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Santa Cruz Do Douro: "It’s a real dollhouse!”

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About the property

"It’s a real dollhouse!” This is the commonest definition given to this house in the Douro by Portuguese and foreign visitors, that is between "VINHO VERDE" region and "ALTO DOURO VINHATEIRO" - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE .

The dwelling-house is comfortable and cosy. You’ll find a barbecue in the terrace and a swimming-pool in the lawn where to bask in the sun all day long…

All the equipment necessary for a good stay is at your disposal and, 3 minutes away by car, if you have the means, you can enjoy full nautical activities in the river Douro.

If you prefer to keep your feet steadily on ground, scour the Caminhos de Jacinto (Jacinto’s Paths) that inspired Eça de Queiroz, while praising this region and its people.

Eça, who had lived in Paris, described perfectly the gastronomy and the wines of the Douro, thus filling gastronomes and oenophiles with joy.

Hereabouts, culture lives together with tourism, not shoving off from its harbour of refuge - the Quinta de Beiredos. For these and other reasons - and in particular for you – call us upon!

If you think we are drawing the long bow, you’ll find out that the overstatement is only in the other good stuff we haven’t still told you... besides the wonders we leave out for you to discover...

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Bruno Cruz
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

Santa Cruz Do Douro: "It’s a real dollhouse!”
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

you must go there!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in a quiet, peaceful and comfortable place you will not find an accomodation better then Quinta de Beiredos. Fully equipped house, big garden, private swimming pool and beautiful view on Douro valley - it was more than we expected to get. The house has its own soul, you will not feel it in big guesthouses or hotels. And the most important thing: hospitality of Manuela. You can really feel you are her guest, not a customer. Many thanks to Manuela and Maria - thanks to you we spent a week that we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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"This was a gorgeous wine...

  • 5 of 5

"This was a gorgeous wine-making quinta to stay in and there is nothing further that Manuela could have done to make us feel any more welcome or comfortable! She is the best hostess! The house was very well equipped and clean with everything provided. (It''s fairly snug as its a few hundred years old).

The pool was gorgeous too.

Be aware that while the views of the valley are so beautiful and everything is so peaceful, it is a bite remote and you will need a car to get there and to any of the regions attractions."

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We enjoyed this clean, b...

  • 5 of 5

"We enjoyed this clean, beautiful,comfortable, well equipped house in St Cruz do Douro. The welcoming was heartwarming. The wine of the quinta of Manuela was superb. We also think it is a good starting point for trips to Porto, Quimaraes, casa Mateus etc. Thank you Manuela for your hospitality.

Hans and Karin van S, Holanda"

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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"Lovely accommodation in ...

  • 5 of 5

"Lovely accommodation in a quiet scenic location in the Douro Valley. Rustic, clean and exceptionally well equipped to a high quality.

Own utility room with washing machine and ironing facilities. Private swimming pool with loungers and wonderful views. Extremely comfortable beds with high quality bed linen. Can't fault it. The charming lady owner was really helpful and anxious that we had everything we needed. She welcomed us with seasonal fare and champagne from her vineyard.

Highly recommend."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
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"The most surprise when w...

  • 5 of 5

"The most surprise when we arrive for us was to see so beautiful picture of

the house and around - is much better than on pictures

Everything was absolutely perfect - house, interior, terrace, barbecue,

swimming pool, view from bedroom and from terrace

Manuela took care of all little details, absolute comfort, everything you

need for having rest and adore your vacation.

All inside was charming, stylish and suited to the atmosphere of the region

and 'Quinta.

Separate words about wine - it helps to feel the heart of 'Quinta and

Manuela :-)

To say in couple of words ... we felt like at home all the time

If you would ask me what I advise to change or to add to make better Quinta

de Beiredos - nothing add..."

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
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"adorable place, adorable...

  • 5 of 5

"adorable place, adorable view and adorable people"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Take high way A4 direction Porto/Vila Real, and exit to Marco de Canavezes, follow to Baião, then follow indications Santa Cruz do Douro.

CAR IS INDESPENSABLE. Possibility of reception at the aeroport Sá Carneiro -Porto, and attendence to the place, as an exception.

Restaurants, old farme house from de XIX century with museum, more than one city and places with cultural and touristic interest, within a radius of 30Km.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Cruz do Douro in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting

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