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.