Seaside Villa / Apartments Nr. Cangas, Galicia, Northern Spain - Peaceful Spot, 2 mins Walk to Blue Flag Sandy Beach, Nr. Cosy Cove
O Pombal' is a seaside villa, located in Natural Environment, 1minute on foot to the dune blue flagged beach of 'Limens' with clear waters and green slopes. Ahead, looking out to sea, the distinctive silhouette of the nearby Cíes Islands forms an impressive backdrop. It can be rented for 4, 6 or 10 people(up to 12)as the villa has got two separate apartments. It is ideal for small, large families/groups of friends who like BBQ, take part in ferry crossings to unspoilt Islands or in winnery tours. The local restaurant and small shop is reached on foot and a 3km journey takes you to the bustling waterside Cangas, which offers all amenities, excellent restaurants and colourfully market. If you like golf, play it in Domaio,ten minutes´drive, relax in La Toja Spa and enjoy its Casino. Visit the pilgrimage centre at Santiago de Compostela in 45 minutes´drive or get to nearby Portugal bargaing at Valença fortress.
Details for holiday Apartment 2 O Pombal (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms
Upstairs floor. You can enjoy nice sea views to ‘Ría de Vigo’ from its terrace, from the spacious, light-filled living/dining room or kitchen. It has got 2 bedrooms (1 double with en-suite bathroom and balcony looking out to the garden and the other with twin beds). Both of them have wardrobes bed-side tables, dressing tables with drawers. There are also 2 bathrooms:the en-suite bathroom of the master bedroom with a shower, WC, washbasin and the other with a jetted shower, bidet, wash basin and WC.
The bathrooms are well-aired with large windows with blinds looking on to the garden and the walls and floor are tiled in a modern style.
There are towels for bidet, washbasin and bath in each bathroom and different colourful carpets on the floor.
There are cupboards to keep personal things.
Kitchen with oven, microwave, mixer, cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle, kitchenware, china, glassware.
The dining-living room has a chimney, large sofas, table, chairs, cable TV.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
I´m a person who likes travelling, meeting people and learning about different cultures. On my travels abroad what I like best is hospitality and being advised by locals which places to go and things to do and that´s why my family and I do my best so that our guests feel at ease and happy during their stay. And our best guarantee of our warmth welcoming is to have some guests coming over again and again. Come and see!
2 holidaymaker reviews
We had the warmest of welcomes and were delighted to be given supper as we arrived late. The house is lovely and clean and plenty of towels (beach and bath) are available. The location could not be better: yards away from a beautiful beach and the house has an enclosed garden, which was perfect for our 4-year-old as we did not have to worry about his safety. Our 9 year old had plenty of space to play cricket in the back garden and our 15 year old could have peace and quiet on a sunbed. We explored the area (Santiago, Vigo, Pontevedra, Cambarro etc) and found lots to do. The beach is a perfect place to relax and there is a good ice cream shop close by. The outside BBQ and dining area is wonderful. We left (after two weeks) feeling that we could easily have stayed for another week. When we left (at 6am), the owner met us to say goodbye and we were given delicious grapes and pears for our long drive home. It was the warmest of goodbyes.
Lovely and tranquil spot
This is a little gem. The location is fantastic, just yards from the beach. The garden is fantastic with a great sized splash pool - perfect for kids. The hosts were lovely with beer in the fridge and tuna empanada - and it's totally equipped with boogie boards, buckets, spades etc. We'd love to come back!
From the Owner
“The house is in a natural environment easily accessed by the blue- flagged beach in Limens (Cangas). The house was bought to get away at the weekends. My children were brought up there and birthday parties, family and friends gatherings, lots of barbecues took place in the garden throughout the years. We also enjoyed siestas under the fig tress, trekking to the nearest sandy beaches and villages, stunning sunsets and landscapes, fiestas around, the bustling village of Cangas, just 3km away from the house, the tapas and the well renowned local cuisine: fresh fish and seafood, meat stock, roasted ham, roast beef...in traditional "tabernas" in narrow alleyways and now we hope you could enjoy all that as well.”
Activity and Interests
The villa is located in Limens village, 2 minutes walk to the duna beach with impressive views to Vigo estuary and green slopes. Further excursions reveal a truly wonderful coastline littered with beautiful beaches in an area within 5 km around, some of them reached in 15 min walk following a path by the sea or walking through pines and eucalyptus: Sta Marta, Nerga, Barra (naturist beach),Cabo Home, Menduiña forming a perfect arc of white sand and plenty more where to enjoy breathtaking sunsets
The nearest airport to the villa is Vigo airport which is 20 minutes by car. There is also Santiago airport which is 1 hour by AP-9 motorway. If one wants to take one's car the fastest way is to take the ferry from Plymouth to Santander or from Portsmouth to Bilbao (north of Spain) and from there go to Vigo. It takes you 6 hours 27 mins to get to Vigo from Bilbao and 6 hours 26 mins from Santander. Car hire is also recommended to explore the surroundings, take part in winery tours.
