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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming 2-4p duplex, with lovely views, at the heart of historical center

Recent renovation (November 2011) of a mid 1800’s house, this lovely duplex features decorative paintings on the walls and offers all the amenities you will need during your stay in Sintra.

The first floor has an open space with a double chaise longue, a double day bed, window seat and a well equipped open-plan kitchen. Also in this floor you can find a bathroom with double sinks and a spacious shower as well as a closed veranda overlooking Sintra’s “Palácio da Vila”, where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset after a long day discovering Sintra.

In the attic, you will find a cosy bedroom with twin beds and two large windows overlooking the village plaza and surrounding countryside (maximum ceiling height 1,75 meters)

This house accommodates up to 4 persons (the living area contains a day bed that can easily provide 2 additional sleeping accommodations) and is specially indicated for couples and small families. A cot may be added, on request, at no extra charge.

Sintra: Few places in the world can envoke a sense of magic and mystery as does Sintra. From magical forests to romantic palaces Sintra never fails to seduce. Described by Lord Byron as “Glorious Eden,” Sintra’s charms have long been celebrated. Once the summer residence of the kings of Portugal and of the Moorish lords of Lisbon before them, today Sintra is a romantic getaway for people from all around the world. The UNESCO Committee decided to inscribe Sintra as a World Heritage Site at the category of Cultural Landscape, because: 'the site is of outstanding universal value as it represents a pioneering approach to Romantic landscaping which had an outstanding influence on developments elsewhere in Europe.'

This magical place is dominated by steep mountains and lush forests which create a microclimate, always several degrees cooler than Lisbon. Hosting beautiful palaces with neo-gothic towers, a visit to Sintra is a must

Other ways to discover in Sintra: In addition to the usual activities, we also suggest:

Take a trolley ride from Sintra to Praia das Maçãs;

Visit a wine cellar, 'Adega Regional de Colares';

Take afternoon tea at Lawrence's Hotel (the most ancient hotel in Iberia peninsula);

Drink water in the fountain, 'Fonte da Sabuga' (whoever drinks this water will surely return to Sintra);

Learn how to take care of a Bonsai in 'Bonsai Centro Sintra'; Specially for the children, visit 'Museu da Ciência Viva' and 'Quintinha Pedagógica' in Monserrate Park.

You will find, at the house, more information on various itineraries to visit Sintra on foot, or other suggestions using alternative transportations such as, segway, bike, horse or jeep/buggy.

More Details
Registration Number : 11067/AL

Owner
Silvia Rodrigues
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Silvia Rodrigues

We have 2 school aged children and we love to travel.

Silvia Rodrigues purchased this house in 2011

Why Silvia Rodrigues chose Sintra

The main purpose of this house, located just 10 minutes away from were we live, is to be offered on house exchanges that we love to do during our holidays. We also use it to receive family and friends. We only rent it a few weeks per year to help with the maintenance expenses.

What makes this house unique

This house was thought and decorated accordingly to what we like to find when we travel. It was all the main amenities that you usually have at home, but that are so hard to find in touristic apartments. Our goal is to make everyone who visit us feel comfortable and at home, just like you do when you are visiting our friends.

What made us fall in love for this house, was its location and fantastic views from all the windows. I love decorating and giving character to a house, so all the walls have lovely hand painted motifs, all done by my sister-in-law.

Amenities

Sintra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes double sinks, toilet and spacious shower. Traditional portuguese soaps, makeup remover pads, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and bathrobes are also available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Available 2 pillows with different thicknesses for each twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also available: a first aid kit, fire blanket and all the cleaning materials you may need for the kitchen and bathroom and general cleaning. To make your stay even more enjoyable and relaxed, we can go grocery shopping for you. Sent us the list of groceries you want, and you will find them in the pantry at your arrival. No extra charge for the service, you just pay the grocery bill.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Romantic and cozy, features handpainted walls and sky views from the bedroom
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Miami, Florida USA
5

A Perfect location in the heart of Sintra yet quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful sanctuary in the very middle of the exciting center of old Sintra. Beautifully decorated, comfortable furnishings, unforgettable views. The best is when the bulk of the tourists leave and the deserted cobblestone streets are there to wander, taking you back in time. The restaurants very cozy serving incredible food. One in particular, a new restaurant named Villa 6, right around the corner from the apartment, was fantastic, owner chef and his partner were friendly and made us feel like locals. Silvia was more than helpful going out of her way to help us and make suggestions. I highly recommend this beautiful apartment to anyone Lucky enough to visit Sintra.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, stylish apartment in a fantastic location with a great outlook over the Palace in Sintra

