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As the apartments are on the 10th floor and have waist-high balconies, small children are welcome but please be aware of safety issues.

The apartments are unfortunately unsuitable for pets.

We are LGBT friendly.


Guest Reviews: 


5 stars - Sobresaliente

El pasado mes de octubre hemos estado en oporto cuatro días, la ciudad que no conocíamos nos pareció preciosa, mención especial en lo referente al alojamiento, es un lugar que reúne todo lo necesario, inmejorables vistas desde la habitación y desde el salón con 2 terrazas, limpieza exquisita, televisión en el salón y en la habitación, la propietaria (shaz) sumamente atenta nos informó sobre todo lo necesario para poder pasar unos días sumamente agradables, frente al apartamento existe un garaje donde se puede dejar el automóvil. si volvemos a oporto no dudaremos en volver a este alojamiento. gracias shaz !!! 

Rentalia, October 2016, Apartment T1


5 Stars - Great Apartment

This is a great apartment in a great location. It's very easy to access and because it's across the river it has great views. The apartment is well maintained and very comfortable and the balconies offer a nice place to chill in the evening.

Dealing with Shaz was very easy and straight forward too so all in all we were very happy customers. 

HomeAway, August 2016, Apartment T1


5 stars - Idéal pour découvrir Porto et son atmosphère

Appartement très confortable et très propre, idéalement bien situé pour découvrir Porto à pied. Deux terrasses vraiment appréciables pour profiter pleinement du séjour. Vue exceptionnelle sur le Douro et sur Porto, avec des luminosités changeantes tout au long de la journée. Un spectacle dont on ne se lasse pas... Bravo et merci à Shaz pour son accueil de très grande qualité et pour toutes ses petites attentions (Porto et rafraîchissements dans le réfrigérateur). De très bons conseils pour faire ses courses, garer sa voiture et découvrir Porto et tous ses atouts. Nous vous recommandons cette location les yeux fermés !

HomeAway, July 2016, Apartment T2


5 stars - Perfecto!

El apartamento es perfecto. La reserva fue muy sencilla. Al llegar nos esperaba sus propietarias que además amablemente nos dieron una botella de oporto, agua, leche y zumos. Eramos 5 personas y el apartamento esta impecable. Buenas camas, un buen salón con TV, videojuegos y una conexión WIFI muy buena. El apartamento está a 2 minutos caminando de la zonas de las bodegas y cruzando el puente se llega al otro lado del río, por lo que su ubicación es muy buena. Desde el apartamento hay unas vistas preciosas del río Duero. Hay un aparcamiento para coches justo al lado por 9 euros diarios. Muy recomendable.

HomeAway, March 2016, Apartment T1


5 stars -Unbedingt zu empfehlen!

Die Lage ist optimal, alles zu Fuß zu erreichen, aber zur Not hält die Metro vor der Tür. Die Einrichtung ist komfortabel, wie versprochen, alles sehr gediegen! Morgens Frühstück auf dem Ostbalkon, nachmittags Erholungspause auf der anderen Seite, der Blick von den Balkonen tatsächlich atemberaubend, genial!

Die Vermieterin ist besonders nett, nicht nur was die Abhoöung am Flughafen betrifft.

HomeAway, October 2015, Apartment T1


5 stars - Maravilhoso

O apartamento é muito bem equipado, localização ótima, com vista para o rio, fácil acesso. Mas, o mais importante é o atendimento prestado por Shaz e Yvonne, pessoas amáveis que o recebem como se recebessem alguém da família. Recomendo este imóvel.

