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VERY ATTRACTIVE TRADITIONAL HOUSE WITH SUNNY GARDEN AND LOVELY POOL

Vicky Swain

Advertiser since 1998
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Speaks English, Portuguese
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Vicky Swain

Advertiser since 1998
Speaks English, Portuguese
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VERY ATTRACTIVE TRADITIONAL HOUSE WITH SUNNY GARDEN AND LOVELY POOL

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Cascais - CASA CATARINA

All the comforts of home and nearby the dramatic coast of Cascais and Lisbon

Sunny, welcoming house, comfortable with very attractive decoration, spacious garden and pool. In quiet residential area. Beaches, mountains, culture, shopping, water sports, golf, riding and more. Only 10 minutes walk to the beach and atmospheric town of CASCAIS with its lively centre, beautiful historical houses, museums, art galleries,marina, shops, cafes and restaurants, a great market on Wednesdays. Marvellous promenade by the sea to ESTORIL. Casa da Guia nearby is a 19th century manor house overlooking the ocean with restaurants, cafés and some interesting shops. Sintra is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with ancient castles and palaces to explore. Only 10 mn drive to the protected coast line and beaches of Guincho, Adraga, Azenhas do Mar and the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, most westerly point of Europe. ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE follows the coast into the heart of Lisbon in just 30 mins.

SUGGESTIONS: Casa Catarina includes all modern conveniences for self-catering , linen and towels provided, the house is cool in summer, warm in winter. Plenty of light. Garden features luxury pebble pool (9 metres diametre) with deck and lawn. Further deck up stairs (fenced) with awning, sun chairs, barbecue & large tables to feast in sunshine or for candlelit dinners (electric lights also)! Cascais is walking distance (10-15 mins on foot), Estoril 5 minutes by car. Coastal train ride to Lisbon is 35 minutes (shopping & culture), Sintra mountains (hikes and castles) 20 minutes, Guincho beach (

Surfers Paradise), 15 minutes. Good night life can be found locally or in Lisbon.

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GOLF: Golf Details: There are 5 golf courses locally, all within 2-5 miles.

1. Estoril Golf -designer-Mckenzie Ross- 2 courses- 18 hole, 69 Par, 5238m, Championship course.

2. Golf Estoril-Sol - designers are John Harris / Ron Fream - 9 hole, Par 31, 1749M Beautiful.

3. Penha Longa is a two course location - main course 18 hole is par 72 and 6228 metres in length. Designer R.Trent Jones II. Championship course - spectacular.

4. Quinta Da Marinha is par 71 - 6014 m - Championship course - Atlantic views.Designer R.T. Jones.

5. Quinta Da Beloura - designer- William Roquemore, 18 holes, 5817m, Par 73, 6 lakes- Championship.

Passports are available from Estoril Tourist office for all courses.

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT: CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 15.00, WE NEED TIME TO CLEAN AND PREPARE HOUSE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL

CHECK OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11.00

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE YOU MAY DEPOSIT BAGGAGE AT THE HOUSE BEFORE 15.00

More Details

Details for holiday home Casa Catarina, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 3 Bathrooms

Casa Catarina is light and airy with a sunny aspect in all the rooms. Wooden floors and delightful decoration make the house comfortable and very welcoming. Situated in a quiet culdesac within 5 mins. atmospheric Cascais. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one en-suite, can sleep up to 7 comfortably. The kitchen has a seperate entrance and is well equipped with everything necessary to create delicious meals after shopping in the local markets for typical Portuguese products. The garden is spacious with a lawn, an impressively tall yucca plant and other mature trees and shrubs, thick hedges and walls make it secluded and private.The pool is a lovely natural shape and is coated with the special tiny pebbles from New Zealand that make it delightfully smooth, there is a little area specially for small children. Plenty of outside seating and table for dining under the stars. Also an upstairs terrace overlooking the garden.Private parking inside gate.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Vicky Swain (Owner)
Advertiser since 1998
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Portuguese

About Vicky Swain

I am English/Portuguese. I have been living in Portugal most of my life.

I love to hike.

