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Spacious Apartment by Beaches, River, Porto, Gaia

16 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
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...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 and barbecue area, as well as space in the garage for 1 car. Ideal for couples, families and groups wanting a mix of relaxation and things to see, including historic Porto and nearby beaches. We provide a welcome hamper with food and drink when you arrive. I lived here when I was working for a Port wine company in Gaia/Porto and I've been welcoming guests since.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Water Views
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Garage
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
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Reviews (16)

1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Location is great with easy access to beaches and river walk. Rosa met us and explained everything in the apartment and left us with an amazing welcome pack. It was an 'easy' holiday in terms of location and facilities and dealing with Al was quick...More

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

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

Thank Owen S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

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...More

1  Thank Lennart L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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...More

1  Thank RexB83
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Fantastic location with a short walk to the beach. The apartment is in a secure building with a lovely balcony perfect for sipping morning coffee in the sunshine. I stayed in this rental for a month and loved the big living space. The kitchen had...More

1  Thank ckoshuta
About the Owner
Al B
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2013
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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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.
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