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Sintra: Exclusive holiday apartment in beautifully restored historical villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious holiday apartment in quiet street near market, museum and trainstation

Fully equipped, modern holiday appartment with charme and comfort (central heating), located in a quiet street near the local food market and the Museum of Modern Art, and 20 min. walk from historical centre (Palacio Nacional).

Combine your stay with unforgettable experiences: private cooking classes with professional chef at Casa José Ricardo. Gourmet meal cooked at the house. Massages. Photo-excursion on the coast. Tuk-Tuk tour to Cabo da Rosa. Guided tour to learn more about Sintra's hidden treasures. Ask us for more details :)

The apartment occupies the first and 2nd floor (=attic) of the villa. The ground-floor has a separate apartment. First floor: living room with terrace, big modern kitchen, a dining room, a bedroom and a full bathroom. Attic: three bedrooms with high ceilings(visible roof), one of them en-suite (with shower/bathroom) and one independent bathroom. There is a small yard with a wooden deck and a barbecue.

Sintra is a magical place, and the whole area is of outstanding beauty and cultural interest, World Heritage since 1995. The city of Sintra is composed of several small 'villages'; the rural character and the quiet location allow you to have a peaceful time. But there is also a stimulating cultural offer, with many palaces, castles, parks & other options for active holidays (golf, beach, trekking). Several amazing Atlantic beaches are about 12 km away; downtown Lisbon can be reached in 30 min by car or about 40 min by train (trainstation in 450m).

Wellness, Beaches and Watersports: There are peaceful, sandy coves - ideal for children, wild rocky beaches and beaches the are ideal for surfing or body board: For the latter water sports particularly Praia do Guincho and Praia Grande should be mentioned, which have been the stage for various World Championships of these sports.

In June the famous 'Festival de Sintra' features classical music.

Feel like at home: Our place has games, guidebooks, videos and music CDs as well as fast wireless internet.

The fully-equipped kitchen has besides oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher also an electric kettle, a coffeemaker, many utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English.

You will find also find an iron and an ironing board.

There is a hair dryer.

Our apartment is perfect for family vacations, romantic weekend getaways, and we offer special rates for longer term rentals.

Serra de Sintra:: Tourist information: Known in ancient times as Mons Lunae (the Hills of the Moon), because of its strong traditions of astral cults, still clearly visible in the region's countless monuments and archaeological remains, the Serra de Sintra is a granite outcrop roughly 10 km long, rising abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the estuary of the River Tagus to the south. It is a mountain range that twists and turns, projecting into the Atlantic Ocean to form Cabo da Roca - the headland that marks the westernmost point of' continental Europe. The Serra de Sintra today contains a fabulous collection of monuments from a whole host of different epochs, ranging from prehistoric times to the present day. Thanks to its unique microclimate, Sintra has some of the most beautiful parks in Portugal, planted in keeping with a certain romantic taste, as well as a dense and verdant natural vegetation, affording the region an air of great majesty amidst the splash of different greens.

More Details
Registration Number : 7884/AL

Dagmar Hedrich
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Dagmar Hedrich

I am German and live in since more than 16 years Portugal with my family. I absolutely love Sintra, and when in 2005 an opportunity arose to buy and a house there, we renovated it for our own use during weekends, and for family visits. In 2009, we decided to rent it out to holiday makers.

Dagmar Hedrich purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Dagmar Hedrich chose Sintra

Sintra is an excellent place to be in short distance to sandy beaches and breathtaking cliffs - and at the same time within easy reach from Lisbon.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house is one of the 'chalets' which were built around the turn of the century, when the railway line from Lisbon as built. The small town, which had hitherto been reserved to the Portuguese royal family and nobility as summer residence, then became popular among wealthy Portuguese. Besides the large country estates, smaller 'Chalets' for bourgeoisie and the artists were built. Our Villa was designed and built for José Ricardo, an actor and theatre director, who lived here until 1925. When we converted the house into a modern apartment, we tried tho maintain special atmosphere which we had felt at our very first visit.


