Villa Near Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal - Strategically Located, 20 Minutes To Many Beaches, Lisbon And The Town Of Caxcai Are Only 45 Min
Luxury modern style villa sympathetically placed in an elevated position with uninterrupted panoramic views of the delightful and exquisitely preserved landscapes of the Oeste region, extending across Montejuno, Aire and the Canadeiros mountains as well and hundreds of vineyards, apple, pear and peach groves dotted around the immediate vicinity property. Exceptionally large open plan living area, underfloor heating, 14 meter façade of glass providing views and access to the infinity garden, infinity pool, fire-pit, sunbathing terraces and the postcard perfect views of the Oeste landscape. Strategically located, your only 20 minutes to many beaches and we highly recommend the the lagoon at Foz Do Arelho, the medieval town of Obidos with white washed houses and shops, the fishing town of Peniche with many restaurants, town of Torres Vedras with it’s malls and cinema complexes and the market town of Caldas da Rainha.
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About the Owner
Married forty something with two lovely children who lives in Crawley Down, West Sussex. I've worked in the city for a most of my adult life in the financial services sector. I have a keen eye for design and architecture ... I can honestly say its the profession that I should have studied for !!! After turning forty and after watching many episodes of "Grand Designs" I set myself an epic tasks to design, build and project manage something that has the wow factor in every room ... My family and friends believe I have achieved that !
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4.7 based on 15 holidaymaker reviews
Stunning high-end property
Stunning high-end property, like something out of Grand Designs, in beautiful surroundings with panoramic views.
As a family we relaxed very quickly into our break and with the detailed information provided on the local area, we were able to plan days out and dine at local restaurants which were of a very good standard and very reasonably priced.
We would highly recommend this villa and look forward to returning in 2016 to further explore the region.
Exceptionally spacious and well presented villa in a picturess postcard landscape setting. The pictures on owners direct do not do the villa justice. The swimming pool is large and can accommodate an small nation ! We had many plans while there but enjoyed the location so much they all went out the window. Our only negative comment would be ... We had to come home ! We will be coming back next year without a doubt.
ALL PLANS WENT OUT THE WINDOW…prior to leaving for our first visit to the villa and Portugal, we bought all the travel guides planned our week. Lisbon was beckoning as was local places like the coast and seaside towns….but we didn’t visit any of them - not a single one!
After getting over our initial surprise at the pure size of the villa [for just the two of us] we just fell in love with the place and simply didn’t want to waste time away from it. Helen, my partner in crime, who booked the villa through Warren [after it had been recommended to her by Nick a work colleague] has never been so relaxed and chilled. Normally, we like to get to know a new area we are visiting and although we did pop out for an occasional meal in local restaurants the only place we wanted to be was relaxing at this wonderful holiday villa,
It is as it looks in photos! in beautiful and clean condition, it has everything you will need and the heated swimming pool was a pure joy. Helen doesn’t do physical, especially swimming, but by golly she did here - plodding around the pool, which has magnificent views over the villages below and beyond, not once a day but at least twice a day! Shocking!
The villa is not perfect, where is? But nothing should take away from what is a purely wonderful villa. Miguel, the original architect, who looks after the villa when Warren isn't around, is always on call and more than happy to help. Miguel tells us Warren has plans to extend the basement area to include a cinema and games room which should be in place by the beginning of 2016.
So much did we love this serene and tranquil villa that we’ve already booked for next year. The two days driving back to England through Spain and France, after ending out week at the villa, Helen was so sad as she was missing this beautiful place so much - but we’ve booked already and will be back in June to this place in our own little bit of paradise!
This is a slightly abridged version of an email sent to the owner after our return to which we have not received a reply, some 6 weeks later......
There are some things we did not like about the villa but ultimately they are matters of taste and style and are purely subjective. This is the owners house, not a holiday let.
The pool heating should be clearly declared as extra and the cost stated up front. I also feel that the heating costs would be reduced by the use of a pool cover, the pool is too large to hold the heat efficiently and, on a sunny day, by the time it heats up the day is getting cooler and the heat is lost again. The longest session we managed was an hour, but that was because my son was too stubborn to get out. We made him get out when his teeth started chattering. That's with a wetsuit.
The hammocks were an attractive feature, shame they were mouldy and rotting. We washed them but to no avail.
There were no blackout blinds and the coverage of the curtains was odd, in some rooms there were nets and curtains, in others not.
Sattelite TV is only terrestrial UK channels and the capability of the internet should also be declared for both coverage in the villa and rules on streaming.
We had particularly bad (windy) weather and after a storm the pool heating was not working and that was the case for 2 days. When it was temporarily fixed the whole pool had to be heated again and due to it's size it never warmed properly.
The satellite TV was also out of action for the second half of the second week and was not fixed by the time we left.
As a luxury villa it was missing the luxury associated with a villa of that cost, no welcome pack, make your own beds, no beach towels and no mid stay cleaning. Apart from the actual infrastructure there is nothing luxurious about what is provided.
