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M Wallenstein

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Speaks english, french, german, portuguese

Romantic Cottage on the Atlantic coast near Sintra and Lisbon

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Concelho holiday farmhouse

2 bedrooms, 4 people, large fireplace, garden, marble bathtub

Casa das Figueiras

is a restored farmers cottage and is located within Cascais-Sintra Natural Reserve Park. It was built by the end of the 18th century out of stone and wood. Its original features have been preserved. A stay in the house enables you to feel and live the simple life of the last 200 years with some of the comforts of our times.

The bedrooms are simple and comfortable and the bathroom with its hand carved marble bath a luxury contrast to be enjoyed.

You will also be able to use the garden around the house with pine, fig, palm, fruit and other kinds of trees, bushes and herbs and relax under the grape vine with view to the little village of São João das Lampas and the sea at the end of the valley leading to praia da Samarra, a little beach used as harbour by the romans. It can be reached by car or by foot after a hike.

The over 200 year old still full functioning stone oven with the big fireplace, was also formerly used by the local community to bake the weekly bread.

In a perimeter of 40Km there are so many things to see and do that it is impossible to name them all. You may go for a day sailing trip along the Estoril coast, hike by the sea or the mountains, visit Sintra and Lisbon or simply relax in the garden or at the fireplace.

This house is specially suited for the ones who are looking forward to enjoy something different.... the simple life.

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
M Wallenstein (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, portuguese


based on 24 traveller reviews

Romantic Cottage on the Atlantic coast near Sintra and Lisbon
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

All you could wish for (and more)

  • 5 of 5

The property provides a combination of an authentic historical building, tastefully furnishings, a beautiful and quite location and a modern day version of the garden of eden.

We really enjoyed learning from the genuinely friendly owner about the interesting history of the place, and if you are botanically inclined (as I am) he can share his extensive knowledge on what is growing in his beautiful collection of mostly local plants. And he is a great source for all the local insider tips.

You can enjoy the view from under the vine covered pergola, while collecting some pine nuts for dinner.

It is for these rare places of beauty that the German language came up with the word "Fernweh"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique experience. Quaint home. Couple things to consider

  • 4 of 5

Unique experience. Quaint home. Lovely people (even let us in when we locked ourselves out). Couple things to consider: colder weather and lots of rain made it a bit challenging here. When we arrived the place was pretty cold and a bit damp. It was more comfortable after awhile but it made the beginning of our stay a bit uncomfortable. owner or housekeeping may want to consider getting place heated before arrival. A couple skylights were leaking wAter onto the floor. have made the owner aware though so maybe they will get fixed. In the end we were glad we stayed, but it just wasn't completely smooth sailing in the beginning.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved your stay in spite of the storm and the unusual heavy rains. In Winter its always necessary to have the fire place and the cast iron oven burning. The house will then be warm and cosy. A unique experience staying in a 200 year old farm house by the sea in Winter time.
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Rüdlingen, Switzerland

Kurzurlaub 10.10-17.10.2015

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren eine Woche im Oktober 2015 in Marco's urigem Bauernhaus und es hat uns rundum sehr gut gefallen. Vom Standort aus erreicht man das Zentrum von Lissabon in etwa 1 Stunde (15 min Autofahrt zum Bahnhof Sintra + 45 min Zugfahrt). In Lissabon mit dem Auto zu fahren ist nur was für Leute mit starken Nerven und einen Parkplatz zu suchen kann zur Geduldsprobe werden - es sei denn man parkt ausserhalb z.B. beim Torre de Belem oder gegenüber beim Kloster. Marco's Bauernhaus ist eine Oase der Ruhe mit schönem Garten ideal zum Abschalten aber bei den vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten rundrum (Lissabon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, Estoril etc ) fällt Letzteres gar nicht so ganz leicht. Eigentlich bräuchte man eher 3 Wochen um annäherend alles in Ruhe anzusehen. Man kann hier einfach zu viel machen ... man kann aber auch prima abschalten und runterkommen vom Stress des Alltags und die Ruhe geniessen. Marco gibt gerne Tipps zur Freizeitgestaltung und den Möglichkeiten, die man hier hat.

Marlene, Sebastian und Jörg

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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TOP Urlaubsdomizil!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und sind gleich zu Beginn herzlichst von Marco empfangen worden.

Alles war wie beschrieben, so dass einem schönen Urlaub nichts mehr im Wege stand!

Ein sehr schöner Garten, viel Ruhe und trotzdem ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge in die wunderschöne Region.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lieber marco,

vielen Dank für den Aufenthalt in deinem Häuschen! Wir hatten 10 tolle Tage mit viel Ruhe, viel Gegrilltem, gemütlichen Abenden am Kamin...

Das Haus ist wunderschön, der garten noch viel schöner...


Miriam und Martin und Frida

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the beautiful cottage.

The area is perfect for day trips and sightseeing, but the beautiful garden oasis also invites you to stay home and relax!

The cottage itself has a large fireplace/oven which is perfect for a bbq.

Marco was very kind to demonstrate the oven by making bread and spare ribs for us. This was absolutely delicious!

We can definitely recommend the cottage to anyone! Special thanks to Marco for making us feel welcome and giving great tips!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Pestana Golf Sintra
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Casa das Figueiras ...

is an isolated cottage with garden from the late 18th century in the countryside by the coast within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and near Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra and Mafra.

The house was the home of farmers for many generations.

Within 20 minutes by car you will have 5 beaches within reach as well as the cultural town of Sintra at the mountains, with its museums, palaces, castles and gardens, a stronghold of the romanticism of the 19th Century. Nearby the famous Colares wine is produced.

The area is suitable for extensive field, mountain, and coastal hikes as well as enjoying the beach and swimming in the refreshing ocean.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Concelho, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ab Oktober16
4 Oct 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Stornierung/cancellation ab/from:
40 Tage/days vor Mietbeginn / before check-in date: Einbehalt/ retention of / 30% des Mietpreises / off the rental.
15 Tage/days vor Mietbeginn / before check-in date: Einbehalt/retention of / 70% des Mietpreises / off the rental
Eine fehlende Zahlung zum vereinbarten Termin kann als Stornierung gelten.
A lack off payment on the due date can be considered as cancellation.

Bevorzugte/ preferred Ein- und Auscheckzeiten / check-in/out:
Check-in: zwischen 14 - 19 Uhr. Between 2-7pm
Check-out bis 11:00 Uhr / 11am
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Concelho, Portugal

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , Badewanne aus gehauenem Marmor
  • In the bathroom there is a shower cabinet and a bathtub made out of one piece of marble stone.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • 1 bedroom with king size bed - cabinet suspension facility and dresser 1 bedroom with a sofa bed for 2 people - 1 Commode
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All other special requests can be discussed and arranged via mail or telephone, like a sailing trip along the Tagus and the Estoril coast . Should you like to visit the Azores islands here a cottage to consider: