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Family friendly holiday home w garden, pool, parking near lisbon, sintra, cacais

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 129,166 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 to 13 person

Unique perfect holiday home near Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra (World Heritage).

Villa Cerrado das Fontainhas has a large private swimming pool in a luxurious garden and is surrounded by Pine, olive, orange and lemon trees and is ideally situated for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding countryside next to the capital Lisbon city.

As the Villa possess 12000 meter sq area, you will enjoy your complete privacy.

Villa is located in a very quiet place for a perfect family holidays in a rustic way with oriental rustic furniture in a spacious and sunny place with east facing beautiful patio area with panoramic view and a barbecue. If you are driving, there is private parking and a garage with the outside areas of the house having external lighting.

Villa is 20 min. drive away from fabulous capital Lisbon city centre as well beaches of Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra.

The cosmopolitan town of Estoril renowned for its beaches, golf courses and the largest casino in Europe. The fishing town of Cascais is home to excellent restaurants and bars, a busy marina with a lively atmosphere and superb shopping.

The walled town of Obidos is an absolute must for all visitors to Portugal 1 hr. drive from villa. With its narrow cobbled streets and high walled gardens this town has been destroyed and rebuilt throughout history. This beautiful town has many churches, craft shops and views over the surrounding areas, viaduct, monastery and sanctuary. The Lagoa de Obidos are close by. The beautiful lagoon is the largest in Europe where you can enjoy a BBQ in the pine woods overlooking the lagoon where there is an abundance of wildlife and water sports are available.

Queluz (10 km): Royal Palace situated on the train line to Lisbon.

Mafra (13 km): Palace and Monastery joined together in the largest building (with an impressive library) in Portugal with 800 rooms.

Ericeira (30 km): Fishing and resort town.


Villa is located in a eastern part of Sintra and just 20 min. drive you are in Sintra town centre, one of the most beautiful towns in the world, and certainly one of the most romantic. Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and discover the mysteries of the mountains.

From escarpments to baroque Palaces, between imposing crags and luxurious greenery, Sintra-Cascais, on the Lisbon Coast, concentrates and symbolizes the enchantment of a heritage that must be preserved.

More Details

Property Manager
Avani Shah
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Portuguese, Hindi
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Avani Shah

Myself, apart from a good host as my renters say...:) , am a painter and love to dedicate my time to nature..from where our existence came... my motto is creation...whether it is a garden , painting, sculpture...or joy

Avani Shah purchased this villa in 2008

Why Avani Shah chose Sintra area

For me this is an unique place in it´s own.. beautiful landscape,ponds and patios makes this place.. serene.. perfect place to know your family better.. as i have never understood my husband, children and family better in an apartment where we live.. just week ends passed here made me realize how happy i am to have them..

What makes this villa unique

Centrally located, near to Lisbon airport, equally near to city center of LIsbon, Sintra, cascais and Casino Estoril.. (15 to 20 kms)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almargem do Bispo in Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 129166 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Single Bed
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Smoking allowed you only in garden area..


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)


our memorable stay

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 6

1 grandparent ( f) - 2 parents- (mc) 3 others age 20-30 (fff)

We stayed at the house in May 2016 and had fantastic weather - most days 25 degrees and sunshine.

We had paid a bacs transfer for the deposit - and although this had caused consternation at the time was all ok..

We took cash to settle the rest of the payment - a deposit ( returned) for breakages and damage and a payment for pool heating

We decided to pick up a hire car at the airport and drive up to the house - it's about 25 minutes - drive - I would suggest you get a decent sat nav - as the roads in Portugal can be a bit confusing

On our arrival Avani the owner was there to meet us - we had ordered some light shopping and were taken in a quick tour of the house

The house is secluded and set in a great garden - the pool was warm but we chose to pay to have it heated which was of benefit to us at the end of the week

The water in the house comes from a well - so I suggest buying bottled water for drinking - no body in our party was ill, but we were fairly cautious.

There are bicycles, washing machine, dryer - amazing kitchen , multi gym - table tennis etc - and plenty of room - lots of tables and chairs outside to eat on - and a daybed outside which got plenty of use.

Barbecue facilities - we did have a small barbecue one evening and the coals were very kindly provided.

There is a little shop at the end of the road and 2x supermarkets about 15 minutes drive away lidl and another poco docce

Both sell the essentials

We used the log fire in the living room a few evenings - and put on central heating one night when the air temp was particularly cold in relation to the daytime.

The TV - books and guides for days out were invaluable - we used them to give us inspiration for our various days out - you are about 30 mins maximum from Lisbon and 20 minutes from Sintra - we went on longer trips to the beaches of the North and surf.

The house is quiet and safe - we left my mom in alone one day - whilst we all went adventuring - and she felt safe alone - you have security systems that Avani will explain.

Kitchen facilities are great - microwaves, cookers - dishwashers etc

Wifi - the wifi is great - not accessible everywhere due to the thick walls - but at least you have some!

