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Villa With Panoramic Views Over Obidos Lagoon To The Atlantic Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Nadadouro, Obidos Lagoon, Silver Coast, Portugal - Relaxing Location 5 Minutes Walk To The Lagoon Shore And The Sailing Club

The recently renovated open-plan living area on the upper level enjoys spectacular views and sunsets over the lagoon where it meets the wild Atlantic Ocean. Fully opening glass doors give access to the roof terrace with brick built barbecue and outdoor eating or sitting space. It is complemented by a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable indoor seating with a wood burning stove for chilly evenings out of the main holiday season (note there is no central heating). The natural wood ceiling, white walls, terracotta floor and blue and white tiles in the cloakroom maintain the Portuguese style. We built the villa 30 years ago, have grown up there and our children love it so we have recently refurbished it, maintaining the traditional feel and blending in modern amenities. The villa is spacious with large rooms and the multiple living areas mean that everyone can find their own space to relax. The entrance hall from the front door is spacious and will easily accommodate push chairs and car seats. Three main bedrooms are on this level as well as a large lounge and a steep oak staircase to the upper floor. The fenced garden setting is safe for children and the established trees and shrubs provide shade if needed. In this part of Portugal there is often a light breeze making the temperature very pleasant for sitting in the sun. The pool has a sheltered terraced area for sunbathing and is sunny for most of the day. The Pool View room is on the lower level by the pool with a small kitchenette. The villa is on a small mature development at the end of a cul de sac with parking outside, making it an excellent base to explore the area and much of Portugal. The verandah on the mid-level also provides a shady place to sit and overlook the pool in the hot days of summer.

Sheila Featherstone-Clark
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Sheila Featherstone-Clark

We are an extended family covering all ages - young children, teenagers, students, parents and pensioners - we all love to relax here. We go for short breaks and longer holidays and are always sad to leave. We were seduced by the magic of the lagoon and 30 years later have not tired of it; even though we look over it every day we are there. There is something for everyone, whether it be cafes and cakes for my father, sailing for my brother, sunbathing or shopping for the girls; cycling or walking in the countryside. Our neighbours are lovely too. We are happy to make suggestions if you have specific interests, do ask.

Sheila Featherstone-Clark purchased this villa in 1980

Why Sheila Featherstone-Clark chose Nadadouro

We love this part of Portugal, preferring its traditional feel, beautiful unspoilt beaches, friendly people and the magic of the lagoon which we see every morning from our villa. It is an ideal place for a relaxing break for couples and families with children, and is well located to visit other areas of Portugal. The local restaurants are exceptional value and welcome children; alternatively the local butcher will cut meat for the barbeque. The Caldas fish market is one of the best in Portugal and the vegetables from the market are so fresh and tasty you will want to cook them. We built the villa 30 years ago, we have grown up there and our children love it too so, we have recently refurbished it, maintaining the traditional feel and blending in some modern amenities. It is furnished as our second home and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

You will be enchanted by the amazing view in all weathers and the villa is spacious and well appointed.It is easy to get here, flying to Lisbon it is a 1 hour drive, mainly on motorway to get to the villa - there is parking outside. This also makes it viable for a long weekend visit, which we often do in the mid season as the weather is often very warm in the day right through to the end of October.

If you arrive without a car the regular fast buses go to Caldas da Rainha, a short taxi ride away. These take about an hour and cost 8 Euros per person. It is easier to have a car to explore the area but there is plenty to do without; we do have some bikes available for hire.

The property is furnished and decorated in the Portuguese style of white walls and tiling, positioned above the Lagoa da Obidos with a breathtaking panorama of views to the end of the Lagoon and to the Atlantic Ocean, just at the point where the sun sets in the summer. The newly refurbished kitchen and living area, with floor to ceiling fully opening glass doors, allow us to enjoy this timeless view at any time of year.

This is a great base to visit many of Portugal's most interesting places driving along the coast roads, or the motorway network is within easy reach, and it is in the middle of the country.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nadadouro in Vau

