Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Small Luxury apartment located in Matosinhos just aside of Porto's City Park. It has awesome views as you can confirm on the photos.
It has 1 suite (Bedroom+Bathroom) and 3 other rooms (the 3rd and 4th bedroom will only be open to guests if the group is more than 4 or 6 people respectively). A big kitchen and a 90 Square meters Living room where you can enjoy the Sea views and City Park's gardens. Clean bath towels, Linen and tableware are included and the kitchen if fully equipped with microwave, stove, oven, fridge, toaster and kettle and all you need to prepare your own meals. The apartment also has free wireless internet and a parking garage for 2 cars.
Just 15 minutes by car from the Airport and 10 minutes by car to Porto's city center.
Metro at 800 meters (10 minutes Walk) that will take to all sides of Porto. Check Here (http://goo.gl/maps/A00WX). Public Transports and Tourist transports at 350 meters (http://goo.gl/maps/DT6vM) For details about the sightseeing tours, check Yellow Bus Tours on Google.
Lots of Restaurants and Bars in the area and a Supermarket at 600 meters.
Late check-in is acceptable until 01:00 a.m.. Late check-out is possible if we don't have new guests on the same day.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Matosinhos 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sá Carneiro (11 minutes with low trafic) 10 km, Nearest railway: Metro "Matosinhos Sul" Station. 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
The Costa Verde region
Porto city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. It has been continuously inhabited since at least the 4th Century, when the Romans referred to it as Portus Calle
Porto has a semi-Mediterranean climate, although it's strongly affected by the Atlantic ocean, which makes it cooler than other cities with this climate. However, temperatures can rise as high as 35ºC in August during occasional heat waves. Winters are mild and humid, with occasional cold nights where temperatures can drop below 10ºC.
Porto has some of the finest restaurants in Portugal. It is said that if you like to eat, you should go to Porto because it is a place where you eat well in terms of quality and amount (even Lisbon citizens say that in Porto is where they eat the best food). The best restaurants of the city are mainly located in Matosinhos near the beach and the seaport called "Porto de Leixões".
Expect hearty meals, and if you can, try "Tripas à moda do Porto". Be aware, however, that this is a tripe dish. Citizens of Porto are called tripeiros (tripe-eaters) on account of this dish. Also try the salted codfish "Bacalhau" - in any way it is cooked - there are hundreds of different dishes with salted codfish!
A good tip is going to Matosinhos in July, there will be the fish festival. Freshly caught fish is being served the same day at barbecues lined up in the streets just a few blocks from the main beach. You choose a fish (only whole fish) and they prepare it on the streets for you - not a fancy restaurant, but together with the local people you are eating the best tasting fish you ever had!
Matosinhos is renowned for its gastronomy. By lunch or dinner time, you start thinking about the old quarters in Matosinhos or Leça da Palmeira, caressed by the fine odours coming out, either from fine restaurant kitchens, or from simple charcoal grills on the street, where fish and seafood are cooked. It is an irresistible calling to our senses that you will satisfy in exquisite restaurants or in simple and informal taverns. In Matosinhos eating is, for everybody, a motto for quality and excellence.
Matosinhos' gastronomy is based on the traditional food of Entre-Douro and Minho. Poultry, pig and oxen were a privilege, only to the rich husbandry houses, for this was eminently a rural municipality until half of the XXth century.
Having lunch or dinner in Matosinhos and Leça da Palmeira has become an habit, for everyone who lives in Porto or in the cities around, whether it is done with the family, or in business, politics, tourism or even to socialize with friends. This city has become a gastronomical icon, where fish and seafood are trade marks of its restaurants, regardless of time, budget and demand.
Even though meat isn't forgotten (old recipes are still in use: stewed, roasted, boiled, with vegetables, potatoes, beans; or with new recipes), fish has become a special attraction, for its variety, freshness and quality, explained by the nearness of the sea and the fish market.
Very close to the apartment there's the matosinhos beach and also Porto's City park. There's is also lots for restaurantes and also some night life at 1km.