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Samudra House, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Heated Pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 mins to the beach, heated pool,10mins to Sintra, 30 mins from Lisbon

Samudra takes its name from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Ocean’. The villa is situated in a unique location; part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and minutes from the ocean. In 10 minutes, you can find yourself in Sintra, the Fairytale Town of Royal Palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Site and 30 minutes the capital of Lisbon.

Samudra has wonderful views of the coastline and countryside. The village shops and markets sell local produce, there are cafes and restaurants; everything you need but without the crowds. With four en-suite bedrooms, the villa is a perfect size for a large family or those that enjoy to be near the larger towns but away from the noise in their own private space. The spacious master bedroom has an extra large super-king bed and en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower for two. There are two further double bedrooms with king beds and a large children's room with 3 single beds. This stunning villa is often selected by local and international production companies.

SAMUDRA PROPERTY...

This villa is cubist, modern, yet the geometric shapes of the villa do not disturb the surrounding nature and 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 on the 42'' plasma screen, DVD player, PlayStation3, iPod docking station, books, dvds and games. As this is a family home, 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.

THE AREA...

There are 3 beautiful beaches and fresh seawater swimming pool less than 5 minutes drive 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. There are excellent 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.

IMPORTANT INFO...

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

- Babysitting

- Airport transfer

- Private yoga lessons at the villa

- Personalised wine tour with guide

- Hiking & Trekking

- Sports massage in the comfort of the villa

- Surf lessons

- Bike hire

- Private chef

- Horse riding

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

FURTHER INFO….

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 Samudra, making a day or a night out in this capital a wonderful experience to add to your stay.

(**Samudra villa, previously known as The Headland)

More Details

Owner
Victoria Goncalves
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

About Victoria Goncalves

I love to enjoy life's simple pleasures, wine, food and good company. I was drawn to Portugal by the people and the unspoilt landscapes, stunning and natural beauty.

Why Victoria Goncalves chose Sintra area

Areas around the villa have remained almost untouched for centuries.

What makes this villa unique

The villa blends in with the stunning surrounding countryside.

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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Location

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Magoito / Arneiro dos Marinheiros / Fontanelas
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Penha Longha, Sintra
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Sintra
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Motorway A16
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Arneiro dos Marinheiros
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Praia Aguda
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, say no more! (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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São João das Lampas in Sintra

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • SUITE - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    SUITE - 3 Single Bed
    SUITE - 1 Large Double Bed
    SUITE - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Cotton sheets, duvets and pillows. Beds made ready for arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

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
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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5

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: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in São João das Lampas, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn Season
26 Aug 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£2,498
for 5 nights
£3,497
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £1,770.55

Changeover Day: Saturday to Saturday
Security deposit: 2000 EUR or GBP equivalent
Included in price: Bed linen (beds prepared ready for arrival), bathroom towels, pool towels, heating, electricity, gas, water.

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

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