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FROM

€1,250

for 2 nights

guests
8

GUESTS

bathtub
5+1

BATHROOMS

bed
4

BEDROOMS

A sumptuous luxury villa with infinity pool and Jacuzzi enjoying spectacular views of the Douro Valley.

Santa Mafalda has been designed for the full enjoyment of the very special landscape that surrounds it, with views over olive trees and vineyard terraces, slopping all the way down to the river Douro. In the evening this luxury Douro villa transforms into something quite magical – the infinity swimming pool is flood-lit, the Jacuzzi ceiling is lit-up with tiny stars and you look onto to the faint twinkling lights of distant villages.

Breakfast is included daily and cook service is available on request. For other holiday extras, the villa provides a concierge service to make all your local arrangements and bookings. A local mobile is also provided as well as tablet computer to use as a reference guide to the region.

All 4 en-suite double bedrooms enjoy fantastic views and the villa features include a spacious and well-equipped games room for guests to enjoy. Slate (local to the Douro), glass and wood have been used liberally at Santa Mafalda, giving the villa a modern, warm and open feel.

The panoramic terraces are perfect for “al fresco” dining and an outdoor chill-out area amidst vineyards and olive trees, provides the ideal set up for a private wine tasting or just somewhere to relax with a book and a glass of port in hand. 

One week (or longer) rentals also benefit from a complimentary “local gastronomy” meal, a visit and tasting at one of the Port producing Quintas, and weather permitting a vineyard terraces picnic plus a two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Douro, as well as other offers.

WARNING NOTES: Due to unprotected drops from the various terraced levels, this property is not ideal for toddlers and young children must be supervised.

Lower Level

  • Double bedroom suite with shower bathroom (rain & handheld showers)
  • Very spacious games room plus a TV lounge area & fireplace
  • Fully equipped laundry room
  • Shower bathroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool terrace with barbeque & oven plus another outdoor dining area

Top Level

  • Entrance hall with guest WC
  • Master double bedroom suite with shower bathroom & double sinks, opening to a private terrace with garden access to the pool area
  • Double bedroom suite with full bathroom (bath & shower), opening to a private terrace with garden access to the pool area
  • Double bedroom suite with shower bathroom
  • Kitchen & larder with service door to exterior, as well as access to dining area & terrace
  • Very spacious open plan dining/sitting room with surrounding panoramic windows, TV lounge area & fireplace, access to the terrace
  • Bed linen & bathroom towels changed once a week
  • All the bedrooms suites have a double bed of 2×1,60 meters, block-out blinds, TV unit & an open plan bathroom; all the shower bathrooms have a rain shower & handheld shower; bathrobes, slippers & hairdryers are provided
  • Baby cot (w/linen) & high chair on request, free of charge
  • Suitable for year round rentals with air-conditioning & central heating provided
  • The main social areas are fitted with electric blinds
  • Satellite TV (social areas: 120 channels / bedrooms: 16 channels); DVD player & CD player
  • Free WiFi available throughout
  • Games room includes a pool table & bar; a classic piano is only available to use by guests by special arrangement
  • All electric kitchen includes 4-hob cooker & oven, microwave, American fridge-freezer, TV unit, kettle, toaster, juicer & coffee machine
  • Safe
  • Built-in barbeque & fire pit
  • Free-form infinity swimming pool with a feature bridge, cascade & roman steps (11 x 4,40 meters, all one depth @ 1,45 meters); poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels provided
  • Private parking
  • Maid service 2 hours p/day after breakfast is served
  • The swimming pool & surrounding terraces are cleaned & maintained first thing in the morning as required
  • Cook service a for a minimum of 4 guests, paid locally – 3-course meal @ €40 p/adult p/meal & €20 p/child (ages 6-12 years) p/meal; prices include local wines & port; menu of typical dishes on request, paid locally
  • Babysitting, paid locally
  • Personal laundry, paid locally

COMPLIMENTARY WITH BASIC RENTALS OF 2 TO 6 NIGHTS

  • Concierge Service: check-in & check-out assistance plus booking restaurants, winery visits/tastings, panoramic Douro tours, spa services (massages), taxis and airport transfers (does not include the cost of the service provided)
  • Port served on arrival
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (drinking water, wine, beers, juice/soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, honey, sweet & savoury biscuits, sugar, salt & pepper, local cheese, olives, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, mosquito repellent, charcoal for barbeque use)
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Courtesy use of tablet computer during stay

COMPLIMENTARY WITH ALL 7 NIGHT RENTALS OR LONGER

  • Concierge Service: check-in & check-out assistance plus booking restaurants, winery visits/tastings, panoramic Douro tours, spa services (massages), taxis and airport transfers (does not include the cost of the service provided)
  • Port served on arrival
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (drinking water, wine, beers, juice/soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, honey, sweet & savoury biscuits, sugar, salt & pepper, local cheese, olives, seasonal fruit, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, mosquito repellent, charcoal for barbeque use)
  • Courtesy dinner during the stay (not arrival night)
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Courtesy use of the local mobile phone with €10 credit & tablet computer during stay
  • Quinta do Bomfim visit & wine tasting
  • Vineyard terraces picnic (weather permitting)
  • Two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Douro river (non-exclusive regular tour with departure from Pinhão between April-end November only & weather permitting)
  • Pinhão (river marina & historic train station, supermarket, specialist wine & regional product shops, basic convenience shops, restaurants & bars, banks & ATMs, post office, health centre & chemist, taxi, church & petrol station): 1 km
  • Alijó (larger supermarkets): 15 kms
  • Provesende (one of the protected Heritage Site villages, also features a great restaurant): 13 kms
  • Porto Airport (with motorway link from Vila Real): 139 kms

2019 & 2020 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS

1 July  – 15 September (minimum 1 week rental) 

€5,250 p/week

1 May – 30 June  (minimum 1 week rental)

€4,375 p/week

2 January – 30 April & 16 September – 30 December (minimum 2 nights rental

€625 p/night

New Years Eve (minimum 3 nights rental) 

€750 p/night

  • Minimum 1 week rental between 1 May – 15 September with Saturday changeovers preferred;  minimum 2-night rentals accepted other periods
  • Extra services on request, are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season
  • Check-in after 16:00 hours; check-out before 11:00 hours
  • No pets allowed
  • No credit cards accepted for extra services, cash only accepted locally
  • 30% non-refundable rental deposit required to reserve the property
  • Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental
  • Security deposit of €500 for rentals of 7 nights or longer, or €350 for rentals of 2-6 nights, to be handed in at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday