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'Stunning' 'Perfect' 'In the lap of luxury' (just a few of the reviews)

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Villa in Bom Sucesso, Obidos Lagoon, Silver Coast, Portugal - Spacious and peaceful villa close to lagoon, beaches & golf

Welcome to Casa Lavanda, a beautiful, contemporary 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom villa new to the rental market in Summer 2014. Light-filled rooms designed for luxury living are set in peaceful gardens, a stroll from the Obidos lagoon and a short drive from walled heritage towns and miles of clean Atlantic beaches. Each bedroom has crisp white linen, duck-down duveted beds and its own un-overlooked terrace with views across the garden to pine covered hills. All three bathroome (2 en suite) have been updated with designer basins and fittings. Contemporary limestone stairs lead to the airy open-plan living area, with floor to ceiling access to your private pool and more views to the gardens and pine hills. We equipped the villa as we would like it - so you'll find large white leather sofas, soft cushions & rugs, Bose iPod docking system, Samsung large flat screen tv, dvd player and library, Wii and games ... and a brand new, fully-equipped kitchen. The large enclosed garden surrounds the villa on all 4 sides (choose sun or shade) planted with lavender, orange and lemon trees. Or decide where you want to venture for the day... Unesco heritage Obidos with its numerous festivals... the coastal islands... a ride through the back tracks to the beaches for shallow still crystal waters or surging surf waves as you wish. Food wise, sample gooey cakes and excellent coffee, fresh caught fish and seafood, local restaurants with home cooked dishes or sophisticated town food and the very reasonably priced Portuguese wines. For activities, you can simply laze in the garden or at the beaches ... take a bike ride or fishing trip or paddle at the lagoon only minutes away... or surf or sail at the coast. Or take your choice of 3 world class golf resorts of Praia de Rey, Bom Sucesso or Royal Obidos, between 5 and 15 minutes drive from your doorstep. And, being in the centre of Portugal, you're under one hour from our favourite Lisbon to the south ... or two hours to historic Porto or the lovely Douro river in the north.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ghilly Raku
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Ghilly Raku

We're pretty ordinary people ... us, 2 boys, 3 cats ...

living in an old bank in London.

But we've loved our time in Portugal - and wondered if others might like our villa and where it is as much as we do.

This is the first time we've advertised it (May 2014) - but we'll do our best to help with any questions you have ... so do ask.

(And Paula, a lovely lady who, with her team, looks after Casa Lavanda for us in Portugal is on site to help ... and very rarely flummoxed for an answer.)

Why Ghilly Raku chose Vau (Parish)

From the first, we were enchanted with the peace and beauty of Portugal - and its smiling, welcoming people.

And particularly with the Silver Coast...

When we first sighted the Obidos lagoon and coast - looking down on it from the coast road - the sea, sky and sand just glittered, making it obvious why it had been named.

We drove down to the lagoon through the scented pine forest - long before our villa or the cycle tracks or the latest golf courses were built - and knew we could feel at home there.

Many years later, it remains the same for us.

Blue skies, peace, 'proper' food and sensational (astoundingly reasonably priced) wine...mmm And, of course, the beaches and historic towns.

So we hope, whoever you are, you are like us - and will love it too.

Bem vindo...

What makes this villa unique

Peace...

pine scented air...

Cozinha d'El-Rei restaurant where the lady just keeps bringing bits to try because she 'made them all' herself...

lovely custardy orangey cakes...

thick steaks with proper chunky chips...

swordfish and local olive oil and lemons off the tree...

beautiful Obidos...

and blue skies even in December

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a fortnight`s holiday in this luxuriously large villa in a very quiet part of the Silver Coast near to Obidos Lagoon. Glorious scenic walks right on the doorstop and three very good golf courses close by.



The villa is a very comfortable, contemporary and light building with large sized rooms and large open plan kitchen/dining/living area. It comes very well equipped and is situated in a large corner plot which gets the sun all day long. The pool is just right for dipping in when the temperature soars. The beds aid a great night`s sleep after a day`s exploring or relaxing with very large beds.



A leisurely 25 minute stroll to the nearest couple of bars/restaurants and only 6 minutes to the Obidos Wellness Centre. Easy drive to get to the coast and lots of lovely scenic places to visit around an hour`s drive away. Good beaches and lots of things to do around and on the Lagoon.



We found Ghilly to be a lovely lady and very helpful answering any questions we had. The guide that is in the villa is very helpful too and nothing is missing from where to find things in the villa to where to find everything outside too.



It will definitely be a contact I`ll keep in my address book for a holiday in the future. We all enjoyed the relaxed feel from the day we arrived to the day we left.
Jun 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a fortnight`s holiday in this luxuriously large villa in a very quiet part of the Silver Coast near to Obidos Lagoon. Glorious scenic walks right on the doorstop and three very good golf courses close by.



