QUIET SECLUDED PRIVATE BEAUTIFUL CHARMING MAJESTIC

6 Calçada dos Clérigos, Sintra, Costa de Lisboa 2710, Portugal

Overview

Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps 11
Per week €1,400 - €2,800
Type: Villa
Description of the Sintra vacation villa rental
Nestling in a majestic place, CASA DA CONFRARIA offers you a peaceful and private setting in the heart of Portugal's enchanting Sintra region. The recently refurbished manor house, forty-five minutes from Lisbon airport, is situated in one of Portugal's most treasured areas, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the distant coastline, and the exotic Pena Palace.

The picturesque old town of Sintra, with its 18th-century pastel-hued palatial facades, is only five minutes distant, and within another fifteen minutes you enter the colorful, bustling seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais, with their lovely vistas and beaches.

The Casa’s two houses are individually and tastefully furnished in period antiques. The sitting room and the traditional dining room give CASA DA CONFRARIA a warmth and home-like atmosphere that is rare among luxury guest houses of its type.

The terraced gardens are perfect for a quiet and relaxing visit. Hiking in the neighboring hills and sightseeing make your stay at the CASA DA CONFRARIA a memorable one.



UNIT 1: VILLA
Comprised of twenty rooms , seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms, patio and garden. Sleeps eleven people. Possible extra beds for two to four children.
Located on the top of a hill, Casa da Confraria is only a pleasant ten minutes walk from the nice town of Sintra, with access to all services, shops, museums and restaurants. 465 sqm plot with two houses, fully renovated and decorated in 2000
The villa is equipped with furniture dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Patio with tables, chairs and a fountain are some of the highlights we can find in the luxurious garden.
Quiet, safe and with plenty of privacy, as well as beautiful landscapes. Good accesses to Lisbon, Estoril and five km from the beach area.
Sintra itself is wonderfully beautiful, with two royal palaces and amazing courtiers' houses.

Unit 2: FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE
The house of a ten rooms and four bedrooms has a kitchen with fireplace, living room with fireplace, dining room and a wine cellar downstairs. Upstairs we find a library, living room, a bedroom with closet and a bathroom. On the last floor are a suite of rooms, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom as well. The house comfortably sleeps six people.

Unit 3: THREE BEDROOM HOUSE.
This is separate house of ten rooms including three bedrooms, two with double beds, and one with single bed, sleeping five people. Including two living rooms, study, full bathroom, dining room, library, kitchen.

BEN GUZ

Area Info
LOCATION:
Casa Da Confraria could not be better located. The house is on a convenient, yet quiet street that is peaceful and adds to the historical splendor of the area. Not only is it an easy and beautiful walk to Sintra, and many of the regional palaces, it is a simple drive to see other national treasures of Portugal and is conveniently located for drives to Lisbon, the Algarve or up north towards Porto. Market shopping is also very convenient for food or for gifts that are unique to the country.
The house is at the top of a hill, and at night, you can walk out the front door and see all the way to the sea. At the bottom of the hill, there is a natural spring where the locals fill their water bottles. There are plenty of restaurants, both down the hill to the main part of town and over in Sao Pedro, within walking distance from the house. Sao Pedro also has a market every second and fourth Sunday with a wide variety of foods and products for sale, including anamazing bread stuffed with chouriço made in clay ovens permanently installed in the square there. Getting it hot out of the oven makes it even more delicious.
There is also a local bus that stops at the bottom of the hill and goes into another part of Sintra where there is a grocery store.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 - - €1,800 - 1 week
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 - - €2,800 - 1 week
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 - - €1,400 - 1 week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: CLEANING HEATING
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

REFERENCES CASA DA CONFRARIA
Emails of the guests will be provided upon request.

Dear Ben,

I wanted to take a moment and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your rental home in Sintra. Because of our age, the things that we loved may not be what a younger group would search for and find. The many things we loved about our 4 weeks there in Oct-Nov. were:

How helpful you and Paulo were.
The weather.
The way we could walk to everything or take the bus or train so easily to Lisbon or the coastal towns.
Getting a bottle of water with the local people at the fountain at the bottom of the hill.
The fabulous "flea market" on a Sunday that we could walk to.
The wonderful food everywhere and coffee every day at our favorite pastry shop.
The ease of getting money so close to the pastry shop.
The coziness of the house and its supply of books to read.
The fun and friendliness of little groceries and the helpful people when I didn't know something.
The wonderful Dentist downtown when I broke a tooth. I haven't had a bit of trouble with it since then.
The wonderful way everything grows so lush.
The incredible rain storms which we loved.
How the town gets decorated for Christmas starting the last weeks in November. Gorgeous!

The Toy museum, the art museum, the castles and the bus ride to the Moors castle just for the fun of it on the way home from town since we had weekly bus passes.

Best regards,
Mary Lou Mayes


We stayed at the Casa da Confraria in September 2004 for my wife's 40th birthday. We couldn't have been happier with the house and Sintra itself. The house was furnished with beautiful antiques and decorated with exquisite Portuguese tiles. There were two bedrooms, one on the first floor and one on the second with an adjoining room that I believe had another single bed. There were three sitting rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and two terraces - the higher one complete with fruit trees and a table for alfresco dining.

The house is at the top of a hill, and at night, you can walk out the front door and see all the way to the sea. At the bottom of the hill, there is a natural spring where the locals fill their water bottles, and we did as well. There were plenty of restaurants, both down the hill to the main part of town and over in Sao Pedro, which is walkable from the house. Sao Pedro also has a market every second and fourth Sunday with a wide variety of foods and products for sale, including an amazing bread stuffed with chouriço made in clay ovens permanently installed in the square there. Getting it hot out of the oven made it even more delicious.

