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Make a self catering villa in Sesimbra, Portugal your home away from home

Sesimbra is ideally located on the south west coast of Portugal. Blue skies meet blue seas edged with golden sandy beaches and coves. It is an ideal holiday location with fine self catering villa accommodation from which to explore the countryside and the nearby city of Lisbon.

This tiny fishing village, in the shadow of the Moorish castle, offers a little local history, sandy beaches and plenty of scenic walks in the area. Unspoilt and idyllic, Sesimbra is considered Portugal’s best kept secret, so don’t spread the word!

Things to do in Sesimbra, Portugal

For those who enjoy walking, a villa in Sesimbra makes a great base for some scenic explorations on foot. Climb up to the 17th century fort for some great sea views and the start of the coastal paths. Watch the local fishing boats return to the port below to auction their catch to local restaurants.

Your villa at Sesimbra is just a short distance from the local beach, so pack your towel, water and favourite novel for a relaxing day doing absolutely nothing.

Go dolphin watching at Setubal, a busy port and the birthplace of Manueline architecture.

Places to visit near Sesimbra, Portugal

Cabo Espichel - The interesting landscape of this mystical Cape is set above the Atlantic Ocean which dashes the cliffs hundreds of feet below. The convent was once an ancient pilgrimage site and has a simple domed chapel with beautiful tiles depicting fishing scenes.

The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon, and it is just 38 km from your villa in Sesimbra. World heritage monuments and many museums make Lisbon a great city of culture, with UNESCO World Heritage status. The Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower are two of the most well-known landmarks of the city. The seven hills of Lisbon give excellent viewpoints of the city. The medieval squares and architecture are decorated with mosaics and carved stonework.

Back in the 21st century, the Oceanarium is also an excellent attraction to visit in Lisbon.

Azeitao - At the other end of the scale is the sleepy village of Azeitao, which has many fine mansions including the decorative Quinta da Bacalhoa. The Fonseca Winery produces some of Portugal’s best red table wine here and is a fun place to take a guided tour.

Weather in Sesimbra, Portugal

The weather in Sesimbra is perfect for sunshine holidays for most of the year. The driest and hottest months are from May to the end of September, when average temperatures are 29C (84F). Winter months have temperatures ranging from 8-15C (47-59F) and around 3 inches of rain.

Flights to Sesimbra, Portugal

The nearest airport to Sesimbra is Lisbon International airport. It is frequently served by cut-price airlines from all over Europe, as well as international flights from all over the world. Lisbon airport is 44km from your villa in Sesimbra.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 3 BR
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    House #6319992
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
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      • 5 BR
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      Villa #884240
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        House #6801488
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          Apartment #6654622
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            Excellent! 4.5/5
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            Apartment #6106022
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Villa #1514045
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BA
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                Apartment #6520900
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #2018937
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
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                    House #1313690
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                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      House #6318117
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
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                        Villa #1781235
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Villa #6533424
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            House #1747892
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #6496714
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 11 BR
                                • 7 BA
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                                House #6498783
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  House #1733673
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    House #6346203
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Villa #6374219
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                                        • 3 BR
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                                        House #6690661
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 5 BA
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                                          Villa #1731486
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                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
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                                            Villa #8275704
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                                              Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #6630265
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                Cabin #2417731
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  Apartment #1845340
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #605945
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #2334596
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                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #456347
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                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Villa #1466966
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                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #25929
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                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #1338331
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                Villa #6743752
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #8084801
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                    Villa #867950
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                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (35 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #6280219
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Guest House #1454692a
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                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          House #6276462
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            House #6015485
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                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6069340
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                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                Villa #6925006
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #6979259
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #6249982
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                                                                                      • 7 BR
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                                                                                      Villa #1269274
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                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        House #6547228
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                                          Villa #6965217
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Chateau / Country House #548916
                                                                                            12
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (27 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #515568
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                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #1243552a
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Villa #1330967
                                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6340301
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                      Bungalow #6607669
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great property

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely villa. All it needs is AC
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A beautiful Villa in a great location - Perfect!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Pedro, the owner is wonderful! My daughter left her beloved toy dog behind and Pedro went to great lengths (and expense) to ensure that he was returned safe and sound to us in England. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa is gorgeous - immaculate throughout and extremely comfortable. My three children (aged 16, 16 and 10) and I were very happy there for the week. The pool has a cover, so was warm enough for the children to play in at ten o'clock at night, and their bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. My room in the attic did get very hot, but I slept with the little door open and it was no problem. Having my own little roof terrace to escape to was a luxury that I made the most of. The town itself is very friendly. The local shop sells fresh bread and pastries every morning, and the café at the end of the road does great coffee and cake too (he is also called Pedro, and is just as friendly.) There are also restaurants to choose from and a great place that does take-away spit roasted chicken (you can also choose to eat in if you prefer). When we return to Portugal, we will definitely be staying here again! I can't recommend it enough (it's a straight-forward drive into Lisbon from here, and we went in three times during our stay.)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016