|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A spacious stylish 3 bedroom villa in the heart of Foz do Arelho. The villa has an infinity swimming pool, overlooking the Obidos Lagoon, a perfect way to relax and unwind. The restaurants, cafés and beach bars of Foz are only a short walk from the villa, as is the lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. The setting is really quite idyllic.
The villa is modern in its design, and has all the 'creature comforts' of a family home. The villa has a comfortable lounge area, a separate dining area and a modern kitchen. There are 3 large bedrooms, 2 with double beds and 1 with two single beds. The villa is adequately fitted with 3 bathrooms and a separate WC. There is an underground secure garage.
Should it be required, underfloor heating is available throughout the villa with independent thermostat controls.
The villa has fast wireless internet (WiFi).
The private back garden has a BBQ and seating area, and is surrounded by palm trees, bougainvillea and 'birds of paradise' plants. Sun chairs and sun loungers are provided.
Originally from Sweden, my husband and I fell in love with Foz do Arelho. We enjoy travelling and meeting new people, yet come back to Foz time and time again as a place to relax and get back to nature.
Gunilla and Jimmy purchased this villa in 2007
The relaxed lifestyle, stunning beaches, clear waters, friendly locals and locally produced food won us over. We lived in the villa for a couple of years and enjoyed it immensely. It holds a very special place in our hearts.
The villa feels like a home - furnished so that we could live here with comfortable beds, leather sofas, handmade wooden furniture and all of the 'creature comforts' needed for an enjoyable stay. The villa is modern and spacious, with a private back garden and large horizon swimming pool. The house is part of a condominium of 4 villas, and we enjoy being part of this safe and welcoming environment. The swimming pool and balcony overlook the lagoon and it's just a short walk to the beach and village. The sunsets in Foz are unbeatable. Being in the villa makes us smile - we love it and hope you do too.
Your house is beautiful. We enjoyed our stay very much. The swimming pool was great, as was the beach with the sunset and cocktails! We enjoyed the food at the local restaurants - the best value was Central Cafe in Foz. We had a few BBQs and enjoyed them very much.
Das Haus ist gut eingerichtet, sehr gute Küchenausstattung in zentrale Lage innerhalb von Foz, sehr schön sauber. Freundliche Kontakt zu den Eigentümer - Vielen Dank - es hat uns gut gefallen !
Johanna B. aus Falkensee
We were really impressed by the villa, which is extremely spacious - there was plenty of room for 6 of us (4 adults and 2 children). The villa is located in a small complex of just 4 properties. This meant it was lovely and quiet and we always had the pool to ourselves (at least the kids did, the adults found it a little chilly!). The house was really clean and well maintained. The villa is located a short way up the hill from the beach. The walk to the beach was short and pleasant and the beach bars were lovely and very well priced. We loved the lagoon - it was clean and safe if a little bracing! We also went down to the surf school (escola de velo) and hired canoes and paddleboards, which was fun. We had a couple of really nice barbecues during our stay; we found meat prices at the local butchers to be very reasonable. We also enjoyed eating out and found the prices of local restaurants to be amazingly good. We all recommend the local clams. We didn't hire a car and found that this wasn't a problem. There are plenty of supermarkets and food shops in walking distance and we were able to catch a bus into Caldas de Rainhas. When we return (which we will) we will hire a car though as this was a beautiful area and we would like to explore further. Next time we will make sure we learn more Portuguese before we come as not everyone spoke English (which we thought was great - we know a lot more Portuguese now than we did a couple of weeks ago). The weather during our stay could have been better - there was some mist and cloud on a few days. However, it was still lovely and warm and we all came home tanned and relaxed. All communication from Gunilla and Jimmy was great and we found the welcome guide really helpful. Thoroughly recommend and look forward to returning.
Heerlijke vakantie gehad in deze fijne, ruime, schone villa met goed uitgeruste keuken een lekker en schoon zwembad. Ook veel ander vermaak en praktische spullen aanwezig (zwemboards, ligstoelen, parasols, DVD-speler met DVD's, etc.). Alles keurig verzorgd. Naast het zwembad is een terras dat (eind juli) in de ochtend en een groot deel van de middag in de zon ligt (zwembad en terras delen met de drie andere huizen, was toen wij er waren prima te doen). Aan de achterkant van het huis een eigen terras met gemetselde BBQ.
Boulevard met leuke en lekkere restaurants, meer van Obidos en Atlantische Oceaan op kwartiertje lopen. Ook in het centrum van Foz zelf nog aantal restaurants en kleinere supermarktjes (grotere supermarkten in Caldas de Rainha).
Kortom: een aanrader!
Insgesamt ein sehr schönes, vor allem großes Haus, das sehr viel zu bieten hatte. Eine insgesamt schöne Ausstattung mit tollem Pool, einer kleinen Terrasse und einem Grill. Das Wohnzimmer optimal ausgestattet mit Fernseher und Anlage, zudem viele DVD's. Schade, dass für draußen nur 4 Liegestühle vorhanden waren. Zudem "negativ" zu bewerten, die doch ziemlich weite Entfernung zum "guten" Strand. Zu Fuß ist man mindestens 15-20 Minuten unterwegs gewesen.
