Machado Estate – Luxury designer 6 bedroom estate with private heated pool

Machado Estate
Near Sesimbra and magnificient Arrabida Mountain Range

6 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms – for up to 14 people
Luxurious living areas and all-suite bedrooms
Large private heated pool and lush gardens
Surface area: 500 m2 – Garden 5000m2

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Machado Estate, an Oasis just 15 minutes from Lisbon – Indoor Surface Area: 500 m2

Nearby Praia do Meco hip beach

Nearby Praia do Meco hip beach

Featuring a unique decor, Machado Estate is a large luxury holiday property located in Pinhal dos Frades, near Sesimbra, Herdade da Aroeira golf and Fonte da Telha-Meco 20km long sandy beach. The estate is by itself a small Oasis, hiding within a vast Mediterranean Pine forest, and accessed via a quiet 450 metre long dirt road (although posing absolutely no issue for any type of vehicle).

This awarded magazine cover estate, is composed of three units (north and south wings and a guest house), organised around an exotic decked heated swimming pool (supplement applies for heating), and surrounded by immaculate gardens. The estate spreads over 5000m2, and affords total privacy to its guests. The view over the beautiful green surroundings can be enjoyed from most rooms via large french doors.

Each unit has been carefully designed to highest standards, and boasts luxurious details and fittings throughout, exceeding your expectations each and every time. Nothing about Machado Estate can be defined as average.

There are three large living areas, one in each wing, fitted with wide flatscreen TV sets with cable TV, DVD player, hi-fi stereo systems and air conditioning. There is also a formal dining room, sitting 16 people, in the south wing of the house.

The estate boasts two fully equipped modern kitchens: one in the north wing and the other in the south wing, for added comfort of guests. Each kitchen has an open-plan american style design, and is fitted to the highest standards.

There are six suites at the Machado Estate, and sleeping facilities for up to 14 people. Each suite opens onto the gardens and terraces via large french doors with wooden shutters, and features unique designer details, such as a hot tub, a double walk-in shower room, a hi-fi stereo system. As standard, each suite boasts comfortable sitting areas, air-conditioning and a flatscreen TV set.

The north wing has three suites, and the second wing has two suites. An additional suite or lounging area (both layouts are possible and keep up to the luxury standards of the estate) is available in the guest house.

Outside, the large 5000m2 garden is thoroughly kept, boasting many special corners and sun traps during day, and exceptional lounging areas after dusk, each lit with extreme care and endless attention to detail. The large 12*7m swimming pool can be heated up to a temperature of 26ºC, upon previous request and subject to additional payment, and will provide hours of relaxation and fun. The pool area is equipped with parasols, deckchairs, outdoor shower, and unique lounging areas with mattresses. The pool itself has an adjacent Jacuzzi area.

The large lawn area at the back of the main house is an ideal games area, and the estate has its own sports and activity fittings.

Hidden within the private gardens, the lake is among the most special features of this exquisite estate, and makes you feel truly privileged. Over an elegant and modern wooden structure, a Nikki Beach-style bar and lounge is the perfect setting for a night cap: a celebration of life and success. The Nikki bar lounge has been featured in music videos and magazines.

Nearby Lagoa de Albufeira is both surfers and windsurfers heaven

Nearby Lagoa de Albufeira is both surfers and windsurfers heaven

The house is luxuriously decorated and fitted for the posh and selective guest, yet blending in perfectly with the relaxed atmosphere of the countryside which surrounds it. Satellite TV with international channels, internet access, air-conditioning and stereo system enhance your enjoyment, on most rooms.

For guests’ entertainment, Machado Estate also boasts two additional bar areas: the club in the south wing (which apart from the music gear, the tables and the glitter ball also has a pool table), and the barbecue area. Each of the bars is fully equipped with fridges and cutlery.

There are magnificent beaches and sights nearby, but you will find it very hard to ever leave the villa.

The Machado Estate is definitely a unique option for the discerning traveler who seeks nothing but the very best life has to offer.

Please note: the swimming pool is easily heated up to 26ºC, for as long as the outdoor temperature is not too low, as the swimming pool is not covered. Water temperature may vary in Spring and Autumn.

