House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)
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Pool / Spa
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An idyllic setting in one of the most beautiful areas of Portugal.
This house was absolutely perfect for our family vacation of four adults and two children. It's situated on a working estate with fruit trees, grape vines, peacocks, and a few chickens that our grandchildren enjoyed seeing on a tour of the grounds given to us by the owner. The kitchen and dining area are well equipped for meals at home and we were invited to pick oranges and lemons from the estate's trees. A local baker came up the driveway mid morning with a small truck laid out with bread and pastries for sale and the kids loved picking out their breakfast. With all of that plus the sizable swimming pool across a lawn from the house, this couldn't have been a nicer place for a family to relax and spend time together in a beautiful authentic setting.
On the practical side, the mattresses are firm with comfortable pillows and nice linens. The closets and dressers have enough space to unpack and put things away. There is a washer in an outbuilding about 200 feet away, and outdoor clothes lines. The rental is about 50 feet away from the family home, but still feels private with the layout of the buildings.
The area, although seemingly remote, has excellent restaurants and wineries a short drive away and a well stocked supermarket about 10 minutes away. The surrounding landscapes of terraced vineyards and small villages hanging onto steep edges of hills is historic and breathtakingly scenic.
Our stay was only for five days before moving on to Porto and Lisbon, but if we travel to Portugal again, Quinta De Nadais would be tops on our list for a longer stay.
Thank you Geraldine! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. You are welcomed back anytime.
The house is absolutely wonderful! It's situated in a lovely place with a breathtaking view! I spent only 2 days with my family and everybody was completely surprised with every single thing in the house, the pool, the view, being surrounded by the nature, the decoration, the space, the fact it had every single thing needed and even more, and most importantly the feeling of relaxation and happiness the place gives!
The only regret was not staying there for longer!
I fully recommend it and we will probably be back!
Thank you so much, he had the most lovely time!
Thank you Daniela. You were an incredible guest to have, reliable, responsive and you were extremely respectful
of the house. You and your family are welcome back any time.
Superbe propriété située dans un cadre de rève et dans un pays on ne plus accueillant.
La propriété est merveilleuse et à part quelques soucis style micro-onde absent ou congélateur un peu petit il n'y a rien à redire. Le propriétaire, bien qu'à l'étranger était joignable sans problème et nous avons pu lui faire part de nos remarques en live. Je pense que cette location est à conseiller en tous points.
Nice property, good location to visit the Douro valley, but not exactly private
We enjoyed the time we spent at Quinta de Nadais in July, a quiet area, a lovely view and a quick drive to the Douro spots. But, one thing that we dislike is that the advert says private villa. So we expected to be on our own in the property. In fact, there is another house twenty meters away from our rented house on the property, where the owner’s grand mother and another lady live. So they are around, going in and out of the property with their car, or sitting at the table where the BBQ is. Even if they are discreet, this is not exactly my definition of ‘private villa’. This is something that would be best to know before making a decision to book.
and thank you for sharing your experience with us.
I am glad you enjoyed Quinta De Nadais, the views, and the region. It is indeed something we are very proud of and always love to share our family estate with people visiting the region.
I wanted to address your point on privacy which is something important to us.
The villa/house is indeed private and for our guests only. So, by booking it, it is not shared with anyone else, so is the pool and the pool area. Only our guests have access to it.
As for the property itself, as you may have seen, it is rather big. We have over 10 hectares that require daily maintenance and the lady you saw in the estate is someone that helps taking care of the trees, fruit trees, flowers, gardens as well as family help.
Quinta De Nadais is a working family estate that requires maintenance hence we need someone on spot with everyday things in general. As you may have seen, the estate has over 300 cherry trees. During the picking season, we can have over 40 people picking up fruit, and had past guests join them as well.
Furthermore, whenever we have people visiting, we have had our staff bring them fresh fruit, fresh eggs, show them around the property as you can read per other reviews, as we want to make sure that people experience something unique but also have someone closeby should our guests need anything in case I am not there myself.
On behalf of our family, we wanted to thank you again for choosing our estate to visit the Douro region.
Muito bem recebidos, óptima piscina com vista para todo o vale. Casa toda equipada, espaçosa
was great to have you guys over!
You are welcome back any time.