The villa is a very comfortable, contemporary and light building with large sized rooms and large open plan kitchen/dining/living area. It comes very well equipped and is situated in a large corner plot which gets the sun all day long. The pool is just right for dipping in when the temperature soars. The beds aid a great night`s sleep after a day`s exploring or relaxing with very large beds.



A leisurely 25 minute stroll to the nearest couple of bars/restaurants and only 6 minutes to the Obidos Wellness Centre. Easy drive to get to the coast and lots of lovely scenic places to visit around an hour`s drive away. Good beaches and lots of things to do around and on the Lagoon.



We found Ghilly to be a lovely lady and very helpful answering any questions we had. The guide that is in the villa is very helpful too and nothing is missing from where to find things in the villa to where to find everything outside too.



It will definitely be a contact I`ll keep in my address book for a holiday in the future. We all enjoyed the relaxed feel from the day we arrived to the day we left.
Jun 2016
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10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Fabulous villa, great for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to the area and have stayed in 3 other villas. Casa Lavanda by far the best. Very well kitted out villa for a family holiday, lovely location, great for young children with the swimming pool, the garden and dvds and Wii! Great internet connection and english tv. We love the lagoon beach - just perfect for children. Watersports down on the lagoon also good and bike hire. Some good restaurants around and great supermarkets in Caldas or Obidos. Villa owner very helpful and managing agent superb. We love it and are going back in 2016!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hiya - and thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It's much appreciated. We're really pleased you and your family enjoyed Casa Lavanda and had a good time. - and are delighted to welcome you back for next year. (Will also pass on your comment to the superb managing agent!)
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5

What a wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous villa.Great location, the combination of the sea breeze and the lagoon made this a truly unique place to be.

Ghilly really has thought of everything in the villa, and the focus is on being able to just relax. Shame it was only a week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us to know we've been able to help you have a relaxing time and enjoy Portugal's lovely Silver Coast as much as we do. I hope the 'relaxed' feeling endures for at least a little bit! Ghilly
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Solihull UK
5

Great villa, great location, great holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lavanda is a lovely villa, fitted out to a very high standard with fantastic attention to detail. The first impression when we entered the property was "Wow! This is going to be good". We were not disappointed. The owner, Ghilly, was great throughout the whole booking and pre arrival process. All the rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The description was spot on and the details provided about the villa and its surroundings were well thought out and very informative. The welcome pack was lovely - we thought it added just the right feel about being welcome and it was great to have some typical Portuguese things. Little things like that create a good feeling. We loved the beach at the lagoon at Bom Sucesso, only 5 minutes drive away and our favourite restaurant was Edgars. The lagoon is great for swimming, with its calm pools providing a contrast to the waves crashing in from the Atlantic on the long sandy beach.

We've rented several other villas in the region previously and this was definitely the best!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It means a lot to us that people have a good holiday - and it's great to hear that you did. Ghilly
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Düsseldorf
5

First Class Vacations

  • 5 of 5

Our vacations at the Casa Lavanda was by all standards exceptionally good!

We are a family with 2 smaller kids and we staid in the first week of September at the house. Unlike in other vacation homes that you my find, this house was fitted with everthing we needed to make our stay a really joyful and relaxing time. It started with a detailed and high quality information book covering the details of the house and the area. The arrangements for the bedrooms were prepared according to our needs with regard to the childrens rooms. The house as such is spacious and of very high quality by means of its maintenance and in particular its fitting. We immediately felt at home as we could sense the level of detail with which it has been prepared. Here goes a great thank and praise to Ghilly!

The house offers three bed rooms, a full fitted kitchen and a very spacious living room. Obviously we enjoyed even more the large and quiet garden which allowed for spectacular views in the starry sky. The greatest feature for the kids was the pool.

The only challenging thing was to catch the baker which would be driving by the residential area...

Overall it was a great pleasure to stay at the Casa Lavanda and to be in contact with Ghilly to coordinated the stay. Hopefully we have a chance coming back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

In the lap of luxury

  • 5 of 5

The four of us (mum, dad, two grown-up children) spent a wonderful few days at Casa Lavanda. The villa was everything we could have hoped for, and more - we're not used to such luxurious surroundings!

The owners are exceptionally generous and trusting; we had the run of the place and the use of all the (outstanding) facilities. They also provided a very useful guide to the villa and the area, which was invaluable in helping us to make the most of our stay.

We found Ghilly very communicative and helpful throughout and would very happily recommend Casa Lavanda to anybody looking for a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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st albans
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property is totally stunning, a perfect holiday retreat if you want luxury for great value for money. The owner Ghilly is the most delightful person that you could ever wish to deal with. Everything from start to finish exceeded our expectations.

