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Stunning villa with pool. Golf and beach within 5 minutes

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully furnished, short walk to lagoon, Championship Golf a 4 minute drive

Overlooking pine and eucalyptus forest, large villa located just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Obidos Lagoon. It is an ideal location for a relaxing beach holiday, for sightseeing, water sports or golf. You can do as much or as little as you like! The villa is only a 5 minute drive from the Royal Obidos and Bom Sucesso Championship Golf Courses and within easy reach of many more. Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding are also available on the lagoon. Furnished to the highest standard there are 3 bedrooms (one bedroom can sleep 4) and 3 bathrooms. It boasts open-plan living, with floor to ceiling sliding windows to nearly all rooms. There is a large Italian 3 piece sofa and contemporary oak dining table that extends to comfortably seat 8. Flat screen satellite TV, DVD,WIFI and Ipod docking station. The King-size master bed is a luxury memory foam and pocket-sprung mattress. Two other singles are also memory foam and in the large 2nd bedroom the 2 singles convert into 4 full size single beds. All bedrooms have terraces.

Golf can be played throughout the year or why not visit at Christmas, Obidos has its own Christmas festival. There is also the Obidos Chocolate festival in March and a Medieval Festival in July. The silver coast has mild winters and summers so golf can be a year round pleasure. Long term Lets in Portugal. Please call to find out about special discounts for month long rentals over the winter months.

Surfing: Surrounded by 15km of coastline with 20 surf spots from beginner to advanced. Baleal Beach is a 20 minute drive and offers a surf school, wetsuit and surfboard hire. The lagoon is also very popular for bird watching.

More Details

Jane Kingsley
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Jane Kingsley

We live in North Wales but purchased this property for our own use and with the intention of letting it out.

Jane Kingsley purchased this villa in 2009

Why Jane Kingsley chose Vau (Parish)

After visiting the Algarve and then later visiting Oboidos and the lagoon, we decided it was the place for us. It's very relaxing compared to the Algarve, yet plenty to see and do if you want to. The scenery is beautiful and its much more traditionally Portugese. I have 2 boys and they love the freedom of such a quiet development, and a pool! You don't get the crowds and return home feeling like you've really had a break.

What makes this villa unique

We're quite fussy when it comes to a good bed! When its for your own use, you tend to make sure the home comforts are there! I love the quiet outside space. With the large windows the garden just becomes an extension of the inside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jane,

Thanks for everything! Your villa at Bom Suceso is fantastic. We

spent a fantastic week with our children. Be sure that we will

recomend you...
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Casalinho in Vau

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory foam and pocket sprung
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Memory foam mattresses
  • The master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and 2 sliding doors onto a large terrace with sun beds, table, chairs and umbrella. There are lovely open views. The king size bed has a luxury memory foam and pocket sprung mattress. Wooden floors. The 2nd bedroom has a large en-suite, and a terrace to the front and the back. The 2 single beds can be converted into 4 full size single beds or alternatively a super king and 2 singles. When in use, the additional 2 singles have to be pushed together but there is plenty of room to walk round them and with the two adjoining terraces and large en-suite it still retains it's spacious feel. Wooden floors. The third bedroom is downstairs opposite a large bathroom (shower, no bath!) Both mattresses are memory foam.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Open-plan living area with Italian leather sofa's. 32' flat screen satellite TV with DVD player. Wi-Fi. Contemporary dining table extends to seat 8. Pool and terrace ideally positioned for full sun most of the day. Large, fully equipped kitchen. Towels and linens provided. Additional cleaning service is available during your stay at an extra charge. Welcome pack available. Air conditioning available at €55 per week.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Stunning villa with pool. Golf and beach within 5 minutes
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 13 reviews

Superb Stay

  • 4 of 5

We came for the golf and the luxury. Property would get 5 stars but for the remoteness.

Knowing the area well helps so do your research before coming over.

Quality of accommodation is first class and really well equipped villa.

Super comfy beds and quality showers and a pool to cool off in.

Both Bom Sucesso and Royal Obidos courses are on your door so its a golfers paradise.

For a real treat, go to Nascer do Sol for Sunday lunch near Salir do Porto (25 mins drive), you wont get a better meal in the area and the atmosphere is the best. Four of us ate and drank all around us for €92.

Highly Recommended but you must have a car.

Andy Byrne - March 2017

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great modern villa with extremely spacious rooms in a good quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great modern villa with extremely spacious rooms in a good quiet location.

Louise (who was managing the villa) helped us out greatly with the few small issues we had and provided good advice on restaurants and the local area.

The wifi worked throughout our stay.

We highly recommend the snack bar (near the Obidos church - good extremely cheap food - it's a restaurant not a snack bar!) and the Restaurante Pizzaria Cozinha D'el Rei (in Serra D'el Rei - even better food but a little more expensive).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely family sized villa in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a 2 week stay in school summer holidays for a family of 5. Huge villa gave us more than enough space. Very well equipped - teenagers appreciated the wifi and UK TV, and we all enjoyed the aircon! Swimming pool was also a big hit, although at 5 strokes from one end to the other it was more for fun than exercise. Location is a little in the middle of nowhere, but is only 30 mins walk to the west end of the Lagoon and beach where there are a few restaurants and a mini market. 30 mins walk to the east end of the lagoon for water sports and cafe. Lovely part of the world to explore further by car - lovely beaches and historical sights. Would highly recommend and consider staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, practical and beautiful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious villa. 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and space for a cot in every bedroom, so could fit in a large or several families. There is a decent sized pool for the kids to splash around in and the garden is fairly secluded. As the owner says, the hedges have grown up a lot since the photos were taken. The surroundings are beautiful. The pine forests are full of wildflowers and the beaches at the lagoon are big enough to give you a lot of space to yourselves. The shallow, calm waters are great for smaller kids.

