About the property
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Large Pool. Stunning Gardens. Kayaking, Surfing, Hiking, Cycling, etc.
Casa Gabriel sleeps 6 and is a traditional Minho farmhouse dating from 1730 and has been renovated to a very high standard. Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There are two double rooms and one twin room.
Casa Gabriel is very nicely furnished and equipped. It has its own kitchen, living room, outside eating area, barbecue, garden, etc. In addition, there is a very large garden and large pool, with plenty of room for everyone.
We do everything we can to make your holiday very special. We are available for help and advice, but at the same time very sensitive to your need for privacy.
Towels and linen are provided, beds are changed weekly, and we take great pride in our standard of cleanliness, with a professional company cleaning weekly.
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- within one hour
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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We travelled with 5 kids (age 6-14) and we all had a terrific time at Yavanna. The premises (with a great pool area, table tennis, huge garden with lemon, orange and fig trees) were just perfect and Villa Gabriel very well equipped/maintained. The hosts are extremly friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the kids liked it so much that it was hard to lure them away and get to see at least some of the sights and nice beaches around. The landscapes of Northern Portugal are extremly scenic and what we really liked: not really touristy. We intend to come for another holiday and can really commend a stay at Yavanna!
Amazing relaxing retreat in a lux setting
This is a beautiful property with 3 renovated farmhouses nestled in the countryside in northern Portugal. It is ideal for families, groups, retreats, couples. There is a lot to do on the property-- gardens, large lawn, saltwater pool, volleyball/other games, or just relax in a private garden. We enjoyed picking fresh fruit and produce from the gardens to include with our meals. Books, internet access, and tv available. There is also plenty to do and see in nearby in Portugal and Spain and the coast. The hosts are very friendly and excellent at customer service, family friendly, multi-lingual. Very relaxing, charming without being stuffy, highly recommended.
I had a wonderful stay at Casa Gabriel!
Hi dear Sofia and Gustaf :)
I want to thank you so much. Everything was fabulous!
Great location and a friendly atmosfhere make the Yavanna a perfect stay for budget-conscious travelers. Sofia&Gustaf are a charming hosts who ensures that guests are truly welcome!
This place is so full of love! Thank you guys for allowing me to stay in such a beautiful and positive place! I Will definitely be back soon. I would highly recommend!
Thanks again for everything!!! :)))
Roberta from Lisboa!
Beyond comfort in the coastal hills of Portugal
Casa Gabriel went well beyond our expectations for a few relaxing days as we traveled through Asturias then Galicia in Spain and into Portugal. The house was thoroughly equipped and immaculately kept with three bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, full living room and separate kitchen/dining overlooking a private garden and grill. Shopping locally for meals to compliment the properties "garden of eden" was a highlight as were the helpful, friendly and fun hosts who were always ready to help pave the way for our adventures. We traveled with two young children and couldn't have dreamed for a better place to enjoy the food and people of the region. My highest compliments and recommendation to future travelers.
Fabulous place, great for families.
This is our third successive stay at Casa Gabriel, we love the house, pool, gardens its perfect for a family. North Portugal is off the beat & track compared to the Algarve, lots to explore, beautiful beaches. I would highly recommend to everyone!
Great location and property
Wonderful location and property with pool. Immaculate villa with all comfort and tastefully decorated. Great host and children who let us enjoy their garden and produce. Would highly recommend.
Yavanna lies in the Minho region in the north-west corner of Portugal only a few miles from the border with the province of Galicia, in Spain, and its village, Fontoura, lies on the Pilgrim's way, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Small houses and farms are dotted around the lush green rural landscape, surrounded by small fields and grapevines, connected by granite tracks. Beautiful rivers flow into this region from Spain. The river Lima has the historical and beautiful towns of Ponte de Barca, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo on its banks. The nearby Minho has interesting old monuments along its banks including the fortified town of Valenca do Minho, which is only 3 miles from Yavanna. Safe lifeguard patrolled swimming and fishing in the Minho is only 10 minutes from Yavanna. The southern border of the region is another beautiful river, the Douro, as well as the Penedes Geres National Park. The stunning cities of Porto and Santiago de Compostela in Spain are both day trips. Other Activities: Pottery/Ceramics, Yoga, Cycling and other enjoyable and creative workshops available certain weeks at Yavanna. Golf: Ponte de Lima (half an hour away) is a par 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m (par 5). Quinta da Barca golf resort (half an hour away) is an excellent 9 hole course with stunning views over the Cavado River. Par 31, 2012m. Estela (one hour away) is built on a 3km stretch of sand dunes is one of the Portuguese golf links that secured a good reputation for itself when it hosted two events in the European Professionals' Circuit. Par 72, 6129m.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
* You can arrive and leave on any day of the week and for any period over 3 nights off peak and 7 nights at other times. * Please note that the swimming pool becomes warm enough for swimming around the beginning of April, and closes around the middle of October, but this is weather dependent. * Over and above the 6 bedrooms in the two villas, we have two further double ensuite bedrooms available.