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Eco Villa with Pool on Estate of 5* AreiasDoSeixo Boutique Hotel. Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa at Areias do Seixo boutique spa hotel complex, Nr. Santa Cruz, Lisbon Coast. - Exclusively Private, In The Sand Dunes 600m From The Beach, Family Beach Resort Activities Nearby

45 minutes drive northwest of Lisbon airport to the coast. Relax in this wine producing and market gardening area in this exclusive architect designed villa and boutique hotel set among the sand dunes with access to the spectacular Meixilhoera sandy beach down 100 steps (lifeguard operates). Santa Cruz resort with surfing school, beach, daily fish and veg market is 5 minutes drive south. 5 minutes In the other direction find Santa Rita beach, a 9 hole golf course, equestrian events at golf mar and a public swimming thermal pools. Family restaurants at historic Porto Nov,, (where Wellington landed his troops to fight against Napoleon in the Peninsular War. There is an excellent museum at Vimeiro). There are 6 world heritage sites within an hour, including Mafra Palace, the walled town of Obidos, Sintra complex with its royal palaces. For a spiritual experience visit Buddha Eden Garden set in Quinta dos Loridos! A unique location with easy access to restaurants and family activities. Children's playground on villa site.

Rodney Turtle
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Rodney Turtle

Rodney and Nora live in South West London. T

Rodney Turtle purchased this villa in 2007

Why Rodney Turtle chose Torres Vedras area

We bought Villa Nora off-plan in 2007. We were attracted to the modern design of the property, its eco-credentials and the services of the on-site 5* hotel adjacent to the Atlantic.

We visit many times a year and particularly enjoy the beach walks, fine local restaurants and visiting the nearby World Heritage attractions.

Our friends with young children are entertained by the playpark on site, children's summer activity at Golf Mar and swimming at the termas do vimeiro thermal pools in Maceira. The older adventurous ones enjoy the surf school.

What makes this villa unique

As the villa is glazed on three sides it enjoys wonderful light and one is in touch with the outside whatever the weather. It is a stroll through the dunes to the clifftop and steps to the beach. We love the fresh ingredients on offer at the Santa Cruz market and Povoa village and enjoy eating them at the local cafes/restaurants. At low tide we like to body surf, in a wet suit. There is a fab river walk from Porto Novo and a climb up from there to see the spring flowers in bloom. Equestrian (free) events at Golf Mar and the surfing festival at Santa Cruz are a bonus in the summer months.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in A dos Cunhados in Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to master bedroom with WC, shower, bath and bidet. Bed 2 with WC, bath and bidet. Bed 3 with WC and shower. Additional shower room with toilet in basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - 'Water': King size Husta double bed; ensuite bath and shower; walk-in wardrobe; small terrace. Second bedroom - 'Earth': Two single beds; bath ensuite. Third bedroom - 'Air': Queen size double bed; ensuite; walk-in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Personal meet and greet service by Theresa, who provides the cleaning agency and is available for trouble shooting. Theresa will take a returnable deposit in your preferred currency when she hands over the keys. Many cookbooks and guidebooks for use by guests during their stay. Local transfer from Lisbon airport with Oestecab, 65 euros for 2 one way, and 5 euros for each additional person. Hire cars can be organised through expedia from Lisbon airport or locally. At additional cost fruit, bread and vegetable can be ordered from the hotel on an overnight service and paid for separately. Children's play ground on site. For further information and photos click on the link below to our website. Outside: Heated private swimming pool 8m x 2.3m. Sliding glass doors on 3 sides onto terraces at the front, to the rear BBQ area and by the pool.When the doors are secure, patio on ground floor has a 6 foot side access to pool allowing vigilance with toddlers. Large secluded area to the rear with built in BBQ area and sink and separate tap. At BBQ level large outdoor table with seating for 8/10. Offers shade. Private and not overlooked. Large terrace to top bedroom with panoramic views. Outdoor loungers and easy chairs. Large secure gated grassed area with partial shade at basement level. Parking by the gate. Panoramic views - 270 degrees, Atlantic horizon, sand dunes, pine forest and market garden. The architecture brings the outside in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rental includes fresh towels and linen on arrival. The property will be professionally cleaned to a high standard for your arrival ie; weekly. You can request additional cleaning and changing for a separate fee. Please bring your own pool/ beach towels. Other: Basement room which can be arranged in advance to accommodate an additional two with an electric inflatable mattress (at additional cost). Heated swimming pool. Terraces. Geothermal hot water, underfloor heating and cooling.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Great villa, fabulous location, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, all glass with a very modern feel to it. The location is great if you are not the 'resort' type. It is only a stones throw from the nearest beach over the dunes which is great, particularly with children. The beaches are beautiful, but it can be challenging to get in the sea with children as the beaches shelve quite steeply, so you can only really swim at low tide and even then it depends on the size of the waves. The villa has a pool which again is great. The only draw backs to this are that it is at the front of the property and you can't lounge around the pool as the deck is at the back of the house. Having said that there are never many people around so you don't feel you are being watched! Our children are older (13,10 and 7), so the pool worked for us, but may not do for younger children.

We had a lovely holiday and would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and are sure other prospective guests will enjoy your stay. As you mention, low tide is the best time to enter the sea especially if the surf is up. We keep a selection of body boards in the basement which guests are free to borrow.
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Beautiful house, great area, a few small niggles.

