Comporta villa (Montalvo)
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Beautiful Summer Villa with a large private swimming pool and spacious garden area ideal for families or groups of friends
The Villa is located in one of Portugal's best kept secrets - Comporta. Just one hour drive from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and integrated within the 'Estuário do Sado” natural reserve, it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (Comporta, Carvalhal and Pêgo - 15mins by car from the Villa) and the romantic rural landscapes of the Alentejo coast.
Just 10mins away you have the historical village of Álcacer do Sal or the fisherman village of Comporta which offer all the amenities as well as some great restaurants and bars.
This is a spacious property built respecting the traditional local architecture, with a beautiful wooden porch where you can listen to the birds singing while you have your breakfast. When you come back from a day at the beach or an invigorating walk you can and watch the sunset, while having a glass of the refreshing local white wine. And if you have kids you can rest assured they will splashing in the pool, outside in the play - house or looking for ladybirds in the garden, always right there in front of you.
This welcoming property is spread in two floors offering all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday. Downstairs you have a large living room, a kitchen, a family bathroom, a small toilet and two double bedrooms. Upstairs you have one double bedroom and two single bedrooms and a family bathroom, as well as a large mezzanine, ideal for a quiet reading moment, to play games or just to watch the stars at night, although it can also work as a perfect kids play area. The whole house offers air conditioning, central heating and a cozy fire place.
Free Wi-Fi is also available, as well as cleaning services. Because, after all, it's your holiday.
The property offers total privacy and it is integrated in a four star development - 'Herdade do Montalvo' - which boasts a restaurant, serving local and international food (they do take-away, as well) , a coffee shop, as well as fitness facilities, among others: http://www.herdademontalvo.com/english.html
As a family or with a group of friends there are lots to do and see: spend the day at the beach, watch dolphins at Estuário do Sado, go fishing or if you prefer water sports like surf, windsurf or jet ski, drive or cycle around looking at the rice fields and acres of pine trees, go hiking at Serra da Arrábida, or visit the unforgettable UNESCO sites in Évora. If you are a foodie get ready to add a few restaurants to your list of favourites.
In case you are looking for some extra night time activities there's also a recently opened Casino and adjoining Bars and Clubs.
Or you might just want to seat outside in a cafe, chatting with a cold beer in your hand, watching the locals.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Comporta 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon Airport 120 km, Nearest railway: Setúbal 85 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Alentejo region
Alentejo - http://www.visitportugal.com/NR/exeres/EB35964F-03DA-465C-91E1-E46F1DEDD60E,frameless.htm
Golden plains that disappear out of sight combine with the sun and the heat to impose their own slow, steady rhythm. This is the Alentejo.
Inland, the vast golden wheat fields undulate in the wind; along the coast, unspoilt beaches look rugged and unexplored.
But don't travel northwards or southwards without exploring the region's coastline. There the landscape consists of high sheer cliffs sheltering tiny beaches. And there are also the sweet smells of the countryside, the herbs and spices used to season fish and seafood dishes.
In the Alentejo, the brute force of the land dictates the march of time.Perhaps this is why the region's culture has its own particular character.All you need to do is visit Évora and discover its Roman roots and the delightful charm of its heritage to understand why the city has been classified as a world heritage site.
When you see the temple of Diana and some of the city's churches, you'll regard your time as well spent.
Here the time passes slowly, because the Alentejo follows the rhythm of the land itself.
For more information please visit: http://www.visitalentejo.pt/en/alentejo/see/
Tróia/Comporta - http://www.visitportugal.com/NR/exeres/C0BBC4E4-B7C6-40AC-8A59-C607A0849DC3,frameless.htm
The beaches of Tróia are kilometre after kilometre of white sand gently lapped by the sea. Along the coastal road, or on the dunes, all the way between the beaches of Comporta and Pego, it's easy to find a pleasant restaurant in which to enjoy a meal of tasty fresh fish.
And you only have to travel a few kilometres to change the scenery. At Praia da Galé, for instance, the line of dunes is interrupted, giving way to a five million-year-old cliff that stretches all the way to Melides.
If you enjoy playing volleyball, football or rugby, you'll find the goalposts and nets already set up for you on the beach of Tróia-Mar, close to the ferry that connects the Tróia peninsula to the city of Setúbal.
It's well worth taking the short ride across this narrow gateway between the mouth of the Sado estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. You may even be lucky enough to see some friendly dolphins swimming beside your boat.
Further inland are the cork and holm oak groves, pinewoods, and the undulating carpet of rice paddies that form part of the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, where families of birds come to build their nests and spend the winter.
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