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Enjoy quiet time in a centuries-old cottage near Porto and the ocean.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous house and grounds. Ideal to visit the North of Portugal and Galicia

Enjoy quiet time in a centuries-old cottage 25km from Porto and minutes from the ocean. The antique furnished 10-room house sits in 6 acres of walled land. It hosts 4 guests in the two bedrooms. We can set up an additional cot in the office, which will have access to the third bathroom. We can accommodate a young child in a crib. We offer all contemporary amenities and a bounty of space to spare. Each stay includes a basket of seasonal vegetables, fruits and eggs from our farm next door.

Casa da Mineira is a airy 160 m2 or 1600sf house that sits in a 6-acre walled property. The grounds include a garden, lawn, granite patio and areas of orchard and cultivated fields. The grounds are part of a large 300-acre farm called Quinta de Vilarinho which has been in the family for many generations. The present configuration of the farm compound, with its mansion, barns and stables dates from the mid 19th century.

The house has 2 large bedrooms with private bathrooms, an additional bathroom for visitors, a large and well equipped traditional kitchen, office, TV-room, living room and dinning room. The building was completely restored in the last year to offer all the comforts expected in a contemporary home. It has radiant-heated floors powered by solar-panels, cable TV, wi-fi, dishwasher and laundry washer. The traditional kitchen features an large walk-in chimney with a functional brick oven, a semi-professional stove, full refrigerator and freezer and is fully equipped to cook a feast. The formal dinning room sits six guests.

It can very comfortably host 4 guests for a relaxing vacation, but it can also be the ideal workspace for a writer or scholar in a longer stay.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Why The Owner chose Municipality of Vila do Conde

Beautiful house in 6-acre private grounds. All yours. Perfect location to make day-trips to Porto, the Douro wine region, a variety of cities on the North of Portugal . You can also visit the main destinations in Galicia like Santiago de Compostela or La Coruña. Beautiful sandy beaches in Mindelo and Labruge, or traditional fishing village Vila Chã within 15 minutes drive.

What makes this cottage unique

We will offer a basket of seasonal vegetables, fruit and eggs produced in our 200-acre farm next door.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , with private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , with private bath.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Enjoy quiet time in a centuries-old cottage near Porto and the ocean.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Most beautiful location where we stayed

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding gardens are beautiful,and roomy. Made us want to just stay put and enjoy the quiet. We followed our hostesses' suggestion and went to a nearby restaurant which was excellent. We wish we had arranged for a longer visit. Two days was not enogh.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Off the charts wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You provided a magical landscape for us to be enchanted and to be recharged. Thank you!

We arrived to find a basket of fresh veggies, fresh floral bouquets and a spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed home. With ceiling molding, traditional Portuguese windows and granite restored to the original 200 plus year old home plus modern conveniences made for added beauty and comfort. The ducks greeted our comings and goings and we in turn fed them fresh greens (which they loved.) The location on the village square allowed us to walk to local restaurants/cafes, pubs, bakeries and the like. We were a short drive to the ocean (Vila do Conde) and enjoyed many a walk along the coast. A river cruise on the Duoro, a port wine tour across from Oporto were a couple of offerings easily accessible from Macieira da Maia. Always we were delighted to return to our Casa to be rejuvenated--be that to enjoy wine on the porch, conversation in the living room, a walk on the property, snacks/meals or a nap!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. If your stay was Perfect and Excellent then why not a 5-star grade?
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Rapid City, SD. USA

The best of all worlds.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home combines comfort, tranquility, and functionality in a charmingly renovated old-world cottage. We were impressed by the spacious rooms, including the nicely appointed kitchen, and bedrooms each with private bath and towel warmers. (The bonus 3rd bathroom was an added luxury!) The blooming Camellia trees at the front gate were beautiful while we were there. The two geese in residence at the front pond were never alarmed by our coming and going, and we enjoyed greeting them each day. Parking was never troublesome - there was always a spot for us near the entry gate. We experienced a number of rainy April days so we didn't get to explore the farm property much, but when the weather cleared we enjoyed exploring Porto and the Douro River, and tasting many excellent Portos! We were always glad to return home to Casa Masieira away from busy city hustle and bustle. Wifi at the Casa worked fine, but we found on this trip that you could rent a mobile wifi hotspot unit at the car rental agency which we could keep with us at all times for a reasonable charge (€5 per day) which also served to provide GPS guidance via our mobile phone. Incidentally, Inês's written directions to find the Casa corresponded precisely to those of the GPS. Inês left us ample basic provisions for breakfast, including her farm eggs, milk, butter, tea & coffee. There was also a large basket of produce (potatoes, beets, greens, broccoli, and herbs) from the farm. We weren't able to consume much of those because we found eating out to be a treat-good food at reasonable prices, with very large portions. A block from the Casa was Costello Restaurant which we ate at 3 different times during our stay there. They served very flavorful meals at prices that seemed low when contrasted to the rest of Europe. Sadly, our 5 days here went by too quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magnificent property

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely well-equipped with large rooms and excellent facilities.

The vegetable basket, eggs, bread and honey provided were very welcome(and tasty).

The local area is peaceful and gives good access to lovely countryside and a stunning coastline.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquilidad y cocina deliciosa.

  • 5 of 5

Las verduras que te ofrecen a la llegada permiten que apenas tengas que hacer compra. Para quien le guste cocinar. Nosotros eso hicimos, además de leer y escribir. Fue la manera que tuvimos de pasar el temporal que hubo en estos días.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rocio. I hope you can come back with better weather. A discount would be fully deserved, as this time you had no luck. All the best, Inês
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3.8 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £175.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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