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“Excellent house - clean and well equipped”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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J22Man
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Excellent house - clean and well equipped”
Reviewed 29 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed in this house as a family of 5 (1 teenager and two 10 year olds). It is located in a residential area on the outskirts of the town.

Before the visit, Mauricio was always prompt to answer any questions we had and was easy to contact via Trip Advisor, What's App, email and phone. He also contacted us while we were at the house to check that everything was OK.

The house was very clean and had everything we needed including hairdryers, loo roll, washing up liquid, washing powder, towels, kitchen roll, washing line, fans, cool bag, iron and ironing board. There was nothing we needed that wasn't in the house. The WiFi worked well, which kept the children happy and allowed us to look things up too. The TV had a few channels in English.

The rooms looked just like the pictures and the outside area was nicer than it appears in the photo with a few plants. The outside table had an umbrella to provide shade, as it was often 33 degrees Celcius during the middle of the day (August). The area is south facing and therefore has the sun for a lot of the day, although there is often some shade too.

The house is in a nice area with a Lidl supermarket, bakers and fruit and veg shop about 5 min walk away (via the alley short cut and steps). A bigger supermarket (Jumbo) is about 20 min walk away in the centre of town. It takes about 20-25 min to walk to the nearest beach in Cascais. The walk to the main Estoril beach is about 45 min cutting through a park. Th beaches often have showers, toilets and cafes, and some have information/first aid posts. There was an inflatable in the sea at Cascais, which the children played on wearing life jackets (5 Euros for 45 min each).

We used the train and metro to get around (and to and from the airport), as it was cheap, easy to use and the service was frequent (every 20 min to Lisbon). We bought a Via Viagem card for 0.5 Euros and then loaded it for 'zapping'. The cards can be topped up at machines and also at the main desks. It cost 3.05 Euros to get from the airport to Cascais (red and green line on the metro and train from Cais do Sodre) and takes about 1.5 hours. The train runs along the coast.

Cascais is a nice place to stay - the area is clean, feels safe and there is plenty going on. The locals are friendly, and can often speak some English (or at least enough for us to get by).

We liked the house and were pleased that we stayed outside of the town centre, as it could have been noisy at night in some of the apartments we looked at.

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Liked best: The fact that the house was well equipped and clean.
Liked least: The living room could do with another chair and there was limited surface space in the kitchen for cooking.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Aug 2016
Joanne is was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Casa dos Sonhos. I'm happy that you found everything you needed and really appreciate your comments ... Amazing comments ... thank you very much. If you ever decide to return please let me know .. we will be happy to have you stay again and again.
I would also like to thank you for taking care of the house and cleaning lady told me that everything was left nice and neat.
Until next time ...
Mauricio
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Barbi B
2 reviews
“Beautiful house”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a really nice stay with my friends in casa dos Sonhos. The house is really beautiful, cozy and well equipped. Mauricio is a really nice host and gave us helpful advice to our stay in Cascais. I highly recommend this accommodation!

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
Barbara thank very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure having you and your sisters stay at the house. Your welcome back at any time.
Take care,
Mauricio
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Malen Z
2 reviews
“A real dream house!”
Reviewed 7 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Mauricio and his house were really amazing!
Since I booked he contacted me to give me fully indications for everything needed for our arrival.
When we entered the house we couldn't believe how beautiful it was, much more nicer than we were expecting. This place is perfect for relaxing vacations, it's cozy, fully equiped, everything perfectly clean, and hostess has a great eye for decoration! For sure, this house was a big part for incredible holidays, we felt really home.
The best of all, the terrace ;)
We'll be back, but for more days!!!

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Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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Roxanne M
1 review
“excellent”
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I stayed in this establishment for four days while in Portugal,it was recommended by some friends of mine.i absolutely love the location,it was in Cascais,close to everything,shopping,sightseeing,dining,etc.The house itself is immaculate and well laid out,all the amenities were above par,there was parking right in front of the house.Wifi was also available.The owners were available to answer any questions that i had pretty much 24/7.I felt very at home here and will return for another visit within the next few months.I definitely fell in love with this city. Would highly recommend this home as a vacation rental.

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Liked best: the overall cleanliness of the place and the location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
1 May 2016
Roxxane thank you very much for your very nice review. Thank you for leaving the house in perfect condition. Your always welcome to come back.
Cheers,

Mauricio
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Claudio O
Orlando, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Casa Dos Sonhos”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The house is amazing. Very well equiped , nice located, clean , so close from a nice supermarket and the center of cascais. Only 20 minutes to Lisbon and 20 min to Sintra.
My stay in Portugal was amazing and I do believe for a nice trip I need a nice place to say and the House Casa dos Sonhos was really a dream and turn my vacation with my family to a really wonderful time. I recommended to any one. The car stays in front the house, very secure, the neighbors are so nice and welcome making you felling that you leave there. I can stay all day just saying good things so I REALLY RECOMMEND !!!!!!!!

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Liked best: Everything !!!
Liked least: Nothing. The house was great !!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
Thank you Claudio for all your nice comments. You and your family are always welcome to come back. Thank you also for taking care of house. Until next time.
Mauricio
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