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Villa In Foz Do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal



Updated: 09-Sep-2016
Villa in Foz do Arelho, Obidos Lagoon, Silver Coast, Portugal - Designer Villa With Heated Private Pool, Hot Tub, Large Gardens And Amazing Views Over Obidos Lagoon

Modern and luxurious detached villa in the exclusive area of Foz do Arelho. Stunning views of much of the picturesque Obidos Lagoon – from pool, gardens, lounge and main bedrooms. The villa is in a wonderful position which catches the sun all day and is well sheltered from any cool ocean breezes. There are four bedrooms - two are ensuite with separate walk in wardrobe areas. The bedrooms comprise three superking beds, a double bed, and a bunkbed for two. There are two additional bathrooms. Two pull out beds and a sofabed in games room also available. In addition to the breakfast bar in the kitchen, there are two sitting areas and a dining area. A games room comprising pool table, table tennis table and home cinema is also available. Heated private pool, hot tub area, BBQ area, large gardens to the front and rear. Bikes are available at the villa - two adult and two childrens' bikes are free for use of guests, while the owner's premium bikes are available for rent. Sailing school, world class golf, wonderful restaurants and historic places of interest in the area. A perfect base for beach or golf or luxury family holiday.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The joint owners are friends working in the insurance industry in London, and use the villa for entertaining their respective close friends and family. Chris is originally from Durham, and enjoys travel and ski trips. Marc is from London, and is a keen sportsman who enjoys cycling and playing as much football and tennis as his knee allows him. He first visited Foz in 2009 where the outdoor activities, relaxed lifestyle and great seafood convinced him it would be an ideal place to buy a holiday home.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this place for 2 weeks, 4 adults and 6 children. We had a great time! It's a very quiet place. We've enjoyed very much the view and the kids played a lot in the pool and around the house. The house is very spacious both inside and outside.

Communicating with Chris was really easy and efficient. It was very appreciated! When we arrived at the house, you could learn a lot from the place and the area because they're was a booklet done by the owner with all the information needed. Very practical!

The beach is steps away. We've enjoyed the waves by bodyboarding even though sometimes they were big! And don't worry, part of the beach is well supervised. Also, if you have toddlers, there's the lagoon where it's much more calmer.

Foz de Arhelo is a small town, you can find everything you need. The restaurants are not expensive at all. There's a chicken place on the main street where you can order to take away, we went almost everyday!

We highly recommend this place, it's a very nice house to spend some quality time with your family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible luxury villa with home comforts and stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful, comfortable and family friendly. We had a fantastic week exploring the local beaches, restaurants and towns. Obidos is a great day out as is the Buddha Gardens.

Lovely pool with stunning views.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, amazing location, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa in April and the weather was perfect, sunshine everyday. It was our first holiday as a family of 4 and I was a little nervous about travelling with a 7 month old and a 2 1/2 year old. I needent have been as Chris was really helpful in answering questions and the villa had a high chair, travel cot and a hand blender to help us with the baby. My daughter loved the swings and played with the provided toys. It was hard convincing her to leave. The garden and the balcony both have amazing views of the lagoon which is only minutes away. We had our evening meal with fabulous Portuguese wine on the balcony of an evening it was so peaceful. It's a beautiful, well equipped, villa in a fabulous location.

The location is perfect for families, we found a large supermarket really easily, restaurants which were all family friendly, the beach is just down the road and we even managed to go a bit further a field without much problem.

The instructions to the villa from the airport were easy to follow, the main motorway from Lisbon is a good road and takes you most of the way there.

We loved the villa and the location. We'd definitely recommend staying here and are hoping to be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you want or need for a villa holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from the villa after a week with a group of 8 adults, 2 parents, sons and partners. This villa supplied us with amenities to both entertain and cater for us all throughout our stay. We really maximised the use of the pool, hot tub and pool table (family tournaments). The views are outstanding as the previous reviews state and to be honest so much so that we enjoyed the time at the villa more than going to the lovely non commercialised town. We did eat out at various places which were very reasonable for Portugal and had fantastic cocktails and drinks near the beach. This was a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Portugal, very green and clean. A day out at Obidos is a must and we used a mini-bus company recommended by Chris and Marc throughout our stay including transfers which were very reasonable. I had to change our dates and Chris was very accommodating offering various solutions which enabled us to still have our holiday and we were so pleased with the outcome!! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unbeatable views from this lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this villa in Foz do Arelho a few weeks ago. Without a doubt the views from the villa are outstanding, particularly from the front balcony and the pool area – it really is a beautiful spot and very peaceful. As all the previous reviews have said, the villa is very spacious, modern and well equipped – the guests are certainly well catered for – in fact we didn’t get to use all the gadgets provided (the sound system etc). There were 9 of us staying in the villa and there was plenty of space for all of us to be together, or for those who wanted a quiet spot, then that could also be found.

