Villa Alda

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Enjoying breath-taking views over the Lima valley, Villa Alda offers a rare opportunity to experience a beautiful fusion of traditional charm and contemporary luxury in a magnificent location.  

The bright living areas within are utterly modern, with subtle clues of the history of the building, including hints of the original stone appearing around the door frames. You are immediately met by the comfortable lounge area, with two sofas in front of the fireplace and the TV, with the delightful backdrop of vast patio doors leading to the terrace beyond. A dining table for seven sits alongside this, benefiting from the same flow of natural light and fresh air. The kitchen extends away from the dining area and has plenty of surface space to make meal preparation hassle-free and enjoyable. There is even a door directly to the garden here to allow in yet more fresh air and daylight to your daily life.

An elegant wooden staircase leads you to the first-floor where three of the four bedrooms are, while the fourth is on the ground floor, perfect for those with reduced mobility. There are four bright and modern bedrooms exuding traditional charm, including rustic stone interior walls, hardwood flooring and iron bedframes. There are two twin rooms and two doubles. Leading from the first-floor double bedroom is a fabulous terrace with a small coffee table, the perfect spot for an evening glass of wine. The first-floor double also enjoys an ensuite bathroom, while there are two more shared bathrooms, one on each floor.

The vast garden itself is a fabulous space in which to enjoy the magnificent, remote location of the villa. The spacious terrace, with incredible views, is ideal for enjoying your morning coffee in the fresh air. The private 8x4m swimming pool will be sure to provide endless hours of fun for the whole group! Old olive trees offer a scenic, shaded spot to enjoy a good book, a snooze or perhaps even a glass of the famous local wine, the Vinho Verde! Be sure to experience an al fresco meal as the sun sets in the distance to make the most of the rural location.  

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • While it is available on request, there is an extra charge for both central heating and pool heating  
  • There is a sofa bed for an additional guest, but it may not be to everyone’s taste
  • While there’s no air conditioning available, a dip in the pool makes for an excellent way to cool off!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa
Villa Alda is a typical house from northern Portugal, situated on the hillside of the Lima Valley provides excellent views across the valley. This rural location is ideal for those looking to get out and explore the many local nearby villages and towns

Ground Floor
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom
- Communal bathroom

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite
- Twin bedrooms
- Communal bathroom

- Private swimming pool (8mx4m)
- Lawn area
- Outdoor seating & BBQ
- Parasols
- Private parking
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Alda
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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The charming local village of Refoios will ensure your daily needs are met should you wish not to travel too far, while there is a local bar even nearer, at just 1.8km away, for a little tipple in the evening. Perhaps the best thing about this fantastic location is the proximity to the old roman town of Ponte de Lima, just 8km away. It is one of Portugal’s oldest and most historic towns with a delightful range of shops, bars and restaurants among the ornate squares and cobbled alleyways, and a huge market on the river bank every other Monday. The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is just a 25-minute drive away and hosts prehistoric remains, walking trails and rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles!

The delightful market town of Barcelos is just an hour away, while the stunning historical centre of Viana do Castelo is half an hour away, where there are even sandy beaches! The thriving town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 40km away and hosts many relics of the region’s diverse history. With so much on your doorstep, you can visit a new historical and beautiful town every day!

Minho is a fantastic, largely rural region on the northernmost Atlantic tip of Portugal, bordering the Spanish region of Galiza, with which it shares many attributes. Minho is perhaps most famous as the home of the Vinho Verde, a crisp, dry white wine (although as the name suggests, it is in fact green!) best enjoyed with a local fish dish.

Portugal itself is a small, fascinating country at the most Western point of mainland Europe. The capital, Lisbon, is known for its lively nightlife, with endless bars and clubs full of fun-loving locals and tourists alike, but also has plenty of fascinating history (check out Belém, jam-packed with monuments!) and undulating terrain, famously termed the ‘city of the seven hills’. From Lisbon, it is very quick to travel by the domestic high-speed train line to the city of Braga, which will connect you fairly quickly to Villa Alda.

With a vast coastline with the powerful Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a true paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try if for the first time. And for those less keen on surfing, the beaches of Portugal are still well worth a visit for their beautifully clear waters and fine sands.

Local Amenities
Nearest Golf Ponte de Lima


Nearest Shop Refoios


Nearest Restaurant Refoios


Nearest Village Refoios


Nearest Town/City Ponte de Lima


Nearest Airport Porto



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Alda is a fantastic choice for families looking for a rural retreat with plenty of space, facilities and nearby activities available for everyone to enjoy. The large pool in the garden offers a prime space for children to have fun and tire themselves out, while you look on from the comfort of a sun lounger, ensuring you have an opportunity to relax whilst keeping an eye on the little ones. A high chair can be provided free of charge to ensure a smooth trip for all the family, with minimal effort and maximum comfort – just how we like our holidays! In the surrounding landscape you will find endless opportunities for an active day out: cycle the Ecovia route, kayak along the exquisite Rio Lima, or experience the fantastic Serra D'Arga by mountain bike or a family hike.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Having your own chef cook at the villa is possible. Prices and menus on request and service is subject to availability.

Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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, to be paid upon arrival
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Central heating is charged at 200 Euros per week.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is charged at 250 Euros per week.
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights between 30/06 - 31/08, otherwise 5 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £858 £1,201
Sep 28th 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 £741 £1,038
Apr 11th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £741 £1,038
May 16th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £858 £1,201
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - £1,693
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £858 £1,201
Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 £741 £1,038

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €929 €1,300
Sep 28th 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 €802 €1,123
Apr 11th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €802 €1,123
May 16th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €929 €1,300
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - €1,832
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €929 €1,300
Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 €802 €1,123

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 19th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $1,024 $1,433
Sep 28th 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 $884 $1,238
Apr 11th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $884 $1,238
May 16th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $1,024 $1,433
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - $2,019
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $1,024 $1,433
Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 22nd 2021 $884 $1,238

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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