Vacation Rental Description
Quinta Santo Antonio – Surface area : 300 m2
Quinta de Santo Antonio’s restoration to its former glory was finally completed in 2010. The restoration spanned over 10 years. The lovely manor was named after Lisbon’s favourite Saint; and you will find within the private grounds many allusions to Santo Antonio, as well as ancient structures such as arches and wells. The villa was passionately restored, retaining its authenticity and providing a luxurious setting for an unforgettable holiday. The villa is a fine example of traditional Portuguese architecture, and looks stunning from every angle, providing many wonderful postcard-like pictures.
After entering the Manoir through its imposing gate, the main entrance to the villa is via a spacious hall. To the left, and separated by glass doors, is found the vast living room with a lovely encased fireplace providing a focal point. This glorious room has 6 separate French doors opening onto the gardens in 3 different directions: so whatever the time of the day is, light is consistently pouring through! There is an ample seating area for 12 people, and the dining area seats easily 10. The modern and functional american-style kitchen, which also connects to the garden and the outdoor dining table, adds a tasteful touch of design and modernity to the historical villa. A large TV with Satellite channels, DVD player and Stereo are provided for the entertainment of guests. Also accessed from the main hall, a guest toilet is found.
A majestic staircase leads to the first floor where the bedrooms are found. The spacious master suite connects to a smaller fourth bedroom with bunk beds. The lovely en-suite marble bathroom has a bath and a separate shower. The second bedroom has got 3 single beds and en-suite bathroom as well; and the third bedroom has a double bed and a single bed, and obviously its en-suite bathroom too. There is an additonal put-up single bed. Just like in the living areas, the bedrooms have been cleverly designed too, and each has got 2 sets of windows opening onto different directions, in order to increase natural daylight.
Outside, the beautiful landscaped and immaculate gardens provide many relaxing moments. Old ruins have been graciously preserved and incorporated into the landscape, so there is a comfortable and very special feeling throughout. Garden furniture and a barbecue are also provided for wonderful “al-fresco” meals. There is a separate outbuilding with laundry facilities.
Finally, the beautiful secluded private swimming pool at Quinta Santo Antonio is the ideal setting for hours of fun, or simply to read a book whilst enjoying the sun. The pool has its own pool house.
Note: The villa is right next to the Estoril race track, where occasional events are held, and the noise will be heard in the gardens.
- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Amenity Parking
- Private Pool
3000m2 gated property - private lanscaped gardens
Barbecue, Outdoor furniture, Deckchair, Parasol
Large swimming pool, 8m*5m
Outdoor shower and changing area
Internet access (by previous arrangement)
Iron, Ironing board, hairdrier
- Adventure Sports
- Horse Riding
Guincho beach, world renowned for its beauty and surfing, is three kilometres away. Estoril beach has quiter water in its protected bay. Many other sandy beaches are close by. Less than half an hour’s drive North along the coast several beaches are well worth exploring, as are some excellent fish restaurants.
Two golf courses are at your doorstep! Six of Portugal’s best golf courses are within a 15 minute drive, offering new and surprising landscapes, along with first class services and facilities.Portugal is a golfer’s paradise where it is possible to play almost every day of the year, with plenty to offer both beginners and advanced players.
Portugal is a year round destination. Hot and sunny in the summer, with a refreshing breeze off the sea; windier months are July and August; Spring and Autumn are mild, ideal for sightseeing. Rainy days can occur in winter, but it is rarely cold.
- Nearest Airport : Lisbon airport at 30 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Cascais at 6 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : Cascais at 9 kilometers distance
- Travel Info: Getting there and around
Less than two hours flight from most European cities and seven hours from New York, the house can be reached by car or taxi from Lisbon Airport in 30-40 minutes.
Located in the protected national park of Cascais-Sintra, the property is only 2km from the motorway and so half an hour from Lisbon and its cultural attactions and night life. Taxis are available and cheap, and bordering with the Penhalonga resort, transport and tours from there can easily be taken.
Owner Location Comment
The villa is ideally situated in a rural setting, at the foot of the Sintra hills, by the luxurious Penhalonga resort. Beautiful Guincho beach, cosmopolitan Cascais and Estoril are only 6km away. This is an ideal location for nature lovers, being in the Sintra-Cascais protected National Park where building is very restricted. There is good walking, with an abundance of wild flowers, birds and animals. Yet the motorway is only 4km away, making Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra accessible in under 30 minutes.
With a large private swimming pool, beautiful grounds in a 3000m2 private estate, close to the beach and the many attractions of Cascais, Lisbon and Sintra, Quinta de Santo Antonio offers an ideal setting for the perfect holiday. Restoration from an historical ruin finished in 2010, and we are now ready to welcome our first guests in splendour!
The Penhalonga luxury resort which borders the villa provides a 5 star hotel, 2 golf courses, luxury SPA, horseback riding, tennis, bars and restaurants.
Sintra, a world heritage site with its castle, palaces and gardens set in lush vegetation and enjoying ravishing views is a lovely 15 minute car drive across the mountain.
Locally, there is a huge choice of the latest films in original language with over twenty screens in four local cinema complexes reachable within 10 minutes, as are two attractive shopping centres. The summer brings international festivals; classical music and ballet in Sintra, jazz in Estoril and fireworks in Cascais.
Less far in the other direction is the coastal resort of Cascais, where you will find superb beaches, restaurants, night-life and shopping, as well as a charming old town with rewarding site-seeing.
Lisbon is half an hour away, and with easy access to the motorway system a number of other world class cultural and historic sites make an enjoyable day trip. Lisbon boasts world heritage sites, and a rich cultural, culinary and night life.
The motorway network puts the Knights Templars’ castle and chapels at Tomar and Batalha within an easy day trip, as well as the ancient university town of Coimbra.