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A comfortable and cozy apartment 5 minutes to down town

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Porto - Casa Monte S.João

full equiped, free wi fi and free parking

Located in a quiet street, facing a lovely park, this house offers you a cozy ambiance of the countryside in the city, walking distance to public transportation, restaurants, grocery , butcher's shop, fish market and pastry. Away from the tourist crowds therefore offering authentic local atmosphere while only a five minutes from the center by metro( 3 metro stations at 8 minutes walking distance) or bus( at 3 minutes walking distance).

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking meals; a spacious dining room, or the terrace on warm days, invite you to enjoy one of life's wonderful pleasures.

The living room assures relaxing moments, in the winter time the fireplace brings you a warm and romantic comfort.

The bathroom welcomes you to a deserved energy restoring bath where salts and oils are provided (shampoo, conditioner and bath gel provided as well, if needed); 3 bedrooms promise to top the end of your day with a repairing night sleep (bed linen and towels provided).

The terrace and balcony offer a peaceful and private outside space for relaxing with a drink while listening to the birdsong .

The neighborhood feels very safe and friendly with all you would need in easy walking distance.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Property Manager
Antonio Borges
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 October, 2016

About Antonio Borges

I'm 60 years old, I'm married and I'm a furniture craftsman.

What makes this house unique

The place where this house is remind us the country even if we are at 5 minutes by metro to downtown. You will find all the comfort and facilities for a unforgettable stay. Me and my wife will be here to welcome you and give support during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The first thing to say is this is somebodies home so it comes with all home comforts and is very well equipped. The property is in effect a first floor flat/apartment with the entrance at the front on ground level. It is very spacious there are separate lounge, dinning and kitchen areas all of which are all well equipped. The TV system and Wi-Fi are excellent. There are 3 bedrooms currently one double, one twin and one single, a bathroom with a combined shower and bath plus a toilet. There is also a separate 2nd toilet. At the rear of the kitchen is a large veranda area, with a comfortable seating area. We did not use this much due to the poor weather when we stayed. The apartment is situated about 10 minute walk from two 'metro' stations and it is a very easy journey into town and the airport. There is also a Supermarket about 7 minutes walk away and other shops and restaurants near the one Metro station. The host are very helpful and friendly, one of them was there to meet us on arrival and during the stay are only a phone call away if needed, they arranged for a taxi back to the airport that cost €18. I would happily stay there again and will recommend it to friends.
May 2016
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

A comfortable and cozy apartment 5 minutes to down town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews

Comme chez des amis

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes accueillis par Branca et Antonio comme par des amis, ils sont serviables, chaleureux et à vos petits soins. Leurs maison, proche d'un joli parc, est spacieuses, très bien équipée, très propre avec en prime une grande terrasse très cocooning. Nous avons découvert Porto ville très attachante pleine de charmes et de curiosités.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Catherine, Merci Roger pour ce commentaire pour nous très spécial ! Vous êtes les meilleurs invités qu'un hôte peut avoir chez soit! Le respect et soin que vous avez eu par nous et notre maison nous fait vouloir continuer à la partager et à faire des amis comme vous! À bientôt, António.
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impeccable et très convivial

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Branca et Antonio.

La maison était très propre et prête à nous recevoir. Les propriétaires sont très charmants et attentionnés.

Les renseignements que nous avions reçus avant notre arrivée furent très utiles et appropriés.

La maison est située à +/- 20min à pied du centre ville, 3 minutes du métro et à quelques pas des commerces utiles.

Le séjour y est calme et l'équipement ultra-complet.

Nous recommandons avec enthousiasme

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chèr Laurent, Merci pour vos mots. Croyez-moi que le plaisir de vous connaître et accueillir a été vraiment autentique. Votre feed-back pendant votre séjour nous a toujours laisser ravissantes et au moment de rentrer chez nous et voir les belles conditions dans lesquelles vous avez laissé notre maison nous fait vous avouer que vous êtes des plus beaux voyageurs que quelqu'un veut accueillir. Homeaway devrait avoir la possibilité des hôtes évaluer leurs voyaguers. À vous et à votre famille je donnerai plus de 5 étoiles! Très Cordialement, António Borges.
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Warm Inviting comfortable well cleaned house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a total of 4 nights in this house. The shower was hot, the kitchen was well equiped and actually had sharp knifes! Beds were very comfortable and rooms neat and tidy. The Metro is about 5 minutes walk from the house and fairly frequent (We didnt make use of the buses). There is a Butchers, Store that sells fish and place that sells some vegetables etc very close by. There is also a PingoDoce supermarket about 5 minutes from the house. Although we did not make use of it there is a large spacious terrace with sofas that would be very inviting in warmer months. You will also find some local bars/resturants within walking distance. All in all best place to stay if you plan on visiting Porto.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for such description, your words are our reward. Thank you Blanca, Gloria, Michael,José and David, for stayed at our home as if you had been in yours. It was a pleasure to wellcome you, it will be a pleasure to meet you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Foi tudo fantástico. Casa com excelentes condições, proprietários super simpáticos, tudo 5 estrelas.

