Quinta da Marka

★★★★★ 1 review

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Rustic Luxe $617 - $683 / night Bed: 8   Bath: 9 Pax: 16  

Registry number: 6079

"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: 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: By request.

Dinner: Emphasis is 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.