Casa da Roda is situated in the most amazing location. The villa overlooks the River Alva which is great for swimming, and there is a rowing boat for exploring the river further. The view from the villa terraces and from the pool area is breathtaking. There are plenty of seating/eating areas around the property so you can be in full sun or shade. The salt water pool is perfect for cooling down and we spent most days laughing and playing around the pool. There is so much to do in the area if that's what you want. We chose to just totally relax at the villa with a few trips out during our week. The river beach at Gois is an excellent day out and you can have lunch at a table with your feet in the river which our grandchildren loved. Lin and Geoff have obviously put a lot of work into making Casa da Roda such a wonderful place. They live on site but are completely invisible unless you want them for anything. They are both very knowledgeable about the area, both are helpful with Portuguese language, and we loved spending time with them. The villa is spacious, very well equiped and we wanted for nothing. The welcome pack of food, milk and water was great and meant we didn't immediately have to go shopping. There was also a huge bowl of fruit waiting for us. After such a stress free and relaxing holiday we've booked again for next year - well, why wouldn't you?