Villa Sao Paulo - Beach Front Wedding Villa in Portugal was built in 1911 by Mrs Benedita Alves de Mello - a Portuguese lady who made her fortune in Brazil, with coffee. The Villa has several antique tile pannels about the portuguese discovery of Brazil, including the first catolic service in Brazil, in the year 1500.
The name of the Villa was inspired by both the city of Sao Paulo (biggest metropolis of Brazil) and St. Paul, to whom the Lady was very devoted.
Mrs. Benedita built the Villa for her large Family Summer gatherings. The choice of Estoril hasn´t a coincidence:
At the end of the 19th century King D.Luis made the town of Cascais his summer home. This completely changed the infrastructure of the area, as well as many more palaces and chalets being built along the coastline. In 1870 Estoril became the place to be for the royal family, aristocrats and high society and the coastline was soon referred to as the Portuguese Riviera. In 1905 laws changed so more grand hotels, casinos, spa resorts, parks and gardens could be built to further increase the coastlines already impressive status. In 1910, when Villa de Sao Paulo started to be built, there was a revolution which signalled the end of the Portuguese monarchy.
The perfect location for your holidays and celebration in Lisbon by the sea.
Villa Sao Paulo is a Wedding Villa and Holiday Villa located in Estoril - Lisbon coast, Portugal positioned on a cliff directly facing the Atlantic Ocean, and has fifty private steps down to the world famous Azarujinha and Tamariz Estoril beaches. The property has 2 buildings: the Palace and the Garden Building.
The Palace has four floors, each one with approximately four hundred square meters of floor space. The Terrace floor is the social area, built around a spacious living room, which includes comfortable seating and a piano. It has a beautifully interior designed kitchen and dinning room with a gourmet standard kitchen area. All rooms have direct access to a large open Terrace which is approximately one hundred square meters, with a classical colonnade facing the Cascais bay, perfect to relax and enjoy the view.
The First floor has six bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master suite has a large balcony, with an outstanding ocean view.
In the top floor of the main building, with an overwhelming 360º view has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one large living room with a kitchenette.
The Garden Building is a multi porpuse modern building, located in the front yard, with about 300m2 building area. It has 2 of the 14 bedrooms, a multi purpose room and our head office.
Villa Sao Paulo - Large Wedding Villa by the sea in Portugal is just perfect for:
Holidays in Portugal
Destination Weddings in Portugal
Family gatherings in Portugal
Celebrate in Portugal
14 Bedrooms, Accomodates up to 36 Guests
Modern Facilities and Amenities
- Elevator, Cable TV, Wi-fi, IPod dock station, Ar Conditioning in key areas;
- Fully equiped kitchens: micro wave, 2 regukar refrigerators and 1 regular freezer, 1 combi refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, oven, everyday dish, glass and cutlery sets up to 36 guests, dishwasher;
- AC is temporarily not available;
- Swimming pool;
- Washing machine and dryer, board and iron;
- Bed Linens and Pillows;
- Towels: one hand towel and one bath towel per guest;
- Hands gel in all the toilets. No other amenities;
- Detergents not included.
Why you should choose Lisbon?
characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers.
VALUE: It's one of Europe's best values-- officially Western Europe's least expensive capital.
LOCATION: It's the closest European capital to the United States and Brasil and just around a 2-hour flight from all the other major European cities.
CLIMATE: Its mild climate makes it an ideal year-round destination. Even in winter, when most other European cities are freezing, in Lisbon high temperatures rarely go below 10C (50F).
RESORT: It is the only European capital located so close to sandy beaches, enabling visitors to combine culture with fun by the sea.
SIZE: It's a compact and intimate city, ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlifethat is one of the most vibrant in Europe.
VARIETY: Its surroundings offer an incredible variety of tourist attractions, from fairytale palaces in one of Europe's most romantic towns (Sintra), to world-class golf and fun in Europe's largest casino in Estoril, to surfing and golfing in Cascais or escaping to a natural park in Arrábida, to dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
GATEWAY: It makes a perfect baseto explore many of Portugal's most outstanding towns and villages, from Evora to Obidos.
SAFETY: It's one of the safest European capitals. Tourists are always automatic targets in all big cities and visitors should beware of pickpocketing in Lisbon, but serious random violent crime is practically unheard of in this city.
Portugal has an incredible climate with over 3000 hours of annual sunshine, which allows marriages and holidays all year round. Lisbon has mild winters and warm to hot summers. The average annual temperature is 21.5 °C (70.7 °F)
Lisbon airport is in a great location within Europe, with flight times from Britain and many other European Countries only 2-3 hours away.
The Lisbon coastline is interesting and diverse. Lisbon itself is set within many hills, looking over the mouth of the river Tagus and out towards the Atlantic Ocean. Moving further around the coast, the land towards the ocean flattens out but maintains the stunning views of the sea and coastline. The coastline's beautiful white sandy beaches ensure the buzz of the working city is balanced by people relaxing on the beach at any opportunity, surfers and sun-worshippers alike.
Architecture and History
Portugal is located at the most western point of Europe, which has defined the Portuguese peoples love of the ocean. Portugal's history is rich and diverse as it was one of the Europe's oldest colonial empires. The Portuguese were the first to discover routes to India, Brazil, China and Japan and formed settlements on the East and West coasts of Africa. The wealth brought back from their missions made them a wealthy nation and the palaces, castles and forts stand testament to this.
The gastronomy of Portugal is as rich and varied as its landscapes and heritage.
The sea has proved to be the most defining characteristic of Portuguese cooking. Savour the simplicity of a just-caught grilled fish. How about the shellfish plucked from the waters anywhere along this coastline?
From grilled sardines to the ‘pastéis de Belém’ pastries, Lisbon’s food is as welcoming as its people.
Fado, Humanity Heritage
A shawl, a guitar, a voice and heartfelt emotion. These are the ingredients of Fado, the celebrated form of world music that captures what it is to be Portuguese.