In August 2016 we – 2 Dutch families with each 2 teenagers - stayed for 1,5 week at the house of Gonzales and Tanja. A lovely and very complete house. Lots of space for 8 people and each bedroom having its own bathroom. A large kitchen fully equiped with offen, dishwascher and washing machine, watercooker, microwave, expresso coffeemachine (cups), 2 toasters, etc, etc.
On arrival we found a kitchen and fridge with lots of groceries. All bathrooms (each having a toilet) fully stocked with toiletpaper, towels, shampoo and showergel.
The pool is fantastic, with 4 sunbeds, 2 hangmats and a large outdoor table with chairs and lots of pool toys. In the basement a tabletennis, 6 mountainbikes (size L), 1 kids bike, a surf board and skate board.
The house on a hill with lots of free space (parking for several cars) and situated at the end of a small, dead-end street. Drive slowly coming in, as you easlily miss this narrow street. The drive-way has a gate with a lock.
Gonzales and Tanja are both perfect hosts and very welcoming. They did everything in their power to make us feel at home. Lots of brochures full of touristic information about the region, a mid-week total clean-up of the house and change of the beds/towels. And very important (for our kids) a very good wifi reception in all rooms.
The house is located in the small town Carvoeira at 8 min. drive (car) from Foz do Lizandro beach. Ideal for starting surfers, because of the sand beach (no rocks). Good parking, surf school and 4 beach restaurants. Nearby Ericeira is at 15min drive and is a nice town with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and large supermarkets.
We also visited Lisbon, Sintra, Estoril / Cascais, Cabo da Rocca and Mafra within a (half) hour drive. A good tip for golfers is Campo Real do Lisboa in Turcifal. A very attractive and challenging 18 holes golfcourse at a luxury resort, but very competative green fees and rentals for guests!
In short the perfect spot for surfing and discovering the Portugal westcoast. We enjoyed our stay enormously and would have loved to stay longer. Tanja and Gonzales; many thanks for your hospitality and letting us stay in your Paradise.