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The fishing village the river and the city

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 398 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This is a small rustic studio but with all you need to spend some team

The house is located in a fishing village that preserve their traditions

Several events take place, religious, sporting, musical.

In the lunch hour at the streets baked fish on the grill and the conviviality people make the taste of passers by.

Women wash their clothes in public tank and dry the clothes on the wires giving a festive air to the place.

Located 100 meters, Douro Marina with boats from around the world.

The natural ornithological park where you can see various birds in their habitat, you can walk for 10 minutes and is in the Douro estuary.

Typical restaurants, boat rentals, bicycles, water sports, gym and spa, wine cellars of Port Wine, river beaches and sea, ornithological natural park. All right opposite the Port, 10 minutes from the bustling downtown center. You can reach the port in various ways. Gaia Historical Center (3 Km walk) can also take the aerial lift Gaia near the Caves do Vinho do Porto. Gaia Historical Center and then cross the river in Ponte D. Louis I is is Ribeira, the historic center a World Heritage Site.

Down the street, you can cross the river by boat (every 30 m). The boat ticket is € (plus 1 € if you have a bike). Across the river you can take the bus (line 500), the tour bus or tram (Oporto Tramway City Tour, line 1, every 30m).

Bus stop down the street, across the river (Line 14 - Gaia Metro: Line 18 - Port Boavista - House of Music; Line 27 - Port Historic Centre).

A 3 km walk along the river will take you to the Port Wine Cellars in Gaia Historical Center. After crossing Ponte D. Luis I will be in Ribeira - Oporto Historical Center. Keep going along the river to the area of ​​Gaia quayside. There you will find shelves to protect the bikes so that if you want, you can visit the cellars of Porto wine. You will see the Douro river quaint Rabelo boats anchored in the past used to the Douro Valley wine transport north to the Port cellars in Gaia to be aged and bottled. There are also card / gift shops and a variety of restaurants with international and Portuguese cuisine. You can go on a cruise boat to the Douro river from here. At the end of the quayside promenade cross the bridge D. Luis and turn left to Porto Ribeira. Again you will find some very good typical Portuguese restaurants and cafes in the old houses in the background. If you still have energy, then cycle to Mouzinho da Silveira Street to Avenida dos Aliados, which is the heart of the historic center.

Of course you can also walk using this route to Porto, but you have to be very fit and I imagine that you will have to return by bus. Otherwise, you can get Andante tickets at the airport to use the bus near the apartment which will take you to Ribeira de Gaia or Porto or Avenida dos Aliados to a good navigation radiating out from the center.

If you like old buildings, the port has many, especially lining the steep banks of the Douro River. On the south bank in Vila Nova de Gaia, you can visit the 'Port' caves to a piece of wine history, wine tasting and even buy. .

The city of Porto is of great historical interest. The Romanesque Cathedral (If 'Port) D. John I of Portugal married D. Philippa of Lancaster, sister of King Henry IV of England and daughter of John Gaunt. The alliance Portuguese-English (Treaty of Windsor in 1386) is the oldest military alliance recorded the world. His son Prince Henry was born in 1394 in Porto, probably when the royal couple was living in the old city of mint, now a museum called Casa do Infante (Prince's House).

Porto was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Places to visit and things to do:

Ribeira (dockside) in Porto and Gaia sides and its typical and trendy restaurants.

Caves of Port wine (cellars) tasting and guided tours.

Stock Exchange Palace Museum (19th century stock exchange).

Tram Museum (traffic museum

More Details

Owner
Maria
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

Amenities

Massarelos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 398 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The open space studio allows another dimension of space It is necessary to provide a pleasant stay. The bed is comfortable. The sofa bed has space for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
About the house: This is a small rustic studio but with all you need to spend some time in a comfortable way. There's a double bed The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare your own meals. The toilet has a shower. Wi-fi included in the price. Coffee, tea and cookies are provided. Public free parking is available just a few meters from the studio and if you want to use public transports

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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5

Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Well located and well equipped studio flat. Everything you need is there and Maria is avert good hostess, very helpful. The flat is ideally situated for transport links into Porto. Afurada is a bustling but not too noisy village and it's surprising what can be found hidden among the streets. We found parking nearby and it's possible to park outside for loading and unloading.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

sejour de juin 2017 à AFURADA

  • 5 of 5

très bon accueil, maria très discrète , agréable et comprenant bien la plaisanterie.

