|Minimum Stay||4 - 6 nights|
The three bed two bathroom townhouse is on a private gated development, and an ideal all year round self catering holiday rental. It has three large swimming pools (one of which is heated in spring/winter). The house is decorated in a contemporary style with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a private balcony and en suite. The two downstairs bedrooms have twin beds and all the rooms have fitted cupboards and central heating. The kitchen is modern, fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine and dryer. The split level lounge/dining room is bright and airy with a TV and DVD player. The patio is west facing for the evening sun and has loungers, reclining chairs and a barbecue. The Vila Dos Princeps development at Praia del Rey minutes from the beach, the tennis courts, the award winning golf course and five star Marriott Hotel with spa. Praia del Rey is under an hour from Lisbon and near the medieval town of Obidos.
There is no internet facility at the house. There is Wifi at the Marriott Hotel, or you can purchase a connecting link from Interrentals, but this needs to be requested in advance.
The sea at Praia del Rey and Peniche has strong currents and so does the Obidos lagoon (which is tidal). Please be careful when swimming in these waters.
Facilities: There is a Marriott hotel and spa on site with restaurants. The golf course is in the top twenty in Europe, you need a handicap to play on it, or a certificate of competence from the golf Pro there. There are golf package deals on offer at Praia Del Rey, but it is often cheaper to shop around on the internet for better deals.
There is a small supermarket on site, the nearest big supermarkets are in Peniche and on the way to Obidos.
Sight seeing and leisure activities: The bustling capital city of Lisbon is under an hour away. The medieval walled town of Obidos with its cobbled streets is about ten minutes. The beach at Praia del Rey is under five minutes from the house, while the skiing and surfing beaches of Baleal and Peniche are ten minutes away. There is an aqua park at the fishing port of Peniche and a go karting track at Bombarral (twenty mins).
We had a fantastic time. The house is lovely and well equipped. The pool, golf club and tennis courts were all within walking distance and the children had a fabulous time. The resort is really great and well maintained. The children had plenty to occupy themselves with - tennis and golf courses and activities organised by the resort and the food at the clubhouse and Marriott hotel was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend you stay here.
As a family of four, with children aged 6 and 8 who enjoy sports, we chose Praia Del Rey for the facilities on offer and the proximity to the beautiful beach. The villa is as lovely as pictured - and just about 50 steps away from a fantastic pool with lots of sun loungers to laze around on. The pool was generally quiet during the day and just tended to get busy around 4pm, when people returned from day trips out.
We were spectactularly lazy for the duration of our hols and only ventured out when we were forced by rather unsettled weather. This was the only downside to the holiday for us. We were unlucky to experience unusually unseasonal weather which meant we had about a week of fog and quite cold weather. The sun only burst through much later in the day (another reason for the rush to the pool!). However, it didn't dampen our spirits and we played tennis, used the driving range (very good golf course) and booked our son in to the Football Academy for 1 day. Again, this was rather disappointing as there were only 3 boys on the course overall!
The Clubhouse is great for lunches and dinner in the evening. Beautiful patio to sit outside on to eat. Reasonably good value and consistently good food - although the menu doesn't change that often. Also down by the beachfront is a very good restaurant and supermarket. We would surf on the beach first thing and then head in for hot chocolate and a delicious breakfast. The little supermarket is also good for the essentials, but expensive. While we were staying, there was an open-air film night and also a local market in the main square which was enjoyable.
The tides are very strong on this coastline and more often then not the local beach is red-flagged. However, you can paddle and jump the waves, whilst being watched closely by the local lifeguards. Head to the Lagoon for swimming and there are other beaches nearby great for surfing, bodyboarding and swimming.
I would definitely recommend this villa. Andy and Tasmeena were very helpful prior to our arrival and the on-site Management Company are very helpful if needed. It's a lovely spot for a relaxed holiday, but do pack a jumper or two just in case the dreaded fog returns!
Hensman Family, Dorset
We spent a week in July at this house, and I have to say that it was fantastic. The house is exactly as described with three big bedrooms (the one upstairs is simply amazing both in size and decor). 2 incredibly equipped bathrooms and a kitchen that I'd like for my own house (take dishwasher tablets with you as there weren't any and also coffee maker filters apart from that you won't need anything else). A huge living room divided into two levels (as seen on the photo). Big terrace upstairs and another at street level+garden.
2 of the pools are just 50mts away. It's located in a quiet area and the property is always clean. The owner provided a superb customer service and was always ready to help us via email. We had the chance to pay in € and the transaction was quick and without any problems (the deposit is given back by the owner to your account once you've left the house).
The beach, which is a bit dangerous due to currents, is not far away, but you'll need the car. I'll recommend you to go to the many beaches Peniche offers as they are less risky.
Peniche is 12km away and Obidos less than 20km and you'll find everything you need in both places (supermarkets, restaurants, shops, pubs,...).
Temperature in summer is fantastic as it gets cool at night so you can sleep perfectly and during the day it isn't too hot.
Perfect area for practising surf and golf.
Definitely it is a house that I strongly recommend and which perfectly suits families with kids or anyone looking for relaxed holidays
The villa was even better than described with a lovely open and large living and dining area. The kitchen was well equipped and openned on to a perfect outside dining area. The bathrooms were equally large and well equipped and so to the bedrooms.
The complex was clean and beautifully manicured and the choice of pools was impressive. In the middle of July it wasn't crowded and had a calm and peaceful feel. The resort restaurants are expensive, but of very good quality and worthwhile.
The area is lovely too, the proximity to Obidos a real boon. I have recommended the property to friends and hope to return again.
Oh and the beach was breath taking!
Other Activities: kite surfing, go karting, aqua park, football, quad bikes
Golf: Praia del Rey is an internationally renowned 18 hole links course, ranked in the top twenty in Europe and one of the best in Portugal.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
21 May 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
We require a £100 cheque as a deposit for any damages, which will be refundable.
We also require full payment on booking the holiday.
We will also accept payment in Euros.