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House in the banks of the Douro river , magnificent views over the river valley

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 11 people

The house Quinta das Quebradas is magnificently located on the banks of the river Douro occupying a unique position. It is located in the Douro Valley, famous for its vineyards, in the region of the «vinho verde» where the distinctive green vines are cultivated, an ideal base to discover the local wineries. The landscape is also dominated by the trampled agriculture with Mediterranean species like olive and orange.

It’s a comfortable house with 450sqm, 1 terrace with 70 sqm and a courtyard with 65 sqm.

The house has one living room with a fire place, with tv, dvd and sound system, one dining room also with a fire place and with 12 chairs.

The kitchen is equipped with all modern appliances: grill, 4 ring stove, refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine.

There is also a laundry room with 2 washing machines and a clothes dryer.

The house has 6 rooms all with a private bathroom, 1 double bedroom with private bathroom, 4 twin bedrooms all with private bathrooms and 1 single bedroom where we can have 1 more bed, also with private bathroom , accommodates 11

All the bedrooms are in suite and are furnished in typical Portuguese style.

All the rooms have a nice view over the surrounding landscape.

If necessary, a cod can be provided.

There’ s also a games room with a ping pong table.

Outside there are gardens with fruit trees and lawn and a large swimming pool (14 x 8 m) with a terrace area with deck chairs, overlooking the river.

The view from the pool area and from the main terrace is magnificent and makes this place very special.

It’ s a place of tranquility, surrounded by a pristine natural environment, ideal to enjoy treks, biking or canoeing, in the river nearby.


Further details for this vacation house in Douro, Portugal

Embrace the culture, the natural beauty of the magnificent panoramic views, and explore the rich historic heritage.


It’a a place of tranquility , surrounded by a pristine natural environment, ideal for treks or biking .

We propose a challenge: a pathway according to what s described in the book «The City and the Mountain» of the Portuguese writer Eça de Queiroz.Beginning at Tormes station (Aregos) it goes up the hill (2.68 km) You can then visit the Eça de Queiros foundation home.

The valley where this house is located is covered by houses ,vines, rural fields, fragments of tasmanien blue gum plantations, pines and trees mosaics.

Quinta de Tormes, Baião

4640-424 Santa Cruz do Douro

t.254 882 120

Going back to the EN-108 you can visit the «Casa do Lavrador», Farmer´s house, rural and ethnographic museum, where you can see folk history. You can also enjoy a traditional meal.

Casa do lavrador

Sports & Adventure activities:


The «Douro à vela» provides sailing trips in the Douro river, from Régua until Caldas de Arêgos.

Arêgos (departure place).

Pena aventura park

Park of playful activities and adventure sports in Ribeira de Pena, at Vila Real, for all of those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Adventure walking,canoeing,Paintball,Fantasticable,Night flight,Canyoning,Rafting,Escalada,Rapel,Slide,Segway


Caldas de Arêgos

Nautic club from Caldas de Arêgos

You can take a small ferry to caldas de Arêgos.

Swim by the riverside

Swim at the Cabrum riverside, an affluent of the Douro river.


Golf course in Amarante, 18 holes overlooking the mountains of Marão and Aboboreira.


Region surrounded by the mountains of Marão,Alvão and Aboboreira which offer magnificent panoramic views and clean air.

The trampled agriculture, typical from the Douro valley, dominates the landscape, with Mediterranean species like cork oak, olive, orange and vines trees.

Historical heritage

Monastery of Ancede (XVI th century)

Amarante city, from aristocratic memory to modern life and culture : historic monuments and museums : Amadeo Souza-Cardoso museum,works from Amadeo Souza-Cardoso and a collection of modern art and contemporary paintings.

Penafiel , Museum of the municipality (medieval art )

Casa de Mateus (XVIII th century, Baroque style)

More Details

Property Manager
Cristina Picoto
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018


Santa Cruz do Douro Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Room1 - 1 double
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 6 - 1 twin/ single , extra bed
  • The house has 6 rooms all with a private bathroom, 1 double bedroom with private bathroom, 4 twin bedrooms all with private bathrooms and 1 single bedroom where we can have 1 more bed, also with private bathroom , accommodates 11 All the bedrooms are in suite and are furnished in typical Portuguese style. All the rooms have a nice view over the surrounding landscape. If necessary, a cod can be provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing


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House in the banks of the Douro river , magnificent views over the river valley
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Great Holiday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are a large family of 7 members that enjoyed the beautiful quinta very much. The outstanding views, the weather and the company were great together with the service. The Villa itself is equipped well with all the necessities (Wifi, large equipped kitchen, beautiful swimming pool, ping pong table and PLENTY of rooms.) the time of year (August) is nice and sunny both for swimming in the pool and eating on the balcony.

The clean fresh with the quiet neighborhood, no nearby neighbors and no cars around was relaxing and soothing.

