Wonderful Silver Coast Vacation Home



Privacy:
Entire property
Property type:
Apartment-condo
Currency:
USD
Per week:
$500 - $1200
Size:
0 square meters
Number of bedrooms:
3
Number of bathrooms:
3
Number of floors:
1
Sleeps:
6
Pets:
No
Smoking:
No
Wheelchair:
No
Praia D'el Rey and the area

Praia D'el Rey is a beautiful exclusive golf and beach resort set amongst extensive pine forests and alongside the fabulous Silver Coast beaches. Its world ranked golf course and luxurious clubhouse facilities make this a golfers dream. However, you don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this resort – we don’t play golf, but love the resort! This is a holiday to relax, soak up the sun, swim and enjoy the warm Portuguese welcome. Anybody looking for a more hectic and frantic holiday, should probably look further south.

The fabulous Praia D'el Rey beach is just a 3 minute walk from our apartment. It stretches for miles in each direction, giving everyone plenty of space (even at the height of the season), and allows you to walk, sunbathe, paddle and swim. But a word of caution, the sea can be very rough at times, so please observe the safety flags. One of our favourite activities is to walk along the beach for about 1 km and then take coffee and ice cream (for the kids) in the stunning on-site Marriott Hotel .Also, a 15min drive offsite takes you to Baleal Beach, where the beach is friendlier for children to swim and is our favourite surfing beach in the area.

The resort Clubhouse is less than a 5 minute drive from the apartment and is very family friendly with a bar, large lounge area, TV's, dining tables, and a large outdoor terrace. Excellent food is served throughout the day and evening, and there is also a more formal restaurant which is open every evening. Residents can also visit the 5* Marriott Hotel which is about a 5 minute drive from the apartment. The hotel boasts three restaurants and numerous bars which non residents can use. There is also a luxury spa, gym and pools which can be used at extra cost. There is an atm machine located in the hotel. The nearby towns also have a wide variety of family friendly restaurants that cater to all tastes and price levels, with fish dishes featuring prominently.

Nearby places on interest include the medieval walled town of Obidos, the fishing village of Peniche and the market town of Caldas da Rainha. Caldas is best for shopping with its daily markets, the large variety of interesting shops in the streets nearby the market and its choice of several supermarkets. If you have time, Lisbon is a great city to visit for a day or two also and is about one hours drive away.

Our Apartment

Our beautifully furnished and extensively equipped, 3 bedroom/3 bathroom apartment is in a stunning beach village setting within the PDR resort, and is just a three minute walk to the glorious sandy beach that runs for miles along the Silver Coast.

The property has 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms (1 in ensuite master bedroom). There is also an extra cloakroom off the hallway. The apartment is on the ground floor and includes an open plan living and dining room, and a good sized well equipped kitchen. There is also very large sea-view terrace with outside furniture (dinning table, chairs and sun loungers), that gets the sun for almost all of the day – my favourite place for an early evening drink! The Kitchen has everything you would expect from electric oven, microwave and gas hob to utilities such as a dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge/freezer and breakfast table. There is a spacious lounge/dining area with dining table and seating for 6 people, 2 large sofas, coffee table, TV, DVD including a selection of films, Playstation 2 plus controllers and a selection of games, Sky + box ( you will need to bring your own viewing card) and a CD player. There is also a matching unit in the dining area housing a selection of board games, books, playing cards etc, to keep everyone busy. All linen and apartment towels (but not beach towels) are provided, and the apartment will be cleaned fully before each arrival and after each departure. Underground car parking is available very close to the apartment and above ground parking is also available. The apartment has an on-demand water system, is fully centrally heated and has a stylish wood burner in the lounge area for those cool autumn/winter nights!

For Golfers.
Praia D'el Rey Golf Course is one of the best courses in Europe. The 18 hole, Par 72 championship seaside links is visually stunning, and tremendously exciting to play thanks to the great variety of holes that the natural landscape provides. The front nine has a distinct parkland accent, as it runs in and out of the pine trees, whilst the back nine is home to some of the best links golf in mainland Europe. The signature holes - 13, 14 and 15 - run along the Atlantic coastline, providing fantastic views of the sea, dunes and back towards the pine forest. There is also a Golf Academy on site, with 24 individual driving range bays. The main putting green is one of the biggest in Europe (900m2) and there is a fairway practice bunker adjacent to driving-range bays, all specifically designed to allow you to hone your skills. Handicap certificate required - men 28, women 36. After your round relax in the luxurious clubhouse. Wide range of beers and snacks or use the restaurant during the day or evening.

