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Perfect view to relax

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 19,375 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This house offers an astonishing view over the Douro river that no photograph can really give justice to, and is located 100m from the river in a green valley almost untouched by man. The city of Oporto and the airport are approximately 50km (approx. 1 hour away) by road.

Sunshine and good weather are the norm all year around. From April, it's warm enough to enjoy the view whilst sitting outside by the private pool or on the terrace. Until late in the evening the temperature outside is always pleasant and the surroundings are very peaceful. The quiet is only broken by the boats navigating on the river, birds flying by in the sky, or the splash as you take a refreshing swim in the pool or by the clink of your glass of wine!

The house was rebuilt in 2010, the original building having been preserved since 1866. The 80cm thick granite walls are typical of the region and maintain a cool, fresh temperature inside the house. Modern glass, steel and wood have been combined with the existing older materials, creating a comfortable and inviting interior atmosphere.

The house comprises a total area of 224m², with 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen, a large living room, bathroom, a toilet and finally a studio. The exterior consists of an area of over 1200m²; with the typical terraces of Douro and several trees. There is also a private pool surrounded by the deck, complete with sun loungers for an afternoon nap, or you could just sit on the steps of the pool in the cool water and gaze over the amazing view.

The general location of the house is close to the motorways, and you wil

More Details

Owner
Patricia Vila Verde
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Campos de Baixo in Penha Longa

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 19375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
Kitchen:
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Hydrotherapy
  • sight seeing
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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Perfect view to relax
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
5

Amazing house with an amazing owner !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights in mid April, we arrived a bit later than expected on account of a delayed flight but Patricia waited to meet us at the house. Though it is only an hour out of Porto the area feels very remote and rural, and while the Google had the address pretty close the directions she had previously emailed us were very reassuring.

The house has been architecturally design and built to a really high standard, the view from the living rooms is absolutely stunning.

Patricia was very helpful in explaining some of the local restaurants and vineyards that are worth visiting and also provided us with recommendations for walking tours around Porto.

It is an amazing place to stay and Patricia made us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wow - this is a truly stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

Patricia's house is in the most beautiful spot, overlooking the Douro River. It's remote, certainly, but just perfect if you want peace & quiet and are happy to watch boats of all sizes cruising up and down the river from the comfy sun loungers by the pool! The house is well-equipped and spacious and is an amazing conversion of old farm buildings. Marco de Canaveses and Cinfaes aren't far away. They have good supermarkets so you can stock up. There are some lovely towns & villages, quintas and other places to visit. Patricia is a lovely host and is easily contactable. Can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An amazing property

  • 5 of 5

If I could give 10 stars I would

We have had a most fantastic holiday, meeting up with some Australian friends to share this property.

The location is outstanding with what we think is one of the best views of the Douro. The property is spacious and simply beautiful. We did a lot of driving around and to come home to splash in the pool and to eat and relax in such surroundings was a dream ending to every day....and a perfect start to the next.

Patricia is lovely and made us feel at home straight away and if you're lucky she may leave you with some wine and olive oil made by her family business.

We couldn't have wished for a better holiday.

Thanks

Tip of the day

You can turn your car around easily at the bottom of the lane rather than do multiple hill top three point turns.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David, Thank you for your kind words. You will be very welcome any time. Any tips you need about Portugal I will be glad to help. Regards, Patricia
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5

Wunderschöne Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist so schön und stylish wie auf den Fotos, aber der Blick aus den Fenstern oder von der Terasse auf den Duoro ist sensationell. Man glaubt, man schaut auf ein Gemälde, einfach atemberaubend. Nichts stört diesen Blick, da er unverbaut ist und die Landschaft fast unberührt. Hinzukommt die sagenhafte Ruhe, man kann die Schwingen der Vögel hören.

Wie haben genau das gesucht und es auch bekommen, einfach herrlich.

Leider hatten wir kein Glück mit dem Wetter. Ostern war sehr früh dieses Jahr und es gab ungewöhnlich viel Regen. Da das Haus aber total gemütlich ist und allen Komfort bietet, war uns das egal. Wir haben uns wohlgefüht, wie im eigenen Zuhause.

