Villa near beaches, sleeps 12, pool, huge terrace with mountain view
Why Mark Hudson chose Mucifal
The villa was the family home of my parents-in-law, who no longer live there. However, it is still the family holiday home.
What makes this Villa unique
* The house has a stunning view of the mountain of Sintra, from a lovely and huge terrace, below which the lawn slopes gently down to the pool. * The villa is large but it is still cosy and very easy to live in. * It is in a beautiful area, within easy reach of 5 attractive beaches, many restaurants, lots of unique sights and walks (in Sintra and the Serra) .. and yet is only 45 minutes from the centre of Lisbon.
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Great location-huge house... Fabulous garden and pool!
Wonderful place to stay
The villa is a wonderful place to stay, it is very large and spacious but also has a homely feel to it, especially due to the Portuguese decor and style. The villa is very well equipped and each room is decorated tastefully. The pool was great fun, and we spent the evenings on the veranda. The views are beautiful, we really enjoyed the local village shops and cafes. There is plenty to do in sintra and Lisbon which are both easy to travel to. We also took the old tram to the beach and a scenic bus route to cascais. It was all fabulous
We had been let down by a previous owner in a previous booking and 3 months before we were due to go we were in a panic!
We could not have been helped more by the honour Mark who was brilliant throughout the process.....we rent a lot and I have never had such a comprehensive list of information for staying at this villa....amazing!
The key collection process was efficient and simple.
It took 20 mins just to be shown around!
Very spacious villa is an understatement.
We were a group of 10 and it had everything we needed and we never felt under each others feet.
The view is just stunning.
The location is brilliant.
10 minutes to Sintra, which also has a fast train to Lisbon.
Hypermarket 15 mins away.
10 mins from 2 lovely beaches, 25 minutes from Cascais.
Lisbon airport an easy 30 mins.
Stunning rental property
From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The property was immaculate but not sterile like so many rental properties can be, with more than enough space for a large party of us and wonderful views over the mountains. Although we whiled away many days playing badminton in the garden, by the pool or lunches on the beautiful terrace when we did decide to venture out we found that there was lots to do within easy reach. The secluded 'beach of the bear' priya de orsa, was one of our favourites though there are also larger beaches with restaurants serving wonderful seafood and cervejas. I would highly recommend this property; I can't wait to go back!
Home from home
Great house with lovely views. We had a very comfortable stay. Lots of great things to look at nearby and great beaches. We made full use of the swimming pool and spent a lot of time on the terrace admiring the surroundings.
We had a great time at this lovely villa with its excellent facilities. There was plenty to do in the vicinity, including sightseeing some of the lovely old villages and palaces, or visits to the spectacular coast, but we spent a lot of time at the property just chilling out and enjoying what the villa offers, particularly the pool and the garden. The children loved it, and were happy to play indoors on the odd occasion the weather kept us in. We can't wait to go back!
Great beaches are a very short drive away. The house is in the countryside, on the outskirts of Galamares village. The villa is 45 minutes drive from Lisbon and Lisbon airport and 15 minutes from the historic town of Sintra and from various beautiful palaces. Tennis courts, golf courses and riding facilities are also all within 15 minutes drive. There are great restaurants nearby, especially for seafood. Coastal nightlight buzzes with bars and a few nightclubs. Further afield is the charming, cliff-perched fishing village of Ericeira, with narrow cobbled streets and famous seafood restaurants. The region is one of the most interesting in Portugal. The nearby town of Colares is charming and the villages of Galamares and Mucifal have handy shopping facilities. Cascais town has a great shopping centre. In Sintra see the old palace, the fairytale mountaintop Palacio da Pena and the romantic Montserrat (walking distance). The many beaches are sandy and fun, with serious surfing.
Other Activities: Golf courses and many of Portugal´s top palaces and sights are within easy distance ... as well as Lisbon
Golf: Sintra is also good for golf holiday makers: there are 8 courses within easy reach, and a driving range.
The Penha Longa course (home of the Estoril Open) is 10 km away and hosts several championships. It has an excellent level of maintenance and beautiful panoramic views over the Sintra hill (Serra de Sintra). Also nearby are Estoril Golf, Quinta da Marinha Golf, Quinta da Beloura Golf, Belas Golf – all about 30 min. drive from the villa. Cascais, an old fishing town has wonderful cafes, restaurants, shops and discotheques and a new marina (with plenty of restaurants) where you can play all of the year. Estoril has, also, to offer you an interesting night life and several golf courses.