We stayed 8 nights at this beautiful property. We were a group of extended family from both US and Europe, including young kids, young adults and middle aged folks. We rented the entire property (main house plus two guest houses) and made our communal space at the pool house. The gardens and pool were so lovely, it was hard to tear ourselves away to do sight-seeing and beach time, but so glad we did. Sintra, which is about a 20 minute drive, was fantastic to visit. Our favorite beach ended up being the local beach just down the road. The kids spent hours enjoying the tide pools there. They also spent hours playing around the pool, the playground area, and tennis courts. The main house and cottages are the perfect blend of old charm and new, modern upgrades. Everything was exceptionally clean and comfortable. We absolutely loved the lay out and exploring each of the rooms in the estate. I can't emphasis enough how cool the blend of old and new is. Manuel and his staff were so friendly and helpful, but really let us keep to ourselves. I highly recommend this property and this area of Portugal for a visit.