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Gorgeous modern well appointed Villa with astonishing seaviews

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 5,618 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Modern well appointed 5 bedroom villa with large terraces and private pool

Casa Branca is located on the edge of Arrábida's National Park and boasts magnificent views of the Bay of Sesimbra. Set in 1200 square metreson one of the highest ponts in the bay, Casa Branca is perfect for groups of families or friends looking for an intimate and panoramic setting while maintaining easy access to Sesimbra. The accommodation is exceptionally spacious, well laid out and furnished and equipped to a high standard with stylish decor. Casa Branca has terraces at all levels with a terrace leading out onto the private heated swimming pool. The barbeque area is equidistant between the roof terrace and the kitchen. There is a large covered terrace on the first floor which is perfect for alfresco dining, and a comfortable roof terrace. All of Casa Branca's bedrooms are sea facing and some of the rooms also have views of Arrábida's National Park. There is a fully fitted kitchen with state of the art appliances. Please note that the owners will be living beneath the villa.

Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History. The Alfama is one of the oldest quarters in Lisboa. Since it largely survived the earthquake of 1755, the area still retains much of its original layout. Adjacent to the Alfama are the likewise old quarters of Castelo and Mouraria, on the western and northern slopes of the hill that is crowned by St. George's Castle. Every year in June, the streets of all three quarters come alive with the feasts in honour of the popular saints. The Graça quarter and the churches of São Vicente de Fora and Santa Engrácia are within walking distance of this area. Radiant skies brighten the monumental city, with its typical tile covered building facades and narrow Medieval streets, where one can hear the fado being played and sung at night. But Lisbon is also the stage for popular festivities, the place for exquisite shopping, exciting nightlife, and interesting museums, a place from where motorways branch off in different directions. Casa branca is situated in sesimbra only a mere 40 km away from lisbon. a picturesque small fishing town, with a medieval castle. Like a sentry the ruins of this 13th Century castle built by Sancho II protectively overlooks the village. Whilst here, do not miss the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora in Cabo Espichel (which was constructed at the turn of the 17th Century as a sanctuary and has often been used as a location for filming due to its singular architectural design) and Lagoa de Albufeira, a favourite spot for wind surfers.

More Details

Owner
Ingrid
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

the best rental villa in portugal everNo Ratingcasa branca sitio de argeis, sesimbra nacente, sesimbra, 2970-149, Portugal

Date of Stay

10 Jan 2017

We booked the property for a 3 generational Christmas and New Years holiday for 2015/2016. To sum up this property in two words would be WOW, and STUNNING. On the the details: The property can't be done justice with the pictures, the views are plain gorgeous from patios on 3 levels. The inside is VERY spaceous, frankly with 6 of us we did not occupy entire sections of the house. The kitchen is large, thus accomodates cooking for a larger group very easily. The owners live downstairs, which you would never know except for pleasant and great tips and hints on local sights, food, etc, and a very much appreciated stop over on New Years, great folks. The cleaning service provided is impeccable. Initially we were concerned about heat as we used the property in the winter, never even used 2 of 3 provided heaters, no issues what-so-ever. The location, in addition to the multi million $ views could not be better. Great view of Sesimbra, a quick drive or solid walk and you are there, but you are staying where it is prestine and quite, if you want the 'bustle' (well, hard to call it that in December, it was very nice and quite during our stay, but hey....) you are there in minutes. The beach in Sesmibra is quite nice, regardless if you hang out or use it otherwise. Nice restaurants in town, and for self cooking foodies, do not miss the municpal market to gather your supplies in the morning, we had some excellent meals of local fish grilled on the provided, coverd, barbeque station (was nice in the rain on the few days when we had rain). Regarding Lisbon, you can drive 35 or so minutes to the ferry that crosses the river, hop it, and viola, be in Lisbon for sight seeing without any parking hassles or the like. I high recommend this property to anyone seeking some serious downtime with access to all the excitement your heart desires. We found this property ideal for or multi generational get away. Don't be surprised if you find us back!!!
Mar 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sesimbra in Municipality of Sesimbra

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5618 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • all bathrooms are traditional tiled and come with a large and a small towell per person
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , cot can be added
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , cot can be added
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • all bedrooms come with double cushions and goose duvets, towels are included in the renatl price. all bedrooms have seaview
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The owners live on the premisses some time of the year but have their own entrance and outdoor space.

