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Modern 2 Bed House Close to Walls of Historic Obidos

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Front of house looking towards city walls

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Last updated: 06/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Caldas Da Rainha townhome description

Modern self-catering property in a prime position just outside the city walls of Obidos, recently voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. With two bedrooms sleeping 4 people, and a double sofa-bed in the sitting room, the house offers comfortable furnishings to make staying here as pleasant as possible for up to 6 persons. There is secure parking for a car behind electronic gates, and a sunny south facing terrace that is a complete suntrap in order to enjoy the wonderful climate. We have a local agent who will assist you whilst staying at the house if you wish. The property is within 1 hours drive of bustling, cosmopolitan Lisbon, and 15 minutes drive from local beaches at Peniche and Obidos Lagoon. This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year.


Local information: This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. Obidos has numerous restaurants and bars to whet your appetite, ranging in cost and variety and is famous for its local drink Ginga, which is served in chocolate cups! There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year. A large Supermarket, municipal swimming pool and leisure facilities are within a 2 minute drive as is free Internet access. There are several other supermarkets in Caldas da Rainha. Within Obidos, there is a Pharmacy, several banks, and local grocery stores offering fresh daily bread and supplies. Try a Pastais de Nata (a kind of custard tart) with a coffee for a mid morning treat. There is a daily flower and produce market in Caldas, and a weekly market. We have a favourite Sunday market in Pateias, up the coast towards Sao Pedro de Moel.

Beaches and festivals: There are many beaches within 30 minutes drive of Obidos: Peniche, Baleal and Supertubes for surfing fun and wonderful fish restaurants (15 minutes) Foz de Arelho with numerous water sports on Obidos Lagoon and wide open golden sand (20 minutes). You can windsurf, water ski, hire a rowing boat or try paragliding on the lagoon. Baleal beach hosts several international surf competitions during the year. Sao Martinho de Porto with it's safe crescent bay, family atmosphere (30 minute drive) shops and waterfront cafes. Look out for the traditionally dressed women in Nazare, along with a dramatic rocky backdrop to a buzzing seaside resort (40 minutes). Park at Sitio, overlooking Nazare, and take the funicular railway down to the town. Driving South from Obidos you will find Santa Cruz, which is a popular little resort with a beautiful beach. There are music festivals held on the beaches during the summer months, and more events celebrating Rocha pears, grown locally, and the sea.

Travel and distances: The use of a car is recommended. Lisbon is 1 hour (70km) by car. There is a regular bus service between Lisbon and Obidos, or the railway from Caldas de Rainha. Scheduled airlines include BA, TAP (Portugal Airline) BMIBaby, Monarch, and Easy jet. Porto airport is 2.5 hours (150km) by car. Scheduled airlines are TAP and Ryanair. If you have time to spare, take the cross channel ferries to Bilbao or Santander. The distance from Bilbao is approx 450 miles through Spain (we've done it a few times). Caldas da Rainha 7km / 10 minutes. Foz do Arelho 17km / 20 minutes. Sao Martinho do Porto 27km / 22 minutes. Nazare 41km / 33 minutes. Sao Pedro de Moel 65km / 50 minutes. Batalha 69km / 48 minutes. Alcabaca -40km, 30 minutes Fatima - 94km, 57 minutes. Sintra - 97km, 65 minutes Lisbon - 100km, 66 minutes (Center). Constancia 98km / 56 minutes.

Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Downstairs, bedroom 1 has a large-size bed (160cm x 200cm) and fitted wardrobes, full length mirror and chair whilst bedroom 2, also on the ground floor has two large single beds (90cm x 200cm), chests of drawers, full length mirror and stool. All beds have 28cm thick mattresses and mattress toppers to make them more comfortable. A hairdryer is also available for your convenience....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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              • The main bathroom is downstairs and is fully tiled. There is bath with shower, toilet, bidet and handbasin, heater and shaver socket. The cloakroom is on the upper floor, again fully tiled with shaver socket....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The seperate sitting area contains a large 3 seater leather sofa bed, two further leather chairs and the dining area has an extending dining table and 6 chairs. A 32 inch Sony Bravia TV, a Sony PlayStation 2, Sony DVD player and a Sony hi-fi system that plays MP3 discs. The fitted kitchen includes electric fan oven, extractor fan, child safe ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The large south facing terrace is accessible from the kitchen, and contains a dining table, 6 chairs, parasol and two sun-loungers. There is also a traditional charcoal BBQ. There is secure parking accessible by electric gates, and pedestrian access to the lower level using a videophone entry system. The secure parking is great to have during busy tourist events as parking can become difficult. Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned prior to arrival. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Video Library
                  • Video Games
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Security System
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Small Cooler
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer 2014
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £80 £80
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £470
                      Autumn 2014
                      Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £75
                      £380
                      Winter 2014
                      Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £65
                      £300

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                      Last updated: 06/23/2014
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                      Location

                      86 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Lisbon
                      830 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Bilboa
                      7 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Caldas da Rainha
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Junction 8 of the A8
                      20 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Peniche
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Many within 2 minute stroll
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many within 2 minute stroll

                      Car: Recommended

                      Obidos has been voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal and it is very special to the Portuguese people. The Villa Natal transforms the village into a Winter Wonderland at Christmas. A Chocolate Festival is held annually, as is a Medieval Festival and Opera Festival in the Summer months. There are numerous cultural activities, such as Fado concerts, piano concerts and exhibitions held in the local museum. Within an hours drive, you could dive off Belenga Island, canoe in Constancia, surf and windsurf on the local beaches, discover a local Wine Route, explore the mountains and national parks, or visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcabaca, Tomar, Batalha and Sintra. There are several large shopping centres in Lisbon which you could combine with a visit to Belem, a boat ride ride on the Tejo, a tram or bus trip around the historic centre. Historians can discover the history of the Peninsular Wars and the importance of the Duke of Wellington in nearby Terres Vedras and locality.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Front of house looking towards city walls

                        Front of house looking towards city walls

                      • Bedroom 1

                        Bedroom 1

                      • South facing terrace

                        South facing terrace

                      • Nearby square, just outside the city walls

                        Nearby square, just outside the city walls

                      • Obidos from the city walls

                        Obidos from the city walls

                      • Early morning, down the hill towards our house

                        Early morning, down the hill towards our house

                      • Looking out over Obidos rooftops

                        Looking out over Obidos rooftops

                      • Christmas fun.... Villa Natal is a great experience in Obidos

                        Christmas fun.... Villa Natal is a great experience in Obidos

                      • Nazare beach, viewed from Sitio

                        Nazare beach, viewed from Sitio

                      • Penna Palace, Sintra

                        Penna Palace, Sintra

                      • Sao Martinho do Porto at sunset

                        Sao Martinho do Porto at sunset

                      • The 12th Century Convento de Cristo at Tomar

                        The 12th Century Convento de Cristo at Tomar

                      • Sitting room

                        Sitting room

                      • Bedroom 2

                        Bedroom 2

                      • View of Obidos

                        View of Obidos

                      • View from balcony towards city walls

                        View from balcony towards city walls

                      • Looking towards our house and town from the orchard

                        Looking towards our house and town from the orchard

                      • Odidos town

                        Odidos town

                      • Beautiful Obidos on a perfect day

                        Beautiful Obidos on a perfect day

                      • Cortico beach at sunset, close to Praia del Rey and Obidos Lagoon

                        Cortico beach at sunset, close to Praia del Rey and Obidos Lagoon

                      • Sitio and the local women in their traditional seven skirts

                        Sitio and the local women in their traditional seven skirts

                      • Torre de Belem, Lisbon

                        Torre de Belem, Lisbon

                      • Nearby Sao Martinho do Porto

                        Nearby Sao Martinho do Porto

                      • Tomar - about an hours drive from Obidos

                        Tomar - about an hours drive from Obidos

                      £65 - £80 per night (GBP)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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