Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Luxury town house in Praia del Rey Golf & Beach resort - Free WIFI included

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,442 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning 2 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury town house with 4 poster bed - 4 people

Registration Number - 33681/AL

Located within the prestigious 'Vila dos Principes' condominium, this fully managed and gated condominium is set within beautiful and spacious landscaped gardens.'Vila dos Principes' is the only gated condominium within the resort.

Based on traditional Portuguese village architecture with old style cobbled streets and extensive tropical trees and shrubs, this luxury town house has a great position.

It is central to the three communal heated pools (Mid April - Mid October) which are only a minutes walk away. There are sun loungers and umbrellas surrounding the 3 pools which are free for guests to use. Two of the pools have separate childrens pools.

It has contemporary furnishings throughout, with a choice of two outside terraces in which to enjoy 'al fresco' dining. Both the lower and upper terrace's have a stunning 'rattan' dining table and chairs for your comfort. We have provided a 'Weber' charcoal bar-b-que which is perfect for cooking in the sun!

The property is furnished to a very high standard and is equipped to comply with the requirements of a 5* resort, including Siemens kitchen appliances and a 40 inch Sony flat screen television and Sony dvd player with a selection of DVD movies for guests to enjoy.

The master bedroom has a european king size four poster bed and there is a lovely terrace off the master bedroom, complete with rattan table and chairs where you can enjoy the late afternoon and evening sun with a glass of local Portuguese wine, in relative privacy. There is also a wall mounted Sony television in the master bedroom.

A log burner has been installed to provide a wonderful addition, during the colder months, to the luxurious lounge area with the wonderfully comfortable 'L' shaped sofa, which is perfect for lounging on.

House Equipment: is available which includes: tennis rackets and a selection of board games. Body boards for both adults (2) and children (2) are also provided for you to make good use of the wonderful beaches and surf on offer.

Kitchen Equipment: The Kitchen is equipped to a very high standard which includes a Siemens dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and a microwave.

We have endeavoured to create a kitchen 'like home from home' as I love to cook, therefore it is well stocked with dishes and cutlery.

In Praia del Rey as you enter the resort, there is a Tennis Academy with 7 tennis courts to use (a small charge applies). A tennis professional is also available for private lessons. In Peak Season a children's Tennis Academy is available. We have provided some tennis racquets for our guests.

During the summer months, the on-site children's activity centre 'Funpolis' offers a varied programme of events for children including bike hire for both adults and children at very reasonable rates.

The resort is a 55 minute drive north from Lisbon airport and a two/three hour drive south from Porto airport. The resort lies between the quaint fishing town of Peniche, the walled medieval village of Obidos and the lively market town of Caldas da Rainha.

Along this coastline fine, sandy beaches shimmer like silver as they are washed by the Atlantic. Cliffs, coves and quaint fishing towns dot the coast: orchards, vineyards and tranquil, historic towns and villages are scattered throughout the countryside. It really is a wonderful destination.

Obidos, a jewel of Portuguese heritage is an enchanted place to visit, it is encircled by a ring of medieval walls and is crowned by a traditional Moorish castle. This a 'must see' destination. There are festivals on throughout the year, these include a chocolate festival in February and the famous medieval festival in July/August.You can hire medieval costumes and join in the fun, see our blog on our web-site for photos of us dressing up! It truly was a night to remember.

For shopping head to Caldas da Rainha, a 15 minute drive away. It has a wonderful daily market in the centre square selling inexpensive and beautifully fresh produce from the local area.The products for sale include nuts, cheese, fruit, vegetables, flowers and local honey to name just a few.

For fishing trips and boat trips head to Peniche harbour where you can escape to “Berlinga Grande”, a National Nature Reserve which is one the preferred nesting sites for sea birds and acts as the access point to a Maneuline military fortress built in 1502.

There are also local vineyards to enjoy. Quinta da Sanguinal hosts excellent tours where you can purchase wine after your tour.

More Details

Owner
Debbie O'Brien
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Debbie O'Brien

I am very much a 'people' person and will do my very best to ensure that you enjoy your holiday with us and endeavour to provide as much information to ensure that you get the best out of your trip. I pride myself on the wonderful reviews which I have built up over the years and I am thrilled that we have repeat guests holidaying with us each year.

Ultimately I want you to come away having enjoyed your stay with us and what the resort and area has to offer.

I take full control of managing the property, something which I really enjoy doing. I always endeavour to respond to any queries quickly and effectively.

I am very lucky to have a wonderful management agent, Olga, who does her very best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She speaks fluent english and portuguese and lives just outside the resort.

I am married and have 2 children who still enjoy holidaying in the resort after 10 years of doing so. They are now 17 and 22 years old. We are a sporting family, with busy every day lives, who wanted something that was more than a 'home-from-home'.

