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Romantic villa with private pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This 5-bedroom villa full of character is perfect for families or couples

This romantic villa has been in the family since it was built in the late 19th Century and was renovated in 2004. It's a two-story building and the ground floor has a lounge/common area, a social bathroom, a very large living room Moroccan style decorated with fireplace, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen The top floor has 5 spacious bedrooms old-style decorated, (1 double bedroom en-suite, 2 double and 2 single) and 3 exquisite bathrooms. Self-catering, It's perfect for summer holiday rental, lodges one large family, two families of 4 or a group of 8, and is suitable for children of all ages. Next to it there is a large garden area which includes a patio with private entrance and parking, a terrace with barbecue grill, garden tables & chairs ideal for a romantic dinner, a pine tree area and the swimming pool area with a large private pool (12x6 meters) and pool house. There are many pool recliners, chairs and parasols for you to relax.

If you wish to experience a traditional Portuguese country house you came to the right place!

2 Golf Courses Nearby: Two major golf courses nearby - Golf Quinta do Peru (12 km) and Aroeira Golf Course (20 km).

Several beaches - Praia do Meco (12 km), Sesimbra beach (2 km), Lagoa de Albufeira (15 km), Portinho da Arrabida (20 km)

Also Troia Golf Course isn't far (25 km).

Tour Guides Available in Sesimbra: Go visit José Maria da Fonseca wine cellar at Azeitão or the spectacular 16th Century Mansion - Quinta da Bacalhoa, and also its wine cellar.

Cross the Sado river and watch the dolphins between Setubal City and Troia Peninsula, one of the last remaining colonies in Portugal.

Cape Espichel's Monastery and Arrabida's Monastery are a must see. Also don't miss the grottos at Arrabida.

Other Activities: Rent a boat in Sesimbra and enjoy the fishing experience for a whole day.

Have scuba diving lessons.

Have surf lessons at Lagoa de Albufeira

More Details
Registration Number : 48762/2017

Property Manager
Isabel Aranha
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

Why Isabel Aranha chose Sampaio

This property has been in the family ever since I remember.

My summer, christmas and easter holidays were all spent here as a child with my family so this house has a very special meaning to me.

What makes this villa unique

The interior decoration is very charming, combining the rustic/country style furniture in its 5 bedrooms and the oriental elements in the big living room and dining room, preserving the soul of the old and traditional. The 4 bathrooms are all different and their tiles are exquisite.

On the outside, the pleasant porch with barbecue, where you can enjoy your meals.

The garden is large and luxuriant, with shaded pine areas and the pool with its unusual shape.

It’s totally suited for families with children, elderly groups and pets are also welcomed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sampaio in Sesimbra

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • House - The house does not have central heating. Heating from 1 October to 31 May must be paid separately and calculated according to an est
  • Pool – the pool is not fenced so we advise you to be extra careful with children under 6 years old. Please bring beach/pool towels.
  • Bathroom - do not flush anything in the toilet other than toilet paper. Kitchen - guests will be responsible for any misuse of appliances.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bidet
  • All bathrooms have cold and hot water. Bathrooms # 1, 2 and 3 have inset washbasin, bathtubs, curtained shower (except Bathroom # 3), toilet and bidet. The walls are fully titled with travertine or 18th Century tiles and have large mirrors and windows.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mom's - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , En-suite
    Jorge's - 2 Single Bed
    Alentejo - 1 Child Bed
    Guests - 1 Large Double Bed
    Isabel's - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All bedrooms are decorated with Portuguese antique style furniture and have electric oil heaters, wardrobes, a chest of drawers, mirrors, chairs, bedside tables with lamps, double pane windows with curtains and solid wooden shutters. Isabel's bedroom has also 2 single divans adult size that can be separated. Cot available, can be placed in any bedroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
4 hour weekly maid service for cleaning included on Saturdays. Bedclothes and towels changed weekly. Pets can be considered, at owners' responsibility, since there are 4 cats already in the owner's residence at the annex. Garden and pool keeping included Car recommended.


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Romantic villa with private pool
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Success in Santana!

  • 4 of 5

When searching for a suitable property not too distant from Lisbon airport (under one hour) we found this delightful old house on the outskirts of the little village of Santana, and just a 10 minute drive to the busy little seaside town of Sesimbra. An old house, full of character, with a well maintained garden, an excellent pool with adjoining shower and toilet facilities, plenty of sunbeds - what more could you ask for? Our hostess, Isabel, was extremely helpful and wasted no time in dealing with one or two little problems which arose. Our extended family, some of whom joined us from the U.S., enjoyed the spacious rooms, and though there was no A/C it proved unnecessary, as this house was built to cope with high temperatures! All in all a most successful holiday . Pat Cooke

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Passagem de ano 2014/2015

  • 4 of 5

Adorámos a estadia, a casa é excelente e oferece toda a comodidade e conforto para um grupo de 9 pessoas passarem umas férias de qualidade, por um excelente preço, numa zona magnífica, com todos os serviços essenciais perto.

