|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A beautiful, modern two bedroom house, both bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms.
Decorated in the traditional Portuguese style, the villa has its own pool (6 metres by 2.5 metres), large patio and covered BBQ area.
Inside there is a large living room, with open fire for visitors in the Autumn and Winter months. The kitchen is fully fitted with a dishwasher, gas cooker, fridge and washing machine. Central heating.
The bedrooms are laid out with one room a double and the other with twin beds. Both have plenty of storage space. There is a comfortable sofa bed in the living room which can sleep 2 people.
The house has a balcony to the front and terraces all around which have views of the Obidos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.
The villa is located on a small condominium in the picturesque village of Arelho, close to the World Heritage site town of Obidos. There are wonderful beaches nearby and great facilities at Obidos, Foz do Arelho and Praia d'El Rei.
Perfect location to rest and explore: On the Silver Coast, this villa is near unspoilt beaches, as well as a natural reserve at Obidos lagoon.
There are golf courses, bike rental and water sports facilities nearby. 15 minutes away is world heritage site, Obidos, a medieval walled town with plenty of sightseeing to do, shops, restaurants and cafes. Lisbon is a one hour drive south of Obidos and easy to reach with so much to visit.
We are a British/Portuguese couple with a young child. Both journalists we are passionate about cooking, reading and embracing authentic Portuguese culture.
Matt Walsh and Catarina Feria Walsh purchased this house in 2006
Decorated in blue and white calming tones, it evokes seaside, boating and holidays, allows you to swim and rest by the pool, take in the forest and sea views, a few minutes from a walled medieval town, Obidos and Atlantic unspoiled beaches. Visit food markets in Caldas, just 15 minutes away, as well as cafes and restaurants, go to Peniche for surf and sea food, a variety of sights, attractions and activities can be found nearby.
Modern blue and white keeping with traditional style blue and white house with private pool and amazing sea views on the edge of a quiet village, near attractions an hour from Lisbon (sights, largest aquarium in Europe, zoo, botanic gardens, museums, churches, restaurants and bars). Unique opportunity to rest in a nice environment, avoid crowds, but also visit a more authentic Portugal in Obidos and surrounding region.
We spent a marvelous holiday at the house in Arelho. It's a comfortable place to relax in the evenings after spending the day with sight-seeing. It is excellently equipped and very clean and spacious. Everything turned out the way it was described. Matt was always helpful and friendly, for example in describing the way to the house and sending us more detailed information and photos..
We especially adored the evenings in the garden with the amazing view of the laguna. The pool always invited for a swim and refreshment.
If you like to see more of Portugal, here's the best starting point. You can get anywhere in Portugal from here by car.
The house in Arelho provides a calm and cosy atmosphere, especially after a long day of driving around the country.
If you're interested in the region, here are some tips where to go: the laguna, Obidos, Batalha, Lisboa, Tomar etc.
If you prefer the beaches, they are not far away and recommendable.
For your shopping there are several supermarkets in Calda about a ten minute drive from the house.
If you want to spend an unforgettable holiday, just stay at the house in Arelho.
We had a lovely stay in Alreho. The house was very clean with a lovely small pool. We would definitely visit again. Thank you .
Very good value for money, beautiful house, very large for a 2 bedroomed property, very well equipped. The property was very clean. The owner and housekeeper very easy to contact and deal, even though we arrived really late. Peniche and Obidos well worth a visit. We would certainly recommend to family and friends.
Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht. Eventuell könnte man noch ein paar Kleinigkeiten verbessern, z.B. Leuchte über dem Spiegel im 1. Badezimmer und Satellitenschüssel für den Fernseher. Das Haus ist ruhig gelegen. Mann braucht definitiv einen Wagen, um zum nächsten Supermarkt (in Obidos oder in Caldas da Rainha zu kommen. Mehrmals am Tag kommen fahrende Brot- und Fisch-Verkäufer vorbei. Eine Nachbarin kümmert sich um das Haus und steht bei Fragen auch gerne zur Verfügung. Sie spricht fließend Französisch und Englisch. Wir würden jederzeit wieder dort unsere Ferien verbringen. Das Haus ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge nach Peniche, Lago de Obiods, Obidos, Caldas da Rainha, Nazaré, Alcobaca, Fatima, Tomar, Batalha, Höhlen und Fossiliensuche sowie Ausflüge in Richtung Lissabon (Mafra und Sintra). Wir vermissen Arelho bereits.
We loved your house and pool on this small development. The views from the playground are incredible. Everywhere is within a short driving distance and if you don't want to drive the walk around the lagoon is to be recommended. The people in the village are very friendly and we were invited to sample the local wine with one of th neighbours, very hospitable despite the language barrier!
The surrounding are areas and beaches are magnificent.
We had a fantastic time in Arelho. Needed the car, but everything was well within easy driving range. Great view of the lagoon from the villa - and some great little drives to the towns on either side. Handy in both directions for supermarkets - both Caldas and Obidos have the lot. Local shop/cafe handy for essentials. Local villagers extremely friendly - bom dia or boa tarde all the time.
The local beaches are vast and clean, and we had the choice of laid back swimming in the lagoon, or some fairly serious surf on the atlantic side of things. Plenty of other sports available locally including kite boarding , golf (always the golf...) and mountain biking.
But far and away the best bit was the villa. Good directions, and very easy to check n and out. Really nice place to stay. Comfy, clean, and very well fitted out with a nice modern decor that fits completely with the traditional Portugese setting. Long evenings by the pool, barbecuing the fish/meat/vegetable of your choice, and putting the world to right over a glass or three of wine - very very enjoyable indeed.
Nearby attractions include the beautiful town of Obidos, which is a World Heritage site. The town is famous for its medieval cobbled streets and delightful flower covered houses.
There are several golden, sandy beaches nearby. Those on the lagoon are suitable for swimming and small children; those facing the ocean are ideal for surfing and wind-surfing. For beginners, there are surf and sailing schools nearby.
A short drive along the coast brings you to Praia d'El Rei, one of Portugal's premier resorts with its world class golf course. You can hire clubs or have lessons with the professionals in the greens amid the dunes. While Praia d'El Rei is the best course in the area it's not the only one. There are several within a short drive.
If that all sounds a little energetic there are also top-class restaurants close-by. Whether it's fine dining in the castle at Obidos or eating freshly caught fish on the sea-front in Peniche, there is something for all tastes and prices.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$215|