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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 WC, sleeps 10 (+ 4)

Beautiful Manor House, with 400m2, very private, also extremely well located for excursions both up and down the Costa Verde being about 120km from Spain and 20km from Oporto. If you like dinning beside the River Douro at Ribeira, 20 minutes it's how long it takes once you get use to the roads. Outside there is a 10 x 5m swimming pool, toilet, shower and a large covered sitting area, which is useful during peak sun hours where you can enjoy your meals and watch the kids in the pool. If you prefer the beach, Praia D'AREIA is only 2km down the road where you also find small shops, restaurants and supermarket. All amenities such as bigger supermarkets, restaurants, boutiques etc are available 5km in the town of Vila do Conde, including the famous 'MARKET' on Friday morning. The grounds with 10000m2 are ideal and safe for children to run around. There are also orange, lemon, kiwi and passion fruit trees in the garden from which, subject to season, you can help yourself and make lovely juices.

We now have the METRO near us which can take you to various places, Airport, Vila do Conde, Porto city, and the F.C.Porto stadium Estadio do Dragao. The nearest station is ARVORE or VARZIELA on Line B ( red line) and it's 10min walk from the house.

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Ana Pires
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay at this Villa O'Refugio.

The welcome of Mrs Pires Margarida and her son Joao was warm and all their advice both on the use of the facilities of the villa and on the various places (beaches, restaurants, markets, shops) to see , very precious. without forgetting the small tray with fruits and local aperitif (Porto).

We were 10 (4 adults and 2 children) but the space of the villa both inside and outside allowed us to have each our own comfort. Everything is very clean and very functional no equipment is missing.

The pool and games (ping-pong, table football etc ..) available also enjoyed the whole family.

Be sure if we have the opportunity to come back into this region of Portugal we will not hesitate to return to the villa O'Refugio. »
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila do Conde, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , 2 Wash Basins
    2nd Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Wash Basin
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2 Wash Basins
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1.35x 1.95
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1.00 x 1.95
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1.35 x 1.95
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bed size: 0.95 x 1.90
    Master 2 - 1 Double Bed , En-Suite Bathroom - Bed size:1.35 x 1.95
    Master 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , En -suite bathroom - Bed size: 1.85 x 2.15
  • The master suite has a large bathroom with jacuzzi and dressing room. The 6th bedroom is a large loft room with 3 single beds and one double bed, ideal for children and it's not included in the prices as we only open it if necessary. There is an extra charge of €120 per person per week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please note that the bicycles are for renting to the clients at €25 each per week. The swimming pool is not in use during the winter and central heating is charged separately at €170 per week.


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 39 reviews

stunning property, friendly helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday, the house was perfect for our 3 families and the pool was exactly what we needed to cool off! We had everything we needed for a relaxing family/friend holiday. We had bbqs every day and ordered a takeaway pizza on my daughters birthday from the local pizzeria which was really good and The local bakers make a delicious birthday cake. We visited Villa do Conde and the other local beach (sorry I cannot remember the name) which we’re both ideal for families with small children. We also visited Porto and Uber was super easy to get us around. Joao was really helpful when we needed him and the whole family was friendly and welcoming when we arrived. We will definitely return x

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is beautiful well cared for & spacious

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house to take my parents, brother, partner and teenage niece and nephew away for a weeks holiday, all together.

As we walked up the drive into the garden and saw the pool, set in beautiful gardens, I knew we were in for a good week. We were met by João and his Mum who were so welcoming, helpful and lovely.

We didn't hire a car, its only 15 mins from the airport so a local taxi firm is good value and easy to get to the place. João drove a couple of us around the local area to show us the supermarket, beach and a few restaurants which was really helpful.

We were left a beautiful welcome box full of fresh fruit, a cake and a bottle of Port that all went down very well on our first night.

Our group consisted of 8 adults, (3 couples) all had their own bedroom and three bathrooms was perfect. The house was spotless and very well equipped making catering for the herds easy and the gardens were really well cared for - fresh oranges / lemons on the tree which complimented my G & T nicely. The pool, BBQ area, outside dining and table tennis was brilliant and we ate at home more than going out although everywhere is really good value.

The Metro is a short walk away and then a ride into Porto which was great ... river cruise and open top bus ride were good and the small, side street restaurants served fantastic fresh food, all really good value.

