New added to the house
Canoe – Stand Up Paddle Boards – 3 Bikes
Please have a look at our video of the house and the local area
With a unique location in the heart of a natural park ( Parque Natural do Norte de Portugal ) Casa do Pinhal sits in a tranquil narrow strip full of pine trees between the beach and the river Cavado.
The house has a unique location in that on one side it borders the river Cavado, and on the other side you stroll through pine trees which opens up to huge expanse of have miles of sandy, unspoiled, and never crowded beaches.
The villa is well thought out and provides great ‘indoor/outdoor’ flow and is set in gardens with more than 1/2 acre of well manicured gardens -with a swimming pool!
Casa do Pinhal, has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms PLUS an Annexe in the garden with a further bedroom (Bunk Beds) and en-suite shower-room.
There is a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen ( dishwasher, nespresso machine, and all the usual kitchen appliances ). There is also a separate annex room for laundry with washing machine, iron etc
There are 3 double bedrooms with double beds, all with en-suite, and there 2 twin bedrooms sharing the a family bathroom and finally there is a bedroom ‘annexe’ in the garden with Bunk-beds and en-suite shower-room
Wireless internet available.
Cable TV with a large flat screen, hi-fi with ipod connection, radio tuner, cd and dvd player
We provide all the linen, towels, beach towels and EVEN bath robes for 10-12
Beach Cafes, Restaurants and grocers store all a few minutes walking distance.
Distance from Porto Airport – 25-30 minutes almost all motorway!
Nearby; Apulia – Great fish restaurants
(Fão) 10 minutes walk – restaurants
Distance from nearest town (Esposende) 20 minutes
Walking distance – 2 Great ‘Discotheque’ open in Peak season – Bibi and Pasha; friendly and eclectic mix of guests from 21-65!!
Casa de Ribadouro is a fantastic newly built home now available for private holidays.
Please have a look at our video of the house https://youtu.be/bmKH65xK54E
This is a 4 bedroom – all en-suite – fully air conditioned luxury villa, with stunning views of the Douro River.
The house is located only 1 hour from Porto and provides a wonderful environment to enjoy your holidays ALL year round.
ALL the rooms in the house have;
Views of the mountains and the Douro River
TV with Satellite Channels
There is also a fantastic room with;
‘American Pool’ and Snooker Table
Bluetooth Music Player
There is also a great wood burning fire for the winter.
Lounge and Dining Rooms
The lounge and the dining room have great views of the river and countryside.
The dining table can accommodate 10 people.
The lounge can seat 8 persons with comfort
There is also a great wood burning fire for the winter time.
Each bedroom has en-suite and has air conditioning – also wifi and TV
There is a luxury kitchen – fully equipped with modern appliances for your convenience.
There is a separate area with washing machine.
The pool is salt water and is an infinity pool.
You can swim and enjoy the views at the same time!
There is also garden furniture and a bbq
There is plenty to do in the local area. Water sports activities, sailing, boat trips, picnics, winery tours and tasting, great restaurants, river beaches etc. Although it is set in the heart of the countryside, the house enjoys good access to the local roads and you can be in Porto in an hour for a great day trip.
The house is only 5 minutes away by car from great typical restaurants – great food and also very cheap!
Facing directly into Porto City onto the River Douro directly in front and below – one of the best views available in Porto for private holiday rentals!
‘Porto Vista’ is a recently built new townhouse/villa that Sleeps up to 8 people and with FREE SECURE PRIVATE ONSITE parking – It enjoys stunning city/river estuary/sea views of the fabulous Porto City.
Walking distance to everything, Port Cellars, Historic City Center, Riverside Metro Restaurants Bakery
This is NOT an apartment – it is a Townhouse Villa and is already the talking point of other holiday home owners in the city of Porto.
This amazing Townhouse has quite simply one of the best views money can buy in the Porto!
Porto was voted by European travellers in 2013, 2014 AND 2017 as the Number 1 destination in Europe beating rivals such as Milan,Rome, Berlin etc.
Massive decks with very comfortable furnishings allow guests to have a ‘croissant and coffee’ in the morning watching the day begin, a lazy lunch in the warm sunshine or a romantic dinner watching the twinkling lights of the city below. You don’t even need a car – although there is a FREE private 2 space garage under the house!
