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Sunshine Villa ideal for families, with gorgeous view over Sintra, near beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,336 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

VERY CONFORTABLE 'PORTUGUESE STYLE' VILLA,5Bedrooms,4bathrooms,tennis,pool

Cosy and very well equiped Villa with 5 bedrooms (1 en-suite) and 4 bathrooms, a superb view over the Sintra mountain, very quiet and peaceful , with a private swimmingpool (7x14m), private tennis/football 5 playground (30x15m), cared 1500m2 garden with deck-chairs and outdoor wood table for dining , cooking on the barbecue, facing south, ideal for big families with children or grandchildren, or for several couples with or without children.

Here you will also find toys/games for children/adults to enjoy while staying with us.

It is an inspiring place to write, to paint or simply to relax and read.

Very near, you can profit from beautiful sandbeaches, monuments, museum, castles, parks, nice pedestrian walks, or mountainbiketrails.

Typical portuguese restaurants are nearby.

Situated near Sintra and Cascais , THE SUNSHINE HOUSE is a perfect location to stay, if you want to explore the area of Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais .

Early in 1996 UNESCO included Sintra in its list of world cultural heritage sites. During the next few years increased efforts have been made to restore the town's unique architectural character.

During your stay at THE SUNSHINE HOUSE, you can :

• get surf or bodyboard lessons at PRAIA GRANDE beach

• walk on the cliffs of PRAIA GRANDE beach , over mountain trails,

• visit the amazing wine cellars of Colares

​• enjoy delicious food at some typical portuguese restaurants nearby

• visit Cabo da Roca - the most western point of continental Europe with splendid Atlantic views

• enjoy mountain bike trails on the Sintra mountain

Reach the following amazing beaches by car, in approx. 10-20min driving time:

• Praia da Adraga with a gorgeous Restaurant overlooking the beach

• Praia Grande (the Big Beach) - ideal for surf, longboard and body board , lessons available. You can find several restaurants with delicious portuguese food/appetizers and/or bars with terraces in front and overlooking the beach and sea.

• Praia das Maças - ideal for surf, bodyboard, lessons available. Nice sandy beach with very renown seafood restaurants overlooking the sea. Next to the beach you also can visit an public salt water pool with tennis courts. Fresh fruit, vegetables and fish can be found in the small market hall nearby. From here you can also take the little picturesque tram to Colares or Sintra !

• Guincho beach - known for many international surf, windsurf- and kite contests. ideal for kite surf, windsurf, surf, lessons available. The biggest beach in the area, visited by many international surfers and kite surfers. Very nice restaurant/bar with paid parking place on the northern side (Abano).

Visit the mystic Unesco World Heritage Village of Sintra and please do not miss the delicious "travesseiros" pastry served in typical coffeeshops or more elaborate tearooms. Some main touristic sights nearby are worth visiting. Here some of those you should not miss :

• Pena Palace

• Monserrate Palace

• National Palace and Seteais Palace

• Quinta da Regaleira

• Capuchos Convent

• Moorish Castle

Cascais has a great shopping center (Cascaishopping) and Marina, which you reach in about 25 min.

Estoril has a fantastic gambling casino.

If you like Golf there are several golf courses nearby , such as :

• Penha Longa

• the Quinta da Marinha

• the Oitavos

• Estoril Golf course

Profit from your stay to visit the charming Lisbon city , with its various districts, such as the typical moorish quarters of Alfama, Mouraria and Bairro Alto and discover and enjoy wonderful restaurants, bars and Fado houses (typical Portuguese music).

Modern parts of Lisbon - like the former Expo'98 area - are to be visited as well, especially if you have children or wildlife lovers in your group who will love to experience in the big Oceanarium.

More Details
Registration Number : 9722/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Hello, I'm Margarida !

I'm a property Manager of various and unique properties.

My sister Carlota and my daughters Matilde and Catarina are part of our wonderful team. Together, our goal is to make sure that you are at home away from home!

I love to meet people and new cultures. I’ve been traveling around the world and now enjoy sharing with the people I welcome in our beautiful portuguese "homes", the best to see and taste in the surrounding areas.

My family and friends are the pillar of my life. I love the sun, nature, music, to walk and to dance!!!

I love our excellent wine accompanied by cheese in the company of my friends. There is nothing better than this!

Our moto is: We care, You enjoy !!!!


Várzea de Sintra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3336 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Schlafzimmer 5 - Fernsehzimmer
    Schlafzimmer 6 - 2 twin/ single , Buero
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wheelchairdrivers have to be helped to step into and out of the house. They can move around well on the groundfloor, but please take in consideration that this house is not prepared for handicaped persons, for instance it has no bars in the bathroom to hold on to.


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Sunshine Villa ideal for families, with gorgeous view over Sintra, near beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Comfortable country home in Sintra.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this lovely home during our visit to Sintra. This spacious, well appointed home was not only comfortable on the inside but the outside was also very special with a large swimming pool, tennis court and a great patio with a large table for outdoor dinning. There were two closets filled with children's toys which our grandchildren really enjoyed. This is a great place for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your precious review and we are always inspired by very kind and unique guests like you. We hope to see you some other time with all your family around. Sunny regards to all and até breve !
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Absolutely stunning property!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely spacious. It is well equipped for large groups. It is safe for children to play and there are toys for younger children to play with.

It was clean and everything presented to an exceptionally high standard inside and out.

