450 METERS TO THE BEACH, PRIVATE GARDENS,PRAIA DAS MAÇÃS

Ralph Mason

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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450 METERS TO THE BEACH, PRIVATE GARDENS,PRAIA DAS MAÇÃS

Praia das Macas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Casa da Bia s 2-bedroom cottages, sleeping 4,

Casa da Bia: sleeping 4 persons, 1 double bedroom & 1 twin bedroom.

Has it's own private traditional courtyard garden with grape vines,flower beds,succulent plants and cacti in pots - a great place for sunbathing on the loungers or eating out and cooking on the barbeque! A glimpse of Sea views can be seen from the door porch's and it's only a short walk to the beach / village center (450 meters), and the closest well stocked convenience shop is just 200 meters away.

Casa da Bia is a certificated members of 'Registo de Alojamento Local', And are proud to display 'Sintra Inn' plack's having been assessed for legal conformity, safety & quality by Sintra Camara Municipal.

Cottage was recently renovated with holiday makers in mind, with all of the fixtures and fittings were chosen with style, practicality and simplicity in mind making the cottage extremely easy and comfortable to stay in, Including the winter season as they have heating.

We have other similar cottages in the same area for rent, please click though to our own website.

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Details for Casa da Bia 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Casa da Bia has one double bedroom (double bed, 2 bedside shelves with lamps, large wardrobe, chair), and one twin bedroom (2 single beds, 2 bedside tables with laps, large Wardrobe and chair), a well equipped kitchen with table and seating for 4, lounge area with seating for 4, a good quality HD digital television, DVD player and great sounding CD / Radio / Ipod docking stereo unit, and Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the cottage and courtyard garden. A good selection of current popular best selling paperback books is also provided, along with maps and local information. The bathroom has a sink with storage underneath, toilet and bidet full size bath with shower. All the bed linen and towels are provided, including kitchen towels. But please do bring your own towels to take to the beach. In the courtyard there is a large BBQ with all the utensils, 2 sun loungers with padded covers, 2 deck chairs & table and chairs for 4 with umbrella.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Ralph Mason

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Lisbon Coast Cottages, founded in 2004 by Ana Mason-Correia and Ralph Mason, is made up of a small strong team.

We (Ana & Ralph) are husband and wife. Ralph, English from Shrewsbury in the West Midlands and Ana, Portuguese who grew up by the sea in the outskirts of Lisbon before moving to London to pursue university studies, where we eventually met.

Ana is a graphic designer by trade but now works remotely from home for an UK based company Wahanda, and Ralph, who was a senior quality control technician for a major radio-pharmaceutical company before the move to Portugal, now works for the properties full time.

In the Portuguese side of the family were the 3 beach cottages in a very delapidated state, which we inherited in 2004. We instantly set to work rebuilding Casa da Olga from scratch whilst simultaneously doing a major refurbishment of Vila Arcos. They were both ready and we opened for business in June 2005.

Soon after the London rat race became more of a drag than the stuff dreams are made of, so in a leap of faith we decided to renovate the 3rd cottage (Casa da Bia), move to Portugal and try and make a new better life in the sun. It was the spring of 2006.

Subsequently we have poured blood, sweat and tears into Lisbon Coast Cottages, transforming it into a steadily growing and secure business. From the initial 3 beach cottages, expansion was started by the acquisition and refurbishment of another cottage in the heart of historical Sintra, which was sold in the Autumn of 2011 as we want to concentrate fully on the area around Praia das Maçãs do ensure the best quality service possible.

As well as the owned properties, Ana & Ralph exclusively and comprehensively manage a 6 bedroom Luxury Villa with pool and sea Views called Casal de Santa Maria for it's owners Stuart & Sue Pearson who live in London, property number p88135 on this site.

Ralph Mason purchased this cottage in 2004

Ana's grandparents built the cottages in the early 1950's, and they were used for family holidays for many years.

Ana's Grandparents would stay in one cottage, and Ana and her Mother and Farther the other, Privacy for every one but the convenience of the family being just next door.

When we inherited the cottages in 2004 they had been neglected for many years and required extensive modernization.

We refurbished the cottages as a rental units rather than for our own use, so every thing was chosen to be the perfect blend of style, simplicity and durability. On arrival you will find the cottages exactly as in the photos, and the cottages areextremely easy to live in.

When deciding on the name of the cottages, there could only be one choice ! the family names, Casa da Bia in memory of Ana's Granmother, and Vila Arcos the family surname.

