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Family-friendly Retreat with Pools and Ocean Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2015
Nazare, Silver Coast, Portugal - Tranquil Hilltop Setting, 10 Minutes Walk to the Beach and Town

Our stylishly furnished 3 double bedrooms, 2-bathroom ground floor apartment sleeps 6 people comfortably. Our ground floor position means easy access to condominium's garden and swimming pools. Our apartment is uniquely designed with an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, featuring an expansive, granite breakfast bar top. The kitchen is very well-equipped being keen cooks ourselves. One of our favourite things to do when we are in Nazare is to buy fresh seafood from the local market and have a barbecue on the roof terrace of the condominium, sipping port whilst drinking in views of the Atlantic. Nazare's seafood cuisine is a definite highlight (the octopus salad is to die for!) Nazare is ideal for families with its stunning beaches, furnicular, adventure water park, boating, surfing, fishing and hiking on well-established trails through aromatic pine forests and stunning coastline.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Woking, Surrey with my husband, 3 young children and 9 -year-old Jack Russell. Our little corner in Nazare is our escape from the rat race and we try to spend as much time as we can there. From day one, the locals in Nazare have made us feel at home and we've made so many friends over the years. Because it is our second home, we've made it very comfortable for us (and our guests). We genuinely hope you will love Nazare as much as we do!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got off a long flight from Singapore and were delighted by the beautiful and very comfortable apartment. The place is very modern with flat screen TV and DVD player. And if you think the DVD player is a waste of time because you didn't bring any with you - there is a big DVD library in the second bedroom. All the rooms are very sunny and spacious though our favourite room is the patio overlooking the pool. We spent hours sipping wine and basking in the sun while watching the children play in the pool - Kenneth and Noreen, Singapore



We had a fantastic holiday on the silver coast and i had to tell you how great we thought the apartment was. We had everything we needed in your gorgeously decorated apartment and felt totally at home there - Julia and Alex, UK

We loved Nazare and the gang enjoyed a week of the surfing. My 17 year old daughter and I particularly loved the day out in the designer outlet, my poor visa nearly melted! - Aedine, Northern Ireland.
Jul 2008
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1 holidaymaker review

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Nazare staying at Alto Do Moinho

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We stayed in a 3 bed 1st floor apartment belonging to the same owner in July 2013. Our party was a family of 4 with teenage boys 14 and 17 years old. The apartment was clean, spacious, modern and contemporarily furnished. The vast kitchen and living room overlooked the pool and gardens which, even in August was never too crowded, and to the rear of the apartment were 3 good sized bedrooms. We were really comfortable there, alternating our days between lazing around the pool, being turned upside down by the waves on the beach and day trips to some of the ancient towns nearby. The descriptions given by the owner of the apartments the complex and the town are exactly as it is, and the booking and arrivals process was very well organised.

The apartments are on the top of a steep hill overlooking the town, and it is possible to wander down to the centre of town in about 15 minutes. The walk back however is rather more challenging, so you would want to have a car available if you are staying here, even just for going to the grocery store.

The star attraction is Nazare itself, 1hr North of Lisbon airport on the motorway and well worth the drive. It is an authentic Portugese fishing town on a magnificent sandy beach with a laid back 'seaside' feel. It has all the facilities you might need including a reasonable sized supermarket and a municipal market where you can buy all the fresh fruit and veg you can carry for about €5! In the evenings we found ourselves wandering around the narrow back streets, which contained dozens and dozens of reasonably priced restaurants, then going for oversized ice creams on the seafront, followed by a walk down to the main square (along with hundreds of other people), to see the evenings entertainments.

Nazare has a really great relaxed feel to it and, although there are evidently a lot of visitors in town during the summer, it is not one of those purpose built resorts with a late night strip of neon lit bars and clubs. There are plenty of places open until the early hours and the night time scene might be described as having a gentle buzz rather than manic.

Things worth doing nearby would be to take the funicular up to the clifftop vilage of Sitio, above Nazare, and watch the sun go down, visit the walled medieval city of Obidos and to have a look around the impressive monastery at Alcobaca.

