COTTAGE LOCATED ON DOURO VALLEY, SPLENDID VIEWS, IN FRONT SPA ARÊGOS

Fernando Almeida

Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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COTTAGE LOCATED ON DOURO VALLEY, SPLENDID VIEWS, IN FRONT SPA ARÊGOS

Mesao Frio Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 peolple, 3 bedroom , 4 bathroom sleeps up 7-8 +2 cots

The best way to discover the world heritage Douro Region is tour start Peso da Régua to Pinhão and enjoy the rural life, the vineyards and the landscapes of immeasurable beauty.

This is a renovated Cottage located on the right side of the Douro valley, splendid views overlooking the river situated in the frontier two vineyard region (The 'Vinho Verde' and 'Vinho do Porto'). Fully air conditioned with satellite TV - Internet .Fully fenced, separate barbecue area, outside table, chairs, 4 sun loungers. It was an agricultural place, keeping the natural basis intact. It is recommended for the people that want break the city stress , to have some quiet days, outside of urban centers . For the flower-power. Those who are seeking inspiration. A famous Portuguese writer from the XIX century Eça de Queirós proofed it in his romance City and the Mountains. It's good for appreciating nature and the biodiversity which is amazing . unique. The birds singing are attracted for the perfume of the natural trees and flowers. The olive, famous orange and cherries trees are only possible for one special micro climate.

Perfect Peace : Away from the stress of the City, the Douro Valley is an ideal place to relax. It is ‘The Tourism of Silence’. This is something sought by generations in ancient monasteries, convents, and cottages, lovingly restored to provide very special destinations for travellers.

Our Cottage Vista Alegre is one such place. A stay in Cottage Vista Alegre will offer you the peace of the Douro Valley, and the chance to visit many magical places, without the usual crowds, and a good starting point for exploring the World Heritage Douro region.

Everything about the Douro is designed to prevent stress, to be enjoyed at your own pace. The cottage offers plenty of space to relax, to read a book or simply chill out in the sunshine.

Discover the Douro by boat, road or train.

The important thing is that the silence is there for you when you need it; to be explored alone or in a group. To view the Douro from the waters edge or from the hill top inspires silence in itself.

Organize a pleasant tour and discover : Know where wine oporto born,landscapes and terraces of immeasurable beauty. Go Peso da Régua, Pinhão, Lamego.Stop and taste FAMOUS VINHO DO PORTO in producers companies, wine and gastronomie wait for you order .Visit the farmer's house allows you to understand the rural life and their activities during a year. Depart to adventure discover Douro Verde other beauty countryside.Enjoy region the heritages remnants from stone-age,the ruins, the old Mosteiros with paintings and panels, churches and religious art, old bridges,the dams (Carrapatelo), the roman road /rail (Viae privatae, rusticae, glareae and agrariae) and of course 'VINHO VERDE' where you can taste with fantastic meals. Visit Foz Côa ( Foz Coa palaeolitical rock carvings ) =100 Km

On the threshold of the Port wine-growing region, the counties of Resende and Baião are known, however, for another agricultural produce: cherries, in whose honour a festival is held each May, attracting large of numbers visitors.

Care your Health : In the other side the river you can take baths in SPA Arêgos, dated year 1102. The spa waters are sulphurous, fluorinated, hypothermal and hyposaline with a pH level of 9.1 and temperature of 63ºC; they are recommended for the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system, rheumatism and musculoskeletal diseases and skin diseases.

Internal swimming pool thermal water all year.

Seasonal swimming pool at outside area.

And discover the beauty countryside

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Saramago has told about the heavenly beauties of these valleys. we could imagine no better location to experience this . Clean, confortable and with an unforgettable views. The cottage will be surely one of our sweetest memories of this trip across Portugal. We will come back !

Thank you. Un Caro saluto, liebe Grube.
Aug 2010
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Fernando Almeida

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Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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4.9
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Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
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Mesao Frio Vila Real
UK/USA
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LOVELY COTTAGE IN DOURO VALLEY

  • 4 of 5
We had an amazing time, perfect views a lovely fireplace at night time.
The kitchen was very clean and well equipt.
It was more than what was in the photos advertised.
The patio was a great place to have our breakfast while the sun shined and boats past ,the lushous views of the valleys reached are morning glory.
A peaceful setting the perfect place for a romantic time with your loved ones.
Fernando and Olga greeted us warmly to Portugal with a smile and an indepth details of the area and maps.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474489
Mesao Frio Vila Real
5

NICE, BUT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN ADVERTISED

  • 5 of 5
This property is beautiful, but the price advertised is only for two people. When you read the fine print, it is an extra 20 Euro per person per day, which adds up. Also, there is no internet as advertised. You can get a signal from the neighboring house, but you have to sit outside or in the doorway. The property itself is beautiful, quiet, and comfortable. With a car, there are several day trips that are possible. There is also a very nice patio with a grill overlooking the river, but unfortunately for us, the weather was too cold for us to use it. Don't forget to bring your own shampoo. By car, it is 45-60 minutes to the closest grocery store.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
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Mesao Frio Vila Real
Hjørring
5

