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About Us

Lisbon Coast Cottages, founded in 2004 by Ana Mason-Correia and Ralph Mason, is made up of a small strong team.

We (Ana & Ralph) are husband and wife. Ralph, English from Shrewsbury in the West Midlands and Ana, Portuguese who grew up by the sea in the outskirts of Lisbon before moving to London to pursue university studies, where we eventually met.

In the Portuguese side of the family were 3 beach cottages in a very dilapidated state, which we inherited in 2004, instantly setting to work rebuilding Casa da Olga from scratch whilst simultaneously doing a major refurbishment of Vila Arcos & Casa da Bia, They were completed on time and we opened for business in June 2005.

Soon after the London rat race became more of a drag than the stuff dreams are made of, so in a leap of faith we decided to move to Portugal and make a new better life in the sun. It was the spring of 2006.

We have poured blood, sweat and tears into Lisbon Coast Cottages, transforming it into a steadily growing and secure business. From the initial 3 beach cottages, expansion was started by the acquisition and refurbishment of another cottage in the heart of historical Sintra, which was sold in the Autumn of 2011 as we want to concentrate fully on the area around Praia das Maçãs do ensure the best quality service possible. As well as the owned properties, Ana & Ralph exclusively and comprehensively manage Casal de Santa Maria for Stuart Pearson and Quinta Sinfonia for Diego Hernandez.

A lot of thought has gone into all the properties, which are spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Nice bed linen and a good set of towels for each guest is also provided. There are no hidden extras, all the gas, electric and water are included in the rental price.

Being simply the two of us on the management side of the company, you will be dealing with us every step of the way, from your initial enquiry through to questions, booking and payment. On arrival you will be greeted personally by one of us together with a nice bottle of wine and a basket of fresh local goodies to help you start off your holiday. We can, if you wish, also point you in the direction of all the best places to eat and places to go. During your stay you’ll also likely meet the cleaning and gardening staff, though they are as less disruptive as possible.

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