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Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable, fully equipped property, central to the Silver Coast ,

Modern self-catering property in a prime position just outside the city walls of Obidos, recently voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. With two bedrooms sleeping 4 people, and a double sofa-bed in the sitting room, the house offers comfortable furnishings to make staying here as pleasant as possible for up to 6 persons. There is secure parking for a car behind electronic gates, and a sunny south facing terrace that is a complete suntrap in order to enjoy the wonderful climate. We have a local agent who will assist you whilst staying at the house if you wish. The property is within 1 hours drive of bustling, cosmopolitan Lisbon, and 15 minutes drive from local beaches at Peniche and Obidos Lagoon. This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year.

Local information: This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. Obidos has numerous restaurants and bars to whet your appetite, ranging in cost and variety and is famous for its local drink Ginga, which is served in chocolate cups! There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year. A large Supermarket, municipal swimming pool and leisure facilities are within a 2 minute drive as is free Internet access. There are several other supermarkets in Caldas da Rainha. Within Obidos, there is a Pharmacy, several banks, and local grocery stores offering fresh daily bread and supplies. Try a Pastais de Nata (a kind of custard tart) with a coffee for a mid morning treat. There is a daily flower and produce market in Caldas, and a weekly market. We have a favourite Sunday market in Pateias, up the coast towards Sao Pedro de Moel.

Beaches and festivals: There are many beaches within 30 minutes drive of Obidos: Peniche, Baleal and Supertubes for surfing fun and wonderful fish restaurants (15 minutes) Foz de Arelho with numerous water sports on Obidos Lagoon and wide open golden sand (20 minutes). You can windsurf, water ski, hire a rowing boat or try paragliding on the lagoon. Baleal beach hosts several international surf competitions during the year. Sao Martinho de Porto with it's safe crescent bay, family atmosphere (30 minute drive) shops and waterfront cafes. Look out for the traditionally dressed women in Nazare, along with a dramatic rocky backdrop to a buzzing seaside resort (40 minutes). Park at Sitio, overlooking Nazare, and take the funicular railway down to the town. Driving South from Obidos you will find Santa Cruz, which is a popular little resort with a beautiful beach. There are music festivals held on the beaches during the summer months, and more events celebrating Rocha pears, grown locally, and the sea.

Travel and distances: The use of a car is recommended. Lisbon is 1 hour (70km) by car. There is a regular bus service between Lisbon and Obidos, or the railway from Caldas de Rainha. Scheduled airlines include BA, TAP (Portugal Airline) BMIBaby, Monarch, and Easy jet. Porto airport is 2.5 hours (150km) by car. Scheduled airlines are TAP and Ryanair. If you have time to spare, take the cross channel ferries to Bilbao or Santander. The distance from Bilbao is approx 450 miles through Spain (we've done it a few times). Caldas da Rainha 7km / 10 minutes. Foz do Arelho 17km / 20 minutes. Sao Martinho do Porto 27km / 22 minutes. Nazare 41km / 33 minutes. Sao Pedro de Moel 65km / 50 minutes. Batalha 69km / 48 minutes. Alcabaca -40km, 30 minutes Fatima - 94km, 57 minutes. Sintra - 97km, 65 minutes Lisbon - 100km, 66 minutes (Center). Constancia 98km / 56 minutes.

More Details

Owner
David and Kath Laing
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted: October 7, 2009 Date of Stay: September 2009

This delightful property is just outside the walls of the medieval town of Obidos. The restaurants and sights of the town are a short walk away. The property is ideally situated for exploring the sights of this very interesting area; Alcobaca, Tomar, Fatima and many others. Lisbon is only an hour away as well. It is close to the excellent Portuguese motorway system which gets you just\ about everywhere. It is also close to the very smart town of Caldas da Rainha with its excellent shopping and fabulous market.

The property is very well equipped and fitted out, with quality kitchen items and crockery, furniture and bedding. There is a suntrap garden for sitting out and doing nothing and the agents have made sure it is the cleanest holiday property we have stayed in for many a year. Highly recommended

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Oct 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Pinhal in Óbidos Municipality

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The main bathroom is downstairs and is fully tiled. There is bath with shower, toilet, bidet and handbasin, heater and shaver socket. The cloakroom is on the upper floor, again fully tiled with shaver socket.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Downstairs, bedroom 1 has a large-size bed (160cm x 200cm) and fitted wardrobes, full length mirror and chair whilst bedroom 2, also on the ground floor has two large single beds (90cm x 200cm), chests of drawers, full length mirror and stool. All beds have 28cm thick mattresses and mattress toppers to make them more comfortable. A hairdryer is also available for your convenience.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The seperate sitting area contains a large 3 seater leather sofa bed, two further leather chairs and the dining area has an extending dining table and 6 chairs. A 32 inch Sony Bravia TV, a Sony PlayStation 2, Sony DVD player and a Sony hi-fi system that plays MP3 discs. The fitted kitchen includes electric fan oven, extractor fan, child safe ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The large south facing terrace is accessible from the kitchen, and contains a dining table, 6 chairs, parasol and two sun-loungers. There is also a traditional charcoal BBQ. There is secure parking accessible by electric gates, and pedestrian access to the lower level using a videophone entry system. The secure parking is great to have during busy tourist events as parking can become difficult. Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned prior to arrival. Please bring your own beach towels.

Reviews

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Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 46 reviews
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Gute saubere Wohnung direkt im Zentrum

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit fünf erwachsenen Personen in der Wohnung und hatten keine Probleme. Alles war sauber und genüngend Geschirr. Besonders schön war, dass wir unser Auto vor der Haustüre parken konnten auch wenn die Zufahrt etwas eng war. Nur eine deutsche Kaffeemaschine haben wir vermisst und der Verkehrslärm hat etwas gestört.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Great location, well equipped property

  • 5 of 5

Outside the wall of Obidos, with underground parking. Very clean, well equipped house with excellent outside space to eat and relax. Good location to visit our favourite beach at Baleal, cortico and Buddha Eden. Plenty to see in Obidos with lots of lovely places to eat. Great time, would definitely recommend. It was my daughter's partners first visit to the area and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Silver Coast never fails to disappoint new or previous visitors as it is so varied, with wonderful beaches, great food and interesting history and culture. Our home in Obidos is a great spot for visiting the area, and we hope we have made it comfortable for our guests - it's our bolthole too, so we want some home comforts as well! Pleased that your family had a great holiday, please come back and visit soon!
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Nice town and great house

  • 5 of 5

Clean and convenient with a lovely sunny courtyard.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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5

Everything we expected and more

  • 5 of 5

This delightful house was the ideal place to spend Christmas & New Year.

The property had everything you needed & is ideally situated to enjoy Obidos at this time of year.

We followed most of the suggestions for places to visit & were never disappointed.

Personal favourites were Sao Martinho do Porto & Sao Pedro to Model.

Would we return to this area & house - certainly.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we do appreciate you taking the time to post. You are most welcome to stay with us again.
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Spacious, comfortable in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipt, clean and close to the walls of Obidos with only a short drive to the beach and other attractions. Added bonus of a sun terrace, BBQ facilities, and fast wifi connection. Highly recommended 👍🏻

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Pretty, clean and well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 2 friends and had an amazing holiday!

Well equipped kitchen, very clean and in a great location to get to the castle wall.

Folders with activities and days out meant that there was never not anything to do.

A beautiful historic village!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Obidos, and that you liked the house. You are welcome to stay with us again!
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Location

Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Many within 2 minute stroll
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
Bilboa
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Junction 8 of the A8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many within 2 minute stroll
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Peniche
Car: recommended

Obidos has been voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal and it is very special to the Portuguese people. The Villa Natal transforms the village into a Winter Wonderland at Christmas. A Chocolate Festival is held annually, as is a Medieval Festival in the Summer months. There are numerous cultural activities, such as Fado concerts, piano concerts and exhibitions held in the local museum. Within an hours drive, you could dive off Belenga Island, canoe in Constancia, surf and windsurf on the local beaches, discover a local Wine Route, explore the mountains and national parks, or visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcabaca, Tomar, Batalha and Sintra. There are several large shopping centres in Lisbon which you could combine with a visit to Belem, a boat ride ride on the Tejo, a tram or bus trip around the historic centre. Historians can discover the history of the Peninsular Wars and the importance of the Duke of Wellington in nearby Terres Vedras and locality.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Pinhal, Obidos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£390
 
 
Winter 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£325
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Prices are for the property in UK Pounds.
Dollar rates and other currency will be calculated to match conversion rate on day of booking.
Please book by email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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