Portugal is a country of diverse landscapes, festivities, friendly people and a wealth of history. It is the westernmost country of Europe and has a population of 10.5 million people and is the nation with which Britain enjoys its oldest alliance dating back to the late 1300’s. A link between England and Portugal goes back to the recapture of Lisbon in 1147, but it becomes particularly strong in the late 14th century. It is formalized in May 1386 AD as the Treaty of Windsor. Binding in its terms, and never revoked, this treaty is the reason why Portugal is often described as England's oldest ally.Silver Coast
The Silver Coast stretches from just south of Porto till the northern parameter of the Lisbon coast is know as Costa da Prata or Silver Coast. This is to do with the shimmering quality of the Atlantic waters in the sunshine. Some of the country's most impressive architecture, historical and religious sites can be found in this region.
On the coastline, large and spectacular beaches mix with little quaint fishing towns and villages, of which Nazaré is one of the finest examples. Further inland, fertile country stretches along the banks of rivers like the Tagus, producing livestock and crops from grapes to fruit and rice.
Coimbra, the birthplace of six kings and the seat of the country's oldest university, fascinates with its historical associations, and nearby you can visit the largest escavated Roman site in Portugal, Conímbriga. The Silver Coast is still regarded as quite special for the average tourist or traveller because it offers a unique and enchanting view of an older more gentle country completely at ease with itself and the outside world. Visitors will feel a sense of ease and complete relaxation as the pace slackens and the mind takes in all that clean fresh air and fine weather. The great pilgrimage town of Fatima lies just 90 munites north of Lisbon and is within easy reach of a clutch of other world heritage sites like Tomar, Alcobaca and Batalha.
The surroundings are (Foz do Arelho) beautiful, the distance to the beach is very manageable, the small supermarket and a few bars are nearby. The owner is very friendly and he supplies you with plenty of suggestions about where to go. The swimming pool is not very big, but well suited to cool down and play with the kids.Freek V
We are a family of seven, and Casa da Lagoa fulfilled our dreams. The villa was clean and tidy. It was easy to find, and it was short distance to a lot of attractions, beaches and cities. One day in Lisbon was a must. The large pool, ping pong table in the basement, bikes and canoe were very popular among the children. When the kids were fine, we adults could totally relax. This was a dream. Everything was to our expectations. Ove M and family.Ove M from Norway
We enjoyed a lot our week in this house. There a lot of close place very nice to go to: Obidos, the ocean, Fatima, Lisbon. And when you just want to relax in the house, there is the swimming pool and a lot of games to entertain yourself. 1 week is definitely not enough to enjoy the region and the house.David from Lyon, France
This Villa was much nicer than we expected. The pool with relaxing area was perfect for our children. Playroom with all the games was nice surprise. Sure you need a car but all the nice places like Obidos Old Town, Peniche and beaches were near. Local people in this area are really friendly and always ready to help. This was first time we rent a house for our holidays in Europe and this experience encourages doing same in future.Jykä from Finland
Die Villa liegt ruhig außerhalb der kleinen Ortschaft A-dos-Francos und ist umfangreich und mit allem Komfort eingerichtet (wie im Internet beschrieben, so haben wir es auch vorgefunden!). Pool mit Wasserfall, Balkon/Terasse, Gartenliegen, BBQ, Billard-und Spielezimmer - alles in einwandfreiem Zustand für einen entspannten Urlaub vorhanden. Sowohl die Kinder als auch die Erwachsenen fühlten sich mehr als wohl. Und tauchte mal eine Frage oder ein Problem auf, war Ben umgehend (viaEmail) mit Rat und Abhilfe zur Stelle. Das einzige, was verbessert werden könnte ist der etwas schwache WLAN Empfang in der oberen Etage. Aber es ja auch Vorteile, nicht immer online zu sein.. We really had a wonderful stay at Casa Bianca and can absolutely recommend this lovely place to everybody.Andreas J
