|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set in the privileged environment of Malveira da Serra, just outside the cool resort town of Cascais, Villa Malveira is a modern Portuguese country house and private holiday estate, designed with flair to meet the highest standards in comfort. With the spectacular Atlantic Ocean in the backdrop, this beautiful holiday estate has featured in a few home decoration magazines, for the trendy country chic style of its interiors, relaxed atmosphere of understated luxury, and the original design of the pool and the gardens.
The cosy living room flows onto the lush gardens via large french doors, which open onto a relaxed lounging area under a porch, boasting magnificent panoramic views. This is the ideal setting for a night cap or al fresco meals, admiring the beautiful panorama. Next to the living room, is a formal dining room and the fully equipped kitchen, which has a separate breakfast area, and a guest toilet room.
The master suite is located on the first floor, and has a double bed, a separate living area and en-suite bathroom. This bedroom boasts panoramic views. The other three bedrooms are located on the ground floor: the first bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom has two single beds that can be arranged as a double bed, and the third has four single beds, one of which is a pull-out bed. All four bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, and large custom cupboards, designed by a local artist to contribute to the country chic and rustic environment.
Outside, the vast lush gardens flourish in sloped terraces, facing the afternoon sunshine and the Atlantic Ocean. Walls and a pine forest secure the estate and ensure absolute privacy to its guests. The centrefold is the large private swimming pool, which has the shape of an exotic lagoon thanks to its infinity edge. The swimming pool is backed up by a lounging area, the perfect sun trap.
The house enjoys an exceptional location close to Lisbon and the wonderful beaches of the Estoril and Cascais coast. You’ll find the most well known one, Guincho beach where yearly windsurfing and surfing championships take place, and is only 4km from the villa. The extensive white sand expanses, the untouched dunes and the rocky and wild landscape of Guincho beach makes it a unique place to visit and enjoy. One of the largest casinos of Europe is located in nearby Estoril coast town, with its gaming rooms, bars, restaurants and evening shows.
Along the coast at 10 minutes away, you will find several seafood restaurants with magnificent sea views where you can taste the best fish and delight with the freshness of a daily catch. Many gourmet restaurants are found, a few with Michelin stars.
Golf players will find the 18-hole golf course of Penha Longa five minutes car distance from the house and four others nearby in Estoril and Cascais area. Tennis, horse riding and sailing are also close by.
Villa Malveira is a fine example of a country-chic villa. Away from it privacy all yes everything is close by.
The accommodation and location were superb. We were a party of 7 adults and the Villa provided us with space comfort and access to a beautiful coastline , the Sintra Mountains and Palaces, Cascais and the beautiful city of Lisbon.
The Villa itself was very attractive spacious and immaculate. It was surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and a wonderful swimming pool,
I should also note that we received a lovely welcome from Joana who not only showed us around the accommodation but also gave us tips about where to go and where to eat. Her suggestion of eating out at the fish restaurant on the glorious beach at Adraga was one of many highlights of the holiday.
The whole of our group would without reservation, recommend the accommodation to anyone and everyone.
We would all love to return one day.
Villa Maleira is absolutely true to its pictures and charm. This home is clean, comfortable and beautiful. The gardens and the pool are meticulously kept and a haven to relax, bathed by sunshine and the fresh ocean air.
Ideally located in the small town of Malveira da Serra, it is a 5 minute drive to anything you may wish for. It provided us as a family with a wonderful holiday.
On arrival the Lady of the house was a wonderful hostess, graciously making us feel immediately welcome and at home.
Everything worked well at the villa. the bedrooms were comfortable, well appointed, the beds with good quality linen. (note that king size beds are rare in Europe) yet on a holiday it is perhaps a wonderful thing.
This is a home, it is decorated with class and charm, with a beautiful open fireplace (for the few cooler evenings of March) and a divine porch secluded from the wind, overlooking the pool and the ocean, the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunset.
The booking agency Sol Domus services were excellent, promptly resolving any unforeseen situation and devoted to finding us the most suitable accommodation, carefully listening to our needs and providing all the information for a happy holiday.
We will rely on this agency and this Villa for our future visits to lovely Sunny Portugal and confidently recommend Villa Malveira for an exceptional Holiday.
We (two families of four with kids) stayed at the villa for a week in July 2015. The house and gardens are very nice, the pictures don't lie. However, after a first good impression, we soon learned that not everything was as perfect as we thought. In the kitchen, there was old used oil in a deep fryer and used coffee still in the machine. The dishes were partially dirty, typical for just taking them out of the washer into the cupboard without a check. That might be fine for some people at their home, but certainly not if you rent a villa to guests. Then there were no cushions on the plastic sunbeds – not a disaster, but not living up to the price paid for the villa. The shower in the master bedroom was splashing horizontally, making it impossible to take a normal shower. Finally, the ad we saw on www.sol-domus.com listed a table tennis (one of the main reasons we chose this house), which was not there. All these things were not a huge disappointment, but the way our complaints were handled was. First they didn’t believe about the table tennis until we sent them the link. Then the reaction was to promise to take it off the list – good for future guests of course but what about us? The kitchen issue was answered by saying that the cleaning lady would come mid-week anyway – obviously until then we already cleaned the dishes we needed ourselves. She then cleaned the coffee machine, but left the old oil… The riddle about the cushions was solved at the end of our holiday – they apparently got wet earlier and had to be replaced, but the ordered ones had not arrived so far. Oh, and the shower probably still splashes horizontally, as no one ever bothered to answer this one… In summary, we clearly thought that we should get a refund as too many things went wrong, but the answer was no, nada, nichts, niente, rien.
As a group of senior golfers, we stayed at Villa Malveira in late 2014 and it was, without doubt, one of our best holidays ever.
Ideally located just outside the small town of Malveira da Serra in the foothills of the Sintra-Cascais National Park, Villa Malveira enjoys a secluded, but secure position in its own extensive grounds with far reaching Southerly views to the sea.
The Villa is an absolute gem, elegant, spacious, superbly furnished, well equipped and spotlessly clean; as soon as you walk through the front door you feel at home.
Outside, the immaculate terraced gardens, full of exotic fruits and flowers, lead down to the large infinity swimming pool (not secure for young children) where, lounging on a sunbed, the only sounds are the singing of the birds and the whistling of a cooling breeze in the trees.
The owners are charming and live nearby and the booking agency, Sol Domus, are superb; always professional, highy efficient, knowledgeable, keen to help and a joy to work with, especially Pippa.
We cannot recommend the Villa, the owners and the Agency more highly and we cannot wait to return. Indeed, we have already booked the same week in 2015!!
Nous avons adoré cette semaine à Cascais à la villa Malveira avec un excellent accueil par Sol Domus. Maison accueillante avec des espaces communs et des espaces de liberté ! piscine et patio très appréciés de tous.
A renouveler, toute la famille de tout âge a apprécié.
Cascais is among the most elegant resort towns in Southwestern Europe. Featuring a unique micro climate all year round, the area boasts several attractions from beaches to golf, a hip cultural life, heritage and some of the nicest people in the world.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices are quoted for up to 8 people. Add €100/week per additional person.
Maximum 12 people.
During peak season: normal turnover day is Saturday and surcharge may apply for rentals of less than 2 weeks.
Booking conditions: 20% minimum paid at time of booking and the final balance on arrival in cash.
Security Deposit: €500, refundable at end of stay.
Last minute special price from the 1st to the 10th July!