Villa Esqueiro

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

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Lovers of contemporary architecture will adore Villa Esqueiro. It has been brilliantly built into the hillside, just 2.5km from the old Roman town of Caminha and 2km from Caminha’s glorious sandy beaches. Taking advantage of its elevated position, the glass architecture offers the most amazing ocean views and drowns the villa’s magical spaces with natural light. Villa Esqueiro boasts three stunning bedrooms, three immaculate bathrooms, a super trendy living space, a cool kitchen and incredible outdoor space. With a unique shaped, stylish swimming pool, manicured gardens and these fabulous, uninterrupted views across to the sea, guests may find it hard to leave this luxurious paradise.

Villa Esqueiro is within easy reach of many of the Minho’s treats. The Minho boasts picture postcard landscapes with dreamy river scenes, dramatic mountains, rolling vineyards, stunning historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, mysterious archaeological sites and ancient religious monuments. The region hosts wonderful events including the colourful weekly market at Barcelos, carnivals in Viana do Castelo and many religious festivals that have everyone dancing and eating in the streets. The Lima and Minho rivers idle through a succession of pretty towns offering glorious panoramic scenery and exciting water adventures. The whole region enjoys delicious local wines and fantastic gastronomic meals. Caminha is a true delight with a stunning town square boasting its famous clock tower and the ancient Town Hall, noteworthy churches and chapels and a wonderful selection of delicious eateries. From Caminha train station, guests can travel to Vigo in Spain or south to Viana do Castelo. There is a daily ferry linking Galicia to Caminha.

Villa Esqueiro’s main living space enjoys a full wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Guests can relax on the contemporary corner sofa enjoying the spectacular views and watching the television with its satellite channels and DVD player. Guests can dine with a view at the contemporary dining table and chairs. The villa’s kitchen is a sleek wonder with exceptional appliances. Guests can also cook outside on the barbecue and dine under the stars or watching the sun go down on the beautifully furnished terrace. The ground floor is also home to a shower room and an office space with a sofabed.

The upper floor boasts three superb bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twins. The master bedroom suite, like the other two, offers floor-to-ceiling glass doors so that guests can wake up to sensational scenery. There are two incredible bathrooms with these same views of the Atlantic Ocean, one an ensuite to the master bedroom. Just imagine showering with a floor-to-ceiling glass window beside you offering dreamy vistas.

Villa Esqueiro’s landscaped garden is gorgeous. The plants are mature and colourful, all framing the scenery. Guests can relax on the sunbathing terrace with their holiday books, enjoying the wonderful Portuguese sunshine and the spectacular, captivating panorama. It is also the perfect spot for alfresco dining. The pool is splendid and totally enchanting. It is such a treat to stay in Villa Esqueiro.

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What you should know…

  • This delightful villa is located close to the Spanish border. You can easily combine your holiday with a visit to Galicia crossing the Minho River by ferry, car or on foot
  • As well as enjoying some fabulous beach days, you can also hire some kayaks for a fun day on the Minho River
  • Please let us know if we can help arrange watersports, activity sessions, private chefs or anything else that might make your holiday even better
  • There is an office space with a sofabed so you could sleep one extra guest there

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace

The Villa

This superb contemporary style villa is located in the beautiful area of Caminha in an elevated position that gives outstanding uninterrupted views of the ocean. It boasts a manicured garden and stylish swimming pool, creating the perfect retreat for up to 7 holidaymakers in the beautiful Minho region of northern Portugal.

Ground Floor
- Spacious living room comfortable seating, sat tv, dvd player, music centre and access to the decking area
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen with access to the garden
- Shower room

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine
- Fireplace
- Sea views


License Number: 93264/AL

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Esqueiro
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Esqueiro boasts an amazing elevated plot just outside the historic town of Caminha. It is only 2km from some of the Minho’s spectacular, wild beaches. The ancient town of Caminha is located near the mouth of the River Minho which separates Portugal and Spain. This ancient, characterful town boasts many historical buildings including the 12th century national monument, Torre do Relogio de Caminha. This is the clock tower which forms part of the old city walls. You can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the town. The lively main town square, the Praca Conselheiro Silva Torres, boasts many cafes and restaurants and an interesting fountain which used to supply drinking water for the town. The 16th century Igreja da Misericordia was once a hospital and hostel for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela. The grandest church is the Igreja Matriz at the end of Rua Direita. It boasts some incredible tiles from the seventeenth century. The ruins of the Fort of Insua stand on a tiny island in the middle of the estuary, originally built in the fifteenth century to defend the entrance to the river. The island was inhabited by monks from the 14th century.

Visitors enjoy magnificent beaches, some wild and boasting incredible surf and others more sheltered. The beautiful Foz do Minho Beach is located next to the River Minho, a wonderful area of magnificent natural beauty, fine golden sands and delightful walking trails. It is fantastic for windsurfing. Just around the corner is another sandy wonder, Praia do Camarido followed by Praia de Moledo and Vila Praia de Ancora which is roughly ten minutes from the villa.

