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Townhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Amarante, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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Tsuiyen B
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7 reviews
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“Fantastic home, pool and garden with amazing views!”
Reviewed 24 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Eduardo and his family were incredibly welcoming and friendly; waiting for our arrival from the airport to welcome us to the house even though it was late evening. The actual access to the house is down a very steep section - takes a bit of getting used to.
The house itself is fantastic and the garden has a lovely shaded patio equipped with dining furniture.
On the way to the swimming pool is the vegetable garden : bright red tomatoes grow in abundance, along with other vegetables and fruit. We loved the swimming pool - great size and depth. It has a sun terrace next to it and be warned it is a sun trap! The views from the pool area are absolutely stunning - the Tamega river set in the Duoro valley. It is beautiful!
We visited Porto, parking the car in the Almeda shopping centre by Porto football stadium and getting the metro into the city. Quite straightforward - worth getting metro straight to Vila Nova de Gaia and take in the buzzing atmosphere of the cafes and street entertainment ( we saw 3 amazing latin american dancers).
Amarante is a lovely friendly town, although we did get lost driving round and round to and from the supermarket. We hired bikes from Casa da Juventude in Amarante for an incredibly cheap price of 16 euros for 5 bikes for the morning. Note they were all one size of approx 17" frame. Regardless we went along the Ecopista da Linha do Tamega and it was a great ride - the trail is well maintained, peaceful and you get some amazing views. Well worth it especially as we ended with lunch in the vegetarian restaurant in the Casa da Juventude. Great food! Hiring the pedalos in Amarante was another fun family activity.
In all, the spacious house and grounds allows everyone the space to just chill and relax, the wi-fi is reliable and could cope with teenager usage; also useful for researching the area. It is also well located to visit local towns, vineyards (Quinta do Vallado was worth it) Porto and the beach. All within an hour's drive.
We absolutely loved it - house, area and Portugal. We left with some amazing great memories! Thank you!

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Luuk H
Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Perfect relaxation”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The instructions beforehand were clear and informative. Our flight was delayed, but contacting Eduardo about this was easy and he awaited us patiently. The reception by Eduardo when we arrived was very welcoming and personal, and the house was exactly as promised. Fortunately Eduardo speaks English much better than we speak Portugese :-)

The house was plenty comfortable for us, during the day it was still quite warm so we could use the pool which the children loved! For them there were plenty of toys and games, both indoors en outdoors. In the evenings it would get chilly and we could light the fireplace. The evenings that we didn't go out to eat (restaurants in Portugal are good and cheap!) we could use vegetables en herbs from the garden, which are fragrant and wonderful.

The situation of the house is great: you have a stunning view from the terrace (not so much from indoors) and there are plenty of interesting sites within one hour drive by car. We mainly went hiking in the national parks, drove through the Douro valley and visited the cities of Porto, Amarante, Vila Real and Guimaraes (which was our favourite). Parking the car is a bit of an adventure at first, going down a steep hill in a blind corner.. but you quickly find out to turn the car first and go down face-forward.

We had a great time, thanks Eduardo!

Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
Thanks Linda and Luuk,
Nice that you did enjoy our home and region.
You also that bit of luck with the weather...
Have a very good year.
Regards
Eduardo
PS: I'm thinking on possible improvements on that way in/out...
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Liked least: Partager la piscine
Travelling group: En famille élargie
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23 Aug 2015
Merci par le agréable sejour et votre interêt par la region.
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fafadu91
Villabe, France
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Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Liked best: La vue et la piscine
Liked least: Le stationnement
Travelling group: En famille élargie
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Management Response
23 Aug 2015
Merci par votre agréable sejour. Nous avons dejà une solution de parking plus prive, chez la maison.
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