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Spacious,Contemporary Villa,Countryside Views discounts for under occupancy.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Salir do Porto, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peaceful Secluded Location, Next To A Pine Forest, 5 Mins Drive Or Bike Ride To Town Or Beaches

If you want apartment style living with the hussle and bustle of the beachfront and a small perfectly manicured garden, then this is not for you. If you want complete peace, privacy, tranquility, seclusion with expansive, rustic gardens and beautiful vistas, then this definitely is for you. Because the property is set back slightly from the coast, there's an authentic feeling of a retreat, with no neighbours for half a mile. It nestles in a pine forest with a small vinery to one side and protected conservation land on the other. Unlike villas on the coast itself there are no high traffic volumes during peak season, parking is never a problem and complete privacy can be enjoyed at all times. The villa boasts a 1500 square metre front garden and driveway, half grass and half local stone, with a traditional cobbled drive, a variety of fruit trees, a fish pond and space for 8+ cars. The rear of the property features a walled and gated child-friendly grass back garden, with plunge pool, gazebo, barbeque and large outside clothes drying area. Behind the enclosed back garden is the 3500 square metre rear field with rustic grasses and pine trees. Inside the villa comprises 4 large double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large reception room, with fireplace, a large kitchen diner, office and utility room. Unlimited wireless broadband is available throughout.

More information and images are available on the villa's own website:

More Details

Andrew Haskins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

About Andrew Haskins

We would like our guests to enjoy the villa and area as much as we do.

Andrew Haskins purchased this villa in 2011

Why Andrew Haskins chose Caldas de Rainha

We bought this property as we fell in love with the location, size, views, aspect and tranquillity. Although there were plenty of sea front apartments we wanted something slightly set back from the coast. Although the beach is only a 5 min drive away we can have ultimate peace and seclusion with plenty of land (nearly 2 acres), no parking problems or busy traffic.

This is the tonic we needed after working most of the time in London. 'The best of both worlds' - in our opinion.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa's name 'O retiro da Parada' really reflects how it feels to stay here (The Retreat).

You can get away from it all and still be close to great beaches, shops, restaurants, facilities and bars.

Whether you're spending time relaxing around the pool, chilling out in the gazebo, or just soaking up the countryside views and clean air you are assured complete privacy as there are no neighbours for half a mile. This is just something a beach front apartment or villa just cannot do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I enjoyed a fortnight's stay at The Retreat in July/August 2014. We are a family of 6, with our children ranging in age from 18 down to 12. The villa was spacious and well equipped with just the right balance of light and airy with cosy and comfortable. The mountain bikes were well used by all of us, and one or two of the family enjoyed the multi-gym also, while others of us were more content to lounge in the garden soaking up the sun. The village is very quiet and peaceful - a perfect place to get away from it all! The villa is perfectly situated for exploring the area. All in all we had a most enjoyable stay in this beautiful part of Portugal. Susan Wood
Jul 2014
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Mouraria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The en-suite bathroom: Shower and bath, marble sink, toilet and bidet. Upstairs shower room: Shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Downstairs shower room: Shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king double bed, en-suite, 2 balconies. Bedroom 2 - king size bed, balcony. Bedroom 3 - double bed, views over rear garden and pool. Bedroom 4 - double bed and front balcony. All have built in wardrobes. Cot/airbeds available on request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We accept payment in £ or € by bank transfer and paypal. A deposit of 30% of full rent is required with booking. Refundable breakages deposit of £250 required with final payment, to be refunded within 14 days of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). Discounts considered for under occupancy or longer stays, excluding peak periods. Outside: The villa boasts a 1500 square metre front garden and driveway, half grass and half local stone, with a traditional cobbled drive, a variety of fruit trees and fish pond. The rear of the property features a walled and gated, child-friendly grassed back garden with with plunge pool (12.5 foot x 12.5 x 3), Gazebo, decking, barbecue, sun loungers, garden table and 8 chairs, play area, vegetable patch and large outside clothes drying area. Behind the enclosed back garden is the 2500 square metre rear field with rustic grasses and pine trees. Both the front and back garden are lit at night so guests can enjoy being outside for as long as they want to. Utility Room: The utility room houses most of the cleaning products along with a large capacity washing machine and chest freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is professionally cleaned the day before or the same day as guest's arrivals. Other: The villa also features an office with and a mini-gym.


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Spacious,Contemporary Villa,Countryside Views discounts for under occupancy.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Gem of a villa in a gem of a country

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 1 week in November. The villa is presented exactly as described and is very comfortable. The hand-over is the best process we have ever had (we have been doing this since the 1980s so that is saying something). There is nothing about the property I would criticise and the location is perfect for exploration of the silver coast but also for forays further afield, such as Lisbon and Leiria. A couple of gems to visit, I suspect especially good out of season, are Obidos, and a bit further away, Tomar, but to be honest there is enough to see and do within half an hours drive if you don't fancy the trip up north. Incredible value for money, and even at the current exchange rate (£1 = €1.16) Portugal is not expensive and is very welcoming. 5 stars all day long.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you wonderful guests, please come back some time.
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Fantastic house, perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Silver Coast Retreat for a week in late August and I must say it is a fantastic house! There were 5 of us, my wife and I, my mother in law and two daughters aged 3&5. The plunge pool was perfect for the kids and the garden is a great sun trap which is kiddy friendly. There are 3 beaches we visited, 2 about 5 mins drive away and another about 15 mins away which we liked the most as it was a lagoon and perfect for our children. The house itself is very impressive to look at and the the inside is modern, spacious and well kept. We would happily visit again and would highly recommend to all. I found the owner Andy very responsive on email which is not always the case when renting a villa. Lisbon was an hour away and easy to get to and from the airport. We has a day trip there and would suggest a tuc tuc tour to really get the most out of it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & spacious, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa as a family of four (kids aged 8 & 15) in July 2016, first sighting of the villa takes your breathe away. The villa is spacious inside and out and is short of nothing - a real home away from home. The location is just a 5 minute drive to the beach and various restaurants. Andy and Paulo were on the end of the phone if we needed them and nothing was too much trouble. Directions to the villa were simple and easy to follow and the WiFi is a definite plus! I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking at the Silver Coast as the area itself is also stunning. Thanks to Andy and his family for a fantastic holiday.

