A Lagoa

Villa with stunning views and heated pool
Ref: AP019 Foz do Arelho, 1.5 km
  • 5 bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Heated pool, ocean views

We Say

Possibly the best view ever! Wonderful facilities and a magical place for children. Informal and relaxed holiday living by the beach...

Pricing & availability

A Lagoa
5 bedrooms, sleeps 11

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Linen, bathroom towels, pool & beach towels, final cleaning. Midweek bathroom cleaning & change of towels. Mid-stay change of bed linen for 2 week stays.
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras: -
  • Security deposit: EUR 600
  • Changeover day: Flexible all season
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No


  • Magnificent views - truly exceptional
  • 5 en-suite bedrooms all with views over the lagoon
  • Private heated swimming pool 16 x 5 m with security fence
  • Games room and children's playground
  • Sauna and fitness room
  • Aircon, wifi 


Perfect for large groups - two families or an extended family of three generations.

Very good for young families - see below.

Also well-suited for guests with reduced mobility - see below.


  • Toddlers – Perfect! Pool is heated and has surrounding security fence; playground in the front garden next to the terrace; safe, enclosed gardens; plenty of children's games in the villa too; stairgates, cots & high chairs available
  • Teenagers – Fun! Great facilities at the villa  including table tennis, table football, wifi & dvd player and there are bikes to explore Foz independently.
  • Reduced mobility – Ideal. The owners have really thought through the needs of less mobile guests. Ground floor bedroom with adapted bathroom (90 cm doorway; wheel-in shower with hand rails and fold-down seat; height-adjustable washbasin; toliet with hand rails). The bedroom has an adjustable hanging rail in wardrobe and room lights can be switched off from bed). Wheelchair-friendly walkway around the garden




The small village of Foz do Arelho is an area of great natural beauty, with the Obidos Lagoon curling alongside it to meet the sea. It is a quiet, peaceful and relatively undiscovered location, perfect for relaxation. There are plenty of activities to try: sailing, SUP or kayaking in the lagoon and surfing in the Atlantic Ocean are on offer here, and if you are willing to go a little further afield, the historic castle town of Obidos is 15 minutes away by car and Lisbon is just over an hour’s drive.


Informal, spacious villa enjoying fabulous views and superb amenities

Very few rentals can pack a punch like A Lagoa! Not content with a stunning view of the lagoon and massive 16 x 5 m swimming pool, the owner Carlos's villa is something of a mini-playground with its games room, sauna, fitness room, children's play area - there's even mini golf out the back!

Without doubt, the villa is exceptionally child-friendly. But it's also been designed to welcome reduced mobility guests also.

A Lagoa is place to unwind and have some fun together. 

Note it is possible to accommodate 12 or 13 guests using additional sofa beds.


Enter via the full-equipped kitchen, off which you will find a utility room and pantry. Turn right into the centre piece living room comprising a very large, convivial lounge plus separate dining area. Enjoy fabulous views from the living area and wander onto the terrace / pool area via the sliding doors that run the length of the living room.

Two of the villa's 5 bedrooms are on the ground floor.

  • Bedroom 1 - double bed with en-suite (bath, overhead shower, WC), lagoon views and direct access to the garden terrace.
  • Bedroom 2 - room for reduced mobility guests. Twin beds, terrace access and en-suite shower room (wheelchair-friendly shower plus WC).

Next to the staircase is a handy WC.


On this level are 3 further bedrooms all with superb views across the lagoon, best enjoyed from the shared balcony running the length of the villa.

  • Bedroom 3 - triple bedroom ideal for kids sharing. Private shower room opposite (shower & WC), access to shared balcony with superb lagoon views plus access to the garden.
  • Bedroom 4 - master bedroom with double bed, dressing area, en-suite bathroom (bath, overhead shower, WC), access to the shared balcony
  • Bedroom 5 - twin beds, ensuite shower & WC, access to the shared balcony

It is also possible to access the villa at this level from outside, via the parking area.


First and foremost, take in the unbelievable 180 degree views across the Lagoa d'Obidos - quite breathtaking.

Private swimming pool. Beautiful, large infinity pool 16 x 5 m, depth 0.75 - 2.0m, heated to 30 degrees. Rare for Portugal - this pool is fenced off for children's safety (glass surrounding fence). Enjoy fabulous views across the lagoon from the pool!

Covered terrrace with BBQ at pool level.

Garage games room with table tennis, table football and darts. Plus over a dozen bikes for guests' use (checked at each changeover).

Parking area for several cars.


