Quintola-When sky and sea meet
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Enclosed in a 5.000 sqm property, Quintola is a beautiful romantic Portuguese cottage, built from scratch in the rural/classical tradition with a magnificent view over the Meco/Sintra/Lisbon bay.
Walk barefoot along the hardwood and marble floors, sunbathe in the patio or in total privacy at the roof terrace, dine in the terracotta patio looking at the sea or gazing at the Lisbon twilight.
If you prefer, dine inside, enjoying the ambient music throughout the house.
Situated in Quintola de Azóia, Lisbon is 45 minutes away if you want to explore this historical city. The fishing village of Sesimbra (10 min away) with the National Park of Arrábida and beaches including the nudist beach (Meco) are close at hand.
Since there is a Bus stop near the house, if you prefer, you can go by Bus to Sesimbra (15 min) or Lisbon (1 hour).
Sesimbra and Lagoa de Albufeira, are specially good to young children, as the waters are very calm and shallow.
Quiet area. Ideal for families or couples who want a romantic seaside or country holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sesimbra, Meco, Bicas, Foz, etc 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon International Airport (Portela) 45 km, Nearest railway: Fogueteiro 25 km|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The house is cool in the summer. If you like you can even play the piano.
|Further details outdoors|
* * * SWIMMING POOL * * * is available at a small near by hotel (1 min drive). Our guests are welcome to use the outdoor pool, bar, etc, at a small fee (children 50%) payable directly to the hotel.
Beach towels are provided.
Parasol is provided.
Final cleaning is included.
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
The Sesimbra gastronomy is strongly connected with the sea. The fish courses and seafood are in the "top" of the preferences of our visitors. The sea fragrances and tastes rule in Sesimbra, but the products from the land are equally appreciated. Besides healthy, the local food satisfies the most demanding tastes.
The swordfish and the black swordfish are considered sublime. The seafood like cockle and mussel, between many others, are, equally, delicacies very demanding.
Other typical products of the region, like the home-made bread, the cheese of Azoia (near our house), the apple Camoesa and the winter pear, complete your healthy meal.
The sweets of the land are much appreciated as well. Visit us and enjoy the broas de Alfarim (maize breads of Alfarim), Zimbros, Brisas do castelo, Almirantes and Catarinas.
In Sesimbra, you can choose the restaurants blindfolded. You can't go wrong.
Winding ways are perfect for BTT practice. On the other hand, the cliffs are good for Scaling and Rappel practice.
With international recognition, the Caves are a delight for the speleologists. With less adrenalin, Golf allows to relax and develop concentration and memory skills. Walks provide a cheerful tranquility. There is a range of tracks that you'll find while you're walking.
Tied to the sea for centuries, Sesimbra still explores its sea resources, such as fishing. Nowadays, the town explores, successfully, water sports like Sailing, Diving, Recreational Fishing, Canoeing, Surf, Windsurf and Skimboard.
If you are an enthusiastic golf player, you will find in Sesimbra, surrounding area excellent golf courses. Six of the most known golf courses of the region are here nearby; between 15 and 45 minutes travelling by car:
Campo de Golfe da Aroeira (I e II), Clube Quinta do Peru, Campo de Golfe do Montado, Clube de Golfe de Troia, Campo RibaGolfe (I e II) and Vila Nova de Santo Estevao.
The Peninsula of Setubal is famous by the quality of its wines. Recognized as "divine drink" the "Moscatel" is a generous wine with superior quality. It's a Peninsula de Setubal exclusive.
In Aguas de Moura, Palmela, Pegoes, Vila Nogueira de Azeitão and Comporta you will find the wine cellars of the region that produces many distinguished wines.
The Wine Route of Peninsula de Setubal (Rota de Vinhos da Peninsula de Setubal) allows you to learn more about an impressive architectural, gastronomic, natural and wine inheritance. There are 6 routes expecting you, namely: "Por Terras de Santiago" (On the Land of Santiago), "Por Terras da Arrabida" (On the Land of the Arrabida), "Por Terras Verdes" (On Green Lands), "Por Terras de Colonos, Ferroviarios e Antigas Devoções" (On the Land of Settlers, Railway Workers and Ancient Devotions, "Por Terras do Sado" (On the Land of the Sado), "Por Terras da Baia dos Golfinhos" (On the Land of the Dolphins Bay).
