Layout and amenities

Ground floor: Living room with exit to the veranda. Fully fitted kitchen.
2 Double bedrooms, each with ensuite shower room and exit to the veranda.
Heating: Central heating, with an open fireplace in the living room.
Amenities: Private pool, TV, wifi-Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, dvd player, barbecue, cot (at request), garden, car port.

House and surroundings

Quinta do Jaco is an attractive, recently built holiday cottage. Its owner provided all that is necessary to enjoy the outdoor!


At the house is a fenced-in, sunny garden, where oranges and maracuja grow. Along the whole of the front side is a wide, partly overgrown veranda, that offers shade on warm days but still gives you an excellent view on the pool. Immediately adjecent to the kitchen is a roofed patio with a sink, a fixed barbecue and a pizza oven; ideally suited for those who wish to cook and eat al fresco.


The cottage stands a short distance (± 100 metres) from a branch of the lake Caniçada. Through a piece of land belonging to the same owner you can access the waterfront. It also gives you a mooring place for canoes.


At the reservoir (about 700 hectares) are ample opportunities for water sports. You can hire canoes, jet ski’s, pedaloes or learn how to water ski.
The lake is also the southern border of the national park Peneda-Gerês. In the spa village of Caldas do Gerês is an information centre. They provide information on the flora and fauna of the park, archeological finds (among which the Roman road that once lead from the city of Braga to Rome), walking routes, etc.


In the village of Rio Caldo (6 km), at the “cross” of the lake, there are some shops, cafés and restaurants. More choice is to be found in Caldas do Gerês or Vieira do Minho (all facilities, ± 10 km). A baker passes the cottage each morning.
The distance to the city of Braga is 30 km and to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 60 km.

Prices 2023 / 2024 in €


  • The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, and in the rest of the year 2 days.
  • The day price for each extra day from the 2nd week = week price / 7 (only in low and mid – season).
  • The security deposit is € 200.
  • Cleaning is included, once per week starting 2nd week.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Pool towels are provided.
  • Although not especially adapted, reasonably suitable for non-electric wheel chairs.
  • Prices include: see page Terms and conditions.


alt. 195m

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

Enquiry Form

    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.

    The deposit

    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.

    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.