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Well appointed villa walking distance from golf, tennis, bars,restaurants
We have a travel cot available at no extra charge, along with a mattress and linen for the travel cot and highchair and baby bath. This fits comfortably in any of the bedrooms but we usually put it in the dressing room adjacent to the master bedroom, or in the other upstairs bedroom (bedroom 2). Our local rental agent can hire additional cots with linen as well as highchairs etc.. should they be required. In order to be flexible with the accommodation to best suit your needs, we can make up the master bedroom as twins and either of the downstairs twin rooms can be made up as large superking bed size. Hair-dryers in every bathroom.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
- 1 infant in a travel cot over and above the 8 guests is allowed.
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Follows regional health guidelines: Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Coast / Beach: About a 10 - 15 minute walk from the house there are miles of unspoilt and very quiet sandy beaches - great for walking and popular for surfing. A 10 minute drive in one direction takes you to the small town of Baleal with some great beach bars and small restaurants and a very safe beach with its own surf schools and life guards. A 10 min drive in the other direction takes you to the Lagoa de Obidos with shallow tidal waters - great for anything from kayaking to wind surfing and my newest favourite activity - paddle boarding!
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About Kate Malone
We live in the UK and have our holiday home in Praia d'El Rey. As a family we have been coming to Portugal since we were young children 30+ years ago and have always loved the kindness of the Portuguese people and the beauty of the country. Since growing up and now having young families of our own, we love being able to spend time at our house in Portugal. We like to explore, have a bit of beach time - all the children have learned to surf and play golf in the last couple of years - and pool fun and relaxation. We adore the food and culture of Lisbon but more than anything, have found that this is the one holiday destination where we truly relax.
Kate Malone purchased this villa in 2004
Why Kate Malone chose Praia del Rei
We bought the house here in Praia d'El Rey because it still feels like the 'real' Portugal in this area. It doesn't have the intense heat of the Algarve, but regularly hits 28 - 30 degrees in the summer - plenty hot enough with our young children! The beaches are fabulous - miles and miles of sand, and many of those miles with hardly a soul on them - and with our family members being keen tennis players, golfers and surfers, there is loads for us to do in the area. We have explored the immediate vicinity and love the beaches, restaurants, small pretty towns, and further afield have rather fallen in love with Lisbon and Porto. For teens, as well as the golf and tennis, there is a go-karting, paint balling, bowling, sailing, surfing and a vibrant night life in the nearby towns of Ferrel and Baleal.
What makes this villa unique
The house is well laid out. We usually go on our own as a family of 4 or with another family, when each family can have a floor to themselves, or the adults can be on one floor with all the children on another. We have set the house up to be flexible in this way - with twins made up as a superking bed on the ground floor if required. We had the pool heated about 12 years ago and don't regret that for a second. Unheated pools on the resort can be very chilly and I for one prefer a balmy 29 degrees before I will swim! We have just installed a new pool heater and cover, and also had the pool re-lined so it's looking fabulous. (March 2019) We like to keep things simple when we are in our home from home. Some good music on, getting a guitar out, or grabbing wetsuits and heading down to the beach for a surf then a bbq with friends when we get back, and a movie for the kids - a perfect way to spend a holiday!
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