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Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

David and Kath Laing
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016

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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Modern 2 bed house close to walls of historic Obidos
average rating of 4.852941 based on 38 reviews
Massachusetts, USA

Charming with an unbelievable backdrop!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations in a most enchanting part of the world. We met Ana after our journey from Lisbon via Cascais and thus a bit tired we dropped our bags and headed out immediately for dinner. A little disoriented we happened upon and inviting spot...Restaurante Pretensioso where we had an enjoyable dinner with flawless service. Upon returning we were now able to see how inviting this condo was. Large, colorful and so attractive. The kitchen is very well outfitted and even though we never cook on our journeys we do enjoy having morning coffee and a few snacks. We also found it very, very handy to a have a washer/dryer and took advantage of it. I took such joy in opening the doors and stepping out on the Juliette balcony with the dreamy view of the castle! All was absolutely spotless and Ana was very nice to deal with. We journeyed off on two different days to Nazare and Sintra. Awesome, marvelous, poetic are just some of the adjectives swirling in my head. Very easy treks from Obidos. Lastly we spent a day at the castle and on the back roads to the lagoon. Wow! Hard to catch your

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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fantstic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Obidos.

The House has every thing you need for a comfortable stay, clean, bright and great views to the castle.

The house is perfectly located, you can walk into Obidos and enjoy all the restaurants, the sight and the amazing views from the castle walls. We spent a lot of our holiday just enjoying spending time in Obidos.

Staying just out side the wall, it was so easy to get in the car and onto the A8 in minutes.

So much to do and see and great beach's too.

We hope to visit the silver coast in the future, we would stay here again and recommend it to all.

Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Holland, MIchigan

Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 nights here and found it to be a perfect location for visiting Obidos and the area. The apartment is just a few feet from the old wall making it extremely easy to walk in. The directions to the house got us right to it from the Lisbon airport. There is a garage on the lower level which was so welcome as parking otherwise is nearly impossible! The apartment itself has two levels with the bedrooms on the lower level and a very comfortable sitting room and kitchen above. The stairs are quite steep so visitors need to be reasonably agile - which is necessary for the town anyway! There was a lovely patio as well.

There are many restaurants very very close by, including an excellent one down the hill behind the old church in the valley. A big market was about a 10 minute drive. We truly enjoyed our stay and really appreciated being able to leave the car in the garage and explore all over the town on foot.

I'd say our only small complaint is that the supplies were a bit spare. There was only one container of soap so we had to carry it around between floors, bathrooms and kitchen for example and we would have appreciated a sponge or dish cloth to do dishes with and perhaps some paper towels. We only prepared breakfast though as we ate out for our other meals so we mostly only put the French press to hard use 😉򒐠There was a lot of local information and restaurant suggestions in the apartment, travel guides and maps too that we really appreciated. Thank you for the very comfortable stay and the outstanding location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Good location in lovely town.

  • 4 of 5

The rental was comfortable and we'll situated in a real gem of a town. It was well equipped and enabled a pleasant stay. Close to lots of amenities but supermarket is a drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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your house is beautifull!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kath and David! we had a great time in your apartment! Your house is beautifull! It is well equipped, the beds are comfortable, the large terrace near the Kitchen is magnificent and it was a very nice place where we could have a drink before going to dinner at “o Calderao”, the restaurant you have recommended. In the restaurant “O calderao” we ate very well!. We went there two nights (out of three of our stay in Obidos!), and the very nice girl who served us, will stay forever in our hearts! Obidos is a very nice city. The view of Obidos from the living room’s balcony is wonderful! Obidos is a strategic place to reach important sites in the surrounding area. We, starting from Obidos, visiterd Tomar, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Nazare 'Peniche Cabo Corvoeiro and we saw magnificent monasteries, wild headlands beaten by the wind and the ocean and we left our heart in those beautiful places!

I hope to return to Obidos and i hope to stay again at your apartment!


Carlo Daniele

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great property and great location for sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying in this great spot. It was clean, and spacious with secure underground parking, with great views along with a private patio. The owner sent several attachments for travel tips, restaurants, directions.... We were met when we arrived by a property manager who was friendly and helpful. We liked that we could walk just a few steps to explore the quaint historic walled town of Obidos. It was also a great location to explore the area such as: Nazare, Sintra, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca....Randy and Nancy, USA

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Many within 2 minute stroll
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Pinhal, Obidos

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Pinhal in Obidos

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • 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 ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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