Villa Maxima

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Minimum stay: 

7 nights in high season with changeover day on Saturday; otherwise 4 nights flexible







Security deposit: 800€
Wi-Fi: included
End of stay cleaning: included
Central heating optional; mandatory from mid-Oct to mid-Apr: 70€ per day
Pool/beach towels for rent: 5€ per towel per stay
One extra bed on request
Preferred changeover day: Saturday in July, August and September
Earliest arrival time: 16:00
Latest departure time: 10:00

  • Rating: 8.3
  • 1 - 16 guests
  • 7
  • 6

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Villa for 16 persons located in a quiet neighbourhood, inside Sintra Natural Park, Unesco World Heritage. This typical Portuguese property offers 8 spacious bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a private L-shape swimming pool, outdoor dining area and barbecue.

Villa Maxima is also home to an enormous garden that goes all around the house, giving plenty of space for children to play as grownups relax by the swimming pool.
There are several points of interest to visit in the proximity, namely Sintra, famous for its ancient castles and sumptuous palaces, Cascais, home to some of the finest beaches in the Lisbon region and a wide variety of tourist attractions, or Cape Roca the westernmost extent of continental Europe and what was once known as “the end of the world”.

Plenty of reasons to stay at Villa Maxima!

Fully equipped kitchen
Open space with living room and dining area
Small living room with a possibility to install 1 extra bed under request
1 bedroom with double bed
1 bedroom with 3 single beds
3 suites with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower enclosure
2 bedrooms with double bed
2 family bathrooms with shower enclosure
2 toilets
1 extra foldable bed for a child

Private swimming pool: 12 m x 5 m x 1.5 m - 2.5 m
Outdoor dining area
12 sunbeds
Charcoal barbecue
Parking place for 4 cars
1 bathroom with shower near the pool

Private paid tennis courts within a walking distance from the villa

Praia das Maçãs beach: 1.3 km
Restaurants: 900 m
Bus stop ( to Sintra and Cascais): 900 m
Pharmacy: 1 km
Supermarket: 1 km
ATM: 1 km
Cascais: 21.5 km
Sintra: 10 km
Lisbon Airport: 40 km

The villa is situated 10 km from Sintra, and 20 km from the cosmopolitan Cascais, with its marina, entertainment, shopping, beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, delightful terraces by the sea, not to mention the buzz of a very active nightlife. Estoril, that has the biggest casino in Europe, is only 19.5 km away. Lisbon, the capital with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, monuments, restaurants and Fado, is only 40 min. away. Guincho, with its surrounding natural park is highly recommended for beach & sports holidays. But along the coast the choice of other beaches is endless. Guincho is famous for water sports activities, white sandy family beaches, all within a 20 min drive. The bus stop is just 900 m away from the villa (Sintra and Cascais) and the railway station is 10 km away.

For golfers, there are 6 golf courses, 20 minutes away:

1) Quinta da Marinha
Set amongst beautiful pine trees and stretching down to Guincho beach, it has some of the most majestic sceneries in Portugal. Its hole number 13, a Par 4 descending to the sea, is a picture postcard of Portuguese golf.
2) Oitavos
It's the 1st Golf Course in Europe and the 2nd in the World to become a Certified Signature Sanctuary - Gold.
3) Penha Longa
Enjoys championship characteristics, an excellent level of maintenance and beautiful panoramic views over the Sintra mountain range.
4) Estoril
One of the oldest and best-known golf courses in Portugal. Many champions - including Max Faulkner and Seve Ballesteros - have walked the fairways of this course.
5) Quinta da Beloura
Fine views over the Sintra mountain range and a course surrounded by trees provide a very pleasurable game of golf.
6) Belas
Designed by Rocky Roquemore. Its eighteen holes extend over 6,128 metres for a Par 72.


  • ✓ Beach nearby 3 to 5 km
  • ✓ Beach within walking distance
  • ✓ Car recommended
  • ✓ Restaurant within walking distance
  • ✓ Tennis court within walking distance

    • Inside

      • ✓ Central heating
      • ✓ Dishwasher
      • ✓ Fireplace
      • ✓ Fully equipped kitchen
      • ✓ Linen and towels provided
      • ✓ TV & Internet
      • ✓ Washing machine

        • Outside

          • ✓ Barbecue
          • ✓ Swimming pool (private)
  • We had an excellent stay at Villa Maxima. The location is good – the neighbourhood is quiet and it is possible to walk to Praia das Macas from the house. The house is very large, in total we were 11 guests and did not have to use a couple of the bedrooms. The house has a nice traditional character. The kitchen has recently been upgraded – it is large and well equipped. The pool area is excellent, though the outside grill is somewhat disappointing, located away from the house and in need of some upgrade. We did have an issue with a sprinkler creating a large muddy area just outside the garden door exit. We asked for it to be sorted twice and while the property manager promised ask the gardener to sort, nothing happened. Not a major issue, but it should have been a simple fix to avoid us having to jump in and out of the house. The property manager was otherwise very helpful. What would make this ten stars? A bit of view and closer to the beach – nothing not known at the time of booking.

