Practically

The road from Lisbon to the house is very comfortable. If you are coming that way. It is about 50 minutes drive. And you can also take the Express bus or the train from Lisbon. The bus is a bit faster. But the train ride more scenic. Both alternatives are quite cheap.

Close by the house there are the village of Foz do Arelho. Charming with several grocery stores, local butcher, wine and fruit shop, cafés, boulangerie, gelateria plus a couple of nice restaurants. Not to far you find the larger town of Caldas de Rainha, around 10 minutes drive. Nice university town with lots of boutique shopping and nice daily markets. The park in the center of town is lush and lovely.

Close to the house you find the village of St. Martinho do Porto. Lovely fish and beach place. Famous for its beach and boardwalk with nice restaurants. Beaches are well kept.

A 20 minutes drive from the house you find the village of Nazaré. World famous for its fantastic surfing. During winter time the waves can reach over 30 meters. And the beach hosts several comptetitions over the year. Don’t miss this.

The town of Peniche is also quite close to the house. No more than 25 minutes drive. It is famous for fishing. And of course the fish can’t taste any better since it is always fresh. Here you also find the nice surf beaches of Baleal. Packed with cheap surf schools if you wish.