Casa Escarlate

One of the best villas on the Praia D'El Rey resort
Ref: AP022 Peniche 15 km
  • 6 bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • 13 m private pool

We Say

Not your ordinary resort villa. Vast inside and out with delightful Portuguese touches. A 'proper' swimming pool and roof terrace to watch the stunning sunsets.

Pricing & availability

Casa Escarlate
6 bedrooms, sleeps 11

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Offers

Late Booking
  • 20% off remaining dates in September. Quoted prices include discount.

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Sheets & household towels; 2 week stays include mid-stay clean and full linen & towel change; pool heating Apr-Oct inc; wifi
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras: Welcome pack 28 EUR; beach towels 5 EUR/wk; additional cot 30 EUR; additional high chair 10 EUR (pre-book items and pay locally)
  • Security deposit: EUR 500 (£450)
  • Changeover day: Flexible
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

WHAT MAKES CASA ESCARLATE A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL

This is no 'ordinary' resort villa - the owners have invested much thought and energy into this holiday villa. Traditional yet modern, Escarlate offers a great package of benefits to its guests:

  • Stunning 13 m pool for swimming proper lengths!
  • A genuinely short walk to the local sandy beach of Praia D'El Rey
  • All 6 bedrooms are en-suite
  • Sunset roof terrace
  • Tasteful, traditional furnishings, Portuguese tiles and floorings - you're on a resort but you'll find touches of real Portugal at Casa Escarlate
  • Enjoy resort facilities - golf, tennis, spa, fitness, kids' clubs, restaurants, etc (local charges apply)

BEST FOR:

Generously sized, the villa is perfect for larger group gatherings whether it's 2 or 3 families sharing the house or an extended multi-generation family.

In the mid & low seasons it's a great choice for groups of golfers.

SUITABILITY FOR:

  • Toddlers - note there is a low boundary wall in the garden and high quality furnishings inside. The owners prefer not to take young children aged between 1 and 3
  • Teenagers - wifi, dvd player, walk to beach, sports facilities on the resort
  • Reduced mobility - not suitable due to lots of steps

ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR:

Groups with young children should be aware of the delicate nature of furnishing inside the villas and the low boundary wall by the pool - please contact us for guidance.

There is wifi in the house but because it's so vast, the signal is limited tho the ground floor area.

There is an adjacent villa quite close to the low boundary wall, however, the outside space & pool of that villa is on the other side of the property (zoom in on the map using satellite view).

WHY PRAIA D'EL REY?

Just to the north of Peniche is a string of superb sandy beaches including Praia D'El Rey.

Praia D’El Rey is a purpose-built resort situated on a fabulous stretch of Atlantic coastline in western Portugal. It is perhaps most famous for its championship golf course.  However, you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy this location. With the beach at your fingertips, activities such as swimming, sailing or surfing are available, or you could choose to just relax. The resort is beautifully maintained and because it's spread over a wide area it never feels crowded or busy.

If you are willing to go further afield, the historic walled town of Obidos is 30 minutes by car, and Lisbon is just over an hour’s drive away. There are many fabulous beaches to explore too.

Accommodation

Vast villa in a traditional style with superb pool, terraces and charming Portuguese interior

We're used to seeing a lot of 'resort villas' which follow a certain template so it's refreshing to find a villa where the owners have taken the time to instil a genuine flavour of Portugal. The beautiful Portuguese furnishings display genuine craftsmanship, complemented by marble floorings and locally sourced materials.

What's more, the villa is cavernous! It can easily soak up two families such that you would still feel a sense of space and privacy.

All bedrooms have aircon.

INSIDE - GROUND LEVEL

As expected the entrance hall is of a generous size and this leads into an attractive kitchen and a vast open-plan lounge & dining room. This room is naturally lit through its numerous French doors and feels bright and fresh. From the living room you have access to a sunny terrace overlooking the lovely pool. The kitchen features azulejos portuguese - beautiful hand-painted tiles.

Also at ground level you have three bedrooms:

  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite bathroom; bed can be double or two singles
  • Bedroom 2 - ensuite bathroom; beds can be double or two singles
  • Bedroom 3 - ensuite shower room; single bed

On the ground floor is a separate guest WC.

INSIDE FIRST FLOOR

  • Bedroom 4 - stunning master bedroom featuring: hand-made traditional wood (double) bed; french doors to terrace overlooking pool and golf course with the ocean beyond; study area; ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath
  • Bedrooms 5 & 6 - both with: hand-made double beds; ensuite bathroom with hand-made Portuguese tiles; terrace overlooking pool.

ROOF TERRACE

The top level of the villa features a roof terrace with stunning views of the resort and ocean towards the Ilhas Belengas. This is the best place to enjoy the amazing sunsets.

OUTSIDE

The villa enjoys one of the largest plots on the resort - a double plot in fact. 

