Casa Fontelheira: Glamping in Portugal

Glamping in Portugal, Porto, Vila Nune
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Do you like combining adventurous camping in Northern Portugal with the luxury of a holiday home of your own? In that case, why don’t you come glamping at Casa Fontelheira? Since 2014 we have various luxurious, spacious and attractive safari tents at our disposal. Our luxury tents feature large and comfortable beds and a special country interior at a unique location, with a magnificent view. All of our tents are fitted and furnished with care and offer a great deal of privacy. Each tent features hot water, electricity, luxury bathroom fittings, and both bed, bath and kitchen linen. Each tent has its own personal charm. And whether the kids are sleeping in a real box bed, in their own cosy bedroom or even outside on the patio during the summer, under a great starry sky, you will experience that real adventure feel in our safari tents. Since Portugal borders on the Atlantic and has an 850 kilometre coast line it always cools down in the evening and you may dream off in pleasant temperatures in our tents. Sounds like affordable luxury, doesn’t it?! Our tents offer a great deal of privacy and of course you may make use of all of our facilities. A small-scale and personal approach is our trademark. All of our tents may be heated in the early and late season, should this be necessary!

Luxury six-person safari tents/lodges Da Crianca, Da Vista and Da Oliveira:
• One bedroom featuring a double canopy bed • One bedroom featuring two single beds • One double box bed with storage underneath The safari tent is fitted with a spacious bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and double wash basin. It is possible to cook in the kitchen. It has been fitted with a gas cooker with four rings, a fridge, a coffee maker and various other kitchen utensils. The dining area seats six, but the patio outside also offers a picnic table. During the hot summer months you may enjoy your meal in the evening glory. The finishing touch is provided by the lounge seats on the patio offering a panoramic view. It’s great to relax in peace and quiet after a busy day. And you also have a private garden.

Luxury five-person safari tents/lodges Bom Jardin, Da Verde, Da Floresta en Do Castanho:
• One bedroom featuring a double canopy bed • One cosy bedroom featuring a triple bed. (a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed overhead). This luxury safari lodge is fitted with a spacious bathroom featuring a large luxury shower, toilet and double wash basin. It is possible to cook in the kitchen. It has been fitted with a gas cooker with four rings, a fridge, a coffee maker and various other kitchen utensils. The tent also features a cosy dining area. The large veranda offers a breath-taking view and features a wonderful lounge area to relax, and a picnic table where you may enjoy a tasty breakfast in the full morning glory. The tent is surrounded by a splendid garden and offers a great deal of privacy.

Luxury five-person safari tent/lodge Da Palmeira:
• One bedroom featuring a double canopy bed. • One cosy bedroom featuring a triple bed. (a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed overhead). This luxury safari lodge is fitted with a spacious bathroom featuring a large hammam shower, toilet and double wash basin. It is possible to cook in the kitchen. It has been fitted with a gas cooker with four rings, a fridge, a coffee maker and various other kitchen utensils. The tent also features a cosy dining area. The large veranda offers a breath-taking view and features a wonderful lounge area to relax, and a picnic table where you may enjoy a tasty breakfast in the full morning glory. This tent offers a great deal of shade and is surrounded by beautiful trees, providing a great deal of privacy.

After a hot day, or a walk in the beautiful Vila Nune area, it’s great to take a dip in our swimming pool. By the side of the pool there are various deck chairs for you to read a book or enjoy a cocktail in all peace and quiet. During the colder days you can also make use of the pool. It is heated and can be used in nearly all seasons. Have a look at the photos and picture yourself enjoying your holiday at Casa Fontelheira.
We would like to see you there.

Far away from crowded beaches and masses of people, back to a quiet life in nature – greener than green. Every morning you will be awakened by the song of the many birds. Here the food is still pure, the fruit is fresh off the tree, the vegetables fresh from the land. In the vicinity you will find endless vineyards, historic cities like Porto and Guimarães, quiet beaches and impressive nature reserves.

Here people still take the time for one another – respect and family life still reign supreme.
Vila Nune, a small village in Northern Portugal, is the location of our holiday home: Casa Fontelheira. A beautifully renovated authentic farmhouse in an oasis full of nature, peace and quiet. We hope to welcome many guests in our gorgeous holiday home Casa Fontelheira. We will do our utmost to give everyone the same feeling we ourselves always encounter in the magnificent north of Portugal. You are guaranteed to have a great stay, which you are not likely to ever forget…

From breakfast to drinks and dinner
How wonderful is it to not have to worry about food on holiday? That is why we are happy to pamper our guests. From a fresh breakfast in the morning, to a pleasant meet & greet in the afternoon and a dinner at sunset. Everything is fresher than fresh, because of course we use local products. Every day we get our ingredients from our own garden or from the farmer further on. So you can taste the real Portuguese delicacies.

