Portugal villa – comments page

Welcome to Portugalvilla comments page!!

We are dedicated, independent travel specialists living and working in Portugal with a combined experience of over 50 years in the industry. We offer a very comprehensive range of self catering accommodation throughout Portugal and we know the properties, owners and country very well.

We have been offering villa accommodation in Portugal for over 15 years dealing directly with owners. Portugal villa - self catering accommodation
We do not have any of the costs associated with tour operators so we can offer our clients very competitive rates. Our accommodation does not commit you to an airline or car rental company so you have the flexibility of creating your own vacation.

Arranging a holiday is a big decision, we want to help you to make the right choice and to make it a stress free experience. Our aim is to ensure you have a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable holiday in Portugal. To see a list of all the villas please visit Portugalvilla front page.

53 Comments to “Portugal villa – comments page”

  1. Haynes family says:

    This has been an excellent place to stay. We have all enjoyed the spaciousness and comfort. We’ve had a great time playing in the pool and reading in the garden. Thank you for your warm welcome!


    Stayed in Quinta do Ladario.

  2. Kate says:

    We loved the Santa Luzia cottages at Quinta Val Verde. The cottage was comfortable, the setting and surroundings were delightful, including the pool, the walk into town was pleasant and not far but the very best thing was the very helpful delightful people who looked after us and the property. An excellent find.
    Stayed in Quinta Valverde

  3. MS says:

    We had a great week at Quinta de Nabais – oranges, peaches, and lemons abounded, and the hydrangeas all over Portugal and at the house were in lovely bloom. Francisco kept the grounds looking lovely and was helpful in many other ways. Our group of 10 enjoyed the pool, the pool table, and spent many happy hours eating and drinking at the outside kitchen.

    Stayed in Quinta de Nabais

  4. J.M. says:

    We had a fantastic visit at Casa Roma! The villa is perfectly located for day trips to Villa Praia Ancora, Ponte Lima, Valenca, and Viana Do Castelo. Also loved exploring the small villages and waterfalls around Roma. The owner is a wonderful host, taking time to guide us through a hike in the area, inviting us for a drink, and welcoming us with a nice assortment of food and wine. The pool was also a great hit. Thank you for everything.

    Stayed in Casa Roma

  5. Ederyn Williams says:

    Villa Mafalda in Mindelo is a truly wonderful place for families and large groups. It is very well equipped, with a nice pool, games room, large garden and lots of excellent childrens’ toys. It is also very quiet, being at the end of a cul-de-sac with woods around, yet only five minutes walk to the shops and 10 to the beach. We really enjoyed our stay, and thank Portugal Villas and the owner for such a great villa.

    Stayed in Villa Mafalda

  6. J. S. says:

    A unique chance to stay in a gracious, historic family home in a magnificent setting with views, lawns, delightful gardens and a secluded swimming pool. Sr Menezes is a very generous host who speaks excellent English and is keen for people to enjoy their stay – even more remarkable given we turned up with 5 children under 10 years of age. The house includes the option of a housekeeper/cook who, for a very reasonable price, cooks excellent Portuguese cuisine either for your whole stay or on demand.


    Stayed in Quinta da Povoa

  7. Linda Blackwell says:

    We booked not really knowing what to expect of a ‘communal’ property & this place ended up being our most favourite accommodation on our 2 week stay in Portugal. The old renovated cottage with double ensuite suited the two families perfectly. Jose was the perfect host and kindly showed us around the grounds of the manor. We felt so at home there. looking over the terrace at breakfast was another treat. The manor had close access to beaches ,supermarket and a few restaurants if you had a car. We truly enjoyed the local walks and those further afield suggested by Jose.
    The most tricky issue was finding the house in the first place, with our gps which sent us on an impossible access route- be sure to get instructions and young Or old,you will have the most enjoyable stay.
    Stayed at Quinta da Boa Viagem

  8. A.S. says:

    We would like to thank the owner for the opportunity to stay at
    his wonderful village! We really enjoyed the comfortable house and
    garden. We are still inspired by land, people, very good wine and food
    of Portugal. Your country is most surely the place to recommend to our
    friend and families to visit. Moreover, we will back as soon as possible!

    Stayed in Villa Mafalda

  9. Leslie Barron says:

    A wonderful place to stay. The accommodation was beautiful, and well equipped. The gardens were tranquil, with fine views. and the hospitality warm and friendly. We really enjoyed staying.
    Stayed in Quinta da Boa Viagem

  10. J.F. A says:

    Superb character property with a garden paradise and a great view


    Stayed in Quinta da Povoa

  11. Helen and Jeff says:

    We loved staying in this charming old cottage, full of character, with a beautiful view from our balcony over the lush farmland leading down to the Lima River. Each morning we took a scenic stroll through the quiet country lanes before a delicious breakfast was delivered to our balcony. Jose, our host, was very friendly and helpful. The historic town of Ponte de Lima, with winding streets, lovely gardens and its famous stone bridge, is a 10 minute drive away. Highly recommended.
    Stayed at Torre de Refoios

  12. Iveta Golubovska says:

    Very charming place with history. Bedrooms and living room very nice and stilish. Owner very kind. Place with atmosphere.
    Very nice garden but it requres more time and attention and money of course. Probably there is need for more money from European Union to restore it.

