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Charming Villa - Colares Sintra - Heated Pool by the Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

The Barca Charm House - Colares Sintra - heated pool

The Barca Charm House - Colares Sintra - heated pool.

(42881 / AL - license number)

Sandra and Eduardo are waiting for you with Portuguese flavors to taste, a delicious Sangria de Champagne with red fruits to celebrate your vacation. Welcome! Be our guest!

This beautiful home, built in the 1930's, was completely renovated in 2016. It is a designer house with a new interior, but with all the charm of a traditional Portuguese house. Every detail was made with LOVE. It is located in the pine forest of Banzão-Colares (Sintra), in a very private and safe area, surrounded by the beauty of the Sintra forest. Wonderful beaches and many historical sites are very close. You can walk or bike on the beach.

This two-story home can accommodate 11 guests with every comfort. The first floor has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three cots or child beds are available upon request. There are two living rooms (one with smart tv), a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.

The doors are open to the living room with garden furniture, a table for meals and outdoor chairs, a kitchen near the barbecue, surrounding a beautiful swimming pool (8 X 4 M) WITH PROTECTION FENCE with 8 sun loungers + 4 garden chairs, with towels.

Heated pool on request (Pool heating: EUR 25 extra charge per day)

We have an additional bicycle rental service. It's great to go to the beach and bike restaurants.

For children but also for adults, we have a separate games room near the garden with ping-pong and badminton. We have a playground for children in the garden with 16 m2 and a wooden house that children will love!

Imagine, sitting by the pool, sipping your morning coffee and planning an exciting day exploring Sintra, the historic towns and villages nearby.

It is our intention to provide everything you need to experience the best of Portugal!

For periods longer than 6 days, our maid cleans the house and provides clean towels in the middle of your stay

Taxi service available: from 1 to 4 persons 50 € total. From 5 to 8 people 80 € total (Airport to Barca Charmhouse and vice versa).

More Details
Registration Number : 42881 / AL

Sandra & Eduardo Palma
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Banzão around the Colares

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For periods longer than 6 days our maid will clean the house, change and towels in the middle of the period.


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Charming Villa - Colares Sintra - Heated Pool by the Beaches
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Exceptional in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from Portugal after a 12 day break (Aug 13-25) of which 10 days were spent in Sandra and Eduardo's lovely villa.

There were 9 adults and 4 children who are all under 3 years old.

From the initial welcome with local produce cooked and prepared by Sandra on our arrival to the great information on what to do both locally and in Lisbon and the amazing facilities offered in the Villa, we could not fault the accommodation and their hospitality.

We have used Villas for Summer holidays throughout Europe over the past 25 years and have yet to find one where the owners were so welcoming and generous with their time and the provisions provided.

There really is an advantage to having the Villa owners living close by with up to date real local knowledge because they are locals.

All their suggestions on where to eat, drink and visit were spot on for which we were most grateful so as not to waste any time or money throughout our holiday.

The Villa is traditionally decorated with a modern styling twist in a lovely garden area that is quite secure in a quiet neighbourhood. The outdoor eating area was used a lot by us and is great with its outdoor kitchen facilities which are many!

The property has in addition to what you would expect 2 dishwashers, 3 fridges, 2 "kitchen" sink areas, one up and one down, 2 Bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs with 4 Bathrooms throughout the Villa.

Nothing we requested (such as 4 cots) was too much of a problem for Sandra and Eduardo to provide for our group, as they were charming and helpful always.

The Villa is close to some lovely beaches, good restaurants, food shops and local cafes in Colares should be tried for breakfast.

This is a fantastic holiday property for young children with a safe garden, 2 playhouses, sandpit, and gated Pool area for extra safety.

For older children, Badminton, Swingball, Bikes for Hire and a Table Tennis table in addition to the Pool at the Villa will ensure your kids are occupied and most importantly for parents of younger kids ready to go to bed being tired out at the end of the day so you can use the BBQ and outdoor eating/drinking space in the warm evenings.

Thank you once again Sandra and Eduardo for going way beyond what we were expecting and delivering a truly memorable holiday experience for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for larger groups

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 children and four adults and this property was ideal for our needs. From our first enquiry sandra and Eduardo were so so helpful and made our stay so easy. They were always on hand to help and we're the loveliest people. The house has so many cool features and is really well thought out. Almost everything you can think of is provided which was great! Only small negative is that homeaway states it has a heated pool but doesn't say it's 25 euros a day in addition to heat. Having smaller children we needed the pool to be heated as they found it very

cold and wouldn't stay in for more than 5/10minutes otherwise. Thank you lovely sandra and Eduardo we had a fab time xxx

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Danielle. It was a pleasure to have you all at A Barca Charm House. You were a very funny and kind group, we will miss you. We are glad you all enjoy Barca Charm House and Sintra beauty!! You have to return again so that you can visit lots of beautiful places that you did not have the time enough to see this time. Related with the Swimming pool heater, you should have told us that you had that doubt, because we could show you the Homeaway advertising. We have that there mentioned in the correct place ( you can see that on the description) "Heated pool on request (Pool heating : EUR 25 extra fee p/ day)" As you know the house is new, and we only did the swimming pool heater investment in the first days of June (2017), so we started advertising the Pool Heater and its cost in the first days of June. Thank you very much for everything, we really enjoy having you here. Be happy! We will keep in touch. Sandra and Eduardo
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Beautiful house, blissful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay at The Barca Charm House was blissful. Sandra and Eduardo welcomed us into thieir beautiful home with open arms and a delightful Portugese feast! We came to celebrate my parent's 40th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable setting to relax and enjoy family time together.

