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Villa and Cottage above Ocean at Guincho: views of Atlantic and Sintra Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Villa; 3 bedrooms, 6 px. Cottage 2 bedrooms 4 or 5 px.

The houses are located near the splendid beach of Guincho - world famous for its surf. From the villa there is a splendid view of the Sintra Mountains and the magnificent beach of Guincho. The cottage also has views, although less spectacular than from the villa. Both houses have ample garden space and parking area. There are picnic tables and barbecues for outside living which, in Portugal, can take place most of the year. The villa has three bedrooms; two of these have double beds, in the third bedroom there are two single beds next to each other. The cottage has double beds in the 2 bedrooms, and there is a sofa in the sitting room. Both kitchens are fully equipped. The owners live on the same property, but each of the 3 houses are quite separated so that privacy is never a problem. The cottage prices are about 20% lower than the villa. The beach is a 10 minute walk, the next village (restaurants, cafes, etc. is 12 minutes. Cascais - 10 minutes drive, airport 35, Sintra 15.

Activities: Guincho Beach is obviously an important part of the visit. The beach - as you can see from the photographs - is a magnificent expanse of sand with a great view of Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point of continental Europe. Guests enjoy walking on the dunes, wading, swimming - when the water is not too rough or cold - and particularly surfing. For surfers our property has ample room for depositing all equipment in security, and there is space not only for several cars but also for a trailer. Within walking distance of the property is not only the beach - 10 minutes on foot - but also the village of Areia, which has several restaurants. Some grocery shopping is also available. The lovely town of Cascais is a 10 minute drive. Cascais is known for many restaurants of all price ranges and fine shopping. There are splendid walks from Cascais along the waterfront to Estoril or also on the Atlantic side all the way to Guincho. A combined holiday with our cottage in Algarve can be organized

Sintra and Ericeira: I recommend a visit to Sintra with its three palaces and many mansions and great forest preserves. The route climbs the Sintra mountains and there is a short turn-off to visit Cabo de Roca - the high cliffs which are at the westernmost point of continental Europe. From Sintra there is a delightful road to Ericeira - a blazingly white fishing town known for its sea-food restaurants. Evora and Obidos are other suggested one day excursions.

Lisbon: Lisbon is about 35 minutes drive from the house. I often suggest leaving the car in Cascais and enjoying the lovely, inexpensive and no-worries train-ride to Lisbon. Taxis are cheap and public transport is finje in Lisbon and is a way of avoiding parking and traffic problems. For those interested in culture, I can suggest musems, churches and concerts. For those interested in restaurants, I have a list from expensive ones to the very memorable cakes of Belem - Pasteis de Belem. Also recommended are trips across the Tagus River - perhaps by the boats linking the 'other side' or crossing one of the two fine bridges. The Arrabida Mountains and the charming fishing town of Sesimbra are in easy reach.

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Jack and Clara Glatzer
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Jack and Clara Glatzer

I am an American concert violinist. Through music I have travelled to over 50 countries. I have been living in Portugal since 1964 and feel that I know the country and its culture relatively well. I enjoy sharing stories of my life and hearing tales from our guests. Clara is Portuguese, a retired social worker; her interests are gardening, cooking and current affairs, particularly in Portugal.

Jack and Clara Glatzer purchased this house in 1980

Why Jack and Clara Glatzer chose Cascais

The location is superb with the view of the ocean and the mountains. There is plenty space for parking, a patio for meals and barbecue. The entire property is fenced and there is much room for children to play safely in the garden area. Also there is within walking distance a playground for children.

What makes this house unique

The proximity to the beach at Guincho allows walking to the beach rather than the difficult parking on summer days. Many people enjoy walking to the next village which has fine restaurants at popular prices. We are here almost all the time in our seperate villa and are eager to help with suggestions and recommendations to assure a splendid holiday. You can find more luxurious or cheap0er accomodation, but you will not find an owner who is more pleased to meet you and to assure your happy visit to Portugal.


Areia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom one has a panoramic view of the Beach and of the Sintra Mountains. Sunsets are splendid from this western window. Bedroom 2 has foremost a view of the Sintra Mountains and also of Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point of continental Europe. Bedroom 3 is smaller, but has a view of the patio. Each room has bedside tables and lamps. Bedroom one has a table in which breakfast can be taken when desired.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The owner's also have a cottage next to the beach at Cabanas, near Tavira in Algarve. Holidays can be organized with stays at Guincho and Algarve. The cottage is 2 minutes drive from the beach at Cabanas. The owners will gladly provide further information and pictures of the Algarve cottage.


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Villa and Cottage above Ocean at Guincho: views of Atlantic and Sintra Mountains
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Excellent affordable great with a vehicle

  • 4 of 5

A short walk to the beach, this villa was a perfect choice for our family group of four. Well-maintained property, gated and safe, with helpful hosts who were always nearby but never intrusive. Our stay at this villa made for a wonderful holiday. Good restaurants nearby, very enjoyable location to explore the coast and Lisbon by vehicle. Not a luxury rental by any stretch, but suitable for families and small groups. Four was a perfect number for this particular villa. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Treasure

  • 4 of 5

It's a great place to relax. The view across the Atlantic and the Quincho bay is terrific, the location is optimal for visits to places of interest in greater Lisbon area including Lisbon itself, which can also be reached by train from Cascais. And it's an optimal place for all kinds of surfing. However, during low tide, smaller children can have also lots of fun at the beach.

The house offers a relaxed retreat for better 4 than 6 persons. There are not so many neighbours so it remains quiet all day long.

Clara and Jack are very friendly and attentive landlords who were happy to help out with any question.

If you are looking for a space with first class accommodation, you might be wrong, as this individual location sometimes demands creativity.

We as a four member family and one dog enjoyed each day of our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
areia and dunes
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
quinta da marinha
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
areia village - 5 restaurants
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

Within a two or three minutes from the house you arrive at Guincho Beach. Cascais is 10 minutes with its lovely bay and historic center. Sintra is about 25 minutes and Lisbon is only 35 minutes. There are easy day excursions to places like the world-heritage city of Evora or the medieval walled town of Obidos. I love to suggest ways to make every day memorable. My wife and I know the area quite well since we have been living here for 40 years, and nothing pleases us more than helping people to enjoy the area.

Golf: There are world-class golf courses within a few minutes drive: Penha Longa, Quinta da Marinha and Estoril.


Rates & Availability

Areia House Rental Rates


  • I am prepared to be flexible regarding the price. The above listings are approximations, the price can vary according to the amount of people staying and the length of the stay. I have another cottage on the property which can also be discussed. there is a shoulder season price April 1 to early June: 90 per night, 550 per week. Summer, high season is €110 per night.
    HIGH SEASON - JUNE 1 UNTIL SEPT. 30 - €130 - 140€ PER NIGHT
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