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Retiro no Rio, waterfront holiday home Balsamina

Very good
2 reviews
living room
Apartment Balsamina kitchen
Apartment Balsamina map
private terrace apartment
Sunny terrace
Main building and salt water pool
Shady terrace
private river beach
Private river beach
Kayaks, canoes, pedalos and fishing rods for rent
bbq, wifi, breakfast, relax, workshop area
Main building
Entrance reception/bar
bar, reception, library
Private terrace with river view
Retiro no Rio
Guesthouse Retiro no Rio
Retiro no Rio
Retiro no Rio
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Coimbra, Coimbra District, Central Portugal
Holiday home Balsamina is a 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, featuring a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, sitting and dining area and woodstove. It has it's own spacious terrace overlooking the river. Due to it's thick granite walls and the double glazing, the apartment is nice and cool in summer and comfortable warm in winter,
Children as of the age of 16 years are welcome.

The apartment is part of Retiro no Rio, a small guesthouse on the shores of the River Mondego in the green centre of Portugal. Here you will find:
- 2 spacious apartments (each 6p max.) with terrace and river view
- 1 large studio with terrace and river view (max. 4p)
- 2 rooms b&b
- 2 luxurious caravans (each 4p max.)

Retiro no Rio, a beautiful estate measuring almost 10 hectares, of which approximately one kilometre stretches out on the left...
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About the Owner, elena l
Languages spoken: German, Portuguese, English, Dutch
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Oct 2012
Overall rating: 4.3 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
We, Ruurd and Elena, live at the property year round. We are here to welcome you and to give you all the information you need. We serve a continental breakfast upon request.
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Listing #HL269437
Reviews from our community
Very good - based on 2 reviews
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  • English first
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English first
English first
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Management response:

Hi Kat, thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure to host you.


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Agatha B
Delft, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We spend 7 nights in this quinta. The valley is really beautifull with great big blocks everywere and the view on the river is superb. The appartment we spend in was clean and had everything we needed. The pool is quite big and the garden is also very nice. The owners are very helpfull and friendly.
There's lots to do: swimming, kayaking, rock-climbing, fishing or take a yoga-class. You can also get a massage from elana ( the owner). In the surroundings you can go to the national park, the countyside ( waterfall, small villages, walks) or to the villages of coimbra or viseu. All within 1 hour drive.

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Thank you for your review !


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Adults-only: children as of 16 years are welcome.
Pets not allowed.
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 185
R 8 292
1 Nov 2017 -
31 Mar 2018
low season
2 nights
R 1 036
R 7 255
1 Apr 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
low season
3 nights
R 1 185
R 8 292
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
low season
7 nights --
R 9 846
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Every extra person over 2 per night: R 148 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices are based on 2 persons. For every additional person there is a surcharge of Euro 10,- per person per night.
Adults-only: children as of 16 years are welcome.
Pets not allowed.
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How to get there
Airport: Porto: 170.0 km
Railway: Carregal do Sal: 7.0 km
Retiro no Rio is situated on the river Mondego, between Carregal do Sal and Póvoa de Midoes in the province of Coimbra.

From the south of Portugal (Lisbon) or from the north (Porto) Retiro no Rio can be reached via the Motorway A1:
- At Coimbra take the IP3 towards Coimbra and Viseu.
- Just before Santa Comba Dao: take the IC12 towards Carregal do Sal and Guarda.
- Leave the motorway at Carregal do Sal to go towards Carregal do Sal.
- Head for Carregal do Sal Sul at the roundabout.
- After a few kilometres, at the first traffic lights, turn right heading for Currelos/Midoes (EM635).
- You will reach the bridge over the River Mondego after a few kilometres.
- Approximately 1 kilometre after crossing the bridge (at the sign Retiro no Rio – Quinta da Malhadoura) turn right onto a dirt...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 100.0 km.
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