Vigo House Rental Photos and Description
Self catering, sleeps 10, 4 beds 2 en-suite, luxury kitchen, great sea views.
A large villa on an enclosed, gated, private estate with private access to a secluded beach. The house has a private pool, a large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, lounge/dining room with terrace overlooking the Atlantic and Cies islands. Both the lounge and the terrace have ten seater dining tables. The terrace has an electrically-operated awning. There is a second lounge, with high quality double bed/sofa, TV & DVD opening to small terrace with bbq and the pool. The rest of the villa consists of 4 double bedrooms (2 with double beds, two with twin beds), 4 bathrooms of which two are en-suite and all of which have shower/toilet, 3 have bidets. There is a laundry with washing machine and a double garage with a full sized table tennis table. The house is equipped throughout with broadband Wi Fi internet access. Furniture and fittings are of high quality and mostly new in 2008. Towels, bed linen and parasols are provided. Our neighbour Fatima will welcome you and be available.
How to get there: The cheapest way to he villa is to fly to Santiago de Compostela (1hr from the house) or Oporto (1.5hrs from the house) with either Ryanair or Easyjet and then hire a car. Alternatively you can fly to the same airports with BA, Iberia or TAP. Best to ignore Vigo airport because you will almost certainly have to change flights at a Spanish airport and the pain is not worth the gain.
Driving is not impossible if you wanted to make a holiday of the journey too, it is around 1250 miles and 20 hours in the saddle from Dover. You could also consider the 24 hour sea crossing to either Bibao or Santander though beware, you would still have a six hour drive from there to Vigo. The link below gets you to an interactive map. On google earth you can see some interesting images of the area.
The CASA TICO WEBSITE: YOU CAN SEE MORE AND GET SOME INTERESTING LINKS. Please Contact www.simplesite.com/casatico For details.
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- limited accessibility
About Ken and Fiona Constable
A standard family. parents 2 daughters. We lived in Vigo between 1991 and 2000 in Casa Tico (named after our dog in fact)
Ken and Fiona Constable purchased this house in 1992
Why Ken and Fiona Constable chose Vigo
We bought it as our family home when we worked in Vigo because it was right next to the sea and the beach with amazing views and because it is also a big, comfortable house which absorbs any number of kid's friends etc.
I suppose the weirdest thing about this is the fact that we went on holiday to Vigo in 1989 before there was ever an inkling that we might end up working there. We stayed at a B & B right next to Saianes Beach (which is our local beach), looked at Casa Tico and said to ourselves how nice it would be to live there.
It was a matter solely of chance and coincidence we ended up living in it 3 years later.
When we left in 2000, logically we should have sold it of course but none of us could bear to so we ended up becoming 'first time buyers' again with all that implies: big mortgage, small house and so on. Worth it though!
What makes this house unique
The sunset over the Cies Islands looking west to the Atlantic ocean and the uncanny feeling of peace that engulfs you when you step out onto the seaward facing terrace.