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Villa With Private Pool In Walled Garden, View Of River Minho Towards Spain



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Villa in Seixas, Caminha, Costa Verde, Portugal------License nº 5242/AL - On Edge Of Seixas Village 5km From The Atlantic Ocean Beaches

The house is a stone built house facing west /north west. The walled garden is approx 2000 meters in area and planted with fruit trees and flowers. The front of the house is grassed with an apple tree and walnut trees .There is a field in front of the house so the view is unobstructed .The house is over 300mts from the river so even at high time or a polar ice cap melt down you are quite safe at that should satisfy the site requirements.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Barbara, Charles, Maxine&Salvador, Caroline and Lucy Small. We arrived in Porto Portugal as a fledgling family in 1983 having lived for a number of years in Cape Town ,South Africa. Charles started life in India and came to Portugal from Brazil in 1966. In 1985 we bought the house in Seixas because of the natural beauty of the area and started coming every weekend and holidays slowly renovated the property. Our eldest daughter works in Carcavelos Portugal as a teacher. Our second daughter helps at home and our youngest works for BMW as an associate manager. We are now rooted in the community and are constantly amazed by the surrounding area not only Portugal but also Spain-Best of both worlds. We are grandparents to Ivy.

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Speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful time, loved the house and pool.

Really good location, lovely beaches, great house, really great holiday. We got a great first impression of Portugal.

4th time back to the house and a wonderful time as usual.

Fantastic house and fantastic scenery - many thanks.
May 2006
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous spot

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic. it was light and airy and had amazing views. The area was great with wonderful beaches and beautiful villages to explore. Barbara, the owner, was very helpful and even provided toys for our 1year old grandson to play with! The villa doesn't have air con and it could become very hot at night but that is only a small quibble compared with the space and facilities. The pool was small and gated and there is a large garden.There is a train in the village which stops at many villages and is cheap to use but a car is needed to explore the local area.

I would recommend it to a friend or relative

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting us and much appreciated that you enjoyed the house and area so much .The train is an added bonus and is an exciting way to enjoy a day out to Valença Spain or Porto and beyond .Best wishes Barbara Charles and family .
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Undiscovered jewels deserve to be discovered and we were lucky to discover Charles and Barbara's Jewel. The views are breathtaking. The facilities second to none. The sorrounding towns and villages offer quaint restaurants and walks. And lest we forget Spain just across the water. A sunset walk down the many kilometres of white sandy beach at Mindelo is truly unforgettable. We will be back. We WILL be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A blissful oasis of calm

  • 5 of 5

We came back this year for our third time and are hopefully - if they'll have us back - coming next year too! We have a large family but in Charles and Barbara's villa there's loads of room for everyone, giving everyone the space they need. Some people may be down in the garden, sitting round the table, others up at the pool, others lounging on the balcony or in the sitting room. It's very restful but what makes it, are the views. They are simply spectacular and from the first moment, you can feel the worries and stresses sliding off you. Barbara and Charles are wonderful - always close by if you need them, in their adjacent property, but each side has full privacy and we always felt completely undisturbed and at home. Nothing's too much trouble, and if the kids shout, or we explode all over the house with our belongings, they just laugh and say they're glad we're relaxing.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Juliet , Tony and family- Great to see you all again lovely having you all and look forward to seeing you next year-Best wishes Barbara, Charles & Caroline
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A great property for relaxation or exploring

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, and this was the third time we had stayed here. The property is spacious, very well maintained, and very comfortable. It never feels crowded, even with 8 people there. The pool is a good size. The owners are located nearby, very helpful, and very friendly.

The region is very good value for eating out, wine and port. Nearby towns such as Valenca are great days out, and Galicia in Spain is easily reached via ferry of road. There are many places to swim in the river, and Caminha has a sheltered beach which doesn't have atlantic breakers on it.

I would thoroughly recommend this, it is great in the summer, but would also be very comfortable for an out of season break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tony -We are always finding new places to visit even after 30 years -That´s what makes the area so interesting -It is September and 25ºc .-Best wishes Barbara ,Charles & Caroline .
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Summer in north Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described but even better because one can't adequately describe the spectacular view from the villa, especially from the lounge or the peace of the neighbourhood and the politeness and consideration we found from locals everywhere in this beautiful corner of western Europe. The owners were warm, friendly and helpful; the property was carefully maintained and very comfortable. We loved Caminha, too, enjoying its market, caf?s and stunning, unspoilt river beach. Wonderful! I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone interested in relaxation and exploring the local area. We had three trips further afield, including one to Oporto to taste port and one to Ponte de Lima to see the old Roman bridge. We had delicious meals in little restaurants in side streets in all three places.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and much appreciated -It is so nice to know friends and guests enjoy the house and area as much as we do .Best wishes Barbara ,Charles and family.
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From the Owner

Natural beauty and variety of landscapes. Hills river sea.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Vigo Spain/Porto Portugal at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Seixas at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 670 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ponte de Lima at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Seixas/Caminha at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A28 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Seixas at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Manzanada at 200 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Pottery/quilting workshop can be organised, walking and surfing. Kayaking/canoeing and water sking can be arranged.


The View from the front of the house is the River Minho and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.Atlantic beaches 5 mins drive. River beaches 5/10 mins walk.

There are also beautiful beaches in Spain a car ferry ride across the River Minho. The ferry can be seen going backwards and forwards from the house.


Porto airport is less than an hours drive. Vigo airport is less than an hour away. Santander ferry from Plymouth is 6/7 hours highway drive away.


The house is 5 mins walk from the center of Seixas village. Seixas has a 12/7 bread shop, cafes, hairdressers and restaurants. Caminha town is 3 kms away.

Behind Seixas church there is a fenced off play area for children with swings and slide.

Further Details:

Ideal for bird watchers, walkers, cyclists, surfers, canoeing. Artists.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Usually bookings Saturday to Saturday but other times considered depending on time of year. Deposit 30% with booking balance prior to arrival. Will also consider small group bookings. 2/4 people.

Changeover Day:
Change over Saturday unless otherwise agreed.

Caminha has a clinic and emergency clinic out of hours -There are also dental surgeries locally.

30% deposit with booking balance 30 days before arrival

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From the Owner

The house and garden are enclosed and secure for children. The house is situated in a quiet lane a short walk to the center of Seixas and the river park.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 230 m²


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Washing machine
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, En-suite to main bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, En-suite to second bed room
  • Additional Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En-suit/Fitted robes /drawers/arm chair/terrace&river view
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds/wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite,wardrobe,easy chair,patio doors to garden.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Fitted robes /Chair /shutters /terrace with river view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms)9th bed is Z bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed and complete bathroom with bath. Bedroom 2 - double bed with sink toilet/bidet and shower cubicle. Bedroom 3 - twin bedded room. Bedroom 4 - bunkbeds (105cm wide).


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating is at additional cost and depends on useage. Solar panels provide hot water most of the year -boiler back up Outside: Private walled garden.with vines, lawns fruit trees Gas barbecue, two bench tables, sun umbrella, loungers. Private elevated decked pool, pool 6 x 4 meters, depth 1.3 meters. Vined shaded areas. Utility Room: Washing machine in bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (except beach towels) and bed linen included and changed weekly. Other: Large party/games room with table tennis table, bar with fridge/freezer. Basketball net outside of games room.

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