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O Refugio - Large Luxurious villa with pool near Porto city

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool


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, supermarkets and all amenities are available 5km in the town of Vila do Conde, including the famous 'MARKET' on Fridays. 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.

More Details

Ana Pires
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Árvore in Municipality of Vila do Conde

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking 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
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master suite has a large bathroom with jacuzzi and dressing room. The 6th bedroom is a large loft room with 4 single beds, ideal for children and it's not included in the prices as we only open it if necessary.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • 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 separetly at €150 per week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

O Refugio - Large Luxurious villa with pool near Porto city
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It is very spacious and the garden is huge. There was more than enough room for 11 ladies. The pool is just perfect, and very nice that towels were provided.

Very warm welcome by the host, we loved the port, cakes and fresh fruit. And 2 of us even got a tour by car through the area, so we knew all the good spots to go to.

All in all, we had a lovely stay - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Large Villa

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to celebrate my father's 70th brthday . We were a party of 12 with 6 adults and 6 kids aged between 8-21. Our welcome was wonderful, even at 10.30pm and the extra touches of fruit, port and a birthday cake for dad were very appreciated. The villa is far more spacious that the webiiste and photos suggest. There was plenty of room for everyone to find a space and relax. the pool and graden area were brilliant and there was room for all the kids. The hosts were on hand with recommendations for local food and drinks and we look forward to returning next year. Far exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine for the great feedback! Nice that you decided to spend your father's 70th birthday at our beautiful house. Thank you for telling us how much you enjoyed the house. We very much tried to think of everything and we certainly are glad to hear that our efforts are appreciated. Our home is definitely your home; this is the feeling we are striving for! We are really happy that you want to come back and we are waiting for you! Best Regards, Ana Maria and the team.
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Very pleasant stay with a perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Portugal last week in O'Refugio and enjoyed it very much.

The contact with booking and before arrival was already very pleasant and the house itself exceeded our expectations. There was a lot of space and everything was perfect.

Unfortunately it was a bit cold that week to swim in the pool, but we had to take a splash just because it is such a nice pool. So we especially enjoyed the table tennis table and the BBQ!



  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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A great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax with good facilities. We made much use of the pool, table tennis and table football. The grounds are fantastic and well kept.

To have made the holiday even better it would be good to have a new DVD player as it didn't work properly. It only played for a while and then stopped . This happened each time we went to use it. Would also like free WIFI as stated in the information not that you only have a certain amount before you have to top it up yourself. Useful when you have teenagers with lots of gadgets.

I would recommend anyone to visit this lovely villa and you get a great welcome from the manager. A real bonus was the welcome of a lovely cake and bottle of port and an abundance of different fresh fruit.

Definitely want to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am sorry you had problems with DVD, we didn't know about that as you never mention it, if you did we would have replaced it. Internet providers only do one year contract. Being that the house is empty apart from the summer monthes, it doesn't pay to get a contract so our only option is the Wi-FI movel router hence the reason we offer it with €20 credit and the rest is up to the client. We figured that if it's used to check emails and surfing normally it would be sufficient but if clients, as you say, teenagers use all the gadgets possible to download music, films etc, then I would end up with a huge bill and since is not free to me because of no long term contract then it's something I cannot offer. Kind regards, the team.
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family trip to porto

  • 5 of 5

we were a party of 12 9 adults 3 children everything was as described perfect anna recomended we hire a car but there was no need we bought a shopping trolley at pedrs rubas metro station where we found a big supermarket there was also supermarkets in the other direction the metro station was only a 10 min walk from the villa the seafront was 20min walk we visited porto and also did a day trip by train to pinhao (2hours aprox) where we got local taxi to quinta de la rosa (5euro) where we did the wine tasting and 3 course lunch if you ever go to porto you must do this it was brilllll we also went in the other direction up to povoa de varzim again loads of cafe bars and the price well it was very good cant wait till i can get all the family over again thank you to anna and john for letting us rent your villa eamon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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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 VARZIELA are 10min walk. There is a metro line from airport to Arvore as well.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Árvore, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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 £673.75

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.

Booking conditions: 30% reservation and balance should be paid 8 weeks before arrival. All bookings made less than 8 weeks should be paid in full. A refundable deposit of €800 for damages is 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.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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