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Jose

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

True home feel in central Coimbra

10 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Coimbra Region Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jose (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

True home feel in central Coimbra
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

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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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We second the review from HawaiianStyle. We stay in many homes and apartments and highly recommend this one for discriminating travelers. It is spacious, nicely furnished with some antiques, and extremely well equipped. All shopping needs are only a couple of blocks away but it is quiet and peaceful. What really makes it special, however, are the owners who are extraordinarily nice, knowledgeable and helpful (including on Portuguese wines). They offer an experience that goes beyond superficial sightseeing and made our visit to Coimbra exceptional. You will enjoy your stay there.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alamo, California
5

Nicest apartment this trip

  • 5 of 5

We got VRBO apartments in all the cities we visited in Spain and Portugal and this Coimbra apartment was by far the most spacious and well appointed on this vacation. Over the years we've had some wonderful hosts but we've never met one as helpful and accommodating as Jose. He gave us great advice re restaurants, sites to visit, wines, and history. The apartment is very spacious, clean, quiet, and tastefully decorated throughout with interesting and beautiful paintings and artifacts from around the world. There are markets, bakeries (try Venus Bakery) and restaurants nearby as well as lots of parking out front. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Our favorite sites to visit were the Roman ruins at Conimbriga, the magnificent old library at the university, and the Dux Petiscos e Vinhos restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in Coimbra

  • 5 of 5

For 12 days we (2 adults, 2 older children) were hosted by José, and we felt very comfortable. The apartment is nicely furnished and fully equipped with everything you need. José's record collection is awesome and has beautified us some evening hour.

José is a very friendly host and approachable - if we had needed something, but we missed nothing.

The apartment is located above the old town, walk took us about 15 minutes from the city center. The campus is a 10 minutes foot walk.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and flattering words. In fact, it was a pleasure to have such nice guests as you. I'm looking forward to have you in Coimbra soon!
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Toronto, Canada
5

Best rental of my entire vacation

  • 5 of 5

I just recently returned to Canada after a three week vacation in Portugal. Portugal is beautiful with the friendliest people you'll meet anywhere. But where to stay? I have to say that I didn't have a single disappointing hotel/apartment stay during my trip. I stayed at the #1 rated Trip Advisor hotel in Lisbon, the best (4 star) hotel in Tomar, a lovely apartment overlooking an old square in Porto and another #1 Trip Advisor rated hotel in Evora.

Having said all that, I have to say that my favourite place to stay in the entire trip was this apartment in Coimbra. I had a good feeling about it when I saw the photo and read the positive reviews. I wasn't disappointed. Jose met me at the agreed time and gave me a tour of the apartment. Very warm and welcoming (both the apartment and Jose himself!). So nice to have room to unpack and a kitchen again (for me hotel living can get tiresome quite quickly). The apartment is a very good size and has the feel of a real home. The kitchen is fully stocked (we joked that we could have made a full Christmas dinner in it) and was lacking nothing. In addition, the entire apartment was spotless. I felt so at home in my five days in this apartment. I wish I'd had the leisure to stay longer.

Also, the neighbourhood is wonderful. A really nice area--clean and safe and very quiet. A taste of the real Coimbra and far from the tourist hoards (which is just the way I like it). So many, many thanks to Jose for providing such a wonderful apartment. A real highlight of my vacation in Portugal. I *highly* recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We have found a gem in Coimbra. We come to visit our son,daughter-in-law and new granddaughter and happily have discovered a new home away from home to come to in Portugal.

This was our third visit and are planning to always return. The owners are warm and welcoming hosts and have equipped the apartment with everything that one would need to make your stay comfortable. They are gracious hosts always willing to assist in any way possible and still giving you all the privacy that you need.

You are located in a great neighborhood with easy street parking,nearby grocery store and nearby coffee shops such as the Venus Pastry Shop.

The apartment is clean, bright,well maintained and beautifully appointed with wonderful antiques and paintings throughout.

We cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constant kindness. In fact we have also found a gem when we met you, you are the guests anyone would dream to have! We look forward to see you again.
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Map

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
Venus
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Torre
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Figueira da Foz
Car: not necessary

In an upscale neighborhood at the center of Coimbra, within walking distance (less than 1 km) 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).

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Rates & Availability

Coimbra City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Queima das Fitas
May 5 2016 - May 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$115
$748
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$104
$667
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$92
$587
$2,244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

For 14 nights or more 70 Euro per night. One month or more 65 Euro per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Coimbra Region Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1088 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both with direct sunlight/windows.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both with wardrobe and chest drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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