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Villa In Foz Do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Foz do Arelho, Obidos Lagoon, Silver Coast, Portugal - Designer Villa With Heated Private Pool, Hot Tub, Large Gardens And Amazing Views Over Obidos Lagoon

Modern and luxurious detached villa in the exclusive area of Foz do Arelho. Stunning views of much of the picturesque Obidos Lagoon – from pool, gardens, lounge and main bedrooms. The villa is in a wonderful position which catches the sun all day and is well sheltered from any cool ocean breezes. There are four bedrooms - two are ensuite with separate walk in wardrobe areas. The bedrooms comprise three superking beds, a double bed, and a bunkbed for two. There are two additional bathrooms. Two pull out beds and a sofabed in games room also available. In addition to the breakfast bar in the kitchen, there are two sitting areas and a dining area. A games room comprising pool table, table tennis table and home cinema is also available. Heated private pool, hot tub area, BBQ area, large gardens to the front and rear. Bikes are available at the villa - two adult and two childrens' bikes are free for use of guests, while the owner's premium bikes are available for rent. Sailing school, world class golf, wonderful restaurants and historic places of interest in the area. A perfect base for beach or golf or luxury family holiday.

Registration Number : 32226 / AL

Marc Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Marc Johnson

The joint owners are friends working in the insurance industry in London, and use the villa for entertaining their respective close friends and family. Chris is originally from Durham, and enjoys travel and ski trips. Marc is from London, and is a keen sportsman who enjoys cycling and playing as much football and tennis as his knee allows him. He first visited Foz in 2009 where the outdoor activities, relaxed lifestyle and great seafood convinced him it would be an ideal place to buy a holiday home.

Marc Johnson purchased this villa in 2013

Why Marc Johnson chose Foz do Arelho

We purchased this property in 2013. The fact that it is a short trip from London, is incredibly tranquil with a rural Portugal feel, and with wonderful restaurants at very good value made it an easy decision to purchase in this area. Lisbon is a wonderful city that is close by, and something that the Algarve does not offer. The views are stunning also, and the quality and uniqueness of the villa make the whole combination unbeatable.


Foz do Arelho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1. Shower, sink, toilet, bidet En-suite to bedroom 4. Bath with shower overhead, sink, toilet, bidet Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, sink, toilet, bidet Bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , The single bed is on request
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The two single beds are bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with superking bed, dressing area, en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2 with superking bed Bedroom 3 with superking bed Bedroom 4 with double bed, bunk beds for two, dressing area, en-suite bathroom (sofa bed, cot, pull out beds on request)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: TV in lounge, sitting area and games room. Cable TV with sports channels, DVD, blu-ray players available, as well as a selection of DVDs / blu-rays. Heating available for swimming pool at additional cost. Electric blinds throughout. Intercom entrance and electric gates and door. Outside: Large gardens at back and front of property, both with views over lagoon. Barbecue area with table and seating. Balconies, including one with seating with views over lagoon and a hammock. Back garden has a fenced decking area for the safety of children if needed. Swimming pool heating is available at 100 EUR per week. Additional furniture includes sunbeds, ample seating and parasols. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen provided - bed linen is luxurious 500 thread count. Towels / linen changed weekly, unless extra changes are requested. Additional services such as welcome pack can be arranged. Other: Games room contains pool table, table tennis table, home cinema, PS3, Wii, and blu-ray. Seating also includes a sofa bed. Air conditioning and heating in all rooms


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Villa In Foz Do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful views/ beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 6 other ladies booked a week at this villa for our yearly trip. We had never visited this region so didn’t know what to expect.

Transfers were organised through the owners as was a starter pack so we at least had something when we arrived.

Upon our arrival we were greeted with a very impressive villa which is fully detached and sits up the hill from the lagoon. The views from the villa overlooking the lagoon and Atlantic are beautiful!!

Alyson the housekeeper (English lady) met us there and explained everything we needed to know and more re where to go, what to see, very helpful!

Once inside the villa this also didn’t disappoint, this large modern 2 storey 4 bedroom accommodation was just perfect!! It had everything we needed and more. Outside the pool, gardens and bbq area again were just perfect for our needs.

It took about 30 minutes to stroll into the town where we found restaurants and a very good supermarket, not large but seemed to have everything.

I would say if you like to go out and about hire a car but saying that the taxis were very good.

Would we return, yes we would, do we recommend, yes we do!!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic property and location to relax and have fun.

