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Charming Villa - Colares Sintra - Heated Pool by the Beaches

Family-friendly Sintra villa with private pool and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Sintra, Portugal
  • The Barca Charm House was absolutely beautiful! It was very clean and maintained very…

    Oct 8, 2018

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    Jul 8, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available

Entire villa

  • 13 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location

What’s around

  • Grande Beach - 32 min walk
  • Sintra Mountains - 32 min walk
  • Macas Beach - 35 min walk
  • Capuchos Convent - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Adraga Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Monserrate Palace - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 4

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 5

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

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About this villa

The Barge Charm House - Colares Sintra - Heated Pool.
(42881 / AL - license number)

Sandra and Eduardo are waiting for you with Portuguese flavors to taste, a delicious champagne Sangria with red fruits to celebrate your holiday. Welcome! Be our guest!

This beautiful house, built in the 1930s, was completely renovated in 2016. It is a designer house with a new interior, but with all the charm of a traditional Portuguese house. Every detail has been made with LOVE. It is located in the Banzão-Colares pine forest (Sintra), in a very private and safe area, surrounded by the beauty of Sintra forest. Wonderful beaches and many historical sites are very close. You can walk or cycle on the beach.

This two story house can accommodate 11 guests with every comfort. The first floor has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second floor has three more bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three crib or infant beds are available upon request. There are two living rooms (one with smart tv), a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.

The doors are open to the living room, with garden furniture, an outdoor dining table and chairs, a kitchen near the barbecue, surrounding a beautiful pool (8 X 4 Mts) WITH FENCE PROTECTION, with 8 sun loungers + 4 garden chairs with towels.

Heated pool on request (Pool heating: EUR 25 extra charge per day). Pool heating depends on weather conditions - usually possible from April until October.

We have an additional bike rental service. It's great to go to the beach and restaurants by bike.

For children, but also for adults, we have a separate games room near the garden with ping pong and badminton. We have a children's playground in the 16 m2 garden and a wooden house that the kids will love!

Imagine sitting by the pool, having your breakfast and planning an exciting day exploring Sintra, the nearby towns and historic villages.

It is our intention to provide everything you need to experience the best of Portugal!

For periods longer than 6 days, our housekeeper cleans the house and provides clean towels in the middle of your stay.

Taxi service available: from 1 to 4 people 50 € total. From 5 to 8 people 80 € total (Airport to Barca Charmhouse and vice versa).


Sintra, Portugal
  • Grande Beach - 32 min walk
  • Sintra Mountains - 32 min walk
  • Macas Beach - 35 min walk

What’s around


  • Grande Beach - 32 min walk
  • Sintra Mountains - 32 min walk
  • Macas Beach - 35 min walk
  • Capuchos Convent - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Adraga Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Monserrate Palace - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Sintra Science Center - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Adrenunes Dolmen - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Anjos Teixeira Museum - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Magoito Beach - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • Modern Art Museum of Sintra - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) - 48 min drive
  • Cascais (CAT) - 39 min drive
  • Portela de Sintra Station - 12 min drive
  • Algueirão-Mem Martins Station - 16 min drive
  • Mercês Station - 18 min drive

The manager

Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish

The villa

Key facts

  • Villa (9688 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 queen bed, 1 child bed, and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom five - 1 double bed and 1 child bed
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Crib/infant bed available


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower, 1 bidet, and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table
  • Local meal delivery service

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Arcade/game room
  • Table tennis table
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Massages
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Bicycle on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby


  • Private pool
  • Water park access
  • Fence around the pool


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Beach towels
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Travel crib
  • Childcare services available

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 13

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 5:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 42881 / AL

Also known as

  • Charming Villa Sintra Beaches House
  • Charming Villa Colares Sintra Beaches
  • Charming Villa Sintra Beaches
  • Charming Colares Sintra Beaches
  • Charming Sintra Beaches
  • Charming Villa Colares Sintra Heated Pool by the Beaches


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bar Do Fundo (2 mi), O Padeiro (2.1 mi), and A Toca do Júlio (2.1 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching, casino gaming, and spelunking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the villa's other amenities, which include a water park and an arcade. Charming Villa - Colares Sintra - Heated Pool by the Beaches also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Summer Family Gathering

    The Barca Charm House was the perfect home for our family vacation. We had two four year old and one six grandchildren and our grown children and spouses. The house easily accomadated usThe house was so well equipped with all kitchen supplies , toys for kids and adults and lots of towels for bathroom s and swimming. The best were the wonderful owners, Sandra and Eduardo. They were always available for any of our needs and were so warm and friendly ‘absolutely rent their home again.

    Missy P., Other trip, Jul 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An amazing family holiday!

    After having spent nearly two years apart, we had the most wonderful time at Barca Charm House. The house is beautiful and we especially appreciated the thoughtful touches throughout the property. The children especially loved the outside play areas, the adults loved the most incredibly well equipped outdoor kitchen and we all loved the pool. The location is outstanding and we really enjoyed being able to visit Sintra, Cascais, Ericeira as well as the spectacular Praia Grande. Amenities are excellent and the local restaurants are superb. Eduardo and Sandra were incredible hosts and we were taken back by the feast they prepared on our arrival. Thanks so much for the most wonderful family holiday - we will treasure those memories forever.

