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Traditional Villa , family friendly , airy and light with gated pool and garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

All the comforts of home and nearby the dramatic coast of Cascais and Lisbon

Sunny, welcoming house, comfortable with very attractive decoration, spacious garden and gated pool. In quiet residential area. Beaches, mountains, culture, shopping, water sports, golf, riding and more. Only 15 minutes walk to the beach and atmospheric town of CASCAIS with its lively center, beautiful historical houses, museums, art galleries,marina, shops, cafes and restaurants, a great market on Wednesdays. Marvellous promenade by the sea to ESTORIL. Casa da Guia nearby is a 19th century manor house overlooking the ocean with restaurants, cafés and some interesting shops. Sintra is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with ancient castles and palaces to explore. Only 10 mn drive to the protected coast line and beaches of Guincho, Adraga, Azenhas do Mar and the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, most westerly point of Europe. ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE follows the coast into the heart of Lisbon in just 30 mins.

SUGGESTIONS: Casa Catarina includes all modern conveniences for self-catering , linen and towels provided, the house is cool in summer, warm in winter. Plenty of light. Garden features luxury pebble pool (9 metres diametre) with deck and lawn. Further deck up stairs (fenced) with awning, sun chairs, barbecue & large tables to feast in sunshine or for candlelit dinners (electric lights also)! Cascais is walking distance (10-15 mins on foot), Estoril 5 minutes by car. Coastal train ride to Lisbon is 35 minutes (shopping & culture), Sintra mountains (hikes and castles) 20 minutes, Guincho beach (

Surfers Paradise), 15 minutes. Good night life can be found locally or in Lisbon.


GOLF: Golf Details: There are 5 golf courses locally, all within 2-5 miles.

1. Estoril Golf -designer-Mckenzie Ross- 2 courses- 18 hole, 69 Par, 5238m, Championship course.

2. Golf Estoril-Sol - designers are John Harris / Ron Fream - 9 hole, Par 31, 1749M Beautiful.

3. Penha Longa is a two course location - main course 18 hole is par 72 and 6228 metres in length. Designer R.Trent Jones II. Championship course - spectacular.

4. Quinta Da Marinha is par 71 - 6014 m - Championship course - Atlantic views.Designer R.T. Jones.

5. Quinta Da Beloura - designer- William Roquemore, 18 holes, 5817m, Par 73, 6 lakes- Championship.

Passports are available from Estoril Tourist office for all courses.



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Cascais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Once quests have booked it is mandatory to give the owner the full name and passport number of the card payer for the rental of Casa Catarina
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in master room - toilet , shower , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Please use bathmat to avoid slipping in bath ! W.C . and sink , out side by the pool ,plus out side shower .
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master en suite Bedroom - 1 king , full King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • (3 comfortable double beds, 1 large single bed); up to 2 cots available upon request. one weekly change of linen. Any heating is an additional cost .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We offer cable TV and DVD & VHS player is also provided, with rentals just a few minutes away (films in original languages). high speed wireless internet as well. there are 7 sun bed's by the pool aria . Babysitting can be arranged at the house (so you can take a well-earned night out on the town!).


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Traditional Villa , family friendly , airy and light with gated pool and garden
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Lovely house and garden, a nice stroll to town.

  • 5 of 5

House well equipped to a high standard and loads of lovely areas outside, in the sun or shade. Vicky very welcoming and booking, arrival, etc was very smooth. Would definitely come back. X

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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All good

  • 5 of 5

Although Vicky lives in the basement you never see her unless you need something and then she is very helpful.

House well decorated and appointed and clearly looked after. I loved the American fridge freezer - ice and cold water permanently available. Lots of nice little details like shower by the pool and plenty of tourist literature and maps - would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests Please note that i also live in Lisbon , and when staying in the basement flat it is totally separate and private , we do not share the same entrance from the street , and my living space looks out on to the West side of the home that is not part of the garden or used by guests .
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Beautiful villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Cascais. The villa had everything we could want and more. It was very clean with plenty of space for all of us. The outside area was fantastic for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the pool. Vicky was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we could want in the villa, it was especially perfect for our 6 month old baby. The location is great as it is only a 20 minute walk into Cascais and there were 3 walkable supermarkets close by. We took the train into Lisbon one day which was easy and also drove to Sintra which we would highly recommend! We have no hesitation in recommending choosing to stay here when you visit Portugal!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful villa, charming and helpful host

  • 4 of 5

The villa was absolutely ideal for our family group of three generations. The grandchildren loved the pool and paddling pool which was securely fenced off for when adults were not supervising. Whilst having some concerns that the lack of aircon might be a problem in July that was not the case with cooling breezes even on the hotest of days. We decided not to rent cars but to use local transport and that worked very well. The walk into Cascais is 10 minutes downhill. Several buses have stops near the villa making the journey back up the hill no problem. Easy access by train to Lisbon was one of the reasons for choosing Cascais, and the bus to Sintra proved to have advantages over using a car. Vicky our host couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast supplies on arrival were very welcomed. All in all a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything in the house especially the pool for our young children. The house is very well equipped and is cool during the hot weather. Vicky is a gracious hostess and was on hand with queries or help we needed. A very enjoyable stay was had by all. Thanks for everything Vicky. Sarah & family

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lovely villa in a very good location. Plenty to do in the local area for all ages. Perfect for a fa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is furnished to a very high standard. The pool was perfect for us all and we loved having breakfast on the upper terrace each morning.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Vicky Swain
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Vicky Swain

I am English/Portuguese. I have been living in Portugal most of my life.

I love to hike.

Favourate places- Kashmir, Atlas mountains and Sintra mountains in Portugal. My passions are travel and hospitality, the Opera, good books, and chocolate :)

Vicky Swain purchased this villa in 1996

Why Vicky Swain chose Cascais

I fell in love with Cascais as a child while visiting family and purchased this home in 1996. Cascais is a slower pace than Lisbon, yet only 30 minutes away on the train. I love the fact that the house is 10 minutes walk in to town, yet has a lovely garden and pool space with good privacy.

What makes this villa unique

I love the windows in this home. Casa Catarina has sun shine all day streaming in. I chose this house as the street is quiet being a one way street. The house is situated in the center away from the road. I fell in love with the arched ivy entrance over the gate ways, which gives you a cottage feel. All my guests have commented on the comfort and feel good atmosphere of Casa Catarina. So far lots of Happy guests, and I look forward to greeting many more. See you soon! x Vicky .


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Cascais is located just 25 km west of Lisbon (25 mins from Airport)along a spectacular coast which begins at the Tagus estuary and takes you to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Cascais has beaches, cafés, pubs and shops. There is a promenade along the water with beach coves and sunny cafés. Casa da Guia nearby, overlooks the ocean with restaurants and cafés set in the grounds of the old manor house with stylish shops and boutiques. Sintra also nearby is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with castles to explore like Quinta da Regaleira as well as cafés and shops. On the North side of Sintra a beautiful coastal road takes you to the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca the most western point of Europe, Praia Adraga, Azenhas do Mar.

There are 2 free rental bike stands down in Cascais at the train station and at Casa da Guia. Just leave some identification and take them for the whole day. Ride along the ocean cliffs on the walk/bike path.

Other Activities: rollerblading or cycling along seafront on newly built 10 km track...FREE BICYCLE USE FROM SEVERAL CENTRES IN CASCAIS (10 MINUTE WALK)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $434.24
Cleaning Fee $62.03
Stay tax $1.24 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.


Includes all linen and towels , plus pool towels .


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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