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Wanda Dabrowski

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME WITH LARGE PRIVATE POOL

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Viana do Castelo - Casa Yasmin

Large 3 double bedroom and single bed house with private pool and mountain view

Casa Yasmin is a gorgeous family house built a century ago at the top of a hill village halfway up Serra de Arga, the coastal range in the far north of Portugal. The property is in a group of half a dozen houses right at the end of a quiet and attractive village.

The house and garden have recently been lovingly restored and refurbished to a high standard. All furniture, kitchen and bathroom fittings are new. Delightful pieces of hand carved furniture and fittings have been created by an English craftsman using local timbers both inside the property and out in the garden.

There is a large swimming pool and both the house and pool enjoy spectacular views across the valley to the rugged mountainside opposite.

The house sleeps 7 comfortably. There are three double bedrooms in the main house sleeping up to 6 persons and one single bedroom for one person.

Some of the bedrooms open out onto the gardens, which are mostly lawns and there are also courtyards, balconies, a rooftop patio and a separate barbecue area. There are two bathrooms and a huge lounge/dining room which is 40 square metres!

The property is superbly located for exploring the many local areas of outstanding beauty. Just 15 kilometres to the Costa Verde, a 100 kilometre stretch of coastline with beaches every few minutes. The Spanish border is just 25 kilometres away. Access is great for the breathtaking Peneda-Geres National park which has some amazing overnight camp-sites, very reasonably priced. Full camping equipment is available at the property which includes two tents sleeping up to 6 persons if required.

Both Nogueira and Vilar de Murteda (the house is between the two) are attractive, scattered hillside places of a few hundred people, in a heavily wooded zone (pine and eucalyptus) on the way up the Serra d'Arga (784m). There are a couple of small grocery/hardware shops, various cafés (good for fresh bread) but no restaurants. We provide you with a personalised guide to local restaurants, shops, beaches, sports, culture and sightseeing etc.

More Details

Details for holiday home Casa Yasmin, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Main House Upstairs * Lounge with dining area; table and chairs seating up to 8 people, sofas seating 8 people, large flat screen TV, music centre. Access to first floor balcony and rooftop patio. *Kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hob and oven with electric grill, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a full range of kitchen utensils. Gorgeous traditional working fireplace and oven. * single bedroom * Bathroom with toilet and shower Downstairs *Bedroom 1; Double bed, wardrobes, access to garden through French windows *Bedroom 2; Double bed, cabinets, access to garden through French windows *Bedroom 3; Twin beds, two triple wardrobes and drawers *Large Bathroom with bath and shower * Bedrooms open onto gardens, pool and barbecue area
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Wanda Dabrowski

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks English, Portuguese
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Beautiful Family Home with large private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
business
Beautiful Family Home with large private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1058930
+44 07517135461
Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo (District)
5

home from home

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
everything a family needs from toys for the little ones to self help books for mum!
business
Beautiful Family Home with large private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1058930
+44 07517135461
Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo (District)
5

Perfect location and property. Love it

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
This was such a wonderful holiday and I am now looking forward to renewing the experience. Everything was provided for one to make each day a memorable one. The comfort of the house in the evenings with all facilities to hand, pool, beach, forest walks, countryside, views from the house,
What else can I say but a big, big thank you !!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon!
business
Beautiful Family Home with large private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1058930
+44 07517135461
Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo (District)
Owner Submitted Review
0

Fantastic location and warm welcome

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
First visit to Northern Portugal and we are sold!!

The views from the house and balcony are picturesque

Free Wi Fi/TV and DVD player plus tons of DVD's satisfied the kids

Extensive book collection - not my cup of tea but the wife enjoyed some of them.

Perfect location only 15 mins by car to all the beaches

Restaurant guide provided at the house with individual reviews was really helpful - saving us time and money!

Perfect holiday destination and property to unwind in and well worth the money
business
Beautiful Family Home with large private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1058930
+44 07517135461
Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo (District)
Owner Submitted Review
0

A wonderful week!!!! We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
A beautiful property and tranquil location with a gorgeous pool and wild but well kept gardens.

We arrived late in the evening after a relatively easy drive from Porto airport.

The house was cozy and welcoming and the very generous food hamper was a bonus as we arrived quite late in the day.

The house had everything we needed and more and we were quite happy for the first few days just relaxing by the pool in the baking sunshine.

Lots to do in the area and so many beautiful beaches. Not overrun with tourists at all - in fact the whole place the house, the village and the area was relatively tranquil and unspoilt.

Amazingly clear night skies
Delicious local food
Gorgeous and private pool

We will be back and thank you for making our stay so easy.
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Oporto
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Viana do Castelo
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A28
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Villa Praia de Ancora
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nogueira village
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Ponte de Lima
Car: necessary

The Minho Region is Portugal's second most popular holiday region after the Algarve. Unlike the Algarve, however, there are no Fish 'n' chip shops, no amusement arcades or theme parks. Everything is rather more discreet, more natural . People come here to relax in a quiet rural setting.

The area is bounded by the Costa Verde in the west (a hundred kilometre stretch of wide sandy, clean and safe beaches), the wilderness of the Peneda-Geres National Park in the east and the Spanish border to the north.

