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Stunning Holiday Villa with Pool Near Spain, Beaches & Minho River - Casa Dolinda

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Yavanna's Saltwater 12x6m Swimming Pool at Sunrise.

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pontevedra Province villa description

'Yavanna' is a large property made up 2 beautifully refurbished 300-year-old 3-bedroom traditional granite villas/farmhouses, each with its own garden. They are called 'Casa Dolinda' and 'Casa Gabriel'. Each has 3 bedrooms but are individually styled and are very different in layout so please read the separate descriptions of each villa before you choose.

Each has living rooms with flat screen TVs, DVD/satellite as well as well-equipped modern kitchens. There is a large 12x6m salt water pool with stunning views and chill-out zones. There are 1.5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens with plenty of seating, hammocks, BBQ areas, table tennis & yoga. Wireless Broadband. Very clean & well kept.

Its is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the commercialised world. Yavanna lies only a few miles from the border with Spain. Small farms are dotted around the lush green landscape, connected by granite tracks with grapevines growing overhead.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide our guests, ensuring that guests leave with a massive “wow!”

For More Information and Travel Options: **** For more information please ask us for the address of our web site *****.
Flying - There are a large number of airlines offering cheap flights to the region. The nearest airports are Vigo (45 mins), Porto (1 hr), Santiago de Compostela (1½ hrs). e.g. Air Portugal (LGW and LHR), Ryanair (STN, LVL, BHX, BRS,LGW), Easyjet (LGW), Vueling (LHR), PGA Airlines, Air Berlin, Air France, SN Brussels Airlines, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss.

.It is also possible to fly to Lisbon with many airlines, including Monarch from the UK. It will be necessary though to hire a car and drive 4 hours in each direction if you choose this route.

.Ferry - An alternative is a mini-cruise on a ferry. P&O run a service from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Brittany Ferries sail from Plymouth to Santander. The drive to Yavanna is 6-8 hours.

.Train - Fast trains to Vigo (20 minutes from Yavanna) from Barcelona and Madrid including overnight sleepers.

Beaches: Surf Beaches - Within a half an hour drive there are stunning sandy Atlantic surfing beaches. Portugal offers the best warm surfing in Europe with over 500 miles of consistent waves and no shortage of sunshine. Huge sandy beaches offer surf school and lifeguard patrolled areas. There is also a world renowned windsurfing spot at nearby Mindelo. Safe Sheltered Beaches - At the mouth of the Minho River, there are very safe clean sheltered family beaches. These are either at Caminha in Portugal or at Camposancos in Spain, which is accessible either by bridge or ferry. All beaches can be reached in about half an hour. Cafes and restaurants are available at most beaches - they are uncommercialised, small scale and friendly. River Beaches - Only 10 minutes from Yavanna is a sandy beach on the Minho River itself. This is lifeguard patrolled and has a beautiful terraced cafe. There is also wonderful canoeing and fishing possible on the Minho river.

Places to Visit: Within the immediate area, we have some very interesting towns and cities worth visiting:
Porto is Portugal's second city, famous for its port wine trade, is just an hour's drive away. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. .
Santiago de Compostela is just 1.5 hours away over the border in Spain. It is a city where, according to a legend, the remains of the apostle Saint James were found. Nowadays the stunning city of Santiago is the second most important Catholic Pilgrimage centre, after Rome.
Vigo is the largest city in Galicia, over the border in Spain, and only 45 minutes away. Known as 'The Barcelona of the West'.
Ponte de Lima is a pleasant town named after its famous bridge over the river Lima, with both Medieval and Roman sections.
Lisbon is Portugal's capital city. It's four hour's drive away from Yavanna, but well worth considering for those who want to extend their stay. Lisbon is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe.

Casa Dolinda: Pontevedra Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 68846ha

Casa Dolinda sleeps 5/6 and is a traditional Minho farmhouse that has been modernised in the past three years to a very high standard. There is one double room, one twin room and one small double room. There is also a bathroom, separate shower room and three toilets. Casa Dolinda is very nicely furnished and equipped. It has an open plan ground floor comprising kitchen, living room and dining area. It also has its own outside eating area, small garden, etc. As well as this, there is a very large shared garden and large pool, with plenty of room for everyone. We do everything we can to make your holiday very special. We are available for help and advice, but at the same time very sensitive to your need for privacy. Towels and linen are provided, beds are changed weekly, and we take great pride in our standard of cleanliness, with a professional company cleaning weekly.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • We also have 2 extra double en suite bedrooms that can be rented for large groups at an extra daily cost. This is on a 'per room per night' basis and need not be rented for a full week. Prices vary from 65-90 euros per room per night depending on the time of year. This is handy if you have extra people dropping in perhaps....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Casa Dolinda has a bathroom with toilet, a separate toilet, and a shower room with toilet....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Suitable for elderly if cobbled paths and steps not a problem. 32' Flat screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player in each house. Please note that the swimming pool becomes warm enough for swimming around the beginning of May, and closes around the end of October, but this is weather dependent. It is closed from October to May. Please also note that there is a third house on the Yavanna property where Mark and Eunice are present for some of the year. We have found that when we are present, guests seem to enjoy our hospitality and knowledge of the area, so we hope our presence doesn't put you off!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Nude Beach
              • Recreation Center
              • Forests
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Sunbed
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Toaster
                      • Grill
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool

                          property descriptor

                              • Semi-Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Medium Rate
                              Jun 14 - Sep 26, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              €800
                              Low Rate
                              Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              €600
                              Medium Rate
                              Mar 28 - Jun 5, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €800
                              Peak Rate
                              Jun 6 - Sep 11, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €1,300
                              Medium Rate
                              Sep 12 - Oct 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €800
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay

                              €800

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              * You can arrive and leave on any day of the week and for any period over 3 nights off peak and 7 nights at other times.

