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Schist Stone villa near Coimbra with large swimmingpool

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Overview
5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
16 guests
5 nights minimum 
Villa
We feel very fortunate to have created a place that is our paradise on earth! The peace and serenity is like spending time at a retreat. Every guest we have hosted, so far, has fallen in love with our Quinta d’Alegria. Everything to make your stay a perfect one, is provided for you our guest rooms if you should decide to rent the entire place or just a room or two. In either case each guest is special to us. We are passionate about our Airbnb business and we look forward to hosting YOU! The name: Quinta d’Alegria which means The farm of Joy and was inspired by the feeling we got from the first time we visited this beautiful place. We were so fortunate to be able to purchase the place and create a little paradise which we like to share with our guests. We warmly welcome you to our haven of...We feel very fortunate to have created a place that is our paradise on earth! The peace and serenity is like spending time at a retreat. Every guest we have hosted, so far, has fallen in love with our Quinta d’Alegria. Everything to make your stay a perfect one, is provided for you our guest rooms if you should decide to rent the entire place or just a room or two. In either case each guest is special to us. We are passionate about our Airbnb business and we look forward to hosting YOU! The name: Quinta d’Alegria which means The farm of Joy and was inspired by the feeling we got from the first time we visited this beautiful place. We were so fortunate to be able to purchase the place and create a little paradise which we like to share with our guests. We warmly welcome you to our haven of peace and tranquility. Our Quinta d’Alegria' offers you private rooms, each with a private bathroom. All bed-linen and towels are supplied as well as swimming towels. Each guestroom has a direct entrance to the swimming pool and some also to he courtyard/patio area. In the courtyard you will find a comfortable lounge with a wood-burner, a fully equipped kitchen, with large table and chairs. The outdoor PATIO area has a bar/lounge with a barbecue grille and is perfect for having your own barbecue, morning breakfast, sun bathing, sun-downers, relaxation and star gazing. SEE PHOTO GALLERY. Set in the confluence of three valleys in a traditional, small Portuguese village, which also has a historical chapel. Quinta d’Alegria' provides a haven for walkers and nature lovers, the perfect refuge for a relaxing outdoor holiday with all the luxuries of a well equipped base. This peaceful village lies between two large towns, ARGANIL and TABUA, which provide and supply everything one needs in the line of supermarkets, bakeries, coffee shops, banks, post office`s and all other amenities. Arganil lies 9 minutes away and Tabua, 15 minutes respectively. Local restaurants serve good Portuguese home cooking and presently charge about €7,00 for a full course lunch. Evening dinners and Sunday lunches might cost a bit more. Coffee shops are plentiful. The coffee and pastries are superb! Forget about your waistline when visiting Portugal. The surrounds are especially beautiful. The magical view over the serenity of the valley, is sure to enchant the beholder. If you are looking for total peace then this is the place for you! Here you can lose yourself within the tranquility of our valley, while listening to the songs of myriads of birds, or having the opportunity to observe one of the rarest birds in the Iberian, namely the Spanish Imperial eagle. There are ample opportunities to take walks in the surrounding forests, by simply stepping out of the door, into the valleys or the forests surrounding the quinta. May brings splashes of purple lavender and yellow and white daisies, which cover the fields. The climate is especially good for the masses of gorgeous roses which adorn virtually every Portuguese garden in this region of central Portugal during the summer months. At the start of summer you will hear the call of the cuckoo in the valley. The night-time summer skies are star-studded, while the silence is interspersed by crickets chirping and the moon rise over the hills, when it's full moon. Guests love the crystal clear nights and the beautiful call of the owls in the valley. Listen to nightingales and even wild boar as they go about their business. In the distance you'll hear the deep, peaceful sound of church bells ringing. Come and watch the 'shooting stars' in the clear night skies in August and make your wish! Quinta d’Alegria also lies in the center of a region of particular cultural interest, with some of the most beautiful palaces and castles, religious sites and Roman ruins. The city of Coimbra, the second oldest university city in the Europe, is located within a 34 minute drive from our Quinta d’Alegria and has many interesting attractions. Condeixa lies just south of Coimbra and has fantastic, impressive Conimbriga Roman ruins, professionally restored mosaic floors and a Roman museum. Viseu lies north of us and is one of the Beiras' most appealing cities for sheer charm and vitality. Cobbled streets, meandering alleys, fine churches, museums, leafy public gardens graced with flowers and fountains and good restaurants. Viseu dates back to Visigoth times. Famous for it's red Dao wines. The high mountains of the Serra de Açor have become famous for their schist villages. Piodão, located within an hours drive and is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site and sits nestled on a steep slope. A definite 'must see'! The town of Coja offers a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy one of the nicest places to have a leisurely swim in the pure gushing mountain water at the river beach Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 67874/AL
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Smoking are allowed in public areas but not in the guest rooms No loud/late night parties No drugs
Bedrooms
5 Queens3 Sofas
Bathrooms
6 Full baths

Meet the host
Elen S
Hosting since April 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live at a seperate building at the property with our 2 small white furry dogs. We will be available most of the time for any questions and info you might need both about the place and various activities in the nearby surroundings.

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Reviews (2)
Tijmen
Tijmen
Fuengirola, Spain2 contributions
Beautiful authentic location
I had a wonderful week! The B&B was good, it had everything I wanted. The swimming pool has a nice view. The owners were helpful and explained everything to me. Everything you need is within reach on a maximum hour drive. The villages were beautiful and had markets! We will definitely come back.
Visited September 2018
Written September 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elen S
Elen S
Hi and thank you for such a great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here ad that everything lived up to your expectation. We hope to see you back soon! Greetings Elen & Darwin
Written September 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kvdzwaag
kvdzwaag
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Portuguese Paradise
Me and my man stayed a week with lovely Elen an Darwin and totally fell I love with the accommodation and surroundings. The rooms are amazing pretty decorated and you can relax at the outside bar, kitchen and living room in or out of the sun. And have swim in the serious big swimming pool. I will definatly return to see more of the area, but it's hard to leave such a comfortable place too relax.
Visited April 2018
Written July 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elen S
Elen S
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We really enjoyed meeting you and we hope to see you back here soon :) Greetings Elen & Darwin
Written September 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard

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About the neighborhood
Quinta d’Alegria also lies in the center of a region of particular cultural interest, with some of the most beautiful palaces and castles, religious sites and Roman ruins. The city of Coimbra, the second oldest university city in the Europe, is located within a 34 minute drive from our Quinta d’Alegria and has many interesting attractions. Condeixa lies just south of Coimbra and has fantastic, impressive Conimbriga Roman ruins, professionally restored mosaic floors and a Roman museum. Viseu lies north of us and is one of the Beiras' most appealing cities for sheer charm and vitality. Cobbled streets, meandering alleys, fine churches, museums, leafy public gardens graced with flowers and fountains and good restaurants. Viseu dates back to Vi
Getting around
Since public transport is limited in Central Portugal we highly suggest you rent a a car if you are not using your own car.
Access
Car advised

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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