Vila Nova de Gaia holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and TV and DVD

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 281000

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

This apartment is complete restored and renovated house' which is located in a most typical Portuguese neighbourhood, just outside the touristic centre, but very close to Porto centre(1500m) all Port wine cellars(500m) and the sea (3km). It is located in a quiet surrounding

It has 3 floors. The kitchen, dining- and living room floor is where you enter. The two bedrooms and the bath room are at the first floor and down stairs there is an extra complete living room. The ridge is featuring a small indoor viewpoint terrace

The neighbourhood , and the view’s from the front bed room and kitchen window, give you a real Portuguese feeling with beautiful view of the old houses and stairs. Both living rooms and the back bed room have a fabulous panoramic view of Porto (directly on Museu Alfandaga), and the Douro, from Ponte D. Luis bridge up to the Ponte Arabida.

The location is superb, in front of the river with amazing views and close to all attractions, restaurants, bars, convenience stores and buses stops. It has 2 double bedrooms, 1 sofa bed downstairs in the adega, and 1 sofa bed in the living room. 1 bathroom, a living-room and a kitchen totally equipped.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach 2.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Oporto 15 km, 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The bedrooms are very nice, comfortable and very high standard mattress, pillows and linen. One of them has a beautifull view of the old houses and stairs, and the other one has a fabulous panoramic view of the river Douro, Porto (directly on Museu Alfandaga), and from Ponte D. Luis Bridge up to the Ponte Arabida.

The towels and linen are changed weekly.

Further details outdoors

The parking possibilities downstairs at the riverside (50m).

Romantic wooden bench.

2 Bicycle's availeble

BBQ available

Further details

Refundable deposit

Northern Portugal region

In the north-western part of the country lies this land of dense vegetation and profound historic wealth. It was here that Portugal's first king, Dom Afonso Henriques, was born in the beginning of the 12th century, having then extended the kingdom to the south, in what was considered as one of the most heroic feats of the Christian Reconquest.

The inheritance of a distant past is seen everywhere.

One may enjoy an abundant gastronomy, light, acidulous wines (vinhos verdes) and rich wines (douro region), and a variety of handicrafts that mingles the shine of' the filigree with the colour of the local embroideries.

The country's longest motorway (A1, from Lisbon to Oporto) goes up to Braga (A3), in the heart of Costa Verde. If you follow the coastline on the road from Vila do Conde to Valença, you will not miss the beautiful beaches, seaside resorts and enchanting villages such as Caminha and Vila Nova de Cerveira. Inland and worthwhile visiting is the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Throughout the region the rivers, waterfalls, vineyards and fertile plots combine with the ancestral monuments in urban centers.

Oporto, the capital of the country's northern regions, with its international t airport, offers the delights of a riverside city as it is magnificently situated on the mouth of the Douro river, from where boats leave to sail up the beautiful river.

Seaside Viana do Castelo, ecclesiastic Braga, and medieval Guimarães are but a few other examples of a happy alliance between popular heritage and cosmopolitan elegance.

Vila Nova de Gaia

The Oporto historical centre area


Palácio da Bolsa

The Exhibition Palace of Porto shows how important the trade was in the 19th century. The highlight is the Arab Hall, designed along the lines of the Moorish Alhambra in Granada

Casa da Música

The Casa da Musica concert hall was built by Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas. The intention was to deliver the building in 2001, when Porto and Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe, but it was only in 2005,

Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

Palácio dos Carrancas

Rua D. Manuel II

4050 - 342 Porto

The oldest art museum in Portugal has an interesting collection of sculptures by the sculptor Soares dos Reis. Additionally you will see work there of Portuguese painters of the 16th / 20th centuries, fine glassware and rare porcelain.

Igreja e Torre dos Clérigos

Address: Rua de S. Filipe de Nery , 4050-546 Porto

This baroque work by Nicolau Nasoni was built in the first half of the eighteenth century.

