About this listing
Come be our neighbor in one of the most beautiful seaside areas next to Lisbon, the hidden gem, Cascais riviera!
[NOTE: we're launching a SECOND apartment in the same building, perfect if you want to come in a larger group and stay in both flats.
Check my other listing in my profile "SUNSHINE BEACH HIDEAWAY]
This cozy Cascais apartment is a 12 minute walk from the train and bus station, Cascais centre and 1300mt / 0.8 mi from the nearest beach. The flat is in a private building in a very quiet area of Cascais, overlooking a nice creek surrounded by trees and only a brief walk away from the beach and nearest supermarket.
With easy parking at the entrance of building, ‘The Sunshine Duplex – Cascais apartment’ is just 34 minutes by train to Lisbon, 5 from the motorway A5 that accesses Lisbon, 15 to historical village Sintra and 10 min drive to the surf beach Guincho if you want to hit the waves!
The duplex apartment has: double bed, two individual beds in second room, two individual beds in living room that double as lounge-sofa, table and chairs, stove and oven, everything you need to make your stay in this Cascais apartment, cool and comfortable!
Amenities, extra info:
* Children from 6 years on, count as ‘extra person’.
* Free WIFI (available in living room only), laundry and dishwasher, microwave, coffee and toast machine + iron.
* Free Toiletries/Amenities. Hairdryer and Flatiron.
* Baby crib, high chair and other baby utilities (upon request, free of charge).
* Beach Towels + parasol (upon request, small fee).
* Extra cleaning (upon request, extra charge, subject to availability).
* Transfer and pick-up from/to airport (organized upon request, extra charge)
* Check in: 14h (if no guests are leaving can be earlier)
* Check out: 11h (if no guests are arriving, can be later).
The best and most frequent compliment from friends that visited our flat: "you live in a summer apartment all year!" (we like it so much, we moved... up some floors in the same building when the family grew).
Come be our neighbour and see for yourself. :)
The apartment and common areas of the building are all open for the guests. Inside the apartment there's a small utility room that is locked, used to store maintenance essentials, cleaning things, sheets, towels, baby articles, amenities, etc.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they need! Always available depending of course of my work permitting to answer immediately my phone or be here during working hours.
Quiet, quiet, quiet. Did I say quiet?
It's a 12 min walk to the city centre, main train and bus station. And the beach, of course! ;)
The duplex flat is inside a private condominium on a very quiet, friendly location so please...
•No wild parties and keep the music down, especially in the evening. You might end with some neighbours coming to dance with you.
• No pets unless previously agreed. Hello Kitty and Nemo don’t count as pets.
• Smoking only outside but the flowers will complain.
• If driving, respect the parking spaces outside the building. There’s room for everyone.
• I’m half sweedish so ‘no outside shoes’ in the house is greatly appreciated. Tack sa mycket.
• You will find a great kit of various toiletries & amenities to use and keep.
• There’s a recycling station at the opposite side of the parking area. We encourage you to separate your waste during your stay.
• Treat the space as if your own.
• Guests are welcome but keep us posted if you plan to have more than a couple of visitors for dinner so we can send in the waiters.
• Any questions or problems during your stay, just let us know. It takes less than 1 minute to get from our flat to yours, we’re glad to help even if it’s just to help you finish your traditional portuguese meal.
• If you’d like extra cleaning service during your stay, let us know, it can be arranged for a fee (subject to cleaning ladys’ availability).
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Dining area, overlooking pine trees and creek. Baby seat available, as well as cot, bath tub and toys.
This was our first holiday as a family of four, with our 10-month-old and our six-year-old. Susana and Luis were the perfect Airbnb hosts - everything we could possibly have needed was in their incredibly comfortable and cute apartment, including toys and bucket and spade. All the baby equipment - high chair, travel cot and buggy (in fact, two buggies, as the first one was awaiting a replacement wheel when we arrived so they very kindly borrowed a spare one for us, which we also had the use of for our entire holiday!) - was in fantastic condition. The location is beautiful with a view over the valley, and the block is lovely and clean and in a pretty and quiet neighbourhood 10 minutes walk from the centre of town and 15 minutes to the beach.
