Boavista Views

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

Boavista Views certainly lives up to its name! The breathtaking views enjoyed from this historic home and its grounds are absolutely phenomenal! Despite the characterful interiors of this wonderful six bedroom house, you will not want to miss a moment being captivated by the stunning panorama surrounding Boavista Views. The house was originally built in the seventeenth century in this most exclusive and enviable spot overlooking the Douro River and its surrounding age-old vineyards. The house has been beautifully renovated to include modern comforts and some wonderful treats. With six charming bedroom suites, the house is ideal for groups of friends, multi-generational families or perhaps two families wanting to enjoy a holiday together.

Boavista Views sits proudly on a high plateau on the outskirts of the charming Portuguese village Mesao Frio. Mesio Frio is an absolute delight with friendly locals, some wonderful eateries, astounding Douro views and within easy reach of Porto and many other fabulous towns and villages. The location is perfect for hikers, cyclists, those that want to tour the local wineries, foodies, river enthusiasts and those looking for cultural excursions. Just along from Mesio Frio is the fabulous Peso da Regua with its fascinating Douro Museum. You can enjoy the Douro’s breathtaking landscapes on the river, by hiking, driving and even by helicopter. Trips to Porto, Braga and Lamengo should be included in your trip.

Steeped in history, Boavista Views enjoys a wonderful blend of modern comforts and nods from the past. The old ‘lagares’, stone troughs in which grapes were trodden, now feature in the gym alongside its excellent range of equipment. There are two living spaces, one perfectly positioned to enjoy the river views and filled with sumptuous furnishings and the other cosy and comforting with an open fireplace and a card games table. The main living space features unique royal blue windows and doors that can be opened so that you can enjoy a wide view of the valley. The dining room is smart and sophisticated with classical vintage furnishings and doors opening to the terrace and garden. The kitchen will please the chefs in your group with its traditional styling and many vintage pots and pans. They will be able to cook up a storm which can be eaten in the dining room or alfresco with a view. Boavista Views is very spacious. Though it is a very sociable house, there are plenty of secluded, quiet corners if you want to disappear with your holiday book or a cup of coffee. The wine cellar is amazing, a wonderful space for a celebratory dinner or a large get together. For entertainment, guests have the use of a snooker table and a padel tennis court. Guests enjoy the sleep of kings in the six bedroom suites, all with ensuite bathrooms. Crisp cottons adorn the beds, together with delightful soft furnishings.

The gardens are joyful, all with fabulous views. There are idyllic spots for alfresco dining or enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple while pondering how the light changes the dreamy river scenes. The surrounding age-old vineyards of Portugal’s most famous produce, Port wine, enchance the pure magic of this enchanting scene. The swimming pool enjoys the most brilliant setting, overlooking the river and surrounded by a lush lawn and plenty of loungers. There is a handy pool house too. The padel tennis court is very popular.

An added attraction of Boavista Views is that a delicious breakfast is included in your stay. It is also possible for an additional charge to have other meals prepared by a local chef. Your welcome hamper will also bring a smile to your faces. 

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What you should know…

  • Guests staying at Boavista Views enjoy delicious breakfasts prepared for them and can also enjoy other meals cooked by a private chef. Please speak to our Concierge Team should you be interested in this or villa pre-stocking, spa treatments, excursions or other services
  • This property is not suitable for guests with mobility issues or very young children due to steep steps, uneven terrace floors and unprotected drops from the garden onto terraced vineyards. Children under the age of 7 should be supervised
  • Guests can enjoy padel tennis, snooker, swimming and a fitness room

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Originally built in the XVII century, the villa is steeped in history and whilst the interiors reflect this, recent renovation works have added modern day comforts to the ancient building. The property is spacious and ideal for family or corporate group stays with lots of space to be together, as well as offering plenty of secluded corners to sit quietly alone if one wishes. 

Ground Floor
- Media and games room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and fireplace
- Separated dining room for 12 people and access to the patio
- Fully equipped kitchen with central island and access to the patio
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the patio and en-suite showe room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the patio and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating and river views
- Small reading room with selection of books
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Annexe
- Old vinyard working room with well equipped fitness area
- Large wine cellar with dining table for 10 people for wine tasting

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Paddel tennis court
- Summer kitchen
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Laundry service
- Washing machine
- Cleaning service
- Hair dryers
- Cot and high chair
- Wine cellar

 

 

Location

About the surrounding area of Boavista Views
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Boavista Views enjoys an enviable location overlooking the Douro River and ancient vineyards in Mesao Frio, a charming, very attractive village that sits next to the river. Close by is the sun bleached town of Pesu da Regua, the region’s largest riverside town. Pesu da Regua grew into a major port and wine entrepot in the 18th century. From this wonderful town you can cruise the Douro River and explore many of the regions wineries and villages. The town’s Douro Museum is excellent, the riverfront is gorgeous and the old town up the hill is very quaint and charming.

