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House Overlooking the Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

4 bedroom,3 bathroom house close to beach

This century-old restored house is located at the end of the village at the end of a cobblestone lane. From the private garden and every room of the house there are wonderful views of countryside and sea. In the summer, the sun sets magnificently into the ocean right in front of the house and garden. There is no traffic or village noise to disturb the peace. The fully equipped kitchen with slate flooring and stone counter top is full of light, as is the living/dining area which has patio doors leading out to the garden. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom offers a more panoramic view of sea and village from the veranda. There is central heating throughout the house which works off a furnace. Additional heat can be provided from the wood-burning fireplace in the living room which also heats the radiators.

The nearest beach, Praia d’Adraga, is just a short walk away and is just one in a series of sandy beaches along this coast.

There are many sports acitivities in the area: swimming pools,tennis,horseback riding, surfing,windsurfing, golf

We offer special rate for last minute booking.

More Details
Registration Number : AL 9037

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About The Owner

Alojamento Local nº 9037

I am a Canadian and have been living in Portugal for the past 25 years.

My husband and I live on a farm in the Alentejo with our dogs and horses.

The Owner purchased this house in 1992


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Almoçageme in Colares

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The ensuite bathroom has bath/shower, bidet,wc The 2 other bathrooms have shower, wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with 2 singles. There is wood flooring throughout
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The garden area is completely private with BBQ area. Outdoor table, chairs and lounge chairs are provided. Utility Room: Washer, dryer, iron, ironing board and outside clothes line. Towels / Linen / This is a self-catering house with towels, including beach towels and linen supplied.


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House Overlooking the Ocean
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

A beautiful house in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We (four women in our sixties/seventies) from Australia spent sixteen days at Candace's house in Almocageme. We loved the village. It had everything we needed to enjoy a wonderful holiday. As we love to cook we were thrilled that the kitchen was so well equipped and Almocageme has great butcher shops, a fish market every day, and we loved shopping at the weekend market. It was the perfect base to explore the Sintra region, and the local beaches. We didn't have a car and found the local buses provided an excellent service. The house was fabulous and the real bonus was being able to sit in the garden with a glass of wine in the afternoon and watch the sun go down over the ocean. The people in the village were charming. The Sisudo restaurant right near the house was the best restaurant we ate at in Portugal. I would thoroughly recommend both Candace's house and the village of Almocageme when visiting Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely comfortable house in a tranquil setting with a gorgeous view.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable house, it's well furnished and feels like a much-loved family home. We were there from in early April 2017 and enjoyed a week of unbroken sunshine and temperatures in the early 20s. The evenings were cool so we used the wood burning stove on a couple of occasions which was straightforward and quickly warmed the large living room. The house is a short drive from the beautiful Praia d'Adraga beach which has a lovely restaurant, also nearby is Praia Grande which is great for swimming and body boarding. We had a hire car but used the excellent public transport from Almocageme for days out in Sintra and Lisbon. Cascais was 30 mins drive away - a lovely elegant seaside resort. The kitchen was very well equipped and there were several restaurants & cafes in the village, as well as a couple of small supermarkets and a butcher. It was a relaxing and memorable week.

When arriving at Almocageme I would advise parking the car on Rua da Praia Grande and walking the last few metres to the house as the final approach is very narrow, however the benefit of this is there is no traffic noise in the garden, just the sound of the wind in the bamboo wafting the scent of jasmine round the garden, and the occasional croak from a very large frog. It was delightful to look out of the windows of the main bedroom, across the wisteria blossoming on the trellis, then over the wooded hillside to the ocean. The sunsets were magnificent.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

just a fantastic stay in an incredible property in a wonderful location. The house is simply beautiful - set in a village with everything you need so close to incredible beaches, Sintra and Lisbon. We had a fantastic stay and didnt want to go home! Will be coming again im sure! thank you Emma & Ben Blackman.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bournemouth, UK

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is located on the edge of Almocageme, a pitoresque village in the Sintra region. The village has an excellent choice of small shops, butchers, a local market with fresh fish and vegetables, and several cafes and restaurants with good food. A particular highlight is the ice cream shop on Rua da Praia da Agrada, which sells probably the best ice cream we have had.

