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Spacious Villa With Large Garden And Private Pool In Sintra Natural Park

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Gouveia, Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive To The Historical City Of Sintra And Several Beaches

Casa das Xaras is a spacious property (10 000 square meters), with a very quiet location and surrounded by the natural landscape of the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, and is a central point for exploring the regions of Sintra, Estoril, Cascais, Ericeira and Lisbon. This cosy villa is ideally suited for relaxing and enjoying your staying, offering large open spaces, with a large lawn well integrated with a beautiful pool equipped with a deck and a barbecue. Just 5 minutes away, Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the first European Cultural Landscape in 1995) offers beautiful landscapes with stunning colours varying throughout the year, many historical monuments to visit and lovely places for shopping. Several typical villages can be visited nearby (Colares, Almoçageme, Azenhas do Mar, Gouveia, Fontanelas) offering restaurants and markets with excellent quality food (including fresh fish and seafood). The Cultural Landscape of Sintra provides a most suitable environment for various leisure activities, such as rural and mountain hiking, horseback riding, climbing and abseiling or yoga. Less than 30 minutes by car you can find several world-class golf courses (Penha Longa, Beloura, Quinta da Marinha, Oitavos Dunes Cascais, Estoril Golf Course, Fine) and equestrian centres providing riding lessons and horse riding (Paddock, Fontanelas, Quinta da Beloura).

Registration Number : 1382/AL

Vera Barahona
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


São João das Lampas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and bidet; En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wc and bidet; En-suite bathroom to bedroom 6 with shower, wc and bidet; Bathroom with bath and shower, wc and bidet; Bathroom with shower and wc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 bedrooms with twin beds (3 with attached bathrooms). 1 bedroom with double bed. 1 sofa bed (2 twin beds) in the living room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The vila has a spacious garden with a large law surrounding the 13 mt x 6.5 mt private swimming pool (with depth increasing from 1 mt to 1,3 mt at mid-lenght and then increasing to up to 2 mt). There is a BBQ under-roof area next to the pool, including a large outdoor table, and a supporting bathroom. Utility Room: Near the pool, with sun beds and other pool equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (in the bathrooms and for the pool) and linen are included and changed weekly The villa is also cleaned weekly. Other: A 6th bathroom next to the pool.


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Restaurante Água e Mar
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Praia das Maças
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The main beaches (Praia Grande and Praia das Maçãs) are ideal for surf and bodyboard, and surf lessons can be provided.

Nearby, there are several equestrian centres providing riding lessons and horse riding (Paddock, Fontanelas, Quinta da Beloura).

There are several walking trails in the area, ranging from Serra de Sintra (mountain), cliff paths by the coast and through pine tree forests.


More than a dozen beaches may be enjoyed in Sintra and its surroundings including:

• Adraga Beach (15 min drive, with a typical restaurant specializing in fresh fish);

• Praia Grande (10 min drive) ideal for surfing and body boarding (surf schools, World Championship stage);

• Praia das Maçãs (5 min drive) with a picturesque tramway connecting it to Sintra, surf schools and several restaurants;

• Azenhas do Mar (5 min drive), stunning cliff over the sea the coast, with natural pool and fish


Use of a car is highly recommended, since the villa is in a peaceful and semi-secluded location, 5 minutes away from the road leading to Sintra, but public transportation is scarce.

Lisbon airport is within 45 minutes drive, and hosts several car rental companies.


The historical city of Sintra is 5 km from the villa. Sintra and the surrounding hills have been nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site (the first European Cultural Landscape in 1995), offering beautiful landscapes with stunning colours varying throughout the year, many historical monuments to visit (e.g. Sintra National Palace, Pena Palace, Moors Castle).

Cascais is a cosmopolitan holiday resort 30 minutes drive.

Mafra village and its Covent/Royal Palace and park is about 30 minutes away.

Further Details:

More than a dozen beaches may be enjoyed in Sintra and its surroundings including:

• Magoito/Aguda (5 min drive), beach with many rocky nooks and magnificent cliffs;

• Guincho (20 min drive), ideal for surfing and windsurfing, World Cup stage of Surfing and Windsurfing.

• Beaches of Ericeira (30 min by car) also excellent for surfing and body boarding).

In the village of Sintra and the neighbouring hills, classified by UNESCO in 1995 as the first Cultural Landscape of Europe, several monuments may be visited, including:

• National Palace of Sintra - Erected during the Muslim rule on the Iberian Peninsula, with several changes under the reign of Kings Dinis, John I and Manuel I, keeping its silhouette from the mid-sixteenth century.

• Pena Palace - The Park and the Pena Palace, deployed in the Sintra hills are the epitome of Romanticism of the nineteenth century in Portugal, with architectural references to Manueline and Moorish influence.

• Moorish Castle - fortification built around the tenth century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, and expanded after the Christian Reconquista it commands a unique panorama that stretches to the Atlantic Ocean.

• Capuchin Convent - built in direct contact Franciscan convent with nature and according to a philosophy of extreme stripping architectural and decorative, small size and remarkable for the extreme poverty of its construction with extensive use of cork ("Convent of the cork").

• Monserrate Palace - one of the finest architectural and landscape creations of the Romanticism in Portugal, it combines Gothic influences, Indian and Moorish suggestions as well as exotic and plant motifs extending harmoniously to the lawns and botanic garden.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day in the Peak season. In other dates changeover is flexible.

Notes on prices:
When daily rates are presented, there are discounts for weekly periods, with the following discounts:
daily rate weekly rate
€245.00 €1500.00
€310.00 €2000.00
€350.00 €2250.00
€400.00 €2600.00

All payments are made by bank transfer.
Payment Policy:
• 30% of the total amount should be paid upon reservation.
• The total amount should be paid no later than 8 weeks from arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
• Full refund - if made up to 8 weeks days prior to arrival.
• 30% refund - if made up to 1 month prior to arrival.
• No refund - if made later.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • -1% refund if canceled at least -1 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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