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David and Kath Laing

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David and Kath Laing (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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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based on 31 traveler reviews

Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos
average rating of 4.870968 based on 35 reviews

Good location in lovely town.

  • 4 of 5

The rental was comfortable and we'll situated in a real gem of a town. It was well equipped and enabled a pleasant stay. Close to lots of amenities but supermarket is a drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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your house is beautifull!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kath and David! we had a great time in your apartment! Your house is beautifull! It is well equipped, the beds are comfortable, the large terrace near the Kitchen is magnificent and it was a very nice place where we could have a drink before going to dinner at “o Calderao”, the restaurant you have recommended. In the restaurant “O calderao” we ate very well!. We went there two nights (out of three of our stay in Obidos!), and the very nice girl who served us, will stay forever in our hearts! Obidos is a very nice city. The view of Obidos from the living room’s balcony is wonderful! Obidos is a strategic place to reach important sites in the surrounding area. We, starting from Obidos, visiterd Tomar, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Nazare 'Peniche Cabo Corvoeiro and we saw magnificent monasteries, wild headlands beaten by the wind and the ocean and we left our heart in those beautiful places!

I hope to return to Obidos and i hope to stay again at your apartment!


Carlo Daniele

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great property and great location for sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying in this great spot. It was clean, and spacious with secure underground parking, with great views along with a private patio. The owner sent several attachments for travel tips, restaurants, directions.... We were met when we arrived by a property manager who was friendly and helpful. We liked that we could walk just a few steps to explore the quaint historic walled town of Obidos. It was also a great location to explore the area such as: Nazare, Sintra, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca....Randy and Nancy, USA

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first accommodation in Portugal and it could not have been better. The apartment is wonderfully comfortable and within a stone's throw of beautiful Obidos. It is well located for exploring the region with its many World Heritage sites. The apartment has lovely rooms, high quality fittings and furniture, and lovely linen and towels. The extras (books, dvds, picnic plates and cutlery, travel literature, wifi) all added to the enjoyment of our stay. We found Katherine and Ana to be very friendly and welcoming. We would love the opportunity to stay in this lovely home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review! You are more than welcome to visit us again and we are pleased that we set the standard for the rest of your long holiday in Portugal. We do try our very best to ensure that guests have everything they need at the house, and Ana and her team are meticulous about keeping everything clean and in good condition. We try to be flexible with guest requirements too as we realise everybody has different expectations.
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Great location, good for families

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed very much the stay in this house. The location is great, with excellent views and the house it is very well equipped. It is very good for families to spend weekends or even holidays because it’s very comfortable. We will for sure contact for staying there other times.

Also the owners are doing a very good job with the guests. The house has many maps and information about the Portuguese silver coast and the entire west with personal comments from the owners and other guests which we found great and very helpful for those who goes to that region for the first time. It also helps the feedback regarding restaurants and bars, etc.

You are really doing a good job. All the best to the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Owner's Response: It is always pleasing to hear that guests appreciate our efforts to make their stay comfortable and easy - thank you! This was a weekend stay to visit the Villa Natal in Obidos itself and is a popular destination at this time of year for families.
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this town house. It is very well equiped, clean, tidy and uncluttered. For rainy days or dark evenings there is tv, DVD player, playstation, and audio unit with a good selection of DVD's, and books. It is very well located with plenty of places to visit within reasonable distance, supermarket five min by car. OBIDOS is within a few mins walk.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Many within 2 minute stroll
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
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
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.


Rates & Availability

Pinhal Townhome Rental Rates

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Autumn 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

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Pinhal Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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