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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 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:
November 11, 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 Alijó

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.


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.


Alijó Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • 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.


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DOURO VALLEY Villa with Private Pool and fantastic view of Douro Riv
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Beautiful Place with Pool right on the Douro!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property, right on the River Douro among beautiful vineyards and terraces. We took walks through the surrounding vineyards, had a great lunch at the restaurant in town, and took the train down to Pinhao. Jose the owner was very helpful and answered any questions we had, he even gave us some wonderful seafood rice when we arrived. Incredible place, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The property has a rustic charm, is exceptionally well equipped and is located in an unrivalled idyllic spot, peace, quiet and tranquility in mature, well maintained gardens.

Jose, the owner has paid particular attention to detail with nice touches such as prividing a decanter of port, charcoal and lighters for the BBQ, ample supplies of toilet rolls, towels for the pool, dustbin bags, juicing machine, vases of fresh flowers in the hall etc etc.

He also met us on arrival, explained where the numerous switches to illuminate the paths around the gardens at night were, insisted we should pick any fruit we wanted......oranges, grapes, figs, and gave plenty of information on places to visit. He was insistent that we should call him if there was the slightest problem and indeed phoned us midweek just to check all was ok.

To sum up if you are looking for a slice of life in the 'real Portugal' then this is the perfect spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Della and Jim. See you next year Jose
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful relaxing holiday. The scenery from the villa is stunning. Great pool and gardens with fresh grapes & oranges. We ventured over the bridge a few times which is quite daring but you get used to it after the first time! Went to the wine and tapas restaurant by the station which was very quaint & lovely food. Highly recommended for a lovely chill out.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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