Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
Charming, newly furnished studio apartment; just 15 minutes on foot to the "beaches" side of Cascais (perfect location if you want to keep use of a car to a minimum). A small balcony off the living room, air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet & cable TV; a small delicatessen with good wine selection, a cobble street full of boutique shops, banks, cafes, restaurants & park make for a truly relaxed time (all at 2 minutes walk). Secure parking on site. Walk to the beach or train station (less than 10 minutes).
An easy walk to the casino in Estoril for a meal or a show. Close by you also have a small grocery/butcher shop as well as coffee shops serving small lunches and restaurants serving typical Portuguese meals. The apartment itself is modern and very well equipped. It has free wi-fi internet access and cable television. Beds can be made up as two singles or one double with mattress topper.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Monte Estoril 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Monte Estoril or Cascais 200 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan livingroom/bedroom area to accommodate up to 3-4 people.
Sofa bed which is better suited to children or small adults
Two single beds can be made up individually or as a King size bed with a mattress topper (so you won't fall through the middle)
Family bathroom - bath with shower over plus wc & bidet
Well equipped compact kitchen with oven, hob, extractor fan, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster
Small balcony off living room
Iron & ironing board, hair dryer.
Air-conditioning in this apartment offers cool summers and warm winter stays!
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Lisbon & Lisbon Coast is an all-year-round destination. Summers, whilst warm are rarely oppressive and the cooling sea breeze keeps it comfortable even during the hottest months. Very mild winters mean you can enjoy your short break in the winter sun in Lisbon.
The town of Sintra is a close-by World Heritage Site and well worth a day's visit.
Lisbon itself has lots to delight; from taking an old electric tram up the steep hills of Lisbon to whizzing up to the top of the Santa Justa Elevator to get a panoramic view of the city of Lisbon. Do visit Alfama (the old quarter) and be sure to wear comfortable rubber soled shoes to avoid slipping on the cobbles. In the evenings, take in a fado evening over dinner in one of the many restaurants in this area. Bairro Alto is also wonderfully lively at night ? lots of restaurants, fado houses and late night bars/clubs.
June 12th is the night of the Festival of St Anthony; the best night for trying traditional sardines in Lisbon.
Go by tram - #15 is the best - to Belem. It leaves from Pra?a Figueira and stops at Pra?a do Comer?io and Cais do Sodr? before going on to Belem - a wonderful place of fountains, parks, monuments and monasteries.
Worth visiting in the Estremadura and beyond are, ?bidos, Sintra, Azeit?o & Set?bal, Fatima & Nazar?. Alentejo is a little further (about 2 hours) but worth visiting are ?vora and Monsaraz. The Espor?o Wine Estate is worth having lunch at if you are going as far as Monsaraz.
Sit out in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset on the Esplanade Beach Bar in Cascais (Praia da Rainha) whilst enjoying champagne sangria or overlooking the ocean at Casa da Guia over a sun down cocktail. If you have spent the day on Guincho Beach, the most romantic sunsets can be viewed from the Abano Beach Bar (BG Bar). Closer to home, enjoy sundowners on Tamariz Beach or if you prefer a little night life amble down to the Casino and try your luck!
If you're an early riser, catch the auctions in the fish market square where the fishermen sell their daily catch. Property is within 20 minutes walk of the Cascais fresh produce market - market days are Wednesday (full market day) and Saturday, (fresh produce)
Local activities include diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, roller blading on the purpose-built pathway along the coast road.
Bicycles can be hired locally (no charge) in Cascais and there is a bicycle path which stretches for miles along the beautiful coastline to Guincho Beach.
The Cascais tourism office is situated in the square in Cascais, for all the maps and local information you need.
The Lisbon tourism office is situated on the water front just beside the casino gardens and opposite the Estoril train station.
Night life includes the Tamariz Night Club which is practically suspended over the beach in Estoril (summertime only) and Jezebels Night Club behind Estoril Casino during the winter months. Alternatively try the club for "the young at heart" (Vangogo) or 70's retro club Rolls Royce, both in Cascais old town. Take in the International Show or Dinner & Show at the Estoril Casino.
The Artisan Fair in Estoril (behind Casino) each July and August offers handicraft and a variety of restaurants serving traditional food.