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IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF PORTO - FABULOUS VIEWS OVER THE RIVER DOURO

Cláudia Fernandes

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cláudia Fernandes

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
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IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF PORTO - FABULOUS VIEWS OVER THE RIVER DOURO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Sao Nicolau Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, Fabulous views over the river

Enjoy this quiet, freshly refurbished and furnished 3 bedroom apartment with a living/dining area of 25 m². All the rooms have great views over the city, the port wine lodges, the river Douro and Luis I bridge.

The apartment is located in an iconic building 2 minutes walk from the famous Ribeira with its restaurants, bars and boat trips, 2 minutes from the cathedral, and 7 minutes from São Bento station.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cláudia Fernandes (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454637
+351 -936290964
Sao Nicolau Porto City
NSW Australia
5

Wonderful host and spectacular views

  • 5 of 5
Claudia is so lovely - she made us so welcome and really took care of us. The apartment is clean and in a fabulous location - just beware of the stairs to get there! The view over the bridge and river is just gorgeous and the location ideal for exploring the old part of town and the port cellars. Thank you so much Claudia - you made our stay so special.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
business
In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454637
+351 -936290964
Sao Nicolau Porto City
5

Porto Apartment - Amazing location

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Porto was so much more than we had anticipated, and this was due to the apartment and its sensational location.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore the Ribeira and get a feel for this area in the city of Porto. Our stay was only for 3 nights which allowed us to explore the River area, but much more time would be needed to see more of this charming city.
Firstly the apartment was exactly as it was depicted on the website and it was clean and beautifully presented. It was comfortably furnished and had absolutely everything a traveller might need - except for a washing machine. This apartment is very good value for money (we only had 3 adults, but it was still a very economical stay for the location)....in an historic building.
Secondly, from the very outset the arrangements for securing, paying for and arriving / departing were straight forward and secure. Claudia's communication and directions were faultless and she met us at the station on our arrival, walked us to the accommodation and also booked a cab for our departure ( and waved us off). She is a sweetheart and a wonderful hostess.
Thirdly, this apartment's outlook is unbeatable - the view of the bridge / riverside from the pillow in the main bedroom and also from each window in the property makes this a special place to stay.
Fourthly, the surrounding area has everything a traveller might need in close proximity and easy walking distance - restaurants (highly recommend Vinhas D'Alho); minimart for local produce, wine and food to self cater in the apartment, access to the riverboat and other tours, the bridge walk, Port tours across the river...enough to more than fill a few days.
The only matter which is absolutely vital to consider before you book is that there are many steps - even though there is a lift that works on weekdays. If you are not able to manage yourself and luggage on a significant number of steps, then this apartment is definitely not for you. Good lungs and sound knees are a must.
Thank you Claudia and Pedro - we wish it wasn't so far from Australia!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454637
+351 -936290964
Sao Nicolau Porto City
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5

Best Location in all of Porto

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing apartment in an amazing city! First off, let me fully endorse Porto as a "do not miss" vacation spot. You have so many options of things to do and places to see; from the beach, to historical buildings, to shopping, to the waterfront, to the port houses, etc; it can keep you busy for days.

This apartment location allows you to take advantage of it all. On one side you have the city, on the other the waterfront and port house, and it is very close to the metro to get out to the beach. The apartment is clean and has all the appliances you need. Don't worry about picking up any of the tourist information or brochures, because Claudia already has them in the apartment for you. There is the issue of the stairs, but any one just semi fit could manage them. Also, Porto is a town on a hill, not much you can do to avoid the stairs:) Claudia is a great host and booking was a very smooth process. There is a reason this place has so many five star reviews-book it now!