    But in generally I may say only the best.Iveta

    Stayed in Quinta da Boa Viagem

  13. Nilesh Desai says:

    Our group spent a week at Quinta da Varzea de Cima at the end of August.
    The villa itself is truly amazing – words cannot do it justice. The owner and family were also incredible; friendly and so accommodating. Nothing seemed too much trouble and even our non-existent Portuguese language skills did not cause too much of a problem.
    The villa is huge and well equipped. We were able choose to eat in a dining room appropriate to our “mood”.
    The pool area is also superb – with separate changing facilities that would rival some leisure centres!
    The villa was easy to reach from Porto airport (approximately 75 minutes) and the closest town was around 5 kilometres away with good supermarket (Intermarche). A car (or taxi) would be required given the hilly nature of the area.
    I have only good things to say of the whole experience with Portugal Villas and the property and owners. I would most definitely recommend their thorough and professional services.


    Stayed in Quinta da Varzea de Cima

  14. Helena Madeira says:

    Torre de Refoios
    We’ve stayed in one of Torre de Refoios cottages and we have enjoyed it a lot.
    The owner and family were very welcoming and provided much information and history about the area; the cottages were beautifully restored and spacious enough for 3 (with an extra bed in living room); the place was quiet and the surroundings very nice. A nice way to enjoy true portuguese hospitality! Recomended!

    Stayed in Torre de Refoios

  15. Alexis Lockhart says:

    Very pleasant holiday. Nunu made us feel very welcome and could not have been more helpful with suggestions of places to visit restaurants etc. The children spent hours and hours in the pool and had a very enjoyable time. The cottage was a great mix of rustic building yet with ample facilities with a great terrace for eating al fresco. The maid service each day was great bonus, leaving clean towels, making the beds and a quick tidy without being intrusive. Would certainly recommend.

    Stayed in Quinta da Alcaidaria-Mor

  16. Jim and Susan Fisher says:

    We have just returned from a fantastic holiday with our family of 14 including all our children and grandchildren. We took both Casa Roma and Upper Roma for three weeks during August 2010.

    The location is more or less perfect, extremely quiet, close to the Atlantic coast and swimming in the sea and with a river more or less running right through the property with rock pools for swimming and waterfalls for viewing. You are also close to Spain and fabulous fish restaurants in A Guarda, a 25 minute excursion. Trips to Porto, and other equally appealing villages and towns are all readily accessible. Walks in the National Park are short distances away.

    The two farmhouses are just the right level of sophistication for a large and varied family. Older members can find quiet places to read while the younger ones can use the outdoors with pool and make whatever noise they want without disturbing the neighbours. The houses are well-enough equipped although you may find that the top to the pan you want to use will be found in the other house.

    The owner was more than helpful with suggestions and support for our local tours and midweek arranged a wonderful lunch for all 14 of us with a roast kid as the “piece de resistance”.

    Stayed in Casa Roma and Upper Roma

  17. Mark says:

    We stayed at Quinta da Varzea de Cima in August. It is a superb property which the website pictures don’t do justice to. There is tons of space, all the rooms and kitchens are well equipped and outside is spacious and very private. The changing rooms for the pool were better than some apartments I have stayed in.
    Has 6 bedrooms so excellent for large parties. The only negative is that the entrance to 4 bedrooms are outside the house due to the layout so if you have small kids in a group, bear that in mind. No problems if all couples or older kids though. 4km to town centre that has taxis if needed.

    Stayed in Quinta da Varzea de Cima

  18. Gill Clancy says:

    We enjoyed near perfect accomodation at Santa Luiza. We were looked after extremely well from a distance – we had privacy, peace and a beautiful apartment. All facilities were very good – a well equipped kitchen, lounging and dining outside furniture, good firm bed and excellent daily service by the staff. There were also wonderful views and a beautiful pool. Excellent. Thank you

    Stayed in Quinta Valverde

  19. Th.DC says:

    Nous avons passé un trés agréable séjour a Casal dl Outeiro
    Maison simple dans un environnemnt calme et idéalement situé pour visiter les sites les plus intéressants de la région : Bom Jesus, Queluz, Guimaraes, vallé du Douro, Villa Real,…
    Propiétaire trés sympathique et généreuse
    Un endroit idéal ou nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour

    Stayed in Casal de Outeiro

  20. Luis Avila says:

    We spent two weeks at CASA DE ALEM near Paredes de Coura. We wish to thank the owners for their care. The house is, not only perfectly located to visit most villages of north Portugal, but the sourroundings of the house are great. For lovers of walking and cycling the house is in the miiddle of wonderful tracks and paths climbing to hills with astonishing views. In less than 45 minutes you can reach beautiful beaches or visit places like Viana do Castelo, Valença do Minho, Ponte da Barca, Ponte de Lima. Porto is just one hour motorway.
    The house has lovely views and is the place to relax.
    Congratulations!!

