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ELEGANT VILLA. HEATED POOL. LARGE GARDEN. NEAR MARKET TOWNS & BEACHES.

Anna Stroud

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Anna Stroud

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ELEGANT VILLA. HEATED POOL. LARGE GARDEN. NEAR MARKET TOWNS & BEACHES.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Caminha Villa Rental Photos and Description

Ideal for two families - Sleeps 10. Wonderful private spaces.

A large, architect designed, private villa near Caminha. The accommodation is immaculate and looks out onto a heated pool and landscaped garden that are hidden from outsiders by high walls. The villa accommodates two families with ease. There are two master bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms, a shared bathroom and two further bedrooms, one with twin bunks and one with two singles. Two PlayStations, games, DVDs, CDs and a large table football will keep the children (and dads) happy when they are not splashing in the heated pool or running in the large garden. The nearby fortified medieval market towns are picturesque and well maintained. This is a green and hilly region where the well-to-do Portuguese go to on holiday. It is quiet but it has plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes. The villa is about 10 minutes by car from a series of golden sandy beaches that stretch for many miles. The local beach has riverside area sheltered from the surf. Over the river is Spain.

Getting There: Flying to Porto is the easiest way to get to Caminha. It will be necessary to have a car. We will provide detailed directions from the car-hire area at Porto airport to the doorstep of the Villa. It takes about an hour to drive along an almost empty motorway with some spectacular views.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Anna Stroud (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Anna Stroud

We are Anna and Adrian, a couple with three teenage daughters living in the UK near London. Anna is the one who does the bookings and sorts everything out for our guests. Anna is Portuguese on her mother’s side which explains at least one of those other languages. Adrian, though making vague promises about learning Portuguese, still struggles with much more than ordering a coffee.

Anna Stroud purchased this villa in 2005

Why Anna Stroud chose Caminha

Anna lived in Portugal as a child and still has strong family connections there. We wanted a holiday home big enough for us to share with family and friends so it had to be four bedrooms with plenty of communal and private space. Initially we looked at renovations and more rural settings further from the coast. Our minds were instantly changed by the wow factor of this house with its sleek minimalism mixed with traditional rustic stone walls. We wanted some nightlife nearby for us and for teenagers but nothing too commercialised and not too close. We feel it hits that balance perfectly. The whole local environment is safe and civilised but full of activity. The houses nearby are all by the same architect. They fit into the landscape effortlessly and by deliberate design give each other complete privacy. With beautiful local market towns and Porto only an hour away – it simply ticked every box for us.

What makes this villa unique

We saw other houses of the same quality in the region but they all had something that that we felt compromised them in some way – like being by a busy road or having a garden that was overlooked or even just feeling too much like a residential home rather than somewhere special for holiday. In this case we felt there was no compromise, simply nothing we would change. The exterior rustic walls completely hide the house with no windows visible from the outside. It is only when you go inside that you discover how special it is. Spacious, light-filled rooms have wall-to wall windows overlooking the pool and garden. The roof overhangs to ensure you can enjoy the view without being dazzled or overheated by the direct sun. The architect has done his job very well.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412570
+44 -(0)7786 445730
Caminha Viana do Castelo
Preston
5

Excellent villa in lovely location

  • 5 of 5
This villa was ideal for two families to share for a wonderful two week break. Superb facilities and amble room with a refreshing pool to cool off. The area is also beautiful and there are lots of places to visit. I would recommend this to anyone without doubt.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412570
+44 -(0)7786 445730
Caminha Viana do Castelo
5

Beautiful modern villa in great location

  • 5 of 5
We booked the villa for a week in early October for some winter sunshine. We took the owner's recommendation for car hire (who were half the price of the larger companies!) and were met at the airport with our rental car. The villa was straight forward drive from Porto airport and easy to find on the private development thanks to the helpful instruction pack we received beforehand.

The villa itself is absolutely stunning, modern, stylishly decorated, very spacious and superbly equipped. The villa is very private and not overlooked with plenty of space for lounging by the pool. The weather was great throughout our stay and the heated pool was warm enough for a dip (even in early October!). We loved the log fire in the lounge in the evenings and used the outdoor BBQ most days.

The welcome pack on arrival with lots of information and recomendations about the surrounding area was really useful, we explored the very pretty Caminha (5mins drive away) as well as towns further along the coast.