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Spacious, fully tiled
    Camelia en-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Fully tiled with flamingos
    Pool Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Used for pool changing and en-suite for pool-view room
    Upstairs cloakroom - Toilet , beautiful, traditional blue and white tiles
  • Plenty of hot water from solar/gas
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camelia - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master, en-suite, dual aspect view over pool and garden.
    Hibiscus - 2 Single Bed , Large built in wardrobe, Garden view
    Azuleijos - 1 Double Bed , Traditionally tiled, view to the lagoon, hanging space
    Pool-view - 2 Single Bed , Very large room on lower level, en-suite. good for teenagers
  • Sturdy wooden cot in Camelia. Pool-view; additional bed available on request. All rooms are spacious and have external shutters to keep them cool and all beds have mosquito nets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sturdy wooden cot can accommodate a toddler and a third bed is available for Bedroom 4 on request. Stairgates for todlers are available. Outside: Sheltered terraced area by the private gated pool for sunbathing, sunny for most of the day, a waterfall and a counter current swimming device which enables ongoing swimming. The pool is 3.5m x 2.5m and is a constant depth of 1m 25 so warms up quickly. Established garden with trees and shrubs, parking, external staircase to all floors. There is a grassy level area to the side of the house suitable for ball games. Utility Room: Washing machine and ironing facilities in lower ground floor. Iron and ironing board and outside drying area. Mop and bucket, dustpan and brush. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, cot linen and duvet, bathroom towels are provided at commencement of rental. Beach towels are not provided. Other: Seating in leisure room on mid floor for 5 with TV, Internet, book exchange and games. Large twin/triple room on lower floor also has some seating space and can be used for pool changing


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Villa With Panoramic Views Over Obidos Lagoon To The Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Amazing sparkles on the lagoon in the sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Lovely to sit on the terrace in warm sunshine at the end of October.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely views and plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

We booked Casa Das Plumas as a group of friends wanting to explore the area. The house proved to be a fantastic for exploring with easy driveable access to Obidos, Caldas Da Rainha and surrounding coastline. The house itself is very well equipped and spacious enough for a group, with a fabulous living space upstairs and lovely views from the ample roof terrace. The internal stairs are steep but we didn't find this an issue, there is also as there is an external staircase that can be easily used.

The communications with the owner and housekeeper were superb, with lots of information provided - we felt well-looked after without the attention being intrusive. The local restaurants were very good, in both Nadadouro and nearby Foz, and the closest ones being much cheaper than Lisbon. Yes, you might need to drive but we left the car behind one night after a few glasses of wine - it's easy and not too pricey to get a taxi, and we had a lovely walk along the lagoon into Foz the next day to pick up the car.

I'd recommend this house, and to anyone who hasn't visited the area, do visit and explore - it's beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Authentic Villa with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

I spent 2 weeks at the property staying in the master bedroom and it was fantastic. The décor and finish of the villa is to a very high standard and the large open plan living area on the top floor was the perfect place to spend evenings.

Good, well equipped kitchen and a traditional easy to use BBQ. The pool was clean and the outside areas were well kept and spacious.

The location is great. The sailing club a few minutes walk away is ideal and there were too many attractions within a 30 minute drive to fit them all in over 14 days. The area itself is quiet without being disconnected and the neighbours are very pleasant.

Finally the information provided by Sheila is second to none. There is a pack at the villa which is clearly the result of many years visiting the area and tells you everything you need to know to enjoy Portugal off the beaten track. Every restaurant listed was 10/10 and it took away the "pot luck" factor so often encountered when choosing places to eat abroad as everywhere was tried and tested.

I cant wait to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem with stunning views over Obidos Lagoon

  • 5 of 5

Casa Da Plumas is a hidden gem. We loved the open plan lounge with stunning views over Obidos Lagoon. The house was really well equipped with lots of comfortable seating.

Sheila sent us lots of information on things to do in the area and came back to us promptly on all our queries. We can particularly recommend the Sailing Club and Cafe D. Lenor in Dom Carlos Park in Caldas Da Rainha. The location provided a great base for touring the area. Carla was great providing information and recommendations for places to visit and things to do. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Casa da Plumas

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our house reflects the welcome and traditions of this special area and we are happy to share it with others who appreciate the same things. Glad you found us!
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Beautiful property, Spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this home. Enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the sunset.. would stay there again in a heartbeat. Originally thought it was closer to Nazare but we were very happy to have ended up where we did.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad it worked out well for you, it is a good location to get up the coast to Nazare, especially with the motorway, but more relaxing. The weather is still so good right through October and some of the sunsets are better than in the summer months.
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Fantastic Villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

Photos of the villa and the view don't do it justice. It was beautiful. Clean, well presented filled with everything you need - never seen so much crockery and pots and pans in a rental property. The upper level is great for larger groups -plenty of space for everyone to relax inside or out. The view over the lagoon is fantastic. We loved the location - not too far by foot to a few restaurants if you didn't want to drive (20 minutes walk but some hills), close to the beach and plenty to see and do in the area.