The villa is located under 3km from cosy fishing villages and tourist resorts where one can watch at quaint harbours the boats coming in with their catches of the day or enjoy its cobbled narrow streets .From there, take one of the frequent twenty minute ferry crossings over the water to Vigo, a bustling and attractive centre with a wide range of shops and renowned restaurants; visit the pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela in 45 ms´s drive, spend an unforgettable day in Cíes Islands.
There are 2 supermarkets next to the villa and restaurants where to have some ‘paella’, Spanish omelettes, seafood, fresh fish, nice steaks, beef, pork, lamb... for lunch or dinner at cheap prices; Also, the baker delivers tasty bread, Galician sweets and empanadas at the gate of the villa every day. The villa is 3km from Cangas, an important fishing and tourist resort with plenty of local cosy restaurants to taste Galician gastronomy, supermarkets, banks and shops. There is also a colourful market twice a week. You can also take different ferries to enjoy short ferry crossing and fiestas on board to the National Park of Atlantic Islands (Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and the well known Cíes Islands holding one of the best beaches in the world).There you can enjoy landscape, fauna, flora and impressive views and sunsets. If you like practising sports, you can do fishing, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, horse riding, kayak,... or play golf in Domaio. Important musical events, gastronomic fiestas take place throughout the year in different villages. It is recommended to hire a car and make short excursions to the fishing ports in Vigo with a daily fishing market. Less than 30 minutes get to Pontevedra located in its own bay with its original old town and attractive plazas. Get to Tui, at the Portuguese frontier, the host of the kingdom of Gallaecia, with the cathedral(XI-XII).From there cross over Tui bridge to get to Valença fortress in Portugal,a hive of shops and cafés.For a longer trip(45 minutes) visit Santiago de Compostela the historical city, renowned for its stunning cathedral of St. James, its centrepiece and it is surrounded by cobbled streets, cafes, restaurants, "tapas" bars and shops. As Santiago de Compostela has been named the Cultural Capital of Europe, hosting the 'Holy Year'.It is a hive of cultural activities, ranging from concerts, theatre, musical events, art exhibitions, open air cinema, etc,not to mention the great atmosphere and street life
- Booking Notes:
Bookings by e-mail or telephone. asking for Antonia either in English or Spanish. Customers have to do an advance payment of 20% out of the total amount beforehand, then, they have to pay the rest of money on their 1st day of stay and leave a deposit 300 euros per apartment, which will be back to them at the end of the stay.
The changeover is flexible preferreably done at the weekend. Check out by 12.00 and chek in after 16.00 pm. Any other preferences can be seen to.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. Gas, electricity is included.
Wood for the fireplaces on both apartments is charged in low season.
Prices for the whole villa in euros per week:
September 2010= 1690 euros ; October 10 - February 11=990 euros
March 2011- 30 April 2011= 1350 euros ; May 2011 = 1500 euros;
1st fortnight June=1690; 2nd fortnight June 2011 = 1790 euros; July-August 2011= 1990 euros; September 2011= 1690; October- December 2011= 990 euros.
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From the Owner
“I see it not as a house but as a " home" where you can find peace, quietness and enjoy also fiestas with family or friends at the barbacue area. Thanks to the fenced garden, your children will be safe and you can relax much better while they are splashing in the above ground pool standing on a corner of the garden. When you don´t feel like staying at home by the beach, you can take the car to the nearest villages where you can mixed with Galician people who are very hospitable and friendly and who will talk to you as they have known your for long. You will enjoy fresh fish and meat or "tapas" at local bars and restaurants while the children will be playing outside at the square...”
- pets considered
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: It is also possible to rent both apartments for 10 people (up to 12) for a single large family or large groups of friends who prefer not to share the garden with unknown holidays makers and have at the same time their own privacy in separate independent units. For smaller groups of friends or families either apartment for six or four are comfortable enough. Linen and towels are provided. Electricity and gas fees are included in the price. 2 spare beds, two cradles and high chairs for babies are available. The villa is ideal for families with children and elderly people to enjoy in the safe garden or groups of friends who like enjoying together chatting, BBQ in privacy in the open air. When temperature drops in winter, one can keep oneself warm by the fireplaces and/or with electrical stoves in both apartments. Air-conditioning is not needed as the villa is waterfront and keeps enough cool in summer with the breeze from the sea and with temperatures usually ranging from 24 to 30ºC. Outside: The grounds at O Pombal are in an enclosed garden (1000 sqm) with a covered dining area with a stone table, BBQ and crafted oven. The garden ensures absolute privacy for sun and siesta time sitting in the sunloungers under fig and lemon trees and lying on hammocks which are hung up under a plum tree where to read or relax. The garden is a safe place for children to play and perfect for elderly people to rest with easy access. At the back there is also a private garage to keep the car inside. There is also garden furniture: tables, chairs, parasols, deck chairs. There is also a toilet with a shower, wash, basin a WC next to the barbecue and another shower in the open air, placed in the garden used by vacationers to remove the sand and salt when returning from the beach in case they don´t have time to take a more relaxing bath or shower inside. Definitely it is a place for quality family time, chats with friends and for getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.