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Gary Brant

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Luxury, Wi-Fi & Air-conditioned, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa With Private Pool

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Villa Near Obidos Lagoon ,Bom Sucesso, Vau ,Silver Coast, Portugal - Peacefully Located, Walk Of Sandy Beach ,Lagoon & Sea, 5 Minutes From Golf Courses

A detached luxury villa new in late 2009 is set on Perola da Lago resort in a peaceful location, a short walk from the picturesque Obidos Lagoon with its sandy beaches & the sea. The Villa is a short drive from the walled medieval cobbled streets town of Obidos, with its many excellent restaurants shops & churches .The old fishing village of Peniche & the popular resort town of Sao Martinho do Porto are also easily acessible. Renowned golf courses of Royal Obidos ,Bon Sucesso & Praia De'l Rey are 5/10 minutes away.Lisbon airport is less than 60minutes drive. A well proportioned Air-Conditioned Villa with 1 double & 2 twin bedrooms, 2 en-suite,& 1 further Bathroom /wc & kitchen being fully furnished & equipped to a high standard having a private pool. Also benefiting from Wi-Fi .No need to bring extra items such as hairdryers, irons & beach towels in your case. The villa is ideal for families with plenty to see & do in this unspoilt area or the sports enthusiast with a wide variety of interests catered for such as golf with 3 courses close by and wind surfing to name just a few .

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Brant (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gary Brant

Living in the south of England just outside Brighton and had dreamed of owning a holiday home with easy access to it via a major airport like Lisbon from London Gatwick. We stay in the villa as much as we can . The area of Obidos Lagoon we choose because it was an easy drive, comfortably with in an hour of the airport in an unspoilt uncrowded part of the Silvercoast where there are strict controls on further planing development and surrounded by natural forest. The newly built and furnished villa built in 2009 is well proportioned having air-conditioning private pool and garden and private off road parking for 2 vechiles and we felt suited us ideally and the area has plenty to see and do and we fine we always receive a warm welcome from the locals.

Gary Brant purchased this villa in 2009

Why Gary Brant chose Vau (Parish)

I purchased this detached new Villa in late 2009 and newly furnished it because we though the accomadation was ideal for the family with 3 bedrooms large private balconys 3 bathrooms having air conditioning, & wi-fi ,private swiming pool in own garden and private off road parking for at least 2 vechiles .The area I felt was ideal being situated within a easy walk of the largest natural lagoon in Portugal with blue flag large sandy beaches and being unspoilt surrounded by a nature reserve and forest in a quiet situation and yet a short drive of amenities and lots to do such as swiming surfing sailing, bike riding and horse riding aswell as golf at many of major golf courses and there are many places of interest such as the medieval walled town of Obidos & fishing village of Peniche.

What makes this villa unique

I love staying at the villa as its situated in a quite situation within less than 10 minutes easy walking distance of and sandy beaches the Lagoon with loads to do or we can just relax with no hassle and benefits from air-conditioning & Wi-Fi and yet the villa a short drive of amenities. The property is surrounded by a nature reserve & forest and there are many walks and bike paths locally.

I provide Beach Towels and Sun Unbrella Table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining and 4 Sun Loungers.

The Detached Villa is situated 10minutes drive of major golf courses such as the opened Royal Obidos golf course along with the Bom Sucesso and Playa del Rey and would suite a golf enthusiast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gary ,We had a lovely time -the sun was shining & it was very relaxing. The villa was lovely & had everything we needed (even decent channels on the TV which the children appreciated).The surroundings were stunning and we would definately consider returning. 1 week was not long enough & it feels like a distant memory already .Many Thanks Carle & Paul Conway

Hi Gary ,We got back last night after a truly enjoyable stay in Portugal and the villa .We loved the sceney, the sea and Jouni of course the golf .Thanks again. Susanna & Jouni

Hi Gary, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I felt the villa was in excellant condiction being spacoius & comfortable .We appreciated the villa was away from major urban areas in quiet beautiful surroundings.I suppose the one inconveniancewas poor local tv reception(personally ido not mind as i wouldn't watch tv anyway. Overall its definately a viia to consider again .