  • Stunning private swimming pool, 13 m in length and depth to 2.1m
  • 6 sun loungers
  • Outside shower
  • Large lawn for children's games
  • Built-in charcoal 'chimney' BBQ
  • Dining table for 8
  • Off-street parking for 4 cars

Bedrooms

3 x doubles; 2 x twins; 1 x single

Bathrooms

All bedrooms are ensuite

Pool

Large pool 13 x 6 m depth up to 2.1m. Pool heating is included Apr-Oct

Equipment

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • satellite tv
  • wi-fi

General

  • aircon
  • cot
  • high chair

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • charcoal bbq
  • parking space

House Rules

No pets on the resort. No smoking

Location

Praia D'El Rey lies on the 'Silver Coast' between the fishing town of Peniche (15 km) and the beautiful walled village of Obidos (20 km). Lisbon is just under 100 km south and the drive from the airport takes little more than 1 hour.  PDR is a resort designed to give you everything you need (activities, beach, places to eat) in one place. The resort is built around the famous golf links, fringed by the Atlantic Ocean and a glorious, wild stretch of silver sands backed by dunes and cliffs. Covering an area of 230 hectares, the resort has a large footprint but you never feel over-crowded. 

The villa enjoys a very convenient location on the resort, just a short walk to the beach, hotel and clubhouse. Situated on a large, double plot, the villa has one close neighbour whose pool/outside space is on the opposite side of that property.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Peniche 15 km
Nearest beach: 500m walk
Restaurant: Resort hotel 200m (shortcut via golf course); Clubhouse restaurant 600m; Argento 2 km
Market: Peniche & Obidos

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Lisbon airport, 92km (allow 75 mins)

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Picnic and paddle in the spectacular Obidos lagoon at Praia do Bom Sucesso
  • Stroll along the beach from Praia D’El Rey to Peniche (approx. 1.5 hrs), stop for a fresh seafood meal and then taxi home
  • Drinks, seafood supper and watch the sunset over Obidos lagoon at Foz do Arelho
  • Surfing - Baleal beach outside Peniche is perfect for beginners, or watch the experts take on the rollers at the legendary & aptly-named Supertubos 2 kms to the south
  • Head for historic Obidos for an early evening stroll and aperitif

Nearby Activities

  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Spa
  • SUP
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

Day Trip Ideas

  • Discover the beaches of this area - Baleal and Obidos Lagoon are stunning and are best for young families
  • Visit Obidos and split the day discovering the historic walled town and the beautiful tidal lagoon
  • Boat trip from Peniche to the beautiful Berlenga Islands & marine nature reserve for snorkeling or even scuba-diving
  • Definitely head for Ericeira, an historic fishing port about 45 minutes’ drive south, and explore the cobbled streets. There are lovely beaches with excellent surf either side of the town too – try Ribiero (north) and Lisandro (south)
  • Feeling beach out – several historic or religious centres are nearby, including Mafra, Fatima, Batalha and the remarkable Sintra palace & park near Estoril – if you only manage one pick this one!
  • Explore the cosmopolitan streets of downtown Lisbon - one of southern Europe's most historic cities

The Local Area

For visitors who like to explore the area where they are staying, the Silver Coast provides a variety of exciting things to do and places to visit for all the family, offering a superb blend of beachescuisineculture and activities.

Whether you want to discover another superb beach, visit an historic town, taste the local wines, take the kids go-karting or take a boat trip to an island, there are many opportunities to get out and about. And you can book excursions and local visits via the concierge staff at Praia D'El Rey resort. 

LISBON

We highly recommend visiting Lisbon during your stay on the Silver Coast. However, taking a car into the city is an unecessary stress - there are some relaxing options to think about, all of which the local team at PDR can assist you with:

  • Drive to Obidos station and then take a train to the city
  • Hire a taxi there and back
  • Join an organised excursion to the city
  • Tag a city hotel stay on to the start or end of your visit 

FUN FOR THE KIDS

Don’t forget there’s a wealth of activities available on-site and activities which the resort staff will organise for you – see the Sports & Leisure tab. For fun days out, here's a few ideas:

Water parks
heading north up the coast, just beyond Nazaré, is Norpark, a family friendly water park with water slides for kids of all ages. Allow 45-60 minutes to drive there. For the little ones, there’s also a large play pool whilst more accomplished swimmers will enjoy the semi-Olympic-sized. To round off a relaxing day, facilities also include a hydro massage pool, giant Jacuzzi and restaurant.

On the outskirts of Peniche is Sportagua. Younger ones will love splashing around safely in the children’s pool (max depth 60cm). It’s a fun place to try a variety of water chutes working your way up to the Kamikaze slide! Restaurant on-site.

Norpark water park nazare Portugal Silver Coast
Sportagua water park Peniche Portugal Silver Coast

Go Karts
The Silver Coast villa resorts are in close proximity to two karting arenas – a morning’s excursion for dad and the boys? Resort staff can help you make a booking.

Dinokart go karting at Lourinha Portugal Silver Coast
Kiro-Karting go karting at Bombarral Portugal Silver Coast

Bowling
10-pin bowling complex with pool tables, etc at Caldas da Rainha. Only a 20 minute drive from the villa resorts on the coast.

Soft Play
Also at Caldas da Rainha, this play centre is an indoor facility with soft climbing area, a bouncy castle, soft mini football pitch and a separate soft play area for toddlers. Handy café for adults!

Lisbon Attractions
The capital city justifies at least one day-out with the kids…

  • Oceanario de Lisboa – the second largest oceanarium in the world, built around a pier on the Expo site
  • Zoological park
  • Football-crazy kids will love a visit to the arenas of Sporting Lisbon or Benfica
  • The toy museum at nearby Sintra is a fun excursion too, as is the Jurassic museum at Lourinha which includes the world's largest collection of dinosaur eggs.

RELIGIOUS SITES

  • Mafra and Fatima are the best-known but there are plenty to choose from

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