HomeAway, October 2015, Apartment T1


5 stars - Excellent

This is an excellent apartment. To start with, Shaz was very quick to answer questions and provide info. The included pick up from the airport made arrival easy, as it can often be stressful trying to find a property on your own. The building is well located next to the General Torres metro and train stations. We used the metro to get into central Porto, and the train station for day trips to Aveiro, Guimaraes, and Braga. There is a grocery store down the road and an excellent bakery. There is also a nearby bank for ATM withdrawals. The building is secure and elevator served. The apartment is well laid out with the living room, dining room, and kitchen at one end, with the two bedrooms and bathroom at the other. The kitchen is small, but adequate. The balcony off the living room has views over Porto, and the balcony off the bedroom has river views. The WiFi worked well, though we didn't try the TV. The property was clean and well maintained. Overall it was a great place to stay. Homeaway, September 2015, Apartment T2


5 stars - Great apartment and location

Really loved this apartment! On arrival, Shaz collected us from the train station which was great. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment, it was really spacious and had everything we needed in the kitchen. The balcony is great to sit out and have breakfast/lunch, while the balcony off of the bedroom has the most amazing view of porto. Really loved porto itself, the apartment allowed us to walk everywhere. some fab restaurants to sample and lots to see around the city, probably one of the nicest cities in Europe! Homeaway, August 2015, Apartment T1


5 stars - super appartement!

très bel appartement, très agréable avec très belle vue bien situé accessible à pied et transports en commun la terrasse est appréciable les propriétaires sont très accueillantes et serviables nous y étions à 5 (2 adultes + 3 enfants)  Nous recommandons. Homeaway, July 2015, Apartment T2


5 stars - Gorgeous apartment!

Loved this apartment, location was perfect, the views were amazing. I don't think any 5 star hotel in Porto had the views we had, from either balcony. Place was very well furnished and extremely clean. Kitchen had everything you could need if you wanted to cook. We stayed in the 2 bedroomed and had plenty of room for four of us (2 adults and 2 older teenagers). There was a lovely coffee shop across the road near an amazing bakery and a well stocked supermarket. ATM machine outside the building, 2 metro stops and lots of buses stop almost outside the door. Its located 12 mins easy walk from Sao Bento station and 15/20 min from El Corte shopping centre. All port cellars are in the area. This apartment is highly recommended for a stay in Porto. The owner was really nice and answered any query I had within an hour. HomeAway, July 2015, Apartment T2


5 stars - Impeccable!

location très bien située, ns avons tout visité à pieds et un peu en métro ! Appartement très propre et confortable. Propriétaire très accueillante et efficace, un petit problème de store a été résolu dans l'heure ! location fortement conseillée … Homelidays, July 2015, Apartment T1


4 stars - Très bien situé

Merci a Shaz et Yvonne pour ce chaleureux accueil a notre arrivee. Le studio est vraiment tres bien situe , a peine deux minutes du fameux pont Luis , cinq de la gare et quinze des

principaux monuments historiques. Et tout ca a pied , c est ca qui est fantastique.

Tout correspond bien a la description de l appartement . La terrasse avec vue sur le douro est pour deux personnes , mais quel spectacle du 10e etage.

Nous recommandons fortement cette reservation.

Commentaire

Merci beaucoup pour cette recommandation. Je voudrais seulement clarifier que ce n'est pas un studio, c'est un appartement avec chambre et cuisine indépendantes, et que le vue sur le Douro est depuis un balcon vers ouest, et la terrasse de 12m2 est depuis l'est, avec vue du monastère. Homelidays, June 2015, Apartment T1


5 stars - Perfect location for exploring Porto and Gaia

The apartment was very nice, it had all we needed, and more actually; with two balconies we were very spoilt but made the most of it. Beautiful sunsets over Porto and the Port wine lodges. The location of the apartment could not have been better, few minutes walk to the river front, tram just in front of the door, train station around the corner (the latter we used to get to the beach in 15mins) and a short and stunning walk over the amazing Luis I bridge and we were in the centre of Porto or the UNESCO world heritage site of the Ribeira, all museums and sights. Even a walk (or run) to the beach along the river is well worth it. The apartment itself was very clean and well-maintained.  The owners are very friendly and even picked us up from the airport (thanks so much for that again!).  Would definitely recommend this apartment and don't have a bad thing to say about any aspect of our whole stay. Homeaway, June 2015, Apartment T2


