Casa Paracoba

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Box of 6 bottles of Wine!
Pool Modern
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Romantic

Casa Paracoba is a contemporary villa nestled in the lush countryside between Caminha and Vila Praia de Ancora, just 50 minutes from Porto International Airport. Caminha, located near the mouth of the River Minho in Portugal, offers historical landmarks like the Torre do Relogio de Caminha, charming streets, and beautiful beaches like Foz do Minho, Praia do Camarido, and Praia de Moledo.

Casa Paracoba is a luxurious retreat, offering a relaxing holiday with stunning interior design and modern amenities. The single-level villa has two elegant bedrooms, a well-appointed bathroom, a beautiful living space, and a delightful garden, terrace, and pool. The surrounding hilly countryside provides a scenic backdrop, and the terrace offers a distant view of the sea.

The villa offers additional services to enhance the stay, including a private chef for delicious Portuguese cuisine, a masseur, a beautician, wine and olive oil tasting, and various outdoor activities like horse riding, golf, water sports, and excursions.

The living space at Casa Paracoba features a stylish kitchen with a breakfast bar, a comfortable sofa, trendy chairs, and a contemporary fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to the decked terrace, pool, and garden. There's a separate building for laundry.

The villa's two bright and airy bedrooms have minimalist designs, ample wardrobe space, and high-quality linens. One bedroom offers a double bed, while the other has twin beds. They share a modern, beautifully tiled shower room.

The villa's generous-sized, mature garden includes a sun-drenched terrace with distant sea views. The inviting swimming pool measures 7m x 2.5m and is surrounded by quality loungers for relaxation. Guests can also enjoy alfresco dining using the villa's barbecue. Casa Paracoba provides a secluded and serene atmosphere.

For those seeking adventure, the area offers beautiful walks, birdwatching, fishing, horseback riding, and wild beaches. The hosts are happy to arrange watersports, activity sessions, private chefs, and other services to make the guests' holiday even more enjoyable, including horseback riding tours, surfing, paddle tours, and more.

Casa Paracoba promises an idyllic and memorable escape in a stunning setting with numerous opportunities to explore the natural beauty and cultural treasures of the region.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • This sensational villa is located close to the Spanish border. You can easily combine your holiday with a visit to Galicia crossing the Minho River
  • The villa is built on a single storey, however there are steps to enter the villa, so those with mobility issues should be advised
  • We recommend you hire a car for this area to get around easily and see the surrounding areas!
  • The kitchen has a Hob and a microwave that also functions as a oven and a grill option

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Villa

Stylish, luxurious and unique furnishing. A truly holiday home of the highest level, comfortable with excellent quality and sea view. Extremely easy to reach (only a 50 minute drive from Porto international airport) this villa is situated 4 kms away from the white sandy beaches of Caminha, a charming traditional Portuguese fortified border town steeped in history, where several battles were fought between Portugal and Spain.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, fireplace and access to the patio
- Kitchen with dining for 4 people
- Shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and access to tha garden
- Bedroom with two single beds and access to the garden

Annexe
- Laundry room wtih washing machine, dryer and iron facilities

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (7 x 2.5 m, 1.5 m depth)
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Stereo system
- DVD player
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Cot and highchair


License Number: 117915/AL

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Paracoba
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Casa Paracoba enjoys a fabulous, countryside location very close to Caminha, a traditional Portuguese fortified border town, and its sensational beaches. Caminha is a fabulous destination for a holiday. It is completely unspoilt, steeped in history and is brimming with gorgeous buildings, fine dining eateries and wonderful shops. By the end of the 19th century, the railway line between Porto and Valenca was established so the Eiffel Bridge was built by Gustave Eiffel, of the Paris Eiffel Tower fame. You can admire his work from the riverside park along Avenida de Camoes in the town. Another historic monument is the Igreja Matriz de Caminha where you can admire tiles from the seventeenth century. The ruins of the Fort of Insua stand on a tiny island in the middle of the estuary, originally built in the fifteenth century to defend the entrance to the river. The island was inhabited by monks from the 14th century.

The surrounding countryside and rivers are fabulous, brimming with Camarido pine trees and picturesque walking trails. Miardouro da Fraga is an astonishing viewpoint roughly 25 minutes walk from the town centre. You can enjoy stunning views of the Minho River and the surrounding landscape. Another excellent viewpoint is at Santo Antao. The Serra D’Arga Mountain will leave you speechless. It offers sensational vistas as well as beautiful natural lagoons and waterfalls which eventually lead to the golden sands of Vila Praia de Ancora, ten minutes from Casa Paracoba. This glorious beach extends from the fishing port over to the Ancora River and offers some wild, strong Atlantic waves and high quality surfing. Vila Praia de Ancora is famous for its delicious fish restaurants. Closer to Caminha, Foz do Minho Beach forms part of the Lagarteira Fortress which was built in the 17th century to serve as a defence. It is fantastic for windsurfing with lovely scenery.

The delightful town of Tui can be found on the northern side of the Minho River, in Galicia. It boasts a beautiful historic centre and an excellent range of gourmet dining as well as excellent shops. Tui is located south of the Pontevedra province sitting opposite the Portuguese town of Valenca. The towns are connected by a nineteenth century bridge. Valenca do Minho is located on the hillside overlooking the left bank of the Minho and on the main road that links the Spanish Santiago de Compostela with Porto. Tourists flock to the town to buy embroidered tablecloths and sheets, the speciality of the town.

