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Quinta de Cima

  1. Pin

    Mesão Frio, Vila Real, Portugal

  2. Suitcase

    12 guests

  3. BedDouble

    6 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    6 bathrooms


  • GradeLuxe
    Luxe Living
    A property with a high level of craftsmanship in architecture and design, as well as comfort.
    Estate
    Estate
    An extensive property, usually in the country, made up of multiple units rented together
    Countryside
    Countryside
    Out of town, in rural or agricultural settings

    Vineyards and Vistas

    AVAILABILITY ON REQUEST ONLY. From its plateau high above the Douro River, this 17th-century quinta looks out across the water and hillsides that are lined in ancient vineyards.

    Vineyards and Vistas

    It would be hard to describe this home without first mentioning the views. From its plateau high above the Douro River, this 17th-century quinta looks out across the water and hillsides that are lined in ancient vineyards. The house itself is the heart of an agricultural estate, and as such is steeped in history. Decor remains mostly traditional, with stone walls, tiled and wooden floors, and a color palette of bold white with pops of vivid blue. 

    We love the living room with its large glass walls taking in the expansive valley views, the oversized swimming pool perched on the side of the hill and surrounded in verdant lawns, and the living and dining terraces with their stunning stonework and vistas.

    The middle level of the house is its hub, with an entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, two living rooms, and a patio with barbecue and wood oven. On the top level of the house is a bedroom suite with a small living room (and extra bed) and a full bathroom. The lower level has three bedrooms. All six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. 

    A room with old stone troughs, or lagares, for trodding grapes has been turned into a small gym, and there is also a padel court and snooker table. And if you're looking for a special setting for a celebratory meal, there's an atmospheric wine cellar, lined with enormous barrels.

    This villa for rent in Portugal sleeps up to 12 guests and has plenty of space to share or hide away in, making it ideal for families or corporate events. Please note, however, that because of the steep drops, small children must be supervised at all times.

    ADDITIONAL FEATURES

    Included in the rates: welcome hamper, buffet-style breakfast (including produce from the Quinta's own vegetable garden and other locally sourced products), high-quality Portuguese bed linen & bathroom products, cleaning service 4 hours x 7 days a week, pool & garden maintenance as required.

    Extra services on request: pre-arrival grocery or wine shopping/deliveries, a local cook for additional meals, personal laundry service, extra cleaning, babysitting, and spa treatments, all of which can be paid for locally. Airport transfers or a car with driver are also available but must be paid in advance. All extra services are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance, especially in high season.

    AROUND

    This villa for rent in Portugal is located in the Douro Valley, a region that is filled with vineyards. The Douro Vinhateirois, as it is known, is one of the world's oldest wine-producing centers, most famous for its port. Most vineyards are attached to family-owned fincas, estates that have been producing wine for generations. Quinta de Cima is right at the start of winemaking territory, making it a great location for exploring all that the region has to offer. Ask about sommelier-led wine tastings at the house, or venture out to neighboring quintas: Pôpa, São Bernardo, Crasto, and Pacheca.

    The owners recommend taking a boat trip or a scenic drive along the Douro, a visit to see the 1930s tiles at the Pinhão train station, exploring the historical collection at Museu do Douro in Régua, and getting to know the town of Lamego, with its religious buildings that include the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Sanctuary on top of Santo Estêvão Hill.

    LOCATION

    Mesão Frio, Douro Valley, Portugal. Nearest airport: Vila Real (22 miles).

    BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year-round but spring and summer for best weather, and September for harvest season.


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    Amenities

    Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

    • Washer
      Washer
      Laundry room
    • Dryer
      Dryer
      Laundry room
    • Kitchen
      Kitchen
      Fully-equipped kitchen with gas oven & cooker, induction plate, microwave, industrial-sized fridge freezer plus extra fridge, icemaker, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, juice maker, blender, 2 dishwashers
    • Wifi
      Internet
      Available in the office & main sitting room only
    • Tv
      TV
      There is no TV but a projector with HDMI entry & Wi-Fi access is available on request, subject to an extra security deposit.
    • Heater
      Heating
      Central heating, as well as fireplace logs supplied for winter rentals
    • Fireplace
      Indoor Fireplace
      Logs supplied for winter rentals
    • Pool
      Pool
      Swimming pool with Roman steps (6x12m)

    How long would you like to stay?

    Minimum 2 nights



    Location

    Discover more about where you’ll be staying.

    Mesão Frio, PT

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