Casa Mindela is an old family estate. It has history and charm, and the accommodations are gracious, clean, with lovely antique furnishings. Gracious staff. Wonderful breakfast. Spend a day exploring the historic center of nearby Vila do Conde. Have lunch there at the Garfo Torto by the quay, and visit the Lace Museum and the Customs House visitor center as well as clambering around the Nau -- a reproduction of a Portuguese sailing ship of old! Casa Mindela was a short and easy drive back to the Porto Int'l Airport, and it was a perfect way to end yur holiday in northern Portugal!