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Magazine cover interiors, stunning pool and gardens featured in fashion TV show

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Cascais - Villa Malveira da Serra

Villa In Cascais Near Guincho Beach - 4 suites and stunning panoramic sea-views

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.

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  • children welcome

Property Manager
Sol Domus
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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What makes this villa unique

Villa Malveira is a fine example of a country-chic villa. Away from it privacy all yes everything is close by.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Magazine cover interiors, stunning pool and gardens featured in fashion TV show
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Villa Malveira 19th to 26th September 2016

  • 5 of 5

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.

Ron Rowsell

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice villa and garden but...

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This villa is a gem! Sol Domus were superb

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. Indeed the villa is ideally located for for enjoyment of the whole area; there many beaches, golf courses and cultural sites such as Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon. The villa is spacious and is set in the wonderful Sintra-Cascais natural park. We look forward to welcoming you again!
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Quinta da Marinha
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A5 to Lisbon
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Guincho beach
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cascais, Costa do Estoril - Cascais area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

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!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cascais in Lisbon & Costa de Lisboa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower , en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Guest toilet room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , On two stories,with separate lounging area and bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , En suite bathroom, up to 4 single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sol Domus is a small and friendly holiday rental agency based in the UK, specialised in quality villas in Portugal. Our team will be very pleased to assist you during your holiday, and help you book safely transfers and transport, restaurants, attractions, etc.

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