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Large Modern Villa With Secure Private Pool And Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Bustelo, Nr. Penafiel, Costa Verde, Portugal - Situated In A Small Friendly Village With Local Amenities On Your Doorstep

The perfect location and setting, for visiting the main attractions of Northern Portugal and relaxing around the pool in an elevated position. We only finished the Casa Dos Sonhos in 2013 with rental in mind, and have rented it out successfully over the last three summers when not using it ourselves. It has a very modern interior mixed with traditional granite and tiles. The Private pool is secured with a 'magna latch' gate and can clearly be seen from the living room. The view from the pool and veranda is spectacular and far reaching, and the village is very quiet.

alan witcomb
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About alan witcomb

My wife Anne and I live and work as House Parents at an Independent School, and our twin daughters are about to start university.

With long school holidays, we decided to invest in property overseas, so in 2006 we purchased an unfinished property, allowing us to put our own stamp on it.

10 years on, and with rental always in mind, we are now sharing 'Casa Dos Sonhos' (House of Dreams) with others.

The pool went in Feb 2012 and we think you'll agree, the views are quite special, as they are from the veranda and BBQ area.

alan witcomb purchased this villa in 2006

Why alan witcomb chose Penafiel

We spent six weeks in the summer of 2006 looking for a property in either; Northern Spain or Northern Portugal. The 'green' area.

We can travel door to door in 6hrs with only hand luggage.

Only a few degrees cooler than the south, but a world apart. The scenery is spectacular, the people are friendly, and best of all, the lifestyle is relaxed.

We could not be more central for everything the North has to offer.

It is approx 30mins; East to Amarante, The Water Park, and the golf course. West to Porto, the airport and the beaches. South to the famous Douro Valley, and North to Guimaraes.

What makes this villa unique

The far reaching views are spectacular during the day, but even better at night, with thousands of orange street lights flickering down in the distance. Being in a small village 3 miles outside of Penafiel Town, we have our own cafe/bar within 100m and the corner shop with it's own butchers is only another 100m.

There is also a new community sports court by the cafe which has a basketball and handball court, open all day and free. We have played football against the local lads....and lost several times!

Our daughter also experiences the best Horse Riding she has ever had, only 9 miles from the villa and for only £12 an hour.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all wanted to say what a wonderful place you have in Bustelo and thank you for the privilege of staying there, it has been a truly wonderful and memorable holiday.

We have never been anywhere so well equipped! The views were spectacular and late nights with beautiful wine (we found the vineyard!) overlooking the twinkling lights, were magical.

A truly superb place and my thought is that you should be living there now!!

Everyone, from young to old was catered for and we couldn't have asked for more especially with Pat next door being so helpful and on hand .

Linda & Neil
Oct 2014
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Penafiel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 1 & 2 can both take a Z bed or cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: We could rent this as a 5 bedroom property (special requests) Outside: Secure fenced Private Swimming Pool (+ shower) is 8m x 4m and 1.4m deep throughout, good for volleyball. Also shallow area for young children. 8 sun beds with mattresses, umbrella's and stone dining table for 6. Private lawned area at the back, and in front of veranda with sprinkler system. BBQ with double rack on large patio and seating for 10 plus bench etc. Large veranda. Table Tennis, wicker table and seating for 4, plus a rocking chair. Fruit tree's including; Lemon (all year) Cherry, Orange, Grapefruit and grapes (Aug/Sep) 2 x Golf club sets with balls. Parking and turning space for ten vehicles, with lockable gate.


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Large Modern Villa With Secure Private Pool And Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic villa located in a beautiful place

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The villa is fantastic .. It. Is equipped with everything you could ever want or need . The views from the pool area are wonderful ..

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The beaches both South and North of Porto are vast in size, therefore never really crowded, and have excellent sand. By car it takes approx 45mins, or the train (5 min walk) takes about an hour but drops you 400m away. There are numerous cafés and bars wherever you stop.


Oporto Airport is only 30km away, all on motorway. It is an excellent small airport with all the main car hire companies on site. Although car hire is advised, there is a train which goes to Porto and then onto Penafiel station, which takes about 90mins. The nearest ferry point is Santander in Spain, where Brittany Ferries operate from Plymouth twice a week. Allow up to 8 hours for the journey.


The local café is 100m away and the corner shop is a further 100m.

The local supermarket is 3 miles.

Penafiel is a beautiful and friendly Town and is 3 miles away.

The local, and best Vineyard is 5 miles.

Penafiel Theme Park is 4 miles.

Further Details:

There is a water park, with flumes etc on the outskirts of Amarante. Eating out is very good and inexpensive. At the villa you will find a more comprehensive package explaining; shops, banks, restaurants, walks/running routes, cinema (in English), ten-pin bowling etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $346.21

Booking Notes:
Payments by bank transfer in either England or Portugal. A 30% deposit is required for confirming the reservation. This is refundable up to one month before travel. 70% due 4 weeks before arrival. A cheque for £250 will also be held (But not cashed) to offset any major breakages. Prices are in pounds but can be paid in Euro.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, as we know flight prices vary so much.

Notes on prices:
We only rent our villa as a 3 bed property in May, June and September. In July and August we only rent it as a 5 bed villa. If heating should be required there would be an additional cost.

A 10% discount will be given for the second week of a two week booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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