The house itself has all the equipment one would want to wish for, from kitchen tools, dishwashers, washing machine, dryer to beach towels and a barbecue in the garden. The fews from the rooms and from the garden - overlooking the valley stretching towards Praia da Agrade - are fabulous. The rooms are spacious, as is the ground floor living/dining room and kitchen. We did not meet Candace, the owner, but communication with her was excellent and we would highly recommend this for a family holiday in one of the most scenic and historic regions of Europe.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House in Charming village of Almoçageme

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and some friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the charming village of Almoçageme. The house was clean and spacious with a beautiful open kitchen, large dining area and a generous living room with a cozy fireplace. It was a wonderful place for us all to relax, cook a meal, and have a drink after a long day exploring Portugal. As we were there in the late summer, we spent a lot of time outside in the large garden overlooking a luscious green valley that rolled down to the blue Atlantic. It’s was the most perfect spot for a BBQ and to watch the magnificent sunset over dinner an drinks.

The house could not be more perfectly located. It was only a few minutes’ walk to the quaint village square where the friendly elders gather and here we found a fish monger, a couple of small grocery stores, delightful family owned restaurants, and pleasant cafés. The spectacular Adraga Beach is about a twenty minute walk down the hill from the house, or a three minute drive, and was an excellent place to wander, tan, swim and listen to the crashing waves. We also spent took a couple of days trips to fully explore the Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, Sintra-Vila, a fifteen minute drive away. With its rolling mountains surrounded by luscious forests, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, it exudes the magical atmosphere found in fairy-tales.

While in Sinta, do not forget to taste the delicious travesseiros at a café called Piriquita in the Old Villa.

I would highly recommended it. We loved our stay there and we will definitely be returning with our soon to be born son. I would highly recommended it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prima uitvalsbasis voor bezoek aan Sintra en Lissabon!

  • 5 of 5

Wat een ruim huis is dit, en wat een prachtig uitzicht over de oceaan! We hebben genoten!

De beschrijving van de woning klopt helemaal. Het dorpje Almocageme heeft een paar prima restaurantjes en supermarktjes. We zijn vier keer naar Sintra geweest (Pena Paleis, Kasteel van de Moren, Quinta Regaleiras en Monserrate), allemaal binnen een kwartiertje aan te rijden en sprookjesachtig mooi. Heel fijn om meerdere bezoeken aan Sintra te kunnen brengen, een dagtrip om alles op één dag te zien zou te kort zijn geweest.

Ook zijn we naar Lissabon en Belém geweest, heel makkelijk te bereiken.

Wat je dan wel merkt, is dat het in Almocageme vaak koeler is dan in de stad, kan soms wel 5 graden schelen. Kan ook een voordeel zijn.

Onze zoons hebben heerlijk gespeeld in de golven bij Praia Adraga, een strandje op loopafstand. Voor hele kleine kinderen is de oceaan misschien wat te ruw. Ook zijn we vanaf dat strandje naar Praia Grande gelopen over de goed aangegeven GR-route, en daar lekker vis gegeten, ook een aanrader.

Candace, thank you so much for our wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Sintra or Cascais
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
IC 19 from Sintra/ A5 from Cascais
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Adraga
Car: recommended


The closest beach, Praia da Adraga is a 10/15 minute walk.

The next beach over, Praia Grande, is a long expanse of sandy beach and is a 10 minute drive. There are many beaches close by.


Lisbon is about 35 km. Car hire is not essential, but is very convenient. There is a bus service from Almoçageme to Sintra, Cascais and other villages.


Sintra with its many places of historical interest (it is a World Heritage Site) is a 15 minute drive. Cascais, which is more of a resort town, and has beaches and a marina, is a 25 minute drive. There are many small town and Roman sites in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Almoçageme, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer season 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer season
15 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to hold booking. The full amount to be paid 1 month before arrival.
Special low season rates: We have one rate for up to 4 guests: 75€ per night (minimum stay 5 nights), additional rates for over 4 people

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Check in: after 4 pm. Check out: 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
Special rates for longer than 2 week rental periods.
Special winter rates: 16.09.15-15.06.15: 1-2 guests 350€ per week
3-4 guests 590€ per week
30% deposit to hold reservation. Balance to be paid 1 month before entry.
All payments by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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