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NiceView- River view Flat by Port Wine cellars.

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

15kms of Blue Flag beaches only 10 minutes away.

An apartment with 2 double rooms, living room, bath with shower, kitchen and a terrace turned East..

The landscape from the terrace, surprises us with the views of the river Douro and the elements classified by UNESCO as World Heritage , Church and Serra do Pilar, D. Luis bridge and Porto Cathedral.

From the terrace can also be seen on the left river bank, the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia and the Port Wine cellars that are spread over the slope. The first cellar is 100 metres from the apartment.

The view over the right river bank allow the observation one of the most interesting Portuguese landscapes, the Historic centre of the city of Porto, only at 30 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by bus.

It will take less than 10 minutes to walk down the hill until you get to the river bank. Why not a Douro River cruise?

In the back of the building there is a large area with trees and a very small construction density. In a very quiet area, with bus stop just 100 metres

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Vila Nova de Gaia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lift on the building up to the 4th floor. The apartment is on the 5th floor (last).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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NiceView- River view Flat by Port Wine cellars.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Copenhagen, Denmark

Excellent location with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely appartment in a residential area, high above the river Douro with a stunning view of the bridge crossing the river. Nice and quiet area but still within walking distance to the portwine estates, the river and the sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and to take the time to review your stay. We are very pleased to know that you find it convenient. Hope that your visit to Porto gave you a a good time to remember. Best regards, Rui
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A well appointed flat with a great view

  • 4 of 5

This is a great flat that is very comfortable and can sleep up to five with good accommodation - a large lounge and diner, small kitchen and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a balcony with the advertised view - and it is an amazing view! There is also parking available together with a local small grocers shop and a cafe/bakery.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and for your repeated visits. We are very glad that you like to return and we will do our best to improve your experience next time. Best regards, Rui
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Devon UK

Amazing view,great location.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view lovely clean,large apartment 2 mins to bus stop.Porto is so beautiful a magical city we will definetly return.

Mrs.Maria was friendly and helpful great bakery and supermarket downstairs what else could you want.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review and for your kind words. They are good motivators to continue improving the comfort of the apartment. Our best regards Rui Brandão
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Super! Sehr zu empfehlen.

  • 5 of 5

Schöne große Wohnung mit tollen Blick auf Porto. Die Wohngegend ist OK und der erste Portweinkeller 300m entfernt, übrigens sehr zu empfehlen. Wer nicht wieder den Berg hochlaufen möchte, das Taxi von den Portweinbodegas im Hafen kostet 3,80€!! Ein guter Ausgangspunkt und seinen Preis wert. Allerdings sollte man in Porto gut zu Fuß sein.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito obrigado por ter dedicado o seu tempo a escrever o seu simpático comentário. Queremos continuar a fazer o melhor para que as estadias sejam muito agradáveis e estas palavras são decerto motivadoras. Os melhores cumprimentos Rui Brandão
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Laval, Canada

A Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

First, I apologize. I should have written this review some time last year. This place was great. The property was clean and well-maintained. We are a family of four and there was more than enough room for everyone. The view from the balcony was amazing. We were lucky to arrive on Sunday on time for the Festa Sao Joao. We had a great view of the fire works from the balcony, which was also a great place to have breakfast and relax on in the evenings after long days out. Porto wine never tasted so good sitting on the balcony during those evenings. Parking was never an issue as there is enough space on the street below. Right outside the door to the building these is a small grocery store and a pastry shop where we bought fresh bread and pastries daily. We really enjoyed our time there and miss it a lot.

P.S. Thank you Rui for letting us in when we arrived earlier than expected.


  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for your kind comments. They are a strong motivator for us to continue to improve our apartments. I´m very happy that you enjoyed the stay. Best Regards. Rui
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Great flat with wonderful views in Gaia

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my parents at this great flat in an excellent location in the Vila Nova de Gaia district of Porto. The flat is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. It is on the fifth floor of its building; a lift goes to floor 4 then there is one flight of stairs to the front door.

The owner gave us very clear information how to find the flat and asked us to contact him on arrival at the airport. The housekeeper was waiting for us when we arrived and made us very welcome, showing us where everything could be found.

There is a cafe / small shop on the ground floor of the apartment building and several other shops including mini supermarkets, butchers and bakers within 2 minutes walk.

For those who are able to walk up and down hills, the very attractive Gaia quayside

is about a 15 minute walk away. The centre of Porto can easily be reached on foot across the spectacular bridge.

Across the road from the flat is one of the major Port Lodges. This is newly renovated and well worth a visit. It offers a much more in-depth and informative tour than some of the more 'touristy' lodges on the Gaia quay.

We hired a car during our week's stay, which made it easy to get around the city and the local area. However, public transport is excellent. I would particularly recommend the 8 Euro ticket that allows you to travel all day on the city's old trams.

We enjoyed a day cruise on the River Douro, starting with breakfast on the boat, having lunch and arrivning at Pinhao about 5.00pm. The train journey back gives another view of the spectacular Douro valley with its terraced vineyards.

We had a fantastic time staying at this flat in Porto and would absolutely recommend it to anyone considering staying in this beautiful, historic city. I'm sure we will come back for a return visit.

Neil Baker

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for your kind words. Was nice to know that you liked. This is a good incentive to continue improving the confort of the apartment. Our best regards Rui
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Porto, the country´s second largest city, is in itself full of interest, but the surrounding cities offers the visitor plenty to see.

Along the coast, down to the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho (with a casino) you will find 15 kms of white sand beaches classified with Blue Flag. Splendid seafood can be found almost everywhere.

On the left side of Douro you can visit, in Vila Nova de Gaia, the lodges where Port wine is blended and aged and where you can taste the different varieties, or you may choose to take a river cruise along the Douro.

Traditional cities like Vila do Conde, Braga, Ponte de Lima or Guimarães are within 50 kms range and worth a visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Base price for 2 persons. Easter, S.João, and Christmas have special rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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