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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.1km

Superbly located, 3-bedroom apartment with panoramic views of the beach and the bay in a complex just 160 metres from Sao Martinho beach. Key features of this property include free internet access, satellite television with over 140 channels, a large swimming pool, a children's play area and 2 private balconies from which to enjoy the sun and sunset.

This apartment is the pick of the lot in the Bayside resort, the property is luxurious and spacious and it is comprised of a master bedroom with double bed and en-suite, a twin bedroom with balcony and a further twin bedroom. 2 single folding beds can be used in lounge to sleep a further 2 people. There is also a DVD and CD Player. The apartment benefits from air conditioning in most rooms.

This property can be rented alongside the studio apartment Atlantic to accommodate groups of up to 12 guests. The studio is located directly above Silver Sands.

The owner of this property would consider a property swap so please let us know if you would like to swap a stay in this property for your own.

Sao Martinho Do Porto : Retaining it's Portuguese charm and character, Sao Martinho do Porto is a remarkably picturesque seaside town. The town is built around the sheltered bay that provides for safe bathing away from the strong Atlantic currents. The bay also benefits from warmer waters thanks to to its sheltered location. There are life guards on the beach during the summer and the beach is cleaned most days showing off its beautiful iridescent silver sand which is where the area gets its name. Surrounding the bay there are numerous cafes and restaurants where the majority of the food on offer is typical Portuguese (superb seafood) though there is also a very good Italian & also a Swiss restaurant along the front of the bay too. In the surrounding area a number of excellent golf courses have been built, and more are planned.

Climate & vicinity: Sao Martinho do Porto enjoys an idyllic climate that tends not to reach oppressive extremes of hot or cold. Daytime temperatures mid-summer tend to range between 26ºC and 34ºC. Mid-winter daytime temperatures typically range between 14ºC and 18ºC.

Within the vicinity of Sao Martinho is the beautiful historic town Obidos (approximately 15-20 min drive) and the Obidos lagoon. Figueira da Foz is located about 10 min drive from Sao Martinho, it overlooks the Obidos lagoon (the largest lagoon in Europe) and similarly to Sao Martinho it provides safe bathing away. Sao Martinho's neighbouring town is called Nazare , it is a typical Portuguese seaside town which offers a good number of cafes, bars and excellent restaurants.

Further details outdoors:

You will find 4 chairs on each balcony from which to enjoy the sun in the day and sit to watch the sunset in the evening.

Please bring your own towels for the beach.

Area : Many water sports are available on the beach.

There are 3 or 4 small supermarkets in Sao Martinho itself. Larger hypermarkets are close by.

There are lots of lovely restaurants which feature Portuguese food (with English translation on request) and there are Italian restaurants too.

Our recommendations -

Acasa – Excellent service & fresh fish you can choose.

Carvalho – In Main St – Old Town centre. Level with the back of Hotel Atlantica. Very good value.

O'Farol - located on the beach itself with the best views and good value.

There is also a very good Swiss restaurant, and a great Italian along the bay.

Also try Hotel Capitao – afternoon tea on the veranda is accessed at the side/rear of the building.

There is a market daily in Sao Martinho offering fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and bread amongst other local produce (mornings only).

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sao Martinho Do Porto 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisbon 100 km, Nearest railway: Sao Martinho Do Porto 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Retaining it's Portuguese charm and character, Sao Martinho do Porto is a remarkably picturesque seaside town. The town is built around the sheltered bay that provides for safe bathing away from the strong Atlantic currents. The bay also benefites from warmer waters thanks to to its sheltered location. There are life guards on the beach during the summer and the beach is cleaned most days showing off its beautiful irridecent silver sand which is where the area gets its name.

Surrounding the bay there are numerous cafes and restaurants where the majority of the food on offer is typical Portuguese ( superb seafood ) though there is also a very good Italian & also a Swiss restaurant along the front of the bay too.

In the surrounding area a number of excellent golf courses have been built, and more are planned.

Sao Martinho do Porto enjoys an idylic climate that tends not to reach oppressive extremes of hot or cold. Daytime temperatures mid-summer tend to range between 26 and 34 degrees C. Mid-winter daytime temperatures typically range between 14 and 18 degrees.

Within the vicinity of Sao Martinho is the beautiful historic town Obidos ( approximately 15-20 minutes drive ) and the Obidos lagoon. Figueira da Foz is located about 10 minutes drive from Sao Martinho, it overlooks the Obidos lagoon ( the largest lagoon in Europe ) and similarly to Sao Martinho it provides safe bathing away. Sao Martinho's neighbouring town is called Nazare , it is a typical Portuguese seaside town which offers a good number of cafes, bars and excellent restaurants.

Further details outdoors

You will find 4 chairs on each balcony from which to enjoy the sun in the day and sit to watch the sunset in the evening.

Please bring your own towels for the beach.

Further details

There are 2 folding single beds available for use in the lonuge allowing sleeping for a maximum of 8.

The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region

13th century walled medieval town of Obidos - 15 mins drive.

Obidos Lagoon - 15 mins drive.

Foz do Arelho beach (surfing) - 15 mins drive.

Caldas Da Rainha (spa town) - 15 mins drive.

Alcabaca Cathedral City- 20 mins drive.

Arblaster & Clarke (01730 263111, www.winetours.co.uk)

Good-value port harvest tour, Douro vineyard walks and Azores gourmet week.

Leiria

Golf

Praia D'El Rey - (famous golf course) 40 mins. Rated as the 13th best course in Continental Europe by Golf World magazine - lovely sea views.

Watersports

Many watersports are available on the beach.

Supermarket

There are 3 or 4 small supermarkets in Sao Martinho itself. Larger hypermarkets are close by.

Restaurants & Tourist Information

There are lots of lovely restaurants which feature Portuguese food (with English translation on request) and there are Italian restaurants too.

Recommendations

ACASA – Excellent service & fresh fish you can choose.

CARVALHO – In Main st – Old Town centre. Level with the back of HOTEL ATLANTICA. Very good value.

O'FAROL - located on the beach itself with the best views and good value.

There is also a very good Swiss restaurant, and a great Italian along the bay.

Also try Hotel Capitao – afternoon tea on the veranda is accessed at the side/rear of the building and is wonderful!

There is a market daily in Sao Martinho offering fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and bread amongst other local produce (mornings only).

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Review 1-4 of 4

27 May 2014

5/5

"Silver Sands"

Silversands is a delight, certainly the best overseas apartment that I have stayed in. It is spacious, clean and bright with a view over the bay from one of the two balconies.It is very comfortably fu… More

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!

2 Mar 2012

5/5

"Fantastic"

A beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment. Immaculate and spotless. Great town, plenty to do. Can't recommend this place enough.… More

17 Aug 2011

5/5

"Beautiful town fantastic apartment."

We had a wonderful stay in san Martino. It is a great place to vacation with young children. The seafood was delicious and quite varied. The bay has gentle waves that kids love. The apt was wonderful.… More

4 Aug 2011

5/5

"Very clean, well equipped, perfectly located spacious appartment"

Good all round appartment, pool and location (near beach). Nice resort. Not touristy.

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