Casa Ames

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Sleeps: 22 - 27 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 11

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids

Casa Ames offers a wonderful country style home accommodating up to twenty-seven guests across its eleven spacious bedrooms. The villa is located in a quiet village just 7 km from Santiago, with views stretching out across the beautiful Galician countryside and vineyards. With its own private pool and beautiful interiors, this impressive rural house is an incredible place to spend your holidays whilst in Spain.

When you arrive, there is an air of calm and tranquillity, with a series of living spaces that vary between intimate and open. Carefully restored, the décor combines tradition and vanguard with antique-style furniture that adds charm and character to every room. There is a professional style kitchen perfect for cooking for large groups and parties, or you could hire a chef into the villa to prepare delicious dishes for you to all enjoy together. The lounge boasts a large chesterfield sofa and armchairs, positioned intimately around the fireplace, perfect for evening conversations curled up and talking through the highlights of the day. For a more formal dinner, there is also a separate dining room which is more traditional and sophisticated in its décor, with a rich wooden table– perfect for a celebration! On sunny afternoons, there is a relaxed conservatory that offers a great retreat from the more formal space in the rest of the house.

With eleven cosy bedrooms, all the guests can find their own space, enjoying private moments alone or as couples. Imagine swinging open the shutter on your bedroom windows in the mornings, feeling the warmth of the morning sun across your skin and flooding the room with natural light, bringing energy to the day.

Outside you can meander between the picturesque garden, private swimming pool, barbecue area and porch. Sun worshippers can make themselves at home on one of the poolside sun loungers, soaking in the relaxing atmosphere and hopping in and out of the water to cool off.

With the rich history and architecture of Santiago de Compostela, just 7km away, Casa Ames offers the perfect base from which to explore all the delights of this charming region.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The pool measures 12 by 5 m
  • A weekly change of linen and towels is included with your stay
  • There is a welcome pack ready for when you arrive

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 Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Large Rural house with pool located in a quiet village just 7 km from Santiago, ideal for groups. This traditional Galician Rural house has been restored combining tradition and vanguard. Inside, there are 11 cozy bedrooms and 2 Living rooms with a fireplace, as well as a fully equipped kitchen.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating and satellite TV
- Formal living room for 8 people with fireplace and access to the garden
- Second living area with comfortable seating and fireplace
- Fully equipped professional kitchen
- Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
- 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
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with three single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds 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
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (12 x 5 m)
- Large garden and patio area
- Various sun loungers
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair
- Hair dryer
- Coffee machine
- Pet friendly


Registration Number: VUT-PO-00030

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Ames
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Casa Ames sits on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, just 7km from the historic centre of this breathtaking city. Although Galicia remains largely off the typical tourist trail of Spain, the many sights and wonders the area has to offer are truly awe-inspiring.   

Awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO, Santiago is considered one of the most beautiful urban areas in the world. From its historic centre to the architect-designed playgrounds and epic Cathedral, there is so much to see and do. History, nature, leisure, and gastronomy all work in unison to create the vibrant atmosphere Santiago is renowned for. Several of the majestic buildings date back to medieval times, with markets and world revered restaurants hidden among the narrow winding streets and squares.

The famous Cathedral, Saint Sign of Santiago, should be right at the top of your list, with a viewpoint at the top from which you can enjoy a panorama across the city rooftops. The Cathedral Museum stretches over four floors, incorporating the Cathedral's large 16th-century Gothic-Plateresque cloister. You can enjoy the large section of Maestro Mateo's original carved-stone choir (destroyed in 1604 but pieced back together in 1999), an impressive collection of religious art (including the Botafumeiros in the second-floor library), the lavishly decorated 18th-century sala capitular, a room of tapestries woven from designs by Goya, and, the Panteón de Reyes, with tombs of kings of medieval León.

Gastronomy must be one of our favourite aspects of any holiday, and Santiago's food market does not disappoint! With around 300-odd stalls displaying masses of fresh produce, you can pick up all your favourite ingredients and some snacks to keep you going through the day! Tetilla cheese, cured meats, sausage, fruit, and empanadas, are all classic local delicacies, so make sure they are on your lists. Tucked away around the market, you will also spot some intimate wine bars serving up wines from the region, perfect for tasting some local grapes and picking a bottle or two to take back to the villa to pair with your homecooked dinner.

A few more stops for your travel list, Fervenza do Toxa, one of the highest waterfalls in Spain, is a must-visit. We also highly recommend a trip to El Pazo de Oca, one of the most beautiful gardens in the world!

Read more about Galicia

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Santiago Airport

(22 km)

Nearest Village Raices

(400 m)

Nearest Town/City Santiago de Compostela

(9 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Cierto Blanco

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Tia Maria Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Neia Supermercado

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Brona Beach

(38 km)

Nearest Golf Val de Rois Golf Club

(13 km)

Nearest Tennis Santiago Tennis Club

(3 km)

About the Region & Getting There

About Galicia

Like many parts of Spain, Galicia has its very own identity that has remained intact through its regional dialect and distinguishing culture. Although Galicia is recognised for its holy traditions, we urge budding tourists to also consider its astonishing green countryside & rivers and its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Occasionally you may even hear the gentle tootling of bagpipes, known locally as the Galician Gaita, along this northern corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

You're likely to fly into Santiago de Compostela, which is the capital of Galicia and is probably best known for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and its route. Many of the travellers embark on this journey by foot and tend to be mesmerised by this fine city at the end of their trek. Casco Viejo, or the Old Town, is a good place to end or even start your holiday. This area of the city is blessed with markets, restaurants, bars and buildings from a bygone era. After exhausting yourself in the busyness of the city, take a day trip to Praia de Rodas, on the gorgeous Cíes Islands. These small islands, accessible by boat from Vigo, Baiona, or Cangas, have been noted as having some of the best beaches in the world. It has to be seen to be believed!

