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Luxury modern family villa with private heated pool, lagoon views and wifi



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Villa in Foz Do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal - Relaxing Peaceful Location 2 Minute Walk To The Lagoon With Footpath Leading To A Lovely Sandy Beach

A new modern luxury detached villa finished to a beautiful standard in the exclusive area of foz do Arelho, lovely views of the lagoon from all areas of villa and garden. The villa is in a wonderful position which catches the sun all day and only a few minutes walk to the lagoon and beaches. There are 4 bedrooms all with spacious en-suites and a separate bathroom. All bedrooms leading to a large covered terrace and pool area with seating and 8 sun lounges. The kitchen is modern with all high quality equipment and a wine cooler, with access to another large terrace with weber gas BBQ, also including is a covered outside seating area and dining for 8 people, with gated steps leading down to the pool. There is an additional decked area with a gazebo for shade while watching the children on the play area or taking part in a ping pong tournament. The villa is local to bars, shops and great restaurants. There is a separate gym and family TV games room, including consoles and dvds. A fantastic location for relaxing and exploring the beautiful coastline with a range of activities. E.g all water sports, cycling, jogging, horse riding, historical sites and many more. Ideal for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • 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

I lived in Spain with my husband for 5 years on travelling to Portugal we came across foz do Arelho and decided this was the place for us. We loved the unspoiled landscape and sandy beach. We have lived here now for 9 years and still enjoying every minute.

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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


A brilliant villa holiday.

  • 5 of 5

If it's Foz then look no further for a sublime week or two in Andrea and Martin's villa. Everything is there to make your stay of the highest standard. Lazy days around the pool are framed by spectacular sunsets. There are lots to do and see around the area. Was it a case of laziness that my family did not venture out very often?.... no, the villa was just too lovely to be away from during our fantastic week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, Diane and family We would just like to say thank you for taking the time to write a review, its very helpful for our future guests to be able to read up to date reviews. Its lovely to know you had a fantastic holiday and you enjoyed the comforts of the villa. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you. All our best wishes Andrea and Martin
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in Martin & Andrea's wonderful villa. This year we invited our good friends from the UK to join us & another couple from France, came for a few days mid term. We arrived a bit early for our stay, but after a quick phone call, Martin & Andrea were there to welcome us. Our friends all made the same comment "A 5 star villa" and they are right. Every detail is thought through. So comfortable, there is plenty of room for 4 couples, without feeling crammed in. If you are looking for a quality villa and a terrific location, look no further. Thanks Martin & Andrea for the use of your fantastic villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tony, Inez and friends It was great to see you again and meet your friends, we would like to thank you for choosing our villa for the second time and we are really pleased you all had a lovely stay, relaxing and enjoying the villa and surrounding area. We wish you and your friends all our best wishes and we hope to see you again. Andrea and Martin
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Stunning villa beautifully laid out

  • 5 of 5

Clever and spacious, the layout of the property fully fulfilled our needs as a family. Beautiful bedrooms open to the pool area and the kitchen flows seamlessly to an outside dining area which boasts enviable views over the tranquil lagoon. Facilities within this unique property are first class - the gym, pool, video library, kayaks and bikes to name but a few. The owners, Andrea and Martin, are warm and friendly without being imposing and are rightly proud of their home which we were lucky enough to stay in. I would recommend this holiday to anyone who would welcome a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The village and surrounding area is charmingly Portuguese and whilst people are friendly and welcoming it is not geared towards tourists. Furthermore, to get around you really need to prepared to walk or drive. There are plenty of places to visit; we particularly enjoyed the medieval Obidos Castle. Food is inexpensive and to get the best from the local restaurants I would suggest ordering fish and other local dishes. My favourite times were spent on the beaches watching the locals rake for clams in the early evening sun and sitting in a beach bar watching the sun set, a red ball dropping into the raging Atlantic - magic! I felt that I'd been taken back in time about twenty years to a more preferable pace of life.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nichola, David and Family Many thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review for us, it is very satisfying for us to read that you loved the villa and enjoyed the area and beautiful sunset. Once again Thank you for choosing our villa for your family holiday and hope to see you again in the future. All our best wishes Andrea and Martin
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A wonderful villa and location

  • 5 of 5

Can I commend this villa

My family spent two weeks here and it would not have been a hardship never to have left the villa at all.lit enjoyed every conceivable facility and was wonderfully furnished.

There is however so much to see in the area that a balance had to be struck between relaxing and visiting towns/cities such as Lisbon Porto Coimbra as well as the Silver Coast beaches.two weeks was not enough!!

Thank you Andrea for all your care before and during our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Glyn, Bethan and family Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us, its always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoy the villa and the surrounding area. We also find it a fantastic place with so much to see. All our best wishes Andrea and Martin
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Property amazing and stunning

