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Client Reviews for Casa do Santa


Thank you to Rui and his wife for their warm and generous welcome on our arrival. We have very much enjoyed the lovely grounds of Casa do Santa. Our highlights have been as follows: A walk along the Ecovia from Ponte de Lima, exploring Guimarães – a delightful town, a walk from Soaja in the Penenda Gerês National Park, great fish in Viana do Castelo and the view from the top of Santa Luzia.
Mr and Mrs Vincent


We have enjoyed a wonderful week at Casa do Santa and we will take back fond memories of the outside space, lazing by the pool, delicious BBQs and picking fruit for breakfast! Everyone we have met has been so friendly despite our 3 word Portuguese vocabulary! We recommend trips to Ponte de Lima for some great restaurants, Guimarães for the day and Valença for some retail therapy. The butcher in the village is terrific and you can’t beat the custard tarts from the bread shop down the hill. Restaurante A Carvalheira was an excellent recommendation from Rui for some authentic Portuguese food and O Moinho (10 mins down the road) was a great little tavern for a quick bite to eat. We will definitely return to the Minho and want to thank Rui and Adelia for making us feel so welcome and for helping to make it such a special holiday.
Kristy & John


Great holiday. Lovely garden and pool to lounge and dream by. Thank you!
Chris and Liz


A beautiful week in the Minho. We had some lazy days by the pool only aware of the time passing by the amazing tuneful clock! Went to Restaurante Torres at Ponte S.Vicente which was wonderful and thoroughly recommended. Ponte de Lima was lovely too. Thank you for the comfortable and beautiful house.
The Tunbridge Family


We have had a lovely week here at the villa. The views are fantastic and we have enjoyed watching the changing colours of the scenery over the day. The villa is very well equipped. We enjoyed trips out to Viana, Ponte de Lima and Braga and can really recommend visiting this area. Thank you Rui and Adelia for providing everything we needed for a great stay.
Mr & Mrs Hadfield


We enjoyed our stay, the villa is charming and had plenty to make our stay comfortable. The pool is great. We visited Braga and Guimarães, which are both interesting towns, Porto, Viana do Castelo and last of all Ponte de Lima which was our favourite. Rui and his wife were charming and helpful.
The Bickmore Family


Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. The villa is beautiful, and the pool amazing and the views breath-taking! Rui & Adelia are wonderful hosts. Ponte de Lima is a beautiful nearby town with lovely restaurants, shops and swimming in the river was really enjoyable. Would recommend Barcelos for a nice old town and Viana for shopping and the mountain cable train. We enjoyed hearing the church bells. We will all really miss the villa, pool and this part of Northern Portugal. Thanks again.
Gemma, James, Emily and Joseph


A wonderful week in this beautiful villa. It is in a fantastic setting and the owner was very helpful. Had some great days out exploring stunning Northern Portugal, but mostly enjoyed relaxing here by the pool! Hope to be back. Thank you so much!
The Smith Family


The owners, the house and the location are every bit as outstanding as other visitors have said. All the ingredients for a brilliant holiday.
Mr & Mrs Arrowsmith


A fabulous spot, very peaceful and fantastic to relax by the pool or on the verandah. We had a great time together as a family walking in the National Park ending at natural bathing pools. Good food, good weather what more could you ask for? First time to Portugal. We will return, would be hard to beat this villa.
The Basnett Family


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