Casa do Moinho Alto

Penedo, Sintra, Portugal
An Ancient Windmill Reborn as a Contemporary Architectural Home

This architect-designed house in the hills of Sintra was completed in 2021, using the curves of an ancient windmill to form its striking centerpiece. It's a light and bright space with clean lines and polished concrete floors, furnished elegantly with only what is needed and blessed with large, angled windows that allow the views of the mountains and coastline to form a striking backdrop.

The house sits right beside 1.5 hectares of forested land in Penedo, a small village within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. It has its own pool as well as five bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests, making it perfect for families.

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This villa for rent in Portugal has five bedrooms and four bathrooms over two levels. On the lower level are four of its bedrooms and two of the bathrooms. On the upper level are the master bedroom and two further bathrooms, but it's also where you'll find a sleek, white kitchen with a stylish dining bench, as well as a hall connecting to the large living room, the windmill space and a mezzanine living room. This level leads to the large terrace and outdoor dining area, with steps and a path down to the pool. The windmill space has been reconfigured playfully for kids and filled with games, books and toys, including a foosball table.


AROUND

There's plenty to do at this villa for rent in Portugal. Starting closest to home, it's a short walk to the forest, and there are numerous trekking and cycle paths in the Natural Park, reached easily from the house. The owners can provide GPX tracks and guides, and bikes (either electric or non-assisted) are available for rent nearby. Praia Grande, Adraga and Guincho beaches are all 10 minutes away by car and are great spots for surf lessons. 

There are plenty of excellent restaurants on the beaches and elsewhere nearby, offering seafood, traditional Portuguese cuisine, or family-friendly classics like pizza and pasta. If you want to venture farther afield, it's only a 30-minute drive to Lisbon's city center, or 20 minutes to the castles of historic Cascais and the natural history museum and botanical gardens in Sintra.


LOCATION

Peneda, Sintra, Portugal. Nearest airport: Lisbon Portela (45 mins).


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through fall.

 
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Casa do Moinho Alto
Penedo, Sintra, Portugal
Architectural Forms in a Natural Park Setting

This architect-designed house in the hills of Sintra was completed in 2021, using the curves of an ancient windmill to form its striking centerpiece.

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Overview A crib, highchair, baby toys and a baby bath can be provided on request. Rates include cleaning services during stay. Heat lamp outdoors for cooler days.
TV Apple TV + Cable service >70 channels
Heating Radiating floor heating, automatically controlled
Kitchen Fully equipped, including washing machines
Internet Super fast Web6 routers and fiber internet (500Mbps speed)
Washer Yes
Pool Outdoor scenic pool
Dryer Yes
Free Parking on Premises There is ample parking space around the house, and car rental is recommended.
Bedrooms 5
Bed Type Rm 1: 1 king. Rm 2: 2 singles. Rm 3: 2 singles (can be combined). Rm 4: bunk with 1 single + 1 queen.
Kitchen Fully equipped, including washing machines
Bathrooms 4
Accommodates 12
Kid-Friendly Super friendly for families, although swimming pool has no guard for toddlers/non-swimmers
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 4:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Cleaning €150
Tax 6.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit €1500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Moderate
The guest will receive a refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

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Owner Cancelation Fee €150
Notes There are stairs indoors and outdoors (with no stair gates), and the swimming pool is not gated, so non-swimmers should be supervised at all times.
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