Morada do Sol was the perfect vacation home for our 3 weeks in Portugal. We had 18 people there for part of the time and as few as 6. Easy to get to and from the airport in Lisbon since is is only about 3 miles from the auto Estrada. The house is completely secluded with beautiful gardens. The owner, Marcella, was so nice, helpful and easy to work with. We all thought the house was really functional and the large outdoor table was terrific. We used it almost every day for breakfast or lunch as well as for a couple of dinners. It is close to several beaches and to Cascais and Azoia which gives you easy access to some really good Portuguese restaurants. Lastly, it has a terrific enclosed swimming pool. It can be opened on the sides or kept closed if it is too windy. This kept the pool water much warmer than was the case with other pools we have rented in this area - average poop temperature of 83 degrees!! This was the perfect venue for our two families 40th reunion and we ALL recommend it highly!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Morada do Sol is a large, enclosed property to let on a short term basis, in a rural setting near Cascais, Portugal, at the foot of the Sintra hills, 3 km from Guincho beach. This is an ideal location for nature lovers, being in the Sintra-Cascais protected National Park where building is very restricted. Lisbon and its airport are 30 minutes away. With a large swimming pool and beautiful grounds in a 5000m2 estate, close to the beach and the many attractions of Cascais, Lisbon and Sintra, Morada do Sol offers an ideal setting for a perfect holiday: peace and privacy amongst the beauty and tranquility of nature but with all you might want close by. The large, covered pool means the water is warm enough for you to swim from April to November although you are free to use it all year round; sliding doors allow you to catch a cooling breeze in the summer months. The extensive and well-kept gardens with their grand pine tree drive and many areas and spaces of different character have wonderful displays of colour for most of the year and the mature palm trees provide delightful summer shade. Help yourself to fresh tomatoes, lettuces, apples, pears, lemons, oranges, figs and pomegranates from the orchard and vegetable garden, all biologically produced. In winter, relax by a log fire and contemplate the view down a green and unspoilt valley to the sea, or the mystical Sintra hills behind. Enjoy the outdoor games area and sauna all year round. Morada do Sol has two villas in its grounds which can be let as 4 independent units. All units have their own private access and outside space. ... more less