Halfway between Lisbon and Sesimbra, on the West coast of Setubal peninsula lies Lagoa de Albufeira.
Beautiful lagoon near the sandy beach of the same name, harbours one of the biggest pine tree forests in Portugal, and provides a safe place for children to play.
Cape Espichel is a popular place from which to watch the sunset. This is one of the most western observation points on the European continent. There is a very old (17th century), beautifully restored, church there, with baroque paintings and a frescoed ceiling, providing regular church services.
This cape offers amazing views to the Atlantic, with a lighthouse signaling its dangerous cliffs to sailors.
Near Cabo Espichel, you will also find several lanes of dinosaurs footprints (Pedra da Mua) that roved around in herds by the Jurassic times.
At the Cape, every Sunday in the morning , there's also a motorcycle gathering from all over the country.
To the East of Sesimbra lies Arrabida Natural Park with natural caves, more beaches and beautiful trails.
Stunning, thickly green and hilly, edged by gleamingly clean, golden beaches, the Arrábida Natural Park stretches along the south-eastern coast of the Setubal Peninsula from Setubal to Sesimbra.
Covering the 35km-long Serra da Arrabida mountain ridge, this is an area rich in Mediterranean plants, from olive, pistachio and strawberry to lavender, thyme and camomile, with attendant butterflies, beetles and birds (especially birds of prey) and even 70 types of seaweed.
Local honey is delicious, especially that produced in the gardens of the whitewashed, red-roofed Convento da Arrábida, a 16th-century former monastery overlooking the sea just north of Portinho (best days to visit are Tuesday or Thursday, but call ahead).
Another famous product is Azeitao ewe's cheese, with a characteristic flavour that owes much to lush Arrabida pastures and a variety of thistle used in the curdling process.
You can also make daytrips to Comporta. There, you will find 12 Kilometers (7.5 miles) of crystalline, blue water blending seamlessly with the sky and clean white sands.
Along the Comporta coast there are 3 beaches classified as bathing beaches – Comporta beach, Pego beach and Carvalhal beach. They are all environmentally certified and have Blue Flag and Accessible Beach quality seals enabling people with reduced mobility to enjoy the pleasures of beach life.
For those prepared to take that little step further, Costa Vicentina beaches are an excellent alternative for those seeking a break away from the crowds. Taking a little longer to reach, these beaches have remained pretty much as nature created them, some of them still totally deserted.
There are both broad expanses of fine white sands and small beaches tucked in between rocky headlands. And you may well feel you have the entire beach and the welcoming sea all to yourself as the temperatures are always pleasant in this southerly region.
Many sports are possible in our area.
Some of them include:
- Dolphin watching
- Boat tours
- Fishing and deep sea fishing
- Surf and Bodyboard
- Windsurf and Kitesurf
- Jeep safaris
- Helicopter flight
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24 Sep 2013
"A wonderful family house (and a wonderful welcome from the family)"
We had a great week relaxing at Quintola - the house is superbly appointed (and Carla's kitchen is amazing). Lovely light-filled bedrooms, a wonderful view across to the sea and round the bay to … More
8 Sep 2013
"Awesome house, super owners and incredible scenery!"
We stayed in "Quintola" for a bit over two weeks this summer between July and August, spent two birthdays and a national holiday (Hopp Schwyz) and simply loved it! The owners, daughters and… More
22 Sep 2012
"Peace and equanimity"
Rodrigo and Carla have created a beautiful place. The house has everything one would need including Internet. The views are amazing through the rear panoramic windows. Its so quiet and peaceful that I… More
28 Aug 2012
"5* House with amazing views, great luxury and superb beaches"
A beautifully appointed house with great facilities very thoughtfully laid out and very kind and accomodating hosts.The location is fantastic with views out across the bay to Lisbon in the distance.Lo… More
7 Aug 2012
"Romantic house in a Portuguese country style"
This house, furnished in a portuguese country style, is a wonderful opportunity to combine a trip to Lisbon with some days at the beach or sightseeing tours in the area or simply to spend an afternoon on the terrace enjoying the spectacular view over the Lisbon bay. In the evening the lights of Lisbon create a romantic atmosphere for a glass of white wine. The landlords are gentle and reliable people. Everything was well prepared and maintained. All amenities were there as described and functioning. The pictures are authentic. The surroundings are quiet. We spent wonderful two weeks there. Many thanks. Mihaela and Andreas
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