Arganil holiday villa rental with private pool, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace

29 reviews

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  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Quinta do Açor is not your average rental villa, it's our beautiful home that we let for some months the year . You can rent as a couple or bring your family and friends . You will have the whole property to yourselves it has no neighbors and the owners are not living nearby like a lot of rentals ! You have total privacy and peace ! You will find the house very comfortable and well equipped. It's secluded with no one looking over you , but within walking distance of the village, a restaurant, bars and beautiful sandy river beach and cafe. The villa is in easy reach of all the local amenities of the towns of Arganil and Tabua. The perfect place to sunbathe, completely relax and enjoy the stunning views of the mountains from your private twelve by five metre chemical free pool. There are so many different areas to choose from in sun or shade. you can really spread out and enjoy the space. On entering the villa you have a very large courtyard which leads to the very spacious outdoor covered second kitchen.

This has an electric double oven and gas 6 burner range cooker, fridge and dishwasher, this is where most people seem to get together and enjoy each other's company. Also to have breakfast, lunch or evening meals at either one of the two large tables, one under the shade of the grape vines and kiwis, or the one under cover with a ceiling fan for a cool breeze ! You can light the barbecue here or you can even get the wood fired brick and clay bread oven going and have a go at pizza making or slow cooking stews after the bread or pizza has done .

Around the villa there is free fast wifi, satellite and internet smart TVs. The villas inside kitchen has a gas hob, microwave and electric oven, a dishwasher, fridge machine, lots of kitchen appliances and a large table with seating. Just outside shaded by an umbrella is a large round table with a lazy Susan, another great spot for meeting up as the villa does give you a lot of privacy from each other too if you fancy it !

Accommodation consists of four bedrooms. Three very large bedrooms with kingsize beds, handmade mattresses, walk in wardrobes, luxury bathrooms with designer bathroom furniture, large baths and walk in jet showers. All the bedroom windows have insect screens and French doors leading to private seating areas. A further bedroom with kingsize or if needed twin beds , a private wet room and French doors, leads to a covered balcony area with table and chairs and ceiling fans . It is possible to set up a cot or another single bed in any room if wanted . Inside there are two lounges with lots of large sofas and quality soft furnishings. moving outside and up the lit granite stairs, there is a beautiful quiet large sun deck with sofas, pillows and shade sails which catches the last of the days sun. Here you have all round views of the villa , courtyards, the pool area, bar and through the lovely spacious grounds and gardens to the spectacular mountains in the distance.The bar is a large separate building full of character near to the pool but away from the main house with integrated bathroom facilities.Inside you have a good quality free pool table, various games including chess and darts, wi fi and a great sound system for streaming media . There is comfortable seating and bar stools . There is a long decorative bar with optics and mood lighting for any occasion, with ice maker and large drinks fridge. The bar also has air conditioning and fully folding opening doors to an outside terrace with a large table and chairs and a full awning. There is a fully equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier, irons, ironing board and an extra freezer. There are lots of areas all around the villa for shade and sun with more tables, chairs and hammocks where you can sit to relax or socialise. The property is set in spacious grounds with an organic vegetable garden and orchards, and is surrounded by a cork oak forest and miles of tracks. Perfect for nature lovers, with miles of countryside for walking, mountain biking, and other activities such as riding, kayaking and abseiling or as a base from which to explore the markets, historic towns and villages and to soak up the Portuguese culture.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Beds in other rooms: Double Bed 3 Single Beds
  • 4 En suites, 2 Shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

The owner and staff are available to help and advise to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You will be greeted upon arrival and provided with a full tour including information about the property and a welcome pack of local produce. There is an information booklet which includes details of restaurants, activities and destinations to help to make your holiday complete. The gardeners, Lucy and Caroline are on hand at least twice weekly, to water the gardens and to maintain the grounds, but will also change linen an towels once a week if requested. The girls are also very happy to provide any additional information you may require.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 04:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£170.22) €200.00

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Yes, smoking allowed

House rules

Smoking allowed in outside areas and bar using provided bins .

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Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 7 night
Changeover day: Sat

About the owner

Clive G.
Calendar updated:
24 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Jul 2014. Located in Coimbra District, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1134 to £1512.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jul 2021.


29 reviews
Very Good
Peter S
Southampton, United Kingdom

The Perfect Villa
Sep 2019

As a group of 4 we had carried out a lot of research into where we wanted to go, so we were already confident we had made a good choice. However, from the moment we arrived, we knew the property was e… More 

Reviewed 11 Oct 2019

frances f
Bridport, United Kingdom

Blissful holiday for three generations
Jun 2019

We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Clive's beautiful villa. We being my husband, three adult children,their partners and my 1 year old grandson. It was absolutely perfect and exceeded … More 

Reviewed 7 Jul 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you Fran and family. It was a pleasure to have you there and I love the review. I know all the team will be thrilled with a perfect score . We’d love to see you all again. My best wishes. Clive .
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Another fabulous stay
Sep 2018

This is our 3 rd visit to this wonderful villa. Although totally private set down a track in a cork forest, with no other properties or people near by, it is not totally isolated as a 10 minute walk t… More 

Reviewed 6 Oct 2018

Ilminster, United Kingdom

Fabulous secluded location with great facilities
Apr 2018

Really good secluded location; owner not on site unlike other places we have stayed (but easy to contact if needed) so we had complete privacy. Loved the option of indoor and outdoor kitchens. Bar, po… More 

Reviewed 3 Oct 2018

Denise B

Amazingly peaceful and spacious villa
Aug 2018

We had the most relaxing week at the villa. It is a paradise! So peaceful and the villa is gorgeous. The grounds are vast with many places to sit and relax. The large pool and the bar with pool ta… More 

Reviewed 16 Aug 2018

Owner's reply:
Thank you for for those nice words , I am very glad you had a great time and you are certainly not the first people that said they did'nt leave the villa much means we are doing something right with the gardens and that all important privacy people feel there . Cheers Clive.
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