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450 Meters from the beach, Modern Cottage for 2.

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable 1 bedroom cottage with private courtyard garden

Casa da Olga is a one bedroom cottage with a private traditional courtyard garden with grape vines,flower beds,succulent plants and cacti in pots - a great place for sunbathing on the loungers or eating out and cooking on the barbeque! Sea views can be seen from the garden gate and it's only a short walk to the beach / village center (450 meters), and it's closest well stocked convenience shop is just 200 meters away.

Casa da Olga is certificated member of 'Registo de Alojamento Local', And is proud to display the 'Sintra Inn' plack having been assessed for legal conformity, safety & quality by Sintra Camara Municipal.

Sales tax is included in the price, And a Tax receipt given.

It was completely rebuilt from ruins in 2004 with holiday makers in mind, So all of it's fixtures and fittings were chosen with style, practicality and simplicity in mind making the cottage extremely easy and comfortable to stay in, Including the winter season as it has heating.

The cottage has one double bedroom (double bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, large wardrobe, chair), a well equipped kitchen, lounge area with HD Digital television, DVD player and great sounding CD / Radio / Ipod docking stereo unit, and Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the cottage and courtyard garden.

A good selection of current popular best selling paperback books is also provided, along with maps and local information.

The bathroom has a sink with storage underneath, toilet and shower cubical with abundant water pressure and temperature.

All the bed linen and towels are provided, including kitchen towels. But please do bring your own towels to take to the beach.

In the courtyard there is a large BBQ with all the utensils, 2 sun loungers with padded covers, table and chairs for 2 with umbrella.

More Details
Registration Number : 7994/AL

About Us

Ralph Mason
Rua do Bosque, 7, Bairro do Totobola
2710-095 Sintra
VAT Reg NoPT256290075

Property Manager
Ralph Mason
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Ralph Mason

Lisbon Coast Cottages, founded in 2004 by Ana Mason-Correia and Ralph Mason, is made up of a small strong team.

We (Ana & Ralph) are husband and wife. Ralph, English from Shrewsbury in the West Midlands and Ana, Portuguese who grew up by the sea in the outskirts of Lisbon before moving to London to pursue university studies, where we eventually met.

Ana is a graphic designer by trade but now works remotely from home for an UK based company Wahanda, and Ralph, who was a senior quality control technician for a major radio-pharmaceutical company before the move to Portugal, now works for the properties full time.

In the Portuguese side of the family were the 3 beach cottages in a very delapidated state, which we inherited in 2004. We instantly set to work rebuilding Casa da Olga from scratch whilst simultaneously doing a major refurbishment of Vila Arcos. They were both ready and we opened for business in June 2005.

Soon after the London rat race became more of a drag than the stuff dreams are made of, so in a leap of faith we decided to renovate the 3rd cottage (Casa da Bia), move to Portugal and try and make a new better life in the sun. It was the spring of 2006.

Subsequently we have poured blood, sweat and tears into Lisbon Coast Cottages, transforming it into a steadily growing and secure business. From the initial 3 beach cottages, expansion was started by the acquisition and refurbishment of another cottage in the heart of historical Sintra, which was sold in the Autumn of 2011 as we want to concentrate fully on the area around Praia das Maçãs do ensure the best quality service possible.

As well as the owned properties, Ana & Ralph exclusively and comprehensively manage a 6 bedroom Luxury Villa with pool and sea Views called Casal de Santa Maria for it's owners Stuart & Sue Pearson who live in London, property number p88135 on this site.

Ralph Mason purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Ralph Mason chose Praia das Maçãs

Ana's grandparents built the cottage in the early 1950's. It was occupied by a lady who performed house cleaning duties in the local area She and her husband raised their 2 children in the cottage.

When we inherited the cottage in 2004 it had been unoccupied for many years and was in a very bad way and required to be completely rebuilt.

We rebuilt the cottage as a rental unit rather than for our own use, so every thing was chosen to be the perfect blend of style, simplicity and durability. On arrival you will find the cottage exactly as in the photos, and the cottage is extremely easy to live in.

When deciding on the name of the cottage, there could only be one choice: 'Olga' the lady that had called it her home so so many years!

What makes this cottage unique

Being simply the two of us on the management side of the company, you will be dealing exclusively with one of us every step of the way, from your initial enquiry through to questions, booking and payment. On arrival you will be greeted personally by one of us together with a nice bottle of wine and a basket of fresh local goodies to help you start off your holiday. We can, if you wish, also point you in the direction of all the best places to eat and places to go. We live just a few miles from the cottages and are more than happy to help should you need any help 24hrs a day.

We have been renting properties in the village since 2005 and are building a brand, not just renting a single property and so take our guests requirements very seriously and any unforeseen problems are dealt with extremely quickly!

A broken / damaged item remaining in a property is just not the way we work.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'We highly recommend these cottages for those who like to stay among the locals in pristine accommodations at a reasonable price.' Kathy & Dick Hughes and Jack Williamson, USA – April 2007

'We had a great time here and everything was as Ana and Ralph said it would be. The beaches were very unspoilt and uncrowded, the villa was immaculate and it was easy to get around without a car. Sintra is definitely well worth a visit. We would certainly recommend this as a holiday.' Nigel & Carolyn Conquest, UK – August 2006

'We had a fantastic week, the cottage was great so close to the beach! Praia das Maçãs is a great beach holiday location; not touristy, great cheap seafood restaurants, clean beaches and plenty of sun!' Danielle Ivory and Jeremy Haines, UK – August 2006

'Thank you for a fantastic holiday. The house is perfect and very comfortable, and everything you need or want is there!' Jan de Meulenaere, Belgium – July 2005

For more guest comments please visit our website!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Praia das Maçãs in Colares

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels for the bathroom are provided. But please bring your own towels to take to the beach. 1 large bath towel, medium hand towel for each person are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 double bedroom with double bed, 2 bedside tables, bedside lamps, large wardrobe and chair. Wi-Fi internet provided free of charge. Bed linen provided. Bed is made before guests arrival with mattress protector, 100% cotton bottom sheet, 100% cotton duvet cover, 100% synthetic duvet, 2 synthetic pillows with 100% cotton covers.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Maid laundry service available on request. Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the property, but please feel free to smoke outside. Ashtrays are provided. Wi-Fi internet provided free of charge.


