A luxurious and extremely privateVila Arcos(cottag

Vila Arcos
Sintra, Costa de Lisboa 1, Portugal


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 5
Per night €79 - €124
Per week €331 - €752
Type: Villa
Description of the Sintra vacation villa rental
The cottages have been in the family for over 50 years, having been bought new by my grandfather. They have been used as the family holiday home for three generations. They have undergone extensive renovations in the winter of 2004 and are now completely refurbished. Both houses are surrounded by traditional courtyards with grape vines and flower beds - a great place for barbecue's! - each having exclusive access to their own courtyard. If you wish to rent both properties, access between the two can be given. Sea views can be seen from the door porch and it's only a short walk to the beach. There is also an Olympic sized swimming pool by the beach for those who do not wish to venture the waves which includes a children's pool as well. We've got our own for these properties where you can find more photos and extra information. Please contact us for our address. We'll greet you at the cottages with a welcome basket and are available at any time as we live nearby.

Ralph Mason

Area Info
Situated on the west coast of Portugal, just north of Lisbon, Praia das Maçãs is only 12km from the exquisitely beautiful world heritage site town of Sintra which boasts amongst it’s major attractions, the Moorish castle and the fairy-tale like Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace). There is also easy access to Lisbon itself, the famous casino in Estoril, or the beautiful marina at Cascais. 3 minutes walking distance of the villa is the summer Lido with its Olympic-sized swimming pool with water slide and children's pool; Across the road is the covered morning market selling everything from fresh fish, vegetables, freshly grilled chicken to beachwear, towels and toys. The resort centre (5 minutes from villa) has children's playground; Tennis courts and 5-a-side pitch. Fabulous fine sandy beach (supervised by lifeguards, summer season); Various fish restaurants, bars, brasseries and cafes - some on or overlooking the beach, with sea views, west to the setting sun. Bus and tram links to Sintra.

A wealth of experiences to explore: Situated on the west coast of Portugal, just north of Lisbon, Praia das Maçãs is only 12km from the beautiful World Heritage Site of Sintra Amongst it’s major attractions are the Moorish castle and the fairy-tale like Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace) and grounds plus other historic palaces. There is also easy access to Lisbon, the famous casino in Estoril and the beautiful marina at Cascais.

Something for everyone: Certainly plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. All of this is within 5 minutes walking distance of the villa - the Lido with its Olympic-sized swimming pool with water slides, a children's playground, tennis courts and 5-a-side pitch. A morning market selling everything from fresh fish and freshly grilled chicken, to beachwear and toy. The fabulous fine sandy beach (supervised by lifeguards in the summer season). The tram terminus to Sintra. All the main fish restaurants, brasseries and cafes. Some overlook the beach, with sea views west to the setting sun. A pizza restaurant, craft shops, bakers and a fine butcher (just around the corner from the centre).

Whether on a romantic break, family or friends holiday the choices are endless both in activities and entertainment, with golden sandy beaches just a small stroll away. You're spoilt for choice with so many great seafood or traditional Portuguese cuisine restaurants just a few minutes walk from the house (and the beach!), where you can relax and enjoy life... with a nice glass of wine! It won't cost you an arm and a leg either, so you can try a different one each night.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 11 2015 Sep 12 2015 €107 €124 €752 - -
Jun 11 2015 Dec 20 2015 €79 €87 €331 - -
Sep 13 2015 Nov 05 2015 €99 €107 €620 - -
Dec 21 2015 Jan 04 2016 €83 €91 €620 - -
Jan 05 2016 Mar 06 2016 €79 €87 €331 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Inquire...
Deposits: Please Inquire about all other rates... Long term lets (over 1 month) Short-breaks (4 days or fewer) Hen or stag parties Corporate bookings House-swap
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Personal Check
Other Fees: Please Inquire about all other rates...
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
autumn foliage
botanical garden
eco tourism
equestrian events
naturist beach
recreation centre
water parks
Leisure Activities:
bird watching
gambling casinos
outlet shopping
sight seeing
surf fishing
whale watching
Nearby Attraction / Facility:
winery tours
Notes:Maid service once a week.
Owner Supplied Testimonials

A lot of thought has gone into all the properties, which are spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Nice bed linen and a good set of towels for each guest is also provided.

There are no hidden extras, all the gas, electric and water are included in the rental price.

We have many other guestbook comments on our personal, please enquire for details:

"From the USA, we were transported to the wonderful world of Praia das Maçãs and, indeed, of Portugal. In addition to enjoying the charming village, we took fabulous day trips throughout the region. Ralph and Ana's cottages provide delightfully simple quarters for relaxing or using as a home base for further exploration. Ana and Ralph are gracious hosts, providing translation services when needed, tips on places to visit, suggestions for restaurants, colourful information on national and local history and culture, and creature services beyond the norm to make our accommodations comfortable. We highly recommend these cottages for those who like to stay

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