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.
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.
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.
Creating memories that will last forever, the views in the evenings are enhanced by the nicely illuminated Palacio Monserrate in the foreground.
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, with Sonos sound system throughout, and 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, with underwater sound system, one regular size 11 x 5.50 m, and the heated Palacio Pool of 16 x 6 m, former irrigation tanks that were converted to pools, both of which are surrounded by very comfortable sun lounging areas with unhindered expanded ocean sunset views and with cozy fire pits and Adirondack chairs.
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.
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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Did you know that
there is a sister of
Quinta da Bella Vista
our "Quinta da Bella Vista" at sea
We are very proud to introduce Imagine. A timeless Ferretti Navetta of 31 meters in length, with 5 staterooms, able to comfortably accommodate up to 5 couples, or 12 guests, pampered by an amazing crew of five.
Acquired in 2015, an extensive refit was undertaken to ensure that everything is reconditioned, upgraded, and brought to a "like-new" status. In the winter of 2017- 2018, again in 2018 - 2019, and yet once more in 2022-2023, extensive refits were and are repeated, with fabrics and carpets changed, upgrades on the internet, and as you will notice, a change of the color of the hull into an elegant beige, all with loving care. Two new super-quiet generator have been installed and also, we replaced the tender with a brand new one so that you land in style at the ports!
Guests are amazed by the excellent condition of this yacht. From piping, cabling, decking, to state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and plush carpeting and upholstering, everything has been redone with the guests 'comfort in focus. No compromises have been made.
A brand new SeaDoo jet ski has been brought on board, along with a new Sonos sound system, Bluetooth audio connectivity in your suites and staterooms, new full HD smart television sets, new water toys including four brand new SUPs, a Seabob F5 with a superfast charger, and a Wii PlayStation for your family´s entertainment. Fast wireless internet and satellite TV are available onboard.
Cruising areas are the Croatian Islands, the Greek Islands of the Ionian Sea, Capri and the Aeolian Islands of Italy, Sicily, and Venice.
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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