5 stars - A perfect place to stay visiting Porto

Dit appartement heeft alles voor een prima verblijf in Porto/Vila Nova de Gaia. Appartement is erg schoon, van alle gemakken voorzien, heeft genoeg ruimte en bovenal een fantastisch uitzicht aan 2 kanten. Daarbij is de ligging heel gunstig met halteplaatsen van bus en metro direct voor de deur. Via de brug Dom Luis loop je zo Porto in!! Ook de contacten met de eigenaar/verhuurder Shaz verliepen erg prettig waarbij de gratis ophaalservice vanaf het vliegveld extra plezierig is om relaxed aan je vakantie te beginnen. Kortom een aanrader voor eenieder. Wij zullen zeker nog eens terugkeren. Homeaway, May 2015, Apartment T2


5 stars - A truly great apartment

My wife and I rented this apartment for a week in early April 2015. We were very happy with it. The photos truly depict the apartment. It was clean and very nicely appointed. The bed was very comfortable. Balconies in front AND back. The view from the rear balcony is incredible. The location is great with metro and bus stops practically outside the front door of the building. We can't say enough good things about our experience there. Shaz and Yvonne are excellent hosts. They were also very helpful. They left us a nice bottle of port and some beers in the fridge, got us out of a jam, I could go on but I think you get the idea. Rent this apartment, you won't be disappointed. One tip: Don't leave the key in the door (inside either)! Homelidays, April 2015


5 stars - Absolutely wonderful stay

We were incredibly impressed and happy with our hosts and with the apartment. It had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable. All our questions were immediately answered so we were very comfortable even though we speak very little Portuguese. We could walk almost anywhere we wanted to go as it is right on a main street. A grocery near by, plenty of restaurants and easy transportation were other benefits. The 2 balconies gave us views to remember and the furniture was very comfortable. In addition, the rent was very fair. Homeaway, November 2014, Apartment T2


5 Stars - Fabulous view AND perfect location

We were so impressed with our beautiful accommodations; not only was the view amazing, but the apartment was clean, bed very comfortable, but there was a delicious bottle of port to enjoy as a night cap and the refrigerator was stocked with breakfast items. The owners are a lovely couple who acclimated us to the apartment, neighborhood, and interesting local sights.  We have told our friends and family that they must go to Porto, the people are very friendly, and our stay in this beautiful home was amazing. Thank you! Homeaway, October 2014, Apartment T1


5 stars - Perfect apartment with unbelievable view

We (family with 2 children) spent 3 nights in this very beautiful apartment (T2). The location is perfect for discovering Porto: the city center is within walking distance (max. 10 minutes), also the subway is in front of the house. In the apartment, you find everything you need...even a WII that not only our children enjoyed in the evening. The owner were very kind and helpful. We will certainly come back to this brilliant city and then also to this apartment again! Homeaway, August 2014, Apartment T2


5 stars - Super appartement!

Rien à dire, tout était bien géré, il y avait tout dans l'appartement et très propre. Bien situé, il y avait des documents pour bien nous diriger en ville , très bon accueil, très agréable , nous conseillons vivement cette location, si nous devions retourner à porto nous reprendrions le même appartement. Super content pour tout.Merci encore!!!!!!!!! Homelidays, August 2014


5 stars - 20/20

appartement idéalement situé pour visiter la ville à pied ou les environs avec le métro au bas de l'appart. Parking gratuit au bas de l'immeuble. Appartement moderne et très propre, literie impeccable, très belles vues sur la ville. Excellent accueil avec Porto et bière. Terrasse très agréable. Une très bonne adresse. Homeaway, August 2014, Apartment T2


5 Stars

A brilliant place to stay. The owners are very hospitable: booking and meeting arrangements went smoothly and further communication with them was easy. The apartment was very well equipped and beautifully clean: there’s plenty of space for two. The kitchen is well appointed, the furniture is fine and the bathroom is a good size. We loved eating out on the balcony. The view of the Douro and beyond is indeed magnificent. The location is safe and very convenient with shops nearby – you can walk into town or down to the river or the port houses, or you can hop on to the metro that goes past the door. Homeaway, July 2014, Apartment T1


