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450 meters to the beach, Private gardens,Praia das Maçãs

Bedrooms 2
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Casa da Bia s 2-bedroom cottages, sleeping 4,

Casa da Bia: sleeping 4 persons, 1 double bedroom & 1 twin bedroom.

Has it's own private traditional courtyard garden with grape vines,flower beds,succulent plants and cacti in pots - a great place for sunbathing on the loungers or eating out and cooking on the barbeque! A glimpse of Sea views can be seen from the door porch's and it's only a short walk to the beach / village center (450 meters), and the closest well stocked convenience shop is just 200 meters away.

Casa da Bia is a certificated members of 'Registo de Alojamento Local', And are proud to display 'Sintra Inn' plack's having been assessed for legal conformity, safety & quality by Sintra Camara Municipal.

Sales tax is included in the price, and a full tax receipt is given.

Cottage was recently renovated with holiday makers in mind, with all of the fixtures and fittings were chosen with style, practicality and simplicity in mind making the cottage extremely easy and comfortable to stay in, Including the winter season as they have heating.

We have other similar cottages in the same area for rent, please click though to our own website.

More Details
Registration Number : 7948/AL

About Us

Ralph Mason
22, Rua do Mindelo, Vila Arcos
2705-314 Praia das Macas
VAT Reg NoPT256290075

Property Manager
Ralph Mason
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018

About Ralph Mason

Lisbon Coast Cottages, founded in 2004 by Ana Mason-Correia and Ralph Mason, is made up of a small strong team.

We (Ana & Ralph) are husband and wife. Ralph, English from Shrewsbury in the West Midlands and Ana, Portuguese who grew up by the sea in the outskirts of Lisbon before moving to London to pursue university studies, where we eventually met.

Ana is a graphic designer by trade but now works remotely from home for an UK based company Wahanda, and Ralph, who was a senior quality control technician for a major radio-pharmaceutical company before the move to Portugal, now works for the properties full time.

In the Portuguese side of the family were the 3 beach cottages in a very delapidated state, which we inherited in 2004. We instantly set to work rebuilding Casa da Olga from scratch whilst simultaneously doing a major refurbishment of Vila Arcos. They were both ready and we opened for business in June 2005.

Soon after the London rat race became more of a drag than the stuff dreams are made of, so in a leap of faith we decided to renovate the 3rd cottage (Casa da Bia), move to Portugal and try and make a new better life in the sun. It was the spring of 2006.

Subsequently we have poured blood, sweat and tears into Lisbon Coast Cottages, transforming it into a steadily growing and secure business. From the initial 3 beach cottages, expansion was started by the acquisition and refurbishment of another cottage in the heart of historical Sintra, which was sold in the Autumn of 2011 as we want to concentrate fully on the area around Praia das Maçãs do ensure the best quality service possible.

As well as the owned properties, Ana & Ralph exclusively and comprehensively manage a 6 bedroom Luxury Villa with pool and sea Views called Casal de Santa Maria for it's owners Stuart & Sue Pearson who live in London, property number p88135 on this site.

Ralph Mason purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Ralph Mason chose Praia das Maçãs

Ana's grandparents built the cottages in the early 1950's, and they were used for family holidays for many years.

Ana's Grandparents would stay in one cottage, and Ana and her Mother and Farther the other, Privacy for every one but the convenience of the family being just next door.

When we inherited the cottages in 2004 they had been neglected for many years and required extensive modernization.

We refurbished the cottages as a rental units rather than for our own use, so every thing was chosen to be the perfect blend of style, simplicity and durability. On arrival you will find the cottages exactly as in the photos, and the cottages areextremely easy to live in.

When deciding on the name of the cottages, there could only be one choice ! the family names, Casa da Bia in memory of Ana's Granmother, and Vila Arcos the family surname.

What makes this cottage unique

Being simply the two of us on the management side of the company, you will be dealing exclusively with one of us every step of the way, from your initial enquiry through to questions, booking and payment. On arrival you will be greeted personally by one of us together with a nice bottle of wine and a basket of fresh local goodies to help you start off your holiday. We can, if you wish, also point you in the direction of all the best places to eat and places to go. We live just a few miles from the cottages and are more than happy to help should you need any help 24hrs a day.

We have been renting properties in the village since 2005 and are building a brand, not just renting a single property and so take our guests requirements very seriously and any unforeseen problems are dealt with extremely quickly!

A broken / damaged item remaining in a property is just not the way we work.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'We had a great time here and everything was as Ana and Ralph said it would be. The beaches were very unspoilt and uncrowded, the villa was immaculate and it was easy to get around without a car. Sintra is definitely well worth a visit. We would certainly recommend this as a holiday.' Nigel & Carolyn Conquest, UK – August 2006

'We had a fantastic week, the cottage was great so close to the beach! Praia das Maçãs is a great beach holiday location; not touristry, great cheap seafood restaurants, clean beaches and plenty of sun!' Danielle Ivory and Jeremy Haines, UK – August 2006

'Thanks again for the wonderful rental in Portugal. The cottage was wonderful and after talking with Cristina, we wouldn't change a thing.' Paul and Cristina Turang, USA – September 2005

'Thank you for a fantastic holiday. The house is perfect and very comfortable, and everything you need or want is there!' Jan de Meulenaere, Belgium – July 2005
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Praia das Maçãs in Colares