Getting around Porto is easy from our Townhouse.
There is a cable car 2 minutes walk from the house and the fabulous highly commended overground Metro is only 3 minutes walk away. In 3 minutes walk you can cross the iconic Dom Luis I bridge and gain access to the heart of the old city where you will find fabulous restaurants, cafes and shops.
Even a taxi only costs about 3-4€ to get into the center of town if you can’t be bothered walking.
This holiday home is about location, location location! – together with very good quality of furnishings – attention to detail, stunning views and great service.
Bedroom 1 – with Mezzanine Floor
Twin beds and internal private staircase in bedroom to mezzanine floor leading to a
Double Bed. En-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes.
Perfect for 2 adults and 2 children or 4 adults.
Bedroom 2 – Twin beds with river/city views
Bedroom 3 – Double bedroom
Bedroom 2 and 3 Shares Full size family bathroom and shower
Lounge – stunning views of the city of Porto and the River Douro.
Dining area – expandable dining table and seating for 8 people
Fully equipped kitchen with all top of the range appliances including dishwasher American Style Fridge and a washing machine.
Utility room – Washing machine, iron and ironing board etc.
Gardens exclusive to the private development.
Underground garage with private garage space for 1 car and internal access to the house.
Wifi and cable TV – included
Siemens central heating
All linen, towels are included and we provide starter pack of quality soaps and toilet rolls. We also provide included some dishwasher tablets, some tea and coffee ( we provide a coffee maker similar to the Nespresso Style)
This is an exceptional home made with only the finest materials throughout offering 5* Luxury
Every morning our housekeeper comes to the villa and serves up a wonderful fresh breakfast for you, at a time to suit you and your guests.
Guests staying with us for 7 nights or more and provided a complimentary dinner with local wines.
Have a look at our video of the house on youtube – ID reference: https://goo.gl/j7BwwG
Every detail has thoughtfully planned to make your stay the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
The Douro Valley has become the place to visit in Portugal. Home to the World renown Port Wines and its dramatic escarpment hills and mountains.
Although the villa has a rural aspect and location, you will be pleasantly surprised how easily you can access ‘civilisation’ when you feel the need.
The charming riverside town of Pinhao is only 2 minutes away and has nice cafes, bars and restaurants.
You can reach Pinhao by train from Porto or an easy and comfortable motorway journey approx 1hr from Porto airport.
The house boasts a host of luxury fixtures and fittings with no expense spared.
The are four double bedrooms – all en-suite – all with patio doors giving direct access to the veranda and the spectacular views.
The villa has a large open plan lounge, dining room and chill out area – all of which enjoy floor to ceiling panoramic windows providing spectacular views.
The kitchen is fully equipped to the highest standard with every imaginable piece of equipment.
There is a lower ground floor which boasts a huge space to relax and entertain. Here you will find a full size pool table, a bar and chill-out entertainment area.
There is also a room with a fabulous Jacuzzi that has 270 degree panoramic views to the river and across the valley.
You can directly access the stunning outside space.
This comprises of a water channel into the infinity pool
A dedicated outdoor cooking area, complete with a charcoal grill and a wood fired oven and wash/preparation area and sink.
There are two further dining tables positioned around the property. One is next to the main kitchen entrance and there is another next to the BBQ area.
This is quite simply one of the most modern luxury villas in the region and is the perfect place for you your family and friends to sit back and enjoy the very heart of the North of Portugal and the Douro Valley
Sleeps up to 18 with TENNIS COURT, SWIMMING POOL, Table Football, Ping Pong, Pool Table
Casa Antonio is a large holiday home, which commands wonderful views set in nearly an acre of private grounds.
Despite it’s private and tranquil location it is only a few minutes from the pretty and historic town of Amarante.
Amarante sits on the river Tamega – which is great for swimming ( there are fluvial beaches for all the family to enjoy) and some water sports such as SUP, Kayaking etc,
The town is renowned for its pastries and also the local region is well know for its excellent Vinho Verde.
The town is also steeped in History with many examples/remains from the relatively brief occupation by the French.
