Villa Anisa

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Perched majestically in an elevated position and cocooned within expansive, meticulously manicured grounds, this epitome of a "Minhota" granite stone dwelling stands as the magnum opus of a painstaking renovation project, its final brushstroke masterfully applied in May 2010. A veritable haven, it harmoniously melds panoramic vistas and untouched natural landscapes with an opulent embrace of modern amenities, all while serving as the perfect vantage point for exploring the idyllic countryside and the historic Roman jewel, Ponte de Lima.

Nestled within the lower level of this charming property lies a tranquil haven, a double bedroom exuding an air of serenity. It boasts an ensuite shower room, providing a private sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation.

As you ascend to the upper floor, you'll discover a culinary paradise that awaits your culinary adventures. This fully equipped open-plan kitchen is a modern marvel, featuring a suite of conveniences such as a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove, oven, coffee machine, toaster, and kettle. It beckons with the promise of delectable creations. Adjacent to the kitchen, a capacious living and dining expanse unfolds, with ample space to host up to ten guests. Plush sofas invite you to sink into comfort while the room is adorned with satellite TV, a DVD player, and a snug closed fireplace, offering warmth and ambience. For convenience, a discreet guest toilet is tucked away nearby. At the heart of this upper level, a set of inviting swinging doors lead to the pool terrace, an outdoor haven perfectly suited for enchanting alfresco dining experiences. This picturesque tableau is your stage for creating lasting memories.

Further exploration reveals two bedrooms on this floor, each adorned with twin beds and complemented by its own ensuite shower room. These private sanctuaries offer a cosy and intimate retreat for guests.

Venture beyond the main house, and you'll come across a charming cottage. Inside, you'll find a picturesque double bedroom crowned with its own ensuite shower room. A petite kitchenette, thoughtfully designed, provides the means to craft light culinary creations should the inspiration strike.

Now, step outside into the enchanting exterior of the property. An awe-inspiring sun-soaked terrace stretches out before you, conjuring spellbinding views that captivate the senses. An outdoor table, bathed in natural light, sets the stage for enchanting open-air repasts, where every meal becomes an event. The verdant garden sprawls generously, adorned with a manicured lawn and a tapestry of fruit-bearing trees, creating an inviting atmosphere of tranquillity and natural beauty. Nearby, a dedicated barbecue haven awaits, ready to host your gastronomic creations and gatherings.

Parking facilities are ample, ensuring convenience for you and your guests. However, the true jewel of the outdoors is the swimming sanctuary, a shimmering oasis measuring 8.5 meters in length and spanning 4 meters in width. Its depths range from 0.60 to 1.7 meters, extending an irresistible invitation to refreshing aquatic interludes and sun-dappled repose as you bask in the serenity of this remarkable property.

This idyllic property transcends description, inviting you to surrender to the enchantment of the Minho region, where modernity and nature unite in a seamless dance, crafting an iridescent tapestry of experiences and memories.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The remote location is ideal for many, on the cusp of a nature reserve, but some may prefer to be closer to amenities
  • 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 All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Main House
Ground Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the garden and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV and access to a terrace
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to a terrace
- Well equipped kitchen with  dishwasher, microwave, fridge / freezer, stove, oven, coffee machine, toaster and kettle
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room

Cottage
- Well equipped kitchenette
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite showe room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (8.5 x 4 m; depth 0.60 - 1.70 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Private space
- Charcoal barbecue

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


Tourist License: 14648/AL

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Anisa
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes
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Nestled in the fabulous rural landscape of Minho, the nearest village to Villa Anisa is around 4km away, where you will find small shops and cafes. Located between so many interesting towns and natural spaces, Villa Anisa is in the ideal spot to explore the fascinating history of the region, as well as the sublime landscape. The delightful market town of Barcelos is just a 30-minute drive away, while the stunning historical centre of Viana do Castelo is just 25 minutes west, where there are even sandy beaches! The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is 35 minutes east, 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 is just 15 minutes away. While the town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 40 minutes 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 Anisa.

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

(82 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport (Spain)

(72 km)

Nearest Village Ponte de Lima

(12 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(86 km)

Nearest Restaurant Rapasto das Lagoas

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Chusso Bar

(12 km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermache

(12 km)

Nearest Beach Praia Norte

(26 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(56 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 Anisa 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. 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)

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 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,180 £1,651
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £892 £1,248
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £1,298 £1,816
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £892 £1,372
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,180 £1,816
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £2,300
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,180 £1,816
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 £892 £1,372

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,274 €1,783
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €963 €1,347
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €1,402 €1,961
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €963 €1,482
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,274 €1,961
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €2,484
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,274 €1,961
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 €963 €1,482

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,346 $1,883
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,017 $1,422
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $1,480 $2,071
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $1,017 $1,565
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,346 $2,071
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $2,623
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,346 $2,071
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 $1,017 $1,565

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

  • Gorgeous Property

    on 15/08/2023

    Gorgeous property, Sergio is quick to reply to any questions. It’s clean and well stocked and the views are stunning..

    Only thing is the fridge door doesn’t close properly and there is no door tray to store milk etc in upright. We have wedged the door with a chair but not great in this heat.

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