We spent 4 nights instead of 2 as initially planned because we all fell in love with cristina's beautiful house and dog ! The girls just loved The tennis course, The pool, and we really enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful décoration of the house! The region of Sintra is Worth staying 1 week !
We will come back !
We spent four wonderful days in Quinta Do Arco Da Velha. Shortly after our arrival Christina,the owner, gave us a short tour of the nearby village; places to eat and shop. This was very informative and helped us orientate ourselves. The surroundings were very pleasant: it was lovely to spend time by the pool and the chapel was intriguing. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, it was very tasteful and very comfortable.The whole experience was great and we didn't want to leave!
This property exceeded our expectations in every way! Location: so close to so many beautiful places such as upmarket seaside town of Cascais, the historical center of Sintra and its castles and mansions, beaches, forests, golf courses, the Atlantic coast and just 25 minutes by motorway from the historical parts of Lisbon.
Food: There is an excellent supermarket close by and a major shopping center just 10 minutes by car. But best of all are the small family owned restaurants and hot take-out meal place (for eat-in occasions) that Cristina pointed out to us. We found the food outstanding and the prices so reasonable (see separate review on Restaurante O Tavares).
The Owner: Cristina is an extremely welcoming person who went out of her way to make us feel welcome and helped us in so many ways without intruding on our privacy (The apartment has a seperate entrance from the street but pool and tennis court are freely accessible).
The Apartment: Spacious and private and beautifully appointed.
Overall Experience: A very memorable week in a beautiful area made very special by the friendliness of the people we met, especially Cristina
Our stay at Quinta do arco da Velha was very pleasant.
Cristina the owner gave us apart from a warm welcome also an introduction to the surroundings of her property.. Nature and culture in abundance!
So our stay was in fact to short !
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Lovely surroundings. Tennis court, swimming pool, and there is a fruit and vegetable garden at the back, we tasted some of the apples - yum!
Owner nice and helpful.