Discover a selection of 6,000 holiday rentals in Sintra that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 59 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Sintra. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
AsyncDestinationUrgency
Top rated rentals — Sintra
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
Destination guide

Step back in time in splendid Sintra

Located less than 40 minutes by car from the cosmopolitan buzz of Lisbon, surrounded by lush pine-covered hills, Sintra is one of Portugal's most effortlessly photogenic towns. It's long been a spot favoured by the country's rich and powerful, as evinced by its abundance of hilltop mansions and sprawling, pastel-hued villas. The town centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a beguiling maze of cobbled streets, lined with trinket-filled boutiques, cosy cafes and bakeries serving custard tarts, cheese cakes and other irresistible sweet treats. Sintra holiday rentals range from cosy apartments to sprawling estates, so you're sure to find one that suits all your needs.

Things to do

Sintra's crumbling castles and picture-postcard palaces

You'll find a wealth of enchanting attractions practically on the doorstep of your Sintra holiday rental. Top of the agenda for most visitors is the Pena Palace, an outlandishly ostentatious royal residence that looks somewhat like a fairytale castle designed by Antoni Gaudi. The Castle of the Moors is another must-see. Constructed in the 8th and 9th centuries, its atmospheric ruins were restored in the 1840s by King Ferdinand II. Today, its crumbling battlements blend beautifully into the surrounding lush greenery. While many of Sintra's top sights celebrate Portugal's splendid past, the News Museum is all about the here and now. This thrillingly immersive attraction explores the role of the media in the modern world, with exhibits devoted to propaganda and pioneering photojournalism.

Activities

Wining and dining in Sintra

For a spot of self-indulgence, it's hard to beat an afternoon of wine-tasting. Sintra sits at the edge of the prestigious Colares wine region, renowned for its robust reds. Sample them to your heart's content while taking in the spectacle of a clifftop vineyard overlooking the swirling Atlantic ocean. Once you've worked up an appetite, head to one of Sintra's countless family-run restaurants to sample dazzling local dishes like charcoal-grilled sardines, succulent roast octopus or rich seafood stew. Sintra isn't exactly a party town, but there are plenty of friendly bars, where you can cap off the evening with a relaxing postprandial cocktail.

Weather

Sultry summers in Sintra

Sintra holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the peak summer season of June to August, when days are typically long, hot and sunny. The shoulder months of May and September are also great times to visit, offering an alluring combination of reliably warm weather and thinner visitor crowds. Sintra's climate is among the most agreeable in Europe, with short, mild winters. However, it's wise to pack warm clothes and waterproofs if you're visiting between November and February.

Natural features

Golden beaches and colossal cliffs around Sintra

Sintra's blockbuster attractions may be man-made, but it's no slouch when it comes to natural spectacle. About 20 minutes away by car lies the charming coastal town of Cascais, renowned for its golden-sand beach and crystal-clear waters. Also within easy driving distance is Praia do Magoito, a more remote beach with a distinctive fossil dune, overlooked by vertigo-inducing cliffs. The Sintra-Cascais National Park encompasses the Cabo da Roca, a spectacularly rugged headland, and the westernmost point of continental Europe.

How to get there

Transport to and around Sintra

The nearest airport is in Cascais (CAT), located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), which is 14.5 mi (23.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sintra?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 5,994 vacation rentals near Sintra. From 279 villas to 1,294 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sintra for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.