Pedro Oliveira

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RIVER PLACE Nº 2

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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Miragaia Apartment Rental Photos and Description

RIVER PLACE Nº 1- Capacity de 5 RIVER PLACE N.º 2 - Capacity 6

My River Place are two apartments decorated with furniture from the beginning of the twentieth Century in an atmosphere of charm and refinement so that you feel involved in the historic town. Both have fabulous views over the River Douro and the city of Porto. The site where the building is located is the staging point for all tourists for photographs, because the beauty of the view that spans the River Douro, the Arrábida Bridge, Bridge D. Luis and historic area.

RIVER PLACE Nº 1-One bedroom with double bed, a bedroom with two single beds, living room with (a reading area and TV, dining area), kitchen and WC.

RIVER PLACE Nº 2 - One bedroom with double bed, a bedroom with three single beds, Large lounge with (office area, TV area with sofa which sleeps two people, dining area) Full kitchen and toilet. G

LOCATION: Cafes, bars and restaurants-50m, Bus stop tourist and city center, 50m underground stop-300m; Cruises on the Douro River-200m; Caves of Port-200m,-200m D.Luis Bridge; Zone historical city of Porto-400m.

I maps, tourist guides, GPS and wifi free

The city has recently constructed a number of cycle tracks that cross the city and run along the river and seafront, and one of these passes right a 200m by the apartment - you can rent bikes , walk or jog. For bird watchers there is even a new conservation area on the river Douro with a viewing point.

For kids there is a new Sea life centre , many play places , rickety old trams (a tram museum too), surf school, and plenty of child-friendly parks, including the enormous Parque de Cidade, and the very old Palacio Cristal with its views over the river. Portuguese restaurants are very family friendly and eating out with children is not only affordable but remarkably stress free.

The apartment is also ideally situated as a base for exploring the north of Portugal, including such places as the Peneda Geres national park, historic centres of Guimaraes (40 mins drive) , Braga (35 mins) , Viana do Castelo (40 mins), Coimbra (1 hour) and the Douro Valley. Even Santiago de Compostela is only an hour and a half by car. There is easy access to motorways and parking both on and off road directly outside the apartment.

A car is not necessary in Porto (especially the centre since parking is impossible), but can be very useful for exploring further afield.

Inside the apartment is extensive information on where to eat, how to get around and what to see.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pedro Oliveira (Owner)
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p856399?uni_id=1259861
+351 -910916626
Miragaia Porto City
5

Good Quality Property, Well Located, Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5
We spent a very pleasant weekend in Porto staying at River Place 2. The apartment is very well located within easy walking distance of the river and all its diversions. The property was clean, well presented and was as described. The owner is a model of helpfulness. Recommended. We will certainly be returning to Porto and will be rebooking when we do.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p856399?uni_id=1259861
+351 -910916626
Miragaia Porto City
5

The apartment with fantastic view over Douro

  • 5 of 5
We were happy to begin our first time trip in Portugal from amazing city Porto. The apartment was very nice and comfortable, the location and view through the window – spectacular. The owner Pedro picked us up from the airport and recommended to visit famous objects of Porto and places to taste local Portuguese food. We appreciate everything he'd done for us. We recommend this best option of accommodation to everyone who is going to visit Porto.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p856399?uni_id=1259861
+351 -910916626
Miragaia Porto City
5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Pedro’s River Place apartment in September 2012. We had a wonderful holiday there and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pedro as a host, the River Place as a base and Porto as a holiday destination in which to relax, walk, explore and enjoy the sunshine and the history.

Location – The apartment is located at a relaxed stroll of perhaps 200 metres from the Dom Luis bridge which is central to the operation of the city. The slightly elevated position offers sensational views overlooking the port cellars and the Ribeira. From dawn to dusk the light casts different shadows across the panorama. In the evening the twinkle of city lights merges with the after dusk twilight. It’s very beautiful to observe.

From the apartment there is easy access to a vast array of port cellars, Dom Luis and the other bridges, Ribeira, Metro, cafes, bars, river bank strolls, parks.

View – Stunning, across terracotta roof tops of port cellars on the banks of the Douro to Ribeira north side with Porto towering above. Feral cat family comically playing out a life of sleeping, resting and relaxing on roof tops opposite.

Facilities – the apartment is fully equipped: Satellite TV, fast Wifi (20Mbps!), sleeps 5 easily, quaintly furnished in local style, no IKEA.

Kitchen - large and fully equipped, electric hob, fridge, micro wave oven

Comfort – very comfy, cool even without AC, ample soft seating, ample dining facilities. Bright, airy atmosphere.

Noise – very little intrusion.

Security – we had no issues at the apartment or anywhere in Porto.


We consider the apartment good value for money.

Owner – very helpful and reliable. Pedro was waiting for us on arrival at the airport, welcomed us to the apartment with a decanter of port and a comprehensive knowledge of the city, and took us back to the airport for our departure flight. A very genial and helpful host.

