|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Why come to Praia d'el Rey? It is beautiful! Peaceful! Real Portugal! Healthy! One of the best golf courses in Europe (Praia d'el Rey, plus two other great courses within 5km). Some of the best surf in the world (Google 'Supertubos').
My place is a large, new home, with a balcony from every room.
Praia D’El Rey is Europe’s Leading Golf &Leisure Resort (World Travel Awards 2009), and Portugal’s top golf resort 2011 (World Travel Awards). The region (Silver Coast) has amazing site of Portuguese heritage, wonderful seafood restaurants, delicious wine, and beautiful nature.
Praia D’El Rey resort occupies an enviable position on the Atlantic coast, with superb surf beaches, sand dunes, beautiful pine forests and a wealth of sport and leisure activities. The area is much less crowded than the Algarve – so you can enjoy your holiday with less stress.
The 600 acre resort is an easy 1 hour drive north of Lisbon Airport, on the A8 motorway. It is West of the medieval fortress town of Óbidos and close to the picturesque fishing village of Peniche. Offshore lie the Berlenga Islands designated as a national nature reserve.
The property is on the second floor (one up from ground). There is a car parking spot in front. Perfectly manicured gardens and pool surround the apartment.
Activities include golf, tennis, surfing, swimming, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, diving and wind-surfing.
Surfing information: Baleal is 5km from the resort, and is known as the surfing capital of Portugal. There are surfing schools in the area, and plenty of beach and reef breaks.
Praia d'el Rey golf and beach resort's awards: Portugal's top golf resort 2011 (World Travel Awards);
Europe's Leading Golf & Leisure Resort (World Travel Awards 2009); Portugal's Leading Resort - European Winners of the 2007 Travel Awards (October 2007); European Golf Resort of the Year 2007 (December 2006); Voted Number 1 (10 Best Family Homes) - A Place in the Sun Magazine (December 2006); Top 10 Tennis Properties - A Place in the Sun Magazine (July 2006); Voted among the top 10 golf courses in Europe by Golf World Magazine (2006 January); Best Portugal Development 2005 by Bentley International Property Awards; Rated 80th in Golf World Top 100 golf courses (October 2005).
This is a large, new, modern, quiet home in an excellent location in the resort. It is about 200m from the golf club, 100m from the tennis centre, the pool for the apartment is on the other side so there is no noise. The main road through the resort is on the other side so again there is no noise. It has many balconies and a peaceful view.
The apartment is clean, spacious and comfortable. Beach is beautiful and relatively quiet. Enjoyed sunset very much. Parking close at the beach was no problem.
No wifi available. Do your shopping on your way to the aoartment.
We (all familly) really had a good time. The apartment, the pool and all the resort environment were very nice. The residence service and maid service were very good too.
As I wrote at the guest book, it was a "five star holidays".
We were in July 2012 for two weeks in this great apartment. It was very nice and clean, a lot of place. The cleaning was really good. For shopping we had to drive about 20 minutes to the next town, a little shop in the resort are only for a few thinks you have forgotten. There is a perfect guarded beach at the resort, you can walk through. The weaves are wonderful, for swimming is the pool at the apartments recommended. We enjoyed tennis lessons and for breakfast the balcony. Another really nice place was a surflocation, with the car 30 minutes to drive, in Foz de Arelho.
The contact with the owner was easy, no problems.
We had a very nice two weeks stay at Praia del Rey. It was very easy to find the location and accomodation was well prepared. We found the property in a clean and well-maintained condition. It was very nice that three was some wine, bread, fruits, milk and water prepared for us.
There is a small shop in walking distance. For the super market is a 15 Minute distance by car.
Everything needed was in the appartement. The boys realy enjoyed the pool as the Atlantic on the local beach was nice for bathing but too wild for swimming.
There are a lot of possibilities for activities, we had a lot of fun with surf courses and paddle board. But also nice trips in the surrounding areas. Interesting cities: Lisbon, Obidos, Sintra, Alcobaca, Queluz, Santarem... and nice landscapes: Deer Park in Mafra, Obidos Lagoon, ...
People were all very friendly and helpfull.
We found that there are so many things to discover that we really plan to come back.
We had a fantastic time in Portugal. Everything was fine: the weather, the beaches, the little towns around Praia d'el Rey and of course the apartment with its large pool. The service was very good and everything worked well.
We spent a nice week at this apartment. Every child had his own room and also the second bathroom was good. It was clean und the cleaning lady came twice the week. We were pleased that there was some food in the apartment when we arrived.
The pool was nice, too, but you have to do a walk to the beach.
You need a rental car. Then you can do a lot of trips (for example Lisboa, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Óbidos, Nazaré, Fatima).
Modern holiday home at a world class golf resort. This new apartment is in the exclusive Praia d'el Rey development, the best resort in the region and one of the best in Europe. It is a few minutes to the golf clubhouse, with its view and good food, is about 300 metres to an uncrowded golden surf beach. The tennis centre is about 150 metres away. Absolutely perfect for a cheap golf and beach break in Portugal.
Obidos and Peniche are the two nearest towns. Obidos, dating from 300 BC, is a medieval walled town with narrow streets and bougainvillea covered houses leading to the castle at the top of the hill. Peniche is a working fishing port where day trips to the Berlengas islands (a national park) can be taken in summer (May to Sept). A castle, museum and excellent seafood restaurants complete the mix. Other interesting towns are Bombarral (wine), Caldas da Rainha (with a delicious family, seafood restaurant) and Foz de Arrelho. Further afield are the religious shrine at Fatima, historic Coimbra, Sintra and of course Lisbon. Lisbon is only 1 hour away and is one of the gems of Europe.
I have Wi-Fi (internet) in my apartment. It is also available in the golf clubhouse and the Marriott main cafe.
Golf: The excellent coastal 18 hole championship golf course was ranked 1st in Portugal by the Peugeot Golf Guide. It is rated 13th in Europe and 80th in the world by Golf World. This apartment is only 200 metres from the clubhouse.
The course is very beautiful. It is on the coast (links style) for half of it, and through a pine forest for the other half. There are spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands beyond. The par 72 is a good test for both the high handicapped golfer as well as the more advanced player. Each hole is very different.
There is great clubhouse with excellent practice facilities including a short game practice area. The clubhouse has a beautiful view for your post-round refreshments! There are very good English speaking professionals. Buggies / carts, trolleys and clubs are all available to rent. You will need an official handicap of 28 or less for men, 36 for ladies.
There are also other very good golf courses nearby - Bom Sucesso (10 minutes), Royal Obidos ( 10 minutes), Golden Eagle (30 minutes). You can have a wonderful Portugal golf holiday here, and it is so much more authentic and peaceful than the Algarve.
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Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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