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Moby Dick Lodge Surf House

Rua do Cabo n1, Malveira da Serra, Cascais, Alcabideche - Sintra, Portugal
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Moby Dick Lodge Surf House
Reviews (6)
5 out of 5

A typical Portuguese summer house converted into a surf house quite close to nature.
The house can accommodate up to 20 guests in 7 splendid private rooms, with closets and private bathrooms.

The Moby Dick Lodge Surf House Cascais has two lovely patios for sun bathing, reading or for your children to play. Feel free to use both of them whenever you'd like. We can also provide surf lessons and surf trips to Ericeira (1h), Peniche (1.30h) or Nazare (2h), as well as bike rentals.

Get information about Lisbon nightlife, best places to eat, etc... We can even organise it for you or just let you know where to go every night.

All we want is for you to feel at home at the Moby Dick Lodge Surf House Cascais. Whether when you're eating in our dining room, lounging in the living room, and sun bathing outside. You can rent the whole space or one of the 7 rooms and meet other people.

Location

The Moby Dick Lodge Surf House is located in a small town on the southwestern slopes of Sintra Mountain: Malveira da Serra, Cascais. Malveira da Serra, Cascais, is an old village that still keeps most of its own ways of living. Traditional feast during August is well known. There is a supermarket, a pharmacy, an atm, and several restaurants in the surrouding area of the Lodge(walking distance). The best way to get to the Lodge is to have your own car or transportation. Alternatively we can provide transport to the places you want to go. If you want you can use the bus or get a taxi from Cascais Train Station. The train to Lisbon takes about 25 min

On the foothill of the Sintra mountain, Malveira da Serra, Cascais, is stuck between the beach and the mountain. It's a perfect spot to combine watersports with trekking and mountain biking. Just at a short distance from the cliffs of the western tip of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca, and the Guincho beach, a haven for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, Malveira da Serra, Cascais, is the perfect starting point for some days of sports, chilling and great fun combined.

Sintra and Cascais, two of the most iconic towns in the Lisbon area, are both within a 10km radius and, between the Lodge and them, an amazing natural park with luxuriant vegetation, monumental architecture and bright sandy beaches.

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6 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Qingqing
Qingqing
MADRID, Spain
April 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very clean.
Beds were very comfortable
loved the area


How were the surf lessons?

     

We loved our surf lessons and felt safe.

Review from Alessandra
Alessandra
London, United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

A wonderful place with wonderful people. The hostel is lovely and cozy and the town in the middle of a national park. The beaches are incredible but also the hills and the towns in the area which are worth exploring. There is no lack of delicious food, the little village of Malveira da Serra has plenty of good restaurants like El Farol and the little gem Estrela da Serra and I also recommend Adraga restaurant by Adraga beach.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The lessons were incredible fun. The instructors drive to different beaches depending on the weather and surf conditions so you get to see plenty of the area. All beaches are different and unique and have of course incredible waves. The instructors look after you well and give lots of encouragement.

Review from Evgeny
Evgeny
Moscow, Russia
September 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

1. Lodge.
Lodge itself is a finest bright family house with great terrace, common area, kitchen and bbq area. Every place is super cozy and nicely designed. It really feels like home! Besides, everything here reminds you that you're in the heart of surfing culture. We stayed in the 1st floor twin-bed apartment. Room and bed was very comfortable and again everything was tuned to this awesome surfing style (check out the photos). Bathroom taps and shower work fine, everything is very clean. Since Moby Dick is a family business every little thing in the place has its history behind that you would love to hear). Traditional European breakfast of toasts and cereal is included and each time food is super fresh.

2. Hosts.
Don't miss the chance to have a chat with these awesome generous people. Hanging out with Machado family was one of the greatest experiences!). Guys know the area like no one else and gladly will show you some great spots and views. They were very caring and made sure guests have everything they need.

3. Location and Transportation
First of all, the location is really central, i.e. close to every major sightseeing in the southern part of Portugal and Lisbon itself. Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Caiscais, you name it. In the day time you won't find it hard to get around since buses are cruising quite often here and there and if you spend some time researching for circle rides and multi-pass deals offered by local transport companies you can save well. On the other hand, if you'd like to go out in the night a lot probably renting a car would be a better option. Spoiler alert: this season hosts are gonna give mountain bikes for rent! =) I suggest you give it a try because the trails in the area are awesome!


How were the surf lessons?

     

These were exceptionally cool. We took an option of personal lessons that included all the equipment (boards + wetsuits) and free transfer to local best surfing spots (Guincho, Adraga, etc) and back to the lodge. Machado brothers are both great teachers and give a lot of attention to safety. Learning the basics of surfing was incredibly easy with their guidance and I think I progressed o lot for merely 5 or 6 sessions that we had.

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Review from Louise
Louise
Stockholm, Sweden
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Just lovely!

Review from Céline
Céline
Mayen, Germany
August 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It is a cozy and lovely Surflodge. Private rooms and well equipped. Lounge and Kitchen are for all. Like in a Hostel. In the backyard are some hammocks to chill. In the town you have some little bars and restaurants. And one small supermarket. Cascais is really near and lovely. Some different Beaches are around to explore.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The Surf lessons were very good. Really relaxed. The instructors were helpful and has some nice tricks to get better.

