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Why Paulo Bengala chose Banzão
The Yellow House is a family home, completely remodeled in 2011, which stands on the promenade that connects Colares to the Praia das Macas. With all the modern comforts, swimming pool, garden, a barbecue area with outside dining and seating area.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great for a large group
We were a group of 22, mostly teenagers, and the accommodation was great. Paulo and Elena were most helpful and accommodating. The backyard with the pool, the games room and living room provided plenty of space for the group together and in smaller groups.
Family hols in colares.
Was a lovely big house and fab pool.
However needs to be clearer about pool charge.
Was not aware that it would be extra 200 euro's to heat the pool. Also some broken sun beds and an old washing machine left in the garden.
Could do with some newer furniture in games room.
Lady who checked us in and out and cleaned was lovely and very helpful.
Very pleasant area and enjoyed our stay.
An amazing week in a beautiful house
We stayed at the Yellow house in Colares for a week and we couldn't wish for a better house. When you swap through the photos you might believe that it can not be like shown but it actually is as beautiful. We arrived at the house and after a quick Check-In, which was absolutely sufficient, we had a look at the house and were stoked. A beautiful garden with everything you might need for a relaxed stay for families but also for a young group like us (20 ppl between 17-18 years old). A badminton field, a basketball hoop, a table tennis plate and and and.
One can find many bathrooms, two dishwasher, two kitchens. So there are no space problems.
The house was clean and neat.
About the surroundings:
In a distance of 200m you get to a small supermarket but there is not that much else in Colares. But it just takes around 15 minutes to get to Sintra. And like 40 minutes to walk to the beach where we took a surf course which was organized by Paulo ( the house owner). Additionally I have to say that I haven't come across a home owner, that put so much effort in providing a good customer service. He helped us a lot during our stay, always responded to a question after minutes and organized stuff such as a surf course, a shuttle service, taxis and so much more.
To sum up I (we) strongly recommend the stay at the yellow house.
The perfect holiday villa
We had the most perfect holiday and were so happy that we picked the Yellow House. It can be a little daunting deciding where to stay, but we couldn't have been any luckier with our choice. Paulo was the most amazing host and the house keeper Helena was brilliant. We went to Portugal with our whole family celebrating a birthday. We later decided to get married, and The Yellow House was where we had our reception with a laid back bbq.
The facilities in the villa are excellent; we played table tennis, basketball, darts, badminton and pool and then we had the swimming pool on top.
The rooms are absolutely beautiful. The photos do not do them justice at all. The ceilings are really high! The house is great for entertaining and during our stay we had lots of meals outside on the dining table as a large group. The beds were comfy and the rooms are spacious. The location is quiet and peaceful with only a short taxi ride to anything you could want.
We would love to visit this property again and would recommend it to anyone. We were blown away with the kindness we were shown.
Eine Woche Seele baumeln lassen
Das gelbe Haus liegt in einem kleinen Örtchen. Ein toll ausgestatteter Supermarkt ist keine 5 Minuten entfernt und bietet wirklich alles was man braucht. Zur nächsten größeren Stadt oder zum Strand ist man aber eine Weile unterwegs (vor allem, wenn man ohne Auto hier ist). Die Fotos des Inserates treffen zu 100 % zu - das Objekt aus den 40er Jahren ist schön hergerichtet, der große Garten mit Pool und tollem Kinderspielplatz ist ein echter Traum. Wir haben unsere Woche also ohne Probleme am Pool verbringen können.
Der Check in könnte noch etwas optimiert werden, denn die Verantwortliche konnte leider nur Portugiesisch sprechen, was ab und zu die Kommunikation erschwert und für Missverständnisse gesorgt hat.
Die Kommunikation mit Paulo hingegen war reibungslos und perfekt. Er hat den Urlaub für uns zu einem unvergesslichen und sorgenfreien Erlebnis werden lassen. Für all unsere Wünsche war er jederzeit erreichbar und hat uns sogar auch sehr kurzfristig helfen können. Alle Transfers und Ausflüge hat er wunderbar organisiert (unbedingte Empfehlung: Der Bootsausflug in Lissabon). Die Weinprobe im Haus war ebenfalls ein echte Highlight. Ein wunderbarer Abend mit ausgiebigem Essen und interessanten Informationen. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist nicht zu toppen.
Mücken waren im Haus unser nächtlicher Begleiter, also unbedingt Mückenschutz einpacken. Aber auch das konnte die tollen Erinnerungen und den wunderbaren Urlaub nicht schmälern.
Vielen Dank Paulo es war herrlich bei dir!
Super maison à partager entre amis
La maison est grande, deux cuisines plus le barbecue dehors. Assez de lits pour partager le séjour en famille ou entre amis. L'accueil de Paulo qui est à disposition en cas de besoin est très agréable, merci à lui pour ce magnifique séjour.
35 km from Lisbon and its airport, 8 km from Sintra (World Heritage Site), where you have the train station and bus terminal, and where you can catch the bus, taxi or even the picturesque historic tram linking Sintra to the Praia das Macas and that stops right at to the door of the "Yellow House".
One hundred meters away from the house you can find the wineries from the famous Colares Wine, one of the few wine grapes that resisted the phylloxera plague in the late 19th century, that destroyed 90% of the vineyards of Europe.
Yellow House, family home situated in Colares, Sintra, in the coastal zone, is on the main boulevard leading to the beaches of Praia das Macas, Praia Grande, Azenhas do Mar, Magoito and others, easily accessible by car and by public transportation, including the tram that connects Sintra to Praia das Macas.
Four minutes away from the Yellow House will find all the facilities you need for a pleasant holiday: Beaches, tennis school, surfing, football, horse riding, playgrounds, salt water swimming pools with huge slides. Also you can find fish and seafood restaurants, pizzeria, bars, cafes, pastry specialties of Sintra "pillows and cheesecake," terraces where you can enjoy the spectacle of the sea while enjoying a nice coffee or soft drink, pharmacy, clothing stores, crafts, ice cream, mail, newspapers and magazines, plus several mini-markets!
Large supermarkets are a 15 minute drive, as well as Sintra with its palaces, monuments, castles, museums- a city of fairy tales!
Activities and attractions
Yellow House offers very comfortable accommodation in order to relax and also enjoy a privileged position to:
Beaches - P. Adraga-10min, P.Grande-5 min (World Bodyboard Championship), P. Apples of-4 min (fine dining), Guincho (Cascais)-15min (World Cup of Surfing and Windsurfing).
Golf -15 to 20 min-Penha Longa, Estoril Golf Club, Quinta da Beloura, and Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Dunes (one of the top 100 courses in the world).