RIVER VIEW

From €4,880 for 2 nights

Up to 16+
guests

8
Bedrooms

Concierge / Personal Assistant

Chef / Cook Service

Breakfast / Welcome Hamper

A/C

Wifi

Swimming Pool and/or Jacuzzi

Games

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Location

CASTEDO-ALIJÓ, DOURO VALLEY

"This serviced villa with its infinity pool dramatically hanging over the River Douro, is perfect for incredible get-togethers or to host a special event."

Dramatically hanging over the Douro River this converted train station dates to the 1800’s. It has been recently renovated to offer Old World charm with contemporary interiors and modern amenities. The villa is fully serviced and perfect for incredible get-togethers. Breakfast is included every day and other meals can be catered for on request. A Concierge Service is also available to help organize any extras a special event. 

As the name implies, villa River View enjoys wonderful 180º views of the Douro River and surrounding landscape – from its terraces you can enjoy the boats going up and down or just take in the ever-changing Douro colours that go from deep greens in the Spring to a particularly beautiful reddish gold in the autumn. Lucky guests at this Douro villa will also be able to spot a family of griffon vultures soaring in the sky above it.

The property is divided into 2 levels (each with 300 sq metres) with 8-bedroom suites on the top floor; whilst downstairs, the different living areas blend into one large open space with a winter garden and wide panoramic windows sliding open onto the pool terrace. An independent apartment for 2 extra guests is available on request. There is air conditioning if required and particularly welcoming for cooler days, an open fireplace.

River View is located just up-river from Pinhao near Alijó, at the centre of the Unesco Alto Douro Wine Region. Although the arrival by car is very scenic, we also recommend the private boat service from Pinhao harbour to the villa’s pier, with a glass of port in hand enjoying river scenes and vineyards vistas along the way, at least once during your stay. Another must do when in the region, is a Douro Line train ride, which for most of its picturesque route goes along the river – the line goes past the villa and the nearest station is just a 10 minutes drive away.

Other recommendations for best enjoying what the great Douro region has to offer is hiking with a picnic, river boat trips or speed boat activities, vineyards visits and wine tasting, which can be organized as required by the villa management/concierge team.


WARNING NOTES:

Due to various unprotected drops from terraces as well as the pool surround, children under the age of 7 need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer.

Top Level

  • Long hallway opening onto to eight double bedroom suites, each with a shower bathroom and small private balcony: 2 double bedrooms (beds of 200×180 cms), 1 double bedroom (bed of 200×160 cms), 3 double bedrooms (beds of 200×150 cms) & 2 twin bedrooms (2 beds each of 200×90 cms)


Lower Level

  • Very spacious open space room with kitchen, dining area (sitting 20 people), TV lounge with card/games tables, sitting room with fireplace, winter garden area and panoramic windows sliding open onto the terrace and swimming pool
  • Independent one bedroom apartment with shower/WC (for 2 extra guests)
  • Bed linen & bathroom towels included in the rental and changed every 3 days
  • High-quality Portuguese toiletries & hairdryers are provided
  • 2 Baby cots (w/linen) & 2 high-chairs available free of charge
  • Air-conditioning available throughout the property, as well as fireplace logs, supplied for winter rentals
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • Wide screen smart TV (including CNN, Sky News, BBC World News, France 24, Travel Channel & National Geographic amongst others)
  • Cards table, backgammon & table games
  • Fully equipped kitchen (staff use only, except for access to essentials like fridge, kettle, microwave)
  • Laundry room (staff use only)
  • Barbeque (staff use only)
  • Swimming pool w/roman steps (18×3 metres & 1,20-1,90 metres deep); pool house w/WC; poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels provided
  • Underground parking for 4 cars, exterior parking for extras
  • Meet & Greet + villa management/concierge team to help make all group arrangements
  • Welcome snacks and drinks on arrival (lemonade & regional sparkling wine) 
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Fulltime housekeeping x 7 days p/week (includes serving breakfast, tidying up & bathrooms)
  • Basic cleaning products supplied
  • Daily pool & garden maintenance
  • Pre-arrival fridge stock up, paid locally
  • Wines & other beverages, paid locally
  • Meals prepared by resident chef with a choice of menus including vegetarian options to choose from, paid locally
  • Personal laundry service, paid locally
  • Babysitting, paid locally
  • Airport transfers or private driver, paid locally
  • Boat & speed boat activities, paid locally
  • Vineyards visits & wine tastings (can include a lunch or dinner wine producing Quinta), paid locally
  • Canoeing, electric bikes tour, other Douro exploring tours, paid locally
  • Private boat pier: 50 metres away (navigation on the Douro river is not permitted between January – March)
  • Local train station (the Douro Line runs between Porto and Pocinho): 10 minutes drive
  • Tua dam (this dramatic construction is located on a tributary of the Douro River): 6 kms
  • Alijó (nearest town with amenities such as supermarket, bank, chemist, restaurants, cafes, petrol station ): 9 kms
  • Pinhão (harbour): 17 kms by car or 30 min by boat
  • Favaios Bread & Wine Museum (the village is also famous of its dessert wine): 10 kms
  • Porto Airport: 150 kms

2024 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS

16 guests: €2,440 p/night 

Extra accommodation for 2 guests on request!

NB: New Year’s Eve rates, on request. Special events up to 24 guests, on request.

  • Minimum 3-night rentals apply April-October and 2 nights November-March
  • Check-in after 15:00 hours; check-out before 17:00 hours
  • No parties for more than full capacity, no pets & strictly no smoking indoors 
  • 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; paid locally (cash, bank transfer or credit cards)
  • Non-refundable rental deposit of 50% required to reserve the property 
  • Rental balance due 30 days prior to start date of rental; not refundable after this date

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