Vacation Rental Description
Lovingly restored over the years to the highest standards by its interior designer owners, the group of 4 units known as Casas Amarelas stands in its own gardens above the street in the Sao Pedro area of historic Sintra. Furnished with a mix of rustic and modern pieces, the houses are impeccably maintained. Casas Amarelas has become an example of how to restore period buildings in Sintra, a marriage of comfort and tradition. Staying here will not only enhance your experience of Sintra by 'living' its heritage, but you will also be contributing to the preservation of this beautiful period town.
The houses have been furnished with style and comfort in mind - heating and air-conditioning, wooden floors, large bathrooms, Plasma TVs with cable and DVD, dishwasher and washing machine - combined with the unique Sintra style of antiques, traditional colours and texture.
With restaurants, bars, food shops, antique and other shopping on the doorstep, there is a village atmosphere surrounding Casas Amarelas in Sao Pedro de Sintra. The famous craft and local delicacies market of Sao Pedro is held here every two weeks.
Sintra also boasts a rich cultural life. During the months of June and July the Sintra Festival attracts to a large number of classical music and ballet lovers, owing to the quality of the internatioal artists and the programme. Performnces are held in churches, palaces, the theatre, and in parks and country estates in the region. Other activities are held all year round.
The Apartment Red - Surface area : 45 m2
The apartment is all in one level on the first floor; it is reached via a pretty period external staircase. The living room is spacious and bright and opens up to a large terrace shared with the small apartment. The new kitchen is fully equipped, and has a dishwasher and washing machine. Wooden garden furniture and mobile bar-b-cue to use either in the terrace or the shared patio and garden are available.
The bedroom is comfortable with a walk-in closet and separate office corner and desk.
The Small Apartment - Surface area: 35m2
The apartment is all in one level on the first floor; it is reached via a pretty period external staircase. The living room opens up to a large terrace shared with Aguas Furtadas apartment. The kitchenette is fully equipped, and has a dishwasher and washing machine. Wooden garden furniture and mobile bar-b-cue to use either in the terrace or the shared patio and garden are available.
The bedroom is comfortable and has a double bed.
Sintra is unique and deserves its status as a world heritage site. First the Moors, then the Portuguese kings who expelled them, built their castles and palaces there. In later ages, Sintra attracted rich foreigners who created villas and stately homes with lush gardens and romantic architecture - outdone by King Don Fernando, whose bizarre palace anticipated mad King Ludwig's Rhine castle by several years.
The location is ideal for exploring not just Sintra but central Portugal, given the easy access to the motorway system. Lisbon is only half an hour by train or car, and Cascais and Estoril 20 minutes away. Further afield - in easy day trips from Sintra - you can visit the walled city of Obidos, the Knights Templar castle of Tomar and Batalha Abbey, the monastery palace of Mafra, the seaside towns of Sesimbra and Ericeira, Palmela castle and Arrabida national park.
The house stands in an area of Sintra designated as historical heritage, where no new construction is allowed.
- Cable Satellite
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Amenity Parking
1 Bedroom - sleeping arrangements:
1 bedroom with 1 double bed
1 sofabed in the living room
Baby cot on request
Living room opening onto terrace
Cable TV / Satellite TV, DVD player.
Separate office area with desk
Kitchen (the kitchen is part of the living room in "small apartment and separatein Red apartment):
Large fully equipped kitchen
Dish washer, Laundry machine, Cooking stove, Oven, Microwave, Fridge freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster, Kettle, Vacuum cleaner
Large terrage shared with these two apartments
Shared patio and garden with wooden furniture, barbecue
Car parking area
Iron, Ironing board, hairdrier
Bed linen and Towels included in price
Upon additional payment: cleaning service, baby cot
- Night Clubs
- Water Sports
Sintra's beaches are 15 minutes away by car; golden sand, sheltered coves and magnificent cliffs are all within easy reach. Praia da Macas (Apple Beach) can also be reached by a restored 100 year old tram. Cascais is 20 minutes by car, with its many beaches, yacht marina, restaurants and night life. The surfers' paradise of Guincho is 20 minutes away.
Six of Portugal’s best golf courses are within a 15 minute drive, offering surprising landscapes, along with first class services and facilities. Discounted green fees are available, please contact us. Portugal is a golfer’s paradise where it is possible to play almost every day of the year, with plenty to offer both beginners and advanced players.
Gastronomy and wine tasting
Sintra is famed for its 'queijadas'(cakes) and local wines from Colares. Restaurants are both good and inexpensive. Wineries can be visited in person or as part of an organised tour.
- Nearest Airport : Lisbon Airport at 27 kilometers distance;
- Travel Info: The houses are easily reached from Lisbon airport in 30 minutes.
Fast road access means both Lisbon and Cascais are 20 minutes away.
You can opt for a car free holiday: there are local buses on the doorstep and the train that takes you to Lisbon is 10 walk away. From Sintra there is a good network of buses to Cascais, Estoril and elsewhere.
Many excursions can be arranged locally