3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa, Quiet Location, Close to Clubhouse and Beach
We are Sara & Richard and we have one daughter. We currently live in Essex, but wish we could spend more time in Praia D'el Rey as we love it ! Villa Chloe is like a second home to us and it has been furnished to a high standard to reflect this. In the past we have spent time in the Algarve, but just one trip to PDR showed us what a gem this place is. In our opinion the golf course at PDR is better than any in the Algarve. There is much more to do in the surrounding area, the weather is more suited to outdoor activities and the food is better and cheaper. It was a very simple decision for us to buy here! We hope you like it here as much as we do !
Owner purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Owner chose Praia D'el Rey
Voted the 9th best golf resort in Continental Europe 2018/2019 the golf course in Praia D'el Rey is a real gem, it is a links type course with fantastic views of the ocean especially on the back 9....just so enjoyable to play and a great test of golf. NEW 2107 WEST CLIFFS GOLF COURSE. This the the sister course to Praia Del Rey and is located about 8 minutes drive from the villa. It has already been voted no 20 best course in intercontinental Europe . There are 2 other championship golf courses, Bom Sucesso 15 mins drive and the newly opened Royal Obidos 10 mins drive away. We love Praia D'el Rey because of the range of things to do in the area. There are beautiful Atlantic sandy beaches nearby all along the coast ,to explore, swim, surf or just walk along. Also historical walled towns to visit including the world heritage medieval walled town of Obidos.
What makes this Villa unique
Large warm heated pool in lovely private location on the resort, being only 5 mins walk to the golf clubhouse with bar and restaurant and practice facilities. The villa is close to the beach and 5* Marriott Hotel with a lovely SPA and health club. There is also free WiFi in the villa. An ideal choice for adults and families alike.
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Great base for surfing and golf
Nice property within walking distance of a beach although you will definitely need a car to get about as the resort is a good distance to the nearest village/ town. The area has its own microclimate which means it’s best to check the local forecast and not assume it will have similar weather to Lisbon. It was a good 10c lower than Lisbon for the week we were there even though it’s only 100km away. Peniche and Baleal have excellent beaches and the kids loved the constant waves. A wetsuit is a must if you want to spend long in the water as the Atlantic is cold!
Clean villa in a great area of Portugal
Sara was great at communicating before our visit and the one time we needed to contact the management company while there they were very professional and helpful. Villa was a good size and very clean. The surrounding area of Portugal is beautiful and there is lots to do really close by. A great holiday.
We were 2 couples, the men played golf every day and us ladies sat by the pool which we were glad we had heated even in June. The villa is as described and more than enough space for us. Having some English channels on the tv was good. The area is very quiet with not much going on, so perfect for us. The area is very neat and tidy with lovely landscaping. The on site shop was very basic and we went in the car as it would have been about 30 min to walk I think, with the larger supermarket 15 mins away. The club house did very good food which was a 5 min walk. If your looking for a quiet relaxing stay this place is perfect, you will need a car to get around.
Villa was as described. We had a great time playing lots of golf and eating in some great restaurants. The village of Ferrel 10 mins away has some very good eating places
Praia D'el Ray Family Vacation
We visited Vila Chloe in May 2019 and had a wonderful stay. The home was a perfect base for our first family visit to Portugal, as we could easily access much of the country within a couple of hours, and the region of the Silver Coast was perfect for us. We are a family with two adult children, and the home could not have been better as lot's of space to spread out. We will look forward to returning to Praia D'el Rey again. Thank you Sara!
Lovely villa - quiet with great facilities
Stayed April 2019 for a week with 2 teenage boys. Villa in lovely quiet area and was extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. Worth every penny paying for the pool to be heated as despite mixed weather we were able to use it every day.
Golf facilities were great locally and a good range of activities to do. Highly recommend Sara - clear instructions were provided and she was very pleasant to deal with
Thank you very much for this review and I am pleased you had a good holiday. You will be welcome at Villa Chloe anytime in the future.
'Villa Chloe' is situated on the multi award winning 5 Star Praia D'el Rey Golf and Beach Resort, which was voted 'Europes Leading Golf and Leisure Resort 2011 , PDR and Westcliifs was also voted in the top 20 European golf courses 2018. The villa is ideally situated just 5 minutes walk from the golf course and golf clubhouse where there are numerous restaurants and bars, 5 minutes walk from the tennis centre and 10 minutes walk from the beach and Spa facilities at the Marriott Hotel.
The Golf Course was ranked #13 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe 2009 and it really does deserve this plaudit. You tee off through pine forests for the first nine holes then meet the challenge of a links course for the back nine with the most stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The facilities at Praia d'el Rey include, driving range, putting green, pro shop and golf lessons. NEW 2017 WEST CLIFFS GOLF COURSE. This course is the sister course to Praia Del Rey.( 8 minutes drive from Villa) It is designed by Cynthia Dye and it is already ranked no 25 in the best golf course in Intercontinental Europe. There are two other top rated courses nearby, being the Royal Obidos which was the last course designed by Seve Ballesteros, 10 minutes drive away, and Bom Sucesso a course designed by Donald Steel, 15 minutes drive away - So it really is a golfing mecca !
However, this location has much more to offer than just golf. The resort sits atop the fabulous Atlantic coastline in Portugal’s unspoilt and historical Oeste region and it has its own long, beautiful private sandy beach which is a short 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk away. The beach is great for sunbathing and walking and is favoured by experienced surfers because of the strong currents. Due to the constant sea swell and strong currents the beach is usually manned by lifeguards in the high season, however it is unsuitable for swimming in areas without a lifeguard. (Just use our large private swimming pool in the villa or visit the lagoon in Obidos - see below for more details.)
Overlooking the beach is the 5 star Marriott hotel with health spa, gym, bars and restaurants and all these facilities are available for you to use (at an extra cost).
Villa 'Chloe' is ideally situated only 5 minutes from the tennis centre which has numerous floodlit tennis courts where you can hire equipment and have lessons.
The resort is also home to Club Aventura which specialises in outdoor activities such as quad biking, horse riding, cycling etc all at additional cost
Although there is plenty to do in Praia d'el Rey the attractions are not limited to the resort , quite the contrary!
Obidos is located 10 km west of Praia D'el Rey and is an extraordinary medieval village. Its picturesque cobblestone streets are lined with colourful houses, bars and restaurants and the buildings are dressed with geraniums and bougainvillea. This is a lovely place to visit and explore.
The nearby Obidos lagoon is much calmer than the sea and is great for children as it is the largest sea-water lagoon in Portugal. It has a sandy beach and it provides a wonderful array of activities including numerous water sports, making it a truly family orientated place to be !
South of the resort are beaches at Baleal and Peniche which offers superb surfing conditions. Board hire and lessons are widely available. (The World surfing championships were held at Peniche in 2012)
There are numerous walks and nature trails around the area and Berlengas Islands have incredible natural scenery with calm and crystalline waters that are renowned for diving.
Further afield is Lisbon and Sintra which is about an hours drive, but well worth a visit. Attractions include, museums, churches, harbour, shopping, restaurants, places of historical interest.
As you can see there is plenty to do for adults and families alike thereby creating a wonderful and memorable holiday for all.