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Sintra: Exclusive holiday apartment in beautifully restored historical villa

Sintra, Portugal
  • Apartment1937 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Spacious holiday apartment in quiet street near market, museum and trainstation

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).

Combine your stay with unforgettable experiences: private cooking classes with professional chef at Casa José Ricardo. Gourmet meal cooked at the house. Massages. Photo-excursion on the coast. Tuk-Tuk tour to Cabo da Rosa. Guided tour to learn more about Sintra's hidden treasures. 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.


Dagmar Hedrich

Member Since 2008
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within one hour
english, french, german, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Dagmar Hedrich

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.

Dagmar Hedrich purchased this Apartment in 2005

Why Dagmar Hedrich chose Santa Maria e São Miguel

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.

What makes this Apartment unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • Schlafzimmer 4
        1 king
      • Bedroom 1st floor has 2 single beds which can be linked up. Two bedrooms on top floor have queen-size double beds, wich comfortable spring mattresses. The fourth bedroom has a single bed (90 x 200). There is also a bunk bed (which can be used as a children's playhouse, but also as a bed). In the house there is still an extra bed. Highchair and booster seat for the car (for a little older children) are also available. We also have a bed for a small child (1,20x60).


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • For example, Soap, shower gel, toilet paper, facial tissues. There are hairdryers in two bathrooms.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      There is a dryer (in the garage), in the summer we warmly recommend the clothesline :-)
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Bosch/Vulcano Greenstar central heating, combined with solar cells for hot sanitary water.
                    • Internet
                      Ethernet connection living room
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      In the living room there are three sofas and an armchair - spread over two different areas. From here also access to a small terrace where three people can sit comfortably.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Our guests can park in the street in a space in front of our garage.
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Calls to landlines to Portugal 24h free. Landline calls from 31 countries are free between 21.00h and 9.00h. A country list is available in the house.
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels for home use and beach towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing powder is provided.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Fast wifi (200 mega) in the whole house.


                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filter coffeemachine & coffee press: boiling water is poured directly onto the coffee powder, and then it is pressed down with a 'plunger'. Typical in southern Europe.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          If you like to cook, our good and fully equipped kitchen will certainly be fun.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full equipment for dining, soup and dessert plates for 12 people
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher-tablets, salt and conditioner are provided.
                        • Freezer
                          Its a mid-size freezer.
                        • Gourmet Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Large kitchen with island, fully equipped. Cookbooks in different languages. Tea, coffee machine, juicer, wok, crepe pan, paella pan and much more!
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric oven with convection and grill, child safety lock. Various baking forms and cake pans.
                        • Pantry Items
                          We always have different spices in the house, because we like to cook.
                        • Refrigerator
                          with separate freezer unit.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Braun toaster, long shape.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              There is a dining room with a large table and 7 chairs. In this room you will also find games, books, maps, guides and more videos.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 7 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  For example Chess, Solitaire, Backgammon, Kniffel, Game magazine.
                                • Books
                                  Children's books, novels and books about the region, guidebooks about Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal. Maps, photobooks, and much more.
                                • Music Library
                                  Choice of portuguese and international CDs.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Available programmes include various English news and entertainment channels, as well as the Portuguese programmes.You can use the Apple-TV box to stream your own films or use our Netflix account.
                                • Stereo
                                  with many music CDs.
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Wooden doll house with all the trimmings, and an animal-zoo.
                                • Video Library
                                  more than 100 DCDs incl many series and cinema classics.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      We can organise rental bicycles in all sizes (including e-bikes) for you.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      You reach the patio from the kitchen via a staircase or from the front garden. The patio has a wooden deck. There is a garden table with a bench and chairs, two sun loungers and a large parasol.
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Golf
                                      Sintra is a golfer's paradise. Within a radius of 20 km you will find 8 golf courses - including Quinta da Beloura, Estoril, Quinta da Marinha, Penha Longa.
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      It is one of the round Weber charcoal grills. Mostly there are already charcoal and lighters so you only have to take care of the meat or the fish.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Cozy little terrace from the living room accessible. Here three people can sit comfortably, have a coffee or glass of wine and let the world go by. There is a parasol.
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • If you like to cook when you are on holiday, you will love our well-equipped kitchen. For food-lovers we offer exclusive private cooking courses with a professional cook where you will learn how to prepare Portuguese specialties.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              38 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A great house

                                                              Celeste C.

                                                              We spent 4 days here with family. The house is very clean, updated and spacious. Great location close to market and restaurants.

                                                              Hosts were very helpful and always available to answer questions.

                                                              My son specially loved the library of DVD selections.

                                                              Perfect holiday home.

                                                              John & Jean G.-

                                                              We are traveling with our daughter and her family. The house was superbly well equipped for both adults and children, and all had their private areas. Our host was welcoming and helpful. The location is quiet yet close to the sites. We can enthusiastically recommend this home for anyone.

                                                              Beautiful Appartment / Great Hosts

                                                              Stefan F.

                                                              Just had a great experience recently in Sintra staying in this lovely apartment. The hosts were great! Very accommodating even with our small child and quick to respond if there were any issues. Location was also perfect. Some technical difficulties that I am sure the hosts will fix and overall the place was a bit dusty for those with allergies but overall very minor issues. We would definitely return.


                                                              Lisa S.Rockville

                                                              Dagmar's home in Sintra is as magical as Sintra itself. The home is equipped with just about anything you could need to make your stay feel just like home. It's bright, the bedrooms are large, and the kitchen is fabulous (and wonderfully stocked). While we didn't eat in, it would have been a lot of fun to cook there. Location is a very short distance to the local market and close enough to Sintra's historic center without being directly on top of it (Iwhich was perfect for us). A big plus is the fact that Dagmar is incredibly responsive, so any questions are answered quickly. We couldn't have found a better location, house, and host for our stay in Sintra. THANK YOU, DAGMAR!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Lisa, you and your family have been fantastic guests - I am glad you enjoyed the stay and it was very nice to have you. I can recommend you 100% to other hosts - Thank you!

                                                              Extremely beautiful, well equipped and in connection with everything in Sintra' loved it!

                                                              Ingvill regine J.

                                                              Excellent place, beautiful apartment, good and personal service. For all lovers of Sintra going with family

                                                              Highly commended.

                                                              The kitchen is excellent and we had the celebration of my parents ( 70

                                                              Years ) there with a private chef who was also first class. Obrigado.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Ingvill Regine, I'm very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thanks for being such wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you again - any time!

                                                              Lovely , perfectly located, quiet, very well provisioned , comfortable , spacious and sunny.

                                                              Dargmar was incredibly helpful- very responsive and consciousness. What a find!


                                                              Sintra, Portugal

                                                              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 goingforgolf.com: '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.'


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              The apartment is non-smoking throughout. Es handelt sich um eine Nichtraucherwohnung. Appartement Non fumeurs.

                                                              38 Reviews
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