Sandra and Eduardo are just wonderful and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed, even bringing over English novels when they noticed that my father was nearing the end of his book. They also presented my parents with an anniversary gift, so generous of them!

The house is decorated beautifully, with so many little touches - you can sense the love bestowed upon this house in every corner. This is a home away from home - everything has been thought of and provided for - kitchen essentials like cling film, foil, cooking oil, spices, detergents etc as well as coffee pods and beer in the fridge!

The house is very clean - the bed linen is crisp, towels are fresh and plentiful. Pool and beach towels are also provided.

The outdoor eating area was a delight - we spent many hours eating, drinking and watching the children play in the kids corner and sand pit. We also made full use of the second dishwasher in that area - a great idea! The pool area is relaxing and gets the sun all day; it's a great place to just sit, admire the trees and feel blessed!

The location is just perfect - you can walk to the supermarket, the grilled chicken shop, cafes and restaurants in under 10 minutes. (We made it our mission to have a Portuguese custard tart a day!) There are gorgeous beaches less than 5 minutes' drive away - many of them have amazing restaurants with plenty of fresh seafood and a sea view.

Then you have the wider area full of palaces, gardens and castles to explore. (Tip - arrive early because the sights get extremely busy)

It's also very easy to take the train to Lisbon - just 40 minutes from Sintra. We also visited Cascais and Estoril by car.

This was a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday for my family - our age range from 4 to 70 years and we all had a great time staying at this beautiful house. You can explore the mountains in the morning and then be on the beach or by the pool in the afternoon - there really is something for everyone. We hope to return to this magical place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are so lucky, because we have been having such an amazing guests, that are becoming friends. Wan ni, you have such a big beautiful family that we will not forget. Thank you for everything, I am sure that we will be in touch, and that you will come back again and visit us. Already miss you all Be happy! Give a big hug to all of your family! Sandra and Eduardo
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  • 5 of 5

Not sure where to start. When I booked my stay Sandra called me in USA immediately to touch base with me. She helped me plan my 1 month journey in Portugal. Sending me links and ideas. We arrived with hugs, kisses and traditional Portuguese food. My 13 year old daughter herniated a disk on our second day. Eduardo brought us medicine in the morning and Sandra gave us all the info for hospital and doctors. Having her on call for this difficult time was extremely comforting. Truly a blessed couple with hearts of gold.

The home is the most detailed and comfortable home I've ever been to. Plenty of everything. Paper goods, soaps, plenty of towels. The kitchen was fully stocked with spices and oils. Even beer in the fridge. We were able to take care of our daughter with ice and moist towels for her back. After a couple of days she was able to go in the pool which was just perfect. The game room was fantastic for my son and I to play. Ping pong, football and darts. Beautiful brand new bikes also available. The whole entire home is BRAND NEW!!! The sheets on the bed looked like the were ironed. I can't explain how detailed everything was. The wine glasses had no spots whatsoever . Exceptionally clean!!!! We only stayed 4 days and could of easily stayed 2 weeks. So much to discover in Sintra. Unfortunately our trip has changed because of my daughter back but the home was so comfortable. Walking distance to a sweet bakery and market. On our last day Sandra stopped by with her family with homemade ice cream to give us hugs goodbye. She gave me a pillow for my daughter for the car ride to our next destination. The Barca Charm House is the best home I have been in. Love love love!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, you and your family are adorable!! You have such a sweet children!! Loved them. You did a great job. We are so blessed for having such a great guests. I hope your daughter will be better soon. We will sure be in touch. We will wait for your visit again. Be happy! Sandra and Eduardo
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Beautiful home, beautiful feeling

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home from the moment we pulled into the driveway and saw the smile on the hosts faces. We were welcomed with an abundance of snacks, sangria and taste of culture once we arrived which made us instantly feel like home. Our stay couldn't have been better. We will return one day and won't even think twice about booking any other home!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear Meredith and wonderful group of friends. It was a great pleasure to receive you all. You are such a lovely group of friends, we will miss you. We are glad you enjoy your trip, and that you loved our house. We will be waiting your return with a big welcome party reception. Thank you very much.
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Amazing place, friendly owners, great location and child friendly - couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

This was the most incredible holiday vila in our long traveling experience.

With the best hospitality and attention to detail, not only us but our kids as well have an unforgettable time.

