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Architecturally Designed Villa With Heated Private Pool And Games Room

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Obidos, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peaceful, Rural Location On An Exclusive Development, With Fully Enclosed And Private Outdoor Area

A luxurious, very spacious, beautiful villa offering a very high standard of accommodation for 8 people with large private heated pool and a well equipped games room. Architecturally designed and perfectly orientated to offer sun all day with access to natural shaded areas. The villa offers extreme privacy with fully enclosed gardens and pool area, located in a peaceful traditional Portuguese village on the fringe of the Medieval town of Obidos. The villa’s close proximity to the stunning medieval walled town of Obidos and easy access to the numerous beaches and golf resorts make this an ideal location for families and golfers.

Mark Barks-Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Mark Barks-Taylor

Hi. We are Mark and Jenny who are from Holmfirth and Nottingham respectively. Currently we live in Basel, Switzerland where Jenny works for a Swiss company and Mark is a Technical Sales Consultant. Buying this villa is a dream come true for us and we are really happy to share this with you. Our love for the outdoors the sun and golf has made the Silver Coast a perfect location for us. The Silver Coast is a real hidden gem with untouched landscapes, we first fell in love with the area whilst hiring a holiday villa like Villa Barko. We have named our villa after Jenny's maiden name with a Portuguese twist. We hope you enjoy the villa and the area as much as we do. We offer a local representative and we can assure you of a completely trustworthy and reliable service at all times.

Mark Barks-Taylor purchased this villa in 2010

What makes this villa unique

We love the peacefulness that Villa Barko offers. We think its perfectly located, being part of a select development of 10 villas in a traditional Portuguese village and only 5 mins drive from the gorgeous Medieval town of Obidos. The location offers fast access to the beautiful expansive untouched beaches and coastline as well as the numerous high standard golf courses. The location of the villa allows access to all three golf courses within 20 mins drive, this was a real selling point to us as we love golf. As we also enjoy a glass of wine or two and fine cuisine, we are pleased to have discovered some wonderful traditional restaurants in Obidos and further afield. Fish restaurants are particularly good and we have left our recommendations in the villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The villa was absolutely beautiful and we all agreed that the photos on the website did not do it justice! All the tourist information in the villa was very useful. We all really appreciated the comfort and luxury of the villa but also really liked the small touches such as the board games, books to read and recipe books. We loved the look of your villa on Owners Direct, it did not disappoint and it by far exceeded our expectations." Laura and Ian, Worcestershire

''The Villa is fantastic-very spacious, pool is lovely and BBQ was enjoyed.

Inside games room is a good touch and the docking stations are also a good plus point. Kitchen very well equipped. Villa was very well presented on our arrival. Value for money-yes and the price was part of the appeal to your villa. Your villa is something you can both be proud of.'' David and Alina, UK.

''The villa is exceptionally welcoming whilst absolutely stylish, comfortable and totally relaxing. Perfectly located.'' Kim and Dave, Holmfirth

''Exceptional place, pool is beautiful, everything to visit at hand. The most beautiful vacation ever!'' Felix and Dana, Bucharest.
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the World around the

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom en-suite with large hydro-massage shower.
    Double bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large en-suite with wet room shower.
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large bathroom shared by the two twin bedrooms.
    Service toilet - Toilet , Service toilet downstairs.
  • En-suite to master bedroom with large hydro-massage shower and access to private balcony. Large en-suite to king size double bedroom with wet room shower. Large bathroom shared by two twin bedrooms with bath, shower, bidet. Service toilet downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor bedroom with large en-suite with wet room.
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with built-in wardrobes and large balcony.
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with built-in wardrobes and large balcony.
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with en-suite and private balcony.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with en-suite and private balcony with fabulous views. Ground floor king size double bedroom with large en-suite (including wet room shower) and patio doors leading to garden with lemon trees. Two twin bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and large balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Smoking not allowed. The villa is private, secure and fully enclosed making it an ideal choice for families with children. Board games, reading books and lilos for the pool are available for use whilst at the villa. Outside: A beautiful fully enclosed private area designed to offer sun all day with natural shaded areas. Heated private pool (9 x 5m) and large spacious sun terrace with 8 sun loungers, parasols and outside dining for 8. Traditional Portuguese style barbeque and comfortable seating for sun downer drinks. All balconies equipped with furniture. External lighting to ensure you can enjoy the outside area late into the evening. Not overlooked, offering extreme privacy and security. Garden planted with palm trees, lemon trees and shrubs. Utility Room: Spacious utility room area with washing machine, tumble dryer, drying rack, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen provided. Linen changed weekly. Additional cleaning can be arranged during stay at extra charge. Other: Games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, table hockey and ipod/iphone docking station. Double doors to sun terrace and pool area. Electric shutters throughout with under floor heating in every room. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the villa.


