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“Heavenly View - Peaceful and Restful”
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Chalet -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Gondomar, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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DublinEye...
Dublin
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Heavenly View - Peaceful and Restful”
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

I don't know where to start with this review...there are so many positive things to say about this rental property. Firstly - the view - WOW! Day or night this view is breathtaking. Breakfast will never be the same again now that we've had two weeks of looking at this incredible view at breakfast time. Secondly, Yetin the owner, went out of his way to welcome us to his house and show us around the area. He went above and beyond with his help. The chalet is comfortable and as a family of five it suited us perfectly. The pool looks out over the Douro river at possibly one of the best vantage points on this river. My son used the football and basketball courts everyday and we all used the pool. Ask Yetin to tell you where the 'Piri-piri' lady is at the weekends. Delicious Food! I would recommend you learn some Portuguese phrases before going if you do not speak the language as this area does not have many non-Portugese tourists (I think) and this is a big part of the charm of the area. It was lovely to meet the local people we met there. So helpful and friendly. There is lots to do in Porto and it is only about 30 mins by car. Parking was easy to find and inexpensive in Porto. We visited maybe 5 or 6 times. I would, without hesitation, love to go back and holiday in San Tiago. I don't think any photo could do this wonderful place justice. You have to see it to experience it.
Thanks to Yetin for all his help and advice.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Holiday was too short :-(
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Arvid O
Palm Coast, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
741 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
“Million Dollar View on the River Bend”
Reviewed 1 December 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed here for a week driving to various tourist locations in the area. The bathrooms are modern and clean. The home is suitable for two couples with room for kids. The kitchen is small but well equipped. The hosts was very gracious and even took us on a tour of the local village pointing out various amenities, stores and restaurants. The wi-fi works very well. We enjoyed having our evening meal on the patio every night that we stayed here. There is some unavoidable traffic noise from the highway below otherwise the neighborhood is quiet. We made good use of the washer and clothes dryer in the recreation building that also housed a large bar.

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Liked best: The view and the spacious grounds.
Liked least: Small kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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236Sandra
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little slice of paradise..”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
3
people found this review helpful

The most amazing, beautiful,awe inspiring place i have ever been.Simply breathtaking...
Yetin is the perfect host and will go out of his way to make you feel welcome..
Beautiful house,beautiful gardens,you will want to stay forever...
Would recomend to both young and old,just perfect...

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Liked best: Stunning view
Liked least: nothing...
Travelling group: Young Children
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Helen L
Woking, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday home from home”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

This is a beautiful location- the loveliest view over the river from the terrace, a pool, well kept gardens and everything necessary for a welcoming stay (fresh flowers and a bottle of wine in the fridge!). We enjoyed using the outdoor dining area with the amazing bbq and generally lounging around. We drove out for a couple of daytrips up into the Duoro valley and to Porto (beautiful city) which was only 45 minutes using the scenic route. The rest of the time we lazed around the villa. The nearby village is very small but has an excellent bakery and a small supermarket- more than sufficient. We did get caught out on a midweek night trying to find a restaurant that was open as it is off the beaten track for tourists but we did find one in the end! Yetin was really helpful and met us at the airport to show us the way and give us keys etc. Also there is a lovely garden maintenance guy called Antonio who comes by every evening to water and tidy the garden and clean the pool- he speaks french if your Portuguese is a bit rusty! He very kindly took our rubbish away with him each night! All in all a very good value location for a relaxing break- highly recommended. We were a group of 5 which fitted in to the accommodation perfectly- it sleeps more but we were comfortable having lots of space.

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Liked best: Views from the terrace, pool, bbq area.
Liked least: Kitchen was awkard to move around in. We found the mattress in the main bedroom a bit firmer than we are used to!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Inês M
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The perfect place to recharge your batteries!”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

What an amazing place! All of us where only expecting a nice place to relax, but actually we got this amazing beautiful house with the best view ever! It is perfectly equipped with all you might need and that pool in the end of the day is just an wonderful addition to the fun time we got at the river beach. We tried to take all of our meals at the balcony just enjoying the sun and the light end of summer breeze we where so lucky to get. You should definitely take some days to enjoy this great place.

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Liked best: The balcony with a view!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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