Fátima Nazaré Minde -private house
Fátima Nazaré Minde -private house
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Near Fatima Sanctuary, Minde is the perfect location to explore the center of Portugal, namely, the natural Park of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros.

The space

Located in Minde, a very quiet village in the center of Portugal, this is the ideal place for you to establish your departure point to explore the center of Portugal. This is a typical village house in the center of Minde.
The house is located in the center of Minde, just some steps to restaurants, supermarket, shops.
Minde is located at 14 Km from Fatima (about 15mn by car). Fatima the most important sanctuary in Portugal and one of the best known sanctuaries in Europe.
Minde is very near to the source of the river Alviela (8km, about 10 mn by car) where a very agreeable river beach has been built and where you can take a bath in the clear unpolluted water coming from the river source. (This is also the place where the water that supplies Lisbon is collected.)
From Minde you can also visit several caves which are typical to this carst landscape that constitutes Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. The caves are just 9 km distant from Minde (about 8 minutes by car).
Near Minde you may also discover the dinosaurs’ footprints that in ancient times walked through this area.
From the river beach you have access to different footpaths, one of them will take you to Fatima sanctuary, if you like to walk. This is a very used route for pilgrims that walk to Fátima.
From Minde you can also take a tour to different touristic places located in the center of Portugal: Alcobaça, 37km; Santarém -45 km; Nazaré (the most typical fishing village in Portugal, with large and beautiful beaches, and to many other interesting places.
Minde is just one hour distant from Lisbon, by car.
Important note: if you come to Lisbon and got no car, you may want a guided tour to the places around Minde (described above), with accomodation in Minde. In this case, the price for the tour depends on the places you want to visit. Arrangements should be made by message on the site prior to the accomodation booking on the site.

Guest access

Guests have acces to the whole house (as seen in the pictures) and also to external yard where a barbecue is available if the weather is good.

License or registration number

Turismo de Portugal 10423/AL
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Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets

No much rules. Just keep the place clean.


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Wish we could give this little rustic gem 6 stars for value. Very good communication and very patient waiting for us to arrive 2 hours later than expected (thanks EasyJet). The little patios are great for a quiet private sunbath and a quiet glass of wine in the evening. The place is basic but it has everything you need for a quiet relaxing break. Centrally located in village so easy to shop without the car. The little cafes are very cheap for coffees and snacks. Recommend this place for anyone looking for great value without all the trimmings,, just a good honest clean place to stay. Thanks João.

Robert And Antonio User Profile
January 2017
We love this little house, this is our second visit the first was in the summer. However in the winter it is very cold and you need to be prepared for this with warm pajamas and dressing gown. You can heat the sitting room and bedroom but going between rooms and the bathroom is very cold. The place is rustic which is lovely and of course the price is great just if you book in the colder months be prepared to wrap up!

Joanne User Profile
September 2017
We had a lovely time at Joao's place in Minde. It is an older house, a bit quirky with a lot of character, the inside had small rooms all on the 1st floor with fairly steep stairs to get to it (but that was no issue for us). the master bedroom was fine, we used the 2nd bedroom as our wardrobe, the kitchen large enough to eat in and the shower was lovely and large with plenty of hot water. It was great for the 2 of us. The WIFI was very fast and the outside space was wonderful, especially as the weather was nice. Joao communicated with us very well, establishing mobile numbers and Whatsap before we arrived. He also sent a wonderful infographic with ideas on things to do. His directions were fine and he and his wife met me at the property at the agreed time. He touched base with us a few times while we were there just to make sure everything was ok which was a nice touch, as was the little souvenir he left us. It is a lovely property in a lovely sleepy village but with plenty to do around the area if you have a car. Lots of caves to see, old castles and churches and even a roman ruin and dinosaur footprints all within about half an hour..and then there is the coast a little further out too! Thanks Joao for a lovely time, Keith & Jo xx

