Villa Santa Iria sleeps 6

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Villa Santa Iria sleeps 6

Villa in Colares (Reference: 556168)

Charming is the best way to describe this historical centuries old Portuguese villa with contemporary amenities and facilities. It offers a green oasis of a garden with distant views of the sea and a welcoming patio for enjoying meals alongside the outdoor jacuzzi pool (3.5m diameter) - perfect for cooling off in. This villa has been renovated and equipped with modern facilities so that guests can enjoy their stay in utmost comfort. Further, every living- and bedroom is equipped with a modern aircon inverter that ensures each room temperature is optimised both in the summer and winter, and the room atmosphere is constantly refreshed and purified. Thanks to its solar system installation this villa is a sustainable and eco-friendly property that generates its own solar energy and as such reduces its carbon footprint.
You have a choice of excellent sandy beaches nearby, this quiet haven is 28 km west of Lisbon.
Shopping can be done at the nearby villages of Almoçageme and Colares, as well as at the little convenience store next to the church in Penedo, selling fresh bread each morning.
Enjoy a local lunch at the village café & restaurant or make your own after a shop at the very local fresh fruit and vegetable market. It sets up along the main road a few minutes from the house, on weekends and holidays. They also sell flowers, sausage, bread and cheese.
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  • €0.00 pw
  • Sleeps up to 6 (Sleeps 6 in 1 double bed and 4 twin beds)
  • wading pool (3.5m diameter)
  • Wireless Internet Access & Cable TV


All bedrooms are equipped with antique cabinets and also have aircon inverter that purifies the air and ensures each room has optimal temperature all year long
Bedroom 1 - Double bed  
Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin beds 
Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin beds
Cot available on request

Bathroom 1 - Full Bathroom with bathtub, basin and WC
Bathroom 2 - Half Bath on ground floor with basin and WC

Large fully equipped kitchen with wall units includes fridge-freezer, 4 ring gas hob, electric oven with grill, Nespresso and normal coffee-maker, dishwasher, clothes washing machine, microwave, kettle, blender, mixer, toaster, juicer,  iron and ironing board as well as handheld and normal vacuum cleaner.

Living rooms:
Ground floor living room is comfortably furnished with a sofa(bed) and 2 armchairs. There is a newly installed log fireplace and flatscreen TV. In addition, there is a reading/playroom with a sofa on the ground floor. The living room is equipped with aircon inverter for optimal temperature and clean air all year round

Dining room
The large dining room with wooden table seats ten people under the feature faux chandelier. This large living area is great for dining and entertaining. The dining room also has aircon inverter installed for optimal temperature and clean air
There is an outdoor terrace, with a table and 6 chairs with access from the first floor living room and from the dining room for alfresco dining. 
The garden has an outdoor Jacuzzi pool (3,5 m diameter, for cooling off and relaxation).
There are 4 lounge chairs in the garden, a beautiful designed mosaic bench and a stone bench. There is plenty of space to park 2 cars inside the property.

Notes on accomodation

Check out our welcome basket options (on request) or ask us about getting a small shopping list for you before you arrive.

Our accommodation prices inlcude one set of bed linen & bathroom towels.  A compulsory end of stay cleaning fee applies.  In some areas we can provide additional cleaning on a daily basis at a chrge per hour (team of two). *

Save space in your suitcases for all the shopping you want to take home. Beach towels and beach umbrellas are available to rent at €7.50 per item per week. You can add these and baby equipment at the time of your online booking. *

Please note: services marked with * are not available for Monte da Casada (O Pilriteiro & O Chaparro).


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Description of Apartment/Location

Out and About Locally

Conveniently located just off the church square in the picturesque and historic village of Colares within the Sintra UNESCO World Heritage area. Colares has many amenites including restaurants, cafés, bank, chemist, grocery stores, local market, bakery, butcher and post office. The local beaches - Praia da Adraga , Praia Grande and Praia das Maças - are all within a 5 - 10 minute drive. There are more beaches in Cascais and Estoril which are a stunning 15 km drive away along the Atlantic coast road. Sintra itself is just an 8 km drive.

Sintra is a world heritage site and has a lot to be seen, including the Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, National Palace and the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira. It also offers great shopping and restaurants. Markets in Sintra are on the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month.

And with Lisbon only 25 minutes away and Cascais only 15 minutes, you can get all the cosmopolitan and night life you need.

A short distance away you can enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner at the Restaurant Adrage at Praia da Adrage, the closest beach.