Exploring the rest of the North of Portugal is very easy. The house is 5 minutes drive from the motorway networks and in less than 40 minutes you are in the heart of the Douro Valley, you can reach Porto and Braga. Even Galicia in Spain is an hour away.
Nearby the house is a great golf course and there is a small water park as well.Set in beautiful private and peaceful gardens with an elevated position commanding superb views from the top floor lounge, this substantial property is the ideal venue for a large family and/or group of friends to meet and enjoy memorable holidays.
The house has a feel of the traditional ‘Maison De Maitre’ that you normally find in the South of France.
It is tall, imposing yet inviting at the same time.
Set well back in its own private grounds of around 2 acres it has a long private driveway and is surrounded by well tended and mature gardens with various fruit trees including wonderful figs!
There are 6 bedrooms in the main house (sleeps 12) and there are 3 extra bedrooms available (upon request) in a separate wing of the grounds ( just a few seconds walk)
There is for your pleasure and relaxation a very generous sized swimming pool at 10m x 5m – an all weather tennis court – and a games room with a full size billiard table and table tennis!
The house by virtue of its design is very shaded and cool in the summer and is very cozy with underfloor heating and central heating throughout plus open fireplaces making it very special in the winter.
Outline Summary of Accommodation
‘Nanny’ bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Large Lounge – which has an open plan layout with two informal areas. Can seat around 14-16 adults. Double ended patio doors straight out onto front and back gardens.
Dining Room with table seating 12 adults – ability to expand to accommodate more.
Fabulous large kitchen very well equipped.
2 x Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
1 x Double bedroom with ensuite shower room
Another dining room which can seat 10-12 people
An upstairs mezzanine kitchen with kitchen dining table for up to 8-10 people.
Lovely granite worktops – fully equipped finished with granite worktops.
Double Bedroom with bathroom ensuite – aircon installed
Junior Suite/Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a private lounge with sofabed seating that provides sleeping for 2 more guests. TV – aircon installed
Huge Lounge with massive views across the countryside. Ideal tranquil space to sit and read or listen to some music away from the rest of the house guests!
3 Further Bedrooms (sleeps 6)**
2 are doubles with shower room each
The third bedroom has a single bed PLUS a pull out single bed – it also has its own WC/Shower room
Pool 10 x 5m
Outside Pool Shower and WC
Plenty of nice garden furniture including a swing seat
All weather tennis court
Additional amenities include: pool table, ping pong table, foosball, coffee maker, cot, cd player, patio/deck/terrace, kitchen utensils provided, shower, smoking allowed outside, separate wc, bathtub, bed linen provided, ironing board.
In the mid 1950’s this quaint building held its first school lessons. 50 years later this former school house building situated on a hilltop village in the heart of the stunning Douro Valley has been loving converted by friend and business partner Francisco to now offer a stunning holiday home for all to enjoy.
The Douro Valley is recognised as a World Heritage Area and over the years has started to attract visitors from all over the world. There are now many activities to enjoy for young and old. Sailing, River Surfing, Stan Up Paddle, Fishing, Kayaking, Wine Tours, Boat Trips with lunch on board, Sunset Tours etc.
As you can see from our video link on YouTube (https://goo.gl/Tb1WP5) the villa enjoys uninterrupted views of the stunning landscape of vineyards and olive groves of the Douro Valley.
The air is clean and fresh and the nature around you is peaceful, tranquil and unspoilt.
Yet these wonderful elements are only just over an hour from Porto International airport and 6 minutes from the quaint riverside town of Pinhao, which even has its own railway station that connects to Porto
We and our super housekeeper Carla are here to make sure you make the most of your visit to the Douro and the North of Portugal.
What makes this holiday home different?
1. HEATED POOL** AND AIR CONDITIONING – a rare combination found in other local villas
2. We welcome you with Port Wine and a delicious homemade cake.
3. For those of our guests staying 7 nights or longer we provide FREE of charge a 3 course dinner with wines during your stay
4. Every morning at a time to suit you, Carla will come (discreetly via the kitchen entrance) and prepare a delicious breakfast and serve you every morning, so you can start the day with a smile and no stress! Have a look at our video and picture gallery and see the typical breakfast we serve!
