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The Headland Villa, heated pool.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 325 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Surrounded by nature, 10mins to UNESCO Sintra

Swerve the fee and book direct. Please use the enquiry form for any further information and how to book direct.

An architectural showpiece, set in a private estate. A unique location in the Sintra reserve park, minutes from the beach with wonderful views of the coastline. Peace and serenity. Village shops and markets selling local produce, cafes and restaurants; everything you need but without the crowds.

This stunning villa is often selected by local and international production companies.


This villa is cubist, modern, yet the geometric shapes of the villa do not disturb the surrounding nature. Wide glass windows and open living/dining room. The villa flows over one floor and doors open to terraces offering fabulous views of the sea and countryside. There are four large bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom and access to the garden.

Complimentary WIFI throughout the villa, satellite TV on the 42'' plasma screen, DVD player, PlayStation3, iPod docking station, books, dvds and games.

The kitchen has been equipped with the cook in mind to create delicious meals to enjoy either inside the villa or on one of two outside dinning tables (one of which is covered). If you prefer alfresco cooking there is also 6 burner covered BBQ.

The villa has been cleverly designed to maximize light and space and the breathtaking views. The dense walls around the villa and the 1 metre overhang on all the windows, help maintain a pleasant temperature inside. Under floor heating is used for the cooler months. All the windows are fitted with electric metal variable blinds. The 4 acre garden grounds are split into three sections. 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 saltwater treated, heated and we provide guest towels and pool toys to keep the children entertained. Ample parking for 6 cars. As this is a family home, there are also numerous games, for indoor and outdoor use, for guests to enjoy including table tennis. Between the villa and the ocean the grounds have deliberately been left natural to reinforce the architecture and design; the touch on the landscape is minimised to blend in with the surrounding countryside.


There are a choice of beautiful beaches and fresh seawater swimming pools close by and a little further, the world famous waves at Praia Grande beach are only 10 minutes and Ericeira, the first and only World Surfing Reserve in Europe is only 20 minutes away by car.

The villa is equally attractive for those seeking peace and calm to enjoy the unspoilt landscape and families that would like to be near all the hustle and bustle of the larger towns and beaches but away from the noise.

There are many professional surf schools in the area and bike shops with equipment to hire. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking trails and cultural / historical places of interest are also within the area.


Let us know what you will require during your stay (we have arranged babysitting, airport transfer, private yoga lessons to name but a few of the requests). We want you to enjoy your holiday 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 (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.

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Victoria Goncalves
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

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 Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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
    OCEAN ENSUITE - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    CHILDREN'S GARDEN SUITE - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    'LISBOA' GARDEN SUITE - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    GUEST - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • OCEAN MASTER SUITE - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , SUPER KING WITH VIEW OVER SWIMMING POOL & THE OCEAN
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • 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 The Headland'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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


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: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Perfect. Just like it looks from the photos.

  • 5 of 5

This is villa is stylish, beautiful and peaceful, more like a home than a holiday rental. The host Victoria left a wonderful welcome basket of local treats and provided perfect customer service before and during our stay. She thought of everything. Plenty to see round and about by car. No hesitation in recommending. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and delighted to hear you enjoyed the welcome basket. I always include some local produce to have an authentic taste of Portugal as soon as you arrive! Best regards, Victoria (owner).
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Stunning and interesting area.

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely stunning. Unpreposessing as you come down the long drive, set into the hill so appearing low in the plot. Pristine white and "cubist". The front of the villa looks over a small valley to a village on the right and single farmhouse placed on the opposite side and spectacular views and walks head off to the coast on the left.

The interior is open plan living and dining. Well equipped for the screnaholic - wifi, sound, huge tv. Comfortably furnished and tasteful decorated in a way that I would always have dreamed of doing at home if I had needed everything all at once!! The kitchen is modern and well equipped - not that we ate in a lot as we mainly ate near the sea. When we did we ate outside and there were a number of places to either sit in or get out of the sun.

I'm not a pool junkie and I think I went in it a couple of times - but it looked lovely and felt exhausted watching the others!!

All the bedrooms were large, pristine and airy. The master bed was really comfortable and the electric blinds went up in the morning and you could read your book looking over the fabulous views.

So that's the Villa - but like so many things, it comes down to the people! Victoria really looked after us. My husband had arrived in advance and left his luggage at the airport. - Victoria sorted this all out. He struggled with his laptop and this was no trouble for her to remedy. Our car broke down when she was at the Villa for something - and helped us get the car sorted out and ferried us to Sintra. Now that really is over and above and this made our holiday. If only our grown up children could sort out their holiday dates - we'd be going back time and time again!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review; it really is a pleasure to know your thoughts on the villa, surrounding area and that you all enjoyed your stay. I hope that I will have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Best regards, Victoria (owner).
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring season
30 Jan 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer season
27 May 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Season
24 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% payment once the booking is confirmed to reserve the property. Remainder balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.
A cancelled booking where we are unable to re-let will incur charges.

Please note that inside the house is strictly non-smoking.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time 4.00 pm, Departure time 10.00 am
Changeover day Saturday

Notes on prices:
* Payment is accepted in the quoted currency (GBP). Euro can be accepted if the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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