The bell tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos dominates Porto and is as much a symbol of the city as the Dom Luís bridge. To overcome it you must climb 225 stairs, but you have a magnificent view over Porto area

Fundação de Serralves

One of the most visited museums is the Fundação Serralves, the Museum of Modern Art. The modern architecture of the building is worth a visit, but also the vast park surrounding

Ponte Dom Luís I

The impressive steel bridge over the Douro is the symbol of Porto. Built by a Belgian student of Gustave Eiffel hold this bridge more than 120 years stand. If you do not want too much climbing, take the cable car to the upper deck

Igreja de São Fransisco

This church is famous for the exuberant carvings in the interior, inlaid with gold leaf (in total more than 200 kilograms of gold). The austere Franciscans were so incensed about this rich decorations that the church as a prayer house was closed

Casa de Cha

Leça da Palmeira_Boa Nova Tea House.

Avenida da Liberdade, Leca da Palmeira

It is a well-known tea house and restaurant, located in the building that was an early work (1958-1963) by architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. Built on the rocks, just two meters of water, with the sea in the background, is one of the most sought after by lovers of architecture, for lovers of a good meal, and especially for those who like to admire the sea

Vodafone building porto

The building is located in the corner of the avenue Avenida da Boavista with the Rua Correia de Sá, on a plot area with 1970 sq.m, at facing the previous named streets at north and a garden at south, upper bound, where exist a few tree species that were preserved The building includes office areas, mega shop store, auditorium, cafeteria, training rooms, warehouses, technical areas and park

One or more of the following port wine cellars:


Av. Ramos Pinto, 70

223 746 107

Built by a family of winemakers from the Douro, in 1751, Ferreira possessed a rich tradition and a prominent role in the history of Porto Wine.

Ferreira is the only great Porto Wine house to have remained in Portuguese hands since its foundation. Founded in 1751, it became particularly prominent under the leadership of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. She contributed significantly to the consolidation of the brand. A legendary woman with a unique personality, who became a myth and a symbol of strength, facing the adversities of nineteenth-century Douro.



Avenida Diogo Leite 344

22 374 6660

Founded in 1859 by António Alves Cálem, Porto Cálem was owned by the same family for four generations before passing into the hands of Sogevinus SGPS, S.A in 1998.


Port Wine Cellars

Address: Rua D. Leonor de Freitas, 182, 4400-123 Vila Nova de Gaia

Founded in 1815 by Robert Cockburn, who had been involved in the wine market since 1796.


Port Wine Cellars

Address: Rua Barão de Forrester, 412, 4400¿034 Vila Nova de Gaia

The House of Croft was founded over three hundred years ago. The earliest evidence of the firm's activity as a Port shipper dates from 1588 which is coincidentally the year of the first ever recorded shipments of Port wine. The company took its present name in 1736 when it was joined by John Croft, a member of an old and distinguished family of Yorkshire wine merchants. It is now owned and run by descendants of two old Port wine families, the Yeatman's and Fladgate's.


22 377 6330

Rua Rei Ramiro, 514

The history of W & J Graham’s spans three centuries and throughout that time this acclaimed Port producer has remained an independent family business. The story of Graham’s is the story of two families, both of Scottish origin – the Grahams and the Symingtons – whose commitment to the making of memorable wines has earned for Graham’s a reputation as a leader in the production of outstanding Vintage Ports.


Rua Serpa Pinto,149

22 377 1720

Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two young Norwegians, Theodor Wiese & Dankert Krohn.

At the beginning, it was a very small firm, based on the export of Portwine to the Scandinavian markets and to Germany


Av. Ramos Pinto, 400

22 370 7000

"Producer, product and consumer are blended here and attached to temptation which is the core of the business.") (José-Augusto França, in "Ramos Pinto 1880-1980")


Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Cais de Gaia

22 374 0553

In 1928 George Massiot Brown was an artist working for the Lochend Printing company, who approached Sandeman for business. Sandeman requested some designs for posters, and the remarkable silhouette of the Don was born Dressed like the Spanish caballeros de Jerez in a Portuguese student’s cape and wide-brimmed hat, the Don cuts a dark, dramatic figure with his glass of ruby coloured Porto.