We hope to return to the apartment and unhesitatingly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p856399?uni_id=1259861
+351 -910916626
Miragaia Porto City
Barcelona, Spain
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
I couldn't begin to say enough good things about this apartment and its owners. To start, the view is amazing. You are right across the river from the Porto side (less than 10 minutes walk across the bridge) , so you get a perfect view of the entire Porto skyline 24/7. The apartment is very open and clean, and pots, pans, coffee maker, tea, towels, and other such commodities are provided. But Pedro and his wife are what really make this place perfect. He picked us up at the airport upon arrival, AND dropped us off for our return flight at 5 am without asking for any compensation (we tipped of course) and one of our friends lost her passport on the airplane in, but with Pedro's help we had it tracked down the same day. He picked her up once the plane with her passport on it landed back in Porto, took her to the airport, helped her communicate with staff, and drove her back to the apartment once they recovered it. Needless to stay, I definitely recommend this apartment for your stay in Porto!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
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+351 -910916626
Miragaia Porto City
5

Girls Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Words can not describe what an incredible time we had here. We are students studying abroad in Spain. We wanted to have a girls getaway weekend and boy did we ever! The location of the apartment is absolutely perfect. It is within walking distance to everything. The view from the many windows was breathtaking. The apartment was super clean when we arrived and we even had refreshments waiting for us. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms are very dark at night so it's easy to sleep very well. The owners were some of the most helpful people I've ever come across. They even went as far as picking us up and dropping us off at our 5 a.m. flight. We also had a few issues with a group members passport on the first day, (she left it on the plane). The owners were incredibly kind and helpful and with their extremely appreciated assistance we were able to get it back. They definitely go above and beyond to make their guests feel comfortable and welcomed. I can not say enough good things about this apartment. Staying here is a choice you will never regret nor forget!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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RIVER PLACE Nº 2
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p856399?uni_id=1259861
+351 -910916626
Miragaia Porto City
5

Perfect, with a very warm welcome. Brilliant

  • 5 of 5
This is the typical situation that is easy to coment. The localization is perfect, just near to everything you need in Porto, with easy acces by bus passing all the time. The apartment is beautiful, good decoration, and the inside is tottaly refreshed.The view of the Douro River and the Ribeira is simply beautiful and perfect for romantic couples.The view from the apartment is beautiful. In the day you can see the charming old terraced apartments of the Ribeira district over the river and the city rising up behind. At night it all sparkles with lights which are reflected in the water.
To complete, the owners are extremely kind, and always ready to anything we needed. When we arrived they left us somethings in the freezer.
The highlight for me was dealing with Pedro. My emails were answered immediately and he stays in close contact should you need anything. There was a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. He greeted us warmly and genuinely wanted to ensure we experienced the best of Porto. We took in all his suggestions and our time in Porto was fantastic.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Mira Porto
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Cais de Gaia
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Club de Golf de Miramar
Nearest Train
400 Metres
General Torres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Restaurante 10mts
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lavadores
Car: not necessary

The apartment enjoys a prime location opposite the River Douro. Located in Ribeira de Gaia, is a few minutes walk from the Port Wine Cellars and the historic center of Porto. About 2 minutes walk from the apartment are many restaurants with typical regional food, cafes, bars,and main shopping streets. If you want to visit the city of Oporto, just need to cross the bridge D. Louis, and into the heart of Oporto where you can enjoy unique features of the historic center of Porto (without transport) .)

One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto has enjoyed World Heritage classification since 1996. Perched on the banks of river Douro, one of its six bridges was designed by Gustave Eiffel, whose signature touch is immediately recognised.

Along these very banks, visit the iconic cellars and discover more than 30 Port wine labels, most of which are world-famous.

Within the town of Porto itself, lovely vast panels of Portuguese tiles, in all number of intricate designs and colours, can be admired in Carmo Church, Almas Chapel, the interior of Sao Bento station and indeed along many of its rustic streets. The town is equally rich in historic monuments and outstanding examples of Baroque architecture, such as Sao Francisco, the Santa Clara churches, town hall.

Porto - Comtemporary architecture: In more recent years, Porto has carved an enviable reputation for its contemporary architecture, two laureate Pritzker prize Siza Vieira (1992) and Souto Moura (2011) including modern designs such as the Serralves Comtemporary Art Museum and House of Music, both of which host permanent exhibitions and shows.

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Availability & Rates

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Miragaia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
festas
Dec 25 - Jan 5
2 nights
€60
€400
 
 
epoca baixa
Jan 6 - Feb 28
2 nights
€40
€280
 
 
Época media
Mar 1 - Apr 30
2 nights
€55
€380
 
 
època alta
May 1 - Sep 30
2 nights
€65
€450
 
 
Época baixa
Nov 1 - Dec 24
2 nights
€40
€280
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Miragaia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Quarto 1 - 1 double
    Quarto 2 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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