5. Upon request and where possible we can receive a pre-arrival shopping list, and have it stored in the kitchen!
6. Upon request we can have our chef make dinner more meals for you and even do wine pairings and tastings
7. We can provide you many suggestions for places to go for dinner in the local area
8. We have a wonderful tried and tested portfolio of excursions, wine tours, boat trips (optional lunch on board), river sports activities etc.
9. When remaining at the house why not enjoy activities for both adults and children to enjoy – for example board games, garden games, pool table, wi-fi, satellite TV, good music sound system etc.
We have a ‘can do’ mentality and our pro-active attitude and mind-set is what makes the difference between a good holiday and truly memorable one!
The main part of the villa is the traditional school house which has been loving restored to the highest level. The traditional elements of the house have merged together with a more modern contemporary part providing a wonderful fusion of ‘new and old’
The living space is wonderfully comprised of the 3 areas with high ceilings, large bright windows.
There is a cute fun hallway designed like a traditional school classroom complete with black board and traditional school desks. Many of our guests enjoy the nostalgia associated with the design and their children are often bemused to see how class room design used to be back in the 50’s and 60’s!
The rest of the living space, as you can see from the picture gallery, includes a good sized dining area, ideal for indoor gatherings to enjoy great food and wine and the spacious open relaxed lounge area. Note both these areas are served by a double sided central fireplace, a nice feature at any time of the year but especially pleasant in the winter season.
The kitchen is spacious, well equipped and practical. Many of our guests comment on how well equipped it is and how much they enjoyed cooking during their stay.
There are 4 very comfortable good sized bedrooms all en-suite, which accommodate 8 people.
This is a spacious bright double bedroom with direct access to the garden via large glass sliding doors. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom
Another wonderful bright and spacious double bedroom with direct access to the gardens via large sliding glass doors. This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom
This is the master bedroom – which is the largest bedroom and commands stunning views of the valley below. There is a very large en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has a sofa which can be converted into a bed to sleep an extra person
This bedroom is also upstairs and has twin beds and an en-suite. There are also ‘roller’ beds underneath each bed to provide sleeping for an extra 2 guests ( we recommend teenagers/children).
There is a ‘pool house’ in the garden, just a few steps away from the house. This is a great space for all the family to enjoy. There is a pool table, a music sound system and even wi-fi are all provided with comfortable seating too for you to sit and relax.
The pool is a good size for leisure and enjoys superb views across the valley.
All the rooms in the house enjoy wi-fi coverage and are all air-conditioned for your comfort.
Outdoor tables, deck chairs, sun parasols and a built in BBQ are all provided for your comfort.
There are even out door games such as garden dominos provided.
*** Upon Advance request***
Organizing tours and experiences in the Douro region
Attendance of a tour guide
*MEALS AT HOME*
Dinner and other meals (lunch or dinner)
Price per person / meal 40.00 €
Children 6-12 years old 15.00 €
Children up to 5 years old Free
Meals are prepared at home upon prior/advance request
Minimum 4 people
Please note the complimentary dinner is only applicable for stays of 7 nights or more
**Heated Pool is available upon request – and is 150€
Welcome to ‘Sea la Vie’
This one of best beachfront holiday villas available for private rentals in the region!
The large spacious villa enjoys a wonderful beachfront position with its own private gate giving direct access to the beach.
A mere 25 minutes away by car from Porto International airport ‘Sea la Vie’ is conveniently located easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets etc.
Locally you can enjoy a long list of activities including; wind surfing, kite surfing, surfing, jet skis, golf, and horse riding.
In addition, within only an hour you can enjoy day trips to Porto, Braga, Viana Do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Barcelos, Douro Valley vineyards AND even Galicia in Northern Spain.
We offer a number of services to make your trip even more memorable;
Wine tasting at the house
Wine pairing and dinner
Transfers from the Airport
Day Trip Excursions to the wineries and/or historic sites
Boat Trips on the Douro River (optional lunch on board)
This is truly a wonderful place to enjoy your holidays with family and/or friends.
The house is set in its own large private secluded gardens.
There is a wonderful swimming pool – 8m x 8m and is heated (Free of Charge) at 26-29 degrees from May until end of October.
The house is presented as a 7 bedroom (Sleep 14) configuration.
