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Villa with pool and views of the sea
Villa swimming pool with views to the sea
Praia das Maçãs beach, less than 5 mins walk away
Spacious lounge with satellite TV, DVD and WiFi
Lounge
Fully equipped, modern kitchen
Sintra World Heritage site: Pena Palace in Sintra, just a short drive away
Sintra World Heritage site: Magical Reqaleira Palace and Gardens, 20 Mins drive away
Sintra World Heritage site: Monserrate Palace and gardens, just a short drive away
Front entrance and landscaped garden with games to enjoy
The lovely private pool
Master bedroom with ensuite and access to upper balcony with views of the sea
Twin bedroom with ensuite and access to upper balcony with views of the sea
Sunny upper balcony with loungers and seating
Double bedroom with access to private balcony with views of the garden
One of the 5 bathrooms
Twin bedroom with views of the garden
Twin bedroom
Ground floor double bedroom with ensuite and views of the sea
Many lovely restaurants, open all year. Just 5 minutes walk from the villa
Village Lido, 300 meters away.
Tennis courts and 5-a-side football pitches, 5 mins walk away
Wine tasting in Adega Colores, 5 minutes drive (or one stop on the tram)
Activities throughout the year including cycling, golf, horseriding & even paintball
Local festivals include the Blessing of the Sea at Praia das Maçãs on the last Sunday of August
Take the tram from the village to Sintra, a 100 year old voyage!
Sun deck and loungers
Balcony with seating for twelve, perfect for al-fresco dining.
Dining Room, decorated with beautiful Portuguese tiles and seating twelve
Entrance hall
Upper landing
View of Praia Das Macas with the villa on the far right (with chimney, past the lido)
Beautiful landscapes and things to do, even in winter
Praia Grand beach, popular for surfing. 15 minutes walk, past neolithic cliff-top remains
Nearby village of Azhenas Do Mar, 15 minutes walk away
Lisbon, capital of Portugal can be easily reached by train from Sintra or is a 40 minute drive
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Praia das Macas, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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lynnylou7...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent, well equiped villa in great location”
Reviewed 19 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Stayed at the villa for 1 week, 10 of us in total including 1 infant. The villa was even better than we expected. Very spacious, clean and in a gret location. The pool and balcony areas were perfect for enjoying the sun. Ralph the owner was great, very friendly but also just left us to enjoy our week. The villa was very well equiped and the addition of stair gates etc made it so much easier with an infant. We made several visits to Taberna do Clube just 2 mins walk along from the villa on the way in to the village. The cafe/restaurant is owned by Rafael and his wife Marina they were both lovely, very welcoming and the food and entertainment were excellent, you must visit!

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Liked best: outdoor areas, pool, location
Liked least: no complaints, everything was great
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
27 Nov 2012
Hi Lynn,
Thank you for your very kind review, it was great to meet you all and i'm pleased to hear that you have a great October break ( I think it was Schools October half term week for you )

Yes, i think the new restaurant is going to do very well, He was a waiter in the 1888 then in Buzio and i think it's given them a lot of incite.

Yes, We always greet our guests personally with a nice bottle of wine and a basket of fresh local goodies to help them start off their holiday, and will if you wish spend as much or as little time as you want pointing you in the direction of all the best places to eat and places to go.
Then of course we leave our guests in total peace till the end of their holiday, they are always given my ( ralph's ) personal mobile phone number which is answered 24hrs.
And if guests have any questions, need any help we are always happy to oblige.

Thanks again it was a pleasure to meet and we hope to see you again one day.
Regards
Ralph & Ana
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kts66
Munich, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful villa in a great location!!”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Finding suitable accomodation for a group of 15 (four families, with kids ranging in age from 3 to 16) is not an easy task, so we were really happy to find Casal Santa Maria. From all accounts, it looked like a great property, but I was still a little nervous whether it would meet everyone's needs and expectations. I needn't have worried, though -- as soon as we arrived, it was clear that we had made the right decision! The villa is even nicer than it looks in the photos, and spotlessly clean to boot. As keen self-caterers, we were very happy with the well-equipped kitchen (two dishwashers, two fridges and a professional quality oven!); the charcoal grill outside also got lots of use.

Another great feature is the excellent use of space, both indoors and out; we never felt cramped, and everyone was able to retreat from the group if desired. In addition to the lounge, there is also a comfy sitting area in the foyer, and on the upstairs landing. Outdoors, there's also lots of choice of where to spend your time, be it the pool terrace, or the front garden. The kids enjoyed playing badminton and table tennis, and of course, swimming! Really, you don't even have to leave the house to have an excellent holiday!!

We did venture into Sintra on the tram (highly recommended!), and spent several afternoons at the beach. Praia das Macas is the closest, though we preferred Praia Pequena (about a 20 minute walk south of the villa). Praia Grande is another 5 minutes along from there, and a bit more lively, with lots cafes and bars, as well as an amazing 100 meter salt water pool. The area is also great for walking -- ask Ralph for directions to Cabo da Roca; it's not to be missed! Or if you'd prefer a pleasant stroll, the pretty village of Azenhas do Mar is an easy 2 km walk north of the villa. The more intrepid of our group enjoyed some great bike trips with Ralph -- thanks again!! Bike rental was a breeze with Cycling Rentals of Sintra -- they even deliver the bikes to the villa! All in all, we had a fantastic time -- if I could, I'd give Casal Santa Maria 6 stars instead of 5!!

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Liked best: The excellent facilities: pool, huge garden, well-equipped kitchen
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
27 Nov 2012
Hi Katie, John and all,
Thank you for you very kind review, I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great time :)

This was another group that I ( ralph ) took for a informal free of charge spin around the hill, this time on Road Racing bike's.

Thanks again, it was great to meet you :)
Ralph
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Anton Z
Espoo, Finland
1 review
“Amazing holiday with friends!”
Reviewed 18 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Our group of 12 friends (mostly couples) stayed in this villa in september as some sort of late holiday. The weather was fantastic, 25-35 degrees was waaay better than 10-18 degrees we had in Finland.

The location of the villa was nearly perfect - ocean view and short walk to multiple nice restaurants and couple of beaches. There was no need to rent a car or other transfer methods - Sintra and Lisbon were easily accessible using public transports for exploring the country. Local shops and butcher provided us with food for the whole week. There was not much tourists around at a time, which can be considered as a great advantage.

The villa was in perfect condition, having good kitchen and outside barbecue for making food - not necessary to eat in restaurants all the time. The pool was our favourite, being big enough for us to spend a lot of time in it - no way we ever rent a villa without the pool any more! Games like badminton and table tennis were also in heavy use.

And of course Ralph! He was very friendly (and entertaining ;)) person who was very easy to talk to. He gave us good introduction to the local area, and was always ready to answer our questions. It was also fantastic that he was willing to take us on the bike ride around villages, showing some amazing views around.

In overall this trip was amazing, and we would take it any time again. Thanks to Ralph for great assistance and villa!

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Liked best: pool, location of the villa
Liked least: Some of the beds could be more comfortable
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
25 Oct 2012
Hi Anton,
Thank you for your very kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to meeting you all again some time in the years to come.

Especially glad that you enjoyed your ride around the local area, I ( Ralph ) am a very keen cyclist and it's always a pleasure to take guests for an informal / free of charge ride around the local area if they so choose.
(Fantastic quality bikes of all kinds are available from a local hire shop)

Thanks Again.
Ralph & Ana
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