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Casa Santo Antonio - Large Luxury Villa Sleep Up to 18 North Portugal

People18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Holiday Home Private Pool and Tennis Courts - Only 35 Mins from Porto

Set in beautiful private and peaceful gardens with an elevated position, this substantial property is the ideal venue for a large family and/or group of friends to meet and enjoy memorable holidays.

The house has a feel of the traditional 'Maison De Maitre' that you normally find in the South of France.

It is tall, imposing yet inviting at the same time.

Set well back in its own private grounds of around an acre, it has a long private driveway and is surrounded by well tended and mature gardens with various fruit trees including wonderful figs!

There are 6 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in a separate wing of the grounds ( supplement cost applies - see our rates)

There is for your pleasure and relaxation a very generous sized swimming pool at 10m x 5m - an all weather tennis court - and a games room with a full size billiard table and table tennis!

The house by virtue of its design is very shaded and cool in the summer and is very cozy with underfloor heating and central heating throughout plus open fireplaces making it very special in the winter.

Outline Summary of Accommodation

Ground Floor

Nanny bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Large Lounge - which has an open plan layout with two informal areas. Can seat around 14-16 adults. Double ended patio doors straight out onto front and back gardens.

Dining Room with table seating 12 adults - ability to expand to accommodate more.

Open fireplace.

Fabulous large kitchen very well equipped.

First Floor

2 x Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom

1 x Double bedroom with ensuite shower room

Another dining room which can seat 10-12 people

An upstairs mezzanine kitchen with kitchen dining table for up to 8-10 people.

Lovely granite worktops - fully equipped finished with granite worktops.

2nd Floor

Double Bedroom with bathroom ensuite - aircon installed

Junior Suite/Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a private lounge with sofabed seating that provides sleeping for 2 more guests. TV - aircon installed

Top Floor

Huge Lounge with massive views across the countryside. Ideal tranquil space to sit and read or listen to some music away from the rest of the house guests!

Outside

3 Further Bedrooms (supplement cost - see rates)

2 double bedroom with shower room

The third bedroom is a decent size and has a single bed with a pull out slider bed to make it a double

Pool 10 x 5m

Outside Pool Shower and WC

Plenty of nice garden furniture including a swing seat

All weather tennis court

More Details

Property Manager
Fernando and Margarida
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning Fernando and Margarida,



We had a wonderful two week stay in Portugal. On behalf of my family I would like to thank you both for the part you played in making this possible. The villa was very, very comfortable and we were all impressed with the way it was equipped, absolutely no cost spared and all of the finest quality. In short, the villa was even better than we could have imagined.



Fernando and Margarida, should you at any point need a reference to a prospective renter, please feel free to call on me and allow me to offer the proverbial 10 out of 10 report, which I must add , would be a great pleasure to do.



I sincerely hope that we will be back at Villa San Antonio in the near future. We found the villa, the ambiance and the area as a whole, to be a wonderful place for a holiday.



Regards,





MARCO DAGNOLO

South Africa
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Amarante in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Superb Large Holiday Home - Great Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week as 2 families for the Easter holidays and we had quite simply a wonderful time!

Fernando and Margarida were wonderful hosts and couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful

Great location and super house

The pictures simply don't do the place justice

Huge private secluded gardens, and very tranquil and peaceful

We went to the water park (on the picture gallery) and we men even managed to 'sneak' out on our own for a game of golf - both were only 5 minutes away

Amarante is a cute town - great restaurants and bakery etc and very reasonably priced - actually very cheap!

We also went to Porto for a day - very easy by motorway and only 40 minutes by car

The house is huge and well appointed and we we had super weather which meant we were able to really enjoy the outdoor space including the tennis courts

The kids (and adults!) enjoyed playing ping pong, table football and snooker which was a great way to pass some of our time

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the north of Portugal which seems to be relatively unexplored compared to the more commercial algarve - people were so friendly

Highly recommend this house and the area and I'm sure we will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Northern Portugal's Star Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a family party of 14 at Casa San Antonio for two wonderful weeks. The owners met us on arrival and gave us a detailed and informative overview of the villa and its workings. For us, this made all the difference in settling in and feeling immediately warmly welcomed and at home. The villa is in impeccable condition where no cost has been spared in its renovation, and is situated amongst well tended and beautiful gardens, trees and lawns. It is truly a place to remember and actually supersedes the comfort and luxury portrayed in the photographs. The rooms are spacious. The linens and towels are sumptuous The kitchen would thrill a gourmet cook with premium quality appliances and simply every gadget imaginable. Dinnerware and glassware are equally top class, and there were several dining areas which were a delight. The swimming pool and tennis court satisfied our every wish. Excellent supermarkets and fresh produce markets made for easy meal preparation, but tasty, home cooked meals were also just a telephone call away. The villa has a perfect location for sightseeing and is equidistant from the spectacular Douro Valley and its wineries, and Porto. There are many lovely smaller towns within 30 minutes' drive, and Amarante itself is a little jewel. We found numerous and excellent restaurants and picturesque cafes in the centre of the town. We enthusiastically give Casa San Antonio a ten out of ten rating for families seeking the perfect holiday home in northern Portugal. Our family will certainly be returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Amazing villa!

  • 4 of 5

We have had a great weekend in an amazing villa! It is great all bedrooms have separate bedrooms and it is all very clean. The view from the balconies at the back is beautiful. We are really happy we have chosen this villa for our weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,105
for 5 nights
From
£421
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
29 Jul 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,537
for 7 nights
From
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
16 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,365
for 7 nights
£3,365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,527
for 5 nights
From
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,021
for 4 nights
From
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,737
for 5 nights
From
£547
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,979
for 7 nights
From
£568
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,021
for 4 nights
From
£505
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £631.64

Prices are based on Sleeps 12 - 6 bedrooms in the main house

Should you require the West Wing has another 3 bedrooms and bathrooms - sleeping an extra 6 persons this available for a small fee of 700 per week or 150 per night for shorter term rentals

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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