Douro Valley
6 Bedrooms   7.5 Bathrooms 12 Max Guests   Deluxe

Vineyard Home Flying High over the Douro River

"A celebrity chef would pay to cook in a kitchen with this view… unbelievable!" - Reviewed by Lisa

Soar like an eagle from its dramatic aerie, this Douro Valley rental home leaves you with the sensation of flying high above the meandering curves and classic vine terraces of the great Douro River. From this vantage point, you can see the glorious vineyards and golden river valley below for miles and miles, leaving no doubt as to why the BBC claims this region provides the “best river view in the world”. Surrounded by drama, with an undeniable sensation of freedom and space, this sleek and impressive home makes quite the impact!

Reached via an electronic gate and surrounded by lush vineyards, the aerodynamic home, almost indistinguishable from the green surroundings, appears to be at one with nature. Jaw-dropping views meet dramatic architecture, natural light bathes the home and large push-back glass windows throughout let nature flood in. Utilizing natural local materials like flint, slate and hardwoods, while an urban colour palette compliments the surroundings, a sophisticated, two storey, top-of-the-world retreat is revealed.

Outside, a large pool with a grassy lawn is upstaged by the stunning surroundings, making an amazing place to spend sunny days and sunset watching.

A simply superb home for those looking for top style, sophistication, and unforgettable memories.

Special Features

  • World-class views of the Douro River
  • 8-hectare property
  • Private swimming pool (not heated)
  • TV – all languages
  • Game room with foosball, ping pong and pool tables
  • Wine cellar (seats 4)
  • Indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces
  • BBQ and wood burning oven
  • Fireplace
  • Fully fitted and equipped kitchen
  • Independent studio cabin in the vineyards with bathroom and kitchenette
  • Spa: jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, shower and bathrooms
  • Lawn gardens
  • Heating and AC
  • Gated property
  • Parking

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms are all located along a corridor and side by side sharing the same views and outdoor patios. The master suite can be found at the far end with an exceptionally peaceful private garden, plenty of space and large bathroom.

All rooms follow the same sleek design pattern, meaning nobody will be disappointed!

An additional cabin can be found in the vineyards a short walk from the main house which can provide additional accommodation for a larger group, or an independent suite for those looking for more privacy. Best described as an independent studio surrounded by nature offering a living area with open fireplace, kitchenette (hob, small sink, fridge and microwave) and floor-to-ceiling sliding windows overlooking the vines.

MASTER SUITE 1
Sleeps 2 – Double (1.6m) bed. Large room. En-suite bathroom with large trough sink, walk-in shower and bidet. Access to a private patio and outdoor garden and river views.

BEDROOM 2
Sleeps 2 – Two twin beds or king-size bed. Small en-suite bathroom with vanity, bidet, and walk-in rain-head shower. Access to shared patio with river views.

BEDROOM 3
Sleeps 2 – Two twin beds or king-size bed. Small en-suite bathroom with vanity, bidet, and walk-in rain-head shower. Access to shared patio with river views.

BEDROOM 4
Sleeps 2 – Two twin beds or king-size bed. Small en-suite bathroom with vanity, bidet, and walk-in rain-head shower. Access to shared patio with river views.

BEDROOM 5
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with tub/shower combo, vanity, and bidet. Access to shared patio with river views

BEDROOM 6 – CABIN IN THE VINEYARDS
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. Independent studio among the vines with living area, kitchenette and bathroom with rain-head shower, large trough sink, and heated towel rail.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE CLOSETS, SHEETS, BEDDING, TOWELS, HAIR DRYER, BLACK OUT BLINDS AND PRIVACY SHUTTERS, FULL-LENGTH MIRRORS, TOILETRIES, A/C, AND WI-FI.

Living Areas

A large open living and dining room focusses on the views whilst the sleekest of kitchen would make a to-die-for Iron Chef episode. Well-equipped and surrounded by glass, it’s hard to concentrate on cooking with the ever-changing scenery.

A basement full of fun areas for games, alfresco ‘’picnic’’ style dining with BBQ and oven, spa and even a wine cellar carved into the rock mean that even when the view has slipped from vision there is plenty to see and do.

Rental Price Includes

  • Housekeeping and linen change every 3 days
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Pool and sauna towels (changed daily)
  • Wi-Fi
  • A/C

Know Before You Go

  • Several bedrooms have locked off owner’s closets but still plenty of closet space for guests’ needs
  • Stairs to basement area
  • Property is located very high in the valley
  • Curvy roads to reach the home
  • Small children need constant supervision: heights, open vineyards, large open spaces, stairs.
  • Enjoy honey, wine and products from the property (€)

Staff and Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Daily breakfast service including cost of food
  • Mid-week housekeeping for 7 days
  • Chef service available (€)

Kids Services & Activities

  • Children welcome
  • High-chairs available
  • Small children need constant supervision: heights, open vineyards, large open spaces, stairs.

Pet Policy

  • Sorry, no pets allowed

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Wine tastings, vineyard visits, Spa treatments, gastronomy, kayaking, sightseeing, restaurants, walking, cycling, Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, Picnics, Wine tasting dinners with local oenologist, cooking classes, photography classes, river rafting, river fishing, sailing.

Additional Services

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • In-villa spa service
  • In house sommelier wine tastings
  • Private River cruises
  • Private wine tastings
  • Chef for evening meal
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Concierge services
  • Babysitting services
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

Your Ambassadors

Laura Coutinho

“I want guests to experience the most exclusive services and experiences in Douro but still feeling like they are at home.”

Laura Coutinho