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Charming Rustic Lodge with Pool and Lovely views. Walk to Tapas Bar and Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Peaceful, With Lovely Views, Walk to Sandy River Beach, Varied Walks from gate.

The Lodges/Casitas are housed in the grounds of a beautiful Rustic Finca, in a elevated position, with gorgeous views to Portugal and River Minho. Good sized swimming pool 'with a view' in mature green and secure grounds. All have either terrace or shaded areas for sitting out, and have use of BBQ, and recreational areas. Peaceful area, with river, forest and hill walks direct from Finca. Sandy river beach, safe for swimming, 10 minutes walk, with many gorgeous sandy sea beaches within 15- 30 minutes drive, on both Spanish and Portuguese side. Good restaurants within walking distance, and in the heart of The Albarino wine producing area of Rosal. Lots to do and see with Celtic and Roman and other historical remains abundant in the locality. Water sports, riding, walking trips and cycling can be organised locally. Ideal location for couples, families or larger groups with a separate large reception room available if required. Check Finca Rio Mino comments on search sites.

Scandinavia Style, wood clad casita, with simple but comfortable accommodation. Two twin bedrooms, bathroom, and living/dining room. Casita kitchen fully equipped for self catering, with large fridge/freezer and cooker, with ample work surfaces.

Outside is elevated shaded terrace for alfresco dining and relaxing, with gorgeous views with close proximity to BBQ area and swimming pool. Directly in front is relaxing lawned area with picturesque forest and views of Rio Mino and Portugal to the right..

The lovely small town of Vila Nova de Cerveira is just 10 minutes drive away across the International bridge, without a 'not to miss' Saturday market.

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About Us

Robin Winterhalder
FINCA RIO MINO, Costa da Escola, 5
36760 O ROSAL
VAT Reg No

Robin Winterhalder
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet around the O Rosal around the O Baixo Miño

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be made into a large double on request.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be made into doubles on request.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Charming Rustic Lodge with Pool and Lovely views. Walk to Tapas Bar and Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

We had a wonderful week at the Finca Rio Minho and will hopefully return soon.

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely lovely place to stay. Beautiful gardens with clean pool. The Finca is quiet and peaceful but you can walk to the river to swim and eat at the tapas bar. Great area to visit with lots to do. Robin is a fantastic host with great local knowledge. We stayed in the chalet which was quite basic but has everything you need. The setting and views are stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sshh don't tell everyone about this wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday staying in one of the lodges, the accommodation was simple but provided everything that we needed and we were grateful to find some provisions when we first arrived. Although it is in the grounds of the FInca the lodge feels private as you have beautiful uninterrupted views of the river and the mountains, we would have been happy to sit on the terrace with a glass of wine enjoying the view and the pool for our entire stay. We had been to Galicia before but not to this particular area and we loved it, there is a huge variety of things to see and do both in Galicia and just over the border in Portugal. We stayed for a week and did something different everyday and we would have loved to have stayed for longer. Our 8 year old loved the animals, particularly the Collie Brock who acted as lifeguard whilst he was in the pool. He also loved swimming in the river which was just a 10 minute walk away and was surprisingly warm. Robin and Deb were great hosts, they made us feel very welcome and were extremely knowledgeable about the area offering great suggestions of places to visit. We loved our holiday here so much that I am sure we will return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milford, NH

Beautiful property with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Finca Rio Mino because we loved our first experience so much. This visit was just as lovely as the first! Robin is a wonderful host. He had filled the cabin with many provisions such as wine, milk, bread and fruit to get us started. He even provided cereal for our girls because he knew they preferred it for breakfast. The cabin is clean and comfortable. I can not say enough about the beautiful grounds and the impressive view. The property is loving cared for and is beautifully manicured. The pool area is immaculate and the view is so nice that we spent an entire day by the pool and then grilled and had dinner on the deck. Robin knows the area very well and gives outstanding recommendations for day trips and for dining options. We have stayed in many rental properties but this one is a family favorite. Thank you, Robin for another outstanding visit!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milford, NH

Gorgeous stay in O Rosal

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 daughters and I could not have enjoyed our stay more in O Rosal. It was perfect! The property is even lovelier than in the photos if you can imagine! The casita in which we stayed was immaculate and Robin, a delight, greeted us with drinks and then went out of his way to provide many extras for our first breakfast (bread, coffee, milk, fresh fruit, and even a bottle of wine). Incredibly thoughtful and much appreciated! There is so much to do and see in the area and Robin took the time to give us great tips. Everyone of his recommendations was outstanding and we were so glad we took his advice. We know we only scratched the surface of what there is to do and see in Galicia. We also really appreciated just having a day to relax by the pool. We had been traveling for 2 weeks and appreciated a chance to decompress at O Rosal and lounge by the pool and enjoy the views of the property, the river and Portugal. Robin is a fantastic host and our girls loved having two dogs and two kittens on the property. It made it even more special for them. We have great stories of our walk to dinner along the path, our amazing trips to Biona and to Monte Tecla. We also had one of the best meals all month in O Lagar. Thank you for a wonderful stay Robin! It is a place we would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Galicia

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have recently returned from two wonderful, relaxing weeks at Finca Rio Mino. We were warmly greeted by Robin on arrival, along with Broc and Dylan - Robin's two very friendly dogs. We stayed in the Mino Casita which was very clean and, although basic, had everything we needed. We made very good use of the outdoor terrace from where the views of the garden, the river Mino, the hills and Portugal beyond are stunning. The outdoor pool was lovely and a good size too. We often enjoyed a refreshing swim in the late afternoon/early evening. The river beach is a 10 minute walk away - a lovely place to swim and sunbathe. Also within walking distance are three restaurants/tapas bars. We would highly recommend (for the grown-ups) O Lagar En Eiras. The food and wine were delicious! We visited Vigo, La Guardia, Muino and Baiona in Spain and Porto, Caminha, Valenca and Vila Nova de Cerveira in Portugal. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area. Robin has an extensive knowledge of Galicia and Northern Portugal, so do ask him, he will be more than happy to share his knowledge with you. Finca Rio Mino is a peaceful, tranquil place to return to at the end of each day. Broc and Dylan were often there to meet us too! We hope to return to this beautiful, unspoilt area of Spain/Portugal and thank you again, Robin, for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location with great activities

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week's holiday here. It is in a beautiful location with lovely grounds to relax in, and a short walk to nearby river beaches and some great places to eat. It is a just a short drive to the sea or to Portugal.

I was with a teenage son and we were keen to try lots of activities. We were able to go surfing, sailing, white water rafting and kayaking all nearby. Robin was a fantastic help on contacting and making arrangements with the organisers - we had an action packed week!

If you prefer a quieter time there are also many beautiful walks and historic towns and sites to visit nearby. The area is really unspoilt and very interesting to explore. The property is full of character and Robin was an excellent host. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Porto and Santiago de Compestela
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Eiras Chapinas
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cerveira
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Chapinas Tapas
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Eiras beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet around the O Rosal,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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