Villa Mercator

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village


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Nestled in a peaceful haven, in the hills overlooking the Portuguese town of Sintra lies Villa Mercator. This contemporary villa is simply stunning and boasts two private swimming pools, a spa, gym and wonderful private location while only being a short drive from the capital city of Lisbon.

Villa Mercator is located in a UNESCO cultural heritage site, and thus there is plenty of historical attractions to visit during your stay. The villa stands out thanks to its modern architecture and refined style with large bay windows allowing light to flood the rooms and huge landscaped wooded garden.

The villa can accommodate eight guests in 4 stunning bedrooms, all located on the ground floor. There is an ultra-modern kitchen with all the modern conveniences and an open-plan living and dining room with doors leading out to the pool terrace.

The basement boasts a tranquil spa with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym! The large windows and sliding doors allow the spa to be used all year round and brings the outdoors in. The villa also has a beautiful spacious loft with a cosy home cinema to watch a good film, a study and relaxation area where you can lie back and stargaze.

The outdoor space is simply divine with a large infinity swimming pool running the whole length of the villa. A wooded garden provides guests with plenty of privacy and tranquillity. There is also a barbecue and dining terrace to enjoy al fresco dining.

Although the villa is located in a quiet situation, stroll only a short distance to the town of Sintra, drive to the fabulous sandy beaches and make sure you visit the fantastic capital city of Lisbon!

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What you should know…

  • Car hire is recommended so that you can explore the rest of Portugal
  • The caretaker of the property lives on site to assist guests should they require it. They will of course remain discrete throughout your stay

Property Features

Private Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Gym/Fitness Room Home Cinema DVD

The Villa

Villa Mercador is a modern house with a basement spa area and 2 swimming pools. It can accommodate up to 8 people with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

Lower Ground Floor (Mini Spa)
- Indoor swimming pool
- Sauna
- Jacuzzi (for 6 people)
- Gym and fitness equipment
- Separate W/C

Ground Floor
- Ultra-modern kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, espresso machine, ice-maker, dining table for 6 people
- Open-plan living/dining room with sofas, dining table and patio doors leading to pool and garden
- Two bathrooms with bath, shower, washbasin and W/C
- Two double bedrooms with queen size bed, dressing room and swimming pool views
- Double bedroom with dressing room
- Double bedroom with dressing room, en-suite bathroom and patio doors leading to a garden

First Floor
- Lounge OR study with desk and large comfy sofas
- TV room with flat-screen cable TV and DVD player

Exterior  Grounds
- Private infinity swimming pool (15 x 5 m)
- Large landscaped garden
- Large terrace with dining facilities
- Barbecue
- Sun loungers
- Parasols
- Parking for 8 cars

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV


About the surrounding area of Villa Mercator
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Mercator is situated in a UNESCO cultural heritage site in the wonderful town of Sintra. Sintra is teeming with castles, magnificent properties and culture.

Next to the villa is the Castelo Dos Mouros battlement, a fortress built in the 18th century during the Islamic conquest. On a neighbouring hill, 10 km from the villa is the Palacio da Pena, an extravagant palace built according to Ferdinand de Saxe-Coburg-Gotha's romantic fantasies.

Located in the old neighbourhoods, the Quinta de Regaleira, a mysterious building with fabulous gardens is worth a visit. Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra de Sintra hills, the Sintra province enjoys an exceptional climate that encourages the luxurious vegetation. If nature lovers can’t wait to see the magnificent panorama from the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park’s pathways, lazy types will be just as eager to lie on Praia Grande’s fine sand, only 5km away. Despite its perfect location, Sintra isn’t isolated, and the town is 30km from Lisbon, with the closest airport, and 75km from Setubal.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lisbon Airport

(36 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Lisbon Ferry Port

(40 km)

Nearest Village Nafarros

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Colares

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant O Telheiro

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Varanda

(6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Atlantico

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Macas Beach

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Penha Longa Atlantico Golf Course

(14 km)

Nearest Tennis Macas Tennis Club

(5 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


Thinking about packing your bags and heading off to Portugal? Why not give Colares a go? A real gem of a place, it’s one of the best spots on the Lisbon Coast for a holiday. Colares is absolutely delightful and has long been a very popular summer resort.

In the environs of Colares are the beaches of Praia das Maças, Praia Grande and Adraga, and the typical village of Azenhas do Mar, with its whitewashed houses inset in the side of a cliff.

Colares is also a demarcated wine-growing region, producing the very popular and increasingly rare Colares wine, which can be tasted at the Adega Regional, in a very beautiful building in the town centre.


The Lisbon Coast is a sensational stretch of golden beaches, wave-lashed cliffs and vibrant seaside towns – but there's more to the Atlantic coastline than that. Delve beneath the surface to discover hidden coves, family-owned seafood restaurants and pristine natural parks.

The coast around Lisbon provides an easy, breezy escape from the capital, whose proximity has made it the stomping ground of kings for the last 1,000 years. In summer, Lisboistas stream into elegant Comporta and Cascais to escape the heat of the city; year-round, surfers hang loose on the coast, waiting for the rollers to crash down on the sand.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas on Lisbon Coast, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Pool
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3,000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200 to be paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 4 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £4,701 £5,876 £8,226
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,701 £5,876 £8,226
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,185 £7,732 £10,824
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £6,185 £7,732 £10,824
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 5th 2024 £4,701 £5,876 £8,226
Nov 5th 2024 - Aug 24th 2025 £4,701 £5,876 £8,226

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €5,107 €6,384 €8,936
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €5,107 €6,384 €8,936
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,719 €8,399 €11,758
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €6,719 €8,399 €11,758
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 5th 2024 €5,107 €6,384 €8,936
Nov 5th 2024 - Aug 24th 2025 €5,107 €6,384 €8,936

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $5,520 $6,901 $9,660
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,520 $6,901 $9,660
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $7,264 $9,080 $12,711
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $7,264 $9,080 $12,711
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 5th 2024 $5,520 $6,901 $9,660
Nov 5th 2024 - Aug 24th 2025 $5,520 $6,901 $9,660

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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