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Client Reviews for Villa Caridad

Great week for our 3 generational group. Ana & Carmen very helpful. We'll miss the views.

A Guarda has some great restaurants around the port and we loved the food at Alborada, so fresh and delicious. The visit to Mount St. Tecla above A Guarda is well worth it for the views. The mills near O Rosal are really worth the trip, a lovely setting. Oia is indeed a lovely walk or morning run, the fresh clams and mussels from the fish shop were awesome. We walked a section of the ‘Ruta Maxica’; we turned it into a loop through Oia to make sure that we had a bar with a view to look forward to. Baiona is very nice and we loved the walk around the walls of the fortress. I’m writing this sat on the balcony with a glass of Albariño, listening to the ocean while the sun goes down; it’s a lovely place.

We absolutely loved our week in Villa Caridad. From the moment we arrived, we felt completely relaxed; we put on our trainers and walked down the path to the sea. Clambering over rocks, stumbling across salt pools and observing the early morning percebes catchers became a daily activity. We enjoyed waking to the sea mist slowly clearing and then enjoyed fabulous weather for the rest of the day. The real beauty of the area is that there is so much to do: wine tasting in O Rosal, visiting Vigo, great seafood restaurants, a trip to the Islas Cies (an absolute must) and wandering around the Celtic ruins overlooking the border to Portugal. Oia itself is a real find. We enjoyed daily walks to the coffee shop and ate in both restaurants. The food (especially the local Pulpo and Arroz Marinesco) was delicious. As a family, we were equally spilt between Casa Henriqueta and Taperia Camboa. The razor clams in the latter were to die for! Walking home, the star-studded skies are spectacular to observe. There’s so much to do in this unspoilt area of Spain & the villa is a home from home. We’ll be back!!!

Lovely week in a great part of Spain. Enjoyed relaxing days at the villa, especially cooking on the BBQ in the evening. Recommend Baiona – great beaches, ice cream and walk around the fort – perfect for young children. Good food at A Guarda beach (Area Grande) – again a good spot for kids to play and then eat local seafood. Also recommend wandering to the sea from the garden gate, exploring the rock pools and walking to Oia. Overall, a thoroughly relaxing week in a stunning spot.

Villa Caridad is a great place to stay – well equipped, comfortable and with a stunning view along the coastline. We enjoyed walking along the Camino Portugues, stopping for a delicious seafood lunch at Porto dos Barcos in Viladesuso. Another of our favourites was Riveiriña in A Guarda. An evening walk exploring the old watermills of Folón & Picón near O Rosal offers spectacular views over the River Minho and is well worth the climb. Baiona is full of life and has plenty of bars and restaurants to discover – great tapas in the backstreets parallel to the seafront. The house is ideally situated for trips both north to Santiago de Compostela and south into Portugal. A trip to the Islas Cies by boat from Baiona was also worthwhile. All of the locals in the shops in Oia have been very friendly. Watching the sunset from the bottom of the garden in the Salon de Té in Oia was a memorable experience. Thanks to Rubén, Ana and Enrique for their warm welcome and quick response to any queries we had during our stay.

Thoroughly enjoyed our week. The pool is lovely, as is the walk to the sea. The walk to Santa María de Oia is an easy distance. A Guarda is well worth a visit. Similarly, a trip up to Baiona is worthwhile – some lovely restaurants. We took the ferry over to the Cies Islands; the 12:30 was not busy and the ferry back at 18:30 was perfectly timed for a long enough stay. The facilities in the villa are excellent and the views from the balcony in the evening are breath-taking. The locals are very friendly and helpful. Overall, a really lovely place to stay – thank you, and enjoy!

We enjoyed our week in Villa Caridad, especially the swimming pool. Oia was an easy walk with cafes and restaurants with lovely views – we ate at Casa Henriqueta which we recommend. Paddle surfing from Oia was great. Also went in Sea Kayaks from Baiona and Moledo (over the border in Portugal) was great for other water sports. There is a 1-2 hour signposted walk near O Rosal to see restored watermills with fantastic views over the Minho (and the coast as you drive uphill), definitely worth the trip. From the house, there is easy access down to the sea, fantastic sunsets. Oia has a bread shop, fruit shop, fish shop and a couple of convenience stores as well as a bank. We’ll miss the views!

Glad to be the first guests to the house with Vintage Travel – loved Villa Caridad, a charming place to stay with beautiful sunsets. A really lovely area, not known to us before, so lots to explore. Our favourite was Baiona – lovely beaches and restaurants to choose from.

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