Properties | Douro Heights

A gorgeous, historic winemaking estate with mesmerizing views, set in the Douro region’s most privileged location

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  • from€1,000.00per night
  • 12
  • 6
  • 6
  • Book Now
  • from€1,000.00per night
  • 12
  • 6
  • 6
  • Book Now

Douro Heights

Douro V6

With breathtaking views of the River Douro, the banks of which are home to World Heritage sites, this typical, historical Portuguese family estate, with six suites, has recently been totally refurbished adding comfort without losing any of its soul and authenticity.

Perfect for groups of friends or families wanting to enjoy all the peace and outstanding natural beauty of one Portugal’s most treasured winemaking regions, the estate is surrounded by vineyards and is one kilometre away from Mesão Frio, a village full of history with all the charm of a centuries-old wine economy.

The property stretches over several large terraces, surrounded by beautiful patios, gardens and vineyards. Different pathways through the gardens lead to the swimming pool with the most mesmerising view in the entire Douro region. You quite literally feel suspended over the Douro River as you lie by the pool. The pool house has a bathroom and small kitchen, inviting you to spend the whole day lazing on one of the many sun beds, unwinding as you contemplate the amazing view.

The main house itself is beautifully authentic, with six comfortable suites (two more bedrooms can be made available at an extra nightly fee), five of which are overlooking the river and one with a wonderful mountain view. Spread across the various terraces over which the house lies, four of these suites have direct access to the gardens. High quality Portuguese brands have been favoured in all the ceramic sanitary ware, bed linen and bath products.

There are ample living spaces where the spectacular views seem to invade the house. The main living room has been totally refurbished, adding floor to ceiling glass windows, to further enhance the unique view.  The fireplace room tells us a little bit more about the history of this family home, with its paintings and photos of the different generations who have spent many happy days here.  This fireplace room opens onto another, outdoor living area overlooking the river.

The former cellar has been converted into a wine cellar, a place for meals and wine tasting sessions.  It still has the earthen floor which was traditionally used to maintain the ideal humidity and temperature levels. For special events and occasions, a total of up to fifty people can be seated and hosted in this space.

The ancient wine cellar has been converted into a gym where the original wine presses remain, now side by side with the newer machines, so that the physical workout continues. The farm’s wine is now made at another local wine press.

For a full Douro Valley food and wine experience we can organise lunches, dinners and wine tasting sessions at the house, by experienced oenologists, local cooks, chefs or Portuguese guest chefs. We can also provide a fulltime private cook to prepare whatever you like making the most of the vegetable garden, orchard and other local products. We can prepare picnic baskets and provide tips on the best locations to enjoy them.

The September/October harvest season is the best time to enjoy the wine-related festivals and events but Douro has so much more to offer throughout the year including boat, golf, walking, off-road and train tours up the Douro and Tua rivers. 

Additionally on site you can have a game of paddle, in the newly laid court, or alternatively enjoy some snooker indoors. 

There is a private parking for up to ten cars, suited at welcoming large family groups, friends gatherings or corporate functions. 

Quinta da Boavista de Cima truly is the perfect getaway from everyday life. A chance of a lifetime to unwind and experience all that the fascinating Douro winemaking region, has to offer.

Property Details
Essential information
  • Check in: 16h
  • Check out: 11h
  • Floors: 2
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
Amenities included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linen
  • Board and Iron
  • Cable/ satellite TV & wireless internet
  • Central heating
  • Hair dryer
  • Sound System
  • Towels
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso Machine
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Plates and Cutlery
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining
  • Parking Space
  • Private Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
Services included
  • 4hr cleaning service per day
  • Buffet-style breakfest
  • Check in with welcome tour of the property
  • Concierge services
  • Daily cleaning
  • PDF suggestions guide
  • Staff in permanent residence
  • Welcome hamper gift
Services at added cost
  • Airport car collections & drop-offs
  • Babysitting services
  • Bespoke experience packages
  • Car hire & chauffeur
  • Car rental bookings
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping
  • Private Chef & catering services
  • Restaurant bookings
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Spa Treatments offered on location
  • Specialised sporting activities & boat hire
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