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Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful eclectic mix of charming, modern, seclusion and accessible !
Our family of five adults enjoyed a lovely stay at Quinta de Santa Cruz. The home's restoration has been carefully managed to maintain the rustic charm while bringing in light and elegant, modern conveniences. We loved the views with our coffee in the morning as well as snuggling into the cozy lower level to watch a movie in the evening. In addition, this home was perfectly located - we took an easy day trip to Oporto and another to the Douro River Valley. We would love to stay here again should we travel back to Portugal.
Exceptional property in a fantastic quiet setting! The house is big, beautiful, safe and extremely secure! Well furnished and decorated...we had days when we didn't want to leave to explore but to relax in the luxury! Thank you Abilio for your generous hospitality!
Many thanks Steven for your testimony, it was a pleasure to meet you and to have met you at Quinta de Santa Cruz.
I wish you all the best.
Such a fantastic villa, it is everything it promises to be from the pictures. Perfect for a relaxing holiday away from it all, and an easy distance for day trips to Porto and the beach. Abilio was incredibly helpful and accommodating, I can't recommend enough.
Two thumbs up
Beautiful property. Gracious host. Amazing vacation!
Susan, family and friends ! It was a pleasure to welcome all of you in our property! Hope to see you again. All the best , Abilio Lima
In a word: fantastic!
We have stayed in many villas abroad, but this is the only one that should be in the pages of “Architectural Digest.” Stunningly beautiful and our host, Mr. Abilio Lima was most gracious. We shall return!!!
Thank you Mr. Jerry Meyer, it was a great pleasure to meet you and your friends, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for your kind comment and I will be waiting for you one day for a visit, it is gratifying to meet people like you so nice.
I wish you a safe journey back to your country.
Unbelievable home near Porto!!!!
Everything about this home is exactly as stated in the listing and even better. Abilio is the best host in all of Portugal. He personally designed a home which incorporates the authentic original structure with a new modern home. We were not able to use all of the space but every area is design with beauty and comfort. Our favorite areas was the beautiful pool and patio which over looked a beautiful garden and the fields in the distance. You can't find accommodations like this in the city. The beautiful outdoor dining area with grill is the perfect setting for a wonderful dinner, one that you will always remember.
The home is a short distance from Porto and the coastal area. We were able to take some day trips from this home to Porto, Braga and Guimaraes but always looked forward to returning to our beautiful home. When visiting Porto, you must go to The Market. We spent a whole morning shopping for groceries and having lunch in the food court where local chefs share their best menu items. If you like tartar, visit Tartar-ia in the food court. They transform uncooked meats and fish into sculptural and sublimely seasoned creations. The tuna tartar (12.50 euros) comes with ginger, creamy avocado, radish and black sesame seeds. Share all the plates and you will never regret this meal.
Thank you, Abilio for a wonderful stay. Your home is one of beauty and the best for a holiday in the Porto area. We will always cherish our memories of the country of Portugal but we will never forget the people that we met!