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Villa:private pool, garden, attractive natural surroundings in Spain & Portugal

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa: Pool, garden, in green hilly surroundings, seconds to mountain trails, minutes to beaches in Spain & Portugal

On the green Northwestern Portuguese and Spanish Atlantic border, the villa is equipped with all the modern amenities in a spacious living area that makes it comfortable and cozy. It has several lovely view terraces, a charming garden, a private swimming pool, family/game room with ping pong table, etc, and a natural pool with a waterfall on the creek bordering the property. Mountain trails are at your doorstep and lovely beaches are minutes away. We are located in the Baixo Miño region of SW Galicia at the outskirts of the village of Tomiño. It is well-communicated with good roads to nearby airports and cities such as Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, in Spain and Porto, Braga, Viana in Portugal. It is just few kilometers from the Atlantic Galician fjords and the River Miño separating Spain and Portugal. The area boasts a micro-climate with pleasant summers and gentle winters, where orange, lemon, kiwi, olive and palm trees abound.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2017

About Victor

The owner is a former University Professor of Aerospace Engineering and of Finance and Ex Adviser to International Economic Development Funds.

Now, he is involved in international consulting in project investment with special interest in Renewable Energies.

Although my mother was from a Spanish origin, may be I should have been drawn to Andalusia. I really love green Spain and its Atlantic Costa Verde to choose it to have a home and an office.

Having grown up partially in Brazil makes Portugal, only 5 km away, an added attraction to bring me here.

The micro-climate we have brings us many days of sun and pleasant warm days. According to 30 year NASA statistics, we have as much sun as Valencia on the Mediterranean!!

Victor purchased this villa in 2009

Why Victor chose Ria de Vigo

The villa is luxurious and cozy, with beautiful garden and pool where one could enjoy the lovely open view and hear the trickling water of the creek. The area has a pleasant micro-climate;lovely springs & summers, and template winters. It is green, hilly with ocean and river beaches close by. It is less than one hour from three international airports in Portugal and Spain. The region, although known to tourists, is tranquil, and near all amenities of nearby towns & major urban cities.

Being on the borders of Portugal and Spain, it is immersed in the culture, history, and beauty of the two countries. One would spend a relaxed vacation, and at leisure, enjoy all the outdoor cultural places and enjoy water and mountain activities the area has to offer.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is ample, quaint, rustic yet modern, and luxurious. From the terraces one would contemplate rural activities while admiring the vast panoramic views of Portugal and the hills around. The private pool, the creek that passes by and the lovely garden add to the feeling of relaxing, while being at home.

If up to it, from the gate, you may follow trails for kilometers in the hills up to the ocean if you want. You could go mountain biking, horse back riding, or discovering prehistoric petrographic spots in the near by hills.

Also, the famous Camino de Santiago of Portugal passes just by the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In the personal Web Page there is a guest book containing comments and inpressions of guests from 2009 until now.

Mrs. myriam u., Spain-Mrs. ana g., Spain both are Homelidays clients

Jimmy Mc Donnell, Irland-Peter Scott, UK-Olga Ignatova, Russia-Hilde Ledaal, Norway etc. are Owners Direct Clients.

Brian Ward, Ireland- Jon Joiner, Australia are Rustical Travel Clients.
Sep 2008
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(30 traveller reviews)


Great base for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Villa Esperanza is a nice villa situated 4km from the local town of Tomino.

On the border with Portugal the area offers the best of both countries.

The villa is large and well equipped with a nice outdoor pool.

Viktor and Nati are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble and Viktor's knowledge and suggestions were well received.

As a family of cyclists this area is a dream. From the lengthy tarmac river path that runs for 100s of KM along the River Minho to the great roads and lengthy climbs and descents this is a roadies dream.

We even saw the Vuelta come in only 15mins drive away.

