Detached luxury villa with Lagoon and Ocean views. Sleeps 8 to 9 in 4 bedrooms, 1 twin on the ground floor and adjoining bathroom. The villa is located just 5 minutes walk from the lagoon and a 5 minute drive from the sea and beach of Foz do Arelho. Private heated pool with colourful gardens and decking area. Covered eating area. Easy Parking, 10 minutes drive from Caldas da Rainha with its further amenities.
Villa in Nadadouro, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 mins Walk to Lagoon, 5 mins Drive to the Beach
- english, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About Kate Poole
We are a family of four who lived in Casa dos Golfinhos for 5 years. Unfortunately we had to return back to the UK for family reasons. The children benefited from the experience greatly. We try to go back to the Silver Coast of Portugal as much as possible.
Kate Poole purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Kate Poole chose Vau
Foz do Arelho and Nadadouro are lovely villages in the Silver Coast of Portugal. We have found that the people there are all extremely friendly. It's a quiet area with not much traffic, this makes a pleasant change from the UK with all the hustle and bustle. There is a special walkway along the bank of Obidos Lagoon which goes all the way from Casa dos Golfinhos to Foz do Arelho, a lovely evening stroll.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa dos Golfinhos is situated in a perfect location. Not too close to the Ocean, where it would be exposed to the elements; but with it being close to Obidos Lagoon you get the best of both worlds. The town of Caldas da Rainha is only about 10 minutes drive away, here we can find all the amenities we want, such as supermarket shopping, shopping centre shopping, bowling, cinemas, restaurants etc.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
The views from the villa are unbelievable at every level, it is so peaceful and beautiful that we didn't want to leave. We found the location ideal as nothing is too far away. It takes 2 min to get to the lagoon and there is a lovely walk or cycle to the beach (where there are many bars and resteraunts) or around the lagoon. You can walk across the beach at low tide. We rented surf boards right on the beach in Peniche which takes around 20 minutes in the car.
We also requested the pool at the villa to be heated as it was late October & so glad we did as we used it a lot. Central heating was available but not needed as it was still so warm. An abundance of pool toys and games are available to use. There is also table tennis, we had a tournament over the time we were there which was entertaining.
Overall a great place, lots to do for all ages , highly recommended and we would definitely return. Thank you for letting us use your little peace of heaven.
It is very pleasing to read another excellent review. We always strive to maintain our high standards and will try to make improvements for our guests’ comfort wherever we can.
FANTASTIC home and amazing time I will never forget and hope will back next year
Thanks very much for yet another amazing review, by a brilliant couple of families. It is extremely satisfying to receive feedback about Casa dos Golfinhos. We know that we are providing an outstanding and comfortable villa for our guests’ pleasure, also as a perfect base in which to explore the fantastic sites that Portugal has to offer. As always, we constantly strive to improve our villa in every way we can. Thanks. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.
Fantastic spacious villa with great views and lovely pool!
We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful villa, it had very spacious room, was very clean, lovely terrace where we ate with views of the lagoon, we walked to local restaurants15-25 minutes away and also ate at the sailing club just 10 minutes walk which had a relaxed atmosphere and food and great cocktails, eating and drinking out was very reasonable. The pool and garden area where fantastic with enough loungers for 8 people. We took up the driver the owners recommended for airport transfers and lifts to and from local villages, if I was going for a week or longer or with young children I would recommend hiring a car. We visited a picturesque walled village nearby that had a Medival Festival going on, lovely street markets, local shops and food - would highly recommend!
Dear Holiday Maker
Thanks very much for your review of Casa dos Golfinhos. We are so pleased that you had an excellent stay on the beautiful Silver Coast. Glad you reminded us that the sailing club, which is only a few minutes walk away is a great location for cocktails and snacks. All the best, hope to welcome you again some day.
Great holiday home
Lovely property, large and easily accommodated the 9 of us. We were 2 families and loved the pool and table tennis. It was clean and well looked after and we found the services of Alison, the local agent absolutely excellent. Unfortunately The weather was cool and windy whilst we stayed, so this may have coloured our judgement but we felt the BBQ was in the wrong place, away from the eating area and in a very windy spot. Perhaps re-site nearer the pool eating area. Bring walking shoes, it's a brisk 35 minute walk to the shops or beach, but in the cooler weather we had that was a pleasant mornings activity. A toilet on the same level as the pool would be fab. Overall for an active family with a car it's a great base to explore this beautiful area.
Thanks very much for the excellent review, we find that guest reviews are extremely important to us.
We can point out to future guests that we do have a second BBQ which is a portable wheeled type. This can be moved to any area of the garden.
The fixed brick BBQ is on the terrace and outside the kitchen, moving food to the BBQ from the kitchen is easy, so this can be a bonus if BBQ's are taken often.
It was unfortunate that the guests experienced windy conditions during their stay at Casa dos Golfinhos.
The house helped make our holiday even more special. It was like living in total luxury 😃
Casa preciosa y zona con muchas posibilidades
La casa es muy confortable y disfrutamos mucho de la piscina . Al llegar , Alison nos dio varias recomendaciones de sitios para ver y restaurantes donde comer . La zona es muy bonita y hay multitud de playas y lugares para disfrutar . La playa más cercana , la de Foz do Arelho preciosa. También cerca Nazaré , Sao Martinho do Porto y Peniche , desde donde fuimos en barco a las islas Berlengas . Imprescindible visitar Obidos , ciudad medieval amurallada perfectamente conservada. También visitamos El Monasterio de Batalha y Fátima . Sin duda un sitio para repetir.
Special interest holidays:
Sailing School for Hobycat or Canoeing lessons within 5 minutes walk of villa.
Located on the Atlantic coast there is access to a large number of different beaches including locally just 5 mins drive at Foz do Arelho, 10 mins drive to São Martinho, 20 mins drive to Nazaré and then heading south just 15 mins drive to Peniche and Baleal. Surfing is very popular with various schools offering lessons and advice with a sailing school situated right alongside the lagoon just 5 mins away.
Lisbon airport approx 1 hour max an easy drive on motorways approx 88km. A car is essential to enjoy the many sights that can be found in this area. Porto 3 hours max. Faro 4 hours max.
Foz do Arelho 5 mins drive for your local facilities, the spa market town of Caldas da Rainha is a 10 mins drive, Medieval walled town of Obidos just 10 mins drive, together with a wide range of other interesting places to visit including Alcobaça, Batalha, Leiria, Coimbra,Tomar, Fatima, Torres Vedras, Santarém, Rio Maior, Lisbon, Sintra all within 1.5 hours drive.
At nearby Foz do Arelho there is a chemist, bank, butcher, bread shop, small supermarkets, post office, health centre, internet cafe, cafes and restaurants. At Caldas da Rainha just 10 mins drive there many banks, quality shops, larger supermarkets, weekly fresh fruit, veg and fish market. Railway and coach station to access all nearby areas.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 30% reservation with balance due a minimum of 4 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Flexible at the moment, although we prefer Saturday. Notes on prices: Discounts available for early bookings and last minute deals if villa still available.