Villa Near Obidos Lagoon ,Bom Sucesso, Vau ,Silver Coast, Portugal - Peacefully Located, Walk Of Sandy Beach ,Lagoon & Sea, 5 Minutes From Golf Courses
About Gary Brant
Living in the south of England just outside Brighton and had dreamed of owning a holiday home with easy access to it via a major airport like Lisbon from London Gatwick. We stay in the villa as much as we can . The area of Obidos Lagoon we choose because it was an easy drive, comfortably with in an hour of the airport in an unspoilt uncrowded part of the Silvercoast where there are strict controls on further planing development and surrounded by natural forest. The newly built and furnished villa built in 2009 is well proportioned having air-conditioning private pool and garden and private off road parking for 2 vechiles and we felt suited us ideally and the area has plenty to see and do and we fine we always receive a warm welcome from the locals.
Gary Brant purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Gary Brant chose Casalinho
I purchased this detached new Villa in late 2009 and newly furnished it because I though the accomadation was ideal for the family with 3 bedrooms large private balconys 3 bathrooms having air conditioning, & Free wi-fi ,private swiming pool in own garden and private off road parking for at least 2 vechiles .The area I felt was ideal being situated within a easy walk of the largest natural lagoon in Portugal with blue flag large sandy beaches and being unspoilt surrounded by a nature reserve and forest in a quiet situation and yet a short drive of amenities and lots to do such as swiming surfing sailing, bike riding and horse riding aswell as golf at many of major golf courses and there are many places of interest such as the medieval walled town of Obidos & fishing village of Peniche.
What makes this Villa unique
I love staying at the villa as its situated in a quite situation within less than 10 minutes easy walking distance of and sandy beaches the Lagoon with loads to do or we can just relax with no hassle and benefits from air-conditioning & Free Wi-Fi and yet the villa a short drive of amenities. The property is surrounded by a nature reserve & forest and there are many walks and bike paths locally. I provide Beach Towels and Sun Unbrella Table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining and 6 Sun Loungers. The Detached Villa is situated 10minutes drive of major golf courses such as the opened Royal Obidos golf course along with the Bom Sucesso and Playa del Rey and West Cliffs would suite a golf enthusiast. 2 of which are a 5 Minute drive away.
Pool / Spa
Not inside my home please
Subject to discussion with owner
Having private Pool & gardens
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
My Villa has a no smoking policy in side the villa
No glasses to be used around the swimming pool please use the plastic tumblers Please do not sit on furniture in villa with sun cream ,it can stain
THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES TO THE QUOTES THE WEB SITE PRODUCE IE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR GAS ELECTRICITY OR INTERNET !
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent and enjoyable stay
Check in was so easy with the key safe outside.
Spacious property, just the two of us for the first week and then family arrived for the October half term holiday.
There is everything you need in the villa, the garden and pool is kept in top condition by a local maintenance team.
Excellent local restaurants within 15 minutes by car, the information folder in the villa contains the details and everything else you need to know about your stay
The weather was mixed although not cold but it was the end of October so we were well prepared..
Despite the weather there are many things to see and do locally, can recommend the Dino Parque in Lourinhã & the dinosaur museum in the town centre. The Park, the staff and the activities impressed both our grand children, 9 year old girl & 13 year old boy.
Enjoyed the Festival da Abóbora de Lourinhã e Atalaia, the pumpkin festival.
Lisbon is breathtaking - don’t miss the yellow open topped tourist buses, commentary in English through head phones.
So can recommend the villa and the surrounding area, you do need a car by the way but then it is a short journey to the supermarket, we used Pingo Doce just outside Obidos which has a good selection including fresh food and bread & a little cafeteria.
Would certainly visit again, would be a perfect place to chill out in the sun by the pool in the warmer months - perhaps next time. :)
Hi and thank you for choosing my villa to stay in for your holiday ,. I am very glade you had a most enjoyable stay and found my villa a most enjoyable place to stay giving you all you could wish for being kept in top condition as you say which I was naturally pleased to hear. I am pleased to hear that you found my information folder of great assistance and have noted the places of interest you found during your stay as one can always learn from other interests they have found during there stay . . With out question you are very welcome to stay again and would be sure of a warm welcome ; hopefully you are luckier to have better weather next time you visit the area .
August two weeks
Fantastic property, catered for all our needs. Location a bit remote from restaurants
Hi Mike , Thanks for your review and choosing my villa to stay in .i also appreciate you taking the trouble of sending me an email of thanks for letting you stay there commenting the family enjoyed my villa saying you thoroughly enjoyed your stay finding the villa Fantastic and catered for all your needs . I appreciate your comments possibly that restaurants may be a little remote which is naturally a personal option . It has been great having you stay and hope to welcome you once more in the future possibly.
Gary was a terrific host! Very prompt communication, very detailed instructions and route map. The property was exactly as featured. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. We used the BBQ on a number of occasions.
A very quiet neighbourhood and a car is a must, but so relaxing and great for exploring middle Portugal. Highly recommended!