    ELISABETH V., Other trip, Aug 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic vacation in Sintra, charming house with wonderful hosts

    We had a wonderful stay at the Barca Charm House. Sandra and Eduardo are so friendly and perfect hosts. They welcomed us with Sangria and a sample of delicious Portuguese food. The house binder has everything you need to assist with sightseeing and dining in the area - recommendations, pictures, and distances. Sandra and Eduardo also provided information in advance to help with the planning. The house itself is fantastic - very roomy and so charmingly decorated. It was a little too cold for us to use the pool, but the outdoor patio area is great, and our teenagers had a lot of fun playing ping pong in the garage. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms was a luxury--great for privacy with multiple families--and the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry are modern. The house is equipped with everything you need, including staples in the kitchen; more so than any other house we have rented. We had a rental car, which was helpful to get to everything we wanted to see. The train to Lisbon is easy. It is a short walk from the house to the grocery store in Colares and a few restaurants. Our favorite places to visit in Sintra were the beaches, the Palacio de Pena, Cabo da Roca, and the Quinta de Regaleira. The Barca Charm house is highly recommended!

    Barbara B., Other trip, Mar 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful memories of the Barca Charm House

    Our family of 9 spent 2 wonderful weeks at the beautiful vacation home of Sandra and Eduardo in Colares. Everything was perfect - from the beautiful interior, the pool, the garage with the pool table and dart board and the bicycles available to us. Sandra and Eduardo were always available to answer our many questions, make suggestions and prepared delicious paella for us twice. We went home with so many great memories and will always remember our stay. A big 'obrigado' to our kind and lovely hosts.

    daniela b., Other trip, Sep 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Brilliant. Would definitely recommend.

    Our family had a brilliant time at A Barca Charm House, made all the better by the lovely Sandra and Eduardo, who could not have been more friendly and helpful hosts. They also gave us the best welcome, with champagne sangria and local food. The house is great for big groups, and the outside space has been done beautifully. They have spent years renovating the house. We loved sitting in the outside ‘living room’ and using the pool, and the children loved their outside play area too. The location is great for trips to Sintra and Cascais (a must go) as well as the charming local area. There are two supermarkets very close by as well as a great little camping area with an outside pizza/burger/wine and beer area and childrens playground (and pancake/ice cream house!) nearby which you could walk to in about 25 minutes. Lots of lovely beaches with restaurants nearby too which you could walk to in 30 mins - 1 hour if you wanted to. Would definitely recommend to our family and friends.

    Maria G., Other trip, Jul 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect house, perfect hosts, perfect location!

    Sandra and Eduardo are brilliant hosts. Their communication with us before we even arrived was above and beyond. On arrival they had prepared a spread of Portugese foods for us to try and they later returned to cook us a meal, so much food and so tasty! The house was perfect, as were the gardens and pool which everyone enjoyed! We were 11 in total. 6 adults and 5 children ranging from 2-12. The house is perfectly equipped and extremely clean. 5 * Colares is an ideal location for exploring Portugal. Plenty of public transport, walkable shops/cafes. The local patisserie is a must, as is the tram ride to Sintra. All in all a wonderful holiday and we hope to make a return visit! 😊

    Hannah Richards, Other trip, Nov 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Stay

    Sandra and Eduardo were lovely hosts and greeted us with a drink and a tasty selection of food. They were friendly and gave us great recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to eat at. The house was fantastic and clean and equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. We chose to pay a bit extra to heat the pool which was at a perfect temperature. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying in their charming house and would definitely stay again in the future.

    Anthony S., Other trip, Sep 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great villa, great hosts, great location

    From booking to returning home everything about this holiday was outstanding. Sandra and Eduardo are the most welcoming hosts providing a wealth of information before and during the holiday and a wonderful taste of Portuguese food on arrival. They went out of their way to get the property ready for our early arrival, knowing we were travelling with very young children. The villa is so well thought out and equipped and was the perfect space for our party of 8 adults and four children with ages ranging from 1-10. Any queries we had during the holiday were answered quickly. It was so convenient to have an outdoor kitchen area next to the BBQ by the pool, where we spent most of our time. The location is perfect for exploring, with a beautiful beach a short drive away with Ubers costing less than €5 for the journey. Sintra is a beautiful place and we would love to go back and see more of it. If we travel as a large party again we would definitely book Barca Charm House again. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa. Thank you Sandra and Eduardo, you are great hosts and genuinely lovely people.

    Pat G., Other trip, Aug 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stay at Charm House

    We had such a fantastic stay at the Charm House in Colares. Sandra and Eduardo are honestly the best hosts I’ve ever come across- they were so good at communicating, so welcoming and there for us at any time. They couldn’t have been more helpful. It is a great house, really well equipped and the pool and garden are lovely - especially if you have younger children. Great tennis table room in the garage also. There are 3 beaches within a 5-10 minutes drive so the house is really well positioned and not far from Sintra either or Guincho. Definitely recommend.

    Alastair F., Other trip, Aug 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Colares house

    We are have use often the services of house rental for holidays and we have been always satisfied. In this occasion the expectations were beyond any standard. The best hosts you will ever have. The house was implacable, cozy and unique but again their host were amazing. We are hoping to be back again and again just a bit longer next time!!!

    axel b., Other trip, Oct 26, 2018

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