The best of Guincho in a Zen House
The best of Guincho in a Zen House

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

Our home is perfect for those who seek restorative holidays. Located in a peaceful neighborhod, between one of the most beatiful areas in Portugal: Cascais and Sintra. You will feel blessed to have come to such a secret place!

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £49
Security Deposit: £134
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The space

Our house is simple and rustic decorated with some zen appointments. Is a triplex floor, with a little and pleasant private garden, where you can make barbecues, enjoy dining outside, or just relax after the beach.

The terrace on the up floor, have free view and you will feel happy breathing the mixed sea breeze and the pine forest!

We have 3 bedrooms, each with a very comfortable double bed.

3 bathrooms with shower, one on each floor.

Kitchen fully equiped to cook amazing meals!

Guest access

You can rent the all home, or if you prefer you can rent just the bedroom in the 2nd floor (55€euros).

Both cases you will have access to all amenities of our home, but if you rent just the room, we will be probably be around and be glad to share with you the kitchen, garden and living room!

Interaction with guests

I will always be available for you through phone and email, however I'm away the most of the time.

People from my most confidence will help in the best way, in case you need.

The keys should be picked up in Lagariça, the bar-restaurant of the neighborhood, with the owner Joaquim.

His wife, Miquelina, works in the Mini Market, a little bit further, and will also help you in any situation.

The neighbourhood

Being Lagariça your first stop, is a sympathetic way to be welcome to this unique place: Charneca do Guincho is almost as secret traditional Portuguese village.

From here you get to the beach in 5m drive or 12 min bike, or (and I really love this option) 28m walking. The way is lovely, surrounded by Nature.

Guincho beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and is world famous for surfing, kite-surfing and wind-surfing.

If you do not live without your jogging, you have plenty of possibilities: either along the road to the beach and around the village, or in the beach where the area of sand is longer enough.

In this village we have as well a horse riding school. If you never tried, is a must to do!

And tennis court to rent in the village is also possible.

Although this holidays is for those who seeks a energizing, revitalizing and restorative break, you also have the option to have party time: Guincho bar (located at the north end of the beach) is open all summer long until late hours, with music, great cocktails and regular beach Reggae parties and occasionally out side DJs also invited.

A great holidays is what expect you here!

- Daily baked bread delivery at 11 am upon request;
- For nice meals you can stock up supplies at the village mini-market, with Miquelina, or in Lagariça you can have a good complete meal (dish of the day, bread, dessert, drink and coffee) for only 8 Euros!

Getting around

Our home is a
- 6km away from Cascais;
- 17km from Sintra center;
- 1km away from the Highway entrance to Lisbon (Cascais-Lisbon 25km).

Directions how to get to our home from Lisbon / Airport:

By Car:
* Take the highway A5 to Cascais 25KM including a toll (Km17).
* After Estoril exit, start paying attention to the signs and take the exit 12 on your right(Malveira / Aldeia de Juzo).
* Follow the road 1km and after 3 round abouts take a left by the Sign (Charneca).

By Train and Bus:

* Of note, for groups above 3 people, it may be more convenient to come by taxi during working days/hours: (From Lisbon 25-30euros vs.7-8 euros/person by Bus)
(from Cascais 7-8euros vs. 2.9 euros/person by Bus)

* Take a Bus to 'Cais do Sodre' train station, every 1/2h aprox.
* Take the next Train to Cascais every 15min. aprox.
* At Cascais station (last), go to bus terminal in Cascais Villa Shopping mall.
* min drive), every 1/2h h:10 & 40 (LAST BUS @ 23:45), of note time tables tend to change so get the latest time table, they are free.

Other things to note

We can organize for you:
_Surf lessons;
_Meditation classes;
_Yoga classes;
_Massages (Chinese, Shiatsu, Thai);

We can help you as well in getting bykes or renting car.

House Rules

-The using of street shoes is only allowed in the ground floor. When access to the upper floors, please leave them down close to the stairs;
-Please smoke only outside;
-The clothes and bed linen are changed once a week;
-If you unfortunately damage or broke anything, please, check with us how much it is and leave the corresponding value; Make sure doors and windows are properly locked when leaving the premises;
-Please switch off the lights and machines when leaving the house;
-Please leave the house clean and organized as you found it!



