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Silvia Rodrigues

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Charming 2-4p duplex, with lovely views, at the heart of historical center

Recent renovation (November 2011) of a mid 1800’s house, this lovely duplex features decorative paintings on the walls and offers all the amenities you will need during your stay in Sintra.

The first floor has an open space with a double chaise longue, a double day bed, window seat and a well equipped open-plan kitchen. Also in this floor you can find a bathroom with double sinks and a spacious shower as well as a closed veranda overlooking Sintra’s “Palácio da Vila”, where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset after a long day discovering Sintra.

In the attic, you will find a cosy bedroom with twin beds and two large windows overlooking the village plaza and surrounding countryside. This house accommodates up to 4 persons (the living area contains a day bed that can easily provide 2 additional sleeping accommodations) and is specially indicated for couples and small families. A cot may be added, on request, at no extra charge.

Sintra: Few places in the world can envoke a sense of magic and mystery as does Sintra. From magical forests to romantic palaces Sintra never fails to seduce. Described by Lord Byron as “Glorious Eden,” Sintra’s charms have long been celebrated. Once the summer residence of the kings of Portugal and of the Moorish lords of Lisbon before them, today Sintra is a romantic getaway for people from all around the world. The UNESCO Committee decided to inscribe Sintra as a World Heritage Site at the category of Cultural Landscape, because: 'the site is of outstanding universal value as it represents a pioneering approach to Romantic landscaping which had an outstanding influence on developments elsewhere in Europe.' This magical place is dominated by steep mountains and lush forests which create a microclimate, always several degrees cooler than Lisbon. Hosting beautiful palaces with neo-gothic towers, a visit to Sintra is a must

Other ways to discover in Sintra: In addition to the usual activities, we also suggest: Take a trolley ride from Sintra to Praia das Maçãs; Visit a wine cellar, 'Adega Regional de Colares'; Take afternoon tea at Lawrence's Hotel (the most ancient hotel in Iberia peninsula); Drink water in the fountain, 'Fonte da Sabuga' (whoever drinks this water will surely return to Sintra); Learn how to take care of a Bonsai in 'Bonsai Centro Sintra'; Specially for the children, visit 'Museu da Ciência Viva' and 'Quintinha Pedagógica' in Monserrate Park. You will find, at the house, more information on various itineraries to visit Sintra on foot, or other suggestions using alternative transportations such as, segway, bike, horse or jeep/buggy.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Silvia Rodrigues (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

About Silvia Rodrigues

We have 2 school aged children and we love to travel.

Silvia Rodrigues purchased this house in 2011

Why Silvia Rodrigues chose Sintra area

The main purpose of this house, located just 10 minutes away from were we live, is to be offered on house exchanges that we love to do during our holidays. We also use it to receive family and friends. We only rent it a few weeks per year to help with the maintenance expenses.

What makes this house unique

This house was thought and decorated accordingly to what we like to find when we travel. It was all the main amenities that you usually have at home, but that are so hard to find in touristic apartments. Our goal is to make everyone who visit us feel comfortable and at home, just like you do when you are visiting our friends.

What made us fall in love for this house, was its location and fantastic views from all the windows. I love decorating and giving character to a house, so all the walls have lovely hand painted motifs, all done by my sister-in-law.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
New York City

Perfect location as a palace neighbor

  • 4 of 5

This comfortable apartment, perched on the hill just across from one palace, and downhill from another, was a terrific spot for a traveling couple over the New Years holiday. Close to nearby attractions, but not in the middle of the tourist center, we enjoyed a restful holiday. The owner was delightful and helpful, and made it easy getting to and finding the property. SO much better than staying in a hotel!

Note that this is not the place to stay if you have any mobility challenges, as there are steep paths to the apartment, and a couple of staircases to navigate within the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Find!

  • 5 of 5

We felt so lucky to have found this artistically decorated apartment in the very center of Sintra! The owners were so helpful. They atranged a taxi to take us to and from the airport, personally explained how everything operated in the apartment and even left fruit, tea and cookies. Out of every window we were greeted with a breathtaking view. What a find! We were so in love with the location( right across the street from the Sintra Palace)and the ambience of this place that we extended our stay for two extra days.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Storybook Property in Storybook City

  • 5 of 5

My teenager daughter and I stayed in this very charming rental for four nights, and genuinely, I can not imagine a more appropriate or magical place to stay in Sintra. Perched above the lovely town, every single window offers a postcard-worthy perspective. The sights are literally at your doorstep (and actually the best place to observe sunset is a two-minute walk), and yet, the second your turn the corner into your sweet hideaway the crowds and sounds disappear. Added to this were the lovely biscuits and other staples, comfy beds and seating, and a fine shower. Really a unique and beautiful place to stay and we loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Cozy, magical and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this Sintra apartment which had every modern convenience needed, in a house dating back to the 1500s. The location cannot be beat (once you find it!), and no detail has been spared. We stayed for 3 nights and each day marveled at some new creative use of space or artistic touch. Silvia and Mario were very responsive to all of our communication needs, and made our stay very easy. We traveled with our two children (now adult aged), and opted to chose our sleep space based on height.

For restaurants, proximity to historic restaurants, shops and sites, this can't be beat. It feels very special to be able to step into your private space, amidst people milling about photographing the streets and architecture. The evenings are quiet enough, and we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful music rising up from a nearby restaurant.

