This was our first visit to the region as we normally stay in the Algarve and we were very pleasantly surprised with how much there is to do in the area. Villa Duas Vistas is a well equipped, spacious and lovely house with a perfect sized pool and much to our children's delight, even a trampoline! The location is ideal, in our week long stay the boys had surf lessons at Foz de Lizandro, just a 10 min drive away, we visted magical Sintra only 40 mins away and spent a day in Lisbon that was equally accessible. Alan and his family were always on hand to offer help and advice and were very welcoming. A great holiday all round!
From beginning to end we had an excellent stay at Helga's home. Everything in the house is made to help relax, the kids loved it and we did too. The pool is the place to be when it's hot and when it was cooler we played pool in the game room and just chilled out for the whole week.
The area is beautiful and the views from the house are impressive too, the sunsets gorgeous, the beaches not far and the shops are about 5 minutes away. We had such a lovely week and will remember this holiday for some time to come. We couldn't have asked for better within our budget!!!
We stayed at Helga and Alan’s place for a week and we had simply the best time ever! So much fun for the 2 boys (aged 6 and 13) to have that it was late bedtimes every evening!!
The house is excellent with 2 very well stocked kitchens, perfect for creating a feast!
Alan’s communication with me was fab and he made us feel very welcome from the moment the booking was confirmed. Thank you Alan!
We got flights into Lisbon which is 30 minutes (max!) away from the house and peace and relaxation!
If you’re looking for a fun but chilled holiday, suitable for the stressed looking to unwind, then look no further! Book today (although not when we’d like to as we’re definitely coming again!!) !!!
We had an awesome holiday at villa duas vistas, the villa is just amazing. It´s really big so there is loads of space for everyone to relax without being in each others way. The pool room and swimming pool are just the ticket for chilling out - we even turned the pool lights on and stayed in there until after midnight! Helga and Alan were excellent hosts and were always quick to answer all of the questions that we had. We had a day or so of rain but they even brought us some umbrellas and ponchos which were terrific.
The area is beautiful and everything is an easy short drive from the villa, Sintra and Lisbon are just over a half hour away and are really worth checking out, so is the palace in Mafra town centre. The beaches are too many to choose from and because it was unseasonly cold (so we were told even though it was still 25c) there was plenty of waterfront beach space to choose from.
All in all we had an amazing time and it's easy to see why villa duas vistas got their certificate of excellence award, we would definitely go back and have already recommended them to our neighbours and friends! Thanks so much Helga and Alan.
Helga and Alan wore the perfect hosts making us feel extremely welcome and they were always able to reply on whatsapp to any questions we had within minutes. The very clean house is huge! Pictures don’t do it justice - it has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, 1 shower room, 2 kitchens, 3 balconies with ample seating and 2 large living areas both with dining areas and one with a large pool table. The outside deck has a large picnic table and hammock, and down by the pool there are loads of loungers and umbrellas. With a total group of 6 friends it felt like we’d a wing to ourselves at times. The unheated pool is beautiful with it and the lovely gardens maintained while we were there. The house is located beside a cute cafe and a short 5/10 min drive from an enormous supermarket. The closest large town of Mafra is only 10 min drive too. We ate in half the time and enjoyed the bbq. We highly recommend this villa and suggest that having a car is essential. Thanks again!