Douro Valley, Portugal
Soar like an eagle from its dramatic aerie, this Douro Valley rental home leaves you with the sensation of flying high above the meandering curves and classic vine terraces of the great Douro River. From this vantage point, you can see the glorious vineyards and golden river valley below for miles and miles, leaving no doubt as to why the BBC claims this region provides the “best river view in the world”. Surrounded by drama, with an undeniable sensation of freedom and space, this sleek and impressive home makes quite the impact!
Reached via an electronic gate and surrounded by lush vineyards, the aerodynamic home, almost indistinguishable from the green surroundings, appears to be at one with nature. Jaw-dropping views meet dramatic architecture, natural light bathes the home and large push-back glass windows throughout let nature flood in. Utilising natural local materials like flint, slate and hardwoods, while an urban colour palette compliments the surroundings, a sophisticated, two storey, top-of-the-world retreat is revealed.
Outside, a large pool with a grassy lawn is upstaged by the stunning surroundings, making an amazing place to spend sunny days and sunset watching.
A simply superb home for those looking for top style, sophistication, and unforgettable memories.
A large open living and dining room focusses on the views whilst the sleekest of kitchen would make a to-die-for Iron Chef episode. Well-equipped and surrounded by glass, it’s hard to concentrate on cooking with the ever-changing scenery.
A basement full of fun areas for games, alfresco ‘’picnic’’ style dining with BBQ and oven, spa and even a wine cellar carved into the rock mean that even when the view has slipped from vision there is plenty to see and do.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedrooms are all located along a corridor and side by side sharing the same views and outdoor patios. The master suite can be found at the far end with an exceptionally peaceful private garden, plenty of space and large bathroom.
All rooms follow the same sleek design pattern, meaning nobody will be disappointed!
An additional cabin can be found in the vineyards a short walk from the main house which can provide additional accommodation for a larger group, or an independent suite for those looking for more privacy. Best described as an independent studio surrounded by nature offering a living area with open fireplace, kitchenette (hob, small sink, fridge and microwave) and floor-to-ceiling sliding windows overlooking the vines.
MASTER SUITE 1: Double (1.6m) bed. Large room. En-suite bathroom with large trough sink, walk-in shower and bidet. Access to a private patio and outdoor garden and river views.
BEDROOM 2: Twin bed or king-size bed. Small en-suite bathroom with vanity, bidet, and walk-in rain-head shower. Access to shared patio with river views.
BEDROOM 3: Twin bed or king-size bed. Small en-suite bathroom with vanity, bidet, and walk-in rain-head shower. Access to shared patio with river views.
BEDROOM 4: Twin bed or king-size bed. Small en-suite bathroom with vanity, bidet, and walk-in rain-head shower. Access to shared patio with river views.
BEDROOM 5: Double bed. En-suite bathroom with tub/shower combo, vanity, and bidet. Access to shared patio with river views
BEDROOM 6 – CABIN IN THE VINEYARDS: Double bed. Independent studio among the vines with living area, kitchenette and bathroom with rain-head shower, large trough sink, and heated towel rail.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
1 Jul 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 / 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Oct 2023: 7 nights
Other periods: 3 nights
Several bedrooms have locked off owner’s closets but still plenty of closet space for guests’ needs
Small children need constant supervision: heights, open vineyards, large open spaces, stairs.
Housekeeping and linen change every 3 days
Daily continental breakfast
Pool and sauna towels
Honey, wine and products from the property
Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
In-villa spa service
In house sommelier wine tastings
Private River cruises
Private wine tastings
Chef for evening meal
Round-trip airport transportation
Grocery shopping service
Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
Be sure to indicate which services you would like to have when making a request. Please note that optional services will incur additional cost.
from €1,171 / night