WHAT MAKES VILLA OCEAN A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL:
Perfect for families with children of all ages.
ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR?
It's a steep climb back from the beach to the villa.
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, 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.
Modern villa with private heated pool, games room & incredible views
Modern villa offering very comfortable holiday accommodation and memorable views.
The design makes the most of the property's elevated position above the Atlantic ocean - the southerly and westerly aspects are stunning.
The main living spaces are all on one level.
Villa Ocean is an ideal rental for one family.
3 bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms + 1 twin bedroom. Each bedroom has sliding door access to the pool terrace.
Bathroom with bath-tub, shower & WC.
Shower toom with WC.
Spacious living room with dining area. Sliding doors access the pool terrace. There are ocean/lagoon views from the living room.
The kitchen is of course almost new and features stainless steel appliances.
Down some stairs to the basement space with table tennis, TV area, gym equipment & pool table.
Private, heated swimming pool surrounded by an extensive terrace with those wonderful views.
Sun terrace and BBQ area
2 x doubles and 1 x twin bedroom
Private pool (heated & unprotected) with extensive terrace
No pets & no smoking
The villa is situated in the small seaside village of Foz do Arelho, adjacent to the 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 Portugeuse.
The great advantage of the location is the proximity to the beach and beach-side restaurants and cafes. It's a very short stroll. Also, the villa's elevated position guarantees those wonderful views.
Nearest village / town: Foz do Arelho
Nearest beach: Praia do Mar 450m
Restaurant: Praia do Mar, 450m: Cais da Praia & Cabano do Pescador
Market: Caldas da Rainha 8 km
• Lisbon airport: 94km, 1h15mins
Unsurprisingly, the amazing lagoon dominates our highlights of staying at Foz:
What we also love about Foz:
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!
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.
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.
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).View More Foz do Arelho Rentals
Service: We thought the local Managing Agents in Portugal cut a lot of corners - we can't fault Alternative Portugal in the UK though
Product: Villa was very nice but could have been cleaner. We were told it was not overlooked but it was right next to the road with a low wall .However. location was superb !
Service: Went back to the villa owners several times to clarify things to our satisfaction.
Service: Justin from Alternative Portugal provided me with excellent advice and knowledge when booking my holiday.
Foz do Arelho was situated by a beautiful lagoon and the restaurants served the most wonderful fish, especially the golden bream. The villa was set in a very quiet part and the views and sunset were fantastic. We definitely would go back again. It was a beautiful part of Portugal.
Product: The villa was clean and modern with views towards the lagoon. It was situated in a quiet part of Foz do Arelho with easy walking distance to the beach and restaurants.
Product Comment: Hello, thanks very much for sharing your experience of Villa Ocean and Foz do Arelho. I love this resort and its setting. The villa has an amazing location and I can imagine those sunsets were incredible.