CASA NO AR sleeps 8/11 CASA NAS NUVENS/STUDIO sleep 4/10/14
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About Jane Doody
I was born in Hereford England...but travelled extensively before I found my 'utopia' in Portugal...between Casa no Ar in Penedo,Sintra (rental property see #73582) and Monte Branco in Monsaraz(rental property # 59751). My children were born and brought up in Portugal; there are still many of their books and games. Anthony (born in 1983) is in the wine business. Francis (born in 1985) is a web designer with lots of famous California film star clients...he is responsable for my own websites...sintralocations and montebrancomonsaraz. Casa no Ar and Monte Branco have many happy family memories for us. Having studied Interior Design it was with great pleasure that I restored the houses from ruins in traditional Portuguese style , and furnished with rustic antiques and lots of "azulejos" It is most satisfying to now share my homes with others!
Why Jane Doody chose Sintra
The houses are set in the woodlands above Penedo which is a small friendly village with one shop/bakery, one cafe/restaurant ...with a fountain gushing fresh spring water and unpolluted air of Sintra's protected mountain forests....yet close to beautiful sandy beaches, cosmopolitan Cascais/Estoril and just 30 minutes from Lisbon with all its city attractions. It was the perfect choice to bring up my children...and now my grandchild who can run and play safely in the village square
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Most picturesque location around Sintra
The house is located in a remote and most picturesque place around Sintra providing breathtaking views and comfortable settings for a company of friends or a large family. It has all the features of a country house along with all the modern conveniences. The backyard and the pool are great for gathering and relaxation. Jane was very helpful with everything we needed/ The house is for those who enjoy country peace, scenery, and opportunity to explore Portugal from the back door.
Casa no Ar
Lot's of character , beautiful views , helpful owner
Health and safety issues even though delightful
In lovely location, near wonderful beach and historic town this delightful property was SO let down by health hazards. Two of the bathrooms had broken basins, loos and enamel coming off the baths. Steps from the pool need attention and are unlit at night so hazardous. Loose and very uneven cobbles round the pool area. Five St Bernard dogs at property below kept us all awake every night. Beds in the loft creaked so much the occupants were kept awake as was the person in the bedroom below. The villa just needs a bit of money spending on it then it would be perfect. Then I would recommend it!
The house decor is all antique and rustic and I chose to use old fashioned washbasins which have a cracked effect. The garden steps have automatic lights at night ...but some times clients turn the switch off ! The neighbour has been requested to close his dogs in at night...but the caretaker forgets sometimes on his day off. I will definately check the creaking beds...thankyou for your advice
BIKING WEEKEND ... The perfect house & perfect trails!
What a great place you have for a perfect bike riding weekend. The lunch break under the covered bbq/dining area, amazing view! Sintra mountain is full of great trails, for hard downhill riding or just simple MTB riding.
Pity it was too cold for a dip in the pool, but next time in April!
look forward to our return. thank you!
Thankyou Mario ... I wish your team lots of success
A month in the most beautiful place
We stayed at Jane´s house CASA NO AR for a month : me , my husband and our two little daughters. We had a wonderful time. The place was magical and Jane, the most caring hostess. The house was recovered by Jane and is full of charm and special things. Penedo is a place of beauty with so many enjoyable places and warm people. The view from the balcony is pure overwhelming beauty. Mrs. Fernanda , the house keeper , was always making sure we had all we needed and so was Jane. We were super happy to have the chance of living in such magical place.
Vânia, Moritz, Frida & Selma from Germany
Thank you for such lovely comments.
It was my pleasure to have you stay in my home
Stunning cottage you won't want to leave!
We were upgraded to the larger cottage, Casa No Ar, and couldn't have been more thrilled. Beautiful space, views, everything you want! The windy roads take a bit of getting used to, especially in a large car! Jane is a lovely host, anything you need, just ask. Would stay forever!
It was my pleasure to have you and your lovely dog stay in Casa no Ar ... you are welcome back anytime!
CASA NO AR - CASA NAS NUVENS/ THE STUDIO in Penedo, a small village set high up in the woodlands of the mountain of Sintra, above the town of Colares, and near to Almoçogeme and the beach of Adraga, both just a 5 minute drive away. The beaches of Praia Grande, famous with surfers, and Praia das Maças with its restaurants and bars, are about 10 minute drive. Sintra with its historical palaces and monuments is 15 minutes. Around the mountain the other way, one passes Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe, on to Guincho beach, good for windsurfing, to Cascais with its Marina, and small pedestrian streets, full of boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants - 20 minute drive. Adjoining Estoril is famous for its Casino. Lisbon, with its numerous city attractions, is about a 40 minute drive, or a very pleasant train ride along the coast from Cascais. Ericeira, a small fishing village is a 30 minute drive northwards, as is Mafra with its enormous monastery and Malveira with a fascinating weekly Thursday’s market