A spacious & elegant villa with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gardens, pool & views
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Multi generation family holiday
Quinta de Sao Bento is even more wonderful than the on-line photos indicate, which as experienced travelers know, is often the opposite! The house, grounds and gracious staff all exceeded our expectations. Our family ranged from 11 months to over 70 and all of us had plenty of space, two lovely terraces, a spacious kitchen, a wonderful library, a spacious drawing room, and a beautiful garden and pool. A quiet retreat from Sintra's busy scene.. What a special find. Obrigado!
Historic Oaisis in the Midst of History
Our group of eight from the U.S., stayed for two weeks at Quinta Sao Bento. It exceeded all of my expectations. The Quinta is tranquil, on beautiful grounds and yet close to everything in Sintra. Even with a large group there was plenty of space. The layout makes it such that everyone has privacy and their own bath and plenty of common areas. We especially enjoyed the upstairs living room with its fireplace and balcony overlooking the valley, the sea and Monserrate, with its majestic dome lit up at night. It felt like a fairy tale. We also had several dinners in the formal dining room with its coved brick ceiling. The 500 year old chapel was a marvel. I'm grateful for the staff allowing us inside to experience its frescoed ceiling and tiled altar. Coming from such a younger country, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience living in the midst of history and natural beauty. What we experienced was taking a step back in time while still having all the modern conveniences. The ten acres of grounds and fruit trees were a welcome respite to our long days of sightseeing. We were 15 minutes from the beaches and took in many a sunset at Praia Grande watching the waves. Ana was an excellent housekeeper and treated us so well during our stay. And Jonathan also put us in touch with Sofia Quintana who helped us arrange tours and oh so many other things including a cake for my 50th birthday and a trip to the dentist for my husband when he broke a tooth. She is a treasure and we wouldn't have had such a wonderful experience without her help. I can't rave enough about the beauty of this place and the impact it had on our journey. It was a beautiful sanctuary.
If you are coming for the first time I recommend arriving during the day or following someone to the house. The roads nearby are narrow and there is a narrow dirt road leading to the Quinta which can be hard to spot at first. You should make sure you have a rental car or be prepared to take a lot of taxis. But it is worth it!
You will never find such an idilic house like this. We spent one of our favorite summers ever. Rooms are big, pool is amazing, service so kind. Everythink work out perfectly. I will defenetly come back, need to spend more time with that library...
Wonderful historic house
Perched on a hillside overlooking nearby villages, the exotic Monserrate Palace, and the ocean in the distance, Quinta Sao Bento is a gorgeous, tastefully restored historic country house. It was the perfect villa for our family and we had a truly wonderful stay. Quinta Sao Bento is peaceful and our time here felt restorative. We loved everything about Quinta Sao Bento, from the secluded location to the cozy and inviting rooms and terraces and the tasteful period decor. The grounds are lovely and the swimming pool enticed us each and every time after our long walks up and down Sintra's cobblestone streets. And Ana, the housekeeper, is so wonderful, a real treasure to be sure! There is only one problem with Quinta Sao Bento, you'll end up falling in love with it (we did) and having a very difficult time having to leave!
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted when the Quinta resonates with guests who appreciate the historic building and the Sintra setting. We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future when you return to Europe.
Absolutely fabulous house with masses of charm. Incredibly relaxing. Gorgeous garden and views. The house
was also very clean and well maintained. There are lots of interesting places to visit in the vicinity although the center of Sintra is to be avoided in the peak .summer months. The pool is on the small side but the beaches are just 15 minutes drive away. I would certainly recommend this property. And perhaps return ourselves. This time for a bit longer! Judy Curtis, Paris, France.
Many thanks Judy for your kind words. You will be pleased to hear that the swimming pool has just gone through a renovation/expansion and is now 15m long by 4.5m wide with an infinity effect on the 16th Century fountain.
Stunning and relaxing.
A wonderful house in a magnificent garden. Everything feels personal and full of charme. Very comfortable rooms. Giant kitchen. Great outdoor seating. Nice pool. We'll be back.
Quinta Sao Bento is located at the heart of the Sintra Serra. The historic town of Sintra is 15 minutes away by car, due to a one way system, or a 35 minute walk). The historic sites of Sintra are plentiful and stunning so make sure you have a good guide book to take you through the fascinating history and sites. These include Sintra National Palace, Monserate Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and Convento dos Capuchos. The fishing village of Cascais is also nearby, and Lisbon is under an hour away. For golf fanatics there are several excellent courses in the vicinity and the wonderful white sandy beaches of Praia Grande and Praia das Macas are perfect for those who want to jump the waves, top up the tan and enjoy some fresh grilled fish.