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Old house with swimming pool, newly remodeled

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

Former home of cozy stone near Vila do Conde

Maria's Home is an old house located in the parish Junqueira nineteenth century, recently restored, offering all the facilities needed to spend a pleasant holiday. The house is set in a property of 3500 m2, surrounded by greenery and fully fenced and rural environment. It is a cozy house with 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 4 bathrooms, two living rooms, a large kitchen, laundry room, private pool, garden, barbecue, games room, two porches, swings for children, orchard, private parking and optimal conditions for pets.

Registration Number : 2718272

Ema Silva
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

Why Ema Silva chose Vila do Conde

This propriety is in the family for many generations, since 1870


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - Bath with Shower
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Bath with Shower
  • It includes toilet paper, shampoo and soap
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The double suite is ideal for couples with children. All rooms with TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guide to local restaurants and maps. It includes the possibility of breakfast service. Orchard available to pick seasonal fruit. It also includes protection for child's bed. The house is set in an area of ​​3 500m2. All rooms have natural light. The house has views of the countryside and is ideal for visiting the North of Portugal.


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Old house with swimming pool, newly remodeled
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Sheffield, England

A millionaires mansion

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of three couples with children. Upon separate arrival each couple expressed the same astonishment that this is a millionaires home.

The images are accurate but do not give the impression that all the areas are for your sole use. We thought there were shared areas but no, each photo is of your own space. If this was a house for sale i would be looking to buy it and the outside space is superb and all of us wished we could take the gardens home.

The house is away from the main tourist areas so you need a car to get around but we visited Porto, Vila de Conde and Braga successfully.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here in July 2016. Our extended family (7 people) all fit easily - in fact, the home actually could sleep 10. The property is very private, with stone walls surrounding it, so you can sit outside for a family meal, for instance, and feel completely at home. We really enjoyed the two dining terraces. The pool and surroundings were great, much enjoyed by our 3 kids. The interior of the home is also beautiful, very romantic yet comfortable. We found the kitchen well-equipped (the owner was kind enough to stock it with some groceries and wine for us!). If, like us, you haven't been in the area before and don't know what to expect, the town is about 40 minutes from downtown Porto, maybe 30 min from the airport and about 20 min to the closest beach. The nearby valley of the Douro river is worth a visit, with beautiful winding roads and charming villages. The house itself is a few streets off the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James). The weather was perfect, warm enough to enjoy the pool and eating outside, but never too hot, with beautiful blue skies every day. Finally, the owner and her family are helpful, warm and friendly. The entire experience was just fabulous. We would love to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband, two children and our friends and their daughter in early June. From the minute we arrived at the house we knew it was a very special place. Ema and her daughter were wonderful hosts. Any issues that arose were dealt with immediately and with no fuss. The house itself is very beautiful, very comfy beds, shutters to keep the bedrooms dark and very well equipped- better than my own at home! The swimming pool area is fantastic and the children spent nearly all of the day in the water. We stayed in nearly every night and cooked beautiful fresh fish on the BBQ. There is a super market only 10 minutes away with a fantastic fish counter. The outside areas are kept really well and it was a joy to sit out in the evenings with a glass of wine. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, away from the busy tourist areas. We are already planning our next visit!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 families, 8 persons, 3 children) lived in this beautiful house for five days. The place is just like a paradise in earth! The pictures are just as beautiful as the place itself! The hostess is so kind as you can ever imagine! The house is very comfortable, kitchen well equipped, bedrooms very comfortable...the words can not describe it....The house is in a little village, very quiet and great place to discover north part of Portugal. The ocean is about 7-8 km to drive and with a super beautiful beach! Many great small towns are just a half hour to drive, also Porto and airport. The best holiday rental we ever had!!!! Maybe sometimes we can come back, for Christmas for example - the house has so beautiful fireplace and a wood oven, just perfect for a winter time!!! Thank you so much and good luck! Best wishes from all of us :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Außergewöhnlich und besonders schöne Unterkunft!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen, mit sehr leckeren Vanilletörtchen. Alles war schon eingekauft und vorbereitet. Sehr großes Wohnhaus in sehr schönem Landhausstiel. Unsere Erwartungen wurden weit übertroffen, als wir durchs Haus und über das weitläufige Außengelände geführt wurden. Alles wirkte sehr stilecht mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail.

Wir haben eine sehr schöne Zeit verbracht und können diese wunderschöne Anwesen nur weiterempfehlen.

Heike, Ingo, Sarah und Frank

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feed back. I am very happy that you have enjoyed. You will always be welcome to this house. I hope to see you again. Kind regards, Ema
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  • 5 of 5

Cette location est un vrai petit bijou. La maison, ses dépendances et tous les services associés sont de grande qualité. L'accueil de Maria est tout aussi agréable et a la réelle volonté que notre séjour se passe du mieux possible. Je recommande fortement ce choix de location car je suis sur que vous y passerez un merveilleux séjour.

Nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Vila de Conde - Vários
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Campo de Golf da Estela
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Metro do Porto (Estação de Vila do Conde)
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A7 e A28
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Quintinha do Pescador
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Vila do Conde e Outras

The house is set in a property of 3500 m2, surrounded by greenery and rural environment. In its proximity are several places of historical and cultural interest such as 'Cividade of Bagunte', Quinta das Camellias, the Monastery of Junqueira and the Way of St. James. The town of Vila do Conde is situated roughly 7 km away easily accessible by car or public transport. Vila do Conde is a city bathed by the Atlantic Ocean with a length of 18 km of beach in summer offers numerous sporting and leisure activities, as well as music performances (Azurara Beach Party). You can also visit the Vila do Conde History Center and the Nau Quinhentista located in Rio Ave. There are also several museums such as the Museum of Science Viva, Casa Jose Regio, the Vila do Conde Memory Center, Customs Regal, the Bobbin Lace Museum and the Monastery of Santa Clara. The gastronomic variety is huge ranging from rich fish dishes, seafood, meats and convent sweets.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Flash Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
8 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £222.28

- Aquecimento Central: € 150,00/Semana ou €21,50/dia se requisitado.
- Desconto para estadia superior a uma semana.

Em caso de desistência:
- Até 60 dias antes da hospedagem será devolvido 100% do valor depositado em garantia de reserva.
- Até 30 dias antes da hospedagem será devolvido 50% do valor depositado em garantia de reserva.
- Para desistência com menos de 30 dias da data de hospedagem, não haverá devolução do sinal.

No momento do Check in, serão pedidos alguns dados pessoais, para comunicação ao SEF (Serviço de Estrageiros e Fronteiras) da entrada de estrangeiros em território nacional.

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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