Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The sheltered bay of Sao Martinho Do Porto is unique along the Silver Coast and it is a very pretty Portuguese town with calm waters and fantastic restaurants.
The town celebrates many festivals throughout the year and everyone - Gran, babies and all the local shops/restaurants get involved! Don't be surprised to see people wearing strange clothing to celebrate different events sat at the many outdoor cafes.
This is a great apartment because it is so well located in the heart of the bay. It has a private balcony with views across the bay and it also has a lovely pool. However you may find it hard choosing between staying by the pool or walking 20 metres or so to the beach itself.
There are lots of lovely restaurants along cobbled streets to choose from for lunch or dinner and you don't need to go anywhere else if you don't want to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sao Marinho Do Porto|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 100 km, Nearest railway: Sao Martinho Do Porto|
|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
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
The property can sleep up to 5 and plenty of linen/bedding is provided. The property is on the 7th floor and there is a lift.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
Sao Martinho and the surroundings all along the silver coast is beautiful and retains a timeless feel.
With forested river valleys, granite massifs, wild-flower meadows, cobbled whitewashed villages and impressive Baroque palaces. Here are just a few of our suggested trips...
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.
Sao Martinho do Porto
Praia D'El Rey - (famous golf course) 40km. Rated as the 13th best course in Continental Europe by Golf World magazine - lovely sea views.
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.