“A large well equipped holiday home in easy reach of Lisbon. Had a wonderful family time week exploring the silver coast and it’s beautiful beaches. Great communication and information from Val. Thanks guys Kim and Katrina ”
“La maison est agréable, elle est située dans un lotissement proche du centre du village, l'accès à pied est facile, les plages sont plus loin. la vue du premier étage est belle. Nous avons apprécié des apéritifs sur la terrasse de la chambre principale.Les chambres sont de bonne taille, les salles d'eau petites. Comme notre séjour était mi mai tout était très calme, un peu de mouvement en fin de semaine sinon personne aux alentours ce qui doit être différent en haute saison.La côte autour du village est encore peu construite et magnifique. La piscine était aussi agréable quand elle a pu être chauffée ce qui a pris deux jours en dépit du fait que nous avions payé pour qu'elle le soit, ce qui devait être fait avant notre arrivée mais avait été oublié. Deux regrets dans notre expérience de cet échange, la première fois pour nous avec des points: les propriétaires ont refusé de nous rembourser 50€ payés en trop pour le ménage ( 3 chambres utilisées et non 4) arguant du fait que nous restions 9 jours (payés par des points) et non 7 - et lorsqu'il a fait froid leur agence nous a indiqué qu'il fallait payer 50€ pour le chauffage, les propriétaires ont eu une version différente nous affirmant qu'il n'était pas possible techniquement de chauffer en même temps la piscine et la maison ( peu probable car nous avons du chauffer les chambres avec des radiateurs électriques sans que l'installation ne saute). C'est vraiment dommage car ce côté mercantile donne une toute autre impression que lors de vrais échanges. Sinon nous avions eu des contacts par mails faciles jusqu'à ce que la question financière surgisse. **************************************************************************************************************** Host's response: Evelyne was an extremely demanding points swap guest and over 60 emails were exchanged during the process. Regardless of what she says, we had arranged for the pool heating to be switched on 3 days before their arrival, we gave her a part refund for the friends who decided not to join her!! and we suggested she used our two small fan heaters as turning on the electric underfloor heating at the same time as the pool heater may have tripped the electricity supply. Valerie”
“There were four of us and there was plenty of room. Great location with beaches close at hand plus cafes and restaurants. We really enjoyed seeing how the Portuguese live in holiday mode! Thanks Richard and Val for your excellent communication and support. You made this swop so easy for us and enjoyable!”
“We had a wonderful week at this villa in Foz. Communication with Valerie and Richard was excellent right from the start. They sent loads of useful information before our trip with further information about the area available in a folder in the house. They really went out of there way to make our trip comfortable and even left supplies in the fridge for our arrival. The villa itself was even more spacious than it appears in the photos. We’re we’re a group of 8 and there was plenty of space for all of us. Outside was a lovely pool area with space for sunbathing and a BBQ. The kitchen had everything you could need for cooking. There’s a well stocked bookshelf and box of toys and table tennis in the basement. Our kids loved it. Foz itself is a friendly little town with 3 mini supermarkets, butchers, bakers and a few restaurants where the food is good and cheap. There are more bars and restaurants down at the lagoon where it’s great to have a delicious lunch while the kids play in the sand! The surrounding area is well worth exploring, with a great fruit and veg market in the neighbouring town, the walled town of Obidos, and gorgeous Lisbon only an hour away. We highly recommend this villa in Foz for a fantastic family holiday. Thank you so much Valerie and Richard. ”
“We really enjoyed our stay at Valerie's Villa, wish we could have stayed longer. It's a great house, spacious and comfortable and very well equipped specially if you have children. The location is very good, it's a quiet place, you can walk to the shop every morning to buy food or have a coffee, and there are restaurants nearby. You can also walk to Foz do arelho, it's very close to the beach, and the view is great from the top of the hill. Valerie and Richard were very quick in replying to my request and were very helpfull and patient, providing all the information I needed, being also available during our stay. There's lots of helpfull information in the house to help you make the most of your stay. I totally recommend this villa for a home swap and Valerie and Richard as hosts. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your house.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Valerie and Richard's wonderful home and wish we'd arranged to stay longer. It is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. We'd not visited that part of Portugal before and we very much enjoyed Foz do Arelho. Just a short walk took us to a range of restaurants offering great food as well as value for money. I'm a beach aficionado so loved walking along the lagoon beach and then on to the Atlantic beach. The view of the beach from the 'high' road leaving the town is stunning. Valerie and Richard were very prompt in answering my initial enquiry about the swap and provided very helpful information leading up to the swap - plus there is a wealth of further information in their home to help make the most of one's stay. Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. This is definitely a home swap to be recommended. ”
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