From €2,200 for 2 nights

Up to 12+


Chef / Cook Service

Breakfast / Welcome Hamper


Swimming Pool and/or Jacuzzi

Tennis Court

Private Gym


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"A centuries-old winemaking Douro Quinta enjoying spectacular suspended views over the river as well as offering a gym, padel tennis and a swimming pool."

This vineyard villa sits on a high plateau on the Douro and as the name implies, enjoys outstanding views! Flowing from Spain all the way down to Porto, the Douro River has carved monumental canyons between a serene and calm wilderness on either side of its banks. The age-old vineyards of Portugal’s best-known produce Port wine, enhance this majestic beauty.

Originally built in the XVII century, Quinta da Boavista is steeped in history and whilst the interiors reflect this, recent renovation works have added modern day comforts to the ancient building. Here the past and present come together in harmony to provide an unforgettable stay. The property is spacious and ideal for a family or corporate group stays with lots of space to be together, as well as offering plenty of secluded corners to sit quietly alone if one wishes.

The property offers attractive outdoor living and dining areas especially suited for enjoying long summer days and nights, whilst indoors there are two separate sitting rooms, the main one with panoramic windows and a smaller sitting room with a card games table and a fireplace, perfect for when the temperatures are cooler. All six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms; four enjoy river views whilst one has mountain views. Four of the bedrooms also have direct access to the exterior.

Beautiful gardens and terraces surround the main Quinta building and the swimming pool has a stunning setting, suspended over vineyards and the river. The old "lagares" (stone troughs where grapes were once trodden) are now set up as a gym and there is also a padel court, a snooker table and table tennis for guests to enjoy. Whilst the wine cellar makes for a rather special setting for celebratory dinners or a corporate get-together, and still features the traditional earthen floors once used to maintain the ideal temperature and humidity for wine storage.

Breakfast is included in your stay and it's possible to request other meals to be prepared for your family or group by a local cook. Quinta da Boavista produces its own table wines, which you must, of course, taste during your stay. A number of other services are available on request, such as pre-arrival groceries or wine shopping & delivery, laundry service, airport transfers or car with driver, spa treatments, etc.

One of oldest demarcated wine regions in the world and a Unesco World Heritage site since 2001, the Douro Valley is very peaceful most of the year round, apart from three bustling weeks at harvest time each autumn. Yet there is plenty to do for wine enthusiasts as well as the rest of your party: vineyard walks and picnics, winery visits and wine tastings, boat trips along the Douro River, a historic train ride, exploring the traditional gastronomy, grape treading at harvest time…

WARNING NOTES: This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues or young children due to steep steps, uneven terrace floors and unprotected drops from the garden onto terraced vineyards. This is a working estate where machinery and farming products abound, and children must be supervised.  Children under the age of 7 are only accepted with a signed disclaimer.

Top Level

  • Double bedroom suite (bed of 140×200 cms) with small sitting room and extra single bed plus a full bathroom, enjoying mountain views


Mid Level

  • Patio with barbeque & wood oven
  • Entrance hall & guest WC
  • Fully equipped kitchen & domestic offices (larder & laundry) opening onto barbeque patio
  • Indoor dining room opening onto central courtyard
  • Covered terrace with fabulous views for outdoor meals
  • Home office opening onto central courtyard
  • Double bedroom suite (king size beds of 180×200 cms) with en-suite shower bathroom, enjoying vineyard and river views – this room can be converted into a twin room with 2 beds of 90×200 cms on request
  • Double bedroom suite (king size beds of 180×200 cms) with en-suite shower bathroom, enjoying vineyard and river views – this room can be converted into a twin room with 2 beds of 90×200 cms on request
  • Small sitting/games room with fireplace
  • Very large sitting room with panoramic windows


Lower Level

  • Twin bedroom suite (2 beds of 107×193 cms) with a shower bathroom, opening onto garden and enjoying vineyard and river views
  • 2 Double bedroom suites (bed of 160×200 cms) each with a shower bathroom, opening onto garden and enjoying vineyard and river views


Extra Accommodation on Request

  • Top level triple room for children & extra twin bedroom & shower bathroom
  • Garden access basic single bedroom with full bathroom
  • Bed linen & bathroom towels included in the rental and changed every 3 days

