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Samudra Villa, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Colares, Ericeira, Heated Pool +Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Californian style living. Grandeur yet simplified. 30 minutes from Lisbon

Samudra takes its name from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Ocean’ . The breathtaking views from the villa speak for themselves. Secluded and private villa, heated swimming pool, set on 4 acres of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Protected Park. Surrounding the villa are beautiful untouched beaches, natural swimming pools and Europe's only World Surfing Reserve.

With the modern villa design, beautiful location and relaxing atmosphere,​ it's coastal living at its best. Grandeur yet simplified. The perfect backdrop for family holidays. The villa is family owned and we know how important your time is, we work hard to think of everything that could be needed and more. The young adventurers will have plenty to occupy them. The fast speed broadband connection can cope with all your business requirements. From arranging a private chef to cook a tasting menu using local & seasonal produce, hiring outside caterers for events, organising a scenic drive in a beautiful classic car or a sunset yoga session by the pool... no problem. Combined with spacious accommodation, international and contemporary designed with a mix of modern and vintage, and only 30 minutes from the capital Lisbon, Samudra has all the ingredients for a perfect stay.


Surrounded by History, Culture and World class surf spots.

The Sintra beaches are a beauty to behold, spectacular ocean vistas with golden sand and clear seas, and the coastline is hugged by small villages offering excellent seafood restaurants wherever you look.

In front of Samudra is Magoito beach, one of the more impressive and picturesque beaches on the Sintra coastline. If you catch it at low tide, it can be several kilometers long and unbroken white sand. Popular with surfers and sunbathers alike, it is a great place to escape the summer heat of the city.

No two beaches around the villa are the same. 10 minutes south along the coast, you can find fossilized dinosaur footprints dating back around 100 million years and one of the biggest salt water swimming pools in Europe at 100 meters in length. A 100 year old tram to Sintra town center and a daily fish market. Heading 15 minutes north is Ericeira, the world surfing reserve and home to famous surfing competitions and lively nightlife.

Suitable for the young and the old, the un-spolit landscape and the relaxed and friendly Portuguese people make this a perfect destination to come to relax and unwind. Between the summer festivities with street decorations, fireworks, live music, traditional markets and food and the Sintra-Cascais Protected Reserve for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists, there is something for everyone.


Four ensuites with luxury toiletries for that extra touch. The spacious master bedroom has a super-king bed and the bathroom includes a double shower for two. There are two further double ensuite bedrooms with king beds (one with a shower enclosure, the other with a bath and shower) and a further bedroom with 3 single child-beds plus ensuite bathroom with a shower.

This villa is cubist, modern, yet the geometric shapes of the villa do not disturb the surrounding nature to blend in with the countryside. Spacious with wide glass windows, natural light and stunning views. A fully equipped kitchen, open plan living/dining room and two outside eating areas (one covered with a 6 burner BBQ and the other next to the heated swimming pool). The dense walls around the villa and 1 meter overhang on all the windows help maintain a pleasant temperature inside. Underfloor heating is used for the cooler months. All the windows are fitted with electric metal variable blinds. The property is accessed from the road via an electronic gate with remote control and video entry. The villa itself is set back from the road, no traffic noise can be heard and no visibility from nearby houses when on the terraces or in the swimming pool. The pool (14m x 4m) is covered, saltwater treated, heated and we provide guest towels and pool toys to keep the children entertained. Ample parking on the property for 6 cars.

Complimentary WIFI throughout the villa, satellite TV, DVD player, PlayStation, iPod docking station, books, dvds and games. There are numerous games for indoor and outdoor use for guests to enjoy including table tennis and a trampoline.

Children of all ages will enjoy the villa. Baby equipment also available on request.


Let us know what you will require during your stay. We can also help arrange:

- Airport transfer

- Babysitting

- Bike hire

- Horse riding

- Hiking & Trekking

- Personalised wine tour with guide

- Private chef

- Private yoga lessons at the villa

- Sports massage in the comfort of the villa

- Surf lessons

We want you to enjoy your holiday or business trip to the full and make the most of your time in Portugal.


Lisbon has been voted the fourth most beautiful city in the world according to the latest addition of Urban City Guides. Dine in a gourmet Michelin star or authentic restaurant, enjoy the shops and experiences and the relaxed nightlife. Head to Lisbon for a stunning mix of ancient sites and modern wonders: from a 16th century Moorish castle to the the best aquarium in the world. Lisbon is only 37kms away from Samudra, making a day or a night out in this capital a wonderful experience to add to your stay.

