ROMANTIC AND COZY, FEATURES HANDPAINTED WALLS AND SKY VIEWS FROM THE BEDROOM

Silvia Rodrigues

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Silvia Rodrigues

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ROMANTIC AND COZY, FEATURES HANDPAINTED WALLS AND SKY VIEWS FROM THE BEDROOM

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Sintra House Rental Photos and Description

Charming 2-4p duplex, with lovely views, at the heart of historical center

Recent renovation (November 2011) of a mid 1800’s house, this lovely duplex features decorative paintings on the walls and offers all the amenities you will need during your stay in Sintra.

The first floor has an open space with a double chaise longue, a double day bed, window seat and a well equipped open-plan kitchen. Also in this floor you can find a bathroom with double sinks and a spacious shower as well as a closed veranda overlooking Sintra’s “Palácio da Vila”, where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset after a long day discovering Sintra.

In the attic, you will find a cosy bedroom with twin beds and two large windows overlooking the village plaza and surrounding countryside. This house accommodates up to 4 persons (the living area contains a day bed that can easily provide 2 additional sleeping accommodations) and is specially indicated for couples and small families. A cot may be added, on request, at no extra charge.

Sintra: Few places in the world can envoke a sense of magic and mystery as does Sintra. From magical forests to romantic palaces Sintra never fails to seduce. Described by Lord Byron as “Glorious Eden,” Sintra’s charms have long been celebrated. Once the summer residence of the kings of Portugal and of the Moorish lords of Lisbon before them, today Sintra is a romantic getaway for people from all around the world. The UNESCO Committee decided to inscribe Sintra as a World Heritage Site at the category of Cultural Landscape, because: 'the site is of outstanding universal value as it represents a pioneering approach to Romantic landscaping which had an outstanding influence on developments elsewhere in Europe.' This magical place is dominated by steep mountains and lush forests which create a microclimate, always several degrees cooler than Lisbon. Hosting beautiful palaces with neo-gothic towers, a visit to Sintra is a must

Other ways to discover in Sintra: In addition to the usual activities, we also suggest: Take a trolley ride from Sintra to Praia das Maçãs; Visit a wine cellar, 'Adega Regional de Colares'; Take afternoon tea at Lawrence's Hotel (the most ancient hotel in Iberia peninsula); Drink water in the fountain, 'Fonte da Sabuga' (whoever drinks this water will surely return to Sintra); Learn how to take care of a Bonsai in 'Bonsai Centro Sintra'; Specially for the children, visit 'Museu da Ciência Viva' and 'Quintinha Pedagógica' in Monserrate Park. You will find, at the house, more information on various itineraries to visit Sintra on foot, or other suggestions using alternative transportations such as, segway, bike, horse or jeep/buggy.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Silvia Rodrigues (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Silvia Rodrigues

We have 2 school aged children and we love to travel.

Silvia Rodrigues purchased this house in 2011

Why Silvia Rodrigues chose Sintra

The main purpose of this house, located just 10 minutes away from were we live, is to be offered on house exchanges that we love to do during our holidays. We also use it to receive family and friends. We only rent it a few weeks per year to help with the maintenance expenses.

What makes this house unique

This house was thought and decorated accordingly to what we like to find when we travel. It was all the main amenities that you usually have at home, but that are so hard to find in touristic apartments. Our goal is to make everyone who visit us feel comfortable and at home, just like you do when you are visiting our friends.

What made us fall in love for this house, was its location and fantastic views from all the windows. I love decorating and giving character to a house, so all the walls have lovely hand painted motifs, all done by my sister-in-law.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
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Sintra Sintra area
North Carolina
5