Galicia is divided into four key regions: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and our favourite – Pontevedra. A Galician proverb states that 'Pontevedra gives water to travellers'. We firmly believe this to be true, as this particular part of Galicia has everything a traveller could need for an unforgettable experience and it almost feels like this city is constantly giving back. Whilst you holiday in Pontevedra you will realise that days are structured around mealtime. And why wouldn't they be? With some of the best seafood you will experience in Spain and the noteworthy Albariño wine, you may notice your jeans feeling a little tighter toward the end of your holiday. You will be glad to know that your waistline need not be a cause for concern though! Pontevedra is blessed with some of the best hiking trails, medieval monasteries, estuaries, and valleys within Spain. Don't forget about the coastline either! Rarely you will you find so many empty beaches, so make the most of this privacy and just embrace the nature around you.

Galicia is still an unspoilt part of the world. It has everything a diverse group of friends & family need to have a glorious adventure.

 

Getting There

Galicia is served by either Santiago de Compostela Airport, A Coruña Airport, or Vigo Airport. Various train lines connect the main cities and towns of Galicia to other destinations in Northern and Central Spain. Hop on and enjoy the view from your comfy seat; there's even a Galician Tourist Train pass! This discounted rail pass gives you access to various rail routes created by the Galician Regional Government and based on key elements of the region. Follow the Lighthouse Route along the northern coastline and stop to admire the lighthouses and gorgeous sea views, or hop on and follow one of the Ribeira Sacra Wine Routes to visit the lovely towns and wineries where acclaimed Galician wines are made and enjoyed. Check out the government website to grab your pass and plan your trip!

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London with easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling, and many others. Although, travellers should be aware that Vigo Airport only receives domestic flights, so a stopover is needed if you wish to travel to this airport. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

Kids

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

The moment kids see the setting of this fantastic rural villa; they will be in heaven, running about and playing in the gardens and climbing straight into the refreshing private pool! With space for twenty-seven guests, you can get several families and generations together, with something for all ages to enjoy.

If you can drag them away from all the excitement of the pool, then the historical sights of Santiago de Compostela are a great way to get kids engaged. There is a tourist train around the city that takes you to the best spots, and you can hop on and off, taking a closer look at the majestic buildings and winding streets. One stop that is always popular with all ages is the magnificent cathedral, Saint Sign of Santiago. The cathedral museum is both educational and entertaining, and children will love going up to the top viewpoint, taking in the views over the town and trying to spot Casa Ames in the distance. The old own that borders the cathedral is filled with small shops and cafes, so as you amble around, you can pick up souvenirs to take back to school and snack on churros with melted chocolate drizzled over them!

There are parks scattered across the city, with large shady trees where you can take a break from the bustle of the streets. Several of the park's house architect-designed playgrounds that little ones will love! Santiago Zoo is a very popular choice for families, with lions, tigers, snakes, and all kinds of animals available to view. A funicular from the zoo takes guests up to the top of Cerro San Cristobal, with more views stretching across the city.

A day trip to the beach never goes amiss on family holidays, with water sports and snorkelling among the most popular choices with our younger guests. Samil beach has a roller-skating rink that kids will adore or go a step further; you could all take a boat trip to the Cies islands, where you will find white sandy beaches and crystalline water; it is picture perfect! 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit Credit card details might be ask as guarantee.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Saturday during peak season.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
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 Weekly change of linen and towels included in the rental price.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people: For every additional guest up to 27, it will cost an additional £22 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £6,532
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £6,633
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £6,532
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2025 £6,532

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people: For every additional guest up to 27, it will cost an additional €24 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €7,194
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €7,304
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €7,194
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2025 €7,194

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people: For every additional guest up to 27, it will cost an additional $25 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $7,723
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $7,842
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $7,723
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2025 $7,723

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

  • The Perfect Stay!

    on 23/07/2023

    The house exceeded our expectations. The distribution of the rooms is perfect. Everything very clean. The well-equipped kitchen. The pool clean and cozy. It was a perfect stay

  • Great Holiday!

    on 27/09/2022

    Everything has been great, the owner has been super attentive and friendly, they had kegs of beer at a good price. Everything was neat and clean. We have spent 4 great days.

  • Perfect!

    on 16/09/2021

    Everything and everyone. Bianca was the best host of all our experiences. The pool was a real plus. The dinner was outstanding. The breakfast was perfect.

  • Perfect little retreat

    on 02/09/2020

    Beautiful old house with swimming pool, run by a beautiful couple and make you feel extremely welcome. Great food, wine and ambiance after our camino de Santiago. Perfect little retreat.

  • Beautiful old house

    on 20/09/2019

    Beautiful old house, swimming pool, wonderful food.

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