Dave, Jus Jake and Isobel Evans

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back any time. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. :-)
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Lovely property in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, large, comfortable property in a peaceful countryside location, but within short travelling distances of local towns, beaches and places of interest. Obidos was our favourite local town, lots of history and plenty to see and do. Lisbon is worth a visit and it’s not too far away, we parked the car at an outlying metro station and bought a day pass for public transport. Lots of seafood restaurants in São Martinho do Porto and a nice beach with some watersports. We would definitely book this property again if we were staying in the area. Thank you to the Haskins family.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and custom, you are welcome back any time!
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Beautiful Villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week staying at Silver Coast retreat in early June 2015. The villa is very spacious and has everything that you could need for a week (or two or three!) away.

Andrew was extremely helpful prior to the stay and was amazing during the week. Great service.

The beaches at Sao Martinho Do Porto and Salir do Porto were great for children and families, if a little breezy at time!, and there were some very nice restaurants in the vicinity.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday away from the Algarve tourist spots. A high quality retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure as a guest, welcome back any time!
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A Wonderful Week at the Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at The Retreat in the beautiful villa on the hill. The villa itself is large and spacious. The rooms are large, and the beds very comfy. The garden it nicely arranged and the perfect place to chill out in the day soaking up the sun. The kitchen is well proportioned and has plenty of storage space, including a very large fridge. We found the local beaches to be stunning, and some only a 10 minutes drive away. The locals are super friendly and helpful, and some of the local restaurants well worth looking up (thank you trip advisor!). The villa has a very good Wifi connection. All in all then, a lovely relaxing stay, and we would certainly come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The River, Salir do Porto
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Sao Martinho do Porto Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.36 Miles
Salir do Porto
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The villa is ideally situated for a number of activities including:

Golf, waterparks, surfing, snorkelling, diving, jet ski-ing, windsurfing, sailing, cycling and running.


Located near a multitude of stunning beaches including Salir do Porto, Sao Martinho do Porto, Foz d'arelho and Nazare. They are respectively 2.5, 3, 8 and 11 miles away from the villa.


Lisbon airport is 45 mins drive away, or an hour's coach ride.


SALIR DO PORTO and SÃO MARTINHO DO PORTO beaches (2-3 miles).

CALDAS DA RAINHA town centre - (3.5 miles)


ÓBIDOS - the medieval town (9 miles)

NAZARÉ - fishing village, beach and home to the biggest wave ever surfed (11 miles)

Waterparks (12 miles)

BUDDAH EDEN (16 miles)

PENICHE AND BERLENGAS ISLANDS - World wide heritage (23 miles)

Further Details:

SALIR DO PORTO (2.5 miles)

Salir do Porto is one of the undiscovered treasures of the Silver Coast. It's located just minutes away from São Martinho do Porto and connected by a decked pathway, popular with cyclists, dog walkers, runners and amblers. Here is where the river joins the ocean, providing warm, calm waters, perfect for swimming.Visitors will be charmed by the architecture and picturesque cobble streets that lead to stunning and more secluded beaches. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafe's to cater for all tastes. The large public pool complex is open from 10am 'til 7pm every day through the summer. The pool will form part of some further exciting developments that will include a dam, sports complex and more restaurants and shops. A quick hike up the steep sand dune (an absolute favourite with kids) on 'Salir' beach rewards you with breathtaking views and an introduction to the beautiful forests, hiking trails and secluded sunbathing spots beyond.

SÃO MARTINHO DO PORTO - a jewel in a form of a bay (3 miles)

The bay of São Martinho do Porto is shaped like a closed shell, providing calm, tranquil swimming conditions, perfect for families. It has been frequented for years by the same families who return again and again. 'São Martinho' comes alive during the summer, when it turns into a truly cosmopolitan holiday resort. São Martinho offers beautiful scenery, restaurants, bars, sporting activities and exciting night life.

FOZ DO ARELHO & OBIDOS LAGOON - the biggest salt lake in Europe (8 miles)

On the confluence between the Óbidos Lagoon and the ocean, Foz do Arelho Beach creates the choice between two different types of beach. On one side the Lagoon, a place of great natural beauty, its banks covered in thick vegetation and warm, gentle waters. Ideal for children and windsurfing, benefiting from the breeze that normally blows here. On the


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $12.87 per person per night
Damage Deposit $321.83

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Check out is before 10.30am on the day of departure and check in is after 4.00pm. This is to ensure the villa can be cleaned thoroughly for changeover to new guests as it is a large villa.

Notes on prices:
The listed prices are based upon 6 persons or less. Please contact us for a quote if your party includes more than 6. Booking is also possible on the villa's own website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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