Could not have asked for anymore. If you are looking for a great family holiday its an ideal place to stay.If your looking to emulate the pro pelaton it is also the place to cycle with beautiful scenery, cafes and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Could not be better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday here for the third time. The villa has everything you could want and the views are fantastic. The best part though is the wonderful hospitality from both Victor and Nati who can show you places that you would otherwise not see in what is a very beautiful part of Spain/Portugal. The villa is ideal for those who like walking and is also easy driving of some lovely beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful place with a most helpful host

  • 5 of 5

This really is an excellent place to spend a week, or more if you have time which, sadly, we didn't. The villa is very spacious and well equipped and the area has much of interest. Our only complaint was that the sea was very cold! Apparently the Gulf Stream misses the area, but this was more than made up for by the swimming pool of which we made much use.

Victor, our host, couldn't have been more helpful; he took us out to an excellent lunch and a tour of Vittoria, a local and historic town, on its market day and also invited us round for cheese and wine (something of an understatement) which made for a most pleasant evening.

Couldn't recommend the place more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was really gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

The property was really well situated and very, spacious, clean and comfortable. Also, the location is excellent. Very close to the Portuguese border, so lots of lovely towns, villages and beaches to visit. The region is very green and the local food and wine delicious. We would really highly recommend the villa. The owner, Viktor, is a most excellent host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Villa Esperanza is an exceptional place in so many ways. The house itself is spacious and comfortable, set in stunning gardens with beautiful views. But what made our holiday truly special was the warmth of the welcome we received from Victor and Nati. We were treated like friends and nothing was too much trouble. We will never forget our holiday and we hope to return one day to visit again.

The region was interesting to explore and there were many places to visit within a relatively short drive from the peaceful villa itself. We would certainly recommend this villa to anyone wishing to visit this part of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely house for a family and friends

  • 5 of 5

This house is a really well-proportioned property up a valley, with views down towards the river Minho. It has 3 rooms, all with 2 double beds - so plenty of space. The house is has lovely decorations and a has everything you would need for a long (or short) stay.

The pool is perfectly located and the terrace it is on demands a view over the valley,

This is farming area and the odd sound of sheep bleating, a horse, a tractor or the local church bells are a nice background addition.

The house also has a games room, complete with a very recently installed table tennis table. Perfect for a challenge with the kids, or friends.

The Minho area has many good restaurants, cafes, and lots of activities, such as hiking, kayaking, boat rides etc. etc. The beaches are pristine, especially towards the end of the Minho river. The area is not too touristy, but has a lot of very interesting archaeology and old towns to view on both the Galician and Portuguese sides of the river.

Ask the owner for advice - they really know the area and are more than willing to help.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
17 Sep 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% on booking by bank transfer; remainder in cash on arrival. Deposit non-refundable for reservations in July and August. Other months, refundable up to 8 weeks prior to travel. 200 euro damage deposit, payable on arrival (cash) and returned on departure after satisfactory check of the property. Contact owner for further booking details. Christmas and Easter weeks are considered high season.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day - Saturday. Check out by 12 noon, check in after 4pm. Arrangement could always be made to accommodate guests travelling schedules, please consult us.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.

50% deposit to confirm booking, balance upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tomiño in Rias Baixas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 234 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , in the ground floor
  • 1- En-suite with shower and bidet. 2- En-suite with shower / bath and bidet. 3- En-suite with shower and bidet. 4- There is a fourth full bathroom with shower and bidet on the ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , wide single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , wide beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , wide single beds
  • Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: En Suite bedroom 1 and 2 have twin beds (120cm wide). En Suite bedroom 3 with 1 bed (120am wide) & Queen bed (150cm wide).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Although our winters are very mild (Avg high/low of 15/7 degrees C) the villa is toasty in the winter, with a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and under-floor heating throughout the house. There is no air-conditioning since summers are very pleasant. There are screens on all the windows and doors, they can be left open to enjoy the nice breeze. Outside: Over 3600 sqm of property contains a private swimming pool (8x5m), BBQ, outdoor tables and chairs. Around the gardens, find stone benches to rest a while, or sit under the shade of the pergola. Take a stroll to the Pego Creek bordering the property, and dip your toes in its refreshing waters. Most of all, take in the stunning view down the valley to the hills of Portugal below. Utility Room: On the ground floor in a separate room, you'll find a washing machine, drier, ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (except beach/pool towels) and sheets are included. Towels and sheets changed weekly or whenever needed. Other: A 40 m2 family / game room with Computer table with WIFI, ping pong table, card table, book shelves, etc. (please See photo)

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