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Maria Rivlina

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian

Beautiful Condo Apartment With stunning Panoramic Sea And Lagoon Views

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Foz do Arelho holiday condo

A spacious ground floor apartment in small condominium located in an elevated position overlooking the Obidos Lagoon and the Atlantic beyond.

A peaceful and very safe area and use of communal swimming pool with children´s pool, playground, tennis court and colourful gardens surrounding. Easy off road parking. Excellent sun exposure

A total area of approx 150m2 comprising 90m2 living area and 60m2 terrace.

A large open plan living room and dining area with seating for 6 people.

Doors leading to outside terrace where you can enjoy the unspoiled panoramic open views.

A fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hob and electric oven. Coffee machine, toaster washing machine, dishwasher etc.

Bedroom 1 with a suite shower room and doors leading out to terrace and views across the lagoon. Wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Wardrobe. Baby cot and changing unit can be provided. View to the garden.

Family bathroom with bathtub and shower over. WC, bidet, vanity wash basin.

Extra amenities include:

Pellet wood fire heating

Wifi, Satellite tv, dvds

Body boards, beach towels, sun parasol, beach toys, books in several languages


More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Maria Rivlina (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian

About Maria Rivlina

We are a family of four ( Claus-German, Masha- Russian and our already quite portuguese children- Catherina and Yann). We live and work locally, so we will be happy to meet and greet our guests personally and offer any help and practical advice or whatever is needed to help you enjoy your holiday. We speak fluently: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

Maria Rivlina purchased this condo in 1994

Why Maria Rivlina chose Caldas de Rainha

Tired from long nordic winter, fed up with city stress, we decided to escape to Portugal in order to find a secure and calm place to live and work. Somewhere close to the sea but far away from the mass tourism of the south of Portugal.

This apartment fascinated us with its unique location. Closeness to everything, good infrastructure and safe lagoon bathing made our living on the seaside very comfortable and pleasant.

No doubt, the unique charm of Moinhos da Costa is in its breathtaking panoramic views. The Obidos Lagoon is always changing offering different pictures during the day.The 60 m2 terrace is fabulous! Moinhos da costa and its veranda made us a kind of outdoor people. We definitely spent more time outside than inside. Another point that convinced us was the high quality of the construction: the condo was built by a Canadian and that reflected not in the material as in the planning, Moinhos da Costa has very spacious and light rooms and high ceilings. Condo facilities such as a lovely swimming pool and tennis court also attracted our attention . Soon we understood that we were going to enjoy them all on our own as the other portuguese owners lived in Lisbon and only came on holidays.

As a mother of two children, I was always concerned about the safety of the place. Moinhos da Costa is indeed very calm and secure.

We spent marvelous years in this apartment ( we moved out because we wanted to cultivate some land in the future). So, we hope you also enjoy your stay!

What makes this condo unique

This apartment is one of the fewest properties on Silver cost that is licensed under the regime Alojamento Local (Local Lodging). The establishment is proved to meet all general as well hygiene and safety requirements. For more infos:

Other benefits:

- spectacular panoramic views

- beautiful terrace with plants 60m2

- elegant and cozy interior

- awning

- huge flat screen


based on 12 traveller reviews

Beautiful Condo Apartment With stunning Panoramic Sea And Lagoon Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, spacious and tastefully furnished apartment with incredible views of the lagoon/ocean. The pool is immaculate and of an excellent size and the tennis court is an added bonus. Realistically, if you have children, a car is required to get to and from the beach (or the town) but there is so much (free) parking that this was never a problem for us. The Atlantic facing beach is awesome, with huge waves crashing into the shore and surfers to watch. The lagoon beach is perfect for swimming and great for kids. Foz do Arelho town has a handful of decent restaurants and bars, as well as a few useful shops. Caldas da Rhaina is only a 10 minute drive away and has several huge supermarkets, and a really pleasant park in the center with a nice children's playground and a great cafe/restaurant. The weather is generally perfect for families (in July at least) - we enjoyed mostly bright sunshine with temperatures of 25-30, with a few windy/misty mornings/afternoons, which were actually welcome. We would definitely recommend this apartment (and Maria as a host), and will hopefully return to Foz again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the property on the Sunday for a six night stay. It is a lovely property with everything you could possibly need but be warned there is a steep flight of stairs from the road down to the property and there is no hand rails, it comprises of a total of 24 steps. Furnishings have been updated inside and have been done very tastefully. Views of the lagoon from the property are amazing. Swimming pool is great and there is also a pool for small children, main pool is over 5 feet at the shallowest point. We had very misty damp weather at times unfortunately and it actually seems to penetrate the property as we found our clothes always felt damp. Maria was extremely helpful and looked after us well and even lent us an iron from her own house .We were also greeted with a beautiful basket with bread, cheese, fruit, cakes and wine. We have always wanted to see this part of Portugal and although it is not an area we would go back to we are glad we chose this property

