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DOURO VALLEY Villa with Private Pool and fantastic view of Douro Riv

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Douro Valley - Peaceful Location, 12 Mins Drive To The Village (Alijó)

This 2 bedroom villa sits in the Douro Valley amid a stunning panoramic view of the Douro River and surrounding vineyards. The private villa is spacious, well lit and furnished with comfortable seating in the living and dining area. The kitchen is fully-fitted .There is a bathroom provided with shower. Heating and air conditioning, satellite TV, CD player, DVD, and wireless internet are also included. Main door lead to a large terrace, equipped with table, chairs and BBQ: great for outdoor dining. Your holiday villa resides in the Portuguese wine region declared a World Heritage Site in 2001.

Even in February March April and October , November the temperature is very warm and there are lots of shinning days

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Jose

I live in Oporto , I have a Civil Engineer degree and I have worked several years abroad .

I have really fallen in love with the Douro valley

Jose purchased this villa in 2009

Why Jose chose Vila Real

I love Foz Tua because of the fantastic river and vineyards landscapes in the area. The area is easily accessible with Oporto airport less than an hour and half drive away.

What makes this villa unique

The property is just 5 minutes walk from two good restaurants in the village. If you are looking for great food in the comfort of the apartment, we can also recommend local caterers who can provide delicious evening meals at reasonable prices. Just ask for information when booking.


Municipality of Alijó Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed One double bedroom with twin beds. (Optional double bed)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Outside: Private walled garden. Lawns with fruit and olive trees. Private Swimming pool (10 meters x 4 meters) and garden furniture. The terrace runs in front of the Douro river with outdoor dinning area with stunning view facing the river and the pool. There is a parking area for two cars. Due to the characteristics of the surroundings, the house has some restrictions and demand some attention for children and people with limited mobility. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, tea-towels and bath towels are available as well as pool towels. Unless advised to the contrary there will be no cleaning during your stay.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

DOURO VALLEY Villa with Private Pool and fantastic view of Douro Riv
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

An idyllic setting on the banks of the lovely Douro, a comfortable villa with a good private pool and beautiful garden: breakfast in the shade of the huge fig tree, looking over the Douro and the sun-bathed hills of its south bank is something I shall miss! Jose is an engaging, friendly and helpful owner.

A car is essential, not least because the nearest decent food shopping is a 30 - minute drive away, and the nearest restaurant (English spoken, cheap, huge portions) is a somewhat scary walk across the railway bridge. Trains go past the door, but at only 5 a day each way are little disturbance. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cadre exceptionnel

  • 4 of 5

Cadre exceptionnel pour un séjour au calme. Dépaysement assuré. Hôte très agréable et avenant.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A special place on the River Douro

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent place to stay if you are looking for calm and tranquility in a stunning environment. Buy in enough provisions to spend the days sitting around the pool watching river cruises and other boats travel up and down the Douro. You can get a real feel for the Port vinyards with early morning walks. A 20 minute stroll up the local hills will give you stunning views of the terraced vines and the River Douro below.

Every couple of hours trains pass behind the house and on Saturdays there is even a steam train. We headed down the valley by train to Pinhao and returned back to Tua by boat. We had to cross the railway bridge to get back to the house which was a bit of an experience for us, but locals do it all the time.

We had a great week and thoroughly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A magical week

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Jose's beautiful house was really, truly magnificent. The house is located perfectly: nice and secluded, with unparalleled views of the river and the beautiful mountains. Our children really enjoyed being able to cool down in the pool, and we all enjoyed the peace and quiet so we could relax, read and spend some quality time together.

The house was great, and Jose was extremely helpful and friendly- we really enjoyed getting to meet up with him again in Porto after our stay at the house in Douro.

Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a great holiday in the North of Portugal.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Jose’s detached, secluded, riverside villa is idyllic and relaxing. Very comfortable, clean, inviting alfresco facilities, seasonal garden fresh fruits and picturesque river valley views.

The adjacent railway track is not only a quaint reminder of bygone days; the local train 5 times a day adds charm to this tranquil property. Journeys east and west offer stunning riverside scenery, amidst the rustic backdrop of many working Qunitas’. The villa’s river outlook on regular passing boats is another added attraction.

Car or train transfer from Porto makes Foz Tua very accessible, good shopping amenities at Alijo 12kms by car or Pinhao a short train journey west. Jose is an extremely pleasant helpful host.

Fabulous, memorable holiday – recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A lovely spot for seeing the real Portugal

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was in a lovely location with a wonderful pool overlooking the Douro river. We ate fresh figs and oranges every day from the garden.

The nearest town/supermarket is about 15km away on a typical windy road and is easy to get to. We flew into Porto and had a straight forward journey to find the villa.

it is located next to the railway track and from 8am till 8pm there is a train every two hours. My 6 year old son loved it and when he heard it coming he would run to the top and wave frantically hoping to get the driver to blow the horn.

The construction of the dam was actually very interesting, and again my son loved watching them. The noise was not intrusive and the construction is almost finished so will not be a problem in the future.

We do recommend you catch the train from Foz Tua to Pinhao before getting a return trip on a boat! Check train timetables online as they don't seem to be consistent.

the local restaurant opposite the train station is excellent value and the portions are huge. They speak English which helped.

Jose was on hand and provided help when needed. It was the school holiday and Jose, his Wife and Granddaughter stayed in the apartment below for a few days. My son really enjoyed playing in the pool with their granddaughter despite the language barrier. Jose and his wife were really hospitable.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Oporto airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Foz Tua
Nearest Golf
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1200 Metres
Foz Tua
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A 4
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Foz Tua
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Matosinhos , Porto
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Visit to the vineyards and Port Wine Quintas can be organized. Boat cruises can be organized. Walking, Trekking, Historic steam train rides.


RyanAir flies directly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt, Bremen, Berlin, Madrid to Porto airport, which is one hour and half drive (150 km). Santander ferry from Plymouth is 5 hours and half drive away.


The house is 5 min walk from Foz Tua. Foz Tua has two restaurants, train station and bakery. Alijó town, 12 km away, is an historic town with bars, cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, hospital, banks, ATM, hospital and pharmacy. Vila Real is 40 min away by car. It has a historic centre with bars, and restaurants. Casa de Mateus Palace is located near Vila Real and is woth the visit.

Further Details:

Porto offers some astonishing shopping malls with all the international brands you could hope for under one roof. Of course Porto is the second capital of Portugal, home of the Port wine cellars and with its town centre designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site.


Rates & Availability

Municipality of Alijó Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1/2007 Spring
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 2/2017 Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3/2017 Harvest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 4/2017 Autumn
Oct 16 2017 - Jan 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail or phone to check availability. Usual bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, but other timeframes can be considered.
30% deposit is required to secure the booking and the 70% due is payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. A 250 euros refundable damage deposit is payable at the same time. Payments must be made by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Usual bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, but other timeframes can be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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