For those who come by car, our advice would be that it is easiest to park above the area where the apartment is located. We always managed to find a space, and after 5:30 we never had any trouble finding a spot for the night. What worked well was to see sites in morning and early afternoon, explore beaches in the later afternoon, and come back to town for the evenings.

There are a couple of good restaurants up that way - we loved Dona Maria for both food and terrace view, and Tacho Real was awesome.

Hope to make it back there soon, and would gladly stay in Silvia and Mario's place again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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North Carolina

Artistic decor, comfort, and ideal location in Sintra

  • 5 of 5

We had read about beautiful Sintra and certainly were not disappointed with our stay in this magical hill town. Every window of this apartment features a fantastic view: beautiful villa, the National Palace of Sintra, the Town Hall tower, the Moorish Castle. The apartment is very well designed and modernized for comfort, converted from a 19th c. building high in the old town of Sintra, above tourist traffic. The owners, Silvia and Mario, are excellent and attentive hosts, and have done much to make the apartment comfortable and beautiful for guests, with trompe l'oeil wall art and smart, space enhancing furnishings. There is a sleeping loft with twin beds and wall closets, and a well-stocked kitchen and well-designed bath with excellent shower. One feature of the apartment we especially enjoyed was the modern windows throughout and skylights upstairs, allowing us to enjoy Sintra's fresh, cool air and unique micro-climate. There is a quiet, efficient air conditioner on both levels, but we used it very little during our stay. Wi-Fi signal is strong and fast, and the apartment is extremely clean and well-provisioned for guests. The wonderful two-person convertible chaise sofa was our favorite lounging spot when we returned from visiting the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira, and our favorite: the Montserrate Villa and gardens. The apartment features many thoughtful details for guests, including the coffee, fruit, and traditional Sintra biscuits provided by our hosts. Two restaurants we recommend include Tacho Real (steps away) and Romaria de Baco, near the Tourism Office. Both feature excellent service and traditional Portuguese dishes. I would recommend this apartment to anyone seeking an authentic experience of Sintra.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location with great service!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, fifteen -year -old son, and I recently spent two weeks at Silvia and Mario’s beautiful apartment. We chose their apartment because of its proximity to amenities and the sites we had planned to visit. Also, as we have to drive almost everywhere, here in Montreal, walking would be welcomed.

Firstly, Silvia and Mario were so welcoming and always answered our never-ending queries promptly. We have stayed at many apartments through Home-Away but have never received such wonderful service. Since our visit, we have told all of our family and friends that if they plan to visit Sintra, then they should absolutely stay at their apartment.

In addition, the housekeeping service midway through our stay was something we had never experienced and was much appreciated, just as the taxi arrangement to and from the airport.

The apartment is beautifully decorated with artwork and is immaculately clean. The views from the windows are breathtaking.

We were amazed at how everything is conveniently located to their

Apartment. As you make your way through the cobblestone streets with their twists and turns (bring good running shoes) you will discover the many delightful shops and restaurants.

One of the highlights of our trip was sitting at the window and listening to the beautiful guitar music being played at the nearby restaurant Tacho Real (another gem!)

Thank you again Silvia and Mario for an amazing holiday experience!

Anne, Jeremy, and Michael

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Portela Airport (Lisbon)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Penha Longa Golf Resort
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Tacho Real
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Praia das Maçãs
Car: not necessary

Nested in the mountainside, this lovely house close to “Palácio da Vila” (only surviving Royal Palace from the middle ages), Toy Museum and Tourist Information is perfect for couples and families as a starting point to discover Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Moorish Castle, Palácio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, the palace and gardens of Monserrate are all nearby and very easy to reach on foot or regular schedule touristic bus/train.

Golf: There are 2 golf resorts just 5 km away: Penha Longa Golf Resort (9 and 18 holes course) and Pestana Sintra Golf Resort (18 holes course). You can find 3 additional resorts just 10 km away in Cascais/Estoril.

Surf: Excellent surf beaches just 10 km away. Ericeira one of the best surf beaches in the world is only 30 km away.


Rates & Availability

Sintra House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Época baixa 2015/2016
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Para estadias mais longas (mais de 1 semana) está também incluída 1 limpeza semanal (incluí troca de roupa de cama e toalhas). Serviços adicionais de limpeza estão disponíveis caso sejam solicitados.
Limpeza final incluída.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sintra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes double sinks, toilet and spacious shower. Traditional portuguese lavender soaps, makeup remover pads, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and bathrobes are also available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Available 2 pillows with different thicknesses for each twin bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Also available: a first aid kit, fire blanket and all the cleaning materials you may need for the kitchen and bathroom and general cleaning. Other kitchen equipment also available: food processor, electric juice squeezer, bottle opener, can opener, grater, colander, vegetable peeler, chopping board, salad bowl, different size pans and utensils, chef’s knifes, water purifier jug and plates, glasses and cutlery. And some basic pantry items, such as salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, traditional cookies and fresh fruit. To make your stay even more enjoyable and relaxed, we can go grocery shopping for you. Sent us the list of groceries you want, and you will find them in the pantry at your arrival. No extra charge for the service, you just pay the grocery bill.

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