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Vacances au calme et au frais

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour au calme. L'accueil a été très convivial, Maria est très gentille. L'appartement est très bien équipé, (grande terrasse, accès à internet et hamacs c'est plutôt cool!) puis l'endroit est tranquille. Ce qui manque dans l'appartement, ce sont des informations sur les endroits à visiter, les restaurants à fréquenter et les animations à voir dans la région. Quelques recommandations auraient été les bienvenues. Merci à Maria et bonne continuation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Also forgot to mention, the apartment was equipped with plenty of fresh towels so we didn't need to pack any. There was also a hair dryer, coffee machine, microwave, dish washer and washing machine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Good for families, nice view

  • 5 of 5

The property is well located and overlooks the lagoon and the sea at the distance. We particularly liked that it is family oriented and had a lot of toys for our kids to play with. Maria, the owner, was very accommodating as our flight arrived quite late. She has also been very responsive during the week. There are other properties in Foz that are newer and more modern but they usually lack Internet, the location is not that good and the owner is in another country. We felt that this property was a good balance and we were not disappointed. The property also includes satellite TV however most if not all channels are in German. It was not an issue for us as we didn't go to watch TV and we get the we news over the Internet. But a bonus if you speak German. Overall great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Fantastic family friendly apartment with home comf

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was spacious and clean, it was described accurately and was very well presented. The owner Maria met us on arrival.

There was a fantastic welcome basket of fruit, water, biscuits, coffee and other bits and pieces. There were also bits and pieces in the kitchen, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper pepper etc which was lovely.

She supplied beach towels which was fantastic as we didn't have to take them.

The patio area was well equipped with table & chairs, a hammock and drying rack.

I would most definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives, in fact I already have.

The area is not a big "tourist area" with English breakfast etc, but that is what we like about it. There are good fish restaurants and a Tappas bar near the beach and in the village.

One of the best bits about Foz de Arelho is the windsurfing/sailing/paddle boarding school where you can use their gear if you have experience or have lessons. Diogo was a great windsurfing teacher for our 7 & 8 yr olds. They also do food and drinks, fab fresh fruit smoothies.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho Beach or Village
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Praia del Rei
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Caldas da Rainha Train station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho Beach or Village
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho Beach
Car: necessary

Dear Holidaymakers!

We have been living in Portugal for almost 20 years now, constantly enjoying exploring the coastline, However, we are still amazed by the unique charms of the Obidos Lagoon; with its unspoiled beach, it is one of the best places to appreciate nature with its crashing waves and clean sandy beaches. This area is known for its fantastic water sporting facilities including windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, catamaran sailing etc..If you are keen on these types of sports, take a chance and visit Escola de Vela (ref) Sailing School. It is definitely the sport both for professionals and of course beginners. However, in our opinion one of the biggest advantages of the area is the warm and safe family bathing in the lagoon. We have two small children and we know how to appreciate this whilst living alongside the Atlantic.

The Obidos Lagoon is also known for being a eco tourist location; bird watching enjoying the fresh air, beautiful scenery and strolling around simply enjoying the local attractions.

One more word concerning the climate...its mildness was one of the reasons why we settled here. It is neither too hot and tiring which can be found in the Alentejo and the Algarve during the summer nor so cold and unpleasant in the north over the winter.

What we personally like about this location is the closeness to everything. For instance you can reach Caldas da Rainha, a small thermal town with a good infrastructure in just 10 mins by car.You´ll find there: hypermarket and over 10 supermarkets, shopping centres, groceries, veg and fish markets, boutiques, spas and beauty shops, etc.. Smaller children would enjoy playing in D. Carlos Park ( beautiful romantic garden with a lake and huge playground). The elder and more adventurous teens could have fun in Caldas Skate Park.

Lisbon is 60 mins drive and there are many other places to visit. Fatima, the biggest Catholic shrine, Batalha a Gothic masterpiece and Obidos of course the spectacular Medieval Town and World Heritage Site.

You also find a wide range of aqua parks in Peniche and Nazare.

If you are already keen golf player or looking for a good golf coarse, don´t miss the opportunity and visit Praia del Rey.

We hope you enjoy your stay in our apartment on the Obidos Lagoon!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Foz do Arelho, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Easter holidays 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
19 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
2 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Foz do Arelho, Portugal

Property Type:
  • condo (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Chauffeur paid service is available if required previously.