This owners properties are of a high standard in a great little complex. Hire yourself a car and go enjoy some beachlife.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

A short flight takes us to Lisbon and Nazare is just an hour's drive from there. The beaches are vast and simply spectacular. No matter how crowded Nazare gets in the summer, as long you are willing to walk and explore a little, you'll find your own little stretch of private beach. Over the years, we've watched Nazare 'grow up' to become a great family beach resort destination. Besides the beaches, there is a waterpark, a furnicular and a summer train for kids, surf and dive schools and equestrian schools. In August, there is a jazz festival and for the religious, a pilgrimage to the Church of our Lady of Nazare. Nazare is a convenient base to other Silver Coast sights including Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha and Foz d'Arelho. Lisbon, Sintra and Porto are good day trips.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Nazare's beaches are considered by some, Portugal's best. The main beach - 8 miles of golden sand, is a 10 minute walk downhill from the apartment. North of Nazare are many other beautiful and more secluded beaches, all worth exploring. A popular beach for families with young children is the Obidos Lagoon at Foz da Arelho which is 30 mins away.

Travel:

Lisbon Airport 1 hour drive.

Porto Airport 2:30 hours drive.

Faro Airport 3 hours drive.

Major motorway links from all 3 airports make access to Nazare straightforward. Car hire is recommended.

Distances:

15 mins away from Nazare, the spa town of Caldas da Rainha has an excellent daily fruit and vegetable market. The monastery at Alcobaca, where construction began in 1178, is a World Heritage site and just 10 min drive. Other attractions include Fatima, a 50-min drive, Batalha, a 30-min drive and Sintra, a 40-min drive.

Further Details:

Nazare has a daily market as well as a bigger Friday market where you will find the day's catch. There are many small local shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, banks and a post office. Leisure activities in the area include golf, walking, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, fishing, surfing and horse riding. The largest, best-stocked supermarket in the vicinity is Modelo, a short 5-minute drive away. There are many smaller stores even closer.

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    A 20 per cent deposit will be charged when you book. The remaining 80 per cent - plus a standard refundable £200 security deposit against damages and breakages - will be charged 30 days before the start of your holiday.

    Changeover Day:
    Flexible.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are in £ for the property per week.
    Discounts available for long winter lets, multi-apartment rental, returning guests and advanced booking of 6 months or more. Please note that pricing is all inclusive except for November to March when utilities will be charged separately.
    Security deposit of £200 is required in all periods except for Christmas and New Year when we ask for a £500 deposit. This deposit is fully-refundable.
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From the Owner

Nazare is the traditional summer holiday destination for the Portuguese because of its seafood and beautiful beaches. In the last ten years, its become popular with foreigners too and in the summer, Nazare is absolutely heaving and can get too crowded in mid-Aug. What we love about Alto do Moinho is even though it's just a 12-minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes walk to town, its hilltop position nestled in a little pine woodland means it remains an oasis of quiet despite its proximity to town. It is also the only condominium in Nazare within walking distance to the beach that have sea views, spacious grounds and swimming pools. The low-dense development of just 54 apartments also mean it does not get too crowded in the pool area and there are enough loungers to go round.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with power shower, washbasin with mixer tap, wc and bidet. Second bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet, washbasin with mixer tap and storage. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen bed, 2 side tables and lamps and plenty of wardrobe space. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, 1 side table and lamp. Can fit 1 more single bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 single bed and 1 trundle bed, with further space for cot or single mattress.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Strictly no smoking in the apartment and no pets please. This is a family-friendly apartment so we have everything a family with young children would need. Travel cot can be provided at no extra cost upon request. Please note that pools will not be open in the off-peak months which are from mid-October to 1 May. Outside: Large enclosed private patios to front and rear of apartment. The front patio has a lockable gate leading down to the pool area, making it safe for children. Shared swimming pool and children's pool are set in a garden area with pretty flower beds, fenced and gated for safety. Outdoor pool showers, sun loungers and seating around pools. Traditional brick-built barbecues with seating are located at ground level with additional barbecues on the open roof terraces. Private, free parking available to front and rear of apartment complex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels, but not beach towels, are provided. Cleaning is provided before and after use. Additional cleaning can be arranged at an extra charge upon request. Other: Brick-built barbecues on condominium grounds and rooftop available for use.

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