At the time of the storm no one came to check everything was ok, it was left for us to report faults. A simple 'sorry about the inconvenience' for the heating, the satellite and the lack of cleaning would have gone a long way.
On a more serious note there are a lot of steps/edges/levels on the terrace and the topography is hard to spot in the sunlight. We never found a fire extinguisher, fire blanket or first aid kit. The internal door handles are lethal, my wife and I both have double cuts on our upper arms. Good job my eldest is just too short to hit his head.
NOT young family friendly. No place to find shade on the terrace. Hard floors.
We're coming back!
We've just returned from our second visit and we're already missing the place. We've been to a few holiday lets in the past but none come up to this standard. It's a beautiful building, open and spacious, ultra modern yet somehow very homely. We're already planning our third visit! Warren (owner) has been very helpful during both our stays and if we needed anything, Miguel (architect) has always been on hand with a friendly face and good English (useful since our Portuguese is terrible). The property location is great with wide vistas and plenty of open space overlooking hills, vineyards and quaint local strip farming with a variety of textures from the vines, olives and pear crops. Even though the location is very private and rural, the local supermarket is very close by car and it stocks everything that you will need. There's a great little take away in the town, very rustic and much in the local style. The owner greets us with a smile a wave and a handshake every time we visit which makes us feel part of the place.
Lisbon is only 45 mins or so away and on a cloudy day we've been to the Oceanarium which must be one of the best in the world with an amazing variety of sea life (and plenty of sharks!). If you want the beach, it's only a short trip to Foz which is great since it has a stunning cliff view with a savage coast and crashing waves on one side with a quiet lagoon on the other for the little one to play in.
We can't wait to come back, a year will be too long.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
It’s a territory bathed in intense sunlight and blessed with a gentle climate creating a unique harmony between the countryside and coast and will appeal to those Golfers, Mountain biking, hiking or those just wanting to relax.
Strategically located, your only 20 minutes to many beaches and we highly recommend the lagoon at Foz Do Arelho ideal for families of all ages. For the more adventures try the surf at Santa Cruz or the Super Tubes at Peniche. We also recommend the bay of San Martinho do Porto as it is naturally protected by the Atlantic and is ideal for those who like to scuba dive.
The nearest airport is Lisbon which is approximately 45 minutes away along the A8 toll road.
The medieval town of Obidos with white washed houses and shops, the fishing town of Peniche with many restaurants, town of Torres Vedras with it’s malls and cinema complexes and the market town of Caldas da Rainha are only 20 minutes away. The city of Lisbon and the town of Caxcai are only 45 minutes away, close enough for a day trip to explore these exciting and vibrant places. The villages of Bombarral and Cadaval are a stones throw away where you can enjoy locally sourced food and wine.
Supermarket is 5 minutes away.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
12 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Minimum stay: July, August: 7 nights - otherwise 4 nights. Payment at booking: 30%. Payment 4 weeks before arrival: 70%. Arrival from 14.00
Departure until 12.00. Breakages deposit: 200 € on arrival, refunded at departure.
Changeover day, Saturday is preferred but flexible.
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Pool Table
- Video Games ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Master his and hers washbasins, toilet, large feature rain shower, Bedroom 1 washbasin, freestanding bath for two people, toilet and bidet heating, Bedroom 2 freestanding washbasin, toilet, large feature rain shower all bathrooms have underfloor heating
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms high gloss modern king-size or double bed, Integrated LED lights, orthopedic foam mattress, walk in wardrobe (Master), en-suite access to large private terrace with uninterrupted views of the landscape.
- Outside: South facing garden/terraces incorporating infinity pool and infinity garden that blends seamlessly with the landscape to create a breathtaking effect. The swimming pool is the main focal point of the measuring 15 (L) x 6 (W) x 1.4 (D) meters. The pool can be heated (on request). Abundance of terraces so everyone can enjoy there own space ! furnished with six sun beds and three permanent hammocks. For those who prefer to retreat from the hot sunshine, shade can be found under a large parasol accompanied with modern wicker furniture enough to seat eight people or retreat to a handful of architectural shaded areas. Lunch can be cooked up on the bespoke polished concrete BBQ and Grill large enough to seat six people comfortably. At night, every night, we guarantee a spectacular sun set ... once the sun goes down the architectural lighting comes on so you can continue to enjoy the use of the area all night long ... and if the night air gets a little too crisp then fire-up the fire-pit. Utility Room: Located in the basement, access to washing machine, Loads of storage for golf clubs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included, Towels included for villa use only not for pool or beach use. Cleaning included after each full week on bookings of 2 weeks or more. A more frequent maid service can be provided if required however will incur an additional charge. Other: Sunken living room, Balterio wooden flooring, underfloor heating, 3 meter high facade of glass providing postcard perfect views of the Oeste landscape and access to terraces. Leather sofa, coffee table and entertainment system (HD Plasma TV)