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Villa for 18 pax, w/ pool, at a short distance from the beach, bars & restaurant

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs2
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa with 8 bedroom & pool, ideal for 16 people + 2 extra beds

Exceptional villa for 16 persons + 2 extra beds, located in a quiet neighbourhood, in Sintra Natural Park, the Unesco World Heritage. This typical Portuguese property offers 8 spacious bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a private L shape swimming pool, outdoor dining area and barbecue. Villa Maxima is also home to an enormous garden that goes all around the house, giving plenty space for children to play as grownups relax by the swimming pool. There are several points of interest to visit in the proximity, namely Sintra, famous for its ancient castles and sumptuous palaces, Cascais, home to some of the finest beaches in the Lisbon region and a wide variety of tourist attractions, or Cape Roca the westernmost extent of continental Europe and what was once known as “the end of the world”.

Plenty of reasons to stay at Villa Maxima!



Fully equipped kitchen

Open space with living room and dining area

Small living room with a possibility to install 2 extra beds (under request)

1 bedroom with twin beds

1 bedroom with twin beds in the attic with bathroom

1 bedroom with 3 single beds

3 suites with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower enclosure

2 bedrooms with double bed

2 family bathrooms with shower enclosure

2 toilets


Private swimming pool 12 x 5 m


Outdoor dining area

12 sunbeds

Charcoal barbecue

Parking place for 4 cars

Tennis court outside the property within a walking distance

1 bathroom with shower near the pool

Breakage deposit: 800€

Wi-Fi: included

Central heating: 45€ per day

Extra bed for party above 16 people: 15€ per pax/night

End of stay cleaning: included

Maid to do extra cleaning or cooking: upon request

Preferred changeover day: Saturday, from June 23 to August 31

Earliest arrival time: 16:00

Latest departure time: 10:00

More Details
Registration Number : AL-16914

Property Manager
Allure Villas
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

Why Allure Villas chose Praia das Maçãs

The villa is situated 10 km from Sintra, and 20 km from the cosmopolitan Cascais, with its marina, entertainment, shopping, beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, delightful terraces by the sea, not to mention the buzz of a very active nightlife. Estoril, that has the biggest casino in Europe, is only 19.5 km away. Lisbon, the capital with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, monuments, restaurants and Fado, is only 40 min. away. Guincho, with its surrounding natural park is highly recommended for beach & sport holidays. But along the coast the choice of other beaches is endless. Guincho is famous for water sport activities, white sandy family beaches, all within a 20 min drive. The bus stop is just 900 m away from the villa (Sintra and Cascais) and the railway station is 10 km away.

For golfers, there are 6 golf courses, 20 minutes away:

1) Quinta da Marinha

Set amongst beautiful pine trees and stretching down to Guincho beach, it has some of the most majestic sceneries in Portugal. Its hole number 13, a Par 4 descending to the sea, is a picture postcard of Portuguese golf.

2) Oitavos

It's the 1st Golf Course in Europe and the 2nd in the World to become a Certified Signature Sanctuary - Gold.

3) Penha Longa

Enjoys championship characteristics, an excellent level of maintenance and beautiful panoramic views over the Sintra mountain range.

4) Estoril

One of the oldest and best-known golf courses in Portugal. Many champions - including Max Faulkner and Seve Ballesteros - have walked the fairways of this course.

5) Quinta da Beloura

Fine views over the Sintra mountain range and a course surrounded by trees provide a very pleasurable game of golf.

6) Belas

Designed by Rocky Roquemore. Its eighteen holes extend over 6,128 metres for a Par 72.

