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Lovely luxury villa with private swimming pool, gardens and orchard.

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful Location near Minho River, Golf and Coast/beaches, 5 Mins to Spain.

The Villa is in the most Northern part of Portugal, Minho, which is hilly and beautifully green. A place to get away from stressful life, to relax and regain energy. Luxury and cosy interiors with central heating and spacious exterior areas with high solar exposure make the villa a perfect place for holidays all year round. The peaceful romantic gardens have many secret corners and in the orchard you can find organic fruit: apples, lemons, pears, cherries, orange, nuts etc. The pool garden relaxation area is secure and private with furniture, a parasol and BBQ. The patio runs the length of the building and the parking area is large enough for 4 cars and is secure behind high steel gates (remote controlled). The local towns such as Vila Nova de Cerveira, Valença (fortified town), Caminha and Ponte de Lima are picturesque and interesting. Just a few minutes you can go from the river to coast, green countryside to historical towns, golf to surfing and to enjoy with nice food and wine.

A drive into Spain for shopping and sighseeing and 'tapas' is very easy from the new bridge at Vila Nova de Cerveira. Porto, Vigo and Viana do Castelo offers some astonishing shopping malls with all the international brands you could hope for under one roof. Of course Porto (1 hour away) is the second capital of Portugal that is famous for its wines, culture and historic sites. Nightlife is very good at beach places such as Caminha and Baiona, during summer. During the year Vigo (30 min away) as a vibrant nightlife.

Getting to Vila Mea: flying to Porto is the easiest way to get to Vila Nova de Cerveira. It will be necessary to have a car. We will provide detailed directions from Porto airport to the doorstep of the Villa. It takes about an hour to drive along an almost empty motorway with some spectacular views.

BA, TAP, Easyjet & Ryanair fly to Porto airport. Ryanair also fly to Santiago de Compostela in Spain which is the same distance from Vila Nova de Cerveira (on motorway). Bilbao and Santander ferry ports are 7hrs drive to the North.

Villa Mea is a huge house in a rural location in Vila Nova de Cerveira. The accommodation is immaculate and looks out onto the pool by floor-to-ceiling windows. Surronding the pool there is a beautiful garden aera with barbecue that are hidden from outsiders by high walls. The villa accommodates two families with ease. One PlayStation, games, DVDs will keep the children happy when they are not splashing in the pool, running in the gardens or exploring the orchard. This is a green and hilly region of the yet-unspoilt Portugal. It is quiet but it has plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes nearby. Sightseeing walks from the house in the green countryside and river are available from the property.

More Details

Owner
Filipe Pereira
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely holiday we have had! The villa was everything we had hoped for! so many places to visit close by and we had a swim (or 2!) in the pool every day. Really good value for money. Thank you. Hopefully we may be able to come again one day.
May 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São Pedro da Torre in Municipality of Vila Nova de Cerveira

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathrooms are all well-finished and with high quality fixtures. A selection of perfumes is available for our guests to use.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This bedroom has a balcony with view to the front garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedrooms are located on the first floor of the property. All the bedrooms have ample cupboard space and at least one chair.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Entertainment facilities include a 42-inch full HD flat screen TV with cable TV (plenty of international TV channels), DVD player and a selection of DVDs. A separate gaming TV with a Playstation PS2 (games provided) and a VCR is also installed in a separate lounge. A gaming table with a selection of board games is also available to our guests. Fast wireless broadband internet (WIFI) is available for FREE to use with laptops and smart phones. The availability of internet access and a large office makes it possible to work from home/abroad. Discounts are available for long rentals periods from November to April.

Reviews

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(27 traveller reviews)

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Lovely luxury villa with private swimming pool, gardens and orchard.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 30 reviews
4

