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Mountain House with Pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House in Lapa dos Dinheiros,Beira Baixa, Northern Portugal, Portugal - Situated within the Serra de Estrela Natural Park

Beautiful mountain retreat, ideal for relaxing, walking and exploring the real Portugal. The property is ideally situated for an all year round vacation with hiking, cycling, swimming in the summer and skiing and mountaineering in the winter. The house has full central heating with log fire and is fully equipped for a self catering holiday. Brick built BBQ and large swimming pool. Offering total seclusion and privacy, this renovated farm house will make your holiday a truly memorable one.

Marilyn Sycamore
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Marilyn Sycamore

We bought our portugal house in 2006 as a second home and lovingly renovated it throughout. Until we are able to move there permanently we are happy to rent it out. Since we bought the house we have explored the area extensively and are happy to answer any questions. Our Property Manager Joaquim is always on hand to offer assistance duing your stay.

Marilyn Sycamore purchased this villa in 2006

Why Marilyn Sycamore chose Guarda Region

We have a big family, 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren, so we wanted a relaxing large house in the unspoilt mountains of Portugal where we could swim, hike, bar-b-que ski and sledge together away from the crowds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had such a lovely time. The house is really beautiful and comfortable - a lot of work has clearly gone into it'

'We had a fantastic holiday! The house is amazing and is in an absolutely beautiful area – we have holidayed quite extensively throughout Italy France and Portugal in similar types of properties to this (ie rural house with a pool) and all agree that yours is the best one we’ve ever stayed in, in every way!'

'WOW. Fantastic house and gardens with everything we could have wished for. The house was spotlessly clean, Joaquim very friendly and accommodating and to top it all, the most amazing scenery. We were all very sorry to leave and would have liked to spend another week there. We would certainly recommend to friends and hope to be able to holiday here again in the future.'

'out of this world'
Feb 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

I just realized that I neglected to review our stay last December at this beautiful house in Serra da Estrela. The house was perfect for two families (four adults and six children). The location is great with easy access to lots of hikes and day trips in the park. There is a wonderful fireplace / heating system (we did not get to take advantage of the pool since it was December). The kitchen was well equipped and grounds are beautiful. The booking and communications with the owners were easy, prompt, and accommodating. A perfect setting for a mountain vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

This house works beautifully, the garden and pool are perfect, the views are stunning and Joaquim is so obliging. Although we toured around a bit we were quite happy to just chill at this superb property. Ages 63-3yrs, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Book it and you wont regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best holiday here - there were 8 of us (4 adults and 4 kids) - the house is very homely and the pool and gardens are beautiful. The views from the pool, gardens and patio are absolutely spectacular - and the area is absolutely stunning. This is one of the best holidays we have had, and we would definitely come back again. The weather was beautiful too - in-fact - we can't fault it! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday. A stunning location - particularly the beautiful river beaches (Lapas dos dinheiros was a favourite) and spectacular views from the highest point. House was comfortable, clean and beautiful grounds, pool and view. Great times!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this beautiful house. The house is lovely, big and spacious with good sized bedrooms. It is also very well equipped so cooking for large numbers is easy. The grounds are stunning with olive trees, fruit trees and beautiful flowers. We ate fresh plums every morning and enjoyed watching the butterflies and local bird of prey hunting. The pool is a good size and very refreshing in the summer heat.

The other outstanding feature of this house is that the owners are very helpful and gave us lots of good information about both the house and the local area. There are lots of walks, river beaches and activities - we went canyoning in a lovely river valley. The local town is only 10 minutes drive away and has lots of supermarkets and pharmacies for anything you need. Joaquim, the house manager came everyday to tend the gardens and was always helpful.

I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This villa is fantastic for a break with the kids. The villa itself is very well appointed with roomy accomodation. The views over the local hills are stunning and there is a lovely garden and pool area. The pool is quite large and over looks the local hills. It makes a great base to explore the local national park and there is plenty of amenities nearby. We would definately recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write our first review! We are so glad you had a lovely time.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in pounds sterling for one week. 90 Euros to be paid on arrival for cost of cleaning. Weekend rates available please enquire. 25% non refundable deposit payable at time of booking full payment due 8 weeks before arrival date. Why not spend Christmas/New Year in the mountains of Portugal. Novice ski slopes and great tobogganing only 15 minutes from the house!!! A beautiful time of year to visit.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Seia Municipality in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor WC. 1st floor bath/shower over, WC. 2nd floor shower, WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Master with dual aspect, Juliet balcony & double bed. Bedroom 2 Double bed. Bedroom 3 Bunk bed. Bedroom 4 Twin beds, Juliet balcony. Bedroom 5 Double bed, Juliet balcony. All rooms mountain views. First floor-large furnished balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The property is ideal for couples, groups and families. The property is suitable for young children as my grandchildren have enjoyed many holidays at the house but please note that the pool area and terraces are unfenced and therefore young children require full supervision. There is a selection of young children’s toys and equipment. Outside: Covered terrace and outdoor terraces, table and chairs, BBQ and mountain views. Extensive gardens with flowers and fruit trees. Private swimming pool 10 x 4 metres and terrace with sun loungers and umbrellas. Sunny and shady areas to read, relax or simply just enjoy the view. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and pool towels, bed linen provided.

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