Bruno Conchinha Montalto.
Feb 2011
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Luxury, Wi-Fi & Air-conditioned, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa With Private Pool
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

excellent property and a lovely part of Portugal

  • 5 of 5

we had a great holiday and found the villa to be very clean and comfortable. The outside space and pool were both great and we spent a lot of time relaxing by and in the pool. The area around Obidos is great with excellent beaches and local towns (Alcopaca, Beleal etc). We had some great meals which were generally very reasonably priced. Will definitely visit the villa/area in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ,Glad you had a most enjoyable holiday in what I regard as a very pleasant unspoilt part of Porugal on the Silver coast . I like you find the locals friendly and meals in general very reasonably prices. I look forward to hearing from you again in the future when as mentioned you hope. to return to the vila/ area . You can be sure of a warm welcome .!
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Unforgettable experience in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from an unforgettable week staying in a beautiful location.

The villa proved to be very comfortable and totally lived up to the description provided - a true 'home from home!' It is located in a peaceful location but close to such a beautiful lagoon with an amazing and huge sandy beach.

The villa layout makes it feel very spacious and this is also helped by the wide range of facilities available, particularly the pool! It has been maintained to a very high standard and this is greatly enhanced by how clean everywhere is.

Gary, the owner, was particularly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He provided very clear directions and instructions prior to the trip. There is also a very informative and useful folder available in the villa which was used regularly during our stay.

Have already recommended this villa to both friends and family members.

Enjoyed every aspect of our stay but particularly enjoyed visiting San Martinho, the lagoon and the water park at Peniche! Edgar's, Bica da Lagoa and Cais in San Martinho restaurants thoroughly recommended, particularly for their tasty fish!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ,Thank you for your review it is very kind of you . I am glad you have a lovely stay and found every thing meeting your requirements ..You obviously explored the area thoroughly from what you have said in your review and found the area friendly and not spoilt or over commercialised as possibly the Algarve. If you would ever like to stay again you can be surer of a warm welcome in this beautiful area
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Lovely, peaceful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect and just as described. The location is a little remote, but the owners directions were excellent. The house is a 5min walk to the lagoon path and 20mins to the main beach.

There is very little to do in the area - there is a cafe and two restaurants at the beach which were all very good and very reasonable. We tended to eat at one of the 3 every day. The beach is perfect for children as the lagoon is very calm and shallow.

Obidos is about 15mins away and is worth a visit for shopping, sightseeing and food. You will need a car as the nearest supermarket is here.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The villa is lovely and the location beautiful. The owner, Gary, was polite, professional and prompt on the few occasions I contacted him.

I have been recommending the villa and area to anyone who will listen and am hoping to return next year with some extended family.

Thanks again, Gary!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi , I am really glade you and the whole family really enjoyed your stay and have been already thinking of coming back to stay again next year . I am always pleased you found my directions easy to follow to the villa and you found the accommadation met your requirements .The beach and lagoon I personally feel are lovely and ideal for young family at the same time you have the benifit of the private pool for the more lazy days you wish to have . I would strongly reccommend that you have a good read through my folder in the villa which over many years many years i have got to know the area very well and there are a variety of places to visit which would i suspect suit the family . Please feel free to ask about any think that you find of particular interest . Hope to hear from you again further as already discussed. Regards Gary
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Nice Quiet Villa

  • 5 of 5

Overall, my family and I were delighted with the villa.

It was very clean inside (bedlinen and towels changed weekly), Lawns well tended (weekly), pool cleaned (weekly).

It has 3 toilets and 3 showers, 3 bedrooms, a well equiped and clean kitchen with Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher, Cooker, plenty of storage, A lounge area with Sofa Beds if you have extra guests with TV and aircon, Bedroom 1 has two single beds as has bedroom 2 and bedroom- 3 has a double bed. I would say the villa would comfortable sleep 8-10. Each room has a balcony and patio doors.

It is surrounded by a garden (tended and kept tidy weekly). It has a nice pool, Garden table and chairs and sunloungers. We found some footballs and blow up inflatables for the kids and there were golf clubs for any golfers (the golf being nearby).

