Asturorum House

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

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Five-bedroom Asturorum House – with its large private pool, spacious areas and contemporary-cool décor – oozes luxury. The modern villa is set in a secluded enclave in the coastal town of Sanxenxo, Spain. From its terraces, you can spot four of the most famous lighthouses in Galicia – on Ons Island, the Cíes Islands and Capes Home and Udra – plus, you’ll get those ooh-worthy ocean views.

Thanks to its landscaped gardens – over 10,000 square feet, in fact – there’s of plenty of space for you to kick back and relax. On the soft grass with a book? By the pool in the sun? Beside the private heated pool, lined with cushioned loungers, there are chairs and an alfresco dining table, too. Put your feet up here with a glass of wine and take in the peaceful surrounds.

This villa was designed by a famous local architect, so you can expect clean lines and light and open spaces – courtesy of the well-thought-out layout and large glass windows and walls. A local artist put their mark on the property, too, which is evident in the mural paintings dotted around the villa.

Tech-savvy – there are electric blinds, motorised windows, plus a large television in the living room and the main bedrooms. One of the bathrooms has a hydromassage bathtub, so you can soothe those muscles while gazing at the Atlantic Islands National Park from the window. Oh, and did we mention there’s underfloor heating and air conditioning in each room, too? You’re welcome. Take your pick from two super king bedrooms, one king and two twin rooms – sleeping up to ten guests – which makes this villa perfect for families or groups of friends who are sharing.

If you’d like to eat in, there’s a fully-equipped kitchen plus an indoor dining table, so mealtimes are a real treat. You can pick up your fresh produce in Sanxenxo or try the restaurants there, serving local delicacies like fresh seafood. Asturorum House is a short 10-minute stroll from the nearest sandy beach, too, so you’ll have no issues working on that pool to beach routine.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Although the beach is walkable, the villa is set on a slight incline so it’s easier getting there than it is getting back
  • There other villas nearby, however the villa’s enclosed and is very private

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Seaview

The Villa

Peace & Tranquilty...easily achieved in a holiday villa like Astrorum House. Not only has the interior been padded out with the latest interior comforts, but the outisde could esily be mistaken for a mini Zen paradise!

Ground Floor
- Double bedroom
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully-equipped kitchen

First Floor
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Two Twin bedrooms
- Communal bathroom
- Terrace

Roof Terrace
- Outdoor furniture

Exterior
- Heated swimming pool, with Roman steps access (10 x 5 m, please see T&Cs)
- Awning
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Table tennis
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Iron

Tourist License Number: VUT-PO-000595

Location

About the surrounding area of Asturorum House
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Asturorum House is in a peaceful spot, overlooking the sea, in the Spanish town of Sanzenxo in Pontevedra, Galicia. This relatively untouched gem is different from other Spanish hotspots like Barcelona and the Costas, thanks to its green valleys, rugged mountains and wild beaches. Think bagpipes playing and baroque cathedrals, too – so, you might feel more like you’re in Scotland than Spain. Thanks to the villa’s seafront location, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved with watersports like swimming, snorkelling and sea kayaking, too. Sanxenxo Beach has soft sands and calm waters and is only a 10-minute stroll away.

For fun days out, you can head to nearby Pontevedra – known for its well-preserved old town and Gothic Santa María la Mayor Basilica. You can snap pictures of the historic churches and charming squares here, before sampling local cuisine in one of the bars and restaurants. Fresh seafood like octopus, or other Galician specialities like empanada gallega – a large pie usually filled with meat – are on the menu, and are usually washed down with a glass of the region’s famous Albarino wine. 

More worth-exploring cities include Vilanova de Cerveira and Caminha. You could also make tracks for Vigo, Porto or Tui. The latter is a Romanesque and gothic village that’s steeped in history.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport

(63 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Santiago de Compostela Airport

(85 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Portonovo Ferry Terminal

(3 km)

Nearest Train Station Portela Station

(24 km)

Nearest Village Vista Alegre

(200 m)

Nearest Town Portonovo

(2 km)

Nearest City Portonovo

(34 km)

Nearest Restaurant Meson Xerfa

(150 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Boavista Lounge Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercados Froiz

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Montalvo Beach

(1 km)

Nearest Golf A Toxa's Golf Club

(13 km)

Nearest Tennis CCD Sanxenxo

(5 km)

About the Region & Getting There

About Galicia

Like many parts of Spain, Galicia has its very own identity that has remained intact through its regional dialect and distinguishing culture. Although Galicia is recognised for its holy traditions, we urge budding tourists to also consider its astonishing green countryside & rivers and its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Occasionally you may even hear the gentle tootling of bagpipes, known locally as the Galician Gaita, along this northern corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

You're likely to fly into Santiago de Compostela, which is the capital of Galicia and is probably best known for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and its route. Many of the travellers embark on this journey by foot and tend to be mesmerised by this fine city at the end of their trek. Casco Viejo, or the Old Town, is a good place to end or even start your holiday. This area of the city is blessed with markets, restaurants, bars and buildings from a bygone era. After exhausting yourself in the busyness of the city, take a day trip to Praia de Rodas, on the gorgeous Cíes Islands. These small islands, accessible by boat from Vigo, Baiona, or Cangas, have been noted as having some of the best beaches in the world. It has to be seen to be believed!