Artistic decor, comfort, and ideal location in Sintra

  • 5 of 5
We had read about beautiful Sintra and certainly were not disappointed with our stay in this magical hill town. Every window of this apartment features a fantastic view: beautiful villa, the National Palace of Sintra, the Town Hall tower, the Moorish Castle. The apartment is very well designed and modernized for comfort, converted from a 19th c. building high in the old town of Sintra, above tourist traffic. The owners, Silvia and Mario, are excellent and attentive hosts, and have done much to make the apartment comfortable and beautiful for guests, with trompe l'oeil wall art and smart, space enhancing furnishings. There is a sleeping loft with twin beds and wall closets, and a well-stocked kitchen and well-designed bath with excellent shower. One feature of the apartment we especially enjoyed was the modern windows throughout and skylights upstairs, allowing us to enjoy Sintra's fresh, cool air and unique micro-climate. There is a quiet, efficient air conditioner on both levels, but we used it very little during our stay. Wi-Fi signal is strong and fast, and the apartment is extremely clean and well-provisioned for guests. The wonderful two-person convertible chaise sofa was our favorite lounging spot when we returned from visiting the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira, and our favorite: the Montserrate Villa and gardens. The apartment features many thoughtful details for guests, including the coffee, fruit, and traditional Sintra biscuits provided by our hosts. Two restaurants we recommend include Tacho Real (steps away) and Romaria de Baco, near the Tourism Office. Both feature excellent service and traditional Portuguese dishes. I would recommend this apartment to anyone seeking an authentic experience of Sintra.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865102
-+351 916169114
Sintra Sintra area
5

Superb location with great service!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, fifteen -year -old son, and I recently spent two weeks at Silvia and Mario’s beautiful apartment. We chose their apartment because of its proximity to amenities and the sites we had planned to visit. Also, as we have to drive almost everywhere, here in Montreal, walking would be welcomed.

Firstly, Silvia and Mario were so welcoming and always answered our never-ending queries promptly. We have stayed at many apartments through Home-Away but have never received such wonderful service. Since our visit, we have told all of our family and friends that if they plan to visit Sintra, then they should absolutely stay at their apartment.

In addition, the housekeeping service midway through our stay was something we had never experienced and was much appreciated, just as the taxi arrangement to and from the airport.

The apartment is beautifully decorated with artwork and is immaculately clean. The views from the windows are breathtaking.

We were amazed at how everything is conveniently located to their
Apartment. As you make your way through the cobblestone streets with their twists and turns (bring good running shoes) you will discover the many delightful shops and restaurants.

One of the highlights of our trip was sitting at the window and listening to the beautiful guitar music being played at the nearby restaurant Tacho Real (another gem!)

Thank you again Silvia and Mario for an amazing holiday experience!

Anne, Jeremy, and Michael
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
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Sintra Sintra area
5

Cosy and comfortable in a great location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this apartment for a month, and for part of that time we shared it with our daughter and our grandson. It is well equipped, spotless and very peaceful. The quiet is surprising considering that it is very close to the main tourist hub, where there are many great little shops and eateries. During the day we could often hear someone playing guitar softly at a nearby restaurant and with windows in three directions the light and the views were lovely. At night it's very peaceful and upstairs there are room-darkening blinds on the gorgeous skylight windows, optional of course on a moonlit night!

Our hosts, Mario and Silvia were very helpful and always responded quickly to our needs. We had excellent cleaning service weekly, and the apartment and the neighbourhood felt safe and secure.

Sintra was a good choice for us. We didn't want to spend our time driving (we get enough of that here in Canada) and we were able to spend much of every day outside, either in town exploring the interesting and diverse neighbourhoods or on the mountain paths leading up to the Moorish Castle ruins or to Pena Palace. There are loads of stairs, and it was good to get some exercise to help balance out the wonderful food and wine available locally in restaurants and also in the markets. We found it easy also to hop on a train to go to Lisbon, or one of the buses to various locations. There's even an old fashioned tram which takes you out to the seaside town of Praia de Macas, or Apple Beach.

We loved it here. We are already planning our next escape to Portugal!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Sintra Sintra area
Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii
5