5 stars - Un appartement vraiment superbe et près du tout

Superbe appartement, très propre et moderne. Nous avons parcourus jusqu'à 6000 km sur les côtes espagnoles incluant les côtes du Portugual et c'est ici que nous avons eu le plus chaleureux acceuil.... les proprios sont vraiment sympatiques et généreuses....Elles avaient laissé au frigo et dans le garde-manger des petites choses de base pour nous dépanner.... C'est le seul endroit où nous avons reçu un cadeau... deviner: un bon Porto ruby...  Très propre, spacieux et lits très confortable. La vue sur le Douro est à couper le souffle et la grande terrasse amménagée était très agréable au petit-déjeuner... le train-metro est juste à 1 minute en face de l'appartement et beaucoup de restos à proximité. Nous avons pu stationner l'auto à 150 metres à 9euros par jour. Presque tout peut se visiter à pied en 10 à 15 minutes maximum.  Merci pour votre gentillesse. J'y retournerai et Bienvenue chez nous au Québec… HomeAway, December 2013, Apartment T2


5 stars - Excellente Residenz

Lieber Leser, wir weilten im Oktober für eine Woche in diesem bemerkenswerten Quartier. Bemerkenswert bzw. zu loben ist wirklich alles: die örtliche Lage, die Anbindung an eine intakte Infrastruktur, die S-Bahn vor der Haustür, der excellente Espressoauschank beim Bäcker gegenüber, der Supermarkt, der Obst- und Gemüsehändler gleich nebenan. Die City von Porto und die Portweinkellereien sind bequem zu Fuß oder mit der S-Bahn zu erreichen.

Die Wohnung im 10. Stock mit den beiden faszinierenden Ausblicken entspricht vollkommen den Fotos im Angebot. Die Ausstattung erfüllt alle Erwartungen, ob Küche, ob Schlafzimmer - für alle Annehmlichkeiten ist gesorgt.

Schließlich müssen die weltoffenen Vermieterinnen erwähnt werden, die Sie wie selbstver- ständlich vom Flieger holen bzw. dorthin zurück bringen. 

Letztlich noch ein Tipp: versäumen Sie nicht die organisierte Bahn-/Schiffsreise, den Douro hinauf per Zug, den Douro hinab per Schiff - einfach unvergesslich!! Rentalia, October 2013, Apartment T1


5 stars - Perfect Apartment

Porto is very nice , apartment is wonderful, and owner is wonderful too.Everything is great. August 2013, Apartment T1


5 stars - Excelente Apartamento!

Este apartamento tiene una excelente ubicación desde donde se puede ir caminando a todos sitios cercanos al Douro. A 500m se llega al comienzo del puente Don Luis I, en el frente pasa el metro que de igual manera cruza el puente. Abajo del edificio hay varios sitios para desayunar, almorzar o cenar, ya que cierran a las 10pm. Además en la cercanías consigues supermercados pequeños, farmacias, y un parquecito pequeño donde mis hijas jugaron y le dieron de comer a la palomas. La vista al rio Douro es espectacular, desde un balcón para dos personas, es un balcón pequeño pero acogedor y romántico. La vista de día y de noche es bellísima. Por el lado de la calle, tiene otro balcón más grande con una mesa de 4 puestos para comer. En la cocina hay de todo lo básico que puedas esperar para cocinar y mucho mas. Platos, vasos, cubiertos, etc. Tostadora, microondas-horno, tiene una cafetera Dolce Gusto y puedes comprar las cápsulas en las cercanías, tetera eléctrica, lavadora-secadora (que nunca supe cómo usar la secadora) pero aun así tienen un colgador de ropa desplegable que me sirvió de maravilla. El sofá-cama (Queen size) es más grande en tamaño que la propia cama del cuarto (full size). Y tienen las sábanas, almohadas, y cobijas. También proveen de toallas y de muchos adicionales como jabón de baño, entre otros. De verdad muy completo el apartamento. Tiene TV por cable y Wi-Fi! Cabe destacar que le doy 5 estrellas porque sirvió exactamente para lo quería. Mi esposo piensa que deberían ser 4 estrellas porque el edificio es viejo, y además no tiene estacionamiento (parqueadero), por lo que hay que estacionar en la parte de atrás del edificio (siempre se consigue puesto pero hay que caminar unos 200-300 metros dependiendo donde se consiga puesto. Rentalia, July 2013

                 

4 stars - Gute Wohnung - Schöne Lage

Nach einem herzlichen Empfang, konnten wir bereits den ersten Sonnenuntergang auf dem Balkon geniessen.