Das liegt vor allem daran, dass Patricia ein großartiger Host ist. Es ist halt ein Unterschied, ob jemand eine Immobilie nur verwaltet oder sie ihm gehört und er sie auch selber nutzt. Das ganze Haus ist von ihrer Familie mit den historischen Mauern komplett neu aufgebaut worden und eine gelungene Mischung aus alt und neu. Sehr geschmackvoll in Architektur und Einrichtung, gepflegt und blitzsauber.

Außerdem fanden wir sie super sympathisch und herzlich. Wir hatten es nämlich geschaftt, uns zu verfahren und sie hat uns nach stundenlangem Warten mit einem breiten Lächeln irgendwo in der Pampa eingesammelt und uns erstmal zum Supermarkt gebracht. Dort hat sie wieder gewartet, bis wir uns versorgt hatten.

Dinge wie Gewürze, Essig, Öl oder Toilettenpapier waren aber bereits im Haus vorhanden. Es gab auch Willkommensgeschenke von ihr, aber ich verrate nicht, was es war. Wir haben uns jedenfalls gefreut.

Die Küche ist bestens ausgestattet, nur die große Pfanne könnte mal ausgetauscht werden.

Die Betten haben gute Matratzen und verursachen keine Rückenschmerzen.

Ich hätte trotz des S.....wetters gut noch länger bleiben können.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Cadre magnifique et très calme

  • 4 of 5

La maison correspond totalement aux photos, le cadre est magnifique et très calme.

La propriétaire est d'une grande gentillesse, et de bons conseils pour découvrir la région.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjours avec nos ados.

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  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Vacances réussies !!!

  • 4 of 5

Très agréable séjour passé dans cette villa située dans un cadre de verdure magnifique.

Nous y avons trouvé le calme et le repos que nous étions venus cherché.

Région pleine d’authenticité tant par les paysages que par la population.

La villa possède de très beaux et vastes espaces de vie et nous avons été très chaleureusement accueilli par ses propriétaires.

Idéal pour des vacances en famille.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

The proximity to the major roads makes it easy to explore the north of Portugal, and usually, once you are in the interior, good weather is very likely.

In the west, the magnificent city of Oporto, famous for its Port wine, is approximately 1 hour away. In the east begins the Douro vineyard area where you can discover some famous wine producing farms such as Quinta do Vallado or Quinta de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Carmo. Other attractions about an hour distant are: the religious city of Braga, the world heritage city of Guimarães, the historical city of Vila Real with the gorgeous Casa de Mateus, the natural Park of Alvão or the city of Lamego. A bit further afield is the city of Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, the pre historic engraving Foz Coa Museum and the Pinhão landscape.

As well as all this there are the regional fairs and festivals: Fair of Traditional Sausages in May, Cherry in June, Kid in July, and don't forget... the Harvest in September.

Or, you could book a boat and sail off to find the many secrets of the Douro river, a magnificent journey that the big tourist boats can't experience. Then discover the sandy beaches or have fun with some water sports. The house that literally offers you the holiday of your dreams!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Campos de Baixo, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 Mai-Jun
7 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£612
for 5 nights
From
£122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
22 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Mai-Jun
26 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£612
for 5 nights
From
£122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
31 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£546
for 5 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Mai-Jun
10 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£612
for 5 nights
From
£122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£546
for 5 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Mai-Jun
23 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£612
for 5 nights
From
£122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,346
for 7 nights
From
£192
 
 
2018 Jul-Ago
8 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,591
for 7 nights
From
£227
 
 
Nightly Rate
30 Jul 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,530
for 7 nights
From
£219
 
 
2018 Jul-Ago
10 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,591
for 7 nights
From
£227
 
 
2018 Set
3 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£546
for 5 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Nov
5 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£420
for 4 nights
From
£105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£594
for 4 nights
From
£149
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Preços dependentes do número de pessoas. sinal/entrada ao reservar. Entrega das chaves pelo proprietário. Proprietário ausente durante a estadia

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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