Favourate places- Kashmir, Atlas mountains and Sintra mountains in Portugal. My passions are travel and hospitality, the Opera, good books, and chocolate :)

Vicky Swain purchased this house in 1996

Why Vicky Swain chose Cascais

I fell in love with Cascais as a child while visiting family and purchased this home in 1996. Cascais is a slower pace than Lisbon, yet only 30 minutes away on the train. I love the fact that the house is 10 minutes walk in to town, yet has a lovely garden and pool space with good privacy.

What makes this house unique

I love the windows in this home. Casa Catarina has sun shine all day streaming in. I chose this house as the street is quiet being a one way street. The house is situated in the center away from the road. I fell in love with the arched ivy entrance over the gate ways, which gives you a cottage feel. All my guests have commented on the comfort and feel good atmosphere of Casa Catarina. So far lots of Happy guests, and I look forward to greeting many more. See you soon! x Vicky .

Guestbook comments from the owner

- We can supply you with any comments from previous guests, after confiming with them (their e-mail address is confidential).We can also scan from guest book and e-mail.

We have been fortunate to have had mostly positive comments until present! Thank-you!
Nov 2007
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews
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Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1376
+351 -91 6423977
Cascais Costa do Estoril - Cascais area
Maine
5

perfect setting for a birthday get-together

  • 5 out of 5
I rented Casa Catarina for two weeks in July, one week with a group of 8 family and friends and one with three close women friends. There were enough bed and bathrooms for non-family groups, and the attractive back yard with its pool was popular with everyone. We ate fresh plums off a tree near the kitchen and made several clafoutis in the charming kitchen that pleased the cooks. The airy living and dining room provided comfortable space for many people to hang out. The 10-minute walk down the hill to the commuter train allowed everyone to be independent, so we didn't need a car to explore the Lisbon region. Cascais is a delightful village, well-supplied with good restaurants, a variety of shopping, and access to beaches. Another grocery store only 3 blocks from the house sold amazing fresh fish. Everyone pronounced the house "perfect" and felt it was the best base ever for their first visits to Portugal. Small problems that cropped up were immediately dealt with by Vicky, the hospitable but discreet landlady. Overall, this place deserves the highest possible rating and we would return in a heartbeat!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1376
+351 -91 6423977
Cascais Costa do Estoril - Cascais area
5

It was a love at first sight!

  • 5 out of 5
It was a love at first sight- we really enjoyed staying 29.6. - 13.7.2013 two weeks at Casa Catarina, which is a villa full of good spirit!
We are a family of five, daughters 10, 12 and 14 years. Casa Catarina was ideal house for our family; each girl has a private room. The master bedroom is cozy and well decorated like the whole house. Vicky certainly has a very good taste! (I will never forget the luxurious Missoni towels..... )
Casa Cararina is very well kept and clean. Thanks to Vicky. She is a very charming and most helpful person. Our daughters really adores her.
The garden is also lovely, the pool is large enough, there is a barbecue and a nice terrace for sunset dinner. The huge plum tree fed us very generously.
We had a great holiday in Cascais. We visited many castles in Sintra (Regaleira was great), some of us played golf, had jogging on the beach, did nice shopping at CascaiShopping and just relaxed at Casa Catarina...
The whole family can warmly recommend Casa Catarina for your holiday!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1376
+351 -91 6423977
Cascais Costa do Estoril - Cascais area
5

perfect holiday home

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully stylish and relaxing home. the pool is perfect for having fun with the family and the house and garden are perfectly tranquil. will definitely be returning!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1376
+351 -91 6423977
Cascais Costa do Estoril - Cascais area
5

A+ Accommodation

  • 5 out of 5
My Family and I immediately felt at home at this lovely residence. Bright, airy, spacious, and clean. A home loaded with character and all modern conveniences. Located on a quiet side street, and within easy walking distance of town and beaches. The backyard is a private oasis of sunny tranquility. Vicky is a lovely woman, her hospitable nature shines. The town of Cascais is a perfect home base to explore the multitude of sights in the area. I would heartily recommend this listing, and we hope to return.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1376
+351 -91 6423977
Cascais Costa do Estoril - Cascais area
The Hague
5

Family Gathering

  • 5 out of 5
Very curious, we drove from Lisbon tot Cascais with our two rented cars. My parents, sister en two brothers and I were about to stay in Casa Catarina for a week.
When Vicky opened the gate with her welcoming smile we felt at home instantly.
We were able to park both cars inside the gate, which gave a feeling of safety.

