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Stunning views of Oporto from the apartment

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The apartment is located on the top of Douro River (near Arrábida Bridge) with stunning views (front view) to the river and to the Oporto city (Ponte D. Luiz I, Serra do Pilar, Palacio de Cristal, etc…).

The apartment is a modern duplex, which can accommodate 6 people. It has two rooms and a complete bathroom on the 2nd floor and a living room, kitchen and a service wc on the 1st floor. The decoration includes modern furniture and is equipped with cable TV, oven, refrigerator, dishes, bed sheet, shower towels and so one (is ready to live in!).

The guests can use the entire apartment.

I live nearby and can guide you for free, in the city if you desire (it depends on my time schedule).

The location is front of the Arrábida mall and supermarket, that is perfect for shops, meals, cinema, transports (taxi and bus), hospital (hope You never need it) and is a 15 minutes' walk to the Oporto wine cellars and Ponte D. Luiz I. You also can go to the beach (30 minutes' walk) to enjoy our lovely weather.

The building has private security during the night.

In less than a minute walk you can get a taxi or a bus.

If I'm available I can get you at the airport (10€ one-way for fuel and parking at the airport. Can carry 4 people).

Also can lend you a mobile phone with a pay-per-use Portuguese mobile number.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Secure parking

The Costa Verde region

There have always been plenty of reasons to visit Portugal's second city, but now that it's ambitiously opening itself up to the world with bold new architecture and cultural attractions, it's guaranteed to please everyone. Those who've always wanted to soak up the city's atmosphere and wine now have better access to it all, and those who are just beginning to discover it, will find a wide variety of attractions.

Starting at the monumental central avenue (Avenida dos Aliados), all the way down to the riverfront, UNESCO has declared this a World Heritage Site, with churches dripping with gold (São Francisco Church and Santa Clara Church), and other spectacular interiors (Palacio da Bolsa's Alhambra-like decoration and São Bento Station's dazzling tiled walls), combined with a highly atmospheric and charismatic medieval quarter with colorful houses facing the river and its picturesque boats. This is the soul of the city that should be the starting point of a visit - and the place to return at night for the liveliest restaurants and bars.

More bars and restaurants are found in the more upscale Foz district, which is ideal for a final stroll before leaving the city.

You should allow at least two days to get the full taste of the city (and yes, of the wine too), and if you wish to add more time, you can always use Oporto as the gateway to the treasures found in Portugal's northern cities (such as Braga, Guimarães, and Viana do Castelo), as well as the spectacular Douro Valley.

Vila Nova de Gaia

The apartment, despite is located on the other side of the Douro River (in Vila Nova de Gaia) is the best place to contemplate Oporto city and Douro river in the front row, as you can see in the photos taken from the apartment.

Is also closer from the historical central than other places in Oporto city and you also can reach there quickly, side by side with Douro river.

On the other side of the street there is the Arrabida mall, where you can find everything you need (supermarket, restaurants, cloth and shoes stores, laundry, cinemas, hairdresser, gym with sauna and swimming pool, several other stores and even an hospital (hope you never need it!)

You also have bus and taxis in less than a minute walk!

Casa da Musica (in Boavista) is less than 10 minutes by bus.

The beach is also near (5Km - less than 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes walk) and there are blue flag beaches (Quality certificated)

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Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2014

Based in Portugal

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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