I would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear O family ! Thank you so much for your great review which motivates us to keep doing our best to welcome you again some other time or other guests in the future ! Sunny regards e até sempre !
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Brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and fun. Pool and tennis great and everything you need is already there. The view is lovely and it feels very peaceful. This property has everything you need for a relaxing family holiday and there are lots of great places to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J family, it was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you enjoyed our lovely house and area ! Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again soon.
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa in a peaceful location and well equipped. We were a group of 7, 4 adults and 3 children. The children loved their time in the villa, especially the swimming pool. The area had plenty to offer, in terms of culture and beaches. The lady who manages the property was extremely helpful, good communication prior to arrival, she "check us in" and "checked us out". All in all a very relaxing and happy holiday for us all.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear L, It was really nice to meet your and also your friend's family. Thank you so much for your kind words about our beautiful villa and also about the area around, and my(our) work. This is the best reward for our teamwork and it motivates us to improve constantly and surprise clients in a positive way !! Hope to see you some other time in this or in any of our other houses.
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Das war eine wunderschöne Woche mit der ganzen Familie in Sintra-Morelinho!

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa ist ein besonders reizvolles Ferienhaus mit ganz eigenem Charakter, in sehr schöner Lage und einem herrlichen Blick auf die Paläste von Sintra. Die Ausstattung des Hauses und des Gartens bietet alles, was man für gelungene Ferien braucht. Der in mehrere Baukörper gegliederte Grundriss der Villa unterstützt in angenehmer Weise einen unbeschwerten Aufenthalt: Man kann sich in der Familie zusammen finden genauso wie in der Zurückgezogenheit Ruhe suchen. Die großzügig gestalteten Außenanlagen ermöglichen vielfältige Aktivitäten in gleicher Weise wie ruhige Entspannung. Resümé insgesamt: Einfach Klasse - die Entscheidung für Sintra war die beste Wahl für unseren diesjährigen Urlaub!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die Superbewertung und dafür dass Sie so nette Gäste gewesen sind . Liebe Grüsse an alle e até outro dia !
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Très très belle prestation.

  • 5 of 5

Très calme, la maison correspond bien aux photos seulement a 30 minutes du cœur de LISBONNE 5 à 10minutes des premières plages une super vue sur le château de SINTRA, bien accueillis par Madame ROSADO, la piscine et le terrain de sport sont génial pour enfants comme pour les adultes.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire positif et nous sommes heureux que vous ayez beaucoup apprécié votre séjour dans notre superbe maison !
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
PORTELA DE SINTRA - Sintra trainstation
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A16 - Lourel,Pero Pinheiro, Mafra , Ericeira
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Enjoy this Villa located near the beautiful village of Sintra, inserted in the natural park Sintra-Cascais, with a fantastic view facing the mountain, to the Moorish Castel and Monserrat Palace.

Near, find amazing beaches such as, Praia Grande (5Km), with good conditions for surfing and paragliding, Praia das Maças(7Km), Praia da Adraga (6 Km), Azenhas do Mar (8Km), and Cabo da Roca (15Km) with great Atlantic views, due to fact of being the most western point of continental Europe.

All over this beaches look for many restaurants with delicious fresh fish and seafood.

Depending on your skills, profit from playing in several golf courses nearby including Penha Longa, the Marinha, the Oitavos and Estoril Golf course.

Take a trip to Lisbon which is only 30 minutes away, and visit magnificent monuments.

Take a walk at Bairro Alto to find trendy shops, bars and restaurants or have a nice portuguese typical dinner at Alfama or Mouraria, enjoying houses of Fado (typical Portuguese music awarded the world intelectual heritage in 2011).

Cascais village(15kms) has a great shopping center (Cascaishopping) and Marina, and Estoril (13kms) a Casino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $619.96

Preis ist für max 10 Erwachsene und 5 Bettzimmerbelegung angegeben/Mentioned prices are up to a maximum of 10 adults distributed in 5 bedrooms
Zahlungsbedingungen/Payment conditions :
1) 25% Anzahlung/25% deposit for the confirmation of reservation
2) 75% ist 30 Tage vor Urlaubsantritt zu zahlen /Balance of 75% is to be paid 30 days before arrival
3) 500 € Depot für evt Schäden ist vor Anreise zu zahlen und wird nach Abreisetag nach ordentlicher Hausprüfung zurückerstattet / 500 € deposit for evt damage is to be delivered before arrival, and refunded after the check-out.
Eine Reiserücktrittsversicherung wird empfohlen :
Siehe bitte
We suggest a travel insurance :
Wechsel-Tag / Changing day :
Juli und August müssen alle Buchungen Samstags beginnen/enden, ansonsten sind An- und Abreisetag flexibel.
July and August all bookings must start and end on Saturday, during the rest of the year the arrival and departure day is flexible.
- Anreise ab 15 Uhr und Abreise bis 10Uhr/Check-in starts at 3pm and check-out goes until 10am
Diese Uhrzeiten sind flexibel je nach Belegung des Hauses/These schedules are flexible depending on the house occupancy
- Für späte Anreisen,von 20-24Uhr,sind €40 extra bar zu zahlen/For late check-ins,from 8pm to 12am, pls consider an extra fee of €40, to be paid at entrance in cash
Für Heizung nach Bedarf , ist ein Zuschlag von EUR 21,5 pro Tag zu zahlen. For heating , on request , we charge a EUR 21,5 extra fee per day
Dieses Haus steht für Gruppen von jungen Studenten,Junggesellen,oder in Party-Modus nicht zur Verfügung. Im Falle der Nichteinhaltung dieser Regel, wird die Reservierung ohne Rückerstattung storniert.This house is not available for groups of young students,bachelors,or in party mode.In the event of non-compliance with this rule, the reservation will be canceled without any refund

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund