Wonderful and accommodating owners. They were quite friendly and helpful.
Gorgeous setting. The views from the terrace are stunning.
Plenty of hot water with on-demand water heater. Great for families.
Well-stocked kitchen was perfect for cooking meals; balcony and dining table for eating.
Two comfortable loveseats for morning coffee or evening chats.
Pool is large and perfectly maintained.
The garden/grounds are beautiful and peaceful. There are even goats to go visit.
There are many places to visit on day trips (although drive time might be a con for some).
The place is incredibly home-like. Clearly lots of effort was put into preparing it.
Wifi signal was strong and fast.
Felt like a country escape.
Walls and floor are pretty thin, so you will hear each other and potentially your hosts. It didn't bother us, but it's the kind of thing often discussed in vacation reviews.
Distance: It's not far from Tomar, but it is a 20-minute drive down winding roads. We knew that going into it and didn't mind the drive, but it should be considered when deciding whether to use this as a base for seeing the Convento de Cristo and other Tomar sites. But we did so without trouble, and we also got to the Batalha Monastery and Fatima in one day. And it was a comfortable drive.
Driving directions are a bit confusing. I'd recommend using Google maps to get to Olalhas
Overall, it's a great vacation rental with lots of amenities. We highly recommend it for an out-of-the-way getaway with driving access to some amazing sites in Portugal. The owners are also an absolute delight.
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We were there with three kids and we all loved the place. Great for children and far from city stress. You need a car to move around, but the pool is amazing and there was everything there for the kids to play and enjoy. Lovely place, well cared.
We booked to stay at Casa Pedreiro as we have family who live locally. As a family of 4 with 2 young children, we had a wonderful stay. Lovely comfortable 3 bed accomodation with well equipped kitchen, 2 shower rooms, balcony with amazing views, beautiful pool (with toilet and shower/changing area) and very well thought out seating and eating areas. We enjoyed some lovely meals with Sylvia and Keith including delicious chicken and ribs cooked in the impressive wood fired oven. The grounds are beautiful and our children really enjoyed meeting the resident goats, chicken, fish and the owner's very cute puppy Manny. Sylvia and Keith went out of their way to make our stay fantastic. This is the 'real, rural' Portugal which we love and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! Thanks again and we look forward to staying again next year!