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Bali style,better book early for next year Open Plan Villa near the Sintra coast

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Villa With Pool in the hills overlooking the sea near Sintra and Cascais

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.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
colares velha
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Penha Longa
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Colares velha
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia de Maca
Car: necessary


Colares Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Really top class fixtures and fittings.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • This villa is a home and where the owners care about comfort, so all the beds are very comfortable with 100% cotton sheets and down duvets and pillows to ensure a deserved good nights sleep.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Bali style,better book early for next year Open Plan Villa near the Sintra coast
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

An amaizing estate, a heaven of peace

  • 5 of 5

We had one of our best holidays in years here.

The house is decorated very warm and cosy. Colonial style. Very comfortable, spacious, clean. We immediately felt at home.

The garden and the pool are located on the South side, surrounded by palm and other tropical trees and pines, completely protected from the fresh North wind, with a nice open view.

It's an adventure to get there via the narrow and steep streets but my husband loved the morning ride to the the bakery. It was his daily joy ride :).

The owner of the estate is very friendly and helpful, we had a very good contact with him.

The estate is really recommended.

We hope to return there once ...

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was great, a lovely place to be!

  • 5 of 5

In den Bergen gelegen, fanden wir einen wunderschönen Ort zum Erholen und Relaxen! Viel Platz, tolle Bilder und eine super Küchenausstattung. Uns ging es dort sehr gut. Thank you!

It was a very nice place in the mountain for holidays and relaxing.

A lot of space in the house, impressive paitings in the rooms and a great kitchen. We had a great time there. Danke James!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in stunning location

  • 4 of 5

A very enjoyable holiday in a stunning location. The villa was comfortable and had everything we needed. The children really enjoyed the pool and garden.

We had some very enjoyable trips out and about visiting Sintra (which is amazing) Cascais (a beautiful seaside resort) and the coast, there is plenty to do and see very close to the villa.

We would recommend this villa but would recommend a small car as the roads near the villa are very narrow,steep and bendy!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 4 of 5

We rented James' villa for a week for a wedding we were attending near Sintra. We found the location to be perfect for what we needed, we were located near lovely beaches, Sintra and all our friends.

James' was extremely helpful in assisting us with restaurants, beaches etc. It is crucial to rent car and preferably a small one as the roads are very narrow and the villa is located at the top of the hill, giving a lovely view.

The villa has some lovely out door seating, great for enjoying lunches and dinners in the evening. We had a great time! Thank you James.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Domenico, thank you so much for your kind words and luckily Luciana speaks Italian :) You and your friends were super to have here and We are happy that you were comfortable. We wait for your return visit whenever you want to continue your discoveries. Our best to you all. J
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $592.84

**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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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