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Quintola - Where the Sky meets the Sea

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Sesimbra - Quintola

Romantic cottage. 10m from beaches. Beautiful view of countryside and the sea.

Enclosed in a 5.000 sqm property, Quintola is a beautiful Romantic Portuguese cottage, built from scratch in the rural/classical tradition with a magnificent view over the Meco/Sintra/Lisbon bay. Just 10 minutes from the beaches with private patio and terrace for sunbathing or al fresco dining.

The whole house has been built to take advantage of the marvelous view over the country and extending out to the sea. You can enjoy it from the bedroom, living room, patio and the roof terrace.

Walk barefoot along the hardwood, marble and terracota floors. Dine looking at the country and the sea or gazing at the Lisbon twilight.

If you prefer, dine inside, enjoying the ambient music throughout the house.

Situated in Quintola de Azóia, Lisbon is 45 minutes away if you want to explore this historical city. The fishing village of Sesimbra (10 min away) with the National Park of Arrábida and beaches including the nudist beach (Meco) are close at hand.

Since there is a Bus stop near the house, if you prefer, you can go by Bus to Sesimbra (15 min) or Lisbon (1 hour).

Sesimbra and Lagoa de Albufeira, are specially good to young children, as the waters are very calm and shallow.

Quiet area. Ideal for families or couples who want a romantic seaside or country holiday.

Once you experience the beaches you won't need anything else, however there's a very nice SWIMMING POOL available at a near by hotel (1 min drive). Our guests may use the outdoor pool, bar, etc, at a small fee (children 50%) payable directly to the hotel.

The Sesimbra gastronomy is strongly connected with the sea. The fish courses and seafood are in the 'top' of the preferences of our visitors. The sea fragrances and tastes rule in Sesimbra, but the products from the land are equally appreciated. Besides healthy, the local food satisfies the most demanding tastes.

The swordfish and the black swordfish are considered sublime. The seafood like cockle and mussel, between many others, are, equally, delicacies very demanding.

Other typical products of the region, like the home-made bread, the cheese of Azoia (near our house), the apple Camoesa and the winter pear, complete your healthy meal.

The sweets of the land are much appreciated as well. Visit us and enjoy the broas de Alfarim ( maize breads of Alfarim ), Zimbros, Brisas do castelo, Almirantes and Catarinas.

In Sesimbra, you can't go wrong, you can choose the restaurants blindfolded.

Winding ways are perfect for BTT practice. On the other hand, the cliffs are good for Scaling and Rappel practice.

With international recognition, the Caves are a delight for the speleologists. With less adrenalin, Golf allows to relax and develop concentration and memory skills. Walks provide a cheerful tranquility. There is a range of tracks that you'll find while you're walking.

Tied to the sea for centuries, Sesimbra still explores its sea resources, such as fishing. Nowadays, the town explores, successfully, water sports like Sailing, Diving, Recreational Fishing, Canoeing, Surf, Windsurf and Skimboard.

If you are an enthusiastic golf player, you will find in Sesimbra, surrounding area excellent golf courses. Six of the most known golf courses of the region are here nearby; between 15 and 45 minutes travelling by car:

Campo de Golfe da Aroeira (I e II), Clube Quinta do Peru, Campo de Golfe do Montado, Clube de Golfe de Troia, Campo RibaGolfe (I e II) and Vila Nova de Santo Estevao.

The Peninsula of Setubal is famous by the quality of its wines. Recognized as 'divine drink' the 'Moscatel' is a generous wine with superior quality. It's a Peninsula de Setubal exclusive.

In Aguas de Moura, Palmela, Pegoes, Vila Nogueira de Azeitão and Comporta you will find the wine cellars of the region that produces many distinguished wines.

The Wine Route of Peninsula de Setubal (Rota de Vinhos da Peninsula de Setubal) allows you to learn more about an impressive architectural, gastronomic, natural and wine inheritance. There are 6 routes expecting you, namely: 'Por Terras de Santiago' (On the Land of Santiago), 'Por Terras da Arrabida' (On the Land of the Arrabida), 'Por Terras Verdes' (On Green Lands), 'Por Terras de Colonos, Ferroviarios e Antigas Devoções' (On the Land of Settlers, Railway Workers and Ancient Devotions, 'Por Terras do Sado' (On the Land of the Sado), 'Por Terras da Baia dos Golfinhos' (On the Land of the Dolphins Bay).

Halfway between Lisbon and Sesimbra, on the West coast of Setubal peninsula lies Lagoa de Albufeira.

Beautiful lagoon near the sandy beach of the same name, harbours one of the biggest pine tree forests in Portugal, and provides a safe place for children to play.

Cape Espichel is a popular place from which to watch the sunset. This is one of the most western observation points on the European continent. There is a very old (17th century), beautifully restored, church there, with baroque paintings and a frescoed ceiling, providing regular church services.

