'Casa Christaine' is a wonderful apartment. We stayed for two weeks and felt totally relaxed staying in this character filled apartment. It was very clean, well maintained, comfortable beds, very nice style furnsihings, everything provided for for a perfect stay. Christaine was excellent to communicate with from the initial email and always very prompt and informative when replying. Burghard the caretaker was also excellent. He was always available if needed. The location of the apartment is fantastic. From the windows of the living room you can watch and listen to the many visitors to Sintra. Close the windows and it is so quiet and peaceful. We would highly recommend this apartment if visiting Sintra, however perhaps not suitable for young children or a person with mobility needs. There are two stairs to reach the apartment.
There are many beaches in the Sintra area. Our favourite one was Sao Laurenco near Ribamar. Local restaurants serve very good food and large shopping centers are within a short drive. Casa Christiane is very good apartment to use as a base to explore the Sintra area.