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Enjoy Nature and Culture in Sintra

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3 bedrooms

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Enjoy a fresh house in summer and a wood heated house in cold days, a shelter to rest from your nature and culture visits. Our poultry, dogs and cats and the space around the house please children and adults .

The space

Barra Mansa offers shelter in two houses standing in front of the sea, surrounded by a land kepted with the natural vegetation . The main house is a family country house with a cosy interior for some hard winter days (not many in Portugal but we have some). In this house you will find an unmatched and graceful space, distant from Sintra’s residential areas.
The main house was the first one to be built in 1981. Its interior reflects the owners character, by keeping the family memories and the inspiration from those who have lived in it.
It has a big and versatile lounge, that usually is used for gatherings, feasts or specials ocasions, but is also appreciated by individuals for personalized
moments. In the cold days of December, January or February a fire place enlivens and warms the atmosphere.
There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, another one with two single beds, and a third small room with a wonderful view to the sea is equipped with a bunk and a dresserbut. There is also a large kitchen and a bathroom. The house suits perfectly for 4, 5 or 6 persons.

The place is ideal to rest, to enjoy nature and the country side. On the terrace the view dominate the sea vastness, the patio permit enjoying the sun in the windy days. The small woods around invite to rest retire or is used as a natural playgound for children. These ones enjoy our poultry. In a small orchard are cultivating by bio principles some fruit tree and vegetables. Ideal to rest all day or a good complement after a visiting progam or beach time .
The actual owners live next door with their three friendly female dogs and one cat. They offer a possibility of having Portuguese culture and language lessons Their main concern are preserving natural and cultural aspect of the area, taking part in the culture of the region, they act to reduce the ambient footprint, look for enrich and share their point of view.


The environs
Near nature: The house is located in the natural park Sintra-Cascais where are kept large zones of natural vegetation and fauna . These landscapes can be enjoyed immediately from the house by foot, following the paths and tracks . Some like to rent bicycle or horse to do them.The house is situated 100 meters from the magnificent cliffs interrupted by beaches. Some of them are isolate and hard reaching, others more cosmopolite invite surfers, bathers and coast watchers. The region has geological and archeological interess in a more or less short range which make the place attractive for its diversity. We are situate in the northern part of Sintra region in the plateau where are the rural areas from where emerge Sintra mountain forming a green and luxuriant scene.

Near culture: All the natural richness of this area presents itself to be rich in culture. The natural beauty and pleasant weather invite populations and attract most exigent and fortunate people . For all times people make here their home since pre-historic times to our times incuding the 19 century whish legate us the romantic town of Sintra (now part of the World Heritage) , most beautiful palace, cottages and monastery scattered in the mountain. This lovely town is distant 15 Km from the Barra Mansa who is situated by the coast in the rural zone between two typical villages Azenhas do Mar and Fontanelas. Many more typical vilages can be found around preserving the saloia architecture mainly by chapels, houses, fountains, washing-places, watermills and windmills. Each village has proper characteristics which is part of the local culture one can discover through feast, activities, festival, gastronomy, sports and diversion. The activities possible are walking, beach activities, bodyboard, fishing, surf, horseriding, enjoy typic restaurants. Other places have to be visited like, Monserate, Capuchos, Cabo da Roca, Mafra, Odrinha Museum. Lisbon, distant 40 Km offer modern and old Portuguese history. For more information : (URL HIDDEN)

Guest access

Guest have acess to the entire property.

Interaction with guests

The owners live next door and can help or exchange ideias about the place.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $61
Security Deposit $123
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules

Arrival and leaving hour can be fixed with the lanlord.
We ask to the tenant:
- to leave the property in the same clean state and condition it was at the begining.
- to keep in good and clean conditions all the contents of the property and replace or pay for any items which became broken and damage during the term.
- not do anything that which may be or become a nuisance or annoyance to the landlord.
- advice the landlord if there is any pet coming with the tenants.
- not sublet the property or any part of it.
The tenants must have personal insurance if they wish.The landlord is not responsable for personal belongings.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

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Michelle User Profile
September 2016
We spent 5 great days in Claire's house. The place is sourrounded by beautiful nature and amazing views, especially at sunset. Our 2 year old daughter loved to play with the cat and the 3 dogs, watch the chickens and play in the garden with the swing and hammock. The house is spacious and well equiped. From the the house its just a short walk to the spectacular coast. There are many other amazing places to visit in the area if you have a car. Claire was a very sympathic host!

