We were very pleased with our stay. It is a lovely home with pool, game room area, and warm living spaces. The views of the area are spectacular. The house is built on the footprint of a pre-existing structure as required in this UNESCO heritage area. It is very special. Not to be forgotten, Carla , is there preparing breakfast in the morning and has a wealth of knowledge. I want to go back!
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful villa. It sits high on a hill above the Douro valley and the views are exceptional. The house is clean, modern, well stocked and a perfect home away from home. The pool area is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view over a nice glass of wine. The housekeeper is a delight and big help in making reservations and plans for the day.
The location is excellent for venturing out to local wineries, river tours, and other activities. The winding narrow road to the top of the hill does require a steely nerve, but it's worth every stressful minute! We would love to return.
Casa de Gouvaes stands for …
a warm welCome
trAnquility to die for
great swimminG pool
a gOlden medal renovation
a hoUse that makes you feel at home
very Valuable local information
spic & spAn clean accommodation
Solidarity during nearby fires
… and on top of this, there is Carla as hostess who takes care of whatever you can imagine and many more things beyond your imagination. She does that with an unbelievable and endless enthusiasm for her job.
Nele Vanhaverbeke – Geert Eeckeloo and our daughters Amaryllis and Anissa.
Group of professors on vacation for the midterm break.
Heard so much about the Douro region but it was better than we had expected
Great food wonderful wine and superb hosts - exaçtly what we needed
The is almost new and very nicely appointed,and we were well looked after by our housekeeper Estrela.
We have decided to book again for the summer it was so good
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Just coming to the end of a week at this wonderful villa in Covas de Douro. The villa is modern with very comfortable en suites and common areas. The terrace and the view from the terrace are both wonderful, great view of the valley below, good pool, lots of outdoor space. Breakfast has been provided each day by the wonderful Estrella who has also helped with restaurant reservations, cakes, running routes - everything to make the stay relaxing. The villa is high up in the valley and thus a bit of a journey on narrow roads from Pinhao - but this rewards us with seclusion and wonderful views.
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