A casa tem uma decoração cuidada, bem organizada e limpa, cozinha bem equipada, bem como toda a casa no geral.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un super séjour

  • 5 of 5

Quel beau souvenir que ce séjour passé dans cette superbe maison authentique.

Beaucoup d'espace, de tranquillité, de beauté!

Les petits déjeuners au bord de la piscine avec les amis furent des moments très agréables.

Cette maison offre un bon compromis car proche de la ville sesimbra et un peu éloigné du centre pour la tranquilité.

tres bon contact avec la propriétaire tres sympathique.

Presse de pouvoir revenir!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect villa for a nice holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa is very charming, so the pictures don't lie. A very nice living room, perfect for having a late driknk, chatting or playing some trivial pursuit with the family/friends.

The garden and grill place also offered fine places for enjoying the moment. The pool was bigger than expected and was really appreciated by the kids.

We also found the kitchen good equipped

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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About our wonderful trip to this beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

I write this review from all people who stayed with me in this wonderful place in July. I just want to say thank you for staying there. We are glad for choosing this property. It is useful place for people who want to relax in a swimming pool, eat a barbecue, which you can make on the territory of this villa. If you go there with your family it would be the best holiday you have ever had. There is a supermarket just 5 minutes walking from this villa and there is a delicious restaurant cross the road.

We all liked staying there and we enjoyed it because we have chosen THIS house!

And especially Esabel, who is an owner of this house is very very friendly and nice!

Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maria, Dmitry and all the rest of the group. You were my first group of Russian people and I must say that you were excellent guests. Anytime you want to return to Portugal, my house is always open to people so nice like you!
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Charming and spacious house with pool

  • 5 of 5

Great house, big fireplace (we were there in November). The original antique furniture is a nice special feature. Clean and comfortable. Really liked it. Rooms are spacious.

Location is good. 35 minutes to Lisbon. 5 minutes from the sea and mountains. Great!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: November 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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praia do meco
Cabo Espichel
Portinho da Arrábida
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Quinta do Peru
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located in Santana, by the road, 38km south of Lisbon, just 3km away from the ancient fishing village of Sesimbra, with its 13th century castle, known for all its beautiful beaches, narrow winding streets, fine restaurants, bars and night life. It's also close to Cape Espichel and its sanctuary (15km) where you can enjoy a spectacular ocean view, or to Aldeia do Meco (12km) with its fabulous beaches, or to Lagoa de Albufeira where you can have surf lessons, or to Azeitão (12km)an old town known for its cheese, wine route and 17th-18th century mansions, or to Portinho da Arrabida (20km) on the natural reserve of the Arrabida Mountains, which is one of the most beautiful places of Portugal, or to Setubal (25km) one of the major Portuguese cities. From here you can get to anywhere in the Costa Azul (Blue Coast) cause everything is so close. Hope you have a pleasant stay!

You have a supermarket on the village at walking distance, a fishing and vegetable market, shopping and very good restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £44.16
Pet Fee £44.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £441.58

Changeover day at Saturdays. Other days possible, except during summer months.
The weekly rate includes pool and garden cleaning, maid service once a week, bed linen and towels changed. Also includes water, electricity and gas from June to September. Heating between October and May is not included. Extra charge for firewood if requested.
There is a standard procedure of payment of a €500.00 damage waiver in cash collected upon arrival, kept until the end of the stay and refunded upon departure, after checking the villa, should the house be left with no damages.
The house capacity is for 8 ADULTS maximum. Exceptions made for children under 5. Extra bed will have to be requested. We also accept up to 4 people for a special rate. Please inquire.
Minimum stay 3 nighs, minimum stay in July and August 7 nights. Changeover date on Saturdays.
Check-in times are made on Saturdays between 5.00pm and 7.00pm and check-out times between 8.00am and 10.00am to allow the house to be properly cleaned upon arrival of other guests. I can be flexible on arrival time if you send me your travel schedule in advance.
Payment: A non returnable deposit of 30% of total amount is required to confirm booking. Balance settled 60 days prior to arrival. Wire transfer.
Last minute bookings full amount payable upon confirmation.
There is a list at the house with emergency phone numbers. The house is equipped with an alarm system connected to a central.
The property is insured against fire and other usual insurable perils but doesn't include guest’s personal belongings. Property damages as well as improper use of furniture and all other house belongings outside house perimeter caused intentionally or by guests negligent use are not covered by insurance, therefore is not allowed and entirely at guests responsibility.

Manager'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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