The villa is set within it's own walled grounds, providing perfect security and tranquility. Driving in through the electric gate you find the villa nestled in a large (2500sqm) mature, child friendly, walled garden. The villa itself has been recently refurbished and has all modern facilities. There is a private 10 x 5m heated swimming pool, with an additional 3m square child's pool. For child safety, both pools are fenced from the main garden and BBQ area. The pool is NOT shared.
The villa is a 20 minute walk away from safe beach of Salir do Porto or few minutes drive to Sao Martinho do Porto. Spaciously laid out, with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room and large living room. PlayStation, DVD player and LCD TV are provided. For those with younger families there is a highchair, cot, pushchair and paddling pool available - please request when booking.
Notes on accommodation
Just a few minutes drive from the sheltered beaches and bustling promenade of Sao Martinho do Porto. Ideal for a large group or family, this property boast extensive private grounds and mature gardens giving the utmost privacy for socialising, sunbathing, and relaxing at the same time providing parents with piece of mind due to the fact that the grounds are fully walled and gated. The property is cool even on the hottest of days and provides the potential for welcome relief after a long day at the beach. For rental in the cooler months the property has full central heating and a log burning fire in the lounge.
A new large decked and grassed pool area has been added this year which includes a 10*5m heated pool and 3*3m childrens pool (approx 60cm deep). Both pools are securely fenced from the remaining villa gardens and BBQ area with lockable gates. The decking and grass provides ample space for the sun loungers and a sun shade revolves to provide shade to either the for outdoor lunch (table seats 8) or the pool area for shaded relaxation.
The villa itself is surrounded by a paved terrace and the front and back gardens are laid to grass with many mature architectural plants and trees interspersed, these areas also provide space for sunbathing as well a safe area for children to play. In addition to these garden areas there is ample paved area for children to run/play/scoot and for several cars to be parked (all within the gated secure area). This villa and grounds truly offer seclusion and privacy.
Salir do Porto is at the foot of the village with an incredible sandbank and boardwalk. Sao Martinho do Porto with its safe and sheltered sweeping beach is a continuation of Salir do Porto's beach/boardwalk. Obidos Lagoon with some wonderful views is less than 10 mins by car. Nazare offers a lively town and is also less than 15 mins by car. Peniche or Baleal is famous for windsurfing and can be reached within 30 minutes. The coast line outshines the Algarve for number and variety.
There are 3 world class courses all located with 30 mins of the villa. Course 1 Praia d'el Rey. Rated 13th in Continental Europe by Golf World magazine, Praia d'el Rey is magnificent. This championship course in one of contrasts - the front nine running through parkland before opening up along the cliff top to give some truly breathtaking sea views. Designer: Cabell Robinson, Fairways: Rye grass, Greens: Penncross bent, Par: 72, Length: 7113 yards. Course 2 Golden Eagle (now Quinta do Brincal). This course has really benefited from recent investment, with water hazards and enormous bunkers, located near Santarem in a unique natural woodland setting. Designer: Rocky Roquemore, Fairways: Penneagle, Greens: Penncross, Par: 72, Length: 7216 yards. Course 3 Campo Real (near Torres Vedros). Designed by Donald Steel, it provides an exciting alternative to the area's existing courses.
Special interest holidays
Attractions within 5-30 mins drive include: beaches, golf, mountain biking, beach walks, naturist beaches, surfing, wind surfing, water sports, horse riding, deep sea diving, religious and historic sites, areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Surfing - Dont miss the biggest wave ever surfed - just 12 miles away.
Largest set of dinosaur tracks in the world just an hour away, 10km from Fatima - http://www.casarosdenportugal.com/dinossaur-footprints
Lisbon airport is less than a one hour drive on the A8 motorway. Car hire is recommended in order to take full advantage of the villa's location.
Low cost airlines fly direct to Lisbon. BA & TAP from Heathrow, Monarch-direct from Gatwick, Easyjet-Stansted and Luton, RyanAir From Liverpool, Dublin and Stansted, Thomson from Manchester, BMI Baby from Birmingham.
Several airlines fly to Porto, just over 2 hours to the north.S.Martinho is also easily accessible by bus/train from Lisbon.
Sao Martinho do Porto (Beach/Restaurants/Bars) 3 mins drive. Caldas Da Rainha (Spa & Shopping), Foz do Arelho (Surfing) and Obidos (Medieval Walled Town) 15 min drive. Alcabaca (Cathedral/Monastery City) 20 min drive. Peniche/Baleal (Surfing, Sailing & Diving) and Praia D'El Rey (Excellent Golf Course) 25 min drive. Fatima (Place of Pilgrimage) 50 min drive. Lisbon Airport 1 hr drive. Porto airport approx 2 hr drive.
Salir do Porto with beach, cafes, cash point, restaurants & shops. Sao Martinho do Porto offers beach, restaurants, banks, coffee shops, tourist information centre and supermarkets. Foz do Arelho has numerous bars, restaurants and the beach. Caldas da Rainha offers daily markets and is a bustling town with over 55,000 population and offers the greatest variety of shops.