    Date of arrival – 16 July 2022

  • “Wonderful”

    We really liked this place. The owners have left lots of interesting memorabilia and full bookshelves throughout, giving it a homely, lived in vibe.
    Everything is good solid wood. Expensively furnished and very comfortable.
    Plenty of loos and shower rooms to go around.
    The large kitchen is new and stocked with all the usual utensils and cookware. The charcoal BBQ was good too.
    The big outdoor (unheated) pool is surrounded by a very large and mature garden. The trees and bushes make it very private. It is in a quiet residential area, 11 minutes walk to the beachfront cafes.
    Apple Beach is soft sand and lively surf.
    Local supermarket 5 mins drive. Large Continente megastore 25 mins.
    Paulo, the manager, was friendly, cheerful and responsive. We arrived on a very breezy day and the pool had the inevitable flotsam and jetsam as a result. I texted Paulo and a pool cleaner appeared the next day!
    In these COVID times we were allowed great flexibility on the changeover days – early entry and late exit due to lack of adjoining bookings. Nice of them all the same.
    I’d definitely recommend this place for large gatherings of friends and family.

  • “Large villa with plenty of seating indoors and out”

    We stayed at Villa Maxima for a week with two other families (6 adults and 8 children, aged 10-16). It is a large villa, with plenty of seating indoors and out; the kitchen is extensively equipped. When we went, the ‘twin room’ contained a double bed rather than two singles. The whole place is decorated as a family home and is a little run down (eg tiles missing in the pool) The local beaches are lovely and there are nice restaurants near Praia da Macas and outdoor pizzas/burgers etc in the local campsite on Avenida do Atlântico.

  • “Fantastic stay!”

    We were 16 people and we have had an excellent stay in the house. The house is very well equipped (kitchen) and very comfortable. Many bathrooms, a large livingroom and very nice terrace and pool. The place is super quiet, beds of good quality and with a walking distance to the beach. I fully recommend it. Some rooms of the house are a bit humid and a dryer will be appreciated. Finally the team of allure villas was very serious and the local contact very helpful.

  • “Impressions”

    An excellent villa located very close to the beach and some very good restaurants. There were 17 of us, including 9 grandchildren who had the time of their lives!! The only downside was the size of the kitchen, although Paulo, the agent, said the kitchen areas were being upgraded later this year. Would recommend this villa to any large family with kids.

  • “Casa muy cómoda en entorno perfecto”

    Hemos pasado una semana 7 parejas de amigos y hemos estado encantados en esta casa. Es muy cómoda y está perfectamente equipada. La ubicación es perfecta ya que tiene cerca playas espectaculares, comercios y bares. Muy recomendable

  • “Perfect for 18 persons”

    We where four families with adults and teenagers and we stayed for a week in June The property is perfect with enough bed- and bathrooms and a lot of space. Our time by the pool area was excellent and the pool was nice and clean. We had almost all dinners together in the evenings and used the barbecue and the a bit tiny kitchen to prepare our meals. We had a lovely stay and would recommend this house and area to our friends.

  • “Worn house”

    The house has a good location and good decor. In addition, it has some great outdoor areas where especially the pool pulls up. But the house itself is worn and really needs a loving hand. Several places have mold on the walls and the house seems cold and damp despite the fact that we were there in late May. In addition, there were showers and hotplates that did not work.

