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Casa de Pedra, private pool villa with sea view in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park



Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

3 Bedroom villa to sleep 6, quiet countryside near Sintra (world heritage site)

This sunny villa is set in quiet, undeveloped countryside, close to two sandy beaches. The house has been recently built. Masonry and solid stone walls have been carved in the old - fashioned way. Nice views of the mountains and sea and a lovely sunset on the Atlantic horizon. Distance to Magoito beach 2.5km.

Two-storey rustic house. Ground floor - Lobby, toilet, living/dining room 50m2 with fireplace and two solid stone walls, one double with bathroom en-suite. Equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc. First floor - lobby with staircase 20m2, double with parlour and log burning stove & bathroom en-suite in oxidised schist walls and hydro massage tub 1,6m diameter. One twin, shower room and terrace 25m2. Cloakroom next to the pool. the Pool water has treatment with salt ionisation. barbecue, central heating, sound system in two bedrooms. Automatic vacuum system. Sintra (World heritage site) 8km, Cascais 25km, Lisboa 30km, Penha Longa Golf 20km, airport 38k.

Golf: In 25km distance you can find out six different golf courses. three of them in Sintra area 20minutes driving and another 3 in Estoril/Cascais area, 30 minutes driving.

reataurants: There are lots of restaurants around and take away is easy.

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About the Owner

Manuel Cepeda Afonso
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Manuel Cepeda Afonso

I'm portuguese. I do this for leaving I also have a B&B in the area

Manuel Cepeda Afonso purchased this villa in 2006

Why Manuel Cepeda Afonso chose Sintra area

I order to bild this property for my own on 2002

23 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a week in late September and had such a relaxing time. The villa is tucked away down a small lane, very quiet and private with a view of the ocean. The villa is very well equipped and we felt really at home from the moment we arrived. Manuel is so helpful, always on hand if needed. We would definitely return and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Villa, great owner,great experience.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great villa - well designed, comfortable and in an excellent location, if you prefer to be without traffic and people congestion, even in high season. We travelled with our two mature sons so the lay out of the villa was particularly suitable - the master suite in particular was a real plus. I will not describe the villa in detail because the photo's provided on the website give a great and accurate impression of the villa.

The pool is a 'proper' pool so you adults can have a decent swim but it is still very child friendly with a variable depth.

The Villa is well equipped throughout with attractive furnishings. But the real asset is that Manuel includes a mid week clean and the simple act of having another load of clean towels and bedding is a treat. On that point plenty of towels are provided to satisfy any format of group.

Perhaps best of all is that the owner, Manuel, is on the ball from day 1. His response time and follow up to enquiries is within hours. On arrival he welcomes you personally and explains not only the Villa but where to eat, shop and visit. Most important, he is simply one hell of a nice guy.

My sons were so impressed they are taking about returning on their own with friends in the future.

Thank you Manuel.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the wonderfull review, is very nice from you. I wish you all the best. Manuel
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Lovely Family Villa....

  • 5 of 5

During our 10 day stay the villa comfortably accommodated four adults and two children. Upon our arrival Manuel welcomed us and kindly advised on local amenities including recommended shops, restaurants, beaches etc.

The villa was found to be clean and as pictured - consisting of a fantastic outdoor seating area and pool.

The villa is located ~20min drive from nearby Sintra and ~5min drive to the nearest beach. Car hire is recommended to make the most of accessing all the fantastic sights the Sintra and Lisbon region offers.

Overall the villa is good value for money and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a quite and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the review.
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A perfect venue to spend some quality time.

  • 5 of 5

This is a property that met our every need. Out of Lisbon but close enough to get to and enjoy all it has to offer. Manuel is an excellent host he has all the insider knowledge so essential when time is of the essence. The villa, comfortable in every way, is close to some excellent beaches, with restaurants and bars and is just 20 minutes away from Sintra - the castle and palace a must visit. Thank you Manuel we have saved

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Beautiful and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this home. It was very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The view of Pena Palace and the Atlantic Ocean were great. We especially enjoyed sitting on the upper terrace watching the gorgeous sunsets.

The owner couldn't have been nicer. He met us at the house upon our arrival and gave us maps and tips on the area. He even wrote down some wines for my husband to try.

We enjoyed touring during the day and then coming to this lovely place in the late afternoon to relax on the patio.

Couldn't have been nicer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. All the best Manuel
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Linlithgow, Scotland

Great villa, just like the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Like others have stated Manuel, the owner, could not have been more helpful. Great advice on where to go and what to eat.

Sintra is not far and there are other nice places to visit both north and east but you will need a car. Villa was clean, safe and had everything we needed for our stay. It was a bit early in the year to use the pool but we did have blue sky and warm weather and managed to use the patio area. The local village is spread out and not one you would walk around but does have shops to get your daily provisions. Sintra also has a regular train to Lisbon and good parking at no cost. Only surprise is that in general the surrounding area is not a highly cultivated area given the great weather, pretty much left for nature to reclaim. I just wanted to get into the fields, remove some weeds and plant some tomatoes :-) I assume this will change over time.

If you do stay in the property it is worth visiting Moinho Iberico - walking distance. Not much to look at outside but excellent meats and very good price. A lot of other restaurants could learn from focusing on the food and not the image. Check out tripadvsor.

So assuming you have decided that the Sintra area is where you want to vacation and you are planning on having a car then I would recommend Casa de Pedra.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. next time please explore a bit more. lots to see and to do in the area around All the best manuel
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From the Owner

I order to bild this property for my own on 2002

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lisbon at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Magoito at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Lisbon at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Sintra at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sintra at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Sintra at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Arneiro dos marinheiros at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Magoito at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

The tiny hamlet of À-dos-Eis is set in quiet, undeveloped countryside, close to two sandy beaches.within the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, just eight kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, 25 kilometres from the glamorous seaside town of Cascais and 30 kilometres from Lisbon.

Shop, bar, restaurant 800m. Tennis 6km. 16km different golf courses.

The surrounding areas offer a veritable playground of cultural and sporting highlights – beaches, forests, mountains, golf courses, castles, palaces, theatres – all awaiting you just moments away.

Other Activities: Guide available for walking/ cycling/ surf monitor/ wonderfull restaurants around

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
middle season
3 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Top season
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
27 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
middle season
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For booking we ask for 30% deposit and the balance two months before arrival day.
If you only use two bedrooms out of the top season and high season, you will have 20% discount. If you use only one bedroom, 30% discount. (min. 7 days). For this situation you only have cleaners once per week
Security deposits 400 euros.
heating not included in the price.
Extra bed 25 euros per day

Cancellation Policy:
Penalty - deposit amount, more 60 days before check-in date.
Penalty - 90% of tottal amount for cancellations less than 60 days before check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 26-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • hall - Toilet
  • pool - Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, cot on request
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, cot on request
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, cot on request
  • Bedroom 1 has a door directly to the pool. It has en-suite bathroom bedroom 2 has parlour and en-suite bathroom with a hydro tub and terrace with 25m2 (1º floor). See view All the rooms and the house are very sunny


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Nice, quiet and safety area wireless internet Parking Barbecue

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