What makes this villa unique

Praia das Maçãs beach: 1.3 km

Restaurants: 900 m

Bus stop: 900 m

Pharmacy: 1 km

Supermarket: 1 km

ATM: 1 km

Cascais: 21.5 km

Sintra: 10 km

Lisbon Airport: 40 km


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Praia das Maçãs in Colares

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Near the pool
  • 2 en-suite bathroom with shower enclosure 1 en-suite bathroom with shower 3 family bathrooms with shower enclosure 1 toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , small bedroom in the attic
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Small living room with 2 extra beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , ensuit
  • 1 bedrooms with twin beds 1 small suite bedroom in the attic with twin beds 1 bedroom with 3 single beds 2 suite bedrooms with double bed 3 bedrooms with double bed Small living room with a possibility to instal 2 extra beds (under request)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, a romantic and cultural city, known for its amazing light, is located over seven hills and bathed by the Tagus River. Its history goes back before Roman colonization and you can still find traces of the different civilizations and cultures that graced this land.


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Villa for 18 pax, w/ pool, at a short distance from the beach, bars & restaurant
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful spacious property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The rooms are a good size, the grounds and pool and lovely, and the location is perfect for people who want some seclusion but be close enough to walk to a village.

Only slight complaint is that the kitchen doesn't have a lot of worksurfaces which makes cooking for a lot of people a bit of a challenge.

But overall this is a really lovely villa and I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, garden and pool. Quiet area. Mostly 👍😀❤️, a few 🙁, for details read on.

  • 4 of 5

Villa Maxima is very suitable for a larger group, we were 11 adults , perfect for us , and we had a wonderful stay there. Mostly we were VERY pleased about the house, don't forget that when you read on!

The villa is big and a bit difficult to find your way in, spacy areas and with sitting groups different places indoors as well as outdoors. Well kept garden mostly, VERY nice pool area, the water clean and fresh.

The rooms are nice, the double beds a bit narrow , and unfortunately mould in one of the 5/ 6 bathrooms.In the kitchen you find what you need , but it is quite small when 11 people want to take their share of the kitchen duties or want to prepare their breakfast to bring out in the garden. The sink got clogged many times, and we had to repair it.

Be prepared not to flush paper down the toilets, but this goes for most of Portugal.

There are shelves full of books ( a library actually) many about art, art lovers own this house , pictures on the walls and art in the garden.

We decided on not renting cars, we walked to the nearby areas ( Praia Grande, Praia Maças, Azenhas, Colares) , took the tram / bus to Sintra and the train from Sintra Lisbon. 15 minutes walk to nearest shop, very nice morning exercise. The twin brothers in the shop are very helpful.

What we really would have liked was a book/ folder with useful information ; ( transport/ time tables/ taxi number, shops/ mercado( where to find them/ opening hours), recommended restaurants ( like Central in Colares and Buzio in Maças), a bit of history / anecdotes, what to see f.ex. in Sintra, where to deliver tha garbage, house rules/what to do/ remember before leaving the house.)

We think you will enjoy renting this villa, as we did.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ett stort och rymligt hus, perfekt för oss som var 12 personer.

  • 4 of 5

Det var ett par badrum som var rätt ofräscha, som skulle behöva en upprustning och i köket saknades grytor och kastruller till induktionshällen som därmed inte gick att använda och den stora gasplattan som var för sig själv fungerade heller inte men för övrigt var det väldigt välutrustat med allt man behöver i köket. Ett plus skulle vara att man utrustade huset med lite plastglas för utomhusbruk vid poolen. En fantastiskt fin trädgård och uteplatser. Totalt sätt är vi jättenöjda, tyvärr var väl inte vädret inte det bästa men det fanns ju ett härligt och stort vardagsrum med matplats att vistas i.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Per, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and are at your disposal for another opportunity. Best regards, Allure Villas team
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Large house, friendly & helpful landlords

  • 5 of 5

Large pool, kitchen equipped with everything needed to cook for 15 people and more

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Oitavos Dunes
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Praia das Maçãs
Car: recommended

Sintra, Unesco World Heritage, is a charming little town at the foot of the Serra de Sintra that refuses to be recognized as a city. Every year, Sintra welcomes thousands of visitors from all around the world, who seek for a wide range of activities to foment their health, interests and knowledge, being Sintra one of the most culturally and historically rich and attractive villages in the world. Others simply want to enjoy its natural beauty and surroundings.

