Sintra: Exclusive Holiday Apartment in Beautifully Restored Historical Villa

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Fully equipped, modern holiday appartment with charme and comfort (central heating), located in a quiet street near the local food market and the Museum of Modern Art, and 20 min. walk from historical centre (Palacio Nacional).

NEW in 2015: combine your stay with one of our unforgettable 'foodie' experiences: Eat with the Chef tour; private cooking classes at Casa José Ricardo! Ask us for more details :)

The apartment occupies the first and 2nd floor (=attic) of the villa. The ground-floor has a separate apartment. First floor: living room with terrace, big modern kitchen, a dining room, a bedroom and a full bathroom. Attic: three bedrooms with high ceilings(visible roof), one of them en-suite (with shower/bathroom) and one independent bathroom. There is a small yard with a wooden deck and a barbecue.

Sintra is a magical place, and the whole area is of outstanding beauty and cultural interest, World Heritage since 1995. The city of Sintra is composed of several small 'villages'; the rural character and the quiet location allow you to have a peaceful time. But there is also a stimulating cultural offer, with many palaces, castles, parks & other options for active holidays (golf, beach, trekking). Several amazing Atlantic beaches are about 12 km away; downtown Lisbon can be reached in 30 min by car or about 40 min by train (trainstation in 450m).
Wellness, Beaches and Watersports: There are peaceful, sandy coves - ideal for children, wild rocky beaches and beaches the are ideal for surfing or body board: For the latter water sports particularly Praia do Guincho and Praia Grande should be mentioned, which have been the stage for various World Championships of these sports.

In June the famous 'Festival de Sintra' features classical music.

Feel like at home: Our place has games, guidebooks, videos and music CDs as well as fast wireless internet.

The fully-equipped kitchen has besides oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher also an electric kettle, a coffeemaker, many utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English.

You will find also find an iron and an ironing board.
There is a hair dryer.

Our apartment is perfect for family vacations, romantic weekend getaways, and we offer special rates for longer term rentals.

Serra de Sintra:: Tourist information: Known in ancient times as Mons Lunae (the Hills of the Moon), because of its strong traditions of astral cults, still clearly visible in the region's countless monuments and archaeological remains, the Serra de Sintra is a granite outcrop roughly 10 km long, rising abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the estuary of the River Tagus to the south. It is a mountain range that twists and turns, projecting into the Atlantic Ocean to form Cabo da Roca - the headland that marks the westernmost point of' continental Europe. The Serra de Sintra today contains a fabulous collection of monuments from a whole host of different epochs, ranging from prehistoric times to the present day. Thanks to its unique microclimate, Sintra has some of the most beautiful parks in Portugal, planted in keeping with a certain romantic taste, as well as a dense and verdant natural vegetation, affording the region an air of great majesty amidst the splash of different greens.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Schlafzimmer 4: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • The house has a baby-cot and a highchair. We can provide a car-seat for children from 1 year onwards (9kg-18kg), and a booster-seat for older children....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Towels and bedlinen are provided. A hairdryer is available. Maxi-cosy carseat for a child from 9kg-18kg available & boosterseat for older child....moreless

Other Amenities

  • wifi-zone, fondue, boardgames, flatscreen-TV, I-pod dock, music CDs and large DVD collection. More photos at:


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Building Type

  • Villa

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Herbst/Autumn 16
Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Xmas 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring/Frühling 17
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Sommer 17
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Autumn/Herbst 17
Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • VAT Tax Rate 6%


Children under 2 years are free. Prices indicated are for up to 4 people. A rate of 10 € per night is charged for each additional person after 4.

Für Kinder unter 2 Jahren fallen keine Kosten an. Die angezeigten Preise gelten für 4 Personen - pro zusätzlicher Person und Tag wird ein Zuschlag von 10€ erhoben.

Throughout non-smoking. Es handelt sich um eine Nichtraucherwohnung. Appartement Non fumeurs.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Penha Longa
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Sintra - Portela
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Sintra Colares (A 16, exit 8)
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Sopa da Avo
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Praia das Maças, Colares

Car: Not Necessary

The cultural landscape of Sintra, which developed in the 19th century into the centre of European romantic architecture, is listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1995. Besides the fairytale castle 'Palacio da Pena', which is one of the main romantic ensembles in Europe and was built by King Fernando II (Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha), the National Palace and the Moorish castle are worth a visit. There are several gardens and parks with the lush vegetation that is so typical for Sintra - and unique in the World. Due to its location, Sintra allows you to combine culturally stimulating holidays with peaceful village life, beach holidays, golf, surf or hiking.

Other Activities: Photographic excursions guided by professional photographer

Golf: Sintra is proud to have some of the best golf courses in Portugal. Set against amazing landscapes, there are several courses in easy reach: Estoril (18 & 9 hole courses), Quinta da Beloura (18 holes), Penha Longa (18 / 9); Quinta de Marinha (18 holes). Due to Sintra's mild micro-climate, golf can be played all year round.

From the website 'The Lisbon Golf Coast has no fewer than 19 full courses laid out to the south of the city across the River Tagus (Costa Azul), to the west (Estoril Coast) and to the north-west (Silver Coast). The vast majority of layouts are within a 45-minute radius of Lisbon airport and overlook, or are close to, the wonderful coastline this area boasts.'


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am German and live in since more than 16 years Portugal with my family. I absolutely love Sintra, and when in 2005 an opportunity arose to buy and a house there, we renovated it for our own use during weekends, and for family visits. In 2009, we decided to rent it out to holiday makers.

Why the Owner Chose Sintra, Portugal:
Sintra is an excellent place to be in short distance to sandy beaches and breathtaking cliffs - and at the same time within easy reach from Lisbon.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our house is one of the 'chalets' which were built around the turn of the century, when the railway line from Lisbon as built. The small town, which had hitherto been reserved to the Portuguese royal family and nobility as summer residence, then became popular among wealthy Portuguese. Besides the large country estates, smaller 'Chalets' for bourgeoisie and the artists were built. Our Villa was designed and built for José Ricardo, an actor and theatre director, who lived here until 1925. When we converted the house into a modern apartment, we tried tho maintain special atmosphere which we had felt at our very first visit.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Casa José Ricardo

    Casa José Ricardo

  • Living room

    Living room

  • photos dining room

    photos dining room

  • single room 2nd floor

    single room 2nd floor

  • Double bedroom 2nd floor

    Double bedroom 2nd floor

  • living room

    living room

  • patio


  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • staircase connecting first and second floor

    staircase connecting first and second floor

  • Double bedroom 2nd floor (ensuite)

    Double bedroom 2nd floor (ensuite)

  • Double bedroom 2nd floor

    Double bedroom 2nd floor

  • main bathroom 2nd floor

    main bathroom 2nd floor

  • Entrance/terrace in spring

    Entrance/terrace in spring

  • patio


  • sunset at Guincho beach

    sunset at Guincho beach

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