Where to stay around Sintra?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,806 holiday lettings near Sintra. From 1,016 apartments to 374 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sintra is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sintra?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sintra:

  • Baixa: 2,720 holiday homes
  • Malveira da Serra: 25 holiday homes
  • Areia: 78 holiday homes
  • Praia Grande: 126 holiday homes
  • Azenhas do Mar: 69 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sintra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sintra. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Monserrate Palace: 6,030 holiday lettings
  • Cascais Beach: 5,993 holiday lettings
  • Lisbon: 5,843 holiday lettings
  • Lisbon City Hall: 6,073 holiday lettings
  • Estoril Casino: 6,039 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sintra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Sintra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,016 apartments in Sintra. Our other popular types of Sintra holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 374 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 258 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 62 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including condos and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sintra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 579 holiday homes with pool available in Sintra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Step back in time in splendid Sintra

    Located less than 40 minutes by car from the cosmopolitan buzz of Lisbon, surrounded by lush pine-covered hills, Sintra is one of Portugal's most effortlessly photogenic towns. It's long been a spot favoured by the country's rich and powerful, as evinced by its abundance of hilltop mansions and sprawling, pastel-hued villas. The town centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a beguiling maze of cobbled streets, lined with trinket-filled boutiques, cosy cafes and bakeries serving custard tarts, cheese cakes and other irresistible sweet treats. Sintra holiday rentals range from cosy apartments to sprawling estates, so you're sure to find one that suits all your needs.

    Wining and dining in Sintra

    For a spot of self-indulgence, it's hard to beat an afternoon of wine-tasting. Sintra sits at the edge of the prestigious Colares wine region, renowned for its robust reds. Sample them to your heart's content while taking in the spectacle of a clifftop vineyard overlooking the swirling Atlantic ocean. Once you've worked up an appetite, head to one of Sintra's countless family-run restaurants to sample dazzling local dishes like charcoal-grilled sardines, succulent roast octopus or rich seafood stew. Sintra isn't exactly a party town, but there are plenty of friendly bars, where you can cap off the evening with a relaxing postprandial cocktail.

    Sintra's crumbling castles and picture-postcard palaces

    You'll find a wealth of enchanting attractions practically on the doorstep of your Sintra holiday rental. Top of the agenda for most visitors is the Pena Palace, an outlandishly ostentatious royal residence that looks somewhat like a fairytale castle designed by Antoni Gaudi. The Castle of the Moors is another must-see. Constructed in the 8th and 9th centuries, its atmospheric ruins were restored in the 1840s by King Ferdinand II. Today, its crumbling battlements blend beautifully into the surrounding lush greenery. While many of Sintra's top sights celebrate Portugal's splendid past, the News Museum is all about the here and now. This thrillingly immersive attraction explores the role of the media in the modern world, with exhibits devoted to propaganda and pioneering photojournalism.

    Sultry summers in Sintra

    Sintra holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the peak summer season of June to August, when days are typically long, hot and sunny. The shoulder months of May and September are also great times to visit, offering an alluring combination of reliably warm weather and thinner visitor crowds. Sintra's climate is among the most agreeable in Europe, with short, mild winters. However, it's wise to pack warm clothes and waterproofs if you're visiting between November and February.

    Golden beaches and colossal cliffs around Sintra

    Sintra's blockbuster attractions may be man-made, but it's no slouch when it comes to natural spectacle. About 20 minutes away by car lies the charming coastal town of Cascais, renowned for its golden-sand beach and crystal-clear waters. Also within easy driving distance is Praia do Magoito, a more remote beach with a distinctive fossil dune, overlooked by vertigo-inducing cliffs. The Sintra-Cascais National Park encompasses the Cabo da Roca, a spectacularly rugged headland, and the westernmost point of continental Europe.