The Quinta is the westernmost villa in Europe and is located in a national park. It has a 360 degree, totally unspoiled view of the ocean and the Sintra mountains.
Easily accessible to major highways and with a bus stop within walking distance, the villa is located 45 km from Lisbon. Enclosed by pink granite walls ensuring complete privacy and furnished with comfort in mind, this spacious home is decorated in the traditional Portuguese style.
Well-known restaurants are in the unspoiled village nearby, and world-famous beaches are within a short driving distance. Play the links of the world-renowned Penha Longa golf course only 20 minutes away. Explore the Moorish castles of Sintra or visit the glamorous Estoril casino. Watch the fishing fleet unload their catch in Cascais or enjoy wind surfing competitions on Guincho Beach. There are numerous exotic restaurants in the area to choose from and activities for the whole family abound. Or simply stay home and soak up the sun on the villa's many marble terraces.
My wife and I and two other couples came to this marvelous villa for some much needed R&R. It is a peaceful haven where the only sounds are the ocean and the birds. The view is pristine and spectacular on all sides. When we felt energetic, we explored the nearby Moorish castles, abandoned monasteries and the royal palaces in Sintra. We also took relaxed day trips to the university towns of Coimbra and Evora as well as Alcobaca and Fatima. We played golf and tennis at the superb Penha Longa and attended concerts and operas in Lisbon. The lovely unspoiled village of Azoia is 1/2 mile away and has some excellent restaurants when we did not feel like venturing out.
The villa itself is well maintained. It is a large house with more than enough room for the six of us. The owner was helpful and responsive and went out of her way to be accommodating. There is an English speaking caretaker who lives near by who was extremely helpful and courteous.
We can't wait to come back!!!
I came here with my fiancee to basically relax. We found the house and views to be stunning. Our only gripe was that it was occasionally cold but we should have known that it can be that way in early March; but the house was well-heated and in general, the description on VRBO is accuate, while the photos don't begin to convey the majestic beauty of the 360 degree views. The owner are in the STates, and are used to renters and very accomodating and obviously love the place and eager for visitors to do so too. There was also a helpful caretaker who lives nearby, though we didn't need his help really.
We had planned to take overnight road trips but found Sintra and Colares and the nearby beaches and vineyards, farmers markets, fish markets, pottery and antique stores etc. to be so rich and fascinating that we basically spend the whole 10 days without venturing more than 20 miles away from the house.
We would eagerly recommend this house to discriminating visitors, who want a window on what was best about coastal Europe before the high rise hotels ruined so many resort areas.
A wonderful, gracious villa, absolutely perfect for a group of friends or an extended family (in our case three generations.) Enjoy breakfast & happy hour on the terrace, dinner around the large dining room table (could easily seat ten.) The Quinta is perfectly located for sightseeing in the greater Lisbon area, including a beautiful 25 minute drive to the world heritage town of Sintra (we went twice.) Park you car in Cascais (25 minute drive) and catch the train into Lisbon (we went twice.) There is a really good restaurant in the nearby village (about one mile) and grocery stores a short drive away (Go to the Jumbo to see an enormous fish department and counters piled high with salt cod.) Kids loved climbing around the fortress in Lisbon and the Moorish castle in Sintra. Highest recommendation!
We stayed there with our two boys 10 & 11 and my in laws (70 & 72) and had plenty of space, beautiful views and lots to do. It is a charming old Portuguese home which is very clean and well kept. The owner, Katia, was flexible with our length of stay and very prompt in returning emails. The view and grounds are outstanding! My mother-in-law gets motion sickness and is used to a modern American lifestyle, this was not the ideal trip for her, but the rest of us had a wonderful stay! I would highly recommend it!
What an amazing villa! Huge, very comfortable, secluded and private (surrounded by a national park), idyllic setting and a perfect base of operation to explore the many nearby sights, Lisbon and the rest of Portugal. It is close enough to the numerous marvels of Sintra to be able to visit there many times. And the most spectacular beach we've ever seen, Ursa Beach, is just a short stroll away (and this comes from a well-traveled Californian). Would recommend walking to and exploring along the flower-clad seaside cliff tops and the Cabo da Roca lighthouse (on the western-most point in all of Europe), which the villa has a commanding view of. The listing description is accurate and the photographs only begin to capture how remarkably beautiful it is. We found the property very clean and well-maintained. The care taker and maid, who live in a separate house on the grounds, are readily available, were very helpful and friendly, and kept the villa immaculate. The owner was helpful with all of our questions. Our teenage daughter had us connected to the internet Wi-Fi within moments of our arrival - And reception was clear and strong from anywhere on the grounds. My family stayed for two of the most wonderful weeks of our lives and we hope to return again as often as possible. I would highly recommend this to both family and friends, and hope to return there with them to share in the delight of this remarkable place. We really loved it!
This is one of the most memorable places I've ever been to on holiday.
I spent every evening sitting on the patio watching the sun set behind the Cabo da Roca light house. During the day, i went hiking along the cliff-tops or down to the beach. I even found some bolted rock climbing routes. Had i known I'd have brought my climbing gear. Other days, i took the bus to Sintra or Cascias,, which are just a short way away, when i wanted to see the touristy stuff.
This house is in the middle of a UNESCO world heritage site! This type of location is very very rare. On top of that, the house itself was beautiful, with marble everywhere! We had no problems with the maid or the grounds.
Azoia, the town just up the hill, is a bit quiet, and only has a handful of restaurants, which would be my only complaint, though the restaurants it does have are fantastic!
Overall, this is an incredible place to stay and will leave you with lasting memories and an album full of pictures.