Villa Paiva

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Quirky Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

A traditional and cosy villa located in the Duoro region, Villa Paiva is nothing short of perfection. The exterior of this property manages to embody both comfort and style, with an assortment of fruit trees surrounding the grounds. There is also an expertly manicured garden that is ideal for playing games and for soaking up the glorious sun. Opposite the garden is a quaint decking area that is fitted with a luxurious plunge pool. As such, guests can slip into these soothing waters and let go of any worries. Plus, there is also an outdoor dining area that is covered by an ornate wooden structure. Therefore, guests can enjoy an array of delicious meals as they look out at the magnificent views. Villa Paiva also includes a large balcony area that provides guests with an array of awe-inspiring views of the nearby Paiva River. This balcony also includes a pair of high-quality sun loungers, allowing guests to mindfully take in their surroundings.
As you enter the property, you will come across the homely living area, fitted with an array of eclectic decorations. The pair of rich green armchairs are placed opposite a patterned sofa, meaning that the whole family can gather in one space and enjoy each other’s company. There is also an additional dining area inside the property, giving the whole property a more collective feel. This dining area is truly stunning, making use of an opulent dining table and a set of matching chairs that are lined with red velvet. The kitchen also adheres to a similar style, using a collection of matching white cupboards and a unique archway that sits above it. Thus, guests are encouraged to create a collection of incredible meals in the comfort of this family-style kitchen.
Villa Paiva is home to four exquisite bedrooms, each of which follows a grandiose set of style choices. Each bedroom contains a pair of single beds. This means that the rooms can be customised in any way you like, making both a twin or double room. Moreover, this property also hosts five bathrooms in total, meaning that every guest is able to gain their own sense of space and privacy.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Large groups of teenagers are not permitted
  • Parking is available within the same building
  • Pets are not allowed on this property

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Waterfront

The Villa

When tradition meets comfort. This villa gets you the unique chance to be one with nature. With a direct view to Paiva River, this 4-bedroom property will be the perfect retreat to enjoy your time outdoors.

Ground Floor
- Media room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and access to the garden
- Well equipped kitchen with dining for 6 people
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the garden and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private plunge pool (3.5 x 3.5 m, depth 2 m)
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Alarm system
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair
- Hair dryer
- DVD player
- Parking

Registration Number: 118826/AL




About the surrounding area of Villa Paiva
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Paiva is located in the idyllic village of Espiunca, which is just a 90-minute drive away from the acclaimed Duoro Valley. This property is within close proximity to a wide range of tourist attractions. For example, Arouca Geopark is an exhilarating landmark that is home to an abundance of unique outdoor activities. This open-air geological museum is less than half an hour away from the centre of Espiunca, making it a very accessible attraction for guests staying in Villa Paiva. Arouca Geopark is most known for its incredible attractions, such as the world’s largest suspended pedestrian bridge. Although it is not for the faint-hearted, this bridge allows guests to see the immersive rocky landscapes from an entirely different perspective. The park also provides a selection of tour packages to ensure that new guests gain a full experience during their time there.
If you are looking to explore a unique natural phenomenon during your time in Portugal, then Pedras Parideiras is a must-see attraction. Translated as rock delivering stones, this amazing piece of bedrock is made up of rocks that are able to grow and detach from one another. This is such an amazing sight and is only found in one select area in Portugal. Pedras Parideiras is also located in Arouca Geopark, within the designated Casa des Pedras Parideiras Interpretation Centre. Guests can enter that attraction for free and have the choice to view the bedrock from inside the interpretation centre or from a special balcony.
For guests who like to see all of the sights, the InterRegional Train is a perfect way to explore the spectacular Duoro Valley in both speed and style. This journey was first created in order to transport wine from Porto to Pocinho but is now used mainly as a tourist attraction. This historic train station of Sao Bento is just over an hour away from Espiunca, allowing guests to reach the station in a timely manner. From here, guests will embark on a three-hour train ride where they will travel through 20 tunnels and 30 bridges, all whilst gaining incredible views of the Duoro River. Tickets for this attraction are incredibly reasonable as they start at just €14.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(76 km)

Nearest Village Espiunca

(400 m)

Nearest Town/City Auroca

(16 km)

Nearest Restaurant Semblano

(6 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Recanto do Paiva

(650 m)

Nearest Supermarket Minipreco

(15 km)

Nearest Beach Espiunca River Beach

(650 m)

Nearest Golf Amarante Golf Course

(63 km)


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.


