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Stylish 3-bed luxury villa with infinity pool, close to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa - beautifully furnished and close to the beach

A spacious stylish 3 bedroom villa in the heart of Foz do Arelho. The villa has an infinity swimming pool, overlooking the Obidos Lagoon, a perfect way to relax and unwind. The restaurants, cafés and beach bars of Foz are only a short walk from the villa, as is the lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. The setting is really quite idyllic.

The villa is modern in its design, and has all the 'creature comforts' of a family home. The villa has a comfortable lounge area, a separate dining area and a modern kitchen. There are 3 large bedrooms, 2 with double beds and 1 with two single beds. The villa is adequately fitted with 3 bathrooms and a separate WC. There is an underground secure garage.

Should it be required, underfloor heating is available throughout the villa with independent thermostat controls.

The villa has fast wireless internet (WiFi).

The private back garden has a BBQ and seating area, and is surrounded by palm trees, bougainvillea and 'birds of paradise' plants. Sun chairs and sun loungers are provided.

More Details

Gunilla and Jimmy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Gunilla and Jimmy

Originally from Sweden, my husband and I fell in love with Foz do Arelho. We enjoy travelling and meeting new people, yet come back to Foz time and time again as a place to relax and get back to nature.

Gunilla and Jimmy purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gunilla and Jimmy chose Foz do Arelho

The relaxed lifestyle, stunning beaches, clear waters, friendly locals and locally produced food won us over. We lived in the villa for a couple of years and enjoyed it immensely. It holds a very special place in our hearts.

What makes this villa unique

The villa feels like a home - furnished so that we could live here with comfortable beds, leather sofas, handmade wooden furniture and all of the 'creature comforts' needed for an enjoyable stay. The villa is modern and spacious, with a private back garden and large horizon swimming pool. The house is part of a condominium of 4 villas, and we enjoy being part of this safe and welcoming environment. The swimming pool and balcony overlook the lagoon and it's just a short walk to the beach and village. The sunsets in Foz are unbeatable. Being in the villa makes us smile - we love it and hope you do too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is beautiful. We enjoyed our stay very much. The swimming pool was great, as was the beach with the sunset and cocktails! We enjoyed the food at the local restaurants - the best value was Central Cafe in Foz. We had a few BBQs and enjoyed them very much.
Oct 2013
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Foz do Arelho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement bathroom
  • The villa has 3 bathrooms and 1 separate WC, all new and well equipped with modern amenities. Bathroom 1 is a family size bathroom with bath, shower, toilet, sink unit and bidet. Bathroom 2 is an en-suite (to Bedroom 1), and has a bath, shower, toilet and sink unit. Bathroom 3 is a WC, located on the ground floor. Bathroom 4 is located on the lower ground floor in the basement / garage. It is perfect to wash the sand off when returning from the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 spacious bedrooms with balconies overlooking the swimming pool and Obidos lagoon. Each bedroom has its own double patio door with shutters for privacy. The bedrooms all have thermostat controlled underfloor heating, comfortable mattresses and plenty of storage space. They are stylishly decorated, creating a relaxed atmosphere. Bedroom 1 has a large double bed, double built in wardrobes with a dressing area, as well as a large well equipped en-suite. Bedroom 2 has a large double bed, bedside tables and a built in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds, bedside tables and a built in wardrobe. (Bedroom 2 and 3 share a large family size bathroom) Each bedroom has a large mirror and plenty of plug sockets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A wonderfully well equipped villa to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stylish 3-bed luxury villa with infinity pool, close to the beach
average rating of 4.794872 based on 65 reviews

Beautiful, well appointed villa with good sized bedrooms & fabulous pool & outside space; perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this accommodation. The villa is beautifully appointed with elegant, practical furniture and lovely decor. All the rooms are well proportioned so there was no concern about space and there are two bathrooms, one shower room and an additional WC. The stairwell, with its huge windows, was a real favourite. You could happily spend time anywhere in the house so it was perfect for our party of 5, with three adults and two boys aged 13 and 10. The outside space was ideal too. We had many meals in the terrific yard at the back of the villa. It was a warm sun trap which necessitated a sunshade in the middle of the afternoon. The space in front of the villas was skilfully arranged and again, perfect for our family because, in the week we booked, we were the only residents to use the superb pool. Our boys loved splashing around.

As a location,Foz do Arelho could not be more perfect. Its offer of both the Atlantic beach and the lagoon is priceless. We spent four days on the beach (making use of the chairs, windbreakers and sun shades kindly made available by Jimmy and Gunilla) and wandered around the seafront on many occasion. The place is something special; the village centre has its own relaxing charm and the beach area so lovely to stroll around. Walk further along and up over the bluff to enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic and the amazing panorama of the Obidos Lagoon. We also took a trip to the beautiful walled settlement of Obidos, went to Lisbon for the day and to the markets in Caldos one morning. All are close. We took a drive to the other side of the lagoon to walk on the quieter beach and to gaze back over to Foz do Arelho.

