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Charming rural villa with private pool and garden

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living rooms with private pool and garden.

Casa do Rio is a granite style house in Venade, a small and peaceful village in the Minho region, Portugal. Near Moledo Beach it's the perfect refuge to share with familly or friends and enjoy its pool or the beaches, rivers and mountains nearby.

Near Caminha Village, it's the perfect place to rest after surfing in Afife (15km), mountain biking in Cerveira (15km), rafting in the Coura river or simply a day under the sun at Moledo beach. The private pool is 6x12 (fenced for safety) with a very large and nice garden with fruit trees. With a Barbecue and a granite table outside, you can savor your meals in the sun or in it's sunblind shade.


4 double bedrooms with twin beds.


2 bathrooms in the 1st floor with bath, toilet and bidet.

1 bathroom in the ground floor.


Nice and traditional kitchen, made partially on stone; includes fridge freezer, hob gas and electric, deep-fat fryer, microwave, dishwasher etc.

Utility Room:

Washing machine, Ironing board and iron. Drying rails.

Living Rooms:

Large living/sitting room with fireplace looking onto the garden and pool. Hi-fi, TV (Satellite), DVD.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Linnen, tea towels and bathtowels are available and changed once a week. Unless advised to the contrary there will be no cleaning during your stay.


Barbecue, Private Pool.

I will be there to welcome you and show you the house when you arrive. Will be available on mobile during stay.

Nearest city is Caminha (3km) where you have supermarkets, resaurants, pharmacy and every comodity needed.

5km from Moledo Beach, 15km from Afife and Vila Nova de Cerveira.

You'll need a bike, motorcycle or car, to get around.

There's no wi-fi.

More Details

Property Manager
Tomás Pereira
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Tomás Pereira

Just an average family guy with a passion for Minho and this villa.

Porto born, lived all my summer hollidays in Afife and Caminha, which allows me to say I grew up there as well. Surf fan and always eager to run away from the city, to this special place.

Tomás Pereira purchased this villa in 1998

Why Tomás Pereira chose Venade

My Family's very esteemed house. Built by my Dad has a lot of my family's history in it. Fantastic location with sea, river, mountains, great food, great living and also a good refuge spot if wanted.

What makes this villa unique

Granite House with big garden and magnificent pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Venade in Municipality of Caminha

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming rural villa with private pool and garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely house with fantastic pool

  • 4 of 5

We had a 2 week stay at Casa Rio in August. The house is huge and is incredibly well equipped from the kitchen, to beach brollies, DVDs and indoor games if the weather is not good. The owner is also very helpful and contacted us several times during our stay to make sure that everything was going okay.

The biggest benefit of the property is the fantastic pool and huge garden that we made full use of when the weather was good (unfortunately the weather was not consistently good for our stay). The property was clean and well maintained although we all found that the beds were a bit hard for our liking (although we have also found that elsewhere in Portugal). To stay at this property a car is definitely required as there are no shops or restaurants within walking distance, (the only outlet in Venade is one very small cafe).

When going to this area it felt like we had found the real Portugal as there were few non-Portugese tourists in the area. During the evenings the centre of Caminha was buzzing with plenty of people around to give a nice atmosphere. Our favourite eateries in Caminha were Baptista and 53 Avenida (a Pastelaria). Although helped by the current exchange rate the cost of living in this area was very cheap (e.g. 4 drinks and 4 big pastries for 8 Euros). We went to the beach at Moledo which is lovely although the sea was freezing, there we also found a Cafe called Paredao 476 which we would definitely recommend both for the views at sunset and the food.

Another place worth a visit is Vila Nova De Cerveira which is a charming town with a really nice central square. Our favourite restaurant here was La Scarpetta which was a good quality Italian.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Tomás
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Great well equiped villa near to all amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from our stay at Casa Do Rio. The house and surrounding area couldn't have been better. We went with my two granddaughters, 4 and 6. The house was ideal for them with a great selection of toys. It was the pool that made the holiday. They can both swim little , but they learned to dive and swim under water the week we were there.

I have never stayed at a villa with such a comprehensively equipped kitchen. We Bar-B-Q'd and cooked. The nearby town of Caminha has a great selection of restaurants and bars.

Our dealings with Tomas was easy and hassle free. All in all a great time at a great villa. Can highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Oporto airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Dona Matilde
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Moledo Beach

The villa is in a village in the Minho district, known for Vinho Verde (Portuguese "green" wine very fresh and enjoyable), granite houses/villas and great food (all kind of food).

The near locations are:

Caminha (3km)

Moledo (7km)

Vila Nova de Cerveira (15km North)

Afife (15km South)

There's a lot of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and everything you might need in caminha, you also have the Minho river to enjoy.

In Moledo and Afife (surf spot) there are great beaches to enjoy the sun.

In Vila nova de Cerveira you have several cultural places to visit as well.


Prices & Availability

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

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Possibility of ading a pool house suite by extra fee of 100€ per night. (2 pax)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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