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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, portuguese

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

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Almoçageme Villa Rental Photos and Description

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 300tc 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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
James (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, portuguese


based on 25 traveler reviews

Bali style,better book early for next year Open Plan Villa near the Sintra coast
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Séjour excellent

  • 5 of 5

Merveilleuse villa en tout point conforme au descriptif.

Excellent contact avec le propriétaire.

Si vous recherchez le calme, cette villa est pour vous...

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chantal, Thank you so much for choosing our villa out of so many and I am happy that you had the relaxing holiday that you needed ....and after three weeks your tan must be amazing :) all the best and hope to see you and your friends again soon. James
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Beautiful house with the "wow"factor

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, thank you so much for your review and it makes me so very happy you and your family felt at home here at Casa Santana and I must say you were also the perfect guests who looked after and appreciated the house to the full. Let's hope to see you all again soon as it was a real pleasure having you here.
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live like a millionaire / rock star

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and family, thank you so much for your glowing review and we are so glad that it ticked all the boxes for your holiday. Well you now know where we are and we will always find a spot for you on your look forward to seeing you again soon to continue your discoveries of our wonderful area. Cheers James
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Prachtig huis met mooie tuin en fijn zwembad

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben een heerlijke vakantie in Portugal gehad en dat kwam zeker door dit fijne, gunstig gelegen huis. Comfortabel met een mooie tuin en privé zwembad.

Dichtbij stranden, Sintra en Lissabon.

Een echte aanrader!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house with swimmingpool & garden

  • 5 of 5

We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad in Portugal en dat was ook zeker te danken aan dit prachtige huis. Comfortabel, met een mooie tuin en een prachtig zwembad. Dichtbij Sintra, de stranden en Lissabon, gelegen in een prachtige groene omgeving.

Een echte aanrader!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pleasant stay for a first-timer

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed greatly the stay at this charming villa. James the owner took good care of us. We are a big family (6) and the villa was perfect for our needs.

One of the best sides of the villa is its position close to everything: the beaches, numerous palaces and Lisbon, all are comfortably in reach.The road to Sintra and its treasures is allthough narrow but very charming.

We also strongly recommend a visit at he local winery, Adega Regional de Colares, very nice & special local wine and very friendly tour & tasting.

The beaches are famous for surfing. Our four (4) daughters enjoyed the surfing lessons very much.

In all, very tempting for a revisit.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Almoçageme Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 15 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 14 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $564

**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

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Almoçageme Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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