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8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central Portugal

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Lucy H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fantastic villa”
Reviewed 16 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

What a fantastic place to stay! We stayed at this beautiful villa when we visited Portugal in August. The owner has thought of everything you will possibly need and more . It is exceptionally well furnished and is immaculately clean from top to bottom. The accommodation is private and has great outdoor spaces for entertaining both night and day.
The villa is perfectly located for all the local amenities which are just a short walk away and include a selection of restaurants, bars and a lovely beach. There is also a great little bakery opposite and a supermarket just a short walk away.
I would love to return back to this fantastic holiday location and would highly recommend to anyone who wishes to stay!

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Management Response
27 Sep 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
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Natasha A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely amazing!!!”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a fantastic holiday in Sao Martinho!!
There were 15 of us staying at Casa Grande and we were all incredibly impressed by the property. The owner has really gone all out to make sure that everything you could possibly need was there. The 2 kitchens are really well equipped as is the outdoor kitchen/barbecue area and both living rooms have games consoles, sky TV and a good selection of DVD's which came in very handy with the kids. The outdoor swimming pool is great and large enough for big groups. All the bedrooms are a great size and great attention to detail has been provided in the furnishing of the rooms.

The town itself is lovely, just a short walk away to the beautiful beach and many restaurants. There is also a large supermarket within walking distance.

There are many beautiful towns nearby which you can go to on public transport. We did a few day trips, visiting Nazare, Lisbon and Alcobaca.

I would highly recommend this property - you will not be disappointed. The service provided by Antony Masters was exceptional - he quickly answered any questions I had and when I needed to change the date of our holiday he was very accommodating.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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LornaAndI...
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“Miss”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We recently stopped at this fantastic villa with family and friends and had a wonderful holiday. The villa itself was amazing we would go as far to say it has the highest standards and amities than any other we have stayed in. The villa was very large, giving you plenty of space so even being in a group you didn't feel on top of each other when you want some alone time, yet the BBQ area and additional large outside seating and communal areas were perfect for friendly and relaxed social gatherings during the day and evenings.
The owners have gone that extra mile to supply basically anything you could possibly need during your holiday. The game consoles and activity items were a great bonus and helped keep the children amused when the adults want some down time in the evening. Plus the pools were amazing and the kids loved being in there and so did the adults.
The local town and beach is very nice, the beach was clean and great for the kids, there were plenty of cafés and restaurants to choose from and the locals are very friendly and helpful.
We don't normal holiday in the same villa on return trips to anywhere but this villa is a keeper we will definitely return as couldn't complain about anything, we would recommend this beautiful villa to everyone, we already have to our other friends.

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Management Response
3 Sep 2015
Hi. Thanks so much for writing a review. We look forward to helping you with your holiday again soon. Antony Masters.
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Greg W
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“...Booking up for next year, stunning villa!”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This villa has exactly what you need for a large group to stay! My only regret is not booking for more than a week! We stayed in this villa early August with our extended family, It was a great experience all round and we are thinking of booking for next year! The facilities throughout have everything you need for family members of all ages whether is be Sky TV to catch up on sport or the swimming pool for the children, The walk down to the town & getting into the glass lift to make your way to the shops & restaurants makes everything easy to access. Please make sure you visit the café straight opposite the villa too for some very special breakfast toast.. you will know what I mean once you try it. Enjoy :)

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Alex W
1 review
“Perfect place for a large group”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This villa is fantastic! 14 of us (all just finished uni) stayed, and the villa was so huge that it never felt cramped. Everything was very clean and nicely decorated, with literally everything you could need for a holiday. The new pool was a bonus too - just finished when we arrived, it was ideal for the sunny days. The outdoor barbecue was well-used too.

Sao Martinho is a quiet town - I'm not sure there'd be a great amount for families with small children, but the beach is huge, and being in a bay means that the waves aren't too strong. We did plenty of walking around the bay, and a day trip to Obidos. Lots of decent restaurants around too.

Antony at Rental Retreats was super helpful, answering every question we had. The price was excellent value too, saving a lot of money on more "traditional" tourist destinations like the Algarve. I can thoroughly recommend Casa Grande!

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Recommended for:
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate it! Come back soon. Antony Masters, Rental Retreats.
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Katie C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Beautiful villa! ”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I booked this villa back in January for a party of 18 and from the start the communication was brilliant. Antony answered all of my questions promptly and shared information regarding the local area and things to do whilst in Sao Martinho Do Porto. I must admit I was a little worried there had been no previous reviews on trip advisor but as soon as I arrived that was quickly put to bed!

The villa itself is beautiful! The photographs really do not do it justice and you need to see it to truly take in the amount of attention that has gone in to making it a wonderful holiday home. The furniture is modern and clean, the pool is large enough for everyone, and there is plenty of outside seating areas plus two BBQ's if you book the whole villa. There are towels to use and spare suntan lotion if you haven't managed to bring anything. English TV channels and plenty of books if you wish to get out of the sun for a little while. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and being a party of 18 girls I was worried we would be fighting over the use of the showers but this didn't happen at all!

There is a large supermarket in walking distance where you are able to get everything you need. There is also a daily morning market in walking distance. For ice creams, coffees, snacks and water there is a cafe across the road. The walk to the beach is downhill and you will pass the pharmacy and other small shops and cafes on the way. The beach itself is beautiful! Soft sand and no rubbish in sight; the sea is a little cold but I'm sure that will be a god send after sitting out in the sun for a while. Most people appear to be from
Portugal and I saw very few English people.

Every single person in my party had a lovely break away and it was all made even better by the villa! I would definitely recommend everyone to visit this place. Sao Martinho's best kept secret!

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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review; it's much appreciated. We're really glad that we could help and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Lisa G
Mimet, France
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jun 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comment, it is very appreciated, we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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