More Details

Victoria Goncalves
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Victoria Goncalves

With a love of travelling I have been fortunate to live in several countries and have alwasy felt that the more places you live in, the harder it can be to find that one place that ticks all the boxs. Once I ventured outside of Lisbon and saw the green rolling hills that would not look out of place in an english countryside and the wild untouched beaches with great surf as found in Australia, I knew I would never leave. My husband and I brought the villa after returning from Australia and with the pleasant all year round climate here, we sometimes feel that we are not still in Europe.

We love to enjoy life's simple pleasures with our three children, which you can find abundant here in Portugal. Fresh organic food, restaurants serving fish caught straight out of the sea and local wine are top of my list. Our children love the uncroweded beaches along our coastline which we visit as often during the winter as we do in the summer. At low tide they are happy to play among the rocks with their crabbing rods, if only to catch seaweed and shells! There are not many places where one is happy to enjoy a slower pace but here it is a must.

Why Victoria Goncalves chose São João das Lampas

Part of the Cascais-Sintra Protected Reserve Park with a stunning view of the Atlantic. In the summer months the sun sets directly infront of the villa, inbetween the hills, an awe-inspiring sight to behold. The perfect balance, a modern villa in a rural setting, distance from the neighbours to enjoy privacy yet not so much to feel isolated. Nearest villages have all the local amenities needed and only 10 minutes from the shopping complex.

The areas around the villa have remained almost untouched for centuries. Picturesque villages, iconic windmills, fresh air and clean uncrowded beaches.

What makes this villa unique

Luxurious villa with all the comforts that blends in with the stunning surrounding countryside. Momements from the ocean. A paradise for bird watchers. The unique postion of the villa, we have no houses between our villa to the sea and you can often catch sight of local birds such as Sparrow Hawk, Black Swift and Bonelli’s Eagle. Binoculars are available at the villa for your use.

The location of the villa is also much loved by cyclists, surfers and golfers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Headland....beautiful, convenient and really, really relaxing.

Amazing views, fantastic interior and lots of space. The house is secluded and remote, the neighbors didn't bother us and vice versa. My family (young kids) liked the villa so much that we ended up spending most of our time there, rather than the beaches. Highly recommended.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Rating 5 out of 5

Stayed: July 2014

Dan G, Australia

Nous avons passés un excellent séjour à The Headlands. C'est vraiment un endroit de rêves. Tout y est vraiment bien pensé et décoré avec beaucoup de goût.

Nous cherchions vraiment un endroit tranquille et sans vis à vis, nous avons apprécié l'ensemble de cette villa.

Nous reviendrons certainement et nous vous la recommandons sincèrement.

Note: 5/5

Septembre 2014, JC M.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São João das Lampas in Municipality of Sintra

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • GUEST - Toilet
    SUITE - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    SUITE - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    SUITE - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    SUITE - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Swimming Pool - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Changing area with seperate bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • SUITE - 1 Large Double Bed
    SUITE - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    SUITE - 1 Large Double Bed
    SUITE - 3 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Cotton sheets, duvets and pillows. Beds made ready for arrival. Sleeps 6 adults & 3 children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can provide all the necessary equipment needed to work from home. Our villa is fitted with a fast and reliable wireless broadband. You can work quietly and concentrated in the villa yet still appreciate the beauty of Samudra's view. Since the estate is located only a 3 minute drive from the sea, there is a perfect trail for jogging or walking with majestic sweeping views to unwind. WE DO NOT ALLOW EVENTS OR SHOOTS OF ANY KIND TO BE BOOKED THROUGH OWNERSDIRECT. WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWING WEDDINGS. FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT WWW.SAMUDRA.PT.


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Samudra Villa, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Colares, Ericeira, Heated Pool +Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Fantastic nearby restaurants along the coast for fresh seafood.

Quiet area, very clean and spacious well kept villa.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback!
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Pure escapism

  • 5 of 5

Modern large property that still manages to feel intimate and comfortable. We loved the privacy and our own private view to wake up to every morning. The weather was mixed during the week but as pool was heated it was great to keep the kids nicely entertained.

The property management were excellent and should be called concierge, they helped arrange our week's activities. Kids still talk about their personal surf coach!

