Your home away from home Arinto cottage entranceOverview of Casa de Sestelo where the cottage is located

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Dating back from the XVIII century, Sestelo manor-house is located in the heart of Minho, the birthplace of Portugal and the land of Vinho Verde (green wine). Located in the county of Cabeceiras de Basto, less than one hour driving from Porto, Sestelo was once the house of a Portuguese nobleman recently restored to include all the amenities of modern life.

The house old stables were converted into 3 duplex apartments, each with a double or twin bed room, 2 bathrooms with shower, a kitchenette and a living room with a double sofa bed, air-conditioning and TV.

All apartments have use of the swimming pool and of the panoramic terrace, overlooking the vineyard, were you can relax with a glass of “Vinho Verde” after exploring the region. The property is surrounded by vineyards, a watermill, the manor-house chapel, olive trees, fresh water fountains and the “Levada”, and old irrigation channel that you can follow until it enters the mountain.

Come and experience one of the most enchanting regions of Portugal were time has stopped and tradition still dwells in the habits of people.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $6 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $23
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House Rules

All cottages are rented with linen and towels as well as towels to use in the swimming pool.

The kitchen is equipped so that you may prepare light meals or have breakfast in the house.

The swimming pool is shared among all guests as is the terrace so if you intend to have your meals outside, take care not to leave dirty dishes or garbage in the area so that others may enjoy the space as well.

The garbage is collected every morning by the house caretaker. Please help us to preserve the environment by recycling your garbage. We have a set of recycling bins next to the cleaning storage to help you with this.

Cleaning service is provided once a week, normally on Fridays or when guests check out. Cleaning utensils are also available in the storage next to the apartment. These are shared among the guests so please return them to their original place after use.

The water used in the houses comes directly from the water springs that feed the property. Please do not drink tap water as it has not been tested for human consumption. You may find potable spring water in the fountain next to the lake.

Most people seek Casa de Sestelo to rest and have a relaxing holiday with their family, so please try to be respectful of other guests and of their space and keep the noise level to a minimum during the night.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Hephzibah User Profile
August 2016
This place is incredible. Nestled between vineyards and mountains, in completely green surroundings, with only the sound of a mountain water spring used as an irrigation system. It is a true escape for those seeking quiet. The pool area was wonderful, and bringing drinking water from the old fountain that carries spring water from the mountain was one of our children's favorite tasks. The hosts met us with an abundant basket overflowing with local delicacies and home-made breads, cheeses, and wine. They were also very generous in providing information about local sites worth visiting with the children. This is a good base from which to explore the many wonders of northern Portugal, I highly recommend it.

Simon User Profile
May 2016
This is quite a unique property - beatifully restored 18th century manor house set amongs well tended grape vines in a scenic rural area. We only had three nights but would have enjoyed a week and some warm weather to laze around the pool. The welcoming basket was amazing! - fruits, breads, pastries, and wine from the property. The arpartment is very well appointed, spacious and luxurious. Was a real pleasure coming home to it. Maria and her family very welcoming and communicated well. The place is difficult to find first time around but Maria drove us in to ensure we didn't get lost. A great place to stay.

Romain User Profile
August 2015
I just spent with my family a very peaceful and relaxing week at the Casa de Sestelo. The domaine is full of charm and history, it really looks as it is displayed. Even though the house is well hidden in the mountains and surrounded by vineyards, the place is also well located to visit touristic spots such as Porto, Guimaraes, the Douro valley and many others within an hour by car. At last, Maria and Filipe were really kind to share with us all the things to do near by including the good stuff to eat and drink from their region thanks to their welcome basket.

Chris User Profile
August 2015
Our family (2 adults and 2 children) spent two weeks staying at Casa de Sestelo in July 2015 and can honestly say the welcome, the accommodation and the location itself exceeded all our expectations. Maria and Filipe were hospitable, warm, friendly and full of advice on places to explore. The location of the property is beautiful and very tranquil with stunning scenery. The photographs here don't do it justice and it is extraordinarily well- maintained and cared for; and the basket of local goods we received on arrival was most welcome and thoroughly enjoyed. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Casa de Sestelo - and wIthout question we would stay again. If you're looking for somewhere to relax, explore Northern Portugal and get 'off the grid' for a little while - then this is the place!

Renato User Profile
June 2015
Casa de Sestelo is a hidden gem , perfect for those who want peace and quiet and disconnect from Ipds, IPhones, Whats ups, FBook , etc. Surrounded by fabulous vineyards of The property, The rooms ar very confortable and complete, all rebuilt in The old stables. Senhor Oliveira (Maria's Father) was a perfect host as she unfortunatelly was not In town during our stay. I hope to come back sometime in The future. Because we were The only 2 guests during The mid week days spent there it felt great to "own" The Quinta Sestelo for a few days!

Michael User Profile
May 2014
We did not have the opportunity to meet Maria however we were met by her father and had a wonderful basket of food given to us by her Mother. The location is difficult to find the first time but is absolutely magnificent! The area is beautiful!

Staying at Casa de Sestelo, Arinto Cottage with Maria as a host was just marvelous. We enjoyed the scenic surroundings tremendously. Maria made sure we were all set on everything from lovely treats to great informations of the area. We loved our stay and Will love to come back to this particular spot.

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