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Apartment Located at center oporto UNESCO area, in front of Porto Wine 'Caves'

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 people, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom + 1 cot

This apartment is located on the first line the charming historic "Ribeira" waterside in the UNESCO World Heritage area at downtown Oporto , with fantastic view of the River Douro, Dom Luis Brigde and the whole city historical center of Oporto. You are close the Palacio da Bolsa, the Sao Francisco Church, Casa Infante D.Henrique, taxis station , sightseeing bus and all interesting places.

Five minutes for to arrive the wines caves . Across the Douro River are the famous Porto Wine 'Caves'.

This is a quiet apartment, very romantic and with great views (waterfront) unique and delightful to the senses.

Not balcony outside out , but the living-room with 2 windows , itself it's a balcony seeing the boats go up , come down ,see birds marines ...

This can to be your private home base while experiencing the beauty and cultural vibrancy of Porto . You will have a memorable stay in this apartment.

Oporto is famous for its Porto wine . Visit one of Oporto's most traditional establishments, for a tour and tasting. Oporto is so picturesque: with the old wine boats plying the river in front of you, and traditional port lodges behind, the medieval old-town clinging to the opposite bank and the skyline punctured by the Cathedral and numerous churches .

10 minutes the faboulous bookshop Livraria Lello , the totally unique spectacle of an amazing interior architecture . the Harry Potter’s library in Hogwarts. In fact, J.K Rowling lived in Porto teaching English in the early 1990s .

The UNESCO protected old-town, a veritable tangle of 14th century lanes tumbles to the river and a beautifully restored waterfront. Tiny antiquated shops are everywhere, and, straddling the river itself, are six stunningly intricate bridges, one of which was designed by Gustav Eiffel.

Tiny antiquated shops are everywhere. Straddling the river itself are six stunningly intricate bridges, one of which was designed by Gustav Eiffel. Take the Eiffel designed bridge (D. Luis bridge) across the Douro to Gaia (5 minutes walk) and visit the Port Houses of Ferreira, Sandemans, Croft and Barros amongst others where you can take a guided trip and sample the delights of Portugal's oldest export.

Take a day trip up the river inland and see a country that hasn't changed that much for hundreds of years - trips leave ca 8am and return in the evening with lunch provided.

Green environment: Porto and North Portugal has so much to offer your family for short breaks and day trips. There are many activities available to keep you and your family busy. Visit the Serralves Museum art gallery, the Clerigos Tower, the Bookstore Lello (one of the best in world for its beauty), observe the contemporary architecture in the Casa da Musica, walk between caves and taste a Vinho do Porto . Take trip inland up Douro River and see a country that hasn't changed that much for hundreds of years. (The river cruises do not run from 31 October until March. However, trips between the bridges are available all year round). The boats leave at 8:00 am and return in the evening with lunch provided.

Be at one with nature in the green vineyards during the Spring and the Summer. See the wine harvest from the beginning of September until the middle of October.

Fun in family: Visit SEA LIFE. Swim or surf in the ocean or visit our park with 80 hectares. Here you can run, jog, play soccer, cycle or have a picnic where the countryside meets the sea. You can jog for 12 km from our flat to Parque da Cidade, following the river and the sea, each step offering a changing landscape at one with nature – an impressionist painters dream

Interesting cities near Oporto: : Visit :

Braga , Guimarães e Coimbra.

Braga with its Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, the City of new technologies. Guimarães known as the place where the country was born – 'The Cradle City'. Coimbra, the city of students with its famous university, and close by the Roman Empire ruins at Conimbriga.

The trains are fantastic and are not expensive ..

More Details

Fernando Almeida
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Porto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is comfortable and functional. Extra towels provided .Towels and linen changed weekly, or more frequently if required.. Hair dryer. Basic supply of toilet paper and soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Very quite . Behind the building, comfortable with windows and nice solid beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Apartment Located at center oporto UNESCO area, in front of Porto Wine 'Caves'
average rating of 4.88 based on 50 reviews

Great location, apartment and host!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time in this property, but first of all let me tell you about the host.

Had great communication with Fernando, he sent us lots of info from public transport, location, picture of what to look for to get to the apartment, walks, local wines etc.

There was miscommunication regarding when our stay will start, but long story short, it was mainly my fault. Fernando was accomodating and still let us stay at a later date. He was very understanding and did not want any extra charge from me, even though I offered some compensation. Lucky for us the apartment was still available.

The property was clean and you had everything you need. The view from the living room of the bridge and river front was amazing. You can watch it change from morning to evening.

Like Lisbon, Porto is hilly and the apartment is at the low part. However, there is an elevator steps away from the apartment main entrance that takes you up almost to the Cathedral.

Even though it was at the riverfront, it was not noisy at all. We are light sleepers and slept well. There are so many restaurants nearby, but the riverside ones are not the best. Try a few blocks away and quality and value will improve.