Susana and Luis really think about what their guests might need, with loads of recommendations and information on Cascais and the area. It was also a real luxury to have a transfer to and from the airport from Luis - cheaper and far less hassle than a taxi. It was also super easy to contact them, which was a great advantage, especially in the first day or so when two overworked, exhausted parents were too tired to figure out basic stuff!
The first thing we did when we got back was check out prices for a break next spring!
Our stay at the Sunshine complex in Cascais was wonderful! We stayed there for 8 days with three children (5, 10 and 13) and all of us, parents and kids, had a great time. Even though we arrived very late (after midnight due to a delay in our flight)Sussana waited for us and greeted us warmly. The apartment is lovely, tastefully decorated, and full of light. Throughout our stay Sussana was always available and provided us with many great recommendations for Cascais, nearby beaches and Lisbon area. All her recommendations turned out to be great pearls we probably wouldn't have found otherwise. The apartment is in a quiet residential area and is about 10 minute walk from the beach , farmers market, old city and commercial areas. We highly recommend.
I booked Susana's place for my parents who visited Cascais for three days recently. They were very pleased with their experience overall and found the apartment very clean, bright and airy with a great view! Its location is convenient for the main area of Cascais, which is a 15 minute walk away. Cascais overall is very hilly and the walk is no exception, but its worth it! Lifts to and from the train station which Susana's husband Luis provided were greatly appreciated in the July heat and my parents really enjoyed meeting you all! Would return and would recommend the apartment to others.
Got lost in Cascais with my car, called Luis who joined me 5 minutes later & lead the way to the flat.
A bottle of sparkling wine in the bridge, gréât start to a 15 days stay in Sunshine duplex.
Merci Alain! How kind of you!
Let me add here the rest of your comment, that didn't become visible in your review: "- So much bright colors from the walls to the sofas, not mentioning the sun shining all afternoon & evening in the lounge & kitchen; - Well equipped kitchen with handy access to all ware & appliances. - Great view on a small valley with a goat & ship farm at the bottom. - Flat located in a cul de sac, so no traffic noise at night. - Easy access to Cascais shopping mall & market (no more than 10 mn)"
We loved to host you, hope you will be happy in Cascais, now as our neighbour!
Made to feel at home by Susana, overall the common areas, ie stairs and windows and planting areas dont seem to be recently maintained.
Thank you James, we loved hosting you! The building is undergoing a few maintenances and those you mention are on the list. The rest of your feedback (the part on "what you loved about your listing" didn't become visible/public so I'm going to paste the rest of your comment here, if you don't mind: "The apartment was very clean and tidy with everything you would need, Susana was always at hand in case you needed any help with anything. Aircon would be a plus particularly in the hottest month's, nothing apart from that, the apartment was perfect. "
Hope to see you some other time! Cheers!
The flat of Susana is really nice,so charming!Spent fews days there and really enjoyed.Super pleasant,very (website hidden) was a real pleasure!And Susana is really caring and heedful.Nice location too.The view from the flat is wonderful.Many nice retails on the flat are very appreciated!
Thank you so much Susana for your Kindness!
Angele and Tim
Myself and my fiance had a great time over the Sunshine Duplex. The apartment is lovely decorated and has everything you need (towels, toiletries, welcome drinks in the fridge, etc :) Susana and Luis were very helpful since the time we booked the apartment. It's like staying over your friends house. The apartment it's really close to the city center 15-20min by foot and 5 euros by taxi. I would recommend them to friends and family!
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About the Host, Susana
Half Portuguese, Half Swede, 100% Mother of a 6 year old girl. Journalist in a fashion magazine, I live with another journalist, addicted to cars as much as I am to creams and perfume.
I travel a lot with work but nothing beats coming back from the airport on the Marginal road on the Estoril Coast and arriving in beautiful Cascais. Home sweet home!
Vacations I really loved: South India, Toquio & Kyoto, Istambul and southTurkey, Croatia, Yucatan, Greek Islands, Prague, Budapest, Rome, S Tomé, Turks & Caicos...
Favorite work destinations: Paris, London, Milan, NY, what else?
ps. we used to live in the duplex flat but when the family grew we moved to a triplex in the same building, that's how much we love the apartments here and the location. Any issues during your stay: just knock on our door!