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.


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

There is no doubt that children will thoroughly enjoy their time at Villa Paiva due to the wide selection of tourist hotspots that surround the property. The region of Arouca is best known for its collection of delicious Portuguese sweets, attracting curious tourists from around the world. Casa dos Doces Conventuais de Arouca is renowned for its selection of Conventual Sweets, delicacies that are crafted by Nuns from various convents across Portugal. The religious influence of these sweets has helped them to become a cultural treasure as well as an integral part of Portugal’s history. Casa dos Doces Conventuais de Arouca is less than 30-minutes away from the centre of Espiunca and provides a range of sweets for a reasonable price. Products cost around €6-€18, making them affordable souvenirs for children to enjoy.
For families that are looking to learn more about the Duoro region and its cultural impact on the rest of Portugal, the Duoro Museum is a suitable place to visit. Located just over 90-minutes away from Espiunca, this museum takes guests on an insightful journey, giving them an immersive look into Duoro’s fascinating winemaking roots. The exhibitions are very interactive and help children discover how the wine industry is an integral asset to Portugal’s wider economy and culture. There is also a wide range of wine tours available within this museum, giving the grown-ups a chance to taste a collection of traditional Portuguese wines. These experiences come in a range of different types, with prices starting at just €7 per person.
Mateus Palace is also a very popular landmark within the Duoro Valley, giving guests a glimpse into the remarkable Baroque-style architecture found within this area. This exquisite palace is just an hour and 40 minutes away from Espiunca and allows guests to explore the amazing grounds at their own pace. Mateus Palace is separated into three sections comprising a manor, a winery, and a chapel. During your time here, guests are encouraged to explore all three parts of the palace, gathering more information about the significance of this beautiful property. Tickets for this attraction are very affordable, with adult tickets costing €20 and children aged 6-12 costing €10.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront


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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

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

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, 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 €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4 - 8 pm, check-in out of schedule will have an extra cost of €50 per booking.
Departure time 11 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, bath and pool 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 4 nights during low season.
Changeover day Saturday during peak season.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Toursit 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 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 6th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £2,228 £2,786 £3,900
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £1,871 £2,339 £3,274
Jan 1st 2023 - Mar 1st 2023 £1,472 £1,840 £2,575
Mar 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £1,682 £2,102 £2,943
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £1,682 £2,102 £2,943
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - £2,943
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - £3,458
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 - - £2,943
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £1,682 £2,102 £2,943
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2024 £1,472 £1,840 £2,575

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 6th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €2,399 €2,999 €4,199
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €2,015 €2,518 €3,525
Jan 1st 2023 - Mar 1st 2023 €1,585 €1,981 €2,773
Mar 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €1,811 €2,264 €3,169
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €1,811 €2,264 €3,169
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - €3,169
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - €3,723
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 - - €3,169
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €1,811 €2,264 €3,169
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2024 €1,585 €1,981 €2,773

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 6th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $2,394 $2,992 $4,189
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $2,010 $2,512 $3,517
Jan 1st 2023 - Mar 1st 2023 $1,581 $1,976 $2,766
Mar 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $1,807 $2,258 $3,161
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $1,807 $2,258 $3,161
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - $3,161
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - $3,715
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 - - $3,161
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $1,807 $2,258 $3,161
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2024 $1,581 $1,976 $2,766

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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