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Apartment Located at center oporto UNESCO area, in front of Porto Wine 'Caves'

Fernando Almeida

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Fernando Almeida

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2015
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Apartment Located at center oporto UNESCO area, in front of Porto Wine 'Caves'

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Vitoria - Historic Oporto Apartment

5 people, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom + 2 cots

You are located in the historical center of the city of Oporto, at Ribeira Area, with fantastic view of the River Douro, Dom Luis Brigde and the whole city historical center of Oporto. You are close the Palacio da Bolsa, the Sao Francisco Church, Casa Infante D.Henrique, taxis station , sightseeing bus and all interesting places.

Five minutes for to arrive the wines caves . Across the Douro River are the famous Porto Wine 'Caves'.

This apartment is located on the waterside in the UNESCO World Heritage area.

This is a quiet apartment, very romantic and with great views (waterfront). Not balcony outside out , but the living-room , itself it's a balcony seeing the boats go up , come down ,see birds marines .... At downtown Oporto . Center Oporto.

Oporto is famous for its Port. Visit one of Oporto's most traditional establishments, for a tour and tasting. Oporto is so picturesque: with the old wine boats plying the river in front of you, and traditional port lodges behind, the medieval old-town clinging to the opposite bank and the skyline punctured by the Cathedral and numerous churches

The UNESCO protected old-town, a veritable tangle of 14th century lanes tumbles to the river and a beautifully restored waterfront. Tiny antiquated shops are everywhere, and, straddling the river itself, are six stunningly intricate bridges, one of which was designed by Gustav Eiffel.

Tiny antiquated shops are everywhere. Straddling the river itself are six stunningly intricate bridges, one of which was designed by Gustav Eiffel. Take the Eiffel designed bridge (D. Luis bridge) across the Douro to Gaia (5 minutes walk) and visit the Port Houses of Ferreira, Sandemans, Croft and Barros amongst others where you can take a guided trip and sample the delights of Portugal's oldest export.

Take a day trip up the river inland and see a country that hasn't changed that much for hundreds of years - trips leave ca 8am and return in the evening with lunch provided.

Green environment: Porto and North Portugal has so much to offer your family for short breaks and day trips. There are many activities available to keep you and your family busy. Visit the Serralves Museum art gallery, the Clerigos Tower, the Bookstore Lello (one of the best in world for its beauty), observe the contemporary architecture in the Casa da Musica, walk between caves and taste a Vinho do Porto . Take trip inland up Douro River and see a country that hasn't changed that much for hundreds of years. (The river cruises do not run from 31 October until March. However, trips between the bridges are available all year round). The boats leave at 8:00 am and return in the evening with lunch provided.

Be at one with nature in the green vineyards during the Spring and the Summer. See the wine harvest from the beginning of September until the middle of October.

Fun in family: Visit SEA LIFE. Swim or surf in the ocean or visit our park with 80 hectares. Here you can run, jog, play soccer, cycle or have a picnic where the countryside meets the sea. You can jog for 12 km from our flat to Parque da Cidade, following the river and the sea, each step offering a changing landscape at one with nature – an impressionist painters dream

Interesting cities near Oporto: : Visit :

Braga , Guimarães e Coimbra.

Braga with its Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, the City of new technologies. Guimarães known as the place where the country was born – 'The Cradle City'. Coimbra, the city of students with its famous university, and close by the Roman Empire ruins at Conimbriga.

The trains are fantastic and are not expensive ..