This cape offers amazing views to the Atlantic, with a lighthouse signaling its dangerous cliffs to sailors.

Near Cabo Espichel, you will also find several lanes of dinosaurs footprints (Pedra da Mua) that roved around in herds by the Jurassic times.

At the Cape, every Sunday in the morning , there's also a motorcycle gathering from all over the country.

To the East of Sesimbra lies Arrabida Natural Park with natural caves, more beaches and beautiful trails.

Stunning, thickly green and hilly, edged by gleamingly clean, golden beaches, the Arrábida Natural Park stretches along the south-eastern coast of the Setubal Peninsula from Setubal to Sesimbra.

Covering the 35km-long Serra da Arrabida mountain ridge, this is an area rich in Mediterranean plants, from olive, pistachio and strawberry to lavender, thyme and camomile, with attendant butterflies, beetles and birds (especially birds of prey) and even 70 types of seaweed.

Local honey is delicious, especially that produced in the gardens of the whitewashed, red-roofed Convento da Arrábida, a 16th-century former monastery overlooking the sea just north of Portinho (best days to visit are Tuesday or Thursday, but call ahead).

Another famous product is Azeitao ewe's cheese, with a characteristic flavour that owes much to lush Arrabida pastures and a variety of thistle used in the curdling process.

You can also make daytrips to Comporta. There, you will find 12 Kilometers (7.5 miles) of crystalline, blue water blending seamlessly with the sky and clean white sands.

Along the Comporta coast there are 3 beaches classified as bathing beaches – Comporta beach, Pego beach and Carvalhal beach. They are all environmentally certified and have Blue Flag and Accessible Beach quality seals enabling people with reduced mobility to enjoy the pleasures of beach life.

For those prepared to take that little step further, Costa Vicentina beaches are an excellent alternative for those seeking a break away from the crowds. Taking a little longer to reach, these beaches have remained pretty much as nature created them, some of them still totally deserted.

There are both broad expanses of fine white sands and small beaches tucked in between rocky headlands. And you may well feel you have the entire beach and the welcoming sea all to yourself as the temperatures are always pleasant in this southerly region.

Many sports are possible in our area.

Some of them include:

- Trekking

- Mountain-biking

- Scaling

- Speleology

- Golf

- Paragliding

- Walks

- Dolphin watching

- Canoeing

- Snorkeling

- Boat tours

- Fishing and deep sea fishing

- Surf and Bodyboard

- Windsurf and Kitesurf

- Sailing

- Jeep safaris

- Scaling

- Rappel

- Helicopter flight

- Horse Riding

and anything else connected to the sea . . .

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rodrigo Coutinho
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016

Why Rodrigo Coutinho chose Costa Azul - Setubal area

My parents have a beach house near, so we came since we were children to the beaches and the country.

When it came the time to choose a place to live, it was natural for us to settle and build our home here, on this beautifull mix of sea and country, where sometimes in the morning you can still hear and smell the fresh sea.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Quintola - Where the Sky meets the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir (Eltern mit achtjährigen Zwillingen) verbrachten in diesem gemütlichen und äußerst komfortabel eingerichteten Landhaus zehn sehr schöne und erholsame Tage. Der Blick von der großzügigen Terrasse auf's Meer ist traumhaft, es gibt 2 tolle Schaukeln für die Kinder und zusätzlich noch eine Dachterrasse, und dem Haus fehlt es an nichts: 2 Schlafzimmer, ein sehr großer Wohn-/Essbereich auf 2 Ebenen, 3 Badezimmer, ein Hauswirtschaftsraum und eine gut ausgestattete Küche; alles sehr gepflegt und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Rodrigo und Carla haben uns sehr nett mit Brot, Wein, Käse und Keksen empfangen und uns sofort mit vielen guten Tipps versorgt. Obwohl wir erst abends angekommen sind, ist Rodrigo mit uns noch mehrere tolle Strände in der näheren Umgebung abgefahren und hat uns Restaurants und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gezeigt. Am nächsten Tag wurden uns noch 2 Stühlchen für den Strand vorbei gebracht, und während der gesamten 10 Tage bekamen wir auf jede per E-Mail gestellte Frage sofort eine hilfreiche Antwort und weitere Tipps. Die Strände sind ein Traum und alle gut (mit Mietwagen) erreichbar, Lissabon ist auch nur eine halbe Stunde entfernt, und das Einzige, was uns (bzw. vor allen unseren Kindern) zum vollkommenen Glück fehlte, war ein Pool. Es gibt allerdings die Möglichkeit, den Pool in einem ca. 1 km entfernten Hotel zu nutzen (gegen Entgelt). Alles in allem ein toller Urlaub - wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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nice house with splendid view

  • 5 of 5

After a warm welcome of the very nice and helpfull owners Rodrigo and Carla we have had a perfect stay at the house during two weeks.

