If you are one of those people who spend the day in front of a computer with a grey sky outside your window, but dream of golden sandy beaches and sunsets over the sea, this article is for you!
The majority of clients who contact me dream of one day buying a house by the sea. Preferably, in a country with friendly people, top-notch quality of life and where the weather always feels like holidays! In the pursuit of this dream, Portugal inevitably appears as the best option.
Considered one of the best countries in the world, year after year Portugal has topped international rankings in terms of safety, the average cost of living, work-life balance and also for its fast-growing tech scene, thanks to a boom in start-ups and a modern technological infrastructure.
It is no coincidence that Portugal has attracted people from all walks of life, from digital nomads to young families and retirees who desire an unbeatable quality of life. A dream that almost always includes “close to the sea” as a condition.
A more authentic lifestyle…
In the past decade, the real estate market in Portugal has changed dramatically, as more and more foreigners are looking for a more authentic lifestyle that can be enjoyed all year round and not just during the summer high season.
Long gone are the days when Portugal was seen as only a beach and golf destination for holiday homes. Today, things such as low population density, town planning that respects the natural landscape and a more "Portuguese" lifestyle have become criteria for those searching for a property in Portugal.
Clients who contact Immo Portugal want pristine beaches but also traditional restaurants, organic farmers’ markets, charming shops and cafés in historical centres and a more laid-back lifestyle… When choosing where to buy a house, all these conditions are considered.
How to find the right property for you…
If you are just starting the journey of buying an apartment or villa in Portugal and want to be close to the sea, the first question you should ask yourself is what is truly important for you and your family.
Is it a sea view? A home within walking distance to restaurants? Do you want to be part of a traditional Portuguese community?
Apart from estimating your budget and deciding what type of property you prefer, think about the things that will truly bring you happiness in your new home in Portugal.
In my experience, sometimes clients have an initial expectation that doesn’t correspond to the property they end up buying. Why? Because Portugal’s coastal villages have so much more to offer. For example, just a few kilometres inland there are amazing opportunities… And the best part? The postcard beach of your dreams is still only minutes away.
With the support of a real estate consultant who not only understands your culture, but also has proven experience in the region where you want to buy, you will receive all the information you need to make the best decisions for your personal situation.
A simple life on the Portuguese coast…
Homes such as our recently launched Villas Foz project, located in the centre of Foz do Arelho, make that dream possible by providing the unique living experience my clients most look for: modern architecture, a private pool, bright and spacious interiors that open directly to the outside, seamlessly expanding the living areas and connecting the home to the surrounding landscape.
The use of organic materials, such as natural stone, and earth tones complement this architectural concept, creating a balanced environment perfect for permanent living or enjoying unforgettable holidays in Portugal.
Its location is also fabulous, in a peaceful residential area with the centre of the village of Foz do Arelho within walking distance. When you want to dine clams caught directly in the nearby Obidos Lagoon or have a café on an outdoor terrace you can simply walk there. If you like exercising outdoors, you can also walk or cycle to the many trails nearby that will take your breath away.
Several of my clients have fallen in love with Foz do Arelho but personally, I also have a soft spot for this location. After all, it’s the place of my family’s fondest summer memories and where I regularly enjoy a café while watching the sunset… a view that I never tire of and love to share!
Designed and promoted by one of the Silver Coast’s most prestigious contractors (PRESPROP - Portugal Construction), Villas Foz also guarantees a high return on investment, both in the long term and for those who wish to maximize their investment in the holiday rentals market. One of the many advantages of investing in Portuguese real estate near the coast!
These villas also benefit from the exclusive SIMPLE LIFE HOME PACK, a complete solution that includes services such as Home Installation, Logistic Support, Decor & Furniture, New Build Support, Property Management, Accounting and Holiday Rentals. All under the same roof and with the assistance of a private Account Manager who accompanies each of our homebuyers before, during and after the construction of their home in Portugal.
If you want to know more about real estate investment opportunities on the Silver Coast or have doubts about the type of property that best suits your expectations, please contact us!
Author: Rita Coutinho - Sales Consultant at Immo Portugal
Villas Foz Construction and Design: PRESPROP - Portugal Construction