$142 / night
Total guests, Nights

Yavanna - Idyllic Chill-Out Villa with Large Pool – Home 3748515 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Yavanna - Idyllic Chill-Out Villa with Large Pool – Home 3748515

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Yavanna is a relaxing holiday property that gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the commercialised world and lies in Portugal's beautiful Minho region only a few miles from the border with Spain. Yavanna is made up of two beautifully refurbished 300-year-old traditional granite villas/farmhouses, each with 3 bedrooms, their own kitchen, living room, 3 bathrooms, outside eating and barbecue area and a private garden.

There is also a 12x8 meters eco salt water pool with stunning views and chill-out zones and 6,000m of beautifully maintained gardens with plenty of seating, hammocks, BBQ area, table tennis & yoga.

Yavanna has flat screen TVs, DVD/satellite, WiFi as well as well-equipped modern kitchens and beautiful bedrooms with views to die for. These traditional Minho farmhouses date from 1730 and have been renovated in the past few years to a very high standard.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide our guests, ensuring that everyone leaves with a massive “wow!” We have had 5-star feedback from all who have visited.

We are available for help and advice, but at the same time very sensitive to your need for privacy. Towels and linen are provided, beds are changed weekly, and we take great pride in our standard of cleanliness, with a professional company cleaning weekly.

There are a large number of airlines offering cheap flights to the region. The nearest airports are Vigo (45 mins), Porto (1 hr), Santiago de Compostela (1½ hrs). e.g. Air Portugal (LGW and LHR), Ryanair (STN, LVL, BHX, BRS,LGW), EasyJet (LGW), Vueling (LHR), PGA Airlines, Air Berlin, Air France, SN Brussels Airlines, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss. An alternative is a mini-cruise - sail from Plymouth to Santander and Bilbao. Fast trains to Vigo (20 minutes from Yavanna) from Barcelona and Madrid including overnight sleepers.

Beaches: Within a half an hour drive there are stunning sandy Atlantic surfing beaches. Portugal offers the best warm surfing in Europe with over 500 miles of consistent waves and no shortage of sunshine. Huge sandy beaches offer surf school and lifeguard patrolled areas. There is also a world renowned windsurfing spot at nearby Mindelo. At the mouth of the Minho River, there are very safe clean sheltered family beaches. These are either at Caminha in Portugal or at Camposancos in Spain, which is accessible either by bridge or ferry. All beaches can be reached in about half an hour. Cafes and restaurants are available at most beaches - they are uncommercialised, small scale and friendly. Only 10 minutes from Yavanna is a sandy beach on the Minho River itself. This is lifeguard patrolled and has a beautiful terraced cafe. There is also wonderful canoeing and fishing possible on the Minho River.

Within the immediate area, we have some very interesting towns and cities worth visiting: Porto is Portugal's second city, famous for its port wine trade, is just an hour's drive away. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. Santiago de Compostela is just 1.5 hours away over the border in Spain. It is a city where, according to a legend, the remains of the apostle Saint James were found. Nowadays the stunning city of Santiago is the second most important Catholic Pilgrimage centre, after Rome. Vigo is the largest city in Galicia, over the border in Spain, and only 45 minutes away, known as 'The Barcelona of the West'. Ponte de Lima is a pleasant town named after its famous bridge over the river Lima, with both Medieval and Roman sections. Lisbon is Portugal's capital city. It's four hour's drive away from Yavanna, but well worth considering for those who want to extend their stay.

Golf: Ponte de Lima (half an hour away) is a par 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m. Quinta da Barca golf resort (half an hour away) is an excellent 9 hole course. Estela (one hour away) is built on a 3km stretch of sand dunes is one of the Portuguese golf links that secured a good reputation for itself when it hosted two events in the European Professionals' Circuit.

Activities: Cycling, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Surfing, Hiking, Horse Riding, Fishing, Wine Tasting, etc. There is so much to do in the nearby mountains, rivers and coast.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Please contact the owner


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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About the owner

Sofia L.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 Jul 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese





141 reviews

Very Good

“Ein traumhaftes Fleckchen Erde”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2019

Wir haben unseren Familien-Sommerurlaub zu fünft im Haus Dolinda verbracht und waren rundum glücklich und zufrieden. Das Haus, der tolle Garten und ein traumhafter Pool mit wunderbar grü… More

“Una autentica maravilla”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2019

Quien decida visitar yavanna no saldra defraudado,todo lo contrario,es una casa maravillosa,lo tiene todo,la casa es un ligar con mucho encanto y con todo detalle y la zona exterior jardines y zona p… More

“Lovely countryside getaway”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2018

Yavanna was a bit hard to locate, but well worth the effort. The apartment was spacious with a traditional and tasteful interior. The garden was great, and the swimming pool was amazing. We could easi… More

Response from the owner Hi Steinar, thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Yavanna! Just wished that you had told us that you were having issues with the WiFi, we would probably have been able to help with you with that. All the best! Sofia

“highlight of our trip”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Yavanna. The setting is beautiful and secluded. The garden was huge and had many quiet spots to be alone in and a big lawn for the kids to run around on. Sofia and Gustav we… More

Response from the owner Hi Hannah, Thank you so much for the great review! We absolutely loved having you, your family and friends at Yavanna. You are more than welcome to come back. All the best! Sofia

“Espaço fantástico”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2018

Adorámos a estadia, a hospitalidade, o lugar... O espaço era agradável, requintado! Tudo 5 estrelas! Recomendo!

“Descansar com a Natureza, é na Yavanna!”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2018

Um belo sitio para descansar em harmonia com a Natureza. Adormecer com as Galinhas, acordar com os Pássaros, e depois dormir uma cestinha na Rede à sombra da Laranjeira...

“Optimo sitio para passar férias em familia”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2018

Local calmo e seguro para passar ferias com crianças. Para além do conforto da casa muito espaço ao ar livre para as crianças brincarem (contacto com a natureza). Tem pisci… More

“Great place to stay.”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2017

Great place to stay, Great couple running the place. Sofia and Gustaf, they will help you in all things.We phoned for help to get to there place,and they came over to meet us in there car.When we arri… More

“Amazing relaxing country retreat with all the amenties; would love to come back!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2017

This is a beautiful property with 3 renovated farmhouses nestled in the countryside in northern Portugal. It is ideal for families, groups, retreats, couples. There is a lot to do on the property-- g… More

“A little place of paradise”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2017

The location is amazing, with very confortable"parfumed" rooms. The pool has such a beautiful view on the garden in bloom, which is like a little paradise where we were allowed to pick up f… More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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