Pay a visit to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe where you can enjoy a cliff top walk with spectacular views and visit to local tourism point.

There are many walking routes in the mountains and in the parks (parts of it protected by World Heritage), if you wish we can provide information and/or contacts to the local walking groups.

Just north of Sintra is the delightful old town of Ericeira takes you back in time to the days when it was a tiny fishing village. Cobbled streets, white-washed houses and a plethora of restaurants and cafes offer excellent food, especially the sea-food for which Portugal is deservedly famous.

Out & About in Lisbon

Lisbon & the Lisbon Coast are both an all-year-round destination. Summers, whilst warm are rarely oppressive and the cooling sea breeze keeps it comfortable even during the hottest months. Very mild winters mean you can enjoy your short break in the winter sun in Cascais and Lisbon.

Lisbon itself has lots to delight; from taking an old electric tram up the steep hills of Lisbon to whizzing up to the top of the Santa Justa Elevator to get a panoramic view of the city of Lisbon. Do visit Alfama (the old quarter) and be sure to wear comfortable rubber soled shoes to avoid slipping on the cobbles. In the evenings, take in a Fado evening over dinner in one of the many restaurants in this area. Bairro Alto is also wonderfully lively at night – lots of restaurants, Fado houses and late night bars/clubs.

June 12th is the night of the Festival of St Anthony; the best night for trying traditional sardines in Lisbon.

Go by tram - #15 is the best - to Belem. It leaves from Praça Figueira and stops at Praça do Comerçio and Cais do Sodré before going on to Belem - a wonderful place of fountains, parks, monuments and monasteries.

Worth visiting in the Estremadura and beyond are, Óbidos, Sintra, Azeitão & Setúbal, Fatima & Nazaré. Alentejo is a little further (about 2 hours) but worth visiting are Évora and Monsaraz. The Esporão Wine Estate is worth having lunch at if you are going as far as Monsaraz

We can offer you a day excursion at competitive rates. See our Tours section.

Out & About in Cascais

When in Cascais, take a stroll through the local park. Parque Municipal da Gandarinha in Cascais is located opposite the marina and beside the cultural centre. Feed the ducks - or just sit at the local café and read a book whilst the peacocks strut around you.
Sit out in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset on the Esplanade Beach Bar in Cascais (Praia da Rainha) whilst enjoying champagne sangria or overlooking the ocean at Casa da Guia over a sun down cocktail. If you have spent the day on Guincho Beach, the most romantic sunsets can be viewed from the Abano Beach Bar (BG Bar)

If you're an early riser, catch the auctions in the fish market square where the fishermen sell their daily catch. Market days are Wednesday (full market day) and Saturday, (fresh produce)
Local activities include diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, roller blading on the purpose-built pathway along the coast road.
Parque Marechal Carmona - one single space resulting from the marriage of the gardens of the Palace of the Conde of Castro Guimarães and the property of the Visconde of Gandarinha. Apart from an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs, the tranquility of this park offers curious hiding places to quietly read a book or romantic tree lined pathways. Wander around the small ponds, infant playground, mini zoo, aviary, youth library, duck pond, café, museum, chapel, rose gardens etc... Right in the heart of Cascais! Open 8.30-19.45 summer & 8.30-17.45 winter
Bicycles can be hired locally (no charge) in Cascais and there is a bicycle path which stretches for miles along the beautiful coastline to Guincho Beach. Another useful service is the “Giro” Bus from outside the apt to Cascais Shopping - a shopping mall on the outskirts of Cascais & Estoril.

The Cascais tourism office is situated in the square in Cascais, for all the maps and local information you need.
The Lisbon tourism office is situated on the water front just beside the casino gardens and opposite the Estoril train station.
Night life includes the Tamariz Night Club which is practically suspended over the beach in Estoril (summertime only) and Jezebels Night Club behind Estoril Casino during the winter months. Alternatively try the club for "the young at heart" (Vangogo) or 70's retro club Rolls Royce, both in Cascais old town. Take in the International Show or Dinner & Show at the Estoril Casino.

The Artisan Fair in Estoril (behind Casino) each July and August offers handicraft and a variety of restaurants serving traditional food.

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Stunning little villa

· We loved our stay at Villa Santa Iria. The house is quirky and beautiful inside and out. It has all essentials for a seamless stay and was able to accommodate our large group very comfortably. The property managers were well organised and helpful with any and all questions we had.
· Nothing to fault about the property really. A rental car would be useful to have.

