Beste , Het was weerom een prachtige vakantie in Portugal. De villa was SUPER. Zoals je dus al eerder vermeld had was de locatie inderdaad rustiger dan de vorige . De villa was zeer ruim en netjes. We hebben wel geen afgevaardigde gezien van het bureau om een waarborg aan te geven,maar hadden wel een nummer van de poetsvrouw gekregen in geval er problemen zouden zijn. Nu zijn we weer een dikke maand later en hebben we allemaal toch weer ontzettend veel zin om de klok effe terug te draaien om te genieten van een gezellig samen zijn en te genieten van de kinderen en het "niets" doen. Hierbij zouden we je ook nog eens ontzettend willen bedanken voor de ongelofelijke assistentie en informatie die we telkens weer van je konden ontvangen. Ik heb in onze vrienden en familie kring al véél reclame gemaakt over jullie organisatie . Omdat dit jaar het derde op rij was dat we naar Portugal zijn geweest,opteren we om volgend jaar Italie een bezoekje te brengen. Hebben jullie daar ook iets ? Nogmaals bedant voor de fijne samenwerking en misschien tot later!
Martine en Kurt (Holland)Jan 2017
The spectacular house, the magnificent “vistas” and the beautiful countryside were everything we expected and hoped for and even more! However, what made this a most truly wonderful and memorable visit was the grace and charm of our delightful hostess Estrela Rocha. She accommodated our every wish and need and we will always remember her! Mark and Mary Furey This is a lovely spot. I truly enjoyed painting here, we are thrilled to have visited this Villa 310 and hope to return. Estrela is sweet, smart and very hospitable. Sincerely yours, Lorraine and Paul Furey
Mark and Paul Furey (Ireland + USA)Jan 2017
We had a wonderful time in Villa 310! The house was very comfortable. The weather was great and the people were very kind. The Douro area is magnificent, we want to thank Estrela for her hospitality and we want to recommend this Casa to our friends and family in the Netherlands. Estrela, you will always be welcome to visit us in our country. The Kooistra family
The Kooistra family, NetherlandsJan 2017
Diana, Just a quick note to let you know that we loved the visit to Foz Coa! Thank you once again for making the booking for us.
Kirsten Embree (Canada)Jan 2017
Hoi, We zijn weer een paar dagen terug van opnieuw een mooie vakantie in Portugal. Over het eerste huis in de Douro-vallei niks dan lof. Wat is dat een mooi huis zeg en dan het uitzicht, echt heel prachtig. Ik kan je echt aanraden om daar ook naar toe te gaan. We kregen tot onze verrassing elke morgen een uitgebreid ontbijt, dus dat was echt heel luxe hoor! Wij vonden het zelf daar heel erg mooi, maar de kinderen hadden het na een paar dagen wel gezien, ze vonden het iets te rustig. Daarom was het goed dat het 2e huis dichter bij een grote stad was. Ook daar weer een prachtig uitzicht over Braga. Heel dicht bij de stad en toch helemaal geen herrie. O ja, de schuifdeuren van het zwembad gaan niet open, want dat heeft weer met de klimaatbeheersing te maken volgens Sergio. Het viel ons wel op dat het toch drukker wordt in de Minho-streek. De toeristen gaan deze streek dus echt ontdekken (en waarderen!). Groetjes en wie weet tot een volgende keer.
