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Family friendly holiday home w garden, pool, parking near lisbon, sintra, cacais

Almargem do Bpo., Portugal
  • Villa129166 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 to 13 person

Villa cerrado das fontainhas is a unique perfect holiday home near Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra (World Heritage).

Villa has a large private swimming pool in a luxurious garden and is surrounded by Pine, olive, orange and lemon trees and is ideally situated for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding countryside next to the capital Lisbon city.

As the Villa possess 12000 meter sq area, you will enjoy your complete privacy.

Villa is located in a very quiet place for a perfect family holidays in a rustic way with oriental rustic furniture in a spacious and sunny place with east facing beautiful patio area with panoramic view and a barbecue. If you are driving, there is private parking and a garage with the outside areas of the house having external lighting.

Villa is 20 min. drive away from fabulous capital Lisbon city centre as well beaches of Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra.

The cosmopolitan town of Estoril renowned for its beaches, golf courses and the largest casino in Europe. The fishing town of Cascais is home to excellent restaurants and bars, a busy marina with a lively atmosphere and superb shopping.

The walled town of Obidos is an absolute must for all visitors to Portugal 1 hr. drive from villa. With its narrow cobbled streets and high walled gardens this town has been destroyed and rebuilt throughout history. This beautiful town has many churches, craft shops and views over the surrounding areas, viaduct, monastery and sanctuary. The Lagoa de Obidos are close by. The beautiful lagoon is the largest in Europe where you can enjoy a BBQ in the pine woods overlooking the lagoon where there is an abundance of wildlife and water sports are available.

Queluz (10 km): Royal Palace situated on the train line to Lisbon.

Mafra (13 km): Palace and Monastery joined together in the largest building (with an impressive library) in Portugal with 800 rooms.

Ericeira (30 km): Fishing and resort town.


Villa is located in a eastern part of Sintra and just 20 min. drive you are in Sintra town centre, one of the most beautiful towns in the world, and certainly one of the most romantic. Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and discover the mysteries of the mountains.

From escarpments to baroque Palaces, between imposing crags and luxurious greenery, Sintra-Cascais, on the Lisbon Coast, concentrates and symbolizes the enchantment of a heritage that must be preserved.

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Avani Shah

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english, portuguese, Hindi
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Avani Shah

Myself, apart from a good host as my renters say...:) , am a painter and love to dedicate my time to nature..from where our existence came... my motto is creation...whether it is a garden , painting, sculpture...or joy

Avani Shah purchased this Villa in 2008

Why Avani Shah chose Almargem do Bispo

For me this is an unique place in it´s own.. beautiful landscape,ponds and patios makes this place.. serene.. perfect place to know your family better.. as i have never understood my husband, children and family better in an apartment where we live.. just week ends passed here made me realize how happy i am to have them..

What makes this Villa unique

Centrally located, near to Lisbon airport, equally near to city center of LIsbon, Sintra, cascais and Casino Estoril.. (15 to 20 kms)


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double
      • Bedroom 6
        1 sleep sofa /futon, double sofa bed
      • Bedroom 7
        1 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Village


                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Games
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda


                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  heating on request

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef


                                                        • live theater
                                                        • autumn foliage
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • duty free shops
                                                        • forests
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • marina
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • theme parks
                                                        • water parks

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • mountaineering
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • Smoking allowed you only in garden area..

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: Flexible

                                                                          Check-out: Flexible

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          38 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Fantastic retreat for families

                                                                          Petro B.Four Marks, Hampshire

                                                                          Amazing house and grounds. Avani was attentive but let's you get on wth your holiday. Can't recommend her or the house highly enough.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you so much Mr. Petro

                                                                          Very beautiful building with gorgeous grounds and pool

                                                                          sarah L.

                                                                          Went with friends for our joint 40th year, the house was perfect for us to hang around together and catch up. Plenty of space, beautiful garden full of flowers and fruit trees, big dining tables inside and out, equipped kitchen, great areas for relaxing outside and a fab pool big and deep enough for a proper swim. No pressure or too many rules or intrusion, seems very focussed on the guests relaxing and enjoying their stay. Lots of thought has gone into a homely vibe and what people want on holiday, even a stack of sun hats supplied. We loved it and had a wonderful week.

                                                                          Relaxing break in beautiful surroundings

                                                                          lesley m.

                                                                          Beautiful house decorated so tastefully, set in amazing gardens, with lovely day furniture and pool. Garden carefully tended, with some beautiful trees and shrubs.

                                                                          Avani the host was always on hand to help to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. On request she kindly supplied fans as we had a few really hot days and bedrooms have no air con.

