Well appointed villa walking distance from golf, tennis, bars,restaurants
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About Kate Malone
We live in the UK and have our holiday home in Praia d'El Rey. As a family we have been coming to Portugal since we were young children 30+ years ago and have always loved the kindness of the Portuguese people and the beauty of the country. Since growing up and now having young families of our own, we love being able to spend time at our house in Portugal. We like to explore, have a bit of beach time - all the children have learned to surf and play golf in the last couple of years - and pool fun and relaxation. We adore the food and culture of Lisbon but more than anything, have found that this is the one holiday destination where we truly relax.
Kate Malone purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Kate Malone chose Praia D'el Rey
We bought the house here in Praia d'El Rey because it still feels like the 'real' Portugal in this area. It doesn't have the intense heat of the Algarve, but regularly hits 28 - 30 degrees in the summer - plenty hot enough with our young children! The beaches are fabulous - miles and miles of sand, and many of those miles with hardly a soul on them - and with our family members being keen tennis players, golfers and surfers, there is loads for us to do in the area. We have explored the immediate vicinity and love the beaches, restaurants, small pretty towns, and further afield have rather fallen in love with Lisbon and Porto. For teens, as well as the golf and tennis, there is a go-karting, paint balling, bowling, sailing, surfing and a vibrant night life in the nearby towns of Ferrel and Baleal.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is well laid out. We usually go on our own as a family of 4 or with another family, when each family can have a floor to themselves, or the adults can be on one floor with all the children on another. We have set the house up to be flexible in this way - with twins made up as a superking bed on the ground floor if required. We had the pool heated about 12 years ago and don't regret that for a second. Unheated pools on the resort can be very chilly and I for one prefer a balmy 29 degrees before I will swim! We have just installed a new pool heater and cover, and also had the pool re-lined so it's looking fabulous. (March 2019) We like to keep things simple when we are in our home from home. Some good music on, getting a guitar out, or grabbing wetsuits and heading down to the beach for a surf then a bbq with friends when we get back, and a movie for the kids - a perfect way to spend a holiday!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We used Casa Isabella as holiday home for a short golfing trip (group of 7). It is very close to the Praia Del Rey club house and ideally located for golf, but also as a base for exploring the fascinating ‘west’ of Portugal (Obidos, Bombarral, Caldas da Rainha, Nazaré, Leiria).
After the golf it was great to relax by the heated pool, and just enjoy a beautifully decorated house and the cosy space.
Thank you for your kind review. I hope you managed to try all 3 of the major golf courses in your short stay. Do come back and visit again sometime! Kate
We stayed here for 4 days in July (7 of us) and were quite happy with our stay. The living/dining room and outdoor seating was plentiful and comfortable and the bedrooms/bathrooms also quite pleasant. It was a little damp, but having a clothes dryer helped after a day in the pool to dry towels. The kitchen was well equipped and it was a short drive to the beach and to the local town to pick up groceries/supplies. Overall, a very relaxing and pleasant stay.
The management company was also quite responsive to inquiries and check in/out process was seamless.
So sorry you had damp weather. Fingers crossed it improves next week!
Thank you for your review
This rates a 6 out of 5!
We arrived to the house after an overnight flight from North America and a quick hour drive from Lisbon airport. Prisilla and Pedro were so helpful in getting us settled in quickly. Having a beautiful home to relax in for a few days as we adapted to Portugal time got our vacation off to a great start. We were travelling as a family of 5 so having the 4 bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom, was fantastic. We enjoyed the pool and the short walking distance to the beach. The kitchen was very well equipped so it was easy for us to do meal preparation.
The house is well located to access Sintra, Obidos, Peniche and Nazare as day trips. If you are travelling as one or two families this is the place for you!
So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our house. I hope you make it to Sinatra, Obidos and Nazare- all fabulous places to visit. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Kate
Perfect for a relaxing stay with the family. Very chilled location and perfect accommodation for the whole family with multiple bathrooms, large kitchen and fab outdoor bbq. Was a shame some neighbouring villas were having works done so you could hear lots of building works in morning and throughout the day, however I’m sure it will be completed soon. I would also recommend that on arrival the team advise what service members will be popping in, we were unaware until they were in the garden that someone would be popping in to clean pool, set-up water sprinkler for grass and gardener. All great services but would have been good to know they would drop by.
Thank you for your review. I am so sorry that a neighbour's building works were still going on. I had been assured the noisy external works would be finished by end of April.
Regarding services, they generally pop in when no cars on the drive and the house appears empty so as not to disturb and we have found this the best way in the past as pre-arranged days and times inevitably shift if they encounter a problem elsewhere, but thank you for the suggestion, I will discuss with them.
I am pleased you liked the house and found it a relaxing space.
Very best wishes,
Worth the stay !
Everything was just great. The house is located in a wonderful place, close to many points of interest. A very wise choice if you want to stay in this area.
Thank you for your review - much appreciated. I hope the weather was kind and you got to try all the local golf courses. I'm thinking that West Cliffs may have been your favourite! Best regards, Kate
Great stay in a really nice property
Not easy to improve better service, facilities and environment. Many thanks
Thank you for your kind words. Glad you had a lovely holiday.
Best wishes, Kate
Coast / Beach: About a 10 - 15 minute walk from the house there are miles of unspoilt and very quiet sandy beaches - great for walking and popular for surfing. A 10 minute drive in one direction takes you to the small town of Baleal with some great beach bars and small restaurants and a very safe beach with its own surf schools and life guards. A 10 min drive in the other direction takes you to the Lagoa de Obidos with shallow tidal waters - great for anything from kayaking to wind surfing and my newest favourite activity - paddle boarding!