Villa Amelina

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved


Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Nestled within the embrace of rolling landscapes, this enchanting farmhouse stands as a testament to meticulous restoration work undertaken by skilled local craftsmen. A symphony of artistry and care has transformed it into a sanctuary of serenity where comfort and beauty converge seamlessly. Each carefully curated bedroom and the captivating living room, which graciously unfolds onto a terrace, evoke a sense of cherished elegance, inviting alfresco dining and contemplation. For those seeking a retreat surrounded by privacy, or families with young explorers, the pool cottage beckons as the seventh bedroom, a hidden gem of seclusion.

Upon the ground floor, a splendid double bedroom resides adjacent to a shower room, offering a private oasis. The dining room extends an invitation to a covered terrace, where the sun's gentle caress mingles with the pleasures of dining en plein air. The tastefully adorned living room is graced with a TV, DVD player, and music centre, a realm of relaxation that seamlessly melds with the covered terrace, revealing vistas that sweep over the surrounding hills. The culinary heart of the farmhouse, a spacious and well-appointed kitchen, beckons culinary creations, while a games room with table tennis ignites playful camaraderie. Practicality intertwines with luxury through the provision of a laundry room.

Ascending to the upper floor, the master double bedroom, an ode to opulence, boasts an ensuite bathroom and shower room, a private enclave of indulgence. Additional double and twin bedrooms share in the embrace of their own full bathrooms, each a testament to comfort and functionality, providing a haven to recharge and unwind.

A tranquil haven within the cottage, a twin bedroom envelops guests with its own ensuite bathroom, an intimate escape. A kitchenette adorned with a microwave, oven, hob, and kettle elevates convenience to an art form.

Outside, a sunbathing terrace and emerald lawns await, spaces where time ebbs in tranquil reverie. The barbecue terrace unveils a realm of gastronomic delights, an alchemy of flavours enriched by the open air. The private pool, its form a dance of irregular elegance, sprawls across 12 by 7 meters at its widest embrace. Ample car parking facilities welcome guests, while the lush embrace of the gardens, interspersed with the enigmatic allure of private woods, unfolds myriad nooks for relaxation, shaded contemplation, or the vigour of morning routines.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The remote location is ideal for many, but some may prefer to be closer to amenities, with a short drive required to reach the nearest shops, restaurants and attractions
  • There’s no fencing for 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 BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Main House
Ground Floor
- Large living room with various seating areas, TV, fireplace and access to a terrace
- Well equipped kitchen with dining area and access to a terrace
- Separated dining area for 8 people and access to a terrace
- Games room with table tennis
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Shower room
- Bedroom with double bed

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom
- Bathroom

- Fitted kitchenette with microwave, oven, hob and kettle
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (12 x 7 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Private parking
- Charcoal barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair
- Hair dryer

Tourist License: 108947/AL


About the surrounding area of Villa Amelina
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes
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Nestled in the fabulous rural landscape of Minho, and between so many interesting towns and natural spaces, Villa Amelina is in the ideal spot to explore the fascinating history and sublime landscape of the region. 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 just 13km away. The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is just a 40-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 under 45 minutes away, where there are even sandy beaches! The thriving town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 50km 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 Amelina.

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.

Read more about Minho

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(91 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport (Spain)

(68 km)

Nearest Village Ponte de Lima

(10 km)

Nearest Town/City Braga

(47 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante A Pombinha

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Avarias Bar

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermache

(10 km)

Nearest Beach Praia Norte

(35 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(62 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

Villa Amelina 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 children’s play area ensures the kids can have fun in a safe environment, saving you any cause for concern. 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

  • Fishing

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games


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 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 16th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £3,495
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,745 £2,442
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,154 £1,615
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £1,919 £2,685
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £1,211 £1,696
May 17th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,831 £2,563
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £3,670
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £1,832 £2,563
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 17th 2026 £1,212 £1,696

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 16th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €4,160
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €2,077 €2,906
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,374 €1,922
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €2,284 €3,196
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €1,442 €2,018
May 17th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,179 €3,051
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €4,368
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €2,181 €3,051
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 17th 2026 €1,443 €2,018

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 16th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $4,528
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,261 $3,163
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,495 $2,092
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $2,486 $3,478
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $1,569 $2,197
May 17th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,372 $3,320
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $4,754
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $2,373 $3,320
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 17th 2026 $1,570 $2,197

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.


  • Highly recommend

    on 17/04/2022

    We absolutely loved the place and had an unforgettable stay. Beautiful spot with amazing views and very quiet! Perfect place to wind down and relax and have the best time with family and friends. Will definitely recommend you and hope to be back!

  • Magnificent

    on 27/10/2019

    The whole setting of the villa was magnificent, great sized bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms for the number of bedrooms. The pool setting was idyllic and use of the cottage by the pool meant we could get cold drinks/food with ease using the kitchen facilities without returning to the main house.

  • Beautiful

    on 06/07/2018

    Beautiful villa, vast and elaborate gardens, wonderful property, views, and local area. Would definitely visit again, and could accommodate a larger group.

  • Grande Tranquillité

    on 20/05/2018

    Maison particulièrement spacieuse et très bien équipée. Grande tranquillité encadre extrêmement agréable.

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