Here comes the sun: 5 dreamy (and kid-friendly) properties you can rent in Portugal this summer 7 months ago

Here comes the sun: 5 dreamy (and kid-friendly) properties you can rent in Portugal this summer

Who is ready for summer holidays right about now?

I know – us too.

And right now; we are dreaming of sunny skies, shopping, swimming and all the patais de natas money can buy in Portugal.

Sounds dreamy?

Well, we could not agree more. And just to tempt you even further, here are five stunning and family-friendly properties to rent in Portugal this summer:

1. Sintra

The Gil Vicente Residence

Just a 40 minute drive from Aerporto da Portela in Lisbon, or 15 minutes from Sintra Station lies this stunning designer villa surrounded by a fragrant natural pine forest.

This modern oasis is just minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and is perfect for a larger family or two smaller families vacationing together. Kids will love the huge playroom filled with brightly colored toys and a cloth teepee. Adults and older children will love challenging one another on the private tennis court.

For fans of mid-century modern design, this stunning space is full of clean lines, floor-to-ceiling windows, and expertly curated design touches; an original Vitra lounge chair from Charles and Ray Eames, Jielde lamps in the master bedroom, butterfly chairs outside, a Stuv fireplace, and a collection of 1960s vintage treasures.

The villa is just minutes from top beaches Praia Grande, Praia das Macas and Azenhas do Mar, and also close to many Sintra-area attractions, including Palacio da Pena, Monserrate, Regaleira, Seteais, Azenhas do Mar, the Cascais and Estoril Coast, and Cabo da Roca.

For more information or to book, check out Kid & Coe

 

 

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2. Lisbon

The Sete Rios Residence

This light and spacious 3-bedroom apartment with a garden is set just to the north of central Lisbon in Sete Rios, a secluded residential neighborhood with easy access to the metro, train and bus (5 minutes’ walk away). All the major attractions in Lisbon are just a 10 minute public transport ride away and within walking distance you can find the zoo.

The porperty includes a playroom, outdoor dining and a family bathroom. Well set up for a stay with younger children, this sunny and beautiful apartment allows you to explore Lisbon while the garden and the bright living area provide tranquility for the family to relax. It is very family-friendly. There is a full open plan kitchen making it easy to to prepare food while keeping kids in sight and entertained, 2 dining spaces (indoor and outdoor) for up to 8 people and 2 bathrooms (one with a bathtub and the other with a shower).

The house has plenty of toys and books especially good for kids aged under 5. The playroom is bright and colorful with a little kids kitchen and there are kids bikes, tricycles and scooters to play with outside. A travel crib, high chair, baby bath and stroller can be provided free of charge.

For more information or to book, check out Kid & Coe

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3. Porto

The Old Stone Flats Modern Chic Residence

This beautiful modern-vintage apartment is in the heart of Porto, close to city’s main attractions.

The property is on Rua de São in the historical center of Porto. The neighbourhood has Michelin starred restaurants, coffee shops, terraces, museums, pharmacies and traditional shops. Most of Porto’s key attractions and monuments (Dom Luis Bridge, the Douro River, São Bento Train Station and Cathedral Sé) are under 10 minutes' walk away.

Retaining many of the building’s original features with vintage and modern features, this apartment  is a perfect base for a sunny, city vacation. Wander the colourful streets, explore the Douro river, eat in local restaurants and enjoy the comfort of a home-from-home for all the family. There is a supermarket and bakery on the same street, and the city’s best restaurants are nearby. Fresh bread can be delivered every morning, upon request.

The residence has plenty of toys and books for kids under 10, and it is fully equipped for babies and toddlers. A crib, high chair, baby bathtub, stroller and car seats can be provided. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby, including a playground, theme park on the history of Portugal, a puppet museum and an old wooden tram.

For more information or to book, check out Kid & Coe

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4. Algarve

The Quinta do Lago Residence

The residence is in the 800-acre estate of Quinta do Lago in the Algarve. It borders miles of unspoilt golden sand beaches, the Atlantic, pine forests and some of the best golf courses in the world. Other attractions include horseback riding, tennis, 2 busy shopping malls, 2 miles of golden beaches, a fine selection of restaurants and nightclubs, and 3,000 hours of sunny blue skies each year. It is 20 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport, and 2 hours from Lisbon and Seville, Spain.

The large villa is a five minutes' walk from the beach, is spacious and light, surrounded by communal tropical gardens and a shared heated pool. The resort is known for its golf and is close to world-class courses. It is part of a development of eight properties sharing the swimming pool and lush gardens. There is a bedroom with 3 beds, ideal for a nanny sleeping with younger kids. For an easy beach and golf vacation from Europe, it can’t be beaten.

Alongside having space to play in tropical gardens and a shared heated pool, a kids pack is provided with books, crayons, pencils, glue and beach toys. There is private access to the beach, a 5-minute walk away. A kids club program is in operation at the resort during July and August

For more information or to book, check out Kid & Coe

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5. Algarve

The Casa Luum

The villa is at the end of a dirt road in a nature reserve, with absolute peace and quiet all around. It is 5 minutes’ drive from Santa Barbara de Nexe, which has supermarkets, grocery stores and restaurants. The best beaches in the Algarve are a 20-minute drive away, there are several world class golf courses 10-15 minutes’ drive away and there is a huge shopping mall with a kids playground, Mar Shopping Algarve, 10 minutes away.

This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom architect-designed villa has a pool and divine gardens, and combines stylish living with locally sourced and crafted features throughout. The villa is arranged with the main living spaces around the pool and outdoor dining area for easy living at day and night. Sun worshippers will love the roof terrace; which offers you a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside and carefully designed gardens. By night, the roof terrace is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails or a nightcap under the stars. On cooler evenings, you can light the fire in the upper floor living room and enjoy the views through the large feature window. There are 4 tranquil double bedrooms, all in the same clean minimalist style, with access to the terraces outside. There are several world class golf courses a 10-15-minute drive away.

The kids will love the outdoor shower after a day on the beach. The outdoor living patio with pool is connected to the kitchen with a big pivoting window, so you can watch your children enjoying the pool while cooking or making breakfast.

For more information or to book, check out Kid & Coe

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