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Manor House in Porto with outstanding views over the river Douro

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

3 bedroom apartment, sleeps 5 in the center of Porto

The Manor house is a XVII century listed building, with 3 independent apartments, placed in the oldest part of Porto in the heart of the historical center that has just been classified as world heritage. Belonging to my family since the XIX century it has just been recently restored. Placed in a strategic position it has great views over the river Douro, it only takes 5 minutes walking to down town or in direction to the river front, which is a magic place were still is possible to feel the mood of a romantic XIX century sea port .The street were the house is located, one of the oldest streets in Porto, it is very quite with almost no traffic.

It is the ideal place to feel this old shipping town and at the same time to relax. You can walk to visit the wine cellars they are at about 15 minutes distance, and the sea front is at 40 minutes walking by the river side.

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Rua de Dom Hugo street were the Manor House is placed is one of the oldest streets in Oporto. It is a very quiet an peacefull neighborhood, with almost no trafic, seems like a village inside the city.

The owner lives in the same building.

More Details

Alexandre Poinsard Melo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, Speaks English and french fluently
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2016

About Alexandre Poinsard Melo

Alexandre, is one of two owners that is living in the same building were the apartment is placed. Is main occupation is to take care of the estate and welcome the guests and make shure that their confort is guaranteed.

Why Alexandre Poinsard Melo chose Porto area

Unique property, with over 300 years old. The Manor is a listed building, placed on Dom Hugo Street, in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

What makes this apartment unique

Great Location, very quiet street, safe. Turned to south you may enjoy the sunshine all day long. Incredible views. Vert spacious.


Porto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The double bedroom is equipped with a wardrobe, the room with one bed suitable for a couple is equipped with a chest of drawers. There is in another room with an additional wardrobe. Both bedrooms have views over the river.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Walkway to Water
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment has a Wi-Fi connection. You can park on the street where the apartment is placed. It is free of charge.


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Manor House in Porto with outstanding views over the river Douro
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Goodyear, AZ

Amazing apartment for our two week Porto visit

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing apartment for two weeks and had a wonderful stay. Its proximity to the cathedral made it easy to get to the sights of Porto. The train station is just down the hill and small bakery and grocery store a block away. Larger grocery store was a 15 minute walk.Alexandre was so very helpful in making our stay easy. My husband uses a cane and still managed the steps into the apartment t as well as the hilly, cobbled street leading to it.

We used the funicular to go down and up from the river, since we couldn't walk the stairs by the apt.

The apartment was very spacious with a huge kitchen and living room. What sold us on the accommodation was the view-spectacular!! The bedrooms are also large with bright light from the windows.

We would highly recommend this apartment and suggest you stay as long as possible in this wonderful city!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Il

Fantastic apartment!

  • 4 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment. We have rented well over 30 apartments throughout the world, and this is by far, one of the most interesting. First, it is huge. The living room is large enough for a huge dining table, a couch, and a buffet table....all spread out. The two bedrooms are comfortable. And, there is a storage room (could be a third bedroom if it were set up). The kitchen has a table for eating.....and plenty of work space. In addition there is a center open hall area.

Although you have the sense of being in a very old (18th century) building, there are all the conveniences of the 21st century. The only ones lacking are air conditioning, a dishwasher, and a clothes dryer!

The location is excellent. It is steps from the cathedral and very close to the stairs down to the river. Of course, in Porto, you will always have to walk up and down some steps l(usually a lot) or a hill to get anywhere.

The only negative to the apartment is that it is noisy. We wanted the windows to be open to get the breeze at night. There was music playing across the river, the trains were running, and dogs barked at 3:00 a.m. (for 10 minutes or more). I think this is due to the location. If there were air conditioning you could close up the unit and have quiet at night. My advice is to bring ear plugs!

Despite the noise, we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney Australia

Best Location in which we have ever Stayed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

REALLY, we have traveled a lot and this has to be the absolute best location with sensational views, we have ever had the privilege of staying in.

Views of the river, the most amazing bridge, and the other side of town simply captivated us every time we walked past any of the several windows in this apartment. We could "taste" the port lodges across the river with our eyes, and yes, we did do a port wine tasting.....its sort of compulsory! We fell in love with this city, being able to get to all major sites v easily with the Metro a stone's throw away, the funicular ( great value at the end of the day or night to return home....Porto is really an up and down kind of place ) a few minutes away, buses, trams...its so well located. Given that trams run over the Luiz bridge, which is so close to the apartment, I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was there, and I am a light sleeper.

Rustic in style, but with all the mod cons, it is a very spacious, quasi warehouse ape of space only one level up from the street.

Alexandre was very helpful with orientation, organising taxis, and extra linen ( no charge ) and general information. He even has a netbook available for guests use!

On one of our 3 days it poured with rain, we got soaked, but didn't care because we were going "home" to our apartment.....and it just felt like home.

Would we stay here if we revisited Porto....a resounding YES !!!

Cafe the High Tea! Rua Santa Catarina...about 15 walk downtown.

D. Tonho restaurant in Gaia or Ribeira, both offer great views ( and food )

Others on the Ribeira ..we tried 2 others, can't remember names...all good

Pasteis de Nata....if you are a custard tart fan.....mmmmm, found everywhere.

Do the Red or Yellow Bus tour....great for orientation

Foz area was worth a look, unfortunately rained the day we went, but beaches looked nice

Thanks Alexandre!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 3 year old son and myself stayed here at the beginning of August.

The apartment was wonderful. It was very clean, had everything we needed and, it has to be said, with some of the best views I have ever seen. We spent hours standing at the windows watching Porto life going by. Our son especially loved watching the Metro trains going over the bridge. The apartment seemed to be bigger than we had expected as there was a third room which was used to store our cases, had an ironing board, clothes horse etc in it, which was really handy. We loved the location as it was only a short walk to all the facilities.

Alexandre was so helpful and friendly. He gave us excellent instructions on how to find the apartment, was there to greet us, and periodically kept in touch with us throughout our stay to check things were fine, but without being intrusive.

We would definitely recommend this apartment and, if we came back to stay in Porto, this would be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bel appartement et très bien situé.

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est au coeur du cartier historique. On ne peut pas demander mieux pour la localisation. Il est vraiment très beau et très spacieux. Je le recommande...

De plus la vue est magnifique...

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a great location being near the cathedral and only a very short walk into the city centre and railway station. The views over the river and bridge are fantastic. The apartment was very clean and comfortable.

Alexandre was the perfect host giving suggestions for restaurants and where to begin the Douro Valley trip. Thank you.

A really good place to stay in Porto and we would return if visiting there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Aeroporto Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Candelabro, Plano B, Galerias de Paris
Nearest Train
300 Metres
S.Bento, ttrain and metro station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A1, A44
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Abadia, O Buraco, Ora Viva
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Manor House is located in the most noble part of Porto. Close to the Cathedral, and other major monuments of the town cultural heritage.

Large apartment, in a iconic and historic building in old Porto quarter.

A few minutes away from Por wine cellars.

Vacation apartment in Oporto


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $29.4

Prices are for occupancy of 2 guests. Each aditional guest we charge 20 euros per night
30% of the total price is paid in advance as reservation fee.
Payments accepted: bank transfer or Paypal


Pour réserver on demande le payment de 30% du prix du séjour
Les prix indiqués son TTC

30% of the booking is payed in advance, the final 70% is payed once the guests arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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