House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This brand new house is located in a family-friendly compound with excellent facilities: pool , kids pool, tennis court and plenty of green areas for family activities. The house is modern and bright, offering all what you need on your family holiday!
A spacious and bright living room looks out on your own private garden, with terrace and barbeque free to use for outdoor dinners! The kitchen is modern and comes fully fitted with stainless steel appliances, including a dish washer.
There are 3 spacious bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms on the first floor, of which one is the en-suite master with hydro massage bath tub for pure relaxation and one family bathroom. The third bedroom is located on the top floor and has its own balcony. This bedroom can serve a couple or can be converted in 2 single beds for the children accompanying your party.
A five minutes' drive or 15 minutes' walk brings you to unspoiled and private beaches. For those who wish to be closer to amenities, it takes another 5 minutes' drive to get you to the beach side where you can find shops, coffee shops and restaurants.
This house is perfect for anyone who enjoys a little bit of everything on their holiday: relaxation, walking by the river, fishing, beach, gastronomy, surfing, kayaking, etc....
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ofir 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Porto (OPO) 43.5 km, Nearest railway: Barcelos 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Real Wood floors with a beautiful wood staircase. Spacious and well divided Built-in wardrobes that will accommodate even the most refined travelers. Spacious areas with minimalistic furniture to ensure maximum space and comfort. TV playing the 4 Portuguese channels and DVD player with a few DVDs in English. Books are also available if you wish to read in the peace of your garden or one of the balconies and we have left a complete guide of the region with plenty of info, maps and ideas for your vacation in Costa Verde. All the windows have electric shutters so if you wish to take a day away or sleep extra well in complete darkness it is possible. Anything else that you may need can be organized.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside furniture include a dining table for 8 with an umbrella. Sun loungers are available to be used wherever you wish: Terrace, garden, balcony, Solarium or by the Pools. Outside BBQ is available in your own private garden but there is also a large communal BBQ with a communal Party area for your convenience. Both adult and kids pool are surrounded by wood decking, outside showers and also there are communal changing and shower areas next to it. The Tennis court is well maintained. The communal gardens are ideal for kids of any ages as no major hazards and as it is a walled secured compound and can relax while they run, play and enjoy the space outside. Next to the compound there is a forest with trees where you can walk or jog. 500 meters away you have a quiet river great for fishing and the sea is also 500 meters away where you can walk, swim or if you more adventurous surf.
The Costa Verde region
The quiet beach resort of Ofir is located about 22 miles from Oporto on Portugal's Costa Verde (Green Coast). The Costa Verde lies in the north-west of Portugal where vineyards producing famous Portuguese wines including Vinho Verde and Rose, rivers and beautiful green countryside add to the areas unspoilt charm. Not only does the region have some excellent countryside to explore, it also offers a magnificent coastline with sweeping bays where visitors can relax on their last minute holidays to Portugal.
The best way to explore the Costa Verde is by car. The amazing scenery is both tranquil and beautiful with charming hillside villages, castles and churches just waiting to be explored. Another way to explore the surrounding countryside is by taking a guided tour on bicycle or horse back. A trip to the volcanic Arcuentu Mountain, where wild cats and deer roam, will give you amazing views from its summit and great photographic opportunities. Take a 30 minute drive from Ofir to Portugal's second largest city Oporto for a day trip not to be missed on your family holidays to Ofir. Famous for being the home of Port Wine, Oporto is a historical city with great sightseeing and shopping opportunities, restaurants, bars and plenty of nightlife along the city's riverfront. The gothic Church of St Francis and the Palacio da Bolsa are just two of Oporto's historic buildings worthy of a visit. An opportunity not to be missed is a guided tour of Oporto's wine cellars, including wine tasting sessions in the cellars.
Ofir is one of the best beach resorts on the Costa Verde, offering good hotels, a beautiful beach and wonderful scenery. The resort is surrounded by pine forests and the beach is edged with sand dunes.
The long wide sandy beach is lapped by the Atlantic and the warm waters are very popular with windsurfers. Other water sports on offer in Ofir include snorkelling, surfing, sea kayaking, sailing and fishing. There are so many secluded bays and coves along the coastline which are perfect for relaxing in the sun that you will be spoilt for choice. A boat trip is an excellent way to see the dramatic Costa Verde coastline.
Although Ofir has some restaurants and bars there is a wider choice at Fao which is just a couple of miles inland from the resort. Dating back to Roman times, Fao sits at the mouth of the River Cavado and is a great place for fishing and canoeing. Nearby on the river bank is the old fishing town of Esposende where you can take a leisurely stroll and discover the quaint town squares and historic old buildings.