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Rustic house in Pala / Ribadouro - Baião

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Rustic house simple and recovered.

Located in front of the Douro River and bordering the Hotel Royal Douro Valley. Easy access from and to Porto, Marco de Canaveses, Cinfães, Baião, Gralheira and Montemuro, Régua, Lamego, Viseu, Amarante, Guimarães, etc.

It has small swimming pool.

It is suitable for rest, but also cultural routes or recreational and aquatic activities.

Among the cultural routes, we can highlight the Romanico Route, Bestança Valley, Ancede Convent, Serpa Pinto Museum, Aboboreira and Gralheira Mountains, Tongobriga, Eça de Queiroz House Museum, etc.

More Details
Registration Number : 42819/AL

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018


Baião Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Não é autorizada a entrada ou permanência de pessoas estranhas ao contrato, quer sejam locais ou outras, familiares ou não.
  • A prática de actos contra a propriedade, sua segurança, ou contra a moral estabelecida, alteração da lotação, implica a imediata cessação do contrato.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but adequate for a house, essentially enjoying holidays.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
  • The fourth one is the biggest and best with direct access to the bathroom. Rooms 2 and 3 are supportive and dependent on room 1. The 2 has a bunk bed where you can sleep adults or children. Room 3 is the most rustic and cool (in summer) located in the basement.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
The house - leased - is located inside a small farmhouse. The rental agreement only covers the exclusive use of the house and the enclosed terrace. Access to exterior parts (gardens, fields, etc.) is allowed, but not for exclusive use. The entry or stay of persons foreign to the mentioned contract, whether local or other, family or not, is prohibited. The practice of acts against property, its safety or against prevailing customs and morals, as well as the alteration of contracted stock, implies the immediate termination of the contract.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Rustic house in Pala / Ribadouro - Baião
average rating of 3.6 based on 6 reviews

Great property, garden and location.

  • 5 of 5

Great overall impression of property and the owner Nicolau was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hóspede muito educado e disciplinado. Recomendável.
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View the Douro from above

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Nicolau's cottage, for two people it suited us, for six you might need more cutlery, cups and a frying pan in the kitchen and the one bathroom being through the main floor bunk room and the double bedroom might not suit, but we were comfortable. we loved the property, fruit trees of every sort,grape vines. We ate all meals outside on the patio and in the heat the small pool was great to cool down, the views from there are spectacular.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigado pelo comentário.
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Small, dark, and overpriced

  • 3 of 5

The yard is lovely, but the house is not. It is small, maybe 50 square meters, dark, and it smells of mold. It is stuffed to the gills with knick-knacks, especially the kitchen; we moved two dozen items to make space to cook. There is no frying pan, and we could not get the coffee maker to work - and we have dealt with a LOT of different coffee makers. The owner didn't believe it was broken, and we didn't pursue it, made cowboy coffee instead. The house accommodates 6 only in theory, there are 4 seats at the dining table. The third bedroom is in the dank and moldy basement, fortunately we didn't need that. The mattress in the double bed is old and saggy. Because of the way the house is situated, the view over the Douro can be enjoyed only from one place, outside the bathroom. Outdoor seating is OK, just drag out the wooden dining room chairs. Nice fireplace with plenty of wood. A train comes by about 20 meters from the patio, some 10 times a day. The swimming pool, which does have a good view of the Douro, is a bit of climb away, so we didn't use it; there are no chairs there, just a lawn and the pool.

The house would be OK at 30-35 euros. We paid almost twice that, and the place is not worth it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not worth wasting a lot of time with this host: he tampered with everything in the house (equipment, books, lamps, chairs, tables, etc.). Just the first day he sent me a message plus a lot of abusive nonsense and comments about what was in the house and what there should not be informing me that the coffee machine was broken which forced me to get one right away. When I went to the house I found that the guest should not know what a machine was because it was normal .. It is not recommendable in all aspects ...
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Conforme, dommage proximité de la voie ferrée

  • 3 of 5

Le gîte est conforme aux photos. La vue sur la vallée du Douro est superbe. Le bémol vient de la voie ferrée juste derrière la maison. Le bruit des trains est un peu fatiguant notamment quand on profite de la terrasse ou de la piscine.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: La proximité du chemin de fer n'est pas la même dans tout l'espace. Sur la terrasse est plus près, près de la piscine son passage est presque imperceptible. Tout est une question d'habitude et seulement psychologique parce que le long de la route, il y a aussi du bruit bien que avec un ton différent.
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nice location with fabulous view over the river.

  • 3 of 5


it was a nice place to stay.

Nice house, a complete house to live in.

The little pool was placed on the right spot, with very good views over the river.

Sorry Nicolau, we went a day earlyer, but we couldn't live with the electric power failure in the house.

Kitchen(cooking and fridge), TV and Internet didn't work during that failure.

Before, it worked very good.

I was a bit concerned about some electrical connections in the house and garden.

Watch out with children...

Overal, a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Francisco Sá Carneiro - Porto
Nearest Train
50 Metres
Estação Pala (Linha do Douro)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A 4 (Porto/V.Real)
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The location is in the Douro Valley about 50 meters from the Douro River. The place is conducive to rest and recreational and cultural activities.

Breathtaking landscapes, sightseeing tours and mountain tours can be enjoyed.

GPS: 41 ° 06'16. 5 "N 8 ° 05'42" 1 "W


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

limpeza $28.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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