Apartment in Sao Martinho do Porto, Silver Coast, Portugal - Peaceful And Child Friendly Location, A True Golfers Paradise And A Food Lovers Dream!
I work in Media, live partly in Jordan, London and of course, beautiful Portugal !
Sallie purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Sallie chose São Martinho do Porto
Plenty of apartments but none are furnished like this one! I've taken no shortcuts in setting up Apartment X - i've invested in you, my guests, to ensure you have the best possible holiday. Our track record is faultless for the 8 years we've been running. We have bought the best beds, best linen, best fluffy white towels, luxury furnishings and quality kitchen equipment. We also have an extremely kind and conscientious manager, Teresa, who looks after the apartment for us. Why settle for squeaky beds? A PVC beanbag and one rock hard two seater sofa? For the same money - if not less - you can enjoy Apartment X's deluxe three and two seater sofas, with the best mattresses and bed linen in town for a great nights sleep! We look forward to welcoming you :) Sallie Owner Apartment X
What makes this Apartment unique
It's quite simple the best value for money!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Very nice apartment
The apartment is in a good location, the fantastic beach was only a short walk. The shops & local market were also close by, with a good choice of food (vegan). Also a great Indian restaurant on the sea front called Kinara.
Spacious house on walking distance to sea and shops, bus nearby for day trips in the surroundings, heated pool which was much loved by our children and used a lot. Our children were even provided with some toys to use in the pool by the lovely house manager who did a big effort to welcome us.
Superb Apartment in perfect location
A beautiful modern apartment fully equipped and in a great location... quiet but near enough to all facilities especially the sensational beach and old town
Apartment was in a great location and was clean and well kept.
The very best holiday!
It is quite rare for us to return to the same place more than twice, even if it was great.....however, we have found the exception...Appartment X!
This holiday Appartment just an easy hour's drive from Lisbon airport, on an almost empty motorway, is our epitome of a holiday accommodation. It has everything you need plus more! Spacious comfortable rooms, each with their own air con (extremely efficient so no need to leave on when you go out, unlike many other apartments we've stayed in) luxurious marble bathrooms and a full modern kitchen.
With a farmers market (amazing fresh fruit, veg and fish caught that morning!) literally a 3 minute walk away, plus a local supermarket within a 5 minute walk, we loved eating in, on the lovely balcony.
We made a lot of use of the swimming pool, which we loved for the privacy and the fact that for many periods, we found we had it to ourselves that's the sheer beauty of this private retreat, so quiet and peaceful.
Although not "sleepy", Sao Martinho do Porto is definitely a world away from the overly busy, tourist-filled, noisy bars of further south. The Silver coast is definitely still, an unspoilt beautiful Portuguese holiday destination, for the more discerning visitor.
Plenty to do, from lush coastal golf courses, to medieval villages, amazing fish markets, fantastic restaurants at very reasonable prices, amazing sandy beaches which were not all crammed with tourists and beautiful forest walks.
We had a car and made the most of visiting many areas local to the Appartment. We especially enjoyed driving inland and up in the forests abundant with Eucolyptus trees. Drive with your windows open to breathe in the amazing aromas on the breeze!
We discovered a salt mine which still mines in the traditional way, by hand. Although a bit touristy in height of summer, with little stalls to buy holiday pottery etc, was still worth a visit and we did come away with a couple of the more unusual gifts of salt flowers! Obidos, the medieval village, we visited twice because we simply loved it, especially at night! We also visited Lisbon for a day out with its old town, hustle and bustle of an amazing city. We were however, so thankful we had our lovely, quiet retreat to return to and thoroughly enjoyed the silent contrast!
As I mentioned at the start of this review, it's rare for us to return to the same accommodation.....this was our third stay and we are already booked for our fourth!
Beautiful & relaxing!
The perfect property in the perfect resort!
We stayed here over may half term and loved the town and the apartment equally. It's easy to relax here with plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby and the stunning beach with the dune walk. The apartment has everything you will need as well as really high end finish. We felt very luxurious here and loved having it as a base from which to explore the nearby attractions.
We'll definitely return!
Sao Martinho do Porto has for centuries been a popular holiday destination for the wealthy Portuguese. It's natural shell-shaped bay provides one of the warmest and safest areas for swimming on the Silver Coast. Cobbled streets and welcoming coffee houses sit comfortably alongside marvellous restaurants and even a cocktail bar! Shops and restaurants stay open all year round so even at Christmas there is plenty to do and see!
Sao Martinho-Do-Porto has a stunning and natural shell shaped bay providing the warmest and safest waters in which to swim on the Atlantic coast. Other fabulous beaches in the area include: Salgado - a near deserted beautiful white-sanded beach, Nazare - a vast stretch of sand alongside a thriving town with plenty of bars and restaurants, Foz do Arelho - the Atlantic on one side and a calm lagoon on the other with great beach bars! Also Peniche nearby is the number one surfing spot.
The nearest airport is Lisbon, just 50 minutes away. Porto airport is a 2 hour drive. Hire car is not necessary to enjoy your stay as everything you're ever likely to need is within easy reach (max 7 mins walk!) However, we highly recommend having a car in order to fully explore this lovely part of Portugal.
The apartment is just a 7 minute walk to the beach, 5 minute walk to a large supermarket and a 2 minute walk to the farmers market for fresh local produce such as fish, fruit and vegetables. For sight see-ers, Obidos, one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages, is just 15 mins by car. Alcobaca with its ancient monastery and restaurants overlooking the charming main square, is just 20 min by car.
The apartment and its location has everything you'll need for a fabulous holiday providing easy access to everything.
However, we also suggest you try and go further a field too as the variety of things to do and see in the area is endless. Horse riding, cycling, golf, swimming, paragliding, boat trips, surfing etc. Within the village itself, there is a bank, restaurants, a large supermarket, hairdressers and even a place for afternoon tea and cake! Oh and a cocktail bar! Sao Martinho is a seafood lovers dream where the catch of the day can be eaten as you look out over the water. It you want to go cosmopolitan for the day, then don't forget the colourful and vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, is only 50 minutes away by car and 1hr 30 mins by bus (pick up is from the centre of Sao Martinho-do-Porto). After a vibrant city visit full of tram rides, live music, museums and shops, you can then retreat back to your seaside village haven and luxury accommodation! Grutas da Moeda: (Coin Caves) are situated just outside the nearby town of Fatima. And we think these stunning limestone caves are well worth a visit too!