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Designer villa with private swimming pool near Sesimbra

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms for up to 14 people

Featuring a unique décor, the Machado estate is a large holiday property located in Pinhal dos Frades, near Sesimbra, Herdade da Aroeira golf and Fonte da Telha-Meco 20km long sandy beach. The estate is by itself a small oasis, hiding within an vast Mediterranean Pine forest, and accessed via a quiet 450 metre long dirt road (although posing absolutely no issue for any type of vehicle).

This property featured in a decoration magazine; such exquisite properties are rarely available for short term rental.

The holiday estate is composed of north and south wings and a pool house, organised around an exotic decked heated swimming pool, and surrounded by immaculate gardens. The estate spreads over 5000m2, and affords total privacy to its guests. The view of the beautiful green surroundings can be enjoyed from most rooms via large French doors.

Each wing has been carefully designed to highest standards, and boasts designer details and fittings throughout. Nothing about Machado Estate can be defined as average.

There are three large living areas, one in each wing, fitted with wide flat screen TV sets with cable TV, DVD player, hi-fi stereo systems and air conditioning. There is also a formal dining room, sitting 16 people, in the south wing of the house.

The estate boasts two fully equipped modern kitchens: one in the north wing and the other in the south wing, for added comfort of guests. Each kitchen has a open-plan American style design, and is fitted to the highest standards.

There are six suites at the Machado Estate, and sleeping facilities for up to 14 people. Each suite opens onto the gardens and terraces via large French doors with wooden shutters, and features unique designer details, such as a jacuzzi hot tub, a double walk-in shower room, an iPod docking station or a hi-fi stereo system. As standard, each suite boasts comfortable sitting areas, air-conditioning and a flat screen TV set.

The north wing has three suites, and the second wing has two suites. An additional suite or lounging area (both layouts are possible and keep up to the luxury standards of the estate) is available at the pool-house upon request and additional payment.

Outside, the large 5000m2 garden is thoroughly kept, boasting many special corners and sun traps during day, and exceptional lounging areas after dusk, each lit with extreme care and attention to detail. The large free-form 12*7m swimming pool is heated and will provide hours of relaxation and fun (supplement applies for water heating). The pool area is equipped with parasols, deckchairs, outdoor shower, and lounging areas. The pool itself has a second Jacuzzi area.

The large lawn area at the back of the main house is an ideal games area, and the estate has its own sports and activity fittings.

Hidden within the private gardens, the lake is among the most special features of this exquisite estate, and makes you feel truly privileged. Over an elegant and modern wooden structure, a Nikki Beach-style bar and lounge is the perfect setting for a night cap.

The house is decorated to high standards yet blending in perfectly with the relaxed atmosphere of the countryside which surrounds it. Satellite TV with international channels, internet access, air-conditioning and stereo system enhance your enjoyment, in most rooms.

For entertainment of guests, the Machado Estate Holiday Villa also boasts two additional bar areas: the club in the south wing (which apart from the music gear, the tables and the glitter ball also has a pool table and other games), and the barbecue area. Each of the bars is fully equipped with fridges and cutlery.

There are magnificent beaches and sights nearby, but you will find it hard to leave the villa.

Price includes cleaning service three times a week.

More Details

Sol Domus
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fernão Ferro in Municipality of Seixal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bathrooms: 1 en-suite luxurious bathroom with seating area and Jacuzzi hot-tub with garden views in the north wing 3 en-suite shower rooms (two in the north wing, one in the south wing) 1 en-suite shower room with walk-in shower with twin heads in the south wing 1 en-suite shower room with massive 70×30 cm shower head in pool house 1 guest toilet room in the north wing
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Available by prior request and upon additional payment
  • 6 Bedrooms – sleeping arrangements for maximum of 14 people: 1 Suite with four poster king size double bed, seating area with table, ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi hot tub and iPod docking station in the north wing 2 Suites with king size double bed and ensuite shower room in the north wing 1 Large suite with king size double bed, seating and dressing area with couch, pouffs and table, ensuite shower room, and hi-fi stereo system in the south wing 1 Suite with king size double bed, seating area with couch, pouffs and table, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower with twin heads, and hi-fi stereo system in the south wing 1 Suite in the pool house with two single beds or king size double bed (both layouts are possible) with en-suite shower room with massive 70×30 cm shower head (pool house available upon request and additional payment) Two additional put-up beds and baby cot upon request Each bedroom opens onto gardens and terraces via large french doors with wooden shutters, and features
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: 5000m2 of private gardens with large lawn areas, ideal for games and activities Barbecue area with bar Private 12*7m heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and outdoor shower (supplement applies for free usage of water heating system – max 26ºC) – Please request this option in advance, so as to ensure the water will be warm enough for your arrival Terraces, outdoor dining tables, and outdoor bar over wooden deck Deckchairs and lounging areas Private lake with Nikki Beach style lounge and bar area Private secure car parking area Other Central heating and air-conditioning throughout Cable TVs throughout Hi-fi stereo systems and iPod docking station Wireless internet access Iron, Ironing board, hair-dryer Services Bed linen and Towels included in price Cleaning service three times a week included in price Upon additional payment: additional cleaning, baby sitting and baby cot


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Designer villa with private swimming pool near Sesimbra
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is just amazing! Very spacious, lots of things to do, beautiful architecture in- and outside, very close to Lisbon. Perfect for larger groups, who are looking for a good time.

