|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Portugal has the lot – it’s an exceptionally beautiful country, with a great climate and warm hospitable people… Everybody has heard about the Algarve, but to find the real Portugal, we urge you to discover the Silver Coast!
One hour to the north of Lisbon, the Silver Coast offers you a taste of the real Portugal, away from all the other British tourists! Our sea-view apartment is in a quiet bay in the tranquil town of Sao Martinho do Porto. Please take a look at all our breathtaking apartment has to offer by browsing the photos which speak for themselves!
My name's Philip Chantry and I originally bought the apartment as I wanted somewhere for our family of five to go back to again and again. I since thought it would be nice to allow others to enjoy it as we have done since 2007!
Philip Chantry purchased this apartment in 2007
We chose this apartment as it had a great sea-view and it was large enough for our family. Also, the town and beach are both very child-friendly and safe.
We had a lovely holiday. The afternoons were surprisingly hot for this time of year and I liked that it was so quiet around the bay. And I have to say my favourite restaurant was Portabello's – We loved it. It was very reasonable at all the places we visited, so it so didn’t hurt the pocket too much!
Super schönes appartement, sehr sauber und ein freundlicher empfang. Wir hatten einen schönen urlaub. Phil hat uns gute info zukommen lassen. Welche restaurants gut sind, wo mann am besten ein auto mieten kann usw... Wirklich toll.wir würden dieses appartement sofort wieder mieten...
This was our second time at the apartment (2015 our first), however, our experience this year was in stark contrast to last year’s. The apartment had many issues:
•Problem with the gas boiler, making strange grinding noises all day long,very concerning.
•The bed in the master bedroom collapsed on us in the middle of the night, very scary, dangerous and inconvenient. What makes this more annoying is that I had notified the owner the previous year as to issues with the bed.
•The underground parking door was also unavailable for the first week, electrical issue (had street park, which can be quite a challenge, especially at the weekend).
•Shower in master bedroom was not working
•The doorbell was broken during the first week this time.
The sofas could do with replacing, perfectly comfortable but heavily stained, the bathroom could have been cleaned to a higher standard. One other observation…. in comparison to last year, the train station appeared to be much busier, trains arriving /departing more frequently and more people hanging around the railway line late at night, drinking, skate boarding and making noise, a little intimidating.
Most shockingly, the owner withheld our the security deposit, we were absolutely flabbergasted and utterly shocked. we have stayed in over 20 apartments and have never once had a security deposit withheld. The owner informed me that we had done damage to the upstairs games room, left chewing gum under the pool table (my kids don’t chew gum), left red chalk marks on the wall (the walls are covered in red chalk marks from floor to ceiling, as they were last year) and allegedly made holes in the wall with the cue (impossible).
Also, it was alleged that the apartment was left in a complete mess (a disaster is how it was described). despite having cleaned it for three hours. The apartment was absolutely spotless, no rubbish, all floors swept and all surfaces wiped. It was also interesting that housekeeper was not able to produce any photographic evidence.
The owner informed me that the cost for the repair work would be the full security deposit (incl. phone calls he had made!). Please note, he was not able to produce any receipts for the works that needed to be carried out.
My theory is that the house keeper was annoyed with having to fix the many issues with the apartment and that she was merely wanting to be compensated.
We feel absolutely conned and angry (and very disappointed).
We have three children of 17,15 and 12. So we were looking for accommodation that would give us enough room to enjoy our holiday at a price we could afford. This apartment ticked all the boxes. Philip was polite, pleasant and prompt to deal with. The wifi kept the teenagers in touch with their friends and the pool table amused the 12 year old. The town was safe yet had enough going on to keep all ages amused. The welcome pack in the apartment guided us to good places to eat and visit. We were close to the beach do we could come and go easily as we don't like lying out all day. Perfect apartment,
Within walking distance of everything you need for a relaxing or active holiday.
Always apprehensive when booking an unknown, however, 1st contact with Philip put us totally at ease, very helpful informative & friendly attitude put us in a good mood before the holiday started. very comprehensive info pack gave us lots of food for thought & directions made finding the apartment very simple.
Absolutely loved the apartment, very spacious, very well equipped, more like a home than a holiday apartment, 5 minutes walk from a lovely beach, lots of restaurants within a very short walk and lots of places worth a visit close at hand, will definitely return.
Our family of 3 had a brilliant 2 weeks staying at Phil's apartment. The apartment is very well equipped and had everything we needed. It is in a superb location on the edge of town but minutes away from the beach and all the restaurants.
The town of Sao Martinho do Porto is a very pretty place with enough amenities to satisfy a 2 week stay. There are plenty of different restaurants to choose from although we did end up visiting our favourite, Portobello, on 3 separate occasions.
The weather was not wall-to-wall sunshine for our first few days but this enabled us to visit a few nearby places, all of which I would re-visit again. Highlights were Nazare, Obidos, Lisbon and Buddha Eden.
I would recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to stay in the area. We would stay there again without hesitation.
Mark + family
Wide stretches of sand and deep blue sea. An enchanted island with an ancient fortress. Fragrant orchards and fruitful vineyards. A lagoon bordered by pine trees. Gentle rolling hills. City walls enclosing the white houses of the medieval town of Obidos. Historical monuments and museums. A rich gastronomy with numerous fish and shell-fish dishes. The Silver Coast has a lot to offer for children and adults alike!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$266|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.