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Very attractive traditional Villa with sunny garden and lovely pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool


About the property

All the comforts of home and nearby the dramatic coast of Cascais and Lisbon

Sunny, welcoming house, comfortable with very attractive decoration, spacious garden and pool. In quiet residential area. Beaches, mountains, culture, shopping, water sports, golf, riding and more. Only 15 minutes walk to the beach and atmospheric town of CASCAIS with its lively centre, beautiful historical houses, museums, art galleries,marina, shops, cafes and restaurants, a great market on Wednesdays. Marvellous promenade by the sea to ESTORIL. Casa da Guia nearby is a 19th century manor house overlooking the ocean with restaurants, cafés and some interesting shops. Sintra is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with ancient castles and palaces to explore. Only 10 mn drive to the protected coast line and beaches of Guincho, Adraga, Azenhas do Mar and the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, most westerly point of Europe. ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE follows the coast into the heart of Lisbon in just 30 mins.

SUGGESTIONS: Casa Catarina includes all modern conveniences for self-catering , linen and towels provided, the house is cool in summer, warm in winter. Plenty of light. Garden features luxury pebble pool (9 metres diametre) with deck and lawn. Further deck up stairs (fenced) with awning, sun chairs, barbecue & large tables to feast in sunshine or for candlelit dinners (electric lights also)! Cascais is walking distance (10-15 mins on foot), Estoril 5 minutes by car. Coastal train ride to Lisbon is 35 minutes (shopping & culture), Sintra mountains (hikes and castles) 20 minutes, Guincho beach (

Surfers Paradise), 15 minutes. Good night life can be found locally or in Lisbon.


GOLF: Golf Details: There are 5 golf courses locally, all within 2-5 miles.

1. Estoril Golf -designer-Mckenzie Ross- 2 courses- 18 hole, 69 Par, 5238m, Championship course.

2. Golf Estoril-Sol - designers are John Harris / Ron Fream - 9 hole, Par 31, 1749M Beautiful.

3. Penha Longa is a two course location - main course 18 hole is par 72 and 6228 metres in length. Designer R.Trent Jones II. Championship course - spectacular.

4. Quinta Da Marinha is par 71 - 6014 m - Championship course - Atlantic views.Designer R.T. Jones.

5. Quinta Da Beloura - designer- William Roquemore, 18 holes, 5817m, Par 73, 6 lakes- Championship.

Passports are available from Estoril Tourist office for all courses.




More Details

Vicky Swain
Member since: 1998
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017

About Vicky Swain

I am English/Portuguese. I have been living in Portugal most of my life.

I love to hike.

Favourate places- Kashmir, Atlas mountains and Sintra mountains in Portugal. My passions are travel and hospitality, the Opera, good books, and chocolate :)

Vicky Swain purchased this villa in 1996

Why Vicky Swain chose Costa do Estoril - Cascais area

I fell in love with Cascais as a child while visiting family and purchased this home in 1996. Cascais is a slower pace than Lisbon, yet only 30 minutes away on the train. I love the fact that the house is 10 minutes walk in to town, yet has a lovely garden and pool space with good privacy.

What makes this villa unique

I love the windows in this home. Casa Catarina has sun shine all day streaming in. I chose this house as the street is quiet being a one way street. The house is situated in the center away from the road. I fell in love with the arched ivy entrance over the gate ways, which gives you a cottage feel. All my guests have commented on the comfort and feel good atmosphere of Casa Catarina. So far lots of Happy guests, and I look forward to greeting many more. See you soon! x Vicky .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cascais in Cascais

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in master room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , glass enclosure for shower in bath
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • Please use bathmat to avoid slipping in bath ! W.C . and sink , out side by the pool ,plus out side shower .
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master en suite Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • (3 comfortable double beds, 1 large single bed); up to 2 cots available upon request. one weekly change of linen. Any heating is an additional cost .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We offer cable TV and DVD & VHS player is also provided, with rentals just a few minutes away (films in original languages). high speed wireless internet as well. there are 7 sun bed's by the pool aria . Babysitting can be arranged at the house (so you can take a well-earned night out on the town!).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Very attractive traditional Villa with sunny garden and lovely pool
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