Beautiful villa with a few niggles

  • 4 of 5

Firstly,this villa is huge with 4 double bedrooms. It does have 3 bathrooms as stated but one is outside near the pool which we didn't use. The pool area is lovely with lots of covered space which was handy as the weather was pretty rubbish! Unfortunately,the day we arrived was the only sunny day we had and on arrival the pool was only a quarter full.Ricardo,a very friendly,helpful man explained it had been painted so couldn't be filled earlier.. we didn't find the key collection that easy . After a long day traveling with a 4 year old ,it would have been nice for someone to meet us at the villa to explain about the pool,TV... Also would have been nice to meet the owner. It took 20 minutes of walking/ driving up and a down a road looking for the perfume shop that I'd previously been into asking the girl for the key to the villa, showing her my confirmation and being told I'm in the wrong place. letting the assistant know about the key arrangements would have saved us from a very grumpy 4 year old who then found after finally getting into the villa that swimming was off! Having said all of that,we had a great holiday ,the villa had most things that you'd need and a great BBQ which we used a lot. It would have been good to have some basics like salt and pepper,but we did a big shop for the week so that wasn't a massive problem. If you are looking for a villa which is great for one or two families,there were 8 of us and you just want to relax while having all you need at hand then this is definitely for you. If however you want a tourist trap with restaurants,bars and waterparks ,this isn't for you. Thank you Ricardo for all of the information and help you gave us while we were in Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious villa in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The villa has 4 good sized bedrooms, and the ground floor is a good size if the weather keeps you indoors. The furniture and AV equipment is a little dated but comfortable, and with our own music we enjoyed our stay at the villa. Outside there is ample parking and the garden is large and very secluded with very nice pool / barbecue area. The owners are very nice and speak good english and efficiently sorted out a problem that we had during our stay.

The location is good, being 10 min drive from Valenca, a lovely walled city with plenty of restaurants. The centre of Vila Nova Cerveira was also nice and only a short drive away. There are plenty of good beaches between the villa and Viana do Castelo, and it was very pleasant to walk from the villa down to the river Minho (about 1 mile). Overall we really enjoyed our stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa. Clean, spacious and comfortable. Private garden with plenty of seating and a good size pool. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of towels.

Handy location, lot's of lovely places to explore nearby. One hour from Porto and 20 minutes from beautiful beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location to explore Northern Portugal.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the property. The villa is conveniently located to explore attractions of Northern Portugal and Northern Spain and the trips to Porto and Santiago De Compestela are still lingers in our memories as are the trips nearby beaches.Our children spent most of their time in the pool and the villa benefits from spacious garden with plenty of fruit trees.The interior of the villa is very elegant with numerous antiques and period furniture.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Great location to explore Northern Portugal.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the property. The villa is conveniently located to explore attractions of Northern Portugal and Northern Spain and the trips to Porto and Santiago De Compestela are still lingers in our memories as are the trips nearby beaches.Our children spent most of their time in the pool and the villa benefits from spacious garden with plenty of fruit trees.The interior of the villa is very elegant with numerous antiques and period furniture.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

This was a very spacious property especially as there were only two of us. We didn't travel far from the house as everything we required was there. It is very well equipped with quality fittings. The main feature for us was the beautiful pool and lovely garden.

We were impressed with the variety of birds around especially the nightly arrival of the storks. The walk to the nearby river Minho, (20minutes), is recommended. It is also ideal for cycling along the river bank.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Bilbao & Santander
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Valenca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A3
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Moledo
Car: necessary

The villa is a few minutes by car from Vila Nova de Cerveira which is a very nice village, internationally know by the bienal arts exposition, the historic centre and wonderful outdoor Saturday market. Valença (5 min) which is a historic market town with impressive medieval walls and Caminha with its cobbled streets, bars, cafes and restaurants is 20 min away. Viana do Castelo (30 min) and Ponte de Lima (15 min) are the largest local towns and both offer historical interest. Porto and Santiago de Compostela are 1 hour away by motorway. The beautiful Minho river, at walking distance from the property, is perfect for picnics and swimming. 20 minutes away by car you will find the coast which has miles of beaches with golden sand. Just by crossing the international bridge at Vila Nova de Cerveira (5 min) you will be in Spain with a whole different culture to explore. It is a quiet area but has plenty of restaurants and bars nearby.

Golf: One of the best 18 hole golf courses in North Portugal is about 15 min away in Ponte De Lima.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in São Pedro da Torre, Viana do Castelo (District)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Rate 2018_5
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
£1,050
 
 
Rate 2018_6
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
£1,300
 
 
Rate 2018_7
28 Sep 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
£900
 
 
Rate 2018_8
14 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
£1,300
 
 
Rate 2019_1
4 Jan 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
£990
 
 
Rate 2019_2
12 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
£1,490
 
 
Rate 2019_3
26 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
£990
 
 
Rate 2019_4
24 May 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
£1,490
 
 
Rate 2019_5
12 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
Rate 2019_6
30 Aug 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
£1,490
 
 
Rate 2019_7
27 Sep 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
£990
 
 
Rate 2019_8
20 Dec 2019 - 9 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
£1,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
£990
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

50% deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder is payable 4 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. A £150 refundable damage deposit is payable at the same time. Please email for a quote for long term winter rentals. Initial and final cleaning, utility bills, bed linen, towels, parking and internet access are all included in price. Payments made by PayPal, bank transfer or Homeaway payments. Deposit refunded up to one week after the holiday using the same payment method.

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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