CASA NO AR, CASA DA LUA, CASA NAS NUVENS are renovated typical Portuguese country cottages dating back 300 years or more, set high up on the Sintra Mountain, near Colares, with panoramic views to the Atlantic coast and beaches and to the Sintra mountain with its spectacular historical Palacio Pena. Set in the woodlands above Penedo, a small village with one village shop, bakery, cafe and taverna, set around the church square and village fountain, gushing fresh spring water. Perfect choice for a peaceful, away from it all family holiday...or romantic hideaway...something for everyone from beautiful unpolluted beaches, historical monuments in Sintra, 5 golf courses within 15 minutes, nature walks in the mountain, fashionable Estoril/Cascais famous for its Casino and shopping centre, and of course Lisbon's city life just half an hour away.
CASA NO AR sleeps 6/10. Garden. Private Pool. Covered Barbecue/Dining area
There is a big farmhouse kitchen/dining room with old flagstone floor, a big fireplace, a wooden mezzanine with single sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. To one side of the kitchen is the master bedroom(double bed), and a full bathroom with pretty 18th C tiles, there is a staircase leading up to two children's low ceiling sleeping lofts, each with single bed and a pull-out bed and big south-facing window to the garden. To the other side of the kitchen is a small double bedroom and en suite full bathroom. There is a separate Laundry room in the garage, with extra fridge/ deep freeze. Upstairs, reached by a converted old wine press in the dining area is an interior natural rock garden, and a large living room, with fireplace, a bar with sink, a guest bathroom with shower and 17th C tiles, doors lead to a covered verandah with old tiled panels. The POOL HOUSE (sleeps 2)has covered BBQ area with big slate table and sink. 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom, Sitting room, Kitchenette
.CASA DA LUA - (sleeps 2/4/5)...adjoins Casa no Ar, but has a seperate entrance. Garden, Private DipPool/Jacuzzi, Patio with Barbecue outside the Living/Dining/Kitchen which also opens to a veranda on the other side with spectacular panoramic views to the Atlantic coast and the Sintra mountain. 1 bathroom with sunken bath/shower. Stairs lead down to a Bedroom/living area with fireplace, built in double bed, and single sofa bed - separate entrance. Another wooden spiral staircase leads down from Living room to a double Bedroom set in the natural rocks (old stable)with separate entrance doors from a patio...brightly decorated with orange and red as a contrast to the natural rock. This unusual open plan layout is hard to describe...there is only one interior door to the bathroom. There are child safety gates at the top of the stairs.
CASA DA LUA has access to CASA NO AR Pool when rented together or has a Private DipPool/Jacuzzi (3.5m circle)
Great hideaway for romantic honeymooners.
CASA NAS NUVENS sleeps 4/10. Garden,Private Pool
Lower Level:(sleeps 4). Living/Diningroom with fireplace and kitchenette; 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom.
connecting staircase to
Higher Level: sleeps 4/6. Large living/diningroom with fireplace; spiral stairs to mezzanine with low large double bed; 1 double bedroom, 1 small double bedroom with child's bunkbed; 1 small bathroom; 1 large bathroom with jacuzzi
Winter Rentals: A really cosy winter retreat....great for a long weekend away from the stress of daily life, but close to Lisbon or Cascais night-life. Wonderful for nature walks or mountain biking, or bring a wet suit for surfing.
The house has central heating, but more important big open fireplaces in the Dining area and the Living room. Firewood supplied. Special winter weekend break - pay two nights - stay three. Ask for discount for monthly rental.
SPORTS - Golf, Surfing, Sailing: There are 5 Golf courses within a 15 minute drive ....Penha Longe, Baloura, Estoril Sol, Estoril, Quinta da Marinha
Praia Grande - 5/10 minute drive away, is famous all year round with Surfers
Cascais Marina - 20 minutes away for Sailing
We all really enjoyed the house; an idyllic spot and just right for our crowd, roomy and cozy at the same time. Everyone looked forward to the day’s late-afternoon return, with a quick dip in the pool (longer for the kids) and a drink outside before dinner. We cooked pretty much every night and found everything we needed. You found a good place to settle. Lucky you.
Thanks and Best
I was born in Hereford England...but travelled extensively before I found my 'utopia' in Portugal...between Casa no Ar in Penedo,Sintra (rental property see #73582) and Monte Branco in Monsaraz(rental property # 59751). My children were born and brought up in Portugal; there are still many of their books and games. Anthony (born in 1983) now runs his own restaurant and catering business which is great for guests wishing a special dinner party or wedding event. Francis (born in 1985) is a web designer with lots of famous California film star clients...he is responsable for my own websites. Casa no Ar and Monte Branco have many happy memories for us.
CASA NO AR - CASA LUA - CASA NAS NUVENS Penedo, a small village set high up in the woodlands of the mountain of Sintra, above the town of Colares, and near to Almoçogeme and the beach of Adraga, both just a 5 minute drive away. The beaches of Praia Grande, famous with surfers, and Praia das Maças with its restaurants and bars, are about 10 minute drive. Sintra with its historical palaces and monuments is 15 minutes. Around the mountain the other way, one passes Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe, on to Guincho beach, good for windsurfing, to Cascais with its Marina, and small pedestrian streets, full of boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants - 20 minute drive. Adjoining Estoril is famous for its Casino. Lisbon, with its numerous city attractions, is about a 40 minute drive, or a very pleasant train ride along the coast from Cascais. Ericeira, a small fishing village is a 30 minute drive northwards, as is Mafra with its enormous monastery and Malveira with a fascinating weekly Thursday’s market
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer - 8/10 pax
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn - 8/10 pax
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||300|
|Payment by bank transfer in € euros or in £ pounds sterling
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Any transfer fees payable by Renter
30% Reservation deposit - immediate to confirm
70% Balance due 30 days before arrival
Refundable security deposit payable in cash upon arrival
|Notes||Rates shown are for Main House and Pool House (sleeps 8/10)
Reduced rate - 200 euros per week less for Main House only (sleeps 6/8)
Pool House only (2 people) can be rented seperately in winter for 350€ per week/60€ per night
minimum 2 nights
Casa da Lua (sleeps 4/5)adjoins Casa no Ar (sleeps 8/10)...
Ideal for larger groups of 15 people.
Catering available and meals can be ordered
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.