The only thing I think its worth pointing out, is to those who are less able - the top level (kitchen, dining room, living area and large outdoor balcony) is accessible internally via some very steep wooden steps. We had kids (4 and 8) so we made them use the outside steps to get upstairs whenever we could. The last one to lock up at night would have to use the wooden steps back down though :) We also used the pool room with an extra bed as there was 9 of us - this room was great with its own bathroom which we all used when down by the pool. Parking was easy, all on road but plenty of room for a few cars for each of the surrounding properties. Pool wasn't overlooked by neighbouring properties - unless they hungover the side of their outdoor stairs!. We all agreed that if we return to the area we would stay at Casa Das Plumas again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we have equipped the villa fully, and to a high standard, as it is our home and we want our guests to enjoy using it. We do find that the villa offers suitable space for everyone to relax in different ways; in the garden, by the pool or on the terrace or just listening to music enjoying the view. The internal stair is steep (although my father who is over 80 does use it) and the external alternative is easier, especially when carrying shopping. We do provide stair-gates for both stairs for groups with younger guests.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Sailing Club
Nearest Ferry
835 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho
Car: recommended


5 minutes walk to the lagoon shore and the Sailing Club (catamaran, wind surfing and kite surfing hire & tuition), 5 minutes drive to the main Foz bathing beach - also accessible via the cycle path (approx 10 minutes). For more adventurous beaches, all less than 40 minutes drive: surfing at Baleal, visit to the Berlenga islands from Peniche, Salgado for the huge waves, Nazare for the funicular and Salir with the huge sand dune for the children to climb and a boardwalk over the water.


Lisbon (90km) is the nearest airport; an hour's mainly motorway drive, there is parking outside the villa It is also possible to fly to Porto (2 hours away) or to Faro (4 hours) if you also want to visit the Algarve. Arriving without a car: regular fast buses go to Caldas da Rainha, taking about an hour and costing 8 Euros per person, a short taxi ride away from Casa das Plumas. It is easier to have a car to explore the area but possible without one by using taxis, buses or bicycles.


Village of Nadadouro (700m), Foz do Arelho (1.5km) a little further to the beach with a lovely promenade and bars/restaurants. Caldas Da Rainha (6km) - for the fruit and veg market (not sunday), fish market (not Sunday/Monday) & hospital.

Many interesting places to visit easily accessible by car via the excellent motorways including World Heritage sites of Obidos - a beautiful mediaeval walled city (8km), Tomar - Knights Templar castle (70km), Alcobaca (30km) huge monastery and pottery shops.

Further Details:

The local restaurants are exceptional value and welcome children; there are several in Nadadouro within walking distance and Foz do Arelho a 5 minute drive/ 1 mile walk. There are banks and small shops and post offices in both places. Alternatively the butcher in Foz will cut meat for the barbeque for you. The Caldas da Rainha fish market (10 minute drive or 30 min cycle)is one of the best in Portugal and the vegetables from the market there are so fresh and tasty if you prefer to cook and enjoy a meal on the terrace.

We particularly enjoy the plentiful busy cafes offering delicious and very reasonable snacks and cakes to relax and watch the world go by. The local sailing club offers a range of boats, kayaks and paddle boarding together with instruction if required and there is also fishing and kite-surfing on the lagoon. There are lovely walks and cycle paths round the lagoon area and it is a good place for bird watching, photography or just looking for shells on the lagoon shore, there is also a running/cycle path by the lagoon. The local Foz beach is on the lagoon side of the sandspit so is safe for swimming and beach tents can be hired for the day. The shady park with the boating lake in Caldas is always popular with children - there is a water park an hour away. Horse riding, bowling, go-karting and tennis are available in Caldas. There are also good shops in Caldas if you want to go shopping.

For the evening there are nightclubs in Caldas and during August the local villages each hold a week long ‘festa’ with live bands and dancing, stalls and food.

There are so many interesting places to visit - just ask if you want more ideas!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £43.8
Damage Deposit £306.58

Booking Notes:
Rents are payable in sterling in the UK or Euros and the booking will be confirmed on receipt of half the rent. The balance must be paid not less than 8 weeks prior to the start of the let. A security deposit of £250 is payable with the balance - to be returned within 2 weeks of the end of the let unless any damage has occurred, in which case the cost of making good/replacing damaged items will be deducted prior to return. Some flexibility on changeover days is possible. Additional payments for logs.
NOTE for bookings more than 1 year in advance on the default rate (ie without a specific season/date) please check prices prior to booking. Rates are not yet confirmed for 2018.

Changeover Day:
Saturday; 10am departure and arrival after 4pm please. We can be flexible in non peak periods including short breaks, please ask.

Notes on prices:
Special rates are available for short breaks and under-occupancy outside peak season, please ask.
Several bicycles are available for a small additional charge.
Mid-stay linen change/clean available on request for an additional charge.
Rates are based on a maximum occupancy of 8.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.