This is a quiet area. We were there at half term, so out of high season but It's never going to be a place for those seeking nightlife and parties. However there are places to visit (a car is essential); Obidos, only 20 mins away , is a charming mediaeval town with high city walls you can walk completely around (you will need a head for heights and to keep small children by the hand) with some good restaurants.

The villa owner's guidance on restaurants locally is spot on, with Edgars being the best (foodwise) and most (though not very) expensive but they are all perfectly acceptable. I would add to the list Petrarum Domus in Obidos itself. You can see my Trip Advisor review if you want to know more. Also, Ondas Cafe in Foz do Arelho does fabulous prawns with loads of garlicky bread. The Portuguese staff at all of the local restaurants were unfailingly polite and friendly.

Any negatives? A couple more smaller cooking pots would be good for smaller groups like ours and the 20' walk to the lagoon beach is only if you take the quickest route and don't have little kids in tow. It took us more like 30-35' but was a very pretty walk with loads of coastal flowers to look at. In the car it is 5'. A few of the villas in the road are empty and the gardens were getting a bit wild, so I hope the management company will hack those back a bit before the high season. We did didn't have any problems which needed the local management but Louise the English manager dropped in to check we were happy one day and when I enquired about our check out time was able to allow us a bit more time on our final day, so that suggests you would quickly get help if you did have any problems.

In short. I can easily see us returning for a repeat of a great, relaxed family holiday. Maybe with a bigger group too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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villa in bom successo

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and peaceful location. Great for walking along the Obidos Lagoon. Spectacular views where the Atlantic meets the Lagoon.

Property was very clean and provided everything needed. Swimming pool was lovely.

Position of property means a car is essential.

Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time had by all

  • 5 of 5

Firstly do yourself a favour and ensure you have a map and directions to the property.

It's simple to find when you do and a real problem when you don't. I made the mistake of expecting my TomTom Satnav to find it - it had the latest maps for Europe uploaded but this development and surrounding area turn out to be uncharted territory with lots of unnamed roads.

Once we arrived and let ourselves in however we were not disappointed. The property fully lived up to expectations being spacious, nicely furnished, well maintained and spotlessly clean. The only things that we subsequently found didn't work as well as in the UK were the satellite TV and internet connections - both of which were patchy during our stay. The connectivity issue didn't cause us a problem however as we were making the most of the sunshine, pool, BBQ and beautiful countryside.

Obidos is the nearest major town and is approximately 15 to 20 minutes drive away. The old town with its castle and restaurants are well worth a visit. Obidos is also where you find the supermarkets. We found them to be well stocked with prices cheap in comparison to back home.

We had a great holiday and have no hesitation in recommending it to others that don't mind doing a bit of driving as a car is essential.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Royal Obidos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bica, El Cortico, Mushavanhos, Edgars
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Mouth of lagoon
Car: necessary

Surrounded by Pine and Eucalyptus forest and a five minute walk from the beautiful Obidos Lagoon with its shallow, clear waters teaming with fish/shellfish - great for children. This area is perfect for either a relaxing beach holiday, for exploring, or for various sports. Relax in one of numerous seafood restaurants overlooking lagoon and Atlantic beaches. Experience the 18 hole, Donald Steele designed Bom Sucesso Championship Golf Course less than 5 minute drive. The Royal Obidos Golf Course, just 1 Km away. Praia Del Rey Championship Golf Course a 15 min away or Campo Real 30 minutes away. 5 min drive to Atlantic beaches. Nearby world famous Baleal Beach with Surf School, wetsuit and surfboard hire. Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding on the lagoon.

Fantastic new track around lagoon for walking/cycling. Bike hire available June through September.

Walled town of Obidos with cobbled streets, restaurants and numerous festivals 20 min drive.

Lovely towns such as Peniche and Sao Martino Da Porto to explore

One hour to Lisbon with its shopping, culture and UNESCO World Heritage Site Sintra.

Golf: The villa has numerous golf courses within easy reach.

Bom Sucesso- 4 minute drive to this 18 hole Champion golf course designed by Donald Steele.

Praia D'el Rey - 15 minutes to this world renowned course that recently hosted the Portugese Open.

Campo Real - 30 minutes drive, also designed by Donald Steele, 18 hole, 72 par.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Casalinho, Obidos

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
25 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Long term - out of season - rentals. Relax and enjoy the scenery in this beautiful part of Portugal. We can only offer this rate if the villa is rented for a period of a month or longer. Please call.
Rates include utilities and WIFI and end of stay clean. Additional cleaning/laundry can be booked for an additional cost. If required, air conditioning is available at €65 per week.
PayPal and payments made directly through homeaway incur additional 4% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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