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Check-in can be done as of 5pm (Portuguese time).

As soon as you know the estimated time of arrival (ETA) or on the day of check-in, please send a message with the time you want to check in. Should there be any changes to the ETA, during the course of the check-in day, please also keep us informed as Alexandra and Rui will be waiting for you to hand over the keys and make a brief presentation.

Our mobile number (+351) 91 914 55 90
(WhatsApp also available) .

Please use this link in your GPS

or use: Rua de Cardido n.º 1, S. Cristovão do Selho, Guimarães

Once you reach that point head down a street parallel to the freeway. “Nominations for “Capela de S. Bentinho de Cardido”.
Continue straight up the “dead end street” sign.

At the end of the climb, you encounter a large black gate.

Stop in front of the gate and send us a message.

In less than 5 minutes we will open the automatic gate so you can park your car inside the property.

… see you soon!

Check-out must be done by 12:00 noon. This is because we need time to prepare the “House of Cardido” for the next guests. On the check-out day Rui or Alexandra will do their best to say goodbye and an appointment will be made the day before. If you need to leave “Casa de Cardido” at dawn, please let us know. In this case the keys should stay inside the house.

There are two access points (AP) to the Internet:

Inside the House
ID casadecardido | PASS: guimaraes

In the garden
ID jardim-cardido | PASS: guimaraes


There is a smartphone with a spotify account that lets you choose any song.
Via bluetooth you can then connect to two points (your smartphone or the “House of Cardido”:
– The column on the porch with the id “BLUEVINTAGE”.
– The sound system in the pool area with the id “FONESTAR”.


Find the TV in the living room. You should turn on the TV with the LG remote control and set it to HDMI-1.
Now you only need the small remote control, using the android box to browse the various TV channels.
We have also set up a NETFLIX account.

We supply two sets of matching keys:
– A key to the main door of the “Casa de Cardido” and a key to the small black gate from the threshing floor to the street.
– A remote control for the big black automatic gate. – The automatic gate closes after 30 seconds.
(in the event of a power failure or a malfunction in the automatic gate you should follow the instructions that are in the electrical box)

The swimming pool is available at any time. Water disinfection is salt-based. The filter works automatically. The lights go on from 8 pm to 2 pm. The pool depth is 1.40m. PLEASE NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE IN THE POOL

We offer all our guests fresh bread in the morning.
Every day, around 7:30, the baker leaves the bread on the doorknob in the street.
(service not available from August 15 to 31)

The “House of Cardido” requires a lot of maintenance. Every Tuesday morning (08h20 – 12h20) our gardener “Mr. Orlando” comes to take care of the maintenance of the garden. We thank you for your understanding.

On weekdays, around 12:30, a white van will honk and stop briefly in front of the chapel. You can buy or order fresh fish for the next day from Mrs. peixeira.

There are many Portuguese restaurants nearby. Here we suggest some very different ones:

A Cozinha by António Loureiro
$$$$$-> Luxury restaurant with 1 michelin star.

$$$$ -> Exquisite restaurant in the center of Guimarães

Solar do Arco
$$$ -> Restaurant in the historical center of Guimarães good quality/price relation.

$$ -> Restaurant in Pevidém with homemade Portuguese food.

A Tasca do Carroça
$ -> Cheap restaurant where locals gather.

Besides Portuguese food there are other possibilities:

Pizzas – Neapolitan
-> They also deliver to your home.

Snack bar – Eurobar
-> Very close to home: burgers and sandwiches.

Sushi – Sakura
-> There are also other good options.

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-> There are also other good options.

Home delivery services:

There are two large supermarkets:

Continente – Guimarães-Shopping

Auchan – Space-Guimarães

Closer and for most grocery, fish and meat finds:

Super Spring

Lidl – Pevidém

They also have a small store nearby that you can find basic groceries and drinks:

Mateus and Cunha Mini-market

Park in this downtown lot:
Camões Parking Lot

Or in this park if you are visiting the castle:
Campo de Sao Mamede

In Guimarães you have to visit:
– The Castle
– The Dukes’ Pitch
– The historic center
– The cable car and Penha

Guimarães Tourism

City Maps and Guides

Park in this lot in the center of Porto:

In Porto you have to visit:
– The Creek
– The Port Wine Cellars
– The riverside area of Gaia
– The street of Santa Catarina
– The Music House
– The Serralves Foundation

Porto Tourism

Some places to visit in the North of Portugal:

1-day tours
– Porto
– Guimarães and Braga
– Barcelos, Viana do Castelo and Caminha.
– Ponte de Lima, Ponte da Barca and Sistelo
– The Serra do Gerês
– Amarante and Vila Real
– Pinhão – Port Wine

Northern Portugal Tourism

The closest beach is Vila do Conde, the city where we live. If you want to spend a day or a few hours on the beach, visit Vila do Conde.

Park near these beaches:

North Blue Beach
-> An urban beach with a blue flag and is ideal for children and adults.

Azurara Beach
-> If you are looking for a beach inserted in nature and to learn/do surfing.

To learn more about Vila do Conde visit the tourism page:

Some suggestions for doing with children:

Guimarães Cable Car

Escape Game – Guimarães

Mini Golf Penha

Bowling House Guimarães

Santo Inácio Zoo – V.N. Gaia

Amarante Water Park

Sea Life Porto

Guimarães – Largo do Toural



Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet

There are 5 Air Conditioners inside the house. The controls for the appliances are posted on the wall behind the bedroom doors. In the room you will find the remote control next to the device. Please use the devices responsibly.

The electrical panel is located after the kitchen of the “Casa de Cardido”. You will find the switchboard immediately after the door with the clear glass, in a small hallway/hall.

There are a few spotlights scattered around the garden of the “House of Cardido”. These spotlights are powered by solar energy during the day and turn on automatically at night. In addition there are 3 important switches:
– On your right when you leave the house and go down the 3 steps. It is located on the stone pillar and connects a large lamp under the threshing floor.
– On the stone pillar, next to the barbecue, and light up that landing.
– Before leaving the threshing floor to the street, after two steps to the right of the door, on the wall, and light the door to the street from the outside.

Next to the “Casa de Cardido” there is a small house that is inhabited by the old caretakers who used to work in the fields. This couple now has a small vegetable garden next to their house. In addition to this couple, there is another house inhabited by another family a little further away.

+351 919145590
(Use the WhatsApp application)