Douro Valley
13 Bedrooms   13 Bathrooms 26 Max Guests   Luxe

A Douro Retreat Where Silence and Wine Compete For Attention

★★★★★ 1 review

"Cheers! Where tradition and wine meet comfort". - Reviewed by Deborah

Calling wine lovers everywhere! This 13-bedroom Douro Valley retreat is your chance to step back in time while enjoying modern comforts surrounded by vineyards and nature’s magic.

The story of this property begins with a quaint Douro Valley Quinta built in the 18th century. The property was once home to the Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, a pioneering businesswoman who is famed for her contributions to port cultivation and wine innovations. In 2005, the Quinta first opened to guests with 5 suites. In 2012, Architect Francisco Vieira de Campos gave form to an additional contemporary building housing a further 8 suites. Today, this Douro Valley retreat offers 13 beautiful suites and enchanting spaces both inside and out for sociable pastimes and, of course, drinking wine!

Special Features

  • Private swimming pool
  • Pool deck
  • Large lounge area and library
  • Patio for al fresco dining
  • Kitchen (for use by restaurant chef)
  • Spa with sauna, hot tub and massage room
  • Wine barrel novelty bar outside
  • Working vineyard
  • Wine boutique

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

This beautiful Douro Valley retreat has a total of 13 suites, 5 bedrooms in the 18th Century house and 8 in the recent build. Suites in the 18th Century building combine traditional Portuguese décor and modern comforts while the modern building suites are decidedly contemporary with clean, sleek lines and a private balcony.

All bedrooms enjoy independent access through the garden.

MASTER SUITE 1 – 18th CENTURY HOUSE
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Large room with lounge, desk, and wood stove. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities and tub/shower combo.

SUITE 2 – 18th CENTURY HOUSE
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with sofa. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities and tub/shower combo. Garden and river valley views.

BEDROOM 3 – 18th CENTURY HOUSE
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with sofa. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities and tub/shower combo. Garden and river valley views.

BEDROOM 4 – 18th CENTURY HOUSE
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with sofa. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities and tub/shower combo. Garden and river valley views.

BEDROOM 5 – 18th CENTURY HOUSE
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with sofa. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities and tub/shower combo. Garden and river valley views.

BEDROOM 6 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 7 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 8 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 9 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 10 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 11 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 12 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

BEDROOM 13 – MODERN BUILDING
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Spacious suite with living room, sofa, desk and TV. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and heated towel rails and bidet. Private balcony. Vineyard and river valley views.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE SHEETS, BEDDING, TOWELS, TOILETRIES, RADIO/DOCKING STATIONS, NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINES, MINIBARS, BATHROBES, HEATED TOWEL RAILS, HEATING, AC AND WI-FI.

Rental Price Includes

  • Housekeeper
  • Daily cleaning and laundry
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Food preparation for lunch, dinner and snacks (pre-arranged menus – food and beverages €)
  • Complementary bottle of wine in each room
  • Winery visits and wine tastings
  • Use of bicycles and fishing equipment

Know Before You Go

  • No access to the kitchen for guests. Staff prepare pre-arranged meals (food and beverages €)
  • Staff from 8am to midnight with night-watch from 12am-8am
  • Summers are hot.
  • Evenings can be chilly.
  • Rubber-soled, low-heeled shoes are advised for exploring the vineyards.
  • Hilly terrain around the property may mean some uphill ambles.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

The obvious activity here is to drink wine! Hang in the infinity-edge pool and enjoy the fruits of the vines. Other activities include golf, wine tastings, vineyard visits and yoga.

SPECIALTY ACTIVITIES

  • Personalized Vineyard Tours and Tastings: An on-site tour will introduce you the wine and Port-making process.
  • Hiking: What a wonderful way to take in the sheer beauty of your surroundings! Directions are available, so you can find your way to the surrounding vineyards for an on-foot tasting experience.
  • Picnic: An absolutely favorite way to spend a day here is to hike up the hill beyond the furthest-reaching vines and lavish in a spectacular picnic that will be set up for you by the staff.
  • Helicopter Service: A helipad near the property provides the flexibility to get you wherever you’d like to go for a quick day trip. This efficient way to travel can not only whisk you from Lisbon or Porto in a matter of minutes but can effectively deliver you to nearby golf courses, restaurants, hotels, shopping and more.
  • River Boat: Douro means gold in Portuguese. Here, you have a golden opportunity to enjoy the river as well as the many wine houses and restaurants along this beautiful body of water. Enjoy a day – or even an overnight stay – on a charming riverboat cruise.

Additional Services ($€£)

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Grocery shopping services
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car and golf cart rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
  • Other services may be available – just ask!