Douro Views

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

Set in an elevated position overlooking the meandering curves of the golden Douro river stands Douro Views, a stunning six-bedroom villa accommodating up to twelve guests. Virtually indistinguishable from its surroundings, this sleek and impressive holiday home utilises natural, local materials such as flint, slate and hardwoods to create a sophisticated, on-top-of-the-world retreat.

The views here are unparalleled, with glorious, lush vineyards and the river valley stretching as far as the eye can see, giving a sensational feeling of freedom - it’s really no wonder that the BBC claimed that the Douro region provided ‘the best Riverview in the world’.

Accessible via electronic gates, offering total security and privacy, the dramatic architecture of Douro Views makes it seem at one with nature, with its large, push-back glass windows bathing the home with light and the neutral colour palette that invites the outdoors in.

The interior is spacious and classic in design, with hardwood floors and comfortable soft furnishings in muted shades of grey and stone. There is a modern and stylish log burner in the living area, adding a touch of rustic charm, and a well-equipped kitchen offering all of the amenities you’ll need during your stay to create family meals to enjoy while taking in the spectacular views.

Extra luxuries that you and your guests will be able to take advantage of during your stay include Douro Views’ luxurious spa room, featuring a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room - the perfect place to unwind after a day of sight-seeing, hiking, or simply relaxing in the villas stunning grounds. Douro Views features six spacious bedrooms, all showcasing those incredible views and decorated in natural tones of cream and stone, accented with splashes of charcoal and smokey grey. There are three double bedrooms and three twin rooms, all complete with incredibly modern and stylish ensuite facilities.

The grounds of Douro Views are equally impressive, with lush green lawns, an alfresco barbeque and dining area, and a private infinity pool looking out over the valley. The pool terrace is complete with sun loungers, providing guests with the perfect place to soak up the sun and relax with a good book or even a cocktail or two!


***Please note that this property is on request, and availability will be confirmed within 48h.

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What you should know…

  • Douro Views is located in a rural region and surrounded by miles of the incredible Portuguese countryside, so perhaps not suited to those who want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of more urban areas
  • While children are welcome here at Douro Views, parents will want to be aware that there are several areas of the villa where younger children will need to be well-supervised, including around the ground-level pool, and the barbeque area and the indoor woodburner
  • The weather in the Douro Valley can be unpredictable, with it not uncommon to experience rain and fog as well as sunshine if you choose to visit later in the year

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Soar like an eagle from its dramatic aerie, this Douro Valley rental home leaves you with the sensation of flying high above the meandering curves and classic vine terraces of the great Douro River.

Lower Ground Floor
- Spa with sauna room, hot tub and shower room
- Game room with foosball, ping pong and pool tables
- Wine cellar (seats 4)
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the patio and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the patio and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the patio and en-suite shower room

Ground Floor
- Large living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, fireplace and access to a balcony
- Open plan dining area for 14 people and access to a balcony
- Well equipped kitchen
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room

Annexe
- Independent studio cabin in the vineyards with bathroom and kitchenette

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large patio and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer


***Please note that this property is on request, and availability will be confirmed within 48h.

Location

About the surrounding area of Douro Views
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Surrounded by beautiful olive trees and rolling vineyards, Douro Views offers the perfect private holiday retreat - ideally located for visiting the local wineries or taking a relaxing river cruise. Douro is one of the oldest wine regions in the world, with grape harvesting and wine production going back over 2,000 years. Visitors here can enjoy the treasure of the Douro Valley - strong and sweet port wine, as well as participate in traditional grape stomping. If you are keen to see the grape harvest in the Douro Valley, it’s best to aim for September/October time. The crowds will be smaller in the region, but be aware that the temperatures are cooler, and a light rain jacket may be required!

Portugal is famous for its abundance of hiking opportunities, and some of the country’s most scenic trails can be found right here in the Douro Valley. There’s no better way to discover the picturesque scenery of the region than with a gentle stroll through the patchwork of vineyards, olive groves and idyllic villages or, if you’re feeling up to it, a more strenuous climb up to some of the panoramic viewpoints such as Casal de Lovios or São Salvador do Mundo.  

