Douro Valley
8 Bedrooms   9 Bathrooms 16 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

Fabulous Douro Valley Quinta with Vineyards

★★★★★ 1 review

"Suspended high above the Douro River, you’ll be mesmerized by the dramatic views." - Reviewed by Lisa

FRANCISCO PERFECT PICK – “Hike from here to neighboring vineyards, taste the wines, meander back and you have a perfectly balanced exercise program!”

You’ll feel as if you have taken flight and landed in a 5-star aerie. Hanging high above Portugal’s famed Douro River – you are poised between lush vineyards and blue skies. Two stories of bright, airy living space and tastefully decorated bedrooms combine understated elegance with country casual. Cozy sofas and armchairs make the perfect place to sit back with a good glass of wine and marvel over the incredible beauty of the nature around you. A simple floor plan and patios on the entry level combined with plenty of windows to ogle the view make for great large or small-scale entertaining. Everybody will feel at ease in this comfy home.

FOCUS ON GASTRONOMY

Meals can be eaten al fresco in the large, bright dining room or even poolside – both have the same stunning views which you will never tire of. The ladies in the kitchen are all locals and create everything from hearty regional specialties to light, simple meals.

Breakfast Included: Usually served buffet-style in the dining room or terrace. Local breads abound as do fresh juices, hams and cheeses, homemade marmalades and eggs made-to-order. 

Lunch and Dinner (€)Preparation can be arranged with emphasis on local produce, fresh fish and local game. Dinners are usually served in the dining room and are multi-course preset menus with wine pairings. 

Special Features

  • Fully-functioning vineyard
  • Swimming pool
  • Gated grounds
  • Wheelchair access
  • Private wine tastings and tours

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All bedrooms have a slightly different motif, but the theme is family antiques and simple country decor, creature comforts and not too much clutter. The heady views from each bedroom over the vineyards and Douro Valley are the main attraction here. All bathrooms are completely updated and feature soothing polished grey concrete, 5-star hotel amenities and rain showers. Bathrooms differ in size.

BEDROOM 1
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed on the entry level. En-suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 2
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed on the -1 level. En-suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 3
Sleeps 2 – One double bed on the -1 level. En-suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 4
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed on the -1 level. En-suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 5
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed on the -1 level. En-suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 6
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed on the lower level. En-suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 7
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed on the lower level. En-suite bathroom.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE HOTEL-QUALITY SHEETS, BEDDING, TOWELS, TOILETRIES, HAIR DRYERS AND BATHROBES.

Living Areas

Quinta da Marka has plenty of places and spaces for everyone to feel at home, both inside and out. In addition to the lovely reception rooms, a TV room with games tables and well-stocked CD library makes for relaxing on rainy days or cozy evenings.

  • Fully-fitted and staffed kitchen
  • Large outdoor terraces
  • Pool terrace
  • Spacious dining room
  • Large, elegant living room
  • Powder room
  • Laundry room
  • TV and games room

Rental Price Includes

  • Full-time Housekeeper
  • Daily cleaning and laundry
  • Daily breakfast
  • Rates are per room, per night.

Know Before You Go

  • Home comprises antique furniture and artwork.
  • Steep terrain around the property means some uphill ambles.
  • Rubber-soled, low-heeled shoes are advised.
  • Travelling by road around hairpin bends offers incredible views – but can make for a daunting drive.
  • Communal areas reflect a private home.
  • Summers are hot.
  • Evenings can be chilly.

Kids Services & Activities

  • Please contact us for details

Pet Policy

  • Please contact us for details.

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • The obvious activity here is to drink wine! Hang in the infinity-edge pool and enjoy the fruits of the vines. Other activities include golf, wine tastings, vineyard visits and yoga.

SPECIALTY ACTIVITIES (€)

  • Personalized Vineyard Tours and Tastings: An on-site tour will introduce you the wine and Port-making process. Manuel and Teresa, your TripWix Ambassadors, can also recommend other great Quintas for you to visit.
  • Hiking: What a wonderful way to take in the sheer beauty of your surroundings! Directions are available so you can find your way to the surrounding vineyards for an on-foot tasting experience.
  • Picnic: An absolutely favourite way to spend a day here is to hike up the hill beyond the furthest-reaching vines and lavish in a spectacular picnic that will be set up for you by the staff.
  • Helicopter Service: A helipad on the property provides the flexibility to get you wherever you’d like to go for a quick day trip. This efficient way to travel can not only whisk you from Lisbon or Porto in a matter of minutes, but can effectively deliver you to nearby golf courses, restaurants, hotels, shopping and more.
  • River Boat: Douro means gold in Portuguese. Here, you have a golden opportunity to enjoy the river as well as the many wine houses and restaurants along this beautiful body of water.  Enjoy a day – or even an overnight stay – on a charming river boat cruise.

Additional Services

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Private tour guide
  • Chauffeured transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car and golf cart rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

Your Ambassadors

Teresa and Manuel Lobo

"Let us guide you to experience the true essence of the most unique wine region in the world."

Teresa and Manuel Lobo