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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The house is set in condominium "Quinta da Barca Golf Resort." The condominium offers 9 holes of golf, two tennis courts, a soccer field; marina for boats up to 20 feet, pool for children and adults with supervision and support bar, concierge and 24 hour security. The house has heating, bicycles, internet, dvd movies, games, CD player, barbecue, tennis rackets, etc.. It is the ideal home for relieving stress, soothing and offers long walks in the pine forest, the beach or along the river. Prepare to feel unforgettable experiences ... Enjoy a nice bike ride. The house is surrounded by the river, mountain and sea. Located on the north bank of the river Cávado, gives you a close enough to do extreme sports, aquatic and horseback riding ... Every possible comfort

Ana Moreira
Member since: 2011
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017


Gemeses House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm System
  • Dialup Access
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Communal Tennis Court
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Tennis
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Lovely property in a fabulous area

  • 5 of 5

This condo is exactly as pictured on the website. It is spacious, modern and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is really well equipped and there is a BBQ in the garden. Everything worked as it should. The garden is private and has a lovely shaded veranda as well as a hammock, table and chairs. The owner, Ana, was super to deal with and we were treated to a delivery of fresh bread each morning. There are markets, shops and a large supermarket close by.

We made good use of the bicycles to explore the area and ride around the complex. Quinta da Barca is a beautifully maintained complex with security gated access which makes it feel very safe for kids. There is a huge communal outdoor pool with lifeguard and small bar; tennis courts; football pitch; golf course, putting green and driving range, all of which are beautifully maintained and easily accessible. There is also a very nice restaurant on site.

The complex is clearly popular with wealthy Portuguese who arrive en masse at the weekend. The pool area gets busy then but during the week it is much quieter. We did experience a bit of noise late at night from youths who congregated around the central area. Ana said that this is unusual and she lodged a complaint with the complex management. There are some renovations going on around the complex, particularly the marina area so there is a bit of construction noise from 0800hrs on weekdays. It is not especially obtrusive.

I can't speak highly enough of this area of Portugal - I could write pages detailing everything we saw and did! We couldn't fit everything into our two weeks there so will definitely return and won't hesitate to stay in the same condo. Esposende is beautiful and great for cycling, surfing, eating and drinking.

Quinta da mata brava equestrian centre 500m from the Quinta da Barca is absolutely wonderful - my horse-mad daughter spent a lot of time there with the lovely people and rode along the beach and through the forest. The national park Penedes-Geres is within easy reach and we spent two days enjoying the Arado waterfalls and fantastic watersports in and around Rio Caldo. Viana, Barcelos and Porto are all an easy drive away and worth visiting.

The Portuguese people in this area are absolutely wonderful. It is worth getting to grips with a little of the language and - as I did- get a translator app on your phone as English is not widely spoken. The food in the area is delicious and of very high quality for exceptionally low prices

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy for your appreciation. I hope to see you again at my house. You were fantastic guests.
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Beautiful "Quinta" and an...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful "Quinta" and an excellent and full equipped house (in line with the web photos). We were 6 adults and 2 children below 2 years and Manuel, the propietary, managed to cover all our needs constantly offering to make our stay as conformatble as possible. Beautiful beaches in a 5 to 30 minutes car distance (from Esponsende to Vianha do Castelo which curved beach is highly recommendable). The "Quinta" (housing development) has a confortable and not crowded social club equipped with a big swimming pool and 2 tennis courts. The 9 holes golf course is 100 meters away from the house and is perfect for begginers or medium handicap players with beautiful sights and a design that allows using almost all the clubs in a bag. Additionaly, for golf lovers, Manuel kindly offered his to manage a discount in another nearby course which is consider one of the best in Portugal.

Highly recommended house. It actually exceeded our expectations. Look forward to come back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Very warm welcome with p...

  • 5 of 5

"Very warm welcome with pastry, Port and fruit. Luxurious and super clean house. Well-equipped, great swimming pool and tennis lane. Garden with privacy, helpful owner stand by.

Quiet and well maintained golf resort. Polite neighbours. Bikes for the family.

Enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.


  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Si buscas un lugar como centro de operaciones para visitar el norte de Portugal, Esposende lo es. Si buscas un lugar tranquilo para descansar después de disfrutar del paisaje y el atractivo de las ciudades cercanas, ésta casa lo es, con buena relación calidad-precio. Tal como aquí la ves, así te la enseñará Ana al tiempo que te informa de lugares para ver y sitios para comer. Por cierto, perdona Ana, me traje un mapa de los que tenías en casa.


  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in Quinta da barca

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Ana for the wonderful stay in your house. We liked it a lot.

Everything was great. The house, the pool, the golf court and we even used the tennis court quite often which was in good condition.

All in all we had a very relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La casa.esta.muy bien con todo lo que necesitas y el complejo es genial sobre todo si vas con niños.

Además la.zona con Oporto, Guimaraes... es muy bonita

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias por la apreciación. Fueron unos anfitriones ejemplares. Espero que vuelvan.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Pé no Rio
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Quinta da Barca
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
A 28
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Quinta da Barca
Nearest Beach
2.7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Take the A28 motorway, direction-Port-Porto and Viana do Castelo, turn at the exit Esposende.Depois out in Esposende, the first roundabout, third exit, follow sign Golf Quinta da Barca, 400 metros.

Perfect house to visit the north of Portugal: Porto 40 km, 20 km Viana do Castelo, Barcelos 18 km, 35 km Braga, Guimarães 45 km, 18km Póvoa de Varzim.

Good food around, fish and seafood specialties.

Ideal for golf practice, "Estela Golf Club" at 7km (considered the third best field in Portugal by the magazine Golf America # 1 "Golf Digest"); golf "Quinta da Barca" 100 meters; golf "Ponte de Lima" 35km. Also ideal for practicing Kitsurf, canoeing, surfing, horseback riding and hiking.

Feel the privilege of spending their holidays in permanent contact with nature and feel unforgettable experiences ...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $176.87

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, supplément chauffage selon la saison, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire non présent sur placeriétaire, propriétaire non présent sur place

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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