  • 4 of 5

The property is situated in a small estate of similar properties next to a small hotel. It is on 4 floors although the basement floor is really just storage and a beach shower. The bedrooms are a very good size with lovely ensuites. One thing that we were very happy with was that the rooms all had good solutions to keep the light out so that you could get a good night's sleep. The kitchen is fine, although rather low on storage. My kids loved the outdoor pool and the deck with sunbathers is great. I would definitely stay here again. The location is great, the property is well-maintained and clean. We did have a problem with one of the glass panels and were able to get hold of someone immediately. We also enjoyed the restaurant suggestions that the owners made and visited O Spagghetti which was great. There are just a couple of niggles to be aware of: 1. There is no tv and although there is a computer, the wifi is so slow that it is impossible to stream films. We were also unable to play dvds on the computer - probably because it is not really powerful enough to run windows 10. So, I would suggest bringing a laptop if you have children who like mine expect to be able to watch a screen in the evening! 2. The information about the property is only available online through owners direct and not in hard copy at the property. I didn't realise this immediately so was unsure about all the rules. 3. It would be helpful to provide some plug adapters for Portugal. We brought 'Southern Europe' adapters which did not work and were unable to work out where to buy any for Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review: it is very helpful to see our villa through the eyes of our guests so we can understand their experience and correct any issues. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would stay again. Unfortunately, the wifi is slow (about 3Mb/sec) but it is the best available in the area. Our wifi service is delivered via the hotel which has plans for its own fibre cable which should improve matters when these plans come to fruitition. The PC was repaired earlier in the season and I did not get the chance to visit and check the configuration before the summer rentals. The PC is running Windows 10 and will play our DVDs on its 24 inch screen but will not play Blueray. We will consider a separate DVD player if we get more guest feedback on this. There was a paper copy of the house rules but this has been mislaid. I will print a new one and ask that guests are shown it at check in. There were a number of plug adaptors around last season but these have gone missing. It would be a good idea to ask guests about this at check in and loan them a few if required. Thanks again for your feedback and constructive suggestions.
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AreiasDoSeixo villa

  • 4 of 5

A modern comfortable villa on the silver coast

A short walk from the lovely "mussel" beach the Eco villa provided an fine base with which to explore the Santa Cruz area (5min by car or 30 min spectacular cliff walk), its beaches (big surf but water much colder than Med) and wide range of cafes & restaurants (my family particularly liked restaurant Noah right on the beach). The accommodation itself was top class, clean with three comfortable en-suite bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin) and open plan modern kitchen / lounge and views of the sunset over the Atlantic ocean (esp. good from the top bedroom veranda). The plunge pool offered a cool dip although it was somewhat exposed to the street. WiFi and lots of info-leaflets ensured there was plenty to do - we spent days out visiting Sintra and the walled town of Obidos (fabulous) and also had a fun afternoon go-karting on a great track near Bombarral. The AreiasDoSeixo estate itself is small, quiet and felt safe with a small play area for our younger children - but we found the hotel somewhat aloof on the day we arrived and did not go back. The owner provided good service when booking and with directions / taxi details to the villa and tips for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. The hotel is aiming for informal exclusivity so can be a bit strict on access especially with smaller children. They do not allow children under 11 to stay in the hotel accommodating families with small children in some of the villas that they manage. It is understandable that the hotel wishes to distinguish between private rentals and rental of villas that they manage by bundling hotel access and services in their packages which are typically twice the price of our private rental. Other guests have reported a warmer welcome by the hotel if they first used paid hotel services such as the spa and restaurant.
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..stylish villa in stunning coastal setting...instant holiday vibe

  • 5 of 5

....a stylish holiday villa and location that ticked all our boxes ...the real Portugal ....wild Atlantic coastal location but with easy walking or cycling acces to small local towns ..,limited fine dining options though with the exception of the Areias do Seixo hotel restaurant right on our doorstep which was fabulous ......also loved the different food options at Noah's right on the beach at Santa Cruz....did hire a car for last 3 days to take in Sintra and also explore further North into Aveiro and Braga...at theVilla Theresa was wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful ...we also benefitted from being there at a time when most of the other Villas were unoccupied so no interruptions to the serenity..A holiday to refresh mind ,body and soul ....all three of us would be delighted to return particularly my son who is studying Architecture and really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the full Areiad do Seixo design concept ....both stunning and serene..,highly recommend a visit ....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a 9 day family holiday in this villa and could happily have stayed another 9 days. The villa is immaculate with lots of room to relax inside and out. It is located in a quiet area with a beautiful unspoilt beach 5min walk through sand dunes. Perfect for our teenage boys attempting to take on the Atlantic breakers. They also enjoyed the nearby surf school. Would definitely recommend this villa for a quiet relaxing break, different from the usual busy British resorts :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter season
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
Late spring / early summer
29 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
July peak
10 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
August peak
29 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169.38

Booking Notes:
Strictly no smoking.

50% deposit at time of booking. Balance payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Arrival after 5pm, departure before 1pm. Refundable deposit to Theresa.

All bedlinen and towels included (not pool towels).

Water and electricity included.

We will not held liable for any loss or damage that occurs whilst you are staying at Villa Nora. We recommend you take out your own travel insurance for the trip.

We regret we do not allow smokers or pets at the property.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in August. Otherwise flexible.
Arrival after 5pm, departure before 1pm unless otherwise negotiated. Refundable deposit to Theresa meet and greet to cover any damage/breakages.

Notes on prices:
For stays of less than 5 days there will be an additional surcharge of €75 to cover bedlinen and cleaning services.
An extra charge of €30/night if seven or more people staying in the villa.

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