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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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                                                                                                      Colourful and full of character with no expense spared and thoughtful elements throughout

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                                                                                                      Sandra and Eduardo couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. We were greeted by smoked chorizo with traditional Portuguese almond pie baked by Sandra's Mum no less, which was a welcome feast after an early start. The house has everything you could need from things like foil, spices, olive oil and basics, to an espresso machine and TWO dishwashers so you don't have to carry plates up and down the stairs. We are most meals outside in the lovely outdoor kitchenette area overlooking the garden and pool. We were two couples with four children and there were toy cars, a playhouse, slide and pool which kept the children happy for hours. (We left buckets and spades behind for future guests too!) The neighbourhood is safe and we didn't feel overlooked despite being amongst other properties. The wee shop in Colares O.Polmarinho, beyond the supermarket is amazing with a wide selection of high quality food and wine. The surrounding area is beautiful obviously and a day out in Lisbon is a must too, although don't try and see the whole city in a day, it's massive! Andraga Beach, Quinta de Regeliera, Pena Palace, surfing at Praia Grande, the Oceanarium, Time Out Food Market in Lisbon and horse and carriage rides in Sintra were some of our highlights. Pool time every afternoon was equally lovely too. We had amazing weather around 23-24 the whole week which is unusual apparently but we weren't complaining! Honestly couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Thanks again 😊�
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      An excellent villa for a family holiday. The loungers and chairs are all wooden and very comfortable

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                                                                                                      On our day of travel we received a txt from the owner which was a very welcome and made us even more excited. Mario the owner was at the Villa to welcome us and had all the lights on inside and out the lights in the garden and pool were lovely. The villa is very well set out with 3 different sitting and dinning areas meaning you can catch the sun all day long. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very spacious and comfy with plenty of hot water for showers. The villa grounds and garden are very private with electric gates and it feels and looks like Beverly Hills. The entrance road is very nice and the neighbouring villas are equally high end. It is a relatively short week to the beach. There are 3 lovely beaches within walking distance from the villa. A brilliant family holiday and one we will remember for years to come.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017