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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Casalinho in Vau

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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'Stunning' 'Perfect' 'In the lap of luxury' (just a few of the reviews)
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

A relaxing stay in a luxurious villa

  • 5 of 5

Cash Lavanda is a fantastic property, beautifully presented and immaculately furnished. Having never visited the area before, we found the location excellent regarding access to numerous local beaches, including a fabulous lagoon beach which is only a five minute drive away. The climate was good - not too hot for the children - and we enjoyed many afternoons around the lovely pool. Lovely personal touches, e.g. books, DVDs, room sprays and candles, made us feel at home and added to the comfort of the property. Ghilly is a most accommodating owner, readily responding to emails and catering for all our needs. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gillian Thank you so muh for taking the time to leave such a kind review - and for lookibg after Casa Lavanda for us. Both are much appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing villa ,beautifully decorated and the attention to detail is incredible, it has everything you need and more!

It was our first visit to the Silver Coast and we loved it ,can't wait to return to explore further and will definitely return to Casa Lavanda.

Thank-you to Ghilly for all her help

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julie. We're so pleased that you enjoyed Casa Lavanda. You are welcome back anytime...
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Simply Stunning!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lavanda truly is a fantastic villa, immaculately furnished and beautifully presented, the photographs do not reflect just how luxurious this place is. The attention to detail and little touches such as scented fragrance room sprays and lavender bags provided by the owner enhance the overall comfort and enjoyment. The garden provides complete privacy and there are plenty of beds and cushions for relaxing. The kitchen has every conceivable utensil you need to cook with regardless of the type of meal you are making. The Wii, DVDs, and great Internet connection were a welcome addition particularly during the cooler periods.

This was our first visit to the area, we loved the Lagoon Beach and surrounding areas, Casa Lavanda is in an ideal location for exploring the area and is nicest villa we have ever stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pearl Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you all had a good time at Casa Lavanda. Ghillyx
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in a good location with good communication from owner and excellent local support.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review Ruy, WE know how busy life gets! And we're so pleased you all had a good time.
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A luxurious villa in a unique location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was stunning and we felt thoroughly spoiled. The children couldn't believe how beautiful the house was and loved having the pool and garden to play in. The adults felt the same way too! The owners had thought of everything to help make our stay feel truly special. There were dvd's, books and a wii to keep all ages entertained. They had even provided some food and drink in the fridge for when we arrived. Although we had a car, we rented bikes to cycle around the lagoon and loved exploring the area. The beach at the lagoon's mouth is fantastic for kids of all ages and stunning in the sunshine. All the restaurant recommendations and tips on where to go were very much appreciated. It was a fantastic introduction to Portugal and the Silver Coast. I have already been telling all my friends about the villa and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to relax in a superbly designed house with all the mod cons, in a beautiful setting. It was like having a holiday in the pages of a magazine.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carolina for such a lovely review of Casa Lavanda - and for taking the time to write it. We're so pleased that you all had a great time and got to enjoy the Silver Coast as much as we do.
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Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely, mainly due to the attention to detail by the owner. There is everything you need, down to lovely touches such as fragrance room sprays, pool towels and English plug adapters in every socket!

It was very clean, and the gardens and pool were attended too more than once during our week long stay.

You do need a car if you visit as it is quite remote, but you can walk 20 minutes to the nearest beach which has a few decent restaurants and a small local store for supplies. We did travel around the area, and Obidos is a lovely old fort town worth a visit.

All in all, the owner made the process of booking a pleasure, and her home is one of the nicest we have stayed in. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Abi. We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday.
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Ghilly Raku
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

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 Casalinho

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


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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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...



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Casalinho, Obidos

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Sun 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring & early Summer 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.