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Amenities for Machado Estate – Surface area 500 m2 – private garden with heated pool

6 bedrooms – sleeping arrangements for maximum of 14 people
1 Suite with king size double bed, seating area with table, ensuite bathroom with hot tub in the north wing

2 Suites with king size double bed and ensuite shower room in the north wing
1 Large suite with king size double bed, seating and dressing area with couch, pouffs and table, ensuite shower room, and hi-fi stereo system in the south wing
1 Suite with king size double bed, seating area with couch, pouffs and table, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower with twin heads, and hi-fi stereo system in the south wing
1 Suite in the pool house with two single beds or king size double bed (both layouts are possible) with en-suite shower room with massive 70×30 cm shower head
Two additional pull-up beds and baby cot upon request
Each bedroom opens onto gardens and terraces via large french doors with wooden shutters, and features a flatscreen TV set with a DVD player and air-conditioning.

7 Bathrooms
1 en-suite luxurious bathroom with seating area and hot-tub with garden views in the north wing
2 en-suite shower rooms in the north wing
1 en-suite shower room with walk-in shower with twin heads in the south wing
1 en-suite shower room in the south wing
1 en-suite shower room with massive 70×30 cm shower head in pool house
1 guest toilet room in the north wing

Living Areas
Two large living rooms (one in the north wing and the other in the south wing) with fireplace seating +10 people, opening onto gardens and terraces via large french doors with wooden shutters, with air-conditioning, wide flatscreen TV sets with cable and hi-fi stereo systems
Club lounge in the south wing, with fully equipped bar, music gear, glitter ball, pool table, football table and dart board.
Third living room in the pool house, available upon request and additional payment
Satellite wide screen TV, DVD player, internet

Dining areas
Dining room in south wing with table for 16 people, direct access to patio and garden with air-conditioning
Dining room in north wing for 6 people, opening onto covered decked terrace by the poolside
Outdoor dining area next to the pool house and near the barbecue area and bar

2 Fully equipped american style open plan kitchens, fitted with state of the art modern equipment
Separate laundry area
3 additional bars: one by the barbecue area, a second by the club lounge, and a third by the Nikki lounge within the lake; each of the bars is fully equipped with refrigerators and cutlery
Dish washer, Laundry machine, stove, oven, grill, Microwave, Fridge freezer

5000m2 of private immaculate gardens with large lawn areas, ideal for games and activities
Barbecue area with bar
Private 12*7m heated swimming pool with jacuzzi and outdoor shower (please note a €350/week fee applies for heating – max temperature of 26ºC) – please request this option in advance, as to ensure the water will be warm enough upon arrival
Terraces, outdoor dining tables, and outdoor bar over wooden deck
Deckchairs and lounging areas
Private lake with Nikki Beach style lounge and bar area
Private secure car parking area

Central heating and air-conditioning throughout
Cable TVs throughout
Hi-fi stereo systems 
Wireless internet access
Iron, Ironing board, hairdryer

Bed linen and towels included in price
Cleaning service three times a week included (with reasonable final cleaning)
Upon additional payment: additional cleaning, catering, transfers and tours, baby sitting and baby cot, heated swimming pool

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With the Arrabida mountains as its backdrop, this luxury and exquisite villa is located in Pinhal dos Frades, a quiet residential area near Herdade da Aroeira golf resort, halfway between Lisbon and Sesimbra.

Nearby Vila Nogueira de Azeitão is a small historic town, surrounded by the Arrabida Nature Park and well known for its vineyards and wine cellars open to the public, which are definitely worth a visit. On the South Coast of the Setubal Peninsula, Portinho da Arrabida beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and Southern Europe, and boasts a natural bay with calm and clear turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Closer to the estate, Fonte da Telha and Meco sandy beaches are less than 5km away if you opt to use a bicycle across the protected woods, or a short drive away (15km).

Apart from Lisbon, 20km away, Azeitão, Setubal, Palmela and Sesimbra are easily reached, making the self-catering villa an ideal base for unforgettable daily excursions.

