Apartment in Baleal Island, Peniche, Silver Coast - Panoramic Sea View, 1 Minute Walk from Surf Beaches
About Maria Machado
I live in Lisbon with my husband and our 13 years old daughter. When I met my husband he showed me what he thinks to be the most beautiful coast of Portugal, the Silver Coast. I love Algarve but I had to agree with him. Beautiful sandy beaches with fantastic waves for surfing and on top of it, not too crowded. In 1997, when an architect friend decided to sell his house in a magnificent spot of Baleal Peninsula we didn't think twice. Since then we have transformed that small apartment in our holidays refuge and enjoyed the most memorable weekends and holidays in Baleal.
Maria Machado purchased this Apartment in 1997
Why Maria Machado chose Baleal
Baleal Island is a small but wonderful Island in the Atlantic, just 45 minutes drive from Lisbon. The coast line, the sea and the beaches are unique. Every sunset is glorious and different from the others. The Island only has residential buildings, some of them from the 19th century. It is very quiet and since everyone knows each other and the beaches are in a walking distance it is safe for children to stay outside playing with each other.
What makes this Apartment unique
The house is in a magnificent spot 20 meters over the sea.It was built by its first owner, an architect who planned the house to make the owner and its guests feel like being sailing. Indeed the sea is always present wherever you are in the apartment. It doesn't really matter if the weather is warm and sunny or if it is cold and stormy because the Island is always a beautiful place to be. I usually say that more than a beautiful spot Baleal is a state of mind.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
This apartment is a gem. It’s clearly been refurbished very recently and it has been done to an excellent standard. It’s luxurious, very comfortable and has fabulous views. It comes with everything to hand - beach towels, beach toys, beach umbrella, wind break, tea bags, dishwasher tablets, the lot . It was scrupulously clean and the bed very comfy too. Easy walk to the gorgeous beaches, cafes and restaurants and an easy drive to Lisbon, Óbidos and Alcobaça - all spectacular. My only suggestion - the hot water was tepid - please turn up the boiler slightly. Overall though this was the best rental we’ve stayed in and we’ve been doing this for over three decades. Thank you Arminda.
Thank you Michael for your kind feedback!!!
Great location with an apartment that had everything!
Lovely location with great views of the Atlantic Ocean. So relaxing and enjoyable. The apartment had everything we needed and help was on hand if required. Would highly recommend it. But not too many I want to go back!!!😀
Relaxing and peaceful
Beautiful views of the ocean , good location. Quaint and well equipped.
Fabulous holiday, fantastic apartment. 5*
What can I say, Baleal is one of the most beautiful finds for a holiday. We stayed for 2 weeks and should have stayed longer. The apartment is well equipped in a beautiful location with views from every room. The beaches are within 5 minutes walk down cobbled streets with a few cafe/bars the same distance. If you like surfing there is no better place. 15 min walk to supermarket across the causeway, 3K to Peniche, we didn't hire a car and didn't need one, if you want to see more of the area then car hire would be recommended. The apartment had everything you need for self catering, even a Nespesso with pods ( I love coffee).
Arminda the owner communicated throughout the booking processes and answered any questions promptly. Guida the property manager was a delight, she took us to the supermarket in Peniche and then on a whistlestop journey around the local area, informing us of places to visit etc. We ate out in the local tapas restaurant which was fab, served great food (and wine)
I would definitely recommend Baleal as a holiday destination, and we will be going back there again. What's not to like about this brilliant place and excellent apartment.
Baleal island is charming. The house makes it magical. I'm using superlative words although the house is charming in a very modest way. The location, right above the ocean, the interior design and all the equipment inside make it a place that made us just want to keep on staying.
We will surely return.
Rona and Ohad
A wonderful place
A big thank you for allowing us to rent your wonderful apartment this year.
Your lovely house keeper met us on our arrival and showed us around.
Everything that could possibly be needed to make us comfortable was there and the views from your balcony are superb. We sat and watched the sunsets which are amazing and the peace of a morning coffee on the balcony is such a treat. We easily relaxed into a very laid back holiday.
There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas and a trip to Lisbon is well worth the hours drive. The surf is great and perfect for beginners or the more skilled surfer.
We will be back.
The Island has several beaches all within 1-5 min walking distance.
Nearest Airport is Portela Airport in Lisbon. From there you have to travel 100 Km north (highway A6) following Leiria direction. At exit 14 take the road IP6 to Peniche.Then you have to follow the road along the coast for 3km until you arrive to the Island. Car hire is recommended.
The Island´s white sandy beaches have several Km and are perfect for children. When you are not sunbathing or swimming you can enjoy promenades along the beach. You can also cycle/walk or run the 3 Km distance from Peniche through a seaside pathway specially built for this purpose. If you enjoy fishing there are plenty of places to enjoy your hobby and if you like surf there are several surf camps nearby. We will be more than happy to provide contacts for those who wish to have surf lessons.
You can can visit the Natural Reserve of Berlengas traveling by ferry from Peniche.
For golfers there is a 18 hole golf course (Praia D´El Rey) within 15 min drive.
There are several touristic interesting points within a range of 30 min. One is the Medieval village of Óbidos well preserved and with a intense cultural activity through the entire year. The other is the city of Caldas da rainha internationally Known by its museum (Museu José Malhoa) and typical ceramic industry. You should visit the shops of the factory.
For gastronomy lovers there are plenty of typical restaurants, a few in the Island, and other, which we can point out to you, in the surroundings.
The nearest supermarket is 3 Km away in Peniche.