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Apartment in Penha Longa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

Apartment in Penha Longa Golf Resort available to rent on a monthly basis

Fully furnished and equipped garden apartment with Air Conditioning. 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite), open space with dining and living room, 2 WCs and a laundry. Garden and barbecue. Near to A16 and A5 HighWays that go to Lisbon and Cascais. 5 minutes to American International School in Linho. 5 minutes to Beloura Shopping and Cascais Shopping. 10 minutes to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and Guincho. Closed condominium.


Owner
Jose Vasco Graca
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is extremely well decorated, with an attention to detail. Absolutely everything you need is provided by the owners who really care for your comfort and happiness. The surroundings are peaceful, in trees. And yet, you are very close to many places of interest, including Lisbon. Highly recommended for an excellent holiday.
Mar 2011
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Apartment in Penha Longa
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews
3

Nice property, not quite as expected

  • 3 of 5

Property is more or less as described. Kitchen is well equipped, comfortable beds (although beds in second bedroom are not full size), plenty of room in sitting/ dining area, good storage space. Shower rooms are adequate, with decent shower pressure. Great location in the Penha Longa resort with easy access to Cascais and Sintra as well as supermarkets and malls (Sintra forum and Cascais Shopping both within 10 min drive). Owner is very responsive and keen that you enjoy your stay. There is a small garden area outside but we didn't use it much as no outdoor seating apart from a small metal bench, and there were lots of bees and wasps attracted to the lovely shrubs).

However we were disappointed with a few things, the main one being that the apartment is showing signs of damp, particularly in the second bedroom. The wardrobe was unusable due to the damp smell. Other signs included bubbling/ damp paintwork in shower room and a few other places, plus small mould spots on the blind.

The utility room was handy but the washing machine has an exceptionally slow top spin of 600rpm which made it virtually unusable as clothes came out sodden.

We had no hot water one day and this was apparently due to lack of sun (insufficient solar power to heat water). Would have been useful to have a list of instructions in the apartment to know what to do to fix.

Overall not a bad apartment but we are unlikely to return because of the apparent damp issues.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your improvement suggestions. Please find below our comments regarding each issue. Bed sizes clarification: In the suíte, the two beds are sized 200 * 90 cm. In the bedroom, there are two beds sized 190 * 90 cm and two roller beds sized 170 *90 cm. Whenever required, the two roller beds may be replaced by two beds sized 190 * 90 cm. Outdoor seating: There are 4 sun chairs inside the storage room right next to the apartment´s front door. Sorry if we didn’t specify where they were. Signs of dampness: We are aware of these signs. This is a garden apartment so this happens from time to time. We have scheduled an intervention of total isolation of all walls facing the Garden, not only in the second bedroom, but in the whole apartment for September of 2016. Washing machine: The apartment is equipped with an Whirlpool washing machine. This is the first time we have had a reference to a slow top spin of the washing machine. For the moment, we don´t plan to change it. Insufficient solar power to heat water: The hot water in the apartment is powered by solar energy or electricity. During the summer, most of the days are sunny. Whenever it is cloudy, it is required to use electricity. There is a sign inside the laundry that says “For hot water on cloudy days, please plug-in”. It takes about 30 minutes to have hot water. List of instructions: Detailed explanations about the apartment’s facilities are available on our website. Final note: We consider the balance between hospitality and privacy a key aspect of hosting. Bearing this in mind, we try not to be intrusive but are available at a moment’s notice. We encourage our guests to tell us, preferably during their stay, if they need anything. If for any reason it is not possible for us to help guests during their stay, it is far better to know their thoughts on a review than don´t listen from them at all. Thank you again for your feedback.
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5

Superbe appartement, à quelques pas de Sintra...

  • 5 of 5

Cher invité,

Nous avons séjourné 1 semaine du 01/08/15 au 08/08/15 dans l'apartement Fonte 37 à Penha Longa.

L'appartement est grand, spacieux, entièrement équipé et conforme aux photos. L'emplacement est idéal pour pouvoir visiter Lisbonne et les villes alentour comme Sintra et Cascais. Bref, un séjour dans un cadre très agréable, je recommanderai.

VM, Paris, France

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning, well equipped & spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wow, the apartment is just as stunning as it looks. It is very spacious with huge bedrooms and bathrooms and a great open plan living space. Very well equipped and exceptionally well presented. Very secure surroundings within a gated community surrounded by a fabulous golf course. There is a communal swimming pool 100m from the apartment and Jose, the owner also offers private tennis lessons. You do need a car but shops are only five minutes drive and we would highly recommended visiting Cascais, Sintra, the Oceanarium and Science museum in Lisbon. Beaches around Lisbon are also superb. We would certainly go back again. Karen, Chris and Matthew Griffin

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dorsten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
5

Sehr gute Unterkunft im Penha Longa Resort

  • 5 of 5

wir haben das Apartment für einen Kurzaufenthalt in der Nähe von Lissabon genutzt. Die Unterkunft lässt keine Wünsche offen. Der Golfplatz sowie das 5 Sterne Hotel sind vom Apartment nur 5 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt.

Die besitzerfamilie wohnt im Haus über dem Apartment und steht für Fragen jederzeit zur Verfügung ohne aufdringlich zu sein. Man hat am Apartment komplett seinen eigenen Bereich. Nur wenige Meter entfernt gibt es einen Gemeinschaftspool, der von den Gästen mitgenutzt werden kann.

Alles in Allem hatten wir einen rund um perfekten Aufenthalt und es hat uns nichts gefehlt

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Traumhafte Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine unvergeßliche Woche in der wunderschönen Villa in Penha Longa verbracht.

Die Ausstattung der Villa war perfekt, es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder kommen. Die Lage der Villa war sehr ruhig und die Umgebung war ebenfalls traumhaft. Der Pool war sehr gepflegt und auch dort konnte man in Ruhe entspannen.

Der Besitzer hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen und hat sich für uns Zeit genommen, um uns in Ruhe die ganze Villa zu zeigen und uns wertvolle Tipps gegeben. Wir haben uns dort wie zu Hause gefühlt und wollte gar nicht mehr nach Hause.

Alles in allem war es wirklich ein traumhafter Urlaub in einer der schönsten Villen, die wir je gesehen haben.

Vielen Dank an José an den unvergeßlichen Urlaub!!!

Familie Martins

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great apartment, location & hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying two weeks at Penha Longa in this stylish apartment!

The rental and booking process was smooth, Jose responded very quickly to all our questions.

Jose was welcoming us when we arrived and showed the apartment and provided instructions and tips for our vacation. At our arrival we also found a startup pack with coffee/wine/beer/fruits/flowers/washing powders etc.

The apartment was very clean and spacious Both bedrooms were very big with nice decorative details and good quality linen.

Kitchen was really well equipped for self catering, with more than enough plates and other tableware. Also it was great to have the outdoor barbecue.

The community pool, just on the other side of the street, was quite peaceful.

The apartment is at the basement level of the house, so terrace & garden are shadowed by the surrounding trees and you don’t get as stunning views as you get from the Villa above. During hot summer days this cooling shadow of the trees is very nice. But the weather was a bit windy and not too warm during our stay, so we did not unfortunately have a chance to eat outside in the terrace very often.

The host family was most welcoming, helpful and friendly! Thank you again Ana, Jose, Joana, Vasco and Bosque the Beagle for hosting us.

The site location is really great, but a car is essential. It is a place to combine various activities, shopping, culture and sightseeing, sport activities, beaches and barbecue cooking.

The Penha Longa resort itself is nice place for Golf & Tennis, but still provides the peace and tranquility outside the cities. However, it is only few mins drive from many interesting places, like Sintra and all the parks and palaces, Cascais, and naturally Lisbon. Additionally you have big shopping malls close by, like Cascais Shopping only 5 mins drive.

Jose is also a great tennis coach! Our family took 6 lessons with him during our 2 week stay, and we felt that we made good progress with our game. Jose's coaching style is very professional. He made sure that we also enjoyed and played in relaxed way, instead of focusing only on technique.

We look forward staying and learning tennis with you again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visit, for the opportunity to share the passion for tennis with your family, for the good feedback about us and the apartment and specially for the extremely valuable insights and ideas you gave us about how we can even improve our guests experience. Looking forward to see your family again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Penha Longa
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Sintra - Linho
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Guincho
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Sintra, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Monthly Rate
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
A$3,453
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
A$3,453
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$3,453

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Sintra, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom suite - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Warm floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Warm floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Suite - 2 single bed , Air conditioned
    Bedroom - 2 single bed , Air conditioned
  • Air-Conditioned
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
No parties allowed