Villa Ava

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic

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Offering sublime views across the breath-taking countryside of the Minho region, Villa Ava is an original farm building which has been lovingly restored and renovated to provide the utmost luxury and comfort to six lucky guests.

Arriving at this sun-kissed, utterly romantic striking villa on the hillside, you will appreciate the tranquil location immediately. The driveway itself offers you a peek at the views to come, and as you make your way to the terrace alongside the infinity pool, your breath will indeed be taken from you.

As far as the eye can see, there are rolling hills of thick forest, vineyards and olive groves, with deep green punctuated only by the occasional terracotta roof of a nearby home, or a church spire.  

Within, you will find the beauty extends well beyond the exterior face. You enter to see the first of two utterly beautiful, elegant living rooms, complete with a leather sofa in front of the LCD TV, a tastefully colourful rug atop the polished wood flooring and a small table at one end. Traditional window frames fill with light as the sun streams in and brightens the charming interior.

The fireplace offers a conventional piece of warmth and class, with a fabulous array of local art and photography adorning the walls and a grand wood-panelled ceiling. The second living room, on the first floor, is similar, with cosy sofas in front of the fire and beautiful artefacts placed throughout.

The fully-equipped kitchen extends away from the living area and holds everything you need to prepare a feast, a snack or even a cocktail or two on a warm evening. Stone interior walls, a slate floor and delicate lighting, create a sense of history, while the large fridge/freezer, modern oven and all the latest mod cons add a contemporary finish.

On the first floor, you will find three sumptuous bedrooms, one double, one twin and one with three single beds, all of which enjoy sublime views over the mesmerising countryside! Neutral tones, soft lighting and wood-panelled floors and ceilings reinforce the luxurious atmosphere. There is a bright, luxurious bathroom on each floor, with a bath on the first floor.

In the fabulous garden, the panoramic infinity pool is a shimmering centrepiece. Overlooking miles and miles of vineyards, and out towards the picturesque town of Ponte de Lima, the oldest village in Portugal, you can enjoy endless hours of flitting between the pool and the sun loungers, listening to the cool songs of the birds and the rustle of the breeze through the leaves.

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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
  • Air conditioning is not available in this villa, but a dip in the delightful infinity pool is a great 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 Satellite TV Cable TV Working Fireplace

The Villa

Villa Ava is a Charming family villa with superb views. While immersed in the beautiful and exclusive panoramic pool, you can let your eyes wander over the immense plain that spreads out before you with extensive vineyards. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 7 people

Ground Floor
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Access to the patio & pool area

First Floor
- Master bedroom
- Room with three single beds
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom

- Swimming pool (8x4m)
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Outdoor lounge & dining area
- Large patio & garden area
- Covered terrace
- Private parking
- BBQ area


About the surrounding area of Villa Ava
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport


Nearest Village Calheiros


Nearest Town/City Ponte de Lima


Nearest Restaurant Restaurante A Pombinha


Nearest Beach Praia de Carreco


Nearest Golf Golfe de Ponte de Lima



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.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Terms & Conditions



These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €450 charged to client’s credit card at time of booking and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 11 am
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? No, Central heating is an extra €200 per week. Paid at time of booking.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price
Minimum stay 5 - 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Tax Included in the rental price
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 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 27th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2022 £774 £1,083
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £1,090 £1,528
Apr 16th 2022 - May 14th 2022 £774 £1,083
May 14th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 £1,092 £1,528
Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 - £2,123
Sep 3rd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £1,092 £1,528
Oct 1st 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 £728 £1,019

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 27th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2022 €862 €1,207
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €1,214 €1,703
Apr 16th 2022 - May 14th 2022 €862 €1,207
May 14th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 €1,217 €1,703
Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 - €2,365
Sep 3rd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €1,217 €1,703
Oct 1st 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 €811 €1,135

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 27th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2022 $1,001 $1,400
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $1,409 $1,975
Apr 16th 2022 - May 14th 2022 $1,001 $1,400
May 14th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022 $1,412 $1,975
Jul 2nd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 - $2,744
Sep 3rd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $1,412 $1,975
Oct 1st 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 $941 $1,317

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.

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