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Huge salt water heated pool, BBQ, WiFi, child focussed.

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath sleeps 6+2, ideal for families with young children.

The whole apartment is configured as a sleeps 6+1 with 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. There are 2 cots and a crib available. Spacious open plan layout on one floor with the kitchen, dining and lounge areas all sharing views over the private terrace and pool towards the sunset, making the living area safer, flexible and enjoyable.

Electronic gates secure the villa and a safety fence with lockable gates control child access around the pool and garden. Pool is a great size 11 x 5m, uses salt and not chlorine for hygiene and less skin irritation. The pool heating system makes the pool enjoyable from early May to end October with no electricity cost subsidies.

The garden is a south facing sun-trap with sun loungers and shady spaces. The terrace includes a BBQ with space and shade to eat alfresco during the day or watching the sunset in the evening. There is also a sandpit and toys for toddlers and games room with table tennis set up.

For families with young children: Assortment of games and toys for playing with in the pool as well as beach equipment like sun shades (parasol and pop-up tent), a wind break and beach boule. For babies and toddlers there are: 2 cots, 1 cradle, 2x highchairs, baby bath, stroller, various appropriate plates, cups & cutlery as well as toys and games.

Local attractions include: 4 blue flag beaches , Obidos famous walled town, Dinosaur museum at Lourinha, sailing school on the lagoon and water parks all within 15 - 30 mins, with world class oceanarium, zoo and science museum 1 hour away in Lisbon.

The local City of Caldas da Rainha (5 mins) has a beautiful open park with large play park, boating lake, daily farmers market, fish market and museums. The village of Coto has a small play-park, 2 good restaurants and 2 cafes within 5 mins walk.

More Details

James Collis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About James Collis

We are a small family concern specializing in providing a holiday base for families with young children to explore the beautiful Silver Coast.

James Collis purchased this apartment in 2007

Why James Collis chose Caldas de Rainha

The location is very private, set up with safety and security for young families. It offers great access to a wide variety of both essential and fun facilities, as well as being 15-30 mins from 4 very different blue flag beaches.

What makes this apartment unique

Large saltwater heated pool and very private south facing mature garden area. Fenced, gated and secure. Lots of local activities and places of interest for all ages, some walkable others between 5 and 30 mins away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed our stay here, pool great, people friendly. Nazare, Alcobaca, Obidos, Leiria, Peniche, Bathalha all well worth a visit, fantastic days out. The best beach we found was Foz do Arelho. Best restaurant is Paraiso, food is great, good value, plus the locals eat there too. If during your stay the medieval festival is on at Obidos - GO - its a must, a brilliant night, all for 7 Euros. Our overall rating for this holiday 8/10.
Jul 2010
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Coto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite to main
  • Outside toilet in the garden and pool area. Both bathroom showers operate at mains pressure.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , space for cot or Z bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , space for cot or Z bed.
  • The bedrooms comfortably sleep 6. +1 can be accommodated with the put-me-up bed, the 2 cots or the crib. One cot can be added to any bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are a variety of resources for the beach including: sun shades (brollys and pop-up tent), a wind break and beach boule. For the pool & patio there are 6 sunbeds and assorted games pool toys such as: balls, sinking fish game, woggles (long foam tubes popular with children). There are a number of optional items and services: - pack of 3 beach towels for each booking £10 - babysitting by UK CRB checked parents. - put-me-up bed and bedding £25 p.w. - bird watchers Bushnell telescope, tripod and binoculars. £25 per stay - adult boogie boards x2. £10 each per day.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Huge salt water heated pool, BBQ, WiFi, child focussed.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 21 reviews

Perfect first holiday with toddlers

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do it justice! Fab apartment, very private, and an excellent choice for us as we brought mother in law along too. So many toys and books, we didn't need a single thing. When we first arrived, we thought, "where the hell are we?" - it feels like the middle of nowhere, but within a day we'd got our bearings, found the supermarket and been to the local restaurant where they practically fawned over the kids. We used the comments book to work out what to do - which came up trumps, but was also my only piece of feedback: I would have loved a little guide to the area, alongside the maps - best lagoon, best place to eat in the eves, watch out for bank holidays when everything closes. We did get all this info, but it's handy to have reference!

Thanks again for a brilliant stay - the kids LOVED the pool!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks E....., good feedback too. Our plan is to have a simple guide that covers the most popular and common requests. Your approach to doing what others found worked well from the visitors book was particularly helpful. Given the number of paper reviews we can now make this easier and and richer. cheers James & Alison
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A well-equipped apartment ideal for toddlers

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Castelo is situated off a quiet village road. It includes a secure patio area where children can play in the sand pit or paddling pool. As our children (1 and 2 years) are on the adventurous side we were pleased that the apartment was completely secure for them. A shop and cafes are only a short walk away in the village and a supermarket only 10 minutes drive away. We could drive to the beach in 20 minutes which was very child-friendly. Lisbon too is an easy hours drive on the motorway and this offers attractions like the impressive Oceanarium.

