Distilled beauty in the Portuguese countryside

Vigotas House, Melgaço, Portugal
Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 195 nt
A house that shows you its story

Watching the vineyard terraces by the river in Melgaço, two houses stand side by side like siblings with contrasting traits. They are the Melgaço Alvarinho houses, born of a vintner’s dream of breathing new life into a land with two centuries of heritage and earth entwined with the vines of Alvarinho. 

Standing with perfect posture beside the rustic charm of her sister Clérigo, Vigotas House is dressed in a sophisticated grey, pinstriped by sheets of corrugated concrete, quiet but present, concealing a surprising warmth and an eagerness to please. This vacation home rental in Portugal is as much its precise lines as its rambling surroundings, guiding you without distraction to the essence of the land it knows so well. Within the serenity of the undulating terraces and the cushioned sound of nearby water, Vigotas seeks to show you its favourite views through generous panes of glass and sliding doors.

Description

This three-storey vacation home rental in Portugal is made for conviviality and rest. Its insistence on comfort and serenity comes across immediately. The ground floor is an open-plan space anchored by a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The living area is nestled three steps down into a shallow den that lends it all a certain mid-century appeal. Sweeping sheets of windows display the view outside like oversized paintings. Light and air streams to and from the higher floors through a central cut-out above the dining table, all the better to enjoy the layers of this earthy, wood-lined interior. 

A quick flight up takes you to the second floor, where another living area invites you again to slow down. A wood-burning fireplace awaits, ready to keep you warm in winter. You will find a first bedroom here, with an inviting double bed, an en suite bathroom with a bathtub, and a nicely framed view. The third floor hides two other rooms, all with en suite bathrooms and their own careful views of the vines, the nearby river, and Spain in the distance.

A bit of a national treasure, in 2017 the Melgaço Alvarinho houses were awarded the national prize in Urban Rehabilitation for tourism, and Best Tourist Resort by the Building Awards in Portugal.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The neighbouring wine cellar, or adega as it is called here, is internally connected to the house. Unlocking a door on the ground floor leads to a sensory discovery of the region’s riches and history. The space is ideal for socializing and private reservations for workshops are also possible.

When you are ready for a wander, set yourself on the trail that starts from your front door leading into the vines, branches bowing with grapes in season. A stone’s throw away is a pool to cool yourself in on the dog days of summer, discretely tucked into an existing terrace. 

Vigotas house is furnished with thoughtful amenities: Air-conditioning for the warmer months, televisions in the bedrooms and the living room, free WiFi throughout, a parking space for your car and a sofa bed in the living room for larger parties.

AROUND

Melgaço, the northernmost municipality of Portugal, is a historical gem. The river Minho that you can hear streaming by marks the border with neighbouring Spain. Fertile ground and a special microclimate has made Melgaço the home of Vino Verde Alvarhino, a bright white wine of citrusy color and relatively high alcoholic proof considered outstanding among its peers. The Penedas-Gerês national park lies 20 minutes to the south. It is known for its ancient Roman road studded with milestones, bridges full of legends and mystery, and picturesque villages set within lush flora and fauna. 

LOCATION

Melgaço, Portugal. Nearest airports: Portugal – Porto Airport (153 Kms) Spain – Vigo Airport (51,9 Kms)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

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  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Melgaço Alvarinho, Vigotas House, Portugal | vacation home rentals

Vigotas House

from 195/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed Type160x200cm double beds
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2 with shower, 1 with bathtub, 1 service bathroom (without shower or bath)
Accommodate8 guests
InternetWiFi throughout
Pet friendlySorry, no pets allowed
RatesStandard rate 195€ per night. Rates change during special periods: Festa do Alvarinho (245 €), Easter (245 €), July (€ 215), August (€ 245, 3 nights minimum), Christmas and New Year's Eve (€ 245)
Minimum Stay2 nights, except for special periods
ViewVineyard views
Notes

Check-in from 16:00 pm, check-out until 11:00 am

No security deposit required. 

Enjoy 5% discount from table price if you book at least 7 nights.

Cancellation policy:

The booking is valid upon payment of 50% of total value. Payment must be made by bank transfer within 3 business days after the reservation is placed. If payment is not made within this period the reservation expires.

Cancellation/No-show:

The advance payment will be refundable if cancellation is made 14 days before check-in.

No refund of payments made for cancellation made within 14 days of check-in or no-show on the reserved dates.

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