Quinta de São Thiago

Sintra, Portugal


Entire Villa 
16 guests
10 bedrooms
16 beds
8 baths
Sparkling Clean
1 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean
Great Check-in Experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating
Great Location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating


Historical farm house in the heart of Sintra mountain.
Guest House for up to 20 people (10 bedrooms) in exclusive (family members living permanently).
Kitchen not available, meals possibility on request.
Exceptional conditions for events/wedding parties (special fee for the use of the events area). Detailed information by email.

The Space
3km from the romantic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 7km from the Atlantic Coast beaches and 30km (45 mins by car) from the capital city of Lisbon.

This stunning house dates back to the 16th Century and was once a rest place of monks and pilgrims as they travelled through the Sintra hills visiting the many chapels they found on their way. When amidst the silence and serenity which surrounds the Quinta, it is clear why the monks chose such a location as their sanctuary.

The house nestles on a hillside which stretches from the historic town of Sintra to the East, beloved of kings and poets, with its fairytale palaces,impressive manor houses, boutiques, cafés and restaurants all the way to the Atlantic Ocean to the West with its many beautiful beaches and watersport facilities. This privileged location allows visitors to be close to all amenities and places of historical and cultural interest but at the same time provides the perfect retreat where guests can enjoy peace and serenity in a beautiful setting.

The views from most of the guest rooms are spectacular. Nothing seems to intrude on the lush green lanscape except for the sparkling and inviting blue of the swimming pool below and the ornate dome of the exotic Monserrate Palace towering over the treetops in the distance. The night sky, illuminated only by lights from the Palace and the twinkling of the stars, is truly magical.

The extensive grounds are not to be missed. Guests are invited to take a stroll over the lawns to a shaded seat or corner or along the winding paths, past many interesting and exotic plants and trees down to the tennis court below. Or they can simply relax by the pool and marvel at the scene, the beauty and the silence.

On entering the house, it is clear that this is not an ordinary hotel or guest house but rather a home, with a heart and a soul and a story to tell. Family photographs and personal items are on display throughout, creating an authentic, warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Quinta has welcomed several royal visitors and film stars over the years as well as hosted debutant balls, film sets and informal, memorable parties. Burt Lancaster wrote of his time here:

“I am sitting here in another time – another century – just discovering a peace and calm that is like magic – it’s a new experience for me, and perhaps I will be permitted to come back to see if it is really there and not an illusion.”

Guests at Quinta de São Thiago speak of the warmth and hospitality of their hosts and of how they are welcomed and treated as friends. The owners stress that it is their goal to ensure that their guests enjoy a relaxed, comfortable and unforgettable stay.

On arrival, guests are offered a welcome drink which they can enjoy wherever they feel more comfortable,whether that be in the garden while taking in the magnificent scenery, in the living room by the fire or in their own bedrooms for more privacy.

The Quinta offers 8 bedrooms which include standard rooms, superior rooms and suites. The rooms are traditionally and individually furnished, in keeping with the rest of the house and most have a view of the gardens and pool. All have en suite bathrooms with the traditional Portuguese tiles.

Breakfast is served each morning from 8:30am to 11:00am in the main dining room with its impressive vaulted ceiling. Breakfast includes bread, toast, coffee, tea, cereals, ham, various cheeses, butter, jams, yogurts, fruit and fresh homemade cakes.

Public Rooms:
Guests can relax in the various living rooms. TV and WIFI are available as well as a warming fire on cooler days.

The impressive library is definitely worth a visit with its floor to ceiling book shelves housing the Braddell family’s personal collection, acquired over several generations.There is also a grand piano in the corner. Guests may be lucky enough to be treated to their very own private piano recital by the owner of the house, Mrs Maria Teresa Braddell.

The house also boasts its own private chapel which is consecrated and is where 3 generations of family celebrations have been held including weddings and baptisms.

The extensive gardens are there to be enjoyed and explored.
The swimming pool offers a welcome focus on the hotter days of Summer.
A tennis court is available to guests in the lower garden.

Guest Access
You’ll have the villa to yourself.

