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Private Condominium, 400 Metres From The Beach, 2 Mins From Market And Shops



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Apartment in Sao Martinho do Porto, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peacefully Situated Yet Close To All Amenities.

Beautiful, bright and airy 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner apartment in a private condominium with two terraces (35ft and 22ft long) peacefully situated with lovely views over local countryside, yet just two minutes from the friendly local market and shops, and 400 metres from the beach, it's a wonderfully relaxing place to spend your holiday.

The double rooms have Super King-size beds. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and drawers. Each room has air-conditioning, central vacuum, surround sound, electric shutters (providing complete darkness for sleeping if required), and patio doors onto the terraces. There are tables and chairs on the terraces. In the lounge there is Satellite TV, DVD player with memory stick capability and DVD library, iPod dock, selection of board games. There are Leather sofas (one a sofa-bed), a comfortable leather recliner with matching footstool and a dining table which seats 8 before being extended.

The Master bathroom has a hydro-jet shower and bath, the en-suite has a walk-in rain-shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen and double bay underground garage with lift to all floors. Also parking bays outside the building.

There is a secure garden with heated pool which slopes at one end to give a shallow area for little ones, wooden sundecks to three sides, poolside WC/showers and play area for little ones on a rubberised surface. We have sun-loungers for your exclusive use. There is an entry-phone system. We have a high chair and a travel cot.

An hour from Lisbon, Sao Martinho is a friendly, relaxed community with a safe, sheltered beach and plenty of nice cafes and restaurants, which are all very good value. It used to be the holiday destination of the Portuguese Royal Family. It's still a popular choice for Portuguese people and is considered 'real Portugal'. The south end of the beach is a nature reserve with a boardwalk around to the next village. In summer there are lifeguards and shade tents on the beach, water sports, bike rental on the prom, and often entertainment on the green.

It makes an excellent base for visiting interesting places like Obidos, Sintra, Fatima, Alcobaca etc. Surf beaches are close by, as are golf courses such as the award-winning Praia del Rey, Bom Successo and Royal Obidos. Also nearby - Historical sites and old palaces, riding, surfing, body-boarding, sailing, walking, paragliding, canoeing, caving, golf, bowling, waterpark, paddle-boarding, adventure parks, cinema, fishing. There is even a dinosaur coast and an old Roman city.

The apartment has a Portuguese Tourist Board Licence and we always receive glowing reports from satisfied customers. (the review system on this site is relatively new, so only the latest reviews are shown).

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are British, and have recently returned to the UK after working abroad for many years as my husband, Adrian, is a hotel manager.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time in your spacious and extremely clean and comfortable Apartment.

It was so convenient for us to be near the Supermarket and we enjoyed the Pastry Shops being nearby as we enjoy fresh croissants for our breakfast when we're on holiday!

We thought the beach area was lovely.
Jun 2015
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Another great holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We returned to this flat having enjoyed our holiday last Easter. The flat is in a quiet, residential area a short walk from the bay and town. It is a pleasant walk through the old town to the beach. The flat is clean, spacious and comfortable.

There is a good range of bars and restaurants within walking distance. We liked Cafe Rosa for a pre-dinner drink as it is friendly and not touristy. The Casa restaurant is good for a special meal. Gaivota (Seagull) is ideal for a lighter and cheaper meal. Foz do Arelho is lovely at sunset and the drive is very spectacular. We will certainly go again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super spacious apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a super time here. There was plenty of space for the four of us (all women 60+). We all loved San Martinho and the surrounding area and would stay here again. Thanks so much for the use of this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very clean and spacious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean, spacious and comfortable. It is nicely furnished and

the apartment has a great layout with a large, airy lounge, and a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are a good size as are the two bathrooms(one en-suite).

The owner provided good customer service and was prompt with responses to queries.

The apartment was conveniently situated for the Supermarket, fruit and vegetable market and pastry shop. We enjoyed the restaurants and one family restaurant is on the next street to the apartment.

The beach was approximately 400 metres from the apartment and could be reached by walking through the pleasant old town and descending to the beach area via a lift!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

This flat is ideal for two couples. The evening walk through the old town to the bay was enjoyable each time as we found new routes with interesting features and views. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. We used the pool almost every day. Parking on the street was easy outside the flat. The supermarket is also walkable. The rooms are spacious. We went off season so nights were nippy but the electric heaters coped well to make it cosy. We certainly plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing holiday . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the apartment in sao martinho do porto. We are a family of six me and my wife ,two teenage boys,daughter and boyfreind there was plenty of room in the appartment. It was clean and tidy the beds were comfortable. The facilities were very good .The supermarket was a 5 minute walk away it had a lot of choice and was not expensive.If you like a cup of tea take your own tea bags though .There was nothing to

dislike about the area or the appartment .The beach in the bay was very well kept the front along the beach with its bars,shops and restaurants was very relaxing.The food wasnt expensive in the restauraunts follow the locals. The beach had a lovely sea breeze it didnt feel to hot, even though it was. We flew to lisbon airport it took about an hour to get to the appartment. We booked the taxi a return journey with a company recommended by the owner of the appartment it was £178 . Jinahtrans they were a man and wife taxi firm Jan & Hilde they were very proffesional and polite a good old natter to and from the appartment tele +351 916 791 307 . Overall a great place to stay friendly people and a great holiday.

