About the home
Up a quite lane, this house is spacious, light and bright, with enough room to sleep 6-8 guests if necessary. The top of the house is great for kids with it's own shower room, like a loft apartment because it's so big, and the views from there are stunning. You can almost see the spire of the 5 star Marriot Hotel which is about 5 minutes by car up the farm lane with one of the best golf courses in Europe, and voted 8th best in the world. It's so easy to relax in Baleal, yet your close enough to wander over the road to the pub or down the road for a great meal at great prices. And walk to the beach along by the cliffs for some stunning scenery and down to the beach for world famous surf. Baleal is now reconised as one of the best surfing beaches in Europe.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Baleal beach 5 minutes walk away, surfers paradise|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
A three storey traditional house with central heating for the colder evenings. Sleeps up to 6-8 people. The top of the house is like a big open plan loft space, great for children & it has it's own children's size shower and toilet with great views for miles around and a secluded balcony area. There are 3 single beds up there with a double futon & lots of room to spare
Coming down the marble staircase from the attic entering the first floor bedrooms you will find one has a grey slate tiled en-suite shower room with views out to the sea, the fields, even the spire at Praia d'el Rey on the Marriott Hotel. The other two rooms have there own balconies, they all have fitted wardrobes & cupboards. There is also the family bathroom with bath & fitted shower
Coming down to the ground floor you immediately enter into the living room which is very light & spacious with stone flooring, easy to sweep clean with all the sand from the beach. The living room has a real fire with a glass front door which is made to keep shut once alight. There are two sets of patio doors in the living room which open out to the front of the property & that has a little patio area to sit at if someone wishes to. It's very quiet up our lane, you see the occasional surfer coming back from the beach or the local farmer selling his fruit and vegtables.
Back inside is the down stairs shower room & toilet, easy access from the beach to shower off the sand. Through to the open plan Kitchen & Dining room with lots of Kitchen utensils & enough tableware & glass to cater for ten people. The Dining table seats six but extras can be added on with the garden furniture which is stored in the garage.
Further details outdoors:
In the garden is the patio area & barbecue. There is also outside lighting, to sit out under the stars and relax. You can reach the Marriott hotel by driving up the beach road at the back of the house in just over 5 minutes. The road way to Praia D'el Rey and the Marriott, is 10 minutes for great pool facilities and the water park is in Peniche, which opens the end of June. You can also hire bikes in Peniche and at the Marriott and then there's the golf, the course was voted 2nd best in Europe and 8th best in the world. Our house is right on the doorstep of all the windsurfing schools, it's great for surfing at Baleal. They all hire out surf equipment, one even does kite surfing.
We have internet or you can get it just over the road in the "Game Bar" which is a local bar with big screens for all the football matches and snooker and a snack bar. It's very family friendly and they make a great veggie omelette (I'm veggie)
There are lots of Golfing opportunities locally not just at the Marriott Hotel in Praia d'el Rey. Also at the Marriott besides the great indoor & outdoor pool, there's a fitness room as well as spa & leisure facilities, tennis courts, football pitch, you get a lot of famous football teams going there to train. They are very welcoming at the Marriott
There is also tennis courts in Peniche. Down on Baleal beach the bars often have discos & live music. Caldas da Rainha is bigger than Peniche for shopping, about 20 minutes away passing the beautiful walled city, world heritage site of Obidos, a must visit for holiday makers
Obidos lagoon is a big attraction in the summer I like to view it from Foz do Arelho sitting in one of the relaxing bars especially at sunset. Sintra is also a magical place to visit with it's mixture of fairytale & gothic palaces, beautiful woodlands & streams. And of course you can't go to the Silver Coast and not visit Lisbon. Jumping on and off a plane at the airport is not good enough. A bus goes frequently through out the day to Lisbon for 7.50€ and the open bus tour of the city is highly recommended, as well as the Zoo with the dolphin and seal show, the kids will love that, and the Oceanarium at the Vasco de Gama centre is a must
And then there's the shopping. If you like to shop till you drop then go to Lisbon in your most comfortable shoes. It has everything from the old town & designer shops to the great big Columbo Shopping mall. On returning to Peniche on the bus relax in one of the bars or highly recommended fish restaurents for a beautiful meal and wine which won't cost you much more than a Mc Donalds (yuck) in the UK
The Portugese people of this area are warm welcoming people and normally from Peniche the Taxi driver only charges 7€ home, bliss.
I would need to be asked about pets? Strictly No smoking allowed on the property. Someone with a wheelchair would certainly be able to have access to the house because we have two french window doors at the front of the house, but the stairs could be tricky unless someone was prepared to bring the futon bed down stairs, it's a possibility, which I would be open to. If my house isn't always available I can rent out my next door neighbors also. It's just like mine but more traditional in style. I have pictures.
For house rental at "Casa Louisa"my next door neighbors everything is the same rules as my house but she does have a bedroom down stairs which could be good for elderly.
See pricing plan and the following rules apply
An agreed deposit is payable on booking and the remaining is due on arrival.
