Casa Candeeiros

Traditional, tranquil Portuguese casa with pool
Ref: AP005 Foz do Arelho, 5 km
  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Privacy and peace!

We Say

One for guests who require complete tranquility. Peaceful location enjoying beautiful views and a very private, colourful garden.

Pricing & availability

Casa Candeeiros
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: cleaning, laundry, wifi, pool heating, welcome basket
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras:
  • Security deposit: None
  • Changeover day: Flexible
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

WHAT MAKES CASA CANDEEIROS A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL?

  • Quiet location yet within easy reach of beaches at Foz and Salir
  • Private, peaceful gardens with countryside views 
  • Heated and secure pool
  • New kitchen
  • 3 ensuite bedrooms
  • Great value

BEST FOR:

Ideal for younger families as well as older couples who prefer the peaceful setting.

SUITABILITY FOR:

  • Toddlers – the swimming pool is accessed via a lockable gate 
  • Teenagers – not so good as local amenities are a car ride away
  • Reduced mobility – bedrooms are on the first floor

ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR?

This is a traditional casa and the accommodation is comfortable rather than contemporary (the kitchen is new though).

WHY FOZ DO ARELHO?

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. A short drive north along the Estrada Atlantica takes you to Salir & Sao Martinho do Porto with it's lovely curve of child-friendly beach.

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.

Accommodation

Character casa in a private and peaceful location

This is a more traditional holiday home that will appeal primarily to younger families thanks to the secured private swimming pool.

The accommodation is comfortable and relaxing and the colourful gardens provide a relaxing space with plenty of shade and sunny spots.

The house has 3 bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins) all of which are en-suite. 

New Scavolini Italian kitchen/dining room.

Spacious living room with leather suite and Satellite TV.

Outside

  • Private, heated swimming pool with lockable gate
  • 6 sun loungers and outside dining furniture
  • Courtyard garden
  • Enjoy superb views of the Serra dos Candeeiros range of hills
  • Private parking

Bedrooms

1 x double + 2 x twins

Bathrooms

All bedrooms are en suite

Pool

Private heated pool approx 10 x 5 m

Equipment

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • music dock/speaker
  • satellite tv
  • tv
  • wi-fi

General

  • cot
  • hair dryer
  • high chair

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • charcoal bbq
  • parking space

House Rules

No pets & no smoking

Location

The casa lies between the seaside villages of Foz do Arelho (5 km) and Salir do Porto (7 km). In between the two resorts is the coastal road - not that long ago it was a mere donkey track! This is most definitely a corner of Portugal that is 'real' and off-the-beaten track. 

The house is found in a small hamlet, quite private and enjoying some fine countryside views.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Foz do Arelho, 5 km
Nearest beach: Praia do Mar, 5 km
Restaurant: Foz do Arelho, 5 km, Salir do Porto 7 km
Market: Caldas da Rainha 8 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Lisbon airport 94 km - around 1 h 15 mins driving time

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

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

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

What we also love about Foz & Salir:

  • Relaxing beach-side cafes and restaurants - enjoyed at all times of day!
  • The amazine sunsets
  • Excellent body-boarding and surfing at Praia do Mar, Foz
  • Pastelaria Doce Mar, Foz - 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

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Horse-riding
  • Sailing

Day Trip Ideas

  • Picnic and paddle in one of the many spectacular sandy beaches at Obidos lagoon
  • A beach day at Salir / Sao Martinho - the curve of golden sand is perfect for younger ones
  • 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.
  • Surfing - Baleal beach outside Peniche is perfect for beginners and body-boarders

The Local Area

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).

Salir & Sao Martinho do Porto

The half-moon bay of golden sands is protected by two headlands and subsequently this is an ideal place for younger kids to enjoy the ocean safely (the lagoon beaches at Foz are perfect also).

Both towns are relatively undeveloped and there's a good selection of restaurants and pastelarias to keep you fuelled for the day! 

For a superb Portuguese meat-treat try Naco Na Pedra at Salir where they cook your steak to order on a hot stone - delicious!

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