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

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Casa Gabriel, view from its private garden

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 12x8m 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 Gabriel: Portugal Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 68846ha

Casa Gabriel sleeps 6 and is a traditional Minho farmhouse dating from 1730 and have been renovated in the past five years to a very high standard. Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There are two double rooms and one twin room. Casa Gabriel is very nicely furnished and equipped. It has its own kitchen, living room, outside eating area, garden, etc. As well as having its own garden and outside eating area, there is a very large 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.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    If you are travelling with a baby, we have camp cots including bedding available for your convenience. We also have a baby gym mat, high chair and safety gate....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    en suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    en suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    en suite...moreless

  • Casa Gabriel is a little unconventional in that it was designed for open air living i.e. the central staircase is covered, but open, with bedrooms leading off it. All bedrooms have direct access to the outside. Everyone seems to love this setting because of its quirkiness....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    en suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    en suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    en suite...moreless

  • Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • Suitable for elderly if cobbled paths and steps not a problem. 32' Flat screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player. Although Yavanna is open all year-round, please note that the swimming pool closes around the end of October and becomes warm enough for swimming around the beginning of May. Please also note that there is a third villa on the Yavanna property where owners are present for part of the year. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

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

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burner in living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric oil heaters available in each bedroom....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics such as coffee, coffee filters, tea, sugar, olive oil, vinegar and spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be arranged - independent provider....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be arranged - independent provider....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private and shared....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Can be arranged - independent provider....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rate
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$91
$643
End Of Year Rate
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$102
Winter Rate
Jan 7 - Mar 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$91
$643
Spring Rate
Mar 28 - Jun 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$123
$858
Summer Rate
Jun 6 - Sep 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,394
Fall Rate
Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$123
$858
Winter Rate
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$91
$643
End of Year Rate
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
2 night min stay
$107
Winter Rate
Jan 7 - Mar 27, 2018
2 night min stay
$91
$643
Spring Rate
Mar 28 - Jun 5, 2018
2 night min stay
$123
$858
Summer Rate
Jun 6 - Sep 11, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,394
Fall Rate
Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$123
$858
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$858

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014


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Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Casa Gabriel, view from its private garden

    Casa Gabriel, view from its private garden

  • View of Yavanna's main garden from the swimming pool

    View of Yavanna's main garden from the swimming pool

  • Yavanna's large shared garden.

    Yavanna's large shared garden.

  • Double room in Casa Dolinda.

    Double room in Casa Dolinda.

  • Double room in Casa Dolinda.

    Double room in Casa Dolinda.

  • Casa Dolinda's private garden.

    Casa Dolinda's private garden.

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

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

  • Casa Gabriel's Living Room.

    Casa Gabriel's Living Room.

  • Casa Gabriel's Private Garden.

    Casa Gabriel's Private Garden.

  • Casa Gabriel's kitchen.

    Casa Gabriel's kitchen.

  • Yavanna's Studio.

    Yavanna's Studio.

  • Yavanna's main garden, check our organic edible garden!

    Yavanna's main garden, check our organic edible garden!

  • Yavanna's Saltwater 12x8m Swimming Pool at Sunrise.

    Yavanna's Saltwater 12x8m Swimming Pool at Sunrise.

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

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

  • Casa Dolinda Entrance.

    Casa Dolinda Entrance.

  • Casa Dolinda's open plan living space.

    Casa Dolinda's open plan living space.

  • Casa Dolinda's private garden.

    Casa Dolinda's private garden.

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

    Many beautiful beaches to choose from within half an hour.

  • Casa Gabriel Entrance.

    Casa Gabriel Entrance.

  • Double room in Casa Gabriel.

    Double room in Casa Gabriel.

  • Twin room in Casa Gabriel.

    Twin room in Casa Gabriel.

  • Relax by Yavanna's saltwater swimming pool and enjoy the panoramic backdrop.

    Relax by Yavanna's saltwater swimming pool and enjoy the panoramic backdrop.

  • Example of private barbecue area in each house

    Example of private barbecue area in each house

  • Mountain horses, 15 minutes away.

    Mountain horses, 15 minutes away.

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