many many many thanks

audrey. x

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad you had a great time.
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Fab apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely modern apartment, has everything you could want and close too all amenities. Had a fantastic week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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From the Owner

We don't usually like going to the same place twice, but we love going to Sao Martinho. The town is so friendly and relaxing, yet we've never been bored as there are so many interesting places to visit within an hour's drive, including a number of world heritage sites and even a dinosaur coast. There are also lots of lovely beaches. It's an easy drive from Lisbon and there are lots of good restaurants at exceptional value. The bay is almost fully enclosed, making it the safest and warmest in Portugal. The Silver Coast is different from the Algarve - still relatively 'undiscovered', sophisticated yet charming, and not full of crowds. It's where the Portuguese like to go on holiday. In the area there's golf, water sports, a wine route and even a chocolate festival! We hope you enjoy it too!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lisbon at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Around corner at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Obidos at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sao Martinho do Porto at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Around corner at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sao Martinho do Porto at 0.4 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Sao Martinho is a calm horseshoe bay, ideal for families, with little boats moored all year round. Because it's calm, it's also the warmest bay on the coast and has beach tents, showers, life-guard etc. There is a lovely promenade lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. There is bicycle hire, and a play park at the end of the prom where the children can play while you watch from the cafes a few feet away. Nearby - water sports, adventure park, cinema, bowling, riding, fishing, etc.


Approx 55mins easy drive from Lisbon airport on A8 motorway.

2 hrs from Porto, 3.5 from Faro. Car hire available at airport.

If you don't want to drive, there's coach service by Rede Expressos from Lisbon's Sete Rios bus terminal, about 5.5 miles from the airport. Journey around 75 mins. (www.rede-expressos.pt) Take a taxi or take a shuttle bus going from airport to bus terminal about every 30mins. We can also recommend a local private taxi company direct from the airport to the apartment.


Obidos medieval walled town and lagoon - 20 mins. Foz do Arelho surf beach - 10 mins. Caldas da Rainha (large town)- 15 mins. Sintra - 50 mins. Nazare surf beach - 15 minutes. Alcobaca monastery and world heritage site - 20 mins. Within an hour - Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril, Mafra, Queluz, etc.

Further Details:

The fruit and fish market is two minutes walk around the corner. By the market is also a baker, butcher, deli, newsagent, internet cafe, florist etc. Supermarket a few mins walk. There are banks cafes, restaurants, take-aways, attractive shops, post office and a tourist office. Nearby - Historical sites, riding, surfing, bodyboarding, sailing, walking, paragliding, canoeing, caving, golf, bowling, waterpark, paddle-boarding, adventure parks, cinema, fishing.


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1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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Additional pricing information

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Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner by email. 20% deposit required on booking, balance payable 8 weeks before travel.

Changeover Day:
There is no fixed changeover day, but we would appreciate your departure by 10am and arrival after 4pm in peak season. If this causes a problem, let us know and we will try to help.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds. All cleaning, linen and utilities are included in the price.

20% deposit payable on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

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From the Owner

Our apartment is on a corner of the building and isn't overlooked. The sun shines onto the kitchen terrace in the morning, so we love to eat breakfast in the sun, overlooking the garden and countryside, but as the sun moves round to the other terrace in the afternoon, the apartment always stays cool. The pool is heated from April to October, so the refreshing sea breezes don't make the water too cool to swim and it's open all year round. There's also a WC and shower room by the pool. It's so convenient for the charming and friendly local market and shops and it's only 400 metres to the beachfront and restaurants, meaning no-one has to drive when going out in the evening.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 190 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Walk in shower cabinet with rain shower. Surround sound.
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Hydrojet-shower. Surround sound.
  • Marble en-suite with walk-in 'monsoon' shower, wc, bidet, washbasin, external window, surround sound. Marble master bathroom: full-size bath with 'hydro-jet' shower, wc, bidet, washbasin, surround sound.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Superking size bed. Built-in wardrobes and drawers. En-suite shower room. Electric shutters for complete darkness in all rooms. Patio doors to terrace. Surround sound. Air conditioning. Bedroom 2 with Superking size bed. Built-in wardrobes and drawers. Electric shutters. Patio doors to terrace. Surround sound. Air conditioning. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Built-in wardrobes and drawers. Patio doors to terrace. Surround sound. Air conditioning. Travel cot available. Sofa bed in Sitting Room.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms have patio doors, air-conditioning/heating, surround sound, thermic electric shutters and central vacuum system. No smoking please. No pets. Outside: There is a fully enclosed, shared garden with a children's play area set on a rubberised surface and a pool with sundecks. (open all year, heated April - October). Showers and toilets are also conveniently situated by the pool. We have sun loungers for use by the pool and tables and chairs on our terraces. We have an underground double bay garage and there are parking bays outside the building. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are included (not beach towels). For bookings of two weeks a mid-stay change of linen/towels is available at extra cost (arrange directly with owner). Other: Entrance hallway with entryphone system. Underground garage with double bay with electric door.

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