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Rural beach villa between the mountains and the sea

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Marinhas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering family holiday home among pine trees.

The venue for many wonderful family holidays, our villa is only 300 metres from a long sandy beach, an easy walk through the dunes or down the wooden walkways. Set on its own land this self-catering summer holiday rental is ideal for a group of friends or two families where one can get together in the large lounge or relax in a hammock slung among the pine trees. The large patio, ideal for outdoor meals or soaking up the sun, is sheltered by the L shaped building, assuring maximum privacy. Just a couple of miles from the bustling town of Esposende with its fortnightly market, large supermarkets and restaurants yet rural enough to hear the pine cones cracking in the sun.

Golf: There is a golf course just south of Esposende at Estella and another one at the Barca de Lago holiday village about 5 km. from the villa. There is also an attractive course in Ponte de LIma.

There is poor internet coverage at the villa but free internet is available at the local cafe, a few minutes walk from the property.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

The Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Rural beach villa between the mountains and the sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Relaxing beach house with plenty of outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing stay at the beach house. Location was great - near a super beach and with bars and small supermarket within an easy walk. We really enjoyed having the use of the large garden, BBQ and terrace. The owners were great, very attentive and helpful - It was lovely to arrive to a fridge with basic supplies. The house was well equipped and although the kitchen is not huge or hyper-modern, it had everything we needed and more. We would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We try to give our visitors a real home from home where they can relax on the sunny patio watching the pine trees swaying in the breeze under a bright blue sky. Alternatively the sandy beach is a short walk away with rock pools to explore at low tide, plenty of water sports available on the local rivers and lots of interesting places to visit if one enjoys sight seeing. We hope you will make a return visit before long.
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Friends surftrip

  • 5 of 5

We were 11 friends that spent 3 weeks in this villa. Our purpose with the trip was to surf an enjoy each others company.

The villa is located near the sea but to get good waves we needed to drive about 10 minutes the beach Ofir.

The villa was excellent - clean, a lot of outdoor equipment that we could borrow and a nice outside area on the backside of the house to just relax on. During the weekends a lot of people visit the beach and park their cars just outside the house.

A bus to Porto is leaving a 10 minutes house from the house. However, car is recommended!

Esposende is a small town, quite sleepy. Their are some nice cafeterias and an excellent library with free internet:) Vila de castello is a bigger town located north of Esposende, about 30-40 minutes with car. More restaurants and shopping! Also, Braga is worth visiting during colder days.

The owners of the house informed us well before we arrived. They sent us information about where to surf, which buses that went between Porto and Esposende. When we met arrived and the owners at the house, we just mentioned that we that it was a pity we couldn't take the guitar on the plane, and a few days later there was a guitar in the house:)

Thanks for a wonderful summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Villa in Esposende

  • 4 of 5

We found the owners to be very helpful and friendly, with instructions to be easy to follow and correct.

The discription was spot on.

The Villa was like a home and one felt relaxed straight away. it was clean and tidy.

The local shop and cafe was a five minute walk, with larger shops an the main town a short drive,. The beach only a couple of minute walk over the dunes.

The situation for the North of Portugal was ideal for touring by car, with main roads close to hand.

One slight down side was the plumbing in the shower room. However I am sure the owners will have put this right by now, as they were concerned about it whilst we were there.

On the whole I would certainly recommend this property for those with young family, who want the beach and some life in the evening in the town. Also for a quiet restful time just lazing about, or a base for getting about Northern Portugal.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks P H for your honest review of the property. We agree that the shower room does need attention and have already got the work in hand to improve the plumbing, in fact the whole shower room is being updated and renewed. So glad you enjoyed your stay. As you say there is something to appeal to all ages: the beach for children, nightlife nearby for the energetic and peace and quiet for those who wish to unwind. Plenty of sightseeing in the area too and many watersports on offer. We hope you will return someday to enjoy the bathroom renovation.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar de Praia
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Santander, Spain
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Barca de Lago
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Povoa de Varzim
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A28 Esposende junction
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Many in Esposende
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

The property is very well located for sight seeing with many quaint market towns within easy reach. Definitely worth a visit is Barcelos, home of the biggest market in the north of Portugal, all day Thursday. The ecclesiastical city of Braga, Guimarães the ancient capital of Portugal, Ponte de Lima with its Roman bridge and of course, Porto with its World Heritage old town and the Port Wine lodges to name just a few. There are also many archaeological remains in the area, Roman bridges and Romanesque churches. For those who prefer river bathing, there are several river beaches on the Neiva River, with waterfalls and lots of disused water mills. The national park of Serra de Arga above Viana is well worth a visit and slightly further afield is the Peneda-Geres national park. Coimbra and the Roman city of Conimbriga although somewhat further make a possible day trip as does Spanish Galicia.

Other Activities: Pedal boats and canoeing on river


Rates & Availability

Marinhas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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Marinhas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • All beds have foam mattresses. There are two bathrooms, one with walk in shower and one with shower over the bath. Bedrooms 1 and 3 face onto the patio, bedrooms 2 and 4 face the road and the sand dunes. If sleeping accommodation is required for a tenth person, one of the sofas in the lounge could be used as a single bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The dining room table seats 8 people comfortably but another 1 or 2 people could be accommodated.

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