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.
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
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
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 19, 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.
Pool / Spa
Great villa, wonderful location.
We were 5 adults and 2 children (9 & 6). Plenty of space for all of us. The pool and the hot tub were very popular. The views are stunning. The property manager was very helpful and responsive. Very helpful information in the book provided - how everything works, local restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Amazing view, quite environment
The house is spacious and has a beautifull garden. The views are amazing.
The presence of the jacuzzi and a big swimming pool are super.
There are bikes present, and the environment is beautifull for biking.
In Foz there are good restaurants were you can eat very well for a small privé.
If I have to say something less good then I would say that the equipment in the kitchen is poor. If you are staying with 9 people and you want to cook yourself, pots and pans are to small.
We enjoyed our holiday in Foz very much, and we hope to return Some day.
Fantastic family location
We stayed for a week, 9 of us (me & my wife, our three adult children and their partners plus our granddaughter.
Accommodation was bright and clean with luxurious touches. Two rooms have ensuites.
From many parts of the house and the garden you get good views of the lagoon and the ocean.
The pool was well used as was the hot tub for noisy evenings.
There is a games room with pool table which converts to a ping pong table. It has a TV projector. It was great to watch England on a 6ft high screen.
There is A/C in every room except the games room.
We ate out in local restaurants, which are all fairly small and family run. Perfect. We also cooked a few meals using the built in charcoal barbecue and sat at the large table on the decking. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances and utensils, including a Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
The local area is very quiet, no great developments or giant hotels. The beach has two sides, the ocean facing side popular with surfers and the lagoon side popular with families and kindergartens. You will need a hire car to get around.
A short drive takes you to Calde des Rainhas where you can get supermarket shopping (we like E.Leclerc) plus fast food if you need it.
Places to visit: we went to: Obidos a beautiful medieval walled town. Buddha Garden, a stunning park full of statues. Praia do S.Miguel a small seaside resort in a protected sandy cove. Peniche and Nazare are other good seaside fishing villages good for sandy beaches and fresh fish restaurants. You can get into Lisbon in an hour too.
Communication with the owner and the local agent was excellent.
Beautiful views/ beautiful villa!
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!!!
A fantastic property and location to relax and have fun.
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
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!
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.
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 peak period, 150 EUR off-peak) and premium bike hire (50 EUR per week for two)