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Beautiful detached villa with private pool, wi-fi, garden, games room & BBQ

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa in Souto, Terras de Bouro, Costa Verde, Portugal - Great location in friendly village, close to the National Park, lake, mountains & Braga city

Casa Lumi is a delightful villa furnished to a high standard to offer our clients the best comfort and elegance. It is a haven of tranquility and relaxation surrounded by a large garden with orange, lemon, olive and walnut trees with amazing views of the mountains and countryside. It is not unusual to see locals still working the rich fertile land with an ox-drawn cart in this rural and unspoilt region of North Portugal. The local church (opposite the villa) has traditional festivals throughout the year, most local village activity revolves around the church. A natural water fountain with fresh mountain water is just a short stroll away, wonderful scents of pine and eucalyptus fill the air along the way. Free wi-fi / internet in the villa with a Smart TV. We also have a book case, selection of board games, cards and children's toys.

**NEW** Raised Wooden Gazebo seating area with rattan garden furniture and table, BBQ area with fridge and outside seating for an incredible outside dining experience

Please see links below about the region

Water Park at Amarante -

Water Park at Guimaraes for smaller children -

More Details

Diane Rodrigues
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Diane Rodrigues

Casa Lumi was built in 2002 and designed by ourselves, we installed the pool a few years later and keep adding new additions every year. We are a family of four, with two boys. Our dream was to build a house and enjoy this region of the North of Portugal that is still totally unspoilt by tourism. There is so much to see and do, either by visiting the cities or exploring the National Park with plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied. We hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we do.

We also donate at least one week a year for charity and this year we have helped Prostate cancer at a charity auction.

Diane Rodrigues purchased this villa in 2002

Why Diane Rodrigues chose Terras de Bouro

This region of North Portugal is still untouched by tourist prices, example of some prices: Less than one euro : white coffee, tea, soft drinks, bottle of beer or draught beer. Average bottle of wine in a restaurant around 6€, a set menu for lunch with wine and coffee 6€ per person. The euro definitely goes further in the North than in the Algarve.

What makes this villa unique

Newly built Summer terrace to enjoy the wonderful outside with views of the mountains and sunset and newly built shaded BBQ area complete with sink and our own unique olive trunk table. We aim to make the villa as comfortable as possible and hope that we have provided everything you need to feel at home and relax. Help yourselves to the oranges and lemons from the trees for fresh orange juice in the morning or for the perfect gin and tonic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Diane,

Well it's all over and we are packing to leave this lovely spot and your super villa. We have had a wonderful time and going home totally relaxed, thank you for everything, we hope to return another year.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Souto in Braga

