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Romantic Cottage - Garden of Camellias

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Porto

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

If you are looking for an authentic experience in Porto, this is the right place to stay! This charming and cozy room offers the perfect escape from the bustle of the city centre... It is in a private building from the main house, nestled in a beautiful sunny garden with a private swimming pool - a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy every morning our delicious breakfast.

Located in the old neighborhood of Foz, the sea and the river are just within a two-minute walk away and just a bit further away there is the Contemporary Art Museum of Serralves. There are also great restaurants in the neighborhood that can provide an excellent starting point for your local gastronomic and wine experience.

The historical city centre is just 15min away by public transportation. If you feel like going for something more extreme, you can always head to nearby beaches for a surfing adventure. As surf lovers, we will be more than glad to assist you on this matter!

In order to get to the heart of Porto, jump on a bike (available for free) and enjoy the scenic ride along the Douro river. A vintage tramcar or a bus to the historical city centre are quicker alternatives as they should take only around 15 minutes do get there.

We look forward to hosting you!


Check in: 15:30 to 19:30. Late check-in available. Please contact us in advance.

Check out: 12:00 noon

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Ariana Magalhaes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Cottage - Garden of Camellias
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing and pleasant

  • 5 of 5

Lovely room to stay in which had everything you needed to be comfortable - we liked the decor :) only thing that would have been handy is a little kitchenette or a kettle so you could make yourselves a hot drink, however there is a mini fridge in the garden that can be used for cold drinks and it was

made clear that there is no kitchen area. Pool and garden are beautiful and are a real perk of staying here! The breakfast in the morning was a nice touch and we never went hungry! Only thing we would suggest is to put out different things as by the past morning (we stayed for a week) we were a bit bored of having the same thing to eat. Arianna is very friendly and helpful- the perfect host. We would definitely recommend staying here - it was lovely staying in Foz and getting the easy tram into the centre of Porto or biking in. We would definitely stay here again! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect location. Perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

We just had the pleasure of spending five nights at Garden of Camelias and can honestly say it was one of our best memories of our six week tour of Spain & Portugal. The old town of Porto is within easy reach and the river mouth and ocean beaches are easy walking distance. We loved riding the old trams into old Porto. Ariana and Alex are perfect hosts and we loved meeting their beatiful young family. They gave us great suggestions for eateries and sights to visit. Our 'private' pool was very welcoming to come home to after a day out. We looked forward to our delicious breakfast served by the pool each morning with Ariana's special touches. The room was spotless, bed comfortable and we loved the monsoon shower. It was great to be able to leave our window open at night and have no traffic noise. We loved every aspect of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Boutique accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in Porto and can't wait to go back. Ariana and Alex were so fantastic, wonderful hosts and have great suggestions for restaurants and things to do in Porto. The cottage is perfect, the garden and pool area are beautiful. Each morning we had a delicious breakfast of breads, pastries, granola and yogurt, meats, cheeses and more! The location is ideal..close to the beach, shopping and downtown. It is the perfect place to stay in Porto; I recommend it for couples only.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden of Camelias

  • 5 of 5

Ariana and Alex were terrific hosts. They made our stay at the cottage feel special. The cottage and gardens are beautifully detailed and the pool and outdoor areas are perfect for a couples getaway. Each morning our hosts served us a wonderful breakfast, complete with juice, bread, pastries, granola and yogurt, and coffee. They provided us with bicycles and lots of tips of places to explore in Foz. We really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely hosts in lovely garden setting

  • 4 of 5

Charming & hospitable hosts, very welcoming & helpful during our stay. Great breakfast.

Tastefully decorated studio flat, with access to pool. Be aware only a glass pane between bedroom & bathroom/ toilet. Description accurate regarding property, pretty setting. Property clean & well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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We would definitely stay here again when in Porto

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property in a great area just outside of the main tourist area of Porto. Ariana could not have been a better host. By the time we left we felt we had made a friend. The cottage was charming. Great park nearby on the river. Lots of restaurants. Nice ocean beaches within a 5 minute walk. We found it interesting to wander over to the cruise ship terminals. There is a regular trolley or bus service to the downtown area. We walked downtown several times, and found it an interesting way to get to know the city. After getting to know Porto we came to the conclusion that the Foz Area was one of the nicest areas to stay. Ariana and Alex were exceptional hosts, they were readily available while really valuing their guests need for privacy, that is a true skill

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porto, Porto City

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner'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 cottage in Porto in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 15 m²
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
The room includes daily cleaning, except on sundays

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