“Exceeded our expectations” is a much overused phrase in todays' vernacular, but it does come closest to describing our family vacation at this unique and quite incredible property. Every couple of years we search the web to find a rental home in a foreign country that will immerse us in the local culture, and comfortably accomodate our two sons, daughter-in-law and young grandson. Last year we found the Marreco House at Quinta de Sant’ Ana and began communicating with the owner, Ann Frost, to be sure the house and property would make for a fun and educational experience. The house was spacious and perfect for our daily living needs, and provided convenient access to the important historical sites and tourist attractions in the area. It was exceptionally well appointed and had every appliance, utensil, etc. one would need on a self catered vacation. It’s location on the Quinta de Santa’ Ana estate provided spectacular vineyard views, complete privacy, farmyard entertainment for the grandson, and a fabulous pool that was a well used and much appreciated. The accomodations and all the amenities, including watching wine making the old fashion way, made this our best family vacation ever, and the thread that wove it all together was the incredible warmth and hospitality of the staff.