This typical Douro house has been in our family for at least 4 generations. We inherited the house from our father who died in 2008 and to whom we dedicate this project. Nevertheless, following his will, we moved the project of the reconstruction forward.
We hept the houses' original walls, made of shale, whose harmony is broken by wide windows with astonishing views to the Douro, and which are our most loved decorative items. On the inside, the chosen furniture blends the romantic, modern and rustic styles, providing the house with an unique personality.
Our mission is to provide you with much more than accomodation. We want you to feel at home and enjoy the simple aspects of life: Dark skies with stars and impressingly big moons, bird singing, water falling, endless sunsets, cozy evenings by the fireplace and long days and nights by the pool, a good company, a good book, a perfect silence.
We are a family/team of 4:
Margarida and Rafa are the "faces" of the house. They do the cleaning and cooking and greeting to guests, assisting them with planning their trips and promoting the area and the best viewpoints, wineries and activities. She is very interested in decoration and cooking. She makes the homemade bread and cakes, which are served warm to our guests every morning for breakfast. She comes up with delicious dinners every evening. He is a plane pilot, and can take anyone interested on a sightseeing flight over the river and the Douro mountains full of vineyards and colors, an unforgettable experience.
Olga, the mother, is the jam's master. She turns our biological fruits into delicious, creamy and shining marmelades, a must every day at breakfast.
Luis takes care of the garden. Our plants grow healthy because he never forgets to water them.We are all here for you!