Ponte da Barca holiday apartment rental with shared pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

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Quinta Olivia and the Peneda-Gerês National Park

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 573922

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Quinta Olivia is a charmingly restored farmhouse from 1778 with three two person apartments. Lindo (beautiful) is one of three apartments at Quinta Olivia. It is a cozy apartment of 45m2 (147 ft) with a large living room / kitchen. The windows overlook hundred year old olive trees. The bedroom has a large double bed 1.8 x 2.0 meter (6 × 6,8 ft), ensuite bathroom with toilet, power shower and sink with views of the estate of the quinta. Through the living room with a staircase down access to your private terrace and garden overlooking the Lima Valley and the mountains of Peneda-Gerês.

The Quinta is located on a private 3 hectare property in one of the greenest areas in Europe. Guests can use facilities such as the outdoor swimming pool 10 x 4,5 meter ( 34 × 14 ft) free wifi and veggies from the garden and fresh eggs from our chicken. For culture, visit Braga, Porto and Santiago de Compostela in Spain about an hour away. For those who would rather spend the day at the beach, the lovely sandy beaches of Afife are only 45 minutes away.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Nearest beach Afife, Viana do Castelo 30 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Oporto Airport, Francisco Sá Carneiro 100 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

Northern Portugal region

What to do in the area


There are several hiking routes in the Peneda do Gerês nature reserve. We have maps from hiking tours with starting point, progress, duration and sights during the hike. They are also available at the visitor centers (portas) of the nature reserve in Mezio. Lindoso and Campo do Gerês.

Cities that are worth a visit:

Ponte de Lima: dining, market, gardens

Viana do Castelo: shopping, beach

Braga: shopping, Bom Jesus, Cathedral (Sé)

Guimarães: beautiful medieval town with castle

Barcelos: market every Thursday

Porto: culture, port tasting

Valenca: beautiful fortified town, popular with Spaniards because of the linen

Vigo (Spain): restaurants (seafood and fish), shopping


On Mondays every other week there's a market in Ponte de Lima (ask us as to whether the market is this Monday). A visit to the oldest market in the country (1125) is definitely worth your while

Missed it?

Every Thursday there is a market in Barcelos. Here are basically the same vendors as in the Ponte de Lima market.

On Mondays when there is market in Ponte de Lima, there is market on Wednesday in Ponte da Barca. On the other Wednesdays there is market in Arcos de Valdevez.

Ponte da Barca

Festivities/ romarias:

The Minho is well known for its romarias (religious festivities). They take place especially in August, when the emigrants from Andorra, France or Switzerland return to Portugal to visit family. The joy of the reunion is mainly expressed in endless sessions of traditional music and fireworks. Often with performances by local folk dance groups.

Beach (praia):

North of Viana de Castelo along the coastal road N13 towards Vila Praia de Ancora / Caminha are several sandy beaches.

Viana de Castelo has two city beaches: one on the north side (praia norte) and one on the south side of the river Lima: Cabedelo, a beach for kite surfers and windsurfers.

Vila Praia de Ancora itself is a nice resort with a beautifully landscaped family beach along a promenade lined with seafood restaurants.

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Review 1-4 of 4

30 Aug 2014



We stayed for a week at the Quinta and had a lovely time. Although a tad tricky to find at first, we had a warm welcome from Stephan. Our apartment was spotlessly clean and charming. Only slight downsides were we missed a sofa to curl up on in front of the wood burner in the evenings, and two single beds pushed together seem at odds with the romantic holiday vibe. The guys were always helpful, giving us specific info about walks, cultural events and even a guide to local wines. We also took advantage of Stephan's cooking skills one evening, and had an endless supply of yummy pizza in the courtyard. The swimming pool was immaculate, with breathtaking views and eagles soaring overhead. Although, it's a shame that it loses sunshine at about 18:00, just when you want to pop the cork of a bottle of bubbles and enjoy a balmy evening poolside. But our terrace had sun for a little longer, in immaculately maintained gardens, with breathtaking views. Great holiday, thanks

13 Aug 2014


"Perfect stay"

Perfect stay: housing, pool, nature, close to villages and national park, privacy, information where to go and what to do, fresh bread delivered every morning. The owners pay attention to every detail to make the stay perfect!

4 Aug 2014


"Eden op aarde"

We verbleven in een ruim, comfortabel appartement met terras met een fantastisch zicht. Privacy en rust gegarandeerd. Ontvangst door 2 vriendelijke en attentvolle mensen, waarvan één uitstekend kookt.

27 Jul 2014


"A little piece of Heaven"

In the middle of nature, surrounded by the green mountains of north Portugal, there is a little piece of heaven where time, worries and problems of the daily life just disappears. Perfect for those of you who search a romantic quiet place to chill out in the Quinta Olivia, spend the day in the swimming pool with a breathtaking view or travel and discover the beautiful places around. The owners, Stephan and Marcel are giving all their hearts and creating a unique ambiance that is contributing to the magic of this place. They are very respectful for the privacy and space of their guests and in the same time, always available and very helpful. There creative original kitchen is refreshing and delicious, traditional Portuguese quantities! Very adaptable and considerate in their guests eating habits (vegetarian options). They are working constantly to keep a perfect ambiance for their guests. To conclude, we spent there three weeks of honey moon... We had the time of our lives and we'll definitely come back in our next opportunity. We honestly recommend for an inspiring and charming experience. Noémi and Victor Tyar/ France

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