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The villa is very spacious and well equipped. Everything is provided for a relaxing stay. The house is on a small estate. Typical of the region, there are several neighbouring properties are for sale and are empty and overgrown. While that is a shame, it makes this villa even more tranquil. The garden and the pool are immaculate.
The location is about five minutes drive from the nearest bar /restaurants. There is a choice of three, all of which are of a good standard and similarly priced.The closest, small bar probably just beats the others for value and quality.
The nearby lagoon provides safe swimming and a fantastic sandy beach. Obidos is always spectacular and has the closest mafor supermarket. The causeway just before Peniche is for more active surf seekers.
This property is ideal for a family wishing to chill out in a tranquil location. Wi Fi is provided and the tv has the five UK main channels available. Any minor issues were dealt with quickly by the owners. A great place for a relaxing holiday.
Access off Rua das Cashinas on left after Monte Horeb restaurant. We went to the wrong house to start off with! Access road has deep ridge so watch you don't scrape your car.
Arrived to a nice, clean villa with juice, water, milk, margarine, bread, ham, cheese, water, coffee, tea, wine & a store cupboard basics like oil, salt & pepper, herbs & spices to welcome us. Dishwasher tabs and laundry tabs left too plus some basic cleaning stuff.
We had some minor issues with the outside lights and the pool but these were swiftly resolved after a text to the manager.
There was plenty of room for our party of 10 (5 children, 5 adults). Beds were great. Towels provided. Well-equipped kitchen. Washing machine in the basement and retractable drying line at the side of the property (didn't discover this until the 2nd week). Could have done with a clothes basket to carry washing up.
The games room comprises a table tennis table in the basement/garage.
The wifi wasn't great which didn't bother me but may bother some.
There is no air con but it was only 18 degrees at night so that was not an issue. Mosquitoes were a problem though so repellents are required.
Linen and towels were changed for our second week but it would have been nice for the villa to have had a quick clean too. It's nice to be spoilt on holiday!
The villa is 3 miles from the main beach and 2.5 miles from Foz so you need a car. We walked to the beach one day and it took us 45 minutes but was a pleasant walk on the top road with lovely views.
We loved Foz. It has about 7 or 8 bars/restaurants at the beach (Taverna Ondas was our fave - fab prawns and the only place we found with vege burgers/sausages). Nice cocktails too. The bakery has great rolls and custard tarts. We tried a few restaurants in Foz itself. Tavola was nice (we ate in the back with the Portuguese which was great but there was only 1 waiter on so the service was very slow) but quite pricey compared to the others. Casa Madrugas serves amazing petiscos (tapas) and is so cheap. 90 euros for 10 of us with loads of food and drinks. Our favourite was Tibino - great food and cheeky banter from the waiter. You must book a few days ahead in high season.
There are a couple of mini supermarkets and a couple more grocery shops selling everything from milk to malibu. There is a bank with a cashpoint. Caldas has Aldi, Lidl and Leclerc only 15 minutes away.
Thank you Edwin family for a lovely holiday.