Douro Villa 2

Douro Villa 2

Douro Villa 2 for 8 + 3 guests and its private pool and garden enjoys outstanding views over the stunning Douro Valley landscape of vineyards and olive groves, 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 1 for 6 + 3 guests – both properties can be rented for two parties wanting to travel together (benefitting from a special discount), yet retain some degree of independence.
Converted from an old school house, there are some charming details here and there to remind you of your old school days, but the very spacious and high standard interiors have been re-designed with comfort and the enjoyment of the surrounding vistas in mind, from its various rooms and panoramic terraces. Villa Douro 2 is equipped with all modern conveniences such as air-conditioning and heating, Satellite TV and sound system in two different areas, plus Wi-Fi Internet as well as a courtesy tablet and a local mobile for client use. The accommodation is split on 2 levels with a spacious sitting/dining room, four en-suite bedrooms, plus a games room with snooker table. The excellent and friendly staff team speak Portuguese, French and English and as well as looking after your daily needs, double up as local tour guides 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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ACCOMMODATION – 8 PEOPLE (3 extra guests on request @ an extra charge)

GROUND FLOOR – Entrance to open-plan sitting room/dining room with fireplace and TV; guest WC; fully equipped all-electric kitchen with staff access to exterior. Two double bedrooms (beds of 1,60 x 2,00 meters) each with en-suite shower bathroom and opening onto a shared panoramic terrace/garden. Garden access to a fully equipped laundry room; plus games rooms with snooker table and TV plus an extra WC/shower bathroom. Pool-side BBQ and outdoor dining area.
FIRST FLOOR – Master double bedroom (bed size 1,60 x 2,00 meters) with extra single-sofa bed, en-suite shower bathroom and private panoramic terrace; twin bedroom (2 beds of 0,90 x 1,90 meters) with 2 extra pull-out beds, en-suite shower bathroom and balcony over pool area; solarium 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 8 person villa capacity (sleeping in a single sofa bed & 2 pull-out beds) 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 8 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 kms
Provesende (one of the protected Heritage Site villages, also features a great restaurant) – 5 kms
Porto Airport (with motorway link from Vila Real) – 120 kms

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OTHER FACTS

Turismo no Espaço Rural Licence #13/2014; 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; all the bedrooms have a TV unit and all the bathrooms have a hair dryer for client use; baby cot (w/linen) & high chair on request; use of sofa bed and/or folding bed on request; Satellite TV (70 channels) & music system in the living/dining room as well as the games room; snooker table; safe & alarm; central heating/air conditioning included in the rental; swimming pool w/roman steps (size 9 x 3,40 metes, shallow-end 1,10 meters, deep-end 1,40 meters); poolside furniture including sun loungers & umbrellas; barbeque & private parking; no pets allowed.

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RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS FOR 2017

PEAK SEASON (1 July – 31 August): €4,680 per week
HIGH SEASON (1 April – 30 June & 1 September – 31 October): €4,200 per week with short stays of minimum 3 nights accepted @ €480 p/night
LOW SEASON EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS (2 January – 31 March & 1 November – 22 December): €3,720 p/week with short stays of minimum 3 nights accepted @ €420 p/night
FESTIVE SEASON – CHRISTMAS (23 December – 2 January 2018): minimum 3 nights rental accepted @ €480 per night

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

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SPECIAL OFFERS – 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!

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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