Casa Venade

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Villa/House Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Parking Space


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This splendid villa with captivating vistas over the wooded slopes is in a tranquil location just beyond the picturesque town of Caminha. The generously proportioned villa is tastefully and elegantly adorned, adhering to the highest standards. The lodging offers a sense of spaciousness, with an open and breezy ambience pervading the villa. Meticulously selected furnishings ensure both comfort and aesthetic harmony. The living and dining area boasts a view of a stunning terrace, partially sheltered to accommodate outdoor dining. Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters of the secluded, panoramic swimming pool, and relish the scenery from the terrace while sipping a refreshing glass of Vinho Verde.

Though nestled in the countryside, essential amenities are conveniently situated nearby. The village's local shop is a mere 2 km away. Caminha, an enchanting town exuding 15th and 16th-century architectural charm, lies approximately 4 km distant. Ventures across the border to Spain are easily attainable from Caminha, facilitated by a ferry that traverses the River Minho. For sandy shores, a short car ride leads to Moledo and Afife beaches. Opting for the train is also viable, given the train station in Caminha, which even offers complimentary parking. Various sporting activities, including horse riding, rafting, and canoeing, are accessible quickly. Moreover, an excellent 18-hole golf course nestles within the hills just outside the historical town of Ponte de Lima, a leisurely 40-minute drive away.

Lower Ground Floor: A bedroom appointed with a double bed and an adjoining bathroom featuring a shower. A spacious living room/games room adorned with comfortable seating and a table tennis setup. Doors open to the front yard. A laundry room equipped with a washing machine and an extra fridge/freezer is at your disposal.

Ground Floor: A spacious living/dining area hosting an 8-person dining table. Comfortable seating, cable television, a DVD player, and a stereo installation enhance your relaxation. Large patio doors connect to the terrace and pool, providing a magnificent hillside view—a modern, fully equipped kitchen accompanied by a breakfast table. A door leads to the garden and barbecue area. Furthermore, a double bedroom inclusive of an ensuite bathroom. Lastly, a bedroom furnished with two single beds and another room with a double bed, sharing a common bathroom.

The property boasts an expansive, well-maintained garden, as well as a sunbathing terrace and a lush lawn. An exceptional barbecue area beckons for al fresco dining. The private swimming pool, measuring 8m X 4m with a depth ranging from 1.2m to 1.4m, is perfect for a revitalizing dip.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • This delightful villa is located close to the Spanish border. You can easily combine your holiday with a visit to Galicia crossing the Minho River by ferry, car or on foot
  • The villa is built on the hillside so the ground floor has access to the higher part of the garden with the terrace and swimming pool while the lower ground floor enjoys access to a lower part of the plot
  • As well as enjoying some fabulous beach days, you should also hire some kayaks for a fun day on the Minho River

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Lower Ground Floor
- Spacious living room with comfortable seating and access to the garden
- Games room with table tennis and access to the garden
- Laundry room with washing machine and extra fridge/freezer
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating area with sofas, satellite TV, DVD playerm, stereo installation and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the patio
- Fully equipped modern kitchen with breakfast bar and access to the patio
- Shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with two single beds

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (8 x 4 m, 1.2 to 1.4 m depth)
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Parking space
- Charcoal barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine
- Fireplace
- Cot and high chair

License Number: 83413/AL


About the surrounding area of Casa Venade
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Casa Venade is a delightful villa, nestled in the lush countryside just outside the historic town of Caminha and close to some wonderful Minho beaches. Caminha is located near the mouth of the River Minho which separates Portugal and Spain. This ancient, characterful town boasts many historical buildings including the 12th century national monument, Torre do Relogio de Caminha. This is the clock tower which forms part of the old city walls. You can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the town. The lively main town square, the Praca Conselheiro Silva Torres, boasts many cafes and restaurants and an interesting fountain which used to supply drinking water for the town. The 16th century Igreja da Misericordia was once a hospital and hostel for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela. The grandest church is the Igreja Matriz at the end of Rua Direita. It boasts some incredible 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.

There are some excellent beaches close by, including Foz do Minho Beach which is located next to the River Minho, a wonderful area of magnificent natural beauty, fine golden sands and delightful walking trails. Just around the corner is another sandy wonder, Praia do Camarido followed by Praia de Moledo and Vila Praia de Ancora.

Day trip options from Casa Venade include trips to Spain. A ferry connects the two banks of the River Minho plus there are bridges further along the river. 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.

Casa Venade’s surrounding countryside and rivers are fabulous, brimming with Camarido pine trees and picturesque walking trails. Miardouro da Fraga is an astonishing viewpoint with stunning views of the Minho River and the surrounding landscape. Another excellent viewpoint is at Santo Antao. The Serra D’Arga Mountain offers sensational vistas as well as beautiful natural lagoons and waterfalls which eventually lead to the golden sands of Vila Praia de Ancora. Visitors can also enjoy horse riding, rafting and canoeing and golf on an excellent 18-hole course nestled in the hills outside the Roman town of Ponte de Lima, roughly 40 minutes drive away.

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

(91 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airoport (Spain)

(59 km)

Nearest Village Caminha

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(98 km)

Nearest Restaurant Mario Pizza

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Matriz Bar

(6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Minipreco

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Camarido Beach

(9 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(65 km)

Nearest Tennis Codesal Tennis Club (Spain)

(8 km)


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.


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 >>


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

Casa Venade is ideal for a family holiday. It is a spacious property with a large, mature garden and a delightful 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. Children also love the river adventures available. Kayaking on the river is such fun!

A train runs from Porto to Caminha then follows the Minho River to Valenca do Minho, an excellent stop. If you don’t want to take the car, it is a great way to see more of the Minho. 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.

A excellent way to discover the Minho is to hire bicycles. Starting in the upper reaches of the Vinho Verde wine region, you can cycle towards the Atlantic Ocean. Blessed by the Minho and Lima rivers, the landscapes and seascapes are fabulous. You will discover the remains of the fortifications that helped to keep the Spanish within their borders, meet the very friendly locals, eat fine cuisine and taste delicious wines. Occasionally, the quiet unassuming locals will break the tranquility of the countryside and put on a boisterous, vibrant religious festival which mainly take place in July and August.

You can also 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.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds


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 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation two weeks before 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? Not available on this property.
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 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - May 18th 2024 £932 £1,304
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,250 £1,749
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £2,282
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 £1,250 £1,749

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - May 18th 2024 €1,019 €1,426
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,367 €1,913
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €2,496
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 €1,367 €1,913

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - May 18th 2024 $1,098 $1,537
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,473 $2,061
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $2,689
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 $1,473 $2,061

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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