The Best Holiday Rentals in Cascais, Portugal

The Exclusive Luxury Villa in Sintra comes with a private outdoor pool
The Exclusive Luxury Villa in Sintra comes with a private outdoor pool | Courtesy of Exclusive Luxury Villa in Sintra / Expedia
Alix M Campbell

Once a small fishing village, Cascais’ idyllic scenery soon attracted the attention of European nobility. Today, this popular resort town receives visitors from all over the world, who come to enjoy the plethora of beaches, restaurants and activities like sailing or surfing. Well-placed accommodation will be your perfect hub for exploring this area. Here are the top holiday apartments in Cascais – all bookable through Culture Trip.

1. Sheraton Cascais Resort – Hotel & Residences

Chain Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel

An ultra-modern warehouse-style property at the Sheraton Cascais Resort with the ground floor mainly comprising large windows
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Just 30 minutes by car from Lisbon, this resort has you covered in terms of proximity to one of the most famous beaches in the area (Guincho Beach) and one of the finest golf courses in Portugal (Oitavos Dunes). If you have some time left, try the wellness & beauty spa, followed by the two outdoor swimming pools overlooking landscaped gardens. Finish off at the Glass Terrace restaurant for refreshments.

2. Remarkable view over Cascais Bay


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It’s all in the name. Apart from an excellent location in the mountains, you’re also well connected to a shopping centre, a train station and Cascais Beach. Airport transport and an elevator in the apartment complex make these digs easily accessible. What’s more, weekly housekeeping services leave you only to worry whether you should spend the day at the beach or sightseeing.

3. Exclusive Luxury Villa in Sintra


A traditional villa near Sintra with a long strip pool in the garden
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If you’re feeling luxe, this villa in Sintra has you covered. A 15-minute drive from Cascais, you can enjoy a private outdoor pool in the garden to cool off on hot days. If it gets a bit chilly at night, cosy up in front of the fireplace. When it comes to sightseeing, Sintra has a lot to offer, with the colourful and eclectic Pena National Palace as one of its main attractions.

4. Cascais Deluxe Flat


In apartment in Cascais with light-wood flooring a sofa and grey rug, plus a kitchen
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This four-star accommodation is equipped with everything you need during your holidays. It’s also conveniently located near Cascais Beach and other interesting sights like the Cascais Cultural Centre, the municipal market or the Boca do Inferno, which translates to Mouth of Hell. The Boca do Inferno is a spectacle of nature, where you can witness the tremendous force of the waves crashing against the rocks that have formed over time.

5. 347 Acácias Flat


The cosy-looking living room of 347 Acácias Flat, with cherry-wood flooring, two green seats and a cream sofa
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Returning to your home from home after a long day of sightseeing or frolicking at the beach is priceless. Even better when it comes with a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a flat-screen TV. If you need to pick up fresh produce, pop over to the municipal market – a mere three-minute drive away – and pick up fresh ingredients for dinner.

6. Cascais Atlantic Views Studio


A stylish bedroom at Cascais Atlantic Views Studio with a double bed, blue-and-white sofa and light-wood floor
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With three popular beaches (Rainha, Conceicao and Ribeira Beach) less than 1.5km (0.9mi) away, walking proximity to the city centre of Cascais and nice views over the bay from the sixth floor, this apartment reflects the refined ambience of this seaside resort. Staying here, you can immerse yourself in the culture, nature and cuisine of Cascais, just 30 minutes outside of Lisbon.

7. Villa Laura


Villa Laura has red roofs, white outer walls and seating in the garden
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This four-star accommodation is only a nine-minute walk from Tamariz Beach, a 15-minute walk from Estoril Casino and a three-minute drive from Estoril Golf Club, which should keep you out and about for quite a bit. If you do come back to your bed & breakfast at some point, you can relax by the outdoor pool, enjoy the lounge area and eat at the deli.

8. Chalet Estoril Luxury Apartment


An open-plan living space at Chalet Estoril Luxury Apartment with an L-shaped sofa, separate TV-watching area, and small kitchen with a table
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This four-star apartment has a garden equipped with a barbecue for cosy evenings spent with freshly grilled food and in great company. Alternatively, you could visit Estoril Casino, which is only seven minutes away on foot. Walking a few more minutes will bring you to Tamariz Beach, and, if you’re in a browsing mood, jump in the car, and explore the shopping centre Cascais Villa, a speedy four-minute drive away.

9. BeGuest Costa Mar


A bedroom at BeGuest Costa Mar with two side-by-side beds and a built-in wardrobe
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This three-star Cascais apartment offers you amenities like airport transport and free wifi, along with a fully equipped kitchen. The fireplace adds extra charm to this holiday home that will have you exploring the various beaches nearby. Stroll along the marina, or visit the municipal market to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from the local area.

Extend your Cascais holiday by staying in nearby Lisbon. Book one of the best hotels with pools in Lisbon now via Culture Trip, or browse hip apartments in the city that you’ll want to call home. Discover everything Lisbon has to offer from the comfort of your own living room; alternatively, book the best tours to fill up your daytime itinerary, then explore the local nightlife in the bars and clubs of Bairro Alto.

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