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Heated pool, beautiful view, 5min to beaches, calm area, path to Sintra

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa Monserrate, 1000m2 garden, south facing, near shops and restaurants

This beautiful villa (local lodging license AL 34396) is located in the village of Galamares, 4km drive or 1,5km by walking trail to World Heritage Sintra, 5min drive to various beaches, 15 min to Estoril and 35min to down town Lisbon. It is in a very quiet area and offers lots of sunlight since its facing south. It is less than 10min drive to all the major sights. The private heated swimming pool and the 60m2 living room enjoy a splendid clear view over the Sintra mountain and Monserrate palace which is lighted up in the evenings. It has 1000 m2 of a well cared garden with grassed areas, flowers and some pine trees. It has a relaxing wooden deck over the pool and an outdoor covered lounge area with sofas in front of the BBQ area. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an extra annex. It has cable TV, DVD, stereo, unlimited wireless Internet and table tennis. Within a 5 minute walk there are 3 restaurants, a couple of cafés, a butcher, bus stop and 100 year old tram line. Major supermarkets are 7 minutes by car. Along the seaside there are many seafood restaurants and cafés.

Walking path to Sintra: From the house you can walk up to historic Sintra through calm streets. It takes about 20 minutes.

About the rooms: There are 10 adult beds + 2 extra bed + 2 baby beds.

The pool is electrically heated to 27 degrees from early April to the end of October, not the rest of the year.

The pool area can be closed for child protection.

A tennis table is always set up.

The Sintra sights: Quinta da Regaleira – “Enchanted mansion” with secret passageways, botanical garden and beautiful views.

Castelo dos Mouros – You can walk on the steep stony walls overlooking the stunning view.

Palácio da Pena – Enormous fully equipped saloons, bedrooms, kitchen just as it was hundreds of years ago.

Convento dos Capuchos – Sculpted in the rocks, midget sized living room, bedrooms, kitchen, chapel and a washroom with a river running underneath, a sinister place.

Palácio de Monserrate – Built by an English trader with a majestic botanical garden.

Palácio da Vila – Grandeur saloons with intricate wood work, marble and sculptures.

Weekend roadside fruit market near Almoçageme.

Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most Western point with 200m high cliffs.

The village of Almoçageme and Praia da Adraga where you will find the most incredible seaside ciff walking trails in the country with breathtaking scenery.

Azenhas do Mar, a village perched on a cliff.

Visit Penedo village and Peninha to see the views.

7km long seaside boardwalk in the Cascais/Estoril area.

At least 5 golf courses 15 min by car.

Huge shopping malls with all types of food, 15min by car.

Hospital 15 min by car.

More Details
Registration Number : AL-34396

Property Manager
Antonio Cruz
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

About Antonio Cruz

I live 6 minutes from the house and with the help of our wonderful maid, the gardener and my mother-in-law we manage this small business.

I am always within a phone call away to help in any way or to service the house.

I lived 15 years in Canada in my early years so I speak English perfectly. I can also communicate very well in French and Spanish.

Antonio Cruz purchased this villa in 2007

Why Antonio Cruz chose Galamares

If you read the guestbook in the house you would see why this property is special. Email me and I will send you 50 digitilized guestbook comments.

What makes this villa unique

Incredible view, plants, flowers and green everywhere. The pool area and the entire house is a sun trap since it is facing south and protected from all winds.

The house has huge windows and in the living room even the doors to the exterior are in glass. Our maid, Marilia, speaks english and keeps the house stopless and does the cleaning in the middle of your stay. Within 5-10 minute walk there are a couple of restaurants with a pleasant outside area away from any traffic where one can sit for hours or until late in the evening. While the village of Galamares is very quite, major shopping malls, train station and the freeway are less than 10 minutes away. Going the other direction the various beaches with numerous cafes and restaurants are less than 10 minures away. Rent a bike (or e-bike) and have it delivered to the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A brilliant holiday for 3 generations of a family, great house, wonderful beaches and places to visit.

The Plucknetts & Tipps & Hoey
Jul 2014
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Galamares Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Has a bathtube and a seperate shower stall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Near the front door
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In a bedroom with entrance from the garden
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With on-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Entrance from the garden and with on-suite bathroom
  • There are 10 permanent beds + 2 baby beds (2 extra beds can be used for short stays)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 18 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house guest book has many more positive comments than the online reviews. I can send a digitilized copy. The maid cleans the house twice a week. Bed linen are changed once a week. Electricity and water costs are included in the price.


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Heated pool, beautiful view, 5min to beaches, calm area, path to Sintra
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful house accurate description.

  • 5 of 5

First time in Portugal we were made very welcome and had a great time. Restaurants nearby very good, and towns a short spin in a taxi.The house was very clean and well maintained plenty of room! Antonio was very helpful on more than one occasion many thanks Antonio! We hope to return again and i would highly recommend this property. Niall

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stood there for 10 days. We have 6 kids and they all loved the home, the pool as well as the yard. Our oldest stood in the guest house and he loved having his "own" home. The cleaning lady was very pleasant and left everything spotless. We highly recommend this villa. We will consider staying there again if we return.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Geweldig huis en verblijf!

