Villa Miniu

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


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Great Value
Ideal for Kids

With a sublime modern twist on a luxurious old farmhouse, Villa Miniu is an unmissable delight for up to eight guests, located in a stunning area of Galicia, right on the Portuguese border!

This magnificent rural location is echoed in the traditional architecture of this Galician country home, with vaulted ceilings, exposed interior stone walls and highly polished, wooden flooring throughout. The living spaces within offer a majestic array of charming vintage furniture blended with contemporary comforts. Your immense kitchen perfectly demonstrates this, with a sleek and stylish design and all the latest mod cons, with a central island which doubles as a breakfast bar, built around the stone structure and artefacts of the property, with a large dining table for the whole group beside it. The lounge is a cosy space, with a large sofa and two plush seats in front of the television and fireplace to one end and a second dining table to the other. Elegant, original furniture and crockery adds to the rustic, historical beauty.

There are four sublime bedrooms, each vibrant and colourful, embodying the same fusion of traditional characteristics and more modern touches. The first three rooms are in the main building, while there is an additional en-suite bedroom in the magnificent annexe. Alongside the rooms are three excellent bathrooms. Each has a wonderful attention to detail, with colourful tiling, delicate wooden pieces and fantastic modern showers.

In this incredible garden you can enjoy an extensive lawn, lined with mature trees and a traditional stone wall across the perimeter of the grounds. An 8 by 4 m swimming pool for your exclusive pleasure will provide endless hours of fun in the sunshine for all the guests, while there is much to explore across the rest of the space! With a terrace and barbecue area for the full alfresco living experience.

In the surrounding area you will find quiet villages, small vineyards, rolling hills and even the river Miño which flows just meters from the house, and forms the border with Portugal!

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What you should know…

  • The Portuguese border is just metres from the house; don't venture in accidentally!
  • Due to the fairly remote location, we recommend hiring a car throughout your stay
  • Guests should be aware that there are large windows that open fully and contain largely-spaced bar, and similarly on the stairs in the villa, so be careful with kids!
  • The swimming pool is not fenced, so children must be supervised at all times

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 Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Villa Miniu is a perfect holiday for a party of 8-guests. There are 3-bedrooms in the main villa and a double bedroom in a detached cottage, which is ideal for those seeking some privacy.

Ground Floor
- Shared bathroom
- Dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Shared bathroom
- Open-plan dining and living area with fireplace and TV

Second Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom**

- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (8 x 4 m)
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private parking
- Sun loungers

*Please note there is no door to this bedroom.*

Additional Facilites
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Cot available

Tourist Registration Number: VT-PO-000014


About the surrounding area of Villa Miniu
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Just moments from the Portuguese border and nestled amid in the rolling countryside of the far north-west of Spain, Villa Miniu is in the perfect location to enjoy a holiday of total calm and breath-taking natural beauty!

Perhaps literally a stone's throw to the south is the Portuguese border and the enchanting region of Minho, with a fascinating history and sublime natural landscape! It is a fantastic, largely rural region on the northernmost Atlantic tip of Portugal and shares many attributes with Galicia. Minho is perhaps most famous as the home of the Vinho Verde, a crisp, dry white wine (although as the name suggests, it is in fact green!) best enjoyed with a local fish dish.

Less than an hour away is the largest city in Galicia, Vigo, a cultural centre with a fascinating history, boasting stunning architecture, many regular markets and the beautiful Museo Municipal de Vigo. Nearby you can enjoy the breath-taking nature reserve of Islas Cíes with dazzling white-sand beaches and azure waters! Vigo-Peinador International Airport is 15 km from the centre of Vigo with several national flights and season-dependent flights to Paris, Brussels and London.

Meanwhile, just a few minutes further north is Pontevedra, a deeply historical and beautiful city which welcomes visitors to enjoy incredible sightseeing, a myriad of festivals throughout the year and tons of fabulous nearby beaches.

