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Welcome to the former estate of

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his son Adrian.

The historic Quinta da Bella Vista was formerly the property of the famous British writer and father of “Sherlock Holmes,” Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930), who lived with his family starting in 1890. Annette, the sister of Sir Arthur and his youngest son, Adrian, were almost permanent residents here in the early 1950's.  Local legend has it that “The Hounds of Baskerville” were in fact inspired during Sir Arthur’s stay in Quinta da Bella Vista. 


Adrian was a real playboy and a reputed hunter, and he continued authoring some Sherlock Holmes books at Quinta da Bella Vista, after his father's death. He was also a painter and was often seen painting at the tower of the Palacio, which served as his studio because of the abundance of light from all directions.


Quinta da Bella Vista was a regular gathering spot for celebrities of the time such as Sir Francis Cook, the First Viscount of Monserrate (and former owner of Palacio Monserrate and of Quinta da Bella Vista), the South African poet Roy Campbell, the American actress Gloria Swanson, and Pierre Schlumberger, a French oil tycoon and heir to one of the world's greatest fortunes. Today, this tradition continues. 

Bird's eye (drone) view of the famous Quinta da Bella Vista in Sintra, the former Estate of Sir Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes

A Magical Location


Set on Rua Barbosa du Bocage,  the old magical road of Sintra that links most of the palaces, your guests will pass in front of some of the most noteworthy sites of Sintra, such as the Sintra National Palace, the Palace of Monserrate and the Quinta da Regaleira. Quinta da Bella Vista is a 35-45 minute drive away from the center of Lisbon, and a 15-20 minute walk from the historic center of Sintra.

The Sintra Hills (Portuguese: Serra De Sintra), is a mountain range in western Portugal. Its highest point at (529 meters [1736 ft.]) is near the enchanting UNESCO world-heritage village of Sintra. The range covers about 16 km (10 miles) from the resort town of Sintra to Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) on the Atlantic Ocean. It was known in the ancient world as Lunae Mons (mountains of the Moon) and was the legendary retreat of Diana the Huntress (known as Cynthia to the Romans, hence “Çintra”).


A superb south west orientation gives our Quinta the name “Bella Vista.” A captivating warm light bathes our land while you watch the sun set in the far ends of the Atlantic Ocean. The estate is also protected from the strong north-northeasterly winds and the southerlies as it is hugged by the Sintra hills. Only strong westerlies can be felt. A moderate dry micro-climate, similar to mid-northern California, provides for cool evenings, and pleasantly warm days. 


Creating memories that will last forever, the views in the evenings are enhanced by the nicely illuminated Palacio Monserrate in the foreground.



The Estate

Four hectares of land host the Palacio, Casa Comporta, Villa Camelia, Villa Monseratte, and Casa Bohemia.


A total of sixteen well-equipped bedroom Suites and Residences can accommodate up to 36 lucky guests with amenities such as heated floors, fireplaces, Sonos sound system throughout, high speed internet, and closed circuit television security coverage throughout the grounds.  


Our estate features two swimming pools that are available depending on your booking: The Villas Pool of approx. 11 x 5.50 m with Sukabumi green natural stones which contain a mineral called zeolite, whose ionic properties purify water by reducing the amount of chlorine or salt needed, and the stunning heated Palacio Pool of 14 x 6 m, both of which come with an underwater sound system, and offering unhindered expanded ocean sunset views and cozy fire pits. Both have been former irrigation tanks that were converted for swimming, and are surrounded by very comfortable sun lounging areas.

Our Lawn and Garden Theater, the 300 square meter restored Victorian Greenhouse, and our Adega in the Palacio can please the most discerning guests and can host the most demanding events, from weddings and anniversaries, to music festivals, product launches, company offsites, retreats, and lectures. The biggest event we have hosted to date has been a 900-person "business festival".


Our Vegetable Gardens and Animal Farm provide us with fresh milk, eggs, organic vegetables and fruit. Further, seven well-equipped kitchens, four outdoor grill areas, and other possibilities to cater to events abound and will offer guests plenty of choices for the most exquisite gastronomic taste buds. 


Back at the times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the rich gardens of Quinta da Bella Vista were famous for the aromatic lemons that were used for the cocktails of the glamorous Ritz Hotel of Lisbon. With six natural springs supplying its unique rich in minerals water, the lush gardens of Quinta da Bella Vista provide the perfect setting for your visit to Sintra. 



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The glorious Pena Palace of Sintra
The Royal Palace in the center of Sintra Village
Azenhos do Mar, a village of Sintra on the Atlantic Ocean
Palacio Monserrate in Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira, the masonic induction ceremony well
Azenhos do Mar on sunset

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The heated Palacio Pool 14 meter x 6.5 meters from above


Our Classic Yacht



Did you know that

there is a sister of

Quinta da Bella Vista Sea?


Introducing Imagine,

our "Quinta da Bella Vista" at sea

We are proud to introduce the timelessly elegant Imagine luxury yacht to the charter market. Built by the renowned Italian yard Ferretti and designed by Zuccon International Project, Imagine is a Custom Line 100-ft Navetta 30 model. 

Accommodating up to 12 guests in five luxurious staterooms, including a main deck VIP master suite, two VIP suites, and two twin cabins with upper berths, Imagine offers unparalleled comfort. Each cabin is equipped with entertainment centers and en-suite bathroom facilities. 

Our dedicated crew of five, under the leadership of Captain Tonci Grdovic, ensures a seamless and indulgent experience aboard this stunning yacht.

Imagine is known as the best kept secret in the Adriatic Sea. With extensive yearly refits to maintain her "like-new" status, the latest refit in 2023-2024 included new fabrics, carpets, technical and marine navigation upgrades, including the installation of Starlink satellite internet for seamless connectivity wherever you will decide to sail to. We have also installed two whisper-quiet generators and a brand-new tender for stylish port arrivals.

Guests are continually impressed by Imagine's pristine condition. From updated piping, cabling, and decking to state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and plush interiors, no detail has been overlooked, and no compromise has been made.  New additions include a SeaDoo jet ski, Sonos sound system, Bluetooth audio connectivity, full HD smart TVs, new SUPs, two new Seabobs F5 with two superfast chargers. We also added new dining tables on the cockpit and aft Wheelhouse Deck and overhauled our navigation controls.

The main deck saloon features a comfortable lounge with ample seating, a coffee table, and an entertainment center. The open-plan formal dining area, with warm woods and neutral furnishings, creates a serene ambiance with plenty of natural light.

Imagine's exterior spaces on three decks are a highlight, featuring a chic aft deck with a comfortable seating area and a round wooden table for al fresco dining. Sun-worshippers will adore the top decks, complete with sun loungers, a minibar, and a round table for snacks and lunches.

With a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising range of 770 nautical miles at 16 knots, powered by two 1,300hp MAN diesel engines, Imagine offers a perfect blend of comfort, economy, performance and luxury. 

Cruising areas are the Croatian Islands, the Greek Islands of the Ionian Sea, Capri and the Aeolian Islands of Italy, Sicily, and Venice.

Welcome aboard for an unforgettable yachting experience.

Guests of Quinta da Bella Vista receive a 10% discount.


Now, Fly Private to IMAGINE!

Why not combine a spectacularly elegant dream wedding at Quinta da Bella Vista followed by a romantic honeymoon at sea... Now you can do both at special package rates!

In partnership with Jet Edge and IYC, you too can now enjoy access to superior private air travel on an international scale.  Take advantage of the partnerships Quinta da Bella Vista offer you and we will arrange to have a dedicated IYC and Jet Edge customer experience team work together with you to pamper you all the way to Imagine and back to your home!

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