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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



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
CASA NO AR sleeps 8/11 CASA LUA sleeps 2/5 CASA NAS NUVENS/STUDIO sleep 4/10/14


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

More Details

Details for holiday home CASA NAS NUVENS Private Pool and Garden. sleeps 2/4/10/14, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC


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

  • Sleeps 15
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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Speaks English, Portuguese

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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker 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: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from 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: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments Jane
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lisbon at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Penedo at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Lisbon at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Sintra at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sintra at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Sintra at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Penedo at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia Adraga/Praia Grande at 4 Kilometres 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


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
WINTER - Apt/Studio 2/4 guests
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas New Year 2/4 guests
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
WINTER -Apt/Studio 2/4 guests
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
SPRING Lower Apt 2/4 guests
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
SUMMER - Lower Apt 2/4 guests
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
SUMMER-Whole House 10/14 guest
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
SUMMER-Whole House 10/14 guest
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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