There is also a local bus that stops at the bottom of the hill and goes into another part of Sintra where there is a grocery store. Sintra itself is wonderfully beautiful, with two royal palaces and amazing courtiers' houses. We were very comfortable in the house. The surroundings were elegant and the site manager extremely helpful. The owner even gave us the number of a taxi driver who picked us up at the airport in Lisbon and took us to the house. We look forward to returning to Casa da Confraria, having had such a lovely time there.
Matt Flynn and Megan Mooha



I have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Da Confraria (in both Casa Grande and Casa Piquena) on several occasions over the last 5 years. When my business requires visits to Portugal, it is the only place that I will stay within the entire country and I always ensure I take enough time to have a small holiday with family and friends because it is so idyllic and magical.

Casa Da Confraria could not be better located. The house is on a convenient, yet quiet street that is peaceful and adds to the historical splendor of the area. Not only is it an easy and beautiful walk to Sintra, and many of the regional palaces, it is a simple drive to see other national treasures of Portugal and is conveniently located for drives to Lisbon, the Algarve or up north towards Porto. Market shopping is also very convenient for food or for gifts that are unique to the country.

Both houses are beautifully appointed and easy to use with a full complement of modern appliances. The proprietor has a house manager who is very familiar with the area and quite responsive to your every need. He also suggests a driver who is also responsive and interested in ensuring you see the best of what the area has to offer. The combination of the setting and supporting manager and driver ensure that anybody staying will have a fabulous time.

Many thanks Ben for offering this wonderful gem on the Atlantic. It's a true treasure.
Barb Ferneyhough



Dear Ben,

Just to let you know that we think often of our stay in your fascinating home, the "Casa Da Confraria" in Sintra. The house was ideally situated in the town, walking distance to so many wonderful sites and attractions. And, having a lovely garden to relax in after a busy day of hiking or sightseeing was definitely an added bonus.

We do hope to come back one day --this time with our family, for another extended stay.
All the best, Marilyn




Sometime ago we had the pleasure of staying at Casa da Confraria.The view over Sintra
is lovely...and the walk to the village centre is a pleasant walk down the hill. It is easy to
find when one knows where it is..but a puzzle for taxi drivers from Lisbon. However, your
recommended driver was great and met flights in Lisbon ...There is parking close by...but
a car is not absolutely necessary...the train is more convenient for trips to Lisbon..

The house is delightfully renovated and decorated in the period of its origin...Although the
rooms are typically small...they are very comfortable and there are enough rooms on three
floors to accomodate a family with ease...It is well-equipped with all necessary china,
cutlery, utensils etc... The garden is especially inviting...on two levels with appropriate
seating etc...We had some pleasant picnic lunches there...

We were fortunate to have both houses (attached and sharing the same garden)..so
we had rooms that we didn't even use when all the family arrived...but we needed all the
bedrooms.

We very much enjoyed our stay in Sintra and Casa da Confraria...and highly recommend
it for anyone wishing a delightful stay in Portugal.
Anne Ratuski Canada



We have a wonderful time at your house in Sintra. It is truly special place and most enjoyable one.
Sasha Ambramsky


I hope that you still remember us from last year; ) We hope that we can book your wonderful place as agreed.
Pessy

We just come back from a week at your delightful home(s) in Sintra. Canât say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The house are utterly charming â jewel boxes. I walked through them all week marveling. I considered the house the highlight of the trip. We enjoyed many a meal around the big dining room table and set off the fire alarm a couple of times by accident with some homemade meals. Paulo was great!!!! Again loved your house.
Lidsay Clare


My wife and I spend a delightful 3 weeks at Casa Grade of Confraria in Sintra, Portugal. Sintra is a wonderful place with grate historical significance. The great places to visit are national treasures.
Charlie & Toni Wirth

I am freelance travel journalist and am traveling to Sintra in January 2005. I am planning on writing a story on your stunning town, its history, sites. I have just come across your beautiful Casa da Confraria whilst researching Sintra.
Robyn Lewington

Your villa is wonderful. Thank you so much! What a perfect place to celebrate my birthday!
Tessa Bevins


Susan & I enjoyed your lovely hillside home in Sintra. The views from the front balcony were wonderful. We could see the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. The house was charming and was everything we expected. We would definitely stay at your home again if we return to Portugal.
JoAnn Taylor Rice


We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Casa Da Confraria in Sentra. The house is beautifully decorated, everything you would need for a short term house rental is there for your use. The location is very private yet close enough to the historical district for walking. I would strongly consider Casa Da Confraria in my plans if we ever get back to Portugal.
Best Regards, John and Gayle Duca

Yes, we had a very nice stay in your villa in Sintra some years ago. We were 12 persons who lived in the two houses with good space. The house was very well equipped and we appreciated especially the garden with the cave in the rock. Sintra is a wonderful town and the house is very well situated. Your manager did everything to do our living comfortable. It is to be recommended.
Lars Gunnar Hjerne


Our families rented both villas in Sintra know as the Casas de Confraria in the month of June for four weeks.
We very much enjoyed our stay and found the villa to be well appointed and conveniently located for travel to Sintra, trains to Lisbon, along with the beaches.
The villas were exceptionally well decorated and very comfortable.
We would recommend this villa to our family and friends.
Charles Cari

"We had a lovely stay at Casa Da Confraria. There was plenty of room and privacy for four couples and the kitchen and dining room were perfect places for us to gather after a day of touring. The property is conveniently located, a short and charming walk along a cobble footpath to the center of town. No need to get in the car and drive a long distance....Sintra is charming and full of history."

Susan Roady
Norfolk, VA


Emails of the guests will be provided upon request.

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