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Silver Sands

Sea view 3 bedroom apartment in Sao Martinho Do Porto with pool, play area, 200 metres from the beach.

3 Bedrooms |  Sleeps 8

From £ 245 Per Week

Apartment - Self Catering

Highlights...

  • Close to Restaurants/Bars

  • 200 metres from Beach

  • Large Pool

  • Sweeping Sea Views

  • Portuguese Rental Registration Number:13099/AL

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This is a luxury 3-bedroom apartment ( sleeps 8 ) with sea views and swimming pool in an ideal location, just 2 minutes walk from beach.

 

 

 

This apartment is superbly located and privileged by both the panoramic views of the beach and the bay and the very short walk (160 metres) to Sao Martinho beach. Key features of this property include free internet access, a large swimming pool, a children's play area and 2 private balconies from which to enjoy the sun and sunset.

 

This property is luxurious and spacious and it is comprised of a master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower enclosure, a twin bedroom with balcony and a further twin bedroom. The main bathroom is composed by a toilet and bath with shower. There are a further 2 folding beds which means that the property can sleep 8 in total. Please request these on booking. 

 

There is also a DVD and CD Player. The apartment benefits from air conditioning in most rooms.

 

This property can be rented alongside the studio apartment 'Atlantic' to accommodate groups of up to 12 guests. The studio is located directly above Silver Sands.

 

 

 

Distances
Beach0.2 km
Bar0.1 km
Airport100 km
Nearest Railway0.1 km
Supermarket1 km
Location
Restaurant0.1 km
Golf Course40 km
Ferry Port880 km
Night Club1 km
Motor Way6 km
How to get there

By plane

 

We recommend international travellers fly into Lisbon airport. A number of airlines (including budget airlines) fly direct to Lisbon from all major European destinations. You can find and compare flight prices at http://www.skyscanner.net or download their app for your android or apple device. Alternatively you can fly to Oporto (2.5 hour drive) or Faro (3.5 hour drive).

 

By Road from Lisbon

 

Sao Martinho do Porto is an easy 1 hour drive from the airport on the A8. Taxis and transfers are available (around € 75-100), as well as a number of car hire options. We will provide detailed directions for your car journey. 

 

By train from UK to Lisbon

 

For Lisbon you can take the 10:23am Eurostar from London to Paris and then the 15:50 TGV service to Irún on the Spanish border. Then connect with the 22:00 overnight Sud Express to Lisbon which arrives at 11:03am the following day. The cheapest return fare is about £209 and can be booked through Spanish Rail (020 7725 7063). Please check timings as they may have changed. For information about travelling to Portugal by train, we recommend this excellent website: www.seat61.com

 

From Lisbon to Sao Martinho do Porto by public transport

 

Coaches to Sao Martinho do Porto run several times a day from Lisbon’s Sete Rios coach terminal and the journey time is around 90 minutes. The coach station is a short taxi ride away from the airport (around € 15). Coach information and ticket sales are available at www.rede-expressos.pt

 

By boat from UK to Santander

 

Santander is 880km (7.5 hour drive) away from Sao Martinho do Porto on the Northern coast of Spain. It is served by 8 weekly crossings from the UK ports of Plymouth, Portsmouth and Poole. Crossings take between 20-24 hours and prices can vary considerably. http://www.aferry.co.uk has details of prices and timetables.

About the area

The beautiful town of Sao Martinho Do Porto is built around a beautiful bay naturally shaped by the sea to form a perfect shell. Making the most of the view of the bay a string of cafes and restaurants have emerged offering a diverse range of food and drink.

 

The majority of the restaurants you’ll come across will be traditional Portuguese restaurants specialising in Seafood. Portugal has a superb tradition for fresh fish and shellfish and typically the dishes are reasonably simple making the fresh seafood the feature of the meal. Many traditional restaurants will serve dishes known as Cataplanas. These dishes vary considerably depending on the restaurant but they are delicious and include a variety of seafood cooked with onions and tomatoes to make an extremely tasty casserole. Another traditional dish to look out for is pork with clams.

 

At lunchtime a number of restaurants serve a Prato do dia, this is the ‘dish of the day’ but it may be up to three courses. These dishes are typically very good value.


Of particular note are the following restaurants: 

 

A CASA –  serves typical Portuguese food with an emphasis on good quality, fresh seafood. 

 

O'FAROL - this restaurant enjoys superb views over the bay. Serving typical Portuguese food, this restaurant is excellent for seafood. 

 

CARVALHO – a good Portuguese menu with some nice dishes. Typically prices are reasonable and the food is good. Well worth visiting for a lunch in particular. 

 

PORTOBELLO - an Italian restaurant that offers good food at reasonable prices. With a wide range on offer, the pizzas in particular are excellent. 

 

ROYAL MARINHO - a Swiss chef offers a diverse range of dishes which vary throughout the year. Dishes can include Swiss fondue in the winter and French classics such as Chateaubriand.

