House with two bedrooms, two baths, river views, pool, outdoor space, Kayaks
- english, portuguese
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Superb. The internal decoration of the property is beautiful.
Superb location although a steep climb out of the property if you don’t have a car or are doing a lot of walking.
A comfortable & enjoyable holiday
A beautiful property with views over the river that were inspirational. The owners Elsa & Philipe were very hospitable and helpful. We would love to go back.
Thank you so much, you are very kind. We would love to have you again at our house.
Welcoming host and apartment on the River Douro with fantastic views and opportunity for exploring.
The accommodations were a perfect fit for our family. We had two adults and two teens. The house/apartment was very nicely decorated and everything was well-thought-of. The guide-book provided by the hosts provided complete instructions on how to use all the European appliances, and also included restaurant recommendations and emergency contact info. We found this very helpful! The kitchen was nicely equipped with the basics for cooking. I would recommend arriving with groceries as once you arrive you will want to stay a while and not go out again right away. On our day of arrival, the host graciously had arranged a welcoming array of a cheeseboard with wine and juice for the kids, and it was just what we needed after our flight.
The property itself was nicely situated off the beaten path, a short drive from Porto or Gaia, and the beautiful Atlantic ocean. Google Maps was very handy, as we could not have found the location without this. We drove a small car for this vacation, and a large car may not be able to make the driveway of the property, which is narrow and steep along the property's edge. This is just my perspective, of course.
The location of the pool was quite fantastic - not a traditional location behind a home - but a short walk up a hill for a completely private location with a separate pool house with hot shower and outside kitchen. Very unique!
There was plenty to explore on the property, and we all enjoyed walking around and seeing all of the special historic fountains and things of this sort, that match up to the historic story of the main home.
We were rained-in for the portion of one day, and we ended up turning on the TV to see what the programming was like - and it was very inclusive of many languages with programming from all over the world. We watched shows in different languages to include English, French, Spanish, & Portuguese (plus others) and really enjoyed this.
I should mention that this property would not be a good fit for a person with mobility issues, as parking is not directly in front of, or beside, the lodging, and there are multiple steps and staircases inside the home/apartment.
All said, this was easily one of our favorite vacation homes. The hospitality was top-notch, and the views were amazing from the terrace and from the pool area. We will definitely return on a future trip from the US to Portugal. :)
Thank you so much for taking the time to make this review. It is very important to us. It makes us truly happy to know that you enjoyed our home.
Greatest Place on Earth
Quinta da Agraceira is one of the best places we have stayed around the world. Elsa and Filipe are the best hosts. They helped us get around the area and stock our grocery supplies. We stayed two nights and did not leave the property one of the days. We picnicked and swam at the pool. We took the Kayaks to the Bar across the river and had dinner on our balcony overlooking the Douro. The property is peaceful and magical, full of fountains and fruit trees. We wish we could have stayed longer but we had reservations in Porto. Elsa drove us to our next destination giving us a great tour of Vila Nove de Gaia and Porto. We are already planning our return to Portugal and we will certainly be staying again!
Thanks again so much!
Thank you so much, but you were great guests! It was lovely to meet you and have you at Quinta da Agraceira. It makes me truly happy that you enjoyed our home!
Amazing location, fantastic hosts
We could not have been happier with our stay. Everything exceeded our expectations from the time we arrived until our reluctant departure. Elsa had a spread of fresh fruit, meat, wine, cheese and bread waiting for us when checked in - robust enough that we didn’t leave for dinner. She also delivered fresh bread and pastries in the morning which made a lovely breakfast. We spent one day exploring nearby Porto, but spent the remainder of our 4-day stay enjoying the lovely pool, kayaking in the river, and admiring the view. Strongly recommended - you won’t regret staying here.
Thank you so much Nicole, and your lovely family. It is really important for us that you enjoy our home, it fills our heart to see happiness in your eyes. Thank you for staying with us, we loved to have you here!
Back to nature and peacefulness!
Without a doubt, anyone choosing to visit this accommodation will be in for a special treat.
Starting with the hosts, Elsa and Filipe, two of the friendliest and generous people that we have come across in a a long time. Our arrival was met with a generous welcome table display of a bottle of wine, cheeses, bread from a nearby bakery, sliced smoked pork and a bowl of fruit.
Their enthusiasm to make our holiday a memorable one, not only showed in their eyes, but in the basket that we received every morning on the door step with rolls and pastries.
The location of Quinta da Agraceira is an adventure in itself. Differently stated, one visiting this place must be flexible to the unknown and new adventures. But, once there, and exposed to the environment of Quinta da Agraceira, you will be absorbed by the natural landscape and the charm of the Douro river with it´s occasional activity of kayakers and river cruises.
By normal standards or individual expectations, one would find the swimming pool by the accommodation´s area. Not so with Quinta da Agraceira. Prepare yourself to take an enjoyable stroll through the grounds to this sunny plateau where the sun bothers the pool, surrounded by chestnut trees, oak trees, eucalyptus trees and others unknown to me.
Whatever the reasons that will attract your senses to this charming accommodations, known as Quinta da Agraceira, one must , above all be willing to accept this unknown new adventure. It is worth it.
Thank you Elsa for your warm hospitality and continuous sunshine attitude. Filipe, thank you for guiding us back to the airport. Although it ended up that we had 14 hours to spare and get lost.Our flight got cancelled. But that would have been another adventure to talk about.
Ed and Bonita Sousa
It was a pleasure to have you at Quinta da Agraceira! It is very important for us that our guests feel good, happy and at home!
Located at the riverside of Douro's river, in Avintes.
Between Porto and “Alto Douro Wine Region”, both classified as UNESCO World Heritage, this small farm house as just finished it's renovation and belongs to “Quinta da Agraceira”, which is a magnificent property with 50. 000 m2. You can enjoy a unique view over the Douro River, just from 10 kms from Porto city.
Inserted in an 18th century manor, with a beautiful chapel, a swimming pool and lush vegetation, you can visit Porto and, at the same time, enjoy the beautiful tranquility of Douro River country side.
With more than one hundred species of camellias (more than 200 years old), and old chestnut trees, along with other species, it is truly a unique place.
The historical center of Porto was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and Porto has been elected “European Best Destination 2017” (the third time that the city receives this distinction).
With its special charm, both modern and authentic, Porto has many things to offer: monuments, architecture, cultural heritage, cultural life, museums, esplanades and other open air leisure spaces as well as green spaces, along river bank and sea shore. At night, you can also find entertainment and leisure at its bubbling streets, esplanades and bars. If you are a food lover, you have plenty of restaurants to choose from: welcome to what Lonely Planet called “Portugal's food capital”!
To the north you find the Douro Valley - recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage since 2001 and the oldest demarcated wine region of the world (since the Roman occupation, for some 2,000 years). It is also a must-see!
Douro Valley cultural landscape of outstanding beauty is “representative of the full range of activities associated with winemaking - terraces, wine-producing farm complexes, villages, chapels, and roads”. Its main product, since the 18th century, port wine, is world famous.