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Top floor home from home apartment with large private sun terrace with sea view

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Lounge/Diner, Kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, sleeps 4 + baby.

Our comfortable top (3rd) floor apartment with lift access has 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom has bath, shower and bidet. Spacious lounge/diner with TV and DVD, book, audio and DVD library. Large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, cooker, ceramic hob and fridge/freezer. Free Wi-Fi available. Linen and towels (including beach towels) provided. Weekly cleaning service. Each room has sliding patio doors onto a small balcony with a table and chairs outside the lounge. Watch the sun set from our large private sun terrace on the roof above the apartment which has a BBQ and dining area. Viana is a very stylish pleasant town to stay where you can enjoy the beautiful unspoilt beaches, water sports, walking or just take in the Minho area and Peneda-Geres National Park at your leisure. We are a 10 minute walk from the town centre or Praia Norte beach. There are many restaurants offering fresh local produce. Parking is unrestricted outside the apartment in a quiet road.

David and Pamela Black
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Send e-mail and we can use on-line translator.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2016


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Top floor home from home apartment with large private sun terrace with sea view
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Very Good

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment, everything you need is there, ideal position to see different parts of Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okay depending on your expectations

  • 3 of 5

A much loved holiday home for the owners. Children’s artwork on the fridge and photos of pet dogs on the lounge coffee tables make this a very personalised apartment. On the plus side it is a spacious apartment with plenty of room throughout. The kitchen is large and very well equipped with a good quality built in electric oven and hob. There is a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and small microwave. Ample plates and cutlery to allow for six guests.

Plus point is the good internet speed. Speedtest showed it was consistently delivering a download speed of 30mbps meaning you can use your laptop or tech easily.


1. Location. The location shown on the Homeaway website is inaccurate. Suggest potential guests use ‘Google street-view’ to preview the actual address and take a good look at the photos before booking to see the reality. This is a top floor apartment in a large residential block, surrounded by similar blocks of flats which are not scenic. Located up a steep hill, separated from the town and sea by a railway line and busy main road, which could make it very hard to walk for anyone with mobility or breathing problems.

2. Roof terrace. Enormous and views to the sea, but not a sun lounger or recliner chair to be found, so not as enjoyable as it could be. Tiles slippery when wet and small children would need supervision to ensure they could not fall over the walls. Roof is only accessible by stairs.

3. Cleanliness. Okay superficially. But, cleanliness under the furniture and in the corners is poor. The carpet in the lounge is marked and grubby. Oven was greasy and dirty on arrival, hob had baked on grime (now cleaned by ourselves). A store cupboard contained other guests’ used food stuffs, out of sell by date and unpleasant. ( all but those in date, have now been binned by us and this cupboard cleaned.)

4. TV. Only 4 Local Portuguese channels that we could find. Used own Laptop, bought an HDMI cable and were able to watch Film On UK TV with no problem. (The purchase of a Smart TV, which connects direct to the internet, would mean guests of any nationality could view International TV and could be a worthwhile investment for the owners.

5. Noise levels. The streets outside are quiet, but the noise from the elevator just outside the apartment is noticeable in the night and early morning. Sound from flats immediately opposite and below can also be a issue.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we were disappointed that your expectations of the apartment were not fulfilled. Your review was considerably detailed and raised some valid points further endorsing our duty to balance what we offer with a fair price. We will amend our "overview" to include that we live in a residential area and further cover any other issues you raised in an effort to reduce any ambiguities to the general "overview". Barry and Brenda B last year reviewed "The apartment is everything described by the owner" therefore it easy for us to be complacent! The apartment is situated in Viana do Castelo however this interesting coastal town does offer easy access to a number of beautiful beaches. We have spoken at length to our cleaner ( we offer this service free to clients staying longer than two weeks) regarding the issues we discussed by e-mail during your stay and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do deal promptly with any maintenance or cleaning issue and your comments will help in reducing any further disappointments to future clients. The apartment is extremely well equipped for our clients and is as advertised. Any additions to TV and other services would have to be reflected in our prices but generally we feel comfortable that both are fairly reflected. We will do all possible into 2017 to diligently cover all the bases for our clients and fairly reflect the apartment and services as advertised. Very best wishes David and Pamela Black
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Norwich UK

Comfortable base in charming town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped and spacious with a balcony running the full length of the property in addition to the large rooftop terrace. There is plenty of parking space outside the block and the area is very quiet. We chose to walk the 15 minutes into town most evenings and found the restaurants to be very good. The Minho region is beautiful with many interesting towns and sights: Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Barca, Valenca, Moncao, Loureda, Barcelos and Bom Jesus do Monte to name a few. A most enjoyable stay in Viana do Castelo.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good apartment

  • 4 of 5

This was a good apartment in a good position for exploring the area , we chose not to hire a car and use trains and this worked well for us, but decided to get a car for the last 2 days to give a bit more flexibility and returned it directly to the airport. The Minho area of Portugal was lovely and eating out was a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamburg, Germany

Great Apartment in wonderful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time - the apt., a big, big dwelling, is really very well equippped. (The description is totally correct.) We missed nothing! The house around us was very quiet, so we had also good nights. We can recommend also the little town and especially the beaches around - we had six wonderful days! A thousand thanks to our hosts!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment is everything described by the owner

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment, also the owners were particularly helpful considering it was such a last minute booking. The Kitchen was very well equipped, wanting for nothing. We loved the town of Viana de Castelo. We would recommend this property to anyone. We enjoyed walking on the beautiful beaches, also the market on Friday and the numerous churches around the town, all in all a very relaxing week. We also enjoyed several meals in different restaurants, a couple recommended by David and Pam. Thank you for allowing us to share the comfort of your home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Praia Norte
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ponte de Lima
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Viana Do Castelo Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A28 to Porto
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Many in town
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia Norte
Car: recommended

One of the best views in Portugal is from the Church of Santa Lucia that looks down over Viana Do Castelo. Enjoy the funicular railway to the summit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo (District)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We will consider long term lets (over 1 month). Changeover day is flexible which might assist guests in obtaining better flight deals.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Viana do Castelo in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Heated towel rail and cabinet for personal effects.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , A twin-bedded room .
  • Double bedded and a twin bedded rooms which each have a large fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and bedside lights. Polished wooden floors to bedrooms. There is a cot available if needed. There are sliding patio doors onto a small balcony outside bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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