We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for selecting us, it was a pleasure to have you all here. You were great!! Already miss you all. Waiting for your next visit!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Senhora da ponte
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Restaurante da Varzea
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Praia das Maças e Praia Grande
Car: recommended

Sintra is a magical place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers many interesting and historical places to visit. A small village surrounded by Castles, Palaces, beautiful gardens and stunning views.

The village of Colares is 5 minutes walk where you will find the market of fresh fish and vegetables, butcher, grocery and bakery, medical station, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, etc.

The Barca Charmhouse is close to Sintra, surrounded by lush green forests, the blue ocean, wonderful local wines and excellent cuisine. Some suggestions of places to visit:

** Praia Grande - 2,8 km (1 1/2 miles) This is a great beach great for surfing and has several good restaurants.

It has an ocean pool.

** Praia das Maçãs - 3 km (2 miles) Large saltwater pool, beautiful beach and good restaurants

** Azenhas do Mar - 4 km (2 1/2 miles) Azenhas do Mar boasts a stunning location with houses perched on the side of a cliff and flowing all the way to the sea. It is bathed in a dreamy, beautiful and inspiring white light. A great spot for great photos!


** Monserrate Palace - 4.5 km (3 miles) Monserrate Palace is a grand and majestic place that blends the architectural styles of India and Arabic.

The splendid gardens have more than 2500 species of different plants.

** Quinta da Regaleira - 8 km (5 miles) Quinta da Regaleira is a unique place in the world. The gardens were designed to represent an ancient secret order, with hidden tunnels and hidden symbolism. Following the path along the Initiation pit will make you feel in another world.

** Seteais Palace - 7km (4 1/2 miles) The Seteais Palace is a neoclassical palace located in Sintra. It is now a luxury hotel, a restaurant and a tourist attraction included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

** National Palace of Sintra - 4.7 km (4 1/2 miles) The Sintra National Palace is the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and was a favorite of the Portuguese nobility. Its first historical reference dates back to the 10th century.

** Sintra - 10km (6 miles) is a quaint Village offering many opportunities to buy a unique Portuguese gift or souvenir. There are numerous cafes and restaurants. You will not want to miss the opportunity to sample Sintra's typical Portuguese cakes, called "pillows and cheesecakes".

** Moorish Castle - 8 km (5 miles) Moorish Castle is a medieval hilltop castle, nestled in the lush forests of the Sintra Mountains and was built in the 8th century by the Moors of North Africa to protect the village of Sintra.

** Pena Palace - 10 km (6 miles) The wooded grounds of the Pena Park surround the beautiful Pena National Palace. This area was specifically designed by King Ferdinand II, who wanted the motifs to be a maze of romantic ways to delight his guests. You will love!


** Cabo da Roca - 10km (6 miles) Cabo da Roca is the most western point of Europe and until the 14th century, it was considered one of the 4 corners of the world. A place to take pictures of your breath.

** Chalet da Condensa de Edla - (8km) A beautiful chalet and garden in the park of Pena. The eclectic decor uses decorative tiles, cork, stucco and murals to portray the romantic taste of the time.


We think that Barca CharmHouse offers the ideal setting for a wonderful holiday and it is our intention to provide you with everything you need to make the most of your visit!


The charming fishing village of Cascais is not far away and there is public transport to get there. There you will find excellent restaurants, nightlife, shopping and many photo opportunities.


Lisbon also has easy access by train or car. You will not want to miss this lovely city. 37 km by car (23 miles)

Ericeira is considered by many to be the European Surfing Mecca, due to the exceptional conditions of the coast for surfing. 26 km (16 miles).


And, for golf enthusiasts, there are five golf courses all within 20 miles (Penha Longa, Estoril Golf Club, Quinta da Beloura, Quinta da Marinha and Oitavos Dunes)

If this is your first visit to Sintra / Portugal we have all the suggestions so you can make the most of your vacation!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £221.91

1. O alojamento é de uso exclusivo dos hóspedes, não havendo espaços partilhados.
2. No exterior, é também de uso exclusivo dos hóspedes, todas áreas que a unidade de alojamento dispõe, como a zona de refeições ao ar livre, piscina e churrasqueira, bem como os espaços equipados com mobiliário de jardim.
3. A utilização da lareira não é permitida por razões de segurança (a casa dispõe de aquecimento).
4. Não é permitido fumar no interior do alojamento. O alojamento dispõe de espaços exteriores para o efeito.
5. O hóspede deve deixar o alojamento no estado de arrumação em que o encontrou. Deve, também, levar o seu lixo, tendo à sua disposição contentores apropriados para a reciclagem nas proximidades do alojamento.
5.1. A loiça suja deve ser deixada no interior da máquina de lavar no dia do check out.
6. O hóspede é responsável por todos os danos que causar na unidade de alojamento e respetivo equipamento.
7. O número máximo de hóspedes é de 10 pessoas. (alguma dúvida contactar o proprietário)
8. Check in: depois das 17h
9. Check out: antes das 10h

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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