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Shaz

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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APARTMENT T1

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Vila Nova de Gaia Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two penthouse apartments with balconies facing west and east, breathtaking views

These two modern, top (10th) floor apartments boast stunning and unique panoramic views from their 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.

Both apartments are modern and beautifully presented. Apartment T1 sleeps 1 - 4 people and has one double bedroom and lounge with 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, fibre optic WiFi and cable TV and a selection of DVDs.

Enchanting Porto and Gaia: Walk to the left out of the apartment and in under a minute you will find yourself on the famous D. 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 from the door of the apartment block - 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 a 10 minute train ride to the beaches of Miramar and Francelos, among the most beautiful on the green coast.

Affordable: We offer unbeatable off-season rates and generous last minute discounts.

Please check our web page or email for details.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Shaz (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are a couple who travelled from the UK, we stayed in Lisbon for 4 days and then travelled to Vila Nova De Gaia, which is just across the river from Porto. We used the Alfa pendular train service, which takes 2hours 30 min and costs Euro 54 each return in second class. Booked the day before, our reserved seat was next to the buffet, with a lot more space and comfort than those in the UK. We got off at Vila Nova De Gaia station where the apartment owners had agreed to meet us, they were there waiting and took us to the apartment, which is only 5 minutes away.



The owners were enormously friendly and helpful, showed us around the apartment and gave us hints and tips as to what to do and how to get around the city. They left a contact number which we texted a number of times for advice and they always responded immediately.



The apartment was perfect for us, there were essentials in the fridge and cupboards, nothing beats a cold beer from the fridge or cup of coffee as you unpack and settle in. The balcony at the back overlooked the river, we sat each evening watching amazing sun sets. At the front is a large terrace with table and chairs and a sun lounger, here we ate breakfast looking out over the mountains in the distance.



The apartment is on the main route into Porto. The metro, service buses and tour buses stop a few yards from the apartment and gave us easy access to the city, there was plenty of information in the apartment. We bought a day andante tour ticket from the station up on the right; it cost Euro 7 each and gave 24 hour access on all public transport.



Things we really enjoyed were a lunch of fresh fish in Matosinhos, get there by metro or tour bus; lunch at Café Majestic, we got there at noon to beat the queue, steak is to die for; Evening meal at Costume; Portuguese red wine; the Portuguese people who can never do enough for you.
Sep 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Apartment T1
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
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Apartment T1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p854456
- 351918768438
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto area
Kent, Washington
5

Fabulous view AND perfect location

  • 5 of 5
We were so impressed with our beautiful accommodations; not only was the view amazing, but the apartment was clean, bed very comfortable, but there was a delicious bottle of port to enjoy as a night cap and the refrigerator was stocked with breakfast items. The owners are a lovely couple who acclimated us to the apartment, neighborhood, and interesting local sights.

We have told our friends and family that they must go to Porto, the people are very friendly, and our stay in this beautiful home was amazing. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Apartment T1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p854456
- 351918768438
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto area
5

T1

  • 5 of 5
A brilliant place to stay. The owners are very hospitable: booking and meeting arrangements went smoothly and further communication with them was easy. The apartment was very well equipped and beautifully clean: there’s plenty of space for two. The kitchen is well appointed, the furniture is fine and the bathroom is a good size. We loved eating out on the balcony. The view of the Douro and beyond is indeed magnificent. The location is safe and very convenient with shops nearby – you can walk into town or down to the river or the port houses, or you can hop on to the metro that goes past the door.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Apartment T1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p854456
- 351918768438
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto area
Brunswick, ME
5

Penthouse HomeAway in Porto

  • 5 of 5
The incredible views from this lovely penthouse apartment must be seen to be believed. The location was also excellent, with restaurants, shopping and port houses nearby. My only recommendation would be to invest in daily transportation passes to enable travel into Porto itself. Shaz and Yvonne were very helpful with recommendations and added significantly to our most enjoyable stay in the apartment.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Apartment T1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p854456
- 351918768438
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto area
5