The villa is fully loaded with toys - we hooked our iPods up to the sound system in the day and raided the DVD collection in the evening. There were also a couple of PS2's and lots of games as well as books and board games, oh and a table football for good measure too!

We had a great week and would definately stay again.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412570
+44 -(0)7786 445730
Caminha Viana do Castelo
Girton, Cambridgeshire
5

Great family-friendly location

  • 5 of 5
We didn't know this particular part of north Portugal before, but Caminha has fantastic child-friendly beaches nearby (although not far from surfer beaches like Afife also). We didn't have time to explore walks in the hills nearby, but there's more than enough to do in the towns and villages nearby, with 'festas' seeming to occur somewhere nearby throughout the summer.
The villa itself is very clean, and has all the conveniences you need. The swimming pool is a good size, and the heating is easy to operate. You can sit around the pool very happily, even with small ones, as its been designed so toddlers are safe from the edge. Table football and an extensive DVD library will keep older ones happy when they get tired of the pool. The interior design is well thought out (and very stylish!) - but the layout's very practical and the large windows have push-button shutters so its easy to keep cool inside even on hot days.
Saying that, the climate in this part of Europe is wonderfully temperate, and it never seems to get oppressively hot. There is a river not too far away at Vilar de Mouros that is a great place to cool of and have a freshwater swim.
We would have loved to stay longer - its a relaxing place to be, and feels very unspoilt for a beach holiday location. You do need a hire car go get about, but the roads never seem particularly busy, and there is more than enough to do in the vicinity to mean that most activities are within 20-30 minutes of the villa.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: We love the area so much. It is great to hear when someone else appreciates it too. Thanks for the positive review. Adrian.
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Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412570
+44 -(0)7786 445730
Caminha Viana do Castelo
London, UK
5

Wonderful discovery ;Switzerland with beaches

  • 5 of 5
This is a very luxurious, ultra modern villa, with masses of space. The pool is practical and of a good size. The parking is secure and enough for several cars and groups, behind very substantial gates. Ideal for both family, groups or romantic couples just getting away from it all. The area is a real ' discovery', having the scenic views of switzerland, yet the water sports & beaches of the med with weather to match. Eating out is both very good value, compared with UK or France, with very large choice. This includes both spectacular river valley views, historic narrow streets, or sophisticated beach bars. The kitchen is well equiped, with more than enough plates etc for guests.
The owner provided a very comprehensive guide to area & helpful customer service, including ' photographic' landmarks / directions right back to Airport Hire car depot. Every need or requirement has been thoroughly thought through & tested, over the years one suspects. A safe, comfortable & practical villa. everything is provided, all you need to do is get on a plane. Highly recommended
  • Submitted: May 20, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412570
+44 -(0)7786 445730
Caminha Viana do Castelo
Cowbridge
5

I am so sad it is not available

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here three times - Anna was very helpful in booking and advising us about how to get there and where to go.

We went as a family, liked in so much we took friends then went backa third time with more family!

The villa has EVERYTHING you need - even things like wine that can be replaced, swimming, surfing gear etc.

its in a beautiful spot and there is so much to see around there. The scenery is fab, the food was wonderful and the kids did not want to leave the house. There were even cds, dvds and gameboys.

So sad you are already booked for half term !
The Morris family Cardiff
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant villa. Heated pool. Large garden. Near market towns & beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412570
+44 -(0)7786 445730
Caminha Viana do Castelo
london
5

Midwinter getaway

  • 5 of 5
Having seen the website, I had expected the villa to be of a high standard. However, I am not underestimating when I say that it was faultless.

For my mother's 70th birthday we decided to get away for a few days. This also gave me the perfect opportunity to investigate the villa and surrounding area, as I had been planning to do for some time. As if one needs an excuse!

Although easily accessable from Porto, a hire car is almost a necessity. However, in little over an hour the delightful Costa Verde is begging to be explored.

The villa itself is entirely as described. I would delicately suggest that the photos do not really do it justice. On arrival it was fastidiously clean, tidy, and prepared for our stay. Although necessities may be in the cupboards, and wine in the rack, the villa is supplied on a self-catering basis- so replace that which you devour! However, Caminha the local town has both a supermarket and smaller shops open fairly late into the evening.

