|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Sunny, welcoming house, comfortable with very attractive decoration, spacious garden and pool. In quiet residential area. Beaches, mountains, culture, shopping, water sports, golf, riding and more. Only 10 minutes walk to the beach and atmospheric town of CASCAIS with its lively centre, beautiful historical houses, museums, art galleries,marina, shops, cafes and restaurants, a great market on Wednesdays. Marvellous promenade by the sea to ESTORIL. Casa da Guia nearby is a 19th century manor house overlooking the ocean with restaurants, cafés and some interesting shops. Sintra is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with ancient castles and palaces to explore. Only 10 mn drive to the protected coast line and beaches of Guincho, Adraga, Azenhas do Mar and the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, most westerly point of Europe. ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE follows the coast into the heart of Lisbon in just 30 mins.
SUGGESTIONS: Casa Catarina includes all modern conveniences for self-catering , linen and towels provided, the house is cool in summer, warm in winter. Plenty of light. Garden features luxury pebble pool (9 metres diametre) with deck and lawn. Further deck up stairs (fenced) with awning, sun chairs, barbecue & large tables to feast in sunshine or for candlelit dinners (electric lights also)! Cascais is walking distance (10-15 mins on foot), Estoril 5 minutes by car. Coastal train ride to Lisbon is 35 minutes (shopping & culture), Sintra mountains (hikes and castles) 20 minutes, Guincho beach (
Surfers Paradise), 15 minutes. Good night life can be found locally or in Lisbon.
GOLF: Golf Details: There are 5 golf courses locally, all within 2-5 miles.
1. Estoril Golf -designer-Mckenzie Ross- 2 courses- 18 hole, 69 Par, 5238m, Championship course.
2. Golf Estoril-Sol - designers are John Harris / Ron Fream - 9 hole, Par 31, 1749M Beautiful.
3. Penha Longa is a two course location - main course 18 hole is par 72 and 6228 metres in length. Designer R.Trent Jones II. Championship course - spectacular.
4. Quinta Da Marinha is par 71 - 6014 m - Championship course - Atlantic views.Designer R.T. Jones.
5. Quinta Da Beloura - designer- William Roquemore, 18 holes, 5817m, Par 73, 6 lakes- Championship.
Passports are available from Estoril Tourist office for all courses.
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT: CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 15.00, WE NEED TIME TO CLEAN AND PREPARE HOUSE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL
CHECK OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11.00
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE YOU MAY DEPOSIT BAGGAGE AT THE HOUSE BEFORE 15.00
I am English/Portuguese. I have been living in Portugal most of my life.
I love to hike.
Favourate places- Kashmir, Atlas mountains and Sintra mountains in Portugal. My passions are travel and hospitality, the Opera, good books, and chocolate :)
Vicky Swain purchased this house in 1996
I fell in love with Cascais as a child while visiting family and purchased this home in 1996. Cascais is a slower pace than Lisbon, yet only 30 minutes away on the train. I love the fact that the house is 10 minutes walk in to town, yet has a lovely garden and pool space with good privacy.
I love the windows in this home. Casa Catarina has sun shine all day streaming in. I chose this house as the street is quiet being a one way street. The house is situated in the center away from the road. I fell in love with the arched ivy entrance over the gate ways, which gives you a cottage feel. All my guests have commented on the comfort and feel good atmosphere of Casa Catarina. So far lots of Happy guests, and I look forward to greeting many more. See you soon! x Vicky .
I rented Casa Catarina for two weeks in July, one week with a group of 8 family and friends and one with three close women friends. There were enough bed and bathrooms for non-family groups, and the attractive back yard with its pool was popular with everyone. We ate fresh plums off a tree near the kitchen and made several clafoutis in the charming kitchen that pleased the cooks. The airy living and dining room provided comfortable space for many people to hang out. The 10-minute walk down the hill to the commuter train allowed everyone to be independent, so we didn't need a car to explore the Lisbon region. Cascais is a delightful village, well-supplied with good restaurants, a variety of shopping, and access to beaches. Another grocery store only 3 blocks from the house sold amazing fresh fish. Everyone pronounced the house "perfect" and felt it was the best base ever for their first visits to Portugal. Small problems that cropped up were immediately dealt with by Vicky, the hospitable but discreet landlady. Overall, this place deserves the highest possible rating and we would return in a heartbeat!
It was a love at first sight- we really enjoyed staying 29.6. - 13.7.2013 two weeks at Casa Catarina, which is a villa full of good spirit!
