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Ian and Jennie Flower

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Luxurious Portuguese villa with private pool, countryside location

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Costa de Prata - Leiria Region Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 mins from Beach sleeps 6 Three Bedrooms all with balconies

The villa is finished and furnished to a very high standard and should ensure your stay will be as enjoyable and as comfortable as we can make it.

The private pool, large games room and satellite TV (SKY) with sport and movies means there is always something to do and should keep everyone happy.

WiFi is also available at the villa.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, one with en-suite and shower and two using a family bathroom with bath and shower.

Two of the bedrooms have king size beds and the third has two singles available.There is a downstairs bathroom with shower facilities.

The kitchen is fully fitted with fridge freezer,washing machine and dishwasher. There is a kitchen dining table and a table outside for al fresco meals.

The lounge also has a large dining table for more formal dining if you wish.

We have an outdoor BBQ with sink and an outdoor shower beside the pool.

The villa is 5 minutes from the nearest beach by car but the whole coast is practically one long sandy beach - so plenty of choice whether you want peace and quiet or beach activities with plenty of amenities.

Wonderful walks both beach or countryside and also lots of historical places of interest.

On arrival, our local agent will be available to show you around the house,show you how all the appliances work and help you with places of interest, nearest beaches and shopping outlets etc.

In case of emergencies they are available 24/7.

The villa is No Smoking and we are unable to accommodate pets.

Out of season the beaches are practically deserted on the Silver Coast - so great for walkers, fishing, sea sports and even hang gliding. Golf courses are only 30 minutes away.

Plenty to keep active as well as many historical places of interest like the walled city of Obidos, the famous city of Tomar - the first Knights Templar settlement, Batalha. Alcabaca and many more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian and Jennie Flower (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ian and Jennie Flower

We are a friendly retired couple in our sixties living in Buckinghamshire with a desire to make the most of our time - which is why we bought this villa so that we could enjoy the best of Portugal and the UK. Our family hugely enjoys the time spent at the villa because it is modern and they feel that it is more of a home and not a rental villa.

Ian and Jennie Flower purchased this villa in 2009

Why Ian and Jennie Flower chose Costa de Prata - Leiria Region

We had visited and holidayed in Portugal several times before we bought the villa.We mainly holidayed on the Algarve but we visited the Silver Coast and found that it offered so much more.

The Atlantic Ocean is spectacular on warm or wild days and we love walking on the beaches especially at low tide.

The local Portuguese are so friendly and we are fortunate in finding a villa on the outskirts of a small village with enough local amenities to suit.

It is a quiet area with 7 other villas for neighbours.

The pool area is not overlooked, we have a wooded area to the rear and plenty of parking in a safe environment.

We just love it.

What makes this villa unique

The villa was built in 2009 with plenty of space inside.

We are in an area which is not highly developed and therefore offers privacy and quiet. We have the sun on the front of the villa in the morning and from midday full sun around the pool.

If we need shade we can easily move around the property but it does offer the opportunity to have meals outside all day and evening. The BBQ is frequently in use.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Luxurious Portuguese villa with private pool, countryside location
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Lovely property, excellent owners

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa kept in superb condition owned by a couple who are the most helpful owners I have ever come across!

We spent two weeks here in August and had a wonderful holiday despite this being the coolest August anyone could remember. The villa was superb. The quality of the fixtures, fittings and furniture is top notch. The pool was lovely, a good size, clean and well maintain - and very well used by the whole family. The air-conditioning was excellent when needed. And the wi-fi kept our two teenagers happy when they weren't playing pool, darts or table tennis in the games room.

The location is rural (a car is a must) and peaceful providing access to the real Portugal. But it is only a short drive to the local resorts with all they have to offer, including some good supermarkets, and some absolutely beautiful beaches - although the nearest beach at Salgado is gorgeous the sea should only be entered with great care but there were so many others to choose from nearby.

And the owners, Jennie and Ian, were absolutely great from our initial enquiry, through booking, the build up to our holiday, our holiday itself and to the return of the deposit. They were so helpful and so easy to deal with, you couldn't wish for more.

We enjoyed it so much we're even been considering buying one of the other properties in the road!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our guests enjoy our villa as much as we do. The area is very visitor friendly. The Potuguese are always extremely welcoming and helpful. The local restaurants and cafes offer excellent food and beverage and offer very good value.
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A little gem. Far exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, by far the best we've ever stayed in. On a very quiet development with lovely countryside and woodland views. The photographs do not do the villa justice with all rooms much larger than anticipated. The villa was spotless and finished to a very high standard. The games room is a great addition.

The surrounding area provided many wonderful surprises. Beautiful beaches and quaint old towns within easy reach.

We ended our stay with two nights in Lisbon via Sintra. All well worth a visit.

It is definitely a villa you will want to return to.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review, thank you. We spend a lot of time at the property so have equipped it to suit longer term stays. The area is less commercial than the Algarve but there are many great beaches, and places of interest to choose from. Although we are surrounded by farmland we are close enough to two very good resorts so there is also plenty of choice of things to do and places to eat and drink. We are also very lucky to have a great agent that does go out of his way to ensure our guests are well looked after.
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Stunning villa

  • 4 of 5

Visiting as a group with 2 young children the villa gave us everything we needed. It is absolutely stunning and the owners could not have been more helpful. A car is definitely needed to get around, but lots of beautiful beaches and places to eat within a short drive.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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De très bonnes vacances dans une villa d'exception