 

PESCA NO PRATO -  An excellent choice of restaurant for traditional Portuguese food with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

 

Although alcohol is served in all of the many cafes surrounding the bay of Sao Martinho, the two specialist bars in Sao Martinho are Pato Bravo and The Status Bar. Both bars offer nice environments to enjoy a drink and they continue serving until the early morning. Pato Bravo has a beautiful central view over the bay. The Status Bar is found next to the Atlantico hotel just behind the children's play area on the bay. 

 

Also well worth a visit is the Hotel Palace do Capitao, a stunning historic building overlooking the bay. Enjoy afternoon tea in a beautiful environment.   

 

Supermarkets

 

For a large supermarket get on the main road out of Sao Martinho (R. Gen. Carmona), Just before you get to the junction to join the N242 (the road you would use to get to Nazare) you will see a large supermarket (Intermarché) on your right-hand side. It’s about 10 mins walk from the centre of Sao Martinho Do Porto.

 

Golf

 

There are 2 excellent golf courses with easy reach of Sao Martinho:

 

The Praia del Rey is the best known of the local courses, it is ranked as the 13th best golf course in Europe. The course is located approximately 40 mins drive from Sao Martinho.

 

The Golden Eagle golf course is also very popular and it is located in a very peaceful setting approximately 40 minutes drive from Sao Martinho. 

 

Locality

 

Given the location of Sao Martinho do Porto it suits those wanting to relax on a beach as well as those wanting to soak up some of the wide ranging cultural heritage of the Silver Coast. There is a vast wealth of history and culture in the area and there are many beautiful and picturesque towns too. Below are just some of the many suggestions for a day out in the Silver Coast: 

 

The neighbouring town Nazaré, a charming old fishing town is 10km away.

 

The beautiful medieval borough Óbidos (20 km), 

 

Foz D'Arelho with the stunning Obidos Lagoon is 10km.

 

The historic town Alcobaca with the famous monastery is 15km.

 

Peniche, famous for surfing and the renowned 'supertubos' wave is 40km. From here you can catch a boat to the Berlengas Islands - a nature reserve.

 

Lisbon is 100km.

 

The UNESCO world heritage site Sintra with 2 palaces is 90km.

 

The Gothic city Santarém and the museum house of Alpiarça is 70 km

 

The palace, the church and the convent of Mafra is 90 km.

 

Also visit the basilica and the convent of Batalha from the 14th century. The pilgrimage destination Fátima (50 km), the castles of Leiria and Porto do Mos. The University City Coïmbra (100 km), the convent of the tempeliers in Tomar, etc.

 

Beaches

 

There are huge stretches of magnificent beaches the length of Portugal; you will have no shortage of beautiful beaches to choose from during your stay. That said, please be aware that there are very powerful waves and currents along the Atlantic coast so it is best to be careful when choosing a beach to spend your day. The beach around Sao Martinho is very safe as the waters are sheltered and calm, the same is true of the beaches around the Obidos lagoon that is located 15-minutes drive south of Sao Martinho. Particularly for families with young children we recommend that guests stick to these safe-bathing areas.

 

Between Sao Martinho and Nazaré (to the North) there is a stretch of beach called Salgado beach. There are very powerful and dangerous currents in the waters along this stretch of beach so we recommend that you avoid this beach all together.

 

When going into the waters along the coast of Portugal be aware of the coloured flag system that indicates how safe the waters are for bathing:


A green flag indicates that it is safe to swim in the waters

A yellow flag indicates that bathers should be cautious.

A red flag indicates that swimming is forbidden.

A blue and white flag indicates that the beach is temporarily without a lifeguard.

 
 

Property Rates...

Quoted In: £ British Pounds See Approximate Prices In
Date from Date to Min stay Price / Week Note
September 1, 2016 September 30, 2016 3 Nights £375 Sept 2016
October 1, 2016 October 31, 2016 3 Nights £295 October 2016
November 1, 2016 March 31, 2017 3 Nights £245 Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
April 1, 2017 April 30, 2017 3 Nights £275 April 2017
May 1, 2017 May 31, 2017 3 Nights £295 May 2017
June 1, 2017 June 30, 2017 3 Nights £345 June 2017
July 1, 2017 July 31, 2017 3 Nights £645 July 2017
August 1, 2017 August 31, 2017 3 Nights £695 August 2017
September 1, 2017 September 30, 2017 3 Nights £375 Sept 2017
October 1, 2017 October 31, 2017 3 Nights £295 October 2017
November 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 3 Nights £245 Nov 2017 - March 2018
 
Notes On Rates...

Please note that an additional management change of £75.

There is also a refundable security deposit required of £100 paid in advance.

Pets = €25 additional cleaning fee. 

Christmas/New Year - Bookings of less than 1 week over this period will be charged for 1 week and the security deposit increases to £300.

 

Security Deposit: £100

*Management charge paid in advance

*The security deposit increases to £300 over the Christmas and New Year period

 
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