Testimonies

Our Guest Book has several testimonies from our clients and friends. In this section you can read the experience lived by our guests and friends while they stay at Casa da Póvoa.

 

“Casa da Povoa is a unique holiday venue full of character and history. We have stayed here before and this time we were introducing friends to the peace of the Douro valley. You have to spend time in the villa to appreciate all that it is, its gardens are relaxing, it has a pool to cool off in and its interior is stunning. We have spent time exploring the local area which is beautiful and the Portuguese people are lovely. Alexandre, the owner, is a charming host and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recomended if you want unspoilt, quiet beauty with history alongside Wifi”.

Paul and Liz Stuart – March 2014

 

“Nous avons passé une semaine à 2 couples et 7 enfants.

La maison a beaucoup de caractère (authenticité, décoration chargée d’histoire).

Accueil chaleureux par le propriétaire (verre de Porto, biscuits, et de précieux conseils pour le séjour).

Nous avons également apprécié les repas préparés par la cuisinière.

En bref, un sans faute!”

Marc L. – July 2013

 

“Casa da Povoa is a stunning Portuguese home with wonderful views of the Douro valley. It is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The house itself is full of history and has belonged to the same family for hundreds of years. It is a priviledge to share such a home. Casa da Povoa has a warmth and security that is unusual in holiday lets. The surrounding area is picturesque, there is a walk to the river where you can swim if you choose a day away from the pool at Casa da Povoa. It is an exceptional place to stay for peace, tranquility and beauty.”

Paul and Liz Stuart – October 2012

“Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances dans cette maison de Cinfaes qui domine le douro. Cette maison de caractère, chargée d’histoire est à la fois un lieu de repos formidable mais aussi un point de départ idéal pour visiter la région du Douro. Le jardin, planté d’agrumes et autres fruitiers permet l’approvisionnement de fruits qui une fois pressés apportent rafraichissement autour de la piscine. Rosario nous a préparé de merveilleux repas typiquement portugais et Alexandre nous a guidé et donné de riches conseils tout au long de notre séjour, même pendant notre visite de Lisbonne: villes à visiter, restaurant à ne pas rater (Le cochon de chez Pedro, quel souvenir!), …

Une adresse que je recommanderai à tous mes amis souhaitant visiter Porto et la région du Douro et dans laquelle je retournerai avec un énorme plaisir quand je retournerai au Portugal.”

Stephane M. – July 2011

 

A unique chance to stay in a gracious, historic family home in a magnificent setting with views, lawns, delightful gardens and a secluded swimming pool. Sr Menezes is a very generous host who speaks excellent English and is keen for people to enjoy their stay – even more remarkable given we turned up with 5 children under 10 years of age. The house includes the option of a housekeeper/cook who, for a very reasonable price, cooks excellent Portuguese cuisine either for your whole stay or on demand.”

James Sinclair – June 2010

 

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