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Very attractive traditional Villa with sunny garden and lovely pool

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

All the comforts of home and nearby the dramatic coast of Cascais and Lisbon

Sunny, welcoming house, comfortable with very attractive decoration, spacious garden and pool. In quiet residential area. Beaches, mountains, culture, shopping, water sports, golf, riding and more. Only 15 minutes walk to the beach and atmospheric town of CASCAIS with its lively centre, beautiful historical houses, museums, art galleries,marina, shops, cafes and restaurants, a great market on Wednesdays. Marvellous promenade by the sea to ESTORIL. Casa da Guia nearby is a 19th century manor house overlooking the ocean with restaurants, cafés and some interesting shops. Sintra is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with ancient castles and palaces to explore. Only 10 mn drive to the protected coast line and beaches of Guincho, Adraga, Azenhas do Mar and the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, most westerly point of Europe. ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE follows the coast into the heart of Lisbon in just 30 mins.

SUGGESTIONS: Casa Catarina includes all modern conveniences for self-catering , linen and towels provided, the house is cool in summer, warm in winter. Plenty of light. Garden features luxury pebble pool (9 metres diametre) with deck and lawn. Further deck up stairs (fenced) with awning, sun chairs, barbecue & large tables to feast in sunshine or for candlelit dinners (electric lights also)! Cascais is walking distance (10-15 mins on foot), Estoril 5 minutes by car. Coastal train ride to Lisbon is 35 minutes (shopping & culture), Sintra mountains (hikes and castles) 20 minutes, Guincho beach (

Surfers Paradise), 15 minutes. Good night life can be found locally or in Lisbon.

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GOLF: Golf Details: There are 5 golf courses locally, all within 2-5 miles.

1. Estoril Golf -designer-Mckenzie Ross- 2 courses- 18 hole, 69 Par, 5238m, Championship course.

2. Golf Estoril-Sol - designers are John Harris / Ron Fream - 9 hole, Par 31, 1749M Beautiful.

3. Penha Longa is a two course location - main course 18 hole is par 72 and 6228 metres in length. Designer R.Trent Jones II. Championship course - spectacular.

4. Quinta Da Marinha is par 71 - 6014 m - Championship course - Atlantic views.Designer R.T. Jones.

5. Quinta Da Beloura - designer- William Roquemore, 18 holes, 5817m, Par 73, 6 lakes- Championship.

Passports are available from Estoril Tourist office for all courses.

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT: CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 15.00, WE NEED TIME TO CLEAN AND PREPARE HOUSE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL

CHECK OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11.00

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE YOU MAY DEPOSIT BAGGAGE AT THE HOUSE BEFORE 15.00

More Details

Owner
Vicky Swain
Member since: 1998
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Vicky Swain

I am English/Portuguese. I have been living in Portugal most of my life.

I love to hike.

Favourate places- Kashmir, Atlas mountains and Sintra mountains in Portugal. My passions are travel and hospitality, the Opera, good books, and chocolate :)

Vicky Swain purchased this villa in 1996

Why Vicky Swain chose Costa do Estoril - Cascais area

I fell in love with Cascais as a child while visiting family and purchased this home in 1996. Cascais is a slower pace than Lisbon, yet only 30 minutes away on the train. I love the fact that the house is 10 minutes walk in to town, yet has a lovely garden and pool space with good privacy.

What makes this villa unique

I love the windows in this home. Casa Catarina has sun shine all day streaming in. I chose this house as the street is quiet being a one way street. The house is situated in the center away from the road. I fell in love with the arched ivy entrance over the gate ways, which gives you a cottage feel. All my guests have commented on the comfort and feel good atmosphere of Casa Catarina. So far lots of Happy guests, and I look forward to greeting many more. See you soon! x Vicky .

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cascais in Cascais

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Once quests have booked it is mandatory to give the owner the full name and passport number of the card payer for the rental of Casa Catarina
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in master room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • Please use bathmat to avoid slipping in bath ! W.C . and sink , out side by the pool ,plus out side shower .
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master en suite Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • (3 comfortable double beds, 1 large single bed); up to 2 cots available upon request. one weekly change of linen. Any heating is an additional cost .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer cable TV and DVD & VHS player is also provided, with rentals just a few minutes away (films in original languages). high speed wireless internet as well. there are 7 sun bed's by the pool aria . Babysitting can be arranged at the house (so you can take a well-earned night out on the town!).

Reviews

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Very attractive traditional Villa with sunny garden and lovely pool
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
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Beautiful villa, charming and helpful host

  • 4 of 5

The villa was absolutely ideal for our family group of three generations. The grandchildren loved the pool and paddling pool which was securely fenced off for when adults were not supervising. Whilst having some concerns that the lack of aircon might be a problem in July that was not the case with cooling breezes even on the hotest of days. We decided not to rent cars but to use local transport and that worked very well. The walk into Cascais is 10 minutes downhill. Several buses have stops near the villa making the journey back up the hill no problem. Easy access by train to Lisbon was one of the reasons for choosing Cascais, and the bus to Sintra proved to have advantages over using a car. Vicky our host couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast supplies on arrival were very welcomed. All in all a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything in the house especially the pool for our young children. The house is very well equipped and is cool during the hot weather. Vicky is a gracious hostess and was on hand with queries or help we needed. A very enjoyable stay was had by all. Thanks for everything Vicky. Sarah & family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Lovely villa in a very good location. Plenty to do in the local area for all ages. Perfect for a fa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is furnished to a very high standard. The pool was perfect for us all and we loved having breakfast on the upper terrace each morning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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At home in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting Casa Catarina and now it feels like a true home for us. Three years ago, we had a large diverse group of non-family and found the house accommodated us beautifully; the yard and pool were popular with the younger members. This year we were three friends traveling together, and again it provided a relaxing space to gather and entertain friends from Lisbon. Both times the weather was beautiful, the house cooled by breezes. It's an easy walk downhill to the shops, restaurants and train station in Cascais, and one can always catch a taxi in front of the station if walking uphill is too daunting!!

Vicky is a caring & discreet hostess, always responsive to guest needs and requests. The house is comfortable, clean and well-equipped as well as stylish. You can't go wrong reserving Casa Catarina!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Enjoyable stay in characterful villa

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation family spent a happy week here in May. We loved the house and garden which looked exactly as it appeared on the photos. Vicky was very helpful and had made sure that a cot and high chair were waiting for us. The house was clean, very well equipped and also had a great library (which we admired but didn't have time to read). The smaller members of the family had a lot of fun in the toddler's splash pool which adjoins the main pool. You don't necessarily need a car as it's an easy walk to the town centre, train station and beaches - not so good coming back up the hill in the heat! Trains to Lisbon are every 20 minutes which makes it easy to fit in some sightseeing. All in all a lovely, peaceful property that we'd be happy to go back to.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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A beautiful house with a lovely garden!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Casa Catarina with our two year old and my parents. It's a home from home with lots of little touches, especially for younger family members. The garden is a real bonus and even though it was only April we used the pool several times. Vicky was a great host and we hope to return as had a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
25
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
1.0
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
1.0
Car: not necessary

Cascais is located just 25 km west of Lisbon (25 mins from Airport)along a spectacular coast which begins at the Tagus estuary and takes you to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Cascais has beaches, cafés, pubs and shops. There is a promenade along the water with beach coves and sunny cafés. Casa da Guia nearby, overlooks the ocean with restaurants and cafés set in the grounds of the old manor house with stylish shops and boutiques. Sintra also nearby is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with castles to explore like Quinta da Regaleira as well as cafés and shops. On the North side of Sintra a beautiful coastal road takes you to the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca the most western point of Europe, Praia Adraga, Azenhas do Mar.

There are 2 free rental bike stands down in Cascais at the train station and at Casa da Guia. Just leave some identification and take them for the whole day. Ride along the ocean cliffs on the walk/bike path.

Other Activities: rollerblading or cycling along seafront on newly built 10 km track...FREE BICYCLE USE FROM SEVERAL CENTRES IN CASCAIS (10 MINUTE WALK)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cascais, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
september
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£959
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,325
 
 
october
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£619
for 4 nights
From
£143
 
 
winter rate
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£959
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,599
 
 
March special
1 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£557
for 4 nights
From
£128
£941
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 4 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,389
for 7 nights
From
£192
 
 
April
5 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£777
for 5 nights
From
£146
£1,069
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,188
for 5 nights
From
£228
£1,644
 
 
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,156
for 7 nights
From
£301
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,096
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,517
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£667
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,133
 
 
Nov Dec
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£959
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,325
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£959
for 5 nights
From
£183
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.68

CHECK -IN TIME IS AFTER 15.00. CHECK -OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11.00

Includes all linen and towels. Maid service once a week. . week. N.B.
There is a damage deposit of 200€ to be paid with final payment, this is, of course, refunded if no damage has occurred. We don't worry about the odd glass or two!
END OF STAY CLEANING FEE 50 EUROS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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