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our family (8) for two weeks. Property is fabulous and there is nothing you will want, that will not have been provided or the owners will not attempt to get for you. Website does not do it justice, it is a stunning property with every available facility. Owners are friendly and available to you and nothing is too much trouble. Lagoon, beach and surrounding areas are great with plenty to do and great Sailing Club down the road. You will need a car, but most places are a short drive. Had a great holiday and this will be a hard one to beat, thank you Andrea and Martin.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fiona, Stephen and family Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us, we are always pleased our guests have a wonderful time. We do know how important it is when planning a family holiday you want everything to be perfect and there to be something for everyone to enjoy. We are a little behind with our photos, but they will be updated very shortly. Once again thank you very much for choosing our villa for your family holiday and its nice to hear you will have lots of happy memories. Hope to see you again sometime. All our best wishes to you and your family Andrea and Martin
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Amazing Villa to ensure a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was a special family holiday planned for some time for ourselves, kids and grand kids - so it was very important to us to get it just right. The villa was amazing. Spacious, luxurious and so well equipped. Martin and Andrea, the owners, went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed, even getting us additional items like a baby bottle, steamer and high chair. There are Kayaks which you can use, and being really close to the Yacht Club on the lagoon this made a wonderful day for us, playing on the kayaks and enjoying excellent snack food, drinks and great atmosphere at the Yacht club.The main beach is only a 10 minute drive away, Beautiful beach, rated one of the top in Portugal according to the magazine on Air Portugal! We agree, and with loads of beach front bar restaurants, which were all really friendly and provided excellent cocktails and food! The area was nice and relaxed and the local people very friendly. The table tennis area was excellent, along with the lovely pool which along with the surrounding gazebo and poolside areas made the stay relaxing. Having such a wonderful base as this made it easy to visit local points of interest, beaches, restaurants etc, always being able to come back to the lap of luxury to chill out. The dining area in front of the kitchen, along with the BBQ of course, made for great family meals with views to die for. There are a number of local shops, including a good butcher - and for bigger shops for all other essentials (ashamed to say we certainly found SuperBock lager one!) there are large super markets in Caldis Da Raihna - 15 minute drive. Andrea and Martin even provided a Sat Nav with ALL the important places programmed in. We didn't use the bikes they have there, just too much to do, but they would be great for a ride down the lagoon. Can't say enough about how lovely the villa is and how helpful Andrea and Martin were. This was a great holiday for us, all good memories - will defo go back for another one!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Billy, Diane and all the family. Thank you so much for a wonderful and detailed review, it must have been a very special holiday with all the family together. Its gives us a lot of pleasure to know that you all had a fantastic time and we would love to see you back again in the future. Best wishes to you and your lovely family. Andrea and Martin
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From the Owner

We loved the area and decided to purchase a plot of land to build our dream villa in a beautiful location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : lisbon at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : sailing club at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bom sucesso golf resort at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : caldas da rainha at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 motorway at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : foz do arelho at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : foz lagoon at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Foz lagoon is fantastic for water sports and sandy beaches and a lovely easy walk to the village of foz do Arelho. The water sports centre offers sailing,canoeing, paddle boarding,surfing, kite surfing , winding surfing and much more, also instruction can be arranged. Caldas da rainha is a 10 minute drive away offering, horse riding,bowling,cinema ( English speaking films) go karting, within 1 hours drive you can visit many historical places of interest. In the summer months the local villages have a number of festivals with entertainment, gifts shops and local food.


The lagoon,beautiful sandy beach of foz do Arelho and a water sports centre / school is only a few minutes walk away from the villa.The lagoon offer a safer swimming zone, lovely walks and cycle rides. Foz beach is a beautiful sandy beach with plenty of restaurants and gift stalls. Obidos is a medieval castle approx 10 minutes drive away at the end of the lagoon,you can take a trip around the medieval town on a horse and carriage, it's well worth a visit.


Nearest airport is lisbon approx 50 minutes by car to the villa.public transport is available from the airport, however car hire is recommended.Porto airport is approx 2.5 hours away and faro airport approx 3 hours away.


The villa is within walking distance or 5 minute drive to the village of foz do Arelho, offering a range of bars, restaurants and shops, including pharmacy, bank with ATM machine and post office. Caldas da rainha town is a 10 mins drive away,offering a wider range shops and international restaurants,


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 6
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 1 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 2 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 7
29 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 8
26 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
To book please contact Andrea James by telephone or email. A 25% non refundable deposit payable on booking. The balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. I politely request a £400 security deposit payable with the balance and is refunded after your stay. For your security I will never ask for full payment or offer a discount for early payment and would be happy to call you from the number provided on owners direct website.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday change over day, arrival time after 4pm and depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be excepted in euros.
Heated pool is available for £100 per week.
If heating is required additional charges apply

The villa complies to Portuguese rental licence law no 14933/AL

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Foz do Arelho offers everything we needed a relaxing place to be, only a few minutes to all the amenities and lovely places local to visit. My husband is keen in all water sports and foz do Arelho offers everything and I love to walk along the beautiful lagoon.

Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, double sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bidet, walkin shower, single sink
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, single sink
  • bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, single sink
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, single sink
  • En-suite bathroom to bed 1 - bath/shower,double sink, wc,bidet En-suite bathroom to bed 2 - shower, wc, sink. En-suite bathroom to bed 3 - shower, wc, sink, bidet En-suite bathroom to bed 4 - shower, sink, wc Bathroom 5- shower, sink, wc


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 4 Bedrooms all en suites Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 master - with king size bed, walk in wardrobe Bedroom 2 - with double bed, built in wardrobe Bedroom 3 - with king size bed, built in wardrobe Bedroom 4 - with twin beds, built in wardrobe


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: New modern villa completed April 2014 finished to an excellent standard with beautiful lagoon views. Complementary welcome pack on arrival Free unlimited wifi. Sat nav available with a selection of places of interest and recommended restaurants in the area Electric blinds Electric gate and intercom. Outside: The villa has a south facing landscape garden with a beautiful private 10x4 swimming pool with full length steps making it easy and safer for children. There is a large terrace from the kitchen with a weber gas BBQ area and outside seating and beautiful views of the lagoon, also a large terrace next to the pool with 8 sun loungers and covered seating area. Private parking. Children's play area including swing/slide etc. bikes for the family and kayaks for use on the lagoon. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board,iron, fire extinguisher, clothes dryer, tumble dryer and first aid box. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bedding, towels and beach towels are provided.There will be a change of bed linen and towels for a 2 week stay or more. Additional cleans are available at an extra cost. Other: Separate gym, including running machine, tread machine. Family games room with wi console and games, board games. A mobile phone with emergency numbers provided.

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