  • “Geräumiges Haus für viele Leute”

    Geräumiges Haus für viele Leute, mit ansprechendem Garten, aber auch mit kleinen Mängeln. Wir waren mit 10 Erwachsenen und 5 Kindern für eine Woche hier, unsere komplette Familie. Durch die vielen Schlafzimmer und Bäder wurde es in diesen Bereichen nie zu eng. Das große Wohnzimmer mit dem riesigen Tisch war unser Gemeinschaftsraum und wurde morgens und abends ausgiebig genutzt. Das große und garten- ähnlich gepflegte Grundstück wurde nur hin und wieder genutzt, denn das schöne Wetter (im Dezember!) lud häufig zum Strandbesuch ein. Das Poolwasser war natürlich schon zu kalt in dieser Zeit. Minuspunkte vergeben wir für 3 Details: 1) Die Heizungsanlage war schlecht entlüftet. Das führte zu teilweise lauten Ventilgeräuschen in der Nacht. Man musste dann den entsprechenden Heizkörper finden und das Ventil zudrehen. 2) Wie im südeurpäischen Bereichen nicht unüblich, ist die Bausubstanz von Mauerwerk und Fenstern schlecht bis gar nicht isoliert. Das führt zu einem häufig feucht- kaltem Raumklima, zu sehen auch an etlichen Stellen an den Außenwänden. Häufiges Lüften und hochgedrehte Heizung hilft ein wenig, aber nur begrenzt. 3) Die Küchen- Einrichtung ist dagegen nur durchschnittlich. Zwar sind fast alle Geräte sowie Besteck und Geschirr vorhanden und funktionsbereit, aber es herrschen ganz schlechte Lichtverhältnisse, und es ist eng. Eine ambitionierte und abwechslungsreiche Mahlzeit für so viele Leute zu bereiten ist kaum möglich. Bei einigen Küchenbereichen ist Modernisierungsbedarf angesagt.

  • “Nice beautiful and very very gorgeous”

    It was amazing ,the owner is a nice person the house it’s very clean. Big house like in move And I feel so happy to pick up this house love love love

  • “Great place for families!”

    This place has enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate a lot of people comfortably. The bathrooms seem recently renovated and are nice. The rest of the place has an older feel as it clearly belonged to a family for many years. There are books galore! The pool is great and the kids loved it. We liked the fact that the living areas and the sleeping areas can be closed-off from one another so if anyone in the group woke up early, they wouldn’t wake up the others. In terms of an area, the small Praia das Macas town and beach are nice. The water is cold and all of the beaches up and down the nearby coast are windy. There is no wind and it is a bit warmer on the beaches in Cascais, but more touristy. Retaurants in Praia das Macas were really good, especially Buzio. This place worked perfectly for us after a few days in Lisbon.

  • “A well-loved family home!”

    Our family of 16 enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Villa Maxima. The house is a well-loved family home with some marvelous art work and a huge library full of interesting books. We spent many happy afternoon/evening hours around the pool after mornings sightseeing the magnificent sites in Sintra. The house could use some minor updates and repairs: showers, shower doors, drain in kitchen sink, mold in bathroom, etc., and we were assured these would be taken care of at the end of the season! Would highly recommend Villa Maxima for a relaxed holiday with friends or family.

  • “Ett stort och rymligt hus, perfekt för oss som var 12 personer”

    Det var ett par badrum som var rätt ofräscha, som skulle behöva en upprustning och i köket saknades grytor och kastruller till induktionshällen som därmed inte gick att använda och den stora gasplattan som var för sig själv fungerade heller inte men för övrigt var det väldigt välutrustat med allt man behöver i köket. Ett plus skulle vara att man utrustade huset med lite plastglas för utomhusbruk vid poolen. En fantastiskt fin trädgård och uteplatser. Totalt sätt är vi jättenöjda, tyvärr var väl inte vädret inte det bästa men det fanns ju ett härligt och stort vardagsrum med matplats att vistas i.

  • “Beautiful spacious property”

    We had a great stay here. The rooms are a good size, the grounds and pool and lovely, and the location is perfect for people who want some seclusion but be close enough to walk to a village. Only slight complaint is that the kitchen doesn’t have a lot of worksurfaces which makes cooking for a lot of people a bit of a challenge. But overall this is a really lovely villa and I would highly recommend it.

  • “Beautiful villa, garden and pool. Quiet area. Mostly ❤️, a few ⯑, for details read on”