Vicky opened the front door for us, and like old times we checked out the house. 'look at this room, what a nice bed, ooooh I would like to stay in this room'!
In the end, all of the children( 4) had choosen their own room and my parents took the master bedroom off course.
All the rooms were very clean and smelled fresh, to freshly washed linen.
In the kitchen, every possible utillity was there, including coffee and tea.
The outside area is bigger then it looks on the website.A sunny roofterras on the shed with a large table and many chairs was a suprise.
After a refreshing dive in the swimming pool we relaxed in one of the many lounge chairs with soft cushions. The garden really invites to chill out and enjoy the sun.

After 2 sunny days we unfortunately had 2 rainy days. In the house it was a bit chilly,but Vicky directly provided a automatic heater, so we could make the temperature more comfortable.

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Catarina, because it felt like a home. It's situated in a nice neighbourhood instead of a holiday park, which gives you the feeling you are part of the local buzz for a week.

I am sure we will come back one day, as we had such a good time here.I would defenitely recommend this house to friends and relatives, as I know they won't be disappointed.

Lisa
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Very attractive traditional house with sunny garden and lovely pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1376
+351 -91 6423977
Cascais Costa do Estoril - Cascais area
5

Lovely Casa Catarina

  • 5 out of 5
Casa Catarina is a beautiful villa conveniently located in Cascais near Lisbon, beaches and Sintra. Grocery shopping and the centre of Cascais are only a few minutes away.

We (family of 4) loved Vicky's warm welcome and hospitality! Casa Catarina itself felt like a home to us because of all the personal touches: the books, the abundance of kitchen supplies and so on. Furthermore, it was spotless and very well-maintained.

We can't think of anything we didn't like and can definitely recommend it to anybody.

Gerdie Wolfs
  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
25
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
1.0
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
1.0
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Cascais is located just 25 km west of Lisbon (25 mins from Airport)along a spectacular coast which begins at the Tagus estuary and takes you to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Cascais has beaches, cafés, pubs and shops. There is a promenade along the water with beach coves and sunny cafés. Casa da Guia nearby, overlooks the ocean with restaurants and cafés set in the grounds of the old manor house with stylish shops and boutiques. Sintra also nearby is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with castles to explore like Quinta da Regaleira as well as cafés and shops. On the North side of Sintra a beautiful coastal road takes you to the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca the most western point of Europe, Praia Adraga, Azenhas do Mar.

There are 2 free rental bike stands down in Cascais at the train station and at Casa da Guia. Just leave some identification and take them for the whole day. Ride along the ocean cliffs on the walk/bike path.

Other Activities: rollerblading or cycling along seafront on newly built 10 km track...FREE BICYCLE USE FROM SEVERAL CENTRES IN CASCAIS (10 MINUTE WALK)

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Cascais, Costa do Estoril - Cascais area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
June
1 Jun - 30 Jun
7 night minimum stay
€1,555
for 7 nights
€1,555
 
 
High Season
1 Jul - 31 Aug
7 night minimum stay
€2,150
for 7 nights
€2,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€1,050
for 5 nights
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€200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €50
Notes CHECK -IN TIME IS AFTER 15.00. CHECK -OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11.00

Includes all linen and towels. Maid service once a week. . week. N.B.
There is a damage deposit of 200€ to be paid with final payment, this is, of course, refunded if no damage has occurred. We don't worry about the odd glass or two!
END OF STAY CLEANING FEE 50 EUROS

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cascais in Costa do Estoril - Cascais area

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in master room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • Please use bathmat to avoid slipping in bath ! W.C . and sink , out side by the pool ,plus out side shower .
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master en suite Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • (3 comfortable double beds, 1 large single bed); up to 2 cots available upon request. one weekly change of linen. Any heating is an additional cost .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer cable TV and DVD & VHS player is also provided, with rentals just a few minutes away (films in original languages). high speed wireless internet as well. there are 7 sun bed's by the pool aria . Babysitting can be arranged at the house (so you can take a well-earned night out on the town!).

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