Ardine (Holland)Jan 2017
What a lovely house and beautiful place to visit in Portugal. We were so delighted and pleased with everything during our stay this week. The people are wonderful specially Estrela, who went above and beyond her duty to help us! Obrigada Estrela! We want to come back and visit again. Kevin and Jackie Callahan
Kevin & Jackie Callahan (Iowa USA) Jan 2017
Tanto el enclave comola casa son dignos de volver a visitar. La casa tiene todo lujo de detalhes y el entorno es realmente genuino y fascinante. Muchas gracias y mantengan este tesoro tan bien conservado! Silvestre
Silvestre (Spain)Jan 2017
Thank you for introducing me to Fado and this beautiful gem of a house. Also thank you for great food & company. Paulina
Paulina (Denmark)Jan 2017
Thank you for the most beautiful lunch with the most beautiful view! Eva / Denmark
Eva (Denmark)Jan 2017
Two wonderful weeks have vanished in a rush, but what a pleasure!!! Thank you for a very nice stay and a memory for life. Waking up to the scenery and then the ever loving care of Estrela has been life bringing. The house, the area, the surroundings and the weather, everything has been over any expectation, and last, but far from least - Estrela - thank you for fantastic breakfasts, cakes and your generous hospitality. Hakon, Anika, Frida and Sara
Hakon, Anika, Frida and Sara(Norway)Jan 2017
Thanks for such a memorable celebration of the beauty of the Dourolandscape - and an important birthday. It is a lovely spot, a lovely house and comes with a sense of hospitality that we will remember always!! Thank you! Charlotte and Arild Moldstad/Norway and South of France Journalists
Charlotte and Arild Moldsta (Norway+France)Jan 2017
We loved the food, the house, the pool and the wine. Many thanks. The Norwoods
The Norwoods(USA)Jan 2017
Superbe séjour – Merci pour le très gentil accueil. Anne Sophie Cambay
Anne Sophie Cambay(France)Jan 2017
What a wonderful week away for the two of us - but we will be back again with friends as this place is too good not to share !! Everything – from Estrela’s cakes to the view from the pool – was fantastic. Jen & Derek
Jen & Derek (USA)Jan 2017
Nous avons passé un excelent séjour dansla Casade Gouvães. En particulier nous avons apprecié la vue splendide et la piscine ainsi que l’excellent accueil et la cuisine suculente d’Estrela. Avons aussi trouvé le mobilier de très bon gout. Nous recommanderons cette maison sans réserve! Et reviendrons avec plaisir! Avons également apprecié la salle de jeux. Famille Jory
Famille Jory (France)Jan 2017
Dear Diana, Thank you for your email regarding the villa 310, in Portugal. We are very happy to give you feedback on our stay. We had a lovely time at the villa, which was comfortable and spacious.The site had been used to advantage and the different levels afforded fantastic views. We also liked the fact that the villa had modern facilities, but was furnished in traditional style, so we felt very at home, as the style of furnishings is similar to our own home. The housekeeper, Estrella, is very consciencious and hard - working. She is also an excellent cook and a fund of information and went out of her way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. For example, she chose different types of bread and cold meat for breakfast and bought soya milk, as I have an allergy to cow's milk. Estrella actually cooked a full English breakfast for us on our last morning, before we left to go to Lisbon, after watching me cook one for our son. The house and location suited our family holiday; we were able to enjoy the facilities, the pool and terraces .The gamesroom was used every evening, as darkness fell fairly early, as it was September. In our opinion, the house needs a family group to stay, to enjoy the peace and quiet and each others' company, as there are no shops etc in the hamlet of Gouves. Pinhao is a friendly little town, which we liked visiting, but the distance and our 18 month old grandson meant that we had lunches out, but dinner in the villa. The booking procedure was efficient, as far as I am aware, as my husband dealt with the booking. We were also impressed by the offer of an extra night's stay, as a result of our flight being a day early. In addition, we were persuaded to have the breakfast each day - it was lovely not to have to cook first thing in the morning! The dinners Estrella cooked were delicious and she made sure that she bought very fresh ingredients. I should also mention her welcome of home - made cake and her brother's port, upon our arrival! Please thank everyone involved for a very enjoyable holiday. Kind regards, Sally Woods
Sally and Howard Woods (Bucks, England)Jan 2017
We came here in July 2010 for 6 days. Voted to return at harvest time and stay longer. It was worth it! Of course the view is stunning| The breakfast, excellent! Estrela – always ready to help and very knowledgeable. Thank you for your hard work! We returned to Quinta da Avessada and again was guested by Luis and his brother Miguel. We got to enjoy a glimpse of Portuguese culture. We thank you Luis and Miguel! We feel we have made some life long friends here In the Douro Valley. A most spectacular place. We had the pleasure to meet the manager of this lovely house, a real gentleman and very genuine. We hope to return again to this most beautiful house and most beautiful “país” of the world. Thank you.
Jocelyn Galipeau (Canada)Jan 2017