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Villa: heated pool, near beach, mountain, restaurants...relaxing for travellers



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
Villa in Caminha,3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, very handily positioned, wifi...

A luxury villa with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a heated pool and total privacy. Guaranteed in the middle of nature but integrated in one of the areas of Portugal with better quality of life and greater number of houses with architectural interest.

Although the house is in a quiet and refined place within driving distance you find beaches, exhibitions, ancient cities and nature parks. Next to the house you can go hiking, watching horses, pick flowers and a little far away is the famous Portuguese way to Santiago de Compostela.

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.

Inside there`s comfort and everything you need. It is a spacious home and you can breathe balance and well being .

You don´t have to wait for anyone: three bedrooms to sleep with bathroom each, modern architecture, a large living room and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher , microwave, oven , ceramic hob , dishwasher machine. Laundry / machine room with washing machine iron and ironing board . For cooler/winter evenings the house has both central heating and a log burning stove and fuel is provided.

Clean and lawn and flower garden space.

The old town (midle age) of Caminha is not far from our Squirrels House...very beautifull and with friendly people. A save beach of Moledo and the rivers Coura e Minho in big green areas.

The town of Caminha is just down the road and it's a delight. Better, still the nearest beach is majestic, Pine Forrest lined white sands and Atlantic Ocean. The huge spaces are almost empty, Then on the other side of the sandy prominence is a Mediterranean like beach with people and waveless water . Take your pick. Around are some great places to visit and outdoor markets.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Galaico

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


2 Weeks in August

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It's as lovely as the pictures suggest. The town of Caminha is just down the road and it's a delight. Better still the beach is majestic. Pine Forrest lined white sands and Atlantic Ocean. The huge spaces are almost empty. Then on the other side of the sandy prominence is a Mediterranean like beach with people and waveless water. Take your pick. Around are some great places to visit. For us, it made a perfect 2 weeks. The weather is cooler and less reliable than further south, but that worked well for us, and makes for great scenery.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Farrier family, you were spectacular. I was very happy when you told me you loved the house and the pictures and I was more happier when you recognize that Caminha zone has gorgeous things and many interesting activities . When you left here very tanned and healthy seemed younger. You Are sportsmen who took advantage of the opportunities that exist here . Farrier is a good family and trustworthy people , I wish you much luck and hapiness. Rosa Maria
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Excellent villa in a lovely part of Portugal

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed villa, well maintained and spotlessly clean. We were met on arrival by the owner Rosa Maria, who made us very welcome in her home. Located close to Caminha which has a good atmosphere with all its cafes, restaurants and shops. The beaches in the area are fantastic, not overcrowded and easily accessed. Visits to other local towns were enjoyed and even a trip on the ferry into Spain is recommended. This a lovely area of Portugal to visit which is peaceful yet has plenty of things to do. Caminha is only a one hour drive from Porto airport with easy driving. We combined our stay at the villa with a couple of days in Porto itself which is highly recommended. Our thanks to Rosa Maria for making herself available throughout our stay and the gift of her favourite wine from the region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim for your words . Your group presented with a lot of class and good taste. you were able to take advantage of the house and its location . You took the opportunity to meet nearby towns, restaurants, shops, landscapes and you also knew enjoy the warm afternoon purposes near the pool with a glass of well chilled white Verde wine and good a conversation . Your wife , Debbie , and her twin sister Gillian have sense of humor and extreme sympathy. You and Rogep took very good care of the house. I advise you strongly to any owner who likes his home and ihave people who value it . You are always welcome and thank you for being a five-star guests. Rosa Maria
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Definitely lives up to the photos!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, the house was fantastic, beautifully furnished, very much home from home, with everything you could need.

Caminha is a lovely market town with cafes and restaurants aswell as great beaches within a very short drive. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan, hello Buncher family, you are the kind of traveler that the owner likes to receive . You enjoyed the house , the heated pool , the surrounding area and the cultural aspects of the community. You also were very friendly and delicate , treated very well the home and appreciated the art and the affection that exists within it. With much respect and friendship I thank you from my heart . You are always welcome to CAMINHA/PORTUGAL and my home. Rosa Maria
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  • 4 of 5

Delightful property situated in a lovely quiet traditional Portuguese village. The accommodation is of a very high standard, with everything you could need.

Rosa Maria was a fantastic host and available throughout our stay to answer any queries. We enjoyed the gift of fresh organic fruits and the local Vinho Verde.

We would highly recommend the property and hope to return in the future.

The Property is close to Caminha a pretty village with lovely cafes and restaurants (4 km walk). Near by are lovely beaches, mountains for walking and plenty of sight seeing options.