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fernando Almeida (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2015

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People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.8
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

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Apartment Located at center oporto UNESCO area, in front of Porto Wine 'Caves'
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
5

Fernando should be the Portuguese Minister for Tourism

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and I were lucky enough to stay here a couple of years ago. A beautiful apartment with everything you would need in a lovely location with a stupendous view in a magical city. What more do you want? A great host? Well, yes. You've got one in Fernando. What a gentleman! Extremely welcoming, proud of his great city and country and a real ambassador. Thanks Fernando. We will be back. Michael and Barbara finucane

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Ideal and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as advertised, even better than I expected. I really enjoyed sitting by the window and taking in the view of the Dom Luis I bridge and the comings and goings of the river traffic. The location was ideal, right on the Ribeira close to restaurants, sights, and a quick walk across the bridge to the port caves. The nearby funicular made it easy to get up and down the hill to the train station and upper parts of the city. The apartment was clean and in excellent working order. Fernando was extremely motivated to be sure we enjoyed our visit, and provided an abundance of information. He provided airport transfers at our request. I heartily recommend the apartment and would not hesitate to stay with Fernando again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Apt with a MILLION DOLLAR VIEW

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this quaint apartment for five nights and we wish it could be for a life time. The view is so fabulous for watching the Duro River and all the boats coming in and out of the port. We loved watching the birds, the locals along with tourist walking the board walk, and the sun coming up each morning. The bedrooms are at the back of the apartment and we were always isolated from any street noise. The location is ideal for tourist attraction and some of the better restaurants are around the corner. The apartment is furnished with everything you might need for an extended stay. And last but not least is Fernando. He is such a delight and charming, you will be in good hands having him as a contact while touring the country. He welcomed us with a bottle of port and snacks as he does with all his guests. He is one out of millions as well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brisbane, Australia
5

Great Location for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this very central apartment. Fernando was very helpful with travel information before and upon arrival. The apartment was perfect for our family despite being on the 3rd floor. It was comfortable and had everything we needed including a cot for our infant. The apartment is quiet despite being in the middle of everything and the views are fantastic from the large windows. Fernando made us feel very welcome with special local touches. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect. We spent 4 nights and wished it had been more. An amazing view, well furnished, comfortable and in the best location. Fernando could not have been a more gracious host - we were greeted with snacks and a bottle of Port, and he was able to pick us up at the train station and took us back when we when it was time to leave. This was the perfect location for walking around the best parts of the city and Fernando filled us in with so much historical information about Porto. I would definitely return if I ever go back to Porto.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful apartment, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this apartment several years ago and was more than pleased. The space is beautiful, the location is fantastic, and Fernando was extremely kind and helpful. I would definitely stay here again if I were to come back to Porto.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Oporto International Airport
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
São Bento
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Golf Miramar. Oporto Golf Club Espinho
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
São Bento Raiway & Metro Stations
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Matosinhos
Car: not necessary

You are located in the historical center of the city of Oporto, at Ribeira Area, with fantastic view of the River Douro, Dom Luis Brigde and the whole city historical center of Oporto. You are close the Palacio da Bolsa, the Sao Francisco Church, Casa Infante D.Henrique, taxis station , sightseeing bus and all interesting places.

Five minutes for to arrive the wines caves . Across the Douro River are the famous Porto Wine 'Caves'.

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Prices & Availability

From €65 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vitoria, Porto City

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Medium Season
2 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
From
€75
€475
 
 
Easter Season
29 Mar 2015 - 6 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€255
for 3 nights
From
€85
€510
 
 
Medium Season
7 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
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€75
€475
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
From
€95
€600
 
 
Medium Season
2 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
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€75
€475
 
 
Low Season
2 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€195
for 3 nights
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€65
€450
 
 
High Season
20 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
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€95
€600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 3 nights minimum stay. Maximum occupancy 5 persons. The prices quoted are for 2 persons ( adults) and 1 child ( up to 12 years) per day. Additional guests are charged at 20 EUR per day / per adult. Check in after 4 pm and check out before 10 a.m. We will however try to allow other arrangements, according to your needs, whenever possible.Line and towels included.

Final cleaning 50 EUR.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vitoria in Porto City

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The bathroom is comfortable and functional. Extra towels provided .Towels and linen changed weekly, or more frequently if required.. Hair dryer. Basic supply of toilet paper and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Very quite . Behind the building, comfortable with windows and nice solid beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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