Other places to visit include Pinhao on the river with its wonderful railway station and ancient tiles dedicated to the cultivation of vines, Numao with its castle and fabulous views, the International Douro National Park, the Vale do Coa Archaeological Park, an open-air rock art gallery and Lemego with its Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

Within very easy reach, Porto lies at the mouth of the river, 280 km north of Lisbon. Porto is home to port wine, street art and fabulous eateries. Porto is a city rich in history and culture. It historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Porto enjoys a fascinating history, a fantastic array of attractions and activities and a wonderful cultural experience. You can enjoy wine and port tastings throughout the city and especially in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Porto. Caves Ferreira in Vila Nova de Gaia is one of the best places around, founded by a winemaking family in 1751. Porto is brimming with narrow tiled buildings wedged into streets along river hillsides, a labyrinth of backstreets . It boasts a gorgeous waterfront. While you are there, apart from wine tasting, you should climb the Torre dos Clerigos for fabulous views, explore the Cais da Ribeira, one of the oldest parts of the city admiring its views of the iconic double-decked Dom Luis bridge, look at the Igreja do Carmo and visit the Museo da Cidade which gives a wonderful insight into Porto’s history. You also should sample a francesinha with its multiple layers of meat, egg and dough and drenched in tomato and beer sauce!

Braga is the oldest city in Portugal. Its original name was Bracara Augusta, having been founded by Romans in 16BC. Braga is known as the ‘Rome of Portugal’ for its many churches. Braga’s Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte sits on the top of a hill with a 600 step climb. It is very beautiful, sitting in a park with beautiful gardens, caves and a lake. Republic Square offers a beautiful fountain and is the starting point of the historic centre. Other significant landmarks are the Torre de Menagen from the 14th century, the university, the Cathedral of Braga and the Biscainhos Palace which is now a museum. The food offered in the town is delicious with Francesinha on the menu in many restaurants. These are a type of sandwich stuffed with sausage, ham, steak and other meats covered with cheese au gratin and served with a tomato sauce, beer and chilli. Avenida da Liberdade is the main pedestrian thoroughfare surrounded by flowerbeds and shop windows.

*** For security reasons the pinpoint on the map may not show the exact location of the villa, only the area location.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(56 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Ferry Port

(62 km)

Nearest Village Masao Frio

(600 m)

Nearest Town/City Guimaraes

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Dignopartilhar Restuarante

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Vimaranes Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermache

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Azura Beach

(56 km)

Nearest Golf Rilhadas Golf Course

(8 km)

Nearest Tennis Guimaraes Tennis Club

(5 km)

Note

Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.

ABOUT THE DOURO

A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, venture through the enchanting countryside.

Following the winding Douro river east from Porto reveals one of the most scenic drives in Europe and Portugal’s premier wine region, the Douro Valley. With terraces of vines lining the riverbanks, Douro Valley holidays offer stunning hiking trails, beautiful viewpoints and a wonderful selection of peaceful retreats.

In the Douro, you will find quiet towns and villages, vineyards hugging the bends, castles from the time of the Reconquest and other places worthy of a stop to look far into the horizon.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Boavista Views is brilliant for a family holiday though please take note regarding unprotected drops in the garden and uneven terraces etc. Young children need to be supervised. Having said that, the pool, the gardens, the entertainment spaces and the padel court are simply fabulous. Families can enjoy diverse activities when staying at Boavista Views. Hiking, cycling, river adventures, horse riding, cultural trips and days on the beach are all thoroughly enjoyed by families.

In Porto, the Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto are lovely. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia.

Some of the Douro’s wineries have special children’s activities to keep them occupied while you are tasting delicious nectar. Quinta do Popa have a table with children’s chairs where they can paint, draw or play with toys. Quinta da Pacheca has a large garden. You can enjoy delicious lunches at many of the vineyards, suitable for the whole family or take a picnic.

Children love taking boat rides along the river, some starting in Pinhao, a village in the heart of the valley. There are also boat rides from Regua. From Pinhao you can take one or two hour rides, some with a complimentary glass of port wine! You might want to book a trip in advance as they are very popular. Families can rent kayaks or take a speedboat. Or perhaps a gentle electric Rabelo boat is what you would prefer.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details might be ask as guarantee.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 30th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £13,700
Nov 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2023 £9,133
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £13,700
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £19,927
Sep 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £13,700
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 2nd 2024 £9,133

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 30th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €14,608
Nov 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2023 €9,739
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €14,608
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €21,248
Sep 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €14,608
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 2nd 2024 €9,739

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 30th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $14,353
Nov 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2023 $9,569
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $14,353
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $20,877
Sep 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $14,353
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 2nd 2024 $9,569

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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