Quinta da Vala is an exquisite holiday estate secluded within the Arrabida Nature Park, 40km South of Lisbon, on the North Bank of the unique Sado Estuary, home to more than 600 protected species in Europe such as Dolphins and the Pied Stilt, symbol of the exotic Troia Peninsula, on the South Bank.
The 5 acre estate is completely private to its guests, and is entered via a private path, which leads to the stunning villa. The villa is built on two floors, and its entrance hall leads to the vast living areas.
The large sitting room is sunny and tastefully decorated, and overlooks a large patio area, which spreads from one end to the other across the villa’s facade, boasting stunning views over the Arrabida mountains, ideal for outdoor meals or reading a book in absolute silence. Facing the patio, you will find an extensive lawn area, which has a small football net and other games: a paradise for children.
Satellite wide screen TV with international channels, Wireless Broadband internet access, iPod sound system, DVD and a large collection of films to watch are avalible for guests’ enjoyment and entertainment.
The Villa has six good sized bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathroom. Guests will enjoy ravishing green and mountain views from every bedroom, and wake up to the sound of birds and nature.
Air-conditioning is also available in two suites and the main living room.
At the end of a path, surrounded by vines, lies the large swimming pool with its own patio and shaded area. Brand new parasols and deckchairs are available for guests enjoyment.
Quinta da Vala is the ideal place to enjoy nature, bird watching and for long walks in unspoiled surroundings, all in close proximity to spectacular beaches.
Guests are welcome to pick and enjoy the delicious organic fruit and vegetables grown in the Quinta. Children will enjoy discovering countryside features in a safe environment!
6 Bedrooms – sleeping arrangements:
2 large bedrooms with double beds – with ensuite bathroom, one of which has air conditioning
1 bedroom with double bed
1 bedroom with 2 single beds with ensuite shower room and air conditioning
1 bedroom with 2 single beds
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and child bed
Baby cot on request
2 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and bidet
3 bathrooms with shower and bidet
Large living room with fireplace and seating for 12 people, opening onto terrace and gardens via large french doors
Mezzanine lounge with desk area, opening onto second terrace
Formal dining room seating 12, opening onto terrace via large french doors
Vast outdoor dining and lounging area, seating +12, boasting magnificent mountain views
Satellite wide screen TV, DVD player with a large collection of films, IPOD sound system and air conditioning
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area
Dish washer, Laundry machine, 4 ring stove, Oven, grill, Microwave, Fridge freezer.
Private large patio under the porch, with garden furniture seating 12
Outdoor dining area with electric barbecue seating 12
Large 13*6m private swimming pool with parasols and deckchairs, surrounded by nature, with separate shaded area and tea table
5 acre private estate surrounded by National Park, with beautiful private gardens with a fruit orchard and vines
Air- conditioning in two suites and living room
Central heating (upon additional payment of €50 per day)
Wireless broadband internet access
Iron, Ironing board, hairdryer
In order to encourage responsible usage of energy and water, energy consumption above € 10 per day will be charged at cost
Bed linen, towels, final clean and internet access included in price
Upon additional payment: additional cleaning, cook, baby sitting, central heating, baby cot and boat rental
Activities and attractions
The Villa Quinta da Vala, set in a 5 acres private property to which guests have exclusive use, is located in the Parque Nacional da Serra da Arrabida, 5 Km away from beautiful beaches and 5 Km away from Vila Nogueira de Azeitao- a small historic town sorrounded by the national park and well known for its vineyards and wine cellars open to the public. Arrabida beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, and boasts a natural bay with calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. the area is also famous for its food so it won’t be difficult to find high quality well priced local restaurants as well as top quality ones. Taste the delights of the region from the traditional cheese, deemed to be one of the best in the country, to the Torta de Azeitao, a much sought after local pastry, and the famous Moscatel wine, a sweet wine served as an aperitif. The local speciality is of course a great variety of fresh fish dishes.
The beautiful villa, is situated in the national park of Arrabida, established to protect the beautiful landscape and rich variety of wild life, including eagles, wildcats and badgers.
The surrounding mountains are the perfect place to go for a walk, and excursions can be organised with the local nature tour companies.
The villa is just 5 Km away from the small delightful historic town of Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, which is known for its vineyards and wine cellars; the town is a perfect place to try out the local cuisine.
The local white sandy beaches are as close as 5 Km and the Arrabida beach is known to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. With its calm waters, its ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Quinta do Peru just 10 Kms from the villa, Tróia (20 kms and a ferry away) a difficult course but one of the most beautiful in Portugal, and Riba Golf (40 Kms away)
The magnificent bay of Portinho de Arrabida, with its clear quiet waters, it is ideal for watersports; boat rental can be arranged on request.
Optional maid service
The house caretaker is available for cleaning and cooking by prior arrangement; she is a gifted cook and can cook you delicious local and basic foreign dishes.
Getting there and around
Two hours flight from most European cities and seven from New York, the villa is reached by car from Lisbon Airport in 45 minutes.
A car is essential for this holiday as there is no public transport to the Villa.
The Algarve-Lisbon highway is 12 kilometres away.
The nearest railway station is at 15 Km, in Coina.
Registration number: 2538/AL
Rentalia Reference num: 729449
Independent swimming pool
The exact position of this accommodation is not shown at the request of the owner.
6.7 km to the beach, 6 km to the city center
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