Villa Alexa

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Nestled within 3 acres of the enchanting Ponte de Lima landscape, this exceptional villa extends a warm invitation to its own expansive Minho Country estate. Set in the region's heart, tranquillity, space, and refinement define the ambience of this carefully restored 19th Century Farmhouse, artfully designed to offer a truly elegant and comfortable Portuguese retreat.

Every detail has been meticulously attended to, ensuring guests' inviting and cosy stay. The renovation effortlessly melds the allure of Minho Region's heritage and customs with contemporary furnishings and modern comforts. The original architectural elements, such as lofty vaulted ceilings, wooden floors, and stone balconies, have been meticulously preserved and rejuvenated.

Lower Floor: A double bedroom, accompanied by an adjacent shower room, is located on this level. An expansive games room, hosting table tennis, foosball, and a TV area with a fireplace and air-conditioning, amuses guests of all ages. Additionally, a gym and a laundry room are available.

Ground Floor: The ground floor encompasses a splendidly fitted kitchen with doors leading to the dining room. The dining area can comfortably accommodate up to 20 individuals and opens onto a charming balcony that views unobstructed valley views. The spacious living room, complete with sofas, an open fireplace, satellite TV, a DVD player, a music centre, and even a piano, grants access to the outdoor patio – an inviting setting for open-air dining. This level also houses five bedrooms, each with its ensuite bathroom and air conditioning. Three of these bedrooms, including the master suite, provide direct access to the lawn and pool area.

First Floor: A library graces the upper floor, offering a serene retreat for literary pursuits.

Exterior: The pool area is enveloped by abundant sunbathing terraces, lawns, and flowerbeds, with the pool itself measuring 12 by 6 meters and boasting depths ranging from 1.2 to 1.8 meters. For al fresco dining, an excellent covered patio and a portable barbecue are at your disposal.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The remote location is ideal for many, but some may prefer to be closer to amenities, with the town of Ponte de Lima just out of walking distance
  • There’s no fencing around the pool so be sure to keep an eye on the little ones
  • While there’s no air conditioning available, a dip in the pool makes for an excellent way to cool off!

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Lower ground Floor
- Games room with tennis table, footbal table, TV area and fireplace
- Well equipped fitness area
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Shower room
- Bedroom with double bed

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV, fireplace and access to a terrace
- Open plan dining area for 4 people and access to a terrace
- Well equipped kitchen with dining area for 6 people
- Master bedroom with two single beds (can be arrange as double), access to the garden and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds (can be arrange as double), access to the garden and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds (can be arrange as double), access to the garden and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds (can be arrange as double) and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds (can be arrange as double) and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Library with seating area

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (12 x 6 m; depth 1.2 - 1.8 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Private parking
- Tennis court
- Charcoal barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Air conditioning
- Cot and high chair
- Hair dryer
- Tennis equipment


Tourist License: 95192/AL

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Alexa
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes
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Nestled in three acres of private land among the fabulous rural landscape of Minho and between so many interesting towns and natural spaces, Villa Alexa is in the ideal spot to explore the fascinating history and sublime landscape of the region. The delightful market town of Barcelos is just a forty minute drive away, while the stunning historical centre of Viana do Castelo is just 30km away, where there are even sandy beaches! The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is half an hour away and hosts prehistoric remains, walking trails and rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles!

Ponte de Lima, 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, is a 5-10 minute drive away. While the town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about half an hour 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 Alexa.

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.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Aiport

(79 km)

Nearest Village Ponte de Lima

(6 km)

Nearest Town/City Braga

(35 km)

Nearest Restaurant A Caralheira

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub One Lounge Bar

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermache

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Praia do Cabedelo

(38 km)

Note

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.

ABOUT MINHO

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 >>

Kids

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

Villa Alexa 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. With both tennis and badminton courts on site exclusively for you, as well as table football and table tennis, you can be sure to rouse a little healthy competition between both the kids, and the big kids! 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.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Football net
  • Mini-football goals
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football

Extras

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 pick-up/drop-off

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? Yes, included in the rental price.
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 garbage 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? Not available on this property.
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 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £3,077
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 £1,661 £2,326
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,744 £2,441
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £3,230
Aug 30th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 £1,744 £2,441

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €3,663
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 €1,977 €2,769
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,075 €2,906
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €3,845
Aug 30th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 €2,075 €2,906

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $4,006
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 $2,162 $3,028
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,270 $3,178
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $4,206
Aug 30th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 $2,270 $3,178

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.

Reviews

  • Merveilleux!

    on 17/06/2023

    Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans la villa de Sergio. Il y a tout l’équipement disponible pour une location entre amis et ou en famille ! Sergio et Silvia sont très réactifs et répondent rapidement à toutes les interrogations éventuelles. Nous recommandons vivement

  • Excelente

    on 07/02/2020

    As nossas férias em Ponte de Lima foram perfeitas. A casa é excelente, muito espaçosa e com todos os equipamentos necessários. É perfeita para familias com crianças pela quantidade de actividades que se podem fazer. Aproveitamos ao máximo a piscina e a pista de ténis. Limpeza, organização e check-in perfeitos. Voltaremos a repetir de certeza. Obrigado & cumprimentos!

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