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Large Villa With Stunning Views Over Obidos Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Foz do Arelho, Obidos Lagoon, Silver Coast, Portugal -Peaceful and very Relaxed Location, 5 Minutes walk to Beach

The villa is perched on a headland with panoramic views of the Obidos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The villa is fully equipped and comfortably sleeps up to 10 people. There are three double bedrooms on the ground floor each with sea views. There are two twin bedrooms downstairs where there is a second lounge. The kitchen opens up on to the terrace as does the living / dining room. There are three bathrooms upstairs and one bathroom downstairs.

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. Earlier arrivals can't be guaranteed. Departures required prior to noon.

More Details

Property Manager
Goretti Newell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Goretti Newell

Hi my name is Goretti, I am the owner of the villa which I bought off plans. My home is Dublin, Ireland but I try to get out to Foz as often as i can as I find it very relaxing there. My children and grandchildren also enjoy staying at the villa.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Foz do Arelho in Municipality of Caldas da Rainha

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
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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Large Villa With Stunning Views Over Obidos Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 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: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Très belle villa dominant la baie de Foz do Arelho

  • 4 of 5

Très belle villa, bien située et suffisamment spacieuse pour 10 personnes.

La zone est calme, la vue vaut le détour et la plage se trouve bien à moins de 10 minutes à pied, tout comme le centre ville (le retour est un peu plus long car la route est assez pentue).

Avec la proximité de la mer, les matinées sont souvent brumeuses et les soirées fraiches.

Les baignades sont assez compliquées coté mer avec essentiellement des drapeaux rouges sur les 15 jours de vacances.

Hormis quelques bars et restaurants le long de la plage ou en centre ville, il manque un peu d'animation le soir. Il faut alors prendre la voiture pour aller du coté de Nazaré ou Peniche.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast - Leiria Region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
8 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.72

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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