  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Children's toys and games
  • Mini golf
  • Children's play area on grass
  • Pond with aquatic fish (fenced off)
  • Enjoy UK TV (if you really need to!) via the UK Gold channel
  • Wheelchair-friendly garden path amonst the olive trees and bougainvillea
  • Cots and high chairs are available


  • Ground floor bedroom with adapted bathroom (90 cm doorway; wheel-in shower with hand rails and fold-down seat; height-adjustable washbasin; toliet with hand rails).
  • The bedroom has an adjustable hanging rail in wardrobe and room lights can be switched off from bed. 
  • Wheelchair-friendly walkway around the garden


2 x doubles, 2 x twins, 1 x triple


2 x en-suite bathrooms; 2 x en-suite shower rooms; 1 x private shower room. One shower room is adapted for reduced mobility guests. Additional WC on ground floor


Large infinity pool 16 x 5 m. Heated all year round, surrounded by security fence, panoramic views



  • dvd player
  • games room
  • satellite tv
  • tv
  • wi-fi


  • aircon
  • cot
  • hair dryer
  • high chair


  • coffee maker
  • dishwasher
  • fridge freezer
  • iron & ironing board
  • kettle
  • microwave
  • oven & hob
  • toaster
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine


  • bikes
  • charcoal bbq
  • parking space
  • table tennis

House Rules

No smoking, no pets.


The villa is just a short distance from the village centre and local sandy beach. It's probably just a little too far (1.5 km) to walk to the main beach (and the cafes and restaurants that line the beach). 

The villa enjoys an elevated location commanding spectacular views of Obidos lagoon.

The area’s beaches are rated as some of the best in Europe. It is relatively undiscovered by British tourists tourist market but a firm favourite with Portuguese. 

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Foz do Arelho, 1.5 km
Nearest beach: Foz do Arelho, 1.5 km
Restaurant: Foz do Arelho, 1.5 km
Market: Caldas da Rainha 8 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Lisbon airport 94 km - allow 1 hour 15 mins

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

Unsurprisingly, the amazing lagoon dominates our highlights of staying at Foz:

  • SUP on Lagoa Obidos at sunrise or sunset
  • Family bike ride around the lagoon
  • Playing with the kids in one of the many shallow tidal pools

What we also love about Foz:

  • Relaxing beach-side cafes and restaurants - enjoyed at all times of day!
  • The amazine sunsets
  • Excellent body-boarding and surfing at Praia do Mar
  • Pastelaria Doce Mar - custard tarts and strong coffee!
  • Rise early and watch the 'clammers' plying their trade along the shore line - you could be eating them later!

Nearby Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Sailing
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

Day Trip Ideas

  • Picnic and paddle in one of the many spectacular sandy beaches at Obidos lagoon
  • Surfing - Baleal beach outside Peniche is perfect for beginners and body-boarders
  • Head for historic Obidos for an early evening stroll and aperitif
  • Lisbon is 'a must' visit - explore the cosmopolitan streets in one of southern Europe’s most historic cities
  • The spectacular 'fairytale' palaces of Sintra
  • Boat trip from Peniche to the beautiful Berlenga Islands & marine nature reserve for snorkeling or even scuba-diving.

The Local Area

Foz is an undiscovered gem combining the natural beauty of Obidos Lagoon and a charming authenticity - this sweet Portuguese seaside village couldn't be any different from the Algarve.

The location of Foz at the mouth of the lagoon creates a quite spectacular scene of water and sand. Whilst the Atlantic beaches are dramatic, they give way to calm, child-friendly waters in the lagoon. The photos speak for themselves!

Beach Life

The beach at Foz has Blue Flag status. It's easy to find your own space and you'll certainly feel this is an authentically-Portuguese seaside resort, undiscovered by mass market tourism. The Atlantic water is relatively cool so a wetsuit is a good idea. The shallow waters of the lagoon are warm though.

Sailing School

The lagoon is of course a perfect spot to practise your sailing skills or try it for the first time. Head to Escola de Vela da Lagoa. In fact, windsurf, kitesurf, catamaran, optimist, canoeing, wakeboard and water ski.

Surf School

The beach at Foz is pounded by Atlantic waves although in summer the wave height is typically only 1 metre. The beach is lifeguarded in sumer. Families with younger kids 'into' surfing often head down to Baleal where the waves are better for beginners. The surf school - Foz Camp - are a fountain of knowledge regarding local currents and conditions.

Village shops include 3 mini supermarkets, pharmacy, pastelaria for fresh bread and pastries, bank with ATM, tourist office, florist and fishing tackle shop (fishing is very popular amongst the locals).

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