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

Bedrooms 9
Space 10,763 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Sleeps up to 18 with TENNIS COURT, SWIMMING POOL, Table Football, Ping Pong, Pool Table

The house is only a few minutes from the pretty and historic town of Amarante.

It sits on the river Tamega - which is great for swimming ( there are fluvial beaches for all the family to enjoy) and some water sports such as SUP, Kayaking etc,

The town of Amarante is renowned for its pastries and also the region is well know for its excellent Vinho Verde.

Exploring the rest of the North of Portugal is very easy. The house is 5 minutes drive from the motorway networks and in less than 40 minutes you are in the heart of the Douro Valley, you can reach Porto and Braga. Even Galicia in Spain is an hour away.

Nearby the house is a great golf course and there is a small water park as well.Set in beautiful private and peaceful gardens with an elevated position commanding superb views from the top floor lounge, 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 2 acres 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 (sleeps 12) and there are 3 extra bedrooms available (upon request) in a separate wing of the grounds ( just a few seconds walk)

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 ensuite 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!


3 Further Bedrooms (sleeps 6);

2 are doubles with shower room each

The third bedroom has a single bed PLUS a pull out single bed - it also has its own WC/Shower room

Pool 10 x 5m

Outside Pool Shower and WC

Plenty of nice garden furniture including a swing seat

All weather tennis court

Additional amenities include: pool table, ping pong table, foosball, coffee maker, cot, cd player, patio/deck/terrace, kitchen utensils provided, shower, smoking allowed outside, separate wc, bathtub, bed linen provided, ironing board.

More Details

Property Manager
Fernando and Rita
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

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.



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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Amarante around the Municipality of Amarante

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 14 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • 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


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Casa Santo Antonio - Large Luxury Villa Sleep Up to 18 North Portugal
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Perfect for a family reunion.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay and experience the beautiful scenery, villages and old town of Amarante

  • 4 of 5

Delightful 100 year old property tastefully furnished with an unusual number of large common areas both inside and outside for relaxing and enjoyment. Lovely quiet gardens, pool and tennis court complement the villa and provide a welcome respite after a day of busy sightseeing. There are six air-conditioned bedrooms all en-suite in the main house although the nanny room is really geared to kids. In our case the owner was kind enough to offer an alternative bedroom in the cottage. The games room with pool, table tennis etc proved very popular.

As an older property we experienced a few teething problems trying to find out how things work e.g. washing machine. The owner was very responsive and quickly resolved matters. Additions to the welcome pack would be helpful.

We chose the area as we wanted to visit Porto. In fact the villa is ideally situated as we found. in addition to a couple of days in Porto we toured the beautiful Douro Valley and explored and dined out in the wonderful old town of Amarante. We were lucky to attend the annual wine festival down by the river, one of many events held there. We also played golf In the spectacular hilly Amarante golf course where buggies are mandatory and rode the 40K bike trail down the old railway line next to the river.

We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a relaxing stay exploring northern Portugal. Thanks to both Fernando and owner Margarida.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Great Grill House and Bar
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Great Grill House and Bar
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fluvial River Beaches in Amarante
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Amarante,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
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1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
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1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
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13 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £665.72
Cleaning £79.89

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

We offer a 'West Wing' of the house with an additional 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as follows;
1. Double bedroom en-suite
2. Twin en-suite
3. Single bed and roll-away single bed en-suite ( this room better suited to younger persons)
The cost is 150€ per night or 750€ per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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