This luxurious self-catering villa is situated near the Natural Park of Arrabida, a unique protected area established to support the beautiful landscape and rich variety of wild life, including eagles, wildcats and badgers. The surrounding mountains and woods are the perfect place to go for a walk, and excursions can be organised with the local nature tour companies.

Sesimbra, a short drive away, is a quaint fishing town, famous for its castle, beach and beautiful sea front. Palmela has a towering very well preserved castle. Setubal has excellent fish restaurants by the sea front and a ferry to the nearby resort of Troia. Boat trips are organized to watch the dolphins living in the Sado estuary.

The estate is surrounded by many sandy beaches to the South and West, all with different characteristics. The magnificent bay of Portinho de Arrabida, with its clear quiet waters, is a must-see and is a short drive away. Sesimbra, Fonte da Telha (4km away), Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira and Troia beaches are all easily accessible.

Golf Information
Aroeira Clube de Campo de Portugal is located near the estate, and boasts two championship 18 hole golf courses, which staged the Portuguese Open on several occasions. Expect world class conditions all year round thanks to its sandy soils and friendly micro-climate. Both courses present a difficult but pleasant challenge, crossing mature pine woods and well protected greens.
Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club is also within a short drive, and offers a friendly family atmosphere, which makes this club an enjoyable and relaxed experience, and its diversified course with immaculate fairways offers excellent views over the surrounding countryside.

Aroeira Clube de Campo de Portugal

Aroeira Clube de Campo de Portugal

Tróia Golf (15 kms and a ferry away), is a very difficult championship links, but one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Other courses are available within the area: Riba Golf (two 18 hole golf championship courses within a cork tree estate); Montado (18 hole park course), Palmela Villa (9 hole) and Aldeia dos Capuchos (a short 9 hole course with beautiful sea views, ideal for short game).

Gastronomy and wine tasting
The region of Azeitão is famed for its gastronomy, and even the local supermarkets, such as Intermarché, have a mix of local gourmet and standard fresh products; the supermarket is about 3km from the villa. The local gastronomic festival is held from June to September. Fresh grilled fish is an inexpensive delight. Five formal wine routes have been devised in the Setubal peninsula by the ‘Rota de Vinhos’ association, combining wine tasting with sightseeing, arts and nature. The villa is ideally situated to take best advantage of these delights of the area.

Getting there and around
Two hours flight from most European cities and seven from New York, the villa is reached by car from Lisbon Airport in less than 30 minutes. Faro airport is 2 hours away. The motorway junction is 6km away.
A car is recommended for this holiday as there is no public transport to the villa.

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Prices are quoted for up to 10 people. Add €100 per additional guest up to 14. Add €350/week for swimming pool heating.
Please note: the swimming pool is easily heated up to 26ºC, for as long as the outdoor temperature is not too low, as the swimming pool is not covered. Water temperature may vary in Spring and Autumn.

During peak season: normal turnover day is Saturday and surcharge may apply for rentals of less than 2 weeks.
Booking conditions: 20% minimum paid at time of booking, further 40% two months before arrival, and balance on arrival in cash.
Security Deposit: € 1000, refundable at end of stay.

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 22 reviews
by Wim on Soldomus
Perfect !

What a beautiful place to stay ! As well In as outside, the villa was great !

Also the communication with Hélder and Sol-Domis was 10/10 !

+ : everything

- : a lot of dogs in the surrounding so my wife felt not safe to run/sport outside the estate ( tried it once but came back quick).

Overall : I would recommend this estate AND sol-domus big time !!!

by Nikki on Soldomus
Fantastic Luxury Estate

It was an amazing property with everything you could ever need all in one place.It was just like the pictures.

There were 13 people staying and it was so nice to have so much space available to us. There was a lot to do so we didn't need to venture out much. We made use of all facilities and had hours of fun using the games room and relaxing in & around the pool.

Helda was very helpful and gave us recommendations and assistance via phone for the whole stay which was very useful.

Although the Villa is secluded, the location is close enough to Lisbon and local towns so we could visit and found that Uber was a great means of travelling around as we did not want to rent a car.

The abstract art work and attention to detail around the property was interesting and gave a unique feel to the place.

