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Self contained apartment with pool, minutes from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, large sitting area with satelite TV,DVD, Internet, wonderful views

Lovely first floor self contained apartment with separate entrance in the tranquil setting of Sao Martinho do Porto. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and an alcove which contains a double bed. There is a large bathroom with both a shower unit and a bath, there is also a separate toilet and basin. The large and very comfortable sitting room also comprises a kitchenette and dining area with the most wonderful views of the area. There is also satellite TV, Hi Fi system. There is a spacious entrance hall which can also sleep an extra person. There is a very attractive and mature garden with natural pool with sun loungers, tables and parasols. Terraces in the garden with BBQ and dining table and chairs. Ample room for parking and within easy reach of the beach and amenities. Situated close to historic and beautiful old towns like Obidos, Alcobaca; surfing beaches like Peniche and wonderful nature walks featuring dinosaur footprints. Close to golf courses in Rio Maior, Praia del Rey

Eleanor Comber
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third visit to Casa Rouxinol. It now feels like our second home. We just love it here. Eleanor and Susie have become very good friends. Delightful sisters who always make us very welcome. We love the apartment which is well decorated and so very comfortable. But we adore the garden with the mature palm trees and natural pool - very like an oasis! Gorgeous
Jun 2009
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São Martinho do Porto Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Alcove
  • 2 doubles, 1 double bed alcove and 1 bed/sofa in hallway
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This area is known for hand-gliding and there is a good site very close by. Surfing beaches Baleal and Peniche are within easy reach. The wonderful golfing resorts of Royal Obidos, Bom Succeso are within 20 minutes drive.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Self contained apartment with pool, minutes from the beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Lovely house set in stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in the countryside just outside Sao Martinho with a beautiful garden and natural swimming pool (cleaned and filtered). I would advise car rental to enjoy this beautiful coastal area to the full - parking at the property is not a problem. The holiday apartment is on the first floor with a large living room/dining area with good facilities. The bedroom areas are comfortable and the apartment was cleaned to a high standard. My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay, and the owners who live on the ground floor made us very welcome with suggestions etc for places to visit. There are many good restaurants and interesting towns to visit within easy reach and my wife and I would thoroughly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to Portugal and hope this is the first of many. We look forward to your return.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Comfortable but tired

  • 3 of 5

Owners very welcoming and live on the ground floor. Apartment attractive but in need of some TLC even simply replacing the many dud lightbulbs would be good. Master bedroom comfortable; second b/r has short creaky beds and no window blind. Garden attractive but guest sun beds way down the end as lovely patio restricted to owners understandably. Swimming Pool described as natural but it is not for swimming in as it is more of a garden pond complete with frogs etc so a trip to the beach is always necessary(10 mins by car ). Car absolutely essential as nothing is in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feel it needs a response. The light bulbs are generally always tested by us to ensure that all is in good working order. However when bulbs do fail then it would be helpful if this was reported to us. We have had no problems in the past regarding "short, creaky" beds as most of our guests are shorter - your son was extremely tall and this was an exceptional case for us and we do apologize if he was uncomfortable. With regards to the pool, it is a natural pool and therefore has frogs in it which is generally much enjoyed by our previous tenants. There is a patio/terrace for our guests own use including a BBQ area. Sun loungers can be moved around a very spacious garden and we provide as well, table and chairs and parasol. We do try and ensure that our guests have a pleasant stay and if there are any problems we would appreciate it if you would let us know at the time.
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New York

Peaceful Gorgeous Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Forged ahead to Sao Martinho with my two little ones (4 & 2 yr olds) in April not quite fully sure if the pictures would represent. A peaceful gorgeous oasis was what was waiting for us. The living room was a spacious sunny space with a kitchenette and dining area, facing the beautiful garden in the back. We kept the window open most days to enjoy the soft breeze. What I could see as a bonus was that since the sleeping area was on the other end, people can enjoy the fine inexpensive wines of Portugal without disturbing anyone sleeping (ie the kids). There is also a nice sunny alcove with windows galore for one to enjoy, whether reading or just chilling. The whole apartment was kept very clean and comfortable with so much room for even a group of 7-8 adults!

