Casa El Bravo

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

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Casa El Bravo was once a farmhouse that has been converted into a charming holiday villa by the family. Boasting a gorgeous saltwater pool, incredible views and endless garden space, this villa has something for everyone.

With six ensuite bedrooms, this villa is perfect for groups of friends of families travelling together. The walls are made from heritage stone and retains its original charm. The private pool has fantastic views as you swim - take a refreshing dip to cool down from the Galician sunshine. A lush lawn stretches all the way to the pool, perfect for sunbathing or relaxing on. The villa is pet-friendly.

There are countless dining and relaxing spaces all around the property, and a special area surrounded by an ancient stone wall, nicknamed the 'Lovers' Garden Hideaway.' Here, guests can enjoy a stunning view of the nearby villages, mountains and countryside. At night, the villages are illuminated and on a clear night, the moon is reflected in the calm sea - so ambient!

The six bedrooms are all on the upper floor, while two of them have their own separate entrance. Guests enjoy direct access to a sun terrace, furnished with seating and an invigorating fish pond and water fountain - it's the perfect space to relax and watch the sunrise. The bedrooms are decorated in neutral tones with lots of light and vintage art on the walls. Dusky pink or yellow bedspreads are used to add a splash of colour. Some of the beds have statement wood or twisted iron bedframes.

Inside, the owners have decorated the space tastefully with historical pieces inherited from previous generations of the family. The result is a rustic-chic aesthetic, with beautiful exposed stone walls, lots of wooden furniture and superb attention to detail. In the living room, there is a cosy brown corner sofa and an old-fashioned fireplace.

The kitchen is fully equipped and more modern than other rooms in the house, including an oven, coffee maker and glossy granite worktops. There is also a traditional barbecue in an outdoor kitchen space - choose one of the many dining areas outside or eat indoors around a formal dining table.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The saltwater pool at this villa is not heated
  • While this villa welcomes children, the nature of the rustic farmhouse setting means there may be sharp edges and uneven floors - so little ones should take care
  • The location of this villa is quite rural, so those looking for a more lively area might prefer a property closer to Vigo or A Coruna

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 Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The Villa

Casa El Bravo is a traditionally styled converted farmhouse, which has 6-bedrooms. The villa has a saltwater swimming pool that has views of the Galician coastline.

Ground Floor
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Three Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Single bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

Exterior

- Private saltwater swimming pool, with Roman steps access (8mx4m)
- Barbecue grill
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking

Additional Facilities
- Air-conditioning
- Books
- Coffee Maker
- Hairdryer
- Iron/Board
- Television
- Wi-Fi internet

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa El Bravo
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Beautifully placed within a village called Vilaboa, this villa's rural setting is truly a part of its charm. With coastal views all around and soaring mountains, the villa is just 2km from the town and 1km from restaurants and shops. The villa is also a short drive from Pontevedra, a beautiful town full of historical sights and fascinating architecture. It is also close to Vigo, a vibrant, youthful city. Nearby, the Casa dos Druids pub is highly recommended.

The closest beach to the villa is Areeiro, which has a promenade and dark golden sand. The waves are calmer than other beaches in the area - take a stroll along the beach and soak up the atmosphere. Salinas de Ulio is nearby, which is a walkway along the coast. There are lots of urban beaches around Vigo with white sand and water that is great for surfing.

To experience a lively Galician city, take a day trip to youthful, buzzing Vigo. You can see incredible 360-degree views of the city from the Castro Fortress, which was built in the 17th century to protect Vigo from intruders. Vigo is famous for fresh seafood, thanks to its busy fish market and harbour. Oysters are a speciality and caught in the local Estuary - head to the street known by locals as Rua de las Ostras to sample some.

For some dazzling white sand beaches with crystalline water, take a trip to the Cies islands. Part of Galicia National Park, the islands of Monteagudo, Faro and San Marino are only accessible by ferry. Advance booking is recommended, as only a limited number of people can visit the islands each day for conservation reasons. The most famous beach is Rodas, but there are several other postcard-worthy shorelines to explore. Guests can also go hiking and camp overnight on the islands.

In Pontevedra, there is a beautifully-preserved Old Town with lots of interesting monuments, like the Basilica Maria that dates back to the 16th century and Capela da Virxe Peregrina, which is shaped like a scallop shell. Take a wander around the historic squares, stopping at pavement cafes for some people-watching. You can also walk by the River Lérez, which runs through the pedestrian-only town. In the summer months, there are lots of festivals in Pontevedra, so keep an eye out online.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport/Santiago de Compostela Airport

(21.4km/84.8km)

Nearest Town/City Pontevedra

(10.4km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach Praia do Porto

(11.2km)

Nearest Golf Golf Ria de Vigo

(14km)

Nearest Tennis Club De Tenis Pontevedra

(13.8km)

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.

2022 Local Public Holidays

January 1st- New Year’s day
January 6th- Epiphany
April 15th- Good Friday
May 11th- Labour Day
May 17th- Galician Literature Day
July 25th- National Day of Galicia/Saint James
August 15th- Assumption of Mary
October 12th- National Day of Spain
November 1st- All Saints' Day
December 6th- Constitution Day
December 8th- Immaculate Conception
December 25th- Christmas

Xacobeo (Holy Year)

2022 is a great year to visit Galicia because it's the Holy Year! The Xacobeo year (pronounced sa-co-bay-oh) celebrates the time when the last stone of Santiago's original cathedral was placed, and an important priest decided on a feast to celebrate. When it is the Holy Year, the Puerta Santa (holy door) of the Santiago Cathedral remains open for pilgrims for the whole year, and its closing marks the end of the Holy Year. The Xacobeo year only happens every 5,6, or 11 years, whenever July 25th occurs on a Sunday, which is also the National Day of Galicia and Saint James. The Xacobeo year means that the Camino trail is busier than ever, and there are plenty of festivities to enjoy, so it's a perfect time to visit the region and explore what it has to offer! Check out the official website here to learn more.

 

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

This villa is an inspiring and welcoming space for children to enjoy their holiday, from the relaxed farmhouse setting to the gorgeous pool where they can swim and play to their heart's content. The garden is big enough for them to run around freely within the confines of the villa.

For many kids, it's all about the beach days. Areeiro beach is family-friendly and quiet - it would suit those looking for a calmer beach. They'll have a great time walking along the dark golden sand and enjoying the sunshine. For true paradise beaches, head to the Cies islands, where you will find lush white sand and dazzling blue water. Alternatively, some of the beaches in Vigo suit families well, such as O Vao.

In Vigo, kids can visit the Naturnova, an environmental education centre focused around Earth, space and the environment. It explores the relationship between humans and the natural world and explores how to be more eco-conscious. Vigo itself is well-suited to older children and teenagers who can go street art spotting and enjoy the buzz of the city. There are also plenty of urban beaches that kids will adore, and the park where Castro Fortress is has a great children's playground.

Pontevedra is great for a stroll around the Old Town, imagining what life was like in the days of the Romans. The city is completely free of cars, giving it a peaceful vibe for kids to enjoy. Keep an eye out for the summer festivals, as kids will have a blast being part of the local celebrations.

Kids will have a great time visiting the Ecoparque Marín for adventures through the treetops. It's just a short drive from the villa. Children of all ages can try out 6 circuits of varying heights and difficulty, including zip lines and over 70 games. Perfect for mini thrillseekers! For a more relaxed experience, kids can also go horseback riding around the park, which has a lovely view over Pontavedra.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Pack Included

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 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!

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 €150 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed upon request
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Addtional beds available
Other 2 Baby equipment available upon request

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional £35 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £2,253
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 £2,816
Apr 21st 2023 - Jun 22nd 2023 £2,253
Jun 22nd 2023 - Sep 15th 2023 £2,816
Sep 15th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £2,253
Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £2,816
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £2,253
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 £2,816
Apr 19th 2024 - Jun 20th 2024 £2,253
Jun 20th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £2,816

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional €38 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €2,408
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 €3,010
Apr 21st 2023 - Jun 22nd 2023 €2,408
Jun 22nd 2023 - Sep 15th 2023 €3,010
Sep 15th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €2,408
Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €3,010
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €2,408
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 €3,010
Apr 19th 2024 - Jun 20th 2024 €2,408
Jun 20th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional $41 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $2,619
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 $3,273
Apr 21st 2023 - Jun 22nd 2023 $2,619
Jun 22nd 2023 - Sep 15th 2023 $3,273
Sep 15th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $2,619
Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $3,273
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $2,619
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 $3,273
Apr 19th 2024 - Jun 20th 2024 $2,619
Jun 20th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $3,273

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

  • Striking

    Posted by Fraser Family on 22/07/2016

    This was our first visit to Galicia. The house was a great place for our two families groups to stay. It has a lot of character, is well equipped and ideally located for a lazy day doing nothing, day trips to the rias, or a night out in Pontevdera. Will also give a big thumbs up to the local pub Casa dos Druids. Good welcome there and good tapas. Weather was tip top and the scenery beautiful. Some good experiences eating out; go for the seafood! We have had some good holidays but this one is pretty much up there at the top of the pile. One final point, your company has provided a very good level of service.

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