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • En-suite fully fitted bathroom to bedroom 1 with jacuzzi/hydromassage bath and shower En-suite shower room to bedroom 2 with WC and handbasin Bathroom with bath/shower, WC, bidet for bedroom 3 Bathroom with bath/shower, WC, bidet for bedroom 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ensuite jacuzzi bathroom and double doors to outside terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double doors leading to small terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite toilet and shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Downstairs - level floor to lounge and kitchen area.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + 2 Infants (4 Bedrooms + 2 Cots) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, double sofa bed, fitted wardrobes and large outside veranda Bedroom 2 with twin beds and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 with double bed, single sofa bed, fitted wardrobes and outside veranda. Bedroom 4 with double bed, sofa bed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: Casa Lumi is a comfortable home from home, situated in a friendly village where your euro will go further due to local prices in all the restaurants and bars. It is suitable for children with two cots, two highchairs and a selection of toys. We are sure you will feel at home in this incredible house with luxurious furnishings and everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Casa Lumi has a central heating system and is available for winter lets. Games room with pool table, dart board and I-pod docking station. Selection of childrens toys and badminton rackets for four to play Outside: Large garden with table, bench, chairs and parasol, sun loungers and BBQ. Lawned area with orange, lemon, olive and walnut trees. Private 6x4m swimming pool with rock feature waterfall, outside shower and night lights. Landscaped lawn and garden. New (due for completion by Summer 2015) a raised wooden gazebo area and built in BBQ, outside sink and relaxed shaded seating area Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and changed once a week. Please bring your own towels for the pool area and beach. Complimentary Molton Brown soap in the bathrooms. Maid service once a week (extra maid service available on request and payable locally) Other: Large outside veranda with ceiling spotlights leading from kitchen door, for total relaxation and privacy with seating for ´alfresco´ dining. You can almost reach the oranges and lemons (please help yourselves) whilst enjoying the view.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Lovely casa in an equally lovely unspoilt partof northern Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped, plenty of space inside and out. The views are stunning of the mountain ranges. Walking distance to 3 places to eat, though bbq area at Casa is fab for chilling in the evenings.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely remote setting in the hills. Peaceful and relaxing holiday had by all. Didn't need a watch as the charming church bells allowed me to keep times. Locals very pleasant and friendly with bread van and fresh fish brought to the local square each morning. The local eateries are reasonably priced with large portions of good local wholesome food. We loved the BBQ area and pool with fresh oranges and lemons growing in the garden and lovely views of green hills. The national park is beautiful and will return definitely.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Lumi and enjoyed the unspoilt area and National Park, we would welcome your return visit another time, kind regards Diane & Adriano
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Beautifully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and whilst it was November we were very lucky with the weather, the villa is large airy and also cosy too in the evening with the log fire burning away. The little village of souto was so friendly with a festival taking place over the weekend we stayed and we were invited to take part in drinking all the local wines they had made together with BBQ and roasted chestnut and dancing it was such a wonderful evening despite them speaking little English and us speaking no Portuguese. We could not believe how cheap it was to eat & drink out there, the wine in the nearby supermarket started from 1 Euro a bottle! We ate out at the pizzeria which is a short walk away but the owner gave us a free lift back up the steep hill, everyone if just so friendly. We also ate twice in the Ovaticano restaurant who's meze meal is huge and so welcoming for my husbands birthday which resulted in them all singing and presenting him with a cake. We also went to Geres for a spa day, which was very relaxing. I would also recommend Quinta Cova de Raposa for the wine tasting tour in Braga which was such a lovely day. Thank you Diane for everything we love your villa and will definitely be back, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Casa Lumi and we look forward to your return visit, Diane & Adriano
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Villa, garden end swimming pool. a place to come back to, in beautiful North Portugal. Non touristic, you can have long walks in the mountains, taste wine at the neighbors, enjoy the lovely flowers and have a good bbq in the garden. We stayed for two weeks last summer and will be back this summer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you again at Casa Lumi
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Great stay in North Portugal

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely two weeks staying in this very light and spacious villa with great mountain views. The children made good use of the pool table in the games room and the swimming pool and we enjoyed many barbecues on the kitchen veranda next to the orange and lemon trees.There are some very good local restaurants within walking distance (especially O Vaticano opposite the villa) all of which are reasonably priced, the local shop stocks basic items and bread from the daily van is a must ! We found plenty to do in the area and particularly enjoyed swimming in the local rivers and lake at Rio Caldo. This is a great place to stay if you want to experience the non-touristy Portugal where very little English is spoken and 1 euro will buy a bottle of beer or a glass of vinho verde !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Welcome Pack £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Extra cleaning charge +8 £50

Booking Notes:
To check availability and book this property please contact the owners. A deposit of 25% is required to secure booking and final payments made 60 days prior to arrival. £200 security damages deposit is also payable at this time, refunded 7 days after end of booking (subject to no damages)

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover days are Saturday during Spring/Summer season, however flexible at other times dependent on bookings. Check-in time from 2.30pm, check out time 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for upto 8 people sharing, £25 per night for additional persons.
Heating charge for winter / colder months charged at 100.00€ week on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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