Villa Magnolia da Lagoa
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This new 3 bedroom villa with private pool (refurbished in 2013) is situated on a large and private plot, located in a safe cul de sac. It will appeal to those people looking for luxury living in a quiet and relaxing environment. Explore the walks and cycle paths of the Obidos lagoon which are a 4 min walk from the villa. The scenic beaches around the mouth of the lagoon are a 5 minute drive away where you can find a great fish restaurant and cafe/bar. Enjoy the catch of the day whilst watching the spectacular landscape of the Silver Coast or the stunning sunsets over the Atlantic. Car hire is essential to explore the area. The world renowned golf courses at Praia del Rey and Bom Successo are just a 5 min drive away from the villa. Explore the beautiful walled medieval town of Obidos with its charming cobbled streets and shops (15 min drive). Sao Martinho do Porto has a gorgeous shell shaped bay and excellent amenities and can be reached within 30 minutes by car.
This 3-bed villa is spacious and fantastic for family holidays. It is fully equipped and furnished with modern appliances, has its own private covered swimming pool, and stunning front and rear gardens with a purpose-built brick BBQ perfect for eating outdoors. Located right next to the magnificent Obidos Lagoon, only a 15 min walk away, and just 5 minutes from Bom Sucesso beach. The historic old town of Obidos is also just a 15 mins drive away.
The area comprises of breathtaking natural beauty. You can enjoy the natural beauty by walking, biking or horse riding. On the lagoon itself you can experience windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing and canoeing. Close by are some of the best surf beaches in Europe including 'Praia Supertubes' and 'Praia Baleal'. Less than a 5 minutes drive you also have some of the best Golf courses in Portugal including Praia Del Rey, Bom Sucesso, Campo Real, Golden Eagle and and the Royal Obidos Spa and Golf Resort. Perfect for a either a peaceful getaway, or an active sporting break - discounts on green fees are available by contacting the owner.
The villa itself is beautifully appointed with 3 comfortable and spacious bedrooms decorated in contemporary styles. For ease, there is a regular service available that delivers basic groceries direct to the villa. There is also the local restaurant 'A Bateira' (+351) 969 076 767 who will deliver a delicious meal straight to the villa, ideal for when first arriving after a long journey.
Fresh bread is sold every morning on the development and Antonio sounds his horn as he arrives, usually around 9.20am weekdays, 10.30am Saturdays and anything up until mid-day on a Sunday. During high season there is an ice cream and frozen food van that visits the development once a week and also a fish van. If you wish to have a welcome pack left for you on your arrival please contact the owner to arrange this. The pack consists of ham, cheese, bread, butter, salad, tomatoes, crisps, 4 yogurts, melon, coffee, milk, wine and water and is €28.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bom Sucesso 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 90 km, Nearest railway: Obidos 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa has 3 large bedrooms and additional double sofa bed in the lounge allow for guests. There are 3 bathrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge and living area with terrace and views of the pool.
Master Bedroom - Double bed, en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath. Huge Amounts of storage. Private large balcony
Bedroom 2 - Twin room with two part ensuite bathroom with shower. Huge amounts of storage space. Two balconies one to the front and one to the rear
Bedroom 3 - Ground floor twin room with adjacent bathroom with patio doors to rear terrace . Large amounts of storage
Living/Dining Room - Perfect for groups of friends or families with Wi-Fi Internet, TV, and HD DVD player, three sofas Including a double sofa bed), extra camp beds, dining table and seating, and a full-size table football game.
Kitchen - Fully equipped with fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and all utensils
General facilities include Linen, Towels, Stereo, Coffee Maker, Iron & Board, Stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Fireplace, DVD player, Washing Machine, Microwave, Dishwasher Toaster, Flat Screen TV, and Cooking Utensils.
8MB Wi-Fi internet with unlimited free downloads is also provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Outdoor facilities include: private parking, private garden with furniture (large table and umbrella, garden chairs and sun loungers), purpose-built brick BBQ, private pool (with cover) and three balconies.
