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Villa With Private Pool, Splendid Garden And Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Guest House in Leca Da Palmeira Nr. Porto, Costa Verde, Portugal - Extremely Quiet Location 2 Minutes Walk From The Beach And 10 From The Oporto's Historic Centre

Historic property with "Quinta" type characteristics in the city.Unique and exclusive situation. Century garden with private pool. Fantastic Sun exposure. Carefully restored, the house has a beautiful decor that mixes rich antique furnishings with contemporary artwork. The Guest have at their disposal large living rooms with fire places, a very cosy atmosphere and garden view. Comfortable dining room overlooking the pool. Possibility of making meals at home or in the garden by one of our two chefs. A new Mercedes E250 van may be available to customers, the and housekeeper can provide transport services when required. Babysitting service. Fully Bar with honest book. Collaboration and booking of various cultural and leisure activities available in the city of Oporto. Permanent monitoring of guests through the housekeeper.

Property Manager
Miguel Pessanha
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Miguel Pessanha

The owner by himself welcome the guests and make sure the guests feel as if they are at home. He loves art, music and books and guests will find a home that reflects that. Speaks English, French, German and Spanish. As a good lover of Porto and Portugal, the owner will be happy to advise guests on everything that is relevant and that concerns the region of Porto and Portugal. The hospitality is one of the characteristics of the Portuguese people and guests will have the opportunity to prove it.

Why Miguel Pessanha chose Leça da Palmeira

The house is situated in the middle of the old town and is totally quiet, secure and private.

The property is situated 15 minutes away from the Porto International Airport. From the Bluehouse to the beach there are 5 minutes walking. The same to reach the subway that takes you directly to the historical city center of Porto. If you take a taxi you reach the city center in 15 minutes ( +/- 15€ ).

What makes this house unique

Near the house you have everything that you need ( supermarket 1 minute, banks 1 minute,bakery 1 minute and a lot of shops ). The house is situated in the middle of the old town and is totally quiet, secure and private. You also have 5 minutes walking a marina where you can practice all the watersports. The beach near the house is a surf beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"One of the most beautiful houses and cosy we stayed.» Family Stettler

"If there is a paradise on earth this is certainly one of them." Family Chouler

"It is difficult to find a house and people so welcoming."

family Gutierrez
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Leça da Palmeira in Municipality of Matosinhos

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Minimum number of nights: 3. Possibility of making meals at home or in the garden through a catering service. Private pool. The house has four large suites with garden view and can accommodate 8 adults. Possibility of extra bed for children. Check-in from 2:00 pm and check out up to 11:00 am. WiFi and cable TV. Accommodation with absolute tranquillity. Outside: Century garden with private swimming pool of 8x4 meters. Own vegetable garden and orchard. Pool furniture available to customers. Outdoor dining table in the garden or by the pool. Barbecue. Terrace overlooking the pool with sea view, where you can also enjoy meals. The garden and pool area have absolute privacy and is surrounded by nature. Absolute tranquillity.


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Villa With Private Pool, Splendid Garden And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

FANTASTIC. Beautiful grounds, amazing eclectic interior, homely, comfortable, a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, beautiful area with friendly people, beautiful beaches, close to bus and tram and subway links into Porto City. Local area has shops, restaurants, all 5 to 10 minute walk from Villa. We would highly recommend staying here at the Villa, Lec'a De Palmeria, Porto and surrounding areas are all worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miguel was extraordinarily helpful!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is stunning

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint house with lot of character and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 who stayed at the house. We loved the character of the house with lots of art pieces (Paintings, sculpture etc..) The house is well located in a friendly neighborhood with access to several restaurant within few blocks. The access to Porto is easy and thanks to Miguel he recommended us to take a cab which is inexpensive. Parking in downtown Porto is a nightmare, so taking a cab was hassle free. The pool was nice, however we found out the water being cold, I would recommend to use a heat cover even if it requires more work for the guests. It is easy to organize some day trips around Porto from this house and it is nice to come back to a big house with lot of space specially if you travel in a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing house we have ever stayed!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Historic house very close to Porto

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and spacious house, with a wonderful combination of historic features and modern facilities. We were 9 people for part of our stay and there was plenty of room. An amazing collection of music and books, all available for visitors. Miguel was very helpful, and Diolinda the housekeeper was around every day- she is happy to do any washing, which was a great help. The house was extremely clean.

Very convenient, 10 mins from the airport, and easy to get to the centre of Porto by tram. We made use of a very helpful taxi driver, Rui, who did several journeys to the airport and to the centre of Porto.

Food shops incredibly close to the house.

We enjoyed the Piscina das Mares, the Boa Nova restaurant and trips to Braga, Bom Jesus, Amarante and Viana do Castelo, as well as Porto itself.

A great holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful family home, with gorgeous interiors and in immaculate condition. The five of us stayed here for 10 days and had a wonderfully relaxing time. It's situated just five minutes walk from a lovely sandy beach and nice, reasonably priced family restaurants in a quiet suburb of Porto. The trip into Porto itself, the centre of which is stunning, doesn't take too long and is easy to reach whether by bus or tram/metro. We highly recommend this property as a family holiday and may well go back ourselves...

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Surf Bar
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Club de Golf de Miramar
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Casa de Chá da Boa Nova
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Marés Swimming Pool
Car: not necessary


A 2 minute walk from the beaches and from the recognized architectural work "Piscina das Marés". The beaches of the area has trendy terraces with prime locations. There is also a strong activity of diving, surfing and kite surfing. Nearby we have also sailing clubs.


5 minutes from Sá Carneiro Airport. 2 minutes walking from Leixões Port.


40 Kms from Braga, 30 Kms from Guimarães, 50 Kms from Viana do Castelo. 40 Kms from Douro Valley, from where the Porto wine came.

Further Details:

Shopping centre and IKEA store 5 minutes away, a wide range of restaurants and terraces nearby with various specialities among which stands out the fish and seafood. A lot of supermarkets and banks nearby. Fresh fish market 5 minutes walk. Oporto's historic centre in 15 minutes. Port wine cellars at the same distance. Collaboration and advice in numerous leisure and culture activities available in the city of Porto and its surroundings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Leça da Palmeira, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
26 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2
2 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 May 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum 3 nights. Availability all year. Payments: 50% on booking non-refundable and the remaining 50% at check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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