Holiday villa rental in Sintra, Lisbon Coast, private heated pool, near beaches, golf , restaurants, beautiful view.
This beautiful villa (local lodging license AL 34396) is located in Galamares within a 4km drive or 1,5km trail walk to World Heritage Sintra. It is a 7min drive to various beaches, 15min to Cascais and 35min to downtown Libon. It is in a very quiet area and offers lots of sunlight since its facing south. The private heated swimming pool and the 60m2 living room enjoy a splendid clear view over the Sintra mountain and Monserrate palace which is lighted up in the evenings. There are no buildings directly in front of the house. It has 800 m2 of a well cared garden with a tall palm tree, pine trees, flowers and grass areas. It has a relaxing veranda over the pool and an outdoor covered lounge area with sofas in front of the BBQ area. It has satellite TV (80 channels), DVD, stereo, wireless Internet, a permanent table tennis, heating and air-conditioning. Within a 5 minute walk are 5 restaurants, 100 year old tram line, bus stop, butcher and a grocery store. Ten excellent golf courses are within a 10-30 min drive. Along the seaside there are many seafood restaurants, cafés and walking trails.
Beaches and seaside sights
Nearby beaches include Praia das Maçãs with its various seafood restaurants, cafés and craft shops, Praia Grande, a huge beach with many cafés and various surfing schools and Praia da Adraga, voted the most beautiful in Europe in 2003. Two giant seawater swimming pools with all facilities including kid´s pool can be found by the beaches. Cabo da Roca, Europes most western point and Azenhas do Mar, a village perched on a cliff, are 9km away.
Sintra, within a 5 min drive or 20 minute walk through mountain trails, offers such sites as the National Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace, Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, Capuchos Convent, the old historical center and many botanical gardens. The villa is located 35 Km (a 45 min train ride) from the airport or Lisbon centre with its many historical monuments, the Alfama Moorish area with live fado music and the Bairro Alto bar hopping area. Cascais nightlife and Estoril casino are 14km away.
Historical sights and things to do
-There are a few local shops and restaurants within a 5
min walk from the house. Large supermarkets are 7km away.
- Shops, banks, restaurants available 4 Km away in Sintra.
- Huge shopping mall with cinemas, CascaisShopping, is 15min away.
- Sintra´s historical sights opened to the public are:
Village National palace
Old historical center
Various botanical gardens
Many of the sights can be reached by foot from the house through a calm walking trail.
- Colares wine cellar is 4 km away.
- There are golf courses 8km from the house, Beloura and Penha Longa, and 15 km in Cascais or Belas.
- Morning market in Sintra, weekend street market near Colares.
- the seaside fishing town of Ericeira is 25km away
- a 35min drive or 45min train ride takes you to Lisbon.
- It is advisable to hire a car.
We had a great time in Sintra. Anthony was very kind.
The villa had enough room for our group of 10. We used the grill, oven, dishwasher - all worked very good. The rooms were heated by air conditioning, which was fine. The garden looked nice, but we didnt have enough sun to truly enjoy the garden.
The location is close to Sintra and Cabo da Roca due to the fact that we rented a car, we could visit the surroundings and went also up to Fatima.
We recommend this villa for your Portugal trip, it offers good facilities and is close to the main attractions in the area.
All 10 of us were happy with the villa, the space, the homely touches and the facilities. The bedroom under the main living space is huge and private accessed from outside near the pool. The seperate twin room down the side of the villa perfect for teenagers. Enough space for everyone. Make sure you go in the shed to the side of the drive, there you will find a washing machine and dryer, spare toilet rolls etc.
Antonio came a wealth of information, very friendly nothing was too much trouble. My only gripe more wardrobe hanging space please, and more oven shelves and oven trays. Cars are necessary. The walk to Sintra uphill but worth it.
Villa is very well appointed and our party of 10 had plenty of room - Ive never seen a property with so many different places to sit out! The mid-week clean was an unexpected bonus. I would perhaps suggest that the property description could be more clear that the bedrooms with separate access are not accessible from the inside of the house. This wasnt a problem for us with older teenagers but could potentially pose problems for families with younger children. Loved the area - the villa is ideally placed for a mixture of city/palace/rural/beach holiday.
Our family and our friends (8 people) spent a wonderful week at Casa Monserrate. The house was perfect fof families travelling with children and also for those that want to see historical places and beautiful gardens.
Children enjoyed the garden and the heated swimming pool and the adults were happy to relax by the pool. The info leaflets provided by the owner were very useful and we visited many palaces and other historical places near the house.
I have already recommended this house to my friends and perhaps you will see more Finnish quests in the Casa Monserrate in future.
A-P from Helsinki
Great place for families with small children, nothing bad to say about the place. Recommended!
Eero from Helsinki
Peaceful and good location.
2 other reviews
I would like to thank you as we had absolutely wonderful holiday in Casa Monserrate! The village was charming and we got around to see most of the sites, beaches as well as Lisboa. We all fell in love with Sintra area and look forward to returning sometimes in the future. The house was wonderful. The pictures really did not do it full justice! We fitted in just fine even though we were 8 adults and 2 children. Absolutely superb and relaxing 10 days that we will remember long time in the future!
We really found it hard to think of anything negative - it was all so perfect!
Tanneraho Family, London
Thank you for such a fantastic stay in your beautiful house - we have commented many times that we would love to live here if we made our fortunes. The house is perfect - clean and well equipped with a fabulous pool, which we all, especially the baby of the party have thoroughly enjoyed. Yhank you for recommending the restaurant Adega das Azenhas, it was delicious. We also really enjoyed the palaces, particularly Quinta da Regaleira and our favourite beach was Praia da Adraga. Thanks again wed love to come back.
The 9 of us, Sheffield, UK