The weather was close to 30C whilst we were there so air conditioning would have been an added bonus!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words. Rachel and Philip, this couple was very friendly and carefully , any owner would like to have them back. They are very sociable learned Portuguese and enjoyed the beauty and peace of the place. The pool , the trees , the flowers and the owners of cafes told me give thanks for your happiness Their stay coincided with a very warm period that is usually not so high here , but I'm dealing to doing their will . Be happy and OBRGADA
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Quality holiday area

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a quiet area, just outside the village and is handily positioned, being in close proximity to the A28 motorway, an hour from Porto airport, and just a short drive into the historic town of Caminha where restaurants and coffee bars abound. Supermarkets/shopping also available here. Easy driving to beaches at Moledo and Ancora, also historic centres Viana do Castela, Ponte de Lima and Valenca. The villa looks good in the photos and living in it does not disappoint. A good quality holiday home that together with the sunshine make for a good holiday

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I Love Caminha

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at very short notice and couldn't have asked for better weather and location. Our hosts were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the villa was not only stunning but perfectly positioned for a peaceful and tranquil getaway. Thank you Armandho and Rosa Maria for making our much needed break, a memorable experience. A heated swimming pool would have made it the perfect holiday and i believe, this will be the case next year. Excellent beaches and restaurants in the vicinity.Sharon & Mark

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure for us to receive the couple Sharon and Mark in the House of Squirrels. Friendly and communicative they treated the house in an exemplary manner. Although the month of October already be a little cooler, the week they were here was pretty hot ... but not enough to heat the pool, but even so Mark took a bath in the pool and on the beach! We are making every effort to put a heating system in the pool next year. We will be pleased to see Sharon and Mark again in the House of Squirrels - Caminha
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From the Owner

Sunshine, birds, trees, heated pool... Peaceful surroundings, Close to the small towns of Caminha and Viana, The house is beautiful and have all that is necessary. Close Spain... Not far from the beach ... A very nice garden... The private pool is in the sun all day and in the evening the west facing patio gives perfect views over the setting sun. Heated pool from May to September..solar sistem For cooler/winter evenings the house has both central heating and a log burning stove and fuel is provided. The beach is Moledo, the best in north Portugal. River in Vilar de Mouros with litle water falls.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Oporto at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Carga d`água at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caminha at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ponte de Lima at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Caminha at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A28 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Maria de Venade at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Moledo do Minho at 3 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Surfing and kite surfing are very common. Kayaking/canyoning and water skiing can be arranged. A drive into Spain for shopping and sightseeing is very easy from the new bridge at Vila Nova de Cerveira. Porto and Vigo offers some astonishing shopping malls with all the international brands you could hope for under one roof. Of course Porto (1 hour away) is the second capital of Portugal that is famous for its wines, culture and historic sites. Night-life is very good at beach places such as Caminha and Baiona, during summer. During the year Vigo (30 min away) has a vibrant night life.


This coast has miles of beach with golden sand. It is the Atlantic so there is no shortage of surf spots. The nearest beach is Caminha, 5km which has a sheltered spot inside the mouth of the beautiful Minho river. The next beach is Moledo which is rather trendy To the 'other side', in Spain, Baiona a beach inside of a bay is very popular. There are small bars and restaurants at all the beaches. Porto and Santiago de Compostela are 1 hour away by motorway


BA, TAP & Ryanair fly to Porto airport which is an hour away by car. The motorway is quite empty and goes through the lovely countryside. Ryanair also flies to Santiago de Compostela in Spain which is the same distance from Caminha (on motorway).


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) . The house is an ideal centre for exploring the historic towns and sites of the Costa Verde and Galicia regions. This town has a medieval wall and pleasant squares. There you have banks, supermarkets, restaurants, police, night clubs

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 Viana de Castelo


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £269

Booking Notes:
Reservations are subject to Owners Terms and Conditions. For booking, a 30% advance is required together with signing the rental contract, paying the rest upon arrival. A 300€ security deposit is to be paid upon arrival and will be returned if no harm is done to the property.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days saturday, but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices include central heating, WiFi internet, beach/ pool towels for guest use.

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Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Peace, quiet , clean air, history , safety, hospitable people , therapeutic properties Moledo beach , surfing, windsurfing , outdoor markets...

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc Bathroom and shower En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with wc Bathroom and shower En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with wc Bathroom and shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) and 1 in bedroom sofa each room has its own bathroom Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with double bed and 1 sofa bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is ideal for either couples, small groups or families. Free wifi Outside: Private patio for 2 car parking. Outdoor furniture Enclosed landscaped garden and private pool (8m x 4,5m approx). There are two patio areas and an outside barbecue. Lovely views to the mountains. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and clothes horse Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels together with bedlinen and tea towels are provided. The property is cleaned and linen changed weekly . For Golf: Quinta da Barca is a nine hole course whose gentle design nevertheless demands some alert game strategy, 40 mins drive. The Estela course is built on a three kilometre long stretch of sand dunes on the beautiful Minho coast line. This is one of the Portuguese golf links that secured a high reputation for itself when it was selected to host two events in the European Professionals' Circuit, 40 mins drive. Mondariz, in Spain, too

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