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(9 traveller reviews)

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450 Meters from the beach, Modern Cottage for 2.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a better base for exploring the Lisbon area. Accommodation is clean, well provided and close to a great beach and local shops and the archaic but must ride “electrico”. Ralph’s knowledge of the area has been so very handy, from the directions to get here to local restaurants and places to visit. Lisbon itself is easy to get around with excellent and cheap public transport. Park at Sintra Portelo station and 1/2 hour later you’re in the heart of a vibrant city. Our first time in Portugal so we feel v lucky to have chosen a great place to start to get to know it.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptionally clean, comfortable and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing get away in comfort with thoughtful owners who go the extra mile, then this property is for you. Set within a lovely community the little mini mercardo just round the corner means you can enjoy the property eating local fresh produce in the garden, or venture out on a tram to stunning Sintra. We had problems with our transfer and I lost my phone and Ralph went out of his way to visit to make sure I was ok and tried to track the phone himself and arranged alternate transport for our departure. I have never known an owner that cared so much and he made sure our stay was a happy one. You could hear a pin drop at night so we got lots of quality sleep and recharged our batteries. The coastal walks are amazing and the local people very friendly. I wish I could have given this stay 10 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Very well kept clean and comfortable love the patios setting

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant environment to spend lovely time away from home,

thank you for your kindness

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Fabulous Cottage in Peaceful Authentic Location !!

  • 5 of 5

Praia Das Macais is a wonderful local beach village. The cottage is located in a peaceful street with only a 5 minute walk to the expansive beach. We stayed for 5 nights and we found there were enough restaurants to keep us busy. The sun terrace at the cottage was perfect and we really appreciated the welcome basket. Ralph was an amazing host with lots of helpful hints and tips. The local old style tram takes you up to a bustling but beautiful Sintra and is quite an experience. I would highly recommend the cottage and the people are absolutely lovely in the area. If you want an extremely relaxing and peaceful break, in the real Portudal but still have access to a busy town 30 minutes away then this is the place for you. We may well be back !!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome beach holidays!

  • 5 of 5

Praia das Maçãs was the best holidays we've had in Portugal and a lot to that is the fact that Casa Olga gave us privacy, comfort, and we didn't have to use the car at all! Walking distance to everything. The host was super friendly and kindly left us a basket of fruits, a white wine (delicious vinho verde) and some cookies! What a great start, we thought :) We were a couple plus a toddler which was perfect with the little front yard! Will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage has everything two people need for a great holiday. Thick walls, shutters and stone floors mean that it stays cool. The kitchen is well equpped, although there are loads of places to eat within a short stroll, so we only used it for breakfast. There's a little supermarket close by with all you could need. The beach is also very close and the sea is very refreshing!

We spent 12 nights here and combined walking, sightseeing in Sintra and Lisbon with lazing around either on the beach or in the lovely private garden.

Ralph, our host, is a fount of knowledge about the locality and is extremely friendly and helpful.

All in all, such a good holiday that we've already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Cider bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Sintra has 7 golf courses
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
IC 19, Sintra
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village has 15 restaurants, all very close by
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Lisbon Dry slope
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Praia das Macas
Car: not necessary

Casa da Olga is located a quiet residential street in the small welcoming sea village of Praia das Maçãs, Situated on the west coast of Portugal, just 40kms north west of Lisbon / Lisbon Airport.

Praia das Maçãs is a true gem of a beach side village and still to this day has remained mostly unspoilt by commercialism, the village boasts a golden sand beach,a hand full of cafe-bar's and restaurants, a beautiful 1940's Saltwater swimming pool and lido, a safe Children's play area with swings and slide, a fresh produce market, butchers, bakers, fish mongers, post office and a few independent shop's.

It has a small friendly community and by the end of your stay you are bound to feel part of it!

It is well served by public transport with a bus service running 7 days a week, and also an historic electric tram running at the weekend, both of which all year round.

Praia das Maçãs is only 12km from the exquisitely beautiful world heritage site town of Sintra ( bus & tram connects them ).

Sintra is a UNESCO world heritage site and has 6 palaces and a Moors castle amongst it's historic attractions, famous since before Victorian times it's has always attracted the art's and there is also many galleries and exhibitions to explore.

There is also easy access to Lisbon itself, the famous casino in Estoril, or the beautiful marina at Cascais.

The perfect romantic getaway or the perfect Family beach holiday the choices are endless both in activities and entertainment!

We live locally and have worked hard to find the very best performing company's that provide services to tourists such as Wine tasting, cycling / bike hire and guiding, para gliding, surfing,body boarding, horse riding & segway tours.

Golf is very popular in the local area and we have 7 golf courses that are close to the cottage, All are pretty much in the same area on the south side of the Sintra hill, all of them being a 25 mins / 25 euro taxi ride away.

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For rentals between 1 and 2 weeks, for example 10 nights, we pro-rata the daily cost and add it to the weekly cost, we do not charge for two full weeks.

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