João Pedro Magalhães de Carvalho
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About João Pedro Magalhães de Carvalho
I am a friendly, educate and multiculture Portuguese who opens its country villa to you, your family and friends on a trust and respectful basis. My goal is to provide you a memorable stay in the heart of Douro Valley .
Why João Pedro Magalhães de Carvalho chose Municipality of Alijó
It´s an authentic family country villa, full of singularities and an unique style of Douro Valley.
What makes this Cottage unique
House furniture in a rustic style ; private cellar converted in a recreation room with snooker table and Satellite TV ; private swimming pool (39ft X 19 ft), with a dedicated children´s area, exterior area of aprox. 1000 square metres with a beautiful garden, green lawn, fruit trees, pergolas of ancient vines and a great lounge to relax and admire the beautiful landscape around property. Also provides for your confort, at no additional charge, unusual extras such as a delicious breakfast, pool towels, safe box and Nexpresso coffee, among others.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely traditional villa overlooking a spectacular view.
Joao Pedro was a gracious host whose family history contributed to the overall experience in the Duoro countryside. His families tawny port was delightful, thank you Joao! The villa is very spacious and can boast of lovely antique farmhouse furniture that is comfortable and gives you that authentic romantic villa experience. The grounds are immaculate. Truly beautiful. Joao Pedro is thorough in providing you with a great experience. We would definitely stay here again.
The perfect holiday
We were two branches of the same family visiting Portugal for the first time and it turned out that we chose the perfect base to explore what is a spectacular region.
Communication with Joao, the owner, before the holiday was excellent, as were his directions to the house, and the welcome he gave us couldn't have been better,. We had a detailed tour of the property and some brilliant tips on where to go and what to visit, finished off with a glass of Joao's own port.
The house is a perfect balance of traditional Portugese decorations/furnishing and modern comforts - it's been in the family for three generations. Add in a wonderful swimming pool area, (pool towels provided) and the breakfast service (bread,ham, cheese delivered regularly to the house in the morning and a large supply of juice coffee tea and milk), and we wanted for nothing.
The house is also conveniently located close to the shops and restaurants of Alijo.
We could have spent the whole week relaxing in the house, but the spectacular scenery of the Douro valley, boat trip on the river, visit to the port makers and so many lovely villages to see made for what was a perfect week. So many small things too like the lady in the village who gave us fresh figs to eat and the unforgettable visit to the bakery in Provesende.
We'd love to return, and would highly recommend this property to anyone.
Dear Steve. Many thanks for your kind words. It was also a great pleasure having received you and your lovely family in my house. You were all super guests, could not expect more : very comunicative, very nice, you left house in perfect conditions, I loved you all. Maybe you can return again to discover other beautiful places in this region. All the best! Regards. João
Hemos tenido unas vacaciones fantásticas gracias a Joao, que ha sido realmente atento con nosotros, y a su preciosa casa. Mi familia y yo disfrutamos mucho de la piscina,. Sin duda, volveremos!!
Very authentic house and kind welcoming
We were a group of 7 Portuguese - the house is very traditional, great leisure space for large groups and warm welcoming from João Pedro. Definitely recommend
Dear Isabel, it was a pleasure to received such a nice and friendly young group. Easy communication, respect for the house rules and cleaness were some of the attributes of these guests. Definitely, gates will be open for you all.
Best Regards. João
Restful two week stay
We spent two restful weeks at Casa Castedo do Douro. Joào was great in providing all required information; prior to booking, directions to the property, information on the local area and restaurant recommendations such as Restaurante Pizzeria Margherita and Cepa Torta in Alijo. Restaurante Veladouro in Pinhaò was also very good but gets busy.
We spent a lot of our time relaxing at the house, making use of the cool basement and refreshing pool but also visited the local areas and further afield to Oporto by train from Tua nearby and took the children to Natur Water Park, Vila Real followed by a visit on our return to Castedo to Quinta do Portal.
Joào kindly provided us with eggs, butter, milk and fruit juice for our stay and had arranged the daily delivery of fresh bread to the property.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this rural retreat. Thank you Joào for letting us stay in your lovely house and for sharing some of your port.
Dear Liz, thanks for your words, it was a pleasure to received your lovely family in my rustic villa. You all were very nice guests and it is always so good to share with my dear guests, some of the little big Douro Valley treasures, including my house:). Gates will always be open to you, as my special Port wine!
Excelente fim de semana
Gostei, aliás gostamos, da estadia em Castedo do Douro. Desde a simpatia do Sr. João Carvalho às condições da casa com uma bela piscina e tudo extremamente limpo, com o necessário à disposição, foi muito bom. Experiência a repetir.
Amandio Passos Silva
Obrigado Sr. Amândio. Foi um prazer ter recebido a sua simpática família e fico a aguardar por uma próxima visita. João Carvalho
Casa Castedo do Douro is located just 6 kms (19685,04ft) away from Alijó, nearest town, where you can find several restaurants (Cepa Torta, Pizzaria La Fontana, Pelourinho), a few local pubs, 3 pharmacies, 2 local markets (Intermarche and Mini Preço), 1 butcher´s, 3 portuguese banks and ATMs (Caixa Agrícola, Novo Banco e Caixa Geral de Depósitos), public children´s playground, Local Firefighters and Police, Public Hospital and Public Health Center, among others.
Traditional and famous local towns such as Favaios, Pinhão or Tua, references of the Douro Valley sightseeing tours are less than 20 minutes car from Casa Castedo do Douro, such as Douro River.