Stunning, peaceful self-catering villa on the Silver Coast - sleeps 4/6 people
Matt Walsh and Catarina Feria Walsh
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
About Matt Walsh and Catarina Feria Walsh
We are a British/Portuguese couple with a young child. Both journalists we are passionate about cooking, reading and embracing authentic Portuguese culture.
Matt Walsh and Catarina Feria Walsh purchased this House in 2006
Why Matt Walsh and Catarina Feria Walsh chose Municipality of Obidos
Decorated in blue and white calming tones, it evokes seaside, boating and holidays, allows you to swim and rest by the pool, take in the forest and sea views, a few minutes from a walled medieval town, Obidos and Atlantic unspoiled beaches. Visit food markets in Caldas, just 15 minutes away, as well as cafes and restaurants, go to Peniche for surf and sea food, a variety of sights, attractions and activities can be found nearby.
What makes this House unique
Modern blue and white keeping with traditional style blue and white house with private pool and amazing sea views on the edge of a quiet village, near attractions an hour from Lisbon (sights, largest aquarium in Europe, zoo, botanic gardens, museums, churches, restaurants and bars). Unique opportunity to rest in a nice environment, avoid crowds, but also visit a more authentic Portugal in Obidos and surrounding region.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very pleasant house, good layout for family, nice pool, in small friendly village.
We had a lovely week here with our two grown-up daughters. The place is more of a working village than a tourist one, with a small bar/shop where we watched World Cup matches with locals and other holidaymakers. But it's a short drive/cycle from either side of the lagoon, with a variety of beaches and things to do. We were there in June and found the cycle hire place doesn't open till July 1st, which may be the same for some other sports hire places, though surf schools were open in Peniche.
Obidos is dramatic and worth a visit, but we preferred Caldas de Reinha, which has fewer tourists but has good museums and a daily fish market and food market.
The terrace by the pool has great views, a lovely place to sit out, and the house itself is very well-equipped and comfortable, with both bedrooms ensuite and a nice large light living room/dining room. All in all a great place to have a holiday, thanks very much to Matt and Catarina for letting us use their lovely house.
We had a lovely stay in Alreho. The house was very clean with a lovely small pool. We would definitely visit again. Thank you .
Excellent property, good location
Very good value for money, beautiful house, very large for a 2 bedroomed property, very well equipped. The property was very clean. The owner and housekeeper very easy to contact and deal, even though we arrived really late. Peniche and Obidos well worth a visit. We would certainly recommend to family and friends.
Schönes und gut ausgestattetes Haus
Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht. Eventuell könnte man noch ein paar Kleinigkeiten verbessern, z.B. Leuchte über dem Spiegel im 1. Badezimmer und Satellitenschüssel für den Fernseher. Das Haus ist ruhig gelegen. Mann braucht definitiv einen Wagen, um zum nächsten Supermarkt (in Obidos oder in Caldas da Rainha zu kommen. Mehrmals am Tag kommen fahrende Brot- und Fisch-Verkäufer vorbei. Eine Nachbarin kümmert sich um das Haus und steht bei Fragen auch gerne zur Verfügung. Sie spricht fließend Französisch und Englisch. Wir würden jederzeit wieder dort unsere Ferien verbringen. Das Haus ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge nach Peniche, Lago de Obiods, Obidos, Caldas da Rainha, Nazaré, Alcobaca, Fatima, Tomar, Batalha, Höhlen und Fossiliensuche sowie Ausflüge in Richtung Lissabon (Mafra und Sintra). Wir vermissen Arelho bereits.
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Cat & Matt Walsh
We loved your house and pool on this small development. The views from the playground are incredible. Everywhere is within a short driving distance and if you don't want to drive the walk around the lagoon is to be recommended. The people in the village are very friendly and we were invited to sample the local wine with one of th neighbours, very hospitable despite the language barrier!
The surrounding are areas and beaches are magnificent.
Cosy and comfortable villa
We spent a marvelous holiday at the house in Arelho. It's a comfortable place to relax in the evenings after spending the day with sight-seeing. It is excellently equipped and very clean and spacious. Everything turned out the way it was described. Matt was always helpful and friendly, for example in describing the way to the house and sending us more detailed information and photos..
We especially adored the evenings in the garden with the amazing view of the laguna. The pool always invited for a swim and refreshment.
If you like to see more of Portugal, here's the best starting point. You can get anywhere in Portugal from here by car.
The house in Arelho provides a calm and cosy atmosphere, especially after a long day of driving around the country.
If you're interested in the region, here are some tips where to go: the laguna, Obidos, Batalha, Lisboa, Tomar etc.
If you prefer the beaches, they are not far away and recommendable.
For your shopping there are several supermarkets in Calda about a ten minute drive from the house.
If you want to spend an unforgettable holiday, just stay at the house in Arelho.
Nearby attractions include the beautiful town of Obidos, which is a World Heritage site. The town is famous for its medieval cobbled streets and delightful flower covered houses.
There are several golden, sandy beaches nearby. Those on the lagoon are suitable for swimming and small children; those facing the ocean are ideal for surfing and wind-surfing. For beginners, there are surf and sailing schools nearby.
A short drive along the coast brings you to Praia d'El Rei, one of Portugal's premier resorts with its world class golf course. You can hire clubs or have lessons with the professionals in the greens amid the dunes. While Praia d'El Rei is the best course in the area it's not the only one. There are several within a short drive.
If that all sounds a little energetic there are also top-class restaurants close-by. Whether it's fine dining in the castle at Obidos or eating freshly caught fish on the sea-front in Peniche, there is something for all tastes and prices.