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Jose Vasco Graca

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Golf in/out Apartment and Villa in Penha Longa - Fonte37 APARTMENT Penha Longa

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Sintra Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self catered apartment (6 sleeps) and Villa (12 Sleeps)

Tranquillity and peace assured in this property in the heart of the unspoiled Quinta da Penha Longa in Sintra. Depending on your party size, your home away could be the APARTMENT (130 square meters - up to 6 sleeps) that perfectly combines privacy with hospitality or it could be the VILLA (450 square meters - up to 12 sleeps) that offers perfect conditions for a memorable stay. For larger groups (up to 18 people) you have the possibility to rent both the APARTMENT and the VILLA, if available. Your Golf-in golf-out retreat at a walking distance to a variety of activities and services: nature, mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, 5* SPA and restaurants. Shopping facilities 5 minutes away. 10 minutes drive to romantic Sintra and trendy Cascais and less then 30 minutes drive to historic Lisbon. Have a better location?

Details for Fonte37 APARTMENT Penha Longa 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The APARTMENT perfectly combines privacy with hospitality. Your home away has 130 square meters of coziness for your party up to 6 people. Inside you will find a confortable suite, a spacious bedroom and a full equipped kitchen in a large living room with a 6 seat sofa and a massage chair. All rooms are brightly connect to garden by large windows. Outside you have the garden where you can sunbath. The barbecue area is perfect for a long and lazy family meal and the communal swiming pool is just across the road. Nespresso coffee is on the house!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jose Vasco Graca (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Jose Vasco Graca

Fonte37 is a family project based on the love to host holiday guests and to share this unique place that is Penha Longa.

Jose Vasco Graca purchased this apartment in 2000

What makes this apartment unique

A great shot for your golf holiday - 2 golf courses at walking distance

A home abroad for your family holiday

An idyllic location away from it all, yet close to everything

An unique moment in your own History

Value for money

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is extremely well decorated, with an attention to detail. Absolutely everything you need is provided by the owners who really care for your comfort and happiness. The surroundings are peaceful, in trees. And yet, you are very close to many places of interest, including Lisbon. Highly recommended for an excellent holiday.
Mar 2011
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Fonte37 APARTMENT Penha Longa
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Nice property, not quite as expected

  • 3 of 5

Property is more or less as described. Kitchen is well equipped, comfortable beds (although beds in second bedroom are not full size), plenty of room in sitting/ dining area, good storage space. Shower rooms are adequate, with decent shower pressure. Great location in the Penha Longa resort with easy access to Cascais and Sintra as well as supermarkets and malls (Sintra forum and Cascais Shopping both within 10 min drive). Owner is very responsive and keen that you enjoy your stay. There is a small garden area outside but we didn't use it much as no outdoor seating apart from a small metal bench, and there were lots of bees and wasps attracted to the lovely shrubs).

However we were disappointed with a few things, the main one being that the apartment is showing signs of damp, particularly in the second bedroom. The wardrobe was unusable due to the damp smell. Other signs included bubbling/ damp paintwork in shower room and a few other places, plus small mould spots on the blind.

The utility room was handy but the washing machine has an exceptionally slow top spin of 600rpm which made it virtually unusable as clothes came out sodden.

We had no hot water one day and this was apparently due to lack of sun (insufficient solar power to heat water). Would have been useful to have a list of instructions in the apartment to know what to do to fix.

Overall not a bad apartment but we are unlikely to return because of the apparent damp issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your improvement suggestions. Please find below our comments regarding each issue. Bed sizes clarification: In the suíte, the two beds are sized 200 * 90 cm. In the bedroom, there are two beds sized 190 * 90 cm and two roller beds sized 170 *90 cm. Whenever required, the two roller beds may be replaced by two beds sized 190 * 90 cm. Outdoor seating: There are 4 sun chairs inside the storage room right next to the apartment´s front door. Sorry if we didn’t specify where they were. Signs of dampness: We are aware of these signs. This is a garden apartment so this happens from time to time. We have scheduled an intervention of total isolation of all walls facing the Garden, not only in the second bedroom, but in the whole apartment for September of 2016. Washing machine: The apartment is equipped with an Whirlpool washing machine. This is the first time we have had a reference to a slow top spin of the washing machine. For the moment, we don´t plan to change it. Insufficient solar power to heat water: The hot water in the apartment is powered by solar energy or electricity. During the summer, most of the days are sunny. Whenever it is cloudy, it is required to use electricity. There is a sign inside the laundry that says “For hot water on cloudy days, please plug-in”. It takes about 30 minutes to have hot water. List of instructions: Detailed explanations about the apartment’s facilities are available on our website. Final note: We consider the balance between hospitality and privacy a key aspect of hosting. Bearing this in mind, we try not to be intrusive but are available at a moment’s notice. We encourage our guests to tell us, preferably during their stay, if they need anything. If for any reason it is not possible for us to help guests during their stay, it is far better to know their thoughts on a review than don´t listen from them at all. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Superbe appartement, à quelques pas de Sintra...

  • 5 of 5

Cher invité,

Nous avons séjourné 1 semaine du 01/08/15 au 08/08/15 dans l'apartement Fonte 37 à Penha Longa.

L'appartement est grand, spacieux, entièrement équipé et conforme aux photos. L'emplacement est idéal pour pouvoir visiter Lisbonne et les villes alentour comme Sintra et Cascais. Bref, un séjour dans un cadre très agréable, je recommanderai.