    Villa Maxima is very suitable for a larger group, we were 11 adults , perfect for us , and we had a wonderful stay there. Mostly we were VERY pleased about the house, don’t forget that when you read on! The villa is big and a bit difficult to find your way in, spacy areas and with sitting groups different places indoors as well as outdoors. Well kept garden mostly, VERY nice pool area, the water clean and fresh. The rooms are nice, the double beds a bit narrow , and unfortunately mould in one of the 5/ 6 bathrooms.In the kitchen you find what you need , but it is quite small when 11 people want to take their share of the kitchen duties or want to prepare their breakfast to bring out in the garden. The sink got clogged many times, and we had to repair it. Be prepared not to flush paper down the toilets, but this goes for most of Portugal. There are shelves full of books ( a library actually) many about art, art lovers own this house , pictures on the walls and art in the garden. We decided on not renting cars, we walked to the nearby areas ( Praia Grande, Praia Maças, Azenhas, Colares) , took the tram / bus to Sintra and the train from Sintra Lisbon. 15 minutes walk to nearest shop, very nice morning exercise. The twin brothers in the shop are very helpful. What we really would have liked was a book/ folder with useful information ; ( transport/ time tables/ taxi number, shops/ mercado( where to find them/ opening hours), recommended restaurants ( like Central in Colares and Buzio in Maças), a bit of history / anecdotes, what to see f.ex. in Sintra, where to deliver the garbage, house rules/what to do/ remember before leaving the house.) We think you will enjoy renting this villa, as we did.

  • “Großes Grundstück, großes Haus, einige Mängel (13 Personen)”

    positiv: Großes Haus mit sehr großem Grundstück und sehr schöner Lage. Scheres Grundstück mit hoher Umzäunung und vergitterten Hausfenstern. Sehr schöner, großer gepflegter Garten, kühle Schlafzimmer mit vergitterten Fenstern, so dass man beruhigt und angenehm bei offenen Fenstern schlafen kann. Großer Vorgarten, ideal für Federball, Yoga, etc. Sehr freundliche Vermieter, die sich sofort und super gekümmert haben. Reichlich leckerer Rotwein vom eigenen Weingut als Willkommensgeschenk. negativ: Viele Zimmer sind renovierungsbedürftig. Obwohl die Bäder augenscheinlich kürzlich renoviert wurden, ist in einem Bad schon wieder Schimmelbildung. Alle Schlafzimmer riechen entsprechend muffig/schimmelig. Das Schlafzimmer mit Bad im Dachgeschoss ist unzumutbar, muffig und stickig-warm. Sehr kleine Küche im Vergleich zum Haus/Personenzahl. Fazit: wir haben uns arrangiert und hatten einen sehr schönen Urlaub, da die Vermieter sich wirklich ganz lieb gekümmert haben und der Preis ja auch fair ist. Aber für mehr als 14 Personen ist das Anwesen nicht geeignet. Hätten wir das Dachgeschoss nutzen müssen und alle Betten belegt, hätte es Ärger und Engpässe gegeben. Die Vermieter müssen dringend etwas gegen die Feuchtigkeit und den Schimmel unternehmen, sonst werden sich die negativen Bewertungen häufen. Die Bewertung der Franzosen, die vor uns in dem Haus waren (und angeblich Handtücher gestohlen haben, laut Hauseigentümer) ist keinesfalls gerechtfertigt aber mehr als drei von fünf Sternen kann man leider nicht geben.

  • “Bella villa – séjour en Juillet 2017 – 16 adultes”

    Jolie villa située dans un quartier calme. Très beau jardin et piscine spacieuse. Proche de belles plages (accés à pied facile environ 15 mn) – restaurants et supermarchés à proximité. Belles visites à proximité (Sintra, Lisbnne) Y avons passé un agréable séjour en famille durant 2 semaines. Idéal pour 14 à 15 personnes (7 chambres – la 8eme est aménagée dans une bibliothèque)

  • “Large house, friendly & helpful landlords”

    Large pool, kitchen equipped with everything needed to cook for 15 people and more.

  • “July 2016 – Great villa for a large group with kids”

    Great villa for a large group with kids (we were four families). Excellent location in a quiet area (40 mins from the airport, 20 mins from Sintra and walking distance to a great beach and many restaurants). Large well-maintained garden and lovely pool. Five lovely new bathrooms; kitchen is small and old but everything worked. Very happy with the service provided by Allure.

  • “Juli 2016 – 19 personen – belgie”

    We hebben een aangenaam verblijf gehad in de villa. Het is een zeer ruim huis met voldoende slaapplaatsen en badkamers en een fantastisch zwembad. De beach op wandelafstand is zeker een pluspunt. We zijn fijn ontvangen door de dochter van de eigenaar. Zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.

  • “June 2016 – 4 families holiday. Fantastic villa. Great location”

    Superb location – walking distance to stunning beaches, variety of restaurants and well stocked corner shop and market. Villa itself is very expansive, fantastic grounds and large pool. Perfect for a four family holiday. Essentially 8 rather than 9 bedrooms. Both owners and Allure were very attentive and provided great communication leading up to and throughout our stay. Brilliant holiday.

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