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Spacious Villa Private POOL Diving Board Veranda BBQ Internet Games Room

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Villa in Penafiel, Costa Verde, Portugal - Registration Number 14304/AL- Peaceful Village Location, glorious views. Porto City is only 30 minutes drive

Spacious holiday villa that can accommodate a large group, private yet without being isolated. Shops nearby. Glorious views, superb facilities.

The villa has AIR Conditioning in the bedrooms (very important for the hotter days of summer).

Extensive grounds with lawned areas, mature fruit trees, and a small river running through the bottom of the property.

The large front veranda makes a pleasant venue for drinks, eating, or simply relaxing and enjoying the views into the valley, alternately to keep an eye on those in the pool. Parking and turning space for several vehicles, with lockable gate.

Notes on accommodation:

- Peaceful village location with superb views

- Spacious Villa fully eqquiped with Private pool, Veranda, barbecues, Internet, Games room

- 6 x 12 meter swimming POOL has a diving board

- Extensive grounds with lawned areas, mature fruit trees, and a small river running through the bottom of the property

- Extremely large GAMES ROOM with table tennis, pool table and table football.

- The owner usually offer some bottles of wine and some fruit produced in the property

- LOCAL TENNIS COURT, basketball and football pitch just 5 minutes walk, free and available at all times

- The city of PORTO, with its fascinating wine lodges is only 30 minutes drive, or take a train - they are very inexpensive

- Nearest golf course is 25 minutes drive, close to Amarante

Outside:

The lower level has a traditional Portuguese oven, plus large BBQ.

Plentiful outside furniture on the veranda's and around the pool, including sun umbrella's.

The 6 x 12 meter swimming pool has a diving board at the deep end, which is 2 meters deep. Shallow end being just over a meter in depth. The pool area has sunshine from morning until night.

An additional kitchen adjoins the veranda, fully equipped with oven, microwave, table and chairs - this is adjacent to another BBQ on a terrace overlooking the whole property.

Because of the size of the grounds there are many places of interest to explore, or just sit under one of the many trees or vines. The owner picks grapes, and makes his own wine during the last week of September.

Utility Room:

Washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:

All bedlinen included. Plus bathroom towels, and poolside towels. All linen changed weekly. Villa cleaned prior to arrival, then weekly unless clients wish to arrange differently.

Other:

Extremely large games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. With a sitting room at one end by a fireplace. 2 double sofa beds and other easy chairs.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are father and son of a family of five.

I am a 66 years old, retired from Portugal Telecom. My younger son, Miguel, is 32, graduated in the Biomedical Area and is searching for a job.

Meanwhile he is managing this business and we are happy to share the villa with our guests.

Why this property?

1. Our dream was to have a big house with a lot of space. Specially a pool big enough with diving board and a lot of space to walk around with fruit trees, vineyards, a little streamer ...

2. We chose this location because it is strategic positioned between Oporto city and the Douro Region.

3. Finally we were looking for a rural area that was calm and safe and near from our main house in Maia.

Unique benefits:

A private surround area with more than 12000 metres.

The villa and pool are for exclusive use of our guests.

Air conditioning in the bedrooms (very important for the hotter days of summer)

Normally we offer 6 bottles of wine from our vineyard.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beatiful house, everything you need. Had a wonderful time. Trains excellent to Oporto and river trip excellent.' Trepor + Lynne Williams Wales UK



"'..Beautiful house and gardens. Good barbecues and clay oven. We had a good time and will certainally recomend it to our friends. As it was first visit to Portugal, we was impressed and would very much like to come again.' Paul, Sue Mitchell, Hayle Cornwall UK



'Excellent, we had a great time. Villa very well equipped and Beautifully situated. We have only ever been to the Algarve before, but this area is far nicer.' Mary - Dennis Brown, Alicante Spain
Jun 2008
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6 Reviews

4.5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

4

Wonderful stay in this impressive house

  • 4 of 5

One of the best places we have stayed in! Miguel was very helpful and friendly. The house was just as described and very well maintained. We have never seen such a clean pool and the grounds were well kept and interesting. The place is not easy to find but with Miguel guiding us in it was straightforward. The entrance to the property is a little difficult with a very tight turn and anyone with a large vehicle will be challenged. It is set in a beautiful part of Portugal with easy access to the Douro valley and the city of Porto. Cheap and efficient local trains close by. We would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi George. We are very pleased to hear that all of you enjoyed your stay in the property. We hope to see you again. Thank you, Oscar and Miguel
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4

Very nice house, great pool, quiet, good views.

