Mendiz House - Douro

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5 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Mendiz House - Douro

Entire homePrivate host

Mendiz House - Douro

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

5 bedrooms7 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Alijo, Vila Real District

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIgreja Matriz de Alijo18 min drive
  • Popular LocationJardim da Avenida Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro19 min drive
  • Popular LocationChurch of Sabrosa24 min drive
  • AirportVila Real (VRL)38 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 10
5382 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
Bedroom 5
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 4
Bathroom 5
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Mendiz House - Douro

Family-friendly holiday home with free breakfast and outdoor pool
Rural Tourism Registration Number: 080/06

Situated in the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region, Casa de Mendiz is a manor house with rustic lines dating from 1780.
The House consists of five suites with high level of comfort and privacy. It has outdoor pool, living room, dining room, reading room, games room with pool table, equipped kitchen, two fireplaces, internet, cable TV and DVD. It also has an office with sofa bed.
Perfectly integrated into the cultural and architectural landscape of the region, it offers an absolutely fantastic landscape setting. The many outdoor spaces, with panoramic balconies, terraces, porches, swimming pool and garden of rose bushes and fruit trees, invite us to enjoy and participate in this surrounding beauty..


Located in the heart of the Upper Douro Winemaking region, Mendiz's House is a rustic-style Mansion House dating back to 1780.
The House comprises five suites with a high level of comfort and privacy. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a living room, a dining room, a music and reading room, a games room with a pool table, a fitted kitchen, two fireplaces, Internet, a TV set with Cable TV and a DVD player. It also has an office with a sofa bed.
Perfectly in tune with the cultural and architectural tone of the region, it provides an absolutely amazing landscape setting. The many outdoor spaces with panoramic verandas, terraces, porches, swimming pool and rose garden, loquats and orange trees invite us to enjoy and make the most of this surrounding beauty.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets and hairdryers. Televisions come with DVD players.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Free breakfast available


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 7 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Bidet
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Designated smoking areas

Location highlights

  • In a village

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 5382 sq ft (500 sq m)


  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Motor-boating
  • Winery tours

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Check-in time starts at 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 23


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number 8006

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Mendiz House Douro
House of Mendiz Douro
Mendiz House - Douro Alijo
Mendiz House - Douro Private vacation home
Mendiz House - Douro Private vacation home Alijo

About this area


This holiday home is located in Alijo. Bread and Wine Museum and Vale do Tua Interpretive Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Quinta da Roeda and Adega de Favaios. Power boating offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Igreja Matriz de Alijo - 18 min drive
  • Jardim da Avenida Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro - 19 min drive
  • Quinta do Panascal Visitor's Center - 24 min drive
  • Church of Sabrosa - 24 min drive
  • Viewpoint of St Leonardo da Galafura - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Pinhão Train Station - 10 min drive
  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 88 min drive


  • Restaurante Ponte Velha - 6 min drive
  • Residencial Ponto Grande - 6 min drive
  • Segredos do Douro Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Rufete Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • LBV 79 - 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

A perfect place to unwind.
Place was exactly as advertised -- a lovely old stone house in a tiny village, with vineyards in every direction. Friendly hosts, and Louisa, who prepares breakfast, is a gem. Be advised that getting in and out of the driveway is a bit of a tight squeeze. We managed it okay, but for the most part just parked our car on the main street, a block away. No shops in Vale de Mendiz itself, but Pinhau is a beautiful little river village, with everything you need. All the major port houses are in the neighborhood, but if you like wine, and prefer table wine to port, be sure to book a visit to 'Wine and Soul,' which is in Vale de Mendiz itself -- only 50 yards or so from the house. It's one of the greatest wineries in the entire Douro region.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Magnificent property!
We loved our stay here and wished we had booked for a longer period of time. Luiza's breakfasts were wonderful, the property was gorgeous, and Jose was beyond helpful. The pictures do not compare to the beauty of the house in person. We highly recommend it!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful views and amazing house
Beautiful home. The house is full of art, antiques, lovely touches. The breakfast is such a nice touch by sweet Louisa. We enjoyed the decks and poolside. WiFi worked great. Host was very helpful .
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Fast ein mittelalterliches Schloss - traumhaft in den Hügeln oberhalb Pinhao gelegen
Das besondere Haus, die wunderschöne Umgebung und die liebevolle Betreuung durch Luisa und Jose waren die perfekte Kombination. Wir waren mit 3 Paaren dort sowie einmal mit Kleinkind, Anfang November. Das Haus ist eine Mischung aus Schloss und Museum mit so vielen Details, insgesamt 5 Schlafzimmern, 3 unten, 2 oben, wovon eins im Obergeschoss 2 Einzelbetten hat- und oben ist es nicht ganz so stilsicher wie unten. Für den Sommer gibt es im Garten einen Pool und einen Billardraum. Jetzt im Herbst konnten Mandarinen und Orangen direkt im Garten gepflückt werden und die umgebenden Weinterrassen leuchten in buntesten Farben, dazu stahlblauer Himmel aber nachts empfindlich kalt (4 Grad C), Tags so etwa 12-15. ideal zum Wandern. Im Haus sind mehrere Feuerstellen und elektrische Heizung, Luisa hat immer dafür gesorgt, dass morgens und abends das Feuer loderte. Die Gastfreundschaft ist ehrlich und herzlich. Jeden Morgen bereitete Luisa automatisch das Frühstück mit selbstgebackenem Kuchen. Ansonsten aber sehr viel Privatsphäre. Das Haus liegt nur etwa 4 Kilometer oberhalb Pinhao und weit über dem Douro-Tal. Idealer Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen oder Ausfahrten. Wir waren 3 Tage dort hätten aber gerne verlängert. Ein Ort um die Seele baumeln zu lassen
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021