Quinta da Marinha, one of the luxury gated communities on the fabled Portuguese Riviera, is designed for lovers of the great outdoors.
With its golf courses and beautiful beaches, the oceanfront community in the coastal resort town of Cascais, which is 30 minutes west of Lisbon, offers a host of amenities for those who seek an active, leisurely lifestyle and have the means to pay for exclusivity.
“Here, you can practice sports from surfing to golf or tennis,” says Eurico Ferreira da Silva, partner and sales manager, Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty. “And you get a great lifestyle, [being] surrounded by nature and the ocean.”
Modern Luxury Estates
Quinta da Marinha, defined by N 247 and Estrada do Guincho on the north, Estrada Nova on the east, Rua da Bicuda on the south, and Rua dos Eucaliptos on the west, is known for its luxurious custom estates that are modern in style.
Top-of-the-line estates that have amenities such as a private tennis court, a spa, and several swimming pools can soar to US$30 million, according to Ferreira da Silva, who adds that prices are quoted in U.S. dollars for the international market.
The average price, he adds, is US$4.5 million, and properties typically are a half acre. “Some houses have great ocean views while others enjoy mountain views,” he says. Condos, loaded with accoutrements such as gyms, tennis courts, golf courses, beaches, jogging circuits, and horseback riding trails, typically sell for US$1 million to US$6.5 million, he says. “The oldest were built about two decades ago,” he says, adding that there are more under construction. “In the north area of Quinta da Marinha, the condos are in a classic or traditional style; in the south, they are modern.”