Douro Valley
6 Bedrooms   7 Bathrooms 14 Max Guests   Deluxe

Douro Valley Luxury Rental on the River Bank

★★★★★ 1 review

“Loved the feel of a modern home in an Old-World shell. But the best part is just gazing out at the river at the end of the garden! The ideal location for visiting the Douro Valley.” - Reviewed by Lisa

Carefully camouflaged on the verdant banks of the Golden River, this magnificent location is the perfect venue for an incredible family get-together or to host a special event. Reach out and it feels as if you can touch the vines on the opposite river bank. This home is masterfully situated to totally immerse yourself in all that the Douro area has to offer: Breathtaking views up and down the river, wine and Port tastings galore right on your doorstep, hikes, sunset sailing…the list goes on.

This charming home has been painstakingly restored to maintain the existing Old-World charm while adding New-World conveniences and infrastructure. With restoration, the home has been reborn and exudes comfortable, cool, modern interiors with lots of light, open-plan living and five-star bedroom suites. Still, with its old stone walls, the original wine-crushing wells and carefully-restored, unique features – it’s easy to imagine how this property lived its former life.

Special Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Boat dock
  • Huge patios
  • Rolling lawns to the river

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All bedroom suites are organized along the lines of a first-class hotel. Each suite has a view facing the river. Each follows the same custom design with white walls and bedding. Colour is introduced with contemporary art pieces, throws and accent pillows. All rooms offer plenty of amenities and creature comforts.

Bedrooms 1 to 4 are situated on the upper level; Bedrooms 5 and 6 are located away from the main house on the lower level, like a basement bedroom.

BEDROOM 1
Sleeps 2 –  King-size bed. Spacious room. Desk. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 2
Sleeps 2 – King-size or two Twin beds. Desk. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 3
Sleeps 2 – King-size or two Twin beds. Desk. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 4
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. Desk. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 5
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. Private entrance. River views.

BEDROOM 6
Sleeps 4 – Double bed. Living room with 2 day beds. En-suite bathroom with shower. Private entrance. River views.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE HOTEL-QUALITY SHEETS, ANTI-ALLERGENIC PILLOWS, BEDDING, TOWELS, TOILETRIES, HAIRDRYERS AND BATHROBES.

Living Areas

Space abounds at this Douro Valley rental home…where you can bask in the open interior and exterior living. The home faces the river and all rooms offer magnificent river vistas. Modern good looks have not forsaken creature comforts – you’ll find plenty of deep sofas to curl up on, lots of good groupings for socializing, game tables and over-sized dining areas.

  • Fully-fitted, large, open-plan kitchens
  • Large outdoor terraces
  • Pool terrace
  • Spacious dining areas
  • Elegant large living rooms
  • Laundry rooms
  • Powder rooms
  • Infinity pool hanging over the river

Rental Price Includes

  • Full-time housekeeper
  • Daily cleaning and laundry
  • Daily breakfast and snack service (Ingredients €)
  • Chef (Ingredients €)
  • Full-time wait staff

Know Before You Go

  • You are on the bank of the river
  • Summers are hot
  • Evenings can be chilly
  • Bring comfortable shoes
  • Bedroom 5 and 6 are located away from the main house
  • No access to kitchen for guests. However, delicious meals are prepared by home’s kitchen team. Breakfast is included; costs apply per person for scrumptious lunches and dinners

Staff and Services

  • Staff of 5
  • Full-time housekeeper
  • Chef
  • Full-time wait staff

Kids Services & Activities

  • Please contact us for details

Pet Policy

  • Please contact us for details.

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: 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 favourite 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.
  • 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
  • Private tour guide
  • Chauffeured transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car and golf cart rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

Your Ambassadors

Manuel and Teresa Lobo

"Let us guide you to experience the true essence of the most unique wine region in the world."

Manuel and Teresa Lobo