Sintra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Falls Sie Strandhandtücher benutzen, wären wir Ihnen sehr dankbar wenn Sie sie am Vorabend Ihrer Abreise waschen würden.
  • Im Haus ist rauchen nicht gestattet. Benutzen Sie hierzu Terrasse oder Patio.
  • Im Haus liegen Anmeldeformulare bereit, die wir Sie bitten für jeden Gast auszufüllen.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • For example, Soap, shower gel, toilet paper, facial tissues. There are hairdryers in two bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Schlafzimmer 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 1st floor has 2 single beds which can be linked up. Two bedrooms on top floor have queen-size double beds, wich comfortable spring mattresses. The fourth bedroom has a single bed (90 x 200). There is also a bunk bed (which can be used as a children's playhouse, but also as a bed). In the house there is still an extra bed. Highchair and booster seat for the car (for a little older children) are also available. We also have a bed for a small child (1,20x60).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you like to cook when you are on holiday, you will love our well-equipped kitchen. For food-lovers we offer exclusive private cooking courses with a professional cook where you will learn how to prepare Portuguese specialties.


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Sintra: Exclusive holiday apartment in beautifully restored historical villa
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Dagmar's home in Sintra is as magical as Sintra itself. The home is equipped with just about anything you could need to make your stay feel just like home. It's bright, the bedrooms are large, and the kitchen is fabulous (and wonderfully stocked). While we didn't eat in, it would have been a lot of fun to cook there. Location is a very short distance to the local market and close enough to Sintra's historic center without being directly on top of it (Iwhich was perfect for us). A big plus is the fact that Dagmar is incredibly responsive, so any questions are answered quickly. We couldn't have found a better location, house, and host for our stay in Sintra. THANK YOU, DAGMAR!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, you and your family have been fantastic guests - I am glad you enjoyed the stay and it was very nice to have you. I can recommend you 100% to other hosts - Thank you!
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A great house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days here with family. The house is very clean, updated and spacious. Great location close to market and restaurants.

Hosts were very helpful and always available to answer questions.

My son specially loved the library of DVD selections.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

We are traveling with our daughter and her family. The house was superbly well equipped for both adults and children, and all had their private areas. Our host was welcoming and helpful. The location is quiet yet close to the sites. We can enthusiastically recommend this home for anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Appartment / Great Hosts

  • 4 of 5

Just had a great experience recently in Sintra staying in this lovely apartment. The hosts were great! Very accommodating even with our small child and quick to respond if there were any issues. Location was also perfect. Some technical difficulties that I am sure the hosts will fix and overall the place was a bit dusty for those with allergies but overall very minor issues. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely beautiful, well equipped and in connection with everything in Sintra' loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place, beautiful apartment, good and personal service. For all lovers of Sintra going with family

Highly commended.

The kitchen is excellent and we had the celebration of my parents ( 70

Years ) there with a private chef who was also first class. Obrigado.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ingvill Regine, I'm very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thanks for being such wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you again - any time!
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Lovely , perfectly located, quiet, very well provisioned , comfortable , spacious and sunny.

  • 5 of 5

Dargmar was incredibly helpful- very responsive and consciousness. What a find!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Penha Longa
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Sintra - Portela
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sintra Colares (A 16, exit 8)
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Sopa da Avo
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Praia das Maças, Colares
Car: not necessary

The cultural landscape of Sintra, which developed in the 19th century into the centre of European romantic architecture, is listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1995. Besides the fairytale castle 'Palacio da Pena', which is one of the main romantic ensembles in Europe and was built by King Fernando II (Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha), the National Palace and the Moorish castle are worth a visit. There are several gardens and parks with the lush vegetation that is so typical for Sintra - and unique in the World. Due to its location, Sintra allows you to combine culturally stimulating holidays with peaceful village life, beach holidays, golf, surf or hiking.

Other Activities: Photographic excursions guided by professional photographer

Golf: Sintra is proud to have some of the best golf courses in Portugal. Set against amazing landscapes, there are several courses in easy reach: Estoril (18 & 9 hole courses), Quinta da Beloura (18 holes), Penha Longa (18 / 9); Quinta de Marinha (18 holes). Due to Sintra's mild micro-climate, golf can be played all year round.

From the website 'The Lisbon Golf Coast has no fewer than 19 full courses laid out to the south of the city across the River Tagus (Costa Azul), to the west (Estoril Coast) and to the north-west (Silver Coast). The vast majority of layouts are within a 45-minute radius of Lisbon airport and overlook, or are close to, the wonderful coastline this area boasts.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $98.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

The apartment is non-smoking throughout.
Es handelt sich um eine Nichtraucherwohnung.
Appartement Non fumeurs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.