Reviews

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Gorgeous modern well appointed Villa with astonishing seaviews
average rating of 4.7 based on 15 reviews
5

A Magnificent Place For Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This 5 bed/5 full bath villa over looking the Atlantic Ocean and Sesimbra worked so well for our family of 10. Large living space, large well equipped kitchen, incredible outdoor living space. Set high on a cliff overlooking the sea was the epitome of peaceful. We were there in the middle of January so it was too cool to enjoy the pool but just relaxing in the sun on the many porches, including the roof top patio wa still splendid out door time. There is no central heat or air, but fireplace worked well and space heaters kept us plenty warm in the house once the walls warm up. Great location for exploring Sesimbra which is not a bad walk down the hill, but have someone come down to get you in a car, or be prepared for a good climb. Lovely small beach town with many delightful restaurants, we ate out more than we thought we would but so many great selections. We cooked in 2 nights and had wonderful fun time cooking. If weather had been warmer we would have grilled on the roof as there is a built in grill and large table to eat al fresco. On rainy day we took a day trip to Sintra to explore town and many castles. One day in Lisbon, about a 45 minute drive was also quite nice and fun, time your visit around rush hour traffic over the bridge or you will sit in traffic sometimes. I would definitely come back. Even a group that was not family would work as bedrooms have much privacy. It is a very large home.The owner was delightful and attentive but in no way over bearing. Can you tell I loved this property and area?

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys soo much for the review. We are very happy you enjoyed your trip and looking forward to seeing you back in the future:)
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fabulous stay, at Casa Branca ; the villa is absolutely breathtaking, the views , the facilities & space! We are seriously considering coming back next year. We had a chef for 3 evenings & the cuisine was delicious. The support from the owners is second to none & they were on hand along with a housekeeper & maintenance chap for any queries or questions. They provided great tips & made our stay all the more enjoyable. Amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terry, thanks for the review. It was great having you here and we hope to see you back soon. Ingrid
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4

Spacious and comfortable in a magnificent setting

  • 4 of 5

A 3 generational family holiday with ages ranging from 18 months to 72 years.

We had been a little concerned prior to arrival about the safety of the terraces with the toddler, but everything was fine, he loved discovering all the hidden places and having the freedom of the spacious interior with the numerous sofas acting as climbing frames.

The setting was magnificent; the beautiful views lending incredible backdrops to romantic and family photos.

This being the first family holiday with all partners of our 4 children we were very pleased with the size of the property and the assorted places couples could escape, as well as enough room for us all to gather together comfortably of an evening or around the pool. The kitchen was well equipped and cooking was a pleasant social event, with the majority of meals being prepared on the barbecue, much of the food having been acquired from the excellent market in town, although various large supermarkets were within a few minutes drive for other essential supplies.

Most of us walked down into the town at some point in the week and a few even made the return trip on foot, apparently it takes 15 minutes uphill if you run in a temperature of 30 degrees. However for the less athletic there is an excellent, reasonable priced taxi service.

The property was very clean, with a mid week change of towels and a thorough clean midweek. The pool was cleaned and checked every other day. Both members of staff we encountered were very pleasant and helpful.

We did have one meal in the week provided by a local chef and his sister in the villa. A truly unforgettable meal. It did cost much the same as a meal in town would have cost but it was wonderful having the meal on the terrace overlooking the bay. Fantastic fish dishes and no washing up.

We would recommend the walk up to the castle although we should have started out earlier on such a warm day.

Many of the party also caught buses into Lisbon and thoroughly enjoyed their day of sightseeing in Alfama and Belem. Sesimbra is also a good base for exploring the National park with its fabulous beaches and view points.

