Villa Vistas

Feefo Rating 1 Villa with heated pool & lagoon views
Ref: AP008 Foz do Arelho 3.5 km
  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Handy separate annexe

We Say

Lovely grounds, lagoon views, very comfortable accommodation, heated swimming pool - Villa Vistas ticks lots of boxes!

Pricing & availability

Villa Vistas
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

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Notes on prices

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

WHAT MAKES VILLA VISTAS A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL:

  • Stunning views
  • Very peaceful surroundings
  • Fabulous outdoor space
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Short drive (or cycle) to Foz's stunning beaches
  • Excellent value!

BEST FOR:

Ideal for one family and the annexe works well for grandparents or older teenager.

SUITABILITY FOR:

  • Toddlers – the pool is unprotected
  • Teenagers –  the separate annexe provides flexible accommodation
  • Reduced mobility – the annexe is on the ground floor

ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR?

Parents of young kids need to be aware that swimming pools aren't protected.

One of the bedrooms is in a separate annexe - ideal for an older teenager, or grandparents.

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.

Accommodation

Quality 3 bedroom villa with stunning views and heated swimming pool

A very spacious holiday home for one family in an equally spacious plot. 

The villa is very comfortably furnished and well-equipped.

Ground Floor

  • Spacious living room, full-equipped kitchen plus study room which includes TV/DVD

First Floor

  • 2 x double bedrooms each with private terrace with lagoon views - enjoy an evening drink watching the sun set over the Berlengas Islands
  • 1 separate bathroom shared by these two bedrooms

Annexe

  • 1 en-suite double bedroom 

Outside

  • Very spacious amount of land - originally it was two plots
  • Heated private swimming pool
  • Private parking

Bedrooms

3 x doubles

Bathrooms

1x bathroom, 1x ensuite

Pool

Heated pool

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • wi-fi
  • dvd player
  • ipod dock
  • satellite tv
  • tv

General

  • cot
  • hair dryer
  • high chair

Outside

  • charcoal bbq
  • parking space

House Rules

No pets & no smoking

Location

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. However, this does not mean there are any fewer things to do. Sailing 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 the amazing city of Lisbon is only an hour’s drive away.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Foz do Arelho 3.5 km
Nearest beach: Local lagoon beach in walking distance + Praia do Mar 3.5 km
Restaurant: Foz 3 km
Market: Caldas da Rainha 8 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Lisbon airport: 94km, 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

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Boat Trips
  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Horse-riding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • SUP

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).

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!

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 05 Aug 2017

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Service: Great website, excellent customer service, easy to make booking - no problem whatsoever. Would definitely recommend.

Product: Villa Vistas didn't disappoint - we loved it; it's excellent general standard, the generous pool area, the variety of places to sit and relax, the terraces and obviously the superb views! The location was great too. (If I had to mention one slightly negative thing it would be damp smell in the main bedroom - but this certainly didn't detract from our overall enjoyment of this fantastic villa).

On 09-Aug-2017 we responded:

Product Comment: Thank you for writing - we're so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Villa Vistas! We agree that the lagoon views from the villa are stunning and it sounds like Foz do Arelho worked really well for your family too. Also great to hear that you made the most of the sailing club facilities during your stay! We will pass on your comment about the main bedroom to our partners in Portugal, thank you for letting us know.


Review posted on 12 Jun 2017

Service: Helpful and friendly.


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