About the home
The sheltered position of Sao Martinho Do Porto, thanks to its famous shell shaped bay, makes it a haven for safe, warm bathing in calm waters. Just outside the bay there are also many great beaches for for surfing. This property has an elevated position with sea bay views - just a few steps away from the beach (50 metres) in the most sought after area of Sao Martinho Do Porto. You will find most restaurants and bars in this area with friendly, professional staff who can speak English.
The apartment is light and spacious with contemporary furnishings. The private balcony on the upper floor is large and perfect for entertaining. An additional private patio accessed from the lounge and kitchen has direct access to the pool (handy for families). Both the balcony and patio have sea views. We also own an additional 3 bed duplex, see link below. This is just 1 door away on the same level and a 10% discount applies for booking both properties together. See 'Palm-Tree, property reference 51907.
For the moments where you'd like to stay in and relax there is English satellite TV for all your favourite programmes and a DVD player with over 20 DVDs suitable for all ages. There is free wireless broadband in the apartment.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Sao Martinho Do Porto Beach|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
Apartment also contains travel cot, high chair, potty, plastic bib and feeding bottles.
It also contains a wide selection of DVDs for all ages.
The master bedroom has an Emperor sized bed. There is one good sized bathroom with bath and shower over, bidet, toilet and sink plus a further WC, sink and Bidet on the ground floor.
The apartment comes fully equipped with sun loungers, outdoor mosaic table and chairs, and some basic cooking ingredients, tea, coffee, pasta etc.
The apartment has 2 smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide alarm plus a first aid kit including a thermometer, plastics and anticeptic cream.
There is also an integral garage with direct access to the apartment and room for 1 car.
Full English satellite TV (approx 150 channels).
There is free wireless wi-fi available in the apartment for guests.
Further details outdoors:
The outdoor pool is accessible direct from the apartment and the pool can be seen from the kitchen, lounge and both upstairs bedrooms should you wish to observe young children.
There are a series of steps from the apartment down to the beach where you will also find a small park with children's games.
Owing to these steps the property may be unsuitable for the elderly.
The apartment is approximately 50 meters to fine sandy beach. Fantastic sunset as the sun sets on the ocean. There are lifeguards throughout the key summer months.
A £200 deposit is required upon booking and the balance is payable 5 weeks before the holday.
There is a 50 Euro charge for cleaning on arrival.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The apartment is located in the most desirable area of Sao Martnho Do Porto next to everything you need. It also has smallish supermarkets. However if you'd like to explore, here's where you could go:
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.
Praia D'El Rey - (famous golf course) 40 mins. Rated as the 13th best course in Continental Europe by Golf World magazine. This challenging championship course runs through parkland before opening up along the cliff top to give some breathtaking sea views.
Arblaster & Clarke (01730 263111, www.winetours.co.uk)
Good-value port harvest tour, Douro vineyard walks and Azores gourmet week.
The Sao Martinho do Porto area
Many watersports are available on the beach.
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.
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, a great Italian and a lovely bar to note- Pato No Prato.
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- mornings only.
How to get there
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Lisbon Airport is recommended as it is an easy drive along the A8 taking between 50 mins to 1 hour depending on traffic.
If you don't want to hire a car then you can take a taxi from Lisbon airport to Lisbon bus station (15 Euros) and there is a direct regular coach service from there taking just over an hour (9 Euros each way).
Alternatively you can fly to Oporto (2.5 hour drive) or Faro (3.5 hour drive).
Bmibaby (www.bmibaby.com) Flies to Lisbon from Manchester; to Faro from Cardiff, Birmingham and East Midlands.
British Airways (www.ba.com) Flies from Heathrow to Lisbon and Gatwick to Faro.
EasyJet (www.easyjet.com) Flies to Lisbon from Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Gatwick and Luton; to Faro from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Newcastle.
Flybe (www.flybe.com) Flies to Faro from Exeter and Southampton.
Flyglobespan (www.flyglobespan.com) Flies to Faro from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) Flies to Oporto from Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted; to Faro from Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool and Glasgow.
TAP Air Portugal (www.tap-airportugal.co.uk) Daily from Gatwick and Heathrow to Oporto & Lisbon.
Thomson Airways (www.thomson.co.uk) Flies to Faro from 17 UK airports including Belfast; most frequently from Luton, Doncaster-Sheffield, Manchester and Bournemouth.
Thomas Cook Airlines (www.flythomascook.com) Flies from 11 regional airports to Faro, including Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff.
The excellent website, www.seat61.com, gives a choice of routes from the UK to Portugal.
For Lisbon, you can take the 10.23am Eurostar from London to Paris and the 15.50 TGV service to Irún on the Spanish border, which connects with the 22.00 overnight Sud Express to Lisbon, which arrives at 11.03am the following day. Cheapest return fare is £209. Book through Spanish Rail (020 7725 7063, www.spanish-rail.co.uk ) or Rail Europe (0844 848 4070, www.raileurope.co.uk).
Car rental companies include Avis (www.avis.co.uk); Budget (www.budget.co.uk); Europcar (www.europcar.co.uk); Hertz (www.hertz.co.uk).
Brokers include Holiday Autos (www.holidayautos.co.uk) and Holiday Cars Direct (www.holidaycarsdirect.com).
For timetable information visit the Comboios de Portugal website – www.cp.pt – which has an English-language option.
The Portuguese Tourism Office (0845 355 1212, www.visitportugal.com) Telephone to order brochures and ask questions.
Activities near Sao Martinho do Porto
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April 2012||1 Apr 12||1 May 12||£ 295||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|May 2012||1 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 395||£ 56||£ 56||3 Nights|
|June 2012||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 495||£ 71||£ 71||3 Nights|
|July / August 2012||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 695||£ 99||£ 99||3 Nights|
|September 2012||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 475||£ 68||£ 68||3 Nights|
|October 2012||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 345||£ 51||£ 51||3 Nights|
|Nov 2012 - March 2013||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||£ 245||£ 35||£ 35||3 Nights|
|April 2013||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 295||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|May 2013||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 395||£ 56||£ 56||3 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 495||£ 71||£ 71||3 Nights|
|July/August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 695||£ 99||£ 99||3 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 475||£ 68||£ 68||3 Nights|
|October 2013||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 345||£ 51||£ 51||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
There is a final cleaning charge of £50 added to each stay.
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