Amazing Wonderful Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Well really why is there no sixth star to select?
We agree with the all the accolades from those who rated this apartment as 5 out of 5.
Shaz and Yvonne could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Their description is accurate and possibly modest.
The views are breath taking on first sight and perhaps the hardest thing to give up on last sight.
We travel with a cat so we should mention he has demanding tastes born of frequent travel. (11 countries) He approved of the apartment instantly and as proof of his opinion tried to hide when we packed to leave.
For us there were no cons only pluses.
So convenient and well located we will be back.
If you are searching stop now this is the one!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment T1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p854456
- 351918768438
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto area
5

Ideal location, stunning views

  • 5 of 5
We choosed this apartment on the topfloor for the views and indeed, they are amazing. Every day I was looking for minutes and minutes to the winehouses and to the Douro and Porto, I liked that view! At the other side you can see the mountains and the monastery of Serra do Pilar, also not bad... Also the location is ideal: transport is just a few steps (metro, train to the beaches and Aveiro is nearby, trainstation Sao Bento also can reached by foot), the famous Don Luis-bridge is a few minutes walk, supermarket and baker at the other side of the street.
And last but not least: a clean and nice apartment and a very attentfull owners.
(for 2 persons this apartment is perfect!) We were always happy to come 'home' after a long day out.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment T1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p854456
- 351918768438
Vila Nova de Gaia Porto area
5

Schöne Ferienwohnung mit traumhaftem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5
Die Wohnung war sehr sauber und gemütlich eingerichtet. In den Betten
haben wir ausgezeichnet geschlafen.
Der Ausblick von den beiden Balkonen war wirklich so wundervoll wie in dem Angebot.
Wir hatten abends gar keine Lust mehr auszugehen und haben es vorgezogen auf dem Balkon ein Glas Portwein zu genießen. Schöner als fernsehen!!!
Die Vermieter, zwei sehr sympatische Engländerinnen, haben uns, wie versprochen, vom Flughafen abgeholt und wieder hingebracht und standen uns für Fragen immer zur Verfügung.
Eine der beiden Vermieterinnen spricht etwas deutsch.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Albericos Caffe
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Espinho
Nearest Train
150 Metres
General Torres
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Kilometres
A1/IC2 Santa Ovidio
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Churrasqueria Gaia
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Lavadores
Car: not necessary

Situated in the heart of the tourist area of Porto, this is a 10th floor luxury penthouse apartment at uniquely affordable prices, with a large terrace balcony facing east, with dining and sun lounging facilities and overlooking the Serra do Pilar monastery, and a west facing balcony with stunning, breathtaking panoramic views of the River Douro. The apartment is ideally located next to the famous D Luis bridge on the prestigious Avenida da República, a minute's walk from General Torres metro station, and just a few steps from the Jardim do Morro and the Teleférico cable car terminal leading down to the port houses below.

Distance on foot in metres: stations-metro 75m, bus 10m, railway 150m, supermarket 100m, restaurants, cafes, Pizza Hut 100m, cable car terminal 200m, D Luis Bridge 350m, Jardim do Morro 150m, Serra do Pilar Monastery 250m, Gaia ribeira 750m (12 min walk), Port wine houses 750m, Funicular 650m, Sé 800m, Porto Ribeira 800m.

Metro: airport 45mins, Santa Catarina 5mins, FC Porto 15mins.

Train: Francelos & Miramar beaches 10&12 min, Aveiro 45mins, Lisbon 2h40min.

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Rates & Availability

From €50 Per night

Vila Nova de Gaia 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
 
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
€50
€325
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€80
€525
 
 
Late Winter 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
€50
€325
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€70
€450
 

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Notes Generous last minute discounts are available - please check our website or email for details. Special discounts also available for booking both apartments T1 and T2 simultaneously.
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Amenities

Vila Nova de Gaia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Notes:
As the apartment is on the 10th floor with two balconies, small children are welcome but please be aware of the safety issues. Pets may be welcome by arrangement but the same safety issues apply. Regarding wheelchair access and elderly/infirm, there are three small steps at the front of the apartment building which would need to be navigated. There are two elevators. There are no stairs within the apartment itself. Visitors are welcome to smoke on the balconies but not inside the apartment.

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