Douro Villa 1

Douro Villa 1

Douro Villa 1 for 6 + 3 guests and its private pool and terraces benefits from spectacular vistas of steep vineyard terraces in the heart of the Douro Valley, offering a mixed self-catering and partial-cook-service. The property is located on the edge of a very peaceful rural hamlet, where the most exciting moment of the day is the arrival of the bread delivery van in the morning! Right next door is Douro Villa 2 for 8 + 3 guests – both villas can be rented together for larger parties (benefitting from a special discount) or individually.
This striking villa has been designed with large windows and a chill-out area on the top level, for guests to enjoy the panoramic views. The accommodation is split on two levels and includes a spacious open plan living/dining room, 3 en-suite bedrooms and a games room with snooker table. Douro Villa 1 is also equipped with modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi Internet, tablet and local mobile loan, Satellite TV and music system, air-conditioning and heating. The staff speak Portuguese, French and English and as well as looking after your daily needs, double up as local tour guide or babysit on request.
Included in one week rentals (or longer) at this property, are added value extras such as a complimentary “local gastronomy” meal during the stay, a visit to one of the Port producing Quintas with wine tasting, and weather permitting a vineyard terraces picnic plus a two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Douro amongst other offers.
Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in Northern Portugal for hundreds of years and since the 18th century its main product (port wine), has been world famous for its quality. Although there is still very little in the way of developed tourism in the area, there is plenty to explore and enjoy: from wine tasting and excellent eateries (both simple and sophisticated), to nature walks and a river cruise. Not to be missed is the unforgettable historic train trip up-river from Pinhão to Foz Tua: never leaving the riverside and passing Douro Quintas and damn locks, with the landscape of terraced vineyards changing to dramatic rocky outcrops, making this one of Europe´s great rail journeys!

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Please note – Due to unprotected drops from the various terraced levels, this property is not ideal for toddlers and young children must be supervised!

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ACCOMMODATION – 6 PEOPLE (3 extra guests on request an extra charge)

LOWER LEVEL – Entrance to open plan-sitting room/dining room with fireplace and TV; guest WC; fully equipped kitchen with staff access to exterior. Staircase to first floor.
MIDDLE LEVEL – Another exterior entrance. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and double bedroom with en-suite shower room – both rooms share a covered terrace with panoramic views. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Small sitting room with double sofa bed opening onto to pool terrace. Outdoor dining area and access to fully equipped laundry room and WC/shower room, with steps to a further terraced garden level. Pool terrace access to games rooms with snooker, TV and music system.
TOP LEVEL (OPEN DOORS) – Chill-out terrace.

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STAFF & SERVICES

MAID SERVICE – Included x 2 hours per day after breakfast is served; the swimming pool and the surrounding terraces are cleaned and maintained first thing in the morning as required.
EXTRA COOK SERVICE – On request, paid locally @ €30 p/adult & children (age 6 – 12) @ €15 each p/meal with Douro wines included. Menu of typical dishes served on request.
BABY SITTING – On request, paid locally.

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COMPLIMENTARY WITH BASIC RENTALS OF 3 TO 6 NIGHTS – Multilingual check-in & check-out assistance; Port served on arrival; breakfast everyday; courtesy use of tablet computer during stay. Extra charge of €40 p/person p/night applies for 3 extra guests over the 6 person villa capacity (sleeping in a double sofa bed & fold-out bed), paid locally.

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COMPLIMENTARY WITH ALL 7 NIGHT RENTALS OR LONGER – Multilingual check-in & check-out assistance; Port served on arrival; basic welcome hamper; a courtesy dinner during the stay; breakfast everyday; courtesy use of local mobile phone with €10 credit & tablet computer during stay; Quinta do Bomfim visit & wine tasting; a vineyard terraces picnic (weather permitting); plus two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Douro river (non exclusive regular tour with departure from Pinhão between April to end November only & weather permitting). Extra charge of €375 p/person p/week applies for 3 extra guests over the 6 person villa capacity (sleeping in a double sofa bed & fold-out bed), paid locally.

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DISTANCES

Pinhão (river marina & historic train station, supermarket, specialist wine & regional product shops, basic convenience shops, restaurants & bars, banks & ATMS, post office, health center & chemist, taxi, church & petrol station) – 8 kms
Alijó (larger supermarkets) – 15 km
Provesende (one of the protected Heritage Site villages, also features a great restaurant) – 5 km
Porto Airport (with motorway link from Vila Real) – 120 km

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OTHER FACTS

Turismo no Espaço Rural Licence #57/2008; minimum 1 week rentals during July & August with Saturday change-overs preferred; minimum 3 night rentals accepted other periods; check-in after 16:00 hours/check-out before 11:00 hours; when applicable the basic welcome hamper includes water, wine, fruit, cheese, milk, coffee, tea, bread, sugar, salt & pepper, olives, charcoal for barbeque use, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, citronella candles for terraces & mosquito repellent plug-in gadgets for indoors; bed linen changed 1 p/week & bath towels changed 2 p/week; pool towels supplied; hairdryers in all bathrooms, baby cot (w/linen) & high chair on request; use of sofa bed and/or folding bed on request; safe, two Satellite TV outlets (70 channels), namely in the sitting room and games room; sound system & DVD player; free Wi-Fi; snooker table; central heating/air conditioning included in the rental; six-sided swimming pool w/step-ladder (6,30 x 5,40 x 4,20 x 0,60 x 5,20 x 5 meters, shallow-end 1,15 meters, deep-end 1,40 meters); 4 sun loungers plus additional pool furniture, barbeque & private parking; no pets allowed.

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RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS FOR 2017

HIGH SEASON (1 April – 31 October): €3,480 p/week with short stays of minimum 3 nights accepted outside July & August @ €420 p/night
LOW SEASON EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS (2 January – 31 March & 1 November – 22 December): €3,000 p/week with short stays of minimum 3 nights accepted @ €360 p/night
FESTIVE SEASON – CHRISTMAS (23 December – 2 January 2018): minimum 3 nights rental accepted @ €420 per night

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3 EXTRA GUESTS – Can be accommodated at a supplement payable locally as above listed!

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SPECIAL OFFERS – 10% off applies for one-week bookings or a 5% off applies for shorter periods, from 26 August 2017 till end of the year. A 5 % discount applies if Douro Villa I & Douro Villa II are rented together for minimum 1 week (a dining table and tableware for up to 16 guests is available on request). Pay 2017 rates if you confirm a 2018 rental till 31 August 2017! Non-accumulative offers.

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BOOKING/CANCELLATION TERMS

— 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve the property
— Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental
— Security deposit of €250 handed in at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday