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Beachfront Family- friendly w/ WI-FI. 3 Pools Overlooking Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

2-minute walk from Foz do Arelho beach - ocean /lagoon view


sleeps 7

2-minute walk from Foz do Arelho beach

3 bedrooms with under floor heating

2 bathrooms with tub, shower, bidet and under floor heating

Balcony with stunning ocean /lagoon view

Shared large infinity pool (with separate wading area for young children)

Private enclosed parking

Free WIFI, Cable TV/Books

Kitchen fully fitted with modern appliances and granite worktops and access to balcony

Air conditioning in living and dining room with access to balcony

Ocean view from all bedroom windows

Fresh towels, bed linen

Beach/Pool towels available

Ideal for retired couples and families with children.

Owner managed property

Family friendly: cot, highchair, beach toys

Supermarkets, Butchers, Doctor, Chemist, Baker, ATM in Foz village

10-20-minute drive to a choice of several stunning beaches

NOTE: The beach is reached by several steps and may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. On foot the beach is reached by steps—we suggest those with restricted mobility would need transport (e.g. car) to the beach.

Entrance to apartment complex is reached by three steps. However, entrance to apartment and interior does not have any steps. However, there are several steps leading to the pool.

Praia D'El Rey 7 km

Caldas da Rainha 9 km

Obidos Castle 10 km

Baleal 37 km

Supertubos, Peniche 36 km

Nazare 36 km

Sao Martinho do Porto 14 km

Peniche Fortress 39 km

Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport 74 km

More Details

Licinia Dimas
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Licinia Dimas

I was born in Portugal, however, I live and work in Toronto, Canada.

I work in Special Education at Toronto, Canada.

Licinia Dimas purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Licinia Dimas chose Foz do Arelho

Quotes from previous guests: (see Reviews)

'Being able to wake up and have my morning coffee in the morning, looking out to the wide ocean was just breathtaking.'

'Fantastic view from balcony over the swimming pool to Lagoon beyond'

The above testimonials from previous guests a best describes why we chose this apartment over others in Foz do Arelho.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arriving for the second time this year in Foz do Arelho, we were on a mission to buy a property for our next home. Location was important as we wanted to experience where we were buying. Selecting this condo was such a reward as it is only two blocks from our lot. First, the condo was presented by Maria, who welcomed us with fresh fruits from her gardens as well as fresh flowers. The condo is well appointed with everything one would need in a home. It is clean, spacious, bright and light. The views are amazing. Sipping wine on the terrace, overlooking the ocean and the Obidos Lagoon was such a treat every evening. The underground parking was a nice plus. The location proved that the car was rarely needed though as we could walk to the coffee shop in the mornings, continue on for a walk along the beach and in the evenings we could walk to a number of very good restaurants. The location of Foz do Arelho in Portugal is so central to everything. Just an hour from Lisboa, minutes to Caldas das Rainha and Obidos, close to Nazare and then just a couple hour drive up to Porto. The area is filled with so many day trips, but if you just want to relax by the beautiful pool, walk on the beach and feel totally at home, this is a wonderful unit to enjoy. I might add that the building is well built, thus it is totally quiet inside. The cool ocean breezes flow through, keeping it fresh all day and night. The well stocked kitchen allows for you to go to the markets, return a prepare the smallest or largest feast you could want. As we build our home in Foz do Arelho, we will return to this wonderful unit on our visits.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Foz do Arelho in Vau

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No food or drink to be consumed in the pool area
  • No excessive noise after 23:00.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom of master bedroom is fully tiled, with bath, shower, wc, bidet, and modern stainless steel sink. Second bathroom is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3 and is also fully tiled with bath/shower, wc, bidet and sink. Bathrooms and bedrooms have underfloor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 with Queen size bed, en-suite bath, ocean view, and plenty of wardrobe space. Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds. Bedroom 3 has a bunk bed with double bed on bottom and twin on top. Bedroom 2 and 3 share bath and a wardrobe with plenty of storage. Two Baby Travel cots available. Please ask.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ideal for retired couples or families. Reduced rates available for extended stays. Apartment has 2 on-site underground parking spaces and access to above ground enclosed area. Baby travel cot available upon request. The beach is reached by a number of steps and may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. The condominium has a shared outdoor area with stunning panoramic views of ocean. This outdoor area is the ideal place to unwind. Infinity pool has a shallow pool area for children. You will be greeted by the owner's representative upon arrival at the apartment.She will show you around the apartment, explain its workings to you and provide you with keys. You will be given a direct contact telephone number for the owner and the owner's representative, for use in the unlikely event that you have any problems with the accommodation.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 36 reviews

wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

great tranquil not crowded beautiful place for real relax!!! The apartment was great ,clean,tidy with a stunning view to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Licinia's apartment in Foz. The apartment was clean and well appointed. Lots of room for us to spread out and the view is amazing. We enjoyed trips to Caldas for the market (only 15 minutes away) and walks to coffee shops and restaurants close by. And the best part...the beach! It is a very close (bear in mind that it is a bit of a downhill jaunt there and uphill back which didn't bother us). We had a great time watching the kite surfers on the lagoon side and the surf on the ocean side.

Licinia was very attentive to any and all questions. Hope to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Lucinia's apartment which was spacious, clean and had everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. On site there is a swimming pool so you can chill out there but the beach and the lagoon is really something special, just a few minutes walk away down the hill. We spent a lot of time there, here you get a nice refreshing Atlantic breeze. Foz itself is a lovely place with several good seafront resturants very close to the apartment and others in the village a few minutes drive or 20 minute walk away where there's also a local supermarket. Everyone we met was very friendly. I have teenagers who were able to go out and stay out quite late perfectly safely and they made friends with some of the locals. All in all, a memorable week and I would love to return one day. You can't go wrong here and the apartment was a perfect place to base ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Would totally recommend this property if you are looking for a relaxing quiet vacation.excellent facilities.

Foz is off the beaten path but well worth a visit.It is hilly so If you struggle to walk up and down steps and slopes this may not be for you.

Home owner Licinia answered emails very quickly, great communication, even mailed the keys prior to arrival because we were not sure what time we would arrive!

Great little supermarket in town which is a short drive, plus we ate in the Pizza place next door a lot. We also tried surf lessons with the school in Caldas , Antonio picked us up from the condo! Totally recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a really good apartment for a holiday or break in Foz do Arelho and the surrounding area. The apartment is clean, well equipped, in a really nice development and perfectly located for the fantastic beach. Nearby are several excellent beach-front cafes and restaurants and the village of Foz, with further amenities and a choice of good restaurants, is within walking distance.

The owner provided comprehensive information which helped us immensely and we received excellent personal customer service throughout.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really comfortable, well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just stayed for 2 weeks in August and found the apartment very spacious and comfortable for our party of 5 (3 adults and 2 children). We had a warm welcome when we arrived. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of cutlery, crockery and other equipment. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and there is a lovely open plan sitting room and dining area. The children loved the 3 tier pool which we usually had to ourselves in the morning/early afternoon despite it being peak holiday season. There are great views of the pool and beach from the balcony, with the beach and lagoon within easy reach. The underground garage was a bonus as parking is very difficult at peak times. We found the ability to use beach towels, sun umbrellas and beach toys at the apartment particularly useful. All round a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Foz Do Arelho
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Praia Del Rey Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha A8
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Foz do Arelho
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Foz do Arelho beach
Car: recommended

Rated one of the very best in Europe the stunning beach of Foz do Arelho is very popular with families as well as young couples. Travel a little further along the lagoon and you can even take up a new sport at the windsurfing school. Where you may choose to take up surfing, body boarding, kite surf, catamaran, and canoe. Colorful kiosks line the promenade as well as many bars, cafes and restaurants. All restaurants are a great value for money and include the best fish restaurant in the area where you can dine while watching the sunset over the ocean.

The city of Caldas da Rainha is less than a 10 minute drive or a bus ride away. Caldas has excellent shopping in open air markets and fashionable boutiques. Day to day shopping is easy as there are several hypermarkets.

The beautiful walled City of Obidos-- one of Portugal's most famous and beautiful historical sites is within a 10 minute drive.

Golf: The Silver Coast also offers 5 championship golf courses making it an excellent golfing destination. Within a 30 minute drive from apartment is the renowned Praia Del Rey 72 par golf course and Golden Eagle, in Rio Maior.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.32
Damage Deposit £88.86

Price shown is with a maximum occupancy of 7 people. A 50% deposit will be required at time of booking and the balance is required 4 weeks prior to arrival. required
CLEANING FEE:60.00 Euros.
Refundable Damage Deposit 100.00 Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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