  • High-quality Portuguese brands provided (bed linen & bathroom products such as hand soap, shower gel & shampoo)

  • Hairdryers are provided

  • Baby cot (w/linen) & high chair (1 of each) on request, free of charge

  • Air-cooling & central heating available throughout the property, as well as fireplace logs, supplied for winter rentals

  • Free Wi-Fi (available in the office and main sitting room only)

  • There is no TV at this property, but a projector with HDMI entry & Wi-Fi access is available on request, subject to an extra security deposit

  • Fully equipped kitchen (gas oven and cooker, double induction plate, microwave, industrial size fridge freezer plus extra fridge, icemaker, kettle, filter coffee maker & expresso machine, toaster, juice maker, blender, 2 dishwashers)

  • Laundry room (washing machine, dryer, steam iron & ironing board)

  • Barbeque and wood oven (ideal for pizzas and roasted kid)

  • Swimming pool w/roman steps (6 x12 metres); pool house w/WC & kitchenette; poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels provided

  • An outer building, the wine cellar is full of character and is ideal for hosting small events of up to 50 people; the gym is set up on the upper level of the same building in between the grape treading throughs (equipment includes weights, a spinning bike, a running machine & a Pilates ball)

  • Cards table, backgammon & table games

  • Snooker, table tennis & darts

  • Outdoor padel tennis courts (racquets & balls provided)

  • Parking for 10 cars

  • Welcome drinks
  • Buffet style breakfast (guests will enjoy produce from the Quinta’s own vegetable garden and other locally sourced products)
  • Basic cleaning products supplied
  • Housekeeping 4 hours x 7 days p/week (includes serving breakfast, tidying up & bathrooms)
  • Pool & garden maintenance as required
  • Pre-arrival grocery or wine shopping/deliveries, paid locally
  • Extra hours of maid service can be provided if required @ €20 p/hour, paid locally
  • Local cook, paid locally
  • Private sommelier/chef services, paid locally
  • Extra cleaning, paid locally
  • Personal laundry service, paid locally
  • Babysitting, paid locally
  • Spa treatments, paid locally
  • Airport transfers or car with driver, paid in advance
  • Nearest amenities (supermarket, bank, chemist, restaurants, cafes, petrol station ) at Mesão Frio: 1 km
  • Porto Airport: 85 kms
  • Pinhão Harbour: 45 kms


1 July – 30 September (minimum 3 nights rental)

€2,400 p/night

1 April – 30 June & 1 October – 31 October (minimum 2 nights rental)

€1,650 p/night

1 November – 31 March (minimum 2 nights rental, except New Year’s Eve)

€1,100 p/night

New Year’s Eve – by special request only!

Extra guests on request – two more bedrooms can be made available at an extra nightly fee!

  • Minimum 3-night rentals apply in July, August & September; 2 nights minimum accepted other periods
  • Check-in after 15:00 hours; check-out before 11:00 hours
  • No parties for more than full capacity, no pets & strictly no smoking indoors (penalty equal to security deposit)
  • Children under the age of 7 accepted only with a signed disclaimer
  • Extra services are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season; no credit cards accepted locally, only cash
  • Non-refundable rental deposit of 30% required to reserve the property
  • Rental balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental 
  • Security deposit of €1,000 to be paid in advance of rental – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday


"After sampling a home cooked meal at the Quinta, is it possible to have dinner at the property again tomorrow? We didn't plan it but we don't want to leave here - these women are the best cooks!!"                   

The Lewis Group

USA (July 2024)


"QUINTA DA BOAVISTA has traditional Portuguese charm combined with modern comfort,  dominated by blue and white colours. The property is generously arranged and enjoys magnificent views of surrounding vineyards and the Douro river. The images provided on line were all met and not over stated. We spent a week at this gorgeous place to celebrate a 70th birthday and really appreciated the daily service with generous breakfast. One evening we booked dinner cooked on site by a chef and wine pairing by  a knowledgeable and fun sommelier. We are highly motivated to come back again. Thank you.

Barbara Kloeckener & friends

Switzerland & USA (May 2022)


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