Casa Salir is a converted townhouse covering 2 floors and decorated in modern European style with comfortable lounge with small corridor leading off to the 2 bedrooms and toilets. Also on this floor is the kitchen and common areas of t he property.
Up a little flight of stairs is the second floor accommodation with converted loft area that has a large and comfortable sofa-bed that will easily sleep 1 extra adult. The loft bedroom has a large glass patio door that opens out onto the roof top terrace, which must be the most desirable part of the property. There is patio furniture on the terrace where you could spend quality time with the fantastic sea views stretching across the south side of Salir do Porto and on towards Sao Martinho do Porto.
The Silver Coast of Portugal has managed to avoid the over development and crass commercialism of Portugal’s other major tourist resorts. Its beauty and charm has therefore gone undiscovered among visitors from Europe, but has always been popular with the Portuguese. The soft, sandy beaches on the Atlantic coastline are cherished by the local population and provide welcome relief from the bustle of city life. As those bustling resorts have become more crowded and expensive, the distinctiveness of the Silver Coast and all that it has to offer, stands in sharp relief, by offering a real slice of Portugal, superb stable weather and great facilities / amenities at affordable prices. It is not surprising therefore; that we are now seeing large numbers of European visitors, and some from far beyond, who are discovering what the Portuguese have known all along.
CASA SALIR is in close proximity to the A8 motorway which makes it easy and convenient to explore the whole area by car by striking north via Alcobaça and Batalha en-route to other well-known attractions such as Fatima and Tomar. If you were to travel south on the A8, then within a few minutes, you would arrive at Obidos, the old agricultural town Bombarral in the wine growing region north of Lourinha. It is just a short walk to the beach and literally takes 5 minutes to get there. The beach area in Salir do Porto, which is alive with activity, has a cafe and bar that is so convenient for visitors. Most Portuguese speak some English or French so communication is easy. In Sao Martinho do Porto, which is across the bay, you can experience some of the finest Portuguese cuisine and wines in town, and most particularly the fresh sea food, including lobster, squid, prawns, sea bass and many other varieties. One of the great joys of visiting Portugal is that you can dine in most places for under GBP £10/- per head for a 3 course meal. Most cafes will do light lunches that are the mainstay for the locals. The quick meals are usually for GBP £7/- or less depending on the wine you choose.
São Martinho do Porto is a little Silver Coast gem that sits along a horse-shoe bay just a few kilometres north of the other beautiful resort town of Foz do Arelho and just 10 km south of the ancient fishing village of Nazaré. Nestled in between these two towns’ lies beautiful São Martinho do Porto. Protected from the Atlantic by a naturally formed, shell shaped bay, this delightful resort town offers white sand and calm blue waters to a small but ever growing number of sun seekers. We can’t think of any reason why you would want to leave Sao Martinho, but it is an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the Silver Coast.
What sets São Martinho do Porto apart from most other towns is its’ relative tranquil waters, that makes it an instant favourite with families who have small children. Salir do Porto is a quiet little residential town where most amenities are accessible on foot and much quieter and more peaceful than Sao Martinho, during the peak summer period.
The Un World heritage town of Obidos is home to some beautifully preserved medieval buildings within the walled bastion that has a history going back to the Roman occupation of the area confirmed by archaeological excavations that reveal the existence of a Roman city called Civitas near the hilltop on which the Obidos village and castle were established. This Roman settlement is most certainly the mysterious Eburobrittium.
The Obidos Lagoon and Bird Sanctuary are of national importance (a stunning location with elevated bird observatory and local bird list – accessible by travelling south along the A8 motorway) The are 78 resident species; 46 visiting species and 40 Migrants species so it is a most unusual treat for most. One other really popular use for the Obidos Lagoon, far removed from the sanctuary of course, are the many high-octane water sports it offers. You could spend the whole day water skiing, snorkelling, canoeing, paragliding or simply fishing quietly in some of the more quite sheltered spots along the lagoon. A fishing licence is required, but once you acquire it, you simply choose your spot at random and enjoy the beautiful and stress-free environment around you. There are a number of little restaurants nestled among the trees along the shoreline where you can get refreshments and also have lunch and dinner at superb low prices.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$241|
There is a 30% initial booking deposit that is payable by bank transfer immediately upon confirming the reservation. The balance rental amount of 70% is payable 4 weeks before arrival. Changeover day is Saturday during the High and Peak seasons, but flexible other periods. There is also a refundable breakage deposit of Euro €200/- payable 4 weeks before arrival and refunded to you by bank transfer within 10 business days for departure.
Final cleaning & laundry fees are not included in the rental price but charged extra @ GB £60/-. Please ask the owner about this if you have any doubts.
The cost of electricity, water and gas are all included in the rental price during the peak season. There is an extra winter and cold weather heating charge @ GB £18/- per night. winter and cold weather heating is an optional extra.