This genuinely was our perfect holiday and we intend to return as soon as we can. Seduced by the visual beauty of the place, made to feel so comfortable by the simple luxury of the villa and mesmerised by the tranquil relaxing aura of the village, we, just a little bit, fell in love.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your writing fills our hearts with joy. We are happy to be part of your great holiday and look forward having you as our guests again. Wish you a lovely end of this summer, Jimmy & Gunilla
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comfortable family accomodation

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at the villa, it was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed, beds were comfortable showers were great , nice and powerful and plenty of hot water, kitchen was fully equipped and had everything we needed, the only thing missing that would be handy were some fans, while we were there it was humid and warm and a fan in the bedroom at night would have made sleeping more comfortable, we did open the doors on the first night but were savaged by mosquitos, so kept it shut after that, sleeping was uncomfortable so a fan would have made such a difference. Regarding the tv I thought it strange that it only worked if plugged through a laptop, we didn't bring one so TV was out of use and would have been good to amuse the boys on rainy days. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and found it a short stroll to the beach supermarkets and restaurants. so it was handy for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorna, good idea with a fan. We will buy one. Sorry that the TV didn’t work your week. Has never happened before. We have a lot of channels and DVD with several films. Anyway we have bought a new TV now. Welcome back! Gunilla and Jimmy
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  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Love the house, Foz and the region. Look forward to next visit!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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schönes Haus, gute Ausstattung, zentrale Lage

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist gut eingerichtet, sehr gute Küchenausstattung in zentrale Lage innerhalb von Foz, sehr schön sauber. Freundliche Kontakt zu den Eigentümer - Vielen Dank - es hat uns gut gefallen !

Johanna B. aus Falkensee

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely, spacious villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed by the villa, which is extremely spacious - there was plenty of room for 6 of us (4 adults and 2 children). The villa is located in a small complex of just 4 properties. This meant it was lovely and quiet and we always had the pool to ourselves (at least the kids did, the adults found it a little chilly!). The house was really clean and well maintained. The villa is located a short way up the hill from the beach. The walk to the beach was short and pleasant and the beach bars were lovely and very well priced. We loved the lagoon - it was clean and safe if a little bracing! We also went down to the surf school (escola de velo) and hired canoes and paddleboards, which was fun. We had a couple of really nice barbecues during our stay; we found meat prices at the local butchers to be very reasonable. We also enjoyed eating out and found the prices of local restaurants to be amazingly good. We all recommend the local clams. We didn't hire a car and found that this wasn't a problem. There are plenty of supermarkets and food shops in walking distance and we were able to catch a bus into Caldas de Rainhas. When we return (which we will) we will hire a car though as this was a beautiful area and we would like to explore further. Next time we will make sure we learn more Portuguese before we come as not everyone spoke English (which we thought was great - we know a lot more Portuguese now than we did a couple of weeks ago). The weather during our stay could have been better - there was some mist and cloud on a few days. However, it was still lovely and warm and we all came home tanned and relaxed. All communication from Gunilla and Jimmy was great and we found the welcome guide really helpful. Thoroughly recommend and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fijne villa dicht bij boulevard en Atl. Oceaan

  • 5 of 5

Heerlijke vakantie gehad in deze fijne, ruime, schone villa met goed uitgeruste keuken een lekker en schoon zwembad. Ook veel ander vermaak en praktische spullen aanwezig (zwemboards, ligstoelen, parasols, DVD-speler met DVD's, etc.). Alles keurig verzorgd. Naast het zwembad is een terras dat (eind juli) in de ochtend en een groot deel van de middag in de zon ligt (zwembad en terras delen met de drie andere huizen, was toen wij er waren prima te doen). Aan de achterkant van het huis een eigen terras met gemetselde BBQ.

Boulevard met leuke en lekkere restaurants, meer van Obidos en Atlantische Oceaan op kwartiertje lopen. Ook in het centrum van Foz zelf nog aantal restaurants en kleinere supermarktjes (grotere supermarkten in Caldas de Rainha).

Kortom: een aanrader!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Cafés and bars
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bom Succeso
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
195 Kilometres
Serra do Estrella
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Foz do Arelho beach

Foz do Arelho is a pretty and tranquil Portuguese village with the Atlantic Ocean and Obidos Lagoon on its doorstep. The water in the lagoon is calm and warmer, ideal for families and perfect for swimming. The beaches of Foz do Arelho are breathtaking with an unspoilt coastline. Lagoon based water sports such as sailing, kite surfing and kayaking are popular in Foz do Arelho - equipment can be hired from Escola de Vela da Lagoa and lessons are available. Foz do Arelho has a large selection of restaurants, cafés and bars serving local delicacies in the village and overlooking the beach.

Foz do Arelho is conveniently located only 1 hour from Lisbon. The historic towns of Caldas da Rainha and Obidos are within a 10 minute drive of Foz. Caldas da Rainha has something for everyone; a daily farmer's market, boutique shops and restaurants, cafes, bowling, cinema, tennis, supermarkets and a beautiful park and lake. The historic and picturesque walled town of Obidos has cultural events and festivals all year round.

The countryside around Foz do Arelho makes for fabulous walking and cycling. There are also several world class golf courses nearby, including Praia del Rey and Golden Eagles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $350.39

Saturday is the desired change-over day. This may be flexible during quieter periods.

A fully refundable security deposit of €300 is payable 60 days before your arrival, along with the balance payment.

End-of-stay cleaning costs are included. If the cleaning costs are in excess of the standard 85 euros spent, additional charges will be passed on and deducted from the security deposit.

Cancellation policy: A full refund of all monies paid if cancellation occurs in advance of 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation must be given in writing. If cancellation occurs between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival, 50% of monies paid will be withheld. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of arrival, 100% of monies paid will be withheld.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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