|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A delightful open plan family villa set in the Sintra hills looking down to the sea less than 5 kms away, not too close and not to far, just enough to be up away from the crowds and a bit cooler, which can be a relief from the hot sun down on the beach.
The villa catches the sun all day but there are shady areas to relax by the beautiful pool and laze about in this idyllic Sintra countryside setting or for the more adventurous there are numerous walks and mountain bike tracks to explore. The villa has been decorated in high quality and tastefully with comfort in mind so the beds are of good quality with orthopaedic mattresses with anti allergy protectors. The sheets are of 100% cotton and down pillows to ensure your best nights sleep. The kitchen has also been made with the cook in mind so is very well equipped with a large American fridge and all the equipment you would have in your own home. the bathrooms too are all state of the art with walk in showers. In the open plan sitting room there is a large leather sofa in front of a 42inch tv with satellite receiver dvd player and a hi-fi and an wood burning fire for those winter travellers.
There are double doors that open onto the top garden that leads down to the secluded pool where there are the sun loungers with sun shade. walking around the villa you will find a table with grape vine clad loggia that will shade you while having a relaxed barbecue lunch.
The villa is situated 2 kms up from the local village of Colares which is 5kms from the world heritage site of Sintra where there are wonderful fairy tale castles and manor houses to visit. Monserate, Pena castle and Quinta da Regaleira which are an absolute must!!
The beaches of Praia do Maça and Praia Grande are perhaps our most local and are great for families so if you have some your adventurous boys/girls it is fantastic for surfing and body boarding. There are always plenty of cheap local restaurants nearby to satisfy all tastes. the likes of Guincho which is on the world circuit for windsurfers and especially Kite surf where you can see at any time no less than 50 in the water is a 10 minute drive along the coast towards Cascais, which is the fishing village/town where all the night life is to be had with lots of pubs and bars.
Lisbon is about 30kms away which is a wonderful castled city sat on seven hills with all you would expect from a mobile European city, loads of restaurants and places to see and visit, a walk up to the castle area is wonderful and encapsulating all that is Portuguese . Anyway if you are looking for a good holiday this is it and whether you are whizzing around all day in the baking heat or at the villa when you return to the villa which is about 5 degrees cooler than in Lisbon or Cascais you will appreciate every minute.
If you have any requests please ask and I will tell you where you can find everything for your complete holiday.
A local map of Sintra and the surrounding area will be sent with all directions and pointers to all the amenities in the surrounding area. Please call for any further information.
Lovely villa with very modern interior set in beautiful countryside. Booked for a week to attend a wedding at a near by wedding venue (The Quinta- My Vintage Wedding Portugal). James the villa owner was incredibly helpful; booking taxi's for us in advance and making a restaurant booking at a lovely fish restaurant for the evening of our arrival. Highly recommended; albeit make sure you have a hire car (and a small one!) as roads are very narrow. Thanks once again for a lovely stay.
Abbiamo soggiornato in questa splendida abitazione dal 20-08-16 al 27-08-16.
Parto immediatamente col dire che avevo già soggiornato in altre case affittate ma una persona eccezionale come James (il proprietario di casa) non l'ho mai trovata da nessuna parte. Appena arrivati ci ha subito mostrato ogni angolo di questa meravigliosa casa,partendo dalla sala alla cucina attrezzata di forno,forno a microonde,tostapane,lavatrice e addirittura il frigo all'americana dove poter far scendere il ghiaccio,arrivando alle camere da letto e alla piscina. Senza fiato dalla bellezza di tutto ciò si è intrattenuto con noi per poterci consigliare qualsiasi cosa per rendere perfetto il nostro soggiorno in Portogallo,dalle spiagge ai ristoranti fino ad arrivare hai market migliori dove poter rifornire casa. Ci ha addirittura lasciato un depliant con scritto tutto ciò che ci aveva detto a voce. Abbiamo passato una settimana straordinaria rilassandoci al meglio. Perfino i letti,le lenzuola e il materasso erano talmente confortevoli che la mattina facevamo fatica a lasciarlo.
Ringrazio di cuore James per averci fatto passare una vacanza indimenticabile in ogni minimo dettaglio! Consiglio a tutti coloro che cercarcano tranquillità in Portogallo di visitare questo splendido posto!
Qualità prezzo 10+.
Grazie di tutto e a presto! Torneremo a trovarti sicuramente
Wir reisen seit vielen Jahren nach Portugal und haben jetzt schon zum 3. Mal in Folge das Haus von James gebucht. Wir können uns keinen schöneren Ort in Portugal vorstellen! Das Haus liegt wunderschön ruhig und allein in den waldigen Hügeln von Sintra, trotzdem dicht zum Meer und zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten. Auch Lissabon lässt sich problemlos erreichen. Das Haus und der Garten sind ein Traum, und jedes Jahr kommen neue, spannende Dinge dazu . Alles ist noch viel schöner, als die Hausbeschreibung erahnen lässt. James ist außerordentlich hilfsbereit und hat uns in jeder Angelegenheit unterstützt. Vielen Dank für alles. Wir haben einen Freund gefunden und werden wiederkommen ;-).
Merveilleuse villa en tout point conforme au descriptif.
Excellent contact avec le propriétaire.
Si vous recherchez le calme, cette villa est pour vous...
We absolutely loved the house. It is exactly as described, spotlessly clean, and well-equipped and maintained. If anything, the photos don't fully do justice to the property as they don't convey how spacious it is, and don't show off to maximum effect the exquisite decor and furnishings.
The house is in a very quiet, secluded location but within a short drive of several excellent beaches, good restaurants and places of interest.
As experienced property renters, the things which impressed us most were the attention given to the comfort of guests and the feeling of hominess (even in such a stylish property.) It felt as if we were simply house-sitting for a relative or friend rather than staying in a commercially-rented property. This feeling was compounded by the owner, James, who couldn't have been more friendly or welcoming.
A fantastic experience and thank you, James, for all your help.
This property outside Sintra is amazing. Expansive property with three eating options outside. Interior decor is stunning. Large original oil paintings to African touches. Large pool and sunbathing area. Gardens are beautiful.
House very well stocked with everything you need.
The 6 of us had a very memorable stay in this property. Will be returning.
Finally, the property owner could not do enough for us. Brilliant he was. He also a great tourist office !!
Missed this property at your peril.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$531|
**NOTE There is an additional weekly cleaning fee €60 for changing of linen and house cleaning service.
Please Ask for mid seasonal rates for less than 7 days but a minimum of 3.