Would definitely stay here again if we go back and recommend it to people.

You cannot ask more about the apartment or the host.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The BEST location in Oporto!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment met our needs beautifully in Oporto. Fernando is a lovely host offering a warm welcome to his beautiful city. I hope to return someday and would book this place again in a heartbeat.


*Location, location, location! The best in all of the city. You can walk to most areas and restaurants.

*The view is breathtaking!

*Hot water was plentiful, bathroom was large.


*very clean, plenty of linens, lots of amenities.

*Fernando is a charming host and provides a great deal of information.

*generous welcome gift of Port and tasty snacks.

Cons *only minor*

*we had to provide our own toilet paper but there was a market nearby.

*construction in and around apartment building could be loud at times but they respected morning hours and didn't begin work until 9 am. The workers were very respectful. The work was done outside of our apartment so there was only minor disruption to electricity and water BRIEFLY on a few days. Again, this was unavoidable and not the fault of the owners. This is only a temporary situation.

*be mindful of the steps, was fine for us but this is not suitable for persons with disabilities or problems navigating stairs.

Overall this was a very pleasant, excellent stay. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Porto. The area and city in general are very very safe at all hours. There are wonderful bars and restaurants just steps from the apartment. I truly don't think you will find more comfortable or convenient accommodations anywhere in Porto! Obrigada Fernando, we made incredible memories in your charming apartment!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Host and Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Simply Wow! The apartment is beautiful. The photos are good but the apartment is so much more. It's welcoming, beautifully done and very comfortable. And everything works! There's enough hot water for two showers :). The kitchen is well equipped to do full meals, with good pots and pans, nice dishes/flatware and matching wine glasses. The bed is comfortable and there's enough storage. And then there's the amazing, always changing, glorious view out the windows. This apartment is the perfect place to fall in love with Porto.

However, the best part of renting this apartment is your host, Fernando. He is so very welcoming -- from the moment you rent the apartment he begins to share his knowledge of Porto and the surrounding area, directions with photos of how to get to the apartment and then greets you with a bottle of wonderful port and a plate of appetizers! He truly redefines what being a good host looks like and he, and the apartment, had much to do with our wonderful visit.

I truly recommend this apartment if you're considering spending time in Porto -- I don't believe there's a better choice.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renton, Washington

Fabulous host & nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great spot for exploring Porto and for watching the activities happening along the waterfront. It is clean, comfortable and provides all that you will need for your stay. The most wonderful part, of course, is Fernando who does everything to welcome you to Portugal. We also spent 5 nights in his wonderful vacation home overlooking the Douro River about an hour north of Porto. We highly recommend it for a completely different and amazingly relaxing time. Fernando made our visit so easy. He picked us up at the airport, helped us get a SIM for our cell phone, showed us where the grocery stores are and provided tons of information and suggestions for things to do. He is absolutely wonderful, and we thank him so much for making our visit so special.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

A Perfect Setting in Porto

  • 5 of 5

Like other travellers we were so impressed with the location, the apartment, and the owner, Fernando. Overlooking the Douro and facing the caves of Gauia within walking distance of the major port houses was just such a treat. Fernando was very generous with his time, information and help. We had a very positive stay the 5 nights we were in Porto. And early September seemed to be a good choice for the weather. This is an exceptional choice!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

First off, Fernando the apartment owner was incredible. He was very thorough and you could tell that is was extremely important to him that his guests have a good stay while at his apartment and in Porto. He was responsive to any inquiry that I had and really was a joy to work with.

As for the apartment, it is wonderful. It is right on the river (in fact it is in the very buildings in many paintings that you will see when walking around town) and in a wonderful location. The kitchen had everything that you could ask for, the AC worked perfectly... it was great. Recommend to anyone heading to Porto.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Oporto International Airport
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
São Bento
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Golf Miramar. Oporto Golf Club Espinho
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
São Bento Raiway & Metro Stations
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

You are located in the historical center of the city of Oporto, at Ribeira Area, with fantastic view of the River Douro, Dom Luis Brigde and the whole city historical center of Oporto. You are close the Palacio da Bolsa, the Sao Francisco Church, Casa Infante D.Henrique, taxis station , sightseeing bus and all interesting places.

Five minutes for to arrive the wines caves . Across the Douro River are the famous Porto Wine 'Caves'.


Rates & Availability

Porto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Medium season
Apr 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Medium Season
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

3 nights minimum stay. Maximum occupancy 5 persons. The prices quoted are for 2 persons ( adults) and 1 child ( up to 12 years) per day. Additional guests are charged at 20 EUR per day / per adult. Check in after 4 pm and check out before 10 a.m. We will however try to allow other arrangements, according to your needs, whenever possible. Linen and towels included.

Final cleaning 50 EUR.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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