A beautiful house with a lovely garden!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Casa Catarina with our two year old and my parents. It's a home from home with lots of little touches, especially for younger family members. The garden is a real bonus and even though it was only April we used the pool several times. Vicky was a great host and we hope to return as had a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Awesome family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of space to accommodate for both family (2 adults, 2 children under 6 in each family). Vicky is a lovely and caring host. The gated inner garden was really appreciated as it prevented our young children from wandering around the swimming pool unattended. The house itself is really secured, in a lovely neighbourhood. Cascais is the prefect family holiday destination, it is a lovely up market town with beautiful beaches, 30 mins away from busy Lisbon and 35 mins away from Sintra national park. The local market has wonderful fresh fruits, fish, meat and vegetables. Although we visited early April, the weather was warm enough for us to splash in the pool everyday, the baby pool was very handy for the kids. Will recommend this place all heartedly:)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay, perfect for our family of 6 consisting of 3 generations.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and close to attractions in Cascais and Sintra. Vicky was charming and helpful, and when we departed, her husband gave us great suggestions for the next leg of our journey. With four cooks in the family, we were delighted to find ample kitchen equipment. We felt at home. The backyard was delightful, even though the weather in March was too cold to use the pool. We all enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four have just returned from 9 days in this beautiful property. It is a wonderful house, light, airy and spacious. The garden and the pool are even more beautiful than the pictures depict and there are seating areas both in the shade and the sun. Vicky and her husband are wonderful hosts, warm, friendly and helpful. The house is wonderfully well equipped, with every convenience (and then some) provided. It is lovely and cool at night and sunny and bright during the day. We surprised ourselves by eating at home on a few evenings, purely because the kitchen is so well equipped and if you don't feel like going out, there are some good TV stations and DVDs to watch also. The house was spotlessly clean upon arrival, and we immediately felt at home. In fact we never really wanted to leave! There are plenty of relaxing areas for your party to split up, so you never feel like you're on top of each other. The nearest supermarket, pharmacy and fruit and veg shop are only a few minutes walk away. It's a very pleasant 10 minute walk to Cascais itself, and taxis are plentiful at night for coming home, rarely costing more than €4 or €5. To add to all of that, we had wonderful weather for mid-late September, with no humidity and a little cool in the evenings which we loved. We would all have no hesitation in recommending this property. The reviews which encouraged us to rent it were correct in every sense and we would echo all the positive comments. Thanks again for everything Vicky!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful home for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes pictures and descriptions can be misleading, but not in this case! All images are most accurate and describe this beautiful, generous and unpretentious place very well - with the exception of the living room, which is actually quite a bit larger than the photos suggest.

As a party of 6, spreading from teenager to grand parents, not only did we need space, but also extra privacy - and we found Casa Catarina to be perfectly suited. The beautiful garden is large and sunny, and the pool was used a lot from everyone.

The kitchen is straight forward and easy to use, and well enough equipped for some serious cooking, which is mandantory in a place such as this, given the fantastically fresh fish that can be bought in local shops or in the market hall. We had breakfast and dinner in the garden or in the house, depending on the temperature (and the amount of sunburn) - and the wind. This needs to be mentioned, because unlike our previous stays in this area, the wind could be bothersome. According to Vicky, this was due to the strange climatic conditions we've been plagued with throughout spring.

Sleeping was a revelation too, with comfortable beds, lots of fresh air and very little noise. There are some dogs in the neighbourhood that communicate frome time to time, but not more so than elsewhere in town, and at dawn the birds get busy too. What is completely absent is traffic noise, because the house is located in a dead end road. It is also very well insulated, both thermally and acousticly, so everyone could custom tailor his preferred setting to his liking.

Since this particular part of Portugal has so much to offer, every day was different. Yet we didn't even get close to see everything. You could easily spend a week or two in Lisbon alone! My tip would be not to overdo it on the first day, as the city is quite tiring (and simply too beautiful to do things in a rush).

Cascais itself is very pretty and lively and offers bars and restaurants for all tastes. The beaches north of Cascais (small ones) and south of Lisbon (huge) are all worth visiting, and countryside around Sintra is simply fantastic. Park Pena, located in the hills of Sintra, is a magic place, even more so than the Palace itself, and definetely worth a visit. Get there early, and the crowds aren't too bad!

Last but not least, Vicky is a very warm, charming and helpful host, around when needed and easily accessible via phone.

Higly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house - great host.

  • 5 of 5

Our Villa was spotless and beautifully decorated. One double bedroom downstairs, and two doubles upstairs. The 3rd upstairs bedroom was more suited to 1 person. The villa was cool throughout the day - regardless of what the temperature was like outside.

All the facilities: TV, Internet, Hot Water etc all worked perfectly. The pool isn't heated, but the kids loved it. The rooftop dining area was also popular - especially for breakfast. Supermarkets are no more than 10 mins walk away.

Our host was fantastic - she couldnt have done more for us, and often went above and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Cascais is located just 25 km west of Lisbon (25 mins from Airport)along a spectacular coast which begins at the Tagus estuary and takes you to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Cascais has beaches, cafés, pubs and shops. There is a promenade along the water with beach coves and sunny cafés. Casa da Guia nearby, overlooks the ocean with restaurants and cafés set in the grounds of the old manor house with stylish shops and boutiques. Sintra also nearby is a dramatically beautiful mountain village with castles to explore like Quinta da Regaleira as well as cafés and shops. On the North side of Sintra a beautiful coastal road takes you to the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca the most western point of Europe, Praia Adraga, Azenhas do Mar.

There are 2 free rental bike stands down in Cascais at the train station and at Casa da Guia. Just leave some identification and take them for the whole day. Ride along the ocean cliffs on the walk/bike path.

Other Activities: rollerblading or cycling along seafront on newly built 10 km track...FREE BICYCLE USE FROM SEVERAL CENTRES IN CASCAIS (10 MINUTE WALK)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cascais, Lisbon District

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
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winter rate
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
March April 7
1 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 8 may
8 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Nov Dec
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42.11


Includes all linen and towels. Maid service once a week. . week. N.B.
There is a damage deposit of 200€ to be paid with final payment, this is, of course, refunded if no damage has occurred. We don't worry about the odd glass or two!

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