Villa in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast, Portugal - 3 Large Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Mins Walk To Beach With Bars And Restaurants
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We are a couple in our 40s with one child and have been together for 25 years. We love travelling and try to get away as much as we can, either skiing or exploring different areas. Ray's not one to stay on the beach all day, so we normally have to have some kind of activity planned.
Jennie purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Jennie chose Foz do Arelho
We decided to buy a property in this area having spent 3 years living abroad (Far East and Australia), it was a must to have somewhere hotter than the UK and near a beautiful beach. We watched Channel 4's 'A Place in the Sun' and the Silver Coast was featured. We then bought that magazine and found both this villa and our fantastic Management Company. We fell in love with the area on our first visit as well as the villa - made an offer in that one weekend. The stunning scenery, relaxed atmosphere and the smell of eucalyptus and the sea in the air reminded us so much of a wonderful 2.5 years in Australia. All of our family have now been to visit and go back regularly. It's definitely a home from home for every guest staying.
What makes this Villa unique
The village of Foz is unspoilt. We love staying in the area, and our villa is ideally situated within a minutes' walk from the village square. The view from our terrace looks down towards the village and over to the lagoon. The swimming pool is one of the largest in the area (as far as we can see from Google Earth), and is at the back of the property, away from the road. It's great that we can walk directly out on to the pool area - no need to go up and down stairs.
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Spacious Villa in an unspoilt location on the Silver Coast
This is a well appointed spacious villa in a beautiful part of the Silver Coast. Situated in the centre of Foz and a 10/15 minute stroll to the lagoon and beach where there are a number of restaurants catering to most tastes. There is also a very good local restaurant called Cafe Central which is next to the mini market and 5 minutes walk from the villa. It is very popular with the locals and serves good food and a very drinkable house white wine for 6 euros a litre. In fact the local restaurants were so good we ate out so I cannot comment on the kitchen facilities but it all looked good and the there is a coffee maker if you want fresh coffee in the morning. There are three big bedrooms which are tastefully decorated.
We used public transport and taxis but a car would be useful if you are a family. The surrounding towns are worth visiting.
The only thing that you need to be careful about is using the swimming pool, there is no hand rail and the steps into the pool are fairly deep especially for young ones. The owner is aware and addressing the issue. There is a gate from the garden to the pool area which is great if you have young ones and the garden is a sun trap with a shaded are to the side.
Theresa the next door neighbour who manages the property is very helpful, speaks brilliant English and knowledgable about the area.
This is a fabulous villa and location, I would have no hesitation in recommending it.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are really pleased you enjoyed staying at our villa and found Foz ideal for you.
You were a fantastic guest and would be welcome back at any time.
Superbly located, well equipped and clean
We had a very relaxing holiday, the Villa is superbly located for the beach, town and local restaurants and shops. We were 5 adults, but the villa and town suit all ages. Extremely well equipped and clean, we couldn't have asked for more.
Some great places locally to visit, and easy to get to from Lisbon.
We have loved out stay in this villa.
Owners were most helpful and supportive. Within a very short walking distance from the shops, restaurants and the bars (Trombone being our favorite) this property is super quiet and well located. The grounds and pool are immaculate, the inside is beautifully clean. The bedrooms are spacious and beds super comfortable. Bliss!
This is a truly charming villa in a really friendly resort that we would definitely recommend over and over.
Lovely house in a great location.
Stayed here with my husband and two teenage children. The house is lovely. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Was a great base for exploring the area which is lovely. Obidos is beautiful and very close. Lots of lovely places to eat nearby and very reasonably priced. Easy to pop down to Lisbon which we did a couple of times. The lagoon is great for young and older children alike. Would definitely recommend here if you're looking to stay in this part of Portugal.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our villa and on the Silver Coast. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
This was our 9th year in Foz do Arelho. We love the place - it has everything that you wish for in a 'live like a local' holiday. It was our first time in this particular villa and I have to say we were not disappointed. It is immaculately maintained in every respect. For families with smaller children, the added bonus of the small gated garden being next to the pool is perfect. The small development of 4 villas boasts sunshine all day in most areas and is surprisingly quiet given that the location is central to the village square. It feels like you are miles away, with fantastic views of the lagoon, but only a 2 minute walk to everything you need with regards entertainment, food supplies and restaurants. The beach is only a 10 minute stroll and lends itself to the most amazing child-friendly lagoon. We would recommend this particular villa to anyone wanting to stay in Foz do Arelho. It's location is perfect in every respect but that is only if you can book it up before we get there first LOL.
Nette Villa zum wohlfühlen, schöner Garten und ruhig
Nette Villa zum wohlfühlen mit schönem Garten in ruhiger Lage
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung Es war schön, Sie als Gastgeber begrüßen zu dürfen, und wir hoffen, dass Sie sich für einen erneuten Besuch entscheiden.
Special interest holidays:
The town’s location offers excellent access to watersports both in the tempestuous Atlantic for surfing or boogieboarding or in the Obidos Lagoon which offers a calm and shallow alternative, perfect for bathing, canoeing, windsurfing and even kitesurfing at the nearby club.
Foz Do Arehlo's superb beach is just a 10 mins walk from the villa. The beach boasts a large area stretching along the ocean and into the mouth of the lagoon. There is also plenty of parking along the waterfront with restaurants and bars. The Silver Coast offers a number of beaches, including Baleal beach, which is world famous for its surfing, all within a short drive.
Lisbon Airport 81km (50 mins). Porto Airport 3 hours. Car hire is not essential, but to fully appreciate this area, it is recommended. We can also put you in contact with airport transfer service.
The villa is only a 2 mins walk from the centre of Foz Do Arehlo, which has mini-market, ATM, butchers, bakery and pharmacy. Caldas da Rainha is 15 mins drive. The stunning medieval village of Obidos is 15 mins drive and the fishing village of Nazare is 30 mins. The attractive coastal resorts of Salir do Porto and Sao Martinho do Porto are also a short drive away.