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Luxury 10th Floor apartment with balconies and spectacular views - Apartment T2

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights



Apartment T2

Luxurious two bedroomed penthouse apartment. This unit was recently added to HomeAway so there are no reviews as yet, but please see our reviews for the neighboring Apartment T1.

About the property

Gaia Holiday Apartments

This modern, top (10th) floor apartment boasts stunning and unique panoramic views from its two balconies. The east balcony looks out over the Serra do Pilar monastery on the banks of the Douro, across the city of Porto to the hills in the distance. The west balcony boasts stunning, uninterrupted views of the river Douro, and the world heritage historical centres of Porto and Gaia and out towards the estuary beyond.

We offer a choice of two luxuriously appointed apartments, which together occupy the top floor of the building. Each has its own east-facing terrace and west-facing river view balcony as described above.

Apartment T1 sleeps 1 - 4 people and has one double bedroom and lounge with large flat-screen TV and full sized pocket sprung sofa bed.

Apartment T2 sleeps 1-5 people and has one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a foldaway 5th bed on request.

In both apartments there is a home laundry machine, dishwasher, large refrigerator, coffee machine, hob, microwave, microwave/grill (T1) or oven (T2), toaster, kettle, large bath with overhead shower, bidet, balcony dining facilities, high speed (30mB) fibre optic WiFi and cable TV and a selection of DVDs. Apartment T1 also has a TV in the bedroom.

There are two elevators in the building. There is a public covered car park nearby, which is secured at night, and costs €9 for 24 hours.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Shaz

We speak English, French, German, Portuguese and a little Spanish.

We have managed these apartments for 5 years and have many references on our website in addition to those listed here. We understand current concerns about the legitimacy of holiday lettings and will always provide full documentation of identity and ownership to put your mind at rest.

Available Rentals

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There is a €60 surcharge (total amount for the entire stay) for a fifth guest. Discounts for stays of 2 weeks or more are available. Very special month long winter rates available.


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment T2in Vila Nova de Gaia in Porto

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 10
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is an additional single foldaway bed available.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Apartment T2
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent apartment. To start with, Shaz was very quick to answer questions and provide info. The included pick up from the airport made arrival easy, as it can often be stressful trying to find a property on your own. The building is well located next to the General Torres metro and train stations. We used the metro to get into central Porto, and the train station for day trips to Aveiro, Guimaraes, and Braga. There is a grocery store down the road and an excellent bakery. There is also a nearby bank for ATM withdrawals. The building is secure and elevator served. The apartment is well laid out with the living room, dining room, and kitchen at one end, with the two bedrooms and bathroom at the other. The kitchen is small, but adequate. The balcony off the living room has views over Porto, and the balcony off the bedroom has river views. The WiFi worked well, though we didn't try the TV. The property was clean and well maintained. Overall it was a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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a perfect place to stay visiting Porto

  • 5 of 5

Dit appartement heeft alles voor een prima verblijf in Porto/Vila Nova de Gaia. Appartement is erg schoon, van alle gemakken voorzien, heeft genoeg ruimte en bovenal een fantastisch uitzicht aan 2 kanten. Daarbij is de ligging heel gunstig met halteplaatsen van bus en metro direct voor de deur. Via de brug Dom Luis loop je zo Porto in!!

Ook de contacten met de eigenaar/verhuurder Shaz verliepen erg prettig waarbij de gratis ophaalservice vanaf het vliegveld extra plezierig is om relaxed aan je vakantie te beginnen. Kortom een aanrader voor eenieder. Wij zullen zeker nog eens terugkeren.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We were incredibly impressed and happy with our hosts and with the apartment. It had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable.

All our questions were immediately answered so we were very comfortable even though we speak very little Portuguese.

We could walk almost anywhere we wanted to go as it is right on a main street.

A grocery near by, plenty of restaurants and easy transportation were other benefits.

The 2 balconies gave us views to remember and the furniture was very comfortable.

In addition, the rent was very fair.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apartment with unbelievable view!

  • 5 of 5

We (family with 2 children) spent 3 nights in this very beautiful apartment (T2). The location is perfect for discovering Porto: the city center is within walking distance (max. 10 minutes), also the subway is in front of the house. In the apartment, you find everything you need...even a WII that not only our children enjoyed in the evening. The owner were very kind and helpful. We will certainly come back to this brilliant city and then also to this apartment again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un appartement vraiment superbe et près de tout

  • 5 of 5

Superbe appartement, très propre et moderne. Nous avons parcourus jusqu'à 6000 km sur les côtes espagnoles incluant les côtes du Portugual et c'est ici que nous avons eu le plus chaleureux acceuil.... les proprios sont vraiment sympatiques et généreuses....Elles avaient laissé au frigo et dans le garde-manger des petites choses de base pour nous dépanner.... C'est le seul endroit où nous avons reçu un cadeau... deviner: un bon Porto ruby...

Très propre, spacieux et lits très confortable. La vue sur le Douro est à couper le souffle et la grande terrasse amménagée était très agréable au petit-déjeuner... le train-metro est juste à 1 minute en face de l'appartement et beaucoup de restos à proximité. Nous avons pu stationner l'auto à 150 metres à 9euros par jour. Presque tout peut se visiter à pied en 10 à 15 minutes maximum.

Merci pour votre gentillesse. J'y retournerai et Bienvenue chez nous au Québec... Marlaine et Benoit (Gite La Marbella, Québec)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Shaz a été très accueillante, disponible en tout temps et hyper sympathique. L'appartement est très bien situé, sur la Rive-Sud à quelques minutes de marche du supermarché, du tram et de restaurants "take-out". Comme j'y était avec une copine et mon jeune fils, nous avons fait beaucoup de repas à l'appartement et les installations y sont propices, il ne manque de rien. C'était très propre, il y a beaucoup d'espace et que dire de la vue! Les lits sont confortables également. Je recommande chaudement ce logis! Merci encore, Shaz!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Albericos Caffe
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
150 Metres
General Torres
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Kilometres
A1/IC2 Santa Ovidio
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Churrasqueria Nova Gaia
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Situated in the heart of Porto, this is a 10th floor luxury penthouse apartment, with two unique features: a large terrace balcony facing east, with dining and sun lounging facilities and overlooking the beautiful and historic Serra do Pilar monastery, and a west facing balcony with arm chairs and stunning, breathtaking panoramic views of the River Douro and the port houses below.

The apartment is ideally located next to the famous Luis I bridge and Jardim do Morro gardens, on the prestigious Avenida da República, just a few steps from the Teleférico cable car terminal leading down to the riverside. You really are centrally placed for everything the city has to offer, and yet can enjoy the peace and quiet of being on the top floor of a building with the best views the city has to offer.

Most of Porto's attractions are within easy walking distance. Walk to the left out of the apartment and in under a minute you will find yourself on the famous Luis I bridge, with the Gaia Ribeira (riverside) underneath you to the left and the Porto Ribeira to the right. The Sé (Porto Cathedral) is just five minutes further walk. Whether you walk, catch the metro, the bus or the open top tour bus - all from right outside the door of the apartment building - everything you could wish to see is just a short and easy trip away.

Sample vintage port whilst touring the Port wine houses of Gaia, listen to the traditional Portuguese fado music at one of the many fado clubs and restaurants, or take a cruise down the river Douro for an hour or for a few days. Or simply take the bus or a 10 minute train ride to the blue flag beaches of Lavadores, Salgueiros, Miramar and Francelos, among the most beautiful on the green coast.


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