We will try and go back - it was an easy base for a family trip to Lisbon - Avani the owner left us to it, but was available if needed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a review by Mr David Helival. Which he sent me by mail and Facebook message which I am poating here on his behalf. Thank you.
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Beautiful, spacious property, great for families/large groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this villa. Avani, the owner, was very welcoming and we especially appreciated the offers to stock the kitchen with starter groceries and to provide dinner for us on our first evening from their terrific Indian restaurant (at our expense of course). Avani and her staff were also quickly responsive to the few minor issues we had during our stay (a burned out light bulb, for example.) The grounds, the pool and the interior spaces exceeded our expectations and hopes. The property is somewhat isolated and a car is essential, but we found it pretty easy to get to the airport, Lisbon, the town of Sintra, and coastal towns and beaches. The villa was also a wonderful place to spend time when we were tired of being tourists or it was just too hot to sightsee. I would highly recommend this property to family groups or friends as a perfect base for seeing Sintra and Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your time and reserving with us. Hoping to see you soon again in future.
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Best Villa I never was !

  • 5 of 5

It was incredible !

The area is very huge, clean and the bed, all furniture are very comfortable and beautiful

This is the best place to stay to have a memorable week-end or vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un de nos plus agréables séjours au Portugal

  • 3 of 5

5 étoiles ! Une splendide villa au milieu d'un parc verdoyant absolument magnifique, on se sent vraiment chez soi. La maison est une véritable maison de campagne, un vrai lieu de vacances où on se sent bien. Chacun y a son independence. La decoration est absolument magnifique, avec de belles pieces, c'est très personalisé. Le parc est tellement vaste que tout le monde peut y trouver la tranquillité et les repas sous la tonnelle végétale avec l'odeur des roses nous laissent un grand souvenir. Vraiment un superbe séjour. La villa est idéalement située, proche de Lisbonne où l'on peut se render en voiture, Sintra, les plages de l'océan Atlantique... Au bout de la rue il y un petit commerçant de proximité absolument charmant et prêt à ouvrir sa boutique rien que pour vous dépanner ! Avani est une hôte très prévenante, toujours à l'écoute et répondant à toutes vos questions très rapidement et efficacement. Nous recommandons vraiment cette villa pour votre séjour près de Lisbonne en famille ou entre amis. Je pense que nous reviendrons !

Une chose à savoir pour les personnes sensibles: les lignes haute tensions passent tout près de la maison mais ne nous ont absolument pas gene.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable! To repeat again...

  • 5 of 5

Hi Avani,

Our stay in your villa was just amazing!

There were so many great things to do, the warmed swimming pool, the terraces, the ping pong table and the breathtaking garden, just to enumerate some.

The location was also perfect for our planning, specially if you also want to visit sintra with its castles and palaces.

In a few words, it was a memorable journey and I should thank you for providing us such exceptional conditions for our 2 nights stay. Keep going!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Looking forward to see your party again to visit us.
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Fantastic Host and Outdoor Space

  • 5 of 5

From checkin to check out everything was smooth. The owner was helpful and booked us taxis on numerous occasions and arranged all.

All our queries were answered promptly, the outdoor space is great, relaxing and maintained well.

Nice rustic villa as expected. We also enjoyed the Indian meal provided from a restaurant at an additional option. Owner can arrange transfers from airport which is also nice, very accommodating.

The villa is located in a nice quiet area there is a shop nearby so basic amenities can be purchased quickly. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you só Much for your review And reservation with us. Looking forward to see you again.
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Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros
Palácio Nacional de Sintra
Parque da Pena
Piriquita II
Patio de Sintra Cafeteria
Moorish Fountain
Lisbon International Airport
Torre de Belem
Pastéis De Belém
Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel
Oceanário de Lisboa
Praia das Maçãs
Praia do Tamariz
Rainha Beach (Praia da Rainha)
Praia de Carcavelos
Restaurante Calcuta
Dolce Vita - Tejo
Marisqueira Furnas
Fundação Centro Cultural de Belem
Palácio Nacional de Mafra
Casino Estoril
Casino Lisboa
Parque EXPO
Museu da Cerveja
Praia Grande
grutas das moedas
Dona Maria
Belas Clube de Campo
Parque de Campismo de Almornos
Restaurante Tia Alice
Palacio Dos Leitoes
Bacalhôa Buddha Eden
Afonso dos Leitoes
Arco da Rua Augusta
Sky Bar
Costa da Caparica
Praça do Comercio
Sintra Train Station
Sintra's Tram
Romaria de Baco
Restaurante Neptuno
Siesta Restaurante Mexicano
Museu da Electricidade


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April, May , June
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

kids below 3 are free
Taxi service available: 10 E each (Airport to Villa transfer and vice-versa) min person 4 .. Max 13

Manager'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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