About The Maverick

Active Holidays in Comfort

The Maverick is a Surf & Guest House in Lourinhã / Portugal, one hour north of Lisbon and 15 minutes south of Peniche. The 3 luxurious and comfortable adjacent villas are located in the countryside quietness, featuring great views, a huge garden with scenic swimming pool, slack line, boulder climbing wall, wood-fired pizza oven & BBQ, sand volley ball field, hammock and various chill-areas. The next beach is Praia da Areia Branca, a small summer beach town with lots of cafés, bars and restaurants. Close to scenic beaches, surf spots and places of cultural interest, the houses are the perfect getaway for your holiday away from the crowds.

Our guests receive a wholesome breakfast that will leave you full of energy for your day. Every week we have a welcome bbq, pizza night or our portuguese evening with traditional food and music. The villa kitchens, BBQ and Pizza Oven are free to use for everyone to prepare your own meals. There are several good restaurants in the area that we are happy to recommend to you.

The Maverick I is our main villa built in 2013. The 6 luxurious private suites and rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms offer accommodation for up to 15 guests. Summer or winter, comfort is guaranteed – the Maverick I has central floor heating and a fireplace, amongst other features. The house offers spacious communal areas which give you the opportunity of mixing with other guests. On the various terraces and balconies you’ll will surely find a spot all day to enjoy the sun or watch the sunset in the evening.

The Maverick II and III are the two new additions to the family opening in May 2015. They are the perfect choice for active people (surfers and no-surfers) who like fun, beach, nature, sea, and most of all, a good and socializing atmosphere. These houses have a lively, warm and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all: solo travelers, couples and groups. The 4 rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people are available with private or shared bathroom for a maximum of 12 guests. The houses can be booked by whole groups as well. Please contact us!

Activities

Breaks for those that like to stay active on holiday - including surfing, climbing, diving, sports and adventure

Portugal has year-round good weather for the outdoors; this leaves you with many options of things to do and places to go... Whatever activities you choose there's a comfortable home waiting for you afterwards, even in winter.

Surfing, of course...

The Maverick is located close to Portugal's best surf spots for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers. There are many beaches within 10-15 min driving distance to choose from whether you are surfing, beach walking or sunbathing. Our Surf team of locals who have been surfing in the area for more than 30 years are happy to point you to the best spots.

Book your surf course with us! Our surf package includes 20 hours of coaching for all levels on 5 days. You can choose the days freely during your stay, which gives you the option to take a day of rest, visit Lisbon or enjoy one of the other activities available at the Maverick. We encourage our guests to include a rest day after the first two days´. For example - a 5 day course is 2 days surfing, 1 days rest and 3 days surfing. While the standard group size at surf schools is usually 8+ students per instructor, at the Maverick we believe in a low student-to-instructor ratio (5/1) to ensure you receive the attention you need and improve your surfing quickly.
We include multiple video analysis sessions during the week which can make a massive and positive difference to your surfing skills learning curve. While it's fun to see yourself surf, it's also very motivating and a great coaching tool. The video footage and all pictures are available for free at the end of the course.
Our licensed surf instructors are passionate about what we are doing. We want you have the best surf experience possible. It’s all about fun but safety will be top priority!

... and more.

Surfing is the prime activity in the region due to the great conditions. But the area boasts options for all kinds of activities:

The Silver Coast (Costa da Prata) is rich in history and nature and famous for its wines, gastronomy, beaches, golf and thermal tourism. And of course, the beautiful and culture-rich city of Lisbon is a perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend at the end of your holiday.

Surfing Stand Up Paddling Scuba Diving Sailing Canoeing Wind & Kite Surfing Water Skiing Jet Skiing Fishing Boat Trips


Yoga Golf Tennis Mountain Biking Rock Climbing Horse Riding Picturesque WalksWine Tastings


Lisbon Sintra Alcobaça Nazaré Buddha Garden Serra de Aire Candeeiros Berlengas Óbidos Wine Route Lagoon & Medieval Town of Óbidos

Prices & Packages 2015

Bookings for the Maverick 1 are on a "per-private-room"-basis, for the Maverick 2 and 3 we take reservations on a "per-person"-basis, meaning you can share the room with others.

Maverick 1 - prices per ROOM

Room Type Low Season Mid Season High Season
Metal 2 people - Suite Deluxe (Best View of the House, Private Terrace, Private Bathroom) €53 €83 €90
Earth* 2-4 people - Suite Deluxe (Terrace, Private Bathroom) €53 €83 €90
Water 2 people - Suite (View, Private Bathroom) €47 €74 €80
Air 2 people - Double Room (Terrace, View, Shared Bathroom) €33 €55 €60
Fire 2 people - Twin Room (Terrace, View, Shared Bathroom) €33 €55 €60
Wood* 2-3 people - Attic Room (Large Double Bed, Single Bed, Shared Bathroom) €33 €55 €60

*3rd & 4th person charged €25 per person.

LOW SEASON: 1st November to 31st May | MID SEASON: 1st June to 30th June & 1st October to 31st October | HIGH SEASON: 1st July to 30th September

Maverick 2+3 - prices per PERSON

Room Low Season Mid Season High Season Private Bathroom
Double / Twin €16 €25 €30 €10
3/4-Bed Room €12 €20 €25 €10

Prices include...

