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House along the Douro River w / private access to the river

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House 4 bedrooms w / private pool and direct access to the river

This villa was built in 2007. It is a kind of refuge for owners and family. The villa has 4 bedrooms, one suite, and a total of 4 bathrooms, shower. It also has a living room and kitchen with generous areas and a BBQ. Outside you can enjoy the surrounding landscape, as well as the river, pool and playground. It has a total capacity for 10 people.


Owner
Célia Costa
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Penha Longa in Municipality of Marco de Canaveses

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms include towels and basic toiletries. One of them has hair dryer and first aid.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 4 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • All rooms have river views. 2 of them with access to the balcony.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Our guests may enjoy Stand Up Paddle, Kayak, Soccer, Badminton. We can also provide the contact of a sailor who makes boat trips in the area. It's worth it!

Reviews

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(9 traveller reviews)

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House along the Douro River w / private access to the river
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Virtually inaccessible - cannot recommend

  • 2 of 5

My family and I were in Portugal for 2+ weeks on vacation from the US, the last leg of which was from Lagos to this home for 3 nights. After spending more than an hour of driving through incredibly narrow and steep roads (the worst of which are the last 0.5KM that lead to the home for which there is no other route) we finally reached the house. The home is indeed beautiful and the owners very welcoming but it does not justify the drive if you plan on ever leaving the home once you arrive. In fact, in attempting to leave the house, I was not able to get the rental car up the first bit of the driveway due to the very tight turn and steep angle (20%+ incline) - it was only when the owner drove the car that we were able to get out. Knowing more rain was on the way, the slippery nature of the cobble stones would leave us completely stranded.

Given the near inaccessibility and our desire to come and go throughout our stay (which would have been impossible) we left the same day and had to find a hotel at which to stay. We'd hoped to be able to eat out, grocery shop, enjoy the local wineries and the city of Porto, however this home is NOT the place to stay if that is your plan as well. Renter beware - unless you are an expert at driving these kinds of roads and are in a very small car or a rental with good insurance, or are planning on not leaving the home, I cannot recommend strongly enough that you find another place to stay.

We were very disappointed that we were not warned adequately about the roads, especially the last part for which there is no other way around. Had we known, we would have never chosen this home. Because of this, I am asking the owner to negotiate at least some portion of a refund but to this point she has been unwilling. Very unfortunate.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a wonderful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Even more beautiful in person than the pictures show. My family really enjoyed everything that the property had to offer. I would highly recommend for any family looking for a very peaceful vacation in an incredible setting.

John O'Donnell

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to host you at our house.
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Beautiful, well kept modern property, very nice owners

  • 4 of 5

Our only complaint was that it was difficult to find - the directions could be improved by adding distances for each leg of the journey, and some landmarks to look for at the turns, as the street signs are not easy to find (especially for Americans not used to the Portugese system). Our weather wasn't great, so we weren't able to take advantage of the pool, kayak and stand up paddle boards, but with the right weather, all of that would be fabulous! The house was very clean and modern and comfortable. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. We are currently working on the less positive aspects you mentioned. We hope to come back soon to enjoy the pool!
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5

Fantastic place !

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families with a total of 4 kids and stayed at the villa for 2 weeks in August.

Everything was great !

The villa is modern and well equipped. The pool was perfect. Everything is like in the pictures of the website and even better in real life.

Having access to the Douro river with the kayak and the paddle boats were a plus. The kids enjoyed a lot.

Celia and Manuel were great hosts. Thank you again for everything !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Top villa and owners

  • 5 of 5

We came from Brussels in the beginning of Augustus

Very nice situation, with direct and private access to the Douro.

And very nice family ! Offering Porto and sweets at the arrival

Epic moments on boat with the owner ! Fantastic !

We strongly recommend this vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place in beautiful and quiet surrounding

  • 5 of 5

This spacious and modern villa is perfect for a relaxing stay in the Portuguese countryside. We stayed one week, two families of 9 people in total. The house was very clean and in perfect condition with a well equipped kitchen. The pool area is also really great, with sun beds and trees giving shadow from the sun. Follow the driving instructions carefully, as the GPS might guide you to the very, very narrow road through the small village Vimieiro. About one hour drive away is the large and beautiful port wine district, but there are some really nice smaller Vinho verde ”quintas” only 20 minutes away. Information on these has nicely been put together by the house owner. We enjoyed exploring the beautiful river using the two stand up paddle boards and the kayak available!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Restaurante Penhadouro
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Penha Longa, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Época alta
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£840
for 2 nights
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£420
 
 
Época baixa
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£522
for 2 nights
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£261
 
 
Natal e Passagem de Ano
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£796
for 2 nights
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£398
 
 
Época baixa
4 Jan 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£522
for 2 nights
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£261
 
 
Páscoa
18 Apr 2019 - 23 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£796
for 2 nights
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£398
 
 
Época baixa
24 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£522
for 2 nights
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£261
 
 
Época alta
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£840
for 2 nights
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£420
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £442.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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