Stunning luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Wish we had stayed longer
This property was very spacious and comfortable. It has a large balcony, underground parking, swimming pool and all the amenities of home. Close to the property is a fresh fruit, vegetables and fish market and a great chicken(frango) take out restaurant. The property is about an 8-minute walk to the beautiful calm horseshoe shaped beach. Surrounding the beach there are many cafes and restaurants. The best is Kinara, Portobello, A Nova Gaivota and for sweets Gelatomania. The location was also close to many points of interest to discover. It was great to come home to after touring and beaching all day.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the apartment and your time in Sao Martinho
Had a great time apartment was very clean and tidy was close to beach and tapas bars
Hi James, good to hear you had another enjoyable holiday. Thanks for taking the time to write the review.
Homely, beautiful, stunning beach 10min walk away
I adore staying in Sao Martinho do Porto, its such a beautiful spot. The clam shaped, protected from the outer ocean beach is a 10min walk away through cobbled lanes. The apartment is easy to find and provides quick access to other towns up and down the coast. Its clean, with lovely new sofa's and I adore the marble bathrooms. I'd definitely recommend staying in this comfy home from home.
I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday and teh apartment
The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed. There was a lack of information on handover regarding the appliances and what to do about the general rubbish. The swimming pool was not heated as advertised, this was a great disappointment and one of the reasons we booked the apartment. The location was good, a short walk to the town centre and beach. Good cafes nearby and whilst parking was provided in the underground parking we did not near to use it as there was always space on the street outside the apartment. The only other negative was the settees which are definitely past their best and really need to be replaced. The beds are comfortable, the blinds a great asset to allow a lie in and the block is generally nice and quiet.
Great apartment, great town
We really enjoyed our stay in Kevin's apartment.
The directions to the apartment seemed a touch out of date but it's easy enough to find - it's right across the road from the Hotel Santo Antonio Da Baia (where my parents enjoyed their stay which overlapped with ours!) on the rua Comandante Alves.
The apartment was spotless and ideal for us as a family of four including two young children. Kitchen was well equipped, allowing us to cook properly a few nights. The bathrooms functioned well. The beds were very comfortable.
The sofas let this apartment down a little - they were peeling and shed flakes of whatever they were made of all over the floor constantly. I can't see any way of solving the problem other than replacing them (the throws on them were not a suitable solution!).
TV/DVD worked, though we didn't really use it, and we were so pleased to have wifi available for our stay - thank you!
The balcony faces east, so you get the morning sun, bu unfortunately the sun often doesn't break through till a little later in the day in SMP so not so many breakfasts in the sun as we'd envisaged! We used the air con a couple of times, but usually not really needed.
Pool area was great and common stair was kept very clean. Nicola the agent was also very helpful throughout our stay.
The location of the apartment is ideal for anything - a short walk to the beach either by the main road or via the charming older part of town and lift down to the front. The market is a few minutes' walk away and likewise the big Intermarche supermarket and a mini-market in the old town. There are also bakeries and cafes really close by, as well as all the amentities of the town down by the beach - we went back and forth usually a couple of times a day. The beach is fab, and the town is really lovely for a slightly different beach holiday or as a base for exploring. We particularly enjoyed visiting Obidos and the beach at Foz do Arelho.
Sao Martinho do Porto, a small traditional Portuguese fishing village, sits on the edge of a spectacular natural shell shaped bay protected from the Atlantic, so the warm, calm and safe swimming water is perfect for families & ideal for learning to windsurfing & sail. The beach is considered to be one of Portugal’s top 10. The palm lined waterfront, has recently refurbished limestone and marble pavements, granite roads and a dedicated cycle track, and is lined with traditional cafes, bars & seafood restaurants with amazing views.
The village has maintained its marvellous character and much of the older historic parts still have cobbled streets. You will also find a frequent fish and fresh vegetables market and a monthly open air antiques fair.
The area is still very much un-spoilt and traditional, and you could be one of the select few to discover the natural beauty and charm of the real Portugal. Come and stay and explore the stunning natural beauty for yourself!.