A few minor niggles, such as, creaking beds, dripping taps, a desire for air conditioning on the very warm nights, but these did not detract from our overall enjoyment of the property and we would very much recommend the property to any large group of friends and families.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding property, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We booked the property for a 3 generational Christmas and New Years holiday for 2015/2016. To sum up this property in two words would be WOW, and STUNNING. On the the details: The property can't be done justice with the pictures, the views are plain gorgeous from patios on 3 levels. The inside is VERY spaceous, frankly with 6 of us we did not occupy entire sections of the house. The kitchen is large, thus accomodates cooking for a larger group very easily. The owners live downstairs, which you would never know except for pleasant and great tips and hints on local sights, food, etc, and a very much appreciated stop over on New Years, great folks. The cleaning service provided is impeccable. Initially we were concerned about heat as we used the property in the winter, never even used 2 of 3 provided heaters, no issues what-so-ever. The location, in addition to the multi million $ views could not be better. Great view of Sesimbra, a quick drive or solid walk and you are there, but you are staying where it is prestine and quite, if you want the 'bustle' (well, hard to call it that in December, it was very nice and quite during our stay, but hey....) you are there in minutes. The beach in Sesmibra is quite nice, regardless if you hang out or use it otherwise. Nice restaurants in town, and for self cooking foodies, do not miss the municpal market to gather your supplies in the morning, we had some excellent meals of local fish grilled on the provided, coverd, barbeque station (was nice in the rain on the few days when we had rain). Regarding Lisbon, you can drive 35 or so minutes to the ferry that crosses the river, hop it, and viola, be in Lisbon for sight seeing without any parking hassles or the like. I high recommend this property to anyone seeking some serious downtime with access to all the excitement your heart desires. We found this property ideal for or multi generational get away. Don't be surprised if you find us back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mischa for your wonderful message and we do hope to see you and your family back in Sesimbra .
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4

Cousin Convention

  • 4 of 5

Family of cousins met to share laughter, explore a new locale and relax. The villa was just the right backdrop. The pool was not heated but added to the beauty of the surroundings. The seaside village of Sesimbra was filled with accommodating, friendly faces and lovely vistas with exceptionally fine dining. We ranged in ages from 41-59 years. We agreed that despite all enjoying good health, the route to the village via a two-way, busy highway was best navigated by the oh-so friendly taxi drivers rather than on foot. Something about yelling "car" and sucking in our guts and curling our toes made the trek a little more exciting than we wanted.

We took the local bus into Lisbon and made our way around the city to see museums and the harbor there. We took a 2 hour charter boat trip from Sesimbra to see the beautiful countryside from a different perspective. We drank Sesimbra Spritzers- our newly concocted signature drink- on the terrace and snapped photos of glorious sunsets.We sat on the beach. We prepared meals and cleaned up together sometimes while singing tunes we learned as kids. We ate in the village. We found kitschy souvenirs. We had a delightful stay.Thanks to the owners for making this villa available for our cousin convention. Happy Bird

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Formidable séjour

  • 4 of 5

Villa grandiose avec une vue magique sur plusieurs niveaux. Un sentiment d'espace dans un confort simple et raffiné. La réalité a dépassé nos esperances entrevues sur les photos du site. Nous ne pouvons que conseiller cet endroit pour des vacances en famille ou entre amis. Merci aux propriétaires pour leur acceuil et leur gentillesse. A bientôt pour d'autres vacances de rêves.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
lisbon
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
sesimbra
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
setubal
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
peru golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
coina
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A2 sul/north
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
sesimbra
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
sesimbra
Car: recommended

This picturesque town, to the south of Lisbon is located at the foot of the hills of Arrábida, inside a sparkling blue bay. Sesimbra is the perfect holiday destination with wonderful scenery, numerous cafés and fabulous seafood restaurants. Since the 1960s Sesimbra has become extremely popular with weekenders from Lisbon looking for an easy escape from the city and it is a pretty place to eat fantastic fish, stroll on the promenade or relax on the sandy beach with its enticing clean water. There are numerous local activities including kite surfing, dolphin watching, climbing, cycling trails, horse riding, trekking, massage and spa facilities, boat trips, fishing expeditions, vineyard tours and wine tasting. For golf enthusiasts, there are several neighbouring courses. Lisbon is a mere 40 KM away and from there you have easy access to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Around sesimbra you have some beautiful beaches like the surferbeach of Meco and the famous area of portinho de Arrabida which is situated in a gorgeous bay overlooking Troja . Casa branca is situated on on of the highest points in the seimbra bay overlooking the natural park of Arrabida on the left hand side and looking out over the sesimbra bay in the front and right hand side.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sesimbra, Lisbon & Costa de Lisboa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
6 Jan 2018 - 11 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£706
for 4 nights
From
£177
 
 
midseason
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,006
for 4 nights
From
£252
 
 
high season
16 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 4 nights
From
£340
 
 
peak season
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,399
for 7 nights
From
£486
 
 
high season
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 4 nights
From
£340
 
 
mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,006
for 4 nights
From
£252
 
 
low season
22 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£706
for 4 nights
From
£177
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£689
for 4 nights
From
£172
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £353.14
Pet Fee £44.14

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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