With a fully pedestrianised 300,000 square meter medieval centre, you can enjoy carefree wandering in Spain’s most accessible city! Local delights include wine served in a bowl in many of the smaller pubs on the backstreets, affordable octopus and all kids of treats including ‘queixo galego’ and ‘pan galego’ (local bread and cheeses) from the regular farmers' market by the river.

Within the city, the Museo Provincial de Pontevedra is considered to be one of the finest historical/archaeological museums in Spain, while the Rias Bajas (Rias Baixas) coastal region has flourishing coastlines, mountains, rivers, lakes and estuaries that ooze incredible natural beauty.

With a breath-taking coastline that meets the powerful Atlantic Ocean, Galicia is a paradise for beach holidays and nature lovers, as well as the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try it for the first time, with plenty of surfing schools all along the calmer sections of the coast.

Read more about Galicia

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport

(44 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Vigo

(55 km)

Nearest Train Station Sela Station

(4 km)

Nearest Village Arbo

(4 km)

Nearest Town Salvaterra de Mino

(17 km)

Nearest City Vigo

(53 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Os Pirus

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Brey

(900 m)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercados Dia

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Vao Beach

(53 km)

Nearest Golf Mondariz Golf

(32 km)

Nearest Tennis Puenteareas Tennis Club

(27 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.


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

Families of all ages will adore a stay in Villa Miniu with its immense garden and huge private pool for the whole family to gather in! The interiors are incredibly spacious and open plan, so everyone can settle into their spot of choice whilst still maintaining conversation and laughter across the living spaces.

In the property grounds themselves you will find a fabulous private pool, offering a prime space for children to have fun and tire themselves out, while you look on from the comfort of a sun lounger, ensuring you have an opportunity to relax whilst keeping an eye on the little ones.

The local area perfectly lends itself to exploration – with natural parks aplenty, rolling landscapes that will capture the imagination of kids of all ages, and of course the fabulous beach not too far away! There are also tons of activities to enjoy in the local towns and the vibrant and unspoilt natural landscape of Galicia.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Bicycles Provided
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

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 pick-up/drop-off

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price and changed weekly.
Pool towels included? Not available.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and weekly cleaning is included in the rental price. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 3 nights during Semana Santa. 7 nights during other periods.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not permitted.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
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, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

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.


  • Highly recommended

    on 17/08/2023

    Hi, we can thoroughly recommend Villa Arbo. The house has everything you need, with lots of space and a very stylish interior. The outside space is excellent with a lovely pool, and a table tennis table. It was great for our kids. The nearest townhas small supermarkets but there is a larger one just a bit further away over the border. Leopoldo the owner was very friendly and showed us around when we arrived. The area is quiet, surrounded by vineyards, and the local Albariño is excellent.

  • Hidden Gem!

    on 24/08/2019

    A beautiful pearl hidden in an enchanted valley would be my best way to describe the house and the amazing experience we had at Casa Arbo! Leopoldo is a great host, shared the best tips of what to do and visit, helping to make our stay veryfruitful. The house delivered to our expectation, well equipped and maintained, with the pool always ready for a swim. We highly recommend for families or a group of friends to visit Casa Arbo, where they will for sure have an unforgettable time.

  • Beautiful House!

    on 05/08/2018

    We had a wonderful two weeks holiday in this beautiful house with well kept pool and garden. The surroundings are also very beautiful with the river Miño close by and the opportunity to go swimming in it and in a rafting tour. We highly recommend this property and will certainly go back there. Galicia also is lovely and we were wondering whether we even prefer it to Tuscany.

  • An Amazing holiday

    on 06/07/2018

    This was not just a holiday cottage but a beautiful home to live in. It is a wonderfully and well-done restauration of an old winemakers barn, combined with a surprising modern touch. Every bed- and bathroom has its own identity and especially the loft on top is superb. The owner took care of even the smallest detail.

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