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Cottage and Lodges in Secure Grounds A Pool With A View of the Rio and Portugal - Mino Casita (Sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights



Mino Casita (Sleeps 4)

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.

About the property

S7364 Finca Rio Mino

The Cottage and 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.

Robin Winterhalder
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
On confirmation of booking 50% deposit to be paid, with balance on arrival at The Finca.

Changeover Day:
In season changeover days normally Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Flexible out of main season mid-July and August. Arrival normally 4pm onwards. Departure 11.00 am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per property, per night in euros and include all local taxes.
Couples and small families using one bedroom ask for discount. Longer winter lets ask for special low price. Rates from 400 Euros per month. Longer lets please enquire.


O Rosal Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Finca Rio Mino is very suitable for families/groups or couples, as each unit is privately situated in large attractive and secure grounds. A completely separate large bodega room, full of its 250 year old character, with TV, DVD player, small library and private courtesy bar is available for use by all guests. Outside this room is a picturesque patio shaded by passion fruit plants with large fish pond and views of the river and Portuguese hills. Ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine and a chat before dining on your own terrace, or strolling to the nearby riverside tapas bar or one of the hillside restaurants, all within walking distance. Whether you want peace and quiet in a lovely area or want an active holiday The Finca is an ideal spot. Outside: Southerly facing, 5000 square metres of well kept terraced grounds, with large grassy areas full of fruit trees and shrubs, with lots of shade if needed. Good sized swimming pool, 12 metres by 4.5 metres, with a view of the river and Portuguese hills. Tables chairs, loungers and a shaded area included in the large relaxing area. Good BBQ area. Lovely shaded patio area next to reception room, with views of fish pond, river and Portuguese hills.


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Mino Casita (Sleeps 4)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay ! We booked into the Mino cassita and managed to 'escape' life for a week. There was a small beach within walking distance as were a fab tapas bar and a restaurant which excelled any expectations. Robin was the most amazing host and for non Spanish speakers ,like ourselves, he was truly invaluable. He arranged kayaking, motorbike routes and restaurant bookings. The pool and the delightful dogs made the holiday even more special especailly for my children.

We really hope to get back there as soon as we are able!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Tui (Tuy)
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Wine tasting, we are in the heart or the celebrated Albarino and Rosal wine growing area. On site tastings and Vineyard visits can be arranged. The excellent Rosal Wine Festival is on 18/19/20 July. An opportunity to try all the different wines!


10/15 minutes walk to lovely sandy estuary beach with Tapas bar nearby. Safe for swimming and warmer than the sea. Lovely pine clad, sandy sea beaches within 15-20 minutes drive on Spanish side. Miles of sandy beaches with Atlantic rollers excellent for surfing within 30 minutes drive on Portuguese side of the Rio Minho. Numerous hill, riverside and forest walks direct from Finca gate.


Porto in Portugal and Santiago de Compestela in Galicia are both within one hour 15 minutes drive on good roads. Car hire is essential to get the best out of this area. Unless you just wish to come and 'flop'. Fights with Ryan Air from Liverpool, Stansted, Birmingham and Bristol. Easy jet, and Tap air fly from Gatwick to Porto, which is just 60 minutes drive from The Finca.

Santander and Bilbao Ferry ports are 7/8 hours drive through lovely varying countryside.


Situated on edge of a small village, Las Eiras.

Near to many interesting towns within half hours drive, including Bayona, Tuy, Vigo, Valenca and Caminha in Portugal.

A little further afield are Santaigo de Compestela, Pontevedra, Porto and Braga.

Lovely fishing port and site of Celtic Village at La Guardia.15 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Good restaurants and tapas bars within walking distance.

Supermarkets and all necessary shopping amenities 5 minutes drive.

Water sports, riding, hiking and cycling can be arranged, locally.


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