Casa Varzea

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Box of 6 bottles of Wine!
Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Parking Space

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Situated within a leisurely stroll from the sandy shores of Cepaes, Esposende, this contemporary villa stands as a spacious haven, thoughtfully adorned and furnished with a keen eye for quality. The interior exudes an elevated aesthetic, featuring tasteful furnishings and commodious seating arrangements. Alongside the private swimming pool, guests are granted access to a clay tennis court and a small 5-a-side football pitch, offering delight to both young and mature visitors alike.

The villa boasts a fully equipped modern kitchen catering to culinary needs. A capacious living and dining area beckons with its inviting seating, complete with satellite TV and a DVD player. The area also accommodates a combined pool table and dining table, offering versatile entertainment. Doors seamlessly connect the space to the poolside area and barbecue terrace, facilitating easy outdoor access. Two bedrooms grace this floor – a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and a twin bedroom, each featuring doors that open onto the front garden. A guest toilet completes the layout.

Ascending the villa, you'll find a master double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, offering access to a capacious balcony that affords views of the sea. Another double bedroom, also ensuite, features a sizable balcony, while an additional double bedroom enjoys an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the front garden.

A spacious covered terrace beckons, complete with an integrated barbecue, providing an idyllic setting for open-air dining. The villa's private pool, with dimensions 10 X 4 metres and depths ranging from 80cm to 170cm, features an electric cover for convenience. For sports enthusiasts, a clay-surfaced tennis court awaits alongside a compact 5-a-side football pitch. The well-maintained garden showcases a verdant lawn and graceful palm trees. Adequate private parking is available, rounding off the property's offerings.

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What you should know…

  • Casa Varzea is situated on a large plot with other villas nearby. Although you are not particularly overlooked, the property might not be suitable for those looking for something more isolated or remote
  • The private, heated pool features an electric cover to keep the heat in and for added safety
  • The master bedroom features a large balcony offering sea views

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Parking Space

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and access to the garden
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the garden
- Fully fitted modern kitchen
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the garden and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and access to the garden

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony with sea views and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool (10 x 4 m; depth 0.80 - 1.70 m) (extra cost, see T&Cs)
- Large patio and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Cot and high chair

Tourist License: 23878/AL


About the surrounding area of Casa Varzea
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Casa Varzea is in a prime location for amenities, with the beach, a supermarket, bars, restaurants and the town centre of Esposende all within easy walking distance of the villa. This makes it a perfect base for a family holiday, with little to no travel required to make the most of this beautiful area. Firmly off the tourist trail, you won’t find Esposende in many guidebooks, but don’t let that put you off. This charming town has much to offer, featuring many well-preserved and interesting archaeological sites and attractive areas to explore. The town is provincial in appearance with its riverside, palm-lined boulevard and marinas that are a nod to its fishing heritage.

In the town, you’ll find the popular Maritime Museum and leisure centre, and if you keep heading along the promenade, you’ll reach Esposende beach, a broad stretch of sand backed by low dunes and overlooked by the red metal tower of Esposende lighthouse. The beach is considered one of the finest on the Costa Verde and is a popular and laidback spot known for its quality surfing - and you don’t need to be an expert to have a go! Esposende is a great place to learn to ride your first wave. The breaks produce peaks and hollow waves of around a metre high - perfect for newcomers to the sport- and you won’t normally have to wait your turn, thanks to the sheer size of the beaches in the area and the fact that more experienced surfers tend to head to the more southern resorts. If you get a bit of a taste for surfing while you’re here, you might be interested to know that there are three surf camps in the town, all offering intensive week-long surfing courses, as well as kite-surfing. They also hire stand-up paddleboards, which can be a fun way to get around the calmer estuary waters.

The resort boasts a chain of Blue Flag Beaches, and on the other side of the river mouth, you’ll find the beach of Praia de Ofir; 3km of unspoiled, sand backed dunes surrounded by pine trees. A natural phenomenon of this beautiful beach is the rock formation that emerges from the sea at low tide and is known locally as the horses of Fao.

After a day of sun, sea and surf, head to one of the many bars and restaurants that surround the beach, where you’ll be able to enjoy all manner of local cuisine and refreshments to suit every palate.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(48 km)

Nearest Village Esponsade

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(54 km)

Nearest Restaurant Bem Estar 2 Restaurante

(150 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Dunas Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Coviran

(850 m)

Nearest Beach Praia de Cepaes

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(17 km)

Nearest Tennis Igor Vale Tennis Academy

(7 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


The areas of Minho extend from the Spanish border in the north, south to Porto and east to the mountains of Vila Real. It is a green and fertile area of rolling hills encompassing the great rivers Minho, Lima and Douro, and the National Park of Peneda Geres. The countryside of the region is typified by long, sandy beaches bordered by pine woods, picturesque villages nestling among vine-covered hills, and historic towns such as Amarante, Guimaraes, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, and Viana do Castelo.

