Villa near beaches, sleeps 12, pool, huge terrace with mountain view
Why Mark Hudson chose Galamares
The villa was the family home of my parents-in-law, who no longer live there. However, it is still the family holiday home.
What makes this Villa unique
* The house has a stunning view of the mountain of Sintra, from a lovely and huge terrace, below which the lawn slopes gently down to the pool. * The villa is large but it is still cosy and very easy to live in. * It is in a beautiful area, within easy reach of 5 attractive beaches, many restaurants, lots of unique sights and walks (in Sintra and the Serra) .. and yet is only 45 minutes from the centre of Lisbon.
No more than 20 people ever in the house
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Bookings are normally for Saturday to Saturday. Other booking week-dates may incur extra charges.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Loved the location of this villa. Close to Sintra and the sea. Easy access via Sintra to Lisbon. Beautiful outside space
Three Generations family stay for Grampy’s 60th.
We needed a base around Sintra for 6 x Adults and 7 x children. Joy, myself (Richard), Laura & Donna ( our Daughters) had spent 2 1/2 years on the Estoril coast back in 1989-1991, whilst I served at the NATO Base in Oeriras.
Casa do Cedro reminded us all, a lot, of our last bungalow home we rented in Linho back then? Full of Portuguese character, we all felt instantly At Home their. We all loved our stay and our 7 x grandchildren (Harvey, Evan, Daisy, Imogen, William, Daniel & Esmee.) Really loved the Pool which was the Firm Favourite part of the Villa with them! Many thanks for the use of your Families Villa Mark. A Lovely Place in a Lovely part of Sintra, perfect for our needs.
Great place for visitors of Sintra, Lisbon and nearby attractions
We spent in the villa whole week in July. The house is very spacious, with big outside area. We travel with 4 families, 14 people in total. House is spacious enough for this group of people, however two one bedroom was quite claustrophobic.
All devices worked fine, villa is clean and well maintained. The pool area needs some renovations and some additional sunbeds and umbrellas. Astonishing living room with open fireplace and library full of old books, gives the house a spirit which is hard to forget.
Located in the small, quiet village, close to Sintra, approx. 25km from Lisbon. Nearest beach is within 20 minutes by car.
I strongly recommend the villa for families and pack of friends. Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, beautiful beaches are within 40 minutes by car, so the place is great starting point for everybody who wants to visit interesting places, not only looking for sun and sand:)
Great location-huge house... Fabulous garden and pool!
Wonderful place to stay
The villa is a wonderful place to stay, it is very large and spacious but also has a homely feel to it, especially due to the Portuguese decor and style. The villa is very well equipped and each room is decorated tastefully. The pool was great fun, and we spent the evenings on the veranda. The views are beautiful, we really enjoyed the local village shops and cafes. There is plenty to do in sintra and Lisbon which are both easy to travel to. We also took the old tram to the beach and a scenic bus route to cascais. It was all fabulous
We had been let down by a previous owner in a previous booking and 3 months before we were due to go we were in a panic!
We could not have been helped more by the honour Mark who was brilliant throughout the process.....we rent a lot and I have never had such a comprehensive list of information for staying at this villa....amazing!
The key collection process was efficient and simple.
It took 20 mins just to be shown around!
Very spacious villa is an understatement.
We were a group of 10 and it had everything we needed and we never felt under each others feet.
The view is just stunning.
The location is brilliant.
10 minutes to Sintra, which also has a fast train to Lisbon.
Hypermarket 15 mins away.
10 mins from 2 lovely beaches, 25 minutes from Cascais.
Lisbon airport an easy 30 mins.
Great beaches are a very short drive away. The house is in the countryside, on the outskirts of Galamares village. The villa is 45 minutes drive from Lisbon and Lisbon airport and 15 minutes from the historic town of Sintra and from various beautiful palaces. Tennis courts, golf courses and riding facilities are also all within 15 minutes drive. There are great restaurants nearby, especially for seafood. Coastal nightlight buzzes with bars and a few nightclubs. Further afield is the charming, cliff-perched fishing village of Ericeira, with narrow cobbled streets and famous seafood restaurants. The region is one of the most interesting in Portugal. The nearby town of Colares is charming and the villages of Galamares and Mucifal have handy shopping facilities. Cascais town has a great shopping centre. In Sintra see the old palace, the fairytale mountaintop Palacio da Pena and the romantic Montserrat (walking distance). The many beaches are sandy and fun, with serious surfing.
Other Activities: Golf courses and many of Portugal´s top palaces and sights are within easy distance ... as well as Lisbon
Golf: Sintra is also good for golf holiday makers: there are 8 courses within easy reach, and a driving range.
The Penha Longa course (home of the Estoril Open) is 10 km away and hosts several championships. It has an excellent level of maintenance and beautiful panoramic views over the Sintra hill (Serra de Sintra). Also nearby are Estoril Golf, Quinta da Marinha Golf, Quinta da Beloura Golf, Belas Golf – all about 30 min. drive from the villa. Cascais, an old fishing town has wonderful cafes, restaurants, shops and discotheques and a new marina (with plenty of restaurants) where you can play all of the year. Estoril has, also, to offer you an interesting night life and several golf courses.