It is not a big surprise that self-contained accommodations are gaining momentum as many people are still very careful about spending their holidays. Villas have rocketed in popularity this year too (e.g. Villas at Renaissance).
Quinta da Marinha has just renovated its 27 villas. They invested €1.5m into the refurbishment. As you can see the Portuguese resort tries to give us home feeling & comforts.
This way people can have a great family holiday together. This has become particularly important due to the continuous lockdown.
I would not consider Quinta da Marinha’s villas as hometel as they are not offering a working space complete with free WiFi, and all the other amenities that a business or high-end leisure traveler would find at home. The Villas at Renaissance & The Manor House’s Baker’s Cottage are good examples of hometels.
If you wish to try a luxury hometel then The Levee in Tel Aviv could be a great choice for you although Israel has got only one 18-hole golf course (designed by Pete Dye), the Caesarea Golf Club.
I would not compare the self-contained accommodations of Quinta da Marinha to the previously mentioned villas and cottages, however, I would feel very comfortable and content with my small family (I have got a 1.5 years old son.).
Another big advantage of self-contained accommodation is the high level of privacy.
Quinta da Marinha – self-contained accommodation
The Lisbon resort has refurbished and expanded all its existing villas to entice groups of friends and families. As well as renovating each villa to give them a fresh new look, they have also been adapted to create more space.
Previously offering one-bedroom (Th1) and two-bedroom (Th2) options, each villa has been reconfigured to fit an extra single bedroom, so can now accommodate either one more adult or child each.
Th1 & Th2 villas
The Th1 villa can now accommodate two adults and two children or three adults and one child, while the Th2 now sleeps four adults and two children or five adults and one child.
Other than the spacious, comfortable rooms, each villa is also
- fully air-conditioned and
- features a living room with a fireplace and
- flat-screen TV showing satellite channels,
- free WiFi,
- fully-equipped kitchenette, in addition to
- a garden and large outdoor terrace.
Under an hour’s drive from Lisbon in stunning Cascais, the five-star Quinta da Marinha resort is part of the ‘Great Hotels of the World’ portfolio and boasts an esteemed Robert Trent Jones-designed par-71 golf course with outstanding views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains.
The golf course received on average a 7,4/10 score at Leadingcourses.com. The green fee is €82.50.
Guests can combine rounds of golf with visits to the resort’s
- outdoor pool,
- the heated indoor pool, as well as
- the sauna,
- Turkish bath, and
- sensory showers.