Quinta Vale das Papas

Pinhão - Vila Rea, Douro
+351 968634666

Modern houses on the top of a valley, with views of vineyards and the River Douro below; rent them separately or take all three together


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 10

Children welcome

The Experience

These three properties were built out of shale from the Quinta and blend into the landscape beautifully. They’re set far enough from each other to offer complete privacy, but can be hired together if you’re a large group.

Kind and welcoming Luis and his daughter live on-site and will welcome you with regional drinks and nibbles, and provide breakfast made with local produce – cured meats, cheeses, eggs, home-made cakes and jams. The main house is a show-stopper, with floor-to-window ceilings, a basement spa and a heated saltwater swimming pool, and the other two are studio apartments with equally fabulous views.

Cook for yourself in the well-equipped kitchen, engage the services of a chef or head to Pinhão, 15 minutes’ drive or 40 minutes’ walk, for a great restaurant called Taberna do Rio; Rui Paula’s famous DOC restaurant is just 30 minutes away. You’re surrounded by vineyards producing world-class wines and ports, most of them between 15 to 30 minutes’ away.

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We think you'll love

  • The stunning view and the magical landscape surrounding the estate
  • Exploring the Douro wine region and its fine port wines
  • The complimentary regional dinner offered if you stay for a week or more at the main house
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You should know

  • No pets are allowed
  • You share the property with other houses
  • Amenities such as the swimming pool and spa are only at the main house


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights, 7 nights in high season.
1 November to 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Breakfast included. Lunch & Dinner, €30 per person


Nightly price
from €220
Weekly price
from €1540
Damage deposit
2 Houses for 2
From €2201 bed1 bedroom
1 House for 10
From €7845 beds5 bedrooms



The incredible and magnificent view from the Quinta, the unique coloured landscape with the terraced hillsides and vines, the simple luxury of the accomodation and its minimalistic decoration, the building's architecture and the perfection of every little detail, the warmest of welcomes and friendliness of the hosts, the Douro wine region and its fine Port wines, in fact the list is truly endless.

Iker, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Douro River runs between the valley and has boats travelling up and down. The landscape is glorious, with terraced schist walls, olive groves, junipers and cork and orange trees, and if you visit in autumn you'll be able to see the many different colours and tones of the vines. There are several walking trails around the area, with the Casal de Loivos viewpoint just 300 metres away. The nearest town, Pinhão has a train station and grocery shops as well as restaurants.

Local points of interest from Luis Catalão

  • Stunning views from everywhere
  • Privacy & Quiet
  • Nearby the best vineyards


Luis Catalão

Luis is exceptionally warm and welcoming. He worked in the field of asset management and investment banking, and also runs a family business giving private tours around northern Portugal.