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Luxury multi-family groups holiday villa heated pool tennis guincho beach sintra

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 600 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

A commanding property with commanding views, Villa Zen is blessed with stunning scenery all around and magnificent grounds; the ultimate property for a large gathering or multi-family celebration in the sun-drenched portuguese riviera. Offering an abundance of space, both inside and out, the property provides a welcoming, comfortable setting for guests of all ages.

There is much to keep adults and children entertained and for those who are prepared to venture away from the property, charming restaurants, traditional villages, magnificent sandy beaches and world-class golf courses are never far away. Villa Zen is ideal for those wishing to be close to all the attractions of the Lisbon-Cascais-Estoril-Sintra whilst enjoying complete peace, tranquility and privacy.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

Why Adele chose Sintra area

Villa Zen is located in Malveira da serra, residential zone per excellence, which gives those who stay there the fascination of living contemplating the Atlantic ocean, in what is the most prestigious residential area of Cascais.

Your holidays will be coloured by the sparkling waters of the ocean, the aroma from the numerous superb restaurants, the intense green of pristine fairways, the continue companionship of endless blue skies, and the laughter of happy children, as they play in the estate facilities.

What makes this villa unique

A truly one-of-a-kind estate in a spectacular location at the south entrance of the protected Sintra-Cascais natural-park.

On the sunny portuguese riviera with its high quality of life.


Malveira da Serra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master suite ground level - toilet , shower
    Suite level 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Suite level 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Suite level 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Suite level 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master suite level 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Toilet ground level - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom ground level - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Sleeps two Adults, one child.
    Master suite ground level - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Sleeps two adults, one child. Ensuite bathroom with shower.
    Master suite level 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Sleeps two adults, one child. Ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi
    Suite level 1 - 1 king , Sleeps two Adults. Ensuite bathroom with bath.
    Suite level 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2 adults or 2 children's. Ensuite bathroom with bath.
    Suite level 2 - 1 king , Sleeps 2 adults. Ensuite bathroom with bath.
    Suite level 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Sleeps 2 adults. Ensuite bathroom with bath.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The villa is ideal for a large family or for two/three families with their children. Because the way the villa was build each family can have their own quarters and maintain privacy. A Cottage sleeping 4 (with two bath rooms) can be available on request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Luxury multi-family groups holiday villa heated pool tennis guincho beach sintra
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews

Spacious, well maintained property. Great for big family groups

  • 5 of 5

Our group (12 adults, 5 kids and 3 infants) stayed in the villa and the nearby cottage for 1 week in August. We had asked for a catered meal to be prepared for our arrival which was very convenient and very reasonable cost. The maid came daily on weekdays which was great for keeping the place clean and tidy. The pool was lovely - great temperature and plenty of sun loungers for relaxing in the sun at the pool side. The villa itself had plenty of space and multiple areas for relaxing with the group or away from the group. Great space both inside and outside (on the terrace) for dining and the BBQ was great to have as well. Bedrooms are all a good size and most of them en suite. Good facilities for washing and drying clothes in the utility room.

The nearby town is a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk. It has a lovely pizza restaurant that we went to and a decent supermarket for picking up groceries.

We had a great stay at the villa! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Astrid, It was a pleasure meeting you and your party. We are really happy that the villa and its facilities exceeded your expectations. Kind regards, Adele Adele
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Fantastic holidays

  • 5 of 5

Top property, very spacious and luxury villa with breathtaking views on the Atlantic ocean. We loved to spent our evenings in the BBQ area. Owners very friendly and always ready to help are living nearby which is a must. Ideal villa for large familles or family reunion. Highly recomandable !

Tom C. California

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, We are really happy that you enjoyed the villa and your holidays in Cascais. We already shipped via DHL the ipad leftover by the kids. You should receive it soon. Kind regards to the family, Adele.
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Two wonderful weeks in Villa Zen.

  • 4 of 5

We were a big family with totally ten adults and six children visiting this property for the first time.