George Massiot Brown was well aware that French poster artists were very much in vogue, so signed his artwork as G. Massiot to hide his Scottish origins.

Little did he know that The Don would be the very first iconic logo for a wine. Recognised throughout the world, The Don represents the mystery and sensuality that communicates the Sandeman brand.


Rua do Choupelo 250

22 374 2800

Since its foundation in 1692, Taylor has been dedicated to making the finest Port.The house remains entirely focused on Port production and specialised in its premium styles. Unlike most other producers, it does not market any other wine.

One ore more of the following museums:

Teixeira Lopes House Museum

Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes, Rua de Teixeira Lopes 32,

Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-164

The museum is located in a house built in 1895 for use as a residence and sculptor’s studio. Texeira Lopes (1866-1942), a central figure in the important artistic and intellectual set that lived in Gaia at the end of the 19th century, was a disciple of António Soares dos Reis. His masterpiece is ‘A Inglesa’ an enigmatic portrait of an Englishwoman. The Diogo de Macedo Gallery is part of the museum and a wide range of valuable art by many Portuguese artists, including paintings and sculpture, is on display, as well as plaster models by Texeira Lopes

One or more of the following natural reserves or parks;

Estuário do Douro 2.2km

TheEstuario do Douro located between the banks and the cities of Oporto

Vila Nova de Gaia has an area of about 20 hectares,

encompassing the Baia de São Palo (opposite the estuary) and the sandy areaCabedelo (final part of the estuary). Given its location is one of

best places existing in this region for bird watching

particular species and migratory waders.

Jardim Botanico Porto

1191, Rua do Campo Alegre, Porto, Portugal

Parque da cidade Porto

The Park of city of Porto is, until the present day, the largest park

Urban Country Their 83 hectares of area are composed of zones

of lawns, wooded areas and four lakes

One or more of the following shop;



Rua das Carmelitas, 144

Tel. (+351) 22 200 2037

We're not exaggerating when we say this is one of the most beautiful book shops in the world. You'll confirm that yourself as you go up its beautiful staircase and take a look at its stained glass ceiling. Naturally most books are in Portuguese, but there is also a selection of English and other language publications.



Rua de Miguel Bombarda, 285

This is not the regular shopping mall. It's much smaller and with specialty stores related to art and fashion. Look for Portuguese design, organic cosmetics, or contemporary jewelry, and then head to the galleries down the street.


Rua Miguel Bombarda, 462

Tel. (+351) 225 107 447

High quality design from local and international designers is found at this shop in Porto's most stylish street, Rua Miguel Bombarda.


Rua Galeria de Paris, 20

Tel. (+351) 220 022 105

One of Lisbon's most popular shops also has a home in Porto, offering classic Portuguese products to tourists and locals. The main attraction is the retro packaging of each piece, displayed throughout this 19th-century space that used to be a textiles shop. The items to get are the local Claus Porto soaps which were made even more famous when Oprah said they were one of her favorite things.


Rua Miguel Bombarda, 285 (CCB, Loja 4)

Tel. (+351) 968 237 139

Looking for unique objects or original Portuguese design? This is the place for it. From a minimalist Barcelos cockerel to colorful ceramics, you won't find many of these pieces anywhere else.


Largo de S. Domingos, 20

Tel. (+351) 222 017 102

Interior designer Pedro Lobo presents his personal selections of contemporary crafts at this shop in a palatial building downtown. Each piece found over two floors blends tradition with modernity, originality and innovation. It's therefore a place where you'll find wonderful souvenirs.