la location correspond exactement au descriptif ; très bien située dans le village ,

tout à proximité ( restaurants , épicerie , boulangerie, bars ).les gens et les commerçants très sympas ; facilité pour ce rendre à PORTO ( bateau à 100m et arrêt bus );

en résumé très bonne location et avons passé un très bon séjour.....à refaire

Patrice

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Studio agréable dans un très beau village

  • 4 of 5

Studio simple mais bien équipé dans un cadre charmant : nous avons beaucoup aimé ce village authentique, situé sur les bords du Douro, en dehors de l'agitation de Porto. La propriétaire est très sympathique et discrète. Il y a plusieurs parkings gratuits dont un à 100 m et on peut sans problème stationner dans la rue pour charger et décharger la voiture. Dans le village, il y a plusieurs restaurants avec des terrasses très animées où l'on peut manger toutes sortes de poissons grillés. La mer et les plages sont rapidement accessibles en voiture où en vélo ( il y a une très belle piste cyclable qui part du village ). On peut aller à Porto à pied ( 45 mn ) en suivant le Douro par un cheminement piéton aménagé. On peut aussi s'y rendre en bateau-taxi ou en bus ( trajet un peu long car détours ). En résumé, c'est un très bon plan pour visiter Porto !

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

TRES BON SEJOUR, EXCELLENT ACCUEIL.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par la propriétaire qui est très gentille, serviable et qui a un bon sens de l'accueil, elle nous a même réserver une surprise durant notre séjour. Le studio est bien équipé, propre et bien situé (attention tout de même à la sécurité des enfants en bas âge jusqu'à trois ans à cause de l'escalier et de la rambarde, on a bouger certains meubles afin de bloquer l'accès de notre fille de 2 ans à la rambarde et à l'escalier).

Nous avons très bien manger dans deux restaurants à Afurada dont un qui se situe juste en face et un autre à coté (pedra furada tasca), le poisson grillé était bon et très frais et très bon accueil, les tarifs appliqués dans ces deux restaurants sont les prix portugais et non les prix "touristes". Il y a toutes les commodités à Afurada. Pour les trajets Aéroport-studio, nous conseillons de faire appel à UBER au lieu d'un taxi classique (Aller: 26€ pour le taxi classique et 14,37€ pour le trajet voiture avec chauffeur UBER). Nous recommandons vivement cette location. Obrigado Maria.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Estupendo. Maravilloso.

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos 2 noches 2 personas y el apartamento es maravilloso, todo muy limpio,y muy bien .Maria muy buena persona nos atendio genial. Siempre que vayamos Oporto estaria encantado de alojarnos en este apartamento.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Excellent séjour très bon accueil superbe situation du bien

  • 5 of 5

U cœur du village hôte très accueillante très sympathique et à votre disposition

Excellent séjour sardines sur le trottoir proximité du bac pour rejoindre Porto proximité de villa nova de gaia et traversée à pied pour Porto

À recommander ses hésiter

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Car: not necessary

Situated in the typical fishing village of Afurada. Typical restaurants, boat rentals, bicycles, water sports, gym and spa, wine cellars of Port Wine, river beaches and sea, ornithological natural park. All right opposite the Port, 10m from the bustling downtown center. You can reach the port in various ways. Gaia's Old Town (3 km walk) can also take the lift, air Gaia near the Caves do Vinho do Porto. Gaia Historical Center and then cross the river in Ponte D. Louis it is Ribeira, the historic center a World Heritage Site.

Down the street, you can cross the river by boat (every 30 m). The boat ticket is € (plus 1 € if you have a bike). Across the river you can take the bus (line 500), the tour bus or tram (Oporto Tramway City Tour, line 1, every 30m).

End street bus stop, across the river (Line 14 - Gaia Metro: Line 18 - Port Boavista - House of Music; Line 27 - Port Historic Centre).

A 3 km walk along the river will take you to the Port Wine Cellars in Gaia Historical Center. After crossing bridge. Luis I will be in Ribeira - Oporto Historical Center.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $82.09

The airport can go underground to Porto where they can get on the bus 500 at St. Bento with a time of 10 minutes, passing by riverside Lordelo do Ouro and crosses the river by boat.
You can also get on the bus for 14 Afurada time with 30 minutes near Batalha.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.