The Douro region is renowned for its dreamy countryside landscapes, but the towns and villages are also well worth a visit! Quaint and friendly with a laid-back vibe, this beautiful region is bursting with baroque architecture, pretty chapels, museums, and small cafes and eateries offering delicious local bread and wine. The cuisine here is hearty and satisfying, with meat, fish and stews dominating the menus - so be sure to leave the diet at home! Specialities of the region include grilled salt cod, roasted suckling pig and octopus salad, to name but a few. If you’re after a lighter option, you’ll find all manner of places serving up delicious cheese and charcuterie platters - perfect for enjoying with (another!) glass of the local wine.

But Douro isn’t just about the great food and drink! If you’re looking for something a little more adrenaline-fuelled during your stay, there is an array of watersports to indulge in, including canoeing, kayaking and water-skiing. There are many designated swimming areas in the region where you can take a relaxing dip, as well as some beautiful river beaches, known as fluviais. Douros is also home to some excellent bird-watching locations, which are sure to delight nature-lovers. Bring your camera and get ready to capture some snaps of the local species such as the black stork, griffon and Egyptian vultures, golden eagles, peregrine falcons and red and black kites.  

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vila Real Airport

(32 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Porto Airport

(136 km)

Nearest Village Casal del Loivos

(350 m)

Nearest Town/City Lamego

(38 km)

Nearest Restaurant Valedouro Restaurante

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Quinta do Jalloto (Family Vineyards)

(250 m)

Nearest Supermarket Casa Merlo Minimercado

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Passadouro River Beach

(9 km)

Nearest Golf Amarante Golf Course

(77 km)

Nearest Tennis Vila Real Tennis Club

(32 km)

Kids

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

Douro Views offers kids literally a breath of fresh air with its beautiful, natural surroundings and one-of-a-kind views that are sure to impress guests of all ages. With its six bedrooms, the villa is perfect for larger family groups or two smaller families travelling together, and the presence of both double and twin rooms means that everyone can be accommodated comfortably.

Older children and teens will be delighted to know that despite the remote location of Douro Views, there is WiFi throughout, as well as a flatscreen TV…and the fully air-conditioned property ensures that the kids stay cool on the hottest days. Speaking of staying cool, children of all ages will enjoy having their own private pool to enjoy, although adults should be aware that the ground-level pool doesn’t have a barrier or fence, so it will pay to make sure that the little ones are well-supervised while playing in the vicinity.

Douro is undoubtedly famous for its vineyards and wine tours, but those travelling with the kids will be pleased to know that the area is still suitable for them too. Quinta do Popa vineyard features a ‘kids section’, small tables and chairs where the children can paint and draw while the rest of the family enjoys the wine tasting experience. The location overlooking the river is also the perfect place for a family picnic, making it a favourite destination for those who are holidaying in the region with their children. Another good option for the whole family is Quinta da Pacheca, which has a large garden and plenty of space for the kids to run around and play.

Taking a river cruise is something that will appeal to the whole family too. We recommend the shorter boat ride from Pinhao, which is a pretty village at the heart of the Douro Valley. Longer boat rides are available from Porto to Regua or Pinhao, but be aware that if you have very young children, it can be an exhausting day.

While you’re staying in Douro with the children, then a trip to Porto is well worth it. The second-largest city in Portugal, Porto, is located on the ocean’s edge of the Douro Valley. The city offers many beautiful gardens for the children to run and play in - in particular the Crystal Palace Gardens, which is free of charge and exceptionally pretty. The interactive museum, World of Discoveries, is well worth a visit too; with touch screens and a unique indoor boat ride that takes you through different countries, it’s sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

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 are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available in this property.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Housekeeping and linen change every 3 days + Daily continental breakfast.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that this property is on request, and availability will be confirmed within 48h.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 6% VAT Portugal

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 5th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £8,365
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 £7,297
Dec 27th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 £6,582
Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £7,297
Jul 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £8,365
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £7,297

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 5th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €9,118
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 €7,953
Dec 27th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 €7,174
Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €7,953
Jul 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €9,118
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €7,953

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 5th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $9,513
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 $8,298
Dec 27th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 $7,486
Jan 7th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $8,298
Jul 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $9,513
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $8,298

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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