Lovely Douro Valley Rental Home to Breathe the Douro Spirit
“The architectural design pays homage to the stunning views the home’s hilltop location yields.” - Reviewed by Ticha
The best way to appreciate the hypnotic meandering of Portugal’s Douro River is from up high accompanied by a glass of Douro Valley’s finest wine. And nowhere quite competes for extraordinary views of the Douro River.
This modern 4-bedroom family home is located just 5 minutes on foot from the world-renowned winery estate, Quinta da Covela. Housed behind the enchanting façade of an original 16th-century manor house, the winery once belonged to the late Manoel de Oliveira, a prominent Portuguese film director and screenwriter.
In contrast to the Renaissance style of the winery, the home is distinctly modern, comfortable and peppered with art and photography. The architectural design pays homage to the stunning views the home’s hilltop location yields. You’ll find a balcony with patio doors that run the length of the home and a pool where you feel — quite literally — like you are living on the leading edge of style.
Privacy is certainly the order of the day here, where birdsong and valley breezes serenade your relaxation. Whether enjoying breakfast on the balcony, lunch on the private patio or an aperitif by the pool, this home provides an excuse to chill out with your favourite peeps.
A fabulous choice for exploring the Douro River Valley. When staying during the summer months, you should certainly consider the Dinner and Concert Experience offered at the Quinta da Covela winery just 5 minutes away.
- Recently built with large living spaces
- Swimming pool with stunning views
- Outside patio
- Balcony along the front of the house facing the river
- Wood-burning fireplace
- 5-minute walk from Quinta da Covela winery
- Wi-Fi and heating throughout
- A/C in bedrooms
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Contrary to the peaceful rural setting, bedrooms have a rather contemporary, urban ambience where comfort and simplicity rules.
All bedrooms are en-suite and enjoy access to outside spaces, furnished with comfortable beds and desks to inspire your memoirs. As with the rest of the home, photographs and artworks add flashes of colour to otherwise uncluttered rooms. En-suite bathrooms are snug yet very modern and clean.
An additional small bedroom can be prepared with a bed upon request. This fifth room has a simple bathroom with shower and is suitable for nannies or staff.
MASTER BEDROOM 1
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. En-suite bathroom with tub, shower and bidet.
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower.
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower.
Sleeps 2 – Two skinny Twin beds or one Queen. En-suite bathroom with shower.
THE BEDROOMS INCLUDE A DESK, CLOSET, HOTEL-QUALITY SHEETS, ROBES, BEDDING, TOWELS, HEATING, A/C, WI-FI, AND AMENITIES.
The living areas of this contemporary home are open-plan and bright, like an urban loft. Only here, rather than cityscapes, you’ll be left in awe at the vast vistas of the rolling Douro Valley. Huge patio doors run the length of the home, opening to a lovely balcony that is primed for quiet contemplation, a glass (or two… or three) of fine Covela wine and mealtimes full of laughter. To the rear, a delightful patio provides additional private space for dining.
The modern style of the home is complemented by a selection of good quality furniture and attention to detail. From the polished concrete floors, contemporary sofas, carefully-selected artworks and a sociable kitchen-diner – quality pervades.
The pool area also deserves a separate mention. The views here are absolutely stunning. You will feel like you are on top of the word as the swimming pool appears to be hanging over the edge of a steep incline. Not for the faint-hearted.
Rental Price Includes
- 24/7 Ambassador service (concierge) / Concierge
- Itinerary planning, pre- and post-arrival
Know Before You Go
- Pool area not ideal for very small children
- Bathrooms are a little dark and small but lovely and modern
- Can be quite chilly at night even in summer
- Lower rates available for weekly stays, please inquire.
Staff and Services
Kids Services & Activities
- Pool area not ideal for very small children
- Sorry, no pets allowed.
Activities Available On-Site or Nearby
- Picnics in the vineyards, hiking, mountain bike, boat rides, paddle board, kayaks, wine tours, concerts.
- In-villa chef service
- Round-trip airport transportation
- In-villa spa service
- Grocery shopping service
- Tours and excursions
- Fitness personnel
- Babysitting services
- Infant equipment rentals
- Security personnel
- Private guides
- Other services may be available – just ask!
"Let us guide you to experience the true essence of the most unique wine region in the world."