Villa Mino

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Six-bedroom Villa Mino – with its beautifully landscaped gardens and tranquil location in Pontevedra, Galicia, northern Spain – oozes luxury. The villa is at the mouth of the Mino River – in a peaceful spot that’s perfect for some R&R. Water sports-lined beaches are just a short walk away, as are plenty of hiking routes to help you rediscover nature. Traditional vineyards are also in the villa’s immediate surrounds, so you can sample some of the best Albarino wines during your stay.

The entrance to this villa sets its regal tone – think long, tree-lined driveway, a vineyard and a big area of fruit trees, too, so there’s plenty of places for you to kick back and relax with your holiday read – or for little ones to go exploring. There’s also a large, lounger-lined swimming pool at Villa Mino, plus an alfresco dining table and barbeque space – perfect for cooking up some of the local fresh seafood. The garden’s private here, and there’s space for cars if you wish to hire one – or two.

Thanks to its sweeping floor plan – set across three floors – and six bedrooms, this villa’s ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a tranquil Spanish getaway. The bedrooms are all en-suite and one of them is on the ground floor level, which is ideal for those with limited mobility or who want some extra space. Three of the first-floor rooms have their own safes and dressing rooms, while the master suite on the second floor flaunts its own terrace and separate living area – fancy.

With its antique dark-wood furniture and artwork, this villa looks more like a stately home than a holiday villa. There’s a large living room with a fireplace and garden views, plus an office – with direct access to the outside space – and a billiard room that’s equipped with a pool table. Add a dining room, library and fully-equipped kitchen to this villa’s resume and you can see why it’s a holiday hit. When you’d to go exploring, the historic cities of Valenca and Caminha are within reach.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The villa’s in a rural spot, so you may need a car to go exploring. The nearest beach is a short 10-minute drive away

Property Features

Private Pool Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace

The Villa

Located just moments from the Miño River, that creates a natural boundary between Spain and Portugal. Villa Mino is a superbly appointed holiday home, that can sleep up to 14-guests. Relax and be utterly self-indulgent in what is a masterpiece of a property!

Ground Floor
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Communal bathroom
- Dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Games room
- Library
- Living areas
- Office
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, living area & terrace
- Three King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Pergola
- Pond
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Mino
<1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Mino is at the mouth of the Mino River in Pontevedra, Galicia. The region gives holidaymakers a very different Spanish experience compared to the likes of Barcelona and the Costas – think rugged coasts, thickly wooded countryside and bagpipes playing, instead. You can eat some of the best seafood in Europe here, too – all washed down with delicious Albarino wine. It’s a hidden gem, remaining largely off the typical tourist trail, making it an ideal destination for a peaceful retreat.

Thanks to the villa’s rural location – close to the river and the sea – there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved with outdoor activities like walking or fishing. The villa’s also near the Way of Saint James – an idyllic hiking route. The trail can take you to the Romanesque and gothic village of Tui. Take in the cathedral and churches there, before heading to the mountain of Aloia nearby – it’s the first place in Galicia to be declared a Nature Reserve. Climb to the top and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Vigo estuary and the Louro valley below.

Pontevedra – known for its well-preserved old town and Gothic Santa María la Mayor Basilica – is the closest city to the villa. Snap pictures of the historic churches and charming squares here, before sampling local cuisine in one of the bars and restaurants. Fresh seafood like octopus, or other Galician specialties like Empanada Gallega – a large pie usually filled with meat – are a must taste.

The Spanish and Portuguese cities of Valenca, Vilanova de Cerveira and Caminha are also close by, and make the perfect places for day trips. You could also make tracks for Vigo or Porto. Water lover? The nearest beach is just a short 10-minute drive from the villa, where you kick back on the soft sands or wade into the bath-warm waters. The villa’s surrounded by traditional vineyards, too, so not only can you sip top-notch wines, but you can join guided tours and get more clued up.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport

(38.5km)

Nearest Town/City Vigo

(47.4km)

Nearest Restaurant O Candil

(1.6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Cervecería Olala

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Playa Empanada

(20.2km)

Nearest Golf Golf Ria de Vigo

(53.8km)

Nearest Tennis Escola de tenis Samil

(37.8km)

About the Island & 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. This small island, just off Vigo, has 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.

Local Public Holidays

1st January - New Year's Day
6th January - Epiphany
19th March - St. Joseph's Day
18th April - Maundy Thursday
19th April - Good Friday
1st May - Labour Day
17th May - Galician Literature Day
25th July - St. James Day
15th August - Assumption Day
12th October - Hispanic Day
1st November - All Saints' Day
6th December - Constitution Day
8th December - Immaculate Conception Day
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day

Getting There

Galicia is served by either Santiago de Compostela Airport, A Coruña Airport or Vigo Airport.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling and many others. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Thanks to its large landscaped gardens, private swimming pool and billiard room – equipped with a pool table – this villa’s an ideal choice for families with children. The villa’s near top walking routes and a river, too, so there’s plenty of opportunities for the whole family to go hiking or take part in sports activities like fishing. The nearest, family-friendly, beach is a short 10-minute drive away.

Head into Pontevedra – the closest city – to explore the historic old town and pretty churches – or make tracks for other sight-packed places like Tui. Here, you can climb to the top of the mountain of Aloia for wow-worthy views of the Louro valley below. For more fun day trips, you could go to Dunas de Corrubedo – a natural park whose biggest feature is a big sand dune that kids can roll down to reach Playa do Vilar Beach. You could also hop on a boat to Illas Cies – a footprint-free group of islands off the coast of Vigo only accessible by ferry – where you can swim and scuba dive.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Professional nanny babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Pool Maintenance Included
  • Gardener 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 €5,000 Credit Card pre-authorization
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
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 6 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
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 Events and/or Parties must be approved

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 15th 2019 - Jan 1st 2020 £9,616
Jan 1st 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 £9,616
Dec 30th 2020 - Mar 18th 2021 £9,616

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 15th 2019 - Jan 1st 2020 €10,322
Jan 1st 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 €10,322
Dec 30th 2020 - Mar 18th 2021 €10,322

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 15th 2019 - Jan 1st 2020 $11,508
Jan 1st 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 $11,508
Dec 30th 2020 - Mar 18th 2021 $11,508

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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