Moradia Marinhas

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Parking Space


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Situated within a tranquil community, this generously sized and contemporary villa boasts proximity to the sprawling sandy beaches of Esposende, reachable on foot. The villa's expansive dimensions are adorned with tasteful decorations and furnishings of notable quality.

The inside exudes an elevated design standard, adorned with elegantly chosen furnishings that provide comfortable seating. Alongside the private swimming pool, guests are granted access to a tennis court, a compact 5-a-side football field - an enjoyable feature for children and adults - and a volleyball court.

The villa remains pleasantly cool, thanks to full air conditioning. The historic fishing village of Esposende is approximately 3,000 meters away, where an assortment of shops and restaurants await alongside a splendid beach flanked by sand dunes. Within a mere 5-minute stroll, the Quinta da Barca golf course beckons. For those inclined towards equestrian pursuits, a horse riding centre lies just a 5-minute drive away. The urban centre of Oporto can be reached within 30 minutes by car, with its historic district classified as a World Heritage Site.

Regarding accommodation, the ground floor encompasses a contemporary fully-fitted kitchen with a dining area that opens up to the front garden. The spacious living and dining area offers inviting seating and has satellite TV, a DVD player, a video, and a music centre. French windows lead out to the pool area. Additionally, there is a twin bedroom with doors opening onto the front garden and an adjoining double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, which also opens to the pool area. A guest toilet, laundry room, and garage complete this level.

Moving to the upper level, you'll find a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and TV, a twin with an ensuite bathroom, and the master double bedroom. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom, a TV, and a private balcony overlooking the swimming pool.

The outdoor space features a private gated pool measuring 12 by 5 meters, with depths ranging from 1.10 to 2.20 meters. For sports enthusiasts, the villa offers a tennis court, volleyball net, and a 5-a-side football ground. The well-maintained extensive gardens feature charming palm trees and a designated barbecue area, ideal for outdoor gatherings.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A housekeeper lives on the estate in a separate cottage, but the villa is entirely independent and private
  • The swimming pool is only partially fenced, so take care with younger children
  • Despite other properties being close by, the villa is not overlooked and the garden is well-screened

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 Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Parking Space

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and access to the garden
- Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, dining for 8 people and access to a terrace
- Games room with a sofa, table tennis and pool table
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the pool area and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and access to a garden

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a private balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (12 x5 m; depth 1.1 - 2.2, ladder acces)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Tennis court
- Volleyball net
- Parking space
- Charcoal barbecue

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

Tourist License: 23881/AL


About the surrounding area of Moradia Marinhas
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The resort town of Esposende is approximately 3 km from the villa and is the best place for doing your food shops as well as for enjoying days out. Its unique location on the Costa Verde sees the Cávado River estuary bordering the beach, meaning a range of water sports are on offer in Esposende. Try surfing or paddleboarding on the ocean waves or take a kayak down the river to see the natural beauty of the area in all its glory.

Take a nature walk down towards the river estuary where you can bird watch or take advantage of the wonderful coastal views from viewing platforms along the trail. If you prefer keeping your feet on dry land and like more energetic activities, go horse riding or mountain biking through the Minho countryside.

Within Esposende town centre are a number of cultural attractions to explore. The Maritime Museum tells the story of the community's fishing heritage and Esposende Museum also features exhibitions detailing the town's links to the sea. Igreja Matriz de Esposende is well worth a visit too, with the church featuring wonderful Baroque details inside and out.

Just under a 30-minute drive will take you to the town of Barcelos that's famous for the national symbol of the cockerel and you'll see ceramic examples of them almost wherever you go. There's also a fascinating ceramics museum that will explain the legend behind these quirky town features. Admire the diverse sculptures that are dotted all around the museum and try your hand at making your own piece of pottery when you take part in a workshop.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(43 km)

Nearest Village Esposende

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Porto

(50 km)

Nearest Restaurant O Carteiro

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bisculus Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Continente Modelo

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Praia de Esponsede

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(14 km)

Nearest Tennis Igor Tennis Academy

(4 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

The villa benefits from being within a community, making it a safe and secure holiday home for families. A housekeeper is also available upon request to help with laundry and cleaning. The swimming pool, games room and outdoor sports areas will be loved by children of all ages.

Around 50 km south of the villa is Maia Zoo, a family-friendly place to take children to see a variety of wild animals and learn more about them. For the more adventurous, there's a reptile house to take a tour around. Sea lion shows run throughout the day and there's a playground and restaurant to enjoy also.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Mini-football goals
  • Soccer
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available

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 pick-up/drop-off

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 on this property.
Linen & towels included? Linen included in the rental price; towels are NOT included in the rental price, please enquire.
Pool towels included? No.
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? Not available on this property.
Tax Tourist tax not applicable.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of 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 Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - May 18th 2024 £1,739
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,168
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £3,156
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 £2,168

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - May 18th 2024 €1,902
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,371
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €3,452
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 €2,371

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - May 18th 2024 $2,049
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,555
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $3,719
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 $2,555

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.


  • Everything you could want in a villa!

    on 05/10/2023

    Brilliant facilities, including indoor games room (with pool, table tennis and football memorabilia) outdoor pool, gym, tennis courts and soccer field (with rackets, balls and other equipment provided). 5 spacious double bedrooms (4 ensuites), all with AC and plenty of plugs. Multiple communal areas, both inside and out. Large fridge dispensing chilled water and ice. Utility room for washing/drying clothes an added bonus. Towels provided. Property gated for extra security. Villa located in Esposende, a 30 minute drive from Porto and Braga, and a 10 minute drive or 1 hour walk from the beach in Esposende. There is a small supermarket, a bank and a bakery around the corner and a large supermarket within a 5 minute drive/15 minute walk. Our host was friendly and flexible, always on hand to help and kind enough to allow a late check-out. Couldn't ask for more!

    Things to consider:
    Occasional manure smell due to neighbouring farmland. Didn't bother us.
    Pool not heated and cold in late September (but totally bearable for Brits).
    Location is reasonably remote so best to pre-book taxis/Ubers to avoid delays.

  • A perfect family holiday

    on 25/07/2023

    Set in a peaceful location, close to the beach, excellent facilities with spacious bedrooms, bathrooms for all, a great swimming pool and games activities ( both indoor and outdoor). Any ( minor) issues were quickly resolved and communication was excellent.

  • Excellent

    on 16/08/2019

    The layout of the facility In particilar the outside doning i relation to barbecue and citchen Pool and tennis spurt Friendly owner on site Playroom Climate

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