About this listing
In beautiful northwest Spain is the region of Galicia, home to a vast cultural richness and some of the Best, Most Beautiful Beaches in the World, one of which awaits you!
A sunny, ground floor, fully-furnished one-bedroom flat in a condo just 200 meters from surf and sand. This garden-view spot in Playa de Patos, Nigrán -- only 20 minutes from the city center of Vigo-- is a popular destination for young people, families and surfers alike. City bus transportation very accessible, supermarket, bars and nice eateries which offer great local dishes, within blocks. The town center of Panxón is just a 15 to 20 minute walk away. There you'll encounter more stretches of beautiful beaches and a sunny boardwalk with restaurants and shops.
A real treat when staying here is visiting Patos's popular Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm (across the main street from the apt.), where you'll find the freshest produce, fish, hams, cheeses, breads, you name it! Also at the market grounds overlooking the beach are plant, herbs, clothes and accessories vendors....Definitely a must do.
At Patos Beach enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the Cíes Islands (a protected natural park, one of its beaches having received the distinction of best beach in the world) in the distance, while you dream away on the sand, walk along the shore picking sea glass, go for a swim, take some surfing lessons (children and adults), or straightaway jump into the waves with your surfboard, skim board, boogie board, etc. (board and suit rentals available at the beach). With fine, white sands, a coastline of captivating beauty and moderate waves, the protected Playa de Patos is shaped like an oyster shell and flanked by intricate stone formations. The local area is characterized by summer homes, fishermen's cottages, upscale home enclaves and sightseeing spots of unimaginable beauty and interest. Just minutes away you'll find Monteferro, where you'll watch a world-class sunset, the beaches of Paxón and Playa América, an ancient monastery, a magnificient, centuries-old castle in Baiona. And if you feel like driving out of the country for a day, Portugal is just twenty minutes away! Galicia is also the land of Spain's premier quality white wine, the Albariño, grown in the lower inlets of the region: Las Rias Baixas.
Whether for a family vacation, a writer's getaway, a romantic escape or a fun surfing experience, Playa de Patos and its surroundings are unforgettable places to which you'll want to return again and again....
Here's a list of of items that we provide to our guest/s:
⁃ 22” LCD screen cable TV with high readability USB and DVD drives so that if you wish, you can enjoy your own films and music too!
⁃ The kitchen is open plan in design to the living room. Appliances: fridge/ freezer, oven, washing machine, clothes dryer, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, along with cooking utensils, pots, pans, kids' hard plastic bowls and cutlery and more.
⁃ Equipped with full dinner set, glasses, cutlery etc
⁃ Modern bathroom (Toilet paper, soap, hand wash are all provided)
⁃ Hair dryer
⁃ Fresh towels for the reserved number of guests
- Fresh bed linens for the reserved number of guests
⁃ Complimentary bottle of our Rías Baixas region Albariño wine
Interaction with Guests
We are always willing to offer information and suggestions about the area and its gastronomic, sightseeing and leisure opportunities. We live in the area so that guests can be confident that any reasonable needs will be met in the shortest time frame possible.
Patos is a beach community that takes full advantage of its surroundings. Winter or summer, you will always see surfers seeking the waves, athletes on jogs, families and couples on walks, playing football or simply chatting along the beach and surrounding restaurants and cafes. On Saturdays most flock to the picturesque Farmer's Market that offers everything from homegrown fruits, vegetables and flowers to wine, cheese and bread. You will also find summer dresses and various other apparel, women's bags, toys... you can even get your hair adorned with colorful, African braids that are so popular in summer!
Garage is provided in case you drive in! Reliable bus and taxi services in the area and a lot to be seen and done withing walking distance. Bicycle rentals available in town.
Other Things to Note
BEACH SHOWERS :) When you first go down to the beach, please inquire at the info booth about the special card to utilize showers: The showers at the beach only work with a card that can be easily purchased at the info booth or kiosk across the street from the beach. Each card costs about 1 euro, has about 20 minutes of shower power, and can be reused!
Please respect the flat and try to leave it as you find it. But above all, just enjoy your stay!!
Some Notes of Interest**:
-Free Parking in condo garage, a level down from flat. Elevator and stairs both lead to garage (from your doorstep :).
-There is one "real bed", european size double bed, inside bedroom. Two sofabeds in living room-kitchen for two extra guests!
Kids have plenty of outdoor space in condo property to play (Note that during the summer months in Spain, kids' curfew is extended to around midnight! :)
-Beach towels provided.
-Washer and Dryer in flat!
-We ask that there be absolutely NO SMOKING inside the apartment, please.
-Unfortunately, and as much as we love them, no pets allowed, especially cats, as owners are highly allergic to cat hair!
-Sand clogs drains! No sand should be washed down the sinks and showers. Please come into the flat as sand-free as you possible can (showers and foot baths provided at beach)!
-Enjoy your meals in our furnished kitchen! (We only ask that you please don't forget to do the dishes before you go!)
**Email me with specific questions! :)
About the Host, Dee
De una de nuestras visitantes: / From one of our guests:
"El apartamento es acogedor y sus propietarios un encanto, siempre preocupados por que estubiesemos a gusto y disfrutaramos durante nuestra estancia en su casa. Gente maravillosa y con un apartamento decorado con mucho gusto, funcional, bien equipado en menaje de cocina y en ropa de hogar y muy próximo a la playa. Sin duda una buena experiencia que nos gustaria repetir. Unos anfitriones insuperables.." (Carmen - Jun 11, 2012)
(Read the rest of our reviews!)
A NOTE FROM DEE :)
I have been living in Spain since 2010 and wouldn't change it for anything! Life here is beautiful, relaxing and energizing -- especially on the coast! I like the serenity in people and the care that goes into treating a customer. I enjoy the cleanliness in every public space and the region's pride in sharing its beauty. And what I love best is that here we never run out of reasons to party, and why not? Breathtaking landscapes, cultural richness and superb gastronomy, plus world renowned wines produced in our Rías Baixas, are just some of the reasons to celebrate!