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Yavanna

Lugar da Insua, Fontoura, Portugal
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Casa Dolinda for 10 days in July 2015. Family with 3 teenage boys. We had an amazing time....the swimming pool, table tennis and WIFI zone were great. The villa gardens were really special with oranges, grapes various other fruit which we could try. We had day trips to Porto (an hour away), white water rafting on the... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a great time at Yavanna. Apparently one of the hottest weeks of the year so the pool was very welcome. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Extensive gardens allowed us to spend time relaxing without having to drive to the beach first. The seating and games area gave shade and the chance to catch up on e mails. Mark... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Yavanna is very well kept with a brilliant view. Eunice was an amazing host who gives a warm welcome and helped us settle in. The beaches are close by and there a lot of activities to do such as kayaking and cycling. The location is perfect as you get to integrate into the culture of portugal. Overall I had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have just returned from our second visit to Yavanna. Returning this year after a very very good experience in 2012. We thought it would be hard to repeat a fantastic holiday but we were wrong. fantastic pool gardens and accommodation with the very highest of standards. need a car for this location as it is 15min drive to shops... More 

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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Yavanna is an amazing property. beautiful garden and pool area and the two houses are both perfect. absolutely lovely area of Portugal. many activities to do such as kayaking and cycling. the beaches are not far away and they are incredibly beautiful. it's great because it isn't too touristy in this part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

4th time return to Yavanna as usual property was clean tidy and welcoming. We always find things to do. Weather fantastic. As usual Eunice was a perfect host. Great time we will return again superb place to chill out and watch the summer go by Thanks Eunice and Mark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

It is exactly as the other reviews say. It is better than excellent. There are several walks in the area that transport you into another world and time. The sight of people tending their small holdings by hand and the array of produce being grown is something that is almost lost. The sounds of cocks crowing in the valley and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We have just reurned from a painting course hosted at Yavanna. Such a superb location as Eunice has crafted so many beautiful spaces in her garden...to rest in, and paint! We enjoyed the views of the mountain and the sense of being far away from man made noise...except Eunice juicing her home grown oranges! The natural world was very busy... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We are a family of five (including 3 crazy boys) from Ireland. We spent a beautiful week in Yavanna last summer and would hightly recommend it to anyone. Eunice could not have been more helpful and the place was stunning. The area has a huge amount to offer and my only regret was that we could not spend 2 weeks.

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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Our family including three teenage daughters enjoyed a fabulous week at Yavanna in May 2011. We all immediately stepped in to ‘chill’ mode of relaxing by the beautiful pool or in the amazing hammocks in the beautiful gardens. No shops or bars nearby – no problem! We could easily have spent the whole time at Yavanna, however the town and... More 

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