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Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Comfortable, fully equipped property, central to the Silver Coast ,

Modern self-catering property in a prime position just outside the city walls of Obidos, recently voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. With two bedrooms sleeping 4 people, and a double sofa-bed in the sitting room, the house offers comfortable furnishings to make staying here as pleasant as possible for up to 6 persons. There is secure parking for a car behind electronic gates, and a sunny south facing terrace that is a complete suntrap in order to enjoy the wonderful climate. We have a local agent who will assist you whilst staying at the house if you wish. The property is within 1 hours drive of bustling, cosmopolitan Lisbon, and 15 minutes drive from local beaches at Peniche and Obidos Lagoon. This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year.

Local information: This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. Obidos has numerous restaurants and bars to whet your appetite, ranging in cost and variety and is famous for its local drink Ginga, which is served in chocolate cups! There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year. A large Supermarket, municipal swimming pool and leisure facilities are within a 2 minute drive as is free Internet access. There are several other supermarkets in Caldas da Rainha. Within Obidos, there is a Pharmacy, several banks, and local grocery stores offering fresh daily bread and supplies. Try a Pastais de Nata (a kind of custard tart) with a coffee for a mid morning treat. There is a daily flower and produce market in Caldas, and a weekly market. We have a favourite Sunday market in Pateias, up the coast towards Sao Pedro de Moel.

Beaches and festivals: There are many beaches within 30 minutes drive of Obidos: Peniche, Baleal and Supertubes for surfing fun and wonderful fish restaurants (15 minutes) Foz de Arelho with numerous water sports on Obidos Lagoon and wide open golden sand (20 minutes). You can windsurf, water ski, hire a rowing boat or try paragliding on the lagoon. Baleal beach hosts several international surf competitions during the year. Sao Martinho de Porto with it's safe crescent bay, family atmosphere (30 minute drive) shops and waterfront cafes. Look out for the traditionally dressed women in Nazare, along with a dramatic rocky backdrop to a buzzing seaside resort (40 minutes). Park at Sitio, overlooking Nazare, and take the funicular railway down to the town. Driving South from Obidos you will find Santa Cruz, which is a popular little resort with a beautiful beach. There are music festivals held on the beaches during the summer months, and more events celebrating Rocha pears, grown locally, and the sea.

Travel and distances: The use of a car is recommended. Lisbon is 1 hour (70km) by car. There is a regular bus service between Lisbon and Obidos, or the railway from Caldas de Rainha. Scheduled airlines include BA, TAP (Portugal Airline) BMIBaby, Monarch, and Easy jet. Porto airport is 2.5 hours (150km) by car. Scheduled airlines are TAP and Ryanair. If you have time to spare, take the cross channel ferries to Bilbao or Santander. The distance from Bilbao is approx 450 miles through Spain (we've done it a few times). Caldas da Rainha 7km / 10 minutes. Foz do Arelho 17km / 20 minutes. Sao Martinho do Porto 27km / 22 minutes. Nazare 41km / 33 minutes. Sao Pedro de Moel 65km / 50 minutes. Batalha 69km / 48 minutes. Alcabaca -40km, 30 minutes Fatima - 94km, 57 minutes. Sintra - 97km, 65 minutes Lisbon - 100km, 66 minutes (Center). Constancia 98km / 56 minutes.

More Details

Owner
David and Kath Laing
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted: October 7, 2009 Date of Stay: September 2009

This delightful property is just outside the walls of the medieval town of Obidos. The restaurants and sights of the town are a short walk away. The property is ideally situated for exploring the sights of this very interesting area; Alcobaca, Tomar, Fatima and many others. Lisbon is only an hour away as well. It is close to the excellent Portuguese motorway system which gets you just\ about everywhere. It is also close to the very smart town of Caldas da Rainha with its excellent shopping and fabulous market.

The property is very well equipped and fitted out, with quality kitchen items and crockery, furniture and bedding. There is a suntrap garden for sitting out and doing nothing and the agents have made sure it is the cleanest holiday property we have stayed in for many a year. Highly recommended

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Oct 2009
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Amenities

Pinhal Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The main bathroom is downstairs and is fully tiled. There is bath with shower, toilet, bidet and handbasin, heater and shaver socket. The cloakroom is on the upper floor, again fully tiled with shaver socket.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Downstairs, bedroom 1 has a large-size bed (160cm x 200cm) and fitted wardrobes, full length mirror and chair whilst bedroom 2, also on the ground floor has two large single beds (90cm x 200cm), chests of drawers, full length mirror and stool. All beds have 28cm thick mattresses and mattress toppers to make them more comfortable. A hairdryer is also available for your convenience.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The seperate sitting area contains a large 3 seater leather sofa bed, two further leather chairs and the dining area has an extending dining table and 6 chairs. A 32 inch Sony Bravia TV, a Sony PlayStation 2, Sony DVD player and a Sony hi-fi system that plays MP3 discs. The fitted kitchen includes electric fan oven, extractor fan, child safe ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The large south facing terrace is accessible from the kitchen, and contains a dining table, 6 chairs, parasol and two sun-loungers. There is also a traditional charcoal BBQ. There is secure parking accessible by electric gates, and pedestrian access to the lower level using a videophone entry system. The secure parking is great to have during busy tourist events as parking can become difficult. Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned prior to arrival. Please bring your own beach towels.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos
average rating of 4.868421 based on 42 reviews
5

Everything we expected and more

  • 5 of 5

This delightful house was the ideal place to spend Christmas & New Year.

