Casa Afife

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Villa/House Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Nestled on the outskirts of the serene coastal village of Afife, Casa Afife stands as an elegant countryside haven, offering a tranquil retreat just a stone's throw away from the charming town of Viana do Castelo. From Afife's pleasant micro-climate and close proximity to the inviting shores, Casa Afife presents a captivating option for a rejuvenating escape.

The property's history comes alive with the restoration of the former baker's house and distillery. These spaces have been transformed into a delightful games room and a relaxation annexe, offering guests the perfect entertainment and tranquillity. The wooden decked terrace, a part of the old distillery, affords uninterrupted sea views, making it a sought-after spot, often called the perfect evening retreat for a refreshing G&T.

Stepping into the main house, guests are greeted by characterful stone-clad walls, beamed ceilings, and generously shuttered windows. The interior spaces have been thoughtfully adorned with trendy furnishings, balancing modern elegance and cosy comfort. Each bedroom carries its unique style, showcased by contemporary floor tiling, offering a touch of personality to the abode.

The ground floor encompasses a spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area, a comfortable living room, a guest toilet, and a twin bedroom designed to cater to those with mobility concerns. The kitchen is a culinary haven, boasting modern cabinetry, state-of-the-art appliances, and luxurious marble worktops. Adjoining this is the dining area, with a generously sized country-style table bathed in natural light.

A step outdoors reveals an array of terraces, mature gardens adorned with vibrant bougainvillaea, and breathtaking panoramas. Numerous alfresco lounging spots invite guests to unwind, enjoy a glass of wine, and soak in the mesmerizing surroundings. The al fresco dining area is a highlight, providing an idyllic setting for starlit barbecues. The inviting 12m x 5.5m swimming pool invites relaxation, flanked by elegant loungers perfect for sun-soaked respites.

As the sun sets, the relaxation annexe beckons with its games and table tennis, offering a friendly space for evening entertainment. For those seeking a touch more seclusion, the adjacent charming cottage boasts a tranquil bedroom, a bathroom, and a mezzanine level ideal for accommodating extra guests or children.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Casa Afife is comprised three buildings, the main villa, a cute little cottage and the old distillery which is now a games and relaxation room
  • The ground floor twin bedroom is ideal for guests with mobility issues. It enjoys a walk-in shower in the ensuite and opens to a delightful terrace
  • This splendid villa offers the best of both worlds, a wonderful countryside setting yet it is only minutes from Afife with its beach and excellent amenities

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Parking Space

Main House
Ground Floor
-  Living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, DVD player and access to a terrace
- Open plan dining area for 12 people and access to the terrace
- Well equipped fitted kitchen with access to a terrace
- Guest toilet
- Luggage room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a private balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, sea and pool views and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, sea views and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, sea views and en-suite shower room

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, two single beds in mezzaniine level and access to a terrace
- Shower room

Old Distillery
Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, pizza over and access to a terrace
- Games room with pool table

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool (extra cost, see T&Cs) (12 x 5.5 m, 1.10 to 2.20 m depth)
- Large patio and garden area
- Grass football field
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Vegetable garden
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Stereo System
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine
- PS3 console
- Sea views

License Number: 9136/RNET


About the surrounding area of Casa Afife
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Casa Afife is located in a magical spot on the outskirts of Afife which is just over one kilometre away. Afife offers a good array of cafes, shops and restaurants as well as a stunning 3 km stretch of sparkling sand. The beach is absolutely fabulous but you can also hike to amazing waterfalls and trek along the mountains. It is a wonderful area for those that love the outdoors. You can ride horses on the beach or in the mountains.

Just south of the villa is the captivating, historic city of Viana do Castelo, a city offering a wealth of heritage definitely worth visiting. The pearly white, neo-Byzantine Santa Luzia Church presides over the city, sitting high on the hilltop in all its majesty. You can reach the basilica by climbing the steps, taking the car or riding the funicular. From the top, visitors delight in a gob-smacking view over the town, rated the world’s third most beautiful panorama by the National Geographic Magazine. Viana do Castelo’s compact historic centre boasts extravagant religious buildings including St Mary the Great’s Cathedral built in the fifteenth century, charming cafes, elegant plazas, incredible mansions and narrow shopping streets which open onto the banks of the Lima River. As well as offering architectural grandeur, Viana do Castelo also offers seaside charm. A little ferry takes you to the magnificent Cabadelo Beach where you can kite surf, bask in the Portuguese sunshine and wander along the wooden promenade.

