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True home feel in central Coimbra

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,088 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, town center

The apt is decorated with family antiques and contemporary furniture with a true home feel.

2 bedrooms each with a double bed, sleeps up to 4 people.

Free street parking available at the building's door.

Direct railway and coach connections to the airports in Lisbon, Porto and Faro.

Fátima, Tomar, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz are just 40 min away while Bussaco is only 30 min away from the apartment and Alcobaça, Porto and Viseu are 1h away.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Jose

I'm a university professor, born originally in Coimbra. Having lived in this town for the last 3 decades the more I travel around the whole more I'm in love with my hometown.

Jose purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Jose chose Coimbra Region

In the heart of town, no need to commute and it is even possible to go home for your lunch break! Besides, it has a beautiful garden and the whole building has been redone recently.

What makes this apartment unique

One apartment per floor, very quiet, large rooms, excellent overall conditions.


Coimbra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1088 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both with direct sunlight/windows.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both with wardrobe and chest drawers.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
While the apartment is in the very heart of the city, it is located in a quiet residential neighborhood where it is expected that noise will be kept to a minimum between the hours of 8 pm - 8 am. For this reason we do not accept bookings from tenants under 35 years old.


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True home feel in central Coimbra
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Great apartment! Great host!

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice apartment in a quiet, attractive neighbourhood. Comfortable and easy to settle in to, it had everything we wanted or needed and was tastefully decorated with some beautiful antique furniture. It was in a good location for exploring Coimbra and other points of interest in the area.

Jose, our host, was very helpful. He had offered advice when we were planning our trip and gave us some good suggestions. He spent time introducing us to the apartment and gave us guidance as to how to best organize our time to take in all the sights. He also provided some unexpected extras - wine, port, fruit, supplies, as well as some favorite Portuguese treats that were all greatly appreciated.

Jose treated us like guests in his own home. He was genuinely pleased that we had enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth and David, thank you for your kindness. It was a real pleasure to host you! We hope to have you back soon!
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A smart comfortable apartment easy reach of city.

  • 5 of 5

Completely and adequately furnished, spotlessly clean and with easy access to over 30 restaurants. The owner, who lives downstairs, provided exemplary care and attention. The Skype conversation with him beforehand was very useful and reassuring. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jose is a warm & friendly host.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is personalized with Jose's antiques, books, and even a turntable. Everything is clean and comfortable. Welcome gifts for left for us. The kitchen is well equipped and rather large.

It's important to know the second bedroom is really for one person, not an adult couple. The bed is slightly larger than a twin. We did enjoy ourselves and José was an attentive host.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you! I'm sad to know that you have found the bed you mention to be small as it is in fact a double size which is considered suitable for a couple by European standards.
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Portugal Cove-St. Philips, NL, Canada

A Beautiful Apartment in a Wonderful Portugese Cit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment in the April. It was a perfect stay with all the amenities one needs to feel at home. It is very spacious and with a great kitchen for preparing meals. Jose, our host, provided us with many great ideas to explore this wonderful area of Portugal. Coimbra itself is a beautiful town with lots to explore. The apartment is kept to perfection with a nice living room, formal dining room and plenty of space for two couples or a family. We would highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kundabung NSW Australia

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults) stayed in this comfortable and well - equipped apartment for 10 days. The kitchen was the BEST in any apartment we have stayed in and the "vinyl" collection was amazing! The welcome pack was a kind extra on our host's part. Jose was the perfect host and pointed us in the direction of interesting places to visit and, also, to taste wine. Coimbra is a beautiful city with so many antiquities. It is also easy to reach larger places by the direct and fast train service. If we should visit Portugal again we would certainly return to this apartment and have no hesitation in recommending it to others. The only negative thing I have to say is that the bed in the second bedroom could be larger.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Victoria and Michael, thank you for your flattering words!.It was a pleasure to host you and hope to see you again soon!
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A fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by the apartment. It was beautifully equipped and appointed and we had a very comfortable stay. It was immaculate and exceptionally well maintained. We have rented many properties in Europe and the apartment in Coimbra was exceptional. Our host was extremely helpful and met us on our arrival and checked that we had everything we needed. We really appreciated the welcome pack that was left for us. The apartment was a very relaxing place to return to after a day exploring the city. There were shops, cafés and restaurants nearby. Coimbra is a beautiful city and has much to offer. I would not hesitate to recommend the apartment to prospective visitors.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Oporto (OPO)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Quinta das Lágrimas
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Coimbra B
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1 (Lisbon-Oporto)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Figueira da Foz
Car: not necessary

In an upscale neighborhood at the center of Coimbra, within walking distance (half a mile) to downtown, train station, riverside, university and central hospital. In a quiet street but just 200 m away from groceries, specialty stores and coffee houses and the best pastry house in town (Pastelaria Venus).


Rates & Availability

Coimbra Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Holidays
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

For 14 nights or more 75 Euro per additional night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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