Just 4km from the beach and 2km from the centre of Cascais, Villa Faustina is a stunning seven-bedroom property on the Lisbon Coast. This modern villa is perfect for a larger group, accommodating up to twenty people and offering a large garden with a terrace and private pool.
The outdoor space includes a dining area with seating for sixteen on the terrace, as well as a barbecue and an 8m x 4m swimming pool. There’s plenty of room to sit and relax under the covered area of the terrace, or lounge around on the lawn close to the poolside.
The house covers three levels, with the main living areas on the ground floor. You will find a living room, library and dining room here, with direct access out to the terrace. A fully equipped kitchen offers a dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and all the appliances you would expect, while television and DVD can be found in the living room.
Two of the bedroom suites, including the master, are also on this level, both with their shower room. On the first floor are four more bedrooms – two doubles, a twin, and one with four single beds, making this a great family choice.
On the lower ground floor, you have an additional double bedroom and bathroom, with access to the garden. Up to two sofa-beds and four single beds can also be placed on this level for extra guests if needed.
Cascais has much to see, with its historic centre, marina and beautiful beaches like Guincho and Carcevelos, while the dramatic cliffs of the Boca do Inferno, pounded by the crashing waves of the Atlantic, have become an attraction in their own right.
The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is stunning too, with Sintra itself well worth exploring, while in Estoril, you’ll find the famous casino which inspired the creation of James Bond. It puts on some great entertainment and has lovely views from its gardens.
Villa Faustina can sleep up to twenty guests, so please ask our Concierge Team for more details.
Hugely popular with visitors, Cascais is around 35 minutes’ drive from Lisbon, just outside the expansive Sintra-Cascais Natural Park which runs down Portugal’s most westerly fringe.
Once a small fishing village, it’s now a major resort with the facilities to match, but it hasn’t lost its charm or a sense of its history – you can still see why it was the place to be for the Portuguese nobility of the 1800s.
With none of the silliness of the capital, a day spent in Cascais is an easy-going affair. One of its key attractions is the opulent Castro Guimares Museum, featuring artefacts of Portuguese history dating back many centuries.
The museum sits in the pretty Jardim Marechal Carmona gardens, and its brightly coloured, decorative facade means you are unlikely to miss it.
The Praia da Ribeira is just one of many excellent beaches in the area and centrally located. The walk to the impressive Boca do Inferno cliffs is a popular one and scenic too, while the marina area provides another pleasant spot to while away some time with a drink or two.
Around 4km north of Cascais, Estoril is a sophisticated spot famed for both its motorsport racetrack and its centrepiece casino – said to have provided Ian Fleming with the inspiration for a sure James Bond, no less. It lacks the heritage of Cascais, but if you fancy a night at the roulette wheel, or a day at the steering wheel, it’s the place to go.
Sintra, on the other hand, is not lacking in history and punches above its weight when it comes to impressive architecture. From the romantic Palacio da Pena with its whimsical details to the arabesque Palacio de Monserrate and gothic Palacio Nacional, it’s worth arranging an organised tour to learn about these sights in more detail.
You certainly won’t run out of things to see in a hurry – and if you need a break from it all, the beautiful Guincho beach or landmark Cabo da Roca provide excellent chill-out locations.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!