Casa Ester

  • 5.0 average review

    Casa Ester
    • €750/month | €450/Week | €120/day
    • Very good
    • 5 Guests

    • Expenses: Not included
    • 3 Bedroom(s)
    • 2.0 Bathroom(s)


    Amazing views and located 2.4 kms walk to the pure rio Paiva. The internet is good enough for 2 people to work simultaneously. Available for long term rental (eligible for D7 Visa)


    It has 3 small rooms, 2 WCs and kitchen/living room. Outside there is a grill place as well as two small plots of land with one storage. There is washing machine, 1 electric oven, 1 wood burner (salamander) in the kitchen that works very well and due to the extreme thick walls (almost 1 meter) the heat is preserved for almost 24 hours. For a quick warm up or cooling there are 2 modern air conditioning units with A++ efficiency. Just with either heating is enough to keep the house around 20-23 degrees throughout the winter which is quite unique for Portuguese houses.

    Location and surroundings

    The house is located on the top of very calm village, Paiva river is at walking distance. Douro river is 40 minutes driving through the mountains.The place is perfect for evening hikes with stunning views over the mountains and the sunset. 15 minutes driving to Castro Daire for groceries, finances and doctor appointments. The house is completed fenced. It has some trees in the back garden, wild strawberries, 2 olive trees, 1 orange tree, 1 lime tree, 1 lemon tree, 1 cherry tree, and a small pine tree.

    Additional conditions

    One amazing characteristic for the winter about this location is that you have all the greenery scenery of the Northern Portugal but you have temperatures similar to the south. This is because the house is protected by a hill with it's inclination to the south. I've measured 5 degrees more than Castro Daire in a some days for example.There is a small storage facility in the back garden. There is a plot of land of 1000 m2 that can be used to have some chickens for example.The internet and electricity are included. The water is free.The only expense not included is a bottle of gas every month for the hot water.The monthly price is for stays 3 months and longer. For shorter stays (less than 3 months), our pricing breakdown is as below:June-September - 900 Eur/month;October-December- 750 Eur/month;January-March - 700 Eur/month; April-May - 800 Eur/month;





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  • 5.0

    Review by hutch on Jan. 13, 2023, 11:12 a.m.:

    My husband and I stayed at Casa Ester for just over a year and it was perfect. We welcomed our first son into the world while living there and it was such a peaceful place for him to spend the first year of his life. The view is magnificent and we will miss it dearly, even the temperature didn’t get too hot with a cool breeze always coming off the mountain. Sergio, Fernanda and Manuel were so so lovely & welcoming, they made us feel very at home and any little issue or question we had was resolved very quickly! We will always hold a special place in our hearts for Casa Ester & will hopefully be back to visit one day.