Townhouse in Praia del Rey, Nr. Obidos, Silver Coast, Portugal - Quiet Location in Gated Development , Within Walking Distance of Golf, Pool and Beach
Luxury 2 bed 2 bath house in beautiful gated 'Vila dos Principes' development at Praia del Rey Beach & Golf resort overlooking 7th fairway. Very private, quiet location with large grassed area to front, in magnificent landscaped grounds. Large downstairs patio area plus sunny private terrace off bed 1. The house is finished to a high standard with satellite TV, 2 plasma TVs, DVD & PS2/games, books and is 1 mins walk from heated swimming pools, 1st tee, driving range and clubhouse/restaurant. Stunning, unspoilt beach and 5* Marriott hotel with spa/gym and restaurants minutes away. Tennis courts, children's play area/activities/kids club available in resort. Nearby Obidos lagoon ideal for watersports, swimming with many local surfing beaches close by. The historic medieval town of Obidos 10 mins drive away is not to be missed, with cultural Lisbon a 50 minute drive. Take a boat to the Berlenga Islands, a National Nature reserve and explore the natural unspoilt beauty of the Oeste Region.
Top Traveller Review
A relaxing holiday
About the Owner
We are a family of four who live in Yorkshire, England and lead very busy lives. We have two dogs who are not happy when we leave them to visit the house in Portugal! We love the house, resort and the Silver Coast and are pleased that other holidaymakers seem to also, as we have many repeat bookings.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Quiet area, lovely house and garden area.'
'We enjoyed the pools which were never busy or overcrowded. We loved the house, very comfortable and relaxing.'
'You don’t necessarily have to be a golfer to enjoy your house.'
'The house was beautiful and there really wasn't one single thing we could find fault with. We would have no hesitation in recommending the property and the resort to our friends and we hope to return again ourselves.'
'Fabulous golfing facilities.'
4.9 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
A relaxing holiday
We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable week at this property. Everything you could possibly need for your holiday was provided. The property was very well maintained on a peaceful site. We used the pool to cool down which was just around the corner from the property- often being there on our own which was so relaxing. The surrounding area is really worth exploring with lots of pretty places to visit. The owners quickly and efficiently dealt with our reservation and were very helpful with our questions. We would certainly recommend this property to family and friends.
Relaxing stay in beautiful property
Very comfortable , superbly equipped villa in a quiet spot , a short walk from lovely big pool. Spacious rooms and lovely sheltered patio plus private sun terrace on first floor. Ideal for a relaxing break in the sun . Golf available within walking distance plus bar and restaurant and lovely unspoilt beaches .
The owners of the house were excellent to deal with, booking with them was very straightforward.
All the information given before we left and at the house when we arrived was very helpful.
The house was perfect for us as a couple, however would be ideal for families too. The owners really look after the property and it is maintained to a high standard. It was very well equipped with everything you might need.
The area was quiet with lovely maintained gardens surrounding Vila dos Principes.
We could not fault our holiday stay and would recommend the property.
Beautiful Praia del Rey
We are a family of five, who has been to this house three times. We like the area, which is quiet and safe, with no traffic to worry about. It's three pool-areas, which is nice, we can then vary between them. It's not far from the beach; we walk to the closest beach within ten minutes. It's beautiful; the view over the Atlantic ocean is spectacular. We often take our car and go to other beaches nearby, which is more children-friendly. There are also small villages near-by, which we go to by car.
The house is very well equipped, everything you would think of is there, like dvd-player and a barbeque.
I will highly recommend this to (quiet) families and couples.
Beautiful Villa in great location
My family and I have stayed at this beautiful villa 6 years in a row now. It is located within a quiet gated community with perfectly manicured gardens and communal pools. The villa is ideal for a quiet family holiday. It is fully equipped with everything you could need for a stay and is decorated very elegantly. The owners have always been very helpful with any special requests we have had and the booking process very smooth. There is a great deal of information on the resort and the surrounding areas available in the villa. There are lots of interesting towns nearby by and Obidos has proved a favourite of ours each year. The beautiful city of Lisbon is approximately an hour by car and always worth a visit. Car hire is essential to fully explore the area and for more dining options at night. The villa is located 3 minutes walk to the clubhouse where there is a choice of dining in the clubhouse or their more formal restaurant. There is also a small children's playground 5 minutes walk from the villa. Access in and out of the villa is controlled by electric gates and this has always made us feel safe with young children. Having travelled extensively and stayed in many holiday rentals over the years this villa never fails to deliver. It is consistently clean, comfortable and immaculately presented.
Absolute perfection ...
"We loved this villa so much we booked for 2013 the day after we got home!"
We thought we knew what to expect from looking at the pictures on the Owners Direct site and reading the comprehensive owner write-up. However, the villa and the surrounding complex were so much more ...
The complex itself is extremely well situated and very clean and the security elements reassuring when travelling with children.
The villa can only be described as immaculate whilst still being comfortable and welcoming. There are DVDs and games which were great for all the family to enjoy after a hard day exploring! It must be noted that the villa is much bigger than we expected from the photographs. The outside area is spacious and comfortable - we loved having our meals out there when we were having a day by the pool (which is about 30 seconds from the back door!). The bedrooms were comfortable and the terrace from the main bedroom was lovely to sit on to watch the sun go down.
In terms of amenities there is everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is well stocked and the fridge/ freezer spacious when you are staying for a couple of weeks and want to take advantage of the big local supermarket to stock up.
The owners have put special effort into ensuring visitors are aware of local villages/ towns, restaurants and activity centres such as Dinokart with an easy-to-read visitors guide. We visited Obidos (which you MUST go to! There are amazing views from the walls at the rear of the village), Nazare, the beach at Peniche (great cafes), Caldas da Rainha and Sintra (visit the National Palace and if you walk up the hill from the village there are sellers sitting on the wall displaying local crafts for sale at very competitive rates).
The owners made the booking arrangements easy and were friendly and pleasant. Any questions were answered promptly and efficiently.
We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to a friend and will be back ourselves next year (and I suspect, many times after that!)
From the Owner
“We were interested in buying a property on the Silver Coast as an investment and did a lot of research before making a commitment. We did not for one moment realise how much we would fall in love with the country, the people and 'our place in the sun'. Praia del Rey is on a lynx golf course which the two male members of the family use as much as they can! However, the majority of people who rent our property are not golfers and have used it as a holiday home as the fantastic beaches and three swimming pools in Vila dos Principes offer all you need for a fabulous holiday - not to mention all the other characteristics of this unspoilt area of Portugal. The surrounding area boasts the most fantastic, sandy beaches, great choice of restaurants and Lisbon is only one hours drive.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Great location for Berlenga Islands, a National Reserve for birds.
The beach in the resort stretches for miles and is totally unspoilt and uncrowded; ideal for sunbathing, walking or surfing. A lifeguard is present during high season in front of the Marriott Hotel and there is parking for beach access. The famous Obidos lagoon is 10 mins drive offering calm, warmer waters and ideal for swimming and watersports. The surfing beaches of Baleal and Peniche are 15 mins drive. Body boards/beach umbrellas for your use with rental of house.
Lisbon airport - 1 hour drive (Easyjet -Gatwick/Luton/Bristol/Liverpool, Thompson Fly - Manchester, BMI Baby - Birmingham, British Airways and TAP - Heathrow,
Porto airport - 2.5 hours drive (Ryanair - Stansted/Liverpool/ Birmingham)
Lisbon - 50 minutes. Sintra - ancient town - 50 minutes. Obidos - magnificent medieval walled town with restaurants and cobbled streets - 10 minutes. Peniche/Baleal - bars, restaurants, sandy beaches - 10 minutes. Cascais/Estoril - 50 minutes. Caldas da Rainha - local market town, shops and restaurants -25 minutes. Serra del Rei - supermarket, great local restaurant with pizza, great seafood dishes and reasonably priced wine - 5 minutes.
Small general store in resort catering for essential items. Tennis courts with coaching available. Kids Adventure Club. Football coaching available. 5 star Marriott Hotel providing bars/restaurants/spa/gym. See www.praia-del-rey.com for further activities offered. Many supermarkets within 15 minutes drive. Shared books to choose from in security office. Great range of fantastic restaurants within easy drive. Many surfing schools in nearby Baleal & Peniche. New for 2013: New bar/restaurant overlooking the beach (free bus provided in summer from clubhouse down to beach area) plus general shop - with more to come.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking and balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival date with £150 refundable damage deposit. We will send out by either email or post directions from airport to resort and facts/information you may find useful.
In high season we prefer the changeover day to be Saturday. Arrival after 4pm and departure should be by 10am please. We will always try to be flexible, however, so please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts available for long lets. During winter lets it may be necessary to make a charge for any excess electricity and gas usage. However, have recently installed a wood burner fire which should alleviate high gas usage in winter.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The house itself is in Vila dos Principes, a gated community within Praia del Rey and is situated in a particularly quiet area. You immediately relax on arrival and there are facilities to do as much - or as little - as you like! The swimming pool is a minute's walk away so if you prefer to sunbath in private you can and meander down for a quick dip, but you are always able to get a bed at the pool if you prefer - even in the height of summer. Because we try to spend as much time there as we can we have a DVD in the lounge and bedroom 1 and have a good selection of films, books, games, etc. We also have a PS2 with a good selection of games and the kitchen is kitted out with every item possible! A friend commented when she stayed there recently "We all said we could live there!"”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Large en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet, 2 sinks set in granite worktops with storage vanity units. Downstairs bathroom adjacent to bedroom 2 with shower cubicle, wc, sink and storage vanity units.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms + cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with large double bed (splits into 2 singles), plasma TV & DVD, french doors open onto large private balcony overlooking 7th fairway. Bed 2 with 2 single beds. Sofa in lounge converts into double bed. Portable single put-u-up and cot available.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The house is fully centrally heated. Prices include gas and electricity in high season. Sorry, NO smoking or pets permitted. We have a local resident who speaks perfect English who will meet you with keys and will be your contact during your stay. Cot/high chair, golf clubs available; please request at time of booking. We want our guests to enjoy our house as their 'home away from home' so we've furnished it to the same standard as our own home and lock away any personal items so you feel it is 'your home' for the duration of your stay. Outside: House in quiet, private section of the community on the perimeter of the development. Two sets of french doors from lounge/dining room lead to covered downstairs terrace with wooden table/6 chairs, two sun loungers, 2 reclining chairs and portable BBQ. Access from kitchen also. Large grassed area to front of property ideal for sunbathing/children to play. Boules/badminton kit/football provided. Rooftop terrace from bed 1 in full sun with panoramic views of beautiful landscaped gardens and 7th fairway with reclining chairs and small table. Choose from 3 swimming pools, one just a minute's walk away, and all with a children's pool. All with sun loungers and umbrellas. Beautiful Portuguese styled cobbled village atmosphere with speed bumps. Access to development by security controlled gate. Parking spaces available outside house. Redecorated throughout in Feb 2013. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and indoor linen included. Weekly laundry change for stays of 2 or more weeks included in price. Please provide own beach/pool towels.