Right from the start Pedro proved to be the perfect host - collecting us from the local train station and driving us to his lovely country house in a safe, quiet area where we enjoyed a welcome drink beside the clean pool under the fruit trees in his spacious garden. Breakfast each morning with fresh rolls, homemade jam, coffee or tea, orange juice, cheese and ham and fruit was eaten while listening to his vast collection of music. We were taken to 2 impressive wineries where we sampled the vinho verde and wandered through the impressive gardens. The restaurant Belos Ares, a 10 minute walk away, served very tasty and reasonably priced local dishes and the owner Pedro speaks very good English. We highly recommend a stay at Casa de Marlaes with Pedro and his charming family.