Apartment just a 5 min walk to the beach and 2 min from the train that links to Lisbon and Cascais.
Three lovely verandas from bedrooms and living room offer the opportunity to catch the sun all day.
Living room balcony is ideal for having meals on.
Fully restaured and modernized apartment in a 70's building
The area around the apartment is well served by public transport. Supermarket and bakery with coffee shop on the door step assures you your hot rustic bread each morning.
Just 5 minuts away from the train station that takes you Cascais or Lisbon.
Localy - Cascais Marina is great for good food and atmosphere. Sit among the boats and enjoy the sunset from the top deck. Also try the restaurants along the Guincho Road. Ones that stand out are Furnas do Guincho and Monte Mar (be prepared to pay a small price premium for great service and fantastic views and atmosphere).
The popular square, Largo de Camões in the cobble street zone of Cascais, with its abundance of choice when it comes to cafés, restaurants or bars.
The Artisan Fair in Estoril (behind Casino) each July and August offers handicraft and a variety of restaurants serving traditional food.
Cafés offering afternoon refreshmens overlooking the sea with wonderful views up to the Cascais Marina.
Night life includes the Tamariz Night Club which is practically suspended over the beach in Estoril (summertime only) and Jezebels Night Club behind Estoril Casino during the winter months. Alternatively try the club for "the young at heart" (Vangogo) or 70's retro club Rolls Royce, both in Cascais old town. Take in the International Show or Dinner & Show at the Estoril Casino.
For the very young or young at heart, take a stroll through the local park (Parque Municipal da Gandarinha) in Cascais. There is an infant playground & mini zoo where you can feed the ducks - or just sit at the local café and read a book whilst the peacocks strut around you. Sit out in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset on the Esplanade Bar in Cascais (Praia da Rainha), whilst enjoying champagne sangria. Or if you're an early riser, catch the auctions in the square where the fishermen sell their daily catch. Market days are Wednesday (full market day) and Saturday, (fresh produce)
There are many walking routes in the mountains (parts of it protected by World Heritage) behind Cascais.
The tourism office is situated in the square in Cascais, for all the maps and local information you need.
Coast / Beach
The nearest beachs in S.João are Azarujinha and Poça
Wander along the board-walk in the direction of either Lisbon or Cascais and you will come across a variety of beaches and bars where you can enjoy the sunset accompanied by a good meal and a wonderful Portuguese wine.
A few mins drive from Cascais is the magnificent, spectacular Guincho coastline, with sandy beaches and rocky coves or towards Lisbon is the alternative popular surfing beach of Carcavelos.
There are 8 excellent golf courses within a 20 min drive from Cascais.
The golf courses of Oitavos, Quinta da Marinha, Quinta da Beloura, Estoril (27 holes) are nearby all within 10 to 15 minutes drive.
Penha Longa (27 holes), Belas, the Lisbon Sports Club are within a 20 to 30 min drive.
Around an hour’s drive are Praia D’El Rey, Ribagolfe I & II, St Estavao, Qtª do Peru, Aroeira I & II, Montado and Troia golf courses.
The Quinta da Marinha Oitavos course, the newest in the region, designed by the famous American architect Arthur Hills, is the first course in Europe and the second in the world to have the Audubon International ‘Certified Signature Sanctuary/Gold’. With excellent views over the Palácio da Pena and Cabo da Roca.
The Atlântico da Penha Longa course has already been the scene of several European Tour competitions. This hilly course offers broad magnificent views over the countryside that surrounds you with the mountains and the sea.
From Lisbon airport, Cascais is just 27 km (just under 30 mins).
Cheap flights to Lisbon airport available from Monarch, Easyjet, TAP, and British Airways. Or drive up from Faro it's just 2 and a quarter hours.
Bus transfer to Cais do Sodre station in Lisbon then on the train to Cascais.
A car is not essential for this property, as the town can be reached in 7 minutes on foot. The train takes you into Lisbon (32 mins) via Estoril, in clean, modern air-conditioned trains - which are not expensive & always on time!