Villa Ondina

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Sleeps: 14 - 17 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Villa Ondina is a charming, unique and thoughtfully restored former windmill, located outside Sintra, on the Lisbon coast.  With plenty of original character, blended subtly with sleek, contemporary finishes, this home offers an exceptional holiday environment.

Not another cookie-cutter white-washed home, Villa Ondina fuses history, local roots and contemporary living with magnificent gardens and far reaching views. Ondina is a reference to sea maiden, or mermaid - this home will put a smile on its guest's faces.

Standing in its own, ample, private grounds which are secluded with shrubbery and verdant foliage, with large private pool, it is a little taste of first Portuguese industry now presented as a wonderfully quirky holiday home.

The original building is cleverly configured, while there is a seamless extension. The living spaces are contemporary and minimal - this building speaks for itself, while every hallmark of luxury is present. The living space provides a floor to ceiling glass doors, thus outdoor and indoor living intermix naturally.

Designed with flair throughout, the interiors remain both modern yet subtle. There are ample original features, namely, the beautiful local tiles, stunning open plan fireplaces, and of course the natural curvature of the original building which is replicated in the extension wing.

Guests will enjoy a modern, open plan dining space, comfortable living area - all with excellent quality furnishings and lighting, with accents of colour, and high spec finishes. The kitchen is sleek and contemporary - with top range appliances.

The glass doors infuse the naturally cool and shaded building with natural daylight. Smart design has indeed breathed new life into this building. The original millstone leans at the entry to the original building; this is faithful, subtle and design-led restoration at its very best!

One bedroom is set within the original building, comprising a double bed, and beautiful picture windows overlooking the rolling countryside. The ensuite shower room is full of charm; the shower caddy, a recess in the original curved wall, and those pretty local tiles as a charming finishing touch.

There are a further six double ensuite shower suites in the extension wing. These come with a private, shaded space of lawn, and each has its touches of character by way of artwork, excellent lighting and accents of colour in a neutral, calm and tranquil finish.

Ideal for families or a group of adults or couples, this home offers communal spaces as well as privacy for those guests who want a little independence (private access). The spirit of the original building is maintained within the extension - the tone of Villa Ondina is understated luxury and original charm throughout.

The outdoors spaces offer attractive dining options, an enormous pool, verdant lawns, set in a secluded green spot, fragrant with flowering plants and ample space for groups or families to enjoy dining al fresco. The views extend to the sea, while there are a shaded terrace area and six sun loungers.

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What you should know…

  • A car is recommended; all amenities are within a short driving distance, however the region is rich with opportunity and a car would enable full access to all its varied beauty, history and beaches
  • This home does not have baths, yet provides a wonderful wet-room style modern shower for each suite
  • Toddlers will need to be monitored by the pool area - however this home is a real winner with youngsters due to its natural quirks and charm, as well as its ample outdoor spaces

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Working Fireplace

The Villa

Villa Ondina is a windmill turned into a fantastic holiday home. The windmill is located at the centre of the property and is surrounded by 6 suites each one of them with independent access. There are 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 17people

The Windmill
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom
- Living & dining area
- Access to the patio & pool area

Annexe Building
- Six double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Access to the patio & pool area

- Swimming pool (8x4m)
- Large patio & garden area
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Outdoor sitting & dining area
- Covered terrace


About the surrounding area of Villa Ondina
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Lisbon coast is rich and varied, with long-standing fishing and fish industry, it is known for its seafood; likewise, its original pretty tiles and ceramics, as well as being known for vineyards wine production as well as creamy sheets cheese and cinnamon baked sweet treats.

This region is rich with history and culture and boasts long stretches of varied coastline.

The Lisbon coast provides a breezy escape from the capital while being home to some of Portugal’s historic jewels, which attract thousands of visitors: the ancient walled town of Obidos, the 12th-century monastery at Alcobaca, the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fatima, and the fairytale palaces of Sintra.

There are many attractive towns to visit along the Lisbon coast, such as the beautiful former fishing village of Cascais, the vibrant resort town of Estoril, or the surfer’s paradise Carcavelos or of course, at just twelve kilometres from Villa Ondina, guests will love the romantic village of Sintra.

Sintra is perched above wooded slopes, it is known for its turreted palaces, the most famous being the ornate Palacio Nacional and the pink and yellow Palacio da Pena. The town’s cool hilltop air has long attracted writers, artists and poets.

This region of Portugal is ideal for water sports enthusiasts, whether it be canoeing, snorkelling, diving or surfing, the area is a water lovers paradise.

Taking the Atlantic road from Ericeira to Peniche, down to the pretty, well-heeled town of Comporta, visitors will come across small harbour villages, hilltop castles, estuary reserves with flocks of flamingoes and mile upon mile of beach.

Comporta is Portugal’s answer to St Tropez; it has a chic laid-back vibe with wonderful restaurants and pristine sands backed by windswept dunes - a designer’s haven.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lisbon Airport


Nearest Village Colares


Nearest Town/City Sintra


Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops


Nearest Beach Stone Beach


Nearest Golf Golf Course


Nearest Tennis Tennis Court



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

Children of all ages will be immediately charmed by this characterful home - they will love the idea of staying in a real windmill with its little windows and curved walls, with the original millstone outside.

Older children will enjoy that the suites offer independence and state of the art shower rooms, while younger children will delight in the romance of this home.

With a large pool and ample outdoor space, as well as being close to some of Portugal’s best beaches, children will enjoy hours of splashy fun. The fresh, quiet rooms are ideal for siestas, while children will enjoy the scope for picnics and outdoor eating.

The local restaurants are very family friendly, while the beaches are safe, with parasol and lounger hire on offer as well as beachside cafes offering fresh juices and ice cream.

Sintra is an enchanting place to visit with children, known for its mystical palace and Moorish castles. The walls of the Moorish Castle are quite a workout - older children will enjoy this while stroller aged children will be better off in a toddler backpack or baby carrier.

The views are well worth it! The mystical gardens at Palacio Quinta da Regaleria are full or underground tunnels that children will delight in. The Pena Palace is also worth a visit with children. The region is dense with activities including canoeing, sailing, riding and water sports.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available

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 pick-up/drop-off
- 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 £800 to be held on clients' credit card as guarantee, to be paid at time of booking
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen included in the rental price. Beach towels not included in the rental price, optional: €5 per towel
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights
Heating costs included? Not included in the rental price, optional: €25 per day
Tax Included in the rental price
Insurance Wi-Fi connection included
Other Ts and Cs On request: 3 extra beds for the 15th, 16th and 17th guest, installed in the bedrooms

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 18th 2019 - Oct 27th 2019 £4,980
Oct 27th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 £3,320
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 27th 2020 £3,320
Apr 27th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 £4,980
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £4,980
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 25th 2020 £4,980
Oct 25th 2020 - Jan 3rd 2021 £3,320
Jan 3rd 2021 - Mar 21st 2021 £3,320

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 18th 2019 - Oct 27th 2019 €5,375
Oct 27th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 €3,584
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 27th 2020 €3,584
Apr 27th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 €5,375
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €5,375
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 25th 2020 €5,375
Oct 25th 2020 - Jan 3rd 2021 €3,584
Jan 3rd 2021 - Mar 21st 2021 €3,584

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 18th 2019 - Oct 27th 2019 $5,951
Oct 27th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 $3,967
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 27th 2020 $3,967
Apr 27th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 $5,951
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $5,951
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 25th 2020 $5,951
Oct 25th 2020 - Jan 3rd 2021 $3,967
Jan 3rd 2021 - Mar 21st 2021 $3,967

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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