The description of the property was accurate regarding both the location and facilities. The only facility that not was god enough, was the WiFi system.

The property was well cleaned when we arrived and during our stay. The owner provided good customer service during our two weeks in property. We also liked the surroundings with Guincho Beach, Sintra and Cascais. The property is perfectly located according to cycling, running and golf activities.

All the family members agreed that we want to make a new visit to Villa Zen in the future. We will therefore not hesitate to recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely GREAT Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Zen was fantastic. We were 8 adults and 4 small children. The grounds were magnificent. The swimming pool was just for us and was perfect (cleaned every day). The children playground (also just for us) had trampoline, swings, etc. And the tennis court (also just for us) was great to have. The house was very roomy and spread out, so we did not "get in each other's way." The kids loved the bunk bed room. Kitchen was well supplied, and easy to cook in. Large dining table for everyone, both inside and outside on the patio. And there was maid service every day!! So the house stayed clean (even with the kids!).

Guincho beach is nearby (10 minutes) and is beautiful. With all the activities right at the house, we did not "have to go to the beach" all the time to keep the kids happy. House does not come with beach towels, so need to bring your own.

The house owners are extremely nice and helpful.

We do an extended one-week family vacation every year (our family is spread out over world), and this was absolutely one of the best we have ever had. We give it outstanding rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrate our mother 60- years birthday with all the family members 17 people. The choice of house was perfect. There was everything we needed for our stay. The property was big and really well taken care of. The owners was friendly and very helpful. they gave us the privacy we needed in the same time you could reach them when ever you needed them.

The outside pool was warm and perfect. the children really enjoyed the pool and all the activities in the property.

we will definitely be back and visit this Place in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nous avons découvert cette superbe villa suite à un séjour familial au mois de mai. Villa très spacieuse où chacun de nous avions notre intimité. Un parc avec une végétation luxuriante, reposant, vue imprenable face à l'océan.

Comme indiqué sur l' annonce rien ne manque ( piscines, tennis, sauna, billard ....)on ne peut pas s'y ennuyer.

Nous remercions à nouveau la simplicité et la qualité d accueil d' Adèle.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Malveira da Serra Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peter Herm
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 25 2017
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $868

A deposit of 800 Euros is required to confirm your booking. This deposit will revert to a breakage deposit upon your arrival. Breakage deposit will be refunded seven days after your departure provided no damages were found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Lisbon airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Estrela da serra
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Cascais marina
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Penha longa golf course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cascais train station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
A5 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Estrela da serra, Monte mar, Furnas do Guincho
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Guincho beach
Car: recommended

Villa Zen is located in Malveira da Serra, residential zone per excellence, which gives those who live there the fascination of living contemplating the Atlantic ocean, in what is the most prestigious residential area of Cascais. A truly one-of-a-kind estate in a spectacular location conveniently located with Cascais, Estoril and Sintra only a few minutes away.

Lisbon is less than 30 minutes away by car.

A quick 10 min. drive to Cascais/Sintra, and 5 min. to Guincho beach. Guincho, is world renowned for its surfing, windsurfing & kiteboarding and offers rentals and surf-schools. Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site with its castle, palaces & gardens set in lush vegetation and enjoying ravishing views is a lovely 10 min. car drive across the mountain. A bit closer, in the other direction, is the coastal resort of Cascais, where you will find superb beaches, restaurants, night-life and shopping, as well as a charming old town.

Lisbon is only an easy 25-30 minutes away, making the charming capital and other world-class cultural/historic sites a great day trip.

Portugal is know as a golfer's paradise. There are more than 20 golf courses and academies along the Lisbon coast, awarded the best established golfing destinationin Europe in 2007. Golf can be played every day in Portugal. The villa is located within 5 to 15 minutes drive of Portugal's top golf courses (Penha longa, Quinta da marinha, Oitavos, Quinta da beloura, Estoril golf course).


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