This is a little jewel of an apartment, close to the historic heart of Porto. It is completely renovated, and tastefully furnished with pieces individually commissioned from a Portuguese craftsman, along with original paintings and prints. There is an L-shaped open plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen; a double bedroom; and bathroom with walk-in shower and wc. A small balcony opens from the sitting room, facing west. The kitchen area has sun in the morning, while the sitting room, with a distant view of the sea, has sun from early afternoon until it sets. The name of the street, Monte Alegre, means Mount Happiness.
The apartment is fully equipped with kitchen and laundry appliances, china, cutlery, pots and pans, bed linen, towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hair dryer… and so on. You only need to bring your toothbrush!
There is no noise from traffic. In the morning a cock crows in someone’s garden, and in the evening you may hear a dog or two barking as its owner comes home. Enjoy walking in the streets around the apartment, looking at tiled houses in the Portuguese style, historical buildings and public gardens.
Supermarkets and locally owned shops are within a few minutes’ walk from the apartment, along with medium priced restaurants, and a swimming pool with gymnasium. Buses and metro within easy walking distance get you to the historic centre of Porto in about ten minutes. There is easy access from the airport. The River Douro is not far away, and then come Porto’s town beaches and cafes on the promenades overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.