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'Porto Sea & River' a spacious apartment by beaches & river in Porto/Gaia

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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'Porto Sea & River', officially registered for tourism, is 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 fu...'Porto Sea & River', officially registered for tourism, is 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. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 83901/ALMore
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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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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had a fantastic time when we travelled around Portugal in 2010 and particulaly in Porto and in this apartment. It was in a perfect location and so easy to get into Porto. We took the car and went for a day up the banks...More

Date of stay: June 2011
3  Thank Glenys G
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We absolutely loved your beautiful apartment, the wonderful location - and had possibly our best family holiday yet! Everything seemed perfect. The girls (13 and 11) especially loved 'how big and posh' the apartment was, the choice of bathrooms and the size of the wardrobes....More

Date of stay: August 2012
2  Thank nicola f
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Date of stay: April 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Date of stay: November 2018
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile
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Date of stay: July 2017
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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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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