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Modern, Architect Designed Villa With Private Pool In The Beautiful Costa Verde

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Caminha, Costa Verde, Portugal - Set In A Woodland Valley Overlooking The River Minho And A Few Minutes From Stunning Golden Beaches

Modern, detached house set in landscaped gardens with private pool. The house is part of a small and exclusive development of private homes in a beautiful and peaceful wooded valley above the River Minho with panoramic views across the River valley. The picturesque medieval town of Caminha is a few minutes drive or leisurely stroll away with it's cobbled streets, cafe culture and beautiful golden beaches. The house has three double bedrooms and two large sofa beds with an open plan living/dining room that opens out onto a large patio and barbeque area. Internally the house has been decorated in a contemporary style. The aspect of the house means that the private pool is in the sun all day and in the evening the west facing patio gives perfect views over the setting sun. For cooler/winter evenings the house has both central heating and a log burning stove and fuel is provided.

Mrs Carolyn Jackson-Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Mrs Carolyn Jackson-Smith

I am a mother of three children living in possibly the wettest part of the UK. My hobbies include running, walking, good food and wine. My hobbies luckily tend to balance each other out! I have also been known to attempt surfing, but the less said about that the better.

Mrs Carolyn Jackson-Smith purchased this house in 2007

Why Mrs Carolyn Jackson-Smith chose Venade

The house is situated in the Costa Verde a beautiful and unspoilt part of Portugal two hours flying time from most mainland UK airports and less than an hours drive from Porto airport. The area borders Galicia in Spain and the historical conflict with this country can be seen in the many ancient fortified towns and villages that flank the River Minho. To the east of the region is a spectacular national park and to the west the golden beaches of the Atlantic. Caminha is a few minutes drive from the house and is a lively medieval town sitting at the mouth of the Minho and the Atlantic ocean. The area is bustling all year with many festivals and markets. We have found it to be a year around destination, with something going on every month.

What makes this house unique

The house is in a small and exclusive development of architect designed houses set in a beautiful valley above Caminha. There is a small supermarket and two bars close by and Caminha is a few minutes drive or 1.5 km stroll. The property is an ideal location to explore the many towns and sights of both the Costa Verde and Galicia including the spectacular Santiago De Compestelo over the border in Spain. Caminha is a beautiful town set around a central square flanked by cafes selling delicious cakes and excellent Portuguese coffee. There are many restaurants to chose from and a daily fish and vegetable market. The town beach has two areas - the river and Atlantic beaches and is set by a pine forest with childrens play area, water activity centre and bars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

2012 was the first year I had rented the house out and I got feedback from everyone who had gone. You all said the same things - the house was great and exactly as per the description. You had a fantastic time and some of you (no names!) may have eaten too much cake and drunk too much fine Portuguese wine.
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Venade in Caminha

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower. Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and bidet. Seperate wc on ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with two bunk beds, plus 2 double sofa beds in lounge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is ideal for either couples, small groups or families. For those families with very small children it should be noted that the house has an open staircase and a terrace at first floor level. Outside: Enclosed landscaped gardens with mature trees and private pool (9m x 5m approx). There are two patio areas and an outside bar-be-que. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and beach towels together with bedlinen and tea towels are provided. The property is cleaned and linen changed weekly


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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The local beach at Caminha is approx 10 minutes drive from the house. In the summer months the majority of beaches on the coast have lifeguards and areas sectioned off for children. In addition there are a number of other beaches within easy driving distance of the house and surf schools nearby.


The nearest airport is Porto and is less than an hours drive away. Vigo in Northern Spain is a similar distance. There are ferries to Santander, the journey time from the port to the house is approx 6 hours. Car hire is recommended.


The house is situated in the village of Venade, a few minutes drive or leisurely stroll from the historic town of Caminha which sits on the mouth of the River Minho and the Atlantic Ocean on the border with Spain. Spain can be reached by ferry from Caminha (10 min) or road bridge from Villa Nova de Cerveira (20 mins). The house is an ideal centre for exploring the historic towns and sites of the Costa Verde and Galicia regions

Further Details:

Caminha has a bustling market on Wednesdays and a daily fish and fruit market. There are a number of supermarkets and the town is well serviced with restaurants and coffee shops. Everything is open year around. There is an emergency medical centre in the town and a large regional hospital at Viano de Costello


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Venade, Viana do Castelo (District)

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Reservations are subject to Owners Terms and Conditions. Reservations will be confirmed on receipt of a 25% deposit, full balance to be paid within 8 weeks of the rental start date. In addition a returnable Damage Deposit of £200 is required on booking returnable in accordance with the Owners Terms and Conditions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
See Owners Terms and Conditions for additional notes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.