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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

The Rabelo boat is a traditional Portuguese boat, which for centuries held the job of transporting people and goods along the river Douro. It is native of the Douro region; it exists nowhere else in the world. Its history is closely linked to the production and trade of Port Wine. Although no longer in use, we can still admire these graceful vessels belonging to Port Wine Companies on the banks of the River Douro, in the cities of Porto and Gaia.

The apartment building is located in a safe renovated historical building overlooking the Douro River at the heart of the historic center of Porto between the monumental Customs Congress Center and the Ribeira area that is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Rabelo apartment is a newly refurbished one bedroom apartment on the 2º floor, perfect for 2 guests, providing an extremely cozy, elegantly furnished and relaxed atmosphere.

It is guaranteed to be an unforgettable travelling experience providing a unique and magnificent panoramic view overlooking the Rabelo boats navigating the river Douro and Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine warehouses of notable Port Wine companies are located.

Due to its excellent location the Rabelo apartment at the riverfront is perfect for exploring the historical center, it is surrounded by cafes and shops that make this area one of the main tourist areas of the city. Here everything is accessible within a short walk to the main tourist attractions of the city located within a 15 minute walk, the Church of San Francisco, São Bento Station, Avenue of the Allies, Porto Cathedral, etc.., and within walking distance to Gaia/ Port caves.

Animation during the day and night gives the Ribeira and the surrounding areas a unique touch of history, tradition, excitement and beauty.

You just need the time and curiosity to see what the city has to show .... either for a few days, a weekend or a week.

-Public parking in front; public transportation (buses, electric tram & metro) to the various attractions, beaches and nearby towns.


For a perfect stay and for your well-being, we offer programs tailored to your personal needs. We will fetch you at the airport and attend to you in a personalized way and accompany you during your stay, it will be similar to meeting a friend who lives in another city and wants to show you all there is too see, as well as speak your language (we speak English, can arrange Spanish and French translator) and will be your personal interpreter. We organize tours as: sightseeing to other towns, beaches, execute home cooking meals or flavor recommended restaurants with typical Portuguese cuisine, daily fresh fish, vegetables and fruit can be purchased at the market, countryside trips and picnics with a variety of rich flavored products and Portuguese confectioneries and many other services.

There is no stipulated prices because they are tailor-made programs according to your personal interests (we offer tourist site attraction programs which are flexible depending on your time duration in Porto (a few hours, one day, two days or more, we can give an estimate in euros after contact and preparing the itinerary).......and your preference.


Weekends and short stay accepted (minimum 2 nights).

Breakage deposit (refundable at the end of stay): 200 €

Cleaning for stays longer than a week - add € 25

Free internet upon request.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

The Costa Verde region

What is Porto?

Mix monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present, and some fantastic baroque carvings.

Add a world-famous sweet wine and a certain British flavor.

Place it all by a grand river, and you have "O Porto," the port, Porto -- Portugal's second largest metropolis, and one of Europe's most charismatic cities. (by gooporto).This is the city that originated and named Port Wine, and gave birth to one of world history's legendary figures, Prince Henry the Navigator.

Porto, Portugal

Porto: The Invincible City

Whether it's wandering down a cute alleyway, past an impressive church or through the predominantly granite building downtown, the hilly cityscape of Porto is impressively diverse. Overlooking the Douro River estuary, this merchant city features colourful homes; industrial bridges and the affluent river bank of Foz do Douro. If you want to stay central to the most important tourist attractions in Porto, this is the place to stay and enjoy. It is located in the heart of the Ribeira district and gives guests the chance to experience and enjoy the most authentic town and other characteristical aspects of Porto,as well as an opportunity to taste our mediteranean Portuguese cuisine and wine, This central neighborhood is safe and is well connected to public transportation. In front of the apartment is 1) a bus stop with constant public transportation which means that getting to any part of the city is really easy both day and night 2) Rabelo boat river trips down the Douro river 3) Stop and hop on tourist buses that take you around the city of Porto to visit the various tourist attractions as-


• City Market Bolhao

• Gaia Cable Car

• Port Wine Cellars

• Boavista Roundabout

• Music House


• Clerigos Tower

• Ribeira - UNESCO World Heritage

• Ponte D. Luis I


• Tram Museum


• Palacio de Cristal gardens

• Cristal Palace Gardens

Popular areas

• Paris Galleries Street

Railway stations

• Sao Bento train station

• Campanha

Shopping areas

• Ferreira Borges Market

• Dolce Vita Shopping

Stadiums and arenas

• Estadio do Dragao


• Oporto Coliseum

Underground railway stations

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2 Jul 2014


"The most fantastic service, best location, and sweetest amenities!"

This is all you need to know: the best location to stay in Porto, being Porto, is directly on the river across from the port cellars and around the corner from the old town. The Sao Francisco and the Tree of Jesse two minutes away and another two minutes to the Cathedral District. The best apartment to have is one that is fitted is if you designed it, put all your heart into it, own it and ensured it has all the amenities you want in an apartment. The best host you can have is someone who lays out all your best economical and tasteful options, regardless of your style, has high energy, is generous, thinks as a guest and is very available. This is Cristina and her family's apartment. She turned us on to the francesinha, the total local sandwich, at the Verso Em Pedra downstairs. She and her family waited for us and saved us a free parking spot to save us a couple euros across the street. She took us to a cafe 50 meters away for a cappuccino and toast breakfast special for 1.40 euros. She laid out the specific routes for the port wine experience. The apartment. The view of the port boats on the river, in our face, not peekaboo. Juice, Keurig, treats for us to our heart's content. Found out where were were going next and led us by phone along a remote road to one of our best meals in Portugal. It's more than where we stayed, it was how it was delivered.

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Languages spoken
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  • Portuguese

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