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Often described as a 'paradise', large guest house with pool and maid service.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully equipped independant villa for 4/5. Well situated for Lisbon and Sintra.

Quinta da Luz is a mansion house in the village of Rio de Mouro, 5 kilometers from Sintra. The main house is

Lived in by the proprietors and the caretakers house has been refurbished for holiday makers . This guest house has two bedrooms, one large en suite and the second bedroom a good size. The whole house is very spacious and well-equipped with a generous kitchen area leading onto a private patio with BBQ. There is a dining area and a large living area with a fireplace. The whole house has 10 Windows making it light and refreshing. The decor is Mediterranean with comfort in mind. Our visitors have often remarked on the pleasant layout and colour scheme. The whole property covers almost two hectares, a large pool and lawn area, orchards and a cottage garden. Our organic produce is for home uses, and guests will be offered home grown vegetables, herbs and fruit free of charge. There is convenient parking within the property. Guests are welcome to roam within the Quinta. The pool is guarded against young children, and we have a good cot, high chair and stair guard. There is a good wi-fi connection throughout the house and there is satellite t.v. with over 200 channels.

We have three friendly dogs that have made many children a special stay.

The proprietors are normally available for any queries or suggestions.

More Details

Susan Luz
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2017

About Susan Luz

Susan and her mother, Paula, have lived on the farm for many years. Little by little it has been adapted and renovated. We ran a language institute for over twenty years, and now Susan still does some translation work.

Paula is retired now, but still takes an active role in the running of the estate..

Why Susan Luz chose Sintra area

We both love living in the Sintra area. We are so near to Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra itself - so convenient yet we are in a little oasis. Although we are very secluded here we have everything we need at a short distance.

What makes this villa unique

Quinta da Luz is a large property and once inside feels like it is in the countryside. There is a strong sense of space, and the gardens flourish under the loving care of Paula. Being in a valley with no other houses in site, we have the advantages of the country, but we are not at all isolated. Within a short distance visitors find plenty to do and see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2010-Chris, Jo and Jake-uk 'from the moment we arrived we felt at home. Many thanks for being so warm and welcoming'.

June 2010-Henry, Jacqueline, Posy and Elisa - UK. 'Paula and Sue really do have the perfect set up for families'.

June 2010-Sophie, Dave and Ruby-UK.Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful villa. It's been a real ´home from home'.

July 2010-Chris, Jenny, Ben and Becky - UK. ' The house is beautifully done out'.

August 2010-Mike, Claire, Isabel and Oliver-UK.'Thank you so much for providing such a lovely and peaceful holiday house/setting'.

April 2011- Julie, Mike, Amelia and Harriet-UK. 'The house is fantastically based for visiting the city and the coast'.

April 2011 -Ian, Jan and Richard-UK. 'Quinta da Luz is, indeed a jewel. Thank you for welcoming us like family members with the fresh oranges and grapefruit and lemons.'

June 2012 - Russ and Judy 'as there is so much to do and seem we shall make a return visit to Quinta da Luz

July 2012- Colin, June and Alannah 'the house and gardens are a genuine oasis of green and quiet countryside'

October 2012 - Berund, Beate, Nils, Miriam and Martin 'the house has got a special charm'

May 2012- Quentin, Thibaud, Marin and Mathieu ' The children loved to harvest the fruit from the trees'

June 2012 - Alexandra 'the house is much bigger than we expected'

September 2013 - Ken, Kathy and Helena ' thank you for a fantastic guest house'

September 2013 Joe, Pam, Pete and Jill ' the pool was a delight as was exploring the gardens'

September 2014 - Jane and Mathew ' we feel relaxed and rested. We love your dogs - they are a real joy'

September 2014 - Kenny, Brendan and Hope ' the villa is a great space, beautifully decorated and most conveniently located'

