We just finished a fantastic four night stay with our friends (5 couples in total) at the glorious Fox House, and everything from start to finish was absolutely wonderful. Everyone’s expectations were surpassed and we can’t say enough about the beautiful property, the wonderful hosts and staff. The property, home, accommodations, pool and grounds are even more beautiful than the pictures show.
Our wonderful hosts Miguel and Mafalda made our stay so memorable with their hospitality, graciousness, warmth, friendly and professional manner--it quickly put all of us at ease, and feeling so welcome. It truly made it hard to leave when the time came.
Their suggestions and subsequent arrangement for day trips, tours, transportation, guides, restaurants and onsite dinner options brought the words ‘customer service’ to a whole new 5 star level. We were so well taken care of.
The onsite daily breakfast provided was delicious and full of selection. The group also opted for dinner to be prepared onsite for the 4 nights and we were so happy we made that choice. The dinners provided were created and prepared by such a wonderful Chef who night after night thrilled everyone.
Our group was made up of some well travelled, food and wine lovers who have all expressed what an incredible time they had at the Fox House. If we had to sum up our stay in one word….PERFECTION!!
Thank you so much Miguel & Mafalda!!
There really are no words to describe how extremely perfect and magical our stay was at the Fox house. We were looking for a quite beautiful place to have our wedding celebration. From the beginning Mafalda and Miguel were wonderful at communicating. We planned our wedding from the states and as you can imagine that could be very stressful dealing with not physically being there and the language barrier. This wasn’t at all the case. They put us at ease every step of the way. We found we could trust them completely with all our wants and needs. It was a small wedding. Around 30 people total. Everything was beyond perfect. Mafalda and Miguel were there all the way making sure everything was perfect for us on the big day. We walked away from this stay feeling like we gained two more family members. Truly spectacular in all aspects. Not to mention their wonderful modern and beautiful design aesthetic.
We had this event in May and I’m writing this review in September. Not at all in reflection of them but more that there was simply too much great things to say about them and the Fox House. It was hard to put it into writing. They excited our expectations!!
In welcoming us, Miguel said that he and Mafalda wanted their guests to feel "at home." My husband responded by saying that he wanted home to feel like this. The Fox House is magical. Nine of us (two families) stayed on the property, and we loved every moment of our time there. We loved waking up to the wonderful breakfasts laid out for us each morning: fresh orange juice, hot coffee, warm breads, cheese, fruit, cheese, meat and yoghurts. We lingered, talking with each other and enjoying the view of the property. We swam in the pool, read, played miniature golf and picked ripe figs. For the most part we had late dinners prepared (primarily by one of our talented sons), using the thoughtfully appointed outdoor kitchen.
Miguel and Mafalda have restored the property beautifully, respecting its history and setting, yet decorating with an eye for classical simplicity and elegance. Everything is gracious and serene, yet warm and welcoming. Although we used the opportunity to explore Portugal's history and culture, The Fox House was the highlight of our trip.
We stayed at The Fox House for one week with two families (party of 7) and had an outstanding visit. The owners went above & beyond to ensure a memorable stay. We had dinner prepared on site for 3 evenings which were authentic Portuguese meals that we all enjoyed. We drove to the Douro Valley & Porto, GPS a must!
The houses are beautiful & perfectly furnished while surrounded by amazing garden grounds with spectacular views.
This is a destination rental that you'll never want to leave!
We had a wonderful stay at The Fox House.
The house is big, tastefully furnished with everything you could need to feel at home.
Mafalda and Miguel made sure attended to our needs for a fantastic holiday.
Highly recommend it!