The house is situated on a main road ( it is a road with no much traffic and you don t suffer from it) and on

a large plot and you have from the backside terrace a splendid view on the ocean and on the coast on the otherside ( Lisboa/ Cascais) ; also from the inside of the house you can enjoy the fantastic panorama because of the large square windows in the living and the master bedroom.

Inside the house is very cosy with a good atmosphere and everything you need and you have also at your own house is available.

Nearby the house there are several beautiful beaches : very calm ( except for the weekend ) and reachable within 6 minutes

When you are seeking for tranquility you are at the right place : it is a quiet area : small quiet villages in the neigbourhood with everywhere nice cosy simple restaurants, bars and small shops where local people come together . When you want some more crowdy places you can go to sesimbra ( 10 minutes by car )a busy village with a lot of nice restaurants, bars , terraces shops and a crowdy beach ; you can also find here the larger supermarkets. It s also very easy to visit Setubal and Lisboa ( in 45 minutes you are in the center of this lovely town)

A requirement for your stay is a car that you need for the daily shopping and to visit the broader surroundings ( sesimbra, setubal, lisboa

in short ; perfect house , fantastic stay : we will certainly come back

Arne & Nicole

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say ? Your detailed review highlights everything about our home and surroundings. The good access, the extraordinary and ever changing view, the quietness and most of all the feeling that you're not just in a house, but in a home away from home.
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  • 5 of 5

Dieses wunderschöne Haus, so liebevoll und individuell eingerichtet wie auf den Fotos dargestellt, hat uns begeistert. Nach unseren täglichen Ausflügen haben wir dort auf der Terrasse oder im sehr großzügigen Wohn- Essbereich "gechillt", der Blick von der Terrasse oder aus den großen Fenstern hat selbst unseren 14jährigen Sohn entschleunigt.

Die Strände der Umgebung sind traumhaft und wir konnten uns nicht entscheiden welcher wohl der Schönste sei. Carla und Rodrigo haben uns einige Strände, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants gezeigt und empfohlen und Anregungen - auch schriftlich - zur Verfügung gestellt. Jede Frage wurde von Ihnen sofort freundlichst beantwortet - so betreut waren wir noch nie. Danke!

Nicht zuletzt war das Haus perfekt ausgestattet - vom Buddelzeug über Duschgel, Sonnenschirm bis Tischdecke, reichlich Wechselwäsche,.... und alles ausgesprochen sauber :))

Wir haben Quintola de Azoia schon weiterempfohlen - obwohl es eigentlich ein Geheimtip bleiben sollte.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do try our best to supply everything our guests might need and so it is very rewarding to see your care recognized.
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Portugal von seiner besten Seite!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit unseren beiden Teenager-Töchtern einen rundum wundervollen ersten Portugal-Urlaub in Quintola verbracht. Unsere Vorfreude, die durch die ansprechenden Fotos befeuert war, wurde vor Ort sogar noch übertroffen. Es ist ein bezaubernder Ort, der uns den Alltag vergessen gemacht hat. Romantik und Entspannung pur. Die grandiose Aussicht ist erhebend.

Wenn wir nicht die vielen Strände erkundet haben, wurde auf sämtlichen Terrassen viel gelesen und die Mädchen haben natürlich das WiFi im Wohnzimmer genutzt. Das Haus ist so geräumig, dass man sich problemlos auch mal zurückziehen kann.

Carla und Rodrigo haben es sehr persönlich mit viel Liebe zum Detail und einem erlesenen Geschmack ausgestattet. Wir haben woanders noch kein derart gepflegtes Haus und Grundstück vorgefunden. Es ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht, so dass im Koffer genügend Platz bleibt. Rodrigo beantwortet im Vorwege dazu ausführlich jede Frage.

Die beiden haben uns sehr warmherzig empfangen und bei einer Rundfahrt die wichtigsten Anlaufstellen gezeigt. So konnten wir uns problemlos zum Kochen/Grillen versorgen oder nett essen gehen. Überhaupt war der gesamte Kontakt sehr durchdacht, hilfreich und professionell und der Aufenthalt vollkommen ungestört und privat. Der Abschied fiel uns Vieren entsprechend schwer!

