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Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic View Of The Douro River



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Villa in Mesao Frio, Douro Valley, Northern Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Drive To The Village

This 3 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 an open plan living & dining area. The kitchen is fully-fiitted and en-suite bathroom adjoins each bedroom.

Heating and air conditioning, satellite TV, CD player, DVD, and wireless internet are also included. Patio doors lead to a large terrace, equipped with table, chairs and BBQ: great for outdoor dining. A private swimming pool with sun lounges catches the sun from sunrise to sunset and is easily supervised from the terrace above. You can begin your wine tasting and sightseeing right here from your holiday villa that resides in the Portuguese wine region declared a World Heritage Site in 2001.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked a trip to the Douro, but got a trip to paradise. Helen and Vincent
May 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


surely the best positioned property on the Douro!

  • 5 of 5

From our first step onto the balcony we were blown away by that view and for most of our stay we were quite happy to sit and gaze up and down the river for hours on end.The property certainly lends itself to a lazy holiday.It is very well maintained and decorated in a very comfortable homely manner,with lots of equipment for self-catering,books,tv and dvds for relaxing and Tino and Barbara are wonderful hosts,making themselves available at all times for any questions about the area,trips and finding us our own taxi driver Luis who was worth his weight in gold!They also let us borrow their dog regularly who is gorgeous!The pool area was kept spotless by Tino and was equally perfect for watching the view.We found a rather steep footpath through the vineyards to the village which was a lovely walk and the town of Mesao frio is a delight with everything you need,restaurants,cafes shops and a bustling friday market.Our favourite restaurant was Bem Servir in the town centre...excellent dishes of the day and very cheap.We loved Casa do Imaginario and everything about the area and would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Panoramic location

  • 4 of 5

Casa do Imaginario is placed in an outstanding position in the Douro Valley, and we enjoyed our short time there immensely. The veranda, being at the same level as the soaring eagles and kites, gives a panoramic view of the river and surroundings, the boats, the railway, etc. The electronic church bells are a feature, and the fireworks which occur on an almost daily basis resonate between the hills. The accomodatoin was nicely cool when outside the temperature was in the late 20's. Barbara and Tino were wonderfully helpful and also supportive in our hour of need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in many self catering apartments over our 15 yrs together. We have met some wonderfull hosts over the years. Our latest stay at Casa do Imaginario just shows the lengths some people will go to, to make your stay a pleasant one.

From the moment we arrived Barbara & Tino did all in their power to make our stay a memorable one. 1st night we arrive late. Tino takes us in his car to a local restaurant, which we gathered had already finished serving, and arranges with the owner a table for 2.

Fresh fruit from Tino's orchard awaits us next morning. We decide to have a barbeque that night. Hey presto, here comes Tino's wine from his vineyard situated beside the house. Excellent I must say.

As the days rolled by we were introduced to local restaurants where the food and again the hospitality was second to none.

Fancy a cruise on the Douro? Barbara can sort that out. Well worth it, fantastic day out. All holiday there were recommendations on what to do, where to go and what was on. Local markets, festival weekends, Barbara knows whats on & where.

Would I recommend a stay at Casa do Imaginario? Absolutely, no doubts, every time.

Can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Local river beach with pure clean river water. The beach also has picnic tables, BBQ facilities, bar and WC. 1km / 5 mins. drive. Beaches on the coast of Oporto 80km / 1 hour drive.


Airport in Oporto 80km / 1 hour drive. Train station in Rede 2 km / 5 min drive. Hire car recommended.


Airport in Oporto - 80km / 1 hour drive.

Train Station in Rede - 2km / 5 min drive.

Douro River Cruises in Regua - 12km / 15 min. drive

Golf Couse in Amarante - 24km/ 30 min drive

Water Theme Park in Amarante - 24km/30 min. drive

Churches, Monuments and Art Museum in Lamego - 20km/30 min. drive

Mateus Palace in Villa Real - 25km/30 min. drive

Foz Coa palaeolitical rock carvings - 70km/1 hour drive

Local Shops and Restaurants in Mesao Frio - 1km/5 min. drive

Further Details:

The enchanting town of Mesao Frio features an assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants and is conveniently located a mere five minute drive from the villa. All restaurants offer traditional Portuguese cusine and fine local wines at a good value. Two large supermarkets, banks, petrol stations, Internet cafe and post office are available as well. There is also a river beach ideal for picnics, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an open-air market on Friday mornings. Regua the lively port wine capital, is only a 15 min. drive and offers an assortment of riverboat cruises along the Douro. You will truly admire the spectacular riverboat view: finding yourself eager to sample wines from an extensive selection of wine houses and quintas throughout the area.


Rental rates

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Rate 4
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment to be made by bank transfer. Deposit of 30% at time of booking with balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. Prices are for the property per week in Euros.

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Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.( Heating and air-conditioning included)

Payment to be made by bank transfer.

Deposit of 30% at time of booking with balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner/caretaker available on premises

During off season months, the afternoons are usually warm and sunny, but the evenings and mornings can get chilly. For your comfort heating is provided and is reflected in the price through the off season.

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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, WC and wash basin En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, WC and wash basin. En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower, WC and wash basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating and air-conditioning included in price. Outside: Large terrace overlooking the Douro River with table and chairs and BBQ for dining outdoors. Large swimming pool 10x4m surrounded by non slip tiles and furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, pool towels and bedlinen included.

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