About the property
- Villa2496 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Beautifully furnished, short walk to lagoon, Championship Golf a 4 minute drive
Overlooking pine and eucalyptus forest, this large villa is located just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Obidos Lagoon. It is an ideal location for a relaxing beach holiday, for sightseeing, water sports or golf. You can do as much or as little as you like! There are a number of restaurants within a 5 minute drive or a 25 minute beautiful walk alongside the lagoon. The villa is only a 5 minute drive from the Royal Obidos, Bom Successo and West Cliff Championship Golf Courses and within easy reach of many more. Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, pedalo's and bike hire (depending on season) are also available on the lagoon. Furnished to the highest standard there are 3 bedrooms (one bedroom can sleep 4) and 3 bathrooms. The villa boasts open-plan living, with floor to ceiling sliding windows to nearly all rooms. There is a large Italian 3 piece sofa and contemporary oak dining table that extends to comfortably seat 8. Flat screen satellite TV, DVD, and WIFI. The King-size master bed is a luxury memory foam and pocket-sprung mattress. Two other singles are also memory foam and in the large 2nd bedroom the 2 singles convert into 4 full size single beds. The villa is equipped with a full size cot, travel cot, potty, childs toilet seat and step, changing mat, and a selection of toys. All bedrooms have terraces. The master bedroom has a very large terrace with far reaching views.
The patio and the pool receive the sun all day and there are numerous sun loungers on a large grassy lawn to take full advantage.
Golf can be played throughout the year or why not visit at Christmas, Obidos has its own Christmas festival. There is also the Obidos Chocolate festival in March and a Medieval Festival in July. The silver coast has mild winters and summers so golf can be a year round pleasure. Long term Lets in Portugal. Please call to find out about special discounts for month long rentals over the winter months.
Surfing: Surrounded by 15km of coastline with 20 surf spots from beginner to advanced. Baleal Beach is a 20 minute drive and offers a surf school, wetsuit and surfboard hire. The lagoon is also very popular for bird watching. Lisbon is one hour away.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Jane Kingsley
We live in North Wales but purchased this property for our own use and with the intention of letting it out.
Jane Kingsley purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Jane Kingsley chose Casalinho
After visiting the Algarve and then later visiting Oboidos and the lagoon, we decided it was the place for us. It's very relaxing compared to the Algarve, yet plenty to see and do if you want to. The scenery is beautiful and its much more traditionally Portugese. I have 2 boys and they love the freedom of such a quiet development, and a pool! You don't get the crowds and return home feeling like you've really had a break.
What makes this Villa unique
We're quite fussy when it comes to a good bed! When its for your own use, you tend to make sure the home comforts are there! I love the quiet outside space. With the large windows the garden just becomes an extension of the inside.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous villa in beautiful peaceful location
Perfect place to relax, villa is very spacious and modern with everything we needed. The master suite is very big and so is the en suite, definitely larger than other villas we have stayed in. Looking around at the other plots this particular villa definitely had a more private garden than most too.
Drive from Lisbon was very easy and so was discovering the area. Obidos is really beautiful and well worth a visit. Obviously went at a quiet time of year but that was exactly what we wanted. I should imagine the lagoon in Summer is a hive of activity and certainly perfect for children. Unfortunately already booked up this year for when we wanted to return !
Very comfortable and spacious in beautiful surroundings
This is a clean and spacious villa within 20 mins walk/3 mins drive of the quieter side of Obidos Lagoon (beach) . We stayed in May half -term (2 years running) and the area is very quiet then , which suited us fine. I assume it is busier and, of course warmer, in the high summer.
The master bedroom is massive and both the others are a decent size, though if you were using all four beds (there are 2 pull out ones) in the upstairs twin room, that would be more full up. We had 4 adults and 3 children for part of our stay and that was fine. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom which is nice.
The (unheated) pool was clean and the garden well looked after.
The town of Obidos is about 20 mins away by car and is very beautiful as well as having a large well-stocked supermarket. There is one good and a couple of ok restaurants down by the lagoon.
The resort has not expanded at the speed I think the developers expected so there are a few permanently empty villas but they are in fairly good repair and it does keep the area a bit quieter.
The surrounding woods and the lagoon itself are very beautiful, you can have wild waves at the shore or a gently sloping massive sandy beach with shallow water full of little fish in the lagoon. Perfect for kids.
You will need a car but within 45 mins drive there are a host of ancient monuments, beaches, cliffs, caves etc.
The drive from Lisbon airport is pretty easy and takes just over an hour. It's worth paying for the automatic motorway toll machine if you are hiring a car.
The local representative, Louise, is extremely helpful; providing a replacement toaster and some additional bedding when friends came to visit on request.
If the owner forgets to send you the joining instructions, do email and remind her. She also is very helpful and approachable.
We came for the golf and the luxury. Property would get 5 stars but for the remoteness.
Knowing the area well helps so do your research before coming over.
Quality of accommodation is first class and really well equipped villa.
Super comfy beds and quality showers and a pool to cool off in.
Both Bom Sucesso and Royal Obidos courses are on your door so its a golfers paradise.
