Beautiful cottage set in an elevated position with outstanding views to the sea and the small town of Vila Praia de Âncora, this is a delightful property which offers high standard accommodation. The villa is spacious and very well furnished and comfortable. A personal touch was given by the beautiful paintings signed by the owner. Recently built, it maintains the characteristics of a rural stone typical house of this region. Each of the three comfortable bedrooms are very well decorated.
Two double bedrooms, one ensuite and a twin bedroom. From the spacious living room, a door open out onto the garden with uninterrupted views over sea and town centre. Outside a sitting area with porch. The cottage is surrounded by lawn. Area Description: This property is perfectly situated. Vila Praia de Âncora town centre is about 3 kilometres away and offers all amenities and a wide range of fine restaurants. The sandy dune backed beaches that stretch both north and south of the ancient fishing port of Vila Praia de Âncora are about a 5 minute drive away. Fully equipped.
Oporto city is 100km away and is the 2nd biggest city of Portugal. Here you can find everything and a wonderful city to visit with hundreds of places, events and things to do.
In the area you can go for hikes, bicycle trips, canoeing, boat trips and a whole range of water sports. The Oporto airport is 90km away and Ryanair flies to and from it. Vigo airport, in Spain, is 70km away.
We are good hosts.
Nothing you do not know. What you do in your house,do the same here. Please respect our house. Maximum allowed 6 adults. Before you book, you always can contact me first.
From October until May (every year) you can book for 4 days minimum.
Nada que você não saiba. Trate a nossa casa assim como trata a sua. Por favor respeite a nossa casa. São permitidos 6 adultos no máximo. Antes de reservar contacte-me.
Agradecemos a vossa amabilidade e como fomos recebidos pelos donos da casa . A casa fica num bonito lugar com umas bonitas vistas para o mar .Além disso gostamos muito da maneira como a casa está decorada .Quanto ao asseio e limpeza da mesma estava tudo impecável.Foram uns dias bem passados Obrigado e até breve.
Excellent choice. Luxury house in beautiful setting. We loved to stay here!
My family and I really enjoyed our stay in the house. The seaview is fabulous and you can actually see the sun melt into the ocean at night while you sit in the well-kept garden and have a sip of wine.
The house itself is very charming and in a lovely condition with wooden floors and nicely decorated rooms. Especially the pieces of art which Francisco's father painted are very nice. There is everything you need in the house - only the beds were not perfect for a tall and heavy person like me - I got used to it, though :-)
Francisco and his parents have been perfect hosts to us - before and during our trip. The parents gave us a very warm welcome and a chilled bottle of Vinho Verde was already waiting for us in the fridge. And Francisco came up from Porto on our last day early in the morning to collect the keys and say good-bye.
The location is very calm and rural and only about 10 minutes to the beach by car. For big city people like we are, the steep and narrow streets were a great adventure, as well :-) The surroundings - especially the River Minho - are great, too. The house is a perfect basis to explore the region of Northern Portugal.
Thank you Francisco and family!
What can I say...the house of Francisco and his family is a perfect place to stay !
We had a problem and arrived 2 hours to late to Vila Praia de Ancora...I am still sorry for that cause Franciscos parents came just to prepare the house for us and had to wait for so long.
Anyway we were led to the house which is located a bit up the hill in a very beautifull area.
The house is 100% like the photos....just the combination of the terrace and the sunset behind the sea is a moment you cannot show on pictures: its true unbelievable !
Its equipped with anything you need to have a perfect and calm stay. I can recommend a day trip to the Penedes Nature Resort.
Thanks a lot I was a great experience!
We had a very good time in this beautiful and comfortable house.
The location is perfect, with an amazing view over the sea, both from the living room and the garden, and only a 5 min drive to the beach. The house is well equiped and looks pretty. Only the beds were not very comfortable and squeacked quite a lot. We would definitely consider coming back to this place if we visit the north of Portugal again.
Our time in Francisco's place couldn't have been bettter. His stone house is very modern but built in a very traditional local style, it has a breathtaking ocean view, it's very spacious and well decorated. It has everything you need and more and Francisco and his mother are very kind and helpful. We arrived more than one hour late to our meeting point and they we waiting paitiently and with a smile! Coming from nearby Spain, I can say that the area is very unique and well preserved, the beaches are among the best in the Iberian Peninsula. Our group of six wished we could have stayed longer but for sure we will come back as soon as we can.
Nuestra estancia en la casa de Francisco fue insuperable. La casa de piedra es moderna pero conserva todo el espíritu de la arquitectura tradicional de la zona, tiene unas vistas espectaculares, es preciosa, muy bien decorada, amplia y tiene todo lo que necesitas y más y Francisco y su madre son muy amables y serviciales. Llegamos a nuestro punto de encuentro más de una hora tarde y aun así, Francisco y su madre nos estaban esperando con una sonrisa. La zona no tiene nada que ver con otras áreas similares de Eapaña. La región de Viana do Castelo tiene pueblos preciosos, un paisaje maravilloso y mucho mejor preservado que el de la mayor parte de Galicia. Nuestro grupo de 6 disfrutamos mucho de nuestra estancia y esperamos poder volver pronto.
We had our third experience with AirBnB with Francisco
On our booking request, he immediately called us from Portugal to NYC to speak with us within 10 minutes of booking to introduce himself and say hello.
We were quite surprised, pleasantly, and felt this was the right place for us. He was communicating with us on every step, even emailing us to wish us well on our departure from spain and to email us about a pair of shoes our nephew forgot.
The view is spectacular esp on a sunny day. The area is calm and beautiful with touristy beaches or desolate but stunning beaches just 5 minutes from the house.
We visited other places in spain and portugal after this house but we loved it the most. The whole layout is wonderful and it has everything one can want.
We wish to come back right away and hope we can stay here every summer. Next time for a month, rather than a week.
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