At our “Barefoot House”, you can kick off your shoes and enjoy the many sites and wonders of Portugal

Set in the foothills of Sintra, our Quinta is an ideal starting point to discover this UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape of palaces, castles and woodland gardens. You can also explore further afield to Lisbon, Cascais and the breathtaking Atlantic coastline, all within easy reach for a day’s outing.

Our typical country house is set in lush gardens boasting citrus trees, aromatic herbs, vibrant hydrangeas and blushing bougainvillea. The outdoor swimming pool includes a spacious sun terrace and dining area, as well as a open air barbecue. You can also relax with a book, play games or enjoy the wide open fireplace in our large common living room.

Every morning, we serve a freshly prepared breakfast with local breads and cheeses, freshly-squeezed juice with Portuguese oranges (from our garden when available!) and homemade jams. In the evenings, we will be happy to introduce you to local wines and other regional products.


Would you like to enjoy the whole Quinta do Pé Descalço exclusively with just your family and/or friends? No problem at all! You can choose to rent all our facilities and enjoy the entire house and annex, inclusive of pool and garden, entirely to yourselves.
(max. 13 adults or 12 adults and 4 children).


The Quinta
The rooms
The garden
The common areas
Activities, sightseeing and events

Activities & Packs

Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities or a healing retreat, we can organise hiking, climbing or mountain bike tours through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, or surfing lessons and guided tours of Sintra. Yoga sessions (Patricia is a Kundalini and Yin Yoga certified instructor) or photography courses (Ricardo is a professional photography teacher) are also available.

Looking for a package? We offer different packages and promotions that can only be enjoyed through our website.

Do not hesitate to ask us about it!





+info & packs




About Us

Patricia y Ricardo
© Olivier Pirard

Photographer and graphic designer by profession, we are a Portuguese-Spanish couple who have opened up our Quinta to visitors. 

We are keen travelers and inspired by our experiences around the world, we decided to create a welcoming and relaxing space, where people can enjoy a more personal and tailored vacation, with local gastronomy, culture, tourism and a touch of design.

We hope you will enjoy the spaces and activities we have developed!

Contact info & location


+351 964 168 658
(call to Portuguese mobile network)

+351 964 165 997
(call to Portuguese mobile network)

Booking Awards 2021

Nikoline van der WerfNikoline van der Werf
13:41 27 Nov 23
Feeling welcome in Quinta Do Pé Descalço in SintraWarm welcome by Patricia, the lady of the house. The big traditional house is beautifully renovated and decorated with nice robust, modern-classic and 70-ties elements. Very tastefull, plenty of space and nice and clean. There are hotelrooms, but my sister and I, we choose the only appartment ‘Monserrate’. It felt like home, practical and with more than enough space and facilities. A rental car (also excellent service by Guérin/Sunny Cars) takes you to a variety of places within 30 kms:: the very green natural region offers enormous trees, several once royal palaces with botanical gardens (our favourite Parque Monserrate), fantastic beaches (our favourite Praia Magoito), villages and surfing paradises and the colourfull cultural city of Lisbonne. The owners of the house take care of their guests with personal tips for restaurants, visits not to be missed in Lisbon, an option to do a yoga session or a photography lesson and several other nice tips (like the parking in Lisbonne). Breakfast is served at a long wooden table with the other guests, which gives a nice ambiance. It is a real treat to start the day with fresh excellent bread from the local bakery, every day another sweet surprise, the best orange juice and, thanks to the Spanish roots of the owner, manchego cheese with delicious membrillo (quinces paste/kweepeer pasta). The swimming pool is pretty and clean and surrounded by a lawn and orange and olive trees. And those oranges are in your glass at breakfast! Lovely adress.Compliments also to touroperator Eliza was here for their selection of this adress in Sintra Portugal. Organisation, choice on the website, information and reservation-app, even with navigation to adress in the app. Top, we are 2 happy clients!
Florian MDFlorian MD
08:52 05 Apr 23
The accommodation is good and the owners are Amazing. They will gladly tell their stories. Don't forget to bring a bottle of wine to spend a good evening with them!
Johanna SchermannJohanna Schermann
22:46 02 Apr 23
This Quinta is heaven! Patricia and Ricardo are wonderful hosts who were very welcoming and caring. We stayed 3 nights in the family room and enjoyed every minute of our stay.The Quinta is perfectly located to serve as base for day trips. Uber works great in Sintra so we left our car at the Quinta and booked an Uber for every trip (to the castles, train station or restaurants). And after every trip we were so happy to be able to return to this quiet and peaceful hideaway. The Quinta itself is beautifully decorated, the rooms are cozy and the garden & pool are perfect to relax. Patricia and Ricardo prepared a delicious breakfast every morning and helped with great recommendations for our trips. Thanks a lot for a great time and we will definitely come back!
Cenneth ÅhlundCenneth Åhlund
10:24 07 Feb 23
Thank you for a wonderful stay Patricia and Ricardo, we will be back, alone or with our friends as this weekend.
Laura MiqueleizLaura Miqueleiz
03:43 17 May 22
Sitio ideal para descansar y reconectar. La casa es súper bonita y el jardín con piscina simplemente maravilloso. Los dueños, Patrícia y Ricardo ( y Pepita), una pareja increíble siempre dispuestos a ayudar con lo que sea. ¡Volveremos!
belen Perezbelen Perez
20:52 16 May 22
Muy tranquilo, ideal para descansar después de un día ajetreado recorriendo Lisboa. Las vistas estupendas y la dueña muy amable y atenta
Ca_ hoticaCa_ hotica
16:01 11 Apr 22
Estoy de vacaciones con mi familia, hemos elegido Sintra y este hospedaje que nos ha parecido maravilloso nada más entrar por la puerta. Un matrimonio de portugués española lo llevan juntos desde hace poco tiempo pero con un encanto espectacular. Tiene rincones maravillosos que me recuerdan a las novelas de cuentos para niños, mi hijo se lo está pasando fenomenal corriendo por toda la finca. Lástima que no acompaña el tiempo para bañarse en la piscina sin embargo podemos tomar el sol tranquilamente después del desayuno que nos preparan tan amablemente. ¡Saludos!
Camera With No NameCamera With No Name
09:58 28 Oct 21
We spent some days at the Quinta and it was a wonderful stay. Patricia and Ricardo are amazing hosts and are doing a great job taking care of this B&B. The breakfast was wonderful, with a nice mix of fruits, jams, fresh bread, granola and delicious cheese 🙂 the house, garden + swimming pool are also very beautiful, a perfect stay to relax and also to visit a lot of things in the area. Strongly recommended! Beijinhos and hopefully we can see each other soon, thank you for everything
Tony VosTony Vos
08:34 17 Jun 21
We stayed here for a week in june 2019 and simply loved the place. The house and surroundings were beautiful and the daily breakfast was nice. The owners, Ricardo and Patricia, also gave us some amazing restaurant tips, and other advise to do activities in the nearby area. Ricardo and I also shared a passion of cars, so we had some nice talks during the week! We'll definitely come back some day :)P.s. we also loved the house-parrot
Susan FernandezSusan Fernandez
17:24 14 Oct 18
This property is simply paradise on Earth. The place is spotlessly clean and tidy, so peaceful and very charming. Bed linen and towels were nice and clean. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast was quiet and delicious facing the garden. As you walked in, they greet you with a large glass of freshly squeezed orange juice which makes your day. They nicely offered a wide range of healthy options along with the time for you to have them at their lovely breakfast room. They never rush you off. We stayed at their charming one bedroom house which was amazingly well equipped; it has everything you may need for a comfortable stay. Patricia, the owner, is perhaps the most helpful host we ever have and we often travel and stay in this sort of properties. I would highly recommend this quinta.
Luz MLuz M
16:28 06 Sep 18
Hemos pasado 2 semanas en agosto, disfrutando del entorno excepcional y de la casa y jardines, muy bien acondicionados, decorados, y cómodos. Habitaciones muy amplias y con gran armario, baños bonitos, amplios y con espacios para las cosas. El jardín y la piscina, inmejorables. Además el microclima de la zona hace la estancia muy agradable.Especialmente recomendable si un grupo grande ocupa toda la casa, ya que entonces la barbacoa y las zonas comunes son aún mejores, si es posible mejorar. Los anfitriones, muy amables y atentos. Lo hemos recomendado a nuestros amigos y volveremos.
Moni CruzMoni Cruz
11:44 23 Aug 18
Es una finca espectacular situada en un parque natural, un entorno inmejorable dónde se respira un aire limpio y se disfruta de un silencio increíble.Dispone de varias viviendas decoradas con mucho gusto, amplias habitaciones, con colchones supercomodos, todo muy limpio y cuidado al detalle.Tiene un jardín muy agradable con piscina y barbacoa, tumbonas...Y muy cerca de este remanso de paz está Sintra y playas espectaculares.Los propietarios Patricia y Ricardo, muy atentos y amables.Recomendable 100 x100
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