Porto Vecchio: Mediterranean Lifestyle On Alexandria's Waterfront
Views, View, Views
Similar to its namesake in the French island of Corsica, the Porto Vecchio Condominium Complex in Alexandria, Virginia, is Mediterranean-inspired, resembling an Italianate villa overlooking the Potomac. Porto Vecchio literally translates to "old port" -- a tribute to Alexandria's colorful history and a nod to the development's waterfront setting. Lucky residents enjoy dramatic sunsets from floor to ceiling windows as well as views of the Belle Haven Marina and Dyke Marsh. Located just off the Potomac River, Belle Haven is a scenic park and marina owned by the national park service and boasts a popular sailing school. The Dyke Marsh, further south, is a wildlife refuge home to red-winged blackbirds and other avian residents. Select homes overlook the twinkling lights of National Harbor -- an elegant backdrop to cocktails on the veranda.
When you're not delighting in the views, you can take advantage of a wealth of onsite amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center and sauna, and tennis courts. Porto Vecchio's vaunted limo service can drop you off at the airport or pick you up from a night on the town, freeing you to leave your car in the garage. A secure, 24-hour front desk guarantees privacy and convenience in greeting guests, receiving packages and managing other services. With its coveted location in the southeast quadrant of Old Town, Porto Vecchio is minutes to Old Town's enticing shops, eateries, and galleries.
Enjoying Life to Its Fullest
And, if you want to stay in, you won't mind entertaining in the posh interiors of your new home. Residences feature one and two bedrooms with open floor plans, hardwood floors and one or two spaces in the underground parking garage. Kitchens are ideal for hosting guests with premium cabinetry, stainless appliances and a separate dining room. Relaxing after a long day is easy in your whirlpool tub in the beautifully appointed master bath.
It's said that the secret to the Mediterranean lifestyle lies in having the confidence to live life to the fullest, to find peace and happiness in every day events, and to stay active and engaged in meaningful ways. What better way to start than in a home in the Porto Vecchio?