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Affordable Luxury Beach Apartment with superb sea view 10 minutes from Porto

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 rooms. sleeps 4, large apartment with balconies facing the sea

Affordable luxury apartment situated by the sea on the beach of Lavadores. Located in a modern building, facing the Atlantic Ocean, in Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto - near the mouth of the River Douro.

This 2 bedroom apartment sleeps 4 and is new. Is located on the first line on the beach front of Lavadores, the modern area on the coast of Vila Nova de Gaia. Ideal for holiday or short stay and also a great place to live.

Features a spacious living room and kitchen in open space, with balcony facing the sea, where you can relax, sunbathe and admire the beautiful sunset. The room is equipped with comfortable and modern sofas, has a 55 inch LCD Smart TV, cable TV with more than 100 channels and free access to wireless Internet of 50 Mb/s. The spacious kitchen is equipped with all appliances, equipments and utensils needed.

The 2 rooms are equipped with king size beds and super comfortable mattresses to allow a deep rest and relaxing. One of the rooms is a suite with full bathroom and jacuzzi. The other is a large double bedroom with a bathroom. Both rooms have a balcony facing the sea and you can enjoy the magnificent view from each room.

Basement garage (box) for 2 cars.

The apartment has a generous area of 120 square meters

Bath towels are provided and new bedding.

More Details

Property Manager
Marcos Loureiro
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German (written)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Marcos Loureiro

Television Producer and Director while being this a sideline.

Marcos Loureiro purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Marcos Loureiro chose Porto area

This apartment stands out for its quality, exuberance of space and perfect location

What makes this apartment unique

The wide balconies facing the sea, the generous spaces, the superior quality of the finishings, equipment and the surrounding area are a perfect match.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia in Porto

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Room 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Suite
    Room 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Spacious rooms, offering excellent mattresses which provide a quiet and relaxing sleep with exceptional sea views from each one of the beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Smokers allowed as long as they only smoke on the balconies. No smoking inside the apartment is allowed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

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Affordable Luxury Beach Apartment with superb sea view 10 minutes from Porto
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable aparment with outstanding sea views.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very conveniently positioned on the sea front with lovely views of the ocean. There are some lovely bars and restaurants within walking distance and the beach is a two minute walk across the road. Porto is within easy reach by bus and we managed very well using the regular bus service. Taxis are plentiful and good value for money and we were delighted at not having to hire a car.

Marcos was incredibly helpful and a man of his word. He is the most easy person to deal with and it would be great if all property managers were as reliable as he! The apartment is well appointed and we found the beds really comfortable. It was great to have the use of deck chairs and a beach umbrella.

Thank you Marcos for making our stay so memorable and we very much hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments and simpathy. It was a pleasure and a previledge to welcome you.
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was better than advertised. Beautifully decorated & furnished. A laundry room in the apartment was a surprise bonus. So spacious & bright. The view was spectacular, waking every morning to the view of the ocean & falling to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing was so peaceful & relaxing. The proximity to near by LOCAL restaurants & bus stop made this stay perfect! The property owner and associated were professional, friendly & extremely helpful. What a great experience from start to finish. I come to Portugal every year, I know found my new home away from home. I could not imagine ever staying at a hotel or another apartment. Everything you could want out of your holiday stay us right here.

Thank you so much Marcos & Rui for making my stay so easy, enjoyable & beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Just returned after spending a week here. The apartment was exactly as advertised. Beautiful location about 20 minutes from Porto, but easy access using local transport. Marcos met us at the apartment and showed us around, very clean, well maintained and everything you needed should you wish to cater for your family. Marcos even provided sun umbrella and wind sheet for the beach. I would definitely recommend this apartment and can't wait to return. There are a handful of local restaurants and we tried a few. However the Casa Branca was awful, the service was bad, could not get the choice of wine, advertised Hake on the menu but when asked whether it was fresh or salted the waiter was saying it was whiting fillets and to top it off there were little flies on the table cloth. Needless to say we left without eating there. We also visited the Casaroa Restaurant , typically Portugese and that was very good.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It's nice to know that the apartment pleased you. I' m sorry about your bad experience with the restaurant Casa Branca. There is no justification to be that way, as it is or was a 4 stars restaurant and the service and food used to be top, although expensive. I'm going to get it out of my recomendations. I look forward to welcome you back in our apartment. Marcos Loureiro
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A wonderfully well appointed, spacious property

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as advertised. It is well equipped and the owner met us on time and welcomed us with fruit and flowers; a nice touch. He was most helpful. The views from the balconies are lovely. The apartment is lovely, comfortable, clean, well appointed throughout, spacious and enjoyable. And the beds are simply wonderful. The access to the beach is easy and the walking/biking trail along the ocean is really grand. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ubicación perfecta en apartamento superior

  • 5 of 5

Apartamento con todas las comodidades, garaje con acceso desde planta baja donde hay dos bicicletas para su uso, bien equipado, amplio, mobiliario moderno y práctico, televisión por satélite de 55´, wifi sin problemas, salón con cristalera enorme que cubre toda la terraza y con vistas a la playa de Lavadores, otra terraza más pequeña pero suficiente compartida entre las dos habitaciones, camas grandes y cómodas, cocina con suficiente ajuar, microondas, horno, frigorífico, placa, lavadora y lavavajillas.Tuvieron el detalle de ofrecernos una cesta de frutas a la llegada, así como orientarnos sobre los alrededores. La impresión general, superior. Muchas gracias por todo Marcos, seguro que volveremos a vernos.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias por sus amables comentarios. Ha sido un placer recibirlos.
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une envie de revenir

  • 5 of 5

très bon accueil de la part du propriétaire

appartement très agréable, moderne , fonctionnel , il ne manque rien pour passer d'excellentes vacances et visiter Porto, le Douro..

belle vue mer et balcons agréables

une location de voiture est recommandée et l'appartement bénéficie d'un garage

nous reviendrons

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Sá Carneiro Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Brawn's Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Devesas Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Casa Branca
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Estrela Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Lavadores Beach
Car: recommended

A relaxed beach atmosphere. An extension of 15 km of white sandy beaches, cycling tracks and 'jogging' along the beach that can lead you to the world famous 'port wine' cellars, just 6 km from the apartment. We provide 2 full suspension aluminum bicycles for free use of guests.

A children's playground is located less than 150 metres, next to the sea.

The apartment is located near local restaurants, bars and cafés and bakeries with hotcakes and pastries; It is 500 metres from the mouth of the Douro River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, which is also home to many species of birds and nature reserve; It is 5 Km from shopping centres, 5 Km from golf courses, 6 km from the historic area of Porto and the nightlife, with bars and live music. The city was awarded the distinction of best destination in Europe in 2012 by international tourism magazines. A view of the 'night of Porto' is 'mandatory'.

A car, although recommended, is not indispensable. A bus stop with 2 lines and periodicity of 30 and 20 minutes is located immediately in front of the building.

A quiet and relaxing location, close to everything. A great place to spend your holidays, no matter if you are going to enjoy the beach, walking by the sea, visit the city, make a historic, monumental 'tour' or boating up the River, or even if you mix with the local population, feel the beat from the heart of the city and experience their food, wines, customs, way of leaving and culture. There is everything for everyone, within a walking distance.

Definitely, it is not just great for the summer, but a great place to stay all year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Tarifa 41
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tarifa 42
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tarifa 43
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tarifa 44
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tarifa 45
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tarifa 46
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Natal/ Ano Novo
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tarifa 48
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.39

Os preços incluem a limpeza e todas as taxas.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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