VM, Paris, France

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning, well equipped & spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wow, the apartment is just as stunning as it looks. It is very spacious with huge bedrooms and bathrooms and a great open plan living space. Very well equipped and exceptionally well presented. Very secure surroundings within a gated community surrounded by a fabulous golf course. There is a communal swimming pool 100m from the apartment and Jose, the owner also offers private tennis lessons. You do need a car but shops are only five minutes drive and we would highly recommended visiting Cascais, Sintra, the Oceanarium and Science museum in Lisbon. Beaches around Lisbon are also superb. We would certainly go back again. Karen, Chris and Matthew Griffin

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dorsten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Sehr gute Unterkunft im Penha Longa Resort

  • 5 of 5

wir haben das Apartment für einen Kurzaufenthalt in der Nähe von Lissabon genutzt. Die Unterkunft lässt keine Wünsche offen. Der Golfplatz sowie das 5 Sterne Hotel sind vom Apartment nur 5 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt.

Die besitzerfamilie wohnt im Haus über dem Apartment und steht für Fragen jederzeit zur Verfügung ohne aufdringlich zu sein. Man hat am Apartment komplett seinen eigenen Bereich. Nur wenige Meter entfernt gibt es einen Gemeinschaftspool, der von den Gästen mitgenutzt werden kann.

Alles in Allem hatten wir einen rund um perfekten Aufenthalt und es hat uns nichts gefehlt

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhafte Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine unvergeßliche Woche in der wunderschönen Villa in Penha Longa verbracht.

Die Ausstattung der Villa war perfekt, es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder kommen. Die Lage der Villa war sehr ruhig und die Umgebung war ebenfalls traumhaft. Der Pool war sehr gepflegt und auch dort konnte man in Ruhe entspannen.

Der Besitzer hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen und hat sich für uns Zeit genommen, um uns in Ruhe die ganze Villa zu zeigen und uns wertvolle Tipps gegeben. Wir haben uns dort wie zu Hause gefühlt und wollte gar nicht mehr nach Hause.

Alles in allem war es wirklich ein traumhafter Urlaub in einer der schönsten Villen, die wir je gesehen haben.

Vielen Dank an José an den unvergeßlichen Urlaub!!!

Familie Martins

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, location & hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying two weeks at Penha Longa in this stylish apartment!

The rental and booking process was smooth, Jose responded very quickly to all our questions.

Jose was welcoming us when we arrived and showed the apartment and provided instructions and tips for our vacation. At our arrival we also found a startup pack with coffee/wine/beer/fruits/flowers/washing powders etc.

The apartment was very clean and spacious Both bedrooms were very big with nice decorative details and good quality linen.

Kitchen was really well equipped for self catering, with more than enough plates and other tableware. Also it was great to have the outdoor barbecue.

The community pool, just on the other side of the street, was quite peaceful.

The apartment is at the basement level of the house, so terrace & garden are shadowed by the surrounding trees and you don’t get as stunning views as you get from the Villa above. During hot summer days this cooling shadow of the trees is very nice. But the weather was a bit windy and not too warm during our stay, so we did not unfortunately have a chance to eat outside in the terrace very often.

The host family was most welcoming, helpful and friendly! Thank you again Ana, Jose, Joana, Vasco and Bosque the Beagle for hosting us.

The site location is really great, but a car is essential. It is a place to combine various activities, shopping, culture and sightseeing, sport activities, beaches and barbecue cooking.

The Penha Longa resort itself is nice place for Golf & Tennis, but still provides the peace and tranquility outside the cities. However, it is only few mins drive from many interesting places, like Sintra and all the parks and palaces, Cascais, and naturally Lisbon. Additionally you have big shopping malls close by, like Cascais Shopping only 5 mins drive.

Jose is also a great tennis coach! Our family took 6 lessons with him during our 2 week stay, and we felt that we made good progress with our game. Jose's coaching style is very professional. He made sure that we also enjoyed and played in relaxed way, instead of focusing only on technique.

We look forward staying and learning tennis with you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visit, for the opportunity to share the passion for tennis with your family, for the good feedback about us and the apartment and specially for the extremely valuable insights and ideas you gave us about how we can even improve our guests experience. Looking forward to see your family again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Penha Longa
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Sintra - Linho
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sensações, Midori, Arola, Assamassa
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Fonte37 is set in the unique key location of Penha Longa.

This idyllic location is only 10 minutes drive from the heart of Sintra, Estoril and Cascais and just 30 minutes from Lisbon.

Penha Longa Resort traces its origins back to the 14th century, includes a landmark monastery that was built on its ground and has been a frequent retreat of Portuguese royal and foreign dignitaries. A graceful palazzo-style estate set amongst the spectacular rolling hills, lush gardens, and clear lakes of the southern Sintra mountains.

Lying within 240-hectare grounds that lie directly beside the affiliated golf courses and offer wonderful panoramic views out over the surrounding area, this complex offers a harmonious combination of nature, culture, and sports.


The Atlantic Course (Tee 1 just at 350 meters from home) is an 18-hole, par 72, championship course of 6,290 meters, offering a challenging course with breathtaking views over the ocean with Estoril and Cascais to the South and the Sintra hills to the North.

The Monastery Course (Tee 1 is just at 250 meters from home) is a nine-hole, par 35 course of 2,588 meters. This course spreads around the historical heart of the resort and is the perfect complement to The Atlantic Course, ideal for a round of golf in the late afternoon.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
October - Mid December
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices presented are for a group size of 4 people.
Prices vary according to group size.
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Sintra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom suite - toilet , shower , bidet , Warm floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Warm floor
  • All bathrooms have warm floor in the winter
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Suite - 3 twin/ single , Air conditioned
    Bedroom - 5 twin/ single , Air conditioned
  • All bedrooms ar Air-Conditioned
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No parties allowed

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