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Make a holiday rental farmhouse or self-catering villa in Mafra, Portugal your home away from home

Nestled on the west coast of Portugal, 40km north of Lisbon is the small town of Mafra. This unassuming town has a charming, welcoming atmosphere and is well situated to explore the Costa do Estoril and Costa de Prata regions of Portugal.

Things to do on holiday in Mafra, Portugal

The primary tourist attraction in the town is the Mafra National Palace (Palácio de Mafra). The Baroque palace is filled with extravagant rooms that were once royal apartments, a monastery, a library, a hospital, and a royal basilica. The two bell towers contain the world’s largest collection of bells and can be heard miles away when they ring on Sundays. There are guided tours of the Mafra Palace, which allow visitors to learn about the history and culture of the town. Attached to the palace is a wildlife park that was once a royal hunting ground. Other attractions in the town include the Nature Centre for the Preservation of the Iberian Wolf, as well as a museum that contains a collection of antique horse-drawn carriages.

Mafra’s central location provides visitors with plenty of things to do on holiday. For visitors who enjoy outdoor activities there are numerous hiking trails that offer the possibility to explore the coastal region on foot, or on horseback. At the port village of Ericeira visitors to self-catering homes in Mafra can enjoy the catch of day at restaurants that offer traditional Portuguese gastronomy. There are also beaches nearby, including Ribeira d'Ilhas Beach and Praia da Vigia where visitors to villas in Mafra can enjoy sun bathing, swimming, water skiing, surfing and scuba diving. Further south you’ll find the fashionable Estoril-Cascais beaches.

Places to visit on holiday in Mafra, Portugal

The bustling city of Lisbon is only a short drive away from Mafra accommodation, and is a great day trip destination. The beautiful and mixed architecture of the Hieronymites Monastery, Belem tower and St. George's Castle will impress visitors. Other attractions include the Chiado shopping district, Praça do Comércio plaza and the Gulbenkian Museum.

Sintra is located 25km away from Mafra and is well worth a visit just for the spectacular surroundings. The area is a UNESCO world heritage site and contains remains of a Moorish Castle and the 19th century Pena Palace. There are walking trails that take visitors through the picturesque woods to the Moorish Castle.

Weather in Mafra, Portugal

Villas in Mafra enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate. The town is sunny throughout the year. Summer temperatures can reach 36°C in the hottest months, but the Gulf Stream brings relief from the extreme heat. Winters are wet and cool with temperatures around 15°C. Most rain falls between October and April.

Flights to Mafra, Portugal

Reaching villas in Mafra has never been easier. Lisbon Airport (LIS) is conveniently located only 40km away from Mafra accommodation. easyJet, BMIbaby, TAP and British Airways offer direct flights to Lisbon from Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and London airports. There are hourly buses to Mafra that depart from Lisbon’s Campo Grande bus terminal. Visitors can also hire a car and enjoy the short drive to holiday rentals in Mafra.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #1114867
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (50 reviews)
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      • 5 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 20
      Villa #1901275
      50
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        Exceptional! 5/5
        (7 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 9
        Villa #1753346
        7
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (25 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          Farmhouse #59539
          25
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (6 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1761881
            6
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #6760372
              5
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                House #6520982
                2
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 6 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 12
                  Villa #6617034
                  8
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Villa #1086484
                    6
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Villa #893930
                      2
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 12
                        Villa #6721250
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Villa #4438541
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Apartment #6933977
                            1
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              House #2395334
                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #6768365
                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 16
                                  House #1351907
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #1812014
                                    1
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Villa #6802585
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #1355877
                                        4
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Bungalow #6894246
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Cottage #6921382
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #896752
                                              1
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Cottage #8266903
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #6921384
                                                  1
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #6921385
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #8323264
                                                      28
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Apartment #8316520
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Apartment #8316521
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Villa #6888826
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1240896
                                                              24
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #8299772
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 6 BA
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                                                                  Villa #6993965
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    House #8207833
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #6893228
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Villa #8337409
                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                                          Cottage #8252952
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #1567095a
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #1360622a
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #2635287
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6868363
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (102 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #841261
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                                                                                    Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (42 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #233888
                                                                                      42
                                                                                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (29 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Apartment #6624020
                                                                                        29
                                                                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (47 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #6014834
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                                                                                          Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (65 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #228257
                                                                                            65
                                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (63 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #6590585
                                                                                              63
                                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (40 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1391051a
                                                                                                40
                                                                                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (39 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #6663379
                                                                                                  39
                                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (78 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1329735
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                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                    Mafra Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Fabulous relaxing stay in a great location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed in the apartment for a week and really enjoyed our first trip to Lisbon. The apartment was clean and comfortable. Alberto was very helpful and on hand for sorting out any issues. The terrace was fab and a real asset to be able to unwind after a hard day's sightseeing. He very kindly let us stay for several extra hours on our last day as we had a late flight home. Only other feedback would be that a folder of info would be useful about the area with where the nearest shop was or recommended restaurants, wifi etc rather than just a pile of leaflets and some dvds to play in the dvd player! Also a few bits in the kitchen like another large mug, some Tupperware for leftovers and kitchen roll would have been great touches.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    The perfect place to celebrate

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We came as a group of students to celebrate finishing school and we had a fantastic time at the villa. The property itself is beautiful, even better than shown on the pictures. Everything we needed was inside the villa and we have no complaints. The area around the villa is quiet and there are supermarkets and beaches a short drive away. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone looking for a fun and/or relaxing time.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017