THE SPIRIT OF DOURO

  • 5 of 5
Exceptionally well situated house upon the river Douro. We ( 2 senior couples) stayed 4 days in Vista Alegre. Everything in this house is excellent. Great bedrooms with separate bathrooms. 2 bedrooms have balcony overlooking the river. Comfortable combined livingroom/diningroom/kitchen with a big terrace.
The owner was very informative and we really felt welcome.
The barbeque-ares was a treat in Martch and we grilled outside every night.
The location of the house is a bit difficult to find, although the owner has made a great effort to send the appropriate pieces of information. We really suggest that you bring a GPS.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474489
Mesao Frio Vila Real
Hjørring
5

THE SPIRIT OF DOURO

  • 5 of 5
Exceptionally well situated house upon the river Douro.
We ( 2 senior couples from Denmark) stayed 4 days in Vista Alegre. Everything in this house is excellent. Great bedrooms with separate bathrooms. 2 bedrooms have balcony overlooking the river. Comfortable combined livingroom/diningroom/kitchen with a big terrace.
The owner was very informative and we really felt welcome.
The barbeque-area was a treat in Martch, and we grilled outside every night.
The location of the house is a bit difficult to find, although the owner has made a great effort to send the appropriate pieces of information. We really suggest that you bring a GPS.
Great Place!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
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Mesao Frio Vila Real
Montreal
5

GREATER THAN THE ADD

  • 5 of 5
This place is more than advertized. My wife and I had high expectations for this rental. And Fernando and Olga's place is better than expected. The views, the house, the terrace and the BBQ area... FABULOUS. Fernando is a great host. He has some Portugese wine for you to buy at the price of the store. You see the cruise ships gop by everyday. What a wonderful place. And the kitchen has everything you need. Would not hesitate to go back.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage located on Douro Valley, splendid views, in front SPA Arêgos
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Mesao Frio Vila Real
5

A HAVEN OF TRANQUILITY AND PEACE

  • 5 of 5
Our first visit to the Douro and I am sure we will be back. This house offers a spacious terrace from which to appreciate the outstanding views of the river from dawn till dusk. We went with another couple and spent many hours just absorbing the scene and mulling over a book or two whilst also sampling the local brew.
Ferdinando was waiting for us and very proudly gave us a tour of the villa. He had generously equipped the villa with guides and information of the surrounding area and restaurants. He seemed to have left out nothing except a detailed map which would have been a godsend except that I don’t think they exist otherwise I am sure Fernando would have provided it. We learned that we could never get from A to B in a hurry so we just accepted it was a half hour drive to the nearest mini-supermarket (crossroads in Ancede) so definitely come prepared with your groceries.
The villa felt very comfortable, spacious and the air-conditioning was appreciated on some days. There were lots of nice little touches like binoculars, GPS, water and wine in the fridge on arrival, more wine to purchase, comfortable sun loungers.
We had never used such a terrific bbq so eating outdoors was a real pleasure. The kitchen is also well equipped and it was very welcome to have a little stock of condiments etc.
Train travel up to Regua and down to Porto is very easy and cheap and made a refreshing change from all the bendy roads. We enjoyed the boat trip across the river and had a very pleasant lunch in the recommended restaurant.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Oporto International Airport
Nearest Ferry
53 Kilometres
Most used by companies river
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
There are 02 Arêgos (4,5 klm ) and Mosteiro
Nearest Motorway
49 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Oporto beaches
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Arêgos
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Amarante
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Ancede
Car: necessary

Visite Monastaire Santo Andre , 5 kilometres ,dated the XII century ,visit a small exhibition about the cycle of the vineyards and wine, learn about the history of this monastery, known functionality of these spaces and visit Farm. Go ahead , three minutes, where you have a small shops, Office Post ,ATM . Near, Arêgos village and Bayou Pala there are leisure activities include fishing, sailing and windsurfing, motorized water sports is available in season. Also one anchorage traditional shop.

There are railway station connect you with Regua and Oporto town. You can catch a train to Tua,enjoy the unique picturesque promenade tour, and to go for lunch the traditional meal in Restaurant Calça Curta and their famouses specialties, fish the river, hunting tips.

In case depart from Oporto by boat to Regua for to know the vineyards terraces, in come back you catch the train , 40 min ,and exit in railway sation Mosteirõ ,outside there ther one cab that can give you transfer if available.

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Mesao Frio Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
€175
€1,100
 
 
Medium Season
Oct 2 2014 - Nov 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
€135
€850
 
 
Low Season
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
€130
€750
 
 
High Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
€175
€1,100
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
€130
€750
 
 
Medium Season
Mar 2 2015 - Apr 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
€135
€850
 
 
Easter Season
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
€175
€1,100
 
 
Medium Season
Apr 8 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€155
€950
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
€175
€1,100
 
 
Medium Season
Oct 2 2015 - Nov 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
€155
€950
 
 
Low Seaon
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
€130
€750
 
 
High Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
€175
€1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Four nights minimum stay are . Seven days are recommended. Maximum occupancy 06 persons. Free 1 child ( up to 12 years) per day. Additional guests are charged at 20 EUR per day / per adult. Check in after 4 pm and check out before 10 am. We will however try to allow other arrangements, according to your needs,whenever possible.

Line and towels included

Charges for heating depending on the season
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Amenities

Mesao Frio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathrooms are comfortable and functional. Extra towels provided .Towels and linen changed weekly, or more frequently if required. Hair dryer. Basic supply of toilet paper and soap provided. We can provide a portable baby cot if required.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Very quiet with solid windows and waterfront balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
Sports & Adventure Activities are seasonal events . Some sports are not close us .
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