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Secluded houses with pool in Cascais countryside, near Guincho beach - Villa Sintra

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Villa Sintra

Villa Sintra is a house on one floor and consists of two units, 'Geranium' and 'Jasmin', linked by two separating doors. They are combined as one unit to make 'Villa Sintra', for parties of up to 12 people.

There is a large living room, 6 bedrooms, 1 dining room and 3 bathrooms.

There are two patios for exclusive use.

The guests can enjoy the large gardens and the beautiful views of the property as well as the large covered swimming pool (shared with the guests of Villa Cascais). The games area offer enjoyment to children and adults alike. There is ample and secure parking in the property.

About the property

Morada Sol Holiday Villas

Morada Sol is a large, enclosed property, in a rural setting near Cascais, 3km from Guincho beach. It is only 4km to the motorway, making Lisbon accessible in less than 30 minutes. Cascais and Sintra are just 10 minutes away.

With a large swimming pool and beautiful grounds in a 5000m2 estate, close to the beach and the many attractions of Cascais, Lisbon and Sintra, Morada do Sol offers an ideal setting for a perfect holiday: peace and privacy among the beauty and tranquility of nature but with all you might want close by. There is ample secure parking inside the property. Within the large private grounds you will find a ball games area, swings, many secluded corners and peaceful rural and sea views.

Morada Sol has two villas in its grounds which can be let as 4 independent units. All units have their own separate access, living room, kitchen and outside space.

We can cater for groups from 2 to 30 people at Morada Sol.

For more information visit our website.

Carbon-neutral holidays: Morada Sol is committed to preserving the beautiful Sintra- Cascais National Park in which it is located: a tree is planted for every booking through the Oxigénio initiative run by the local municipality. Guests receive a certificate dedicated to the person of their choice; during their stay they can visit the plantation area and get involved with the initiative if they wish. This is the perfect way to offset carbon emissions during the holiday, and feel you are contributing to a greener future.

The large, covered pool means the water is warm enough for you to swim from April to November although you are free to use it all year round; sliding doors allow you to catch a cooling breeze in the summer months. The extensive and well-kept gardens with their grand pine tree drive and many areas and spaces of different character have wonderful displays of colour for most of the year and the mature palm trees provide delightful summer shade. Help yourself to fresh lemons, oranges, figs and pomegranates from the orchard, all biologically produced.

In winter, relax by a log fire and contemplate the view down a green and unspoilt valley to the sea, or the mystical Sintra hills behind. Enjoy the outdoor ball games area and swings.

Licensed member of Lisbon Tourism Board: Morada Sol is a member of 'Turismo de Lisboa', part of Portugal’s official tourism board, which promotes quality licensed accommodation in the Lisbon area. Guests can therefore rest assured this is a bona fide quality rental property, and that safety standards are abided to. Morada Sol is the only holiday rental self-catering property to be fully licensed with the 'Turismo de Lisboa' in the Cascais area.

Surfing and bodyboard holidays: We are only 3km from the world famous Guincho beach which has optimum conditions for surfing, and we have one if the best surfing shops in our village; there is a good surfing and body board school in Guincho beach where you can improve your skills or equipment can be rented.

This secluded, tranquil and private 5000m2 estate is fully fenced in and reached through automatic gates leading to a beautiful pine tree driveway. All units in the estate are well maintained and comfortable. The relaxed 'rural chic' atmosphere provides the ideal setting to recharge your batteries and enjoy the simpler pleasures of life.

Morada Sol can be rented on an exclusive basis to host events such as 'zen' days, retreats, private parties, and corporate team building.

Every group is personally welcomed and given an insight of the area, tips and recommendations. We can offer additional services on request, such as massage, meal preparation, 'take-home-chef' and additional cleaning. Retreats can also be arranged.