The Quinta is pretty isolated and hard to find the way with a rented car, but if you are looking for a nice vacation with your family we highly recommend!

Thank you for a great week and a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely large Quinta with stunning views.

  • 4 of 5

A modern looking villa with rustic touches setback into the picturesque Douro Valley created an idyllic paradise for us to relax in. The views were simply stunning. The villa was tastefully decorated inside and the kitchen was very well equipped ensuring it was a comfortable week's stay. The helpful maids Fatima and Olinda served breakfast which was nice, although perhaps some variety might have been nice. The lack of iPod connector was a bit of a gripe from the younger members of our party. From a sixteen year old's perspective the swimming pool was the highlight, however we hasten to add that the well kept pond next to it which was filled with croaking and springing frogs was very entertaining! The bicycles and tennis table were used too. The only real problem was the lack of things to do locally and the access to nearby places due to the windy roads. There were no really decent restaurants within close distance but despite this we managed to eat well and we strongly recommend a large party using this Quinta,stocking up the larder and just luxuriating in the views and location. It is in an exceptional location and has been designed by the family make the most of this.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des vacances inoubliables

  • 5 of 5

Cette villa est magnifique, la piscine et la terrasse sont vraiment incroyables, la propriété est entourée d'arbres fruitiers: oranges, figues, citrons...

Elle est très bien équipée pour cuisiner, l'espace bbq très pratique, et les petits-déjeuners préparés par Fatima et Olinda furent très appréciés.

Ana Maria, la propriétaire, a été d'une grande aide pour nous indiquer les bons plans de la région.

Il y a 6 chambres, chacune avec sa salle de bains complète. L'espace intérieur est spacieux.

L'élément le plus époustouflant est certainement la vue magnifique qu'on a depuis la terrasse et la piscine sur toute la vallée du Douro.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ce fut un vrai plaisir de recevoir le groupe de Sophie. Ils ont été très sympathiques et respectueux et nous espérons les recevoir à nouveau dans le futur.
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Fantastic views over the valley

  • 4 of 5

Just home after a week in the Duoro valley. We are 11 Swedish winelovers who exploited the Duoro area. The house is elegant designed and perfect for a large party as ours. The kitchen is well equipped and suitable for teamwork. We had all our meals outside, it was really hot but we had the marvellous pool to cool down in. The girls who took care of us for breakfast were nice and it functioned well even if they only spoke Portugese which we don't!

Thanks for a almost perfect week.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paysages et Espaces

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons apprecié beaucoup le cadre et les grands espaces au milieu des vignes. Le calme aussi. Pas un bruit. La maison est grande, la cuisine très fonctionnelle et très bien equipée. L'entretien de la piscine parfait et quotidien. Très agréable de se lever et trouver le petit deujeuner servi à una belle table bien mise. Les trois heures de ménage par deux femmes bien sympathiques.

Le calme absolu comporte un inconvénient: on est loin de tout, d'autant plus que les routes sont fort sinueuses.

Dans l'ensemble (malgré quelques irregularités) la wifi a trés bien fonctionnée et c'est un point très possitif car les locations indiquent souvent une wifi inexistante.

Les propriétés sont closes donc les grands marcheurs tombaient vite sur des grillages ou barrières. Ce n'est pas une nature sauvage mais bellement domestiquée.

Les enfants ont éte très heureux: ping pong velos, piscine, grenouilles et autres bestioles, fruits, potager... il y avait toujours quelque chose à découvrir pour eux

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Arêgos (Tormes)
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
Marco de Canavezes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Douro Palace Hotel
Car: necessary

The house Quinta das Quebradas in the Douro Region is surrounded by vines that are used to produce the vinho verde and by woodland,in a property of 10ha, offering magnificent views over the river and the region.

A few minutes from the river Douro, 450sq.m, house with 1 double bedroom with private bathroom, 4 twin bedrooms all with private bathrooms and 1 single bedroom where we can have 1 more bed, also with private bathroom , accommodates 11, living room and dining room both with fireplace (seats 12 people comfortably), fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area. House with central heating. Large swimming pool and lawn. It has a shaded eating area outside (seats 12 people) and a fully equipped barbecue. Situated on the outskirts of a small rural village, with breathtaking views of the Douro valley. within 20 minutes drive to the marina or the river . An ideal destination for lovers of Portuguese cuisine , wine historical heritage, nature, sports and adventure activities.

GPS coordinates


41° 6'40.83'N


8° 0'52.09'W


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A tarifa inclui um serviço diário de limpeza e pequeno almoço.
Duas empregadas limpam a casa todos os dias e podem cozinhar quando solicitado.

A casa é disponibilizada limpa, com as camas feitas de lavado, três toalhas de casa de banho por pessoa, panos de cozinha e toalhas para a piscina.
A meio da semana, haverá sempre mudança das toalhas das casas de banho .

Os jardins são tratados e limpos e

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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