Friends of ours from Devon recommended this superb villa to us and I must say it was for us, the perfect answer. Ronald and I were after some quiet and rest so decided to spend time at the villa during the day when the kids were away at the beach in Foz do Arelho. Also had some wonderful meals in Nadadouro at the restaurant that was a short walk from the Villa so we could sample a variety of superb red and rose’ wines with our meals each evening. The house itself has every comfort you would expect from top quality property – Very comfortable beds, clean and welcoming. The 4 bathrooms were also a good thing with so many kids in the group. Our little ones who also chose to spend time at the house were so happy with all the games and puzzles in the recreation room. Thank you Brendon for all your useful tips especially the open air markets in Caldas da Rainha and Santana, that we so enjoyed. Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review. It is a great testament to the charm and comfort of the house but also to this fantastic part of the Silver Coast. Hope to see you all here again.Ronald R
We recommend this Apartment to groups of friends like us or for small families as it is in a great location within short walk to the town and the restaurants. Beach is nearby and if you like wind surfing, water sports etc., then you can go to the Obidos lagoon and enjoy these things. There is a surf camp on the water side of the lagoon which has a nice restaurant where you can have lunch. We visited many places such as Obidos and Fatima and have some good days on the beach as well. The weather was not so good for 2 days, but then everything is back to normal and we have a great time. Will like to return and spend another vacation in here.Paulo & Friends
We have stayed in the villa two years running, and have enjoyed it very much on both occasions. This year we took elderly parents as well as a young child. The villa is suitable for both ends of the spectrum! The best thing about the villa is the gorgeous pool which can be properly heated to be really warm so is usable if the weather is not hot. The games room is great for cooling off and the villa is extremely well equipped generally. We love the area of Obidos and have visited many times over the last 10 years. This is the first villa we have ever revisited which says a lot! Just be aware on booking that as it is in Euros the amount due can vary depending on the exchange rate. Kathy Owner's Response: Hi Kathy Thanks again for your second visit and glad that the villa lived up to the occasion this time as well. We hope to welcome you again in the future.Kathy T
We spent our holidays in Vila Adriana. The house is perfect: nothing is missing and very clean!! We really appreciated the 20 channels to watch the Olympic Games in London at any time of the day. We also enjoy the games room: very great area to play with the children. The house is near Obidos: easy to go when you need to buy food. We were not very lucky with the weather, a lot of wind, but we discovered a lovely beach in Baleal where the wind was not so strong... Thank you to Brendon, he was very helpful. Owner's Response: Thanks Caroline and family. So pleased that you all made good use of the games room and enjoyed yourselves, despite the wind at that time. Please come and visit us again next time.GABORIEAU from France
We were two families with kids between 1 and 17. We can highly recommend the house as it had something for everyone, BBQ, Pool, games, video never a dull moment for the kids. It also provided a great mix of locations a few days on the beach, a day in Lisbon, and a few days at historical sights. All in all a lovely holiday, Daniel. Owner's Response: Thanks Daniel for the review. Hope you will come visit us again.Daniel C from Switzerland & Brazil
We do transfers from Lisbon Airport to properties on the Silver Coast at very competitive prices. 7 and 9-seater vans and smaller vehicles as required.
We arrange local car rental for our clients at very good prices and do all the paper work, saving you time and effort. Pay in advance and enjoy a stress-free holiday.
Enjoy superb sight-seeing tours to/from various attractions using our deluxe 7/9-seater vans and smaller vehicles. Customer pick-up and drop-off collected from your holiday property. Our superb tour guides will give you a flavour the regional culture and heritage and take you through some really amazing attractions.Book Now
We arrange wine-tasting tours to some of the region’s most famous and beautiful vineyards with guided tours of the vineyards, wine tasting of a selection of wines with an expert, followed by some delicious local cuisine. Visit to the winery and tasting some delicious local cuisine. Customers collected and dropped-off from holiday property.Book Now