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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro - Aniki Porto Riverside

Cláudia Fernandes

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

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Cláudia Fernandes

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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In the Historic Centre of Porto - Fabulous Views over the River Douro - Aniki Porto Riverside

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

Overview

Sao Nicolau Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous views over the river

Enjoy these quiet and refurbished apartments where all the rooms have great views over the city, the port wine lodges, the river Douro and Luis I bridge. Both apartments have a spacious living/dining area.

The apartments are 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.

Details for Aniki Porto Riverside 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Half Bathrooms

3 bedroom apartment. Maximum occupancy 6 people.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cláudia Fernandes (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Aniki Porto Riverside
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Midlands
5

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a fantastic location, the views are amazing, one of the few occasions when the reality is better than the photographs. The location is perfect for access to both sides of the river and the city centre. As stated by previous reviewers there are a number of steps to the apartment but Porto is a city on a hill so it is to be expected. The steps are no problem provided you are not in poor health. The apartment itself is clean and has everything needed for a self catering break. Special mention for Claudia, she is a very welcoming host. Communications throughout the booking process were excellent, Claudia gave us detailed information for us to make our own way to the city from the airport via metro, then met us at the metro station to walk us to the apartment. She also kindly gave us some suggestions of restaurants suitable to celebrate a special occasion. All in all, a perfect break and we certainly hope to return. Thank you Claudia.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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
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
Bellingham
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
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
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

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 apartments are 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
 
Mid Season
Mar 16 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€640
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
€130
€740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€640
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 26 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
€130
€740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

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
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • 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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