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View of the house from the river
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All rooms with river view
Room 3 (double bed)
Museum room
Full equiped toilet with hydromassage column
Aregos / Tormes train station
Aregos train station
Eça de Queirós writer memorial
Aregos train station
Aregos train station
House is accessible from Aregos train station
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Caminhos de Jacinto (in the trail of the Eça de Queirós writer)
Douro river
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Santa Cruz do Douro, Baiao, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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dru56
Salamanca, Spain
3 reviews
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“Private villa”
Reviewed 28 March 2017 for a stay in August 2016
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This review is long overdue. Casa Mateus is an extraordinary property! Above the River Douro the view is exceptional. There are multiple levels of gardens, fruit trees, terraces and a small pool. Though my husband and I had plans to explore Porto, we preferred the beauty of the garden; we watched the cruise ships, drank Portuguese wine and decided the property was too wonderful to leave.

If you do decide to venture out, there is a ferry that takes passengers to a small town across the river. The train station is a five minute walk and would be the best way to visit either Porto or Pinhao. There are smaller Portuguese cities to visit up in the hills; just be aware that the roads can be steep and winding so allow yourself plenty of time. There is a small family-owned restaurant called Taberna de Aregos a short walk away. The food was inexpensive, delicious and any leftovers were packed in crockery for us to return later. The owners were delightful. Though grocery shopping is a bit tricky, the train station has a decent selection of wines for purchase.

I cannot say enough about the host Ricardo. The home has been in his family for generations. He was gracious and generous and greeted us with a basket of goodies and wine. The home is comfortable, the bedrooms air-conditioned and the kitchen well-appointed. The kitchen is located downstairs so be careful with small children. The only possible downside of this property is that the traintrack is directly behind it. It is secure and safe and we got to the point where we couldn't hear it, but you should be aware.

Our week at Casa Mateus was one of our best vacations ever. A slice of heaven with a million dollar view. Highly recommended!

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Management Response
29 Mar 2017
Dear Dru,
Many thanks for your review. Looking forward to receiving you again in our propriety.
My best regards,
Ricardo
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joaomarke...
Porto, Portugal
1 review
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Amazing views over Douro River

Great place to relax, enjoy the views, read a book and drink a glass of wine.
If you need to disconnect and increase energy this is the right place.

Once you step out of the door there is a boat which makes the crossing to the other margin of Douro river were you can visit the small & picturesque village, you can also go for a walk throw Caminho São Jacinto – Fundação Eça de Queirós (Famous Portuguese writer), starting right beside the house at the train station.

The house is very hospitable, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen fully equipped, nice garden and barbeque place.

We will definitely repeat our stay at this place.

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8 Jun 2016
Obrigada, agradecemos os elogios e esperamos que nos visitem mais vezes.
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Ainara Z
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Bruno M
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked best: Vistas dos quartos / casa / jardim
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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30 Mar 2017
Caro Bruno Moreira e família,
Obrigado pela sua mensagem. Agradecemos os elogios e muito gostaríamos de contar com a vossa visita numa próxima visita à região.
Os meus melhores cumprimentos,
Ricardo
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Sarandrei...
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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13 Jun 2016
Cara Sarandreia muito obrigado pela sua mensagem e simpatia. Muito gostaríamos de contar com a vossa visita numa próxima visita à região. Cumprimentos e bom regresso ao Brasil, Casa Mateus
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