  • 5 of 5

Propriétaires charmants (échange de mails uniquement).Nous avons passé deux semaines de vacances dans une villa très bien entretenue, qui propose de très belles prestations ( ça va des accessoires de la cuisine à la piscine, au billard; la liste n'est pas exhaustive!!). Elle est située à 3 kilomètres d'un village où on trouve un "super mercado" qui propose des " super bock" moins chères qu'à Intermarché, un salon de coiffure et d'esthétique que nous avons testé pour vous ( vous pouvez avoir confiance)!!!!Victor le manager est très disponible et à l'écoute des vacanciers et nous propose de bonnes adresses. Bref dépaysement et bonheur garantis!!! Je recommande la villa à toute personne qui cherche une villa de luxe près des plages mais à la campagne loin du monde.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have translated this review into English using Google. We have had some lovely guests this year who appear to enjoy the villa and the area as much as we do. We do appreciate the way they have looked after our villa and hope they will come back soon. Jennie & Ian Review # 9145779 "Very good holiday in an exceptional villa" Charming owners (mail exchange only) .We past two weeks vacation in a very well maintained villa, offering great benefits (okay accessories from the kitchen to the pool, pool and the list is not exhaustive !!). It is located three kilometers from a village where there is a "super mercado" offering "super bock" cheaper than Intermarket, a hair salon and beauty that we have tested for you (you may have trust) !!!! Victor the manager is very helpful and attentive to guests and offers us good recommendations. Brief change of scenery and guaranteed happiness !!! I recommend the villa to anyone looking for a luxury villa near the beaches but in the countryside away from the world.
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Simply the best holiday house we have ever rented.

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the wonderful Victor on our arrival, who showed us around, answered questions and was so helpful. A wonderful villa with a private pool, barbecue and games room - great for teenage boys. We couldn't fault it in any way - beautifully decorated, spacious, very comfortable and very clean. It really is the best holiday house we have ever rented. We enjoyed the beaches, authentic restaurants and exploring the local area. It is obvious the owners, Ian and Jennie, who were very helpful indeed whilst booking, use the property themselves as it is so well equipped. We would most definitely recommend this villa. A great find.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you all enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back. We use the villa ourselves a lot out of season so hopefully all our guests should find everything they need. The beaches are great, the locals very friendly and they usually speak English which certainly helps us and there are lots of great places to visit and things to do.
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

This villa was ideal for our teenage family. It is situated in an ideal location for travelling to beaches, places of interest, of which there are many, and of course the capital Lisbon. It was also one of the best equipped villas we have stayed in.

The owners, Jennie and Ian, were very helpful from: booking, arriving, places to visit and post holiday.

We have had a lovely summer break.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Their comments were great but they only gave us 4 stars so we asked them why. The reason was we don't have WIFI at the villa which the teenage children missed. We do try to cater for teenagers in particular with the private pool, BBQ and games room. We may look into adding this in future - although this is the first time it's been mentioned. You can get emails etc at many WIFI spots in the local resorts and also use the internet free at the local library 7 days a week. However, we can see this may not suit today's youngsters who like to be on line 24/7.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Lisbon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
In Sao Martinho and Nazare
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Junction 21 on A8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
In Famalicao
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Salgado beach
Car: necessary

This area of coast reaches south from Porto nearly down to Lisbon. The recently constructed A8 motorway gives fast and direct access to all its wonderful beaches and vistas (taking just sixty minutes from Lisbon airport).

There are numerous historical places and one outstanding attraction is the Medieval Town of Òbidos. Surrounded by castle walls, full of small cobbled streets - a glimpse of Portugal 100 years ago.

The area boasts many spectacular beaches with miles of golden sand. The nearby beaches of Nazare and Peniche are well known for their quality surfing and Sao Martinho de Porto has a natural lagoon ideal for families with young children. Nazaré has been popular for many years with a wide sandy beach and vibrant squares surrounded by restaurants. Nazare also has a themed water park ideal for all the family.

Another local sporting option is golf at Obidos or Praia del Rey (considered the best golf resort in Europe for 2007).

Within 30 minutes is the Buddha Eden a spectacular gardens with many statues of Buddhas and modern art surrounding several lakes.The gardens are part of a vineyard and winery where you can purchase the best local wines at great prices.The venue has a good cafe/restuarant and the nearby village also has good quality family friendly dining experiences.

There are several nearby towns with medieval churches,cathedrals and monastries. Batalha has a Gothic cathedral with the Portuguese tomb of the unknown soldier and is a spectacular cathedral well worth a visit. Alcobaca also has a fantastic monastry with small shops and restauarants alongside a river. Fatima is also famous and visited by most recent popes as an important religious site.

From Peniche you can visit offshore islands and see dolphins and sealife with scuba diving available to the brave hearted.

Families can enjoy many walks on beaches or boardwalks with amazing views at sunset whilst sitting and enjoying local drinks and cuisine.

Nazare and Sao Martinho are the two nearest 'resorts' with many family restaurants and cafes offering local food favourites - especially fresh fish and shelfish. Eating out is inexpensive and very popular with the Portuguese which is why there are so many to choose from!


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High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $394

Please contact owners by email or phone for enquiries. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.
A further deposit of £300 or euro equivalent will be requested prior to arrival against any damages that may occur.
Refundable within 7-10 days of departure subject to condition of property.

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Costa de Prata - Leiria Region Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outside shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The 3 bedrooms all have their own verandas, electric blinds, air-conditioning and central heating. All are fully furnished with extensive built in wardrobes and drawers. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom with built in shower and a walk in changing room. Additional guest beds are available for children.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our agent will meet you at the villa on arrival and is available 24/7 in an emergency. He speaks fluent English and Portuguese.

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