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Make a holiday rental home or villa in the Sintra area, Portugal your home away from home

The municipality of Sintra contains a number of towns and villages in the area of the stunning Sintra-Cascais Natural Park on the Costa do Estoril, Portugal. The historic town of Sintra is the most popular destination for visitors, offering plenty in the way of entertainment and nightlife, as well as great access to all that the region is famous for. There are other, quieter resorts to choose from in the beautiful Sintra area, including wine-producing Colares and unspolit Azoia.

Things to do in Sintra area, Portugal

Self-catering accommodation in the Sintra area is a great base from which to enjoy a wide range of activities. Golf courses, beaches (complete with an array of water sports), museums, ancient palaces and good amenities can all be found in the area, along with the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, which encompasses the Sierra de Sintra mountain range and offers plenty in the way of hiking, climbing and walking.

Places to visit on holiday in Sintra area, Portugal

The town of Sintra is the centre of the municipality, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its glorious 19th century Romantic architecture. There are a number of attractions that draw large numbers of tourists to the town every year, including the lush greenery of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, the Modern Art Museum, the 19th Century Pena Palace and Castelo dos Mouros, as well as traditional attractions such as golf courses and great beaches.

Many people choose to stay in holiday rental villas in Colares when exploring the Sintra area. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Sintra Mountains, this peaceful town of is famous for its wine production, has the beaches and water sports of the coast just a few kilometres away and many golf courses nearby.

Azoia is an unspolit gem that offers visitors a glimpse of traditional Portuguese life, far away from the tourist masses. Here you can buy produce from the local market, discover a number of monasteries and castles, or head for the coast and Europe’s most south-easterly point, just a short walk away.

Other accommodation options in the Sintra area include luxury holiday villas at picturesque Galamares and tranquil holiday homes in the idyllic village of Fontanelas.

Weather in Sintra area, Portugal

With many of the key attractions of the Sintra area outdoors, good weather can be paramount for those heading to the region. Luckily, it rarely disappoints, with long warm summers that have low rainfall, and pleasant temperatures for the remainder of the year with only the occasional shower.

Travel to Sintra area, Portugal

The Sintra area is served by Lisbon Airport (LIS), which receives daily flights from a number of UK destinations and operators. Examples of distances from the airport include 28Km to Sintra, 39km to Colares, 42km to Azoia and 34km to Galamares.

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                        Villa #821786
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                                                                                Villa #6468486
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #73582
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #447788
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                                                                                        Villa #816273
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Best place to relax and appreciate this wonderful villa with it's pleasant swimming pool and barbecue conditions. Superb view with opportunities to stroll, visit palaces, beaches and breathe the pure country air. In 25 minutes we reached the centre of Lisbon with no problem. We will surely come back next year!! Michael.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      High quality house with excellent views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Villa Sintra Mourisca for a week in October. We had a warm welcome with excellent communication on where to find things and also tips on where to go. The house was very well prepared, clean and well maintained. It is bright, modern and spacious - we stayed there with two families including five children. The views from the living room and the terrace are magnificient. A very good place to stay - we will come back someday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Exceeding Expectations in Beauty and Comfort

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Quinta da Matalva turned out to be the perfect choice for three couples who wanted privacy but also the appropriate spaces for being together at meals and other times of relaxation. The design, layout, finish, and furnishing of the rooms not only matches what is shown in the property's pictures, but the lived-in comfort and charm of the spaces, from bedrooms to living and dining areas, is exceptional. We were able to take meals on the terrace (weather permitting) and in the more formal dining room, and spend many pleasant hours in conversation in front of a welcoming fireplace that projected comforting warmth as the early October evenings grew colder after the sun went down. The kitchen was also extremely well outfitted and laid out for making meals for our group. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also most comfortable and furnished to a high standard. All in all, Quinta da Matalva is everything that is described, and much,much more. As a group we couldn't have been happier with this property and the only complaint might be that it was too inviting so that we would get late starts to our daily touring of the many exceptional heritage sites and beaches within an easy driving distance. Sintra certainly deserves its reputation as a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape, and while the number of tourists at different sites can be intimidating depending on the time of day, the many historic properties nearby the villa, are quite remarkable in their beauty and in the professionalism with which they are interpreted and managed. Ranging from the National Palace of Sintra, dating back to the thirteenth century and associated with Portugal's earliest monarchs, to the highly eccentric Quinta da Regaleira, an elaborate tribute to the brilliant but highly esoteric twelve-year collaboration of Carvalho Monteiro and Luigi Manini in the two decades before the Great War, the properties of Sintra are all worth a serious visit, which can take at least a half a day each. The beaches are also well worth visiting as is Lisbon, which is a short train ride away. Quinta da Matalva is an outstanding base from which to tour all of these places and more, and the setting could not be more beautiful and relaxing. Our main regret was having only one week to enjoy both the property and the surrounding sites. One should stay two weeks. Also, visitors should be prepared for narrow roads and some challenging traffic. A longer stay also allows you to adapt better to the driving.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016