This modern and well equipped villa is located in Foz do Arelho, a small coastal village close to the spectacular medieval walled town of Obidos and the bustling shops and markets of Caldas da Rainha. It can be reached in under an hour from Lisbon airport. The villa is situated in a quiet corner near the centre of the village and only a 10 mins walk from the beach. There are 3 superb golf courses within 20 mins and the town offers excellent access to watersports both in the tempestuous Atlantic for surfing or boogieboarding or in the Obidos Lagoon which offers a calm and shallow alternative, perfect for bathing, canoeing, windsurfing and even kitesurfing at the nearby club. The villa has a fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons, cable TV, wireless internet, CD and DVD player. The villa's private garden and large sun terrace (with BBQ), lead onto a shared pool area at the rear of the property.
Villa in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal - 3 Large Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Mins Walk To Beach With Bars And Restaurants
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2019
We are a couple in our 30s (no children as yet), and have been together for 16 years. We love travelling and try to get away as much as we can, either skiing or exploring different areas. Ray's not one to stay on the beach all day, so we normally have to have some kind of activity planned.
Jennie purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Jennie chose Foz do Arelho
We decided to buy a property in this area having spent 3 years living abroad (Far East and Australia), it was a must to have somewhere hotter than the UK and near a beautiful beach. We watched Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun' and the Silver Coast was featured. We then bought that magazine and found both this villa and our fantastic Management Company. We fell in love with the area on our first visit as well as the villa - made an offer in that one weekend. The stunning scenery, relaxed atmosphere and the smell of eucalyptus and the sea in the air reminded us so much of a wonderful 2.5 years in Australia. All of our family have now been to visit and go back regularly. It's definitely a home from home for every guest staying.
What makes this Villa unique
The village of Foz is unspoilt. We love staying in the area, and our villa is ideally situated within a minutes' walk from the village square. The view from our terrace looks down towards the village and over to the lagoon. The swimming pool is one of the largest in the area (as far as we can see from Google Earth), and is at the back of the property, away from the road. It's great that we can walk directly out on to the pool area - no need to go up and down stairs.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Spacious Villa in an unspoilt location on the Silver Coast
This is a well appointed spacious villa in a beautiful part of the Silver Coast. Situated in the centre of Foz and a 10/15 minute stroll to the lagoon and beach where there are a number of restaurants catering to most tastes. There is also a very good local restaurant called Cafe Central which is next to the mini market and 5 minutes walk from the villa. It is very popular with the locals and serves good food and a very drinkable house white wine for 6 euros a litre. In fact the local restaurants were so good we ate out so I cannot comment on the kitchen facilities but it all looked good and the there is a coffee maker if you want fresh coffee in the morning. There are three big bedrooms which are tastefully decorated.
We used public transport and taxis but a car would be useful if you are a family. The surrounding towns are worth visiting.
The only thing that you need to be careful about is using the swimming pool, there is no hand rail and the steps into the pool are fairly deep especially for young ones. The owner is aware and addressing the issue. There is a gate from the garden to the pool area which is great if you have young ones and the garden is a sun trap with a shaded are to the side.
Theresa the next door neighbour who manages the property is very helpful, speaks brilliant English and knowledgable about the area.
This is a fabulous villa and location, I would have no hesitation in recommending it.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are really pleased you enjoyed staying at our villa and found Foz ideal for you.
You were a fantastic guest and would be welcome back at any time.
Superbly located, well equipped and clean
We had a very relaxing holiday, the Villa is superbly located for the beach, town and local restaurants and shops. We were 5 adults, but the villa and town suit all ages. Extremely well equipped and clean, we couldn't have asked for more.
Some great places locally to visit, and easy to get to from Lisbon.
We have loved out stay in this villa.
Owners were most helpful and supportive. Within a very short walking distance from the shops, restaurants and the bars (Trombone being our favorite) this property is super quiet and well located. The grounds and pool are immaculate, the inside is beautifully clean. The bedrooms are spacious and beds super comfortable. Bliss!
This is a truly charming villa in a really friendly resort that we would definitely recommend over and over.
Lovely house in a great location.
Stayed here with my husband and two teenage children. The house is lovely. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Was a great base for exploring the area which is lovely. Obidos is beautiful and very close. Lots of lovely places to eat nearby and very reasonably priced. Easy to pop down to Lisbon which we did a couple of times. The lagoon is great for young and older children alike. Would definitely recommend here if you're looking to stay in this part of Portugal.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our villa and on the Silver Coast. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
This was our 9th year in Foz do Arelho. We love the place - it has everything that you wish for in a 'live like a local' holiday. It was our first time in this particular villa and I have to say we were not disappointed. It is immaculately maintained in every respect. For families with smaller children, the added bonus of the small gated garden being next to the pool is perfect. The small development of 4 villas boasts sunshine all day in most areas and is surprisingly quiet given that the location is central to the village square. It feels like you are miles away, with fantastic views of the lagoon, but only a 2 minute walk to everything you need with regards entertainment, food supplies and restaurants. The beach is only a 10 minute stroll and lends itself to the most amazing child-friendly lagoon. We would recommend this particular villa to anyone wanting to stay in Foz do Arelho. It's location is perfect in every respect but that is only if you can book it up before we get there first LOL.
Leuk huis, prima gelegen om uitstappen te doen en naar het strand te gaan
Woning was prima in orde, ruim en met alle faciliteiten voorhanden
Special interest holidays:
The town’s location offers excellent access to watersports both in the tempestuous Atlantic for surfing or boogieboarding or in the Obidos Lagoon which offers a calm and shallow alternative, perfect for bathing, canoeing, windsurfing and even kitesurfing at the nearby club.
Foz Do Arehlo's superb beach is just a 10 mins walk from the villa. The beach boasts a large area stretching along the ocean and into the mouth of the lagoon. There is also plenty of parking along the waterfront with restaurants and bars. The Silver Coast offers a number of beaches, including Baleal beach, which is world famous for its surfing, all within a short drive.
Lisbon Airport 81km (50 mins). Porto Airport 3 hours. Car hire is not essential, but to fully appreciate this area, it is recommended. We can also put you in contact with airport transfer service.
The villa is only a 2 mins walk from the centre of Foz Do Arehlo, which has mini-market, ATM, butchers, bakery and pharmacy. Caldas da Rainha is 15 mins drive. The stunning medieval village of Obidos is 15 mins drive and the fishing village of Nazare is 30 mins. The attractive coastal resorts of Salir do Porto and Sao Martinho do Porto are also a short drive away.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A non-refundable deposit of 30% is payable at the time of booking, the balance being due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If the arrival date is within 6 weeks of booking then full payment will be required to book. Please note a security deposit of £200 will be required with balance. This will be returned within 1 week of departure date. Online booking fee via a credit or debit card incurs a 5% additional charge. Unfortunately this is a direct fee charged by Owners Direct. Direct payment options are available. We can arrange joint bookings with the owners of the other 2 rented villas in the condominium if you need accommodation for more than 6 people. Changeover Day: Flexible. Notes on prices: Late availability for March and April 2015 - £300 per week Prices are for the property per week are quoted in UK Pounds as most of our guests arrive from the UK. Guests from other countries are very welcome and Euros are accepted. Currency conversion is available on request. Payment by credit card is acceptable through Paypal at a 7% surcharge. Please contact owner for late availability offers and short term rentals.