Elise User Profile
July 2016
Claire's home was a wonderful respite from busy city life and a perfect spot to catch up with old friends. She is a remarkable host: laidback and welcoming, gracious and kind, extremely helpful and warm, the kind of host who makes you feel more like a part of her family than strangers in her home. The house itself is simple and perfect: full of warmth and character, with doors and windows that can be thrown open to let the coastal breezes in. We spent hours on the patio overlooking the ocean watching the kids wander in and out, letting the smells of lavender, pine and coastal brush, and the Portugal sun, wash over us. Claire, her home, her friends, and the animals she keeps are gems. Thank you Claire.

Pim User Profile
September 2015
We felt very much at home at Barra Mansa. Claire was a great host, she was very helpfull and friendly, but also let us enjoy the nice and peacefull atmosphere and great view when we needed it. The house has everything we wanted and the terrain had many interesting things for us and our young son to discover and enjoy.

Peter User Profile
May 2015
If you are looking for an authentic furnished house, including kitchen and bathroom, situated on an beautiful spot, the major house is just the place for you. The location is perfect for visiting Sintra or making walks along the cliffs. The dogs and rooster can be noisy during the night, but overall it is a quiet place. Claire is very friendly and at hand if you need her.

Ute User Profile
May 2015
We had a wonderful time at Claires house. The property is in a perfect location in the middle of nature and close to the ocean. The house is furnished with antique furniture and everything is made with love for the detail. There was everything we needed. Claire is a very pleasant person, who helped us with all our questions. Further it was a pleasure for us to talk with her. She has got three dogs, which are really absolutely nice and peaceful. In her garden are living also ducks, hens, guinea pigs and a cat. We are very happy, that we found Claires paradise and would like to come back as soon as possible.

Stijn User Profile
May 2015
We had a great time in Claire's lovely house. It's was everything we hoped for and more. Despite of our plans to go to Lisbon, we spent most of our time around the house. We only stayed for a week. Much to short to get to know this incredible country. But at least long enough to have a taste of it. Claire is the perfect host. Very helpful. We talked a lot about the nature around her house. It' s an isolated place, but in a positive way. Away from all kinds of distraction you can really enjoy the beauty of the landscape, see the light change...The kids ( 7 and 8) played around the house al lot. The never got bored. The dogs accompanied them. We would love to come back some day Claire!

Lera User Profile
March 2015
This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and magical places on Earth, Im so happy I got to spend a month there and got to know Claire! She is a very nice, friendly, super easy-going person, very helpful and interesting. I enjoyed our pancake breakfasts so much, Claire ;) There are a lot of animals around, including three very friendly dogs and a cat, that my two-year-old (and myself) enjoyed spending time with. The house is absolutely lovely, it has everything you need (there was even some food when we arrived), very cozy and makes you feel at home right away. It might be a bit cold in the winter, but then you've got a fireplace and a heater, so its not a problem at all. The surroundings are marvelous, you can see the ocean right from your window and the nature is wild and beautiful. Might be helpful to get a car if you intend to see more of Sintra, although even without one you can get by just fine (there are buses that come by every hour, and you can hike to the nearest villages, hiking is good for you:). So, to cut the long story short: loved this house and absolutely recommend it to anyone who want to have a wonderful rest in the middle of nature and recharge. I would do my best to come back one day. Claire, thank you so much once again for everything!

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Sintra, PortugalJoined in May 2012
Claire User Profile

Procuramos observar e admirar a natureza. Procuramos valorizar os recursos locais. Trabalhamos no sentido de preservar e partilhar cultura. Também cremos transformar, transformar-nos, Procuramos reduzir a nossa pegada ecológica racionalizando recursos. A casa onde vivemos é mantida o mais natural possível em harmonia com os recursos locais.
Gostamos de partilhar o que temos com quem aprecie o nosso estilo de vida.

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