The area encompasses a range of postcard-worthy landscapes and features that could almost be Portugal in microcosm: dreamy river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, beautiful historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, ancient religious foundations and mysterious archaeological sites.

Then there's the bold, sharp and fruity Vinho Verde to consider. This young wine is fashioned from the fruit of kilometres of vineyards that wind along rivers, over foothills and into Minho mountain villages.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Minho, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Check out our Minho Travel Guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Varzea is an obvious choice for families who are holidaying in Esposende with young children. The ground floor bedrooms offer peace of mind when it comes to little ones having to navigate the stairs during the night, and the villa is spacious and light throughout, making it easy to manoeuvre from room to room without worrying about trips or falls.

The grounds of the villa are neat and well-maintained, with soft lawns on which to play, a five-a-side football pitch, and a clay tennis court to enjoy, meaning that the kids are sure to find something to keep them amused while you sunbathe! The barbeque terrace is spacious and covered - ideal for protecting little ones from the sun while they eat alfresco with the rest of the family, and when they're not splashing about in the private, heated pool, you can prevent any accidents by using the electric cover when it isn't in use.

If the kids want to chill out indoors after a day of swimming and playing, Casa Varzea is equipped with home comforts, including satellite TV, internet connection, an iPod dock, and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

The location of Casa Varzea is ideal if you don't want to have to travel far with very young children, with places to eat and shop just a short walk away, making getting supplies or refreshments quick and stress-free. Of course, no holiday is complete without a trip to the beach if you have children, and luckily the beaches in the region are not only quick and easy to get to, they're also clean and spacious, so you're sure to find an uncrowded spot to enjoy among the dunes or under the shady pines.

Esposende is a relaxed and chilled-out spot for families and many who come here like spending their time meandering along the pretty streets, taking in the history and architecture and enjoying the natural surroundings. One of the best things about holidaying in the region is the wide choice of walks available - suitable for all ages. There are ten marked trails around Esposende, taking you and the family past white sands, dunes, windmills, pine forests and marshes, oak woodlands and farms. Get the kids to look out for otters on your walks, often spotted on the riverbanks, as well as some of the 117 bird species that have been sighted in the area.

If you and the kids would rather explore the area by bike, it's worth knowing that Esposende's tourist office rents out bicycles for free if you hand over your ID. Be sure to ride through the historical centre of the town, past the town hall and granite townhouses to the pillory, a symbol of the town's autonomy.

Casa Varzea of course has its own pool, but an alternative for older children is a visit to Esposende's public pool complex, which can be found on the estuary. There is an indoor pool that generates waves every hour, as well as two outdoor pools which are fed with salt water from the ocean - one for kids and one for serious swimmers!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €450 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation two weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4 - 7 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available in this property.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 5 nights during low season. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €36 per night (to be paid to Oliver’s Travels with the balance). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Tourist tax not applicable.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs First cot and high chair included in the rental price; please enquire before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 18th 2024 £1,153 £1,619
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,291 £1,813
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £2,504
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,291 £1,813
Sep 28th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £907 £1,273
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £907 £1,273
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £1,291 £1,813
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £1,153 £1,619
May 17th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,291 £1,813
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £2,504
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £1,291 £1,813
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £907 £1,273

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 18th 2024 €1,246 €1,749
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,395 €1,958
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €2,705
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,395 €1,958
Sep 28th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €980 €1,375
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €980 €1,375
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €1,395 €1,958
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €1,246 €1,749
May 17th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,395 €1,958
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €2,705
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €1,395 €1,958
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €980 €1,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 18th 2024 $1,327 $1,863
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,486 $2,086
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $2,882
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,486 $2,086
Sep 28th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $1,044 $1,465
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $1,044 $1,465
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $1,486 $2,086
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $1,327 $1,863
May 17th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $1,486 $2,086
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $2,882
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $1,486 $2,086
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $1,044 $1,465

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Super!

    on 07/11/2022

    Une maison super agréable pour une semaine à 2 familles. L’espace de vie est propice à des bons moments de partage et chacun peu trouver son espace personnel dans les grandes chambres avec sdb ou sdd privative. La maison est propre et bien située, à une grosse dizaine de minutes de marche de la plage. Les extérieurs sont également très bien entretenus. Malgré un temps peu clément, nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Merci!

  • Excellent

    on 05/08/2022

    Barbecue, swimming pool, tennis and a soccer court, clearly enough is offered. Especially if you include the time searching for løst tennis balls. Thanks Sergio for the very fast and open communication. Could not have been better.

  • Casa Varzea

    on 22/03/2020

    Fonctionnelle, bien équipée, déco de goût, propriétaire très agréable et attentionné, tous commerces à proximité. Bordure de route nationale.

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