When our son and daughter in law decided to move to Nadrupe (Lourinhã), we were looking for a holiday home in a quiet environment where we could go every year in September-Oktober for more or less 6 weeks and once a year for one week. We needed a house where we could bring our old cat and with a garden so she could walk (on a leash) there. Furthermore, we needed a good internet connection, because I work every day for a few hours on the computer. And, of course, it couldn’t be that far from our children’s house and not that expensive! And that was often the problem, mostly the holiday homes that meets our expectations were often too expensive.
Then we got a message in a facebook group from Lieve that she had a few houses to choose from. On their website, it seemed that the houses meet all our expectations, so we booked immediately for 5 weeks. And shortly after, for more one week in January 2020. We knew we were taking a risk, without even seeing the house in real…
But then we arrived at Vila Oasis Verde… We were way later than expected because we had some problems with our rental car, but we were very good welcomed by Bert. The house was more than we expected: big, cozy, modern, very well equipped, a large lawn and a big garden for Pitou, our cat. Amazing! Even more amazing, when I discovered the heated pool, which I used a lot! For my husband, the big television was the pinnacle of luxury.
On a regular basis, Lieve came to ask if everything was ok with us and if we needed something and if there were problems, Bert was there to solve them.
We knew already a little bit about the Silver Coast. We knew that there were fewer historical sites and cities in the direct environment than when you compare it with Spain or the south of France. But we knew that you could visit a lot. We visited the medieval city Óbidos, Santarém, Coimbra with the oldest and definitely the most beautiful of Europe university of Portugal, Lisbon with Castelo de São Jorge and beautiful Belém, Alcobaça, the palaces of Sintram, etc… And of course a lot of churches, monasteries and the beautiful city Nazaré. This city has a beautiful museum about traditional fishing and fishermen ship but has also a beautiful sandy beach with a cozy, but touristic dike
In Lourinhã there is a small but beautiful museum and of course the DinoParque. You must visit this to understand the fascination of the habitants of Lourinhã. They put in every name the word ‘dino’..
But the most beautiful of the SilverCoast is.. the beach!! I think we visited all the beaches between Peniche (where we took the boot to the Berlengas islands) and Ericeira. If it is for just a quick walk or if you want to do a long walk, everything is possible on this beautiful coastline. This is definitely the most beautiful at the Silver Coast and Central Portugal.
We’ve seen a lot, but there is, even more, to visit to come here for a few years on a holiday! And if we’ve seen everything, we just start over again. And our base? Casa das Palmeiras – Vila Oasis Verde, without a doubt!