We love the balance of the peace and quiet that the resort has to offer, along with the tennis, golf and the water sports on offer to make your holiday most enjoyable.

The climate is wonderful and with an easy walk to the stunning Praia del Rey beach where the surf is incredible, you can leave the stresses and strains of every day life. It truly is a 're-charge' your batteries destination.

Debbie O'Brien purchased this house in 2007

Why Debbie O'Brien chose Peniche

We have endeavoured to create something special in a truly remarkable location which like minded people will enjoy. Beautiful decor, along with a very comfortable 4 poster bed and a great position makes this property unique.

The Vila dos Principes condominium is the only gated part of the resort. The condominium is the 'jewel' of the resort, with its stunning gardens and pools. Our modern townhouse is located centrally and is within walking distance of Praia del Rey's Club House, the Marriott Hotel and the perfect blend of un-spoilt Praia del Rey beach.

Whether you enjoy active beach sports such as surfing, tennis, golf, family time in the security of peaceful gardens, or maybe just a bit of me-time, being pampered in the 5* Marriott Hotel.

Well this location has this and more!

The beaches here offer a true paradise with some being almost deserted. The difficult part is choosing which beach to visit?

If you are adventurous and like to explore, you will be surprised at the peace and beauty of Praia del Rey's beach, along with the brilliant waves. The Super Tubos in Peniche, where the surfing championships are held each year in October along with the tranquility of Sao Martinho do Porto or the simple natural beauty of Baleal beaches.You really are spoilt for choice!

Take a stroll in the evening sun down to the beach, when the silver shimmer on the ocean's horizon shows off the Atlantic to its best and most beautiful. Sneak a bottle of local wine with you and simply enjoy the sunset. Heaven!

What makes this house unique

This well proportioned townhouse has all the features for a great family holiday experience.

It has been furnished to reflect the standards of a 5* resort; elegant rooms, first floor and garden terrace dining, spacious gardens, with three private heated (mid-April - mid-October) swimming pools. Two of the swimming pools have separate childrens pools. It's no wonder we loved it, from the first time we saw it.

Few resorts are more perfectly situated than Praia del Rey. Still within easy reach of the capitol Lisbon, this 230 hectare estate overlooks the wide Atlantic ocean and has magnificent views, making it one of the most desirable locations in Portugal.

Such beautiful surroundings also offer a host of activities; golf, tennis and cycling are all on offer. Surfing, body boarding, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, jet-skiing, paddle boarding and canoeing are all available from the resort or in the nearby Obidos lagoon. Wine tasting at the nearby family run Quinta da Sanguinal is a lovely way to spend an afternoon and purchasing the wonderful wine after is a bonus.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have returned, rested and tanned (some more than others) back to a cooler, darker UK.



Debbie, we both have to say from the moment we opened the door the WOW factor hit us. It has taken a while to find a holiday accommodation that we truly felt was home from home and everything was perfect.

Pools on site were great, clean and relaxed, plenty to do within the area.

Weather was brilliant the only downside was that the 10 days went too quick.



We had a wonderful time in Lisbon, Obidos and Sintra but the best day trip was a boat ride from Peniche to the island of Berlengas.

The crossing took 25 minutes and we added a guide and cave tour to the excursion. The island had a small beach cove and it was idyllic. Beautiful clear water, gave wonderful views of many shoals of fish through a glass bottomed boat.

Although the sea was cold at first, many visitors took the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the bay.

A perfect day trip.



Thanks again, you have a wonderful home in Portugal



Kind regards

David and Toni



Nottinghamshire
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 1

Amenities

Praia D'el Rey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1442 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom En-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Large en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet, 2 sinks, with storage vanity units containing a hair-dryer. Bathroom 2 with shower cubicle, wc and sink. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails, marble surrounds and instant hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ground floor - Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom with Four Poster Bed - European King Size Four Poster Bed
  • The spacious master bedroom on the first floor has a European King Size Four Poster Bed and a wall mounted 36 inch flat screen Sony television. French doors lead to a private terrace, with a 'rattan' style dining table which includes 4 chairs and over-looks the gardens. It has been styled in neutral and contemporary tones and is modern in feel and design. It has a spacious en-suite bathroom with 'his and her' sinks. Bedroom 2 is on the ground floor and has its own shower room. Both bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes and a hotel- style safe is fitted complete with user programmable access code in the master suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Internet is included at the property. Our management agent, Olga speaks excellent English and is happy to help with any queries. We are perfectly placed to enjoy the 3 heated (mid-April - mid-October)swimming pools within our gated condominium. There is a stunning 'rattan' style dining table and chairs for the perfect 'al fresco' dining and 2 sun loungers on the lower terrace, along with a 'Weber' charcoal bar-b-que. An additional 'rattan' table and chairs are provided for dining on the upper terrace. Perfect for lunch or a local glass of wine in the sun. The golf club house is a 2 minute stroll away and has two excellent options for dining, formal or casual, children are most welcome. They also do a take away menu and a ice cream bar! Guests can have the use of the Marriott Hotel facilities (fees will apply). Spa treatments, a gym, yoga on the lawn are all available. Why not enjoy an evening cocktail whilst watching the sun set over the Atlantic...a perfect place to be!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Luxury town house in Praia del Rey Golf & Beach resort - Free WIFI included
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews
East Wemyss, Kirkcaldy,
5

Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

A lovely clean villa, spacious and equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. It was in the perfect location for our party of two couples as we were mainly golfing. Most places that we visited required our hired car but the beach and the clubhouse at Praia Del Rey are only a few minute’s walk from the villa which was perfect for meals and drinks.

We played the recently opened West Cliffs course 3 times which we enjoyed very much, which can only get better when it is more established, however don’t miss the fairway or you will be guaranteed to lose your ball. Royal Obidos was another great course that we played twice along with a round at Praia Del Rey. The villa is located near to the Praia Del Rey practice ground so no excuse to work on your game if you fancy escaping the 3 lovely pools to choose from in the complex.

Debbie has provided a welcome information pack that covers everything you could require about your stay.i.e Places to visit and some excellent restaurants, our favourites being the Tribeca restaurant in Serra Del Rei and Nau Dos Corvos in Peniche which had lovely sea views.

Communications with Debbie was excellent and any queries were replied to promptly and in a friendly manner.

We had a very enjoyable stay and wouldn't hesitate to book this villa again when we return for another holiday.

Thanks again Debbie we had a great holiday!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Wedding Anniversary Holiday

  • 4 of 5

The property and the gated complex were excellent. Villa was comfortable, clean and well equipped. The gardens and pools were first class. The general area was ok, with a good local beach. Took us a while to find good restaurants, all requiring a reasonable drive. Disappointing that there was not a local shop within walking distance for such things as fresh bread in the mornings. Overall though, we had a great time and found the place grew on us as the week progressed.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and Jacky, thank you for your comments. I do provide a full and comprehensive 40 page guide in the property, with over 16 restaurants with full descriptions of how to find them. There are also 5 restaurants on the resort to dine at, if you do not feel like driving, 2 are at the club house , a 2 minute walk, 1 is in Vila da Praia, 3 minutes by car and 2 dining options are at the Marriott Hotel. I agree with both your preferred restaurants of choice "Our two best dinners were at Trebeca and the fish restaurant overlooking the lagoon. Both excellent recommendations". You can purchase fresh bread, along with other essentials at the mini market in Vila da Praia, again details are in the guide book, this is either a 15 minute walk or 3 minutes by car. Basic essentials can also be purchased at the Club house during off season times, just ask at the bar. Thank you for your personal comments to me "We had a very enjoyable stay and were very impressed by the villa and gated complex. The gardens and pools were also first class.We very much appreciated using your Portugal "home" and the excellent service and support you gave us. We will certainly pass details on to friends". I look forward to having you to return to stay with us in the future and find more places to visit and enjoy.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Well maintained clean condo in large resort.

  • 4 of 5

It was off-season and quiet in a lovely area. Beach is beautiful. The weather was cool during our visit so we were unable to spend time on the beach. Some beautiful old cities to visit. Supermarket is half hour away but mini market on the property. Nice clubhouse with restaurant. Dina Z, Massachusetts, USA

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Dina, I agree the beach is stunning, a wild coast line with waves to match. Supermarkets, one in Peniche and our favourite Pingo Doce is in Obidos, both are no more than 20 minutes by car and yes there is a mini market on the resort for basic essentials. There are also a selection of local shops in the nearest village, a butchers, patisserie and several small mini markets to purchase your shopping bits to save you always travelling to the bigger supermarkets. As I have mentioned in previous reviews, the condominium is kept quiet due to a good percentage of private owners not renting their properties out. It is a very relaxing, chilled and peaceful place to be. We welcome you back in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Luxury in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

We had a gorgeous week at Debbie and Tony's lovely home.

Everything we could wish for had been anticipated..... welcome pack when we arrived, Debbie's 'bible' of where to go, where to eat and how to get there and fantastic facilities in the house. Internet is great and the log burner is brilliant and Debbie's personal attention to our stay was exceptional.

Thank you - fantastic time in a beautiful place, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate, yes the internet in our house is connected via fibre, so it is very fast and efficient. The log burner is a true bonus on a chilly night, the only challenge is keeping awake in front of it long enough to enjoy it! We look forward to having you back to stay.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days in Debbie and Tony's lovely home at the end of November into early December in 2016.

