Casa Rubiaes

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Nestled within a sprawling 210-acre wine estate amid the rolling hills, a magnificent wine-producing property awaits. The heart of this estate unveils two charming self-catering stone farmhouses, lovingly restored in the year 2020.

The proprietors have masterfully achieved a delicate equilibrium, seamlessly preserving the property's authentic features while seamlessly incorporating contemporary 21st-century conveniences. The bedrooms, adorned with air conditioning, offer en suite bathrooms, ensuring comfort in every corner. The spacious living spaces, bathed in natural light, beckon relaxation. An inviting al fresco dining terrace with a barbecue invites gatherings under the open sky. And at the focal point of leisure, a private swimming pool, its shape meandering playfully, stretches 12 by 6 metres at its widest points, providing depths from 1.10 to 2 metres.

This estate's allure extends beyond its accommodations, with its prime location offering sweeping vistas of the nearby mountains and the lush vineyards. A tapestry of serenity and history awaits, effortlessly accessible from the age-old Roman town of Ponte de Lima. The guest accommodations find their abode within the two farmhouses, ensuring an exclusive haven for those who seek solace. The main house occasionally hosts the owners, but the guest quarters remain an autonomous sanctuary, cocooned in privacy.

Step into a realm where rustic elegance intertwines with modern indulgence—a retreat that echoes with the whispers of time, cradled within nature's embrace, where the art of winemaking converges with the art of hospitality.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Casa Rubiaes is comprised of two farmhouses, one sleeping up to ten guests and the other up to four. Outside of July and August, it is possible to rent the larger of the farmhouses on its own. Please speak to our Concierge Team if you are interested
  • The swimming pool can be heated on request for Euro 250 per week
  • Stays of 10 nights or more will enjoy a mid-stay clean
  • Being a fully functional agricultural and wine estate, guests may see workers on the estate who are fully aware of the holiday accommodation and will respect their privacy

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Parking Space

Farmhouse
Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 6 people and access to the patio
- Fully equipped modern kitchen
- Guest toilet

First Floor
- Large family bedroom with double bed, two single beds in mezzanine level and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Cottage
Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for four people and access to the patio
- Well equipped fitted kitchen with access to the patio
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the patio and en-suite shower room

Frist Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool (extra cost, see T&Cs) (12 x 6 m, 1.10 to 2 m depth)
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine


Tourist License: 9568/RNET

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Rubiaes
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Casa Rubiaes is surrounded by nature on a fabulous 210 acre wine estate in the Minho hills, just fifteen minutes from the old Roman town of Ponte de Lima and twenty five minutes from Viana do Castelo. This region of the Minho offers wonderful activities including the Ecovia cycling route, kayaking along the Lima River, river bathing in Labruja, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga and birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos.

Ponte de Lima is one of Portugal’s oldest towns which enjoys an atmospheric ambience and offers a wonderful cultural experience. The Ponte de Lima Bridge is 277 metres long, stretching over the beautiful Lima River. The Romans built the first five arches and it was then fortified and extended by fifteen arches during the medieval period. Ponte de Lima boasts two magnificent churches, Igreja da Misericordia and Igreja de Santo Antonio which sits across the river with its baroque styling. Largo de Camoes Plaza is the town’s bustling square with wonderful views of the Lima River and a good array of cafes, bars and restaurants. Ponte de Lima is the home of the famous vinho verde wine so you will certainly enjoy this in the square. Torre da Cadeia Velha is a tower which is part of the old Ponte de Lima wall. It is used for exhibitions and tourist shops. Ponte de Lima sits in glorious countryside with fabulous viewpoints. These include Miradouro of Saint Catarina which offers views of the river, Miradouro of Magdalene which enjoys views over the town and surrounding landscape and Miradouro of Bola da Pena which enjoys 360-degree views of the entire area. The gastronomy in the town is amazing with excellent local Portuguese dishes. Some restaurants enjoy gorgeous riverside settings.

Viana do Castelo is one of Portugal’s many hidden gems. It boasts 19th century boulevards, narrow lanes lined with splendid Manueline houses, spacious plazas, beautiful churches, a gorgeous riverfront, excellent restaurants and cafes and its hill-perched giant 1909 basilica Santa Luzia Church. You can reach the basilica by climbing the steps, taking the car or riding the funicular. From the top, visitors delight in a gob-smacking view over the town, rated the world’s third most beautiful panorama by the National Geographic Magazine. The town also boasts St Mary the Great’s Cathedral built in the fifteenth century. As well as offering architectural grandeur, Viana do Castelo also offers seaside charm. A little ferry takes you to the magnificent Cabadelo Beach where you can kite surf, bask in the Portuguese sunshine and wander along the wooden promenade.

Other wonderful Minho beaches include Vila Praia de Ancora, Praia de Moledo and Caminha’s Foz do Minho Beach next to the River Minho. Visitors also enjoy kayaking in the Minho and Lima rivers.

The gorgeous town of Caminha boasts the ancient Torre do Relogio de Caminha, the clock tower which forms part of the old city walls built in the 12th century and is a national monument. You can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy fabulous views of the town. The Rua Direita or Ricardo Joaquim de Sousa Street is the cobbled main street in the historic centre. Another historic monument is the Igreja Matriz de Caminha where you can admire tiles from the 17th century. Visitors can take a ferry over to Galicia from Caminha.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(82 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport (Spain)

(46 km)

Nearest Village Ponte de Lima

(12 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(89 km)

Nearest Restaurant Rapasto das Lagoas

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Villa Club

(14 km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermache

(11 km)

Nearest Beach Praia Norte

(26 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Course

(75 km)

Nearest Tennis Pontevedra Tennis Club (Spain)

(28 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 Rubiaes is comprised of two farmhouses, one sleeping up to ten guests including a family suite and the other for four guests. This arrangement is perfect for two families or a multi-generational family where guests might enjoy a little private time. The property offers a a generous garden and an excellent swimming pool. Families can enjoy diverse activities when staying here. Hiking, cycling, river adventures, horse riding and days on the beach are all thoroughly enjoyed. Close to Ponte de Lima, the Bertiandos and S. Pedro d’Arcos Lagoon protected area is magical. There are wonderful walking trails that allow you to enjoy the unique landscape. Some of the trails are on raised wooden walkways that cross the lagoon. The wildlife is amazing and children are likely to see grey herons, mallards, common moorhen, little grebe and wester water rail. During the spring and summer, stunning water lilies bloom.

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.

You can take an easy trip down to Porto. The Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto are lovely. 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.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4 - 7 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available on this property.
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.
Minimum stay 5 nights during low season. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €36 per night (to be paid to Oliver’s Travels with the balance). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Tourist tax not applicable.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs First cot and high chair included in the rental price; please enquire before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 £1,394 £1,951
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £1,639 £2,294
Apr 6th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £1,394 £1,951
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,639 £2,294
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £2,986
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,639 £2,294
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 £1,394 £1,951
Dec 19th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2025 £2,133 £2,986

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 €1,516 €2,122
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €1,783 €2,496
Apr 6th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €1,516 €2,122
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,783 €2,496
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €3,248
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,783 €2,496
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 €1,516 €2,122
Dec 19th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2025 €2,321 €3,248

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 $1,639 $2,294
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $1,928 $2,698
Apr 6th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $1,639 $2,294
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,928 $2,698
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $3,512
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,928 $2,698
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 $1,639 $2,294
Dec 19th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2025 $2,509 $3,512

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.

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