Overall I would recommend this property to friends and family, especially large groups and would be happy to return there myself in the future.

by Bjoern on Soldomus
simply awesome

We’ve chosen Machado Estate as our base for a golfing holiday. We’ve been 8 people and every single one really enjoyed the stay and voted this our best house ever (and we’re on tour for years…).

While we got an idea already looking at the pic’s on the website during booking we’ve been overwhelmed by the luxury house throughout our stay.

Wheather it’s been the game room with a spacious lounge area, pool billiard, table tennis, retro-gaming, darts, etc. and a dedicated freezer or the very nice pool outside for a little swim after golf.

We even moved our tee-times to early morning allowing us more time for the pool, the garden and of course the Niki-Lounge.

It's almost a dream come true.

There’s also a lot of details and I can’t list them all. To highlight one is all the self-made art in- and around the house. So cool.

Furthermore the whole team was fantastic.

The people from SolDomus have been very cooperative – understanding their consumers, very professional and. Helder was very responsive – it seldom took longer than 10mins before he replied. Last but not least the team on the ground: The cleaning team around Rosario have been so helpful and they’ve got some nice ideas for good food, etc. in the area around you.

I can only recommend staying there and I’m sure that we’ll be coming back one day.

Thanks for having us


by Mita and Milan on Soldomus
Relaxed break in an exclusive villa

An absolutely amazing luxurious villa. There were 14 of us including 2 children. We used all the facilities including the well equipped games room and the fabulous floating bar for sundowners.

We ventured out a couple of times to nearby beach and Seisimbra for lunch. We cooked everyday and ate by the pool as the setting is so beautiful. We loved the art work around the villa by contemporary Portuguese artists like Vhils. My 91 year old mum was not well and Helder asked his friend who is a doctor to come over. He was excellent. Helder responded to all queries efficiently.

The cleaners were excellent too.

Couple of suggestions: it would be great to have information about thé artists and the art pieces. Also would have been helpful to have information about which supermarkets are nearby and where to get fresh fish, etc. We asked the cleaners and one of them who knew a little English told us where to go however would be good to have this information available at the villa and also how the appliances work e.g dishwasher, coffee machine

by Pedro on Soldomus

I enjoyed staying at Machado Estate. The whole process of renting the place was easy and straightforward. Sol Domus replied quite quickly.

Helder (the owner) initiated contact quite early with me, which was great, he helped to get a chef for preparing the Friday dinner. The food was delicious, and the person who made the dinner took care of everything, including cleaning after the dinner.

We loved the place. Was stunning, especially in the night.

by Sophie on Soldomus
Perfect house

We had a perfect stay, the property is even better than you see on the pictures. We would definitely recommend staying here for friends or family. Besides the property, the help and service of Helder was great! Thank you so much.

by Elias on Soldomus
Holiday in Paradise

Our trip to Portugal was really great!

Machado Estate is such a fantastic villa and the owner very friendly. We felt very welcome and comfortable.

Also the booking procedure and support by Sol Domus was professional and all time without problems.

by Christophe on Soldomus
Amazing holiday home

The property is amazing. Close enough to Lissabon, but also to beautiful beaches. Helder and the team were very friendly and helpful. The house is exactly like on this pictures and the beds are very comfortable. Highly recommended!

by Lalun on Soldomus
Wonderful Friends vacation

We spent a whole week at the villa with 12 friends. We really had a good time, and thanks to Helder the owner we went to the best places around. He was very helpful to book restaurant and find the perfect Pasteis De Nata, to go to the best places in Lisbon and great beaches. The villa was much nicer than the pictures. We was amazed of the quality of the rooms. The place is peaceful and definitely done for the big family or group of friends.

by Stuart Savage on Soldomus
Wonderful experience

What a wonderful place to stay! The pictures look great on line but actually, they don't do this place justice. We hardly left the villa all week as there was just no need. Everything you need is catered for. Sol Domus and the owner were just wonderful helpful both before and during our stay (the owners Mum even baked a birthday cake for one of our party!!). A number of our friends have already asked us about this villa and I'm sure will be staying there soon. Many thanks for a wonderful and much needed holiday 🙂

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