Villa Esqueiro’s surrounding countryside and rivers are fabulous, brimming with Camarido pine trees and picturesque walking trails with stunning views. Miardouro da Fraga is an amazing viewpoint with exceptional panorama of the Minho River and the surrounding landscape. Another fabulous viewpoint is at Santo Antao. The Serra D’Arga Mountain offers sensational vistas as well as picturesque natural lagoons and waterfalls which eventually lead to the golden sands of Vila Praia de Ancora. Visitors also enjoy horse riding, rafting and canoeing and golf on an excellent 18-hole course nestled in the hills outside the Roman town of Ponte de Lima, roughly 40 minutes drive away.

Guests staying at Villa Esqueriro can easily visit Galicia in Spain. A ferry connects the two banks of the River Minho plus there are bridges further along the river. The delightful Spanish town of Tui can be found on the northern side of the Minho River. It boasts a beautiful historic centre and an excellent range of gourmet dining as well as excellent shops. Tui is located south of the Pontevedra province sitting opposite the Portuguese town of Valenca. The towns are connected by a nineteenth century bridge. Valenca do Minho is located on the hillside overlooking the left bank of the Minho and on the main road that links the Spanish Santiago de Compostela with Porto. Tourists flock to the town to buy embroidered tablecloths and sheets, the speciality of the town.

Ponte de Lima is one of the most characterful and picturesque towns of Northern Portugal. It sits on the southern banks of the Lima River. The location has been the main river crossing since the Romans constructed a bridge in 1AD. There is a delightful array of ancient houses, grand religious buildings, pretty plazas and museums. There are also a number of colourful flower gardens and the town is surrounded with beautiful natural scenery. Ponte de Lima is an excellent centre for adventure activities such as the Ecovia cycling route, kayaking along the Lima River, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga or birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos. You can river bathe in Labruja.

Further south, Braga is regarded as one the main religious centres of Portugal, with the oldest cathedral and many Gothic churches. Every hour you will hear a cocophony of different church bells ringing out! It is the third largest city of Portugal and is a joy to explore. Braga is an enthralling university city and the setting for Bom Jesus do Monte, a fine monument. The historic centre is fully pedestrianised. There are pretty city gardens, charming plazas and busy shopping streets.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(88 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Vigo Airport

(57 km (Spain))

Nearest Ferry Port Caminha Ferry Port

(4 km)

Nearest Village Esqueiro

(300 m)

Nearest Town/City Caminha

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Gaviota

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Merguelho Beach Bar

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Minimercado Mais Perto

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Moledo Beach

(3 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(60 km)

Nearest Tennis Codesal Tennis Club

(7 km)

Note

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.

ABOUT MINHO

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 >>

Kids

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

Villa Esqueiro is ideal for a family holiday. It is a spacious, contemporary property with a manicured, mature garden and a delightful swimming pool. There are a number of wonderful beaches within easy reach of the villa including Foz do Minho Beach and Vila Praia de Ancora. Children also love the river adventures available. Kayaking on the river is such fun!

A train runs from Porto to Caminha then follows the Minho River to Valenca do Minho, an excellent stop. If you don’t want to take the car, it is a great way to see more of the Minho. Valenca enjoys a must see historic sight, the Fortress of Valenca. On Wednesdays a huge weekly market is held on the wooded slopes around the old town to the east.

A excellent way to discover the Minho is to hire bicycles. Starting in the upper reaches of the Vinho Verde wine region, you can cycle towards the Atlantic Ocean. Blessed by the Minho and Lima rivers, the landscapes and seascapes are fabulous. You will discover the remains of the fortifications that helped to keep the Spanish within their borders, meet the very friendly locals, eat fine cuisine and taste delicious wines. Occasionally, the quiet unassuming locals will break the tranquility of the countryside and put on a boisterous, vibrant religious festival which mainly take place in July and August.

You can also take an easy trip down to Porto where children love the Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights during low season.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £842 £1,179
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 £1,124 £1,573
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 13th 2023 £842 £1,179
May 13th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,124 £1,573
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - £2,449
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,124 £1,573
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £842 £1,179
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £1,124 £1,573
Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £842 £1,179
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,124 £1,573
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - £2,449

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €882 €1,234
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 €1,177 €1,647
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 13th 2023 €882 €1,234
May 13th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,177 €1,647
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - €2,564
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,177 €1,647
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €882 €1,234
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €1,177 €1,647
Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €882 €1,234
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,177 €1,647
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - €2,564

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $953 $1,334
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 $1,272 $1,781
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 13th 2023 $953 $1,334
May 13th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,272 $1,781
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - $2,771
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,272 $1,781
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $953 $1,334
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $1,272 $1,781
Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $953 $1,334
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,272 $1,781
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - $2,771

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.

Reviews

  • Beautiful holiday home

    Posted by Ron V. on 28/09/2020

    Beautiful holiday home with sea views. Quiet location with lots of privacy. House is fully equipped. Modern furnishing.

  • Highly recommended

    Posted by Werner J. on 09/08/2020

    The property absolutely met our expectations. Highly recommended. Many thanks

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