Casa Pinhal – Waterfront Villa near Porto

New added to the house
Canoe – Stand Up Paddle Boards – 3 Bikes

Please have a look at our video of the house and the local area

With a unique location in the heart of a natural park ( Parque Natural do Norte de Portugal ) Casa do Pinhal sits in a tranquil narrow strip full of pine trees between the beach and the river Cavado.

The house has a unique location in that on one side it borders the river Cavado, and on the other side you stroll through pine trees which opens up to huge expanse of have miles of sandy, unspoiled, and never crowded beaches.

The villa is well thought out and provides great ‘indoor/outdoor’ flow and is set in gardens with more than 1/2 acre of well manicured gardens -with a swimming pool!

Casa do Pinhal, has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms PLUS an Annexe in the garden with a further bedroom (Bunk Beds) and en-suite shower-room.

There is a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen ( dishwasher, nespresso machine, and all the usual kitchen appliances ). There is also a separate annex room for laundry with washing machine, iron etc

There are 3 double bedrooms with double beds, all with en-suite, and there 2 twin bedrooms sharing the a family bathroom and finally there is a bedroom ‘annexe’ in the garden with Bunk-beds and en-suite shower-room


Wireless internet available.

Cable TV with a large flat screen, hi-fi with ipod connection, radio tuner, cd and dvd player

We provide all the linen, towels, beach towels and EVEN bath robes for 10-12

Beach Cafes, Restaurants and grocers store all a few minutes walking distance.

Distance from Porto Airport – 25-30 minutes almost all motorway!

Nearby; Apulia – Great fish restaurants

(Fão) 10 minutes walk – restaurants

Distance from nearest town (Esposende) 20 minutes

Walking distance – 2 Great ‘Discotheque’ open in Peak season – Bibi and Pasha; friendly and eclectic mix of guests from 21-65!!

Sea La Vie

Welcome to ‘Sea la Vie’
This one of best beachfront holiday villas available for private rentals in the region!
The large spacious villa enjoys a wonderful beachfront position with its own private gate giving direct access to the beach.
A mere 25 minutes away by car from Porto International airport ‘Sea la Vie’ is conveniently located easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets etc.
Locally you can enjoy a long list of activities including; wind surfing, kite surfing, surfing, jet skis, golf, and horse riding.
In addition, within only an hour you can enjoy day trips to Porto, Braga, Viana Do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Barcelos, Douro Valley vineyards AND even Galicia in Northern Spain.
We offer a number of services to make your trip even more memorable;
Home Chef
Wine tasting at the house
Wine pairing and dinner
Transfers from the Airport
Day Trip Excursions to the wineries and/or historic sites
Boat Trips on the Douro River (optional lunch on board)

This is truly a wonderful place to enjoy your holidays with family and/or friends.
The house is set in its own large private secluded gardens.
There is a wonderful swimming pool – 8m x 8m and is heated (Free of Charge) at 26-29 degrees from May until end of October.

The house is presented as a 7 bedroom (Sleep 14) configuration.
House Description
The complete house consists of the following;
3 lounges – 2 of which are on the upper floor and have sea views and a balcony
2 kitchens – fully equipped
2 dining rooms – can seat from 10-14 persons
7 bedrooms
Bedroom 1 – Double Bedroom with en-suite – long sofa chair – balcony – sea views – hammock!
Bedroom 2 – Double Bedroom – en-suite
Bedroom 3 – Double Bedroom – en-suite
Bedroom 4 – Double Bedroom – en-suite
Bedroom 5 – Twin bedroom – en-suite – balcony
Bedroom 6 – Twin bedroom – connecting bathroom with Bedroom 4 (Perfect ‘Family Suite’)
Bedroom 7 – Twin bedroom – shares a bathroom with Bedroom 3 – but has its own separate WC


Games room – table football
Fabulous Tall Multi Speaker Sound Systems in all the lounges
Wifi throughout
X-Box – just bring your games
Large Screen TVs with multi channels and many English speaking channels

Large Outdoor HEATED Pool
Sun Loungers and seating for 14
Sheltered Eating Area for Outside Meals
The house remains cool even in the summer due to  its coastal location – that is why there is no air-conditioning – we have never needed it. However we can provide room fans if required 🙂

Casa Regina

A wonderful luxury home only 35-40 minutes from Porto facing onto the waterfront and only a few minutes easy walk to the superb unspoilt white sandy beaches of Torreira.

For those travellers who really appreciate luxury surroundings, quality furniture & paintings, high quality equipment (for example Bang & Olufsen TV and Stereo) then you have chosen the right holiday home.