Rua da Almada, 63

Tel. (+351) 222 001 518

Porto's Arcadia chocolates are classics all over Portugal and you may get them at this shop in the city center. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors, all handmade using natural products. They come in attractive packages which also make them wonderful gifts.


Rua Formosa, 279

Tel. (+351) 222 004 009

A historical landmark, this Belle Epoque shop offers all kinds of Portuguese delicacies. It of course includes Port Wine, but also cheeses, bread and other products from the region and all over Portugal, although its original specialty was Asian spices

Boat and city trips on the Douro

Porto - Régua - Porto

You can go up or down the river and complete your journey by bus or by train, either up or down. Enter an unforgettable boat trip and discover one Portugal´s most beautiful landscapes, through the Douro valley, the first demarcated wine region in the world

See one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, where Man has overcome the slopes of the land, planting vines in what can be considered open air sanctuaries. On this tour you will see unique landscapes, and will visit the Monastery of S.Gonçalo on the banks of the river in Amarante and the shrine of Our Lady of Remédios in Lamego. Throughout the day there will be several stops for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery, and you will enjoy lunch with magnificent views over the River Douro. You will also appreciate a winetasting of the most famous Portuguese wine - Porto Wine, which is original from this area

Pontes do Porto cruises

Various companies in Porto run the Pontes (Bridges) cruise, a trip along the river Douro that provides a great way to see the northern capital.

Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting

Go sightseeing in Porto at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour to see the city’s historic attractions and castles, beaches and port. Don’t miss a thing with two included routes – one that covers Porto and another that goes to the neighboring coastal towns of Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. Admire all the sights from an open-top double-decker bus, and then hop on and off whenever you like to explore more on your own

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25 Jun 2015


"Perfect location, beautiful view on Porto, excelent clean mordern house"

The house is on the other side of the river and gives you a wonderfull view of Porto city and the Douro! Walking you are within 15 minutes in Porto. The walk itself is wonderfull especially on the bridge. The house is modern, has everything you need, is clean an well thought off when de owners rebuild it (compliments). They thought of everything and are verry hopital. Only thing to consider is an Airco when it gets really hot in Porto. I really reccomend Casa Douro

23 Nov 2014


"Beautifully renovated stylish place with views on the Douro"

The place offers beautiful views on the Douro river and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. There is a small shop around the corner, a restaurant downstairs at the river front and there are even bikes available to explore the surroundings and coastal villages at your own speed.

29 Sep 2014


"Lovely house in original setting with great views on the river and Porto."

Wonderful three storey house with great views on the river Douro and the city of Porto. Living amongst authentic Portuguese. Warm interior with anything you might need, including two bikes. Near but not too close to the busy portcellars. Center of Porto 20 minutes on foot, or take the hop on-hop off bus just down the road for great sightseeing. Great amount of restaurants nearby. Walk along the boardwalk or take the bikes to the beach. Leave your high heels at home, lots of cobblestones. Hilly environment. Need to be able to climb stairs. Had a fabulous time, worth a repeat stay!

31 Dec 2012


"Een compleet vakantie huis op een bijzonder mooie lokatie"

De indeling van het huis is praktisch en de inrichting zijn zeer verzorgt. De ligging is heel goed. De binnen stad is lopend goed te bereiken. Waardoor je de typische Porto sfeer goed kan meemaken. In de wijk van het vakantiehuis zijn goede restaurants en er zijn ook winkeltjes voor een vres broodjew voor het ontbijt.

30 Nov 2012


"Zeer mooie en schone plaats in Porto"

Het appartement kijkt uit over de Douro en de stad Porto. Loop je langs de Douro dan kom je bij het strand uit. Leuke wandeling van ongeveer een half uur. Het appartement ligt naast de portkelders en de stad is op 10 minuten afstand lopen. Er is evt. ook een goede busverbinding naar de stad. Prima lokatie om Porto goed te leren kennen. Bedden zijn goed en het appartement is schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien.

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