Absolutely loved this apartment and Sintra!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I absolutely loved this charming, comfortable and well equipped apartment. We stayed here for 4 nights. Sintra is magical with it's exquisite palaces and their lovely, diverse gardens. The apartment is in a terrific location with fabulous views out of every window. The apartment is only steps away from great restaurants and shopping, yet it is very quiet and private. The bus stop for sightseeing is just steps away and the train station is within walking distance too. You definitely do not need a car. It has a lot of added charm with the hand-painted walls, comfortable living room and the lovely alcove area with a tea set, yummy cookies and a picturesque view. The bedroom is upstairs and there is a comfortable sleeping area in the living room as well. The apartment is clean and well maintained and all the furniture is comfortable...beds included. The bathroom is very nice with double sinks and a great shower. And there are cozy bathrobes too.
Silvia & Mario were very accommodating and a pleasure to rent from. I do hope to return there. I highly recommend this apartment to anyone traveling to Sintra and have already recommended the apartment to a friend of mine who will be staying there in July. This apartment truly is a "gem".
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865102
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Sintra Sintra area
Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii
5

Absolutely loved this charming apartment

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I absolutely loved this charming, comfortable and well equipped apartment. We stayed here for 4 nights. Sintra is magical with it's exquisite palaces and their lovely, diverse gardens. The apartment is in a terrific location with fabulous views out of every window. The apartment is only steps away from great restaurants and shopping, yet it is very quiet and private. The bus stop for sightseeing is just steps away and the train station is within walking distance too. You definitely do not need a car. It has a lot of added charm with the hand-painted walls, comfortable living room and the lovely alcove area with a tea set, yummy cookies and a picturesque view. The bedroom is upstairs and there is a comfortable sleeping area in the living room as well. The apartment is clean and well maintained and all the furniture is comfortable...beds included. The bathroom is very nice with double sinks and a great shower. And there are cozy bathrobes too.
Silvia & Mario were very accommodating and a pleasure to rent from. I do hope to return there. I highly recommend this apartment to anyone traveling to Sintra and have already recommended the apartment to a friend of mine who will be staying there in July. This apartment truly is a "gem".
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865102
-+351 916169114
Sintra Sintra area
5

Elegant Apartment in Sintra

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely apartment - located in Sintra's pedestrianized old town - with a fantastic view of the National Palace out the windows in small sitting room - great place to sit with coffee in the morning and wine in the evening -
Tastefully furnished and decorated - no expense spared -
The owners, Sylvia and Mario, were charming people and quick to respond to any needs -
We would stay here again and highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Portela Airport (Lisbon)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Penha Longa Golf Resort
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Sintra
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
IC19
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Tacho Real
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Praia das Maçãs
Car: not necessary

Nested in the mountainside, this lovely house close to “Palácio da Vila” (only surviving Royal Palace from the middle ages), Toy Museum and Tourist Information is perfect for couples and families as a starting point to discover Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Moorish Castle, Palácio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, the palace and gardens of Monserrate are all nearby and very easy to reach on foot or regular schedule touristic bus/train.

Golf: There are 2 golf resorts just 5 km away: Penha Longa Golf Resort (9 and 18 holes course) and Pestana Sintra Golf Resort (18 holes course). You can find 3 additional resorts just 10 km away in Cascais/Estoril.

Surf: Excellent surf beaches just 10 km away. Ericeira one of the best surf beaches in the world is only 30 km away.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

Sintra House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Época alta 2014
Mar 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€100
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Fri,Sat,Sun
€600
 
 
Época baixa 2014/2015
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80
€480
 
 
Época alta 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€600
 

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Notes Para estadias mais longas (mais de 1 semana) está também incluída 1 limpeza semanal (incluí troca de roupa de cama e toalhas). Serviços adicionais de limpeza estão disponíveis caso sejam solicitados.
Limpeza final incluída.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sintra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes double sinks, toilet and spacious shower. Traditional portuguese lavender soaps, makeup remover pads, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and bathrobes are also available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Available 2 pillows with different thicknesses for each twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also available: a first aid kit, fire blanket and all the cleaning materials you may need for the kitchen and bathroom and general cleaning. Other kitchen equipment also available: food processor, electric juice squeezer, bottle opener, can opener, grater, colander, vegetable peeler, chopping board, salad bowl, different size pans and utensils, chef’s knifes, water purifier jug and plates, glasses and cutlery. And some basic pantry items, such as salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, traditional cookies and fresh fruit. To make your stay even more enjoyable and relaxed, we can go grocery shopping for you. Sent us the list of groceries you want, and you will find them in the pantry at your arrival. No extra charge for the service, you just pay the grocery bill.
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