3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 adults - with Garden and Swimming pool
Maria Gloria Mesquita
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
About Maria Gloria Mesquita
We are Gloria and Reinaldo, aged 73 and 78, I worked for 22 years and Im now retired. Reinaldo is also retired . He was an orthopaedic surgeon. We have two children and 5 grand-children (between 19 and 15 years old.) We live in Porto, abt. 1 hour from Casa Dikitaru
Maria Gloria Mesquita purchased this House in 1999
Why Maria Gloria Mesquita chose Caniçada
This familiar house was our preference for weekends and vaccation. Now, it's difficult to go there due to my childen works and kids schools and we decided to rent it. But we find the place very nice, very quite, with a nice garden, swimming pool and an interesting vie. We believe it's a good place to rest but at the same situated in a place from where you can go and visit f.e. Braga, Guimarães, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, Porto .
What makes this House unique
Private swimming pool, the garden and the landscape.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Glorious home in stunning location
What Can I say about Gloria’s home? It is a real treat! A restful home away from home. Gloria was a delight to deal with, from pre holiday communications to meeting her on our arrival day. Everything was perfect we were given such a warm welcome and home made treats which we were very glad of having arrived hungry from the airport. The property is beautiful with everything you could possibly want there. The gardens and pool area are particularly lovely and we made good use of the stone built barbecue. The house is so well equipped that you could easily spend your whole time there and not be disappointed. The area is a delight and there is lots to do locally should you wish to. We had a fantastic day travelling into the mountains on quad bikes and an equally great time visiting a local vineyard. There are some beautiful sights nearby some of which are deserted even in August. It was my first time in Portugal but I will definitely be back. It is a beautiful area of a beautiful country and the locals are so welcoming and accommodating. One note of caution, bring plenty of cash, not many of the local restaurants and attractions take international credit cards. If you are looking for an authentic and relaxing holiday this is definitely the place for you.
Thanks for your nice review. I have been privileged with the guests who have chosen Casa Dikitaru, and your family has no doubt been "approved" for a possible return.
Wonderful, house in beautiful surroundings.
Comfortable and well appointed house in the most beautiful and tranquil setting..pretty garden... lovely pool..wonderful views..peaceful and relaxing...with great walking in the vicinity.
Thank you very much for your comments; it was a pleasure to receive you and your family.
5 star guests
Fully equipped beautiful villa with gorgeous gardens and private pool
We had a wonderful time relaxing here for 2 weeks. The kids (11 & 8 years old) enjoyed the pool, as did the adults.
We were made to feel so welcome when we arrived.
The villa is fully equipped with all you will ever need for a holiday. It has plenty of space and storage, the beds were very comfortable.
We often stayed at the villa for dinner and enjoyed local produce done on the brick bbq and ate at the fantastic dining table.
The views over the lake were lovely with a fantastic view of the sunset in the evening. The mature gardens are lovely.
Vieira Do Minho, the local town, had everything we needed including some great places to eat.
Beautiful historic town of Braga was approximately 30 mins drive from the villa and well worth a visit. The local people were very friendly and helpful.
We would definitely go back again.
The Broster Family from Edinburgh.
Thanks for your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. And, be sure, "next" time you would have more reasons to love the pool ,,,,
what a such nice place to stay!
We really like so much stay in Maria Gloria's house. The location is wonderful with a beautiful view on the lake in canicada. the sunset was amazing every night from the pergola.
The house is so beautiful as well, never see a vacation house so well furnished in the kitchen but also in the outdoor games for the kids and the adults (ping pong table, swimming pool and balloons, baby foot, games in the kids bedroom, ...). everything was perfect.
the linen has been changed each week and the swimming pool is cleaned each morning.
Maria Gloria and her husband were also so nice and welcome us very specially. they pay attention to all and very tiny details to make you feel in vacations with all the comfort needed and everything is in a the detail.
the garden is so beauctiful as well. flowers and green for gardener lovers as me it was just paradise.
we will recommend this place and location to all our friends and relatives and will be more than pleased to come back.
good restaurants all around. we recommend the pussada close to the house on saturday evening (barbecue buffet) with a specular view.
we hiked in the geres park, place to visit: guimares, braga, porto, and the countryside.
thank you, gloria and your husband for this great vacation!
5 star guests!!!
Estadia na Casa Dikitaru - Gerês
Classifico a estadia na Casa Dikitaru como excelente.
De referir a hospitalidade dos proprietários, a simpatia e disponibilidade.
A casa está muito bem equipada, tem uma óptima localização e vista sobre o Rio, o único senão é o facto de ser necessário carro para deslocações como, aliás, é referido na descrição da casa.
O espaço exterior é fantástico e permite desenvolver diversas actividades.
Durante a nossa estadia, e apesar de as condições climatéricas terem variado um bocadinho, desfrutamos da casa ao máximo.
Esperamos ter oportunidade para voltar.
30 de Agosto de 2015
Gratos pelas vossas simpáticas palavras sobre a estadia na nossa casa.
Tentaremos sempre dar o nosso melhor para que os nossos visitantes levem sempre uma boa recordação da sua estadia.
Obrigada. Tudo de bom e até breve
une belle maison dans la région de Gėrès
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par les propriétaires.
La maison est confortable et propose de nombreuses activités familiales: piscine, ping-pong, baby-foot... Le jardin est très bien entretenu et très joli avec une belle vue sur le lac.
Elle est idéalement située pour découvrir le parc national de Gérès et les villes de Braga, Guimaraes et Porto (1h de route)...
It was very nice to have you family with 4 kids with us. We are very happy to hear that they found the place very confortable for them. Thanks for the nice words.
We look forward to see you again in Portugal.
Gloria and Reinaldo
Braga, Ponte de Lima, Guimarães, Porto - cities with old houses, old monuments, museums and other nice places to visit.
Pousada de São Bento, Pousada de Santa Maria de Bouro , Restaurante Abocanhado,
National Park of Peneda-Geres; Soajo, Peneda
Barragem (dam) Caniçada
HOW TO DRIVE TO THE HOUSE -
Driving from direction Porto/Brage (A3), take direction Braga Sul N103.
Follow N103 in the direction of Geres or Chaves until you reach after about 20 minutes a small roundabout. On this roundabout the village of Vieira do Minho is signposted to the right but don’t go to the right. Turn this roundabout 3/4 round in the direction of the Spa Waterfalls Hotel. Drive this road ca 3 kilometers until you see again a sign to the right to the Spa Waterfalls Hotel and take this road. You are near the house now. The house is about 200m after the hotel on the left hand side and is called -as is signed on the wall- Dikitaru.