About the home
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 lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Lift access to property|
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.
There is an additional 55 Euro final cleaning charge applied.
Although Euros are the preferred payment option you can choose to pay in GBP Sterling. A 20% booking deposit is required immediately to reserve your holiday and the rest is payable 5 weeks before the holiday.
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.
The Sao Martinho do Porto / Leiria area
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.
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
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Oct 2012-April 2013||1 Oct 12||1 May 13||€ 300||€ 43||€ 43||3 Nights|
|May 2013||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||€ 450||€ 64||€ 64||3 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 500||€ 71||€ 71||3 Nights|
|July 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||€ 600||€ 86||€ 86||3 Nights|
|August 2013||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||€ 650||€ 93||€ 93||3 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||€ 450||€ 64||€ 64||3 Nights|
|Oct 2013 - Apr 2014||1 Oct 13||1 May 14||€ 300||€ 43||€ 43||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb 1- Feb 13 2014||1 Feb 14||14 Feb 14||€ 795||€ 114||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
There is an additional final cleaning charge of € 55 applied to each stay.
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