Praia D'el Rey is situated on Portugal’s unspoiled west coast and less than one hours drive from Lisbon International Airport. The area is known as the Silver Coast - or Costa da Prata in Portuguese – and the natural attractions of the Atlantic setting include great golf courses, huge beaches, surfing and body-boarding and some fabulous diving off the nearby Berlengas Islands. The Silver Coast is quiet and spacious when compared with other Portuguese holiday areas – it's less developed (although this is now starting to change) and the local towns and villages retain their traditional character. Please see below for some ideas of local towns to visit, shop and eat in.
The local Praia Del Rey beach stretches for miles in both directions from the resort and is excellent for sunbathing, walking and surfing. The beach is rarely crowded, even at the height of the season and we usually spend a good part of our holiday playing with our children on the beach. The beach is patrolled during the peak season and a lifeguard is based at the beach access beneath the Marriott Hotel and at Vila da Praia. The Atlantic Ocean can be very rough and guests should pay close attention to the warning flags displayed by the lifeguards. More excellent beaches are nearby at Baleal, which is our favourite surfing and body boarding spot. The drive takes about fifteen minutes and it does tend to get crowded at peak season, with surfers from all over Europe congregating here, but its great fun!
The on-site 5 star Marriott Hotel is a great place to hang out and use their facilities – including the great view across the Atlantic, a choice of several bars and restaurants and the wonderful Atlantic Coast Spa. For More information on facilities available at the Praia D'el Rey Marriott, please follow this link http://www.praia-del-rey.com/346/marriott-hotel.htm On site, there is also a choice of dining experiences at the Clubhouse – pizzas/pasta/burger type food, plus a more formal ding area – for more information follow this link http://www.praia-del-rey.com/920/club-house.htm The closest off-site restaurants are a 10 minute drive away in Serra D'el Rey and tend to be a little cheaper than the on-site ones.
On the Praia D'el Rey site the 18 hole par 72 championship links course is rated among the best in Europe. With spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands, it offers a challenging round of golf for all standards of player. Nearby, the new Bom Sucesso course opened in September 2008 and is a 10 minute drive away. Please be aware that the courses require a handicap certificate. More information on golf at Praia D'el Rey can be found by following this link http://www.praia-del-rey.com/347/golf.htm

For those interested in organised activities for the family, please see this link to the Club Adventura - http://www.praia-del-rey.com/427/club-aventura.htm who organise surfing, quad biking, craft days, paintball, scuba diving, sailing etc

Two nearby towns worthy of a visit include;

OBIDOS
The preserved medieval walled town of Óbidos just 10 minutes drive from Praia Del Rey and has a year-round calendar of events including Medieval Markets, Opera, a Piano festival and the famous Chocolate Festival. From the walls, visitors can enjoy views of vineyards and surrounding farmlands. The town has retained its own character and charm as an unspoiled part of Portuguese history.

CALDAS DA RAINHA
Caldas is a 15 minute drive away and is one place we always visit – usually several times!. It has a market every day in the central square selling fruit, vegetables, nuts, cheese, flowers, sausages and cakes. This is one of our favourite haunts and we always partake of the local cakes, which are really excellent – especially the regional speciality of Pastis de Nata. It's all fresh, local produce and great bargains can be had. Caldas is also excellent for clothes shopping with branches of many well known retailers and a wide variety of other shops selling shoes, sports goods, kids and casual clothes etc. There are 3 or 4 large supermarkets on the outskirts of the town, so you can stock up for your holiday. There is also a newly opened cinema (Vivaci), with recent release films in English, and a ten-pin bowling alley.
Furnishings/Luxuries:
Balcony, Beach Access, Fireplace, Heating, Ocean View
Appliances:
Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Dryer, Full Refrigerator, Grill/BBQ, Hair Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Microwave, Stove, Toaster
Electronics:
Internet Access, Satellite TV, Stereo, TV
Recreation/Activities:
Biking Nearby, Canoeing Nearby, Fishing Nearby, Golf Onsite, Pool (Shared), Restaurant Onsite, Shopping, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis Onsite
Activities:
Fishing, Golf, Scuba Diving
Currency:
USD
Nightly:
$0 - $0
Weekly:
$500 - $1200
Monthly:
$0 - $0
Minimum stay:
1 nights
Check in after:
2 p.m.
Check out before:
12 p.m.
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