Galicia is divided into four key regions: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and our favourite – Pontevedra. A Galician proverb states that 'Pontevedra gives water to travellers'. We firmly believe this to be true, as this particular part of Galicia has everything a traveller could need for an unforgettable experience and it almost feels like this city is constantly giving back. Whilst you holiday in Pontevedra you will realise that days are structured around mealtime. And why wouldn't they be? With some of the best seafood you will experience in Spain and the noteworthy Albariño wine, you may notice your jeans feeling a little tighter toward the end of your holiday. You will be glad to know that your waistline need not be a cause for concern though! Pontevedra is blessed with some of the best hiking trails, medieval monasteries, estuaries, and valleys within Spain. Don't forget about the coastline either! Rarely you will you find so many empty beaches, so make the most of this privacy and just embrace the nature around you.

Galicia is still an unspoilt part of the world. It has everything a diverse group of friends & family need to have a glorious adventure.

 

Getting There

Galicia is served by either Santiago de Compostela Airport, A Coruña Airport, or Vigo Airport. Various train lines connect the main cities and towns of Galicia to other destinations in Northern and Central Spain. Hop on and enjoy the view from your comfy seat; there's even a Galician Tourist Train pass! This discounted rail pass gives you access to various rail routes created by the Galician Regional Government and based on key elements of the region. Follow the Lighthouse Route along the northern coastline and stop to admire the lighthouses and gorgeous sea views, or hop on and follow one of the Ribeira Sacra Wine Routes to visit the lovely towns and wineries where acclaimed Galician wines are made and enjoyed. Check out the government website to grab your pass and plan your trip!

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London with easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling, and many others. Although, travellers should be aware that Vigo Airport only receives domestic flights, so a stopover is needed if you wish to travel to this airport. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

Kids

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

Thanks to its private garden, big pool and large open spaces, Asturorum House is an ideal choice for families with children. The villa’s only a 10-minute walk from the nearest sandy beach, where kids young and old can swim in the calm waters, and is also near to all the amenities of Sanxenxo town.

For fun family day trips, you can head into Pontevedra and explore the historic old town and pretty churches. Or, make tracks for other sight-packed places like Tui. At the latter, you can climb to the top of the mountain of Aloia for wow-worthy views of the Louro valley below.

You could also visit Dunas de Corrubedo – a natural park with a big sand dune that kids can roll down to reach Playa do Vilar Beach. You could also hop on a boat to Illas Cies – a footprint-free group of islands off the coast of Vigo – where you can swim and scuba dive in the surrounding waters.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Welcome Pack Included

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 charged to client's credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5-8 pm.
Departure time 10 am. If guests do not arrive at/vacate the property at the required times then a fee of €50/hour will be charged from the security deposit.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price and changed on Saturdays.
Beach towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and weekly cleaning included (Saturdays). 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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in the rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July and August. 5 nights during Easter and Christmas. 4 nights during June and September, respectively. 2 nights during other periods.
Changeover day Saturday during July and August. Flexible during other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is included in the rental price from June to September, weather permitting.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
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.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £1,238 £1,856 £2,475 £3,093 £2,982
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 8th 2024 - - £3,217 £4,021 £4,330
Apr 8th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,238 £1,856 £2,475 £3,094 £2,982
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - £2,722 £3,446 £3,897
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - - £5,227
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - - £5,716
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - - £6,174
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - £6,186
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - £5,543
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - £3,217 £3,836 £4,330
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 £1,238 £1,856 £2,475 £3,094 £2,982
Dec 4th 2024 - Dec 9th 2024 £1,238 £2,046 £2,855 £3,663 £3,897
Dec 9th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 £1,238 £1,856 £2,475 £3,094 £2,982
Dec 19th 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 - - £3,217 £3,836 £4,330

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €1,344 €2,016 €2,688 €3,360 €3,239
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 8th 2024 - - €3,494 €4,368 €4,704
Apr 8th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,344 €2,016 €2,688 €3,360 €3,239
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - €2,957 €3,743 €4,233
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - - €5,678
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - - €6,209
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - - €6,706
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - €6,719
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - €6,020
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - €3,494 €4,166 €4,704
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 €1,344 €2,016 €2,688 €3,360 €3,239
Dec 4th 2024 - Dec 9th 2024 €1,344 €2,223 €3,101 €3,979 €4,233
Dec 9th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 €1,344 €2,016 €2,688 €3,360 €3,239
Dec 19th 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 - - €3,494 €4,166 €4,704