The service at the house was fantastic! Helder was a great host. He and Alfons are great persons and took the best possible care of us. Thank you so much! I hope we can come back.

I also appreciated very much the process of renting at Sol Domus. The agency is very reliable, professional and always transparent.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Des photos à la hauteur de la réalité sur place, un cadre magnifique, des prestations excellentes.

Je recommande sincèrement cette villa.



  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Aroeira, Quinta do Peru (2 golf courses)
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Fonte da Telha
Car: necessary

With the Arrabida mountains as its backdrop, this exquisite villa is located in Pinhal dos Frades, a quiet residential area near Herdade da Aroeira golf resort, halfway between Lisbon and Sesimbra.

Nearby Vila Nogueira de Azeitão is a small historic town, surrounded by the Arrabida Nature Park and well known for its vineyards and wine cellars open to the public, which are definitely worth a visit. On the South Coast of the Setubal Peninsula, Portinho da Arrabida beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and Southern Europe, and boasts a natural bay with calm and clear turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Closer to the estate, Fonte da Telha and Meco sandy beaches are less than 5km away if you opt to use a bicycle across the protected woods, or a short drive away (15 km).

Apart from Lisbon, 20km away, Azeitão, Setubal, Palmela and Sesimbra are easily reached, making the self-catering villa an ideal base for unforgettable daily excursions.

This self-catering villa is situated near the Natural Park of Arrabida, a unique protected area established to support the beautiful landscape and rich variety of wild life, including eagles, wildcats and badgers. The surrounding mountains and woods are the perfect place to go for a walk, and excursions can be organised with the local nature tour companies.

Sesimbra, a short drive away, is a quaint fishing town, famous for its castle, beach and beautiful sea front. Palmela has a towering very well preserved castle. Setubal has excellent fish restaurants by the sea front and a ferry to the nearby resort of Troia. Boat trips are organized to watch the dolphins living in the Sado estuary.

The large outdoor heated swimming pool is for private use of guests.

The villa is heated in winter and two beautiful fireplaces provide additional comfort and atmosphere.


The estate is surrounded by many sandy beaches to the South and West, all with different characteristics. The magnificent bay of Portinho de Arrabida, with its clear quiet waters, is a must-see and is a short drive away. Sesimbra, Fonte da Telha (4km away), Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira and Troia beaches are all easily accessible.

Golf Information

Aroeira Clube de Campo de Portugal is located near the estate, and boasts two championship 18 hole golf courses, which staged the Portuguese Open on several occasions. Expect world class conditions all year round thanks to its sandy soils and friendly micro-climate. Both courses present a difficult but pleasant challenge, crossing mature pine woods and well protected greens.

Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club is also within a short drive, and offers a friendly family atmosphere, which makes this club an enjoyable and relaxed experience, and its diversified course with immaculate fairways offers excellent views over the surrounding countryside.

Aroeira Clube de Campo de Portugal

Aroeira Clube de Campo de Portugal

Tróia Golf (15 kms and a ferry away), is a very difficult championship links, but one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Other courses are available within the area: Riba Golf (two 18 hole golf championship courses within a cork tree estate); Montado (18 hole park course), Palmela Villa (9 hole) and Aldeia dos Capuchos (a short 9 hole course with beautiful sea views, ideal for short game).

Gastronomy and wine tasting

The region of Azeitão is famed for its gastronomy, and even the local supermarkets, such as Intermarché, have a mix of local gourmet and standard fresh products; the supermarket is about 3km from the villa. The local gastronomic festival is held from June to September. Fresh grilled fish is an inexpensive delight. Five formal wine routes have been devised in the Setubal peninsula by the ‘Rota de Vinhos’ association, combining wine tasting with sightseeing, arts and nature. The villa is ideally situated to take best advantage of these delights of the area.

Getting there and around

Two hours flight from most European cities and seven from New York, the villa is reached by car from Lisbon Airport in less than 30 minutes. Faro airport is 2 hours away. The motorway junction is 6km away.

A car is recommended for this holiday as there is no public transport to the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fernão Ferro, Lisbon & Costa de Lisboa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July - August
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct - Dec
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Dec - Jan
22 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £884.66

Booking conditions: 20% minimum paid at time of booking, further 40% two months before arrival, and balance on arrival in cash.
Security Deposit: €500, refundable at end of stay.

Prices are quoted for up to 10 people. Add € 100 per additional guest. Add € 350 per week for usage of pool house.
During peak season: normal turnover day is Saturday and surcharge may apply for rentals of less than 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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