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was an ideal base to explore the sights of Sintra. A quiet and cool sanctuary after a hot day - especially having coped with all those steps up to the Castelo dos Mouros! Silvia was very welcoming and suggested many places to see on the second part of our holiday heading South. Thank you! Charlotte & Paul

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Brooklyn, NY
4

A lovely hideaway in the heart of historic Sintra

  • 4 of 5

We spent several nights here exploring the sites of Sintra. Silvia and Mario have made a beautiful restoration of this hideaway; it feels like a privilege to enter this house, away from the tourist fray that is daytime Sintra. The kitchen and bath are well appointed, beds comfy, rooms are cozy with plenty of seating options. If you're tall, you'll need to watch your head in the upstairs sleeping area. We loved stepping out into the heart of things.... breakfast at Priquita l on most days (Priquita ll on Wednesdays, we learned). There is an ATM close by, as well as a tiny supermarket tucked away (you can see if from the back room, the L- shared passage way you overlook, it is right at the corner of the L) where you can find ground coffee, milk, etc (recommend this option over the mini marts nearby and closer than the Pingo Dolce if you are on foot). A terrific place to eat, a nice stroll down the hill, is A Raposa. This rental is incredibly quiet for its location and the views from every window are postcard worthy. Highly recommend this rental for your time in Sintra if you are one or two, possibly 3 folks traveling together.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

There just can't be a more perfect place to stay in Sintra!

  • 5 of 5

Location- perfect. Host interaction - perfect. View- perfect. Decor- perfect. We just loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Gloucester, VA USA
5

Absolutely magical!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Silvia and Mario's apartment for 7 nights and were overwhelmingly pleased with the entire experience. Sintra is a magical location, and a wonderful home base from which to explore the surrounding area. We rented a car at the Lisbon airport and made the 45-minute drive to the apartment. Finding a parking spot in Sintra can be a bit tricky, but we found that if we drove the loop on the main road through town a couple of times, a spot would open up on the road along the wall above the apartment--this gave us a great chance to get acquainted with the layout of the town as well. The apartment is in the heart of the historic town center, with a fairy tale-like labyrinth of cobblestone corridors housing restaurants, shops, and markets. We found everything we needed for our stay within a stone's throw of the apartment; the apartment itself is thoughtfully renovated and equipped with modern comforts including wifi, a coffee maker, tea kettle, hair dryer, and plush robes. Mario graciously arranged to stop by the apartment on the first night of our stay to offer helpful hints and answer any questions we had. Silvia was very quick to respond to my numerous emails before and during the stay--she and Mario did an excellent job in making our stay in Sintra a fantastic experience! As there were so many interesting things to do and see in Sintra, we toured around the town by foot and via the Hop-on Hop-off bus for the first three days of our stay. We rode the train into Lisbon one day (the train station is within easy walking distance of the apartment), and drove our rental car to Obidos and along the coast on other days of our stay. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone interested in experiencing a truly unique, welcoming stay in an amazing setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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New York City
4

Perfect location as a palace neighbor

  • 4 of 5

This comfortable apartment, perched on the hill just across from one palace, and downhill from another, was a terrific spot for a traveling couple over the New Years holiday. Close to nearby attractions, but not in the middle of the tourist center, we enjoyed a restful holiday. The owner was delightful and helpful, and made it easy getting to and finding the property. SO much better than staying in a hotel!

Note that this is not the place to stay if you have any mobility challenges, as there are steep paths to the apartment, and a couple of staircases to navigate within the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Portela Airport (Lisbon)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Penha Longa Golf Resort
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Sintra
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
IC19
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Tacho Real
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Praia das Maçãs
Car: not necessary

Nested in the mountainside, this lovely house close to “Palácio da Vila” (only surviving Royal Palace from the middle ages) and Tourist Information is perfect for couples and families as a starting point to discover Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Moorish Castle, Palácio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, the palace and gardens of Monserrate are all nearby and very easy to reach on foot or regular schedule touristic bus/train.

Golf: There are 2 golf resorts just 5 km away: Penha Longa Golf Resort (9 and 18 holes course) and Pestana Sintra Golf Resort (18 holes course). You can find 3 additional resorts just 10 km away in Cascais/Estoril.

Surf: Excellent surf beaches just 10 km away. Ericeira one of the best surf beaches in the world is only 30 km away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Para estadias mais longas (mais de 1 semana) está também incluída 1 limpeza semanal (incluí troca de roupa de cama e toalhas). Serviços adicionais de limpeza estão disponíveis caso sejam solicitados.
Limpeza final incluída.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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