Fully equipped, modern holiday appartment with charme and comfort (central heating), located in a quiet street near the local food market and the Museum of Modern Art, and 20 min. walk from historical centre (Palacio Nacional). The apartment occupies the first and 2nd floor (=attic) of the villa. The ground-floor has a separate apartment. First floor: living room with terrace, big modern kitchen, a dining room, a bedroom and a full bathroom. Attic: three bedrooms with high ceilings(visible roof), one of them en-suite (with shower/bathroom) and one independent bathroom. There is a small yard with a wooden deck and a barbecue.
Sintra is a magical place, an area of outstanding beauty and cultural interest, World Heritage since 1995. The rural character of the village and the quiet location allows you to have a peaceful time. There is a stimulating cultural offer, with many palaces, castles, parks & other options for active holidays (golf, beach, trekking). The Atlantic is 12 km away and Lisbon can be reached in 30 min by car or about 40 min by train (trainstation in 450m
Wellness, Beaches and Watersports, culture: There are peaceful, sandy coves - ideal for children, wild rocky beaches and beaches the are ideal for surfing or body board: For the latter water sports particularly Praia do Guincho and Praia Grande should be mentioned, which have been the stage for various World Championships of these sports.
In June the famous 'Festival de Sintra' takes place with many dance and music events. You can find the programme in the intrnet ww.festivaldesintra.pt
To feel like at home: Games, guidebooks, films and music CDs as well as fast wireless internet at your disposal.
Our fully-equipped kitchen has oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, tea and coffeemaker, utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English. You will find also find an iron and an ironing board.
Our apartment is perfect for week-long vacations, romantic weekend getaways, writer’s retreats, house-hunting visits, and as temporary lodging for relocated executives (reduced rental rates).
Serra de Sintra:: Tourist information: Known in ancient times as Mons Lunae (the Hills of the Moon), because of its strong traditions of astral cults, still clearly visible in the region's countless monuments and archaeological remains, the Serra de Sintra is a granite outcrop roughly 10 km long, rising abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the estuary of the River Tagus to the south. It is a mountain range that twists and turns, projecting into the Atlantic Ocean to form Cabo da Roca - the headland that marks the westernmost point of' continental Europe. The Serra de Sintra today contains a fabulous collection of monuments from a whole host of different epochs, ranging from prehistoric times to the present day. Thanks to its unique microclimate, Sintra has some of the most beautiful parks in Portugal, planted in keeping with a certain romantic taste, as well as a dense and verdant natural vegetation, affording the region an air of great majesty amidst the splash of different greens.
I am German and live in since more than 16 years Portugal with my family. I absolutely love Sintra, and when in 2005 an opportunity arose to buy and a house there, we renovated it for our own use during weekends, and for family visits. Since 2009, we are also renting it out.
Sintra is an excellent place to be in short distance to sandy beaches and breathtaking cliffs - and at the same time within easy reach from Lisbon.
Our house is one of the 'chalets' which were built around the turn of the century, when a railway line connected Lisbon to Sintra. The small town, which had hitherto been reserved to the Portuguese royal family and nobility as summer residence, then became popular among wealthy Portuguese. Besides the large country estates, smaller 'Chalets' for bourgeoisie and the artists were built. Our house was designed for José Ricardo, a famous actor and theater director of this era and was occupied by him until 1925. When we converted it, we tried tho maintain its special atmosphere we felt at our very first visit.