Our three hundred year old home, entirely renovated in old Portuguese style with today's amenities, is situated in the Sintra region on a promentory overlooking the village of Penedo, the ocean, shoreline, villages, valleys and the Sintra mountains within the Sintra-Cascais National Park with a view of the famous Pena Castle.
A truly incredible three hundred and sixty degree view from two hundred and twenty three meters above sea level. Private, isolated, and secure. The property is entirely enclosed with its own parking area, out buildings, swimming pool, water fall, and beautiful gardens providing total peace and quiet.
Furnished with every comfort. Lovely antiques, Chinese blue and white porcelain, books and music, all for our enjoyment and that of our friends and guests. The property and the home are both cozy and elegant.
There is easy access to shopping, restaurants, beaches, other villages, the Sintra-Cascais National park, the towns of Cascais, Estoril and Lisbon.
The historical Sintra village is fifteen minutes away by car, Cascais and Estoril twenty five minutes away, the airport or downtown Lisbon, forty minutes. Many varied sports and cultural events are nearby. The area is an ideal spot for a truly different and relaxed holiday.
I rented this home with my friend and our two grown daughters for one week in August. The photos do not do justice to this beautiful home which exceeded our expectations. It is beautifully restored and so well appointed. The kitchen is a wonderful part of the house and we enjoyed doing a lot of cooking in it. The kitchen is so well stocked with fantastic cooking supplies so it was great to buy fresh supplies near by and come home to a long relaxing evening with great Portuguese wine and cook a meal. The pool area is so relaxing and refreshing. There are many outside places around the house to relax, read or just stare at the beautiful surroundings. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are great, and there are so many interesting details in the house that add to its charm. The location is great, a walk to the beach ( more like 30 minutes...) or a 5 minute drive to an amazing beach. The beaches are all beautiful and accessable but the closet beach was our favorite and the restaurant on the beach was our best meal in Portugal. The owners were helpful with suggestions and any other things we needed help with.
We rented this lovely home in June 2011 for one week. We've previously rented in the Caribbean and the US. This was our first rental in Europe and our first trip to Portugal. The home overlooks the little village of Penedo with views of the sea, nearby Pena Castle and gorgeous views from every angle! Our hosts live close by which was great in case we had any questions (we did) or if anything went wrong (it didn't). They were simply wonderful. We were made to feel like family and thoroughly enjoyed their company. I have absolutely no negative comments. We enjoyed every minute of our vacation. Frankly, we hated to leave.