Top golf and beach resort, one hour from Lisbon. Golf, beaches, pool. Large new home, with a balcony from every room.
Praia d'el Rey is Europe's Leading Golf & Leisure Resort (World Travel Awards 2009), and Portugal's top golf resort 2011 (World Travel Awards). The area has wonderful seafood restaurants and delicious wines.
Praia d'el Rey occupies an enviable position on the Atlantic coast, with superb surf beaches, sand dunes, beautiful pine forests and a wealth of sport and leisure activities. The 600 acre resort is an easy 1 hour drive north of Lisbon Airport. It is West of the medieval fortress town of Óbidos and close to the picturesque fishing village of Peniche. Offshore are the Berlenga Islands - a national nature reserve.
Not overdeveloped like the Algarve, the Silver Coast is still Portuguese!
The property is on the second floor (one up from ground). Perfectly manicured gardens and pool surround the apartment. Car parking spot in front.
Activities include golf, tennis (tennis centre), surfing, swimming, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, diving and wind-surfing.
They have access to Resident Services on location for enquiries if there is a problem, or can call my mobile (but then I would just call Resident Services).
Beautiful! Peaceful! Real Portugal! Healthy! One of the best golf courses in Europe (Praia d'el Rey, plus two other great courses within 5km). Some of the best surf in the world ((website hidden) 'Supertubos').
You will need to rent a car to enjoy it fully.
There is internet at the Marriott in the resort and the golf club house - just need to buy a drink/coffee at either, and can stay for hours (There is no internet at the apartment, but it may be installed in May 2015).
It is advisable to rent a car. There is a shuttle around the resort, but you probably want to be able to explore the local area.
Other Things to Note
There is Wi-Fi (internet) in my apartment, and also at the Marriott cafe in the resort and at the golf club house.
The maid will change sheets and clean once per week, for stays longer than one week. There is a dryer and washing machine, espresso machine, dishwasher, oven and so on.
Lovely large new place with a balcony from every room, in a beautiful modern resort.
Animals need to be agreed (small dogs are normally ok, with 40 euros extra payment).
Stay here and you could give this host their first review!