Hi Sandra & Maurice,
We stayed for a week in the Solmar apartment at the Atlantic coast. We had a fantastics week, in a spaciaous and clean apartment with fantatsic sea views.
Season was still low, with a pleasantly busy weekend with the Portugese flocking the beach. We had fantastic dinners with sunset at the Somar beach restaurant. Excellent fresh food at very friendly prices (try the whiskey!) and a very welcoming host.
Around the apartment there are many nice excursions, including Nazare and several marvalous monastries.
One warning though, keep an eye on your kids when they play on the beach. The waves where unsafe to play in, but they can play in the river that runs through the beach! (the beach is not guarded in May)