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

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

Filipe Pereira
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

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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São Pedro da Torre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • The bathrooms are all well-finished and with high quality fixtures. A selection of perfumes is available for our guests to use.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , This bedroom has a balcony with view to the front garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms are located on the first floor of the property. All the bedrooms have ample cupboard space and at least one chair.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • 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
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.


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Lovely luxury villa with private swimming pool, gardens and orchard.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 27 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A lovely spacious and homely Villa with great outdoor pool and BBQ area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this Villa for one week in August this year. We are a family of 9 (ages ranging from 20 months to 58 years of age).The Villa is situated in a small village called Vila Mea. The Villa was very spacious and homely (the pictures on the internet did it justice).Kitchen was well equipped with every utensil you can think of. Bedrooms are all very spacious with plenty of storage. Great fun was had outside in the pool and playing table tennis. Our Grandson who is 5 was really happy that he could play on the play station. A few evenings we had BBQ's and dined Al Fresco(so nice to eat outside in the warm summer evenings).On Saturdays in Vila Nova De Cerveira they hold the biggest Market in North Portugal which we visited and by chance there was a Crochet Festival which was very pretty and quaint. About 25 minutes away is a beautiful sandy beach at Moledo but beware the sea is freezing. Caminha is also a very pretty town with lots of outside dining and fantastic views. In Valenca (about 10 minutes away) there is a LIDL Supermarket. This is also a very nice town with lots of shops and Restaurants. In the other direction to the Villa about 20 minutes drive are another couple of reasonably priced Supermarkets. On our last night we ate in the Brasserie which is at the top of the road to the Villa. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Communication was sometimes a challenge but out came the phrase book and the Portugese tried very hard to understand our needs. Everyone we met were all very friendly and helpful. Filippe and his mother were also very helpful when we had a couple of queries and finding his Mothers Shop in Valenca where we had to pick up the key was very easy. Filippe was also vey kind in that he sent us a Welcome Brochure detailing everything to know in and around the surrounding areas. Our only regret was that we didn't stay for longer as we would of all liked to stay for another week to explore more of North Portugal's quaint little towns and villages.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Private, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Although our flight was delayed by 3 hours we were immediately put at ease by our host and the key pick up was made simple for us even though it was quite late.

The house is a time capsule with beautiful old furniture and rooms combined with more modern kitchen and bathroom.

The garden to this house is the Jewel in the Crown. Mature, quiet and well tended, it is the perfect place to relax and do nothing. The garden is completed by a very generous sized pool and a spacious outdoor cooking area. Every day we sat in the garden , we commented on it's tranquility and beauty.

While only one room had air conditioning and the WiFi was patchy, these were minor inconveniences and did not detract from the holiday.

I would highly recommend this house and this host.


  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely villa, but a struggle out of season

  • 3 of 5

It is indeed a lovely house. It is very well furnished and equipped. It is in a good location, within easy reach of spectacular local scenery, many interesting places to visit (eg. the fortress in Valenca, Ponte de Lima, Porto), and good value food and shopping on both sides of the border. In the summer, I have little doubt that it would be a thoroughly splendid experience.

However, staying there out of season (end of March) there were issues. We were unlucky with the weather, it is true - we had gales, driving rain and cold, with the temperature around 5 degrees below average. Even given this, though, we feel that it was reasonable to expect more. The house was colder inside than out when we got there - we suspected it had been empty all winter. The heating (which was mentioned on the house details) was not switched on and there was an inadequate supply of hot water. We flagged up that the house was too cold, which did result in a quick email response, encouraging us to use electric heaters. However, a current of more than 15 amps (3.5kW) would result in the power supply to the house tripping off. So we couldn't have the heaters on and cook anything, or put the kettle on. (It was also necessary to ring the owner to find out how to reset the power supply - it's behind the picture in the dining room.) Another minor thing - the grill pan was also filthy, so the first time we used the oven, the kitchen filled with smoke. And the gates to the drive were a bit psychotic, or at least could have done with more explanation.

Doubtless it is expensive to keep the house warm when it is largely unoccupied over the winter, but the house is showing signs of damp inside, so doing so would protect the house. In any case, the house was so cold that we came close to abandoning the stay there and decamping to a hotel.

Sorry if this sounds negative! As I said to start with, it would have been amazing in the summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Bilbao & Santander
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

São Pedro da Torre Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 2017_5
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017_6
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017_7
Sep 29 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017_8
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $194.96
Pet Fee $32.49

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 if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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