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In the heart of Ribeira d’Ilhas and Coxos surf reserve. Our home is located in the town of Ribamar (Ericeira), within walking distance from the beaches of São Lourenço and Coxos. Recently renovated.
Just in the heart of the World reknown Surfing Reserve of Ribeira d’Ilhas and Coxos, our home is located in the town of Ribamar (Ericeira), within walking distance from the beaches of São Lourenço and Coxos. Having been recently renovated, Casa dos Matinhos is a 2 storey home, which boasts a spacious 220 m2, with a capacity to accommodate 9 people comfortably. The house is composed of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining room, a sitting room, a TV room and a double-faced fireplace (great for those cool nights!). Outside, you can enjoy stunning sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean from the garden or the balcony, enjoy a BBQ in the backyard or simply just relax and soak up the sun after a long day of surfing, hiking, mountain-biking or just hanging out at the beach.
A 5 minute drive from Ericeira, and just 40 minutes from Lisbon, Ribamar is a quaint little village with all the all the necessary services and amenities (supermarkets, atm’s, pharmacy, cafés and plenty of seafood restaurants) so you don’t have to use the car if you don’t want to. The surrounding country-side is also very beautiful with its rolling hills, rural atmosphere, and cliffs overseeing the Atlantic Ocean – Also great for hiking and mountain biking, or just enjoying the sunset.
Free Wi-Fi internet access and cable TV service are provided, as well as fresh towels and linens. Should you require transport from and to Lisbon airport, this can also be arranged.
Bikes, scooters ands surf boards for rent are close by. Surf lessons can be arranged.
? What makes this place different?
! More information, doubts and some ideas!
Transport from and to the airport?
When you arrive at Lisbon International Airport , you can take a bus to Ericeira, that will cost around 6 Euros/person , and then a taxi to Ribamar and for the last 4 km (aprox. €10).
Taxi transport can be arranged through Taxi Barata or Ericeira Taxi aprox 60 euros for transport from Lisbon To Ribamar and another 60 Euros from Ribamar to Lisbon.
There is no train service from Lisbon to Ericeira and Ribamar.
The house faces West to the Atlantic Ocean.
Yes! You can see the Ocean from the garden and from the house. Depending at what time you cook dinner you can even appreciate de sunset over the ocean from the kitchen.
You can even observe the waves of the right side of Sao Lourenço bay, from the front garden, from the 1st floor balcony and from the two front bedrooms.
The back garden faces east and is sunny in the morning;
The outdoor eating area is sunny at lunch time;
The road has few houses
It is a very small road, no noise:
What you listen to, is the breeze, the waves and the birds.
... when a neighbour comes, you listen to their car,
... Sometimes you can hear a dog from the neighbourhood.
Just 200 meters to the right side of the house there is a small playground for children and a football court.
The sunset is someting that you can fall in love with almost every day if you have the opportunity to appreciate it on the atlantic ocean as it happens here. Some of the pictures of the sunset were taken from the house and others were taken during one of my favourite walks on the cliffs, the walk, I suggest you to do !
An unsual thing about this house is that you can be cooking and watching the ocean and the sunset at the same time!
What to do?
Surf ? Cook ? Read? BTT? Run ? Beach? Skate? cultural visits?
This house has a great location for those activities.
It is close to the WSR surfing spots and with a very friendly and social kitchen. A 5 minute drive from Ericeira, and just 40 minutes from Lisbon, Ribamar is a quaint little village with all the all the necessary services and amenities (supermarkets, atm’s, pharmacy, cafés and plenty of seafood restaurants) so you don’t have to use the car if you don’t want to. The surrounding country-side is also very beautiful with its rolling hills, rural atmosphere, and cliffs overseeing the Atlantic Ocean – Also great for hiking and mountain biking, or just enjoying the sunset.
Maybe you would like to do some walks near the cliffs starting in the house, going down the road, crossing "praia dos coxos" and then by the cliffs until Ribeira d’ Ilhas. It is a perfect walk: Exercise, ocean, sunsets, breeze, waves, surfers and purple and yellow flowers among the green nature.
