Sunday, December 6, 2009

Exclusive holiday apartment in beautifully restored historical villa in Sintra

Photography: Richard Hartnoll

Welcome to Casa José Ricardo....

.... a bright and spacious 4-bedroom/3-bathroom self-catering holiday apartment located in the quiet Estefânia district near the local market hall, small restaurants and shops. One Sintra's beautiful turn-of-century chalets is the setting for the moderns duplex flat of about 180 m2 will provide you with the comfort and space that are essential to relax and feel like at home.

NEW in 2015!!!!
Combine a stay at Casa José Ricardo with an unforgettable food lover's experience

In partnership with Lazy Flavors, Casa José Ricardo offers this year three exclusive experiences for our guests. Learn more about our half-day and full-day food experiences with excursions in the Sintra area and check out the specially designed Casa José Ricardo Portuguese Cooking Class on the different Activities pages.

A home away from home

If you fancy cooking, you'll like our fully equipped kitchen, with gas cooker, oven, fridge and freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Besides utensils, plates, glasses and cookware, a food processor, electric kettle and coffeemaker, there are spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English and other languages. Towels and house and bath linen are provided and a washing machine, iron and hair dryer are at your disposal. There is a high-chair and car-seat for a small child and a booster seat for children from 10 kgs. Games, books, maps and guidebooks, cable TV and fast wireless internet, radio and CD player with a selection of Portuguese and international CDs and a wide choice of DVDs are available.

How is the house set up?

First floor boosts the spacious kitchen and lounge with access to a small terrace as well as a dining room. Also on the first floor is a double bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom. The top floor of the villa has been tastefully renovated, with three spacious bedrooms with visible roof beams. Two bedrooms have queen size double beds and the third room a single bed and a bunk bed. There is a master bathroom with bathtub/shower on this floor and one of the double rooms has its en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. A child-bed and a travel-cot are available.

Thick stone walls let the house stay cool in summer and an efficient central heating keeps it cosy on colder days. In summer you can enjoy a small patio with a charcoal barbecue.

This is the perfect apartment for a family vacation, a holiday with friends or a romantic weekend getaway.  Ask for our special conditions for long-term rentals / temporary lodging for relocated executives and their families.