Douro Valley
8 - 9 Bedrooms   8 Bathrooms 16 Max Guests   Luxe

Luxury villa on the banks of the River Douro

“No expense has been spared to create a luxury riverside retreat made for the discerning!” - Reviewed by Lisa

The seductive mix of Olde Worlde architecture, eclectic interior design, super clean-lined kitchen, roughhewn natural stones, contemporary artwork contrasted with hills of well-tended vines and the omnipresent Douro River all add up to one of the more distinct properties in the region.

Sitting next door to its equally divine sister property, the two share a boat dock and some of the most majestic views of the river flanked by a continuously changing color palette of vines, trees and shrubs.

Arrive by boat, sit for hours on the riverside terrace watching the changing scene throughout the day, languish in the riverside lap pool or dine alfresco under the clearest sky studded with a million stars.

Eight comfy bedroom suites and an oversized living and dining area make the perfect retreat after a long day’s wine tasting or the ideal venue to host your own celebration. Or, let us provide you with your own chef and master sommelier to show off the best the region has to offer.

Special Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Douro riverside location
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily breakfast
  • Indoor/outdoor living and dining
  • Huge patio
  • BBQ
  • Rolling lawns to the river
  • Olive grove
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Large sitting room with fireplace
  • TV lounge
  • Dining area
  • Honesty bar
  • Boardgames, books and magazines
  • Wi-Fi, heating and air-conditioning throughout
  • Boat dock
  • Parking

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Decorated with detail, each of the 8 bedrooms has its own design motif, all with an excellent standard of comfort and amenities.

All bedroom suites were created equal, moderately sized and showcasing stunning views over the Douro River.

Upon request (€), guests can also make use of an additional staff apartment with a small kitchen, double bed and separate entrance from the outside.

BEDROOM 1
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

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

BEDROOM 3
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

BEDROOM 4
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

BEDROOM 5
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

BEDROOM 6
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

BEDROOM 7
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

BEDROOM 8
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower. River views.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE HOTEL-QUALITY SHEETS, BEDDING, TOWELS, TOILETRIES, HAIRDRYERS, SHUTTERS, WI-FI AND SOUND-PROOFING.

Living Areas

The large, flow-through living/dining/games room sports a tasteful blend of traditional and modern, with tufted chesterfields sitting side by side with steel-framed armchairs and squared-off oversized ottomans.

Art plays an important part of the home with large, original contemporary pieces from the owner’s collection gracing the walls throughout.

Rental Price Includes

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wi-Fi

Know Before You Go

  • Chef available for all meals upon prior request (food and beverage €)
  • You are on the bank of the river.
  • Travel by boat is more convenient than by car. Make use of the private pier for docking.
  • Can book alongside the neighboring 5-bedroom home which has similar interior design aesthetic.
  • With prior request (€), guests can make use of an additional staff apartment that can sleep 2 guests.
  • Summers are hot.
  • Evenings can be chilly.
  • Bring comfortable shoes.
  • Unbelievably peaceful.
  • A scenic vintage steam train passes by in early evening.

Staff and Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Chef available (€)
  • Laundry service

Kids Services & Activities

  • Children welcome
  • Cribs available (max one per room)

Pet Policy

  • Pets strictly upon request

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: Local tours 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
  • In-villa spa service
  • Douro River cruises
  • Winetasting tours/vineyard visits
  • Chef for 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!

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