Breakfast at your accommodation
No rush and fly in the morning, but wonderfully waking up peacefully. Every morning we bring a well-filled picnic basket to your 'door'. The fresh rolls come from the local bakery. You can easily place your order at the reception.

Drinks at Casa Fontelheira
In the afternoon we regularly serve a delicious petiscos (tapas) dish of the house around the terrace and swimming pool. Have a chat, get acquainted and exchange experiences while enjoying a snack and a drink. You can also go here for a delicious cocktail or a healthy fruit smoothie à la Casa Fontelheira.

Dining in the restaurant or outside
In the evening we ensure that you can move around at 7 pm. The menu differs every day and so does the price. One day we have a nice barbecue together and the next evening you can enjoy a culinary masterpiece from our own kitchen. The fresh products come from the environment and are all grown by local farmers. Many herbs come directly from our own country, how special is that? We serve dinner in our cozy Adega or in our authentic courtyard.

Of course we find it very nice if we can receive you at the drinks or dinner. And the next morning we are happy to have you again with our breakfast basket at your lodge or casa. Nothing is allowed and everything is allowed at Casa Fontelheira!

Special activities for children:
We have noticed that we draw many families with children of all ages during the holiday seasons. And of course the kids will not be forgotten at Casa Fontelheira! We have asked ourselves what children would really like to do and we have made a small selection of activities for kids at Casa Fontelheira.

Besides the usual board games Casa Fontelheira can lend to children, such as Rummikub, Ludo, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Boggle etcetera, we also organize great games for kids of all ages. We offer regular table tennis and boules games, water sports, badminton and volleyball tournaments. All these are of course subject to the number of participants interested. It is also possible for entire families to participate and take on each other in tournaments. Below is a small selection of the special activities for kids (as well as for curious parents).

Making pizza at Casa Fontelheira:
Once a week all children may learn how to make their own pizza. They get to roll out the dough into a round form, top the pizza with all of the goodies they like and then place the pizza in a special oven near the restaurant. It’s an instant success and all kids get to enjoy their own pizza!

Science at Casa Fontelheira:
During the summer season when there are many children present at the park, there is a science night for kids once a week. Diana and Nuno, who both speak excellent English, will entertain the children with special tricks, insights and facts about science. The nights are always a great success with the children.

Geocaching at Casa Fontelheira:
Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunting game. Children (possibly with the help of their parents) will have to find a treasure, the so-called geocache, using leads and GPS coordinates. Geocaching will give a normal walk an extra dimension, making it super exciting for children. You may find the geocache, the special treasure, with the help of a GPS device or with an app on your smartphone. You do need an internet connection for this.

The cache usually is a small waterproof container, featuring a log and the treasure itself. Having hidden the treasure, the person placing it will reveal the location to the other geocachers. Upon finding the treasure they may trade or add certain objects. Close to Casa Fontelheira is a beautiful walking and cycling route, containing many hidden treasures, making it ideal for geocaching! Never a dull moment for the children at Casa Fontelheira!

We all strive for a more relaxed life. Life under stress is unfortunately not. However, at Casa Fontelheira, the stress and tension disappear as snow for the sun. When you arrive you will feel the pleasant “zen” feel on the lovely domain with phenomenal views. To give this feeling an additional dimension, it is possible to spoil you at Casa Fontelheira. Below is a summary of the many relaxation options at Casa Fontelheira:

* Massages:
Our home masseuse, who has worked and studied for years in India, will spend 1 x a week to give the ultimate massage to those interested. Whether it’s a wonderful relaxing massage, sports massage, or a Cranio Sacral treatment for special complaints, our home masseuse with golden hands spoils anyone with the ultimate treatment.

* Anti-age and deep cleansing of the face:
New at Casa Fontelheira, a delicious deep cleansing of the face, which cleans the face thoroughly and massages. Then, using the Zeitgard heat and cold vibration method, anti-aging treatment is used to massage the serum deep into the skin. Following a deliciously relaxed face and scalp massage.

* Yoga:
Nora Baret, who has lived in beautiful northern Portugal for a number of years, comes along 1 or 2 times a week to give our guests and those interested a relaxing yoga hour. Partly beneath the banana trees, with bare feet in the grass and with the beautiful view over the valley, Nora lets you forget about the world for an hour and takes you on a journey to the inside of yourself. An unforgettable, relaxed hour of rest, and you will only hear the birds sing.

