Casa Carol Villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a games room.
What makes this Villa unique
My family and I enjoy Portugal very much, the people are very nice, friendly and very family orientated, with great food and excellent wines to offer! The climate is very pleasant most of the year and we have been there many times in October, November enjoying outdoor eating, BBQ's, sunbathing, swimming in the heated pool, looking over the valley at the stunning views. It’s a walker’s paradise with nearby forest trails, fabulous countryside and lakeside views, yet only 10 minutes drive from Obidos town. Casa Carol Villa is a lovely tranquil place to enjoy and relax in.
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Lovely private villa in the hills near Obidos
The villa is exactly as described. It is very clean and well equipped. There is easily enough of everything to cater for 8 + people. The pool is well heated. It is very private. No one seems to live in the properties either side. From the pool area there are uninterrupted views to the hill across the other side of the valley.
There is a nice walk down to Obidos lagoon which is around 1km from the property. But it is reasonably steep in small sections which is fine if you are an averagely fit adult in October when the weather is mild, but bear it in mind in the high season if you have small children with you.
It is easy to get to the local towns and villages but you absolutely must have a car. There is nothing at all near the villa. There are numerous restaurants to be found in picturesque Obidos. The town of Caldas da Rainha is about 10 minutes drive (5km approx). Supermarkets etc can be found in both places.
It is 15 minutes to the nearest beach by car at Foz de Arelho where you can watch the surf and have a drink on the sea front.
Baleal near Peniche, around 30 minutes away, is more chilled and there are a couple of cool beach bars. You can hire surf gear and spend a few hours experiencing what it's like to be inside a washing machine and then get a beer and watch others show you how to do it properly. Sunsets there are amazing.
Sintra is about an hour and a quarter away. Very nice drive through the national park. Upmarket restaurants, castle, palace gardens. Lots of tourists.
Lisbon is an hour. The Oceanarium there is well worth a visit.
Or you can just stay at home and relax by the pool or have a game of pool in the garage.
No one hassles you. Check in was very easy. Ali is friendly and chilled.
Lovely half term break with our ten year old twins.
Casa Carol is Awesome. June 2018
Every thing about this holiday was good, we did have some doubts about booking through HomeAway/OwnersDirect, as we had never heard of them before.
Our trepidations were completely unfounded. The whole process was excellent.
The contact with the Villa owner, Carol, was great, any emails we sent were answered promptly.
The location of the Villa is perfect, only an hour drive from Lisbon Airport and perched up high, overlooking the valley below.
Casa Carol is extremely well equipped, with everything from potato peeler to coffee machine and washing up liquid to dishwasher.
The towels are lovely and clean white ones, white is good to see if the owner cares enough about cleanliness and she does!
All the bed rooms are finished to a high standard, one has an en suite.
The pool is superb, lovely and warm, clean and well maintained. At the deep end it is about 6' deep.
A lovely lady called Alison and her husband Charlie are the points of contact whilst staying at the villa. Alison made us laugh from the moment we met her. A real gem.
Would we recommend anyone to stay at this villa?
Yes in a heart beat.
Terrific property in wonderful area
Our family group loved Casa Carol and this region of Portugal. The house is a pleasure to stay in - well-equipped and comfortable. The pool is ideal: large and just the right temperature - and it is located next to the living room and boasts attractive far-reaching views. We loved dining outside in the evening sun. This part of Portugal boasts a fine mix of history, culture and beautiful scenery. Stunning Obidos is on your doorstep and its medieval festival is fantastic. There are numerous attractive old towns close by. Tomar and its historic fortified abbey is breathtaking. Nazare has a pleasant sea front and the funicular railway up the cliffs to Sitio gives you marvelous views. Sao Martinho do Porto is a welcoming seaside town and the cliffs near Peniche are worth a look. We are recent converts to Portugal. The history/culture are terrific, the climate ideal, the people a delight (it feels incredibly safe) and the landscapes green and varied. Travel is easy and it is surprisingly affordable.
Picturesque Portuguese Villa
We had a fabulous stay at Casa Carol. The villa was beautiful and the setting was stunning. The villa had a lovely pool and we enjoyed the outdoor views. The accommodation was very spacious with four good sized bedrooms and plenty of indoor and outdoor space. We were only ten minutes from Caldas da Rainha, a fabulous town with a stunning park and many beautiful restaurants. Obidos was also only ten minutes away, where this medival walled city must feature on the to do list. Beaches of Foz and Sao martinho are also worth a visit. Due to the tranquil location, car hire is essential, and driving is not a chore in this area. We also took the local bus to Lisbon, only an hour away and well worth a visit. We would definitely recommend a visit to this villa, it is a beautiful area of Portugal with many areas to explore. Thank you Carol!
Review - September 2016
We had a lovely holiday staying at the villa. The property is fantastic with everything we needed to ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The villa is exceptionally well maintained and was a joy to stay in. The views are amazing and the heated pool and outdoor area were a great place to spend time and relax. Obidos is a lovely town with great restaurants and a lovely place to visit in the evenings. We will definitely be back in 2017.
A lovely place!
This is a lovely place with great conditions (inside and outside)- good for the families and couples who enjoy nature and peaceful moments. It presents an excellent customer service.
In five minutes we have beautiful touristic attractions to visit, Portuguese traditions to know and amazing restaurants to taste Portuguese gastronomy. I'll recommend this Villa to my family and friends.
Augusta Silveira, Porto, Portugal
There are a number of wonderful beaches 15-20 mins drive away from the Villa, these include the bay of Sao Martinho do Porto, Foz do Arelho beach 15 mins drive for water sports, restaurants, bars, ideal for families, Nazare town and beach is worth a visit and a trip on the tram/asender takes you to the hilltop with breathtaking views. The surfing beaches of Baleal and Penice and the water park makes a great day out. You can also avail of the beautiful Obidos lagoon for fishing, water sports, and boating. Peniche 20 mins drive, you can avail of surfing, boat trips, water park, restaurants, bars and Go Karting.
Golf courses approx 12km away from villa. There are many golf courses near the area. Car essential.
The town of Obidos holds a number of festivals throughout the year.
Other Activities: Go Karting, Bowling, Water Park, Boat Rental, Golf, Cinama, Festivals, Markets