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What Oliver loves…
- It is no surprise that this sensational, luxurious villa has been featured in the interiors magazine Architectural Digest AD Spain. The interior design is absolutely superb!
- You must visit Cambados and taste the local albarino wine. It is delicious and you will find plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area
- Location! Location! Location! With breathtaking, panoramic views, this magnificent villa is just a 5 minute stroll from the gorgeous Praia de Areas with its crystal clear waters and dazzling white sand
*EARLY BIRD 2023*
Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
Boasting heavenly panoramic views of the superb Praia de Areas, luxurious accommodation, sensational interior design and a wonderful, tranquil and secluded location, Villa Festinanzo is a prize pick amongst Galacian beachfront villas. This spectacular, contemporary villa has been featured in the interiors magazine Architectural Digest AD Spain and it is little wonder. Sleeping up to 17 guests in 8 spectacular bedrooms, Villa Festinanzo is super luxurious, stylish and offers a wonderful sense of chill and sophistication.
Areas is a very popular spot, close to Sanxenxo, the ‘Marbella of Galicia’, in the O Salnes region of Galicia, west of Pontevedra and south of the beautiful seaside and wine town of Cambados. It is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean in the estuary of Pontevedra. The beach is absolutely beautiful with Colgate-white sand and crystalline water.
Villa Festinanzo is built on the hillside, just a 5 minute stroll from Areas Beach which can be reached along a rustic wooden path. This beautiful three storey villa enjoys superb gardens, terraces and a stunning kidney-shaped swimming pool. The gardens terrace down to the sea with the pool on the lower terrace. When arriving at Villa Festinanzo, the main entrance leads to the top floor where five of the eight bedrooms are situated as well as three bathrooms and a study. Stairs lead down to the main living areas which boast French doors which open into an incredible west-facing porch and terrace. Here you can enjoy sensational alfresco lounging, dining and pre-dinner drinks watching glorious sunsets and the awesome sea views. The ground floor is home to the remaining three bedrooms and is independent from the main house. Again, the bedrooms boast French doors which lead onto a gorgeous, lush lawn just above the pool and sun deck area.
Interior designers have certainly waved their magic wands on the villa where its dazzling white walls and floors are adorned with colour pop accessories throughout. Gorgeous soft furnishings, contemporary artworks and modern, trendy furnishings catch your eye against the cool white canvas walls and floors.
The living and dining area is open plan in design. You will find brilliant red handles on the all-white woodwork matching colour pop cushions and rugs. Vivid blue enormous artworks hang on the walls and shelves are full of colourful vases, books and other items. The result is stunning. Leading off the living area is a well-equipped, dazzling white, streamlined, contemporary kitchen which opens to a side terrace where you will find the gas barbecue, herb garden and a seating area. The main terrace is an absolute delight with stunning alfresco lounge and dining furniture, all in white and rattan of course and decorated with colourful cushions. You will find day beds, rocking beds and sofas, all chic, beautiful and trendy. The vistas are astonishing.
The villa’s bedrooms are equally stunning, beautiful quiet havens where you will enjoy the sleep of kings. You will find doubles, kings, twins with the beds pushed together making enormous beds and a special children’s bedroom with a set of bunk beds and a single bed. Like the living rooms, the bedrooms are all sparkling white with colourful accessories and quality linens, each room with its own colour addition and flair. This villa is definitely 5 star! One of the bedrooms enjoys an ensuite bathroom, plus there are 2 exceptional family bathrooms, one with a bath and the other with a shower.
The superb, kidney shaped swimming pool is surrounded by sunbeds, parasols and a lush lawn, perfect for enjoying the Galician sun and the breathtaking surroundings.
What you should know…
- Three of the villa’s bedrooms are located in the guest quarters on the ground floor, independent from the main house
- The villa is beachfront with a very easy drive to Sanxenxo or Pontevedra for shopping and meals
- The outside space is incredible at Villa Festinanzo. Even though the interior is totally stunning, you will spend much of your time on the various terraces and around the swimming pool!
