Casal dos Cedros is a family-built home with truly stunning views overlooking the lagoon and the Atlantic. Set on the hill above the village this property "has the best view in Foz". In walking distance of fabulous beaches with beach bars and restaurants, surf school, sailing club, and the village which has several small mini-marts, butcher's, cash machine, pizza kitchen and coffee bars. This is traditional, easygoing, unspoilt Portugal: for families and friends: for relaxing and recharging.
There are many villas to rent but you will not find one that has the position and outdoor space to enjoy your surroundings with such spectacular views anywhere in this location - or in many others.
The indoor living is all on one level making it sociable and safe - no stairs to contemplate for young or old.
The Atlantic means there is almost always a wonderful breeze and the house benefits from this massively - no hot stuffy rooms; just lightness and air. You can soak up the heat of the sun or find many areas of shade outside too: enjoy the privacy of the poolside terrace or sit on the terrace facing the lagoon and the sea, just watching, reading, contemplating. The beautifully established gardens surrounding the property on all sides are lovingly kept by a local gardener and provide rare freedoms to run and play, have water fights, play badminton, hide and seek, providing exclusivity and a certain grandness to this locally much-admired home.
In terms of the bed space: bedroom 4 is an Ikea day bed which can become a large double or remain as a single. Mattresses can be placed in the general living area or in bedrooms 1,2 and 3; there is also a small camp bed suitable for a child which can be set up in any of the rooms.
Martim and Catarina Pyrrait run the Surf School in Foz: they offer lessons all year round, up to three times a day in peak season and are the most friendly, professional and genuine surf teachers around - highly recommended - contact details available.
You have access to all areas except the garage and the outdoor cellar, however, we have provided an outdoor storage cupboard with windbreak, parasol, pool toys and various items which guests are welcome to use, return and (please) replace if broken...
There is plenty of outdoor furniture: a square outdoor table with seating for 8 (or more as we have); 4 sun loungers, a small table and chairs for 4, two reclining seats with cushions, 2 directors' chairs, and two hammocks on the shaded terrace - to fight for as they are always a favourite for afternoon naps...
For your use there is a large Weber gas bbq - big enough to cook for a feast - just please remember to turn off the gas, and guests are asked to clean it well before they depart (there is no time to do this between guest departures and arrivals) so please leave it as you would like to find it...
Interakcija s gostima
We have an English agent who lives and has lived in Foz most of her life and is well-known to locals and other property owners in the area. Alison will be available and contactable at all times during your stay to help you and deal with any issues of reasonable concern while you are staying.
The local community in bars and shops could not be more helpful, kind or considerate in helping you enjoy your time in Foz; the majority speak good English and will happily help you with your Portuguese too.
The license number for this property is: 43421/AL
Registered with the Tourism Board at the Municipal Buildings in Caldas da Rainha.
There are various festivals in the summer season; the medieval one in Obidos is not to be missed, and the local festival of the Virgin Mary can't be missed as this is celebrated with delight for several days and nights with fireworks, fairs, music and stalls.
- PLEASE NOTE - the pool is not fenced off and therefore a risk for young children
- At one end, the terrace has a low railing and the height is around 2metres above the grassed garden therefore may be a risk for smaller children
guests may smoke outside but not inside.