The property had everything you needed & is ideally situated to enjoy Obidos at this time of year.

We followed most of the suggestions for places to visit & were never disappointed.

Personal favourites were Sao Martinho do Porto & Sao Pedro to Model.

Would we return to this area & house - certainly.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we do appreciate you taking the time to post. You are most welcome to stay with us again.
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5

Spacious, comfortable in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipt, clean and close to the walls of Obidos with only a short drive to the beach and other attractions. Added bonus of a sun terrace, BBQ facilities, and fast wifi connection. Highly recommended 👍🏻

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Pretty, clean and well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 2 friends and had an amazing holiday!

Well equipped kitchen, very clean and in a great location to get to the castle wall.

Folders with activities and days out meant that there was never not anything to do.

A beautiful historic village!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Obidos, and that you liked the house. You are welcome to stay with us again!
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5

Charming with an Unbelievable backdrop!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations in a most enchanting part of the world. We were met by Ana after our journey from Lisbon via Cascais and thus a bit tired. We dropped our bags and headed out immediately for dinner. A little disoriented we happened upon an inviting spot...Restaurante Pretensioso where we had a most delectable dinner with flawless service. Upon returning we were now able to appreciate how inviting this condo was. Large, colorful and very attractive. The kitchen is very well outfitted along with a lovely attached patio. Although we never cook on our trips we do enjoy having morning coffee and an occasional snack which was very delightful here. We also found it very, very handy to have a washer/dryer and took advantage of it. I took such joy in opening the door and stepping out on the Juliette balcony with the dreamy view of the castle! All was absolutely spotless and Ana was very prompt and nice to deal with. We journeyed off on two different days to Nazare and Sintra. Awesome, marvelous, poetic are just some of the adjectives swirling in my head. Very easy treks from Obidos. Lastly we spent a day at the castle and on the back roads to the lagoon. Wow!! Hard to catch your breath with such beauty. Please, please don't miss taking a carriage ride up thru the castle walls...so romantic. We also purchased some wonderful items which of course included Ginja cherry liqueur with chocolate cups... splendid and a very pretty bowl and ornament that I not only treasure for it's beauty but for our whole experience with the lovely shop owner. I need also to mention that we enjoyed wonderful dinners at Petrarum Domus Bar Restaurante and Restaurante Lumen. Both were divine, service amazing and ambiance fabulous. Stopped for pastry and coffee a couple of times at Capinha d'Obidos...We are in love with this bakery! So comforting to come back at the end of each long day to such incredible digs!! Bravo to this magical part of Portugal.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies for the delay in responding to your magnificent review! Thank you for your kind words, and we love it when guests tell us what they enjoyed visiting in the area too as nothing can quite describe Obidos and the Silver Coast, it really is unique. Best regards
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5

The apartment was everything we had hoped.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at this apartment. It had everything we needed and even more to make us comfortable. A lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

fantstic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Obidos.

The House has every thing you need for a comfortable stay, clean, bright and great views to the castle.

The house is perfectly located, you can walk into Obidos and enjoy all the restaurants, the sight and the amazing views from the castle walls. We spent a lot of our holiday just enjoying spending time in Obidos.

Staying just out side the wall, it was so easy to get in the car and onto the A8 in minutes.

So much to do and see and great beach's too.

We hope to visit the silver coast in the future, we would stay here again and recommend it to all.

Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Many within 2 minute stroll
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
Bilboa
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Junction 8 of the A8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many within 2 minute stroll
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Peniche
Car: recommended

Obidos has been voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal and it is very special to the Portuguese people. The Villa Natal transforms the village into a Winter Wonderland at Christmas. A Chocolate Festival is held annually, as is a Medieval Festival in the Summer months. There are numerous cultural activities, such as Fado concerts, piano concerts and exhibitions held in the local museum. Within an hours drive, you could dive off Belenga Island, canoe in Constancia, surf and windsurf on the local beaches, discover a local Wine Route, explore the mountains and national parks, or visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcabaca, Tomar, Batalha and Sintra. There are several large shopping centres in Lisbon which you could combine with a visit to Belem, a boat ride ride on the Tejo, a tram or bus trip around the historic centre. Historians can discover the history of the Peninsular Wars and the importance of the Duke of Wellington in nearby Terres Vedras and locality.

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Rates & Availability

Pinhal Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$87
$400
 
 
Spring2017
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$487
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$612
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$487
 

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Prices are for the property in UK Pounds.
Dollar rates and other currency will be calculated to match conversion rate on day of booking.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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