GO! walk to Ribeira d’Ilhas, have a drink there and come back, or if you feel like, and it is not too late, just walk until Ericeira and hang around…
If you are very active or you are in the mood, this is also very interesting to go trail running or cycling, mountain bike. You have 2-3 bikes at your disposal in the garage.
If you need more or diferent bikes you can rent them in the little shop, just outside the camping site.
Do not forget to bring a sweatshirt or hoodie with you, because the Atlantic breeze can be very cool.
For very active people?
1.Surf , surf, surf....
2.Run , run, run …
3.Mountain biking and walks,
4. Skate Park?
Just go to the beach. children always love it. We have some children's toys you can use... If you do not want to take a shade, you can rent one, for a day or for half a day...
You have two beaches at walking distance: Praia dos Coxos e Praia de São Lourenço…
2- Walk on low tide in Ribeira D Ilhas
Interesting can be to go for a walk in the rocks during the low tide in Ribeira de Ilhas... Children always enjoy to look for little fish and crabs and observe sea plants;
3-Small Play ground near the house
Just crossing the field on the left side of the house.
4- Animal Zoo in the village
You can visit the animal zoo of the village in Ribamar- "Quinta Amazonia"- but you have to book it in advance,
5-Parque de Santa Marta
In Ericeira you can take the children to Parque de Santa Marta, near Praia do Sul. There you have an generous playground with an amazing view over the ocean and entrance is free, facing the ocean, with restaurant, tennis court and terrace café!
6- Ocean Natural swimming pool
When the Ocean is at low tide, an ocean swimming pool forms between the rocks of Praia do Sul. Specially if it is a windy day, this is a good choice, because the big hotel - "Villa Galé"- in the right side really creates a great wind barrier;
If it is windy, remember, you can play with a kite and children love it. Make your own fun!
7-Big swimming pools
If you do want to go to big swimming pools, you can always visit the Aquapark in Peniche 30 Km to the north of Ribamar, this could be a plan for a whole day, or at least for half a day.
8-Windmill village – Craft Work
In the way from Ribamar to Mafra, in Sobreiro. Also very popular for “ pão com chouriço”
9- Surf experiences
if you and /or your childreen like to skateboard, you do have a fantastic skateboard park, with amazing ocean view, free entrance, at the Tiago Pires Quicksilver Shop, just after the camping site in Ericeira... It is a nice surf and clothing shop with a friendly bar, where you can have a drink and once again enjoy the amazing view of the ocean... They always lend skateboards. Do not forget to wear protection, important for the safety of your body!
please a visit to the Oceanario in Lisbon is a must, the best in Europe!
Book it in “Parque de Santa Marta”, just check the booking and price conditions before,
There is -“Quinta do Cavalinho”-. they have some information in internet. This place is just on the hill in front Ribeira d'Ilhas (hot beach and spot surf). You should talk with Débora.
In Ribeira de Ilhas:
•Blue ocean Surf school
•We Surf - Surfschool
•Pocean Surf school
Praia Foz do Lisandro:
Praia do Matadouro::
•Activity Surf Center - Ericeira
Were to shop for food ?
6.café:“pão com cores”, vitoria,...
7. Clothes boutique
9. Magazine shop
1. Ericeira: Aldi, Lidl, Minipreço
2. Ericeira" Pão da Vila" and other pasteries shops
3. Mafra hypermarkets: Continente; Pingo doce, Intermarché
Ribamar Has more than 10 restaurants.
Ribamar is popular for sea food!
These are the restaurants we prefer in Ribamar:
1.Terra mar: in the way to the beach of S Lourenço, marvellous sea food and grilled fish,
2.Estrela do mar: also with big diversity they have two favorite things: sopa rica do mar, lobstar salad among others,
3. Rochedo: We like to eat sea rice or that huge steak with French fries !yummy! this easy just walk out the door, turn left , cross the the path to the village and is just on th other side of the street. Takes 3 minutes to get there.
4.Marisqueira de Ribamar: go for the shrimp with fried potatoes...well again many delicious offers of sea food and meat.
5.Pizza Mobile: wonderful view over S lourenço bay, great pizza very nice and international atmosphere... Enjoy! All our guests loved it!
