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400 meters from the beach and near the city of Porto

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

You need a place to stay near the city of Porto and enjoy nature?

Here you can find an apartment near the sea.

With kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony.

The kitchen is equipped with a wide range of quality appliances including stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, washing machine and dishwasher, in the bathroom there are towels, shower gel and hair dryer, internet, wi- fi free, providing a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Two bicycles available

It is located 400 meters from the beach Valadares, a footbridge in wood on the dunes a distance of 15 km to walk.

A bike path that starts at the waterfront of Gaia by the beautiful river Douro extending to the sea to Espinho.

By the sea various fields of handball, beach soccer, tennis and Surf School.

Water sports on the river and the sea, 15 minutes from the Port, waterfront, marina Douro, wine cellars of Porto and Espinho (Casino)

Close to good restaurants, nice terraces on the beach, commercial spaces.

Outdoor and indoor swimming pools.

.Spacious, quiet, green apartment, near the beach, shops

Public transport, road 100 meters from the apartment and rail 2 km.

Close to the Historic Zone and the Golf Club.

Also 10/15 min. from Espinho city center where you can find great beaches, the casino and the typical fair on Mondays (a big fair, where to buy souvenir or more typical food) By train, metro or car, you can visit Porto, heritage center historical, wine cellars of Porto, cities of Northern Portugal (Guimarães, Barcelos, Braga). 10/15 min, downtown Porto and Gaia shopping. Access to road transport 100 meters from the apartment. ZF bus connects with bus 901. Railway 2 km away from Francelos and Valadares station 2 km. The airport is north of Porto and is about 30 minutes drive to the apartment, which is located south of Nova da Gaia, gemea city of Porto. You can take a taxi if you do not rent a car at the airport. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can leave the underground network and buses of Porto take you to the apartment: You can buy Andante tickets in the tourist reception (Posto Tourism) at the airport, at Metro station or at ATM (automated teller machines) . The ticket is € 2.20 per person. The subway system - Line (Line) and will take you to the center of Porto. Get off at the Trindade station and enter the bus 901. 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) .museum the Electric Car (traffic museum) Photography Portuguese .Centro (Photography Portuguese museum) .Fundação Serralves Museum of Modern Art. Casa da Musica (House of Music) concert hall. Market Bolhão, a traditional market. Climb the 200 steps of the tower Clérigos church tower for an amazing view of Oporto and Gaia. Cruise upstream to the Douro Valley with Ribeira departure. If you want to visit these places without getting tired (except Clérigos Tower!), Use the 'hop on, hop off' Yellow Bus Official Guided tours (htm). Check the website also for information on Yellow City Cruises, Vintage and Vintage Port City Tour + Sea Life. The yellow bus ticket also gives free access to public transport in Gaia and Porto (STCP and tram) and gives you a discount to enter the places you want to visit. If shopping is one of your reasons for traveling, there are great stores in Gaia, such as Corte Ingles, Arrabida. Shopping or a choice of several large shopping centers: Andante tickets are a practical option also to use during your holiday as it covers several trips - just choose the specific areas of the Port that you want to visit. You can also buy a ticket for 24 or 72 hours (€ 7 or € 15 respectively), which includes all public transportation (tram + bus) to travel in all areas of Porto and Gaia. Please note that if you buy a yellow bus Port sightseeing ticket you can also use it to travel from the plane to Porto and back on public transport, so you do not need to buy the walking ticket for the period Tour ticket is valid.

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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Vila Nova de Gaia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Very close to the apartment (200metres)  School horses, TV. Barreiros, 4405-530 Valadares horseback guided tour


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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400 meters from the beach and near the city of Porto
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
Bournemouth England

A spacious, comfortable and well equipped appartment with a welcoming owner

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this apartment and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely view from the small but sunny balcony. There are fabulous walks along the boardwalks which run for miles along the beach in each direction and Porto is easily accessible by the incredibly cheap (half price for over 65s ) train service from local stations. Our only reservations are in respect of older visitors (such as ourselves) without a car. The local shop is very friendly but very basic and there are no supermarkets within walking distance. It is a fair walk to local stations and there is no bus service after early evening or at weekends outside summer. Do not make our mistake of arriving at Valadares station in the evening expecting to find a taxi. We were rescued by Maria who was perfect throughout. We managed and walked and travelled all over this delightful part of Portugal but felt we had pushed ourselves to our limits. Younger and possibly fitter visitors willing to take advantage of the bicycles supplied would have no problems.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely clean apartment and a very helpful owner ,

  • 5 of 5

Valadares is very quiet but the beach is amazing 15 mins on the train to Porto for a few euros or a reasonably prices uber check out the lovely cocktail bar about 20 mins walk along the board walk ( right as you reach the beach )

Great to watch the sun go down over a white sangria

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, England

Homely accommodation 5 mins to beach and 15 to railway station

  • 5 of 5

The property was comfortable, clean and well equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The host (Maria) was there to meet us and gave us her email address in case we needed to ask anything. She also left us a lovely cake in the fridge! There is plenty of room for 4 people and has two bathrooms. When we first arrived our initial thought was that is was a bit isolated but we very quickly realised the advantage of being out of the city (Porto) and so close to miles of beautiful beaches. Also the train station at Francelos is just 15 minutes walk away and has very regular connections into Gaia and Porto (about 20 minutes on the train) and south along the coast to Granja (fabulous open air pool), Ovar (pretty tiled houses) and Aviero (very pretty place with canals). The train is also very cheap (1.40€). We used it almost every day! There is a small shop at the end of the road that sells almost anything you could want included lovely fresh bread. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property and would use it again ourselves some time. If I had anything negative to say at all it would be very minor things like there was no washing up liquid or cleaning fluid, no spare toilet rolls and only one tea towel for the week. These are very minor things but they are items you would normally expect to find in self catering accommodation. Perhaps they were just an oversight which next time will be there. All in all we loved our stay; the host is delightful, and we would recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of two worlds

  • 5 of 5

The flat is very large and light, well equiped, clean and central to public transport lines taking one to Porto or further a field by bus, metro line, regional train or the two bikes that come with the flat. Maria is very welcoming and present in the background should emergencies arise.

The flat is central for both Porto and the countryside, an aspect which too is worth a lot.

The little shop at the end of the road near the beach is a gem. It sells everything and more. Supermarkets are further afield and require a car, but one has no real need for them. There restaurants and coffee shops in abundance within walking distance from the flat.

We had a great time exploring Porto and the coast to the north and south, as well as Braga.

We toured along the river Douro with the rental car and came across beautiful riverside beaches and interesting local restaurants. Trips by public transport were however the preferred mode of transport. Portuguese roadsigns and driving takes getting used to.

We would love to come back and would suggest Maria's place to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Brilliant stay in quaint area

  • 5 of 5

Maria was mist gracious in greeting us and welcoming us to her apartment. All amenities were available and she provided us with all we could need. The location is right up the street from a fabulous beach which spans kms . Well maintained boardwalk. ...and wonderful restaurants/cafes line the beach.

Very happy with our stay. . ...

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect - had everything you needed for a comfortable stay and was well equipped. Very close to the beach with an easy walk to the local town and shops with bus access too.

Good public transport links to Porto.

Friendly and welcoming owner who provides you with a lot of local information.

Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Car: recommended

Close to the apartment at 1km is the School Horses, you can visit the Aquatic Park of Aguda, the swimming pools of sea of ​​the Farm, the Golf Course and one of the best beaches in Europe, among others, such as the Douro Natural Reserve where you can observe varied birds.

A place where your holiday can be diversified


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122.96

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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