    Stayed in Casa de Alem

  21. F F says:

    Thank you for organising our stay at Quinta da Nabais in July 2010. The Villa is a very attractive, private and extremely spacious, traditional Portuguese house which accommodated our group of 9 easily and also very comfortably. The Villa is short of nothing in equipment and the garden and pool lovely. We particularly liked the extra barbeque and fully equipped kitchen next to the pool. Our en-suite bedroom was lovely too with a terrific view across the valley. There were a number of good restaurants nearby which we sampled and Ponte de Lima is a very charming and also historic village from where the whole of Northern Portugal and Galicia can be reached on day trips with a hire car.

    Stayed in Quinta de Nabais

  22. Colleen Laybourne says:

    We enjoyed a wonderful week at Casa Oliveiras de Santa Comba in July 2010, house is beautifully kept, superb bedrooms and bathrooms, lovely lounge and pool area, plus cottage in garden.

    The house is close to Ponte de Lima which is a stunning old town with good amenities for shopping, eating a sight seeing.

    We would certainly return for another holiday with all the family.

    Stayed in Casa Oliveiras Santa Comba

  23. Garland Wilson says:

    At Casa Sao Cristovao for the month of June 2010. On a lovely quinta that raises grapes and olives. The quinta has been in the same family since 1640. The Owner makes his own wine on the premises and distributes to family and friends. The Barbosa family is most hospitable
    and helpful and speak excellent English. The Casa has three apartments; a three bedroom guest house and a 5 bedroom guesthouse, all with ensuite baths. All are clean and comfortable. Quinta is near Viana do Castelo which is a lovely coastal town and convenient to other historic towns in the North……Ponte de Lima; Santiago, Spain; Braga. Restaurants are driving distance but you will need a car to visit all the historic places near by.


    Stayed in Casa Sao Cristovao

  24. Carol McCarthy says:

    We are just back from a fabulous holiday with family and friends in Northern Portugal. We stayed in Quinta de Nabais and were personally greeted by Snr Edgar Flores and his lovely wife. They made us so welcome to their beautiful, charming 16th century villa. Neither kids nor adults ever wanted to leave. A gorgeous pool with diving board and slide, a flood light tennis court, table tennis, snooker, outdoor kitchen with bbq and wonderful gardens with all sorts of shaded hiding spots. And of course the hammock. We loved it and couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    If you fancy exploring, Pont de Lima, Viana do Castelo, Barcelos, Braga and Valenca are all worth a look.

    Many thanks to Sue and Clara in the Portugalvilla office for looking after us so well.

    We will definitely go back to this delightful, unspoilt region of Northern Portugal

    Stayed in Quinta de Nabais

  25. A.B. says:

    We and our family want to tell you how much we enjoyed being at Quinta de Nabais. There were so many things to do for the younger part of the family. Our grandchildren wanted to stay another “million weeks”.
    The garden, with all the flowers, was really a delight for our eyes. We didn’t expect the weather to be as fine as it was. We got four days of sunlight and one of the days the temperature was as high as 30 degrees C.
    Fantastic!
    We’ve told a lot of friends about our stay at your beautiful and well-equipped house.
    Luckily enough we have taken a lot of photos, so we can enjoy Quinta de Nabais over and over again.

    Stayed in Quinta de Nabais

  26. D.L. says:

    We have booked Quinta de Nabais in June. Some of the party have been to this quinta before.

    We are all looking forward to the visit to the house and the beautiful north of Portugal.

    Stayed in Quinta de Nabais

  27. S. S. says:

    I stayed at Casa Santa Margarida in August and would like to say how much my family and I enjoyed our visit. The area is beautiful and the hosts, Mr and Mrs Barbosa, could not have been kinder or more helpful.

    Stayed in Casa Santa Margarida

  28. R.J.M.A. says:

    Thank you for letting us share and experience your home, Casa da Bouca Velha, it is one not easily forgotten. Swimming in yours affinity pool with its breathtaking views was wonderful, especially enjoyed by my daughter, every minute of the day.
    We can honestly say that this is one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever taken. As always, it is sad it has come to an end.
    The restaurants were terrific.

    Stayed in Casa da Bouca Velha

  29. G. N. says:

    I was looking for a holiday that I would always remember as something special, and was amazed by the fantastic accommodation at Casa do Olival, it is not a villa, it is a beautifully cared for house, that is presented in such immaculate fashion. It was hard to leave the house and its surroundings to travel to the other towns near by. However, the local area did not let us down, and the Minho area proved to be what you would envision “the real” Portugal to be like. Still largely unspoilt by foreign tourism, there are some truly wonderful places to visit. If you are thinking of going to Portugal, do contact the team at Manor Houses of Portugal Promotions before you do anything else, as I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Stayed in Casa do Olival

  30. P.B. says:

    We spent a lovely week in your beautiful house. The atmosphere is very intimate and relaxing. We really felt ‘at home’! We enjoyed the garden, the view and your music collection. Every day we took a swim in the pool, no matter what weather. Of course we also went to the beach, Afife was our favourite! We made several trips to the surrounding villages – this is a beautiful part of Portugal. Thanks for your hospitality! We and our grandparents had a wonderful time.

    Stayed in Casa do Pinhal