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Casa Monserrate, 12 beds, 1000m2 garden, south facing, near restaurants
This beautiful villa is located in the village of Galamares, 4km drive or 1,5km by walking trail to World Heritage Sintra, 5min drive to various beaches, 15 min to Estoril and 35min to down town Lisbon. It is in a very quiet area and offers lots of sunlight since its facing south. It is less than 10min drive to all the major sights. The private heated swimming pool and the 60m2 living room enjoy a splendid clear view over the Sintra mountain and Monserrate palace which is lighted up in the evenings. It has 1000 m2 of a well cared garden with a tall palm tree, pine trees, flowers and grass areas. It has a relaxing wooden deck over the pool and an outdoor covered lounge area with sofas in front of the BBQ area. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It has cable TV, DVD, stereo, wireless Internet and table tennis. Within a 5 minute walk there are 5 restaurants, one with live music, grocery store, butcher, 100 year old tram line and bus stop. Major supermarkets are 7 minutes by car. Along the seaside there are many seafood restaurants and cafés.
Walking path to Sintra: From the house you can walk up to historic Sintra through calm streets. It takes about 20 minutes.
About the rooms: There are 10 adult beds + 2 teenager bed + 2 baby beds.
The pool is electrically heated to 27 degrees from early April to the end of October, not the rest of the year.
The pool area can be closed for child protection.
A tennis table is always set up.
The Sintra sights: Quinta da Regaleira – “Enchanted mansion” with secret passageways, botanical garden and beautiful views.
Castelo dos Mouros – You can walk on the steep stony walls overlooking the stunning view.
Palácio da Pena – Enormous fully equipped saloons, bedrooms, kitchen just as it was hundreds of years ago.
Convento dos Capuchos – Sculpted in the rocks, midget sized living room, bedrooms, kitchen, chapel and a washroom with a river running underneath, a sinister place.
Palácio de Monserrate – Built by an English trader with a majestic botanical garden.
Palácio da Vila – Grandeur saloons with intricate wood work, marble and sculptures.
Weekend roadside fruit market near Almoçageme.
Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most Western point with 200m high cliffs.
The village of Almoçageme and Praia da Adraga where you will find the most incredible seaside ciff walking trails in the country with breathtaking scenery.
Azenhas do Mar, a village perched on a cliff.
Visit Penedo village and Peninha to see the views.
7km long seaside boardwalk in the Cascais/Estoril area.
At least 5 golf courses 15 min by car.
Huge shopping malls with all types of food, 15min by car.
Hospital 15 min by car.
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
July 2011 – We, 6 adults + 4 children, had a fantastic week here. Days were spent by the lovely pool, at Praia das Macas and exploring Sintra and the palaces of this region. A big hit was a 3-course dinner at the bistro which we would very mich recommend. Thank you for a geat holiday. The Colledges + the Ekanayakes
August 2011 - This house is located in a calm and beautiful location, close to the beaches and with good access. A beautiful region to take your breath away. The kids loved the pool and the house had all the commodities. Note that the owners are serious and trustful people. It was all good value and we loved it. Rodrigues family
August 2011 - 6 adults and 2 little children loved our stay. The rooms were spacious and we loved the ping-pong table. Of course the pool was a big hit. We were thrilled with all the child accomodations, crib, high chair, spoons, toys, towels. Also, perfect location, the Pena Palace was absolutely breathtaking! And the horse-carriage ride through Sintra is a must. We would recommend Casa monserrate to anyone. The McFaddens, Currans & Yarnells