|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
My name is Christiane Stapf and I am from Tirol but living in Vienna. I am a teacher and I love Portugal. From beginning I spent my holidays always in Sintra. It is our second home.
Christiane Stapf purchased this apartment in 1980
The nice and charming penthouse has such a beautiful view out of the living and dining room. and even if there are many turists in Sintra you are up there in a good and quired place.
The penthouse is siutated in the historical center of Sintra and so you can visit all the nice places, castles and museums there by foot. also a trip to Lisbon is easy from there without car.
But if you want to visit places like Tomar, Batalha or to the south etc. you can do this by a one day trip by car.
This is a excellent place to stay. Check in was easy by wonderful friendly people who made you feel right at home. They have a shop near by that was easy to pop in with questions. The establishment we stayed at was directly across from national palace so beautiful view and great location. Perfect place for a tourist location if you want to get out and do things. Beautiful town to stay in. We stayed a week and still could of been longer. Very busy village so if lots of people bother you then don't stay here. This was perfect for us. We loved all the activity right outside our door!! Thankyou for the cozy lovely homey place to stay that had everything we needed!! We would love to visit again.
Check in was easy, our host was very friendly. The apartment is in the top floor or the most central building in town. Loved the apartment and Sintra. We decided to see Lisbon from Sintra since we are so close to the train. Ideal spot for exploring.
Excellent communications with Christiane (owner) via email from the onset. We were met by Mr Erler upon arrival. He is a warm and friendly individual and a pleasure to deal with. The apartment building is a short 15 minute walk from the train station and is directly across from the Sintra palace (the view from the living room balcony). This makes the area bustling and noisy with tourists during the day but a quiet and calm place by evening.
There is easy access to the markets in the 'real' town and the attractions of the Palace of Sintra, Pena and the Castle of the Moors. (Go first thing to avoid the tourists!
The apartment is located at the top of the building via stairs (no elevator) and is very clean and well appointed. It has a cosy family feel to it . No TV but excellent WiFi reception
We would book this location again and would recommend it to others.
'Casa Christaine' is a wonderful apartment. We stayed for two weeks and felt totally relaxed staying in this character filled apartment. It was very clean, well maintained, comfortable beds, very nice style furnsihings, everything provided for for a perfect stay. Christaine was excellent to communicate with from the initial email and always very prompt and informative when replying. Burghard the caretaker was also excellent. He was always available if needed. The location of the apartment is fantastic. From the windows of the living room you can watch and listen to the many visitors to Sintra. Close the windows and it is so quiet and peaceful. We would highly recommend this apartment if visiting Sintra, however perhaps not suitable for young children or a person with mobility needs. There are two stairs to reach the apartment.
There are many beaches in the Sintra area. Our favourite one was Sao Laurenco near Ribamar. Local restaurants serve very good food and large shopping centers are within a short drive. Casa Christiane is very good apartment to use as a base to explore the Sintra area.
This apartment is so perfectly located, it would be hard to ask for a better spot. A gorgeous view of the National Palace from the sitting room was a fun way to start every day. The furnishings are charming and comfortable. Everything was very clean upon our arrival, and whenever we had a question about shopping or eating, the manager was very helpful and friendly. Recommended for families or friends traveling together, but not for disabled or elderly as there are are many stairs. Thanks so much to the owner and manager -Sintra is a beautiful place, and this flat made our visit even more beautiful.
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful apartment. We felt so welcome when we arrived and loved our traditional Portuguese meal that was made for us on our first night. Sintra is a charming town and it was so nice to stay in a very clean, and tastefully decorated apartment with a beautiful view. Thank you to Christiane, Mr. Erler, and Filomena for making us feel so welcome and for being so helpful.
Sintra is an important historical town at the foot of 'Sierra de Sintra'. Because of the small mountainside with its lavish vegetation and as a result of its proximity to the Atlantic, it has a particularly comfortable micra climate.
Here in the vivinity of the ancient Royal Palace the nobility moved to their bright country houses to flee from the summer heat in Lisbon.Sintra and Serra togeather are one Botanical Garden with magical Castles and Palaces and a romantic old town.
Golf: Sintra prides itself as the place for golf holiday makers. The 8 courses are quick and easily reached from here. In addition to this there is an area south of Lisbon (1 hour away by car), making the total number of golf courses 14! Giving just a few examples and naming the most important golf courses we have: Estoril with 2 courses (18 and 9 holes), 8 km away. Quinta da Beloura with 18 holes, 4 km away. Penha Longa also with 2 courses (18 and 9 holes), 5 km away. Estoril sol 4 km away (9 hole course). Quinta de Marinha, about 15 km away with 18 holes.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.