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Ninho da Garça

Portugal, Center of Portugal, Ovar

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After a full day of collecting seashells by the shore, kayaking down the lagoon, catching waves on a surfboard, it's time to go to your Portuguese home, Ninho da Garça. Unpack your suitcases in our monochrome 'casa' by the Atlantic coast in the northwest region of Portugal. Our location is our most precious asset, and for a good reason. The small black-and-white house stands right along the Aveiro Lagoon, which stretches more than 45 km and is considered one of Europe’s last untouched wetland regions. The name Ninho da Garça, or Heron's Nest in Portuguese, is fitting as we share this exotic wilderness with herons, flamingos, other free birds, sea and land creatures. If you think the definition of a perfect holiday is long walks on sandy beaches along the Atlantic, visiting historic Portuguese towns, swimming in azure water, admiring wild animals, then look no further. Throw in some new flavours - eel in every form (marinated, deep-fried, baked or slow-cooked in a stew), the sweet pleasure of freshly baked Pão-de-Ló de Ovar (sponge cake from Ovar) and fresh seafood. After all these revelations, head back to the little white house, open a bottle of chilled wine and enjoy the salty air. We have a holiday oasis just waiting for you.

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Natacha
As an architect, I love spaces that convey beauty, a feeling of well-being and comfort. That's what I tried to bring to this little space that I now want to share with you. The surrounding nature with the constant presence of water from the channels of the Ria de Aveiro and the beaches of our coast are the perfect setting to welcome you. Our favourite guests are those who like to interact with us and with whom we end up sharing our great local cuisine and a good glass of wine. But if you want privacy and be by yourself we still like you the same :)

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About us

We speak these languages: English, Spanish, French
We are on-site, we give our guests space and intimacy, but we're always ready to help

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Eco Alert

We have treated tap water
We mainly use eco-friendly detergents
We promote waste segregation among guests
We plant and care for trees
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Our charms

We don't have televisions
Mosquitos on warm days
Steep stairs
Access via the forest/gravel road
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We care about you

We are far away from other residences
Maintenance break at least 48h between reservations
Linens are washed at high temperatures
First aid kit

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Family-friendly place for kids over the age of 6
Family-friendly place for kids over the age of 6
Close to channels of the Ria de Aveiro and coastal beaches
Close to channels of the Ria de Aveiro and coastal beaches
We can tell you where to rent bikes for day-long adventures
We can tell you where to rent bikes for day-long adventures
Well-equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs
Well-equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs
We have books and board games for rainy days & fun evenings
We have books and board games for rainy days & fun evenings
You can use our beach towels and chairs
You can use our beach towels and chairs

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Where will I relax?

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Step inside this light and airy open-space concept house and seek refuge from the Portuguese sun. Your home away from home has dark grey natural slate stone floors, rustic wood furniture and high exposed ceiling beams, white walls and grey shutters and frames. All doors lead to a cosy living room with a wood-burning stove for chilly nights, a sleek kitchenette and a four-person dining table. Upstairs on the mezzanine floor, there are two single beds and a bit of storage space for your things. The sofa bed in the living room provides an additional sleeping option. Our house comfortably accommodates two people and the maximum capacity is 4 people. If there’s only 3 of you, we can also add a travel bed in the living room so you don’t lose the use of the sofa. To sum it up, we have 2 single beds on the mezzanine (0.90x2.0m), 1 sofa bed (1.40x2.0m) and the option of a travel bed (0.8x1.90m). When booking for 2 people, please let us know if you prefer to sleep on the mezzanine floor or on the sofa bed in the living room. After a beach day, wash off the extra sand between your toes in the outdoor shower before entering directly into the full indoor bathroom on the ground floor.

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Common space

Living room with couches
Dining room with tables
Terrace
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Garden

Barbecue area
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Fast Internet/WiFi
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We don't have TVs

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For your comfort

We clean before your arrival
We clean during your stay on request (extra fee)
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What will I eat?

Ninho da Garça - What will I eat?
Ninho da Garça - What will I eat?
Ninho da Garça - What will I eat?
Ninho da Garça - What will I eat?

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Don’t let the kitchen’s size fool you! It’s big enough to prepare full-course dinners with the fresh catch of the day, seasonal vegetables and a refreshing bottle of local wine. Finish off with a few scoops of gelado. The kitchen is equipped with a mini-fridge, electric stovetop, microwave, kettle, toaster, capsule coffee maker, pots, pans, cooking and eating utensils. If you consider yourself a Grill Master, there’s a small grill for outdoor cooking. Dine inside or outside, but we prefer dragging the foldable furniture from the living room onto the terrace and enjoying our meals al fresco. Portuguese food is excellent – don’t just take our word for it, there’s plenty of tried and true restaurants around here that we recommend. Many of them have outdoor terraces or offer takeaway if you prefer to enjoy a quiet night at home.

