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Xaras: Relax and enjoy a delightful country villa in the Natural Park of Sintra

Bedrooms 6
Space 107,639 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A 6-room villa with lawn and swimming pool in a quiet area of a natural park

Casa das Xaras is a spacious property (10 000 square meters), with a very quiet location and surrounded by the natural landscape of the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, and is a central point for exploring the regions of Sintra, Estoril, Cascais, Ericeira and Lisbon.

NOTE: The property can be rented as a whole or partially. Partial rentals are possible (except in peak season) for the main area of the villa (living room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen) or for each of the suites. If rented partially, the garden and pool will be shared with the other guests.

This cosy villa is ideally suited for relaxing and enjoying your staying, offering large open spaces, with a large lawn well integrated with a beautiful pool equipped with a deck and a barbecue.

The villa consists of a large living room with fireplace and TV, 3 suites (double rooms with kitchenette and bathroom), 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a small kitchen and a bathroom near the pool (available when the house is rented in its entirety).

More Details
Registration Number : 1382/AL


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in São João das Lampas in Sintra

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 107639 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Green Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Red Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Suite 1 (optional)
    Dark Blue Bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Suite 2 (optional)
    Beige Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Suite 3 (optional)
    Bathroom by the Pool - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In the Pool House (outside the main villa house)
  • 5 complete bathrooms, 3 of which may be used exclusively by the corresponding rooms, if these are rented separately. Adicionally, an ezra bathroom in the Pool House..
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Room 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Room 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Room 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Suite 3 - 2 Single Bed , Kitchenette and private WC (optional)
    Suite 1 - 2 Single Bed , Kitchenette and private WC (optional)
    Suite 2 - 2 Single Bed , Kitchenette e WC privativo (optional)
  • 6 double rooms, 3 of which are suites with bathroom and kitchenette, which can be rented separately.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Xaras: Relax and enjoy a delightful country villa in the Natural Park of Sintra
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect villa for family or friends!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the villa with friends and three children for 7 days in May 2017. The villa is amazing, large, clean and homely. The garden is very big with pool area, BBQ and lots of green space. The owners are extremely accommodating and were always on hand if we needed anything. The villa is a bit off the beaten track in the heart of Sintra so I would recommend hiring a car as the taxi and Uber drivers found it difficult to find at times. Other than that, it was the perfect stay and I hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gemma and her friends made a lovely group that stayed for a week in Casa das Xaras. for a wedding in Sintra. They were very friendly and took very good care with the villa, leaving it in perfect conditions. It was a pleasure to host Gemma and her party and we look forward to hosting them again, or simply to have them visiting us in the future.
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Beautiful house, owners wonderfully welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly wonderful house in a very private setting, close to Lisbon, just 15 minutes drive from the stunning hills of Sintra, and 10 minutes from the beach.

The owners were very welcoming and greeted us with local wine, cheese, salami and fresh herbs for cooking. The facilities are spotlessly clean, the view from the many terraces spectacular. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this house.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this stay was excellent!

The hosts were extremely good with communicating with us before the holidays and during! They answered all our queries and we never had to wait too long for a response.

They were also very attentive with the check-in, ensuring we knew where everything in the house was and how everything worked. And it was also very helpful that they provided us with a 'welcome pack' showing the surrounding area and all the near restaurants and shops!

The house itself was very comfortable and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were a group of 14 and everyone slept comfortably and there's more than enough bathrooms for all!

The grounds are very well maintained with the house being perfectly located in a secluded area, but only minutes drive from civilisation!

Definitely recommend this house for family units or groups of friends looking for a nice getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very encouraging review. We look forward to hosting you back sometime soon. Best regards Vera & Pedro
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Perfect place to be with your family.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Casa Xaras very much.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to hosting you in Casa das Xaras, your comments and suggestions will be duly followed.
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Belle maison, bien équipée à 30minutes de Lisbonne

  • 5 of 5

Maison conforme à la description, situation idéale pour profiter du calme en ayant la possibilité de se rendre rapidement à Lisbonne ou Sintra. Belle piscine

Villa très bien équipée et très propre

Accueil et service excellent.