Das Appartement ist, trotz der Nähe zur Stadt, ruhig gelegen. Zu Fuss sind die grössten Sehenswürdigkeiten problemlos erreichbar. Ansonsten kann man die Metro/Busse nehmen, welche direkt vor dem Hauseingang halten. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten für den täglichen Bedarf sind in der Nähe vorhanden. 

Auf den beiden Balkonen (Ost- und West) findet man von Sonnenauf- bis untergang immer einen Platz, um die Sonne zu geniessen. Das absolute Highlight der Wohnung ist sicher der Westbalkon (klein) mit dem Blick über den Douro, Gaia, Porto und dem Sonnenuntergang.

Die Wohnung ist praktisch eingerichtet und alles vorhanden was man braucht. Das Bett ist ein bisschen schmal, aber man gewöhnt sich daran.

Wir haben hier schöne 19 Tage verbracht und können das Appartement uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

Besten Dank für alles. Rentalia, July 2013


5 stars

Bel appartement, très bien équipé, décoré et situé. La vue est magnifique. L'accueil réservé par les propriétaires est chaleureux. Endroit idéal pour visiter Porto! Homelidays, July 2013


5 stars

The incredible views from this lovely penthouse apartment must be seen to be believed. The location was also excellent, with restaurants, shopping and port houses nearby. My only recommendation would be to invest in daily transportation passes to enable travel into Porto itself. Shaz and Yvonne were very helpful with recommendations and added significantly to our most enjoyable stay in the apartment. HomeAway, June 2013

 

5 stars - Amazing Wonderful Perfect

Well really why is there no sixth star to select? We agree with the all the accolades from those who rated this apartment as 5 out of 5. Shaz and Yvonne could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Their description is accurate and possibly modest. The views are breath taking on first sight and perhaps the hardest thing to give up on last sight. We travel with a cat so we should mention he has demanding tastes born of frequent travel. (11 countries) He approved of the apartment instantly and as proof of his opinion tried to hide when we packed to leave. For us there were no cons only pluses. So convenient and well located we will be back. If you are searching stop now this is the one! HomeAway, June 2013

 

5/5

"Superbe appartement avec une vue magnifique sur le Douro. Décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très confortable. Que dire de l''accueil VIP que Shaz et Yvonne nous ont réservé ! Merci encore pour toutes ces attentions et ce séjour inoubliable à Porto." Homelidays, June 2013

 

5/5

"Tout a été ecrit precedemment, appartement confortable, acces wifi total, commerces de proximité aux pieds de l'' immeuble, vue à couper le souffle et centre historique de Porto à 10 mns de marche , trenquillement , la main dans la main. merci à nos hotesses pour ce respect des touristes que nous sommes ainsi que pour leur accueil. Homelidays, May 2013

 

5 stars - Ideal location, stunning views

We choosed this apartment on the topfloor for the views and indeed, they are amazing. Every day I was looking for minutes and minutes to the winehouses and to the Douro and Porto, I liked that view! At the other side you can see the mountains and the monastery of Serra do Pilar, also not bad... Also the location is ideal: transport is just a few steps (metro, train to the beaches and Aveiro is nearby, trainstation Sao Bento also can reached by foot), the famous Don Luis-bridge is a few minutes walk, supermarket and baker at the other side of the street. And last but not least: a clean and nice apartment and a very attentfull owners. (for 2 persons this apartment is perfect!) We were always happy to come 'home' after a long day out. Homeaway, April 2013, Apartment T1

 

5/5: Appartement très confortable, avec une vue splendide qu''on n''est pas prêt d''oublier. - Homelidays, April 2013


