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Where is the Best Place to Stay in Cascais Portugal?

Cascais, Portugal: Five villas to inspire your holiday planning

villas in Cascais, Portugal
Photo: © Turismo Cascais

As you plan for your next long-awaited holiday, look no further than the most sought-after private villas in Cascais, Portugal. Self-catering villas provide the ideal post-COVID holiday option – offering seclusion, privacy, optimum cleanliness and ample space for getting together with family and friends.

Cascais is located 30 minutes from Lisbon and is known as the ‘Charm of the Atlantic Coast.’ Not only are there beaches in abundance, Cascais is also home to an historic old town and lies within close proximity to Sintra – a region filled with fairy tale palaces perched on rolling hilltops overlooking the coast. 

Offering plenty of exploration, from the Mercado da Vila market that has been gracing the streets of Cascais for 60 years, to the Boca do Inferno, an impressive natural rock formation where the waves crash through in a display of power, Cascais is a melting pot of culture and history. Travellers can choose to venture along the coast to tour the palaces of Sintra with the option to spend an afternoon in the Casa das Historias Paula Rego – the ‘House of Stories’ designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura which houses works by the famous Portuguese painter Paula Rego.

Below are the top five villas of the region to inspire your holiday planning.  Click here to find out more about Cascais and the surrounding areas.

For Families

Unique Cascais penthouse with beach view – 4 guests, 2 bedrooms

Relax into small-town life at a central, minimal hideaway overlooking the Praia da Conceição beach. This haven of modern comfort is nestled in the historic centre of Cascais, with abundant windows 

flooding the space with light and smooth marble adding luxurious accents. Access to your own villa means you and your family can holiday at you own pace. With self-catering facilities, it means you can have control over meal times, play times and rest times. Furthermore, this penthouse is spacious and within walking distance to everything in the centre of Cascais. This property also has a washer, dryer, high chair and travel crib available. 

For Multigenerational Families

The charm of Cascais family home – 10 guests, 5 bedrooms

Ideal for an extended family gathering, this large villa will feel like having a hotel all to yourselves.  Every family member can enjoy the comfort of the bedrooms, living room, outdoor swimming pool and garden area. The first bonus of choosing this villa as your holiday destination is that it is completely private without any neighbouring villas.  The exclusive pool means there won’t be any disturbances to your tranquillity and relaxation and if you and your children are the noisy ones, then you don’t have to worry about disturbing other guests.  Here, guests can make holiday memories but feel like they are at home.

For Beach Lovers

Apartment with an amazing terrace – 6 guests, 3 bedrooms

This apartment is complete with a sun terrace and is newly renovated.  Located on Saboia Avenue, in the small town of Monte Estoril situated in the highest and most luxurious area of Cascais and Estoril. A five minute walk from the Tamariz beach and the train station to Lisbon and Cascais makes the aparatment highly accessible to the region’s most covetable spots . With 18 beaches spanning the region from Estoril onwards there are plenty of options to feel the sand between your toes. During the summer months, Cascais has almost no rain in July and August, a high average temperarture as well as around 10 hours of sun per day on average.

 For Golfers

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Villas – 4 guests, 1 / 2 bedrooms

Quinta da Marinha’s villas in Cascais are the perfect combination of traditional Portuguese authenticity with a modern contemporary feel. Located right on the golf course, the villas represent the ultimate in sophistication and privacy. Guests have access to Quinta da Marinha Golf Course, which has 18 holes with 5,870 metres of pure nature.  Par 71, designed by the legendary Robert Trant Jones, offers fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains.

For Couples

19th century art villa – 2 guests, 1 bedroom

This apartment is located in a 19th Century building belonging to a local artist’s family and is full of light, high ceilings and a small garden which overlooks the Passos Vela antique square. The property is located in the middle of the calm Cascais “Museum Quarter”. The Museum Quarter is a cultural destination with a diverse offer of experiences that nourish a love for the arts.  Complete as a cluster of 16 museums and two urban parks, visitors can discover and learn about the city’s history in detail. Furthermore, couples can enjoy the local cuisine of Cascais which still honours its legacy as a traditional fishing village. 


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