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Detached Villa with Private Heated Pool and Lagoon / Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,336 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Villa in Nadadouro, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 mins Walk to Lagoon, 5 mins Drive to the Beach

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.

Kate Poole
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have all enjoyed our stay at Casa dos Golfinhos. The pool kept us cool and helped burn a few calories! A lovely house with a great view across the lagoon".
Oct 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vau in Municipality of Caldas da Rainha

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3336 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, twin washbasin and WC. Family bathroom to bedroom 2 and 3 with bath, shower, bidet, wc and wash basin. Ground floor bathroom to bedroom 4 with shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 - 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed & 1 single bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 (ground floor) with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fully equipped for young children, with all the items required for young babies too. Outside: New Sun Terrace outside lounge and new shaded seating area underneath. Wooden table and chairs with parasol, together with sun loungers. Private pool 10 x 4.5m with Roman steps leading into 1m; pool to 2m depth max. Decking area with attractive recessed floor lighting. BBQ terrace. colourful gardens. Choice of 3 x outdoor eating areas, 1 covered. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included with a weekly change/clean. Other: Open terrace with views to Obidos Lagoon, outdoor rattan 3 piece suite and table.


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Detached Villa with Private Heated Pool and Lagoon / Ocean Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic spacious villa with great views and lovely pool!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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  • 5 of 5

The house helped make our holiday even more special. It was like living in total luxury 😃

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa preciosa y zona con muchas posibilidades

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho
Car: recommended

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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vau, Obidos

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
27 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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