About the property
- Apartment1345 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful three bedroom apartment in the historic center of Cascais 20 km from the capital city Lisbon, accommodating 5/6 persons.
Three bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1 large living room, foyer and kitchen with washing machine.
Two bedrooms have double beds each, one third has a sofa bed for a single person or two children.
Living room has cable television with free programming, the fire place, and a dining area.
The spectacular Cascais beaches (beaches) are just a stone throw away, so is the new marina and yacht club.
Several museums, concert hall, supermarket, mall with shops for any taste and desire all in close proximity too.
The majestic Mareshal Carmona park with a castle and arboretum is almost around the corner and invites you to a quiet afternoon stroll during which your children can play away at the on-site playground.
Follow with a hearty dinner in the restaurants, tascas, cafes or bars that abound close-by, in the center of Cascais and offer a great variety of Portuguese and international culinary delights. Portuguese wines gaining ground in the world market, some rival and even top the best French varietals. You could confirm que with all your meals.
Staying in Cascais without a car is no problem.
Everything is so close, you can walk everywhere with no effort.
If you have a longer tour it is in your mind, you can walk to the bus or the train station or take a taxi to visit the capital city of Lisbon, the Casino in Estoril, the world famous town of Sintra with its historic monuments and curious micro climate or the equally famous Guincho beach, the world-wide known surfer's paradise.
Maria Jose Domingues
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Old and Cold
The apartment had some charming and positive features. It was spotless and it was large with high ceilings. The location is not in the prime cobblestone street section of Cascais. In fact, it got a fair amount of traffic. But it was, by a hair, in the historic quarter. The building is fairly old. Some rooms, including baths were renovated, but the kitchen was “quaint” with appliances that had seen better days. The issues on balance outweighed the positives. So much so we left early despite having paid for the unused nights.
We chose Cascais and the historic quarter because we wanted a peaceful location to recouperate from some recent stressful events. The next morning we were awakened by a loud banging vibration. When the noise didn’t stop by the afternoon we went upstairs to find the source. We soon realized it was coming from outside. To be specific it was a jack hammer being used to excavate through solid rock. All day, every day but Sunday from 8 am to around 6 pm. We consider nearby construction something that ought to be disclosed.
Then there was the heat, more precisely the lack of heat. This fairly large, oddly configured unit’s sole heat capability was two plug in radiators, one of which was too small to heat the smallest space. This probably would not be a problem in late spring and summer. But in winter we needed layers and sweaters to be comfortable and could only shower in the afternoon after pre-heating the bathroom.
Then the power went out in some places but not others. We texted and emailed our host, Maria Jose. No response. We realized there had to be a circuit box. It was pretty archaic but we figured it out and got the power back. Good thing because we didn’t hear back from Maria Jose until the next afternoon.
She explained that she was with a very ill cousin in the hospital and apologized profusely for the delay and told us she had never rented the place in winter before. We told her we were sorry for her situation and now OK, but we were going to leave early because the noise and the apartment were just not acceptable. She said she would refund the unused nights rent.
All we got was the security deposit.
Things happen in life. But we believe strongly that if you chose to go into the business of renting you need a backup system. Maria Jose lives nearly two hours away. If a renter did something as simple as walk out the door without their keys they would be locked out with no solution. Not acceptable.
Loction was perfect, very central. Appt was clean and comfortable for the 5 of us! Loved Cascais
Thank you for your kind words and come back always!
Beautiful house in a beautiful place
Nice home very well located, nicer in person than in the pictures, 2 comfortable big bedrooms and a smaller one a bit uncomfortable. In conclusion, a great place for the price it has.
Thank you for choosing my property and your valuable comment.
I'm already working to make the third bedroom as comfortable as it can get.
I hope you will like it.
Again, thanks and come back always!
nearly perfect appartment for small families
The Location of the appartment is perfect. The Center of Cascais, the beaches and a lot of Restaurants are within walking distance.
The appartment as well as the beds were clean. All necessary kitchen/cooking devices are available and well working. There is also an additional small bath with shower now available, where no Picture is at the moment in the description. Due to the age of the Building, the lovely interior and the high Roofs of the rooms, the appartment has a nostalgic touch. The only small defiency is the noise level in the rooms directly located to the street. Summarizing all together: This was a beatifull Holiday in a very good appartment, which is worth every single penny/Cent/...
Perfecto para nuestro propósito...
Somos un matrimonio con 3 niños que cogimos Cascais como enclave para recorrer Lisboa, Sintra, Estoril, etc... La casa cumplió las expectativas al completo. Con todo lo necesario para hacer cómoda la estancia. Perfecta su ubicación. Muy céntrico e idónea para pasear y cenar a la noche después de un día de ruta. Muy recomendable.