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

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights



Rosal Casita (Sleeps 4)

Scandinavian Style wood clad casita, with simple but comfortable living 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 a elevated shaded terrace for alfresco dining and relaxing, with lovely views of the forest, River and Portuguese hills, and overlooking the swimming pool and BBQ area.

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:
August 15, 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
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a superb week with Robin and Debra and pets. The kids, aged 7 and 6, were never bored with the pool, goldfish and beautiful garden to play in. They particularly loved the pets, with Brock (the lifeguard) being the favourite! Pool was very clean and very refreshing in the summer heat. The Rosita was perfect, very clean and equipped with everything we needed and all meals eaten on the balcony overlooking the river and Portugal. Robin and Debra were very helpful giving good tips for local day trips... super beaches, kayaking, kids waterpark, rockpools, local festivals, a beautiful part of Spain with plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Galician Gem on the River Minho

  • 4 of 5

A week overlooking the River Minho at this Finca was truly beautiful. We rented one of the simple casitas and would come back again for sure. We were greeted like family by Robin on arrival and then walked down to the river beach with his dogs Brock and Dylon to the local tapas bar on our first night. Kindness that was beyond the call of duty and made our holiday very memorable.

You have the choice of swimming in the pool or in the river and you can even cross over into Portugal if you need more river beaches or need a Portuguese custard tart.

There were countless festivals to see when we were there as well as incredible forest walks and churches to wander into. A place that was inspiring and restful.

Thank you Robin! From Tricia, Mike and Jamie xxx

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay(two adults and two teenagers 14 and 15) and Robin couldn't have been more helpful when it came to suggesting various activities and places to visit. The chalet has a lovely view of Portugal across the river and as a result of its location its a good base to explore both countries. Lovely pool and BBQ area just below chalet. There's plenty to do - cycling, riding, kayaking etc and our two weeks flew by. Also, as mentioned in other reviews, there are good restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful corner of spain

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week made special by Robin, Brock and Dylan. Set in the most beautiful area of Spain that we will be revisiting as there is so much to see and do. Eating at the local tapas bars near the river was very enjoyable too. Thank you Robin for your help in advising places to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Comfortable lodge overlooking Rio Mino

  • 5 of 5

we had a lovely relaxing week in the Casita Rosal. The views were amazing and there were many interesting walks.We enjoyed the pool area and gardens. Thank you Robin for being such a helpful host and making our stay so enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A fantastic place for family fun

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five (7,5,2) and we just about squeezed in to the wonderful wooden casita. View from our balcony of Portugal was stunning. The pool and gardens were really well done and the secure location meant we could let the kids roam and relax. The area feels very un touristy and there are lots of little walks and bike tides to do in safety and tranquility. Robin creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and kids loved his dogs. The casita is basic but it has a charm to it and represents excellent value.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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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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