I already told you how to plan your stay in Douro Valley, and I have also shown you the best hotels in the region.
Now, let me present the best bungalows in Douro Valley, in case you are looking for a more autonomous stay, while exploring this wonderful Portuguese wine region.
These are the best bungalows in Douro!
Cais Fluvial da Ferradosa | São João da Pesqueira
Douro Yachts & Chalets offers a marina and spacious bungalows, equipped with a kitchenette, a dining area and a living room. The units can accommodate both couples and groups up to six people, in double beds, single beds and sofa beds.
Located next to the Douro River, you can practice water sports such as canoeing and windsurfing, or rent sailing or motor yachts to enjoy the fantastic landscape. You can also take advantage of the seasonal swimming pool or go hiking in the surroundings.
How to get there: these bungalows are 1 km from Ferradosa train station, with direct trains from Campanhã station, in Porto.
Quinta da Faisca | Favaios
Surrounded by the superb landscape of Douro Valley, Casas da Faisca are an excellent option for holidays with friends. These bungalows in Douro Valley have all the amenities for a comfortable stay – equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, private bathroom, garden and a terrace with barbecue equipment – and they are quiet, away from any noise or frenzy. Each house has four single beds, in two rooms.
It is also possible to visit the property’s wine cellars and learn about the wine production process.
In the immediate vicinity of the property, 5 km away, you will find a supermarket and two restaurants.
How to get there: Casas da Faisca is located in Favaios, just northern of Pinhão, and you can get there with a car rented in Porto.
Rua dos Promotores do circuito de Vila Real
If you’re looking for a unique hotel in Douro Valley, consider Casa Agricola da Levada Eco-Village, one of the best bungalows in Douro Valley in terms of design, location and activities.
Located next to the Corgo River, Casa Agricola da Levada Eco-Village has six rustic yet comfortable bungalows, with some cooking facilities and a private bathroom. These accommodate from couples to groups of six people, with both double and single beds.
The bungalows are surrounded by a huge lawn area, with an outdoor pool and a terrace, perfect for lazing in the sun until your skin acquires a (not so) lovely lobster color. Breakfast consists of organic products produced on the property or by local producers, which is great!
These bungalows are an excellent option for a family holiday, in a restful environment, and yet very close to the heart of Douro Valley.
How to get there: this bungalow is only achievable by car – you can rent one on AutoEurope.
Lugar da Igreja, Vila Marim | Mesão Frio
Vila Marim country houses have comfortable suites and double rooms, that can accommodate both couples and groups up to six people, distributed among double beds, bunk beds and sofa beds. Some bungalows also have a small kitchenette.
Guests can enjoy two great outdoor pools and a common games room, in addition to being in contact with the vineyards and orchards that surround the property. You can also count on the friendliness and attention of the staff, as they reaaaaally want to make you feel welcome (like most of the people I know in this region, to be honest).
In Mesão Frio, a village just 3 km from Vila Marim country houses, there are several traditional restaurants.
How to get there: take a train at Campanhã station, in Porto, and get off at Rede station. The property is 3 km away from there.
Avenida da Galiza | Peso da Régua
At the heart of Douro Valley, Casa da Horta provides the ideal conditions for a family holiday (or for a groups of friends) up to six people.
Located in Peso da Régua, it features a fully equipped kitchen (stove, microwave, fridge and dishwasher), a dining area, three bedrooms, a private bathroom, access to the swimming pool and to a garden with barbecue facilities.
It is located less than 1 km from the Douro Museum and two supermarkets, where you can get supplies.
How to get there: take a train from Campanhã to Régua, then walk for a few minutes.
Ribeira Delos Sever | Santa Marta de Penaguião
Ribeira Delos bungalow offers a bedroom, an equipped kitchenette and a private bathroom. It also has a patio, a garden and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Immersed in nature, it is among the best bungalows in Douro Valley for couples who want to forget about the rest of the world (who doesn’t?). Still, within 5 km you will find some cafes and supermarkets.
If you want to explore the region, in less than half an hour you can find emblematic places like the Douro Museum or Casa de Mateus.
How to get there: definitely rent a car on AutoEurope.
Rua da Sangra, N 3 | Pinhão
Casa Encosta Douro Valley offers its guests two bedrooms, a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher and microwave, a living area, and a private bathroom. It can host up to 7 people, distributed among two double beds and three sofa beds.
Nevertheless, it is its location, in Pinhão, in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, which makes it one of the best bungalows in Douro Valley. In fact, the house, located on a higher level, has a phenomenal view over the Douro River and the village.
In addition, the spacious bungalow has a terrace and a garden with barbecue facilities, making it perfect for a weekend with friends.
How to get there: take a train at Campanhã station and get off at Pinhão station. The property also provides a paid transfer service from the airport.
Rua do Poço, Vila Seca de Poiares | Peso da Régua
Casas das Vinhas Velhas is among the best bungalows in Douro Valley for a getaway for two, away from the crowd.
The bungalow has an equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, stove), a bedroom with a double bed, a private bathroom and a dining and living area (with a sofa bed). It also has a terrace and a private pool.
Although located in Peso da Régua, the main city of Douro Valley, it is in a quiet and isolated area, with a phenomenal view of the region’s vineyards. Within 3 km there are some supermarkets.
How to get there: The simplest way to find this bungalow is by renting a car on AutoEurope.
Rua do Carrasco | Pinhão
Casa Riacho has four bedrooms, two with double beds and two with twin beds, two bathrooms, an equipped kitchen (stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher), and a dining and living space. It also has a patio, a garden and a swimming pool.
Surrounded by nature and with a magnificent view of the vineyards and the Douro river, it is perfect place for a group stay, whether with friends or family.
It is also 10 minutes from Pinhão, where you will find cafes, restaurants and mini markets. You can also take a 2h Douro river cruise on the Douro river or taste some Port wines.
How to get there: take a train at Campanhã station, in Porto, to Pinhão. The property is a 10-minute walk away. You can also rent a car if you want to move around the region.
Estrada da Congida s/n | Freixo de Espada à Cinta
The modern bungalows of Moradias Douro Internacional, excavated on a hillside, has a stunning view of both the Douro river and Spain, and are perfect for a vacation with your better half.
Each house has a kitchenette, a seating area, a private bathroom and an outdoor space for resting. These bungalows in Douro Valley can accommodate four people, on a double bed and a sofa bed. In the vicinity, there are several restaurants and supermarkets.
You can practice water activities, such as fishing or canoeing, but also explore the region by bicycle (available, free of charge, at the property). Don’t forget to sunbath at the beautiful river beach of Congida, right in front of the accommodation.
How to get there: as they are located in the area of Freixo de Espada à Cinta, close to the Spanish border, I recommend you to rent a car on AutoEurope.
Rua António Manuel Saraiva, 83-E Bairro S. João | Pinhão
Casas Botelho Elias provides the required facilities for a self-catering stay of groups up to five people. The kitchen is equipped (microwave, fridge and a stove) and all houses have a dining room and a living room. In addition, all guests can use the outdoor terrace, ideal for soaking up the sun.
The property’s location, in the village of Pinhão, makes these bungalows in Douro Valley ideal for first time visitors to the region. In Pinhão you can easily take a 2h river cruise in the Douro river, which will give you a beautiful perspective of the region.
Moreover, make sure to visit the 19th century railway station, decorated with hand painted Portuguese tiles. It’s tiny but worth the visit!
How to get there: take a train at Campanhã station, which will take you directly to your destination (Pinhão). You can also take use the transfer service from Casas Botelho Elias, which, at an additional cost, will pick you up from the airport.
Rua da Ponte Cambres | Lamego
The typical Quinta do Porto house deserves a place among the best bungalows in Douro Valley.
It has three bedrooms, each with a double bed, a kitchen equipped with a microwave and dishwasher, and dining and living areas. It also has a fantastic swimming pool and a garden with barbecue equipment. Nearby there are several supermarkets and cafés.
The surrounding wine area is magnificent, and guests can eat fruits from the property’s trees. Without a doubt, this is the ideal bungalow in Douro Valley for families with children.
How to get there: rent a car or use the paid transfer service, provided by the property, from Francisco Sá-Carneiro airport.
Quinta da Pegada Serra das Meadas | Lamego
Paraíso Douro, near Lamego, has four bungalows, with a double bed and a panoramic view of the surrounding nature. It is one of the few bungalows in Douro Valley where you can enjoy a buffet breakfast – and I don’t know about you, but I love not to worry about food in the morning as my brain is still not working properly.
There is a huge garden around the property with numerous viewpoints over the Douro river and the entire surrounding region. <
The location of Paraiso Douro is privileged, close to emblematic places such as Nossa Senhora dos Remédios or Serra das Meadas Biological Park.
How to get there: rent a car to reach this property.
Rua do Parque de Campismo | Miranda do Douro
Located in Miranda do Douro, Douro Camping has several bungalows with different capacities, from one person to groups of six, with an equipped kitchen (stove, fridge), living area, a washing machine (suuuuper important to me) and a private bathroom.
The park also has a restaurant, a bar, a garden, a children’s playground and barbecue facilities. It is, therefore, suitable for any type of traveler.
You can get to know the surroundings through long walks or cycling, and even go fishing. Be sure to visit Mirando Douro, a cute little city that seems to have stopped in time (my family comes from there, actually, and I love the place!).
How to get there: rent a car or take a bus.
Lugar da Corujeira, Nogueira | Vila Real
Quinta da Corujeira has two family bungalows (with capacity for four people, distributed between two double beds) with a private bathroom, a dining area and a small kitchen with a microwave and a fridge.
The property also has a huge garden and a fantastic swimming pool, especially for the panoramic view. It’s breathtaking!
You can also enjoy a buffet breakfast in the main accommodation of the property, if you wish.
Within a 5 km drive there are some restaurants and supermarkets, as well as Casa de Mateus. These bungalows in Douro Valley are perfect for both couples and families.
How to get there: the property has a transfer service from the airport. However, the simplest will be to go by car.