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $1,456 $2,183 $2,911 $3,639 $3,508
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 8th 2024 - - $3,785 $4,730 $5,094
Apr 8th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,456 $2,184 $2,911 $3,639 $3,508
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - $3,202 $4,054 $4,585
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - - $6,149
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - - $6,724
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - - $7,263
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - $7,277
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - $6,520
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - $3,785 $4,512 $5,094
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 $1,456 $2,184 $2,911 $3,639 $3,508
Dec 4th 2024 - Dec 9th 2024 $1,456 $2,407 $3,358 $4,310 $4,585
Dec 9th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 $1,456 $2,184 $2,911 $3,639 $3,508
Dec 19th 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 - - $3,785 $4,512 $5,094

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

  • When we return to Galicia this will definitely be our first option

    on 10/08/2022

    I spent the last week of July in this property. The hous is spectacular, very well decorated, and in a magnificent location with the best views. All of the details are of the high quality and the kitchenware is the best.

    It is very close to Lanzada beach (my favourite in the area), and to Montalvo and Sanxenxo beaches. To eat, you have O Grove, Portonovo, Bueu.... you're in Galicia so practically in every area you will be eating well. Also, you have two good restaurants close to the house that you can walk to.

    To go out at night you have Sanxenxo which is just 10 minutes away by car.

    The owners (Patricia and Enrique) are super attentive to whatever thing you may need.

    When we return to Galicia this will definitely be our first option.

  • The ideal place to spend a few disconnected days away with the family

    on 21/01/2022

    The ideal place to spend a few disconnected days away with the family. Fully recommend because the owners are always on hand for whatever you need at any moment.

  • Great!

    on 03/07/2018

    The home is modern, comfortable and has great views. Owners are friendly and responsive. Great pool and outdoor area!

  • Love shows in so many of the house’s details

    on 26/05/2018

    My wife and I travel all over the place for food. Yes there is culture, significance, beauty and meaning to be found in so many places, but culinary tradition in beautiful settings is what speaks most directly, and certainly most often, to us. We love to cook and so when traveling we opt for rentals with kitchens over hotels whenever it makes sense. Sure we spend months researching and reserving the restaurants we want to visit, but we find the ability to source top quality local ingredients that we simply can’t get at home and prepare them simply ourselves to be as exciting as most any Michelin star. With this being said, we have stayed Asturorum House twice in as many years and I can say that it may well be our favorite all around rental experience we have encountered, anywhere, to date. The beauty and tradition of the region together with the high level of restaurants and incredible bounty of produce to be found in the area make it tough to beat. Asturorum House is modern luxury perfectly located to relax, entertain and simply enjoy the very best the region has to offer.

    Perched on quite hillside, save the occasional rooster or your own music, the terraced private pool and balconies afford secluded views of the ocean and surrounding area while still being close to the markets and restaurants that we most want to visit. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the house has ample room. That being said, for us we think the right balance for the flow of the space may be 2 or 3 couples or maybe 1 or 2 small families. The house was built with love by a significant architect in the region, who is also a close friend of the owners, and that love shows in so many of the house’s details. As much as one can say of the house itself, and others rightly have in all of the reviews, I feel just as much of the credit for the wonderful stays we have had here go to the dedicated and delightful owners.

    Patricia and Quique. the owners, have been so warm and attentive both before and during our stays at Asturorum House. From helping arrange packages and reservations ahead of our arrival to trouble shooting our needs and requests while we are there. On our last stay there, I mentioned to Patricia that I thought I was coming down with a sore throat and she thoughtfully showed up within the hour having picked up medicine for me. FWIW, I believe my throat was the start of something more serious and she likely saved our vacation… or at least mine (my wife loves me but even with me under the weather, it would be tough to imagine her not enjoying herself here). We wanted to show them our appreciation for all of their time and generosity and so we cooked for them one night and just had a wonderful time together. They were the perfect guests... even in their own house! We consider them both friends now and we look forward to seeing them and Asturorum House again before long.

  • Idyllic situation

    on 31/01/2017

    All equipment, furniture and facilities were even better than imagined. The interior decor is unique, simple and tasteful, the colours and paintings of a talented local artist evoking the nearby forests, hills and sea.

    A house designed to make the very best of its wonderful location. Extensive use of glass merges the concepts of inside/outside. Although it was winter we could sit anywhere , bath included, and immerse ourselves in the views.

    Idyllic situation looking over the village to the sea (beach 10 minutes' walk). With a restaurant (take-away possible) and shop across the street, we had no need of the car although there are many other attractions a short drive away.

    We thought it perfect in every way and hope to return to experience the pool and terraces in another season, although even in January the sunshine was superb, allowing us to sit outside for a drink.

  • This is a great place to stay!

    on 24/08/2015

    Asturorum House is a fantastic villa with wonderful views in a great spot. It's easily accessible to the many wonderful places to visit and the beautiful coast of Galicia. The owners were always very quick and thorough with their communications and helpful with so many other things we needed whilst staying, such as excursions and babysitting. We asked about hire of a table tennis table for our stay and they provided one for us.

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