This beautifully decorated property is in the ideal location for lovers of the sea. It has some amazing views, large balconies and terraces that make the most of the outdoors lifestyle in one of the loveliest little towns on the Silver Coast.
Bright clean rooms, well equipped kitchen, big lounge that overlooks the sea with extending balcony just above the pool. The basement of the villa has been very nicely done to create an big games room with sleeping for 2/4 persons and an attached bathroom. This games room is on the same level as the pool and the outdoor traditional BBQ lies just to the right.
There is a driveway that connects the gate to the main house and is passes a small garden, fruit orchard with Pear and orange trees.
Portugal is a country of diverse landscapes, festivities, friendly people and a wealth of history. It is the westernmost country of Europe and has a population of 10.5 million people and is the nation with which Britain enjoys its oldest alliance dating back to the late 1300’s.
The Silver Coast stretches from just south of Porto till the northern parameter of the Lisbon coast is know as Costa da Prata or Silver Coast. This is to do with the shimmering quality of the Atlantic waters in the sunshine. Some of the country's most impressive architecture, historical and religious sites can be found in this region.
On the coastline, large and spectacular beaches mix with little quaint fishing towns and villages, of which Nazaré is one of the finest examples. Further inland, fertile country stretches along the banks of rivers like the Tagus, producing livestock and crops from grapes to fruit and rice.
Coimbra, the birthplace of six kings and the seat of the country's oldest university, fascinates with its historical associations, and nearby you can visit the largest escavated Roman site in Portugal, Conímbriga. The Silver Coast is still regarded as quite special for the average tourist or traveller because it offers a unique and enchanting view of an older more gentle country completely at ease with itself and the outside world.
Visitors will feel a sense of ease and complete relaxation as the pace slackens and the mind takes in all that clean fresh air and fine weather.
The great pilgrimage town of Fatima lies just 90 munites north of Lisbon and is within easy reach of a clutch of other world heritage sites like Tomar, Alcobaca and Batalha.
Caldas da Rainha
The town was founded by Dona Leonor, Queen of Portugal in 1485 as a centre for thermal cures, a bountiful fruit farming area and a productive ceramic industry. Dona Leonor chose this location as the centre for her personal creation, the charitable foundation 'Fundação da Misericórdia' is still very active in Portugal today.
Apart from its colourful history, Caldas da Rainha is also a very friendly and pleasant town with first rate amenities, quaint old streets with trendy cafes and modern shopping facilites, great seafood restaurants and an old bull fighting arena right in the heart of town.
Óbidos is a medieval walled town, which enjoys a magnificent state of repair as a result of its status as the 'traditional gift' from Portuguese kings to their wives. The monarchy however, was overthrown only in 1910 but Óbidos reflects the benefits of its patronage until these relatively recent times. Within the walls are fascinating old alleys,and cobbled streets which have become home to high-class handicraft and gift shops as well as bars and restaurants of repute. It is often regarded as jewel in Portugal crown and is visited by over 3.5 million visitors through the course of the year.
The town is full of history and culture but has a very vibrant local community that takes pride in maintaining a clean and welcoming space for guests from all over the world. The imposing 12th century monastry at the centre dominates Alcobaça, a small town situated roughly 100 km to the North of Lisbon in a fertile agricultural region dotted here and there with gentle hills. Two rivers, the Alcoa and the Baça, (a tributary of the Alcoa runs through the monastery's kitchen) gave the town its name of Alcobaca.
The world famous Marian Shrine at Fatima is on of the three most sacred pilgrimage site for Catholics and attracts over 6 million visitors each year. The complex bears a close resemblace to St. Peter's Square in the Vatican and is no less imposing in its proportions. The town of Fatima is no more than a clutch of shops, cafes and restaurants that revolve entirely round the year round traffic of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.
It is the most famous fishing town in Portugal. The Phoenicians had first settled here as early as 12 BC. Today their descendants can be seen going out to fish the sea in boats with high curved prows painted with eyes, a relic of an ancient cult. Located high on the cliff overlooking the town is Sítio, reached by a funicular railway that climbs 110 metres to the top. Featuring two Baroque belfries and fine 18th-century tiles inside, the 17th-century shrine of Our Lady of Nazaré looks down on a spectacular view of the bay.
If you are visiting Lisbon we would suggest that you leave your car at the airport and get a cab into town. Cabs are plentiful and cheap and if you get one up to the highest point in the city at the 'Castelo São Jorge' castle you can save yourself a wearying climb! Remember - it is always hotter in Lisbon. The views from the top over the Tejo river and the city are spectacular. Although Lisbon has become a major cosmopolitan destination it still retains some of the atmosphere of a village.
The villa is set right on the edge of the famous Obidos Lagoon just 3 minutes away from the main beach at Foz do Arelho. The area is part of a nature reserve and bird sanctuary on one side but there are many water sports and other activities like canoeing, wind surfing, snorkelling, surf boarding etc just minutes away. The nearest surf camp is a short 2 minute walk from the villa.
The town of Foz do Arelho is really quite relaxed and inviting all year round, but particularly so in spring and summer, when the weather is absolutely beautiful and calm. The beach at Foz do Arelho is family friendly and is one of the largest you will find in the country so plenty of space for everyone.
The villa has unparalleled sea views and is the ideal location for total fun by the sea. The house sits on the lagoon so you have unfettered access to all the lagoon beaches, the long walks and easy bike rides for miles that the family can enjoy. The house has 2 mountain bikes and a canoe of its own for those guests who wish to give it a go. The water is literally 30 metres from the front gate so you can spend plenty of time exploring the lagoon in near perfect temperatures and golden sunshine.
The nearby historic castle of Obidos is just a short 15 minute drive away and the famous spa town of Caldas da Rainha just 10 minutes up the old road that goes through the town of Foz do Arelho. Caldas boasts the World's oldest spa/Thermal hospital and is still in full operation since medieval times when it was established by Queen Leonora. There is a cool central park with its own lake, plenty of shopping opportunities, a shopping mall, supermarkets and all other amenities. If you are thinking of doing a day trip or two to Lisbon, then you could take the non-stop bus service from Caldas that will put you in Central Lisbon within an hour. There is also the option of going in by train; though that will take longer.
The villa is also in striking distance of a number of other well-known attractions such as the holy shrine at Fatima,m Catholicism's third most sacred Basilica. Also in that area you will find the wonderful 12th Century Templar fort at Tomar, the grand Gothic cathedral at batalha and the rather grand old monastry at Alcobaca.
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Nov 2 2013 - Dec 20 2013
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