Villa Ava

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Nestled in the heart of Portugal's enchanting Ponte de Lima, this meticulously renovated original farm building has been transformed into a captivating villa, accommodating up to 7 guests across three cosy bedrooms. With its elegant living room boasting slate flooring and a functional open-plan kitchen, this villa offers both style and comfort.

The open-plan living and dining area extends gracefully towards an alluring terrace, creating an idyllic space for embracing the open air while relishing meals. Entertainment luxuries are at your fingertips, offering a repertoire that includes satellite TV, a harmonious music centre, and a DVD player, ensuring your leisure moments are filled with delight.
Conveniently positioned on this level is a contemporary shower room accompanied by essential restroom facilities. The fully equipped kitchen gracefully unfolds onto an exterior barbecue terrace, thoughtfully adorned with tables and chairs, inviting you to partake in dining experiences infused with the spirit of the outdoors.

Venture to the upper floor, where serenity and versatility define your accommodations. Here, a master double bedroom beckons, offering a serene haven for restful nights. A generously proportioned triple room boasting three single beds provides flexible sleeping arrangements to cater to diverse guest preferences. Another bedroom, adorned with twin beds, guarantees ample space to accommodate your companions. Completing the upper floor, a full bathroom and an expansive living area blend comfort with convenience, ensuring every aspect of your stay is met with grace. Elevate your perspective as you step onto the balcony, where the sweeping vistas of the Lima Valley captivate your senses.

Outdoors, the verdant tapestry of a meticulously tended mature garden envelops the property, creating an oasis of tranquillity. Numerous sunbathing terraces and a lush expanse of lawns invite moments of repose and rejuvenation, promising relaxation in abundance. An enticing barbecue area, skillfully designed, awaits your culinary endeavours under the open sky, igniting a culinary adventure. The private swimming pool, measuring 8m X 4m and boasting depths ranging from 1.00m to 1.6m, offers a refreshing respite in the midst of natural beauty. Convenience reigns with on-site car parking, ensuring seamless arrivals and departures during your stay.

Experience the allure of this enchanting villa and explore the wonders of Ponte de Lima and the Minho region from this conveniently situated haven. Your dream Portuguese getaway awaits.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There’s no fencing for the pool so be sure to keep an eye on the little ones
  • 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 restaurants and towns

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 Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Hairdryer Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV and fireplace
- Well equipped kitchen with dining area and access to a terrace
- Shower room

First Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, TV and fireplace
- Family bathroom
- Master bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with three single beds
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bedroom with two single beds

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated infinity swimming pool (8 x 4 m; depth 1 - 1.60 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Parking space
- Charcoal barbecue

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

Tourist License: 63825/AL


About the surrounding area of Villa Ava
Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes
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Nestled in the fabulous rural landscape of Minho, yet so near to so many thriving towns, Villa Ava is in the ideal spot to explore both the fascinating history and sublime view of the region, situated in Ponte de Lima, one of Portugal’s oldest and most historic towns, with a delightful range of shops, bars and restaurants among the colored squares and cobbled alleyways, and a significant market on the river bank every other Monday.

The country’s only National Park, the high nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is only 25-30 minutes 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 a 40-minute drive away, while the beautiful historic centre of Viana do Castelo is just 30 minutes away, where there are even sandy beaches! While the town of Braga, the capital of the district, is also only around 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 historic and beautiful town every day! Minho is a fantastic, mostly 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 rapid to travel by the domestic high-speed train line to the city of Braga, which will connect you reasonably quickly to Villa Ava.

With a vast coastline with the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a real paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try it 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 beautiful sands.

Read more about Minho

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(90 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport (Spain)

(66 km)

Nearest Village Ponte de Lima

(8 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(88 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante A Pombinha

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Avarias Bar

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl

(9 km)

Nearest Beach Praia Norte

(34 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(61 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 Ava is a fantastic choice for families looking for a rural retreat with plenty of space, facilities and nearby activities available for everyone to enjoy, both in the local towns of Ponte de Lima, Barcelos, Braga and Viana do Castelo as well as the sublime surrounding natural landscape.

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 while keeping an eye on the little ones.

In the surrounding landscape, you will find endless possibilities 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

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool


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 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? 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 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,154 £1,615
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £839 £1,175
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £1,267 £1,776
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £839 £1,292
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,154 £1,776
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £2,422
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,154 £1,776
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 £839 £1,292

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,246 €1,743
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €906 €1,268
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €1,367 €1,917
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €906 €1,395
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,246 €1,917
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €2,614
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,246 €1,917
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 €906 €1,395

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,327 $1,857
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $965 $1,351
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $1,457 $2,043
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $965 $1,486
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,327 $2,043
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $2,786
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,327 $2,043
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 $965 $1,486

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.


  • Très jolie

    on 03/09/2021

    Très jolie. Bien equipé. Excellent emplacement

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