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5 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Marta User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 36 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Duggan User Profile
June 2016
Olga's aunt Maria was there to meet us on arrival and instantly made us feel warmly welcome. After a tour of the house Maria even took us for a walk around the village pointing out the supermarket and restaurant then showing us the way to walk to the beach. the house has a lovely back garden and 3 x terraces, the roof terrace was perfect for catching the last of the day's sun. One of the things I loved most was the walk from the Villa to Guincho beach which I did several times, the walk takes you through a nature reserve with sand dunes and the wildflowers are stunning :)

Guenter User Profile
September 2016
Das Haus liegt in Charneca, ein ruhiges Wohnviertel außerhalb von Cascais. Olga ist eine perfekte Gastgeberin und die Kommunikation verlief tadellos. Bei der Begrüßung wurde uns sehr freundlich die nähere Umgebung gezeigt, Supermarkt, nächstes Restaurant und auch der Strandzugang.

Morvan User Profile
July 2016
Nous avons été très bien reçus par Maria, la propriétaire de la maison. Elle est agréable et bien située, en particulier pour l'accès à la plage de Guincho, à Cascais, Sintra et vers Lisbonne. Le quartier est calme et il est facile de se garer.

Cathy User Profile
February 2016
Het is een fantastisch en sfeervol huis, het meest gastvrije ontvangst wat ik ooit heb meegemaakt, we werden rondgereden om de hele omgeving te verkennen, het voelde als of je bij vrienden was!!

Monique User Profile
August 2015
L'accueil à Zen House a été chaleureux nous n'avons pas été déçus par le confort et la propreté de la maison ainsi que le jardin bien que petit discrètement caché et le barbecue pour griller les sardines !!!! Proche de la plage de Guincho nos petits enfants surfeurs ont été ravis de leur séjour juste un conseil partir tôt à la plage afin de pouvoir stationner au plus près surtout au mois d'Août et Cascaïs est un ravissement. Bel endroit

Anne-Valérie User Profile
August 2015
Olga et sa maman Maria nous ont accueillis très chaleureusement avec petits cadeaux de bienvenus. Malgré cet accueil charmant, nous avons été plutôt déçus de cette location. Les photos, bien que correspondant à la réalité, ne mentionnaient pas un manque réel de propreté du logement, des dysfonctionnements en tout genre (trois salles de bain mais une dont l'évier était bouché, une dont la lumière ne fonctionnait pas et la dernière qui sentait l'humidité), une belle cuisine bien équipée... mais pas de table pour manger ! que 4 chaises or nous étions 5.... sans compter un manque réel d'isolation : nous étions donc soit réveillés par les voisins à 7h30 tous les matins, soit par le vent qui souffle très fort dans cette région et qui faisait trembler les murs au point que les enfants avaient peur et que personne ne pouvait dormir.... Malgré tout cela, la maison est située dans un quartier plutôt calme et bien située pour visiter Lisbonnes, Cascais ou Sintra. En conclusion, location plutôt décevante.

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Olga User Profile

I am Portuguese, mother of two wonderfull kids and married with an amazing german man.
Apart from my family I am in love with Portugal and Brazil, and to show this two beautifull countries to everyone that is happy to come.
I always received friends from abroad and for me it was such a pleasure showing them my city: Lisbon! I am glad that everyone had always so wonderful time there with me.
Actually it was like this that I got to know my husband, we met in London while both living there and he visited me in Lisbon. After we moved to Berlin, we are nowadays living close to Dusseldorf and traveling between Portugal and Brasil.
Because of my languages, social and cultural skills, my friends trust me to manage holidays stays in their homes. And I do it with all my heart!
You always can write me in portuguese, english, german, spanish and even french. I like to received my guests with some nice little gifts and I even made a personal guide book in each house that I manage, from the area of the house. Is a guide with my private tips.
Therefore I like to contact one week before my guests to plan the arrival and during the stay at least once I like to hear if everything is in order.
I hope you can trust me and give me the happiness to welcome you in the houses I manage from my friends.
5 things I cannot live without?
-my family;
-my friends;
-my sports;
-portuguese food.

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