We made full use of all parts of the villa, and in particular the pool, hot tub, bbq area and games room – they were all a big hit with our family. Plenty of pool toys were also provided which the younger (and older!) had a lot of fun with. There are shallow steps into the pool, but it would have been helpful to also have steps with handrails.

We felt a car was essential for our holiday, the lagoon is indeed nearby but down a steep hill (how else would you get those wonderful views from the villa?!). There are also plenty of local restaurants to go to at which the food is excellent and to our surprise, much cheaper than we anticipated – a big bonus! There is plenty of information provided in the villa on the local area and its attractions, and we managed to have a perfect mix of relaxation and things to do outside of the villa.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful house in Foz do Arelho.  The house is absolutely fantastic (the photos really don't do it justice!) with everything you could possibly need, and in a superb position overlooking the lagoon.  Foz do Arelho is a fantastic location - amazing beach and an unspoilt part of Portugal.  Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We purchased this property in 2013. The fact that it is a short trip from London, is incredibly tranquil with a rural Portugal feel, and with wonderful restaurants at very good value made it an easy decision to purchase in this area. Lisbon is a wonderful city that is close by, and something that the Algarve does not offer. The views are stunning also, and the quality and uniqueness of the villa make the whole combination unbeatable.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lisbon at 92 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cais da Praia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 800 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Royal Obidos, Bom Sucesso, Praia d'el Rey at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cais da Praia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Obidos Lagoon at 0.75 Kilometres Car: recommended


600m to lagoon and start of beaches. Main Foz beach by the ocean is a further 1500m, along a trail which passes smaller beaches (so the closest is 700m away).

Lagoon Water Sports Sailing School is two minutes drive - provides perfect and safe conditions on the lagoon for learning and enjoying windsurfing, kite surfing, catamaran, wakeboard, canoe, water skiing, paddleboard.


Nearest airport is Lisbon, 90km away (50mins as nearly all the route is motorway). Porto is 220km (2 hours), Faro 350km (3 hours). Car hire not essential since a coach goes from near Lisbon airport to nearby town of Caldas da Rainha.


A short drive or 15mins walk to the beautiful beach of Foz and its local facilities and quality restaurants. 5 minutes drive to the historic spa town of Caldas da Rainha, 10 minutes drive to Sao Martinho, 10 minutes drive to walled Obidos of Obidos with medieval castle.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Oct 16
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
start sept
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable at booking.
Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A £250 security deposit is payable with the balance and is refunded after your stay.
Pool heating charge is 100 EUR per week for June to September, and 150 EUR per week outside of this period.
Hire of owner's two personal bikes (in addition to those freely available) is 50 EUR per week.
Any costs paid by credit card are subject to the OD fee of 2.29%.

Check in is 4pm and check out is at 10am to allow for cleaning of the villa, although bags can be left in the games room if needed.
Guests must inform in advance if cots / high chairs are required.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day - this will generally apply in the summer, although is negotiable.

Notes on prices:
Note the prices do not include pool heating (100 EUR per week) and premium bike hire (50 EUR per week for two)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 09-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1. Shower, sink, toilet, bidet En-suite to bedroom 4. Bath with shower overhead, sink, toilet, bidet Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, sink, toilet, bidet Bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with superking bed, dressing area, en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2 with superking bed Bedroom 3 with superking bed Bedroom 4 with double bed, bunk beds for two, dressing area, en-suite bathroom (sofa bed, cot, pull out beds on request)


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: TV in lounge, sitting area and games room. Cable TV with sports channels, DVD, blu-ray players available, as well as a selection of DVDs / blu-rays. Heating available for swimming pool at additional cost of 100 EUR per week. Electric blinds throughout. Intercom entrance and electric gates and door. Outside: Large gardens at back and front of property, both with views over lagoon. Barbecue area with table and seating. Balconies, including one with seating with views over lagoon and a hammock. Back garden has a fenced decking area for the safety of children if needed. Swimming pool heating is available at 100 EUR per week. Additional furniture includes sunbeds, ample seating and parasols. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen provided - bed linen is luxurious 500 thread count. Towels / linen changed weekly, unless extra changes are requested. Additional services such as welcome pack can be arranged. Other: Games room contains pool table, table tennis table, home cinema, PS3, Wii, and blu-ray. Seating also includes a sofa bed. Air conditioning and heating in all rooms.

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