I've stayed at Casa Do Leao for the past 3 years and always look forward to returning. It is a home away from home. The cottage is very well cared for, with lovely decor and it has all the mod cons.
The views are breath-taking and the novelty never wears off of looking out over the stunning hillside and down to the sea.
We love going into Sintra and exploring the many palaces and the quaint little shops and welcoming restaurants.
Our favourite restaurant has to be Toca do Julio in nearby Almocageme and the waitress last time remembered us and gave us such a warm welcome.
The cottage is also within easy drive of Caiscais, with the lovely harbour and stunning sandy beaches.
The pool at the cottage is perfect for a refreshing dip and to catch some sun. I've been with both my family and a group of friends and it caters very well for everyone. There are some wonderful walks from the cottage and bikes there that you can also use.
I can't recommend this area or cottage enough and am already looking forward to my visit.