Parking is easy.

If you want TV, it has British TV.

It is an excellent base to travel from.

The area is green and lush - Lots of trees and forestry.

Beach is 5 minutes away

You can fish, kayak, windsurf, eat locally.

Nice Towns to visit by car include:

Obidos (Beaufiful medieval town) - 15 minutes

Lisbon (we took bus from Obidos - cheap, very regular and just over an hour) - much better option than car

Coimbra - Lovely University town - well worth a visit

Peniche - Seaside resort with fabulous white beaches - nice restaurants and boat trips.

Best Supermarkets were in Obidos (closest sizeable) and Caldais de Rhaina - 15-20 mins.

Basically if you want a well equipped villa as a base to relax, you will be pleased. If you want to travel, it is an excellent base.

People are friendly (really friendly) and very nice. We were very surprised and delighted.

One thing - it would be good to get wifi - but not a big deal

Well done Gary for this wee gem. We will certainly be back to Portugal. This is a nice area and away from the crowded algarve.

An easy drive from Lisbon Airport.

Many Thanks

The Clark Family, Airdrie, Scotland :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This modern, well maintained property is in a quiet corner of Portugal but only about 20 minutes drive from historic Obidos. My wife and I spent a lovely, peaceful week there last month. Whilst you do need a car there are plenty of sites to go and see - or just relax by the pool.

Eating out is both good and cheap in this part of Portugal with Peniche and Obidos both about 20-25 minutes away, Navare just a few minutes longer. When you can't be bothered with that it is only a 5 minute drive to restaurants and bars down at the nearby lagoon.

The villa was very spacious. The design and position of the villa meant that we were not overlooked either at the front or rear of the property.

There is a fully fitted kitchen for those who want to self cater and a small but serviceable barbecue available for the warm evenings.

We would not hesitate to go again, nor to recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Golfing break

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained and exceptionally clean and myself and four other golfing friends had lots of fun playing two local golf courses Royal Obidos and Bon Successo which are just minutes away. Our golf was not particularly good but the courses were in an excellent condition.

We ate out most of the time and had some wonderful food but we did prepare two evening meals and found the kitchen to be very well equipped. A car is essential because the closest supermarket is a few miles away.

The beautiful medieval town of Obidos a world heritage site is close by as are numerous beaches all worth exploring.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glade you found the villa up to your expectations and always pleased to hear you found it "exceptionally clean" which is always very important to us . You are all welcome back when ever you like; being a golf lover myself I have to say the Bon Successo Golf Club and The Royal Obidos Golf Clubs are both testing in different ways and are so accessible it makes our villa even more attractive to us personally having lovely views over the natural lagoon. As you also mention there are a variety local restaurants in the area Obidos and Peniche abound with choice in particular quality fish restaurants .I appreciate you played golf during your visit in the main but that you didn't miss the numerous soft sandy beaches totally. Hopefully we have the opportunity of welcoming you and your friends back again
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
/ Cafe beside Obidos lagoon /Beach
Nearest Ferry
750 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
The Royal Obidos or Bon Successo clubs
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A8 Junction 14
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Edgars Resturant & Cafe & Bica doa Lagoa Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Bom Sucesso
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideally situated within walking distance of the largest natural lagoon in Portugal, with its calm waters are good for families and the beaches shelve steadily. There is a rugged Atlantic coastline which can be of particular interest to water sport enthusiasts whom want to take part in windsurfing and surfing which can be found in particular at Peniche and Baleal. Jet Skiing and sailing are available at the Foz de Arelo sailing school.

Obidos a medial walled city which has festivals all year round such as the Choclate Festival, Opera and Musical to name but just a few, which can be particularly interest.


The Silver Coast is well known for being unspoilt and not over developed like the Algarve with stunning beaches in abundance appealing to all age groups with a wide choice of sandy beaches from the rugged coastline to the calm lagoon .