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 13, three generations - the youngest being 6 months old. We had plenty of room but as the weather was so good, we mainly lived outside on the veranda or down by the pool. There are a lot of steps which is not so toddler-friendly. The pool was much enjoyed by all, including the diving board. We used both bar-b-cues and the wood fired oven. Overall we had a really great holiday and the location was perfect. To add some constructive comments, there were a limited number of hopeless wine glasses on our arrival, but that was soon rectified after a trip to the Intermarche, so there are now plenty and they are a decent size! This is the Douro after all! The main kitchen sink is very small and was a constant frustration. The bedding quality generally was poor we felt - in the master bedroom, for instance, the two 4ft beds had cheap 4ft 6in 'fitted' bottom sheets which didn't fit of course. And the pillows were awful. For such a nice house, we would have expected better quality bedding. We were there two weeks but towels and sheets etc were not changed half way through.

But we would definitely recommend it for a family group. At least one car is essential (we had two) and enjoyed the Douro valley, wineries, local markets and going to Porto on the train. And the pool of course, and the vinho verde and white port and tonic - try it, it's nice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you for all your comments. In fact the kitchen sink is a little small, but you have in the main kitchen outside (near the veranda) a standard sink. About the bedding quality, we will go to take in account your comments. About changing towels and sheets what is normal, is the cleaning lady go to the villa in the middle of the staying, at least one time. In this case, as you didn´t ask for it, we think that you didn’t want to be disturbed. Sorry for that. Oscar and Miguel
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5

A little bit of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

I booked this holiday over 12 months in advance and then worried if i had got it right-------.Boy did I, What a property.!!!!

The photo's on the website do not do it justice.The whole farmhouse-kitchen,lounge, air conditioned bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms were clean and had everything you could need. Add a super pool,a very large games room and a beautiful and peaceful location with 2 BBQ area's-what more could you want.? It is a bit off the the beaten track so a car is a good idea to do the shopping. 9 adults and 5 children were on this holiday and not one complaint. The owners welcomed us and were there if you needed any information. Would I recommend it, yes without hesitation.

Thank you Miguel and Oscar I really hope to see you again.Ian McIntosh (Manchester England)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian, We are very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in the property. We hope to see all of you again. Thank you, Oscar and Miguel
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5

Wonderful Serene Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We made out booking online from Australia having never visited Portugal before and I must say, much to our relief, we could not have made a better choice! We had an absolutely wonderful time here, the property offers everything you could want from ample accommodation, plenty of activities for the kids and space to stretch there legs and enjoy the outdoors! The owners of the property could not have been more accommodating and helpful both in person and with the information they provided about the local area! We loved the secluded and private nature of the home that also had excellent proximity to shopping and restaurants as well as access to Oporto for day trips. The kids loved the fruit bush's and tree's and spent hours foraging for figs, apples, grapes and berries. I could not speak more highly of the property for families and for groups of friends there are so many positives it is impossible to list them all and nothing to criticise... hopefully we will go back one day!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James. Thank you so much for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in the property. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Oscar and Miguel
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5

A Lovely and Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

As a large family group of varying ages, we have had the pleasure of holidaying in this villa for the last 5 years and are planning our 6th visit this summer. The place must obviously be special to make so many people happy year after year!

Our days are spent by the pool or on the veranda, in sun or shade as needed. Alternatively, a walk in the gardens or in the local area with a stop at the village bar; where the price of drinks is remarkably cheap.

If the weather is not so good, it is still nice to sit under the cover of the veranda, enjoying the peacefulness, or a visit downstairs to the games room to play pool, table football or table tennis.

Come the evenings, it is beautiful to watch the sun setting over the hills to the west. It is then time for a BBQ, which is big enough to cook for everybody in one go.

For days out, a visit to nearby Penafiel is always on our list. Alternatively, we always take the train to Porto. It is very easy and Porto station is very central. From here, it is a nice walk down to the river to take a boat trip or a walk across the bridge to visit the many Port Houses.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The owner is very welcoming and extremely helpful with local information if required. We are looking forward enormously to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve Thanks a lot for your review and taking the time to write it We are very happy that you and your family had enjoyed Casa Amarela and the surrounding area so much. We are delighted to welcome you again and offer you some white wine bottles of our last harvest. Kind regards, Oscar and Miguel
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4

Maison spacieuse, beau jardin et salle de jeux

  • 4 of 5

Cette maison spacieuse vous séduira par son emplacement (vue sur une vallée). Propreté irréprochable. Son jardin luxuriant vous permet de vous mettre au vert.

