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Westernmost Villa in Europe with Spectacular Ocean Vistas

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Ulgueira Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, 2 living rooms, dining room, library all w/Ocean view

The Quinta is the westernmost villa in Europe and is located in a national park. It has a 360 degree, totally unspoiled view of the ocean and the Sintra mountains.

Easily accessible to major highways and with a bus stop within walking distance, the villa is located 30 miles (45 km) from Lisbon. Enclosed by pink granite walls ensuring complete privacy and furnished with comfort in mind, this spacious home is decorated in the traditional Portuguese style.

Well-known restaurants are in the unspoiled village nearby, and world-famous beaches are within a short driving distance. Play the links of the world-renowned Penha Longa golf course only 20 minutes away. Explore the Moorish castles of Sintra or visit the glamorous Estoril casino. Watch the fishing fleet unload their catch in Cascais or enjoy wind surfing competitions on Guincho Beach. There are numerous exotic restaurants in the area to choose from and activities for the whole family abound. Or simply stay home and soak up the sun on the villa's many marble terraces.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Anna Klebnikov
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, russian
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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About Anna Klebnikov

The villa was built by my grandmother in 1960. I spent every summer at the Quinta Cabo da Roca as a child along with my three brothers. We enjoyed hiking, picnicking, riding, tennis, swimming, exploring Moorish castles, visiting museums, shopping, fairs and local events--which we all still enjoy to this day! This is a treasured family home that we visit several times per year and which we want to share with the discerning traveler. It is a unique and unbelievably beautiful location.

What makes this villa unique

A caretaker (English speaking as well as Portuguese) living on the premises in a separate cottage ensures every comfort.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Westernmost Villa in Europe with Spectacular Ocean Vistas
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The Villa is a magical place with views that are hard to believe are real. Ursa beach right across from the villa is truly one of the most amazing beaches we have ever seen. We enjoyed all the recommendations provided by the host - including lovely restaurants right near the villa. Our stay there will be a special memory for ever!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hard to believe that it was a year ago that we had to leave magical Portugal, made possible by your sharing of your very special home and the gracious help you offered. As you promised, we were in "real" Portugal, not a resort.

We all loved your extraordinary Quinta, treating it as our own home, while enjoying and appreciating the privilege it was to stay there for 10 wonderful days while we explored and enjoyed Portugal and its truly gracious people.

We all enjoyed many hikes to the nearby cliffs, day trips to beaches, historic villages, palaces, castles, recommended restaurants, but coming home each to day to such a special place was the best. We took advantage of your suggested markets and were able to prepare delicious dinners and breakfasts and enjoy them with the magnificent views and the tranquility of your villa.

Your gate keeper, was welcoming, and as you promised, a very good cook. Our first dinner of his cod, was a perfect beginning as was the final evening on his terrace for a lovely glass of rose.

Jaime is another wonderful resource, and as promised, was there to greet us o our entry to Lisbon and take us to our rental car in Estoril. Later he picked up another friend and at 3AM was there to get us back to the airport, dropping off our rental car on the way in Estoril, and then returning the key later in the morning.

These two men were only the beginning of our experience with the generosity of the Portuguese

people. Time and again, everyone we had the opportunity to come in contact with, were exceptionally kind and thoughtful. There is so much of Portugal to see but would be hard to imagine anything more ideal than being able to come back again to your villa one day soon.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still savoring my visit - extraordinary Quinta!

  • 5 of 5

I was delighted to spend two weeks at this breathtaking villa, extraordinary for its beauty of location and place as well as its graciousness, elegance, spaciousness and ease. The villa's beautiful garden and immediate surroundings offer a singular kind of quiet and beauty I've not experienced before; proximity to incredible vistas and wonderful towns (including hikes, beaches, easy train to Lisbon) create unique possibilities of exploration each day. The villa's interior is handsome and airy, enhanced with beautiful (and unimposing) artworks resonating with the culture of the country. The lovely and excellently maintained kitchen (a pleasure to cook in), dining room, family room, reading rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms convey the energy of a house much loved and cared for. I highly recommend this villa for couples, families, writing groups, colleagues, friends - the Quinta's remarkable, brilliant architecture (inside and out) allows for individual privacy while easily promoting collaboration and togetherness. The owner was accommodating, helpful and reachable throughout my stay - while there was no reason to request assistance, I was in excellent hands throughout. I hope very much to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

when you book on these sites you can be misled by images and info that sugar coat. This is not the case. The views are something not to be believed. The spot is one you would only dream about. The house bares the grand nature of royalty.

This is heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreux, Switzerland

Unique magical place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two other couples came to this marvelous villa for some much needed R&R. It is a peaceful haven where the only sounds are the ocean and the birds. The view is pristine and spectacular on all sides. When we felt energetic, we explored the nearby Moorish castles, abandoned monasteries and the royal palaces in Sintra. We also took relaxed day trips to the university towns of Coimbra and Evora as well as Alcobaca and Fatima. We played golf and tennis at the superb Penha Longa and attended concerts and operas in Lisbon. The lovely unspoiled village of Azoia is 1/2 mile away and has some excellent restaurants when we did not feel like venturing out.

The villa itself is well maintained. It is a large house with more than enough room for the six of us. The owner was helpful and responsive and went out of her way to be accommodating. There is an English speaking caretaker who lives near by who was extremely helpful and courteous.

We can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Super-relaxing and...unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

I came here with my fiancee to basically relax. We found the house and views to be stunning. Our only gripe was that it was occasionally cold but we should have known that it can be that way in early March; but the house was well-heated and in general, the description on VRBO is accuate, while the photos don't begin to convey the majestic beauty of the 360 degree views. The owner are in the STates, and are used to renters and very accomodating and obviously love the place and eager for visitors to do so too. There was also a helpful caretaker who lives nearby, though we didn't need his help really.

We had planned to take overnight road trips but found Sintra and Colares and the nearby beaches and vineyards, farmers markets, fish markets, pottery and antique stores etc. to be so rich and fascinating that we basically spend the whole 10 days without venturing more than 20 miles away from the house.

We would eagerly recommend this house to discriminating visitors, who want a window on what was best about coastal Europe before the high rise hotels ruined so many resort areas.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pena Longa
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ulgueira Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall, Spring, Winter
Sep 21 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Electricity + water/week $100

Please note that the electricity and water charge is $100 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ulgueira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All three bathrooms are large and decorated in the traditional Portuguese style
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Eat-in Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Formal Living Room, Sitting Room, Library, zoned Heating, Maid service if requested

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