Large open plan spaces, a wood-burning stove (plus central heating), a great hi-fi, an internal atrium and very comfortable beds make the living arrangements a joy, and entirely relaxing. The pool looked great, but the air was just a little too chilly to get us in...

Beautiful medieval villages appear to have had a healthy injection of EU maintainance grants, there is no shortage of photo opportunities or good, reasonably priced places to eat. Caminha itself is pretty, but venturing further afield to the likes of Viana do Castelo or Vila Nova is very rewarding. The beaches at Caminha and Moledo are both clean and beautiful, and I'd imagine pleasantly warm in summer. Even at the start of the year the temperature was very pleasant, and they looked to be perfect for surfing too...

All in all, I cannot speak highly enough of either the accomodation or the location. Coupled to good local food and friendly locals you can't go far wrong in this beautifully set and maintined high class holiday villa. Try it!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Caminha
Nearest Ferry
664 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Caminha
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Caminha
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Caminha
Car: necessary

The villa is a few minutes by car from Caminha which is a historic market town with medieval walls, cobbled streets, bars, cafes and restaurants. Vila Nova de Cerveira is perhaps 15 minutes away by car. It has a similar historic centre with bars and cafes but it also has a wonderful outdoor Saturday market. Viana do Castelo and Ponte de Lima are about 20 minutes by car, they are the largest local towns and both offer historical interest. This coast has mile after mile of beach with golden sand. It is the Atlantic so there is no shortage of surf and it is popular with surfers. The nearest beach is in Caminha about 7km from the villa, this has a sheltered spot inside the mouth of the beautiful Minho river. The next beach is Moledo which is rather trendy and a few km on from there is Ancora which is a bit more commercial, after that Afife which is huge and wide-open. There are small bars and restaurants at all the beaches. Porto is an easy-going one hour drive with spectacular views.

Other Activities: Surf board, boogie boards and wetsuits of various sizes are supplied by prior arrangement.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Caminha Villa Rental Rates

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Christmas
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes During the periods above that that are indicated to be 700 euros per week we have lower charges for four people or less and for shorter periods than one week. Minimum charge for any stay during these periods is 340 euro. During these periods the changeover day is also flexible.

Please note that there is always a 200 euros (or £200) damage deposit which is fully refundable if no damages
50% of total payable on confirmation of booking and the balance + damage deposit payable 6 weeks before arrival at the villa.
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Amenities

Amenities

Caminha Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 154 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En-suite 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    En-suite 2 - toilet , shower
    Familly - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are all modern and well-finished with high quality fixtures. The shower-enclosures are stone and the floors tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Main House
    Master 2 - 1 king , Rustic Annex
    Twin Bunks - 4 twin/ single , Main House
    Twin Single - 2 twin/ single , Main House
  • All the bedrooms have ample cupboard space. The master bedroom in the main house has a huge double bed with a PS2 and small flat screen to play DVDs and PS2 games. This is spacious and tranquil room with a comfortable chair if you want to sit somewhere quiet. It has an en-suite bathroom. Like the other bedrooms in the modern part of the house it has large sliding doors that open to the garden and pool. The second master bedroom in the rustic stone annexe is a more romantic traditional style with large double bedstead. It also has its own bathroom with shower. This bedroom is reached from the main house via an internal cobbled entrance area and has twin double doors that open onto a wysteria-covered cobbled yard with high stone walls. The twin room was furnished with young people in mind and has a more a more vivid and ethnic style. The last bedroom has twin full-size bunks each with personal fan and wall light, the children love this 'dorm'.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The lounge has a large flat-screen for the DVD player and PS2 games. There are PS2 games and many DVD's to choose from. The good quality stereo has an iPod connection and plenty of CDs. There are classic games like chess, backgammon and dominoes and a few puzzles, games and toys for younger children. The full-size table football in the entrance area is popular with teenagers. If you are experienced you can use the real surfboard and anyone can have fun with the two proper 'boogie boards'. There is a selection of wetsuits to choose from including children’s sizes. The outside changing area means wet children don't have to trail in and out of the house. For the peace of mind of parents with toddlers, a section of decking lifts to complete a low-wall between the pool and the house. An elevated sunbathing patio with a low fence offers privacy away from the main seating area. The lounge seating can be boosted with 'bean bags' and footstools if all ten people want to sit together.

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