Beachfront, super luxury, stylish house with pool, spectacular sea views and a stunning decor, a mix of chill – out beach and casual luxury lifestyle. If you are a beach lover, a nature lover or a lover of design, you will love this house. It enjoys a privileged coastal setting at the top of a small hill with breathtaking sea views and gardens that terrace down to the sea.
- Master bedroom with double bed (140 cm), access to the garden and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king size bed (180 cm) and access to the garden
- Bedroom with two single beds (90 cm) and access to the garden
- Ample living room with satellite TV and access to a furnished terrace
- Open plan dining area for 10 people and access to the terrace
- Small well equipped kitchen with access to a covered terrace
- Guest toilette
- Main entrance to the property
- Study room with working desk
- Bedroom with bunk beds (90 cm) and a single beds (90 cm)
- Bedroom with two single beds (90 cm)
- Bedroom with double bed (135 cm)
- Bedroom with queen size bed (160 cm)
- Family bathroom
- Shower room
- Shower room
- Private fenced swimming pool (8 x 4 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Private parking
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Maid service (4h daily cleaning)
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Washing machine
- Pets friendly
- Sea views
Touristic Registration Number: VUT-PO-006279
Areas is a stunning area to the east of the delightful town of Sanxenxo. It is very peaceful with a breathtaking beach which is just a 5 minute stroll from the villa. Sanxenxo’s Praia de Silgar is a fine, sandy, busy beach stretching west from the town’s dazzling marina development in the middle of the sea front. Further west, towards Portonovo, the is another beach, the dune-backed Praia de Baltar. Sanxenxo is very popular with the Galicians themselves. Many residents of Pontevedra and Vigo take their holidays in Sanxenxo. Sanxenxo is spotless and offers great tourist amenities.
The Rias Baixas boasts many other sensational beaches including Praia das Rodas on the dreamy Cies Islands. It is consistently named among the best beaches in Europe. For an equally stunning yet less tourist-trodden beach, you can take a ferry to La Isla de Ons. It is also part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park and offers numerous beautiful beaches from pristine white sparkly sands to more rocky and rugged bays. There are three restaurants on the island specialising in seafood.
If you take a trip south to Vigo, you must try the oysters. Oysters have been famous there for hundreds of years, having been farmed on the estuary in the nearby town of Arcade. They come in fresh every morning to the oyster shops of Rua da Ostras plus there are many street stalls selling them.
Wine lovers will definitely want to visit Cambados. The picturesque small coastal town is packed with bodegas where you can taste and buy the famous albarino wines. The centre of Cambados enjoys 16th century renaissance-style squares, baroque facades, ancient churches and old granite mansions. On the seafront, you will find excellent beaches and a thriving fish market.
Also on the Pontevedra estuary, the village of Combarro is one of the most beautiful on the Galician coast. There are many rustic stone houses lining the seafont and horreos, traditional granaries built in wood or stone and raised on pillars. The horreos are sprinkled along the promenade and throughout the town.
Pontevedra is full of renaissance and gothic architecture, all finished in Galicia’s trademark gun-metal grey. The city enjoys many idyllic plazas and windy, narrow streets brimming with shops, cafes and restaurants. It is utterly charming.
Another popular place to visit is Ermita de San Sebastian on the Isla de la Toja. It is a dreamy place with millions of scallop shells adorning its beautiful little church. You may also want to explore the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail and Santiago de Compostela. This interesting city enjoys magnificent stone architecture and a famous cathedral. The skirl of bagpipes might make you think you are in Scotland. The town’s charming restaurants and bars specialise in fine delicious Galician seafood and local wines.
|Nearest Airport 2||
Santiago de Compostela Airport
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Vigo Ferry Port
Dos Mortos Beach
Toxa Golf Course
Pontevedra Tennis Club
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.