We will be back - Thanks again Ghilly for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

From the first, we were enchanted with the peace and beauty of Portugal - and its smiling, welcoming people. And particularly with the Silver Coast... When we first sighted the Obidos lagoon and coast - looking down on it from the coast road - the sea, sky and sand just glittered, making it obvious why it had been named. We drove down to the lagoon through the scented pine forest - long before our villa or the cycle tracks or the latest golf courses were built - and knew we could feel at home there. Many years later, it remains the same for us. Blue skies, peace, 'proper' food and sensational (astoundingly reasonably priced) wine...mmm And, of course, the beaches and historic towns. So we hope, whoever you are, you are like us - and will love it too. Bem vindo...

Activity and Interests

Travel:

Car necessary.

Nearest airport - Lisbon 75 km

Nearest beach - 1.5 km.

Further Details:

Casa Lavanda is part of a new contemporary development of luxury villas - Perola da Lagoa. It nestles on the edge of the Obidos lagoon, surrounded by pine forests.

The lagoon itself is a large sea water lagoon, joining the spectacular Atlantic beaches at its mouth. So you have the best of quiet family-safe lagoon beaches or the expanses of white Atlantic sand. And a wide range of options from quiet walks or cycling or fishing around the beautiful lagoon to sailing and surfing on the coast.

Coastal villages within half an hour's drive include Sao Martinho with its huge half moon bay, Foz do Arelho at the mouth of the lagoon, Peniche with its walled town and fish restaurants and pretty Baleal d'Arelho with its long sandy beaches.

Inland is the walled heritage town of Obidos or the bustling market spa town of Caldas da Rainha - about 15 minutes leisurely drive. Or just set off ... and meander through the countryside and villages as we do...

Food (and wine) is plentiful. Fish, custardy cakes of many varieties, excellent coffee, thick cut meats or oven fired pizzas ... choose from the simple to the posh nosh, for home cooking, beach picnics or eating out in the numerous and often excellent restaurants across all price ranges. There are supermarkets in Obidos and Caldas da Rainha and a shop on the Bom Sucesso resort. Fresh bread is delivered by baker's van each morning.

For golf, you can see the trees on the edge of the new Royal Obidos resort from your bedroom... and can be there by car under 10 minutes later. The new Bom Sucesso resort is a similar distance and the world renowned Praia D'el Rey only five minutes more.

Or if you can tear yourself away (or fit in with your flights) lovely Lisbon with its trams, castle and hills is under an hour's drive . Porto with its Port history or the lovely river Douro town are about two hours drive to the north...

Enjoy...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring & early Summer 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Autumn 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Xmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£679
for 5 nights
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
We ask that you pay a 25% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. An accidental damages deposit of £250 is also payable when paying the final balance - which will be refunded as soon as possible after your departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday preferred. But let us know your requirements.
(Usually 10 am departure and 4 pm arrival.)


Notes on prices:
Prices for our villa are in pounds sterling.
(If you prefer to pay in Euros, let us know and we will try to accommodate this allowing for currency exchange rates at the time.)

A 25% and a completed booking form will secure the dates you have chosen.
The balance of 75% is payable 6 weeks before your arrival date - along with a refundable £250 Accidental Damages Deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-May-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

Peace... pine scented air... Cozinha d'El-Rei restaurant where the lady just keeps bringing bits to try because she 'made them all' herself... lovely custardy orangey cakes... thick steaks with proper chunky chips... swordfish and local olive oil and lemons off the tree... beautiful Obidos... and blue skies even in December

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, His & hers basins... & loads of white high gloss storage
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All with designer basins, wcs, fitted storage & large fluffy towels Bathroom 1 (en suite) : Double basin, bath, walk-in shower, wc Bathroom 2 (en suite) : Basin, wc, walk-in shower Bathroom 3: Double basin, wc, bidet, walk in shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All with luxury bedding, private bathroom & balcony facing the garden & pine hills. Bedroom 1: Large double bed Bedroom 2: English zip together bed - choose a twin or double Bedroom 3: English zip together bed - choose a twin or double (& travel cot)

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All new, luxury five star villa. Excellent English-speaking local management team. WiFi. 24 hour alarm/emergency call. Fully heated. Travel cot & bedding, high chair & children's crockery/cutlery set on request. Safe for valuables. Our complimentary Fridge pack. Daily morning bakery delivery (in summer) Outside: Large secure lawns with pine, orange & lemon trees, herbs and lavender. Very private - overlooking hills & distant Royal Obidos golf course. Tiled terrace adjoins the pool, with large dining table. Loungers, parasols, outside cushions and barbecue. 3 first floor balconies - 2 with breakfast table & chairs Parking for 2 cars immediately adjacent to the villa. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Large bath towels, pool towels & bed linen all included. The villa, bedding & linen will be clean & ready when you arrive & changed when you leave. (If you'd like additional housekeeping, at local rates, just let us know.)

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