Welcome to the

Vida-Ví B&B!


Located in the countryside of the Silver Coast, close to Caldas da Rainha, just about an hour drive up north from Lisbon and half an hour away from the coast, the astonishing beaches of Foz do Arelho and São Martinho do Porto and the Óbidos Lagoon.

Formerly known as "Quinta Encosta das Freiras”, this typical old Portuguese farmhouse (Quinta) consists of several annexes, a big room with a professional kitchen for events, a patio with a pergola, an extensive garden, two ponds and a beautiful pool with view over the surrounding scenery.

The space, the view and the energy of the Quinta make it ideal for group activities with 14 to 16 people, all kinds of workshops (painting, ceramic, cooking,…), meditation, yoga, sport and boot camps, family reunions, company events or just for a holiday to get away from it all, reconnect with nature and recharge the batteries.

We have just completed our renovation project, have completely redesigned our rooms and put in place everything you need for a beautiful relaxing holiday.

In line with this more natural and healthy lifestyle we offer our guests freshly cooked meals of local products with a strong focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes. Typical Portuguese fish and meat dishes can be found in the local restaurants.

Central Portugal has a lot to offer: Besides the breathtaking Atlantic coast, the beaches and the beautiful lagoon of Óbidos (kite surfers paradise), the picturesque little towns like Caldas da Rainha (thermal hospital and ceramics), Óbidos, Alcobaça and Nazaré (the big wave) are worth a visit. Go for a day trip to Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra or Fatima or visit the colourful and eccentric Buddha Garden in Bombarral. There are several golf courses nearby as well as some nice wineries.

We can’t wait to welcome you at our Quinta and show you this corner of Portugal!

The Place

The Vida-Ví B&B sits on top of the hill and overlooks a beautiful natural valley.
It is located in the countryside of the Silver Coast, near Caldas da Rainha, an historical thermal town just about an hour drive up north from Lisbon and less than half hour away from the coast, the astonishing beaches of Foz do Arelho and São Martinho do Porto and the Óbidos Lagoon.

Formerly known as "Quinta Encosta das Freiras”, this typical, completely renovated, old Portuguese farmhouse (Quinta) consists of several buidings,a patio with a pergola, an extensive garden distributed on several levels, two ponds and a beautiful pool with view over the surrounding scenery.

The Rooms

Choose between one of the cozy, comfortable double rooms and one family room.

All rooms have been gently remodeled, individually decorated with original art and furnished with restored or carefully selected furniture as well as equipped with high quality box spring beds and a bathroom with rain shower.

All rooms feature free High Speed WiFi connectivity, USB charging connectors, free cruelty-free toiletries, towels, bathrobes, linen and what you need for a beautiful, relaxing holiday.

The breakfast lounge

Enjoy the most important meal of the day, in our Breakfast Lounge, with a tropical decorated indoor and a panoramic wooden terrace, with a beautiful view of the pool and the natural surrounding.

In line with a more natural and healthy lifestyle, we'll serve at our buffet freshly prepared vegetarian (ovo-lacto) and vegan breakfast delicacies, like a selection of local cheeses, natural leavened breads, self baked muffins, fresh pressed juices and fruits.

The breakfast room with its semi-professional kitchen will also be used to prepare delicious meals with a strong focus on vegetarian (ovo-lacto) and vegan dishes mainly based on our Italian origins. Typical Portuguese fish and meat dishes can be found in the local restaurants.

The Pool

The large (10mx5m), recently renovated salt water pool is located on the top level of the property. It is easily accessible from all rooms and the breakfast room, is fully fenced and surrounded on the south and west side with glass front, to ensure protection form the wind. It offers a scenic view of the natural surrounding and the garden, and is one of the ideal places to enjoy the amazing Silver Coast sunsets.

It features a large stair to access the water and a trampolin and floodlighting. The depth varies between 1,5 and 2,5m.

The garden

The extensive mature garden is distributed on three different levels. It features a large variety of carefully selected indigenous or naturalized plants, offering flowers and a multitude of colors all year round, thanks to the very mild climate.

Two ponds that can be found on the lower levels, with rich water flora and fauna. A natural water source completes the idyllic environment.

Choose among the several quiet and secluded corners, equipped with comfortable garden furniture to get away, observe nature, free your mind and regenerate.

The Honesty Bar

Currently located in the tropical breakfast lounge, the Honesty Bar offers a selection of carefully selected wines, as well as a choice of soft drinks and beers.

 

Location


Vida-Ví

Quinta Encosta das Freiras

Rua Principal, N. 91
Casal das Freiras
2500-763 Santa Catarina Portugal


GPS: 39.454975, -9.034629

Contact


Call us:

+351 968-502-833

+351 962-801-154

+351 262-837-246


Email:

contact@vida-vi.com

We speak:

English / Italian / German / French / Spanish / Portuguese / Schwyzerdütsch

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