2022 Local Public Holidays
January 1st- New Year’s day
January 6th- Epiphany
April 15th- Good Friday
May 11th- Labour Day
May 17th- Galician Literature Day
July 25th- National Day of Galicia/Saint James
August 15th- Assumption of Mary
October 12th- National Day of Spain
November 1st- All Saints' Day
December 6th- Constitution Day
December 8th- Immaculate Conception
December 25th- Christmas
Xacobeo (Holy Year)
2022 is a great year to visit Galicia because it's the Holy Year! The Xacobeo year (pronounced sa-co-bay-oh) celebrates the time when the last stone of Santiago's original cathedral was placed, and an important priest decided on a feast to celebrate. When it is the Holy Year, the Puerta Santa (holy door) of the Santiago Cathedral remains open for pilgrims for the whole year, and its closing marks the end of the Holy Year. The Xacobeo year only happens every 5,6, or 11 years, whenever July 25th occurs on a Sunday, which is also the National Day of Galicia and Saint James. The Xacobeo year means that the Camino trail is busier than ever, and there are plenty of festivities to enjoy, so it's a perfect time to visit the region and explore what it has to offer! Check out the official website here to learn more.
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.
Villa Festinanzo is a wonderful choice for multi-generational family holidays or friends with children that want to holiday together. It is extremely spacious inside and out with various spaces ideal for children. The swimming pool will provide hours of entertainment and the beach is a 5 minute walk away. There is a delightful children’s bedroom in the villa with a set of bunk beds and a single bed. Such fun!
Praia de Areas is a fabulous sandy beach. Sanxenxo, close by, is family-friendly and offers many facilities. Its two beaches are very popular with good amenities. Elsewhere in the Rias Baixas, families can enjoy picnics by the river, river boat trips and river activities, hiking, horse riding or visiting other beaches.. Playa de la Lanzada is a fantastic, family-friendly beach with wide expanses of white sand, entertaining waves, surfing clubs and other water sports. You might want to research and book a surfing or kite surfing course. It is a perfect place to learn.
Aldea de Os Grobits on the Isla de la Toja is great fun for children with its little hobbit houses. You can walk to the Isla de la Toja. There is a small, well run aquarium at O Grove which gives children a good idea of the sea life that you can find in Galicia. Further away is the Illa de Arousa and the Carreiron Natural Park. It is listed as a special protection zone for heron bird populations and other birds. The island boasts some impressive beaches.
Children will enjoy fun days in Pontevedra, exploring the old town and eating a lot of tapas! The history is interesting and there is so much to do and see.
The Rias Baixas is a lovely location for a family holiday. The natural environment is very refreshing and beautiful, as are the beaches. There is a lot of varied entertainment to be found.
If you visit the famous Santiago de Compostela, you will find the streets and squares full of children, parents and grandparents. It is very welcoming and offers excellent entertainment with plenty of spontaneous musical jams and a lot of theatre and dance.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Fenced Grounds
- Maid Service Included
- Maid Service Included
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1,000 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4 pm|
|Departure time||10 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?||Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Changeover day||Saturday during peak season.|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted.|
|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, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Daily 4h cleaning included|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|Jan 30th 2023 - May 31st 2023||£13,783|
|May 31st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||£13,783|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Aug 31st 2023||£18,377|
|Aug 31st 2023 - May 29th 2024||£13,783|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024||£13,783|
|Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024||£18,377|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|Jan 30th 2023 - May 31st 2023||€14,755|
|May 31st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||€14,755|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Aug 31st 2023||€19,674|
|Aug 31st 2023 - May 29th 2024||€14,755|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024||€14,755|
|Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024||€19,674|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|Jan 30th 2023 - May 31st 2023||$16,047|
|May 31st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||$16,047|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Aug 31st 2023||$21,396|
|Aug 31st 2023 - May 29th 2024||$16,047|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024||$16,047|
|Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024||$21,396|
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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