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Casa Mateus - Aregos Douro Valley - with stunning view of Douro river

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms overlooking the Douro River

Matthew House, is a 4 bedroom country house located in the heart of the Douro Valley and next to the historical train station of Aregos (Tormes). Due to its location, it is possible to have unique views of the Douro river. This is the right place to stay in your visit to Douro Valley and if Also you want to visit the city of Oporto (1:40 a.m. by train). This is a location for Those who are seeking for a good place to relax, wonderful views, hospitality, history, wonderful gastronomy and wines.

The house is at a wonderful landscape, over the Douro river. All rooms have unique river views and the house has a garden and patio, from where can hosts enjoy the good weather of the region.

Matthew House has 2 floors, 4 bedrooms, 1 Living / TV room, 1 private museum room with a fire place, 2 toilets and a kitchen full equipped with kitchenware, micro-wave woven and dishwasher.

Garden has all amenities to take advantage from the good solar exposition of the house (sunbeds and sun umbrellas) and has a wooden barbecue and woven. This is the right place for your long summer meals with family and friends.

The hosts have exclusive access to all areas of the house, including the garden and the roof deck.

Due to its location, this is the right place to stay in your visit to the region or North of Portugal. The house is located in a very quite and peaceful small village and like no other place in the region, the house is at the same team over the river Douro and near of the station (Aregos) of the historic line of Douro (connecting Oporto city to Pocinho - near the Portugal / Spain border). If you have or rent a boat you can find here all the amenities you need, since in the front of the house there is a pier, where you can park the boat, and the boat ramp. In the other river bank there is a gas station for boats engine.

There is a lot to the in the region. If you like to fish, the river is just ahead of the building. You can take a public boat to the other river bank (village of Caldas de Arêgos) where it is located to public SPA. The village offers a marina, nice bars, a restaurant, tennis courts to rent and a public outdoor swimming pool.

If you like history, nature and trailing, we recommend you "The ways of Jacinto." This is a trail que connects the Aregos train station to the farm Tormes (scenery of novel "The City and the Mountains" written by the Portuguese novelist Eca de Queiros. At the station you have a tourist office que will give you all information about the Jacinto Ways and other region's "must see".

If you would like to visit the capital of Douro, the city of Régua, you just have to take the train (it takes around 30 minutes). There you can visit the Douro Museum and learn about the history of Douro and of its main winemakers. You can Also enjoy the wonderful region's gastronomy and wines. At Ruler we would recommend The Following restaurants, "Taberna do Jeréré" and "Grapes and Plates". In Régua you can Also have a memorable experience if you take the Douro Historical Train to Your village (you shouldnt book in advance). Also ruler has plenty of shops and supermarkets.

The World Heritage City of Oporto is Also accessible from train. You just have to take the train in Aregos station and leave, 1:40 a.m. later, in the Oporto's Central Station of S. Bento. There you will be in the heart of Oporto!

Taking the car, you are Also very near from other tourist places That You should visit: the world heritage city of Guimarães, the city of Braga, the city of Amarante and the city of Lamego.

You can arrive at Casa Mateus using your car (recommended) and you will find free public car parking next to the door. If you come by train the Aregos Station is just next to the building.

From Caldas Aregos village there is a public boat, connecting the two river banks, que will get you to the front of the building.

More Details

About Us

Casa Mateus Aregos Douro Valley
Rua de Sarah Beirão, n5
4425-292 Águas Santas
26563
VAT Reg No

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Cruz do Douro in Municipality of Baião

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet
    - Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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Casa Mateus - Aregos Douro Valley - with stunning view of Douro river
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
North Coast NSW
5

You have to see it to believe it

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a five star rating. As I read in earlier reviews, this place is a treasure. I don't want to say too much because if everyone hears about how special this is, I may not be able to book it again. The perfect place to unwind- gorgeous gardens, spacious rooms, unbelievable location and the perfect host. Aregos is also a little gem away from it all on the Douro River and you don't need a car to enjoy it. Many thanks to Ricardo for all the added extras. I have to say we ignored his tips about places to see further up the river, we didn't want to go anywhere having found this perfect place.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee, Many thanks for your feedback and sympathy. I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed it and we will always find a date for receiving you again :). It was a pleasure to meet you. Best regards, Ricardo
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5

Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have rented for a family holiday. Bruno and Rute are wonderful hosts: very welcoming and generous. The house is beautiful - even better than it looks in the already impressive pictures. The river location is picturesque and peaceful, the little pool is great for cooling off and the inside of the house is very comfortable. We did not have a car but were able to get about easily using the regular boat service over to the other side of the river, as well as the local trains. We thoroughly recommend Casa Mateus as the perfect holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada
5

Unique, and amazing place hosted by caring and respectful family, don't miss this place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Mateus in May during our lovely trip to Portugal. We were three people, and Casa Mateus was perfect for us. It is somewhat difficult to describe how unique and amazing this place is to stay at. First of all, the hosts, Ricardo and his brother Bruno were extraordinarily welcoming, and patient, especially when we were lost on our approach to the place from the north. We would suggest that if VRBO had one of those web showcase screens with totally unique and amazing places to stay, treehouses in Laos, or whatever, Casa Mateus could be in that list. Yes, it is only a couple of rooms wide, and it is between the train tracks and the Douro River, where there is a water taxi a few times a day. Sometimes there are dogs barking at the vineyards across the river (a common occurrence in our experience in Portugal). However we have stayed in multiple countries with VRBO, and "the other" rental network, and this property is possibly the most unique we have seen. Ricardo had left a homemade cake, port, and other treats for us. He showed us around the two-level building, as well as the other three levels of the property outside. I am 6 feet tall, and walking from one end of the property & house to the other was 120 of my paces, extraordinary. Orange and lemon trees with amazing fruit. Wading pool, appropriate and interesting antique decorations from Ricardo's father, lovely furniture, windows out to the river. Please be sure to look carefully at your map, GPS or Google Maps before trying to drive to the location, to save your time, and that of Ricardo's. Our recent GPS became confused in the tight roads of the Douro Valley driving from Baião. At the Casa itself, there are no sounds of cars at all, no roads nearby. We took the train to one of towns upriver, easy to do. The multiple trains per day passing Casa Mateus were not a problem, though intuitively one could think they would be. We would not have wanted to miss the "one-of-a-kind" experience of staying at the Casa.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg, Many thanks for sharing with us your thoughts about Casa Mateus - Aregos Douro Valley. We are very honored by having you as a guest and very proud by knowing you have enjoyed your stay. Thanks for everything. Best regards, Casa Mateus
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5

Warm welcome, beautiful spot! HighLy recommendable!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Ferry
5 Metres
Cais de Aregos
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Estação de Aregos
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Restaurante das Caldas
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Leça da Palmeira
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Santa Cruz do Douro, 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
 
Epoca promocional (+)
19 Jun 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£203
for 2 nights
From
£93
From
£102
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Epoca Alta
17 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£615
for 5 nights
From
£119
From
£137
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Taxa por Noite
18 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£703
for 5 nights
From
£137
From
£137
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Epoca Alta
4 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£615
for 5 nights
From
£119
From
£137
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Taxa por Noite
8 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£257
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
 
Taxa por Noite
9 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£257
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
 
Taxa por Noite
10 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£257
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
 
Taxa por Noite
21 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£257
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
 
Taxa por Noite
23 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£257
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£221
for 2 nights
From
£102
£548
£2,052
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £17.69
Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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