The owners were very helpful yet discrete and their advice and assistance really helped our holiday. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday in a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Portugal and we had our toddler with us, so we were really pleased to have stayed in this lovely apartment. Alison and James, the owners, were so friendly and helpful and greeted us quite late in the evening with a warm welcome and milk and tea bags for a cuppa, after what had been quite a long journey.

The apartment was tidy, clean and very homely. There was a large dining table and well-resourced kitchen. Our daughter loved the toys, books and DVDs that were provided. There was also a cot, baby bath, high chair and crockery for young children which was just so helpful.

The patio was excellent and served as a lovely little play area for our wee girl. She loved the sand pit. We used the swimming pool just once as it was just a little bit nippy at this time of year, but it was a great pool.

The apartment itself is in a great location as there are lots of places fairly close by that make good day trips, ranging from 15 minutes to an hour and a quarter in the car. We particularly enjoyed the beach and lagoon at Foz do Arelho.

James was really helpful in giving us ideas for rainy weather, and Alison told us about good places to eat nearby. One other thing to mention is that they provide a babysitting service which we took them up on. It was really nice as it meant that we were able to go out to a nearby restaurant and have a lovely meal, safe in the knowledge that Alison was looking after our little girl.

We'd recommend this fabulous apartment and would consider coming back again at some stage.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, cool and well equipped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is a modern, clean and well equipped apartment for anyone travelling with children. The salt water pool is a good size and there are plenty of toys and DVDs to entertain children. Our two year old especially enjoyed the sandpit. There are some really nice touches, such as a proper cot (as opposed to a travel cot) and all the beach equipment you can think of available to take on a day out. The apartment is ideally located for access to some stunning beaches (particularly Foz do Arelho) and the nearest town, Caldas da Rainha, has fabulous daily markets and a huge park with a cafe, boating lake and play park. James and Alison are very unobtrusive but always available to offer practical advice and offer suggestions about the local area (which they know very well). Overall, we had a great family holiday and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison/appartement avec vue sur la piscine²

  • 4 of 5

Belle location avec vue sur une piscine au sel, 3 belles chambres, un grand séjour, très bien équipée et très récent.

Les propriétaires James et Alison sont charmants et rendent service avec le sourire.

La région est très belle et Caldas da Rainha est à 10 kilomètres de la mer.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful first holiday abroad with young children

  • 5 of 5

We had a truely wonderful first holiday away with our young children, our son had such a great time he was very upset to leave. The pool is approx. 1.4m deep throughout so idea for children to play and learn to swim in and no nasty chlorine! The pool is nicely sheltered as well, so lovely to sit around. It is fenced with a lockable gate which was very important with our inquisitive 18 month toddler and the rest of the villa is also safe for young children. Plenty of toys etc for little ones. The villa was well equipped and well maintained.

James and Alison the owners were very welcoming and helpful, plenty of tips about places to visit. Foz was a great beach to visit and eating out in this area of Portugal was very reasonable.

In summary I'd have no reservations recommending the villa to friends, family or anyone else for that matter, hopefully we'll be able to go back again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Coto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $188

The apartment is ideal for sleeping 6 +1. During Peak and special times we normally rent the whole apartment for a minimum of a week at a time. Flexible changeover dates if they fit our calendar means cheaper flights and less busy car hire. We have significant number of 10 - 11 day bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Praia del Rei
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A8 J19
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
4 cafe/restaurants
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho
Car: necessary

The Portuguese village of Coto has 2 cafes, 2 restaurants and a mini market. Within 15 mins drive: Beach at Foz; Watersports (sailing, canoeing, kite-boarding, ...); Horse Riding; Tennis; Badminton; Bowling; Cinema; Daily farmers market; 3 supermarkets; Caldas city centre shopping; Hospital. Up to 30 mins: Beaches at Peniche, Baleal, San Martinho do Porto and Nazare; Alcobaca with an stunning 11th century Monastery surrounded by restaurants and shops; Obidos is a mediaeval picturesque walled city popular with painting and photography enthusiasts; Water parks at Peniche and Nazare for young fun-lovers. In an hour: 3 golf courses: Praia del Rei; Royal Obidos and Bom Successo. The Berlinga Isles nature reserve, 30 min by ferry/speed boat from Peniche. Popular for diving, snorkeling, scenic boat trips, the local fort and lighthouse. Lisbon with many capital city attractions. Palaces and Cathedrals at Mafra, Bathala and Fatima; National Palace at Sintra.

Other Activities: bowling, shooting, badminton


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