The complete house consists of the following;
3 lounges – 2 of which are on the upper floor and have sea views and a balcony
2 kitchens – fully equipped
2 dining rooms – can seat from 10-14 persons
Bedroom 1 – Double Bedroom with en-suite – long sofa chair – balcony – sea views – hammock!
Bedroom 2 – Double Bedroom – en-suite
Bedroom 3 – Double Bedroom – en-suite
Bedroom 4 – Double Bedroom – en-suite
Bedroom 5 – Twin bedroom – en-suite – balcony
Bedroom 6 – Twin bedroom – connecting bathroom with Bedroom 4 (Perfect ‘Family Suite’)
Bedroom 7 – Twin bedroom – shares a bathroom with Bedroom 3 – but has its own separate WC
Games room – table football
Fabulous Tall Multi Speaker Sound Systems in all the lounges
X-Box – just bring your games
Large Screen TVs with multi channels and many English speaking channels
Large Outdoor HEATED Pool
Sun Loungers and seating for 14
Sheltered Eating Area for Outside Meals
The house remains cool even in the summer due to its coastal location – that is why there is no air-conditioning – we have never needed it. However we can provide room fans if required 🙂
A wonderful luxury home only 35-40 minutes from Porto facing onto the waterfront and only a few minutes easy walk to the superb unspoilt white sandy beaches of Torreira.
For those travellers who really appreciate luxury surroundings, quality furniture & paintings, high quality equipment (for example Bang & Olufsen TV and Stereo) then you have chosen the right holiday home.
Torreira is a cute seaside town, with good restaurants, cafes and a fabulous long white sandy beach.
Nearby is the small city of Aveiro, often ‘cheekily’ called the ‘Portuguese Venice’ with its myriad of internal waterways and the iconic boats that travel within (see pictures)
There is plenty to do, in the area, water-sports, fishing, cycling, boating, eating, drinking, etc.
It’s location is also ideal as a base to tour around the country with visits to Coimbra, Porto, Braga and Figueira do Foz easily reachable as day trips.
This lovely villa is presented all on one level. It is comprised of 4 bedrooms and a large office/ study. There is also (upon request)a spare bedroom normally used for the housekeeper (ideal for a single adult or child)
The large comfortable lounge has a fireplace and is well equipped with a Bang and Olufsen CD player & TV.
On the other side of the lounge area is ‘quiet’ corner – this is ideal for you to sit and read or play one of the multitude of board games (for example chess,checkers,cards etc) that we provide.
As you can see from the photos there is an elegant dining area with lovely art and comfortable seating for up to 10 guests
The kitchen is VERY well equipped with everything that you might need to prepare some delicious meals at home for your friends and family
There are 4/5 bedrooms available as follows;
Bedroom 1 – Master Bedroom with En-Suite
Large Double Bed -with TV and Alarm Clock/Radio – Dressing room/wardrobe
En-Suite – Wetroom style bathroom with ‘Spa Bath’ and separate shower – the bathroom is decorated in high quality marble.
Bedroom 2 – with En-Suite
‘Spa’ Bath with shower – decorated in high quality marble
Bedroom 3 – with its own shower-room
Large Double Bed
Shower room fully decorated in high quality marble
Bedroom 4 – with En-Suite
Twin Bedroom – more suited for children/young adults
This is the smallest bedroom with a single bed and there is also a good quality ‘roll-away’ bed (please see the photos
There is a bathroom with shower and decorated with high quality marble
Spare Room/Bedroom 5 (available upon request)
Single bedroom with single bed – idea for single adult or child
The office/study is as per the photos – this can be ideal room for the kids or other adults to have their own independent space to watch TV and listen to their ‘own music’ – this room is equipped with a high quality Bang & Olufsen TV and DVD player
Also included in the study is a desk and computer if anyone needs do some work or just wants to browse the internet.
One of its major attributes is the wonderful outdoor space of the house. Beautiful well looked after gardens, with large lawns with seaviews.
There is a large pool that measures 12 x 5m. Throughout the garden and around the pool we provide you with excellent quality outdoor furniture and ample dining space for up to 10 people. There is also a BBQ provided. As you can see the pool and gardens light up at night, making this a fabulous place to enjoy your holidays and not even have to go out!