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“wonderful family break”
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12 reviews
Pool and villa from front gate
South view of villa and garden
Living Room
Castle and walls of Obidos
Entrance Gates
The pool with cover open
Covered barbeque area
Shaded rear patio area
Games Room
View of Casa Orion & A-da-Gorda from Windmill Hill
Master Bedroom
En suite to Master Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Single Bedroom
Kitchen
Ferral Beach, north of Peniche
Baleal Beach on Boxing Day
Obidos in flower
The beach at the entrance to Obidos Lagoon
The beach at Nazare
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Obidos, Leiria District, Central Portugal

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonderful family break”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just spent 10 days in Casa Orion. The owners were very helpful and we were made to feel very welcome. As a group of 2 families with 6 kids between us ranging from 5-10 the villa was perfect. There was plenty of room for us. The main building of the villa was functional and just as described but what really makes this villa is the gorgeous outside space and the massive range of facilities for everyone. Many, many happy hours were spent going in between the swimming pool and games room (with table tennis, darts, table football and even wii). For adults there are various beautiful, serene spots in the grounds of the villa where you can just escape and read a book in the sun. The villa is on the outskirts of a small village - perfect for us, didn't worry at all about kids bothering the neighbours. Obidos is the nearest town. It's very touristy but understandably so - it's a beautiful spot. even in the height of summer a lovely place to wander in (or on!) the medieval walls. Some of our group loved surfing in the Atlantic, others preferred calmer waters and with the beautiful Obidos lagoon just 15 minutes away there was something for everyone. So much to do nearby. We enjoyed kayaking, cycling, a water park, boat trip and even some spectacular caves. Would definitely recommend this part of Portugal and Casa Orion.

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Liked best: The grounds
Liked least: The interior of the main house
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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SallyCC
Kent
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83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fantastic house, pool and gardens - A Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We stayed for 9 nights in May/June this year.

Jan and Michael greeted us on arrival even though it was 10pm!! During our stay they were most helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

There were 6 adults and 2 children in our party and the house, gardens, games room were plenty big enough for us all.

House very well equipped. Lovely gardens with different seating areas to catch the sun at different times of the day.

Amazing heated pool with retractable cover. Had trouble getting the kids out!!

Would highly recommend to all.

Other local attractions worth visiting:

Obidos itself, we loved Vila Infanta restaurant there.
Nazare and Sao Martinho
Bom Successo and Foz beaches
Buddha Eden
Caves at Mira de Aire

Used Daniel's taxi service a few times and can recommend.

All in all a memorable, relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Thank you Jan and Michael.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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flightmoe
Castro Valley, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great stay in Portugal”
Reviewed 27 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We were so lucky to find Casa Orion near Obidos for our trip to Portugal. We wanted a location outside the City of Lisbon but within driving distance of local landmarks. Less than an hour's drive from the airport in Lisbon, Casa Orion is also walking distance to the small local village and a bit longer walk to scenic Obidos.
Our hosts, Jan and Michael, met us with all the information we needed for a lovely stay in Portugal. Their beautiful home is perfect for an extended family gathering, a group of friends or several couples looking for a great home base. It's equipped with all the necessities, plenty of space, a welcoming kitchen and a beautiful pool. And if you need more...there are the incredible views of vineyards, the lovely morning and afternoon walks to town for coffee or a beer and the friendly villagers who greet you on the way!
Our hosts had recommendations for restaurants and cafes in the area, with menus from most....and best of all...the location to the local market for those like us who want to do some cooking at home in the wonderful kitchen or the BBQ area next to the pool.
If you are looking for great wines...check around the local area...and see if Jan and Michael can hook you up for a local tasting. They enjoy good wines and have some tasty recommendations!
We took a short, scenic day trip to Nazare and were rewarded with beautiful ocean views and seafood meals we simply cannot say enough about. Our last day was spent in Sintra (don’t miss it) followed by the easy drive back to Lisbon. If you are looking at Lisbon and surrounding areas to visit we readily recommend Casa Orion---we know we’re planning on returning.

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Liked best: the countryside location, amenities, helpful owners, authentic experience in Portugal
Liked least: Too short of a stay!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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MichelleH...
Hayward, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Feels like home”
Reviewed 16 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Casa Orion is fantastic! It is so comfortable and accommodating, it feels like you're right at home. With the pool, game room, outdoor kitchen, and wifi, the dilemma is to relax and enjoy the beautiful property, or actually go out and see Portugal. Our trip was a perfect combination of R&R and sightseeing. Thank you Casa Orion...Can't wait to go back!

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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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Steve C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect villa”
Reviewed 16 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Everything about this villa was perfect for us, we had driven around Europe for 7 days before we got to this villa, on our arrival we were met by the owners and shown around the villa, Jan and Michael were very welcoming and gave us some tips of things to do, we enjoyed an afternoon by the old stadium pitch a 10 minute walk from the villa, and the Obidos town is well worth walking to. The villa it self was bigger than expected and we felt at home with lots of features in the villa such as books, CDs, games room, PC and Internet connection. Plenty of cooking on the BBQ and plenty of outside space to relax in even away from the pool area so could mess around by the pool or relax on the lawn at the back of the villa.

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Liked best: The size of the villa
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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