We had a wonderful stay at the Barca Charm House. Sandra and Eduardo are so friendly and perfect hosts. They welcomed us with Sangria and a sample of delicious Portuguese food. The house binder has everything you need to assist with sightseeing and dining in the area - recommendations, pictures, and distances. Sandra and Eduardo also provided information in advance to help with the planning. The house itself is fantastic - very roomy and so charmingly decorated. It was a little too cold for us to use the pool, but the outdoor patio area is great, and our teenagers had a lot of fun playing ping pong in the garage. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms was a luxury--great for privacy with multiple families--and the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry are modern. The house is equipped with everything you need, including staples in the kitchen; more so than any other house we have rented. We had a rental car, which was helpful to get to everything we wanted to see. The train to Lisbon is easy. It is a short walk from the house to the grocery store in Colares and a few restaurants. Our favorite places to visit in Sintra were the beaches, the Palacio de Pena, Cabo da Roca, and the Quinta de Regaleira. The Barca Charm house is highly recommended!