For a real treat, go to Nascer do Sol for Sunday lunch near Salir do Porto (25 mins drive), you wont get a better meal in the area and the atmosphere is the best. Four of us ate and drank all around us for €92.
Highly Recommended but you must have a car.
Andy Byrne - March 2017
A great modern villa with extremely spacious rooms in a good quiet location.
This is a great modern villa with extremely spacious rooms in a good quiet location.
Louise (who was managing the villa) helped us out greatly with the few small issues we had and provided good advice on restaurants and the local area.
The wifi worked throughout our stay.
We highly recommend the snack bar (near the Obidos church - good extremely cheap food - it's a restaurant not a snack bar!) and the Restaurante Pizzaria Cozinha D'el Rei (in Serra D'el Rei - even better food but a little more expensive).
Lovely family sized villa in beautiful area
We had a 2 week stay in school summer holidays for a family of 5. Huge villa gave us more than enough space. Very well equipped - teenagers appreciated the wifi and UK TV, and we all enjoyed the aircon! Swimming pool was also a big hit, although at 5 strokes from one end to the other it was more for fun than exercise. Location is a little in the middle of nowhere, but is only 30 mins walk to the west end of the Lagoon and beach where there are a few restaurants and a mini market. 30 mins walk to the east end of the lagoon for water sports and cafe. Lovely part of the world to explore further by car - lovely beaches and historical sights. Would highly recommend and consider staying again.
Comfortable, practical and beautiful surrounding
This is a very spacious villa. 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and space for a cot in every bedroom, so could fit in a large or several families. There is a decent sized pool for the kids to splash around in and the garden is fairly secluded. As the owner says, the hedges have grown up a lot since the photos were taken. The surroundings are beautiful. The pine forests are full of wildflowers and the beaches at the lagoon are big enough to give you a lot of space to yourselves. The shallow, calm waters are great for smaller kids.
This is a quiet area. We were there at half term, so out of high season but It's never going to be a place for those seeking nightlife and parties. However there are places to visit (a car is essential); Obidos, only 20 mins away , is a charming mediaeval town with high city walls you can walk completely around (you will need a head for heights and to keep small children by the hand) with some good restaurants.
The villa owner's guidance on restaurants locally is spot on, with Edgars being the best (foodwise) and most (though not very) expensive but they are all perfectly acceptable. I would add to the list Petrarum Domus in Obidos itself. You can see my Trip Advisor review if you want to know more. Also, Ondas Cafe in Foz do Arelho does fabulous prawns with loads of garlicky bread. The Portuguese staff at all of the local restaurants were unfailingly polite and friendly.
Any negatives? A couple more smaller cooking pots would be good for smaller groups like ours and the 20' walk to the lagoon beach is only if you take the quickest route and don't have little kids in tow. It took us more like 30-35' but was a very pretty walk with loads of coastal flowers to look at. In the car it is 5'. A few of the villas in the road are empty and the gardens were getting a bit wild, so I hope the management company will hack those back a bit before the high season. We did didn't have any problems which needed the local management but Louise the English manager dropped in to check we were happy one day and when I enquired about our check out time was able to allow us a bit more time on our final day, so that suggests you would quickly get help if you did have any problems.
In short. I can easily see us returning for a repeat of a great, relaxed family holiday. Maybe with a bigger group too.
Surrounded by Pine and Eucalyptus forest and a five minute walk from the beautiful Obidos Lagoon with its shallow, clear waters teaming with fish/shellfish - great for children. This area is perfect for either a relaxing beach holiday, for exploring, or for various sports. Relax in one of numerous seafood restaurants overlooking lagoon and Atlantic beaches. Experience the 18 hole, Donald Steele designed Bom Sucesso Championship Golf Course less than 5 minute drive. The Royal Obidos Golf Course, just 1 Km away. Praia Del Rey Championship Golf Course a 15 min away or Campo Real 30 minutes away. 5 min drive to Atlantic beaches. Nearby world famous Baleal Beach with Surf School, wetsuit and surfboard hire. Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding on the lagoon. Fantastic new track around lagoon for walking/cycling. Bike hire available to hire June through September. Walled town of Obidos with cobbled streets, restaurants and numerous festivals 20 min drive. Lovely towns such as Peniche and Sao Martino Da Porto to explore One hour to Lisbon with its shopping, culture and UNESCO World Heritage Site Sintra. Golf: The villa has numerous golf courses within easy reach. Bom Sucesso- 4 minute drive to this 18 hole Champion golf course designed by Donald Steele. Praia D'el Rey - 15 minutes to this world renowned course that recently hosted the Portugese Open. Campo Real - 30 minutes drive, also designed by Donald Steele, 18 hole, 72 par.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Long term - out of season - rentals. Relax and enjoy the scenery in this beautiful part of Portugal. We can only offer this rate if the villa is rented for a period of a month or longer. Please call. Rates include utilities and WIFI and end of stay clean. Additional cleaning/laundry can be booked for an additional cost. If required, air conditioning is available at €65 per week. PayPal and payments made directly through homeaway incur additional 4% fee. Please note, we do not accept all male or all female group bookings. Primary booker must be over 25.