House on the River Porto, Portugal

House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 160 nt
What we like about this property

Definitely a house with a view. The many options to explore the surrounding area makes it an ideal spot in Northern Portugal.

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Description

The house was rebuilt in 2010, the original building having been preserved since 1866. The 80cm thick granite walls are typical of the region and maintain a cool, fresh temperature inside the house. Modern glass, steel and wood have been combined with the existing older materials, creating a comfortable and inviting interior atmosphere.

The house comprises a total area of 224m², with 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen, a large living room, bathroom, a toilet and finally a studio. The exterior consists of an area of over 1200m²; with the typical terraces of Douro and several trees. There is also a private pool surrounded by the deck, complete with sun loungers for an afternoon nap, or you could just sit on the steps of the pool in the cool water and gaze over the amazing view.

Sunshine and good weather are the norm year round. From April, it’s warm enough to enjoy the view while sitting outside by the private pool or on the terrace. Until late in the evening the temperature outside is always pleasant and the surroundings are very peaceful. The quiet is only broken by the boats navigating on the river, birds flying by in the sky, or the splash as you take a refreshing swim in the pool or by the clink of your glass of wine from the region! 

AROUND

The proximity to the major roads makes it easy to explore the north of Portugal, and usually, once you are in the interior, good weather is very likely. In the west, the magnificent city of Oporto, famous for its Port wine, is approximately 1 hour away. In the east begins the Douro vineyard area where you can discover some famous wine producing farms such as Quinta do Vallado or Quinta de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Carmo. Other attractions about an hour distant are: the religious city of Braga, the world heritage city of Guimarães, the historical city of Vila Real with the gorgeous Casa de Mateus, the natural Park of Alvão or the city of Lamego. A bit further afield is the city of Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, the pre historic engraving Foz Coa Museum and the Pinhão landscape. 

Or, you could book a boat and sail off to find the many secrets of the Douro river, a magnificent journey that the big tourist boats can’t experience. Then discover the sandy beaches or have fun with some water sports. 

As well as all this there are the regional fairs and festivals: Fair of Traditional Sausages in May, Cherry in June, Kid in July, and don’t forget… the Harvest in September.

LOCATED

This house offers an astonishing view over the Douro river that no photograph can adequately describe, and it is located 100m from the river in a green valley almost untouched by humans. The city of Oporto and the airport are approximately 50km (roughly 1 hour away) by road.

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  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House on the River, Porto, Portugal | vacation home rentals

House on the River

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Info
Bedrooms1 master bedroom, 2 standard bedrooms
Bed Type2 queen (16.m x 2.0m) and 1 double (1.4m x 2.0 m)
KitchenFully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, dish washer, stove, oven, Nespresso machine, microwave, plates and cutlery. Outdoor barbecue.
Bathrooms1 full bathroom with shower and one guest toilet
AccommodateUp to 6 guests
InternetYes
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewRiver views
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)€50
Check-Inafter 16h
Check-Outbefore 11h
Cancellation100% refund 30 days before check-in day.
NotesPool towels are provided.
Wine bar - Self service bar stocked with national wines.
Includes weekly cleaning service and pool maintenence.
Payment terms: 15% of total rent at time of booking.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Weekly Min Stay
Jan, Fev, Mar 2020Jan 7Apr 2€180€8003 nights
Additional Guests€10 per person / per night above 4
Easter 2020Apr 3May 9€2505 nights
Mai, Jun 2020May 10Jun 25€220€13204 nights
Additional Guests€10 per person / per night above 4
July and AugustJun 26Sep 12€2905 nights
Out, Nov, DezSep 20Dec 17€160€8004 nights
Xtmas 2020Dec 18Jan 10€200€12004 nights
New Years 2021Dec 31Jan 3€2504 nights
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Reviews

9 Reviews

  • Hendirk Ernaelsteen, August 22, 2019

    A unique location above the Douro. The house is a beautifully restored old structure with all the modern facilities we have become used to. A delightful hostess, Patricia gives you lots of inside  information about the area, including a pleasant river beach if you feel like leaving the house’s nice pool.. Porto and Braga are an hour’s drive away. And if you feel like staying at the house, no problem, the village-like neighbourhood is totally quiet, day and night.
    And if you need lemons, the garden is full of them . . . 

