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What you will love about this home
Our house in Sintra is right underneath Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle that you can reach on beautiful winding forest paths in 20 minutes walking. The house has a beautiful small yard with a gazebo overlooking Sao Pedro, Sintra. You can eat there or just enjoy the sunset or the sunrise there, it is like a separate little house within the yard.
The house has 4 bedrooms – 3 upstairs, all with double beds. There is a bathroom-toilet with a bathtub upstairs. Downstairs you will find a living-room opening to the back-yard with a dining table and a fire-place. We have an AC unit that we use in the winter to warm the house, in the summer you never need it as the air cools down always and the house has nice thick walls. The kitchen is fully equipped, it has an electric cooker (see instructions in a video), a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a dryer and a fridge. The kitchen opens to the front yard – where there is a basket-ball hoop for kids/adults to play. The house is wonderfully sunny, but being Sintra that has a special microclimate, it is never too hot.
What you will love about this neighborhood
You can enjoy just walking around – just 5 minutes from our house you can come to one of the most beautiful squares in Portugal called Vigia (View) where you can see the majestic Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle and the Sintra hills where the Moors celebrated the moon. Truly magic, really.
We have one bike and we can arrange a use of our second car unless friends use it while you are here. We have Nordic Walking poles if you want to use them while hiking, the Sintra National Park is a wonder – and you can spend 6 – 7 days just hiking also.
Beautiful ocean beaches are 15 min drive distance (Praia Guncho, Praia Macas, Praia Grande – etc) and the ocean-front is amazing both for walking, surfing or wonderful ocean water-sports. Lisbon is 20 minutes by train or you can take Uber or drive – it is not that hard to park for example in Belém – but taking the train to Lisbon is the most convenient way to get there, it runs into the late night on all days.
Sao Pedro, Sintra is like a pearl – like Portugal. People are amazingly friendly, Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world. Any restaurant nearby would serve you fresh seafood – and is amazing – so no need to consult Tripadvisor – just wonder around and eat anywhere. Local food is amazing and most times vegetables in salads are also brought from locals as well as the fish from local fishermen. Portuguese pastry is also amazing – Portuguese people love doing everything with a lot of care – and you will see this everywhere. So any evening just wonder around even in the village – it is wide spread with beautiful cobbled stone streets, many times you can hear Fado from here and there – and just be enchanted – every step is like a postcard from a post-office outside of time. We have lived in Portugal for 4 years keeping our Hungarian base, also for some of our work – but you will see, both countries (see our other listing) are beautiful and very friendly really.
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