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House on the beach at Obidos lagoon 1 hour north of Lisbon

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,991 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, beach views from all rooms

CASA OZ is a three bedroom house situated right on the beach in the very quiet, non touristy village of Bom Sucesso at the mouth of Obidos Lagoon on the Costa da Prata, 1 hour north of Lisbon., The house, fully renovated in early 2009 is in a location that cannot be bettered. A 10m stroll across the road is the white sand beach of a crystal clear lagoon with swimming, sailing and kayaking. 150 meters around the headland is the surfing beach of Rio Cortico. The house is about 5 minutes from the famous golf course and resort at Praia d'el Rei with the fishing port of Peniche and the surfing Mecca at Baleal a few kilometres along the beachfront road. The village is well served with facilities, with a restaurant, mini market, and a cafe all within 100 meters of the house. Grocery supplies and fresh bread are available daily. The magnificent walled Roman town of Obidos is a short 15 minute drive. Medical services, shops and supermarkets are available at Caldas de Rainha 25 minutes away.

Local attractions: You can search under 'Gronho Portugal' in Google Earth for a view of the location. The house is bookmarked with a yellow pin and called Casa Oz.

The property is close to the World Heritage listed Obidos, and an easy drive to the fishing village of Peniche, the the world renowned and prize winning golf course at Praia del Rei and the Marriott Hotel, the castle at Tomar, the Monastry at Alcobaca, the ferry to Berlengas Islands, the town square markets at Caldas, and even close enough to Lisbon for a night out on the town.

More Details
Registration Number : 57755/AL

vera poole
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vau in Municipality of Óbidos

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1991 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Baby Gate
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms are fully tiled and hot water is instant gas heated. The water can be slightly rusty brown on occasions but this is a supply issue and is not a problem.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The house sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms. All bedrooms have built in robes. The main bedroom has a sunny balcony and direct views of the beach.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Furnishings and fittings have been recently renewed and are of the highest quality. The house has been renovated and updated. New kitchen cupboards and all new appliances were installed in June 2009. Linen is provided and the house will be prepared and beds will be made up prior to your arrival. Key access is arranged after payment. There is a very private sunny stone paved patio under a pergola to the rear of the house opening directly off the kitchen.


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House on the beach at Obidos lagoon 1 hour north of Lisbon
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Quiet place where you feel like home. From blanket to baby cultery or candles everything is in the house, just need to fill in the fridge. The property management is very reactive and helpfull in case of need.

This summer was the second time we rent this house and we were very pleased to see again the wild landscape , the fishermen and the seashell of the laguna.

Except some noise in the evening due to festival on the other side of the laguna (Foz de Arelo) everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shirley. Glad your second visit was as satisfying as the first. Would love to see you again. Vera
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A really good house in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Really excellent - the house was great, with nice spaces both inside and out. Well equiped. Living room upstairs was a particular highlight - you could sit with a view out over the beach and water. Good sitting areas outside and inside, two fully functional bathrooms, nice bedrooms.

Location wise, really good. It is a quiet spot, amongst a cluster of resiidential/holiday houses but the board walk across a short stretch of dunes to the beach is just diagonally across the road. I cannot think of anywhere we have stayed with quite that combination of quietness and accessibility to the beach.

The lagoon is clean, clear water, with shallow/wadable stretches. The The Atlantic beach round the corner (perhaps 10-15 minutes walk on the beach) is not really swimable, except at low tide or in a few places, but great for a quick dip. From the look of it, if you are a surfer, I am sure this is paradise. Lovely sand.

Some great walking - you can quite literally walk for miles along the sandy beaches south (tide permitting) and see just a few people (once away from the lagoon and entrances to the beach). The lagoon walk is also peaceful and with the pine forests on one side and dune vegetation or lagoon water on the other, its a good walk

Downsides? The Atlantic is a cooler ocean than say, the Mediterranean or south coast, so not particularly warm water (the lagoon warms a little more) but there are quieter, more sheltered sea beaches a short drive away for good swimming and warmer waters.

We had a couple of misty days, though it rapidly clears inland. Generally, there is the upside of a cooling breeze on the hottest day, so in the high twenties centigrade, you can walk in hot sun, and feel cooled.

Surrounding area is good - Obidos is a picturesque little walled town and well worth a visit, as are the monasteries within striking distance to the north, and the nearby Buddha Eden if you want a complete contrast is a refreshingly different sculpture park.

Our teenagers preferred the brighter lights and bustle of Lisbon, where we spent the very end of our trip, but for families with younger children, and sun and warmth without excess heat or crowds a top destination.

Tips? Get the electronic toll device if offered by the car hire - no worries about tolls thereafter and some of the roads North only have electronic tolling. The nearby Atlantic motorway is excellent and not busy - quick to cover distances, once you get to it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a comprehensive review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the tip about Buddha Eden. Will include it in the house notes. Vera Poole
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, quiet and relaxing place for a holiday.

Well equipped house, very comfortable with beautiful views.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our house and your holiday. Hope we will be able to welcome you back sometime. Vera Poole
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. We spent two lovely weeks here and I can truthfully say its is one of the best villas we have stayed at with everything you possibly need and it is tastefully furnished as well. The lagoon is breathtakingly beautiful and the local beach is just as lovely.

The local restaurants are more than sufficient if you do not want to drive.

I would highly recommend staying at this villa for a very relaxing holiday,

We loved it !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed your holiday and that everything at the villa was to your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing.
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The location is across a very quiet residential road, literally metres to the boardwalk onto the sand and the most picturesque family friendly lagoon/beach. It is so different to the other side of the lagoon at Foz! We have been to Foz before but definitely preferred this side of the lagoon for the space and scenery.

The villa is well stocked with everything needed,everything worked as described. The garden was safe and secure in a quiet residential road. It was full of sun loungers particularly enjoyed in the afternoon by our 3 year old, sorry nearly 4, for an afternoon siesta! Vera the owner provided all the information we needed and the holiday and arrival at the property worked without any issues.

I would have absolutely no problem in recommending the house and area to friends or relatives and fairly confident we will return with family.

We actually wanted and had a lazy holiday. Each day we went over to the beach on several occasions, the advantage of location. In the evenings we walked onto the beach and towards the ocean to see the most magnificent sun sets.we also went to the surf beach at Rio Cortico, which just seems to go on for ever. We used the local bar(Bica) a few times for lunch, which was fun, ideal with our son. There is a very small supermarket in the village for essential items, such as Douro white wine and other items such as milk and veg and all at good prices.We used the Pingo Doce supermarket in Obidos which had everything as we ate in most evenings.

It is quite clear that this Side of the lagoon is known by Portugeese families both but not so widely by other tourists. We love this setting of lagoon and big wide open surf.

A great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed our piece of paradise. Hope to see you again.
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Stunning views in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights in this extremely comfortable clean and well equipped property and our only complaint is that it wasn't long enough ! The location is fabulous , and so peaceful it was hard to believe it was Portugal in August ! Not suitable for those who need a hectic nightlife .Ours was a very last minute booking and Vera was unbelievably helpful and also recommend a great restauraunt for the first evening which was our daughters birthday. The children loved the bikes , and the hire shop across the road was great for two more . Try the paddle boarding , the instructors are excellent and the lagoon is the perfect place for it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the strong endorsement. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Costa da Prata is situated on the west coast north of Lisbon and largely avoids the excesses of the overdeveloped Algarve. It is close to magnificent historic walled town of Obidos, and the hot spa town of Caldas da Rainha, and a short drive from the world heritage monastery at Alcobaca. Take the A8 north from Lisbon airport in the direction of Torres Vedras/Leiria. At approximately 65kms take exit 13 and follow the signs to Peniche/Obidos. Turn left at the first traffic lights to Peniche and then right at the next lights to Vau/Bom Sucesso. Follow the well marked road through a beautiful pine forest, until the stunning view of the lagoon mouth and the Atlantic tells you that you are almost there. Take first left marked Bairro 5 turn right at the traffic circle and No 63 is a short distance on the right. Welcome!

Other Activities: visiting historic and word heritage sites


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vau, Obidos

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 10% deposit is required to secure all bookings. A refundable damage deposit of Euro 200 may be payable 2 weeks before the rental commences. All rentals must be paid in full by bank transfer or via PayPal 6 weeks before the rental commences. Payment by bank transfer or via PayPal at renters choice. Please note for winter rental that there is no central heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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