A lot of visitors tour around, seeing he historic sites, the small market towns and villages, the rugged landscapes and the quiet empty beaches and the house is in a great location for that. Others come to lose themselves in a terrain that is still largely unaffected by modern European development and amongst a people who still live a simple life. Traffic jams here are more often than not caused by an ox drawn cart.

These are small remote village but they have a life of their own. centred on the cafes that stay open until the last customer leaves; visitors are really welcomed and its easy to quickly feel a part of the village.

There are golf courses, water sports, fishing and hunting, kart racing, canoeing, horse riding, 4 wheel drive trekking, ten pin bowling...or you can simply relax by the the pool and enjoy the warm fresh air with a good book.

Over the other side of Serra de Arga is Caminha the lively nightspot of the North, and the place to be. The seaside resorts of Vila Praia de Ancora and Moledo, 15km away, are great for families with great wide beaches and the European Union's blue flags for cleanliness and safety. Afife is famous for its surfing- although like many beaches in Minho, it is exposed to the the full Atlantic (next stop New York, via the Azores) and the sea can be on the chilly side but great in the summer particularly late in the afternoon when the sea is a little calmer and filled with Portuguese swimming silently as the sun sets.

There is a thriving regional folklore tradition - singing and dancing, various handicrafts, markets, processions, fireworks, fairs and evening feasts. Many of these take place between July and September. A little like British village Fetes as they may have been hundreds of years ago!

At night there are wild boar and owls hunting and during the day plenty of black squirrels and jays, hoopoes and red kites (and harmless lizards of course).

The regional cuisine of Minho is famous all over Portugal and there are many great (and cheap) restaurants with great wines. Minho is where the Vinho Verde comes from and is next door to the Douro valley the home of Port Wine; actually Portugal's wines are one of the world's best kept secrets and they are available locally. We provide a full restaurant guide when you arrive.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

BEACHES

The family seaside resort of Vila Praia de Ancora is 15km away and either side of it, along a 0km stretch are the many safe, clean beaches of the Costa Verde - surf beaches, sandy, rocky, wide, discreet, family, romantic beaches - you can try a different one each day to suit your mood. There are also warm, sheltered river beaches on the River Lima, within 8km.

TOURING

*Access to the whole of the 'Costa Verde'

*Peneda-Geres National Park (camping equipment provided at the property if you fancy a longer adventure), further away the Douro Valley.

*Serra d'Arga (784m) and the waterfall and natural bathing pool at Pincho (very close)

SPORTS AND TOURIST ACTIVITIES

*Surfing in Afife, canoeing in Lanhelas or Ponte de Lima

*Karting at the International Race Circuit near Viana do Castelo

*Ten-pin bowling and paintball in Viana do Castelo

*Lagos nature reserve at Bertiandes

*Theatre, cinema, concerts, museums, nightlife in Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima and Caminha.

*Casino at Povoa de Varzim

*Fishing and hunting on the River Lima and in the Geres National Park

*Horse riding at the Equestrian Centre in Ponte de Lima

*Historic towns of Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Barca Barcelos, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Arcos de Valdevez and more within 50 kilometres.

GOLF

Ponte de Lima (20km) part of a bucolic scenery of mountains, vineyards and fruit gardens. Park 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m (par 5)

Estela (50km) built on a 3km stretch of sand dunes on the beautiful Costa Verde.

Quinta da Barca golf resort (35km) an excellent 9 hole course with stunning views over the Cavado River. Par 31, 2012m.

Weather-wise, summer temperatures are usually in the high 20's to mid-30's and rain is quite rare between May and September. In the winter, it can be very wet (hence the lush green hillsides) and temperatures can go down as low as 3 at night.

You will find Portugal noticeably cheaper than at home - a beer is around 85 cents, a normal meal between 8 and 25 euros (including wine).

Have a great stay

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo (District)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 2
1 Mar 2014 - 1 Jun 2014
7 night minimum stay
€895
for 7 nights
€895
 
 
Rate 3
2 Jun 2014 - 1 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,195
for 7 nights
€1,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Booking details
Payment should be made by International bank transfer in Euros. A minimum deposit of 33% is to be paid on confirmation of booking and the balance is payable via International bank transfer in Euros on arrival. All currency exchange and other bank charges must be paid at source. A returnable cash deposit against breakage or loss may be requested on arrival.

Changeover day: Tot

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Viana do Castelo in Viana do Castelo (District)

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All downstairs bedrooms lead onto the garden area and patio
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • marina
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • diving
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Outside *Main feature is a 9m x 5m swimming pool, supplied with sun loungers and other garden furniture *Sunken patio where you can have a barbecue or simply sit and relax *Split level first floor patio, laid with quarry tiles, which you might use for meals or simply sitting to soak up the sunshine. *Several terraces, mostly laid to lawn, but also with herb garden, fruit trees (orange, fig, apple, olive) and shrubs and flowers. *Ample parking More.... *All bed linens and towels are provided and the house is cleaned on a weekly basis *There is a large wood burning stove in the main house plus an open working fire in the kitchen. Wood is provided at an additional charge of 15 euros per week for all fires. *Free standing radiators are available should the evenings be chilly between November and march *A 'welcome hamper' of local provisions is provided; cheese, wine, bread, milk etc.
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