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Bali style,better book early for next year Open Plan Villa near the 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

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 relief from the hot sun down on the beach.

The villa catches the sun all day but there are shady areas to relax by the beautiful pool and laze about in this idyllic Sintra countryside setting or 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 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. the bathrooms too are all state of the art with walk in showers. In the open plan sitting room there is a large leather sofa in front of a 42inch tv with satellite receiver dvd player and a hi-fi and an wood burning fire for those winter travellers.

There are 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 2 kms 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 mobile 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 to the villa which is about 5 degrees cooler than in Lisbon or Cascais you will appreciate every minute.

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

A local map of Sintra and the surrounding area will be sent with all directions and pointers to all the amenities in the surrounding area. Please call for any further information.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Colares in 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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Bali style,better book early for next year Open Plan Villa near the Sintra coast
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

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: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato in questa splendida abitazione dal 20-08-16 al 27-08-16.

Parto immediatamente col dire che avevo già soggiornato in altre case affittate ma una persona eccezionale come James (il proprietario di casa) non l'ho mai trovata da nessuna parte. Appena arrivati ci ha subito mostrato ogni angolo di questa meravigliosa casa,partendo dalla sala alla cucina attrezzata di forno,forno a microonde,tostapane,lavatrice e addirittura il frigo all'americana dove poter far scendere il ghiaccio,arrivando alle camere da letto e alla piscina. Senza fiato dalla bellezza di tutto ciò si è intrattenuto con noi per poterci consigliare qualsiasi cosa per rendere perfetto il nostro soggiorno in Portogallo,dalle spiagge ai ristoranti fino ad arrivare hai market migliori dove poter rifornire casa. Ci ha addirittura lasciato un depliant con scritto tutto ciò che ci aveva detto a voce. Abbiamo passato una settimana straordinaria rilassandoci al meglio. Perfino i letti,le lenzuola e il materasso erano talmente confortevoli che la mattina facevamo fatica a lasciarlo.

Ringrazio di cuore James per averci fatto passare una vacanza indimenticabile in ogni minimo dettaglio! Consiglio a tutti coloro che cercarcano tranquillità in Portogallo di visitare questo splendido posto!

Qualità prezzo 10+.

Grazie di tutto e a presto! Torneremo a trovarti sicuramente

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Domenico, thank you so much for your kind words and luckily Luciana speaks Italian :) You and your friends were super to have here and We are happy that you were comfortable. We wait for your return visit whenever you want to continue your discoveries. Our best to you all. J
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Der schönste Ort in Portugal!

  • 5 of 5

Wir reisen seit vielen Jahren nach Portugal und haben jetzt schon zum 3. Mal in Folge das Haus von James gebucht. Wir können uns keinen schöneren Ort in Portugal vorstellen! Das Haus liegt wunderschön ruhig und allein in den waldigen Hügeln von Sintra, trotzdem dicht zum Meer und zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten. Auch Lissabon lässt sich problemlos erreichen. Das Haus und der Garten sind ein Traum, und jedes Jahr kommen neue, spannende Dinge dazu . Alles ist noch viel schöner, als die Hausbeschreibung erahnen lässt. James ist außerordentlich hilfsbereit und hat uns in jeder Angelegenheit unterstützt. Vielen Dank für alles. Wir haben einen Freund gefunden und werden wiederkommen ;-).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karsten and Elke, I really want to thank you for your continued support and returning visits and it warms me to know that you feel at home when here at Casa Santana and we look forward to many more times together here in our glorious little bit of Portugal.
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Séjour excellent

  • 5 of 5

Merveilleuse villa en tout point conforme au descriptif.

Excellent contact avec le propriétaire.

Si vous recherchez le calme, cette villa est pour vous...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chantal, Thank you so much for choosing our villa out of so many and I am happy that you had the relaxing holiday that you needed ....and after three weeks your tan must be amazing :) all the best and hope to see you and your friends again soon. James
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Beautiful house with the "wow"factor

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house. It is exactly as described, spotlessly clean, and well-equipped and maintained. If anything, the photos don't fully do justice to the property as they don't convey how spacious it is, and don't show off to maximum effect the exquisite decor and furnishings.

The house is in a very quiet, secluded location but within a short drive of several excellent beaches, good restaurants and places of interest.

As experienced property renters, the things which impressed us most were the attention given to the comfort of guests and the feeling of hominess (even in such a stylish property.) It felt as if we were simply house-sitting for a relative or friend rather than staying in a commercially-rented property. This feeling was compounded by the owner, James, who couldn't have been more friendly or welcoming.

A fantastic experience and thank you, James, for all your help.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, thank you so much for your review and it makes me so very happy you and your family felt at home here at Casa Santana and I must say you were also the perfect guests who looked after and appreciated the house to the full. Let's hope to see you all again soon as it was a real pleasure having you here.
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Colares, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Summer
18 Jun 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £456.32

**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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.