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults 2 teenagers and one child and the property was very spacious and could cope with more. All of the facilities were exactly as described and the property was very well maintained and looked after. The advice and help we got from the owners and managers was brilliant and their local knowledge was excellent. Easy to travel from the location to lots of interesting places. The property itself made us feel very relaxed from the minute we arrived and was easy to live in for two weeks. I really cant compliment the owners enough as they made it one of the best holidays we have had just because of how relaxing and spacious it was. The heated pool was brilliant as was the hot tub. The games room was lots of fun and BBQ area was used nearly every day. Great Kitchen and dining room and would give the property 10 out 10 for how liveable it was. Fantastic holiday for two families. Many thanks the Lamberts & Hastings from Norfolk England

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Wonderful vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this place for 2 weeks, 4 adults and 6 children. We had a great time! It's a very quiet place. We've enjoyed very much the view and the kids played a lot in the pool and around the house. The house is very spacious both inside and outside.

Communicating with Chris was really easy and efficient. It was very appreciated! When we arrived at the house, you could learn a lot from the place and the area because they're was a booklet done by the owner with all the information needed. Very practical!

The beach is steps away. We've enjoyed the waves by bodyboarding even though sometimes they were big! And don't worry, part of the beach is well supervised. Also, if you have toddlers, there's the lagoon where it's much more calmer.

Foz de Arhelo is a small town, you can find everything you need. The restaurants are not expensive at all. There's a chicken place on the main street where you can order to take away, we went almost everyday!

We highly recommend this place, it's a very nice house to spend some quality time with your family and friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible luxury villa with home comforts and stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful, comfortable and family friendly. We had a fantastic week exploring the local beaches, restaurants and towns. Obidos is a great day out as is the Buddha Gardens.

Lovely pool with stunning views.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, amazing location, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa in April and the weather was perfect, sunshine everyday. It was our first holiday as a family of 4 and I was a little nervous about travelling with a 7 month old and a 2 1/2 year old. I needent have been as Chris was really helpful in answering questions and the villa had a high chair, travel cot and a hand blender to help us with the baby. My daughter loved the swings and played with the provided toys. It was hard convincing her to leave. The garden and the balcony both have amazing views of the lagoon which is only minutes away. We had our evening meal with fabulous Portuguese wine on the balcony of an evening it was so peaceful. It's a beautiful, well equipped, villa in a fabulous location.

The location is perfect for families, we found a large supermarket really easily, restaurants which were all family friendly, the beach is just down the road and we even managed to go a bit further a field without much problem.

The instructions to the villa from the airport were easy to follow, the main motorway from Lisbon is a good road and takes you most of the way there.

We loved the villa and the location. We'd definitely recommend staying here and are hoping to be back again next year.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you want or need for a villa holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from the villa after a week with a group of 8 adults, 2 parents, sons and partners. This villa supplied us with amenities to both entertain and cater for us all throughout our stay. We really maximised the use of the pool, hot tub and pool table (family tournaments). The views are outstanding as the previous reviews state and to be honest so much so that we enjoyed the time at the villa more than going to the lovely non commercialised town. We did eat out at various places which were very reasonable for Portugal and had fantastic cocktails and drinks near the beach. This was a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Portugal, very green and clean. A day out at Obidos is a must and we used a mini-bus company recommended by Chris and Marc throughout our stay including transfers which were very reasonable. I had to change our dates and Chris was very accommodating offering various solutions which enabled us to still have our holiday and we were so pleased with the outcome!! Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
92 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cais da Praia
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Royal Obidos, Bom Sucesso, Praia d'el Rey
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cais da Praia
Nearest Beach
0.75 Kilometres
Obidos Lagoon
Car: recommended


600m to lagoon and start of beaches. Main Foz beach by the ocean is a further 1500m, along a trail which passes smaller beaches (so the closest is 700m away).

Lagoon Water Sports Sailing School is two minutes drive - provides perfect and safe conditions on the lagoon for learning and enjoying windsurfing, kite surfing, catamaran, wakeboard, canoe, water skiing, paddleboard.


Nearest airport is Lisbon, 90km away (50mins as nearly all the route is motorway). Porto is 220km (2 hours), Faro 350km (3 hours). Car hire not essential since a coach goes from near Lisbon airport to nearby town of Caldas da Rainha.


A short drive or 15mins walk to the beautiful beach of Foz and its local facilities and quality restaurants. 5 minutes drive to the historic spa town of Caldas da Rainha, 10 minutes drive to Sao Martinho, 10 minutes drive to walled Obidos of Obidos with medieval castle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $331.7

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable at booking.
Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A £250 security deposit is payable with the balance and is refunded after your stay.
Pool heating charge is 100 EUR per week for June to September, and 150 EUR per week outside of this period.
Hire of owner's two personal bikes (in addition to those freely available) is 50 EUR per week.
Any costs paid by credit card are subject to the OD fee of 2.29%.

Check in is 4pm and check out is at 10am to allow for cleaning of the villa, although bags can be left in the games room if needed.
Guests must inform in advance if cots / high chairs are required.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day - this will generally apply in the summer, although is negotiable.

Notes on prices:
Note the prices do not include pool heating (100 EUR per week) and premium bike hire (50 EUR per week for two)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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