Being simply the two of us on the management side of the company, you will be dealing exclusively with one of us every step of the way, from your initial enquiry through to questions, booking and payment. On arrival you will be greeted personally by one of us together with a nice bottle of wine and a basket of fresh local goodies to help you start off your holiday. We can, if you wish, also point you in the direction of all the best places to eat and places to go. We live just a few miles from the cottages and are more than happy to help should you need any help 24hrs a day.

We have been renting properties in the village since 2005 and are building a brand, not just renting a single property and so take our guests requirements very seriously and any unforeseen problems are dealt with extremely quickly!

A broken / damaged item remaining in a property is just not the way we work.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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450 meters to the beach, Private gardens,Praia das Maçãs
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450 meters to the beach, Private gardens,Praia das Maçãs
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Praia das Macas Sintra area
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COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

'We had a great time here and everything was as Ana and Ralph said it would be. The beaches were very unspoilt and uncrowded, the villa was immaculate and it was easy to get around without a car. Sintra is definitely well worth a visit. We would certainly recommend this as a holiday.' Nigel & Carolyn Conquest, UK – August 2006
'We had a fantastic week, the cottage was great so close to the beach! Praia das Maçãs is a great beach holiday location; not touristry, great cheap seafood restaurants, clean beaches and plenty of sun!' Danielle Ivory and Jeremy Haines, UK – August 2006
'Thanks again for the wonderful rental in Portugal. The cottage was wonderful and after talking with Cristina, we wouldn't change a thing.' Paul and Cristina Turang, USA – September 2005
'Thank you for a fantastic holiday. The house is perfect and very comfortable, and everything you need or want is there!' Jan de Meulenaere, Belgium – July 2005
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Sintra
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
IC 19, Sintra
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Praia das Macas beach
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Cider bar
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Lisbon Dry slope
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
sintra has 7 golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village has 15 restaurants, all very close by
Car: not necessary

Casa da Bia is ocated a quiet residential street in the small welcoming sea village of Praia das Maçãs, Situated on the west coast of Portugal, just 40kms north west of Lisbon / Lisbon Airport.

We also have other similar properties, visit our own web site for details

Praia das Maçãs is a true gem of a beach side village and still to this day has remained mostly unspoilt by commercialism, the village boasts a golden sand beach,a hand full of cafe-bar's and restaurants, a beautiful 1940's Saltwater swimming pool and lido, a safe Children's play area with swings and slide, a fresh produce market, butchers, bakers, fish mongers, post office and a few independent shop's.

It has a small friendly community and by the end of your stay you are bound to feel part of it!

It is well served by public transport with a bus service running 7 days a week, and also an historic electric tram running at the weekend, both of which all year round.

Praia das Maçãs is only 12km from the exquisitely beautiful world heritage site town of Sintra ( bus & tram connects them ).

Sintra is a UNESCO world heritage site and has 6 palaces and a Moors castle amongst it's historic attractions, famous since before Victorian times it's has always attracted the art's and there is also many galleries and exhibitions to explore.

There is also easy access to Lisbon itself, the famous casino in Estoril, or the beautiful marina at Cascais.

The perfect romantic getaway or the perfect Family beach holiday the choices are endless both in activities and entertainment!

We live locally and have worked hard to find the very best performing company's that provide services to tourists such as Wine tasting, cycling / bike hire and guiding, para gliding, surfing,body boarding, horse riding & segway tours.

Golf is very popular in the local area and we have 7 golf courses that are close to the cottage, All are pretty much in the same area on the south side of the Sintra hill, all of them being a 25 mins / 25 euro taxi ride away.

In no particular order.

ESTORIL BLUE COURSE

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=638#show

ESTORIL GOLF CLUB

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=394#show

OITAVOS DUNES

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=467#show

PENHA LONGA ATLANTICO

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=462#show

PENHA LONGA MOSTEIRO

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=463#show

QUINTA DA BELOURA

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=461#show

QUINTA DA MARINHA

http://www.portugalgolf.net/en/?sec=golfcourses&id=466#show

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Praia das Macas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HIGH
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€910
 
 
MEDIUM
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 13 2014
4 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
LOW
Sep 14 2014 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150
A 25% deposit is required to reserve the villa, and then the 75% balance payment is due no later than 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
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Amenities

Praia das Macas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • We provide a great set of towels for each guest. To help you wash surf boards, wetsuits and other outdoors equipment, there is an old fashioned washboard sink and plenty of hose!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom - 1 double
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single , extra pullout bed
  • 1 double room 1 twin room 1 cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • roller blading
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
Notes:
Please note, bicycles are available for hire. Maid laundry service available on request. Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the property, but please feel free to smoke outside. Ashtrays are provided. Fantastic HD LED television, Dvd player, WI-FI internet connection, Ipod docking stereo
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