Viana do Castelo’s compact historic centre boasts extravagant religious buildings, delightful cafes, elegant plazas and narrow shopping streets which open onto the banks of the Rio Lima. The pearly white, neo-Byzantine Santa Luzia Church presides over the city, sitting high on the hilltop.

Within easy reach of the villa, Ponte de Lima is one of the most characterful and picturesque towns of Northern Portugal. It sits on the southern banks of the Lima River. The location has been the main river crossing since the Romans constructed a bridge in 1AD. There is a delightful array of ancient houses, grand religious buildings, pretty plazas and museums. There are also a number of colourful flower gardens and the town is surrounded with beautiful natural scenery. Ponte de Lima is an excellent centre for adventure activities such as the Ecovia cycling route, kayaking along the Lima River, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga or birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos. You can river bathe in Labruja.

Further south, Braga is regarded as one the main religious centres of Portugal, with the oldest cathedral and many Gothic churches. Every hour you will hear a cocophony of different church bells ringing out! It is the third largest city of Portugal and is a joy to explore. Braga is an enthralling university city and the setting for Bom Jesus do Monte, a fine monument. The historic centre is fully pedestrianised. There are pretty city gardens, charming plazas and busy shopping streets.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(90 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport (Spain)

(57 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Caminha Ferry Port

(4 km)

Nearest Village Caminha

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Pardinheiros

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Gaivota

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pé Na Praia - Moledo

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercados Capitolina

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Camarido Beach

(3 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(60 km)

Nearest Tennis Codesal Tennis Club (Spain)

(7 km)

Note

Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.

ABOUT MINHO

The areas of Minho extend from the Spanish border in the north, south to Porto and east to the mountains of Vila Real. It is a green and fertile area of rolling hills encompassing the great rivers Minho, Lima and Douro, and the National Park of Peneda Geres. The countryside of the region is typified by long, sandy beaches bordered by pine woods, picturesque villages nestling among vine-covered hills, and historic towns such as Amarante, Guimaraes, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, and Viana do Castelo.

The area encompasses a range of postcard-worthy landscapes and features that could almost be Portugal in microcosm: dreamy river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, beautiful historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, ancient religious foundations and mysterious archaeological sites.

Then there's the bold, sharp and fruity Vinho Verde to consider. This young wine is fashioned from the fruit of kilometres of vineyards that wind along rivers, over foothills and into Minho mountain villages.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Minho, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Check out our Minho Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Paracoba is ideal for a family holiday. It is a beautiful, two bedroom property with a large, mature garden and a fabulous swimming pool. There are a number of wonderful beaches within easy reach of the villa including Foz do Minho Beach and Vila Praia de Ancora which is only ten minutes away. Children also love the river adventures available. Kayaking is such fun! The Minho is the longest river in Galicia and shares the border with Portugal, travelling 340 km.

It is roughly 100 km from Porto to the mouth of the River Minho. The entire northwestern province is known as the Minho. There are picture postcard landscapes with heavenly river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, stunning historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, mysterious archaeological sites and ancient religious monuments. There are many events including an atmospheric weekly market at Barcelos which is a cross between a medieval fair and a farmer’s market, carnivals in Viana do Castelo and many others. In central Minho, the Lima River idles through a succession of pretty towns with glorious scenery. The Lima valley then gives way to the mountains of Portugal’s only national park, the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres. The park was established in 1971 and its 700 sqkm protect a natural world. Oak and laurel line the riverbanks in the valleys and at higher elevations there are holly, birch, pine and juniper. Shepherds and farmers inhabit remote granite villages, looking after the goats, ponies, cattle and sheepdog.

The train that runs from Porto to Caminha then follows the Minho River to Valenca do Minho, an excellent stop. Valenca enjoys a must see historic sight, the Fortress of Valenca. On Wednesdays a huge weekly market is held on the wooded slopes around the old town to the east.

You can take an easy trip down to Porto where children love the Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €450 refundable breakages deposit will be taken at the time of check-in and returned on departure.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights. All other durations upon request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted
Pool heating charge? Not available
Tax Tourist tax not applicable
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs This property does not accept bookings from groups of young people (up to 18 years)

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,031 £1,443
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £1,980
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £1,031 £1,443
Oct 26th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £902 £1,262
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £947 £1,325
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,083 £1,516
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £2,079
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £1,083 £1,516
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 £947 £1,325

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,127 €1,577
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €2,163
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €1,127 €1,577
Oct 26th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €985 €1,379
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €1,035 €1,448
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,183 €1,656
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €2,272
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €1,183 €1,656
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 €1,035 €1,448

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,219 $1,706
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $2,340
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $1,219 $1,706
Oct 26th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $1,066 $1,491
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $1,119 $1,566
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $1,280 $1,791
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $2,457
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $1,280 $1,791
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 $1,119 $1,566

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A Pleasant Stay

    on 19/07/2023

    Everything was very well organised and there was good communication. Concierge service was excellent and made for a relaxing start to the holiday.

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