We are a family of five, daughters 10, 12 and 14 years. Casa Catarina was ideal house for our family; each girl has a private room. The master bedroom is cozy and well decorated like the whole house. Vicky certainly has a very good taste! (I will never forget the luxurious Missoni towels..... )
Casa Cararina is very well kept and clean. Thanks to Vicky. She is a very charming and most helpful person. Our daughters really adores her.
The garden is also lovely, the pool is large enough, there is a barbecue and a nice terrace for sunset dinner. The huge plum tree fed us very generously.
We had a great holiday in Cascais. We visited many castles in Sintra (Regaleira was great), some of us played golf, had jogging on the beach, did nice shopping at CascaiShopping and just relaxed at Casa Catarina...
The whole family can warmly recommend Casa Catarina for your holiday!
We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully stylish and relaxing home. the pool is perfect for having fun with the family and the house and garden are perfectly tranquil. will definitely be returning!
My Family and I immediately felt at home at this lovely residence. Bright, airy, spacious, and clean. A home loaded with character and all modern conveniences. Located on a quiet side street, and within easy walking distance of town and beaches. The backyard is a private oasis of sunny tranquility. Vicky is a lovely woman, her hospitable nature shines. The town of Cascais is a perfect home base to explore the multitude of sights in the area. I would heartily recommend this listing, and we hope to return.
Very curious, we drove from Lisbon tot Cascais with our two rented cars. My parents, sister en two brothers and I were about to stay in Casa Catarina for a week.
When Vicky opened the gate with her welcoming smile we felt at home instantly.
We were able to park both cars inside the gate, which gave a feeling of safety.
Vicky opened the front door for us, and like old times we checked out the house. 'look at this room, what a nice bed, ooooh I would like to stay in this room'!
In the end, all of the children( 4) had choosen their own room and my parents took the master bedroom off course.
All the rooms were very clean and smelled fresh, to freshly washed linen.
In the kitchen, every possible utillity was there, including coffee and tea.
The outside area is bigger then it looks on the website.A sunny roofterras on the shed with a large table and many chairs was a suprise.
After a refreshing dive in the swimming pool we relaxed in one of the many lounge chairs with soft cushions. The garden really invites to chill out and enjoy the sun.
After 2 sunny days we unfortunately had 2 rainy days. In the house it was a bit chilly,but Vicky directly provided a automatic heater, so we could make the temperature more comfortable.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Catarina, because it felt like a home. It's situated in a nice neighbourhood instead of a holiday park, which gives you the feeling you are part of the local buzz for a week.
I am sure we will come back one day, as we had such a good time here.I would defenitely recommend this house to friends and relatives, as I know they won't be disappointed.
Casa Catarina is a beautiful villa conveniently located in Cascais near Lisbon, beaches and Sintra. Grocery shopping and the centre of Cascais are only a few minutes away.
We (family of 4) loved Vicky's warm welcome and hospitality! Casa Catarina itself felt like a home to us because of all the personal touches: the books, the abundance of kitchen supplies and so on. Furthermore, it was spotless and very well-maintained.
We can't think of anything we didn't like and can definitely recommend it to anybody.
Cascais is located just 25 km west of Lisbon (25 mins from Airport)along a spectacular coast which begins at the Tagus estuary and takes you to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Cascais has beaches, cafés, pubs and shops. There is a promenade along the water with beach coves and sunny cafés. Casa da Guia nearby, overlooks the ocean with restaurants and cafés set in the grounds of the old manor house with stylish shops and boutiques. Sintra also nearby is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with castles to explore like Quinta da Regaleira as well as cafés and shops. On the North side of Sintra a beautiful coastal road takes you to the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca the most western point of Europe, Praia Adraga, Azenhas do Mar.
There are 2 free rental bike stands down in Cascais at the train station and at Casa da Guia. Just leave some identification and take them for the whole day. Ride along the ocean cliffs on the walk/bike path.
Other Activities: rollerblading or cycling along seafront on newly built 10 km track...FREE BICYCLE USE FROM SEVERAL CENTRES IN CASCAIS (10 MINUTE WALK)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 - Jun 30
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
CHECK -IN TIME IS AFTER 15.00. CHECK -OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11.00
Includes all linen and towels. Maid service once a week. . week. N.B.
There is a damage deposit of 200€ to be paid with final payment, this is, of course, refunded if no damage has occurred. We don't worry about the odd glass or two!
END OF STAY CLEANING FEE 50 EUROS
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.