Die Badezimmer waren in Ordnung, bis auf das im Doppelbett Zimmer, dort waren oben am Fenster schwarze (Schimmel?) Flecken zu sehen, da das Fenster nicht zu öffnen war.
Mit einem Auto ist es problemlos möglich, alle Aktivitäten problemlos zu erreichen. Wir waren häufiger bei Lidl oder LecLerc einkaufen. Ein positiver und negativer Punkt im einen war, dass es 4 Garagen Stellplätze im Haus gab, aber diese leider (für unser Auto) ziemlich eng waren, da es zwischen zwei Mauern 90° um die Ecke in die Garage ging.
Aber insgesamt war es wirklich ein toller Urlaub und ein echt schönes Haus! Zu empfehlen ist jedoch, dass man nur in der Hauptsaison anreisen sollte, da bei uns das Wetter noch ziemlich kalt war.
We would like to thank you once again for sharing your fantastic villa with us.The description regarding about the location, the layout and all the facilities was very accurate.
The villa was clean and tidy and very well-maintained.
Thank you as well for the travel information and the tourist guide, its was of great help to us.
We would you recommend this property to a friend without any problem.
Unfortunately we had some rain but as the villa is so very well furnished, it was a pleasure being there.
Thank you again.
Pascale & Meno
As a family of 5 (with one 5-year old and 18-month old twins) we have quite specific needs when it comes to holiday accommodation. We had no cause to regret our choice of villa for our holiday in Foz Do Arelho, it really was the perfect family home away from home. We all loved it there.
The open plan layout of the kitchen/diner/lounge meant that we could keep an eye on the children, and the fact that we could close the doors so they couldn't access the stairs really set our mind at rest. Likewise, the fact that we could open the doors to both the terrace and back garden without them being able to access the pool - again this was perfect! It's the little things you appreciate when you travel with small children...
The owners Jimmy and Gunilla were extremely helpful and friendly, and even rented an extra high chair for us (one was already included) which meant we had less luggage to worry about.
The villa itself is lovely. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The kitchen had everything you would need and we did eat in for at least one meal every day. The abundance of beach toys and equipment in the basement was fantastic! We took loungers and windbreaks down to the beach every day.
The pool is also lovely, and our little ones really liked the little splash area. I wasn’t keen on the fact that it was on the front of the house by the main road, but to be honest it is a pretty quiet road with little passing traffic.
Foz itself was quiet, very Portuguese and very lovely. We adored the beach, and ate at the beach bars most days. Café Central was excellent (try the incredible monkfish cataplana!), as was La Tavola.
The walled town of Obidos is only 15 mins drive and is not to be missed! We had a great day out in this picturesque town and our son loved playing knights in the castle!
All in all, a wonderful and memorable family holiday. Thanks Jimmy and Gunilla, we definitely hope to return!
Foz do Arelho is a pretty and tranquil Portuguese village with the Atlantic Ocean and Obidos Lagoon on its doorstep. The water in the lagoon is calm and warmer, ideal for families and perfect for swimming. The beaches of Foz do Arelho are breathtaking with an unspoilt coastline. Lagoon based water sports such as sailing, kite surfing and kayaking are popular in Foz do Arelho - equipment can be hired from Escola de Vela da Lagoa and lessons are available. Foz do Arelho has a large selection of restaurants, cafés and bars serving local delicacies in the village and overlooking the beach.
Foz do Arelho is conveniently located only 1 hour from Lisbon. The historic towns of Caldas da Rainha and Obidos are within a 10 minute drive of Foz. Caldas da Rainha has something for everyone; a daily farmer's market, boutique shops and restaurants, cafes, bowling, cinema, tennis, supermarkets and a beautiful park and lake. The historic and picturesque walled town of Obidos has cultural events and festivals all year round.
The countryside around Foz do Arelho makes for fabulous walking and cycling. There are also several world class golf courses nearby, including Praia del Rey and Golden Eagles.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
Saturday is the desired change-over day. This may be flexible during quieter periods.
A fully refundable security deposit of €300 is payable 60 days before your arrival, along with the balance payment.
End-of-stay cleaning costs are included. If the cleaning costs are in excess of the standard 85 euros spent, additional charges will be passed on and deducted from the security deposit.
Cancellation policy: A full refund of all monies paid if cancellation occurs in advance of 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation must be given in writing. If cancellation occurs between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival, 50% of monies paid will be withheld. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of arrival, 100% of monies paid will be withheld.
A 25% initial deposit is payable at the time of booking by bank transfer. The balance plus security deposit is payable in one further instalment no less than 60 days before your intended date of arrival.
During the colder months a weekly surcharge of 50 euros is payable for electric underfloor heating.