    Hendirk Ernaelsteen

    Paris, France

  • Miry, June 30, 2019

    Amazing views of the Douro River and the surrounding green hills in a secluded area about an hour from Porto.  A little terraced garden with citrus trees and a tiny pool, good for dipping, or lounging. Newly renovated stone home with three comfy bedrooms, all with nice river views, large living room, one and a half bathrooms with one tiny shower, and a big kitchen with a decent supply of cooking gear.  A grill, two sun umbrellas and 6 outdoor chaises are available. No laundry.  The house was really clean but a bit musty when we arrived.  Lots of glass doors that open to the outside had the place aired out in no time.  Grocery stores not that far of a drive from the house.  Speaking of driving, narrow cobbled and dirt roads in the area.  The beauty of the region is breathtaking, with wild flowers, woods, diverse vegetation, streams, cascading water and rivers..

    Great, relaxing time sitting out on the terrace and eating your meals.  Although Patricia was unavailable to meet us, her kind sister-in-law Elsa came the next day, was friendly and very helpful.  We had a wonderful visit and would definitely want to return.  

    Miry

    Brooklyn, USA

  • Gaspard, May 21, 2017

    The views from the house our stunning. The property has been renovated in a tasteful way. Patricia gave us a warm welcome at our arrival. Recommended.

    Gaspard

    Voorschoten, The Netherlands

  • Sandra H, April 17, 2016

    The House on the River was a beautiful place to escape and unwind. Patricia could not have been nicer to deal with – thoughtful, kind and generous, and her obvious love of the house is infectious. The house itself is comfortable and restful, its modern, stylish elements seamlessly integrated into the original structure. I had wanted to stay here for ages and the house was everything I’d hoped it would be – now I can’t wait to return.

    Sandra H

    UK

  • Andre, September 5, 2015

    We stayed at this beautiful and peaceful place for 2 weeks at the end of May 2015. The house has really everything you need and has a lot of comfort. It’s spacious en equipped with a modern kitchen and a relaxed living room.
    The beautiful Douro-river view is breathtaking and visible from every angle of the house. Every day & night we had dinner outside at the terras and lounged at the swimming pool. We picked fresh lemons from the lemon trees in the garden. This place has a lot of tranquility and privacy.
    We made many day trips and visited Douro wineries in the area and experienced great wine-tastings.
    We would definitely recommend this house, we had a Great stay!
    Beste regards,
    Andre & Marius
    Amsterdam, NL

    Andre

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Peer Madsen, May 5, 2015

    We were 5 men from Denmark, for the first time in Portugal.
    We really enjoyed the wonderfull restored old house, with the beautifull wiew over the Duoro River.
    Quiet place, a good place for trips in the Duoro Valley

    Peer Madsen

    Glamsbjerg, Denmark

  • Venke, July 17, 2014

    We were six friends spending a week in this lovely house. We really enjoyed both the house and the pool area. It is a super quiet place, perfect for a relaxing vacation.

    If you are an internet addict like us, there is wifi in the house, but it doesn’t work by the pool.

    Patrica was very nice and helpful, a really good hostess. She gave us recommendations on things to do in the area. Something that we really appreciated was that she had bought some of her favourite wine for us to drink for the same cost as if we would have bought it at the supermarket.

    Venke

    Stockholm, Sweden

  • Sophie Trudeau, July 16, 2014

    Great spot for tranquility and wine tasting! We loved the house so much it was hard to leave to go explore the surrounding area. But when we did the scenery was breathtaking.

    Patricia is very easy to communicate with and the house was clean and ready when we arrived. The terraced land and pool area were even better than the photos. Perfect place to watch boats go by and the sunsets.

    We found the internet connection to be fantastic to the delite of my husband! A decent grocery store is about 15 minutes away.

    I would definitely recommend.
    Sophie

    Sophie Trudeau

    Montreal, Canada

  • Antonio, July 10, 2013

    Beautiful house in the middle of the countryside with breathtaking views from the whole house (living room, pool, bedrooms…). It is an ideal place to disconnect from the urban life because it has no TV signal and no wifi but a lot of DVD’S( A USB internet is available in case that you need it). Patricia was very kind and helpful. I strongly recommend this place and I’ll come back in the future!

    Antonio

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