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Architecturally Designed Villa With Heated Private Pool And Games Room
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect villa for a family based holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit and we love it!

It’s perfectly equipped for a quality family holiday,beautifully appointed with plenty of space. We really enjoyed Baleal beach (one of the best surfing beaches in the world) and visiting Peniche. Obidos is well worth a visit as is Foz do Arelho,Martinho and Nazare. Jackie

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is spacious, modern, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It is in a quiet location, but close to the lovely village of Obidos and main roads for access to the coast and other parts of the region. Great location if you play golf, and fantastic beaches (Baleal) if you don't. Also only an hour from Lisbon so getting there is very easy. Very helpful local manager. Prompt and helpful responses from the owner made booking and any queries all hassle free.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Barko definitely has the wow factor, it's clean , comfortable and very well equipped, the location is quiet but you don't have to drive far to find plenty to do. We visited a few places included the beautiful Obidos, there are also plenty of lovely places to eat. We only had a week here but will book for longer next time 😃

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* luxuary villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Barko and was even better than the first! We all aproved of the outdoor seating area and new comfy lounge chairs, and named it the executive lounge!!

Once again the villa was spotless, gardens beautifully maintained and every effort had been made by Charlie and Allison for our comfort and enjoyment.

The pool table and new inflatable pool vollyball net was very well used and provided the boys with much entertainment whilst the ladies were able to lie back and enjoy the beautiful weather either at the pool side or from the big over looking balcony.

All six of us had memorable holiday, the car hire was easy, excellent location with close by local amenities, weather great, lovely beaches especially foz beach, and lots of superb and welcoming resturants in obidos a beautiful medieval village.

Thank you for letting us use your villa and look forward to next years annual trip!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Très belle villa bien équipée, spacieuse et située au calme, au cœur d'une région pleine de sites à visiter. Excellent accueil et documentation fournie très complète.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Silver Coast remains a hidden gem. Ideally located for fast access to the coast (15 mins drive) and wide stretches of sand and deep blue sea, including the world famous surfing beach at Baleal. The beautiful Obidos Lagoon (15 mins drive) has further beaches making it an ideal location for canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Peniche (15 mins drive), a traditional fishing village and access point for the beautiful nature reserve island which is a must visit. Further beaches can easily be reached.


Car hire is essential. Villa Barko is easily located approx 45 mins drive north of Lisbon airport on the motorway (A8) and 5 mins drive from the motorway.


The charming walled medieval fortress town of Obidos with its narrow, winding cobbled streets is only 5 mins drive away, offering a variety of restaurants, wine bars, cafes and quaint shops. Driving distances: Lisbon 50 mins. Santa Cruz 45 mins. Nazare 40 mins. Bom Successo Golf Course 20 mins. Praia D'El Rey Golf Course 15 mins. Obidos Lagoon 15 mins. Peniche 15 mins. Baleal 15 mins.

Further Details:

The nearest large supermarket, garage and cash point machines are easily found within 5 mins drive of the villa on the outskirts of Obidos. The local village also has basic ammenities including a local bar, pizza cafe and small shop. The village is steeped in history with links to the Peninsular War 1807-1809. The silver coast is still typical Portuguese and has not been spoilt by over development. There are many local places of interest and local restaurants to try, with more details provided in the villa.

Our clients are strongly advised to purchase travel and holiday insurance. We accept no liability whatsoever for the adequacy or validity of such insurance. As our client you agree to indemnify us against any potential claim.


Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable 25% deposit to secure the booking. Remaining 75% payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Changeover Day:
In peak season, changeover day is Saturday. Out of peak season, please contact us to discuss options.

Notes on prices:
Please enquire for Christmas and New Year prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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