07/05/2019 - Sophia K.

"We stayed one week in this really nice old house on the hill, with a beautiful view to the ocean from the garden. The house is very good for a family or a group of friends. Most beds are comfortable for example the master bedroom. The others a bit less. The rooms are very cosy and the kitchen was OK really. We did not use the jacuzzi very much because the weather was quit cool during our stay. Very strange that the pool kept on bubbling during the whole week. It kept us awake sometimes. The garden is very cosy too and we had a real good time having our breakfasts there.
The house is along a very small street with a lot of curves so very often you heard horning of the cars, but that wasn’t during the night. The location is perfect near Sintra and a lot of nice beaches although you will need a car to get there while the street is very small and quit dangerous to walk with your whole family and also walking back you have to climb a few kilometers.
After all we had a wonderful time here." - Anja

14/08/2018 - Anja K.

“A super cosy and authentically decorated house with large bedrooms and good bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped to cook an extensive meal. Very nice and cosy garden. Good location for trips to surrounding cities, to beautiful beaches, castles and parks. Highly recommended for those who want a vacation with a larger group (8 people) in a house were you can feel at home. And last but not least, a very good service. Cassie is a super woman! Agnes from Ghent, I was there with my children and grandchildren” .

Even the weather was not that good, we had a great time !"

20/04/2018 - Agnes S.

If you want to stay in an authentic small Portuguese village and home this is the place! The traditional stucco house is situated in a lovely lush garden with large palm tree and vines over the entryway. Inside this cozy and clean house is filled with original artist works including tile, paintings, dishware and sculptures. Bedrooms wrap around the axis of the house so each has a unique window view and all afford privacy. The living room fireplace offers a great respite to warm yourself, relax and plan your daily outings. Nice size dining room and kitchen for cooking and entertaining. Especially beautiful, peaceful vista view from the patio toward the lower section of the village. Gated off street parking included – a must in this small village where streets are very very narrow. Local coffee shop and village grocery both within walking distance. Sintra is a short drive, about 9 miles, for historic sights and entertainment. Almocageme another quaint Portuguese village and beautiful pristine beach are about 10 miles away. The hostess is responsive and very helpful!

11/09/2017 - Andrea H

Excellente location .tres bien situee pour visiter lisbonne ( 20 mns) et sintra. Proximite de la plage ( 5 mns en voiture ) . Petit village en hauteur . Attention petites rues tres étroites ( difficultés pour croiser 2 voitures . Tres belle maison ancienne . Beaucoup de place . Tres bel aménagement . 3 grandes chambres . Joli jardin avec palmier , fleurs .... petit bassin . Tres tranquille . Tres bon wifi . Commerces proches . Marche de producteurs le week end . Proprietaire tres sympa et qui aide beaucoup . Plusieurs petits restaurants a proximité . Nous faisons des locations depuis 8 ans ... celle ci est dans le top 3

12/08/2017 - Simon R

A group of friends stayed in this charming house during the winter last year. It has an artist's charm, full of unique and welcoming art and furniture, with all of the amenities a traveler needs. Lots of space to spread out, and a kitchen equipped with pots and pans and coffee accoutrement! We enjoyed excellent wine in the dining room as we plotted our next day's travel, and gathered in the living room for morning coffee. Unless you travel very light and enjoy hikes, you will need a car, as the village is on a steep hill, and the house is almost at the top of it. A short climb from the house, very walkable, is a handy store and cafe. One day we walked to a nearby beach also. All of our other explorations involved a car, and there is convenient parking in the courtyard for your steed!

24/11/2016 - Barbara K

Because it’s so close to Sintra and Lisbon, it makes for the perfect centrally located getaway spot. Only 18 miles from Lisbon, it’s very easy to take the bus to Sintra and catch the fast train to Lisbon for a day or weekend visit. (The transport system is very easy to understand, too.) We had a rental car for our visit so we were able to take in the numerous attractions nearby the home. If you are a surfer, there is a great surfing beach very close by car. Other areas with easy access are Monserrate, Capuchos monastery, and several enchanting coastal towns. My favorite close jaunt is either the walk to Almoçageme, a typical Portuguese village, or further on to the beach Praia Adraga. (Also close are many other beaches like Praia Macas and Praia Grande/Pequena.) Almoçageme is a charming little town and is great on a Sunday because all the families come out to the center square for social time. All generations are present and it really provides an authentic Portuguese family experience.

23/11/2016 - Jena S

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