|Minimum verblijf||2 nachten|
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!
Cadre exceptionnel pour un séjour au calme. Dépaysement assuré. Hôte très agréable et avenant.
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!
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.
A fantastic garden with oranges, lemons, apricots and figs - just walking out in the garden and collect fresh oranges for the breakfast juice is amazing. A nice pool with a view out of the Douro river and the wineyards was nice to use after a trip around the area.
Jose and his stepson was very helpfull and really made sure everything was good and that there was no problems, what so ever.
We went to Porto twice which is a ride of roughly 1,5 hour by car.
The area is in the middle of the famous Wine districts of Douro with many wineyards to visit and buy wine from.
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!
|Periode||Minimum prijs||Extra nachten||Weekend overnachting||Wekelijks||Maandelijks||Evenement|
1 okt 2016 - 31 mei 2017
2 nacht minimum verblijf
voor 2 nachten
|Tarieven||Geen bijkomende kosten|
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.
Usual bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, but other timeframes can be considered.