6.Gruta: very affordable prices for grilled meat and fish. Located in the main road of Ribmar to Ericeira.
7.Golfinho Azul: in the right of S Lourenço beach, beautiful view over S Lourenço bay... a bit more expensive, …once more enjoy that view is amazing!
If you want to go Further to eat out, In Ericeira ( great sushi place and a lot more of other exciting , friendly places with delicious food)
Also in Sintra/ Cascais/…. Or to the north Barril/ Santa Cruz/, You have many more options…
Do not forget to have a drink in "Barzinho", the pub of the village! Or Golfinho Azul in S Lourenço! Or visit the Bars existing in Ericeira
You sitll feel energy? go to “Ouriço” and dance .. really the oldest "Disco" in Portugal, very small....
(I use to spend a lot of evenings in my youth there!)
Have fun !
Your feel tired from surfing and the beach? Just light the fire place and feel warm…
A movie? a book?
Sleep! Sleep late the next day!..
Cultural nearest options?
To the north:
To the south:
1.Palácio de Mafra 5 to 10 minutes by car
2.The natural park: 10 min driving to Tapada de Mafra
3.Visit Sintra: 30 minutes driving
4.Visit Lisbon: 40 minutes driving
The public transportation is not far from the house.
The buses go to Ericeira, South direction, or to Torres Vedras- direction north.
And because there are not so many buses, the taxi is always an option for those who do not come with a car.
Taxi to Ericeira: day time - around 7 euros; night time- around 10 euros.
Other details :
This house is fully insulated . This is a "plus" when compared to the majority of others, in temperature and sound from the outside. Very positive whenever you are travelling to Portugal, outside of the summer season.
Cleaning lady, can be arranjed- 7 euros/hour
Weekly cleaning- can be arranjed-60 euros
What can you expect from us?
- A house that looks like in the pictures
- A nice and clean house
- A holiday starter kit, including:
- welcome basket of fruits, vegetables, cheese and wine
- some laundry detergent for 3 loads;
- some dishwasher detergent for 3 loads
- some toilet paper
- some shampoo, conditioner and bathing gel
- kitchen, bed, and bathroom linens
- a box of firewood
- a Nespresso machine
- beach towels if you need
- parasol and lunch bag
- a host at the distance of a phone call or Airbnb Message!
- A Host that has a little house in the attic, and may spend some time there,... And i say maybe, because we do not live there!!
- a host who tried to prepare you a home away from home!!!
I hope my little guide and sugestions will contribute for a wonderful stay.
Please we are sharing our life, house and things with you, do treat them well!
You are welcome!
I hope you enjoy!
Any doubt or information do not hesitate, you are welcome to ask.
Have a wonderful stay!
Accès des voyageurs
Access to main house and the garden.
No access to The Atic
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We normally interact with the Guest just in the check in an chek out moments. But, if our guests would like to share a meal with us or a walk on the cliffs or a Mountain bike ride, or other interesting idea, They are wellcome to sugest and we will try to make it possible.
Cooking with a view over the atlantic!
House Rules :
1-No smoking in the house
2- Keep de apropriate covers on the white sofas;
3- Do not leave the light on the flowers / garden lightened during the night, and when they are not needed
4- During the night, keep the barbecue under the porch
5- Do not walk on the bedroom Floor with street shoes
6- Do not bring bathroom towels to the beach, we can provide you beach towels
7- No partys are allowed
8- If check-in and check-out of diferent Guests occurs in the same day, check-out mus be until 9.00 and the next checkin after 16.00.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
I am curious about other cultures and ways of living. I'm a traveler & dreamer,
I decided to renovate the house where I use to spend the summers in my youth, and share it with others. I took great pleasure transforming it to a lovely space to help people to feel more comfortable, happy and at home.
I am not a quiet person! I like running, cycling, hiking, swimming. I like to meet people! I do not like to sit still!
But I also enjoy design, photography, relaxing on the beach, drinking tea, lounging in a terrace with a good view and welcome and make good suggestions about Portugal
I like to discover new places.
More and More I try to feel happy with little things. Gosto de viver feliz!