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Casa Do Leao-Al - Charming Historic House & Garden with Ocean Views

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Last updated: 03/23/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

At the top of the mountain village of Penedo, Casa do Leao-AL ('The Lion House') is set in its secluded garden, about 40 mins drive from Lisbon. This restored 18th century country house of great charm is an excellent base from which to explore the historical attractions of the Sintra area -- including palaces, castles, and monasteries. There are interesting walks right on the doorstep with opportunities nearby for sea-bathing, cycling, and golfing.
This bright, cheerful house offers lots of space for up to seven guests. The three double bedrooms are comfortably furnished (one with a balcony) and a spacious landing has an extra bed adjacent to a bathroom. There are three full bathrooms and an exceptionally large entrance hall.
Both the sitting and dining rooms have French windows leading on to patios. The comfortable furnishings complement the old-world charm. The appliances in the light & airy kitchen include a built-in cooker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker & fridge/freezer.

The washer and dryer are in a separate laundry room. A weekly maid service is included in the rental.
In the winter the house is kept cozy thanks to electric night-storage radiators, double glazing, a wood-stove & an open log fire. The walled garden is interestingly set out on several levels with a built-in grill and various patios with spectacular views. There is a small pool shaded by an olive tree with lovely views up the coast.
Despite Penedo's rural location, Lisbon -- one of Europe's most exciting capitals -- is within easy reach by road or rail. The nearest beach is just an eight-minute drive away, while Sintra is about 20 minutes away. The quaint coastal resorts of Cascais and Estoril are an easy 30-minute journey by car. The nearest shop is a five-minute walk away and there are supermarkets within easy reach. The locality boasts a wide choice of restaurants, bars, and cafes serving fine wines and delicious regional specialties.

We look forward to welcoming you as our guests.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    (with balcony)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    (sea view)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    (ground floor)...moreless

  • Upstairs landing: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: A large comfortable room with French windows & a balcony on one side & a window on the other. There is direct access to the garden. The furniture is in natural pine as is the ceiling & there are cheerful Iranian rugs on the floor. The nearest bathroom is either across the landing or just at the bottom of the stairs. Bedroom 2: A pretty room with plenty of space. The 2 single beds can be pushed together to form a double bed. One window overlooks the back garden & the other looks over the front garden down to the sea. There is a large built-in wardrobe. The bathroom is adjacent & can be made self-contained by closing the door at the end of a short corridor. Bedroom 3: A very cozy, spacious room downstairs, off the main entrance hall with a garden view, fireplace + satellite TV/DVD/Video/P'station +TV's in Sitting Rm &kitch). The twin beds can be pushed together or the room can be used as an additional sitting rm. Nearest bathrooms: at bottom of the stairs or by the kitchen....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: Upstairs, adjacent to Bedroom 2 & the landing. Painted in pale yellow & tiled throughout in white Portuguese marble. Hand-painted basin. Heated towel rail + wall heater. Bathroom 2: At the bottom of the stairs. White & blue tiles & a pale blue tiled floor. Electric radiator & wall heater. Sea view. Bathroom 3: Next to the kitchen, tiled throughout in antique, hand-painted tiles. Wall hair-dryer, electric radiator. Two windows, one with a sea view....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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  • Taxes Not included


Time of arrival after 2 pm

Time of departure by 10 am

A 30% non-refundable deposit (in the form of a bank transfer in EUROS) is required at the time of the booking. Full payment (also by bank transfer) must be received 8 weeks before the rental begins.

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Casa do Leao is set in the unspoilt greenery of Sintra National Park, a World Heritage Site offering a wealth of castles, monasteries & fascinating walks & cycle rides right on the doorstep - take some delicious local bread, cheese, sausage & wine for a picnic! The heavily indented coastline shelters many lovely beaches - for swimming, surfing & walking - all within easy reach of the house. The Sintra Music Festival is held each summer & there are art galleries & antique shops. As well as the colourful markets, each weekend a collection of stalls assembles by the Almocageme junction to sell fruit, vegetables, flowers, bread & cakes, etc. - great fun!


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  • Front View of Casa do Leao-AL

    Front View of Casa do Leao-AL

  • Balcony bedroom

    Balcony bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Part of the garden - towards the coast

    Part of the garden - towards the coast

  • The landing & computer workstation

    The landing & computer workstation

  • Atlantic View from Bedroom Balcony

    Atlantic View from Bedroom Balcony

  • Dining room with garden through french windows

    Dining room with garden through french windows

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • Part of the kitchen

    Part of the kitchen

  • The kitchen from part of the entrance hall

    The kitchen from part of the entrance hall

  • Pool & patio by the olive tree

    Pool & patio by the olive tree

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