Attention cependant au vent et à la météo (souvent nuageux)

Bonne adresse

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gem owned by lovely folks about 30-to-40

  • 5 of 5

We were at the villa with friends for 4 days in May 2015. Amazing large, super clean and very cute villa about 40 min west of Lisbon. There are multiple terraces, a great pool and pool area and a very large garden. The owners are extremely sweet and super flexible. Beware it can get cold at night, blankets are available but an extra sweater is recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vera / Pedro Barahona
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

Why Vera / Pedro Barahona chose São João das Lampas

A propriedade está localizada na área de Sintra, num Parque Natural que permite uma excelente qualidade de vida, tanto para trabalhar como para lazer.

What makes this farmhouse unique

In the rural area of Sintra but very close to the village, its location in a very quiet area, the good organization of the house divisions (all rooms have direct access to the garden) and its garden with very pleasant lawn and pool, provide an ideal spot for an enjoyable holiday.

Its short distance from the village and the mountains of Sintra with its monuments and cultural landscape as well as from excellent beaches, equestrian centres and golf courses, allows you to optimally combine cultural activities with relaxing moments.


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Quinta da Beloura
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
O Zé
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia das Maçãs
Car: necessary

Just 5 minutes away, Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the first European Cultural Landscape in 1995) offers beautiful landscapes with stunning colours varying throughout the year, many historical monuments to visit and lovely places for shopping.

Several typical villages can be visited nearby (Colares, Almoçageme, Azenhas do Mar, Gouveia, Fontanelas) offering restaurants and markets with excellent quality food (including fresh fish and seafood).

The Cultural Landscape of Sintra provides a most suitable environment for various leisure activities, such as rural and mountain hiking, horseback riding, climbing and abseiling or yoga.

Less than 30 minutes by car you can find several world-class golf courses (Penha Longa, Beloura, Quinta da Marinha, Oitavos Dunes Cascais, Estoril Golf Course, Fine) and equestrian centres providing riding lessons and horse riding (Paddock, Fontanelas, Quinta da Beloura).

More than a dozen beaches may be enjoyed in Sintra and its surroundings including:

• Adraga Beach (15 min drive, with a typical restaurant specializing in fresh fish);

• Praia Grande (10 min drive) ideal for surfing and body boarding (surf schools, World Championship stage);

• Praia das Maçãs (5 min drive) with a picturesque tramway connecting it to Sintra, surf schools and several restaurants;

• Azenhas do Mar (5 min drive), stunning cliff over the sea the coast, with natural pool and fish restaurants;

• Magoito/Aguda (5 min drive), beach with many rocky nooks and magnificent cliffs;

• Guincho (20 min drive), ideal for surfing and windsurfing, World Cup stage of Surfing and Windsurfing.

• Beaches of Ericeira (30 min by car) also excellent for surfing and body boarding).

In the village of Sintra and the neighbouring hills, classified by UNESCO in 1995 as the first Cultural Landscape of Europe, several monuments may be visited, including:

• National Palace of Sintra - Erected during the Muslim rule on the Iberian Peninsula, with several changes under the reign of Kings Dinis, John I and Manuel I, keeping its silhouette from the mid-sixteenth century.

• Pena Palace - The Park and the Pena Palace, deployed in the Sintra hills are the epitome of Romanticism of the nineteenth century in Portugal, with architectural references to Manueline and Moorish influence.

• Moorish Castle - fortification built around the tenth century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, and expanded after the Christian Reconquista it commands a unique panorama that stretches to the Atlantic Ocean.

• Capuchin Convent - built in direct contact Franciscan convent with nature and according to a philosophy of extreme stripping architectural and decorative, small size and remarkable for the extreme poverty of its construction with extensive use of cork ('Convent of the cork').

• Monserrate Palace - one of the finest architectural and landscape creations of the Romanticism in Portugal, it combines Gothic influences, Indian and Moorish suggestions as well as exotic and plant motifs extending harmoniously to the lawns and botanic garden.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in São João das Lampas, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
16 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Medium Season
4 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Medium Season
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £440.24
Tax Rate 6.0%

The rates shown are for the whole property. To rent the property partially (only off peak and high seasons) either the main part (living room, kitchen, 3 bed rooms) or a single suite (see description), sharing the garden and pool with other guests, the rates applicable are:
• main part : 60% of rates shown
• single suite: 20% of rates shown
Please contact the owner for further details.

All payments are made by bank transfer.
Payment Policy:
• 30% of the total amount should be paid upon reservation.
• The total amount should be paid no later than 8 weeks from arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
• Full refund - if made up to 8 weeks days prior to arrival.
• 30% refund - if made up to 1 month prior to arrival.
• No refund - if made later.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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