Thanks again for going that extra mile.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday home straight out of the movies

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering this villa, just book it. That is really the only thing to say that hasn't been covered by other reviewers. Our stay at the Headland villa was an absolute delight. Beautifully furnished and carefully considered, everything was perfect for our family. We fell in love with the charm of Sintra, easy our favourite and a short drive from the villa. The children had no difficulty to keep themselves entertained. There was a big TV which we hardly used (apart from BBC news, old habits die hard!). We have found our haven to escape to time and time again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit such a great review. Our property management team work hard to ensure the villa is in an impeccable condition ready for our guests. They will be very touched with your feedback as am I! We hope we have the pleasure to welcome you and your family again. Best regards, Victoria
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wonderful house, spectacular location, perfect vac

  • 5 of 5

this has been a perfect vacation in a wonderful accommodation. everything is as advertised and the property management has been extremely helpfull making this a place to retun to any time.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Delighted to hear that the villa met your expectations and you were extremely pleased with the care that you received from the property management team. Best regards, Victoria (owner)
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Amazing villa in Portugal!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent one fabulous week in this gorgeous house! The house is impeccably maintained and very comfortable. Prior to our arrival, Victoria, the owner was extremely responsive to our questions and provided with recommendations of where to go. Our welcome bucket was filled with local Portuguese goodies. Roberto, the Property Manager, was there to welcome us and was an overall pleasure. The kids spent countless hours in the pool and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners with majestic sunsets over the Atlantic. The house is centrally located between Sintra, Cascais and Ericeira. These villages are great destinations for half-day excursions. Moreover, we found many great restaurants in the area. The house was perfect!

Marc from NYC.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback! Roberto and I strive to ensure all our guests have an amazing time so receiving lovely comments like yours makes it all the more worthwhile! We hope very much to accommodate you at our villa again. Best regards, Victoria (owner)
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Really relaxing with fabulous setting and views.

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing with great views and facilities.

It was perfectly situated for trips to Sintra, Cascais and many beaches and was a joy to return to for relaxation.

The owner's suggestions for restaurants were very helpful and we enjoyed eating out most days with everyone's tastes being catered for. Quite a feat!

A great place for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review; it was a pleasure to have your family stay. Wonderful to hear you all had a fabulous time! Best regards, Victoria (owner)
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Magoito / Arneiro dos Marinheiros / Fontanelas
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Penha Longha, Sintra
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Motorway A16
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Arneiro dos Marinheiros & Fontanelas
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Nearby beaches by car:

MAGOITO Disabled ramp access, bar (5 mins)

AGUDA Stunning cliff walk along the headlands between Aguda & Magoito (3 mins)

AZENHAS DO MAR Free salt water swimming pool, excellent fish restaurant (7 mins)

PRAIA DAS MACAS Village facilities + restaurants, direct tram to Sintra, Water Park & Tennis (8 mins)

PRAIA GRANDE Known for good surfing, body boarding, 100m saltwater pool, restaurants (10 mins)

SAO JULIAO (ERICEIRA) World Surf Reserve, epic surf! (15 mins)

Surrounding area:

Sintra (World UNESCO Heritage Site): 10kms

Ericeira (World Surf Reserve - only one in Europe and one of five in the world, together with Malibu and Santa Cruz in California, Huanchaco in Peru and Manly Beach in Australia.): 14kms

Cabo do Roca (most western point in Europe): 16kms

Cascais (cosmopolitan fishing town): 27kms

Lisbon: 37kms

Further Details:

Lisbon has been voted the fourth most beautiful city in the world according to the latest addition of Urban City Guides. Dine in a gourmet Michelin star or authentic restaurant, enjoy the shops and experiences and the relaxed nightlife (Bairro Alto neighborhood is a must where you can drink chat and dance literally in the street!). Head to Lisbon for a stunning mix of ancient sites and modern wonders: from a 16th century Moorish castle to the best aquarium in the world as voted by TripAdvisor. Lisbon is only 37kms away from The Headland, making a day or a night out in this capital a wonderful experience to add to your stay. Transportation and advice on venues can be arranged.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £219.61
Damage Deposit £1,756.88

Changeover Day: Saturday to Saturday
Security deposit: 2000 EUR or equivalent
Included in price: Bed linen (beds prepared ready for arrival), bathroom towels, pool towels
A complimentary welcome basket, bathroom toiletries and fresh flowers

Weekly booking: Fresh towels mid-week
Fortnight booking: Fresh towels mid-week and fresh sheets

Pool heating set to 27 degrees. Extra heating at €250 p/w per extra degree.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.