Additional hit: If someone has not taken it out of the apartment yet: there is a magazine in with tourist packets which has restaurant reviews. In there is a section on eating like a local. We took their recommendation for places under $15 Euros and were not disappointed.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454637
+351 -936290964
Sao Nicolau Porto City
5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5
Claudia was so easy to arrange everything with and so friendly, welcoming and helpful when we arrived. The apartment is fantastic, ideal for friends sharing, as we were, or for a family. It had everything that we needed for our stay. The location is perfect but you need to be fully aware that the steps are plentiful and steep in both directions. There are super views to the river, Pont Luis and the port houses of Gaia. Ramos Pinto was our favourite. Ora Viva is our favourite restaurant where we always receive a warm welcome from Miguel.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454637
+351 -936290964
Sao Nicolau Porto City
5

Porto view of River and excellent location

  • 5 of 5
We five adults stayed for 6 nights at this apartment and had a fantastic stay. The apartment is well furnished, clean, comfortable, and perfect size. The view is very good. It has wifi and a dishwasher. The location is very good also; we found several local markets on the river below the apartment, the metro (very clean) and train station were 10 minutes up the hill, restaurants were 5 minutes down on the river or 10 minutes up hill into the city, river boat tours were 5 minutes down on the river, Port "caves" were a 15 minute walk across the bridge. We took a 3 hour walking tour with a local tour company our first full day and it was excellent and helped us decide where to go back to. We rented a car on day 3 and the owner recommended a "pay" park or park on the narrow road behind the cathedral for free which we did...very tight and not many spot, but na 5 minute walk to the apartment. The owner met us at the metro, which we took from the airport, as we never would have found the apartment without her. She carried one of bags for us! It is clear that she listens to her renters as she has implemented many of the suggestions in the comment book. She answered all of our questions and provided many recommendations in person and also via email before we arrived. Please heed the warning about stairs. Her apartment is on the midway on the hill overlooking the river; you are climbing stairs up to the city or down to the river via walkways and historical alleys (not dangerous or dirty...just not for cars) . It is excellent exercise and many beautiful views that others won't find, but not for small children or folks who are not in good shape. We absolutely would stay here again and recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454637
+351 -936290964
Sao Nicolau Porto City
5

Great apartment in Porto!

  • 5 of 5
My family had a wonderful holiday in Porto. We stayed in this beautiful apartment which was just perfect for our trip. The view is stunning and great to wake up to each morning. There are three generous bedrooms. The apartment is thoroughly modern and clean with all mod cons. (Even light rain jackets provided!). Our very helpful host, Claudia, met us when we arrived to orientate us. The apartment is ideally central for exploring Porto, there are some steps to the apartment but there is a street lift. My children 7 and 12 really enjoyed the apartment. The kitchen is great if you wish to cook, and well stocked with condiments and modern appliances. A great place to enjoy your stay in Porto. Highly recommended.

four stars
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO)
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Sao Bento station
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Foz do Douro
Car: not necessary

The apartment is perfectly placed to visit the world heritage site of Porto city centre. Go down to the Ribeira to watch the world go by in a riverside cafe, or to take a river trip up the Douro to see the Port wine vineyards. Walk across the river to sample wines in the port wine lodges in Gaia Visit the Cathedral, the Clérigos Tower and the colourful Bolhão market. Visit the Serralves Museum, one of the best art galleries in Europe, and the Casa da Música, an incredible work of contemporary architecture. Take in the cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs of the city. It's all on your doorstep.

6km from the popular beaches of Foz do Douro, and easy access to the beautiful Atlantic Costa Verde. Peaceful safe river beaches upstream on the River Douro.

15km from Porto's international airport, with metro and bus service direct to/from the city centre.

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Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Sao Nicolau Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 26 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€130
€740
 
 
Low
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€560
 
 
Medium
Mar 16 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€640
 
 
High
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
€130
€740
 
 
Medium
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€640
 
 
Low
Oct 26 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€560
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The rates shown above are for an occupancy of 4 persons. Rates according to number of guests. Please inquire for the exact rate for your family or group. No extra fees.
6 guests: 660 - 840 euro/week (130 - 160 euro/night).
3 guests: 500 - 660 euro/week (80 - 110 euro/night).
25% with booking.
Full payment 14 days prior to arrival by bank transfer or PayPal.
Discounts apply for stays of at least 2 weeks.
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Amenities

Sao Nicolau Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Shower, Wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet , WC, Wash basin, Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds (may also be placed next to each other)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds (may also be placed next to each other)
  • All bedrooms have wardrobes and views over the river Douro.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading

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