Activities including bicycle hire can be arranged through Silver Coast Tours by contacting them directly – details available from owner. The services they provide, as well as the prices, are as follows:-
1) Bicycle Hire (each)
- 1 hour 10 euros
- Half day 20 euros
- Full day 30 euros
- Weekly Hire price 120 euros
- 1 hour double Kayaks for 2 people is 15 euros
- 1 hour single Kayak, for 1 person is 10 euros
3) Bateira Motor Boat (Tour)
- This is a scheduled Tour of the lagoon for up to 12 guests.
- The traditional Bateira has scheduled departures.
- The tour price is 12 euros per adult over the age of 16, 8 euros for children over 2 and 4 euros for children under 2 years of age.
4) Bateira Motor Boat (Private Hire)
- This is a private hire for up to 12 guests
- The traditional Bateira can be hired for groups and includes the driver and fuel and Lagoon Tour.
- The cost for private use is 100 euros per 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- all bills are included in the rental price for short term lets.
- 25% deposit to secure the booking (non refundable)
- full payment is required 30 days before arrival
- the property's weekend rates apply to Saturday and Sunday nights
- prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion
- payments made by PAYPAL will incur an additional charge
- bank transfer available
- smoking is only permitted on the balconies or in the garden
- breakage/damage deposit required
- check-in time is from 3:00 PM and latest check-out time is 11:00 AM
- English speaking Property Management company
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The Silver Coast is a place of breathtaking natural beauty, is home to sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and some of the most fascinating historic sites in Portugal.
Here you can discover pretty villages and a real Portuguese way of life.
Pinhal Villa is 5 minutes stroll from the shore of Obidos Lagoon on Portugal's beautiful Costa da Prata (Silver Coast).
The Lagoon is a peaceful oasis that is perfect for an evening stroll, for exploring on the new cycle path or for safe swimming from the inshore beach. Click the link below for information on one of the local restaurants.
The villa is situated perfectly to take advantage of the many fantastic championship standard golf courses in the region. Bom Sucesso and Praia del Rey are both less than 10 minutes away. The Praia del Rey course that is rated as one of Europe's finest and it has recently hosted the Portuguese open. Pinhal Villa is one of the nearest villas to the new Royal Obidos golf course opening in January 2012. Discounts on green fees at the local courses can be obtained by contacting the owner.
The historic town of Obidos is famed for being the 'wedding gift' town steeped in artistic history. There are several good museums and many good restaurants and bars-you must try Ginja; a local cherry liqueur served in edible chocolate cups! A taxi from the villa to Obidos for 6 people is appox €20. Obidos has many cultural events including an annual chocolate festival in February.
The former royal spa town of Caldas da Rainha has its history attributed to QueenDona Leonor who was much impressed by the strong sulphuric waters of the town. Here you will find several good art museums and a picturesque boating lake. The town is good for shopping with branches of well know retailers. It also has a daily market with fresh regional produce.
Peniche famed for its 'Supertubos', is one of the most popular surfing resorts in Portugal, suitable for all levels ranging from beginner to expert. Scuba diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing are also popular and there are a wide range of surf camps and schools that offer lessons and courses for all skill levels. There is also a small aquapark here. You can also take a boat from Peniche to the island of Berlenga surrounded by crystal clear water, perfect for diving. Near the harbour there are many inexpensive restaurants serving very fresh fish.
The lagoon has a water sports school where you can hire kit and book windsurf, kitesurf, catamaran, optimist, canoeing, wakeboard and water ski lessons. There is also a café. Prices are listed on the website. There are courses for beginners and experts alike. Escola de Vela da Lagoa, Marginal da Lagoa, Foz do Arelho/Nadadouro, Portugal 2500. Tel: 351 262 978 592.
There are three adult sized mountain bikes at the villa but should you wish to hire more bikes, or smaller bikes, please visit the following website www.exploresilvercoast.com for bikes which can be delivered to the villa (complete with helmet, backpack, lock, puncture kit and visibility vest). Three days hire is €60 (plus refundable deposit), with the cost per day decreasing for a longer hire period. There are many places to cycle in the locality, with a cycle track circling Obidos Lagoon. It's a great way to get around in the area!
