HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Mafra also enquired about apartments in Cascais, apartments in Ericeira and villas in Colares

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! 4.9/5
(45 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 20
Villa #1901275
45
Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1753346
5
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1114867
17
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 20
Villa #1003719
2
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 11
Villa #6721250
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6760372
4
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6520982
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1761881
5
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #6617034
8
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #2395334
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #893930
1
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Farmhouse #59539
24
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6768365
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1086484
6
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 16
House #1351907
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6802585
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1473185a
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6894246
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1355877
4
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1812014
1
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6921384
1
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #6921382
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6130403
26
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1240896
23
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1360622a
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #2478968
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6868363
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6888826
2
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6893228
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #6933977
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #4438541
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6921385
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6958997
  • 4 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6993965
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8207833
Excellent! 4.7/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 15
Villa #403244
19
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #1708355
9
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1750524
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1379688
31
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Apartment #1769188
28
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6580853
1
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #440181
19
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1669822
12
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #1081571
19
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1746752
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1709421
2
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1042637
15
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1798935
6
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1151779
12
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #6699279
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 - 50 of 300+
 

Recent Reviews

Really good place !!!

5 of 5
Perfect place to be, near everything in the town and really good house assome view to the village of Ericeira
  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

Stunning villa in a stunning location

5 of 5
I stayed at the villa for a surf trip with some friends and we were all so happy with the property. It was very clean/tidy and well equipped for what we needed. The villa is located in a stunning quiet area with breath taking views of the surrounding area. It took around 3-5 minutes to get to the closest beach break by car and we even walked it one day which wasn't too much of a challenge. The drive into the town isn't a back breaking distance either, this is a lovely town with many bars/restaurants and whatever else you need. For surfing, there are so many breaks within the area so you have many options for whatever level of surfer you are. A big thank you guys and I can't wait to return
  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016