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Free coffee

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Private kitchenettes in homes / rooms
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We recommend nearby restaurants

Oxalá (6,3 km)
O Ângelo (5,5 km)
A Toca (6,7 km)
Bamboo Bar, Food &Waves (7,9 km)
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You can buy eco products nearby

Florais, Nutrição e Saúde (7,1 km)
Municipal  market - thursdays and saturdays mornings (7,2 km)
Biolojinha (6,8 km)

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Grocery stores nearby

Mercadona (8,7 km)
Modelo Continente (8,8 km)
Continente (8,2 km)
Lidl (10,4 km)
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Will I not be bored?

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Our house is located close to the channels of the Ria de Aveiro lagoon and many nearby beaches, so the main attractions here are related to water and nature. Take SUP rides on the canals, kite surf on the main canal, surf on the beach, or simply relax and bask in the sun like a turtle. This is also a prime spot for fishing, or you can learn all about the diverse flora and fauna on a guided tour in the Dunas de São Jacinto reserve. Finally, take a walk through the pine forest that leads to the beach dunes, or you can ride a bike if that’s more your speed – there are plenty of cycle paths to explore. For a bit more excitement, go to the city centre of Ovar, where you’ll find typical houses with tiled facades, various cultural events (concerts, puppet festival in June, Carnaval in February), and small shops and grocers that sell local products. If you’d like to sip cocktails on a beach terrace with a spectacular view ocean view and munch on fresh seafood, definitely check out the coastal town of Furadouro. If you have a car, the cities of Aveiro and Porto are only about 40km away. Aveiro is called the ‘Portuguese Venice’ because of the Ria channels that cross it. You can visit the salt flats and spend a day having salt treatments in the natural spa.

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For those who want relaxation

Forest paths (6 km)
Beach (8 km)
Board games

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For hedonists

Bath towels available
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For sports enthusiasts

Golf course (34 km)
Kayaks
Diving (8 km)
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For those craving art

Centro de Artes de Ovar (7 km)
Casa da Música - Porto (47,6 km)
Art Gallery Street at Porto- Rua Miguel Bombarda (46 km)
Theater - Teatro Aveirense - Aveiro (47,6 km)

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Monuments

Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega (11,5 km)

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What’s there for children?

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Children gleefully play outdoors in a safe space where they can run freely, play with sticks, sand and water and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. My daughters like to collect shells on the beach and catch crabs and small fish on the pier that’s right at the foot of our land. We bet your kids will love to do the same! To get away from tablets and phone screens in the evenings, we have colouring books and various board games that you can play as a family.

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Attractions for children in the area

Portugal dos Pequenitos - Coimbra (90 km)
Sea Life - Porto (45 km)
Parque Biológico de Gaia (32 km)
Parque Ambiental do Buçaquinho - Cortegaça (19 km)
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Our address: Travessa Pedro Homem de Mello (sul), Ovar, Center of Portugal, Portugal

Reference point: Hospital de Ovar. Take the road Estrada da Marinha; when you see a small chapel - Capela da Marinha, take a right on the road (keep the chapel on your left) and go straight ahead on Rua Pedro Homem de Melo. Pass the bridge over the canal. Keep going straight on the road in the middle of fields. When you start to see houses again after a big curve, take the first street on the right. It's an unpaved path. At the end of the path, the house is on the left.

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Nearest stops

Train: Estação CP Ovar (7,7 km)

Our house is located in an isolated place with no access to public transportation, so you'll need a car or transport vehicle to get here. If you want to explore the pine forest roads and the most deserted beaches, we advise you to go by Jeep.

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Please pay a refundable damage deposit of €250 one week before arrival. The deposit is fully refundable, provided there is no damage to the property. If the damage exceeds the deposit, the owner agrees to cover the costs.

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Arrival from 15:00 to 20:00
Departure from 08:00 to 12:00
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Please take care of the house as if it were yours; this should be enough for everything to run smoothly. Do not leave lit candles unattended. Please don't leave the lights on with the doors open; mosquitoes will think it's an invitation to come in :) On the day of your departure, please leave the house in the same condition as you found it. Wash the used dishes, empty the mini-fridge, take out the trash. Chairs and beach furniture (parasol and windshield) must be delivered clean and without sand. Thank You :)) If there is any book from the house you want to take to finish reading it, please let me know.

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Po pierwsze Natacha- właścicielka- niesamowita osoba. Gościnna, bardzo pomocna. Bardzo Ci dziękujemy. Po drugie domek- znajduje się na portugalskiej małej wsi- gdzie jest pełno gwiazd, cisza i słychać szum oceanu, który jest kilka kilometrów dalej. Jest wszystko czego trzeba. Jeśli ktoś szuka miejsca na przewietrzenie głowy- to to jest to miejsce. Jest wspaniale. Chcielibyśmy tam wrócić. Pewnie znów na rowerach.


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