About this listing
The apartment is located in the historical center of Ericeira, in a quiet residential area. The apartments were recently refurbished and are newly equipped. Bars, restaurants and clubs are within short minutes walk, so are the beaches.
The Andorinha apartments are located in the historical center of Ericeira, in a quiet residential area. The apartments were recently refurbished and are newly equipped. Bars, restaurants and clubs are within a short minute walk, so are the beaches.
This small ground floor, 2 bedroom apartment with one double bed in one room and 2 bunk beds in the other is ideal for a small family or group of friends. It has as standard euipped kitchen, a small living room and a bathroom with shower. The sun terrace on the apartment''s roof, including barbeque area, nicely tops up the Andorinha apartments. This and the relaxing groundfloor patio with a lot of shadow are in shared use for all Andorinha's guests.
Welcome to Ericeira!
Ericeira - often called the Portuguese Mecca of Surf - has become one of the best known surfing destinations in Europe. The town was honored as the first European surfing reserve due to the constant swells and excellent breaks its coastline offers. There are waves during the whole year, in winter even big wave riders find their ultimate challenge and in summer its never too small to throw an aerial 360.
Besides of offering excellent conditions which attract more and more people each year, Ericeira has managed to remain its charm. Ericeira continues to be a typical South European fishermen village proud of its long history, which dates back to the Phoenicians and got its Charter in the 12th century.
Ericeira is also famous for its gastronomy. On weekends mainly people from near Lisbon visit Ericeira's restaurants looking for fresh fish and shellfish.
Beach, Sun, Surf and Relax
In summer Ericeira is a tourist resort of excellence. The water might be a bit colder than the Mediterranean and the climate a bit rougher, but the beaches, washed daily by Atlantic waves, offer cleanest water and unpolluted air rich in healthy mineral salts.
During the bathing season most of Ericeira's beaches are watched by lifeguards. Beach bars offer cold drinks and local snacks while you spend a long day on the beach. Public toilets and showers, sunshade rental and access for disabled are standard services.
If a lazy day on the beach is not what you have in mind, we offer surf board rental and surf lessons. Come on, try it... you'll see how much fun it is !
Dinner, Caipirinha and Party
Evenings in Ericeira start with a great meal in one of its many restaurants. Fresh fish from the grill or seafood dishes in one of the "Marisqueiras" are specialties of Ericeira's gastronomy. Typical recipes like "Sopa de Cabozes" (crab, whiting-pout and mussel soup), "Caldeirada" (a rich fish, shrimps and mussels stew) or "Arroz de Marisco" (crabs, lobster and clams rice stew) are a gastronomical must to try. But you'll find also a great variety of meat restaurants, Italian cuisine, Sushi and of course pizza, burgers and toasts.
After dinner you should try a tasty Caipirinha or a Mojito in one of the many bars. Nightlife goes on until early morning hours. The oceanfront nightclub Ouriço ("Sea Urchin") is the oldest still operating nightclub in Portugal and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2011. It's the place to be seen and sometimes you have to wait a bit to pass the line !
please ask if you need infos on surflessons, board rentals, airport transfer, etc.
License or registration number9560/AL
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I was born in Vienna, Austria, developed a strong passion for water sports early on. While studying medicine, I became a member of the Austrian Olympic Sailing Team reaching 5th place at the Tornado Sailing World Championships in 1986.
Switching from sailing to windsurfing, three years later I had to make the difficult decision of giving up my future medical degree in favor of a professional sports career and competed for several years in the Windsurfing World Cup.
My love for the sea made me settle down in Ericeira, a Portuguese Atlantic resort near Lisbon. Since then I have been involved in several IT, Art and Tourism projects as graphic designer, web designer and programmer.
Today, I promote my holiday rentals through different platforms like this one.
btw. my nickname is Vickel