About the home
The bungalow is located in a garden with a large lawn area and a 10m X 5m pool.
It is a vey secluded garden neighboring an agricultural field and facing the sea.
The beach is within walking distance. The property is situated in a very narrow country lane so large cars do not fit which means that it is an almost private road with practically no traffic.
This is ideal for those who enjoy quiet holidays and seeing the many historical towns and villages in northern Portugal, including nearby Viana do Castelo. Very near Galicia northern Spain as well.
Afife has three restaurants and three cafés, a Mini-Price supermarket, a pharmacy open daily from 9:00am to 12:00 midnight . There is also a river beach. The ocean beach is very long and there is an area for surfers. In summer one can get surfing lessons. In nearby Caminha 10 kms north, there is Kayaking both in the bay and in the river as well as regular ferry crossings to Spain.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Afife, 2km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Fax, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 3, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The bedroom has two twin beds. The living area has a sofa-bed for a third person (three people only for short stays: 3/4 days) or a child aged 10 - 16.
The bathroom has a large shower area with hot and cold water, WC, large modern wash basin.
The bungalows have heating in winter .
One bungalow has satellite TV (CNN) the other only local TV.
We provide clean linen on a weekly basis. When possible we can try to get someone to clean the bungalow or change the beds 1x week.
The kitchenette has two cooking hot plates, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric kettle, coffee machine, toaster, linen, etc.
You can borrow our beach towels and beach umbrellas.
Short stays in July and August - 4 nights -rest of the year 3 nights.
Long stays (over 14 nights) prices negotiable.
Pets: please ask as it is not always possible for us to allow pets.
Swimming pool not suitable for young children.
Further details outdoors:
The bungalow has its own set of outdoor furniture for meals "al fresco" and a terrace area. The pool and garden are shared but the large lawn area provides for a spacious outdoor. There is a barbecue and a barbecue support room for chilly evenings or to be used as a common room when guests get along.
We provide safe parking for two small cars. Larger cars will have to be parked in street nearby.
With booking confirmation we require a 20% of total amount payable. We also ask for a "security deposit" on arrival of Euro-100 payable on arrival in cash which we refund at end of stay.
By request we can provide you with comments/reviews from our guestbooks.
We accept babies up to 10 months or one child at a time over the age of under strict parental control (because we only have a pool for adults). No conditions to receive more than one child per booking period except if both bungalows are hired simultaneously by same party please ask.
Strictly no smoking indoors but you can smoke out in the garden if you use an ashtray at all times.
We have pets ourselves and usually do not accept pets but please inquire.
Discounts offered on both bungalows being rented simultaneously or on stays over 14 nights .
Special discounts for long stays over one month are negotiable.
The Costa Verde region
Costa Verde has sea and hills and many historical towns and villages to visit. It is home to vinho verde and a step away from Galicia in Spain. The coast has many beaches a few of them with blue flags. We are one hour from Oporto by car and one hour from the center of Vigo in Spain. We are two hours away from the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and about 45 minutes from Braga in Portugal.
Along the Atlantic coastline there are many bike paths and many beaches have long wooden boardwalks for hikers. The hills near Caminha have hikers trails. If you like walking through unmapped terrains the hills around Afife are a challenge! If you like places still undiscovered by mass tourism this is an area for you.
The Viana do Castelo / Afife area
There is a golf course in Ponte de Lima which is circa 20 minutes by car on the highway, a ferry boat to take you and your car form Caminha over to Galicia (Spain) a tennis court in Viana do Castelo and a horse riding school near Viana do Castelo. Viana do Castelo has monuments and a local Museum as well as a new modern city library. The main festivities of northern Portugal take place in Viana do Castelo usually over the third weekend in August. They last three days and are the most famous of all folk festivals in Portugal.Throughout July and August there are open air concerts of traditional Portuguese music or folk dancing and all sorts of fairs. If you are interested in fishing, boat renting, horse riding or bike hire let us know and we can try to send you information.
How to get there
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Airports: Oporto and Vigo (if you fly via Madrid/Spain).
Oporto airport is circa 85 kms south of Afife and Vigo airport in Spain is circa 75 kms north of Afife.
There are direct flights to Oporto from many international airports or you can fly to Oporto via Lisbon or to Vigo via Madrid.
If you need transportation to and from the airports of Oporto or Vigo we can offer this service by previous arrangement pls consult us about prices. If you fly to Lisbon and then drive north let us know if you want help with your itinerary in terms of suggesting enjoyable stopping points or best routes. it takes 5 hours (with a 30 minute stop on the way) to drive from the center of Lisbon to our gate in Afife.
Activities near Viana do Castelo
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
23 Jul 2012
I cannot rate this accpmmodation highly enough - very comfortable, adequately equipped and set in beautiful private gardens within the onwers property, together with another bungalow. The gardens are full of shrubs and flowers and laid out to ensure maximum privacy, shielding the owneres house and bungalows and bordering the lovely pool, from where you can see the sea.
The owners were extremely welcome, friendly and informative about the area, without being intrusive - nothing was too much trouble.
The location is excellent - not too far to walk to the beach, easy access to many lovely towns and villages, including crossing into Spain, and some good walking up the wooded hills at the back - well worth a visit to the wind turbines at the top - the views are amazing .
We only had time to sample 2 of the 3 restaurants but both were excellent, with one only a few minutes walk away.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|March & April 2013||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|May & June 2013||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 399||-||-||1 Week|
|July & August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 447||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 399||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct. & Nov. 2013||1 Oct 13||1 Dec 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|December 2013||1 Dec 13||23 Dec 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 2013||23 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year 2014||1 Jan 14||6 Jan 14||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payment by bank transfer or bank deposit in UK bank account.
20% payable on booking confirmation.
Security deposit payment (refundable at end of stay) payable in cash in EUROS on day of arrival- E-100
Short stays minimum 4 nights (July/August) 3 nights (rest of the year). Nightly rate for short stays from GBP-45 to GBP-75 per bungalow per night depending on time of year.
Discounts negotiable for longer stays (14 nights or longer) or for simultaneous booking of both bungalows by same person.Book
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