5/5: Il nostro soggiorno a Porto è stato spettacolare. La città è molto interessante, soprattutto nelle parti ricche di storia e di architettura. E'' particolarmente interessante il giro della città col bus turistico che con l''aiuto di auricolari racconta la storia, in lingue diverse a scelta, di ogni monumento toccato dal percorso. Il biglietto comprende anche una navigazione di circa 50 minuti lungo il Douro su un battello di legno che ripropone le linee di quelli che un tempo trasportavano il vino e permette l''osservazione della città dal fiume e l''attraversamento dei sei ponti che uniscono le due rive. E'' compresa anche una degustazione del vino Porto in una delle tante cantine presenti lungo il corso del fiume. La casa di Shaz e Yvonne è splendida e la sua posizione al decimo piano di uno splendido condominio permette una vista sulla città e sui dintorni eccezionale. L''appartamento si affaccia su due lati, dei quali uno dà la vista su un''ansa del fiume tra la Ribeira e le cantine, l''altro sulla Cattedrale del Pilar,su Villanova de Gaia e sulle colline verso l''alto corso del Douro. La vista di sera è letteralmente mozzafiato, perchè si resta incantati ad ammirare i contorni di una Porto notturna disegnati dalle luci arancioni che ne accentuano i chiaroscuri. La casa è completa di tutto il necessario e si trova vicino a negozi di ogni genere e a un supermercato fornito di ogni cosa a prezzi concorrenziali. La casa è facilmente raggiungibile anche con i mezzi pubblici, autobus e metropolitana, molto frequenti durante l''intera giornata. La pulizia è perfetta e ogni oggetto si trova al posto giusto. Inoltre Shaz e Yvonne, che spingono la loro gentilezza fino a venirti a prendere all''aeroporto e a riportarti, sono delle persone splendide, che sanno come mettere a loro agio gli ospiti e sono disponibili a ogni richiesta. Invio loro un grazie anche per l''ottima bottiglia di Porto che ci hanno fatto trovare al nostro arrivo. Speriamo di rivedere presto le nostre carissime Shaz e Yvonne e consigliamo a tutti questa splendida casa. - Homelidays, March 2013


Fantastic

The apartment was very well furnished, and the kitchen included lots of staple things like olive oil, pepper, salt etc. Also milk, orange juice and wine.
Great public transport just outside the door. We will return! - Rentalia, November 2012


5/5: Die Wohnung ist einfach ideal für 2 Personen und in jeder Hinsicht zu empfehlen! Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Aussicht umwerfend, nicht sehr laut, verkehrsgünstig, sichere Gegend und dann die Aussicht, wie gesagt...! Ein großes Danke an Shaz - wir haben uns sehr gut betreut gefühlt! Wir kommen gerne wieder! - Homelidays, November 2012


Amazing Sunsets Over The River!

We are a couple who travelled from the UK, we stayed in Lisbon for 4 days and then travelled to Vila Nova De Gaia, which is just across the river from Porto. We used the Alfa pendular train service, which takes 2hours 30 min and costs Euro 54 each return in second class. Booked the day before, our reserved seat was next to the buffet, with a lot more space and comfort than those in the UK. We got off at Vila Nova De Gaia station where the apartment owners had agreed to meet us, they were there waiting and took us to the apartment, which is only 5 minutes away. The owners were enormously friendly and helpful, showed us around the apartment and gave us hints and tips as to what to do and how to get around the city. They left a contact number which we texted a number of times for advice and they always responded immediately. The apartment was perfect for us, there were essentials in the fridge and cupboards, nothing beats a cold beer from the fridge or cup of coffee as you unpack and settle in. The balcony at the back overlooked the river, we sat each evening watching amazing sun sets. At the front is a large terrace with table and chairs and a sun lounger, here we ate breakfast looking out over the mountains in the distance. The apartment is on the main route into Porto. The metro, service buses and tour buses stop a few yards from the apartment and gave us easy access to the city, there was plenty of information in the apartment. We bought a day andante tour ticket from the station up on the right; it cost Euro 7 each and gave 24 hour access on all public transport. Things we really enjoyed were a lunch of fresh fish in Matosinhos, get there by metro or tour bus; lunch at Café Majestic, we got there at noon to beat the queue, steak is to die for; Evening meal at Costume; Portuguese red wine; the Portuguese people who can never do enough for you. - HomeAway, October 2012