Wir empfehlen das Haus begeistert weiter!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very rewarding to know our guests have enjoyed our home. Our area is indeed blessed with many beaches, to satisfy the more demanding tastes. We have small sandy beaches, infinite sandy beaches, lagoons, rocky ones, pebbled beaches, nude beaches, some with calm waters and others more suitable to water sports. We do try to supply our guests with everything they might need during their stay, so they don't have to worry during their holiday and can travel with less luggage. And last but not least, I have to thank our guests for watering our plants during those hot endless summer days.
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Traumhaus mit wunderschönem Panoramablick

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in diesem traumhaften Haus, das mit Liebe eingerichtet ist und alles an Komfort bietet, sehr wohl gefühlt- wie zu Hause. Auf der Terrasse zu sitzen und auf die schöne Küste und das Meer zu sehen hat uns entschleunigt und wir würden am liebsten heute noch dort sitzen. Die Lage des Hauses, in der Nähe des Capo Espichel und unweit von Stränden, von denen einer schöner ist als der andere, ist ideal. Zumal auch ein Besuch in Lissabon jederzeit möglich ist. Das Eigentümerehepaar kümmert sich durch fantastische Vorschläge und Tipps um das Wohlempfinden der Gäste, auch dadurch fühlt man sich ganz schnell zu Hause. Auch sind sie jederzeit zu erreichen, was wir so noch nicht erlebt haben. Vielen Dank an Carla und Rodrigo. Wir kommen wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like to take care of our guests, giving them tips on places to eat, places to visit, one day trips, known beaches and more secret ones. After all we are ambassadors not only of our house, but also of our country.
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here as an extension to our honeymoon. Rodrigo & Carla greeted us and promptly took us on a tour of local beaches pointing out the local store and bakery along the way. This was a huge help as we may not have found some of the locations had we not been shown. On return we found Rodrigo & Carla had left a welcome gift for us which was very thoughtful.

We spent the days exploring the local beaches (there are plenty all within a short drive) and cafes/restaurants and returned to Quintola in the evenings to watch the sun go down from the sun terrace and enjoy our evening meal either on the veranda by candle light or inside with the view of the Lisbon lights in the background. The views from every room in the house are spectacular - we were lucky to experience Persied meteor shower from the roof terrace which topped off our stay!

Quintola is a beautiful house. It feels like you are in a house that would feature in a style magazine as the layout, furniture and design are all so beautiful - Rodrigo and Carla clearly have great taste! All amenities are provided and there are several highlights - the ensuite shower has a large rain shower head which is amazing and you can hook you ipod up to the stereo and can play through out the house or in select rooms only.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Quintola - it is the perfect spot to explore the Setubal peninsula.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, what a pleasure to feel our guests have had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed so much what our region has to offer. I'm so glad that they have really appreciated everything our home has to offer, from the view, to the candle light dinners outside looking at the Lisbon twilight, all the way to the ambient music when dinning inside appreciating the view from the comfort of the living room .
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon (Portela)
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Quinta do Peru
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Sesimbra, Bicas, Meco (nudist / non nudist)
Car: recommended

Take the A2 Highway from Lisbon to Algarve (direction South). At 15 km follow directions of 'Sesimbra'. Straight on for another 15 km.

At Santana (before descending to Sesimbra) head to 'Cabo Espichel' (Espichel cape).

Aprox. 8 km later, on you right, an orange wall, cypress trees and a wooden gate, greet you.

Welcome, you're home.

The Sesimbra gastronomy with its fish courses (swordfish and the black swordfish) and seafood (cockle and mussel) is at the 'top' of the preferences of our visitors.

Other typical products of the region include the home-made bread, the cheese of Azoia and the sweets (broas de Alfarim, zimbros).

Winding ways are perfect for BTT practice. On the other hand, the cliffs are good for Scaling and Rappel practice.

Possible sports include:

- Mountain-biking

- Scaling

- Speleology

- Golf

- Walks

- Canoeing

- Boat tours

- Surf and Bodyboard

- Windsurf and Kitesurf

- Sailing

- Jeep safaris

- Paragliding

- Helicopter flights

If you are an enthusiastic golf player, you will find in the surrounding area, six excellent golf courses.

The Peninsula of Setubal is also famous by the quality of its wines. There are several Wine Routes to explore.

In Aguas de Moura, Palmela, Pegoes, Vila Nogueira de Azeitão and Comporta you will find the wine cellars of the region that produces many distinguished wines of Peninsula de Setubal, including the exclusive 'Moscatel'.

Near our house, Cape Espichel offers amazing views to the Atlantic, with a lighthouse signaling its dangerous cliffs to sailors.

There's a very old (17th century), beautifully restored, church there, with baroque paintings and a frescoed ceiling, providing regular church services.

Near Cabo Espichel, you will also find several lanes of dinosaurs footprints that roved around in herds by the Jurassic times.

To the East of Sesimbra lies Arrabida Natural Park with natural caves, more beaches and breathtaking views.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in Sesimbra, Costa Azul - Setubal area

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Last rays of Sunshine
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer Season
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer Season
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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20% vous sera demandé à la réservation. Le reste doit être payé à l'arrivée.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sesimbra in Lisbon & Costa de Lisboa

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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