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Spacious Villa Private POOL Diving Board Veranda BBQ Internet Games Room

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Oscar e Miguel Azevedo
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Oscar e Miguel Azevedo

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.

Oscar e Miguel Azevedo purchased this farmhouse in 2002

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Penafiel in Porto

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
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
Bathrooms:
  • 6 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
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
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Well where do we start? The owner, Oscar, and his son, Miquel, were fantastic. We were met at the local Supermarket on arrival by Miquel; he then took part of our party in his car (at least one car is essential due to the location) to the Villa after they had been dropped off at the agreed meeting point by taxi. The villa itself was even better than we expected - the pictures do not do it justice. We were a party of 10 so had plenty of room in what is a really spacious villa, with everything you could wish for if you are looking for a pleasant and comfortable stay. The villa itself is approx. 3 miles from the nearest town of Penafiel and to be honest, apart from several runs to the local supermarket, we could have remained in the villa and its wonderful grounds for the whole week. Three days in to our break, the dishwasher broke down and within 24hrs it was renewed. In addition to that, we were given approx. 10 bottles of white wine that the owner had produced himself - a very generous gift for being without a dishwasher for a day (and an excellent wine at that). Our party consisted of 3 generations, and the villa and its wonderful pool catered for all and made for an extremely successful week.

We have never holidayed in the same place twice, but will definitely consider returning at some point in future years.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carl, Thank you very much for your comments. We are very pleased to hear that all of you enjoyed your stay in the property. We hope to see you again. Thank you. Kind regards, Oscar and Miguel
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5

Great for our reunion

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amarela was just the job for a reunion of Guy's nurses (including one from Australia) and their other halves. The house is spacious, comfortable and quiet. Some of us even managed a bracing dip in the pool and it was certainly pleasant to sit around it in the evening sun after a day out.

Miguel was a most gracious host - guiding the first arrivals up from the supermarket (I'm not sure we would have found it otherwise), and showing us everything we needed to know. Although our guide book was a bit sniffy about the area we liked Penafiel, enjoyed several country walks, found a few good restaurants and took a couple of trips to nearby attractions.

All-in-all we had a most pleasant week.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard. 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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5

Fantastic house in unspoilt region

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for somewhere that would accommodate my family and friends in order to celebrate a special birthday. Casa Amarela absolutely ticked all the boxes. A very spacious, well equipped house in a quiet area, with a lovely pool and gardens. I had good communication with Oscar before arrival and he was able to meet us and show us the property and answer any questions. Overall a fabulous place, beautifully maintained and perfect for a large group to stay in and to appreciate this unspoiled region. Thank you Oscar and Miguel, I very much hope we will meet again!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoff, Thank you very much for your kind words. Let me share with you this: perhaps you have been the largest group in the villa, but you have been fantastic because the villa was so clean and tidy that even a little group would not overcome that. Thank you again and I hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Oscar and Miguel
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4

Estupenda experiencia

  • 4 of 5

Estuvimos 4 familias, 8 adultos y 8 niños , y la disfrutamos mucho. Hay de todo en la casa, hasta las toallas de piscina, por lo que solo hay que llegar con ropa y comida. El dueño muy amable. Repetiremos.

Raquel, Vigo (Spain)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olá Raquel, Gracias por su valoración positiva de la casa. Hasta pronto. Oscar
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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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Location

Golfe De Amarante
"http://www.golfedeamarante.com/"
Amarante Water Park (Parque Aquático de Amarante)
Magikland - Amusement Park (Magikland - Parque de Diversões)
"http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.destinoslusos.com%2F2012%2F07%2Fmag..."
Historic Centre of Oporto
Alto Douro Wine Region
"http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1046"
Graham's Port Lodge
"https://www.grahams-port.com/visit-grahams-lodge/the-grahams-1890-lodge"
Sandeman Porto
"http://www.visitporto.travel/visitar/paginas/viagem/DetalhesPOI.aspx?POI=383"
Cruise of the 6 Bridges (Cruzeiro das 6 pontes)
"http://www.douroacima.pt/en/web/cruzeiros/6-pontes"
Historic Centre of Guimarães
Bluedragon City Tours
"http://www.bluedragon.pt/"
The Wine House Hotel - Quinta Da Pacheca
"http://www.quintadapacheca.com/"
Archaeological Park of CoA Valley (Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa)
"http://dourovalley.eu/en/"
Quinta da Aveleda
"https://www.aveledaportugal.pt/index.php?id=45"
Municipal Museum of Penafiel (Museu Municipal de Penafiel)
Restaurante O Sousa
Restaurante Casarao
Restaurante O Sapo
Pizzaria Ricardo
A Marisqueira de Matosinhos
"http://www.amarisqueiradematosinhos.com"
Restaurante O Lusitano
Quinta de Gatão
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Aeroporto do Porto
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Penafiel
Nearest Ferry
642 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Amarante
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Penafiel
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Penafiel
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Croca
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Matosinhos

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Penafiel, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
rate 3
3 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,917
for 7 nights
£1,917
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£684
for 2 nights
From
£342
£1,597
 
 
Rate 6
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,917
for 7 nights
£1,917
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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