Casa Monserrate, 1000m2 garden, south facing, near shops and restaurants
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
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
As can be seen in the house guest book this house is quite 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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful and spacious property.
Property was very clean and the facilities were excellent. The owner came by and made sure that we had everything we needed. Excellent experience!
Geweldig vakantiehuis in een prachtige omgeving!
We hebben enorm genoten in dit prachtige vakantiehuis, dat alles heeft wat je nodig hebt. Het is ruim en toch knus, schoon, compleet, comfortabel, licht, heeft grote slaapkamers met prima bedden. De tuin is prachtig, met een heerlijk verwarmd zwembad. Vanuit de woonkamer een schitterend uitzicht op de bergen van Sintra, en het paleis van Monserrate. De eigenaar is zeer behulpzaam en vriendelijk.
We waren op familiebezoek, willen hen vaker bezoeken, en willen dan zeker weer verblijven in Casa Monserrate.
Lovely Villa for a family holiday
The villa felt like a home from home in beautiful Sintra and it had everything we needed for a family holiday. There were some issues with the main bathroom, but that didn’t detract from the whole experience as Antonio was quick in getting it sorted. Already hoping to book again next year.
Beautiful villa, excellent location
The villa is well equipped and very clean. The views across to the Palacio de Montserrate are just glorious. We stayed in November so didn’t use the pool but loved having breakfast on the balcony terrace overlooking the valley. The area is full of things to do - we especially liked the gardens at Montserrate and of course the Atlantic coast is utterly stunning. The owner is extremely helpful, friendly and speaks perfect English - we had a really enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.
Great for families; lots of room!
The house is as Antonio described. It is perfect for families with kids. There is a lot of space for kids to play and the garden is lovely. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of dish and flatware. Antonio was very helpful including cleaning midweek. Also it was cold and rainy while we were there but room heaters got the space cozy when we turned them on.
Great Location, very comfortable
Antonio is a very helpful host and everything in the villa is as you would expect . There are two restaurants withing 10 minutes easy walk and the location was perfect for everything . Would definitely stay again . Would recommend a sat nav or app for finding villa if first time in portugal .
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.