Comfortable 4 bedroom 4 bathroom property minutes from the beach at Foz
About Ben Wilson
I bought the villa recently as an investment and possibly also for retirement in due course. I work in London as a Physiotherapist and it is a busy life so I look forward to getting out to Portugal at least 3 times a year to spend time at the villa in this beautiful part of the country. It was only in 2011 that I decided to open up my doors to other visitors.
Ben Wilson purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Ben Wilson chose Nadadouro
The villa is a quick 5 minute drive to the beach at Foz do Arelho along the Obidos lagoon which stretches inland a few miles. The fell in love with the area because of the quality of the light, the absolutely wonderful weather with more than 210 days of sunshine a year and also the fact that it is so lush and green.
What makes this Villa unique
Fantastic villa with so much space; especially since we converted the basement into a large games room with an extra bedroom, bathroom and utility room. The house is walking distance to 3 fine restaurants, 100 metres from the nearest villa shop and 5 minutes drive from the famous Spa town of Caldas da Rainha where you can find several large supermarkets, a shopping mall and other amenities. The beach is literally a 5 minute drive in the other direction and there you will find plenty of good restaurants, cafes bars etc. The region's largest and best night club is in Foz do Arelho.
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.
Lovely family villa
Beautiful spacious villa with gorgeous infinity pool, perfect for family of five with teenagers.
Hi Vikki - thanks for your review of Casa Liana and so glad that you enjoyed the house as you did. Hope you will return and visit us again in the future. All the very best.
Great stay a quiet modern villa
We had a very nice stay at this lovely well-maintained modern villa. The house is spacious and well-equipped. The rooms are bright and nicely furnished, with large wardrobes in the bedrooms. The pool was very clean and there was a lot of garden furniture including lawn chairs and a large table. The pool and terrace do have a lovely view over a valley and get a lot of sunshine during the midday and afternoon hours. There is a modern tv and a table tennis in the basement.
The house is located in a small rural village (the shop nearby has closed). The location is very quiet with no noisy restaurants or discotheques anywhere near. It takes only about ten minutes to drive to Caldas da Rainha for shopping. In the area, there are several very nice beaches. We enjoyed watching the large waves at the beach at Foz do Arelho, and swimming at the beaches in Baleal and Sao Martinho do Porto, the latter of which is very beautiful and suitable for young children (small waves). The house is also a great starting point for visits to historical sites at Obidos, Tomar and Alcobaca. A day trip to Lisboa was no problem at all. Since the location is rural, there sometimes was a faint smell coming from the neighbour‘s farm animals and there are always a couple of flies on the terrace trying to enter the kitchen. The neighbours dogs barked sometimes, but not non-stop. These things did not bother us much. We would definitely stay at this house again.
Thank you for your detailed and helpful comments about the house and the local area. I am sure future visitors will benefit from your tips and suggestions. I really hope we will see you again in the area, at some future point. Take care and good luck.
A comfortable, well equipped house with pool
We enjoyed a great week in this house which is set in a quiet hamlet not far from Nadadouro. Close to the beaches and in striking distance from some interesting sightseeing. The rooms are comfortable although we didn't use the basement room, but enjoyed use of the table tennis table and the lovely infinity pool. I would definitely stay in this house again.
Thanks so much for your comments. It would be a pleasure to see you and your loved ones again in the future. I will pass your comments on the the cleaning and gardening staff who work hard to ensure everything goes smoothly on your vacation.
Our first visit to Portugal, enjoyed our stay. Casa Liana was a peaceful quiet location, spent a lot of time by the pool. Exactly what we were looking for.
Thanks for your review. Pleased to know that you liked the house. I completely agree - Casa Liana is one of those houses that allows you to quietly relax whilst also being so close to the beach and the amenities. Please come visit us again when you holiday in Portugal.
Regards - Brendon
PURE RELAXATION IN THE SUN
Friends of ours from Devon recommended this superb villa to us and I must say it was for us, the perfect answer. Ronald and I were after some quiet and rest so decided to spend time at the villa during the day when the kids were away at the beach in Foz do Arelho.
Also had some wonderful meals in Nadadouro at the restaurant that was a short walk from the Villa so we could sample a variety of superb red and rose’ wines with our meals each evening.
The house itself has every comfort you would expect from top quality property – Very comfortable beds, clean and welcoming. The 4 bathrooms were also a good thing with so many kids in the group.
Our little ones who also chose to spend time at the house were so happy with all the games and puzzles in the recreation room.
Thank you Brendon for all your useful tips especially the open air markets in Caldas da Rainha and Santana, that we so enjoyed.
Thanks for your wonderful review. It is a great testament to the charm and comfort of the house but also to this fantastic part of the Silver Coast. Hope to see you all here again.
“Memorable vacation in Portugal”
We had a truly wonderful holiday down in Portugal last year that we would like to repeat someday. We are no strangers to that country, having visited the Central Portugal in 2011 and also the Algarve in 2009. Casa Liana was so large and comfortable for our family of 8 and I must say the pool was wonderful as well. Our teenagers, all three of them really like the beach at Foz do Arelho, but also had some action canoeing and on the lagoon which is between the house and the sea.
We alternated our time between visits to the beach and visiting some of the nearby attractions. The castle of Tomar stands out for me – It took us a full day to appreciate its splendour and we will never forget the lovely meal we had in the picture perfect town below the castle.
The house is in a lovely quiet location in a tiny village and so close to the amenities in Caldas da Rainha. We were able to visit the town for fresh groceries, bread and also some smart shops in the new shopping Mall called “Vivace”. If you have small kids, then head for the food court inside the mall for some excellent and inexpensive dining.
Highly recommended - Beautiful house – Perfect Location.
This really has to be one of the nicest reviews I have seen. It does such a good job in passing on vital information to future clients. Tomar just happens to be a personal favourite of mine as well and I have visited it several times already over the past few years.
Thanks for your comments. Regards Brendon.
Touguio is a little village just 3 minutes away from Nadadouro and Foz do Arelho where you can find all the shops and restaurants. The village shop and cafe are a 200 metre stroll away and you can find most things you need in there. Foz do Arelho has excellent golden sandy beaches that provide superb surfing spots. The huge Atlantic rollers give way to quieter, gentler waters of the lagoon that extends all the way from the beach inland for several kilometres. The lagoon is where we have all the other action, such as canoeing, water-skiing, hang gliding, etc..
There are several bars, cafes and restaurants that line the waterfront and promenade at Foz beach whilst many other really fine restaurants lie in the main town just 1 km away.
Golf: There are 4 fine International 18 hole golf courses very close to the property and easily reached by car. The oldest and most established of these is the Golden Eagle Golf Resort near the old Roman town of Rio Maior. The most famous one is Praia Del Rei Golfing Resort that lies across the lagoon from Foz da Arelho. Wonderful facilities for pros and beginners. You can avail of special coaching sessions quite easily so please ask the owner/manager of this property for more details if you are interested.
The new and upcoming golfing resort is Bom Succeso which is next door to Praia Del Rei. It is larger and even better equipped that its illustrious neighbour. It has other sporting facilities, a relaxing Spa centre and shops, cafes, etc..