Sao Martinho do Porto Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Terraces, satellite TV, wonderfully furnished, unique panorama
Our finest holiday domicile – for the most beautiful days of the year! This peacefully located bungalow with 3 holiday apartments is situated in a ground area of 4300 m2 at the sea-side, on the first range of hills, 120 m above sea level, on the southern end of Praia do Salgado. You will love the fantastic view of the Costa de Praia and the view of the coast from Nazaré’s north beach to the Berlinga islands. Landwards your view stretches as far as the Serra dos Candeeiros nature park. The garden’s huge palm trees and blossoming oleander offer peace, relaxation and shade. There are lots of places of peace, sun and games; the fascinating play of light and atmosphere of the Atlantic are just waiting for you. Ideally situated for walking, with marked pedestrian paths through the quiet coastal landscape. Restaurants and daily shops can be found in the idyllic holiday town of Sao Martinho do Porto. The nearest restaurant and cafe is only 900 m away.
Sports and local transport: Paragliding and hang-gliding can be done ‘just in front of the door’. Just under our villa lies the coastal area most prized by passionate anglers, reached easily in a few minutes on foot. Easily accessible Baleal beach (north of Peniche) is wonderful for surfing and riding the waves. Walking in the unique landscape of the Serra de Aire and Candeeiros nature park is something to treasure, even if you’re not interested in geology. From the A8 motorway take the exit marked ‘Alfeizerao / Sao Martinho do Porto’, luckily in the same direction as Lisbon airport, the north and south of the country, as well as the rest of the Portuguese road network. Another alternative: Sao Martinho do Porto is also part of the bus and rail networks.
Journeys into the past: The very highly regarded archaeological excavations of Conímbriga lie about 15 km south west of the university town of Coimbra. The oldest finds here date from the Bronze Age. During the time of Roman occupation Coimbra was a flourishing town, as the excavations at this site are witness to. The adjoining museum illustrates the development of the town from the end of the second century BC till the 6th century AD. An excursion to the present-day site of Conímbriga provides a relaxing, informative and pleasant day away. Near the town of Ourem there is a park containing extraordinary traces of dinosaurs that once existed in Portugal.
Further attractions and excursions: In Peniche harbour there are lots of daily ferries to the unique Berlinga islands – for a glimpse of pure nature. Serra dos Candeeiros displays the biggest chalk formation in Portugal and fantastic dripstone caves. Ancient, spreading olive groves in the eastern part of Serra dos Candeeiros are waiting to welcome you. If you visit the unique church and crusader castle of Tomar you’ll be transported back to this once important centre of the Knights Templar. To reach it, and the pilgrimage centre of Fátima, you’ll pass through a countryside similar to Tuscany. In Óbidos there’s a beautifully preserved mediaeval township. Caldas da Rainha (lots of museums) and Nazaré have excellent fish markets with really fresh bargains, and there are interesting weekly markets too. You’ll be enchanted by the unique palaces of Mafra, Sintra and Queluz. Lisbon and its old town are just in front of the door, just asking you to give them a visit.
Details for Ypselon House Apartment 3 Studio, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm