Luxury next to the centre -123
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in a condominium with pool, tennis & 24 hr security it is a great apartment for families who want to be close to Cascais. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, one of which is en suite. There is also a 2nd shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all mod-cons. Enjoy your meals alfresco on the sunny balcony overlooking the well-maintained garden & pool.
It is located less than 10 mins walk away from shops, trains, bus. The beach is less than 10 mins away walking. For larger groups we also manage a 3 bedroom apartment in the same condominium. Check out property number 88498 for more details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 27 km, Nearest railway: Cascais 600 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details outdoors|
The garden and pool area are beautifully maintained. You can relax on the sunloungers available for all residents' use. There are some shaded areas where you can take refuge when the sun gets too hot.
Mini tennis is available.
NB: House towels are not for beach use, beach towels are available for rent - please enquire about rates
High chair & baby travel cot/blankets are available at an extra charge - please enquire
Smokers are welcome but we would appreciate if the outdoor areas were used while smoking.
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
As you stroll around, you'll find wide esplanades paved with black and white mosaics, open squares where you can buy freshly roasted chestnuts in paper cones, mazes of cobbled alleys, and steeply winding streets along which quaint trams whirr.
From St. George's Castle, which stands magnificently on top of one of the seven hills, Lisbon is laid out before you in a breathtaking view. White and turquoise peacocks strut around the shady gardens above which tower yellow sandstone battlements shrouded in ivy. From here, you can see terra-cotta tiled rooftops, ancient monuments, statues which preside over squares, the old quarters of the Bairro Alto and Alfama where nostalgic fado is played nightly, and the Tagus river flowing under its graceful suspension bridge. It's hard to believe that most of the city was re-built after the great earthquake of 1755 and devastating fires: redesigned in a strict grid system, preparing Lisbon for its future.
Down by the Tagus, from where many explorers set sail, stands the Belem Tower with its fairy tale turrets and the proudly poised Monument to the Discoveries. Nearby is the Jeronimos Monastery: a remarkable example of Manueline architecture - a Portuguese variation on Gothic with carved nautical symbol, such as anchors and ropes. Inside are fantastic stone columns, high ribbed vaulting’s, royal sarcophagi borne by marble elephants, and stained glass windows through which pour jewelled beams of light. Other incredible sights include the imposing 14th century Carmo Convent, the beautiful Madre de Deus church which houses the fascinating National Tile Museum, and a wide range of other museums, some with art exhibitions from ancient to contemporary and some with unusual collections such as coaches and costumes.
The Estoril coasts starts in Carcavelos, 15 kilometres from Lisbon, and stretches as far as Guincho (5 km past Cascais.Beaches on the Estoril Coast face south in a continuous line from the Tagus estuary and are known for their calm waters and fine sand. All modern facilities are available - changing rooms, beach tents, shades, restaurants, bars, etc.
Cascais - Litte town beaches (Praia da Rainha, Praia da Conceição) with charming surroundings and yachts bobbing on the water. The Praia da Ribeira is a picturesque spot and still a traditional fishing harbour. The beaches of Cascais have names like the "Pescadores", "Marchioness" and the "Queen", reminding us of the time when it was the "Land of Kings and fishermen". Portuguese kings and many exiled kings have lived in Cascais over the years. Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman's beach) - where fishermen haul in their catches to be sold at the market.
Guincho - 5 km from Cascais , lying at the foot of the Sintra hills and facing the Atlantic, should not be missed. The sand dunes blend subtly with the pine trees, the sea - rich in fish - rushes here and there into majestic caverns such as the famous Boca do Inferno which is well worth a visit. The vegetation is varied and beautiful and mostly of the Mediterranean type. Guincho has always been ideal for surfing owing to the large breakers, but it is now becoming increasingly known for wind surfing - a sport much developed over the last few years.
There are 6 golf courses on the Estoril Coast with varying degrees of difficulty suitable for all types of players. See individual links for further details.
Estoril Golf Club, Estoril
Estoril Sol Golf Club, Estoril
Lisbon Sports Club, Estoril
Oitavos Dunes, Cascais
Penha Longa Golf Club, Sintra
Quinta da Marinha Golf Club, Cascais
Sightseeing in Cascais
The Town Hall
Situated in the town centre near the Fisherman's beach (Praia dos Pescadores). Noted for its old tiles.
The Citadel - Fort of Cascais
This 16th century fortress was built to protect the Bay of Cascais. It is part of a whole line of fortresses along the Tagus estuary which were built to protect Lisbon from being invaded. In the garden, there is a small, open air artillery museum.
Parish Church (Assunção Church)
For lovers of the history of art, a visit to this church is a must. Dating from the XVI century, the altars are carved from gilded wood - very characteristically Portuguese. In the chapel, paintings of the Annunciation date from the XVI century. On the walls of the nave, hang precious paintings by Josefa d'Obidos (1634-1684). The patroness of the Temple of Our Lady of Assumption, was painted in 1900 by Malhoa.
Estoril Casino and Gardens
The Estoril Casino is the largest in Europe. There is a great deal of entertainment here, including different types of gambling and nightly cabaret and music hall shows in a sophisticated atmosphere. Apart from the main activities of the casino, there is also an art gallery where a variety of art exhibitions are held, particularly of modern painting and sculpture.
Crafts people from all over Portugal come and work here. Their products are on sale to the general public. The materials used include ceramics, tiles, wood, linen, wool, wicker etc. There are folk dancing performances and traditional Portuguese dishes are available. The fair is held in July and August, just behind the Casino.
The Municipal Museum (Castro Guimarães Museum)
Situated in one of the most sought after areas of the town, where the sea appears to be trying to reach the Gandarinha Park, is the Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace, whose medieval castle overlooks the Santa Marta Cove. The Palace was donated to the local authority in 1924, when it became a Museum. You can appreciate works of art by national and international artists, some of them depicting Cascais and rich Indo-Portuguese furniture. There are guided tours in several languages and visitors are accompanied. Do not miss the opportunity to take a walk in the adjacent park where there are lovely tiles and a mini-zoo.
Museum of the Sea
The bulk of the museum is divided into various sections: Natural History (ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, malacology, palaeontology); ethnology (the Cascais fisherman's clothes, model fishing boats and others); underwater archaeology and maritime wreckage history (recovered treasures from the Cascais coast as well as the Tagus and Sado estuaries); along with a library specialising in theme subjects.
Municipal Park (Parque Municipal da Gandarinha) - With in the park is the Cascais Sports Pavillion and the Riding School of Manuel Possolo which has regular riding events.
Boca do Inferno (Hell's Mouth) - A spectacular look out point with a small daily Handicrafts Market.
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5 Nov 2012
having paid 80euro for cleaning and receive dirty bedlinen and only 3 towels for three people for the week , a dirty shower and dirty upholstery. This is not acceptable, and we would not book with Map Holidays again, as we were not treated well by management.
Dear Sheila, Nora and Maeve,
Thank you for taking the time to review our Property. We always appreciate feedback and constructive criticism so we can improve our services. I am sorry you hear that you were disappointed with your stay and our services, but I honestly can't deny being surprised and astonished by your review. Just so we are clear, I am going to proceed to recap the events as I remember.
I personally checked you in on a Saturday Afternoon and you were delighted with the apartment, the location, the balcony overlooking the pool, and you even joked about who would get the en-suite bedroom. I took the time to explain where you were, give you an idea about what you could do and where you could go, I explained where the supermarket was, the restaurants, the beach and our office. I made it very clear that you could call me at any time should there be any problems.
You came into our office on the next Monday morning, delighted with everything, and we yet again gave you some more ideas of where to go and what to do. You asked for our assistance to find out how to get to the Algarve and we called up the Lisbon bus station and informed you on price, times etc. On Wednesday, I bumped into you again in one of the suggested restaurants, where I was having lunch with a return guest, and you were delighted with everything and assured me you were having a wonderful time.
Late morning Thursday, you called the office to inform us that there was a problem with the washing machine. We immediately contacted maintenance to send someone over, and you insisted that I personally come by as you had Issues! I did as asked, and you then proceeded to tell me that you didn't feel happy with the cleaning, especially as you were paying 80€ and felt it was too much for the service provided. I obviously apologized and asked specifics on the cleaning issues, which were:
- One drawer underneath the oven with some dust, crumbs and a dry insect.
- One dirty pillow which could not be shown to me as it was not found!
Even with such minor details, I instantly suggested we get the housekeeping team straight away, which you refused, and insisted on a refund of the 80€.
I immediately apologized again for any inconvenience and pointed out that our aim was always to make sure our guests have a fantastic holiday, but as I am sure you understood we also have an obligation to the owners.
I called your attention to the fact that you had been in the apartment for 5 nights and 6 days and if there were issues with cleaning or anything else, you should have reported it right away. Again I offered to have the housekeeping team in, but you again refused. Never once did you refer to the towels being dirty.
Four days prior to your arriving, you emailed us in the attempt to get a further discount, of which we explained was not possible.
Once again we are very sorry you feel the way you do and we have passed your comments on to the owner. We also have contacted every guest that did visit this property this summer and asked for their feedback. In fact the only negative feedback we have got to date was the lack of a dining table in the living room, which we have taken as a constructive criticism.
We are always available should you need to contact us.
2 May 2012
Nice location, close to beach, old town, close to supermarkets and train station (25 min lisboa). Flat is well-equiped and well suited for families (quite area). Only drawback was that no lunch table (only on the balcony), which was sometimes a bit on the fresh side in april.
Thank you for your lovely review.
That is a very pertinent observation, we will bring it up to the owner's attention, and suggest a solution.
Hope you come back soon!
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