In this FAQ you will find answers to some frequently asked questions.
What is there to do for young children?
Adjacent to Casa Mimosa, there is a children’s playground with a sandpit, a playing castle with swings and a large trampoline. Also, by the river there is a lot to be explored and the children can play in a natural environment with the mud, the sand and the stones. There is also enough material for children to build their own huts and of course the swimming pool on the property. As a bonus there is a nice and above all very sweet dog (Tes) and a naughty male cat (Stimpie) to find who love to play and be cutteled. In the area there also is a very good riding schools where horseriding can be learned.
What adaptations are there to the Casa Oliveirinha that makes it suitable for wheelchairs and/or invalids?
Throughout this holiday home floors are all on one level, highly suitable for wheelchairs and the doorways have a width of 95cms. One of the bedrooms has extra floor space to allow easy manouverability with a wheelchair. The most important adaptations are to be found in the bathroom: the open shower has a level floor and there are handles and grips by the toilet, washbasin and in the shower. The washbasin also has a swivel mirror for your convenience. There is a special “shower wheel chair” available which will minimise lifting and transfers. This one can also be used in the outdoor shower on the terrace. Next to the apartment there is your own large parking area. The communal facilities such as the pool and terrace area are not that accessible for wheelchair users.
NB. Most pathways on the quinta are paved with solid materials but wheelchair users do have to take into account the undulating aspect of the terrain in general.
How is the WIFI on the quinta?
Free Wi-Fi via a 3G connection in the holiday homes and on almost all places on the campsite. However, we can not guarantee a constant range or speed data. Streaming media such as Netflix therefore certainly will not work optimally. Alternatively you can make use of your own contracted provider or – at cost – hire a personal 3G MiFi set.
Are pets welcome?
Yes, but only by being discussed in advance when making a booking. We do not want animals to be a nuisance for other guests and it is a strict requirement that animals are well trained and dogs are on a leash. Also we do not allow animals around the communal spaces like the swimming pool and the children’s playground.
Do you supply breakfast or lunch?
No! It is not our choice to be a B&B or an Hotel which is why our resort is self catering. During high season there are daily deliveries of fresh bread rolls which you can order. Also, we regularly host communal meals on the veranda of our own house for which you can book if you wish to join us. Some shopping can be done at the village cafe in Vila Nova de Oliveirinha or in Covas, both places about 800 metres away. In Oliveira do Hospital (approx 8 km away) there are several large, well stocked supermarkets.
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