A reservation fee of £200 per week is deducted if holiday is cancelled up to 21days before the holiday. If the cancellation is within 7 days of the holiday then the full holiday fee is upheld and paid. Is required to be paid or action will be taken through the booking site to regain the fees.
A refundable deposit of £100 is returned to holiday makers once the property has been checked and cleaned after their departure.
Deposit for holiday can be make by cheque.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
As you drive round the area you get beautiful views of a land and coast line that's not yet been trampled on by progress, but it's coming. The Marriot Hotel and Praia Del Ray with it's first class golf course is less than 10 minutes away by car, and at least another 3 big hotel chains are moving in. Obidos is about 15 minutes away, it's a World Heritage site, and full of morish history.Obidos Lagoon is a big attraction in the summer, I found the water there a bit cold, but my daughter loved it, so I sat outside a bar in beautiful Foz do Arelho over looking the beach while she swam. Caldas da Rainha is great for shopping, about 20 minutes away. Peniche is an old fishing town which is growing rapidly and developing into quite a busy shopping and eating area. Baleal where our house is has great surfing beaches and the world famous Supertubo beach is 5 minutes by car. Surfing schools are busy all year round, and the main Baleal beach has a lifeguard in the summer months which is great for families.
The Peniche / Baleal area
It's surfers paradise and our house is on the doorstep of what is now reconised as one of the best places to surf in Europe. only 2 minutes walk down to the beach. Lagido beach in Baleal and Supertubos are visited by the best surfers in the World and we hold the Rip Curl World surfing championships here every year.
What is a bit strange though is don't go anywhere looking for a romantic restaurant because a lot have lights on and the telly, mainly with football, my partner was completely in heaven, no romance, lots of Arsenal and beer the same price as bottled water in the UK. There are ofter discos at the beach bars in Baleal. For people who like to relax out our back windows you see the farms and the coast, beautiful. Our neighbours are locals and twice a week a farmer comes up our lane in his lorry and toots his horn and sells his fruit, fresh and delicious. There's lots of lovely walks and you can hire bikes in Peniche and at the Marriot hotel if you feel like a bike ride around. The weather is nice mainly all year round we had Christmas dinner in the garden and in t shirts in January on the beach.
How to get there
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Walking distance 2 minutes to the beautiful Baleal Beach
Lisbon is the nearest airport, and there are lots of car hire companies there, but I normally look on the net before hand and get what ever the best deal is. It takes about 50 minutes from the airport. When you exit the Airport if you have a hire car that you have hired from the car rental compound, you turn right from the car hire exit, and go through a small tunnel, you come straight to a roundabout, take the first exit right, follow signs for A8 Oeste, and keep going till you see signs for Peniche on the IP6. Word of caution you have to pay a toll which is €5,60 so have the change ready. When you arrive at the first toll you only collect a ticket, don't go through the toll lane marked with a green V, YOU COULD GET A HEAVY FINE. At the second toll you pay. Follow signs for Peniche, another word of caution the slip road comes up very quickly for Peniche and the IP6 so don't go to fast as it's a tight bend. Keep going on the IP6, towards Peniche until you get to the roundabout which says Baleal to your right (first exit) Follow towards Baleal, it's a coast road, it bends round to you right after about 1 mile, keep going up the road, look out on your right for the Sports bar, slow down then because on your left just pass that is my turning. You'll see a painting on a wall saying "Secret Surf" and a picture of a sun. Also now they are building Penich Surf Lodge there and there is big hoarding with the pictures on, your turn left there, go a very little bit up the lane, and turn left, by the farmers fields, and you will come to my house on the right. Casa Huckleberry, it's written on the front wall.
Activities near Peniche
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
20 May 2013
fantastic walks, surf, restaurants,views,weather,wine tasting. We had an amazing holiday in this beautiful part of Portugal, so grateful for the recommendation of a friend who stayed earlier this year, we have re booked for this september and taking my parents too. A beautiful clean, well kept holiday home.
Glad to hear you had a great holiday, Baleal is a surfers and wine drinkers paradise, with so much of both to choose from, we are spoilt in this part of the world. Spread the good work. Hope to see you again soon :)
20 May 2013
This was our second stay at Casa Happy and once again we had a great time. The villa is very well equipped and is close to everything including a fantastic beach!
We are looking forward to booking next year's trip.
You are more than welcome. Hope to see you again soon.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January-March||3 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 65||£ 65||1 Night|
|March Easter-May||23 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Night|
|May-June||4 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Night|
|June||2 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Night|
|July||1 Jul 13||15 Jul 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|July-september||15 Jul 13||16 Sep 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|September-October||16 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|October-November||27 Oct 13||17 Nov 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|November||17 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
I will also be renting my next door neighbours house for her "Casa Luisa" which is very similar to mine except hers is in a more traditional style with terracotta tiles. and it can also sleep 8 people.
I can do up to a six months let during the winter season at a special rate if anyone is interestedBook
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
If my house isn't available my next door neighbors is so please always contact me to find out more. Also my house will be available for a longer let durning the winter season from October till March at a greatly reduced rental rate if someone is looking or interested.