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Exclusive Idyllic Bali Style Open Plan Family Villa - Near Sintra Coast.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Family Villa With Pool in the hills overlooking the sea near Sintra and Cascais

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This is a delightful open plan family villa set in the Sintra hills looking down to the sea less than 5 kms away, not too close and not to far, just enough to be up away from the crowds and a bit cooler, which can be a real relief from the hot sun down on the beach.

While the villa catches the sun all day, there are shady areas to relax by the beautiful pool and laze about in this idyllic Sintra countryside setting. For the more adventurous there are numerous walks and mountain bike tracks to explore.

The villa has been decorated in high quality and tastefully with comfort in mind so the beds are of good quality with orthopaedic mattresses with anti allergy protectors. The sheets are of 100% cotton and down pillows and duvets to ensure your best nights sleep. The kitchen has also been made with the cook in mind so is very well equipped with a large American fridge and all the equipment you would have in your own home....even the knives are sharp ;) The bathrooms too are all state of the art with walk in showers. In the open plan sitting room there is a large L shaped leather sofa 3mts x 3mts in front of a 42inch tv with satellite receiver dvd player and a hi-fi. A wood burning fire for those winter travellers.

There are large double doors that open onto the top garden that leads down to the secluded pool where there are the sun loungers with sun shade. walking around the villa you will find a table with grape vine clad loggia that will shade you while having a relaxed barbecue lunch.


The villa is situated up from the local village of Colares which is 5kms from the world heritage site of Sintra where there are wonderful fairy tale castles and manor houses to visit. Monserate, Pena castle and Quinta da Regaleira which are an absolute must!!

The beaches of Praia do Maça and Praia Grande are perhaps our most local and are great for families so if you have some your adventurous boys/girls it is fantastic for surfing and body boarding. There are always plenty of cheap local restaurants nearby to satisfy all tastes. The likes of Guincho which is on the world circuit for windsurfers and especially Kite surf where you can see at any time no less than 50 in the water is a 10 minute drive along the coast towards Cascais, which is the fishing village/town where all the night life is to be had with lots of pubs and bars.

Lisbon is about 30kms away which is a wonderful castled city sat on seven hills with all you would expect from a modern European city, loads of restaurants and places to see and visit, a walk up to the castle area is wonderful and encapsulating all that is Portuguese . Anyway if you are looking for a good holiday this is it and whether you are whizzing around all day in the baking heat or at the villa when you return you will notice about 5 degrees cooler than in Lisbon or Cascais which you will appreciate!

If you have any requests please ask and I will tell you where you can find everything for your complete holiday.

I will email you with all directions and pointers to the amenities, restaurants etc. in the surrounding area. Please call for any further information.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Colares in Municipality of Sintra

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Really top class fixtures and fittings.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • This villa is a home and where the owners care about comfort, so all the beds are very comfortable with 100% cotton sheets and down duvets and pillows to ensure a deserved good nights sleep.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Exclusive Idyllic Bali Style Open Plan Family Villa - Near Sintra Coast.
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Amazing stay in Colares!

  • 5 of 5

This house and location are just stunning! We loved the seclusion of our Bali-style paradise while having access to the sights & adventures of Sintra. Our hosts were absolutely charming and responsive. The house is warm, full of light with wonderful beds! Our daughters enjoyed the pool and exploration of the property and immediate surroundings. We enjoyed sun-filled days inside and out, with all amenities and appointments of a luxury estate. We highly recommend this secluded experience to the adventure traveler!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you Julia for your kind review and we are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Casa Santana and the surrounding area. We hope to see you again. Warm regards James and Luciana
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An amaizing estate, a heaven of peace

  • 5 of 5

We had one of our best holidays in years here.

The house is decorated very warm and cosy. Colonial style. Very comfortable, spacious, clean. We immediately felt at home.

The garden and the pool are located on the South side, surrounded by palm and other tropical trees and pines, completely protected from the fresh North wind, with a nice open view.

It's an adventure to get there via the narrow and steep streets but my husband loved the morning ride to the the bakery. It was his daily joy ride :).

The owner of the estate is very friendly and helpful, we had a very good contact with him.

The estate is really recommended.

We hope to return there once ...

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marleen, thank you so much for your kind review and brings us great thrill that you enjoyed your time at Casa Santana so much, so we look forward to your next visit with anticipation :) All the best to you all. James and Luciana
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It was great, a lovely place to be!

  • 5 of 5

In den Bergen gelegen, fanden wir einen wunderschönen Ort zum Erholen und Relaxen! Viel Platz, tolle Bilder und eine super Küchenausstattung. Uns ging es dort sehr gut. Thank you!

It was a very nice place in the mountain for holidays and relaxing.

A lot of space in the house, impressive paitings in the rooms and a great kitchen. We had a great time there. Danke James!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ulrike for you review and hope to see you all again soon. Al the best James and Luciana
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Lovely villa in stunning location

  • 4 of 5

A very enjoyable holiday in a stunning location. The villa was comfortable and had everything we needed. The children really enjoyed the pool and garden.

We had some very enjoyable trips out and about visiting Sintra (which is amazing) Cascais (a beautiful seaside resort) and the coast, there is plenty to do and see very close to the villa.

We would recommend this villa but would recommend a small car as the roads near the villa are very narrow,steep and bendy!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that it ticked all the boxes for you. We hope to see you and your family again on your return visit to continue your Portugal discoveries :) Warm regards James and Luciana.
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Wonderful Time

  • 4 of 5

We rented James' villa for a week for a wedding we were attending near Sintra. We found the location to be perfect for what we needed, we were located near lovely beaches, Sintra and all our friends.

James' was extremely helpful in assisting us with restaurants, beaches etc. It is crucial to rent car and preferably a small one as the roads are very narrow and the villa is located at the top of the hill, giving a lovely view.

The villa has some lovely out door seating, great for enjoying lunches and dinners in the evening. We had a great time! Thank you James.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna and thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad that you all had a super time and were comfortable at Casa Santana. Cheers James and Luciana
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with very modern interior set in beautiful countryside. Booked for a week to attend a wedding at a near by wedding venue (The Quinta- My Vintage Wedding Portugal). James the villa owner was incredibly helpful; booking taxi's for us in advance and making a restaurant booking at a lovely fish restaurant for the evening of our arrival. Highly recommended; albeit make sure you have a hire car (and a small one!) as roads are very narrow. Thanks once again for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
colares velha
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Penha Longa
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Colares velha
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia de Maca
Car: necessary


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £438.49

**NOTE There is an additional weekly cleaning fee €60 for changing of linen and house cleaning service.
Please Ask for mid seasonal rates for less than 7 days but a minimum of 3.

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