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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We stayed for a week at Yavanna, and had a fabulous time. Our accommodation was roomy, clean and well equipped - we spent most of our time outside on the covered terrace where there is a large table, small garden and lovely views, or at the pool. Pool was great - also lovely views from here, good shade for when...

Thank sunandblueskyseeker
Reviewed August 1, 2015

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...

Thank Nathan R
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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...

Thank DavidandSueF
Darwen, United Kingdom
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...

Thank shezkhan1
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...

Thank Derek0604
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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.

Thank sammy3232
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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

Thank john f
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...

Thank helenm496
rural Sussex
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...

Thank mrsmatisse1
Dublin, Ireland
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.

1Thank Anna B
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yavanna is made up of two 300 year old granite farmhouses set in the Minho region of Northern Portugal. Our two charming villas provide accommodation for groups up to 6 in each. We also have a further two extra double bedrooms for large groups. Large salt water pool and beautiful grounds/garden. Near to magnificant mountains, beaches and rivers. Spain only 10 minutes away. Whether you are looking for rest and recuperation or getting to know one of the most unspoilt parts of Portugal, Yavanna can supply everything you need! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yavanna

Address: Rua da Insua 188 | Fontoura, Fontoura, Valenca 4930-250, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Valenca > Fontoura
Price Range: $117 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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