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THREE COUNTRY COTTAGES - LISBON'S ATLANTIC COAST-peaceful Sea and Mountain view - CASA DA LUA Private Pool and Garden sleeps 2/4/5

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet



CASA DA LUA Private Pool and Garden sleeps 2/4/5

CASA DA LUA - (sleeps 2/4/5)...adjoins Casa no Ar, but has a seperate entrance. 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, blue/white tiles. 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 are child safety gates at the top of the stairs in Livingroom

CASA DA LUA has a circular Private Dip Pool (3.2m diameter) and has access to a larger Pool when rented together with CASA NO AR sleeps 6/11 guests with Private Garden and Pool

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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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Registration Number : 8975/AL

Jane Doody
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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

1 Dec 2016

I loved my stay and can't wait to return and explore the area further. Sintra National Park is an extraordinary gem and I'm so happy I discovered it. I stayed in the wettest wildest winter weather Jane remembers in all her years living there, and I was still staggered by the beauty of the place. I loved collecting pine cones to use for kindling for the fireplace. Jane was a great host, there when I needed her, a fount of fascinating local knowledge and wonderful stories, and also happy to leave me alone when I wanted to be a hermit. She has created several really lovely, comfortable, holiday spaces blending local antiques and modern fittings with style. I hired a car but only used it to go to and from the airport, for an entire month I walked everywhere I needed to go. As far as the Westernmost point in mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. The lush landscapes, medieval stone staircases woven through villages scattered down hillsides, the magical Capuchin’s monastery; I could wander for a century. The farmers market in Almoçageme is glorious, buying delicious food straight from the growers for bargain prices was a weekly delight. And the hilly scenic walk home helped to offset some of the kilos of delicious almond cookies I indulged in! This is a fantastic base for rambling over hills and headlands, beaches and forests, exploring historical sights, or just staying still soaking up the wonderful view. December 2016 · 
Dec 2016
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Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter - 20% supplement applies
Includes: sheets, towels(bath not beach);
cleaning upon departure/weekly
CASA NO AR (sleeps 8/10) adjoining next door can be added for larger groups
+ CASA NAS NUVENS (sleeps 4/10)almost next door


Accommodation and facilities for CASA DA LUA Private Pool and Garden sleeps 2/4/5 in Colares in Municipality of Sintra

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Sunken bath...pretty blue and white tiles
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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average rating of 3.9 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful House with view to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay in Casa no Ar! amazing view to the beach with beautiful gardens & pool.

House had all the conditions necessary to have a perfect holiday! we will come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review You are welcome back anytime
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Dartmouth, MA

Cozy cottage near small village

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much at Casa Da Lua. The property is as charming in person as it is in the pictures on the website. The view from on top of the hill is beautiful with Pena Palace in view from the terrace. Jane Doody was very personable and accommodating, as well as informative of the surrounding areas. Her home, pool, and grounds were a clean and relaxing home away from home. Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in CASA DA LUA You are welcome back any time
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  • 2 of 5

Firstly we would like to say the owner Jane is a wonderful, kind and considerate lady who went out of her way to help us however: due to a vast amount of damp and condensation the cottage is not suitable for the colder months, the heating is inadequate and the boiler kept on cutting out. The condensation on the windows is the worst we have ever seen. The cottage is partly cut into the rocks so the moisture is probably uncontrollable hence the major damp problems.

The location is beautiful and during the summer months I have no doubt it would be a lovely place to stay however; it would really benefit from an upgrade i.e. the kettle, toaster and most of the accessories are very old, the sofa looks like it has been hand made with a wooden structure and a piece of foam covered by a valance sheet and some back cushions, it is extremely uncomfortable.

We were away on a short 4 day break and decided after 2 days that it would be best to leave and book into a hotel, my husband did ask Jane if we could be reimbursed for the 2 days however this request was declined.

As above: we have no doubt that with a bit of an upgrade the cottage would be perfect in the summer months however: unsuitable for the winter months

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sad you were not happy in CASA DA LUA as I have always had such contented guests. Unfortunately the wet weather in January didn't help ... usually doors and windows are opened and outdoor living/dining can be enjoyed and the house ventilated. If you had asked I could have supplied more heaters. There were 2 electric radiators, bathroom heater and a dehumidifier provide, and there was lots of firewood for the fireplace. Yes, the sofa is a purpose built wooden structure to fit the corner. If asked I could have replaced any kettles, toasters that were not to your satisfaction. The booking was for 3 nights (not 4) and on the 3rd day I only received a message from you at 8.00 in the evening saying you had left, even though I saw your husband that morning when he came to ask for some sugar. It was too late to prepare the house for rerenting thus I didn't offer a refund. I would be happy to offer you a free night to revisit in the spring/summer when the weather is better Jane
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Traditional with great views

  • 5 of 5

Casa da Lua was great for us as a couple with its own private pool. Fantastic views from the patio at the front for breakfast, and lovely rear patio/barbecue area which we enjoyed in the afternoons. Location is superb with lots of beautiful beaches less than 10 minutes by car, and old palace's and parks to see and walk round in the Sintra area. We will be returning with other family


  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming House And Garden

  • 4 of 5

Charming house and garden with extended living possibilities on two stages (be careful on the stairs) for all wheather and wonderful views in the country. Take a pullover with you as the Atlantic can deliver clouds and fog sometimes even in summer. Will happily return to this place.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison originale avec très belle vue

  • 4 of 5

Location très originale, avec une vue sublime depuis le jardin et les terrasses. Le jardin est très bien avec une petite piscine, des chaises longues et un barbecue. Très bien entretenu. Il y a également un lave-linge.

Par contre les escaliers (presque des échelles) permettant d’accéder aux différentes pièces sont assez dangereux. L’accès en voiture est compliqué (le dernier kilomètre se fait en 10 minutes si on ne croise personne) … rue pavée, en montée, très difficile de se croiser … La douche n'est pas très adaptée aux personnes de plus de 1.70m ...

Le centre de vie se trouve à environ 20 minutes de voiture (Sintra), environ 1h pour se rendre à Lisbonne.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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