Rating 5 out of 5 Schöne Ferienwohnung mit traumhaftem Ausblick

Die Wohnung war sehr sauber und gemütlich eingerichtet. In den Betten haben wir ausgezeichnet geschlafen. Der Ausblick von den beiden Balkonen war wirklich so wundervoll wie in dem Angebot. Wir hatten abends gar keine Lust mehr auszugehen und haben es vorgezogen auf dem Balkon ein Glas Portwein zu genießen. Schöner als fernsehen!!! Die Vermieter, zwei sehr sympatische Engländerinnen, haben uns, wie versprochen, vom Flughafen abgeholt und wieder hingebracht und standen uns für Fragen immer zur Verfügung. Eine der beiden Vermieterinnen spricht etwas deutsch. - HomeAway, September 2012


Rating 5 out of 5 Perfect Apartment for Us

We stayed at this apartment in November 2011 for a week but promised ourselves a return in better weather. Well we have just returned from a beautiful week of sunshine at this lovely apartment in September 2012. The apartment is on the top floor of a 10 storey building and it is exactly as described. The owners are particularly helpful and friendly. The apartment is perfectly clean, well appointed and the views are just amazing. Although in Gaia rather than Porto itself this is actually an advantage because with Porto less than a 5 minute level walk across the top of the Dom Luis bridge you are near enough without missing out on looking across the Douro river to Porto itself from the apartment at that view. The kitchen is well appointed, the bed is comfortable, the bathroom and the lounge perfect. We have come back for a return visit which probably says more than I can in words. We love it and hope to return again when Porto calls us back! The apartment is also positioned perfectly for the metro being on the street by the General Torres stop. We used the bus (30 minutes for 1.45 Euro each way) to get to the Modern Art Museum and the train at General Torres station (not Metro) to get to Miramar (in 12 minutes for 1.80 Euro each way) where we walked along amazing beaches and went into the Senhor da Pedra chapel a beautiful chapel right on the beach. The restaurants are lovely and the people so friendly. Writing this I am already thinking of returning:-) - HomeAway, September 2012


Rating 5 out of 5 Absolutely Perfect

Right from the booking through to going home this was a first class vacation. Communications during and after booking the apartment were top notch as was the service. We were picked up from the airport by Shaz who chauffered us to the apartment were we met Yvonne (she must have been cleaning as Shaz was taxiing because the apartment was scrupulously clean) who had done some shopping for us as we had a very late flight. After a few tips on what to do and were to go we were left to our own devices. 
The apartment is very comfortable with high end fixtures and fittings. Lots of books and DVD's. The bed in particular was very comfortable. For me, the reason I chose the apartment was the balconies, I love to eat al fresco (a rarity when you live in the UK) and breakfast on the balcony was a delight. Fantastic views, the photos don't really do it justice. You really don't need a car here public transport is cheap regular, clean and accessible. We used the Metro constantly and with a stop right outside the door very convenient. There is a supermarket across the road which sells most things you could want, and a fruit and veg shop a few doors down (25% of UK prices). Walking to the Ribeira takes about 10 minutes across the bridge, though we preferred the views from the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the Douro. 
Highlights of the holiday for me were walking along the Douro to the beach at Foz and drinking with the locals at the pavement bars. Watching the sun set over the Atlantic drinking a Sundowner, and Sunday lunch at El Corte Ingles. Also unforgettable was lunch at Lavadores, we just plonked ourselves down at a table outside a house and they fed us the most amazing meal at an unbelievably cheap price. 
Porto itself is a marvellous city, culture, architecture, character, it has it all, we shall certainly be back - HomeAway, June 2012


5/5: Superbe appartement avec internet, une propreté incroyable, des vues magnifiques sur la ville et le Douro.Le métro et les commerces juste en bas de l''immeuble. Pas de bruit. Un accueil formidable avec une bouteille de Porto. Une cuisine moderne.La propriétaire nous a accompagné en voiture à l''aéroport. Merci...Formidable! - Homelidays, May 2012