The garden was gorgeous and my kids had a blast just running around and around, while I got to take in the peacefulness of it. It was a perfect place to just de-stress and I kept commenting on how quiet and peaceful it was. If the weather was warmer, we would have definitely ventured into the natural pool. We still did luck out with beautiful weather for 8 out of the 10 days we were there though.

With the beautful weather we spent most days outside and went to the beach frequently. The beach was only about 1 mile+ from the villa and was exactly what I was looking for. Since it is contained within a horseshoe bay, the waves were calm and no undertows to worry about, so perfect for families with young ones. My kids enjoyed afternoons just playing on the beach and I didn't have to be on constant alert for fear of the waves. For those without young ones, Salgado beach on the other side, provided the rugged beauty and crashing waves.

The owners, Eleanor & Susie, were a delight! They went out of their way to make sure we felt welcomed and was enjoying ourselves. They were very accomodating and definitely made our trip that much more enjoyable!

Since I had the little ones, we didn't go to many nearby sites/attractions (Obidos, the Buddha garden, the dinosaur foot prints) but we did go to Nazare and Caldas, courtesy of Eleanor & Susie. Those trips to the markets were telling of the culture, fish soup at one of the cafe in Nazare was yummy!

Sao Martinho is a lovely low key place that does not feel overrun with tourism and Casa Rouxinol along with Eleanor and Susie made our vacation memorable! I'm already planning on returning again, this time with more family to enjoy this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Away from it all, wonderfully peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed on various occasions at Casa Rouxinol and it is just marvellous. The apartment is fully equipped with all amenities and so what you can do, when not enjoying some of the many nearby restaurants, is to enjoy savouring your own local cooking, after visiting the local market with its wide variety of fresh produce, fish and meats, not to mention the local bakery just a short walk away!

Walks on nearby beach, miles and miles long, or in the hills and woods, are exhilarating; or for the golfers like myself, enjoy some fine championship courses nearby.

The location is priviliged with its weather, another enticing reason to visit.

I hope you enjoy it as thoroughly as I have.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

My Getaway Treat

  • 5 of 5

I spent a whole month at Casa Rouxinol last October (2010) and I enjoyed every minute in my "home" in Portugal. The accommodation was spacious, sunny and very comfortable. The garden was just right for a relaxing afternoon read and siesta. My hosts were always extremely friendly and helpful.

The surrounding area offers many interesting historic sites to explore (including Obidos, Sitio, Tomar and Alcobaca) all within a day's drive (or less). A few minutes drive takes you to the wild sandy beach of Salgado with its great Atlantic rollers. The old fishing town of Sao Martinho do Porto, set in a calm horseshoe shaped bay with its many cafes and restaurants, is within 40 minutes walking distance.

It was a long way to travel from the west coast of Canada where I live, but well worth it, and well worth a return visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My partner, myself and two of our friends spent 10 fantastic days at Casa Rouxinol! We were pleasantly surprised at how wonderfully spacious the apartment was and very clean. The garden is stunning, a real haven that was just what we all needed and we particularly loved the natural pool that they have!!

The owners of the property were a pleasure to meet and so helpful when we asked for ideas on where to visit, which was great as there are so many places to see.

Definitely coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Royal Obidos and Praia del Rey
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Car: recommended

Situated near the natural horseshoe golden beach of Sao Martinho do Porto. Within easy reach of the historic towns of Portugal like Obidos, Alcobaca, Tomar. One and half hours away from the beautiful town of Lisbon. Fantastic surfing beaches like Peniche and Baleal are a short drive away.Near to the golf courses of Golden Eagle and Praia del Rey Wonderful nature walks. Paragliding sites are situated close by.

Golf: Situated near the superb golf amenities of Praia del Rey and Golden Eagle at Rio Maior.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Arrival from 4 pm and departure by 11 am.
During the summer high season, arrivals and departures are from a Saturday to a Saturday.
Require 100 euros deposit to secure the reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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