Reviewed September 16, 2017 for a stay in August.
Highest grade for this accommodation at Castedo do Douro. Fantastic countryside villa. Peace, Harmony, Beauty and Well-being. A word of appreciation to the host João Carvalho who received us open-heartedly. The Douro is unique and divine. The entire family enjoyed it and will certainly return. Thank you and see you soon!
“We loved our stay, it’s a beautiful house with a fantastic pool in a beautiful area”
Reviewed August, 30, 2017 for a stay in August.
Joao met us at the property on arrival and showed us round and told us some of the history of the house. Joao also gave us lots of ideas for the best excursions and places to visit. Fresh bread was delivered each morning and there was always a plentiful supply of ham and cheese as well as juice and coffee for breakfast. The house is very spacious and the grounds are vast with gorgeous views of vineyards from the terrace. The kids loved the cool den downstairs with the pool table when they made it out of the large swimming pool. The table tennis was also great for entertaining the teenagers. My husband hired a bike for the week and Joao took delivery of it for us the week before and advisied on all the best routes. Anyone who enjoys hilly cycling with amazing views would love the Douro valley. I can’t recommend the house or Joao highly enough!
- Reviewed August 5, 2017, for a stay in July/August 2017
Wir haben 8 unvergesslich schöne Tage mit der ganzen Familie verbracht. Das Haus ist mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, in jeder Ecke gibt es wieder etwas neues zu entdecken. Der Pool und der grosse Garten wurde von den Kids (und natürlich auch von den Erwachsenen) ausgiebig genossen. João (der Gastgeber) hat uns herzlich empfangen und ist sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Wir können einen Aufenthalt hier nur empfehlen.
“Best Airbnb home and the best Host”
Reviewed July 2017, for a stay from 10 to 13 July 2017
Joao is an excellent host. He communicated extremely well and gave us so much wonderful information about the Douro region and activities we could do. He met us on our arrival with a tasting of the delicious family port and farewelled us on our departure. The home was very spacious and exquisitely decorated with antiques and family heirlooms in every room, but also the modern conveniences necessary for a very comfortable stay. The gardens and pool area were gorgeous and we used them several times a day. We were supplied with delicious local bread daily along with ham, cheese, juice and milk for our entire stay. We were very sad to leave and recommend very highly this beautiful home if you want a luxury stay in the Douro valley. The best airbnb home we have ever stayed in and the best host.
- New Zeland
“Perfect Rural Villa“
Reviewed July 10, 2017, for a stay in July 2017
A group of 8 of us stayed here for 4 nights recently. It’s an excellent, well kept property, with plenty of space. The pool area was well used and is beautiful. The BBQ is great for everyday use – we cooked on there everyday, and ate outside everyday on the roof terrace. The underground “games” room is great for chilling out at the end of everyday, and for cooling down as it stays so much cooler than the rest of the bar. Great place for exploring the Douro. The drive down to Pinhao is short, if a little scary. Supermarket isn’t far away for everything you’ll need. And if you’re brave, there’s even a little local bar for a cheap bottle of Superbock beer. And a short walk up behind the property gives a great view of the Douro and the valley. Can not recommend this property enough.
- Bracknell, United Kingdom
“The perfect place to stay in the Douro valley!”
Reviewed June, 2017, for a stay in May 2017
“Absolutely great location, great house!”Reviewed October 13, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
Had the chance to stay at this great traditional Douro house for a couple of nights. Our host João was outstanding and went out of his way to make sure all of our questions and needs were attended. Joao included some local traits which made my friends and I a delight.
The house maintains the traditional traits while providing all the modern amenities.
A great pool with a barbecue and a deck.
I look forward to staying there again.
“Fantastic place with real charm”
Reviewed October 14, 2016, for a stay in September 2016
We recently stayed at Casa Do Castedo and the experience was fantastic. Joao the owner is extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. He’s done a great job at preserving the property’s original features and history which adds to its charm. It is spacious, clean and very well presented with a beautiful garden and pool.
I highly recommend this place if you are looking to travel the Douro Region.
Pierre-AxelMontreuil, FranceAoût de 2016Airbnb
Bonjour. Notre séjour s’est très bien passé. Notre hôte nous a fait un accueil très sympathique, nous a orienté sur les activités et visites a faire. La maison et la piscine sont très agréable, ainsi que le jardin. La zone ombragé sous les vignes est parfaite pour déjeuner, les aperitifs se passent au niveau du patio en fin de journée. La région et les portugais sont vraiment très accueillants et sympathiques.