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About Carlos Capaz
My main work is to make computer programs for textile machinery and knitwear collections, for my family’s company. As a partner, I also own a construction company that builds lovely Portuguese traditional houses, all located in rural villages at 30 minutes from Lisbon. My wife she loves cats, is fluent in several languages and works as a teacher in a High School. We are a couple in our fifties.
Carlos Capaz purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Carlos Capaz chose Foz do Arelho
As Silver Coast is a fantastic region ( that we knew very well), we decided to build there our dream property. After discover the land, we found out the place so charming that we decided immediately to buy it and build there the villa of our dreams. We just wanted the best and we did not spare any efforts to achieve our aims. The result was a fantastic villa and an architectural master piece completely turned to the luxury relax, the sun and the views.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is ideal for families with young children looking for facilities like safety gates, swings, children's slide, swimming pool safety fence and enclosed gardens. Adults have use of 2 gyms, sauna, games room and a 6 hole crazy golf course. Disable accessible.
It is allowed to smoke in the gardens
Under prior arrangement with owner
Playground, heated & fenced pool, enclosed villa
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Changeover day: Saturday (unless prior arrangement with owner)
Minimum rental: 7 nights (unless prior arrangement with owner)
Same sex groups: not allowed
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Perfect villa for families with young families
I can’t recommend this villa highly enough. We were a party of 8 adults and 4 very young children and we all loved the villa. It’s well laid out with relatively evenly sized bedrooms (all with private bathrooms) and great open plan spaces for everyone to convene together. The views are spectacular and the garden perfect for allowing little ones to explore. The pool is heated and there is a well equipped play area to entertain the children. Eating outdoors whilst watching the sun set over the sea was a highlight.
Carlos was very approachable and quick to answer all emails. He was on hand on our arrival and departure and was very helpful.
A lovely villa in a lovely part of Portugal. Highly recommend and hope to visit again in the future.
Gorgeous views and great facilities
We stayed recently and found the villa to be as exceptional as the photos led us to believe. We were grandparents, parents and 2 children and we all enjoyed the heated pool, which was vital as the weather was a little on the cold side!! The views are amazing, and the house is equipped with all every day living amenities to make staying there easy. My only criticism would be is that the kids playground isn't fully fenced in and my kids kept on running up the driveway, but that may be more a function of my kids being naughty! Carlos was very helpful in the lead up to our stay making sure we had high chairs and cots as requested and when we arrived, showing us all the things we needed to know about our stay and where local amenities and attractions were on the (basic) map he provided. We would definitely stay again!
Our party of 11 enjoyed their stay very much. The villa provided excellent facilities for the children aged 3 to 14.
The facilities for our disabled grandson were very good the hoists, special bed and walk in shower being added advantages we have not been able to find in other villas we have used.
Because our grandson is confined to his wheelchair getting around in the area, which is very hilly was impossible. Fortunately Carlos had helpfully provided a taxi connection which could accommodate a wheelchair,and which was reasonably priced to take us to restaurants and the beach. Because of the surrounding area we still found it necessary to hirer a small car for shopping and to transport some of the rest of the family.
One small thing that would have helped us was perhaps a path directly from our grandson's bedroom to the pool to push him in his wheelchair or shower chair.
In summary I would say we had an excellent holiday in the villa but because of our particular circumstances with the wheelchair etc found the surrounding area a bit remote and difficult to access.
Thank you very much for the review and for your suggestion about the wheelchair path directly from the bedroom to the pool.
We promise that next winter it will be built.
We understand that people in wheelchairs experience more difficulties to move to and out a car, although it adapted cars are available to hire.
The villa is located in a tranquil traditional village, however the city with all modern facilities, is at 10 minutes driving distance.
Some people elect this kind of destination, instead of busy
resorts, but that is up to the guests preferences.
Thank you again for the review.
Amazing villa with great views
This villa is fantastic for large groups. There was 9 of us with 6 adults and 3 kids. The views are amazing and the villa itself is well equipped with everything you might need. The owner Carlos is very helpful and was able to assist with any questions we had. If you want luxury with panoramic views and a beautiful beach 5 mins away this is the place for you!
A lovely week on the Silver Coast
Had a lovely week in a villa with spectacular views over the lagoon
Ideal family villa!
Situated on a hillside this large spacious villa, had fantastic views, a gorgeous pool and great outside play, entertainment and dining areas. Inside the living/dining room has more than enough room for children to play and families to get together.
Our only slight disappointment was that a couple of the bathrooms were looking rather 'tired'. We mentioned this to Carlos upon our departure and he assured us he'd look into it.
Carlos is delightful and most accommodating. The villa is completely child friendly, this a great family retreat.
Calm Lagoon waters are perfect for sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing, windsurfing and wake boarding. Two mins driving, is a sailing club providing lessons and equipment to these activities. 2 mins by car there's Foz do Arelho beaches. While Atlantic Coast is a surfers paradise, right in front is a calm waters vast beach, very suitable for children. 15 mins driving is S.Martinho beach, a unique shell featured bay of calm waters
Lisbon airport is 50 mins away. A8 motorway is at 6 km distance. Railway station is at 10km. Car hire is essential.
Foz do Arelho village centre is 1km away, with a number of facilities, superb food restaurants at really amazing prices, bars, pharmacy, mini-market, post office etc. 10 mins driving is the important spa city of Caldas da Rainha, with daily markets of fresh products, vast varied shopping, museums and all modern facilities and amenities. Obidos white medieval town elected the best wonder of Portugal, is 15 mins by car. Lisbon is 1 hour driving and deserves one day visit.
Silver Coast has so much to offer, from so many fantastic beaches and ancient towns and villages to explore, to the vast varied scenic countryside with an abundance of flora and fauna. Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha, Mafra, Santarem, Sintra, Evora, Tomar (the Templars City) and Lisbon, are places to emphasize deserve a visit. The nearby traditional fishermen old towns of Peniche and Nazare with their beaches and fresh fish restaurants deserve a visit as well. Baleal, the charming little village located on an isthmus, connected to land by a beach, is another visit to do. The pilgrimage town of Fatima and the natural caves are 1 hour by car. Although Obidos Lagoon is a fantastic asset of Portugal, it is just a piece on the rich natural Silver Coast Heritage. Other activities can be walks along vast beaches and cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. Sample delicious, superb local wines, sea food, traditional Portuguese cuisine and confectionery. In the region there's a number and variety of festivals and events throughout the year. A popular middle age fair in July, a chocolate sculptures festival, a confectionery fair, concerts, summer traditional festivities, etc.