Fin octobre, la piscine non chauffée, ne nous a pas permis d'en profiter. Mais la salle de jeux a largement compensé ce manque et a permis aux petits et aux grands de partager de bons moments de convivialité.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Véronique. Merci bien pour votre commentaire. Nous sommes très heureux d'entendre que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans la maison. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. Merci. Cordialement, Oscar et Miguel
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Aeroporto do Porto at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Penafiel at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 642 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Amarante at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Penafiel at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Penafiel at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Croca at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Matosinhos at 40 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

The beaches both South and North of Porto are vast in size, therefore never really crowded, and have excellent sand. By car it takes approx. 45mins, or the train (5 min walk) takes about an hour but drops you 400m away. There are numerous cafés and bars wherever you stop.

Travel:

Oporto is our local airport, which is about 35 minutes drive. Car rental at the airport is very easy to arrange. The nearest ferry point is Santander in Spain, where Brittany Ferries operate from Plymouth twice a week. Allow up to 8 hours for the journey. RyanAir flies directly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt). Also served daily by BA / TAP from Heathrow and Gatwick; also Air Berlin, Lufthansa.

Distances:

Nearest town is Penafiel, 5kms, where all amenities can be found. If you like romantic gardens and enjoy a wonderful wine, go to Quinta da Aveleda (6km) – an unforgettable visit!

The city of Porto, with its fascinating wine lodges is only 30 minutes drive, or take a train - they are very inexpensive. Also nearby are historic Amarante, Guimaraes and Braga.

Douro railway (the most beautiful in Portugal with impressive landscapes).

Further Details:

The Alto Douro Region has been producing wine for some 2,000 years and its landscape has been moulded by human activities. The components of the landscape are representative of the full range of activities association with winemaking - terraces, quintas (wine-producing farm complexes), villages, chapels and roads

Superb views and vicinity to the historic city of Porto, the Port Wine producing estates and the Foz Coa archaeological site with its pre-historic rock paintings and Roman ruins – all 3 classified as Unesco world heritage sites.

Cellars Port Wine is a fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Demarcated Region and aged in cellars.

Ribeira Porto, divided between the river Douro and the Atlantic ocean is a must to visit.

Porto City center by foot, bus, tram or boat, there is always a way of getting to know the city at your own pace.

There is a water park, with flumes etc on the outskirts of Amarante.

Eating out is very good value also, local wines and cuisine are served in all restaurants - not at tourist rates either!

There is a good mini-supermarket 2 minutes drive away, or a short walk.

Local football pitch just 5 minutes walk, free and available the most of the time.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£640
for 2 nights
From
£320
£1,409
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£951
for 4 nights
£1,665
 
 
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£640
for 2 nights
From
£320
£1,409
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,665
for 7 nights
£1,665
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros up to 12 persons. Prices may vary at Christmas, New Year and Easter. Please vacate the property before 10:00 am to allow the maid time to clean before the arrival of new guests.
In winter there is an additional heating fee of 30 euros per day.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 500 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom 1, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom 2, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom 3, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom 4, shower, wc, bidet and bath. Bathroom - shower, wc, bidet and bath. Bathroom - shower, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 16 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with double bed. Bedroom 6 with double bed.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: - Peaceful village location with superb views - Spacious Villa fully eqquiped with Private pool, Veranda, barbecues, Internet, Games room - 6 x 12 meter swimming POOL has a diving board - Extensive grounds with lawned areas, mature fruit trees, and a small river running through the bottom of the property - Extremely large GAMES ROOM with table tennis, pool table and table football. - The owner usually offer some bottles of wine and some fruit produced in the property - LOCAL TENNIS COURT, basketball and football pitch just 5 minutes walk, free and available at all times - The city of Porto, with its fascinating wine lodges is only 30 minutes drive, or take a train - they are very inexpensive - Nearest golf course is 25 minutes drive, close to Amarante Outside: The lower level has a traditional Portuguese oven, plus large BBQ. Plentiful outside furniture on the veranda's and around the pool, including sun umbrella's. The 6 x 12 meter swimming pool has a diving board at the deep end, which is 2 meters deep. Shallow end being just over a meter in depth. The pool area has sunshine from morning until night. An additional kitchen adjoins the veranda, fully equipped with oven, microwave, table and chairs - this is adjacent to another BBQ on a terrace overlooking the whole property. Because of the size of the grounds there are many places of interest to explore, or just sit under one of the many trees or vines. The owner picks grapes, and makes his own wine during the last week of September. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen included. Plus bathroom towels, and poolside towels. All linen changed weekly. Villa cleaned prior to arrival, then weekly unless clients wish to arrange differently. Other: Extremely large games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. With a sitting room at one end by a fireplace. 2 double sofa beds and other easy chairs.

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