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Ocean & Lake View -Guest Wing of Private Villa - own solar heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Spacious Villa - Gorgeous Sea Views. Warm Pool. Water sports right here!

Great for families, extended families, or smaller groups who like plenty of space and privacy. This holiday villa is a private, 200 m2 Guest Wing of a huge, shoreline property on the banks of the Lagoa de Obidos

Spacious, and modern, with all you need for a great holiday! Two minutes’ walk to water-sports at the Escola de Vela de Lagoa and also the beach. Free Bike use, Free WiFi, Smart TV.

The solar heated pool is a big attraction, so be ready for the family to jump in within minutes of arriving! It even has a shallow round pool at one end, for little ones to enjoy. Pool towels provided.

Drive into the half acre, walled gardens by way of the video controlled gates. Four bedrooms to choose from - they all have their own bathroom. Two are on the lower ground and one is enormous, handy if you are a group with two families or Granny and Granddad helping out.

The kitchen area is modern with an induction hob, full size cooker, big microwave, American fridge-freezer with ice-maker, plenty of crockery, cutlery, tea towels etc. There's a large dining table inside, and the same again in the garden for pool-side dining, a gas barbecue and lighting for outdoor evenings. Just ask if there's anything missing!

There’s a fantastic view of lagoon and Atlantic from the lounge sliding patio doors, which also provides access to the pool.

After that lovely refreshing swim, how about a stroll down to the waterside, 2 minutes’ walk away? Its low key, we call it the fisherman's beach. Nice for children to potter around. Several boats are moored here and you can watch the fishermen and shell-fish pickers go out every morning, from your living room window. Their catch will soon be on the daily menus of nearby restaurants.

Next to the fisherman's beach is the Escola de Vela - the sailing school. They have some fancier catamarans and ribs tied up. Take a look at their website - if you fancy taking yourself or your children out on the water. They do tuition on sailing, windsurfing, paddleboards etc. Or if you prefer, don't do much at all. Just sit on the Escola's veranda, gazing out over the lagoon, with a glass of something, maybe eat some of their delicious garlic mussels in wine ...

There's a path from the house, which goes right along the lagoon to the ocean. It’s a beautiful flat walk (or cycle with one of our free bikes). Fish are jumping when the tide is right and shore wading birds are grazing the beach, looking for a good meal.

Nearing the Atlantic beach, we come across some outdoor food vendors with their tables and chairs set up by the lagoon. Try the wagon with the pizza oven spitting flames and the tempting smell of spicy sausage bread cooking. Spit roast chickens are on the next barbecue along - all to be washed down with a tumbler full of red wine - and for so few euros, you'll think they added the bill up wrong!

A bit further along the beach, there’s a number of cafés and small restaurants. Take an outside seat and watch the beach life and the waves rolling in through the Foz do Arelho estuary. Sublime.

The beaches are perfect for family holidays: not commercialized, just friendly places, with lots of available sand, refreshments, and lagoon or ocean bathing. In season there is always a life-guard on duty at the main beach and you can rent little tents to change in, or rest from the sun for a while.

Venturing further afield, we have so many places of interest for days out. Just up the coast, the massive sand dunes of Salir, the “blue shell beach” of São Martinho and picturesque Sitio at Nazaré. It's here that the world record “biggest wave surfed”, occurred last year.

Drive south to the fishing town of Peniche and find dozens of fish restaurants, with freshly caught sea bream, bass and octopus. We love walking across the sand causeway to Baleal island, with safe bathing and surfing on beaches on both sides of the causeway, it was declared by a poet to be "the most beautiful view in Portugal".

Then around the corner is Super-Tubes beach: big rolling waves, in long tubes, make this the ideal venue for world championship surfing competitions. Beginners can also get lessons at one of the many surf shacks along the quieter beaches between Baleal and Peniche.

Golf players do not have to go far for world standard courses at Royal Obidos and Praia d’el Rei.

Fishermen can cast from the rocks or take one of the many fishing excursions available by boat.

The wonderful medieval village of Obidos is close by. Truly worth a day out for all the family. Intriguing streets and ancient castle walls to explore and beautiful little shops with handmade local arts, many cafés and restaurants. They hold all sorts of events, so its always worth checking on the website, to see what’s coming up.

Our nearest town is Caldas da Rainha, seven kilometres away – a pretty little town with a daily farmer’s market and a mix of old and new buildings. You will find a small shopping mall, cinemas and several supermarkets. The “old” part of the town is delightful and you can have a nice walk to include the splendid park and boating lake, the thermal waters hospital, through the sculpture park, then returning via the outdoor farmer’s market or the indoor fish market.

Buddha Eden Garden near Bombarral is another good day out – beautiful gardens belonging to the famous winery, Quinta de Bacalhoa - with surprising art around every corner and a little train to take you around if you can’t manage the walk. You can arrange wine tastings or browse their wine shop and come away with a bottle or two. They have a very reasonably priced restaurant in the Gardens, but if you want to go more upmarket, Mae d'Agua Restaurant is close by.

We have information about all the local restaurants and sights to see. Some attractions in the vicinity are:

Alcobaça - a majestic monastery at the heart of the town.

Tomar - imposing castle and atmospheric home to the Knights Templar.

Fatima - place of catholic pilgrimage

Sintra - full of history and fairy tale castles on hills

Mafra – palace and monastery – along the lines of Versailles

And Coastline - miles of it!!!

