The Portuguese property Vinha da Manta is situated near Faia, a small village in the National Park "Serra da Estrela” (Valley of the stars).

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Arriving at Vinha da Manta, the view greets you and you know it will never let you down. From this vantage point you can see the Mondego Valley with a few of its traditional villages such as Faia and Aldeia Vicosa, framed by the beautiful mountains. On the main terrace next to the big stone house sit a few long tables under olive trees with a view of the vegetable garden as well as the valley below, a promise of good meals and new friends.
Vinha da Manta offers a wonderful vacation in one of nine luxury canvas lodges, with tranquility, space, luxury and comfort in one of the most beautiful and authentic areas of Portugal. Also we have a luxury farmhouse (Quinta das Canas) and an intimate gardenhouse (Casa da Horta) for rent. The canvas lodges are set up on big wooden platforms and made up of a kitchenette, couch, and two sleeping areas (typically set up with a double bed and bunk beds, but adjustable if and as needed). The toilet and shower are on the side of the platform, which is set up with sun beds and a seating area.
The minimum stay in low season is three days, in high season a week, though some lucky guests stay for two.
Jacky and Menno, the hosts, are Dutch and the parents of Finn (19), Thijm (16), and Keet (13). They are the proverbial cherry on the cake, making everyone feel right at home yet most definitely on vacation.
Menno cooks three meals a week, with dishes inspired from living in and traveling to various countries before relocating in Portugal six years ago. The menus are original, unexpected, bursting with flavor, and absolutely not to be missed. Saturdays, the wood oven gets fired up for pizza night.
To complement this already incredible setup are the natural swimming pool with its own bar, the 100m2 covered Yoga Shala where yoga lessons and massages are offered regularly throughout the season (end of April to end of September), and four horses for trail rides in the area or kiddie rides around the property.
Not to mention the range of individual day excursions available, to the Mondego river, to any one of the 12 historical villages all around the Serra de Estrela (they all have castles, a variety of hikes, restaurants, and occasional museums or special themed festas), or to a weekly market in the nearby village of Trancoso among others.
This is glamping at its best.

Bookings can now be made for the 2018 season. You can book yourself using the 'Reservations' button but we are very glad to help if you have any questions or if you want us to make your booking, just send us a email at