Well appointed villa walking distance from golf, tennis,beach, bars, restaurants.
Casa Isabella is a luxury villa located within walking distance of vast unspoilt sandy beaches on the Praia d'El Rey Golf and Beach Resort with its award winning, championship golf course. The villa is 5mins walk from the golf clubhouse and tennis academy (with 7 floodlit courts), 10mins from the 5* Marriott with superb restaurants, bars, spa, gym and pools. The resort offers 2 kids clubs and tennis camp and there are a number of well run surf and paddle boarding schools nearby. Off resort there are plenty of interesting historical towns and beaches to visit and activities for children and adults alike (vineyards, restaurants & beach bars, scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, horse riding, other golf courses at Bom Successo and Royal Obidos amongst others). This spacious villa is well equipped with travel cot, highchair, TV, DVD, WiFi, and the layout works well for 1 or 2 families. Outside, the villa has its own large, private heated swimming pool, built-in BBQ and sheltered outdoor eating area, all set in a beautiful garden.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful home from home Villa
About the Owner
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 Obidos
We bought the house here in Praia d'El Rey because it still feels like 'real' Portugal in this area. It doesn't have the intense heat of the Algarve, but regularly hits 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 masses 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. We have yet to explore Porto - maybe next year.
For teens, as well as the golf and tennis, there is 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 7 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.
We like to keep things simple when we are in our home from home. Some good music on, getting the 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!
(7 traveller reviews)
Beautiful home from home Villa
We've just returned from an 11 night stay at Casa Isabella and what an amazing holiday we had. The owner, Kate, was extremely helpful from start to finish and the communication was brilliant. Our party ranged in age from 10 months to 70 years and everyone was well catered for. Kate's excellent knowledge of the area helped us plan days out before we went and nothing was too much trouble. The facilities in the villa were brilliant making it a true home from home experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone. It's simply beautiful.
The Villa is so well equipped with everything you need.
The WIFI is welcome and there is a brilliant info pack with everything you need to know.
In our opinion the Villa is situated in the best area of PDL and not too busy.
The Villa is clean and all rooms ensuite. The pool was cleaned nearly every day and the pool heating was welcome as the temp drops a little at night which we didn't mind.
We played golf at Praia del Rey and the club house is 5 minutes walk and a fantastic beach nearby also. The Atlantic gives a nice cool breeze.
Obidos Golf is only 5 mins drive and fantastic food.
We needed a car to get around as Praia del Rey is some distance from the nearest town but well worth the visits to Obidos and Peniche as we shopped at the local markets which are such good value.
There were a few flies around which were a little nuisance but there are fly nets on the windows which worked wonders.
All in all we would recommend the villa to golfers and families as it is well equipped for both and local facilities have everything you need
Thanks for a great holiday
Just What We Were Looking For!
We absolutely loved Casa Isabella and would highly recommend it. Were we a party of 8 (4 adults 4 kids) and were really pleased with the location, size and facilities. The owners recommended nearby beaches, activities and local amenities - all the information was invaluable (particularly the English speaking Butchers!)
We loved our day trip to Obidos, the beach at Baleal and having a go at Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in the lagoon. Our favourite memories of the villa are the pleasure the kids got out of the pool and the numerous BBQ's!
We stayed at Casa Isabella for 2 weeks and had an amazing time. The villa is very spacious and beautifully decorated, it really is a home away from home. The outdoor area has very large pool with lovely green areas and an outdoor bbq. Kate was fantastic to deal with, extremely helpful and accommodating and provided us with all information on the resorts and the surrounding towns. I would highly recommend this villa, we will definitely be back next year!!
We found this house absolutely perfect for our needs, very quiet, comfortable, clean and well equiped, probably because family owned and used, shop for our daily needs a short walk away as was a restaurant.
Further afield excellent choice of restaurtants and places of interest.
We will certainly return!
We stayed for 2 weeks and had an amazing time. The villa is beautifully decorated, with loads of space and very comfortable beds, and basically everything you could possibly need. It has a fantastic outdoor space, including a lovely warm pool and great BBQ area. We loved the area, and will definitely be coming back.
