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Cozy Condo Apartment With Stunning Panoramic Sea and Lagoon Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 135 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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 135m2 comprising 90m2 living area and 45m2 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 ( Euro King size bed 160x200) 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

Maria Rivlina
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

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 1998

Why Maria Rivlina chose Foz do Arelho

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 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 first purchased one apartment and several years later another one in the adjacent block. While we lived in Moinhos da Costa we connected both apartments, now they are being separated and are both for rent. We spent marvellous years there( 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

- spectacular panoramic views

- beautiful terrace with plants ( 45m2)

- elegant and cosy interior

-large 45'' flat screen

- king size bed


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Foz do Arelho, Portugal

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • double bed is 160x200 cm
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • 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:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Chauffeur paid service is available if required previously.


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Cozy Condo Apartment With Stunning Panoramic Sea and Lagoon Views
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

A magic place

  • 5 of 5

it was the second (and not the last time) we spent gorgeous days in the apartement of Maria Livrina. The view down to the lagoon of Obidos towards the estuary of the Atlantic Sea is overwhelmingly beautiful and awesome. The apartement is spacious and nicly furnished - a mixture of modern and portuguese style. Maria is particularly kind, helpful und supportive. We never ever asked a favor she didn't satisfy. This peaceful and lovely place remains an experience we would like to renew hopefully very soon again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Braga, Portugal

Lovely apartment with pool and tennis court

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment, with all mod cons. We went for 4 nights at the beginning of September, with our 3 children. We were never bored...a TV with channels in every language, a lovely clean pool 2 mins walk from the apartment. The tennis court was opposite. The Whaw factor is the view from the terrace...over the lagoon. Really spectacular. It feels more like a house than a flat as it has its own entrance and good sized terrace.

We arrived to a basket of local goodies, thanks to Maria.

It's also well located, close to Obidos, Caldas da Rainha and Nazare- all well worth visiting for their traditional charm.

Many thanks for the opportunity to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to host Martins family! They appreciated every detail and were very respectful of my home. Thank you very much!
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Schöner Urlaub

  • 4 of 5

Uns, 2 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder, hat das Appartement sehr gut gefallen.

Die Aufteilung ist großzügig. Das Schlafzimmer der Eltern hat ein eigenes Bad.

Die Betten haben keine durchgelesen Matratzen, was wirklich sehr selten ist und angenehm war. Natürlich hat man auch hier mit etwas Feuchtigkeit zu kämpfen. Bei unserer Ankunft lief ein Entfeuchter, den wir auch während unseres Urlaubes immer wieder laufen ließen.

Die Küche ist zweckmäßig ausgestattet. Vielleicht etwas wenig Besteck. Das führte Manchmal zu Engpässen.

Die Terrasse ist groß und man kann sich in der Hängematte oder auf den Liegen sonnen.

Die Aussicht zum Meer und zur Lagune ist toll. Sehr schöner Pool.

Die Strände sind überhaupt nicht überlaufen.

Im Ort gibt es Bäcker, Supermarkt und Restaurants. Im nächsten großen Ort findet man Supermärkte aller Ketten.

Zusammengefasst können wir das Appartement und die Umgebung weiter empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumhafter Panoramablick

  • 3 of 5

Wir haben zwei schöne Wochen in Foz verbracht. Der Empfang in der geräumigen und recht gut eingerichteten Wohnung war sehr herzlich. Besonders gut gefallen hat uns die geräumige Terrasse mit dem traumhhaften Blick auf die Lagune und den Atlantik. Uns war nicht klar, dass die Nähe des Meeres eine große Feuchtigkeit mit

sich bringt, die in der Nebensaison (Anfang Oktober) besonders unangenehm ist, zumal die Wohnung - wie in Portugal allerdings üblich - nicht über eine Heizung verfügt. Der Pelletofen im Wohnzimmer reicht nicht aus, um für ein angenehmes Klima zu sorgen. Die Betten waren immer klamm, die Handtücher wurden nie richtig trocken. Die Vermieterin hat uns einen Umzug in die Nebenwohnung mit Zentralheizung angeboten, die zwischenzeitlich frei geworden war, ihr Mann hat uns Radiatoren gebracht. Da war es allerdings schon zu spät, wir waren beide stark erkältet. Die Kaffeemaschine war nix, der Filter sprang ständig auf und jeden Morgen hatten wir eine Sauerei in der Küche. Außerdem funktionierte der Brötchenaufsatz des Toasters nicht. Gleichwohl: wir hatten eine schöne Zeit und würden wiederkommen, allerdings in der Nebensaison nur in die Wohnung mit Zentralheizung. Der Ort Foz ist wunderschön, es gibt einen traumhaften Strand und viele gute Restaurants und Bars. Man braucht unbedingt ein Auto, denn die Wohnung liegt oben auf dem Berg. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber, dass es in den Schränken etwas muffig riecht kann den Vermietern nicht angelastet werden (s.o.). Alles in allem empfehlen wir die Wohnung weiter.

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Reutlingen / Germany

Ruhige Lage und toller Ausblick

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnanlage besticht durch ihre etwas abgesetzte Höhenlage mit einem wunderschönen Ausblick auf die Lagune von Obidos und Atlantik.

Die große Terrasse lädt zum Verweilen und Relaxen ein. Ein kleiner Pool für die Bewohner der Anlage bringt Abkühlung bzw. lässt sogar einige Schwimmzüge zu und ist trotz Hochsaison nicht überlaufen. Die Vermieter unserer Wohnung (Maria und Claus) sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

Ein kleiner Wasserschaden im Bad wurde umgehend behoben. Die Ausstattung beinhaltet alles was normalerweise benötigt wird inklusive Waschmaschine, Tennisschläger für den zur Anlage gehörenden Tennisplatz oder Sonnenschirme für den Superstrand, etc.

Es gibt Tipps für die Umgebung Restaurants, ärztliche Versorgung, usw.

Das Essen in den lokalen Restaurants ist im Allgemeinen sehr gut und günstig, insbesondere wer gerne Fisch ist.

Insgesamt verbrachten wir (Familie) 2 relaxte Wochen in Foz do Arelho auch Dank des schönen Quartiers ,welches wir gerne weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schöne große Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren Mitte Juli bis Anfang August 2016 in der Ferienwohnung. Sie ist sehr geräumig und hell, super ausgestattet und man hat einen herrlichen Blick auf die Lagune von der Terrasse aus. Die Wohnung ist kinderfreundlich (sehr ruhige Lage) und mit viel Spielzeug ausgestattet. Sie war sehr sauber. Wir spielten oft Tennis auf dem zugehörigen Tennisplatz. Bei der Anreise stand ein Begrüßungskorb mit selbstgebackenen Kuchen, Obst, Wein und Käse bereit. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.