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“Relaxing holiday in beautiful countryside”
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Yavanna - Swimming Pool View
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel Entrance
Yavanna - Local Beach and Fishing Boat
Yavanna - Local Beach at Caminha
Yavanna - Parking for 6 Cars
Yavanna - Our Neighbours - Like Stepping back in Time
Yavanna - Local Building - Beautiful Ceramics
Yavanna - Garden from near the Studio
Yavanna - Somewhere to relax
Yavanna - Local River Minho - Swimming, Kayaking, Water Skiing, Rafting
Yavanna - Nearby River Minho - A family kayaking
Yavanna - Portuguese Wine is Delicious and Not Expensive
Yavanna - Traditional Bridge Nearby
Yavanna - We have an abundant organic vegetable garden. Chose home grown produce!
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Garden
Yavanna - Local Dancing - There are many Fiestas you can watch
Yavanna - Shopping in Vigo - Over the border in Spain
Yavanna - Local Fish from Ancora Market
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Staircase
Yavanna - River Minho meets the Sea
Yavanna - Local Beach at Afife
Yavanna - The Year it was built - 1723
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda - An example bedroom
Yavanna - Nearby Garden
Yavanna - A Cycling Group out for the day
Yavanna - Ancient Terraces
Yavanna - Nearby Ancient Corn Stores
Yavanna - Studio and Conference Room
Yavanna - Cactus Garden
Yavanna - Nearby Porto
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda's Terrace
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda - An example bedroom
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda open plan ground floor
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Living Room
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Living Room
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel - An example bedroom
Yavanna - Our salt water swimming pool
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Kitchen
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Kitchen
Yavanna - Relax by the pool and enjoy the scenery
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel - An example bedroom
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Garden
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda's Garden
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda's Garden
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda's Garden
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Garden
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Terrace
Yavanna - Main Garden
Yavanna - Our 12x8 meters swimming pool
Yavanna - A place to relax
Yavanna - Enjoy the stunning views by the pool
Yavanna - Main Garden, next to the pool
Yavanna - Main Garden
Yavanna - Old Wine Press in our garden
Yavanna - Casa Gabriel's Garden
Yavanna - Main Garden
Yavanna - Casa Dolinda's open plan ground floor
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Fontoura, Valenca, Viana do Castelo District, Northern Portugal

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irishfami...
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Relaxing holiday in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed August 19, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We have just returned from two weeks in Yavanna with our three children (7,5,2). We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. The kids loved playing the the gardens and the fabulous swimming pool (with it's magnificent views), swinging on the hammocks and playing with the owners' children. There countryside is beautiful with so much to see and do. We love trips to nearby Valença and Caminha beach. Being so close to the Spanish boarder means you can easily nip across for tapas any time you want. The hosts Sophia and Gustav were so welcoming and friendly. We will miss the late night barbecues and the lovely local vino verde. We hope to return in the future and we'd recommend Yavanna to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with their family or friends.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Beautiful scenery and safe surroundings for the kids
Traveling group: Young Children
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JosyHayes
Nailsworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful peaceful spot, pool is idyllic and wonderful hosts.”
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is our second visit to Yavanna, I would recommend Yavanna to everyone. It suits families, couples, friends you name it. There are are wonderful beaches nearby, beautiful towns to visit such as Valenca, the National Park is nearby, water activiees on the River Minho and so much more. The cottages are comfortable with everything you need and the pool is out of this world. Gustav & Sophia couldn't have been more helpful.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Young Children
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Orafiri
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yavanna: A gem in Northern Portugal”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Yavanna is a great retreat location for travelers who need a respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life. The grounds of the property are well maintained with outside sitting areas. There is a very nice pool area (although I did not utilize it because of the timing of my vacation). The accommodations are nice and comfortable. The view of the mountains from my room was priceless. The owner had recommendations of activities in the area and the best pastry shops.

The location of Yavanna to Spain made it possible for me to also visit some tourist locations in Spain. I will not do this review justice if I do not mention the edible garden. I love oranges and they happen to be in season during my visit.

Overall, from this experience, I will most definitely visit again.

Tip for visitors (and it depends on where you are travelling from), I flew into Vigo, Spain and appreciated the short commute especially since I had to board a morning flight on my return home.

Date of stay: April 2016
Traveling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HelenCRos...
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The most perfect holiday, wonderful accommodation and beautiful memories”
Reviewed April 28, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We are a family of five who stayed at Yavanna in April. The accommodation was stunning, the outdoor living feel was so unique. We had the most beautiful garden for our evening BBQs with stunning views. The sitting room with its log burner was so cosy when we wanted to come in. We all enjoyed the pool, the table tennis, and the thoughtful attention to detail that made our stay so comfortable. Sofia and Gustaf were so welcoming and helpful and could not have done more to have made this an exceptional holiday.

The surrounding area is full of things to do. We visited markets and towns and walked into Spain. The beaches at Moledo are amazing for the children and we could have done with a few more days to stay. We will be back!

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: The pool and gardens
Liked least: The bathroom doors
Traveling group: Young Children
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CristinaB...
Luanda, Angola
1 review
“Fantastic !!”
Reviewed November 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I could find no fault with anything. I highly recommend this property to any one, especially to folks with kids !!!!!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Beautifull garden and pull - fruits & vegetals freshly availble in the garden
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ranulfita
2 reviews
“Yavanna is simply fantastic in both accomodation & service.”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I stayed @ Yavanna in June 2015. The accommodation was superb and the hosts were fantastic. The views are simply breath-taking. My 7 year old daughter spent the days playing in the big garden and eating fruit directly from the trees. There is also a swimming pool for those days that you feel more lazy. The surrounding area is very nice with good restaurants. I will certainly return in the near future.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The location of the place and the reception from hosts
Liked least: No air con!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kate M
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fabulous location and comfortable and lovely Casa”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had a wonderful two weeks at Yavanna. Casa Gabriel is very comfortable, lovely beds and furnishings, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. A fabulous location to explore both the mountains and coast and pop into Spain. There is so much to do and see, we only touched the surface in two weeks - but then we did laze around the pool and beach too. Would highly recommend Yavanna to anyone - lovely for couples but would also be great for families with Kids as the gardens and pool are great.

Date of stay: September 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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