. Extremely well appointed and comfortable. We were a party of adults and older teens and location ideal for lazy days around the pool. Outdoor BBQ area is fab but a bit breezy so cardigan needed at night.Louise was an excellent host providing lots of useful info on local surf schools. Ericeira itself is charming and some lovely beaches nearby. Can't recommend highly enough and Will definitely return.
Other Activities: SURFING