Review from Danny
Danny
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
July 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was very clean and welcoming and has a very homely feel . The owner has dressed each room differently but in keeping with the surf style.
The owner paulo was very welcoming and likes to make you feel like you're at home.
The town itself is beautiful and quaint with all the required amenities. It's only a short drive from the major tourist spots with good public transport links.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Very good , we could already surf (or so we thought) but the instructors were so knowledgable and have many many years experience for all levels of teaching. We left knowing so much more and have so many new skills to practice. We pretty much had 2 to 1 tuition the whole time and spots were picked according to surf ability and swells on the day.

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Number of people: 20
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Heating
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Dishwasher
Laundry
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Bicycle rental
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Kitesurfing
Mountain biking
Ping-pong
Skateboard hire
SUP
Surf school
Windsurfing
Yoga

Extras:

We don't charge extra for babies or children under 12. If older, please consider 10€/per night/per bed, and the need to arrange everything with us before you arrive. One extra bed per room. Same rooms are not considered fit for this purpose.
Guincho
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This 2 single beds room is located on the ground floor. Guincho is the name of the nearest beach, this is a light colours room with private bathroom, closets and heater.

Sintra
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This is a double room with two individual beds on the ground floor, with private bathroom, closets and heating.

Praia Grande
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

This triple room is located on the ground floor it has 3 single beds, closets, private bathroom.
Its called praia grande as one of the great of sintra beachs arround us.
Has a surfer style decoration,eletric heating.

Carcavelos
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This room with 4 bunk beds is located on the ground floor.
All rooms have closets and private bathrooms.

Cabo da Roca
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This double room is located on the ground floor. All rooms have closets and private bathrooms.
This is one of the most quiet rooms in the house, with a queen size bed. This room has heating.

Melville
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This room for 2 is located on the first floor. All rooms have closets and private bathrooms.

Cascais
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This family room is" two in one": 2 bunk beds and a double bed accomodates 4. It is located on the first floor.
All rooms have closets and private bathrooms. This room has a balcony.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €60
  • Price for more than 4: €80
  • - Nearest Airport: Lisbon Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 30
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 20 min
  • - There is a train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Caetano Machado

Pedro Machado

Lourenço Coelho

Main Surf Beach: Guincho beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer surf lessons for kids from 8-14 years old. Our lessons take 2 hours and we provide all equipment and insurance.
Our instructors have experience giving lessons to the youngest, The ratio is 1:3 (instructors to students), and the lessons.
Our main priorities are safety and fun!

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons take 2 hours with best conditions equipment and insurance included. The lessons are taken in the beach with best conditions for the day and level of the students.
You will start at the waist deep water learning the basics.
The ratio is 1:5 with young but experience surfers, certified instructors.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Our lessons take 2 hours with best conditions equipment and insurance included. The lessons are taken in the beach with best conditions for the day.
The ratio is 1:5 with young but experience surfers, certified instructors.

Advanced Surf Lessons

The lessons take 2 hours at the beach + 1 hour in our surf school, with material and insurance included. We can provide you the best gear for your level, we film the lesson and we analyse your waves after the lesson.
The ratio is 1:5 with experience surfers teaching you how to improve your surf.We´ll take you to the best surf spot arround

Private Surf Lessons

On our private lessons we will choose the spot with best conditions to your surf level,
equipment and insurance is included in the lessons which takes 2 hours

Surf Guide

We will take you surfing with us to the best surf spots around from Ericeira to Costa da Caparica.
Surf Guide takes all day, we can offer top gear if you don't have your own. We will surf at least 2 times approximately 2 hours each, depending on the surf conditions.

SUP Lessons

Our SUP lessons take place in Estoril. The lesson takes 2 hours, and you will be able to see the beautiful Estoril coast from inside the water.
The ratio for SUP lessons is 1:3 and all equipment and insurance is included.


Guincho

Guincho

Level: All Levels

Guincho is the nearest beach from mobydick is a beach break meaning sandy beach, very nice to all levels of surf from the very first level of many people as the stage of world top surfers contest every year.
Guincho has Serra de sintra on the background which really makes it a magical sight.

Adraga beach

Adraga beach

Level: All Levels

Adraga is a beach in the heart of sintra mountains so as you can guess it is beautifull.
This beach is very apreciated by our students due to the fact is not a very crowded beach and amazing, very good for the very first steps as a surfer.
In adraga there is one of the best fish restaurants arround were you can have a great fish soup after your surf lessons.

Surf conditions in Sintra:

Beginners:

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Advanced:

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

16°

MAR/APR

20°

MAY/JUN

25°

JUL/AUG

30°

SEP/OCT

25°

NOV/DEC

18°

Sintra's two main beaches are Praia das Macas and Praia Grande. Both are perfect beginner/intermediate beaches and are some of the most consistent surf beaches in the whole Lisbon-Sintra area. North and South of these beaches are many small coves and beautiful hidden beaches that provide any exploring surfer with plenty to get excited about!

Close by is Praia Guincho, a spectacular long beach with different peaks, perfect for learning and can get big and windy in the afternoon, so morning is always the best bet here.

Ericeira is only 30 minutes drive and is definitely worth a day trip at least, it has dozens of surf beaches to offer including the famous point break Ribeira D'Ilhas and also the relaibale beach break Foz do Lizandro.

Further South is Cascais and Lisbon with an endless supply of different surf beaches for all standards.

Come Surf Sintra with us!

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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