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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 3 - 7 nights


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
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

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 Caldas da Rainha

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

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. You will be enchanted by the amazing view in all weathers and the villa is spacious and well appointed. 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nadadouro in Silver Coast - Leiria Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 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. 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. Maid service and the provision of a change of laundry and pool towels during stay can be arranged if required. 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Windsor, CT

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: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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A beautiful villa with great views and in a lovely location. Lived up to all the reviews and more.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived we got the wow factor straight away. The layout of the villa was more than ideal for a family of 8 of both sides of the age spectrum. The views from the top of the villa were wonderful, where we enjoyed eating our dinner and having drinks, while watching beautiful sunsets. The grandchildren screamed with delight when they saw the reasonable sized pool. There was adequate amount of loungers around the pool. The kids in fact were in the pool within 10 minutes of our arrival. We were met by the wonderful Portuguese Carla who lived across the road and looked after the property for the owners. She speaks perfect English. She looked after our every need during our stay. The location could not be better. The beaches, cafes and restaurant were in easy walking distance. Even for the more elderly of the party! The local restaurants in Nadadouro, served wonderful Portuguese food at a reasonable price, and service was good and friendly. We spent quite sometime at the the Obidos Lagoon, which is only 5 minutes from the villa. The sailing club provided plenty of water activities {catamarans, windsurfing, kayaks and paddle boards. All at very reasonable rates (even coaching}. The club cafe scrumptious food and drinks, again at a very reasonable cost. The club staff were lovely and friendly. Particularly Filipe, who my grandchildren loved. I should finish by saying how helpful Sheila, the owner, and her brother Simon were. There many emails going to and fro with information and very helpful tips. We will definitely return again. Our grandchildren were very upset when we left and made me promise they could return again. Thank you Sheila, for a dream holiday.

Daphne and Joe Slater,

Hampshire, UK

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that the 3 generations in your group of 8 were all able to enjoy the villa and find local activities to engage you all. This part of Portugal is still so reasonable to eat out or to buy fresh food to cook in the villa, and we are happy to make suggestions based on your group's needs and interests to help you prepare for your stay. We love this area and want you to have a holiday that you will remember, and entice you to return
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Tranquil & beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

A lovely family friendly beach-house with a stunning spacious living room and roof top terrace with spectacular views over the lagoon. Plenty to do and see, beaches, walks, towns and villages all nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great house with a fantastic views¡

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house is perfect, near the beach and close to the Obidos Lagoon, a quiet neighborhood and nice neighbors.

The house was completely clean and very well mainteined.

The owner helped us with a lot of things and she gave us some welcome gifts.

I recommend this place to everybody.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that the extra touches are appreciated, we do try to offer a more personal stay, rather than just a spacious villa with lovely views. The location works well for groups or families driving from Spain and it is also easy to drive to the north or south of Portugal as we are in the middle of the country, but on the coast.
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Lovely villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The view from the upstairs of the villa has to been seen to be believed. It directly overlooks the nearby lagoon and enjoys a spectacular sunset each evening. The large terrace is reached through the newly-renovated upstairs area, with comfortable seating inside and out, a fully equipped kitchen and wood-burner for the winter months.

There are a range of bedrooms and the property could comfortably host a large family but is also perfect for a couple to get away. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, allowing time to relax when not busy exploring the surrounding area.

Within a short distance of the villa is the historic walled town of Obidos. As well as being an enjoyable day out in itself the town also hosts several great restaurants and cafes for travellers. A little closer to home is the town of Caldas da Rainha which has a market selling local fresh food, an excellent variety of independent shops and a park with boating lake.

The lagoon itself, on the doorstep of the property, has a range of bars and restaurants to enjoy at any time of day but the atmosphere at sunset is particularly vibrant.

I'd recommend the villa and the area to any traveller looking to see the real Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that the view is particularly special which is why the main living area is now upstairs so you can enjoy it in all weathers. Glad you had a chance to explore the local area, lots of real Portugal here.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May Half term 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October half term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £294.77

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.

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