October 2014 - Jenny and Willie ' we are all entranced by your garden'
Jul 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rio de Mouro in Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1. Bath/shower, wc and bidet. 2nd bathroom shower, wc and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a large suite with twin beds and ample hanging and drawer space. Light and airy with four windows. Has a cot. Bedroom 2 is also large, with two twin beds, also with plenty of hanging and drawer space. Light and airy with two windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We require that children be accompanied by an adult in the pool area, which is gated. The house has a log burning stove and storage heating in all rooms. The villa has thick walls and so is quite cool in summer without air-conditioning. Outside: The whole property is in a beautiful setting, quiet and relaxing. The gardens and cultivated area are quite extensive and guests may just ramble on the domain. The property is walled and so safe for children The pool is large (11x 5,5 metres) and is in a lovely lawn area. We have sun loungers for 6, and garden chairs and tables. The pool is shared with the main house and the owners are sometimes at the pool. The pool is gated. There is a large barbecue area near the pool and a private patio with barbecue at the back of the guest house. We often have excess organic fruit and vegetables which we provide. Guests are invited to pick fruit when available. The whole Quinta is an oasis for holiday makers. Utility Room: Cupboard for cleaning materials, iron with ironing board and barbecue utensils. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Maid service on some days. Linen changed once a week, towels twice. Other: Adega has games room with ping-pong. Art gallery with work from local artists exhibited in guest house, with some work for sale. Access to use of artist's studio.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Superb accommodation in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant and relaxing week at Quinta da Luz. The wonderfully restored farm is set in its own mature grounds: a mixture of cultivated plots, mature orchards and old trees, not to mention the beautifully landscaped swimming pool. An absolutely delightful idyll, hidden yet close to (and admittedly surrounded by) developments of greater Lisbon, and so conveniently located to all points of interest near and beyond Lisbon -- Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Cabo da Roca, Mafra... and further afield (ie day trip distance) to Obidos, Alcobaca and Batalha. Very helpful hosts Susan, Paula and Antonio provided everything we needed -- we couldn't have asked for more. In a word, superb!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnifique propriété au milieu des citronniers

  • 5 of 5

Nous recommandons très vivement cette location : la maison est conforme à la description, très spacieuse, très agréable à vivre. La piscine est grande avec des alentours très arborés qui permettent de l'ombre. La propriétaire est charmante et très à l'écoute et nos enfants se sont entendus à merveille avec les trois chiens adorables !

Mon fils a bien profité de la table de ping-pong. Bref des vacances géniales, dans une magnifique région, à refaire avec plaisir si l'occasion se représente. En tous cas à recommander à 100% !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The pool and gardens were perfect as was the villa. A great holiday for our adult family of four. Only 10 minutes drive to Sintra. Thanks to the owners Susan & Paula for their help and friendliness.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A spacious,well maintained house with big garden

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and clean,well- maintained and furnished very tastefully.Because of the bad weather we couldn't use the big swimming pool butt we still enjoyed the beautiful garden with a lot of flowers and fruit trees. The owners are very helpfull and kind without disturbing your privacy. Although the surroundings of Lisbon are pretty busy the house and his big garden are an oasis of rest. It's easy to visit Lisbon,Sintra, Cascais and the coast with all the beaches.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. Also our children, 13 and 15 years old, enjoyed greatly. The house is amazing. It is spacious and well equipped. It is located on a beautiful green area with fruit trees and a lovely pool.

The location is very central, near Sintra and Lisbon. Susan and Paula are warm and good hostesses.

We would like to come back again to this unique location.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We stayed for a week and wish it had been longer!!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is very spacious, clean and very well equipped. It is situated in lovely grounds, with all manner of fruit trees bearing oranges, lemons, etc which Susan and Paula generously shared with us. The oranges were so juicy and we had freshly squeezed orange juice every day.

There are three very friendly dogs on site, and these were one of the highlights of our holiday, our five year old son loved taking them for walks around the grounds each morning, and was keen to get "home" in the evenings to see them, especially his favourite Dianna!! And contrary to another review they are not noisy at night.

The location could not be better, about twenty minute drive from Lisbon (tip... if driving to Lisbon, head to Alameda metro station where there is a large and reasonably priced car park and it is only four stops into the centre of the city). It is also very near wonderful beeches in Estoril & Cascais and the town of Sintra is even nearer with it's wonderful sites to see.

We are already looking forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Executive suite: 160€/night min 2 nights. Maid and valet service included. Junior room. 80€/night. Maid and valet service included. Shared kitchen, dining area and living area. Cable T.V. 200 channels. Excellent wi-fi connection throughout. Pool. Massage service and meals on demand. Breakfast included. Bank and Post Office 1k. Local restaurant 150m. Airport pick up on demand.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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