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Spacious Apartment by Beaches, River, Porto, Gaia

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal
A spacious, modern and fully-equipped apartment by the beaches and the mouth of the Douro River (on the south side). It’s located in a quiet residential area with parks and views of the river and pine forests. There are bakeries, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and other options nearby. Bike hire, surf lessons, kayak rentals, riverboat trips are all easy to arrange. From the apartment you can walk 200 m down to a 15km stretch of white sand beaches, where there are walkways, cycle tracks, cool beach bars and good seafood restaurants. Or you can head along the scenic river road (with walkway and cycle track) to the Douro Marina (with yachts) and Afurada fishing village (with local fish restaurants and a charming ferryboat). A bit further upriver are the Port wine cellars and historic centre of Porto. Downstairs there's a shared garden... Read more
About the Owner, Al B
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Sep 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
You'll be met by Rosa who lives nearby. She's from the local area and will point out directions for bus stop, beach, river, shops, restaurants etc. A very detailed information sheet is sent upon booking, with recommendations for local restaurants, beaches, activities, transport options and so on.
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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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Owen S
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Apartment was spacious clean and in a fantastic location, highly recommend a stay if visiting Porto.

Lennart L
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
person found this review helpful

Located in the city of Vila nova de Gaia (not to be mistaken for Porto!) on the southside bank of the river Douro. Apartment equipped with all the necessities for a short or long vacation. IMO could use a bit of restoration, since it is a bit worn, but no major disadvantages at all. Beach, miles long, within walkingdistance and...

Rex B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2017 for a stay in September 2016
person found this review helpful

Alex was great to deal with. Always replied immediately to emails and was accommodating with our request for an extra set of keys. The apartment was very clean and Rosa, who manages the property greeted us warmly with lots of helpful information. Great location as 5 minutes walk from amazing beaches and either a good walk into the centre of...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
This is my home and I like to keep it in a good condition for guests. Please help me by taking care too. Pets, smoking and loud parties are not allowed. Families live in adjoining...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Crib
    1 King
    4 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
R 2 419
R 12 745
R 31 864
€2 160
30 Jun 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
3 nights
R 2 891
R 17 348
€1 176
R 43 075
€2 920
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
It's a 2 minute walk to the beaches and 5 minutes to the river. The apartment overlooks fields, pine forest and the river. Around the corner, there's a park overlooking the sea and river. There are also cycle tracks and walkways all along the river and beaches. It's a relaxing sort of place. Within a short walk are cafes, bakeries, restaurants, beach bars, bike hire shops, bank machines and so on. Regular buses from outside the apartment head into the center of town and the port wine cellars.
Getting around
Taxis are cheap and are the best way to get to and from the airport. There's a bus stop outside the apartment, with 3 routes to different parts of town (including the historic center and port wine cellars). Bikes are available for hire and cost around 15 euros per day. There's a walkway/ cycle track all along the coast and also up the river to the historic center. Hire cars are useful if wanting to explore further afield and there's 1 space in the garage, plus free parking on the streets.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Porto : 20.0 km
Railway: Porto (São Bento): 8.0 km
It's an easy 20 minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. There are many options for buses, taxis, metro, bike hire etc once you arrive.
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