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Large Villa With Stunning Views Over Obidos Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Villa in Foz do Arelho, Obidos Lagoon, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peaceful and very Relaxed Location, 5 Minutes Walk to the Beach

The villa is located within a short 5 min walk of the golden sandy beaches of Foz Do Arelho. There you can take a leisurely morning stroll and take coffee at one of many beach café / restaurants. These also serve delicious afternoon lunches and specialise in Fresh fish and sea food and also do freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups etc. to suit all needs. The Lagoon that makes its way several kilometres from the beaches further inland offers a variety of exciting water sports and high-adrenaline activities is just a few minutes walk from the villa.

Caldas da Rainha, the historical thermal city, is a 10 minute drive with hypermarkets and fruit, vegetable and flower markets. The internationally acclaimed 5 star golf courses at Praia del Rey, Bom Successo and Rio Major are a 25 minute drive.

Peniche, the renowned surfing spot is a 20 minute drive. Lisbon is a 50 minute drive. Visit the medieval castle and walled city of Obidos. Wine tours and various visits to neighbouring and historically fascinating towns and villages are recommended. The Marian Shrine of Fatima is less than 45 minutes away.

Changeover day: Saturday. We would prefer a Saturday changeover day but are flexible. Access is available from 4pm. Departures required prior to noon.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We holidayed in the Villa, Summer 2012. The Villa is fantastic and in a fantastic location. All the main rooms (breakfast room, living / dining room, 3 double bedrooms) have panoramic views of the Atlantic, the Berlinga Islands. Breathtaking sights to wake up to in the mornings and magnificent sunsets on the veranda’s. Mojito’s at sundown! The surrounding area is also magnificent and Obidos is a must see town. We also enjoyed numerous days on the beach in San Martinho (10 mins drive). This sheltered horse shoe bay is the perfect swimming location, which comes highly recommended by the children. They also enjoyed the table tennis in the basement beside their bedroom.

However the children did miss the internet - Angie, Edinburgh, UK

Delighted you enjoyed your holiday Angie and thanks for your helpful comments. I’m glad to say that the telecom company has now provided broadband and the villa is now on line.


We (2 couples with 4 children under 10) stayed at this beautiful villa in July 2013. The Villa, located no more than an hour north of Lisbon airport (clear directions provided) is beautiful. It is perched on top of the headland which overlooks the beautiful Obidos lagoon and ocean. The Villa is very comfortable, pool is spotless with enough lounge chairs for everyone to enjoy the sun and view! We used the large BBQ most nights which was a great outdoor dining experience.Also there are many lovely restaurants and bars in the village within five minutes of the house. The beach below the villa is huge, although we only swam in the lagoon where there was a lifeguard and didn’t go near the ocean. The beach is completely unspoilt!

The owners were extremely helpful prior to arrival by offering helpful advice about the Villa and the surrounding area. Having good internet access allowed the kids to watch their movies and keep themselves entertained before bedtime!

We definitely recommend this Villa - Patrick & Sylvia, Cork, Irl

Owner: Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back at any time!


My buddies and I booked this Villa for a week in September to spend a relaxing week's break and play some golf. Firstly we all admit that the Villa is fabulous, with incredible views. It is modern and well equipped and had more than enough space for us four guys. There are three beautiful links course within a 30 minute drive from the Villa with one of those overlooking the Ocean!!

We went for the golf but were very pleasantly surprised with all the area had to offer.The walking and cycling trails were great. We dined out in the local restaurants most night which were all very reasonably priced There’s a list of recommended local restaurants in the villa and we really enjoyed our meals in A Lareira and Vintage Foz.

We were very happy with our choice of destination and Villa – we will be back!
May 2012
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely holiday in a great villa

  • 5 of 5

7 of us stayed in this spacious, well kept and clean modern villa for 2 weeks beginning of September. There are three good sized double bedrooms on the upper level and all three have their own bathrooms, patio doors to pool area and the most amazing views of Obidos lagoon and Atlantic. On this level there is also a large living, dining room and a well equipped kitchen, both having sea views. There are further 2 twin bedrooms in the lower level sharing a shower room and another large lounge. We found both the owner and property manager very helpful, and we received lots of info before the holiday, and there is also a booklet in the villa giving useful information about the villa, nearby restaurants, shopping, and places to visit.

For our holiday purposes the area was great, there are plenty of places to visit, from monasteries, fishing villages, beaches, palaces, mountain caves, to extraordinary Buddha Eden Winery and Gardens, not forgetting the lovely village of Obidos. And we even saw dinosaur footprints on a mountainside! The roads are very good and it's easy to get anywhere (you will need a car for getting to places!) and it was so nice, that we hardly ever needed to pay for parking. There were a few good restaurants in the nearby village and also along the massive beach a quick walk downhill from the villa. There are also a few small food shops in the village, but we did our main food shopping in nearby Caldas da Rainha, which has many supermarkets, and a brilliant daily fruit and vegetable market.

For the more active, there are plenty of things to do in this part of Portugal, from cycling (our son bought his road bike with him and did hundreds of miles cycling both along the coast and in the mountains), surfing, sailing, walking, playing golf etc. Or just relaxing and taking in the views!

Two of us celebrated our 'big' birthdays during our stay, and now have lovely memories of time spent with family and friends, we had all we needed for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Manti, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. This will go along way to help prospective guests understand what Foz has to offer. You certainly managed to experience a lot while you were there and that is great to see. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you Manti. I am very happy that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at the villa and you are very welcome to return to Foz. Best wishes, Goretti.
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Villa in Foz do Arelho

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location overlooking Obidos lagoon; peaceful surroundings; spacious, well appointed & tastefully decorated modern villa. Pleasant weather ( 24 degrees average) considering time of year. A car is definitely needed , although a limited bus service runs to Caldas da Rainha thrice a day.Visited Obidos Castle,Alcobaca Monastery, Fatima, Nazare & Peniche beaches during our 10 day stay.A well worthwhile stay, complimented by excellent accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neville, Many thanks for your review. You capture the essence of Foz very well. I would agree wholeheartedly that a car is needed as it is the best way to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. You and your family are welcome back to stay at the villa in Foz. Best wishes, Goretti
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Spacious well appointed villa with a superb all round balcony/pool area.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic 360 degree views from a quiet, residential hill-top position. Foz beach and village are within walking distance - both with a good selection of bars and restaurants. Always a good selection of fish available. The village supermarket is well stocked - can recommend the custard tarts.

The lounge, kitchen and all 3 'upper' bedrooms have patio doors onto the balcony/pool area. The large 2-bedroom basement area would be ideal for the kids.

The Obidos lagoon is a beautiful area offering a wide variety of pastimes from kite surfing to bird watching (we saw 48 species) - ideal for fishing.

The owner was very helpful and provided a comprehensive guide to all local amenities.

We would definitely stay here again if we return to this wonderful part of Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin, Sincere thanks for your very helpful review and feedback. I never knew that there were such a wide range of bird species in the area, so thank you for that. I must brush up on my ornithology! You were a very good guest to host and you are most certainly welcome back to Foz. Best wishes, Goretti.
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Lovely week

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at this villa, well furnished and equipped and only 5 mins walk to beautiful beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday in this unspoilt and authentic part of Portugal.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lisbon Airport at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 250 Metres Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 4
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day: Saturday. We would prefer a Saturday changeover day but are flexible. Access is available from 4pm. Departures required prior to noon.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: BBQ, Terrace with Table and Chairs for dining outside, Patio. There are 4 garden chair(s) 4 beach chair(s) available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included

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