Adorámos a hospitalidade!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caros Joana, Wendy, Ivo, Filipe e Pedro, Muito obrigado pela avaliação da Vossa estadia de fim de ano em nossa casa no Porto.São palavras como as Vossas que nos movem e nos fazem querer continuar a partilhar a nossa casa tornando-a cada vez mais confortável e acolhedora. Sim, gostamos de mimar os nossos hóspedes, ficamos muito felizes que tenham gostado tanto. Nós gostamos muito de Vos ter cá e, a nossa avaliação sobre Vós é a melhor possível.É reconfortante chegar e encontrar o nosso lar como se tivéssemos sido nós a estar aqui. Teremos o maior prazer em voltar a receber-Vos numa próxima visita ao Porto. Desejamos-Vos um excelente 2016!
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Good base to visit Porto

  • 4 of 5

We had a good stay in Porto in the house of Branca & Antonio. We had a very warm welcome & the house was very well prepared for our arrival with all amenities needed. Not too far from the centre by metro, in a pretty quiet place. There was a lot of space for our children to move around, especially with the patio/terrace. They appreciated the park with nice children playground, however there is no entrance near the house so we have to walk 5 min (10 minutes with children !) to get into the park. The kitchen is well equipped for family dinners & breakfast. Even if the road is not very busy, it can be a but noisy during the night because it is paved with cobblestones. To move around, we have used a lot taxi. There are not expensive and really efficient - there is as well Radio Taxi service.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind remarks! You have highlighted the welcome and care that are important for guests and we have an huge pleasure to do it! It's true that the street it's paved with cobblestones but it's a secondary one only for locals , as you said, not busy. Guests like you,Pierre and Marie and Your lovely children, who appreciate our home, make us glad to share it. Welcome back! Branca & Antonio.
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Bon séjour maison accueillante décorée avec goût endroit calme à côté parc et 10 minutes du métro..

  • 4 of 5

À conseiller à famille de 4 ou 5 personnes. Idéal pour se poser après avoir arpenter les rues de Porto et se retrouver dans un cadre agréable comme chez soi

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Mme.M., Merci pour votre classification. Vous serez toujours bienvenue à Casa Monte S. João! Antonio.
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Historic Centre of Oporto
Avenida dos Aliados
Clérigos Church
Cafe Majestic
Bolhão Market
Passeio das Virtudes
Mercado Bom Sucesso
Mercearia Das Flores
Casa Agricola
Serralves em festa
Livraria Lello & Irmão
Palacio de Cristal Gardens
Brasao Cervejaria
Venham mais cinco
Casa da Música
Cafe Guarany
Pousada do Porto - Freixo Palace Hotel
Igreja do Carmo
Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Lapa
Igreja Sao Francisco
Palacio da Bolsa
"Salão Árabe"
Sé do Porto
São Bento Train Station
Museu Serralves
Parque da Cidade
Parque de São Roque
National Museum Soares dos Reis
Foz do Douro
Galeria de Paris
Casarao do Castelo
"Fresh Fish and shellfish"
Restaurante Marisqueira Proa
"Delicious food and drinks, nice music and a lovely beach!"
Rua das Flores
Rua do Almada
Rua de Miguel Bombarda
Rua de Mouzinho da Silveira
Linha 1:Passeio Alegre-Infante
"Old tramway Foz direction Infante(Ribeira)"
Escada do Codessal
"built on the slopes "
Dom Luís Bridge
Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar
"A superb view of the river Douro and the city of Porto"
"building and surrounding areas"
Quinta do Covelo
Cooperativa Arvore
Torre dos Clérigos
Rabelo boat
"Great Restaurant, delicious food and drink and entertainment"
Champanheria Da Baixa Bistro
Tasquinha Dos Sabores
Praça da Ribeira
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porto, Porto City

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Season
16 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Time
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Fall Winter
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27
Cleaning £27

Our price is based on 2 guests if these two guest sleep in the same bed(main bedroom). If the couple wants to sleep in different bedrooms we have to discuss price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porto in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bidet
  • essencial oils, salts and soaps shampoo and shower gel and towels are provided hot water tank great capacity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , park view
    2nd. Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , park view
    Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom with a balcony park view
  • All the bedrooms have a Park view . As the street is only for locals is very quiet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • tennis
We are available for City and all over Portugal tours, gastronomic experiences and wine tasting.

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