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Casa Christiane

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Penthouse with unbeatable view from the livingroom um to 4 persons.


Owner
Christiane Stapf
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Christiane Stapf

My name is Christiane Stapf and I am from Tirol but living in Vienna. I am a teacher and I love Portugal. From beginning I spent my holidays always in Sintra. It is our second home.

Christiane Stapf purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Christiane Stapf chose Sintra area

The nice and charming penthouse has such a beautiful view out of the living and dining room. and even if there are many turists in Sintra you are up there in a good and quired place.

What makes this apartment unique

The penthouse is siutated in the historical center of Sintra and so you can visit all the nice places, castles and museums there by foot. also a trip to Lisbon is easy from there without car.

But if you want to visit places like Tomar, Batalha or to the south etc. you can do this by a one day trip by car.

Amenities

Sintra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • 2 doubles
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is cleaned once a week. Fresh towels twice a week and fresh bedding once a week. If desired traditional Portuguese meals can be cooked in the evenings.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Portland, OR
5

Very central and lovely view of the palace

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very central to all things Sintra - it's right in the middle of the historic center, and right across the street from the Sintra Palace. It's also very close to the circuit buses that go to all the main attractions in the area. Full apartment is wonderful and although right in the main square which can be very loud during the day, it's actually quite peaceful at night.

Christiane was very responsive to messages and Mr Erler, who handled the check in, was very kind and helpful in providing tips on what to do in the area.

Highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grass Valley California
5

Location and comfort!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a excellent place to stay. Check in was easy by wonderful friendly people who made you feel right at home. They have a shop near by that was easy to pop in with questions. The establishment we stayed at was directly across from national palace so beautiful view and great location. Perfect place for a tourist location if you want to get out and do things. Beautiful town to stay in. We stayed a week and still could of been longer. Very busy village so if lots of people bother you then don't stay here. This was perfect for us. We loved all the activity right outside our door!! Thankyou for the cozy lovely homey place to stay that had everything we needed!! We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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westford
5

Great View and location. Pretty, Large comfortable near everything.

  • 5 of 5

Check in was easy, our host was very friendly. The apartment is in the top floor or the most central building in town. Loved the apartment and Sintra. We decided to see Lisbon from Sintra since we are so close to the train. Ideal spot for exploring.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The very best for us is, if guests feel well in Casa Christiane! We do everything, which is possible to reach this! Thanks, Christiane and Team
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
5

Lovely Sintra

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communications with Christiane (owner) via email from the onset. We were met by Mr Erler upon arrival. He is a warm and friendly individual and a pleasure to deal with. The apartment building is a short 15 minute walk from the train station and is directly across from the Sintra palace (the view from the living room balcony). This makes the area bustling and noisy with tourists during the day but a quiet and calm place by evening.

There is easy access to the markets in the 'real' town and the attractions of the Palace of Sintra, Pena and the Castle of the Moors. (Go first thing to avoid the tourists!

The apartment is located at the top of the building via stairs (no elevator) and is very clean and well appointed. It has a cosy family feel to it . No TV but excellent WiFi reception

We would book this location again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cork Ireland
5

A Perfect Gem

  • 5 of 5

'Casa Christaine' is a wonderful apartment. We stayed for two weeks and felt totally relaxed staying in this character filled apartment. It was very clean, well maintained, comfortable beds, very nice style furnsihings, everything provided for for a perfect stay. Christaine was excellent to communicate with from the initial email and always very prompt and informative when replying. Burghard the caretaker was also excellent. He was always available if needed. The location of the apartment is fantastic. From the windows of the living room you can watch and listen to the many visitors to Sintra. Close the windows and it is so quiet and peaceful. We would highly recommend this apartment if visiting Sintra, however perhaps not suitable for young children or a person with mobility needs. There are two stairs to reach the apartment.

There are many beaches in the Sintra area. Our favourite one was Sao Laurenco near Ribamar. Local restaurants serve very good food and large shopping centers are within a short drive. Casa Christiane is very good apartment to use as a base to explore the Sintra area.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
5

Well-Appointed Flat in Historic Sintra

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is so perfectly located, it would be hard to ask for a better spot. A gorgeous view of the National Palace from the sitting room was a fun way to start every day. The furnishings are charming and comfortable. Everything was very clean upon our arrival, and whenever we had a question about shopping or eating, the manager was very helpful and friendly. Recommended for families or friends traveling together, but not for disabled or elderly as there are are many stairs. Thanks so much to the owner and manager -Sintra is a beautiful place, and this flat made our visit even more beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your evaluation! We are very happy that you liked your stay and that you had a good time. hope you will be our guest again. many greetings and thank you! christiane
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Sintra
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sintra
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Praia Grande
Car: recommended

Sintra is an important historical town at the foot of 'Sierra de Sintra'. Because of the small mountainside with its lavish vegetation and as a result of its proximity to the Atlantic, it has a particularly comfortable micra climate.

Here in the vivinity of the ancient Royal Palace the nobility moved to their bright country houses to flee from the summer heat in Lisbon.Sintra and Serra togeather are one Botanical Garden with magical Castles and Palaces and a romantic old town.

Golf: Sintra prides itself as the place for golf holiday makers. The 8 courses are quick and easily reached from here. In addition to this there is an area south of Lisbon (1 hour away by car), making the total number of golf courses 14! Giving just a few examples and naming the most important golf courses we have: Estoril with 2 courses (18 and 9 holes), 8 km away. Quinta da Beloura with 18 holes, 4 km away. Penha Longa also with 2 courses (18 and 9 holes), 5 km away. Estoril sol 4 km away (9 hole course). Quinta de Marinha, about 15 km away with 18 holes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.8
Additional Guest Fee $5.88 per person per night
Pet Fee $11.76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.