Torreira is a cute seaside town, with good restaurants, cafes and a fabulous long white sandy beach.

Nearby is the small city of Aveiro, often ‘cheekily’ called the ‘Portuguese Venice’ with its myriad of internal waterways and the iconic boats that travel within (see pictures)

There is plenty to do, in the area, water-sports, fishing, cycling, boating, eating, drinking, etc.
It’s location is also ideal as a base to tour around the country with visits to Coimbra, Porto, Braga and Figueira do Foz easily reachable as day trips.

This lovely villa is presented all on one level. It is comprised of 4 bedrooms and a large office/ study. There is also (upon request)a spare bedroom normally used for the housekeeper (ideal for a single adult or child)
The large comfortable lounge has a fireplace and is well equipped with a Bang and Olufsen CD player & TV.

On the other side of the lounge area is ‘quiet’ corner – this is ideal for you to sit and read or play one of the multitude of board games (for example chess,checkers,cards etc) that we provide.
As you can see from the photos there is an elegant dining area with lovely art and comfortable seating for up to 10 guests

The kitchen is VERY well equipped with everything that you might need to prepare some delicious meals at home for your friends and family

There are 4/5 bedrooms available as follows;

Bedroom 1 – Master Bedroom with En-Suite
Large Double Bed -with TV and Alarm Clock/Radio – Dressing room/wardrobe
En-Suite – Wetroom style bathroom with ‘Spa Bath’ and separate shower – the bathroom is decorated in high quality marble.

Bedroom 2 – with En-Suite
Double Bed
‘Spa’ Bath with shower – decorated in high quality marble

Bedroom 3 – with its own shower-room
Large Double Bed
Shower room fully decorated in high quality marble

Bedroom 4 – with En-Suite
Twin Bedroom – more suited for children/young adults
This is the smallest bedroom with a single bed and there is also a good quality ‘roll-away’ bed (please see the photos
There is a bathroom with shower and decorated with high quality marble

Spare Room/Bedroom 5 (available upon request)
Single bedroom with single bed – idea for single adult or child

Study Office
The office/study is as per the photos – this can be ideal room for the kids or other adults to have their own independent space to watch TV and listen to their ‘own music’ – this room is equipped with a high quality Bang & Olufsen TV and DVD player
Also included in the study is a desk and computer if anyone needs do some work or just wants to browse the internet.

Outdoor Area
One of its major attributes is the wonderful outdoor space of the house. Beautiful well looked after gardens, with large lawns with seaviews.

There is a large pool that measures 12 x 5m. Throughout the garden and around the pool we provide you with excellent quality outdoor furniture and ample dining space for up to 10 people. There is also a BBQ provided. As you can see the pool and gardens light up at night, making this a fabulous place to enjoy your holidays and not even have to go out!

Beachfront Villa Vale do Lobo Algarve

Literally on the beach in one of the premier resorts on the Algarve coast – Vale do Lobo is a superb location for those that love the beach, nightlife & a private pool all at the same time!

Vale do Lobo is one of THE upmarket locations on the Algarve Coast and is only about 20 minutes from Faro International Airport

This private holiday villa right in front of the gorgeous clean well looked after beach and is only 2 minutes walk from restaurants cafes and bars!

For those of a ‘sporty’ disposition there is plenty to do nearby.

Golf, tennis, jet-ski, windsurfing etc is all available nearby.

House Description

All 3 bedrooms are en-suite. There is a double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms.

The house has air-conditioning throughout and with air-conditioning and has its own private pool AND a private gate directly onto the beach!

The Lounge is very comfortable and spacious for 6 guests and there is a separate dining room area with comfortable seating for 6 guests.

The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and there is a washing machine too. There is also a built in brick BBQ in the garden for those who like to enjoy a cooking a meal alfresco

There is ample outdoor table, chairs and sun loungers provided along with a sun parasol

Nearby on foot there is a good  selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

There’s plenty for kids to do, as well as the beach and watersports, tennis etc there is a miniature crazy golf and the excellent waterparks are only a short drive away by car.

All the pictures you see of the beach are genuine and taken diectly  from the house.

Other things to note

This is the Algarve – It is very popular with guests from Northern Europe etc. It is also very popular with the Portuguese People especially in July and August.

This means it’s very busy. That means lots of holidaymakers having fun and lots of local entertainment. If you are looking for a quiet ‘sanctuary retreat’ on the beach we recommend the following

Book my other beachfront villa which is on my profile and is in a very quiet cul de sac

or Visit in the months outside of July/August when it less busy and becomes very quiet and tranquil

OR choose another destination more inland and with less local activities.

We only want our guests to be happy and have fun 🙂