Peniche is also one of the most famous surfing resorts in Portugal with its coastline all around the peninsula you can always find a great surfing spot suitable for all ranging from beginner to expert level. It has the most consistent swell in Europe and is famed for its 'Supertubos', very fast and powerful (tubular) waves, on the south side of the peninsular. Scuba diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing are also popular and there are a wide range of surf camps and schools that offer lessons and courses for all skill levels.
Obidos lagoon cycle track is perfect for walking. There are also signed trails in the Parque Natural Serras De Aire. There is a book of walks in the National Park in the villa.
Norpark aquatic park in Nazare was opened in 2010. The park has 4 water slides plus 3 slides designed specifically for children. It also features an Olympic size swimming pool, a giant Jacuzzi, a water aerobics pool and children's pools.
There are two Go Karting centres nearby, Dinokart near Lourinha (approx 45 minutes drive) has a 920 metre track. In good weather, they offer arrive and drive, individual events and endurance events
For Diving, Acua Sub Oeste in Peniche offer various courses including diving in the marine reserve of the Berlengas archipelago.
Fishermen are spoilt for choice on the Silver Coast - miles of coastline, calm lagoons and fresh inland waters provide endless opportunities for dropping your line in the water.
Beach fishing is very popular in Portugal, which is reputed to be one of the best locations for sea fishing in Europe, and the waters off the coast are said to contain over 200 species of fish. Locals also harvest clams here and in the bay at nearby São Martinho do Porto, using a large fork to rake them out of the sand.
Wines from this region of Portugal are excellent and there are some vineyards to visit nearby - once of the nicest is Loridos vineyard.
Local Supermarkets: New shop/supermarket opened at Bom Successo design resort (about 5 mins drive). Larger supermarket (Pino Dolce) situated at Obidos (15 mins drive). Restaurants near the villa: Rio Cortico is located at the Obidos Lagoon mouth (about 3mins drive / 20 mins walk) this new restaurant overlooks the Lagoon and has really good reviews. Le Bautica is situated near the beach in Lapina (lovely fresh fish) - 5 mins drive. Praia D'el Rey clubhouse and restaurant has good food -10 mins. Café/restaurant near the Lagoon (yellow tables and chairs) - can be reached by walking round the cycle path. Rio Courtesan on Bom Sucesso beach (various Portuguese dishes). Resaurante Pizzaria Cozhinha D'el Rei - a delightful family friendly pizza restaurant near to Praia Del Rey (15 min).
Just a few miles north of Lisbon is the town of Obidos, known as the Wedding Present Town. In 1282, King Dom Dinis presented his new bride, Queen Doña Isabel, with a gift and that gift was Obidos itself. Since then until the monarchy was overthrown in the 19th century, every Portuguese king presented his queen with Obidos as part of the dowry.
Obidos has been named as a national monument because of its rich medieval history. The medieval walls that surrounded Obidos as a formidable fortress still stand, cobblestone streets,Gothic doorways and windows,whitewashed churches.
The lagoon of Obidos is the largest sea-water lagoon in Portugal, and provides a wonderful aray of activities to those who chance to enjoy this experience. It has an average depth of 2 metres, and extensive areas from it's sandy beach surround extend only to half a metre making it a truely family orientated place to be!
Some water sports are available too, since in certain parts the depth reaches 5 metres making water-skiing and other activities easily suitable. At the junction of the lagoon and the sea, the sandy beaches extend around on both sides and visitors have the choice to enjoy the Atlantic waves or the quiet and relatively still waters of the lagoon - all from the same beach!
Around the perimeter of the lagoon, there are beautiful quite walks and cycle tracks embracing the pine woods, beach side restaurants and on the north side, the lovely small village of Foz which features several fish restaurants, cafes and beach-side amentities.
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18 Jan 2013
"A very nice house in a great location"
The house is very nice and spacious, in a great location. It's close to the beach and I would recommend visiting Óbidos during your stay. The only minus is that you definitely require a car for your stay, particularly as there are no shops or cafes close by.
15 Jan 2013
"Great views and walks of the lagoon and beaches with excellent spacious accomodation"
ideal weather for walks, beach and swimming in lagoon and pool . excellent local restaurants with grewat food and friendly staff. Opportunities for a variety of water sports.
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