Castedo do Douro Reviews | In the heart of the Douro Valley

Castedo do Douro Reviews

  • Restful two week stay”
    • Reviewed last 5th Setember 2018, regarding a stay during August 2018


    • We spent two restful weeks at Casa Castedo do Douro. Joào was great in providing all required information; prior to booking, directions to the property, information on the local area and restaurant recommendations such as Restaurante Pizzeria Margherita and Cepa Torta in Alijo. Restaurante Veladouro in Pinhaò was also very good but gets busy. We spent a lot of our time relaxing at the house, making use of the cool basement and refreshing pool but also visited the local areas and further afield to Oporto by train from Tua nearby and took the children to Natur Water Park, Vila Real followed by a visit on our return to Castedo to Quinta do Portal. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this rural retreat. Thank you Joào for letting us stay in your lovely house and for sharing some of your port.

    Liz Rudge



  • “Authentic village house”


  • Reviewed last 6th October 2018, regarding a stay during September 2018


  • Authentic village house wonderfully comfortable plenty of space great facilities and brilliant host
  • Welcoming from host, location in authentic village swimming pool views comfy beds quietness, outdoor seating.




“Perfect House Description”

Reviewed last 25th August 2018, regarding a stay during August 2018


“João was an awazing guest, he welcome us really well with a lot of explications about the house. The house was perfect exactly how it s describes. We enjoyed a lot pur stay I highly recommended to come in João’house.”


Paris, France

“Autentiske Portugal”

Reviewed last 11th May 2018, regarding a stay during May 2018


Ønsker du at opleve det autentiske Portugal, så er denne bolig lige noget for dig. Du bor midt imellem de lokale i en brostensbelagt bjerglandsby, og uanset hvor du befinder dig, har du den smukkeste udsigt ud over dalen. Huset er gammelt på den charmerende måde, og har du brug for varme, så tænder du op i pejsen med gamle vinstokke. João er en fantastisk vært, og i modtages med et glas udsøgt portvin, der stammer fra det år, han blev født. Han er godt til at informere og anbefale lokale ting, og har desuden det hele som skriftlig information med adresser osv. Vi kan kun varmt anbefale dette udsøgte hus og João, og vi glæder os til at vende tilbage.

Heidi Baran

Slagelse, Denmark


Amazing Douro

Reviewed last 16th September 2017, regarding a stay in August 2017.

  • TripAdvisor


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!

  • PauloVelososeguros
  • Porto
  • Portugal

We loved our stay, it’s a beautiful house with a fantastic pool in a beautiful area

Reviewed  last 30th August 2017, regarding a stay in August 2017.



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!

Louise Collins

  • UK

Erholsamer Familienurlaub

  • Reviewed last 5th August 2017, regarding 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.


  • Widnau
  • Switzerland

Best Airbnb home and the best Host

Reviewed July 2017, regarding a stay in July 2017

  • Airbnb


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.

  • Anne-Marie
  • New Zeland

  • Perfect Rural Villa

Reviewed last 10th July 2017, regardig 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, regarding a stay in May 2017


The perfect place to stay in the Douro Valley. Both the house and adjoining property are large. The traditional home is very comfortable with a few surprises like a pool table and a tv room. Additionally our kind host had milk and juice in the fridge and the local baker delivered bread our first morning there. How thoughtful. The grounds include a wonderful pool, an outdoor eating area and a built in grill, all with grand views of the countryside. Joao sure knows how to make his guests welcome . We would love to return.
  • Colleen
  • USA

“Absolutely great location, great house!”
Reviewed last 13th October 2016, regarding 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.

Pedro FSBR

Porto, Portugal

“Fantastic place with real charm”

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed last 14th October 2016, regarding 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.


London, United Kingdom

“Séjour très bien passé”
Reviewed August 2016, regarding a stay in August 2016


  • 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.
Montreuil, France