It is set in a quiet, beautifully maintained complex and the house itself is spacious, very tastefully furnished and well equipped. A perfect place to spend a holiday even out of season, we spent some very cosy evenings in front of the log burner in the comfortable lounge.

We were very fortunate with the weather considering the time of year - temperatures reaching 22 degrees on some days. This allowed us to spend time exploring this fascinating area. Debbie's guidebook is really useful for ideas. Within about an hours drive there are numerous interesting towns, both on the coast and inland.

We loved Nazare, where we watched fishermen mending their nets and women putting fish out to dry by the sea. Another favourite was Alcobaca, with its impressive monastery and excellent cafes selling delicious cakes in a beautiful setting. Obidos is a nearby town not to be missed. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a restaurant there - unfortunately I can't remember its name but it is featured in Debbie's guidebook.

Having never visted Lisbon, we were pleased to be told by Olga, the very helpful property manager, that we could get there by bus from Obidos. It was just an hours journey and well worth the trip. We had several hours to have lunch and explore the city.

In all, we had a wonderful holiday and we would not hesitate in recommending this property to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.

David & Ann

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann & David, yes the weather makes all the difference. We actually got 23 degrees one Xmas day! I am delighted that my guide book was a help to you both and yes 'Olga' is a true gem to have as our property manager. Always happy to sit and have a chat about the area and very prompt should you need her. The restaurant in Obidos is 'Petrarum Domus' and it is also a favourite of ours, gorgeous food, great service and dining upstairs is a must! We look forward to having you back to stay with us again in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we saw pictures of this beautiful town house we knew we wanted to stay here. It has everything you require, from extensive kitchenware and utensils to games for all the family and even DVD's. This is an immaculate well styled property that is also extremely welcoming and roomy. The owners are very good at keeping in contact and sorting any issues. It was a real pleasure to stay here and we were a little sad to leave. The resort itself was very quiet and we did find ourselves out and about most days, either driving to Baleal, Peniche or Obidos. We used 'Debbie's Bible' quite a bit for things to do or restaurants to eat in. Watching the sun setting into the ocean from the beach is a must. I highly recommend this gorgeous accommodation to stay in, even if a bit out of the way - it was nice to come back to a peaceful location and superb home. And that is what it became to us, we started calling it 'Home'.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agh Sarah what a compliment! We do endeavour to provide a 'home from home', for us that makes all the difference in a rental property. From the lovely furnishings, to a well stocked utensils and crockery cupboard to candles for a romantic dinner should you feel the need, it all makes for a better holiday. See you back with us again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Club House
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
In the resort
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Obidos
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Serra del Rey
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Club House
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Praia Del Rey
Car: necessary

The award winning Praia del Rey is ranked Portugal's No.1, 18 hole championship golf course (Peugeot) and is ranked 13th in Europe by Golf World. Set amongst extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlenga islands beyond, Praia del Rey is arguably the most picturesque golf course in Europe.

It boasts a 5* Marriott Hotel, which has a state of the art spa and gym complex, children’s play ground and an array of options for dining, whether it be casual dining by the pool or in the beautiful 'Romy' restaurant which offers fine dining. In the evening relax with a glass of your favourite drink and watch the sun set. It really is the perfect end to the day!

The Vila dos Principes condominium is the only gated condominium within the resort. There are 3 heated swimming pools to use (heated Mid April - Mid October) and we are perfectly placed to enjoy all 3 pools.

The properties close proximity to the beach, tennis centre and golf club make it ideal for families and sport lovers.The Golf Clubhouse, Academy and 1st Tee are all within a two minute walk.

The Tennis Academy with 7 courts, is a short walk away. The long un-spoilt sandy beach - a 15 minute walk from the property - is ideal for more adventurous beach activities and hosts many international surfing events.

Praia del Rey:- with the perfect blend of unspoilt beaches, a safe resort for children, sporting activities for the whole family, a magnificent championship golf course and the splendour of a 5* resort makes it the perfect choice.

Making Praia del Rey Golf and Beach resort your chosen destination allows you to discover what this amazing coastline and region has to offer.

Golf: There is a PGA golf professional for lessons on-site throughout the year. in the peak season there is a children's golf Academy. A driving range, putting, chipping and bunker practice area are all a 2 minute walk from the property, so no excuses to practise your short game.

Golf clubs are available to hire locally.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $353.32

Internet usage in the property included in the rental price.

During Low Season we provide gas heating for a period of 2 hours twice a day. All other rental periods will require a gas charge of 20 euro per day (please email for specifics)

Please take a look at our personal web-site at www.princip.es where you will find more information and photographs of the property.

We provide a 'Complimentary Welcome Pack' to ensure your arrival is more enjoyable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund