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CountryVilla, tranquility surrounded by pine trees



Updated: 16-Aug-2016

Located in Gouveia village, in the center of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, 8,5 km from Sintra historic center and 2,5 km from the beach.

Families with children can enjoy trips to the beach or stay in the propriety enjoying the quiet of the garden and the pool.

After summer the families can enjoy the quiet of the country in a very comfortable house with central heating and a fireplace to get to admire the crackling wood sitting on the couch with a nice cup of tea.

It is the best time to visit all the palaces in Sintra.

The home has 1 double bedroom with a private bathroom, 1 sized twin bedroom and a further single bedroom. There is a separate bathroom with bathtub Jacuzzi and shower. There is a living/dining area with sufficient seating for all guests it includes a large screen cable TV with a large choice of channels, wifi, and a fireplace.

The property is set in a garden with 4,000m2 with 2 more properties, all individual and each with private pool , for the children there is a large slide to the pool.

Why not visit the beaches of Sintra. From Praia de Aguda, Praia do Magoito & Praia das Maças all of which are located between a 5 to 15 min drive from the property.Local Area: Sintra: Beaches - Guincho (windsurf and surf), Praia Grande (surf, family and dinosaur footprints ), Adraga (voted one of 3 most beautiful beaches in Europe), Azenhas do Mar (delightful fishermen village), Praia das Maçãs (family) and more. Sintra-World Heritage Site, unforgettable touristic village, with castles, palaces, monuments, museums, tram rides, mini train rides, botanical gardens (15min). Cascais, Estoril - fashionable town, night clubs, marina, bars, restaurants, seaside esplanades, shopping centres, casino (20 min). Lisbon - cosmopolitan, museums,monuments, typical restaurants, Fado singing, theatres, shops, oceanarium, endless offers (30 min). TENNIS at Praia das Maçãs (5min). Horse riding at Janas (10 min). Sea water swimming pool with gigantic slides at Praia das Maçãs (8 min).Beaches: The local region is famous for its beaches, restaurants, palaces, walking and golf. And Lisbon is only 30-40 minutes away. The beaches of Sintra's coastline are Praia Grande (great for surfing), Praia das Maçãs, Praia da Adraga, Praia da Ursa, Praia da Aguda(is located only a kilometre away) and Magoito, all 10 to 20 minutes car trip from the house. There is another really big beach called Guincho along the coastal route to Cascais where the surfing world championships have been held. Around the sandy stretch of the Praia das Maçãs there are several restaurants, cafés, bars, a disco, as well as shops selling local crafts, esplanades and excellent food both in the summer or in the winter. A picturesque tramline connects Praia das Maçãs, Colares and Sintra. There are also a number of excellent restaurants along the Guincho beach coastline.

I will always be present at the check in. I usually (+ 6 days) show to my guests the beaches around and I make a welcome drink with portuguese wine and cheese. If request ( extra payment) I can pick them up on the airport, in case of golfer's guest I can take them to the golf course and pick them up latter.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful, quiet setting, with amazing hosts and many places of interest a stones throw away

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to find , a nice quite rural area, very welcoming owners/host. A very clean and well proportioned villa with masses of outdoor space (pictures don't do it justice )for ball games as well as a fabulous pool area. The villa is in an excellent well maintained condition, rooms are a good size and shower /baths are very spacious. The lounge area was lovely to kick back in the evening (as it went a bit cool outside ). A great base for visiting all the fabulous sights and very close to town, plenty of good well stocked supermarkets nearby as well as places to eat out.

Isabel and Pedro were amazing hosts and you could not ask for two nicer more helpful people. Lots of local knowledge (great places to park in town etc ) All in all 100% satisfaction from staying at this villa. !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Excellent property, great accommodation and the owners are very helpful and respect your privacy. Very clean and spacious. Good views of the countryside. The only reason it didn't get 5* is the local dogs bark quite often.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Schöner ruhiger Urlaub in Fontanelas

  • 3 of 5

Erstmal möchte ich mich bei den sehr netten Gastgebern bedanken, die uns freundlich begrüßt und betreut haben und einmal sogar die besten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Strände in der Umgebung gezeigt haben.

Das Grundstück ist sehr groß, zum Pool muss man ein Stückchen durch den Garten gehen. Dort gibt es auch noch eine große Terrasse, allerdings ist der Weg von der Küche etwas weit, sodass wir meist im Haus gegessen haben. Der Pool ist super, recht tief und groß genug um wirklich schwimmen zu können mit einer tollen Rutsche. Zum Glück konnte unsere 6-jährige Tochter schon schwimmen und war nicht aus dem Pool herauszubekommen.

Ab und zu bekamen wir Besuch vom Kater Kito, der sehr lieb und verspielt ist und die Gastgeber haben noch zwei Hunde, die man über dem Gartenzaun sehen kann. Die hatte ich auch ins Herz geschlossen.

Das Haus war sauber, jedoch ist die Einrichtung der Küche recht spartanisch. Die Gläser und Teller machten schon einen ziemlich gebrauchten Eindruck, an Küchengeräten/Schüsseln/etc fehlt es an vielen Ecken. Es gab auch keine Geschirrspültabs, Schwämme, Geschirrmittel, Müllbeutel oder sowas für die Reinigung. Selbst Salz, Pfeffer oder Zucker waren nicht da. Man sollte also wissen, dass man wirklich ALLES vor Ort besorgen muss.

Das Örtchen selber besteht nur aus ein paar Häusern und zum nächsten Supermarkt fährt man dann ne Viertelstunde mit dem Auto. Fußläufig ist da nicht wirklich viel Interessantes..

Aber wenn man ein Mietauto hat und etwas die Gegend erkunden kann, ist man hellauf begeistert! Diese Ecke Portugals hat echt wahnsinnig tolle Burgen, Parks und Strände und nicht soviele Touristen wie an der Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrea, thanks for the kind words about my family and pets. After reading your review I went to check the dishes and glasses from the kitchen because everything was bought this year and I found strange your comment, the only thing I found out it was a cup of tea with a chip that I removed immediately, otherwise it's everything fine!! I regret that you were waiting for food or cleaning products but is not common in local accommodation to have these things. I always leave toilet paper, hand gel, one tablet for the dishwasher and a garbage bag. Please in the future if you want those things, ask the owner in advance. Kind regards Isabel
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bonne prestation et localisation de la villa, conforme au descriptif

  • 4 of 5

bonne location bien equipee pour 5 personnes max, acces à la piscine privée reservee à la villa, propriétaire sur place, accueillant et à disposition pour tout renseignement.

Peut-etre juste un peu top proche pour surveiller la location

Une machine à laver le linge serait un plus

A recommander - tres bon sejour

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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