From the Owner
“We bought the house here in Praia d'El Rey because it still feels like 'real' Portugal in this area. It doesn't have the intense heat of the Algarve, but regularly hits 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 masses 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. We have yet to explore Porto - maybe next year. For teens, as well as the golf and tennis, there is go-karting, paint balling, bowling, sailing, surfing and a vibrant night life in the nearby towns of Ferrel and Baleal.”
Activity and Interests
Coast/Beach: About a 10-15 min walk from the house there are miles of unspoilt and very quiet sandy beaches - great for walking and popular for surfing. A 10 min 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 paddling to rock-pooling to wind surfing and my newest addiction - paddle boarding!
Lisbon is the nearest airport and is about 50 mins drive from the villa on excellent, new roads - mainly motorway. Car hire is essential and we provide detailed directions to the resort. TAP, Monarch and BA all fly direct from London. Easyjet fly from Liverpool and Luton and BMI baby from Manchester.
The toll motorway is just under 5 euro for the trip from Lisbon to the house.
With the wonderful city of Lisbon less than an hour's drive away, there are great opportunities to explore. Even closer are a wealth of historic towns, not least the famous Medieval walled town of Obidos (15 mins drive) - which has a fantastic supermarket and new leisure centre on the outskirts. Caldas da Rainha (15 mins drive) has great food markets, museums, restaurants and shopping (and a great A&E at the hospital!). Lisbon is only an hour by car and offers a massive amount to do.
The kids club - Clube Aventura - (up to 16 years old) offers surfing, bodyboarding, quad biking, paintball, archery, kayaking and beach games.
Excellent coaching and camp-style coaching are available from the tennis club at the entrance to the resort. Obidos (UNESCO World Heritage site) 15 mins drive is a medieval walled town with cobbled streets, castle, craft/gift shops, restaurants and bars. Peniche and Baleal (10 mins drive) are popular family beaches and surfing spots with plenty of restaurants to choose from. The aqua park at Peniche and go-karting at Dinokart nr Lourinha are great fun. Surf instruction at Baleal surf school is friendly and a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. They offer wetsuits and boards along with the classes.
A small shop / deli is approx 1 min walk from the villa and sells most of what you would need. Supermarkets and banks are anything from 10 mins drive away. Restaurants in neighbouring towns and villages will enable you to enjoy anything from amazing fish to pizza, to steak-on-a-stone and new, up-market restaurants are opening all the time - take a look at our book/guide in the house for tips on where to find some real gems. Nazare - a 30 min drive north is a stunning coastal town to visit too.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Winter 2016/Spring 2017
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early summer 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak season 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£350|
A 25% non refundable deposit to secure booking with full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. At the time the balance is paid we require a £350 security deposit, refundable after your stay. Payments can be made in sterling or euros. We have some flexibility with pricing depending on numbers in your party.
Our preferred changeover day is a Saturday during July and August and we ask you to leave the house by around 10 in the morning so that the house can be prepared for the next guests. We do, however, try to be flexible with all of this so do always ask!
Notes on prices:
Prices for the property per week in UK Pounds. 25% deposit required to secure booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure. £350 refundable security deposit with balance. Pool heating included in rental prices. We don't offer pool heating between end October and beginning April. With smaller groups we can offer some flexibility on pricing.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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 7 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. We like to keep things simple when we are in our home from home. Some good music on, getting the 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!”
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Games ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 3 bathrooms have baths with overhead showers and double basins. 4th bathroom has shower cubicle and single basin. All have WC and bidet.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Room for cot / travel cot which we can provide at no charge
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Room for cot / travel cot which we can provide at no charge
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + cot (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - superking bed, bathroom, dressing room, balcony Bedroom 2 - kingsize bed, bathroom, balcony Bedrooms 3 & 4 - twin beds with bathrooms and terrace. Beds can be made up as superkings Travel cot available in house Hairdryers in all bedrooms
- Balcony ...
- Boat ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- A hamper of food and additional cleaning service can be arranged with local property manager at small additional cost