Electric bicycles at Casa Fontelheira!
We have electric bicycles since this month and rent them as well.
The bikes are part of Evelo bikes and our guests and others of course also,
These bikes can be rented at Casa Fontelheira.

Bicycles can drive 130 km. So it is now possible to cycle from Casa Fontelheira to the beautiful and idyllic Amarante on the newly cycled cycle path and cycle the Route da Romantica.
Along the way you will find many beautiful sights like the castle of Arnoia.

During this bike tour you will see Northern Portugal as you do not see by car and you will be amazed at the beautiful nature and culture that Northern Portugal has to offer.

The beautiful and romantic Amarante is also worth a visit during your holiday in Northern Portugal.
This place is located on the shore of Tamega. The monastery of Sao Goncalo is a famous building in this beautiful place.


Address: Lugar de Fontelheiro, Vila Nune
Zip/Postal Code: 4860-453
Latitude/Longitude: 41.468615 / -7.951366000000007


The area around Casa Fontelheira
The romantic and idyllic town of Guimaraes was Portugal’s original capital. Porto is famous for its port-wine cellars. There are various nature reserves listed on the UNESCO world heritage site, and the Douro route leads to the extensive vineyards. Northern Portugal has a wealth of sights. A stay at Casa Fontelheira is the perfect opportunity for enjoying the breath-taking Portuguese landscape and culture.

A new cycling path has recently been constructed near the Casa Fontelheira holiday home, stretching some 35 kilometres between Arco de Baulhe and Amarante. Casa Fontelheira also provides bikes for its guests.

When you walk downhill from Casa Fontelheira, you will get to the Tamega river. The Tamega flows through the North of Portugal and into the famous Douro river. The Tamega features various Praia Fluvials. These are small natural beaches where you may swim.
Both inside the house and outside you may of course make use of our Wi-Fi.

In the months of July, August and September there are plenty of Festas everywhere. These are local festivals which are a real sight to see. The music and fireworks will continue deep into the night..

In our holiday home you will find a folder containing a treasure trove of information.

In the vicinity of Casa Fontelheira you can experience everything in the field of outdoor. What do you think of rafting in the early or late season? Or canyoning walking in the summer? But also 4 x 4 driving, horse riding, canoeing, paintball, karting, helicopter flights and adventure clinics can be booked through us. If you like adventure, you can indulge yourself in Northern Portugal!

Adventure for the whole family with professional guidance
During high season, canyoning is extremely popular among our guests. For anyone who dares, this exciting trip through the rugged nature is a must. You discover places where you otherwise can not come. Do you see yourself jumping from rocks, abseiling at waterfalls, wrenching through cliffs and diving through holes? If the little ones dare, everyone must be able to overcome his fears, right?

Whatever adventure you embark on, we will arrange it for you. Safety for everything, so we work with professional guides.

One thing is certain: you will not soon forget such an adventure in the rugged nature of northern Portugal.


Property type
2 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
1 Bathroom(s)
Shower: 1
Steam cabin: 1
Toilets: 1
Wash basin: 1
Garden / Park
Holiday type
In the countryside
Romantic / Honeymoon
Private car park
Private entrance
Secure parking
Table tennis
Toys for kids
General facilities
Swimming pool (shared)
Indoor facilities
Coffee machine
Outdoor facilities
Garden furniture
Car hire on request
Child friendly
Kids entertainment
Linens provided
Towels provided
VIP Services
Weddings and events
Local activities
Adventure park
Bird watching
Horse riding
Table tennis


Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 10:00
Pet friendly: No
Smoke: No smoking inside
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Elderly or infirm accessable: Yes
Wheelchair friendly: No

By Patrick (NL)

Wij zijn op veel verschillende bestemmingen geweest! Casa Fontelheira steekt er met kop en schouders boven uit. Een super gezellige sfeer, mooi aangelegd domein met een verwarmd zwembad. Iedere morgen een heerlijk verzorgd vers ontbijt, veel ruimte, luxe en comfort in de Glamping Safaritenten. Glamping op het hoogste niveau!