It is located in the west side of Lisbon and presents us with amazing beaches that leave us stunned and one of the most suggestive ridges of Portugal. The villa itself is dotted with delightful parks and fountains and an inter flow of wacky palaces, museums and markets. We can easily understand, by strolling out Sintra´s narrow streets while glimpsing its mystical secrets, the reason why nobility and English writers choose to live here.

Heading out of “the paradise on earth” as Lord Byron said, you may visit the quirky Pena Palace. An ephemerid is that since the royal family habited the palace on the 19th Century, the palace remains almost equal.

By visiting the National Palace you will have the opportunity to relish with the peculiar conical chimneys and the historical tiles (in portuguese “azulejos), and surrounding woods. Visiting the collections of metals, paintings and textiles from the period between 15th and 19th centuries will improve largely your acquirements.

One of the ex-libris of Sintra are the impressive gardens. In the 19th century, D. Fernando has planted a unique garden in the world for the exotic and diverse flora that compose it. To help in this task, he had the collaboration of the Australian biologist Friedrich Welwitsch one of the greatest botanists of the time.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge described Sintra as a “Garden of Eden on the edge of a silver sea”.

There is a tram that starts on this little town and runs through the surrounding space, ending in “Praia das Maças”. You may also visit Cabo da Roca, the most westerly spot of Europe’s mainland.

On spare time, you have plenty options. If you prefer family activities, you can choose hiking, biking, vehicles 4x4 all-terrain, paragliding, climbing or even horseback riding and meet the little town with a different perspective.

On the other hand, if you´d rather stay by the sea, you can body board, surf, windsurf, and many others.

In the end of the day you can delight yourself with the Portuguese gastronomy with tasty meat such as Piglet, veal or goatling. There is an enormous variety of fish and shellfish like cod, clams, mussels, squid, chub and great limpet, all cooked in the Portuguese traditional way. Do not forget to taste the delicious wine.

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, a romantic and cultural city, known for its amazing light, is located over seven hills and bathed by the Tagus River. Its history goes back before Roman colonization and you can still find traces of the different civilizations and cultures that graced this land.

The picturesque and medieval streets of Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado, where one can hear the Fado at night, a unique synthesis of old and new, is a must. Splendid monuments, castles and astonishing sights “miradouros” keep you company every step of the way.

There is a large range of activities to do and places to see in Lisbon, like the Oceanario, Europe’s biggest aquarium, alone worth the visit for its perfect picture of ocean wild life. This city also offers an abundance of distinguished restaurants, fantastic shopping and great nightlife.

To the west of the city lies mysterious Sintra, a verdant cultural landscape - declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site with its mystical forests crowned with castles, palaces and grand mansions.

Sintra, due to the mild climate that allows the sport 12 months a year, as well as the beautiful surroundings, is known as one of the best places for the golf lovers. Offers a large challenging course concentration, projected by famous designers and includes all degrees of difficulty up to the highest international standard.

Taking a ride on a horse-pulled carriage and gazing at the marvellous manor-houses, as one drives up to Pena Palace, is the perfect experience that epitomises this magical place. It has a vast and endless variety of exotic trees, subtropical plants and shrubs that were imported in the 19th Century, offering, in addition, spectacular views across the coast line.

Sunny Cascais, a chic seaside resort is also located a mere 15 km west of Lisbon. This lively town boasts a number of sandy beaches, excellent restaurants and championship golf courses, as well as a world-class marina.

Near Cascais is the famous beach Guincho, known for its high waves that attract windsurfers from all around the world.

The next town to the east of Cascais is the resort town of Estoril with its popular Casino and great nightlife.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Praia das Maçãs, Lisbon District

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
22 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £714.29

Breakages deposit: 800€
Central heating: 45€ per day
Maid to do extra cleaning or cooking: upon request
Preferred changeover day: Saturday, in July & August
Earliest arrival time: 16:00 pm
Latest departure time: 10:00 am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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