A recently upgraded 5 bedroom family villa with private pool and sea views
- english, portuguese
About Alison Blanchard
The owner and his wife live in Edinburgh with 2 teenage boys. They bought their home in Foz Do Arelho because it was close to some breathtaking beaches, there are range of activities for the kids to do, it is less commercialised than the Algarve and the house is in a fantastic location. They spend 3 or 4 weeks at the villa every year and enjoy it more and more. The boys are now accomplished surfers
Alison Blanchard purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Alison Blanchard chose Nadadouro
The views are fantastic and it is in a private location
What makes this Villa unique
Spacious, private pool, outside dining, views
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:26
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
House was great. Everything you need. Easy check in. Definitely recommend staying here.
Lovely villa in a beautiful location
Access off Rua das Cashinas on left after Monte Horeb restaurant. We went to the wrong house to start off with! Access road has deep ridge so watch you don't scrape your car.
Arrived to a nice, clean villa with juice, water, milk, margarine, bread, ham, cheese, water, coffee, tea, wine & a store cupboard basics like oil, salt & pepper, herbs & spices to welcome us. Dishwasher tabs and laundry tabs left too plus some basic cleaning stuff.
We had some minor issues with the outside lights and the pool but these were swiftly resolved after a text to the manager.
There was plenty of room for our party of 10 (5 children, 5 adults). Beds were great. Towels provided. Well-equipped kitchen. Washing machine in the basement and retractable drying line at the side of the property (didn't discover this until the 2nd week). Could have done with a clothes basket to carry washing up.
The games room comprises a table tennis table in the basement/garage.
The wifi wasn't great which didn't bother me but may bother some.
There is no air con but it was only 18 degrees at night so that was not an issue. Mosquitoes were a problem though so repellents are required.
Linen and towels were changed for our second week but it would have been nice for the villa to have had a quick clean too. It's nice to be spoilt on holiday!
The villa is 3 miles from the main beach and 2.5 miles from Foz so you need a car. We walked to the beach one day and it took us 45 minutes but was a pleasant walk on the top road with lovely views.
We loved Foz. It has about 7 or 8 bars/restaurants at the beach (Taverna Ondas was our fave - fab prawns and the only place we found with vege burgers/sausages). Nice cocktails too. The bakery has great rolls and custard tarts. We tried a few restaurants in Foz itself. Tavola was nice (we ate in the back with the Portuguese which was great but there was only 1 waiter on so the service was very slow) but quite pricey compared to the others. Casa Madrugas serves amazing petiscos (tapas) and is so cheap. 90 euros for 10 of us with loads of food and drinks. Our favourite was Tibino - great food and cheeky banter from the waiter. You must book a few days ahead in high season.
There are a couple of mini supermarkets and a couple more grocery shops selling everything from milk to malibu. There is a bank with a cashpoint. Caldas has Aldi, Lidl and Leclerc only 15 minutes away.
Thank you Edwin family for a lovely holiday.
Thank you very much for the feedback and we are glad you had a good time. A new washing basket will be purchased. David.
Great Villa for a family holiday in a beautiful part of Portugal.
We really enjoyed staying at Villa Foz we had everything we needed. Great Situation with fantastic views. David was excellent in sorting out a couple of issues. ~Would definitely recommend .
Thanks very much for the review. You were great guests. Your comments are much appreciated. David.
Jolie maison bien située pour visiter ou profiter de la plage. Seul bémol pas très Kids Friendly
Jolie maison bien située pour visiter ou profiter de la plage. Seul bémol pas très Kids Friendly Vu le nombre d’escalier non sécurisé mais autrement rien à redire
The property was spacious well equipped and very comfortable, very clean and well maintained.
This was a lovely home to stay in. When we arrived following an early flight we were welcomed with fresh rolls, cheese, milk which was very much appreciated. We really enjoyed our stay here. We were two families sharing and there was ample room and everything we could have needed for a comfortable stay. This house is very well equipped for eating at home,great barbecue and lots of outdoor seating with sheltered options if it gets a bit windy. It's also beautifully located with great views over the lagoon and easy access to Foz and all it has to offer. Even the fact that there was construction work underway in a nearby property didn't take from our stay here as the builders were very considerate and the owner gave us some great tips about where to go and to eat. Highly recommend the Snack Bar near Obidos, it's a gem. The sailing school,which is in walking distance of the property , rents kayaks etc, great way to spend a couple of hours out on the lagoon. Super friendly staff and great little cafe. There is lots to see and do in the area but if it all gets a bit much relaxing by the pool is a very pleasant option. I would highly recommend this property.
Perfect location for whole family
Well maintained property perfect for our 'all ages 'holiday - grandparents daughters and their families ages ranging 11- 75.good cooking facilities ,dishwasher and barbecue also dishwasher and washing machine which were in constant use.Lots of eating places at reasonable prices nearby.Pool was great after busy day at beach whist grandparents relaxed on the wonderful loungers before a game of table tennis in the basement .all in all had wonderful relaxing time in this still underdeveloped area.
This luxurious 5 bedroom villa is an ideal base to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Silver Coast with its wonderful beaches, rich heritage and golfing resorts. The climate is perfect with dry winters (17 degrees) and warm summers (27 degrees) with cooling Atlantic breezes making the evenings very pleasant. There are many wonderful places to visit such as the chic cafes and surf culture in Foz Do Arelho, the vibrant night life, bullring and water park in Nazare, the fishing port and wonderful seafood restaurants in Peniche, the medieval town of Obidos and many golfing resorts such as Praia D'El Rey.
Golf: The villa is located within 30 minutes drive of at least 5 world class golf courses and tailor made golfing holidays can be arranged through the owner.