                                                                          We had such a relaxing stay.

                                                                          Mosquitos were a problem for us (maybe just a certain time of year) therefore it was a shame we could not sit out in the evenings, however with beautiful Sintra and lively Lisbon 20-30 mins away we went out instead.

                                                                          our memorable stay

                                                                          avani s.-

                                                                          We were a family of 6

                                                                          1 grandparent ( f) - 2 parents- (mc) 3 others age 20-30 (fff)

                                                                          We stayed at the house in May 2016 and had fantastic weather - most days 25 degrees and sunshine.

                                                                          We had paid a bacs transfer for the deposit - and although this had caused consternation at the time was all ok..

                                                                          We took cash to settle the rest of the payment - a deposit ( returned) for breakages and damage and a payment for pool heating

                                                                          We decided to pick up a hire car at the airport and drive up to the house - it's about 25 minutes - drive - I would suggest you get a decent sat nav - as the roads in Portugal can be a bit confusing

                                                                          On our arrival Avani the owner was there to meet us - we had ordered some light shopping and were taken in a quick tour of the house

                                                                          The house is secluded and set in a great garden - the pool was warm but we chose to pay to have it heated which was of benefit to us at the end of the week

                                                                          The water in the house comes from a well - so I suggest buying bottled water for drinking - no body in our party was ill, but we were fairly cautious.

                                                                          There are bicycles, washing machine, dryer - amazing kitchen , multi gym - table tennis etc - and plenty of room - lots of tables and chairs outside to eat on - and a daybed outside which got plenty of use.

                                                                          Barbecue facilities - we did have a small barbecue one evening and the coals were very kindly provided.

                                                                          There is a little shop at the end of the road and 2x supermarkets about 15 minutes drive away lidl and another poco docce

                                                                          Both sell the essentials

                                                                          We used the log fire in the living room a few evenings - and put on central heating one night when the air temp was particularly cold in relation to the daytime.

                                                                          The TV - books and guides for days out were invaluable - we used them to give us inspiration for our various days out - you are about 30 mins maximum from Lisbon and 20 minutes from Sintra - we went on longer trips to the beaches of the North and surf.

                                                                          The house is quiet and safe - we left my mom in alone one day - whilst we all went adventuring - and she felt safe alone - you have security systems that Avani will explain.

                                                                          Kitchen facilities are great - microwaves, cookers - dishwashers etc

                                                                          Wifi - the wifi is great - not accessible everywhere due to the thick walls - but at least you have some!

                                                                          We will try and go back - it was an easy base for a family trip to Lisbon - Avani the owner left us to it, but was available if needed.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          This was a review by Mr David Helival. Which he sent me by mail and Facebook message which I am poating here on his behalf.

                                                                          Thank you.

                                                                          Beautiful, spacious property, great for families/large groups

                                                                          George J.Seattle, WA

                                                                          We had a wonderful time at this villa. Avani, the owner, was very welcoming and we especially appreciated the offers to stock the kitchen with starter groceries and to provide dinner for us on our first evening from their terrific Indian restaurant (at our expense of course). Avani and her staff were also quickly responsive to the few minor issues we had during our stay (a burned out light bulb, for example.) The grounds, the pool and the interior spaces exceeded our expectations and hopes. The property is somewhat isolated and a car is essential, but we found it pretty easy to get to the airport, Lisbon, the town of Sintra, and coastal towns and beaches. The villa was also a wonderful place to spend time when we were tired of being tourists or it was just too hot to sightsee. I would highly recommend this property to family groups or friends as a perfect base for seeing Sintra and Lisbon.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you so much for your time and reserving with us. Hoping to see you soon again in future.

                                                                          Best Villa I never was !

                                                                          Jonathan B.

                                                                          It was incredible !

                                                                          The area is very huge, clean and the bed, all furniture are very comfortable and beautiful

                                                                          This is the best place to stay to have a memorable week-end or vacation.


                                                                          Almargem do Bpo., Portugal

                                                                          Less than 10 min. drive away: you will have golf and horse riding facilities. Less than 15 minutes drive away: Close to the villa you will find horse riding, golf, tennis, a sports centre, historic cites like Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, large shopping areas with theme park, cinemas, restaurants. Less than 30 minutes drive away: Within easy reach of the villa you will find sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, fishing, zoo and many more things.

                                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                                          Additional Guest Fee

                                                                          kids below 3 are free Taxi service available: 10 E each (Airport to Villa transfer and vice-versa) min person 4 .. Max 13

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