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Praia Del Rey, Holiday Home Obidos
- Type: House
- Sleeps: 5 (2 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Silver coast (.5 km)
- Change Over Day: Flexible
- Access: Car Advised
- Long term lets considered
- Non smoking only
- suitable for children
- Winter lets available
- kids club available
This town house is on a prime location within the Praia del Rey resort in a private condominium of 28 houses. Within a 5 minute stroll from the property is the golf club house and the 5* Marriott hotel and Spa with it’s choice of bars and restaurants. The house overlooks the shared swimming pool and the 10th fairway from the 1st floor terrace. The property has been stylishly decorated and offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large open plan living/dining room and a well equipped kitchen. Aside from the first class golf facilities ( voted 13th by Golf World Magazine) , the resort has a 7 court tennis centre, children’s playground and unspoilt sandy beaches, plus there is a Clube Adventura outdoor activity centre which offers paint-balling, quad biking, orienteering, surfing and archery for older children .
worth visiting www.praia-del-rey.com to get an overview of this 5* resort
Images of Praia Del Rey, Holiday Home Obidos
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast Region
Silver Coast area has some of the country's most impressive architecture, historical and religious sites in Portugal. On the coastline, nearly empty beaches mix with quaint fishing towns and villages, of which Nazaré is one of the finest examples; inland, fertile country stretches along the banks of rivers like the Tagus, producing livestock and crops from grapes to fruit and rice.
Obidos, the medieval walled town with beautiful cobbled streets, ancient churches and a good selection of restaurants and craft shops is 15 mins by car. Peniche, the fishing port, with excellent seafood restaurants and boat trips to the nearby Berlanga Islands, a nature reserve, is also 15 mins away by car. Caldas Da Rainha 25 mins drive away, provides good shopping and a great open air market.
Lisbon center is about 1 hour away by car or take the bus from Peniche . this city on Seven Hills, the birthplace of fado, a maze of dark and narrow streets that date back for centuries, and now, more than ever, Europe's westernmost capital city has quickly become one of the most cosmopolitan. Prized for its seamless mixture of tradition and modernity, Lisbon is like no other place on earth. From Alfama, to the Parque das Nações, to the historical district and the new and thriving business district, Lisbon is one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
Plus shopping !! beside the high street shops in the city , Colombo Shopping center beside Benfica's stadium is the largest shopping center in Europe!, with cinemas, restaurants , high street brand shops etc, you could spend a day trip doing this centre alone besides even going into the city proper, only about around a 45 minute drive from the house.
Official Climate Stats
Spring is cool to warm (between 6 °C and 28 °C) with sunshine and also some showers.
Summer months are mostly sunny, dry, hot with a little breeze with temperatures between 16 °C to 37 °C.
Autumn is mild and unsettled with temperatures between 8 °C and 23 °C
winters are typically rainy and cool with some sunny days (temperatures between 3 °C and 18 °C), usually staying at an average of 12 °C. On average, there are 3300 sunny hours per year and 100 days with rain per year. The climate is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream.
Our findings on the climate over the last 5 years
Note while we have found Jan-Feb-Mar ok for golfing & shopping etc, as you are on the Atlantic , too cold for the beach etc and very changeable weather much the same as in Ireland or England in Feb., if you need guaranteed sun during Dec-Mar you would have to go down towards the Algarve but great time though to see a Champions league match in Benfica or Sporting Lisbon
Summers are perfect really from April-Sept really nice cool breeze and seems to be always warm and sunny , well over 30 degrees on average. ( children certainly need sun block every day even if it starts off cloudy as the rays seems brighter and stronger than in Ireland or england)
Surprisingly we have found Oct/Nov for Halloween also warm over 20 degrees but guess we are comparing it to Ireland/England weather.
Also in case its important to you , we have not seen any mosquitoes in this resort or area
Fatima is located 45 minutes drive to the east of Praia Del Rey ,this small town is one of the most visited Marian shrines in the world today. The apparitions for which Fatima is known around the world began on May 13, 1917 and today more than two million pilgrims arrive each year.
Benfica stadium & Sporting Lisbon stadium are within a 45 minute drive away, well worth checking out if a champions league match is on or a UEFA cup as they qualify most years , group stages usually Nov-Mar.
The town's of Vila Franca de Xira another 45 minutes by car hosts the Festa do Colete Encarnado, or Red Waistcoat Festival every July .For several days there are bullfights and bull runs. This involves letting the bulls loose and trying to dodge them as they charge through the streets It is worth noting that the Portuguese style of fighting the bull is different to its Spanish counterpart - the bull is wrestled but not killed. However, if you still find this style of bullfighting distasteful, we suggest you avoid the event.
Tomar Festival of the Trays, "Festa dos Tabuleiros", also known as Festival of the Holy Spirit, "Festa do Divino Espírito Santo", is held in Tomar every four years.The streets are decorated with paper roses and there is music as well. It is a unique event with a procession where young women carry on her head a tray with 30 loaves.Well worth a visit , as the town of Tomar was founded as head-quarters of the Knights Templar ( Da Vinci Code) in Portugal in the 12th century and contains some of the most significant Templar monuments in Europe with its spectacular Templar church of the Convent of Christ.
Mira de Aire is a small town in Portugal not far from Fátima. This is Portugal's largest caves system and the underground tour leads down through a series of colorfully lit caverns . When you exit the caves you've got a water park with slides and swimming pools, which is included in the prices of the ticket, great place to cool down.
Driving suggestions ; while there are many shorter ways to go to Fatima & Mira de Aire simpler to take the A15 towards Santarem and then the A1 towards Porto.
More Golfing , if you would like to try other championship golf courses in the region , Golden Eagle near Rio Mairor is well worth the visit, only about 25-30 minutes drive west and there are plenty of Golf Courses in the Lisbon/Cascais/Estoril region
Lisbon the nearest airport less than a 1 hour drive , so plenty of flight choices
UK to Lisbon by Easyjet from London, (Luton & Gatwick), Bristol,Liverpool, TAP Portuguese,
UK to Lisbon by BMI Baby & Monarch from Birmingham & Manchester
Ireland to Lisbon by Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin
Germany Cologne,Munich,Stuttgard to Lisbon via Germanwings
Porto airport about 3 hours drive , flights from Ryanair
Faro airport about 4 hours drive , plenty of flight choices
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Lisbon (80 km)
- Ferry: Santander (750 km)
- Railway: Obidos (10 km)
Suitable types of Holiday Obidos
- Golf course is on site or within 15mins walk
- Golf Course
- Horse riding
- Tennis courts
- Water Park
- Mountain Biking
Exterior Facilities in Praia Del Rey, Holiday Home Obidos
- Bicycles available
- Parking space
- Private garden
- Secure parking
- Shared outdoor swimming pool
- Shared Tennis court
- Children's playground
Private patio with table and seating for 6, 2 x sun loungers, which can be used by the pool and a shared BBQ. The plot offers the best of both worlds, with use of the share communal landscape gardens and pool but because of its location in the condominium this house also has a small but private secluded garden.
Sorry no pets allowed.
To help reduce your costs of the holiday , a full set of Callaway men's X18 right hand golf clubs with regular flex graphite shaft and a nike driver with a mix bag of ladies clubs are also available for use free of charge to the tenants for the week. might save you having to pay the airline for transporting your golf clubs.
While the area has a lot to do and explore over a 2-3 week family holiday ,the house is also available for long weekends, as the compound is self contained , i.e everything you need for a relaxing long weekend golf,tennis, hotel, spa etc is at hand once you get there. if you do not feel like driving then a taxi from the airport (all be it expensive ,cost 80-100 euro) allows you to enjoy the weekend without the need to worry about driving .
Facilities in Praia Del Rey, Holiday Home Obidos
- CD player
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Log fire
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
A welcome pack will greet you on arrival. A complimentary baby/toddler pack is available on request; this includes a cot, highchair, potty, changing mat and stair gates. No smoking in the house, ashtrays provided on patio. Sorry no pets allowed.
There's a sofa bed in the mezzanine.
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (2)
- Bathrooms (2)
- Showers (2)
- WCs (2)
Sleeps a Maximum of 5 people:
- Single Beds (4)
- Sofa Beds (1)
- Dining Seats (4)
- Lounge Seats (2)
Tarriffs - Currency Conversion
Note: Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Special End of Season and early booking rates available - enquire for full details.
Discount for 2 or more weeks rentals
Non refundable Booking Deposit 25%, Balance due eight weeks before departure. Refundable breakage deposit of €125 - payable to our on site representative
Payment can be made by Cheque - Stg £, Euro ,EFT or Paypal
IBAN and Swift Code available
Changeover day is flexible with the exception of July and August when change-overs will take place on Saturday. Repeat bookings discount
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Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
RMcC ( family with 2 adults & 3 kids) "perfect spot we were not really into golf but plenty more to do here, besides golfing,
AD"classy resort and really child friendly "
DB & golf group of 4 " one of the best golf course I've ever played , 9 holes links and 9 holes parkland , really enjoyable"
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