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Spacious Apartment in Porto City/ V.N Gaia

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, fully furnished and equipped

Located centrally in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto district, this 2 bedroom spacious apartment is the ideal base to tour the beautiful Porto and Douro areas, the city of Porto itself having recently been voted No. 1 European city for weekend breaks by Lonely Planet! Directly opposite a bus stop, 3 min walk from the train station, offering easy access to local beaches and a direct train to Lisbon, all amenities a short walk away. A 15 min stroll will take you to the Unesco World Heritage centre of Porto and the famous Port wine cellars, where you can take guided tours and sample the finest Port wines.

The apartment is all you will need to enjoy your stay in comfort, with 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and the 2nd with double sofa bed. A fully equipped kitchen with seating, a large dining room with a TV viewing area and couch to relax and unwind, a large bathroom with shower, bath and bidet. The apartment is on the 4th floor with an automatic lift to take you there, the building fully secure and maintained, on a peaceful street.

An excellent option for a family, business or social travellers

More Details

Andrea Donovan.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Andrea Donovan. chose Porto area

The apartment is in a very central yet quiet location near Devesas train station in Gaia, south side of Porto city and easy access to motorway. It is just up the street from the famous port wine cellars of Sandeman, Tawny, Offley etc and a 5min walk from the wonderful Yeatman Hotel, which overlooks the beautiful city of Porto and has 2 restaurants, one of which is Michelin star, offering fabulous degustation menus with matching wines. The building is served by an automatic lift and my apartment is on the 4th floor of 6, with very respectful and quiet neighbours. It is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you will need to have a fantastic time with your partner, family or friends. It is very spacious and bright and all of my guests report that they feel very much at home. There is a cafe/patisserie in touching distance, which is a big hit with guests and serves wonderfui fresh breads, cakes and sandwiches at tiny prices. The Casa dos Leitoes is a family-run restaurant nearby and highly recommended for high quality food a budget prices.

What makes this apartment unique

Located so close to the motorway for easy access to the airport, Ponte da Arrabida and all main cities. Walking distance to the heart of Porto city


Vila Nova de Gaia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One Master bedroom, two single bed in the 2 bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Apartment in Porto City/ V.N Gaia
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Really felt like home :)

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Andrea's apartment was a great experience.

When we came to the apartment it already felt if we staid there before. Living room and bedrooms are well isolated so if somebody was talking or watching TV in the living room it didn't bother at all those, who were resting.

Kitchen is full of kitchen supplies so there wasn't even a moment we needed smth and we couldn't find it.

Location maybe is a bit too far from the center for those, who physically cant walk much (as my parents in law), but Taxi stop which is located right next to the house (maybe 100m away) made it absolutely not problematic, as the prices are very low (3.50 - 4 e to the bridge Pont de Luis I). Otherwise walk to river takes really about 10 min max. Walk to the metro is also short and easy.

The best thing about the location apart from being close to the most famous cellars is a little bakery place across the street who never stopped to surprise us with their delicious traditional sweets, cakes with creme and fresh baked bread! We had our coffee and breakfast there everyday even though we had full fridge in the house :)

Communication with Andrea was perfect. She always made sure we had everything we needed. Her parents, who picked us up at the airport and took us back also, helped us to feel there as comfortable as possible.

We definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Our holiday in Porto

  • 4 of 5

- Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc?

Generally yes, but the distance from Porto center is definitely a bit farther than 15 minutes walk and there was important street noise at night, which was not foreseen

- Was the property clean, was it well-maintained?

Generally yes.

- Did the owner or manager provide good customer service?

Absolutely, the flat owner was very kind and always available to support in case of need.

Communication was sometimes demanding due to language limitations.

On the contrary it was written that the landlord Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Mixing among French and Spanish we were able to get the information we needed.

- Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative?

I would surely list it among possible options

- What activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike?

We enjoyed typical Portoguese breakfast at “Primorosa” baker, just in front of our flat building.

We had a very cheap and pleasant dinner at Santa Marinha restaurant, right in front of the Railway Station.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 4 of 5

Tres contents de notre séjour à Porto et dans l'appartement, très agréable très bien équipé et très bien agencé. Vraiment à recommander!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Very comfortable and well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is extremely well equipped, we wanted for nothing while we were there, it is very clean and comfortable and in a convenient location. There is a train station and taxi rank just one minute walk away and both the town centre and the beaches are just a short taxi ride away if one does not want to get a train. There is a lovely bakery across the road where we got fresh bread every morning and a convenience store just a few doors down that provided us with all of our needs for the week. Andrea was very helpful in her directions and suggestions and we would stay here again if we return to Porto!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Home from home in beautiful Porto

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is modern, spacious and clean and was very comfortable for our stay. It is about 1 minutes walk from Villa Nova de Gaia train station and there is a grocers, bakery and pharmacy literally on your doorstep meaning you wont have to go far for the essentials! Porto is a beautiful city with many restaurants and cafes and comes alive at night. Andrea was very helpful to us during our stay and made sure that we had everything we needed. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Top Notch, Good Location

  • 5 of 5

First, it was so gracious of the owner's father to pick us up at airport at 7:00 am when we arrived, and to take us to the airport when we left Porto. The apartment is very well appointed, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. There is a good bakery across the street, and other small shops nearby for basics. The apartment is conveniently located for transportation - bus stop right in front, Gaia train station 5 minute walk, 1 km walk down to the Gaia side of the Douro River. We definitely recommend a stay at this apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Dom Luís Bridge
Praça da Ribeira
Historic Centre of Oporto
Casa da Música
Torre dos Clérigos
Sé do Porto
Rabelo boat
Clérigos Church
Taylor Fladgate & Yeathman-Vinhos
Mercado Bom Sucesso
Graham's Port Lodge
UCI Arrábida
Cais de Gaia
Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Porto International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Devesas Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Praia de Salgueiros
Car: not necessary

Golf: Miramar, Espinho, No do Fojo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $5.98 per person per night
Damage Deposit $119.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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