  • 5 of 5

Geweldig huis van alle gemakken voorzien. Wij zaten er met de familie (8 pers) en kwamen niets te kort. Vanuit de woonkamer heb je ene mooiuitzicht over de bergen van Sintra. Zwembad is verwarmd en in de buurt vele leuke restaurantjes. De eigenaar is erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Zeker een aanrader. Wij komen in ieder geval een keer terug!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario,Canada

Second time around! Amazing home and location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this villa, last time was 9 years ago for may Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Home is even better now with all the comforts of home. Antonio once again was a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating with arrival times and fixing TV reception. This is a lovely location for a family get together. We held my Mother-in-law's 90th Birthday celebration there and cooked and entertained approx. 30 people. We were blessed with wonderful sunshine and were able to use the outdoor grill. Everyone enjoyed the comfort provided by the home and easy access.

Thanks, once again Antonio, looking forward to coming back again and this time with less time span in between. May be even one of the coming summers. Cheers

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for exploring the area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I met in Portugal and dated in the Sintra area, so this was a real trip down memory lane, 20 years later.

It was a fabulous house - plenty of bedrooms, a great living room with views over to the Sintra hills and the Palacio de Monserrate. The rooms are spread out over the property, which gave some members of our extended family independence and a place to hang out, as well as plenty of places to get together, like the awesome outdoor eating area.

For the last 4 days, we stayed with friends who have 5 kids - we have two, so the house had 11 and handled it just fine. Everyone loved the pool (when we weren't out and about at the local beaches).

The best reason to come here, though is the location. The village of Galamares was quiet and felt not like the touristy areas of Cascais and Estoril (which we loved by the way!). There is a great cafe and a wonderful local restaurant 5 minutes walk from the house. We loved walking the neighborhood after dinner.

The location is quiet, but close to a lot of great stuff - Cascais and Estoril about 15-20 minutes drive, some great beaches only 15 minutes away (our favorite was the Praia da Adraga but we visited 3), Cabo Da Roca (the most westerly point of mainland Europe) only 20 minutes away and of course Sintra just a few minutes drive away. There is so much to see in the area we needed and loved 2 weeks in this area.

This house was so fun to stay in and we hope to get back one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really nice and well-functioning house.

  • 5 of 5

We - a family of three generations and eleven persons - spent a wonderful week in Sintra. The house easily accomodated our large family. All was clean and neat.The kids, in particular, enjoyed the heated pool. Sintra and the surroundings is a pearl - lots of culture and an amazing nature.

Just two minor suggestions for improvments: The waste-pipe in the guest house is undersized and the double matress in one of the bedrooms needs to be replaced.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a positive review. All of the mattresses have now been replaced.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Beloura golf
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

There are dozens of restaurants and pastry shops between Sintra and the sea. Local beaches are Praia das Maças (7km) with many seafood restaurants, a large seawater pool with slides and tennis courts, Praia Grande (6km) with various surfing schools, Praia da Adraga (6km) voted one of the most beautiful in Europe with its incredible sea cliffs walks and Azenhas do Mar (8km) a village perched on a cliff. The wine cellars of Colares are 3km away. Sintra Unesco sights are the National Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira mansion with its strange tunnels, Seteais Palace, Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, Capuchos Convent sculpted from the rock, the village centre and various botanical gardens. Lisbon is only 35 minutes away where one can visit the Alfama Moorish quarters with its tinny streets, the Bairro Alto bar hopping area and the riverside area of Belem. Cascais night-life, Estoril Casino and its seaside walk and a huge shopping mall with cinemas are only 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Mountain bike rentals, will deliver to the house. Bike rentals to use on a seaside path in Cascais.

Golf: Within a 10-30 min drive you can find at least the following golf courses (distances and prices for 18 holes are approximate in 2008):

Pestana Beloura Golf - 7 km, €70, Penha Longa Atlantico - 8 km, €100, Penha Longa Mosteiro - 8 km, €45 for 9 holes, Golfe do Estoril - 12 km, €75, Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Golfe - 15 km, €150, Quinta da Marinha Golf Resort- 15 km, €90, Belas Clube de Campo - 20 km, €80 , Lisbon Sports Club - 20 km, €45

Ski: SURFING and public pools.

There are various surfing and body board schools oriented for teenagers and groups at Praia Grande.

Two giant sea water pools with slides open during the summer at Praia Grande and Praia da Maças.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

€450,00/week during the winter months for up to 4 persons. Additional charge for more persons.

For all bookings, 25% paid now and the 75% paid either on arrival or 4 weeks before arrival, depending on the month.
No other charges are involved.

During July minimum stay is1 week saturday-saturday
During August minimum and maximum stay is 1 week saturday-saturday
Cancellation policy: full amount paid back 6 weeks before arrival. No amount paid back less than 6 weeks before arrival unless the house is re-rented again.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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