Casa Afife is surrounded by nature in the glorious Minho region which offers wonderful activities including the Ecovia cycling route, kayaking along the Lima River, river bathing in Labruja, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga and birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos. Along with Viana do Castelo, there are some other phenomenal towns to visit.

Ponte de Lima is one of Portugal’s oldest towns which enjoys an atmospheric ambience and offers a wonderful cultural experience. The Ponte de Lima Bridge is 277 metres long, stretching over the beautiful Lima River. The Romans built the first five arches and it was then fortified and extended by fifteen arches during the medieval period. Ponte de Lima boasts two magnificent churches, Igreja da Misericordia and Igreja de Santo Antonio which sits across the river with its baroque styling. Largo de Camoes Plaza is the town’s bustling square with wonderful views of the Lima River and a good array of cafes, bars and restaurants. Ponte de Lima is the home of the famous vinho verde wine so you will certainly enjoy this in the square. Torre da Cadeia Velha is a tower which is part of the old Ponte de Lima wall. It is used for exhibitions and tourist shops. Ponte de Lima sits in glorious countryside with fabulous viewpoints. These include Miradouro of Saint Catarina which offers views of the river, Miradouro of Magdalene which enjoys views over the town and surrounding landscape and Miradouro of Bola da Pena which enjoys 360-degree views of the entire area. The gastronomy in the town is amazing with excellent local Portuguese dishes. Some restaurants enjoy gorgeous riverside settings. The town is surrounded by magical green landscapes and is a stop on the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.

The gorgeous town of Caminha, sitting at the mouth of the Minho River, boasts the ancient Torre do Relogio de Caminha, the clock tower which forms part of the old city walls built in the 12th century and is a national monument. You can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy fabulous views of the town. The Rua Direita or Ricardo Joaquim de Sousa Street is the cobbled main street in the historic centre. Another historic monument is the Igreja Matriz de Caminha where you can admire tiles from the 17th century. Visitors can take a ferry over to Galicia from Caminha.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(78 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport (Spain)

(73 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Caminha

(15 km)

Nearest Village Afife

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(85 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Sr. Bacalhau

(600 m)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Coviran

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Praia da Arda

(3 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(55 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


The areas of Minho extend from the Spanish border in the north, south to Porto and east to the mountains of Vila Real. It is a green and fertile area of rolling hills encompassing the great rivers Minho, Lima and Douro, and the National Park of Peneda Geres. The countryside of the region is typified by long, sandy beaches bordered by pine woods, picturesque villages nestling among vine-covered hills, and historic towns such as Amarante, Guimaraes, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, and Viana do Castelo.

The area encompasses a range of postcard-worthy landscapes and features that could almost be Portugal in microcosm: dreamy river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, beautiful historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, ancient religious foundations and mysterious archaeological sites.

Then there's the bold, sharp and fruity Vinho Verde to consider. This young wine is fashioned from the fruit of kilometres of vineyards that wind along rivers, over foothills and into Minho mountain villages.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Minho, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Check out our Minho Travel Guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Afife is very attractive to families with a gorgeous garden, an excellent swimming pool a superb games room and wonderful terraces. Families can enjoy diverse activities when staying here. Hiking, cycling, river adventures, horse riding and days on the beach are all thoroughly enjoyed.

You can take an easy trip down to Porto. The Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto are lovely. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia.

Casa Afife is just minutes from Afife’s incredibly long sandy beach. It is such fun. Other excellent beaches are Cabadelo Beach, on the opposite side of the Lima River to Viana do Castelo, Praia da Amorosa and Praia da Belinho. Cabadelo Beach and the neighbouring Praia de Luzia Mar are both very sandy, backed by low dunes and extensive pine forests. There are views across the river to the medieval city Viana do Castelo and the stunning Santa Luzia Church, perched high above on the hill. Children love taking the ferry across the river to stroll around Viana do Castelo. Among the regulars at the beach are surfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders. Children also enjoy paddling, swimming and hiring kayaks on the river.

Close to Ponte de Lima, the Bertiandos and S. Pedro d’Arcos Lagoon protected area is magical. There are wonderful walking trails that allow you to enjoy the unique landscape. Some of the trails are on raised wooden walkways that cross the lagoon. The wildlife is amazing and children are likely to see grey herons, mallards, common moorhen, little grebe and wester water rail. During the spring and summer, stunning water lilies bloom.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €450 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation two weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4 - 7 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available on this property.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 5 nights during low season. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €36 per night (to be paid to Oliver's Travels with the balance). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Tourist tax not applicable.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs First cot and high chair included in the rental price, please enquire before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £1,464 £2,049
Dec 17th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £2,615 £3,659
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £2,301 £3,220
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £1,464 £2,254
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,830 £2,818
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £4,146
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,830 £2,818
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £1,464 £2,254
Dec 15th 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025 £2,615 £4,025

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €1,585 €2,218
Dec 17th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €2,830 €3,961
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €2,491 €3,486
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €1,585 €2,440
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,981 €3,050
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €4,488
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,981 €3,050
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €1,585 €2,440
Dec 15th 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025 €2,830 €4,357

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $1,677 $2,347
Dec 17th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $2,994 $4,191
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $2,635 $3,688
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $1,677 $2,582
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,096 $3,227
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $4,748
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,096 $3,227
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $1,677 $2,582
Dec 15th 2024 - Apr 3rd 2025 $2,994 $4,610

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Fantastic holiday...great arrangements....perfect villa location & amenties

    on 21/07/2023

    Oliver's were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay The villa was ideal (location, facilities indoor and outdoor, condition) for our extended family requirements. Sergio was available and genuinely engaging and helpful with local information. We will definitely seek Oliver's help for future family vacations.

  • Very nice villa

    on 18/10/2020

    Very nice villa, well maintained in a very quiet place with an extraordinary view on the ocean and the forest. Everything is there: kitchenware, entertainment, game room, pool. Thanks to Sergio for his friendliness, his availability and his reactivity in our exchanges.

  • Immaculate villa with a super pool

    on 28/09/2020

    A beautiful villa that exceeded our expectations.We had a wonderful fortnight in this immaculate villa. The accommodation, grounds and facilities were perfect for our spread of ages (18 mths to 10 yrs). The super pool kept is all occupied most of the time. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. No complaints!

  • Ideal house for a family holiday

    on 03/09/2020

    Ideal house for a family holiday. Every nook and cranny of the house is charming. The surrounding space makes us forget the outside world.

  • The Perfect Place is Casa Afife!!!

    on 21/07/2020

    We enjoyed the marvelous house with its stunning oceanview and sunsets. Our kids enjoyed the pool, tabletennis and the gamesrooms with the pooltable, many competitions were played! We had an amazing walking tour through the forest of the mountains (a 30-minute drive inland) with the guide Agostinho DescubraMinho. We jumped into waterpools, natural crystal clear ice cold water, with beautiful waterfalls. A recommendation to do with your family. Thanks Sergio for all your help and information. We loved it and hope to be back one day!!

  • That’s 11 of us!!

    on 14/07/2020

    Excellent villa, stunning location and fantastic space and facilities. Do try the Restaurant Mariana. Great for families, and good value too! Thanks Sérgio for your recommendation. We've had a fantastic time! Loved it! Best hols ever! This place is awesome!

  • A refuge in Minho

    on 30/06/2020

    There are "cute" villas and then there are villas with unique locations, in premium locations and with an amazing set of services! We had the privilege of enjoying - for a week - Casa Afife and we have to tell you, it was perfect. Nobody has any doubts that we lived a unique time, they have been difficult months (they still are), but there are moments that give us back a smile on our face that lasts in time, those moments are usually spent with family and friends.

  • It's incredible!

    on 12/06/2020

    First of all I want to congratulate you on your project. It is incredible! You have given us a fantastic few days. We also thank you for your availability and friendliness. Everything was wonderful.

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