Rental apartment with stunning view in Portugal’s green heart


The owners of the charming villa Casa Túlipa offer you a beautiful apartment for rent. Peaceful but not remote, just five minutes’ drive from nearest town Penela or 20 minutes from Coimbra. With a separate entrance and located on the first floor this recently renovated, modern, and roomy (130 m2) apartment offers outstandingly comfortable and well equipped accommodation for holiday makers seeking peace and natural beauty. Apartment Casa Túlipa will appeal to those who like to walk, swim (in a private pool), ride or who prefer chilling out on one of the private terraces enjoying the stunning view to the Serra da Lousã. Or for those who would like to go sightseeing there are numerous places of interest to be discovered in less than an hour’s drive. But most of all it will appeal to those who wish to have a break ‘away from it all’ in total comfort.

Casa Túlipa is located between Lisbon and Porto in Portugal’s green heart, close to the beautiful city of Coimbra. There are low budget flights to Porto or Lisbon. The distance between Casa Túlipa and both airports is approximately one and a half hour by car.

The region of Serra da Lousã

Also known as Portugal’s ‘Tuscany’ the region of Serra da Lousã is one of loveliest and most diverse regions of the country and not yet discovered by mass tourism. It is an area of astonishing diversity, from the high, rugged, forested mountains of the east, through lush, verdant valleys to the flatlands and lagoons of the coastal strip in the west where you will find the great golden beaches of the Silver Coast (Costa Prata). Discover the many warm, crystal rivers and lakes. Taste the surprisingly delicious but low priced meals and wines in the local restaurants. Visit the historic cities and villages and meet authentic Portugal and its very friendly inhabitants. Enjoy culture, nature, and peace.

Portugal has an extensive system of modern highways and offers you excellent and fairly priced toll roads. From Coimbra you can take the train to the beaches or for a visit to Porto or Lisbon. For every day needs the town of Penela is only five minutes’ drive. Coimbra, Portugal’s third city, is only twenty minutes by car. In this medieval university city you will find quaint streets and squares as well vast shopping malls.

Places to discover (approx. journey times by car)

Penela (5 mins)
Small picturesque village with semi-ruined castle
Conimbriga (10 mins)
Ruins of Roman city. Well preserved mosaics (Unesco World Heritage Site)
Coimbra (20 mins)
Portugal’s third city on the banks of the Modego river. Has one of Europe’s oldest universities and a lovely old town centre as well as several shopping malls
Lousã (40 mins)
Nice little town and starting point for lovely walks into the mountains
Tomar (40 mins)
One of Portugal’s most beautiful and historic towns (Unesco World Heritage Site)
Figueira da Foz (50 mins)
Large resort on enormous beach of golden sand
Montemor-o-Velho (40 mins)
Well preserved fortress town with impressive castle


- hiking, cycling, mountain biking
- swimming in various rivers and lakes
- swimming pools in Penela and Lousã
- enormous pool with wave generator in Castanheira de Pêra
- sky garden in Coimbra
- zoological parc and equestrian centre in Miranda de Corvo
- golf academy and 9 holes course in Coimbra
- 18 holes golf course Obidos and Viseu

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26 April  -  27 June

780 euro/week

28 June  -  30 August

1080 euro/week

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Payment of the rental, as well as the refundable damage deposit: 30% within 14 days after making your reservation and the remaining 70% no later than 3 weeks before arrival. Refundable damage deposit: €250,- , which will be returned upon departure. All above mentioned prices are subject to change. ( KLM employees receive a 10% discount. )

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Accommodation description

  • Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms)
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed (180 x 210cm), fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 with double bed (180 x 210cm), fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom

  • Bathrooms

  • 2 En-suite bathrooms each with double washbasin, wc, bidet and shower. Hairdryers available

  • Kitchen

  • Fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, hob, oven, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, and all utensils and crockery, dining table for six

  • Utility Room

  • Washing machine, ironing board and iron

  • Living Rooms

  • Livingroom 1 open plan lounge with a three-seater, 2 settees, coffee table, satellite tv, and dvd-player. Double doors give access to the balcony Livingroom 2 open plan lounge with a three-seater, 2 lounge chairs, coffee table, bookshelves and stereo set. Double doors give access to the balcony

  • Other

  • Outside living space comprising of several terraces , lounging area, large shaded dining area with barbeque, swimming pool, sun loungers, garden and vineyard. Enjoy sun or shade during the best part of the day. Parking in front of Casa Tulipa.

  • Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service

  • All linen provided, including swimming towels (for pool only). Linen changed weekly. Cleaning weekly.

  • Amenities/facilities

  • Private pool, barbecue, satellite tv, free wifi, central heating.

  • Note

    Although we would like to welcome all guests apartment Casa Tulipa is not suitable for children under 8 years of age or infirm. Pets are not allowed. Smoking is permitted but we kindly request that you not smoke indoors.


  • Check-in: after 15.00
  • Check-out: before 10.00
  • Keys delivery: on arrival

  • Cancellation policy

  • Reservations which are not cancelled or modified at least one week before arrival will incur a cost of 100% of the rent.

  • Reactions

    Loverly property with your own pool. Set in stunning countryside. So relaxing. Plenty to see a short drive away, if you can drag yourself off your sunbed! If you are looking for an inland location offering you a relaxing break, chilled out wining and dining on your own terrace, this is the property for you. Thanks Dick and Josi, we love it! Very highly recommended.
    By Wilson family
    My wife and I stayed here with a befriended couple for two weeks in de the spring of 2013. Looking for a relaxing, peaceful time is exactly what we got. The surrounding mountains and scenery is stunning and so peaceful. The apartment is very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. It is exactly as it appears in the photographs. Casa Tulipa is a lovely place and we fully recommend a stay.
    By Eric & Margot, Charles & Doris
    Delightful apartment with a wonderful pool for those refreshing early morning dips or to cool down at the end of a long day's touring around this stunning part of Central Portugal. Set near a very peaceful village but just a short drive away from good restaurants, river beaches, historical places of interest for all ages and nightlife in nearby Coimbra. The owners are a friendly couple and helpfull if you have a problem. The surrounding area is really lovely and the temperature in August was perfect. Having breakfast in the sun every morning was a great pleasure. Wish we were there now!
    By Thomas family
    We stayed at Casa Tulipa for a week whilst travelling around the area. The apartment's location is ideal for exploring this unspoilt part of Portugal. After a long day out it was lovely to come back and spark up the BBQ on the terrace, open a bottle of the local vino and cool off in the beautiful pool. It is a lovely no-nonsense property that served our needs as a family of four perfectly. Thanks Dick and Jose for your warm hospitality. We would definitely stay in this apartment again.
    By Lucy, David, Tess and John
    Dit was onze eerste kennismaking met Portugal en onze conclusie: dit smaakt naar meer. Wat een mooi land, wat een aardige mensen en wat is het hier ook goed toeven voor de inwendige mens. Ruim 10 dagen hebben we in Casa Tulipa door gebracht. Een prachtig appartement op een prachtige locatie. Het ontbrak ons werkelijk aan niets. Comfortabele extra lange bedden, mooie badkamers, gezellige zitkamers en een compleet uitgeruste keuken. We hebben luieren bij het zwembad - met een heerlijk glas wijn genietend van het mooie uitzicht - kunnen afwisselen met leuke uitstapjes naar Coimbra, Tomar, Porto, Conimbriga en het strand van Figueira-da-Foz. Heerlijke wijnen geproefd en genoten van lekker eten in plaatselijke restaurantjes. (En telkens stiekem moeten lachen als we moesten afrekenen. Ongelooflijk hoe betaalbaar het hier nog is!) Kortom een heerlijke plek in een heerlijk land. We komen zeker terug!
    By Henk & Inge

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