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THREE COUNTRY COTTAGES - LISBON'S ATLANTIC COAST-peaceful Sea and Mountain view - CASA NAS NUVENS Private Pool and Garden. sleeps 2/4/10/14

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



CASA NAS NUVENS Private Pool and Garden. sleeps 2/4/10/14


Garden, Private Pool, Barbecue/dining terrace

sleeps 12/14 in Main House plus Studio

sleeps 8/10 in 4 bedrooms + mezzanine in whole Main House sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms in Lower Floor Apartment Main House

sleeps 2/4 in Studio


Large Livingroom/Diningroom

spiral stairs to open mezzanine (low large doublebed)

Kitchen fully equipped

1 double bedroom

1 small bedroom,double bed and single bunkbed above

1 small bathroom

1 large bathroom set in the natural rocks with jacuzzi

LOWER FLOOR: connecting staircase/door


1 double bedroom

1 twin bedroom

1 bathroom

Seperate Laundry Room, w.c.


Pool with sun terrace/barbecue and dining

THE STUDIO independent artist's Studio sleeps 4

large openspace Living/Dining area,

Kitchen fully equipped

Raised platform with double bed

Mezzanine with double bed


Private patio garden

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About the property



CASA NO AR, CASA DA LUA, CASA NAS NUVENS/THE STUDIO are renovated typical Portuguese country cottages dating back 300 years or more, set high up on the Sintra Mountain, near Colares, with panoramic views to the Atlantic coast and beaches and to the Sintra mountain with its spectacular historical Palacio Pena. Set in the woodlands above Penedo, a small village with one village shop, bakery, cafe and taverna, set around the church square and village fountain, gushing fresh spring water. Perfect choice for a peaceful, away from it all family holiday...or romantic hideaway...something for everyone from beautiful unpolluted beaches, historical monuments in Sintra, 5 golf courses within 15 minutes, nature walks in the mountain, fashionable Estoril/Cascais famous for its Casino and shopping centre, and of course Lisbon's city life just half an hour away.

CASA NO AR sleeps 6/10. Garden. Private Pool. Covered Barbecue/Dining area

There is a big farmhouse kitchen/dining room with old flagstone floor, a big fireplace, a wooden mezzanine with single sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. To one side of the kitchen is the master bedroom(double bed), and a full bathroom with pretty 18th C tiles, there is a staircase leading up to two children's low ceiling sleeping lofts, each with single bed and a pull-out bed and big south-facing window to the garden. To the other side of the kitchen is a small double bedroom and en suite full bathroom. There is a separate Laundry room in the garage, with extra fridge/ deep freeze. Upstairs, reached by a converted old wine press in the dining area is an interior natural rock garden, and a large living room, with fireplace, a bar with sink, a guest bathroom with shower and 17th C tiles, doors lead to a covered verandah with old tiled panels.

The POOL HOUSE (sleeps 2)has covered BBQ area with big slate table and sink. 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom, Sitting room, Kitchenette

CASA DA LUA - (sleeps 2/4/5)...adjoins Casa no Ar, but has a seperate entrance or connects by garden gate. Garden, Private Pool, Patio with Barbecue outside the Living/Dining/Kitchen which also opens to a varanda on the other side with spectacular panoramic views to the Atlantic coast and the Sintra mountain. 1 bathroom with sunken bath/shower. Stairs lead down to a Bedroom/living area with fireplace, built in double bed, and single sofa bed - separate entrance. Another wooden spiral staircase leads down from Living room to a double Bedroom set in the natural rocks (old stable)with separate entrance doors from a patio...brightly decorated with orange and red as a contrast to the natural rock. This unusual open plan layout is hard to describe...there is only one interior door to the bathroom. There are child safety gates at the top of the stairs and access to pool

CASA DA LUA has access to CASA NO AR Pool when rented together or has a Private Pool (3.5m circle)

Great hideaway for romantic honeymooners.

CASA NAS NUVENS and THE STUDIO sleeps 4/10/14. Garden,Private Pool, Barbecue/dining terrace

LOWER FLOOR Apartment: (sleeps 4). Living/Diningroom with fireplace and fully equipped kitchenette; 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom.

connecting staircase to

HIGHER LEVEL: sleeps 4/6.

(Owner's residence only rented in the summer)

Large living/diningroom with fireplace; spiral stairs to mezzanine with low large double bed; 1 double bedroom, 1 small double bedroom with child's bunkbed; 1 small bathroom; 1 large bathroom with jacuzzi set in the natural rocks

THE STUDIO sleeps 2/4 ...

Artist's Studio can be rented seperately or with Main House

Large open space - tall ceilings, big windows, modern

Living/diningroom, fully equipped kitchen,

double bed on raised platform

double bed on mezzanine,

Bathroom with shower and jacuzzi

Private Patio garden.

Great space for events and workshops

(yoga, meditation, cooking, painting, dance)

Spacious modern living/dining/sleeping studio

Note: THE STUDIO only has access to the Pool when rented together with the Main House or when the owner is resident in the higher floor of Main House

The Studio does not have acces to the Pool when the whole of the Main House is rented to other guests

Summer Rentals - each house has a private swimming pool and barbecue dining terrace.

Winter Rentals: A really cosy winter retreat....great for a long weekend away from the stress of daily life, but close to Lisbon or Cascais night-life. Wonderful for nature walks or mountain biking, or bring a wet suit for surfing.... yoga classes and vegetarian cooking on request

The houses have lots of heating, and big open fireplaces in the Dining area and the Living room. Firewood supplied.

