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

People18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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!

Outside

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
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2017

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.



Regards,





MARCO DAGNOLO

South Africa
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Amarante in Porto

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 14 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Casa Santo Antonio - Large Luxury Villa Sleep Up to 18 North Portugal
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5

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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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Porto
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Great Grill House and Bar
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Amarante
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amarante
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Great Grill House and Bar
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fluvial River Beaches in Amarante
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Amarante, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,129
for 4 nights
From
£532
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £89 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,884
for 5 nights
From
£577
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £89 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,192
for 7 nights
From
£599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,129
for 4 nights
From
£532
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £665.47

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

Should you require the West Wing has another 3 bedrooms and bathrooms - sleeping an extra 6 persons this available for a small fee of 700 per week or 150 per night for shorter term rentals

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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