Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This renovated 1-bedroom apartment is on a charming street steps from the beach in the picturesque village of Praia da Areia Branca.
Dine or relax on the sunny terrace accessed by large French doors and with a view of the ocean and beach (terrace table and chairs included).
The apartment has 1 bedroom with two single beds (easily pushed together to form a double) and a large wardrobe in the hall. The living room has a comfortable sofa bed for two persons. The kitchen has a cooktop and stove, large fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and all necessary cutlery. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Towels and linen are changed weekly. Free weekly cleaning (not for monthly stays unless requested for a reasonable fee).
For stays of one week week or more, free WiFi for the first ten hours of use (it's a pay-per-use plan, you can top up for an additional 10 hours for 10 euros). Various WiFi cafés and restaurants nearby. Satellite TV in the apartment and an Internet café nearby.
Towels and linen are changed weekly. Free weekly cleaning (not for monthly stays and a midweek cleaning, if requested, is an extra €30)
Praia da Areia Branca, which literally means “beach of white sand,” is ideal for walks along the promenade or, for the more ambitious, for long walks along the vast beach or along the peaceful cliff-side road leading to the Paimogo Fort overlooking a beautiful bay.
Activities in Praia da Areia Branca:
Tennis court and tennis school 200 m from the house
2 surf schools and surf equipment rental
Wonderful children's playground next to the tennis court
Go-kart track (2 km)
Dinosaur museum in Lourinhã, a delightful historic town 3 km away
Activities in Peniche:
Scuba diving trips and diving school;
Ferry trips to the Berlengas Island nature reserve, a magnificent island with a beach, fort, walking paths, trips to grottos on local boats and breathtaking views;
A wide variety of seafood restaurants;
Watching the coming and going of colourful fishing boats in the port and also recreation boats at the marina.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The Silver Coast is a land of variety and contrasts, a patchwork of modern colourful towns and traditional whitewashed villages. One moment you're in modern fishing port and then, a short drive away, you'll discover a fishing village where fishermen still winch their skiffs onto the beach.
Numerous beaches, from tiny coves to endless stretches of golden sand, indent the mostly rugged and scenic coastline. It's a land of rolling hills, farm valleys and lush eucalyptus forests contrasting with the vivid blue sky and ocean.
A temperate climate makes the Silver Coast ideal for walking and exploring towns without the oppressive heat of so many other holiday destinations. There are many nearby towns worth spending the day: Peniche with its fishing port and marina and wildly sculpted cliffs along the road to the lighthouse; the medieval castle town of Obidos, a must visit; the fishing town of Nazaré where women wearing seven skirts still dry fish on racks along the beach; the cliff-side town of Ericeira; Sintra, described by Lord Byron as “the most beautiful in the world" and, of course, Lisbon the unique city of seven hills.
A village for walkers
Praia da Areia Branca is lively but not wild, tourist-friendly but not crowded with tourists, a welcoming village where you will immediately feel at home.
This is a walking village – walk to the bakery, to a café along the beach promenade, to a restaurant. Walk along the vast south beach or, at low tide, along the rock-strewn north beach to the fort of Paimogo overlooking a picturesque bay. Don't worry, if the tide comes up, you can always walk back along the winding cliff-side road.
If you tire of walking barefoot at the water's edge, walk along the quiet country road to Lourinha where you'll find a dinosaur museum displaying fossils and eggs discovered in this area and a wide variety of shops flanking narrow cobbled streets.
A park near the house has tennis courts (including lessons) and a small but marvellous children's playground. There are also two surf schools (that also rent equipment), mini-golf, a go-kart track nearby and horse-carriage rides will be available this year.
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