Ask for discount for monthly rental.

SPORTS - Golf, Surfing, Sailing, Biking, Hiking,

There are 5 Golf courses within a 15 minute drive ....Penha Longe, Baloura, Estoril Sol, Estoril, Quinta da Marinha

Praia Grande - 5/10 minute drive away, is famous all year round with Surfers

Cascais Marina - 20 minutes away for Sailing

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Jane Doody
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

About Jane Doody

I was born in Hereford England...but travelled extensively before I found my 'utopia' in Portugal...between Casa no Ar in Penedo,Sintra (rental property see #73582) and Monte Branco in Monsaraz(rental property # 59751). My children were born and brought up in Portugal; there are still many of their books and games. Anthony (born in 1983) is in the wine business and catering which is great for guests wishing a special dinner party or wedding event. Francis (born in 1985) is a web designer with lots of famous California film star clients...he is responsable for my own websites. Casa no Ar and Monte Branco have many happy memories for us.

Having studied Interior Design it was with great pleasure that I restored the houses from ruins in traditional Portuguese style , and furnished with rustic antiques and lots of "azulejos"

It is most satisfying to now share my homes with others!

Why Jane Doody chose Colares

The houses are set in the woodlands above Penedo which is a small friendly village with one shop/bakery, one cafe/restaurant ...with a fountain gushing fresh spring water and unpolluted air of Sintra's protected mountain forests....yet close to beautiful sandy beaches, cosmopolitan Cascais/Estoril and just 30 minutes from Lisbon with all its city attractions. It was the perfect choice to bring up my children...and now my grandchild who can run and play safely in the village square

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beautiful house on the top of the mountain was the best choice for our holidays, very close to the amazing beach's and view to the palace. Will definitely book again. regards.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for CASA NAS NUVENS Private Pool and Garden. sleeps 2/4/10/14in Colares in Sintra

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Small bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bathroom with jacuzzi/bath/shower set in natural rocks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Lower floor apartment bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Laundry Room toilet access direct from garden/pool
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , THE STUDIO optional added to Main House or rented seperatel
  • LOWER FLOOR Apartment has 1 bathroom HIGHER FLOOR has 2 bathrooms 4 is seperate toilet in Laundryroom THE STUDIO optional extra -1 bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mezzanine with low large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed , THE STUDIO optional - rented with Main House or seperately
  • LOWER FLOOR Apartment sleeps 4 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom HIGHER FLOOR sleeps 4/6 1 double bedroom 1 small double + single bunkbed above 1 mezzanine with large low double bed THE STUDIO sleeps 4 optional rented with Main House or seperately 1 double bed on raised platform 1 doublebed on mezzanine extra foldout single bed available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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CASA NAS NUVENS Private Pool and Garden. sleeps 2/4/10/14
average rating of 3.75 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

"WONDERFUL ... I so enjoyed my short winter break in Casa nas Nuvens Apartment. Sunny days out on the terrace with an amazing view of the nearby beaches and warm cosy nights with the fire alight and everything I needed to make dinner in the kitchen. I deffinitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great but needs refurbishing

  • 3 of 5

A great location and a beautifully set house and garden. However, comfort has to be improved: aging garden and living-room furniture, smelly sofa, very uncomfortable mattresses, issues with water pressure, poor ventilation of the bathrooms and outdated TV set. A bit more attention to the comfort of your guests would be congruent to the price you charge. But, all in, we had good time. Femanda, the housekeeper, is great!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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her var fugtigt overalt i de 2 huse. Poolen og huset på "hovedbilledet" har vi ikke set i opholdet

  • 2 of 5

Skyerne "fare" ind over området det meste af døgnet, derfor er alt lidt koldt og klamt... det være sig tøj, dyner, alle møbler og osv. sidst i juli/start aug. var der ca.20 gr og fugtigt!! lidt ligesom i DK, vi havde håbet på sol og varme. Stedet virkede som om man ikke rigtig gad det, med manglende vedligeholdelse af hus og have.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle maison

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans cette grande maison qui dispose de tous les équipements nécessaires et d'une belle terrasse où nous avons passé la majorité de notre temps entre amis. Les pièces sont propres et bien aménagées, et la vue est grandiose.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments Jane
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Praia Adraga/Praia Grande
Car: recommended

CASA NO AR - CASA LUA - CASA NAS NUVENS/ THE STUDIO in Penedo, a small village set high up in the woodlands of the mountain of Sintra, above the town of Colares, and near to Almoçogeme and the beach of Adraga, both just a 5 minute drive away. The beaches of Praia Grande, famous with surfers, and Praia das Maças with its restaurants and bars, are about 10 minute drive. Sintra with its historical palaces and monuments is 15 minutes. Around the mountain the other way, one passes Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe, on to Guincho beach, good for windsurfing, to Cascais with its Marina, and small pedestrian streets, full of boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants - 20 minute drive. Adjoining Estoril is famous for its Casino. Lisbon, with its numerous city attractions, is about a 40 minute drive, or a very pleasant train ride along the coast from Cascais. Ericeira, a small fishing village is a 30 minute drive northwards, as is Mafra with its enormous monastery and Malveira with a fascinating weekly Thursday’s market