Breakfast, Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels, Wi-Fi Internet, and the use of all commodities available at the Maverick

Meals

Guests can use the kitchen, bbq and pizza oven to prepare their own meals. We usually also arrange joint activities as bbq’s or pizza nights, visits of village festivals, dinners in our favorite restaurants etc.

Facilities

Infinity Swimming Pool, Sand Volleyball Court, Slack Line, Boulder Climbing Wall, Yoga Area, various Hammock and Chill Areas, Free Bike Rental

Transport

FREE beach shuttle to the nearest beach, usually twice a day.
Our vans are available for FREE for your own use in the evenings to go out to the restaurants / bars in the area, when the vans are not needed for surf / beach transfers or joint activities.
FREE pick-up from bus terminal in Lourinhã.
Airport transfers are available as well.

Surf Packages

Come surfing with us. Small groups. Quality Equipment. Certified Instructors.

1 Week Surf Course €230

includes 5 days surf course (4 hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons), multiple video and photo analysis sessions, visit to surf board factory, free quality equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots, free pictures & videos from your surf course.

1 Week Surf Course Light €115

includes 5 days surf course (2(!) hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons), multiple video and photo analysis sessions, visit to surf board factory, free quality equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots, free pictures & videos from your surf course.

1 Week Surf & Yoga €190

includes 5 days surf course (2 hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons), multiple video and photo analysis sessions, visit to surf board factory, free quality equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots, free pictures & videos from your surf course and 5 days yoga classes (1.5 hours per day).

1 Week Surf Guiding €200

includes 5 days surf guiding (5 hours per day including transfers), free equipment (board and wetsuit)

Single Surf Lesson €30

2 hours theoretical and practical lesson, free equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots

Equipment Hire

Surfboard €15/day | Wetsuit €10/day
20% discount after 5th rental day

Booking

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What our Guests say about us...

Superb!

The view at night is beautiful, it is quiet from the crowd of tourists and feels so peaceful at night. The breakfast is so good. Always good to have a nap on the infinity swimming pool near the volley ball game. I miss these guys and also Coco and Milu. Julia, we will be back, one of the best and friendliest places I have been in this area.

Charlotte from Australia

Thank You!

A beautiful hostel, with friendly staff who would do anything to help!

Alice from UK

Amazing House

Only to be recommended! The hosts are happy to consider individual requests and are always up for fun :). The stay was just amazing.

Nik from Germany

Thank you!

Loved the place, the friendliness, peace ... I found it all beautiful and very very nice. The pool is quiet, the house is tastefully decorated and cleanliness is one of the priorities. I would go back and hope to return without a doubt.

Marina from Portugal

Best!

Had a great stay at the Maverick, was a great introduction to the area and the surrounding surf spots, awesome hospitality, was well looked after by Julia and the crew, will definetly be back to chase some winter swells one day

Jack from Australia

Yeah!

My stay at the Maverick was just great! The house is amazing - absolutely more than hostel standard, the hosts incredibly warm and engaging and the location with beautiful views of the Portuguese countryside! The Maverick is just absolutely recommended!

Tina Helen from Germany

FAQ

Booking
Check our Rooms, Prices and Surf Course Packages above. Then please use our booking form and send us your request.
You can either book a private room at the Maverick 1 all for yourself, or make a reservation for a bed in our rooms at the Maverick 2+3.
The Maverick is ideal for groups of friends as well as single travellers.
Directions
The closest airport is Lisbon International Airport. Several low cost airlines fly to Lisbon for example RyanAir, Easyjet, Germanwings.
You have several options:
  • We offer airport pick up (50€ One-Way per person, 20€ for each additional person, up to 8 people per van).
  • Take a taxi to Campo Grande main bus station (approx. 8€ max. 15 min), from Campo Grande take the Tejo Rapida Azul in direction Peniche (7,40 Euros, click here for timetable ) and get off in Lourinha. Alternatively, you can take the Rede Express from Sete Rios bus station (click here for timetable ) to Lourinha. Both bus stations can also be reached by Metro
  • We can recommend a local car rental to you (rent a week and they will pick you up for free at the airport)

At the time of booking please indicate whether you prefer Airport Pick up or Car rental and provide us with your arrival date and time as soon as possible. Once you entered the bus or know which bus you are taking just give us a call so we can pick you up at Lourinha bus station for free.

If coming by car, have a look at our video with directions to the Maverick:

Surfing
We welcome all surfers from beginners to more advanced surfers. However, if you are a complete beginner we definitely recommend you take part in our surf course.
We are lucky to have a number of surf spots within easy reach of the Maverick, providing good conditions for all levels all year round. Our team of local surfers (30 years of experience) is happy to point you to the best breaks of the day. As a general rule the winter months usually mean stronger waves.

October is the time of the ASP World Tour, held in Peniche, only 15min from the Maverick. From October to March is also the Big Wave Season, when Sebastian Steudtner and Tom Butler set up training camp at the Maverick and prepare for the big days in Nazaré.
Included in the surf lessons are a surfboard and wetsuit. We have competitive prices for surf gear hire only as well, if you prefer to go surfing by yourself. Please contact us to be sure if we have equipment for you in stock. Of course you are free to bring your own stuff, we will store it safely for you.

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