                              * Please note that the swimming pool becomes warm enough for swimming around the beginning of April, and closes around the middle of October, but this is weather dependent.

                              * Over and above the 6 bedrooms in the two villas, we have two further double ensuite bedrooms available.

                              Prices shown are 'per house' and are on a self catering basis. If you want the entire Yavanna property to yourself you need to book both Casa Dolinda and Casa Gabriel.

                              We are very flexible regarding dates, duration, arrival day, sleeping configurations, number of people, etc. So if you find the pricing above in any way confusing please don't hesitate to phone or email us for a friendly chat.


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                              Last updated: 06/19/2014
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                              Location

                              90 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Porto
                              700 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Bilbao or Santander
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Valenca do Minho
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              E01/A3/IP1
                              15 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Caminha
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Fontoura
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Ponte de Lima
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Fontoura

                              Car: Recommended

                              Yavanna lies in the Minho region in the north-west corner of Portugal only a few miles from the border with the province of Galicia, in Spain, and its village, Fontoura, lies on the Pilgrim's way, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Small houses and farms are dotted around the lush green rural landscape, surrounded by small fields and grapevines, connected by granite tracks. Beautiful rivers flow into this region from Spain. The river Lima has the historical and beautiful towns of Ponte de Barca, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo on its banks. The nearby Minho has interesting old monuments along its banks including the fortified town of Valenca do Minho, which is only 3 miles from Yavanna. Safe lifeguard patrolled swimming and fishing in the Minho is only 10 minutes from Yavanna. The southern border of the region is another beautiful river, the Douro, as well as the Penedes Geres National Park. The stunning cities of Porto and Santiago de Compostela in Spain are both day trips.

                              Other Activities: Pottery/Ceramics, Yoga, Cycling and other enjoyable and creative workshops available certain weeks at Yavanna.

                              Golf: Ponte de Lima (half an hour away) is a par 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m (par 5).

                              Quinta da Barca golf resort (half an hour away) is an excellent 9 hole course with stunning views over the Cavado River. Par 31, 2012m.

                              Estela (one hour away) is built on a 3km stretch of sand dunes is one of the Portuguese golf links that secured a good reputation for itself when it hosted two events in the European Professionals' Circuit. Par 72, 6129m.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About: Eunice Locher is English, and bought Yavanna as a ruin in 2005 with her partner Mark. Eunice also speaks fluent German.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, german, portuguese, Fluent English and German, a little Portuguese

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                              Photos

                              • Yavanna's Saltwater 12x6m Swimming Pool at Sunrise.

                                Yavanna's Saltwater 12x6m Swimming Pool at Sunrise.

                              • Casa Gabriel.

                                Casa Gabriel.

                              • Nearby coastline. Surf beaches, safe beaches, river swimming and kayaking.

                                Nearby coastline. Surf beaches, safe beaches, river swimming and kayaking.

                              • Casa Dolinda.

                                Casa Dolinda.

                              • Casa Gabriel's Kitchen.

                                Casa Gabriel's Kitchen.

                              • Casa Gabriel's Living Room.

                                Casa Gabriel's Living Room.

                              • Typical bedroom in Casa Gabriel.

                                Typical bedroom in Casa Gabriel.

                              • Twin Room in Casa Dolinda.

                                Twin Room in Casa Dolinda.

                              • Casa Gabriel's Private Garden.

                                Casa Gabriel's Private Garden.

                              • Yavanna's Saltwater 12x6m Swimming Pool looking south.

                                Yavanna's Saltwater 12x6m Swimming Pool looking south.

                              • Many beautiful beaches to choose from within half an hour.

                                Many beautiful beaches to choose from within half an hour.

                              • Yavanna's large shared garden.

                                Yavanna's large shared garden.

                              • Yavanna's large shared garden.

                                Yavanna's large shared garden.

                              • Casa Dolinda's Private Garden.

                                Casa Dolinda's Private Garden.

                              • Casa Gabriel's Veranda showing downstairs double bedroom door.

                                Casa Gabriel's Veranda showing downstairs double bedroom door.

                              • Wild mountain walks within a 20 minute drive.

                                Wild mountain walks within a 20 minute drive.

                              • Yavanna's Large Shared Garden.

                                Yavanna's Large Shared Garden.

                              • Double room in Casa Dolinda.

                                Double room in Casa Dolinda.

                              • Casa Dolinda's Large Open Plan Living Space. Spiral Staircase to bedrooms.

                                Casa Dolinda's Large Open Plan Living Space. Spiral Staircase to bedrooms.

                              • Casa Dolinda's Veranda.

                                Casa Dolinda's Veranda.

                              • Large Outdoor eating area. Granite table seats 12, table tennis, BBQs.

                                Large Outdoor eating area. Granite table seats 12, table tennis, BBQs.

                              • Casa Gabriel Entrance.

                                Casa Gabriel Entrance.

                              • Ancient corn stores in the nearby mountains.

                                Ancient corn stores in the nearby mountains.

                              • Yavanna's Art Studio.

                                Yavanna's Art Studio.

                              €86 - €186 per night (EUR)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                              Speaks: english, german, portuguese, Fluent English and German, a little Portuguese
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