Grzegorz User Profile
July 2017
Good place for pilgrims to Fatima. Joao was helpful and very kind for us. He showed us some interesting places nearby. Pilgrims from Poland

Ksenia User Profile
September 2016
Joao was good at communicating, but perhaps I should've clarified the directions before coming, as we did get lost a couple of times, as our GPS from canada didnt work in portugal and we took the wrong turn off A1, which led us in a completely different direction. Overall, we were a few hours late, with the flight being late, then getting lost, but Joao was patient and waited for us to arrive. Once we got onto the right street, it was easy to see the house, but having a house manual, complete with directions from Lisbon, would be most helpful. Overall, it was great value for money. The outdoor space is huge, which makes up for a small kitchen and an even smaller fridge. Two bedrooms are nice, though I have to add that if you're staying in hot weather (over 30C), it won't cool down much overnight, even if you use a fan. Also, the parking included means you park anywhere in town that's free., necessarily in your line of sight, which made me uneasy with a rental car and all (though we didn't have any problems, except trying to leave in the morning when i'm pretty sure i got yelled at in portueguese by a lady in a white van driving seniors around). Overall, I would stay here again as the location is great for a mix of relaxing and cultural exploration, such as Mira De Aire caves, Fatima cathedral, Tomar, Alcobaca, and Batalha. All great sightseeing, and the low price of the stay allowed us to have a rental car for a week guilt-free! PS. Later I'd found out Rede-expressos buses actually run between Lisbon and Minde, so it's still possible to stay here and use the bus system to be truly budget conscious :)
João User Profile
Response from João:
Well, Ksenaia. I really do not think owners have the duty to explain to the guests they way to a particular vilage or town... But to explain inside the vilage or town where the property is located!!! Anyway, no one ever got lost on his way to Minde!!! Also no one ever before got unavailable to comunicate with me on the day of their arrival. I do not think that a canadian phone number is unfunctional inside portugal borders...You only have to activate roaming... it has costs? Oh , sure, but that's your problem, not mine!!! Eh! Eh! Eh!!! Anmf, of course, if you could comunicate with me, sure you would not get lost. Your fault, not mine. Sorry. Besides, if you see rules of airbnb you will find that it IS AN OBLIGATION for guests and owners to provide a valid phone number to contact. So you did not go by the rules.... As you did not,, when you reserved my house for 1 person, and, in fact, 2 persons were coming. Also you did not read carefully the announcement as in no place at all is there written "parking included"!!!! Cause I DO NOT NEVER EVER trick anyone, and, saying what you said it seems that is the situation. And it sure isn't!!!. PLEASE TAKE MORE ATENTION TO WHAT YOU WRITE AND SAY!!!! AND TO WHAT YOU READ!!! You are absolutely confused!!!! And yes, it is quite easy to park near my place, I spend a lot a time there with my family, never had any problem with parking neither the other guests that I have received and continue to receive there. Later you, again found it wrong!!! rede expressos has one bus that departs from lisbon to Minde ONE only each day and there is no public transport to take you to see the region So, sure you may go by bus, than you walk on mountain roads if you want to visit anything or...you stay at home dreaming of what you could see ...if you only had a car... Please DO NOT TRICK other persons by these inadequate and incomplete informations!!!! And also you did not understand at all the only one rule that is describe on my announcement: "keep the place clean". Pitty.
September 2016

Teresa User Profile
August 2016
We had a great couple of days in Minde! We didn't have a car though, so it was a bit of a hassle to get around. Other than that, we loved it! Adorable apartment and great host.

Helen User Profile
July 2016
Such a cosy house in a little village. We like the house and the village. People are very nice here. The house was clean, the owners lovely. Recommended!

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João User Profile

Hi, my name is João and I'm a Portuguese teacher. I'm renting out a few beds in a shared dorm in a shared apartment in Campolide, near the center of Lisbon. Also rent 2 diferent palces near Fatima Sancuary, (in Minde).
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

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