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A luxury designer villa with private heated pool and stunning countryside views.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 bed, 4 bathroom, well-equipped villa with open-plan design & panoramic views

Sitting in over two acres of private land, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa sleeps up to 10 people and is perfectly suited to family-living. There are floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property, which afford delightful views of the surrounding area.

On the ground floor there is a double bedroom, a king with en-suite and a twin room, which has an additional two pull-out beds to allow for flexibility. A family bathroom and downstairs WC provide ample facilities for all guests. The well-equipped open-plan kitchen, dining and living area opens up onto a beautiful terrace with a large private heated pool, brick-built BBQ and an outside WC. There are plenty of sun loungers to relax on and outdoor patio furniture for al fresco dining.

Upstairs the master suite has more breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, as well as an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and large bath.

There are a number of well-renowned restaurants in the local area, as well as the vineyards and tranquil gardens at Buddha Eden, which have to be seen to be believed. Historic Obidos, the stunning lagoon at Foz Do Alrelho, several championship golf-courses and many fantastic beaches are all just a short drive away.

The villa is located in the area known as the "Silver Coast" and is around 45 minutes' drive from Lisbon airport.

More Details

Paul and Helen Nunn
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Paul and Helen Nunn

We live in Windsor in the UK and both work hectic office jobs, so we really enjoy our time in the tranquil countryside of the Portuguese Silver Coast. This picture of us was taken outside a fantastic fish restaurant in Peniche, just after we'd got engaged. (We'd recommend the restaurant to anyone!). We're now married, expecting our first child this spring and can't wait to enjoy many family holidays to come.

Paul had the (some might say crazy) idea to buy a plot of land in Portugal a few years ago and build a house. He fell in love with this area thanks to its unspoiled villages, great restaurants and stunning views. Fortunately when he met Helen she liked it too!

We worked with a fantastic architect to design and build this villa, with the intention of creating a beautiful, modern, light-filled space that would be family-friendly and great for entertaining. We've been enjoying trips there with our friends and family for the last couple of years and we're so excited to be able to share it with you now. For us, it's a beautiful home-from-home and we hope you'll enjoy your time there as much as we do.

No matter what time of year we visit, we love to just sit and look out of the huge windows at the view. You can often watch flocks of swallows diving in and out of the pool for a drink - in Portuguese they're called andorinhas - hence the name of the villa, Casa Das Andorinhas.

Of course, in the sunshine it's all about the pool, the BBQ, al-fresco dining and having fun with plenty of delicious Portuguese wine and food. The villa's in the sparkling wine region, so we'd recommend picking up a bottle or two from the local vineyard.

There are plenty of great restaurants nearby that we can recommend, lots of local culture and history to soak up, as well as beaches, water sports and, of course, golf courses.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carvalhal in Municipality of Bombarral

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Family shared bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 singles + 2 additional pull-out beds, ideal for children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot - can be moved to any room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming


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A luxury designer villa with private heated pool and stunning countryside views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June for our first family holiday which consisted of 4 adults and 2 children (under 3). From start to end the holiday was amazing.

Before arriving out there I was in contact with Alison who arranged all the final touches for us, including helping me propose to our partner. Alison purchased champagne for me and had it ready for the big moment, even delivered in a chilled bag!

The villa is absolutely stunning, and so spacious. The views are amazing, perfect for evening family bbqs.

There is a small shop 3-5 minute drive away. Perfect for stocking up on food. The supermarket is not far away at all which had everything you could need.

Overall the holiday was perfect and we are struggling to find anything this year to match up to it!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, fantastic pool, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the villa, will definitely be coming back! Thanks Paul and Helen.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa has been the best one we've stayed in.

The location was perfect for us, away from the crowds but not too far away.

The design of the villa was perfect and so much space for games, eating and lounging about.

We didn't visit many places as staying at the villa was so nice, but we would recommend Obidos town and the Buddha Eden garden.

The local restaurants we tried were great value for money and good food and the local people made us feel so welcome.

We would happily come back to this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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it's simply a dream house

  • 5 of 5

Realy a dream house, anyway it is quite windy location, well equiped kitchen, only barbeque is due to windy area not much useable, may be gaz grill will ve better.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. We're sorry it sounds as though you had particularly windy weather - we've managed to use the BBQ quite a few times but appreciate it is in a windy spot! We'll look into getting some windbreaks for future. Thanks, Helen
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Stunning villa in the Portuguese countryside

  • 5 of 5

The villa is as amazing as it looks ! We had a lovely week enjoying Portugal and the villa. The pool was great and heated to 28 degrees too ! A lovely welcome from Alison who advised us about the area, and great communication during the booking process with the owners, Helen and Paul. Thanks for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, thanks for your lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay and had fabulous weather by the sound of it! Best wishes, Helen
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Very high spec modern villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous weeks holiday with 2 other couples and 5 small children in tow. Villa was very spacious so we never felt on top of each other, and finished to a very high standard with everything we needed for a hassle free family holiday (including a travel cot and booster seat for the youngest in our party). Don't think we've ever stayed in such a high spec villa anywhere before. Excellent customer service provided by the owners before and during our stay which was greatly appreciated. Very much looking forward to visiting again sometime soon, to explore more of the local area. Would say that car hire is essential.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Bom Successo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mae D'Agua
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Carvalhal, Silver Coast - Leiria Region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018 Peak Season
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
4 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Shorter stays or long weekends may be available on request, please inquire accordingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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