Thank you Graeme for your kind review and choosing my villa to stay in the first instance.It was a pleasure to have you stay in particular with the efficient ease of communication that made your stay so easy to deal deal with . I try to make ever guests stay as individual & enjoyable as possible with detailed direction to take the stress out of initially finding my villa and was naturally pleased that you found very clean and well equipped and you found your surroundings quiet and relaxing . I hope to be able to welcome you again in the future.
Relaxing stay, lovely setting.
The house is exactly as pictured, the air conditioning worked well and my kids loved that they had their own "en suite" bathroom. The pool is a nice to have and we enjoyed BBQing in the evening and eating outside. We loved the relaxing atmosphere of the complex and enjoyed a few trips out to Obidos, Pineche Beach, as well as go-karting and other nearby sights. The Obidos lagoon was amazing and so close. We soon learned in the morning when you hear a van tooting its horn three short times it is the local bread baker selling fresh baked bread and rolls from the back of his van!! Was delicious. I agree with other reviewers, stop at the grocery store before you arrive, the 20 minutes back to town can feel like a long way if you have travelled far already. Gary, the owner, replied promptly to all inquiries and there was ample information about the house and things to do when we arrived. Highly recommend if you are looking for a laid back relaxing atmosphere in beautiful surroundings.
Hi Suzanne, Thank you for choosing my villa to stay in and taking the trouble to write a review ,I was naturally pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the accommodation met your expectations And you liked the relaxed environment and peaceful surroundings . i was particularly pleased to hear you found the information file was helpful with suggestions as to what you may like to do during your stay and at the same time found a variety of other things that suited your family . I appreciate the villa is about 15/20 minutes drive away where I am sure you found the Pingo Dolce supermarket offered a good variety of choice together with the New Continente Supermarket .. I thought I would mention in Vau village itself there is a small local supermarket and a Baker’s and Butcher’s about 10 minutes drive away for your immediate needs if necessary . I do agree the local Baker round daily through the summer season normally between 10.00-11.30 is a godsend in my opinion too.,Thanks again for your kind review and I hope to welcome you back one day .
No toilet paper! Too far away from other things! Couches were uncomfortable as well!
Thank you for taking the trouble in writing a brief review of your short 3 night stay which i was sorry did not live up to your personal expectations . In the villa is the detailed information file that over many years i have put together to cover most of the likely needs of guests which in your personal opinion were not what you had hoped.;with regards to the toilet paper not being there or enough it was a great pity you did not make contact with my local representative whom would have resolved this for you speedily. Also in your booking information form the offer is always made of a guest starter pack being organised for your arrival . As to the settee being uncomfortable in the numerous reviews previously this has not been mentioned at all but i am grateful for your personal feedback which i will closely monitor. Thank you again
Fab villa with great space and lovely quiet location.
Hi Diane I am glad you enjoyed your stay in my villa and found the accommodation spacious and loved the quiet situation and surroundings
Thank you for choosing my villa to stay in and I hope to welcome you again in the future
Special interest holidays:
Ideally situated within walking distance of the largest natural lagoon in Portugal, with its calm waters are good for families and the beaches shelve steadily. There is a rugged Atlantic coastline which can be of particular interest to water sport enthusiasts whom want to take part in windsurfing and surfing which can be found in particular at Peniche and Baleal. Jet Skiing and sailing are available at the Foz de Arelo sailing school.
Obidos a medial walled city which has festivals all year round such as the Choclate Festival, Opera and Musical to name but just a few, which can be particularly interest.
The Silver Coast is well known for being unspoilt and not over developed like the Algarve with stunning beaches in abundance appealing to all age groups with a wide choice of sandy beaches from the rugged coastline to the calm lagoon .
Average daytime temperatures:
Jan - 14 / Feb - 15 / Mar - 17 / Apr - 20 / May - 21 / June - 25
Jul - 27 / Aug - 28 / Sep - 26 / Oct - 22 / Nov - 17 / Dec - 15
The nearest airport is Lisbon 70 kms away, less than an hour drive away, mainly on motorway quality road.Porto airport is also widely used & is 2 hours 10 minutes drive, but you could always incorporate a bit of port tasting while in the area. Easyjet flys from London Gatwick & Luton BA, TAP airways all operate out of Lisbon with various UK airports and a Dublin to Lisbon service currently exists provided by Air Lingus. Car Hire is considered essential and can be hired directly at the airport
Walking distance of Obidos Lagoon with its varity of water sports & a purpose built cycle track. Caldas da Rinha, with its good variety of shops and market is about 20 minutes drive. & the walled city of Obidos with its varity of ammenities, together with the fishing village of Peniche are about 15 minutes drive . Lisbon is less than an one hour away and should not be missed. Local shops resturants and cafes are within 15 minutes walk
There are local supermarkets and restaurants in the vicinity of the villa at Vau and larger supermarkets banks restaurants and shops in the medieval walled Obios and Caldas de Rainha. Peniche which is a very pleaseant fishing village is also easily accessible where numerous shops supermarkets a water park can be found together with further sandy beaches .The area is also surved by a plether of leisure vacilities