Other Things To Note
Ask about our all inclusive package. (extra cost)



Hair dryer
Hot water

Bedroom and laundry

Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
Bed linens

Suitable for events
The listing can accommodate a gathering of 25 or more attendees


High chair

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

Home Safety
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Internet and Office
Available throughout the listing
Dedicated workspace

Kitchen and dining
Space where guests can cook their own meals
Cooking basics
Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
Dishes and silverware
Stainless steel oven
Coffee maker

Location Features
Private entrance
Separate street or building entrance

Patio or balcony
An open space on the property usually covered in grass
BBQ grill

Parking and Facilities
Free parking on premises
Hot tub

Pets allowed
Assistance animals are always allowed
Breakfast is provided
Long term stays allowed
Allow stay for 28 days or more


Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
2 double beds
Bedroom 4
2 double beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Bedroom 6
2 double beds
Bedroom 7
1 queen bed
Bedroom 8
2 double beds
Bedroom 9
1 queen bed
Bedroom 10
2 double beds


Low 04 Jan / 19 Feb EUR €2,000 EUR €2,000 2 Nights 3 Nights
High 20 Feb / 18 Apr EUR €3,500 EUR €3,500 2 Nights 3 Nights
Low 19 Apr / 23 Dec EUR €2,000 EUR €2,000 2 Nights 3 Nights
Holiday 24 Dec / 03 Jan EUR €5,000 EUR €5,000 3 Nights 3 Nights

*Rates listed above are for 6 guests
*Occupancy of 7 guests or more require an additional €50/per guest/per night
*Weekday: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
*Weekend: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
Quinta de São Thiago is located in the lush and green area of Sintra
From the house you will have a view of Pena palace, Castle de Mouro, National Palace of Sintra and the Palace of Montserrat
There are also many beautiful beaches around, in maximum of 10 minutes driving



Maximum 16 Guests
No Smoking
Pets are allowed
No Parties or Events
Surveillance or Recording Devices on Property – Exterior
Housekeeper Included Daily From 9AM – 5PM
If You Didn’t Book a Private Chef, You Are Responsible for Cleaning the Kitchen and Dishes
Cancellation Policy – Strict · Free cancellation for 48 hours
After that, cancel up to 7 days before check-in and get a 50% refund, minus the service fee
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to USD $3,000
$250 Cleaning Fee
Check-in: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM


★ 5.0 | 5 Reviews







September 2020
The ultimate luxury stay in Sintra. There’s no other place like the villa. The views are spectacular it’s like heaven. The staff is phenomenal and the food was out of this world. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. One of the best times I’ve ever had in my life.

August 2020
beautiful place and great host!

June 2020
We went in with high expectations and yet our expectations were beyond surpassed. The home is absolutely stunning, and the location is incredible. Amir and David were incredibly helpful and responsive. We spent the entire weekend at the house. They arranged a private chef who worked at the villa for us who cooked the most delicious meals. David and his team helped make this weekend very memorable. Always making us laugh and making sure we had a drink in our hand. We will definitely be back soon!

March 2020
I rented this stunning villa out for my best friends bachelorette with 14 other girls. We were completely blown away! The house is newly renovated and the definition of luxury. Everything was aesthetically pleasing! The backyard is the gem of the house, that’s where we spent most of our time. We took the all inclusive option with David & his team and every day the chef was cooking us different fresh foods (this is a must! It made our vacation 100x more relaxed and stress free not having to worry about feeding 25 picky women!) We had the best times with each other during our dinners outside on the table facing the beach. This house comfortably fit all 25 of us, it’s a huge space. David and his team helped us organize everything, it made our trip so much easier. We organized a yacht day and the yacht came with full staff who was serving us drinks the whole time, pure luxury! David recommended we take the boat to an island called Isla Mujeres for the day and we are greatful for this recommendation as it was one of our favourite days! Coolest little island ever and everyone parks their boats, plays music and just hangs out. All in all, if you’re wondering if you should book this house, don’t think anymore and just book it! It will make your entire trip. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this an unforgettable experience!!

August 2020
Excellent attention from Valeria, the chef cooks excellent and the service from Javier the waiter also very well. I recommend bringing a speaker because they do not have and also shampoo and soap because there was not in the bathrooms.


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