 Fantastic Apartment

This apartment is a true home from home. It is furnished to a high standard and offers amazing views over the city and the river. We wanted for nothing as the apartment has all the little extras which made our stay perfect.The apartment is a 5 minute walk to the river and main attractions in the centre so is perfectly located for all sightseeing and resturants. We were picked up and dropped off at the airport which meant a relaxing, no hassle start and finish to our holiday. Our hosts went the extra mile to ensure we had every thing we needed and nothing was too much trouble. We would 100% recommend this apartment to any one planning a visit to Porto - Rentailia, April 2012


5/5 "Avons beaucoup aimé la propriétaire qui est au petit soin pour ses locataires.
Appartement meublé avec beaucoup de goût.
Guide, carte et livre à disposition 
Confort 10/10" - Mediahols, December 2011


Rating 5 out of 5 Amazing views and excellent apartment

We had a wonderful week staying at this excellent apartment. It is situated a short walk from the Dom Luis bridge on the Gaia side of the Douro River where the Port lodges are all located. The view from the balcony looking towards the Douro River is every bit as good as the pictures on this site show. Simply amazing. The larger terrace is very good and again has very nice views as shown here. The apartment is beautifully fitted with modern furniture and very clean. The kitchen is fully fitted with dishwasher, fridge (& ice box), 2 hot plates and a multi functional microwave/oven. The double bedroom is a good size and the bathroom includes a good overbath shower with curtain. The lounge has a sofa & chairs as well as the dining table and chairs (which we understand are put out onto the terrace in better weather). The apartment really lives up to the pictures. The owners could not be more friendly and were available to help us by phone. The weather was mixed for our week in November (what could we expect!) but on the good days we had lunch on the balcony and on the wet days we took advantage of the good selection of DVDs to pass the time until we could venture out. The nearby (20 yards) Metro stop of General Torres makes it easy to get across the bridge from the apartment if you don't want to walk, although the walk is no more than 10-15 minutes including spectacular views to remind you of why you came to Porto. There are also buses to parts of the city the Metro does not go and the pre-loaded Andante tickets make that very easy. We found a relatively easy route down to the Gaia waterfront where there were good restaurants and again amazing views. The walk across the bottom level of the Dom Luis bridge brings you to the famous Ribeira waterfront with all the restaurants and bars to choose from. Certainly a very good apartment and one we will hope to return to in warmer weather to take full advantage of the terrace and views. - HomeAway, November 2011


"5/5: Appartement plus que que correct,une vue superbe sur le Douro, à ne pas manquer la nuit,un balcon spacieux, appartement très bien desservi avec une station de tramway à 50 mètres.La propriétaire est toujours disponible et prête à vous informer au besoin !très apprécialble! Je RECOMMANDE vivement cet appartement si vous sejournez dans cette charmante ville qu'est PORTO." - Homelidays, November 2011


satisfaction !!!

appartement super bien situé pour visiter Porto (métro et transports en commun devant le batiment)
excellent accueil de la part de la propriétaire (trés sympa) et l'appartement en lui même rien à redire super !!!!
je le recommande volontier. - Rentalia, November 2011


 Tolle Wohnung - zentral

Die Wohnung liegt absolut zentral zu Porto, alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind zu Fuß zu erreichen, Busse halten vor der Tür. Da die Wohnung im 10. Stock- Endetage - liegt, bietet sie nach Ost und West eine wundervolle Aussicht von den beiden Balkonen: Berge des Douro-Tals, V.N. de Gaia Kellereien und Porto Ribeira. Der Douro ist in einer großen Schleife zu sehen. Die Ausstattung ist bestens für einen längeren Aufenthalt geeignet. Die Beschreibung der Wohnung ist eher untertrieben! Wir (2Pers.) haben uns 6 Tage lang sehr wohl gefühlt. Die beiden Balkone bieten einen großen Lebenskomfort bezüglich Sonne und Schatten. - Rentalia, October 2011


"5/5: Appartement bien situé à Nova Gaia pour stationner gratuitement et visiter les caves et la vill. Bon accueil des propriétaires et belle vue sur la ville. Seul bémol : le canapé est un peu petit pour deux personnes." - Homelidays, August 2011 (note: sofa bed was replaced with a new 140cm wide sofa bed in late 2011). 


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