Lisbon the capital of Portugal is only an hour away. It’s fantastically popular for culture, fashion, style & history all at once. A lively and beautiful city! So many places and routes you could take once you get there. We can give you some pointers, or just go and explore!

More Details
Registration Number : 13375/AL

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Rhona

We are two retired Brits, here to help you have a relaxing holiday by the sea in this truly world-class bit of Portugal. Talk to us to answer any questions: Email Rhona@bluelagoa. holiday | Telephone 00351 262978255 | Skype rhona.m.heslegrave

Rhona purchased this villa in 2008

Why Rhona chose Foz do Arelho

Gorgeous modern house, in a fabulous place with all you need for a great holiday

What makes this villa unique

We thought about what made memorably good holidays - then decided to put those elements into place at our own holiday Villa for guests to enjoy:

Number 1 - Lives up to Expectations: you want to get there and find out that that the accommodation you booked is in a fabulous place - IT IS.

Second - Comfort factor - must be as good as and preferably exceeding, what you have at home - we've done our best!! ('course we haven't been to your place).

Definitely - to have a great pool, lots of loungers, space and shade for outdoor dining and generally larking about. YES.

A special person to wait on you hand and foot, bringing cool drinks and tasty tid-bits to your side ... sorry you'll have to bring your own one of those.

Price: an important factor – we are very good value for a great holiday villa!

Ambience: Beautiful views, sea, beach, lots of places to visit, good walks, tasty local food. Yes Yes, we have all of those!


Foz do Arelho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • There are four bathrooms with walk in shower areas and plenty of hot water and towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Large groundfloor room, with ensuite shower room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With ensuite shower room
  • Four bedrooms with comfortable beds. Two bedrooms have large double beds and two bedrooms each have two single beds. There is also a baby-cot if needed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely week here!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying at this villa. Rhonda and Ian were very welcoming and provided lots of info of things to do beforehand, as well as a book of information in the villa and a sat nav with lots of places of interest pre-programmed.

The property was very clean and well maintained, and worked really well for our party (6 adults and 2 young children). It is a guest wing attached to the owners villa, but it was very private, we didn't see Rhonda and Ian much whilst we were there, but they were on hand if we needed help. When one of our party fell ill, Ian didn't hesitate to offer a lift to the local medical centre and subsequently the hospital and stayed whilst they were seen to (Thank you!).

The swimming pool is great, and the smaller pool is great for the smaller children. The facilities in the villa were superb, and we spent the majority of our time there.

The villa is in a great location, and there is a lovely walk you can do along the lagoon to the the beach where there are several bars/cafes, or there are several towns with additional shops and restaurants in the very close vicinity. The towns have more a local feel, and when we visited it wasn't busy with tourists like other resorts are, There is a watersport's school at the bottom of the road, which we didn't use, but we did visit their cafe for some breakfast one day which I'd thoroughly recommend.

I'd highly recommend anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great to hear! We try to think what we would like or expect in a holiday home and then do our best to fulfil it.
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Great but lacked air conditioning and too many Mosquitos so keeping windows shut was tough

  • 4 of 5

Great but hot and too many mosquitoes couldn't have windows open sad as people and facilities were great,no welcome pack as we have had in the past at other villas

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa! Great Location !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Naddadouro. We have used the same villa several times because we enjoy the villa and the area so much. The villa was gorgeous and ideal for our young family. All facilities were spotlessly clean with nice modern décor but also practical so we weren't concerned being there with our boys. The pool is lovely, we especially liked the mini pool - perfect size and depth for our 1 and 4 yr olds. The hosts were really welcoming, gave good information and great customer service. There is plenty near by for young families too, although our 4 yr old asked continually if he could go back to the villa as he loved playing in the pool, sandpit and racing around the garden on his little bike (provided by the villa) - he would have stayed forever given the chance! We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you'll come again and bring the cute little boys!
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Leicester, England

Panoramic View & Luxurious Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We have stay in this luxurious, top class on three occasions now. We have visited in May, July & October. July being the hottest but May and October still with weather warm enough to sit by the pool, laze on the beach and enjoy alfresco dining at the restaurants and bars on the sea front in Foz Do Arelho. The owner are very welcoming and will do all they can to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday. We enjoyed visiting the nearby medevil city of Obidos. We enjoyed playing in the dunes in Sao Martinho and walking along the board walk. We can recommend the cable cars and aquarium in Lisbon. We enjoyed body boarding in Baleal. A car is a must if you want to get out and about!

We enjoyed eating snacks at the Sailing School on the lagoon. We watching the locals harvesting cockles whilst wading in the lagoon. Our kids love the pool whatever the weather. There are toys and game available to keep the kids entertained.

Very clean, comfortable and luxurious house. Would recommend.

We have enjoyed our holidays at this villa and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very luxurious and tranquil holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday it was a beautiful place to stay, the accommodation was clean, luxurious and spacious with everything you could want, along with private pool and breathing taking views of the lagoon nearby ... Would defiantly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked. Come again anytime!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Escola de Vela
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Royal Obidos
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Escola de Vela
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

A first class villa in a beautiful location!

See the immediate surroundings in this video:

Registered with Turismo de Portugal, Alojamento Local 13375AL


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.9

Fully registered and controlled by the "Local Lodging" arrangement with the local council of Caldas da Rainha
Cancellation Terms: One night cancellation fee if cancelled 61 days or more; no refund if cancelled within 60 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.