The local people are so friendly and helpful, I would definitely go back, and highly recommend this property. When you close the gates and sit round the pool, we were in our own bit of paradise for a week, thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Accueil chaleureux. Maison immense et confortable pour les grandes familles. Très propre. La piscine est très agréable. Le jardin sublime. Nous avons adoré notre séjour 😊

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house and garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at o Refugio. The house and garden are spacious, comfortable and beautiful. The whole family loved lounging by the pool, which is big and very clean, although (being september) the water was a bit chilly for our toddler. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and we appreciated the welcome food, port and cake. We enjoyed walking round the large garden and picking and eating the home grown fruit.

The local coffee shop is excellent value. We visited the beaches in Villa do Conde, which are very pretty. We also had a great day trip to Porto (by Metro) which is well worth a visit (we'd recommend the river cruise).

Ana Maria was really helpful, very quick to respond and gave us a lovely welcome. We'd definitely recommend a stay at O Refugio.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katy, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Glad you found the house could accommodate your family needs and enjoyed the surroundings. We will be very happy to have you again. Kind regards, Ana Maria
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family holiday in a splendid house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in the large villa. we are a family of 11 people : grandmam, granddad, 3 daughters with their husband and 3 children. There was room enough for all of us. The garden was enormous : we could do a jogging in the morning! and after : a splash in the swimming pool, play tablesoccer and tabletennis. really, nobody had a boring day. Thank you for allow us to stay in your beautiful villa, dear Ana and Joao!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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O Refugio peaceful and perfect for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Immediately we walked through the black gate it was overwhelming the photos did not do it justice. Green foliage and brightly coloured flowers as we meandered around the large garden. The family warmly greeted us and escorted us around the numerous fruit trees, plums, limes, lemons, oranges, mandarins, kiwi and many more. The pool was cleaned for us with plenty of towels and an outside shower. The welcome extended to the well equipped kitchen where there was a bottle of port, fruit and a traditional Portuguese cake awaiting us. The tour of this spacious villa was very impressive with many personal family items to make it feel like a home. There were only 6 of us so we were never short of quiet areas to read and reflect and then have laughter over the barbecue and table tennis. It is rare for me to hear birds in London but at the villa the birdsong was always heard. Small swallows peeped through bedroom shutters. The weather was hot but the breeze one gets here made it very comfortable and kept the mosquitoes away. The villa was spotless and well stocked with everything one would need for a stay. Its location was perfect for a 5 minute stroll to the bakery where we purchased fresh bread and pastries each morning. Whilst we hired a car we mainly used the metro as it was only a 10 minute walk away. It does take a while to work out how the payment system works so do leave time to do this!. Porto needs more than a couple of visits as there is so much to see from a walk around the medieval streets with lunch on route to a visit to the spectacular S. Bento train station with its history shown on the tiled walls. I would recommend a river trip as the scenery is so pretty. For art lovers a visit to the Serralves Museum which hosts Portuguese and International contemporary art housed in beautiful gardens with an art deco villa. One needs to check the opening times of both museum and villa. The hot and cold buffet eating as much as one wants to was delicious. A drive to the village of Amarante which is alongside the river is worth a visit. Overall the week was perfect at the villa and I could have benefited from a second week as there is so many beautiful places to see. I needed a relaxing week and that is what O Refugio provided me with as well as my friends. Thank you so much Ana Maria and your family. I definitely would like to return and hope to do this in the future. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diana, It was a pleasure having you and your friends in our house and to find that you enjoyed it so much it makes us very happy. Thank you for looking after the house like it was your own. We would love to have you again any time. Thank you for your lovely detailed review. Love Ana and family
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Porto- Francisco Sa Carneiro
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Estela Golf Course
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A28/ IC1
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Praia da Areia
Car: necessary

The house is situated in Arvore, 3km away from Vila do Conde and 15km from Oporto. We now have the METRO, we are in the middle of 2 stations ARVORE and AZURARA are 10min walk. There is a metro line from airport to Arvore as well.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vila do Conde, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Apr 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £717.82

NOTE THAT PRICES SHOWN ARE BASED ON 10 PEOPLE. We charge €120 per extra person sleeping on a sofa-bed or use the extra loft room. One cleaning per week. We provide house linen, towels and pool/beach towels. A refundable damage deposit of 800 euros ir required. Central heating costs €170 per week when necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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