Average daytime temperatures:

Jan - 14 / Feb - 15 / Mar - 17 / Apr - 20 / May - 21 / June - 25

Jul - 27 / Aug - 28 / Sep - 26 / Oct - 22 / Nov - 17 / Dec - 15


The nearest airport is Lisbon 70 kms away, less than an hour drive away, mainly on motorway quality road.Porto airport is also widely used & is 2 hours 10 minutes drive, but you could always incorporate a bit of port tasting while in the area. Easyjet flys from London Gatwick & Luton BA, TAP airways all operate out of Lisbon with various UK airports and a Dublin to Lisbon service currently exists provided by Air Lingus. Car Hire is considered essential and can be hired directly at the airport


Walking distance of Obidos Lagoon with its varity of water sports & a purpose built cycle track. Caldas da Rinha, with its good variety of shops and market is about 20 minutes drive. & the walled city of Obidos with its varity of ammenities, together with the fishing village of Peniche are about 15 minutes drive . Lisbon is less than an one hour away and should not be missed. Local shops resturants and cafes are within 15 minutes walk

Further Details:

There are local supermarkets and restaurants in the vicinity of the villa at Vau and larger supermarkets banks restaurants and shops in the medieval walled Obios and Caldas de Rainha. Peniche which is a very pleaseant fishing village is also easily accessible where numerous shops supermarkets a water park can be found together with further sandy beaches .The area is also surved by a plether of leisure vacilities


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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $290

Booking Notes:
To make a reservation, our policy is to take a 25% deposit to secure your booking paid by bank transfer in uk pounds or euros or by paypal with a 5% admin. fee. The outstanding balance must be paid 55days prior to arrival. A fully refundable accidental damages deposit of £200 or 250 euros ( providing no damage has been caused) is required when paying the final balance, this being returned 7 days upon your departure. Contracts sent via email.

Changeover Day:
Please enquire of the owner as there are no set change over days. The accommodation must be vacated by 10 am on departure and entrance to the villa is from 4.00 pm unless agreed otherwise.

Notes on prices:
SPECIAL OFFER:-EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS 5%-10% discount for all bookings for the for the coming year of 2016 & 2017 made prior to the END OF NOVEMBER 2015 .Please ask for full details.
Our calender is kept up to date daily and remains available until deposits for bookings are received daily. N.B.Prices may be subject to change at owners discretion.

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Vau (Parish) Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Spacious fully tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully Tiled
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Fully Tiled with bath separate shower and vanity unit & wc
  • Bathroom en-suite to bedroom 1, with separate bath and shower cubicle. Bathroom en-suite to bedroom 2. Spaicous Bathroom/wc on Ground floor across the lobby area to bedroom 3. Bathrooms have bath & hand towels, sinks set into marble surround.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With double recessed wardrobes and patio doors onto patio
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With recessed wardrobe and double balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Cot /travel cot available if required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Plus sofa bed in lounge Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, with double bedroom, air-conditioning & large corner balcony and l shaped corner fitted wardrobes Bedroom 2, with twin beds & doors to balcony. Bedroom 3, with twin beds on with patio doors onto rear garden plus re balcony and fitted wardrobes (bed-settee in lounge). A cot & high chair can be supplied at no extra charge
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is Wi-fi & Air-conditioning in the villa for your use, however the villa keeps cool due to tiled floors and bright reflective walls. The villa overall will suit a variety of holiday styles from the beach/family holidays to the activity holiday where golf,wind surfing, sailing and horse riding can be found in abundance or historic or cultural holidays. The Silver Coast represents true unspoilt Portugal at its best, whether it is for a long weekend break or a family holiday with friends and family. Outside: Situated directly next to the property in the rear garden, is a private pool for sole use of guests with lawn and patio area surrounded by fencing and low decorative hedging. There are also a varity of garden furniture including a table and 6 chairs and 4 sun loungers and barbecue, a adjacent patio area to the rear of the property next to the 6 metres by 4 metres size pool and there is direct acess from the lounge/dinner. There are 2 good size balconys to the first floor off of the master bedroom and second bedroom ideal for watching the world go by at any time of day particularly as the villa has outside lighting Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be all set for your arrival, with beds made up with fresh bathroom and hand towels. Swiming /Beach Towels are provided. If you wish for the villa to be cleaned during your stay and linen changed .Pleas ask the cost when booking

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