By Yvonne (NL)

Wij hebben begin juni onze honeymoon op Casa Fontelheira doorgebracht. En een feestje was het zeker. De omgeving is prachtig, de safaritent luxe en van alle gemakken voorzien, het terrein van casa Fontelheira is een plaatje. Tropisch Portugal, de jungle, zoveel mooie bloemen. We hebben ons vermaakt in de omgeving en 's avonds lekker eten in de eigen tent of bij Max en Elisa. 'Gezelligheid kent geen tijd' was het motto toen wij er waren. Superleuk gehad met de andere gasten bij het zwembad of in het restaurantje. De fietstocht met de E-bike was ook prachtig, dwars door de natuur en het authentieke Portugal. Max en Elisa doen er alles aan om hun gasten optimaal te laten genieten van de vakantie. Goede en lieve gastheer en -vrouw. Wij gaan zeker nog eens terug. Een absolute aanrader.

By Zutphen (NL)

We verbleven twee weken in een zeer mooie en luxe safaritent met een prachtig uitzicht op de vallei. Wat ons vooral is bevallen, is de gastvrijheid van Max en Elisa. Zij laten duidelijk zien en merken dat je gast bent op Fontelheira. Complimenten! De Casa is een mooi vertrekpunt voor vele bezienswaardigheden, zoals de steden Braga en Guimaraes en de natuurparken Geres en Alvao. Ook de fietstocht naar Amarante langs de oude spoorlijn en de oude stations mag niet ontbreken. Terug op de Casa wachtten ons het zwembad en de gezelligheid van de andere gasten. In een woord: TOP!

By Linda & Jerry (NL)

Casa Fontelheira, hoe idyllisch ben jij? Wij verbleven hier in een superluxe tent, omringd door de verzorgde tuinen van de eigenaren Max & Elisa. Vanaf de glamping kijk je uit over het groene Noord-Portugese landschap. Niks hoeft en alles kan: je laten verwennen met een ontbijtje bij je eigen accommodatie, genieten van een drankje op de binnenplaats en aanschuiven bij een heerlijk diner. De perfecte mix van rust en gezelligheid! Maar wat Fontelheira écht speciaal maakt is de gastvrijheid van Max en Elisa. Ook kinderen voelen zich hier enorm welkom. Hoe leuk is het om samen een bommetje te maken in het verwarmde zwembad? En of je nou van adventure, cultuur of natuur houdt, je kan in de directe omgeving eindeloos op stap. Om daarna weer 'thuis' te komen op het relaxte Casa Fontelheira!

By Suus & Joram (NL)

Wij zijn twee weekjes op vakantie geweest bij Casa Fontelheira! En het was in 1 woord, GENIETEN! Gastvrij, heerlijk relaxed, alles goed geregeld en het ziet er prachtig uit. Max en Elisa staan altijd voor je klaar en doen er alles aan om je een super vakantie te geven. De omgeving is prachtig en het verblijf in de luxe safari tent is een aanrader. Met kinderen is het een fijne plek om te verblijven.

Een topplek die door twee lieve mensen met hart en ziel wordt gerund. Ze verdienen dan ook een 5 sterren waardering.

By Mariëlle (NL)

Wat een prachtige plek! Heel mooi aangelegd! De tent is van alle gemakken voorzien en mooi ingericht. Onze tent had een bedstee waar de kinderen dol op waren. Geweldig zwembad en goed eten. Ook voor een perfect ontbijt werd gezorgd. Kortom een geweldige plek. Een echte aanrader!

By Jarno en Natalie (NL)

Super mooie plek, ruim opgezet en prachtig uitzicht. De tenten zijn van alle gemakken voorzien.

Max en Elisa zijn super vriendelijk en gastvrij en staan altijd voor je klaar.

Super week gehad en komen zeker nog eens terug!

By Oedo Beer Tijs (NL)

Enorm gezellige vakantie bestemming. De tenten zijn heel goed ingericht en geven veel privacy, ondanks dat het totale terrein oppervlak niet super groot is. Mooi zwembad, tafeltennis, jeux de boules....alles is tot in de puntjes verzorgd. Je kan elektrische fietsen huren om een tocht te maken over een mooi aangelegd fietspad.

Het restaurant is elke avond open en er is de hele dag een honesty bar beschikbaar. Echt een aanrader!

By Sigrid Ouwehand (NL)

Woorden schieten te kort voor dit geweldige vakantieverblijf. Super mooie tenten, volledig ingericht. Een mooi begroeide tuin met een ruim aangelegd zwembad. De gastvrijheid en gezelligheid is ook super! Wat hebben we genoten! Ongedwongen deelnemen aan een uitstapje of een van de heerlijke avonden dat er voor je wordt gekookt. Echt zoals een vakantie zou moeten voelen! Bedankt Max en Elisa!

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