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • We provide a great set of towels for each guest. To help you wash surf boards, wetsuits and other outdoors equipment, there is an old fashioned washboard sink and plenty of hose!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed , extra pullout bed
  • 1 double room 1 twin room 1 cot available on request
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please note, bicycles are available for hire. Maid laundry service available on request. Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the property, but please feel free to smoke outside. Ashtrays are provided. Fantastic HD LED television, Dvd player, WI-FI internet connection, Ipod docking stereo


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450 meters to the beach, Private gardens,Praia das Maçãs
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Staefa, Switzerland

Wonderful, family friendly house!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 9 day stay at Casa da Bia! It was our family's first time in Portugal. We had two younger children with us and this house was perfect. A great size, very comfortable, clean, had everything we needed, and it's in a great location close to town. We chose not to rent a car and there was plenty we could walk to, even with two small children (but do be prepared to walk a lot!). The owner, Ralph, is wonderful to work with. He did a great job of giving recommendations for local restaurants, a butcher, a baker, local attractions, etc. Anything we needed, he was very helpful and responded promptly during our stay. We would highly recommend this house and we can't wait to rent from Ralph again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tiffani for your very kind words here and those written in the paper guest book. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are very happy that you had a good time in our cottage. Looking forward to meeting you again, kind regards Ralph & Ana
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Great location, great service

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spotless on arrival and Ralph spent time with us to give us tips on what to see, where to eat, etc. The outdoor area at the cottage is wonderful - sunny and private with plenty space and furniture for eating, lounging, hanging out washing, etc. It's just a few minutes walk to a lovely beach and walks along the headland either north or south are really pleasant. The sea can be quite rough, but there is a 50m pool in Praia das Macas and a 100m pool in Praia Grande which is just down the road (about 20 mins on foot). Sintra is stunning and very accessible from Praia das Macas - we went there three times and still haven't seen all it has to offer! My husband is a keen cyclist and Ralph passed on info on bike rental and took him touring one day along a gorgeous route.

All in all, a fantastic holiday. Ralph was a pleasure to deal with and helped us get the most from our stay. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Mairead, it was a pleasure to meet you and Martin and i hope we will see you again in years to come :) I ( Ralph ) am a very keen cyclist and it's always a pleasure to hook a guest up with a fantastic quality hire bike from our local shop, and if requested take them for blast around the local area on Road racing, mountain or Touring bike. We have a very informal facebook page for the cottage and the other 3 properties we have, search for lisboncoastcottages on facebook to find us :) Here you will find a lot more photos of the local area and able to glean an incite into the way we do things. Thanks again Mairead & Martin, Kind regards Ralph & Ana
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Schönes Ferienhaus in guter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben hier wunderschöne Tage verlebt. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet was man benötigt. Der Garten ist hübsch angelegt und die Nähe zum Meer toll. Auch mehrere Einkaufsgelegenheiten sind fußläufig erreichbar. Wir hatten kein Auto, was kein Problem war, da hier regelmäßig die Tram und der Bus fuhr. Der Gastgeber Ralph war sehr und hilfsbereit.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anja for your kind words and your custom. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy :) We hope to welcome you back another time, Cheers, Ralph & Ana
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Super Ferienwohnung ist ruhiger zentraler Lage

  • 5 of 5

Bei unserer Ankunft wurden wir von Ralph sehr freundlich empfangen und erhielten viele hilfreiche Tipps und Infos. Die Wohnung war sehr sauer und sehr gepflegt. Von Praia da Macas konnten wir unsere Ziele in der Umgebung prima erreichen. Für 4 Erwachsene absolut ausreichend groß. Uneingeschränkte Weiterempfehlung *****

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Cider bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
sintra has 7 golf courses
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
IC 19, Sintra
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village has 15 restaurants, all very close by
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Lisbon Dry slope
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Praia das Macas beach
Car: not necessary

Casa da Bia is ocated a quiet residential street in the small welcoming sea village of Praia das Maçãs, Situated on the west coast of Portugal, just 40kms north west of Lisbon / Lisbon Airport.

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Praia das Maçãs is a true gem of a beach side village and still to this day has remained mostly unspoilt by commercialism, the village boasts a golden sand beach,a hand full of cafe-bar's and restaurants, a beautiful 1940's Saltwater swimming pool and lido, a safe Children's play area with swings and slide, a fresh produce market, butchers, bakers, fish mongers, post office and a few independent shop's.

It has a small friendly community and by the end of your stay you are bound to feel part of it!

It is well served by public transport with a bus service running 7 days a week, and also an historic electric tram running at the weekend, both of which all year round.

Praia das Maçãs is only 12km from the exquisitely beautiful world heritage site town of Sintra ( bus & tram connects them ).

Sintra is a UNESCO world heritage site and has 6 palaces and a Moors castle amongst it's historic attractions, famous since before Victorian times it's has always attracted the art's and there is also many galleries and exhibitions to explore.

There is also easy access to Lisbon itself, the famous casino in Estoril, or the beautiful marina at Cascais.

The perfect romantic getaway or the perfect Family beach holiday the choices are endless both in activities and entertainment!

We live locally and have worked hard to find the very best performing company's that provide services to tourists such as Wine tasting, cycling / bike hire and guiding, para gliding, surfing,body boarding, horse riding & segway tours.

Golf is very popular in the local area and we have 7 golf courses that are close to the cottage, All are pretty much in the same area on the south side of the Sintra hill, all of them being a 25 mins / 25 euro taxi ride away.

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  • 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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