Lovely, well equipped house in a great location. A short walk to a wonderful beach and village with a few good bars and restaurants (great for fish lovers). A local market just over the road. A tram to beautiful Sintra or a short drive and from there an easy train to Lisbon. A great holiday for a group of 3 families. Ralph was very helpful and on call for any queries. Highly recommend the surf school next the the football pitch. Strongly recommend.
Our experience of Casal de Santa Maria was excellent. The villa was well laid out, well equipped, with attention to detail making for a very pleasurable stay. Ralph looked after us very well and I would certainly recommend the villa to other potential vacationers.
The location is a convenient base for sightseeing both Lisbon and Sintra and walking either the coastal paths or inland. Praia da Macas and local villages are well served by good quality restaurants and the beach is superb.
My husband and I rented the villa for three weeks and were pleased from the moment we arrived that we had chosen this villa. It truly is what you see in the pictures. The village has the friendliest people we have come acrossed in all of our European travels. There is plenty to do and easy public transportation to the cities of Lisbon and Sintra. Ralph, the owner, was so very helpful. He put us in contact with the local taxi service, recommended great places to eat, and made wonderful recommendations of where to shop for food in the town. There are wonderful beaches to walk to and a good winery. If you are looking for a place to make family or friend memories, I truly recommend this villa.
This was a lovely villa which was very clean and contained every amenity that you could wish for when catering at home. The pool was quite cold at this time of year as it is unheated and the weather wasn't kind, but this isn't a reflection on the villa. The location gives you great access to Sintra and Lisbon which are beautiful places with great locations to explore.
We are a group of semi-mature golfers who have high standards when it comes to accommodation. We have returned to Casal de Santa Maria for several years now and are consistently delighted with the standard of the villa and the service provided by Ralph and Ana. The villa is supremely located close to the beautiful town and beach and is perfect for large groups of friends and/or family. The region is famous for its golf courses and the value and hospitality of the Portuguese is second to none. I cannot recommend this enough.