3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Spacious inside and out. Sea and pool veiw.
- English, Portuguese, Written French
About Mari Staels
We are very lucky to own this stunning appartment with wonderful views. It is set so it has the added bonus of our own private outside space which is un over looked. We have superb views of the pool and also use of the gym. We really hope that you find our holiday home just home from home with all the modern facilities inside and out.
Mari Staels purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Mari Staels chose São Martinho do Porto
A perfect location with great restaurants, very near to the calm bay. Just stunning. We love it.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful, clean and spacious apartment with amazing views.
We stayed at this apartment for one week and it was not long enough... The apartment is exactly as described on the website and as seen in the photos. The booking process was easy and communication with the owner was very good. We found the apartment with no major issues using the instructions given by the owner.
We were blown away by the views when we arrived.
Sao Martino do Porto is beautiful, the apartment has views of the Atlantic Ocean from the front and the bay and pool from the rear balconies.
The apartment was clean and spacious with more than enough room for 4 adults and 2 children. All the facilities were working and the apartment felt safe and secure. The pool was clean, well maintained and we used it every day.
We hired a car and explored a few beaches further afield and went to a water park with the kids, although I do not think a car would be necessary for the area. The bay has plenty to see and do and the beach is within a few minutes walking distance. There is a steep hill down to the beach and restaurants. The restaurants we visited were very good and the people were friendly and could not do enough for us. The beach has beautiful white sand, we found it busy most days but also clean and safe.
We would highly recommend this apartment, we had an amazing holiday. Our only regret is not booking for 2 weeks, we were not ready to come home.
Beautiful location and views, lovely apartment, good local food and friendly people. We will return if we can!!
Owner failed to deal with urine smell
The apartment itself was lovely, although very damp and needed two dehumidifiers in it, and still our clothes felt damp.
Nice and spacious and well equipped. Nice pool and walking distance to the centre of town.
Sadly the double bedroom had a dreadful smell of urine in it which could be smelt from the corridor and up the stairs. We booked 3 bedrooms in order that our 6'3" son could have a double bed. However the smell was so bad that he ended up sleeping either in the spare single bed in the twin room with his brother or on the sofa. We called the cleaner on the first day to tell her about it. We then emailed Mari the owner to tell her. She said that she had asked the cleaner to come round to sort it. On speaking to the cleaner she confirmed that Mari had not contacted her and that at change over she had smelt the urine and turned the mattress. We think someone has probably urinated in the wooden floor boards. We bought air freshener but nothing got rid of the smell.
We tried to resolve this multiple times prior to writing this review, as we acknowledged that the owner cannot control what previous visitors may have done. We asked the owner for a refund of some money on the basis that we paid for 3 bedrooms and only used 2 bedrooms and had informed them of the problem and nothing was done. Mari offered us a 6% discount (50 euros off the 825 euros paid for 5 days).
We are disgusted by her lack of initial response, blaming the fact she was on holiday, lying that she had spoken to the cleaner and now not refunding a sensible amount for the lack of using a room smelling of urine.
Despite the cleaner telling me she also smelt the urine, Mari now tells me that they could hardly smell it and and it was only a slight inconvenience to us!
I would never book here again, urine smell, damp and an owner who cannot be reasonable despite us informing her and her cleaner of the problem from check in. Be warned.
Excellent Stay - Recommended to Friends
Our family choose Portugal as a vacation location and were looking for a property out of a busy city but central to places to visit and along the coast and choose Martinho do Porto. The property choose met and exceeded our expectations. A beautifully decorated home with full amenities, cable TV and with two teenagers a more than adequate internet connection. It immediately felt like home and was easy to settle in to. The owner Mari communicated well and we had no surprises. She also had prepared a very detailed guide on where to eat and visit which was helpful to us. Restaurants within easy walking distance, the beach just minutes away, hiking areas along breathtaking cliffs all within easy walking and groceries just minutes away. Our ocean view did not get any better than this and our view of each sunset was breathtaking from our private veranda which is huge and surrounds the property. We used the pool, the exercise room, got to meet great neighbors and felt very comfortable in a safe environment. We did rent a car and the underground garage worked well and is huge. We learned much about Portugal and basing our stay with Mari helped us to feel at home. This is a property I have recommend to my friends and family. Thank You Mari!
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the area. Your friends and family are welcome to return.
Gourgeous apartment in great area of Sao Martinho
The most beautiful apartment, even better than all the pictures, plenty of space, extremely clean. The kitchen had all the utensils you can think of and the whole place is fully equipped. We felt very welcome and enjoyed our stay tremendously. A huge folder with recommended places to go. Parking was easy in the garage and it is a quiet area. Not far from the center, which offers all you may need. If you don't feel up to walking up and down the steep way you can always take the car, but we definitely chose the exercise:)
Communication with the owner was excellent and when we return to the area we will definitely want to stay there again!
Excellent thank you, you are welcome anytime.
Fantastic property, fabulous holiday
We stayed in this apartment in Jul/Aug 2016. This is a really beautiful apartment, possibly the best we have ever stayed in. It is split level with lots of sun terraces accessible from every room, upstairs and down. The pool was clean and had plenty of sunbeds. We were a short walk from the town centre and beach where there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. We had a fabulous holiday here. We enjoyed Pizzeria Portobello which was very close to the apartment. Boca do Mar and Na Esplanada were both fantastic too.
We are so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the surrounding area so much.
We really love it and hope that you return one day.
tres bonne location
appartement très agréable et confortable avec tout le nécessaire pour cuisiner. Le barbecue et les grands balcons sont un plus, la piscine a été appréciée ainsi que la salle de sport.la location est située à proximité des restaurants et de la plage.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay.