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Perfect view to relax

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 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! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Perfect view to relax
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
United Kingdom
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: Jun 13, 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: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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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: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay !

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days in July 2016 and it was really a peaceful and unforgettable stay. Thanks to Patricia and Portuguese people, we felt immediately at home and enjoyed everything (tourism, pool, wine and olive oil !). Hope to come back to visit and meet Portugal soon !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Nice location with beautiful view on the river. Nice swimming pool with comfortable lounge chairs and again a wonderful view.

All you need to have a perfect holiday is available in the house. The house as such is great with a lot of space.

The owner is very helpful & friendly and she provides you with all required information

Small shops & bakery are available at a very acceptable distance.

I would absolutely recommend this house to family & friends

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Semaine parfaite!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une très belle semaine dans la magnifique demeure de Patricia. La maison est spacieuse, bien équipé. Et que dire du jardin et de la piscine, essentielle quand on se retrouve dans le Duoro en plein été! Et Patricia est une hôtesse très intentionnée.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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 house in Campos de Baixo, 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
 
Jul - Ago
8 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,142
for 5 nights
From
£228
 
 
Set
11 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£548
for 5 nights
From
£110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Out
30 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£512
for 4 nights
From
£128
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov
6 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£274
for 3 nights
From
£91
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£621
for 4 nights
From
£155
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £8.22 per person per night

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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