Beach house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Apúlia, Portugal
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House to rent in Apúlia, Portugal
Luxury villa with private swimming pool and well-maintained gardens in the piscatory village of Apulia, Surrounded by beautiful beaches within 50m and in a strategic area close to many northern cities
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House overview - owner's description
Luxury home in Apúlia - Esposende with private swimming pool and private parking. Surrounded by well-maintained gardens where you can enjoy its relaxing atmosphere. Within walking distance of the local beach (2 minutes), local shops (10 minutes), where you can do most of your groceries, coffee shops, cake shops, local fish restaurants and within a reasonable driving distance (around 10 minutes by car) of bigger supermarkets. A good place for walking, cycling, and enjoy a mix between the countryside and the beach - it is surrounded by a pine forest and 50 meters from a lovely beach.
Apúlia is a city in northern Portugal, located near Porto (48 km, 30 minutes driving), Viana do Castelo (33 km, 20 minutes driving), Braga (33 km, 22 minutes driving), Guimarães (50 km, 32 minutes driving), among others.
This house has 17 verified reviews.
17 out of 17 people recommend staying here
My Wife and I and our 2 daughters and son and his wife stayed in the villa for a week in July to celebrate my 70th Birthday. The villa was of a very high standard and extremely well equipped and clean. There was a welcome pack of bread, wine, ham etc which was very nice and there were a lot of nice touches, e.g. shower gel and general ingredients for cooking. The pool was lovely, although unfortunately we were a little unlucky with the weather on a couple of days. The local shops are very good but you do need a car to go to the main supermarket for a large shop. The restaurants are all within walking distance and we had some lovely meals out and the staff were very friendly. The beach is just a short walk from the villa which was very convenient. All in all we had a lovely holiday at Ofir Villa and would certainly recommend a stay there.
Ofir Villa was the perfect family holiday home. Everything that you could want from towels to shampoo and shower gel is provided. Our children loved the pool and the WIFI. Cannot praise Sandra, Jose, Marta and Diogo highly enough for their kindness and helpfulness. For future guests the hosts provided a lovely welcome pack (including wine, cheese, butter, ham) a very well stocked larder (pasta, rice, tea, coffee, sugar). As well as dishwasher tablets, washing powder; cleaning supplies. There are plenty of restaurants and a beautiful beach within walking distance, but a car is necessary. The house never got too hot ; the high walls around it made it very safe for children. We would be very happy to return . Our thanks once again to our lovely hosts. The Kinsella Family, Co. Clare, Ireland
Villa offir is one of the best villas we have stayed in. It is beautifully furnished and very well equipped its light and airy it was like a home from home. It is in a very quiet area and is perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. I would recommend that you hire a car as the larger supermarkets are a bit further away and plus you can visit other places. The villa owners are brilliant they were very happy to help with any problems that we had and jose was there to meet us when we arrived and we were later than we should have been and he still drove us around to show us the local area. You couldn't get a nicer couple as we also meet sandra his wife. We would definitely go back and holiday there again. The Fisher's and Poynters
We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful villa - just wish we could have stayed longer. Would highly recommend staying here. Everything you need is provided and the owners are very helpful.
Fantastic villa in a great location. We stayed with my parents and our toddler and it was perfect - great facilities, very well equipped and immaculate. We were a little concerned about the lack of air con before we went but the villa is really well designed to stay cool and it wasn't an issue at all, even when temperatures hit 30 degrees. The kitchen is really well equipped and we got plenty of use out of the barbecue and outdoor seating (complete with enormous umbrella!). The pool and garden area was lovely with plenty of seating available (sun loungers and chairs). Even beach towels are provided.
Locally, there is a good choice of restaurants about 1km walk away. We tried a number and found them all great value for money with good food (and house wine - the vinha verde was a revelation!). There's also a mini market at a similar distance. A little further afield (maybe 1.5km) there's the centre of Apulia with more shops (eg bakers, butchers and fish) and restaurants. The beach about 50m away was great. It can get a little breezy later in the day as other reviewers have said but the pool was more sheltered.
Unless you're happy to spend all of the time on the beach and by the pool, you do need a car (we used Hertz in Esposende). There is plenty to explore locally, we particularly enjoyed Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Barca and the market at Barcelos. There are a number of toll roads so we found it worthwhile having the electronic toll calculator activated in the hire car (Hertz offered this when we collected it).
For travel with children, there is a sturdy high chair and nice travel cot which was made up with a lovely bedding set. It's full cot size which was a relief with a long toddler! There are security blinds so we could leave the bedroom window open overnight and at nap time. The living areas of the ground floor can be closed off from the stairs (it's a sliding door from the lounge). There are only 7 steps up to the bedrooms floor. We were glad we'd taken a monitor as the doors are effective for sound proofing! We didn't see any way to close off the mezzanine floor but that was fine as we had more than enough living space in the downstairs lounge and kitchen which are a great size. Outside, the garden to the side and back of the villa are great and our daughter loved running down the slope. It was also good having grass round the pool so fewer worries about slipping. There's also a lengthy car port which was handy for outdoor play in the shade. All of the local restaurants had high chairs - no children's menus but portions were so large we could easily share! We enjoyed a couple of pizza takeaways from Urbanus Pizzeria in Apulia after bed time as well. There's a playground on the seafront in Apulia.
We'd definitely recommend Villa Ofir for a family holiday, we had a fantastic time and loved both the villa and the local area.
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Outside this house in Apúlia, PortugalThis house is in a village and in a quiet area near the beach. It has a pool, a barbecue, a garage, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Updated 21 May 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 20 September - 30 September 2018: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
- 22 December 2018 - 30 September 2019: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
- 11 January - 31 August 2020: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
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- Receive 5% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
In the winter extra bottle gas
1 January - 30 April: £88.80 per booking, paid locally
Extra bottle gas
1 October - 31 December: £88.80 per booking, paid locally
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 2 cots
3 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 3 Separate WC's
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Telephone, TV Languages in English, German, French, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Private garden
Our capacity is of 6 adults and two babies who can sleep each in their own cot.
Private Owner From Amorim, Portugal Member since Nov 2010
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