Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Entrance. Living/dining room with open fireplace. Sunroom. Well-equipped kitchen. Shower room. Small bedroom with single bed.
First floor (accessible through the interior or via outdoor stairs): 3 Bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin). Shared bathroom.
Pool house: Spacious living/dining room with shower room. Veranda. Summer kitchen with barbecue and gas cooker.
Heating: Open fireplace in the living room, electric heaters in all other rooms.
Amenities: Private swimming pool , TV, wi-fi Internet, dvd player, dishwasher, barbecue, cot (at request), microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, washing machine, carport.
House and surroundings
Casa do Monte is situated in a rural area near the village of Cabanelas, in the broad valley of the Rio Cávado. This is the heart of the Minho, the province that is also known as the garden of Portugal.
The house is classic and tastefully furnished, and offers everything that is needed for a pleasant stay. In every season the spacious sunroom is a wonderful place to be.
Around the house is a beautiful, large landscaped garden of about 2.5 acres. There’s plenty of space for children to play, there are sunny lawns and borders, attractive spots in the shade, an aviary with parakeets, a chicken and turkey run, and because of the fence – part wall, part hedge – it is practically impossible for passers-by to look into it. Around the swimming pool and the pool house you have total privacy.
Less than 2 km from Casa do Monte is a river beach at the Cávado with a wide sunbathing field and a café. On the way there you pass the Quinta do Salgueirô, one of the producers of good vinho verde with vineyards along the fertile banks of the river.
In the village are a few small shops, cafés and a simple restaurant. The baker passes by the villa every morning.
More choice is to be found in Vila de Prado (5 km): all kinds of shops, a supermarket, banks, post office, restaurants and of course pastelarias. Its most important landmark is the medieval bridge over the Cávado.
Due to its central position Cabanelas is an excellent starting point for discovering the Minho. The distance to the centre of Braga is 12 km, to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 40 km, to the picturesque town of Ponte de Lima with its Roman bridge 30 km, to the authentic graineries of Soajo in the Peneda-Gerês national park 55 km, to Barcelos with its famous weekly market 14 km, and to the beach and the golf courses at Esposende about 40 km.
- The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, in the rest of the year 4 days.
- The day price for each extra day from the 2nd week = week price / 7.
- The security deposit is € 300.
- Cleaning is included, once per week starting 2nd week.
- Pool towels are provided
- Pets are not allowed.
- Not suitable for wheel chairs.
- The widely spaced balustrades of the spiral staircase offer no protection for smaller children.
- Prices include: see page Terms and conditions.
To book this house or for further enquiries, please use the enquiry form below.
Alternatively you can contact us at:
Telephone: (+351) 934 825 227
Information on the way we work:
To book one of our properties simply send us an e-mail with the following details:
- Your full name, address and mobile telephone number;
- The name of the property of your choice;
- The period (date of arrival and date of departure);
- The number of people (adults and children, plus ages of the children);
- The number of rooms (if applicable);
- Additional information, such as the use of a cot.
We will send you thereupon by e-mail a confirmation with directions for payment. At request we will send you a written confirmation by mail as well.
Payments can be made in Euros by an international bank transfer. You can also pay through Paypal, in which case we will make a 2% charge as a contribution to the costs incurred.
As soon as we receive your down payment, we will send you a confirmation by e-mail, including detailed directions to the property.
As soon as we receive the balance of the payment, we will send you a confirmation by e-mail. In this message we will ask you to let us know – not later than 2 days in advance – the time of arrival, so we or the owner can be on time to welcome you and hand over the keys.
In some cases, depending on the property, we will also send practical information and tourist information on the house and its surroundings. Like the directions, this information is a simple html file (Internet page), that can be viewed or printed with any webbrowser such as Internet Explorer or FireFox.
The day of your arrival
On the day of your arrival we or the owner will be at the property at the time you agreed upon. If you expect to arrive later, for instance because your flight is delayed, please let us know as soon as possible.
If we ourselves cannot be at the property on the day or time of your arrival, we will try to come by one of the following days. Of course you won’t need to stay in, waiting for us, so if we don’t meet and you do have questions, don’t hesitate to call us.
Information on shops , restaurants, sight seeing…
For all our properties detailed information is available on shops, restaurants, wine, sight seeing, but also on hospitals, pharmacies, banks, etc. In some cases you will find the information in the house, in other cases we will send it to you together with the confirmation of the payment of the balance.
Afterwards: your opinion?
It is your holiday, so we won’t bother you with a long questionnaire. But we would greatly appreciate if you could send us an e-mail afterwards, telling us what you thought of the organization and the property.