More Details

Morada do Sol
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Morada do Sol

I am Italian and lived in Italy, Portugal, England and Hong Kong. We purchased this property when we returned to Portugal as a life project. When the children went to university in England Morada do Sol became too big for us and we decided to let it exclusively to tourists so that more people could enjoy it the way we did.

Morada do Sol purchased this villa in 2006

Why Morada do Sol chose Parish of Alcabideche

We have had many happy groups and families at this properties who brought home very special memories. Many return regularly and bring with them new guests!

What makes this villa unique

Morada do Sol is the largest private estate to be rented exclusively in the Cascais area.

We can customize your stay with many services if you wish, such as catering, chef-at-home, excursions and transfers. Or we can give you the keys and you don't see us until it's time to go: it's your holiday and you decide how much you want us involved!

We can also hold special events such as small weddings or other celebrations, entrepreneur getaways or sports breaks. Just ask and we will organize it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Todo bien, el sitio muy bueno. La casa ordenada y limpia. Buena organización en la reserva.
Apr 2012
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Available Rentals

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Prices include bedding, towels and utilities.

* Please note that different prices may apply for festive and high season periods- please e-mail us for a quotation.

Please see our site for prices of other houses in Morada do Sol.
Please email us for availability as this calendar is not kept up to date.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Parish of Alcabideche in Municipality of Cascais

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Poolside shower - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa-bed in living room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cot on request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cot available. For extra payment the following services are provided on request: maid service, massage, 'take-home-chef'


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Villa Sintra
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 14 friends from the US and Germany and truly enjoyed our stay at Morada Do Sol. The handling of our booking was done in a very professional manner and the questions we had prior to our stay were answered quickly and friendly. Upon arrival, the house was clean, everything, including kitchens and bathrooms were spotless. The whole estate is situated on a hill, surrounded by beautiful landscape. The location of Malveira da Serra / Cascais turned out to be great for many excursions to historical sites in Portugal, the beaches, Lisbon, etc.

We would recommend a stay at Morada Do Sol to anybody who likes to stay in a private villa in Portugal and thank the whole team for making our stay unforgettable. Obrigada/o !

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 20 friends and family from all over the world celebrating my Mum's 90th. Without exception, everyone in the group just loved the relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful views, the large, well equipped and very functional kitchen, the clean and warm swimming pool, the bedrooms, the privacy, and the proximity to the nearest town, Malveira.

I would also like to say a big thank you to Marcella, the owner, who couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. She and her team bent over backwards to make sure everything was in order and that we wanted for nothing. Every email was answered immediately, even on bank holidays and all (although there were hardly any) issues addressed promptly. The service was really exceptiional.

Malveira, five minutes walk away is a charming little town set in the hills of Sintra. There is a large well stocked supermarket, several restaurants, a chemist and several bus stops with buses to both Sintra and Cascais for those without a car. The people are friendly and hospitable and for the most part, speak English.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday, everyone enjoyed it

  • 5 of 5

Immensely enjoyed our stay, the house interior is small but very functional and everything worked. The patio and grounds are spacious and the children particularly liked the large ball play area, swings and swimming pool. There is a lot of space for them to run around safely. Big plus for us: sea views from patio and living room. Will return. Handy to go to the gorgeous Guincho beach, Sintra and Lisbon. Friendly efficient staff. Village is walking distance yet very secluded property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will return again

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at Morada do Sol, and second visit this year. As ever, it was sheer bliss. We were a mixed group of 12 adults and children this summer and virtually lived in the pool when we weren’t at the beach or walking the cliff top paths from the village via Abano, or from Cabo da Rocha to Praia Grande and back with a delicious fish lunch at the restaurant on the beach at Adraga by way of reward. The children could tire themselves out on the hard court football pitch, whilst we relaxed over a BBQ on the terrace outside Casa Grande, enjoying the views, the tranquility and the rich pleasure of Portuguese wine. The twin cottages that make up Casa Grande are tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and well maintained. Since we were last there, they have been completely renovated and have six bedrooms and an extra bathroom with Jacuzzi. There was plenty of room for all and the extensive grounds of Morada do Sol are a delight.

We returned for a late autumn golfing holiday; passes to the top courses in the area arranged by Morada do Sol. This time we were just adults – seven couples – and took over Villa Monte e Mar and Meninos. The weather was mostly good, but the new air conditioning in heater mode took the chill off the evenings, and the live fire in the living room was a real attraction after dinner when we ate at home or had a nightcap or two after dining out in Cascais or the village. (Morada do Sol can be relied on for restaurant recommendations!). Confession: we were too idle to cook for ourselves and so took advantage of the maid’s home cooking; she has a range of dishes from which to select, delivered the next morning ready for the microwave! There is more space than at Casa Grande but either option would have worked well – the log fire was the decider.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Many of your repeat guests have appreciated the improvements at Morada do Sol, the cooked meals and special requirements. Special events have now been held at Morada do Sol (such as small weddings, family reunions and birthdays) and we are very proud to be listed with the "Lisbon Tourism" official board. Come back any time!
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Great holidays

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place to spend your holidays. The treatment was perfect. The place is beautiful and quiet and very close to Cascais, Sintra and Lisboa, which allows to enjoy incredible beaches, mountain, cultural visits and he night life of Cascais and Estoril. I strongly recommend you this place to spend your holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wokingham, Berkshire, UK

1 week stay in early May 2008

  • 4 of 5

We found the description of the two villas to be accurate we were a party of five so rented both Jasmin and Geranium. The properties were clean and well maintained, with large landscaped gardens on a hilly site, with views down to the coast.The only part of the site we did not like was the run down tennis court which fronts both of the villas but this was not a major issue. The covered pool was a real asset especially on windy days with the advantage of the "patio doors" being able to be fully opened on hot sunny days.The owner was on hand friendly and helpful The property is ideally situated for visiting Cascais, Sintra, Lisbon as well as the superb local beaches. Malveria da Serra itself has an excellent pattisere a good local supermarket and a bank with a "hole in the wall" all just five minutes walk. There are a few restaurants near but are 10-15 minutes walk we found them to be average, however there are plenty of excellent reastaurants in Cascais and a superb fish restaurant in near by Prae Grande. Overall we found our stay very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Malveira da Serra
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Penhalonga & Quinta da Marinha - 3km
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Malveira da Serra
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Guincho sand beach
Car: recommended

The village of Malveira da Serra is less than five minutes walk away, with shops and good restaurants. It retains its traditional charm, and has long been sought after by wealthy Portuguese and international property owners due to the beauty of its setting, with the coast stretched out below, and the forest and mountain above. This is an ideal place for nature lovers, being in the Sintra-Cascais natural park where building is very restricted. There is good walking from the village, with an abundance of wild flowers, birds and animals. Guincho beach, world renowned for its surfing, is 3 km away. Sintra, a world heritage site with its castle, palaces and gardens set in lush vegetation and enjoying ravishing views is a lovely 15 minute drive across the mountain. The coastal resort of Cascais is 10 minutes away, where you will find superb beaches, restaurants, night-life and shopping, as well as a charming old town with rewarding site seeing. The centre of Lisbon is 30 minutes by car.

Golf: Six of Portugal’s best golf courses are within a fifteen minute drive, offering new and surprising landscapes, along with first class services and facilities. Portugal is a golfer’s paradise where it is possible to play almost every day of the year, with plenty to offer both beginners and advanced players. There are six courses within a 8 km (5 mile) range, with plenty to offer beginner and advanced players. Oitavos Golfe, Quinta da Marinha, Penha Longa, Estoril, Beloura and Estoril-sol are all first rate courses within a quarter of an hour. There are a further 11 courses within an hour’s drive.

Ruben, one of your hosts, is a single-figure handicap and has 20 years experience in the local courses. Ruben can give you precious tips on every course and help you plan a memorable golfing experience.