2 bedrooms, 4 people manning, 10 minutes from the center of Porto and Gaia.
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, German (written)
About Marcos Loureiro
Tv producer and director, being this a complementary activity.
Marcos Loureiro purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Marcos Loureiro chose Vila Nova de Gaia
Location on the best beach of Vila Nova de Gaia and quality of the property.
What makes this Apartment unique
Privileged situation, close to transport, space and quality finishes, engaging atmosphere.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great Time in Porto!
We loved this property and its location across the street from the ocean was perfect for my beach-loving mom. For anyone more interested in the central Porto experience, this is not the most convenient property for that purpose. But if you want to get away from it all while still being relatively close to Porto, this is the perfect place!
Coming back next year
The condo has everything you need. We appreciate the beach chair to watch the great sunsets. The location is perfect for long walks along the path adjacent to the beach. A car is recommended for exploring the region. Marcos was very friendly and explained how everything worked in the apartment and recommend a fee local restaurants and a local croissant shop. The apartment is large enough for families or two couples and the underground parking is very secure.
Beautiful View, Clean and Safe - We'd return for sure!
The owner was prompt and courteous throughout the entire process. We arrived at airport at 11:20 pm so were concerned but the owner was fine with it. Flight was late, arrived at apartment just before 1 am and he couldn't have been more understanding. We left at 5 am and were able to just leave the keys in the apartment and text him upon departure. Marcos is informative and helpful.
This beach front apartment is south of the river, just outside of Porto. Easy bus access to Porto Center from apartment or approximately 10 Euro Uber ride. 20 Euro Uber from Airport. Both bedrooms have queen comfortable beds. The shower head in the bathroom is awesome. This place would be great for 2 couples although it was just my husband and I. We enjoyed being outside of the hustle and bustle of Porto yet there were at least 3 darling cafes oceanfront within walking distance for morning coffee along with several restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised that all of these were open in November! Great sushi place a few blocks from apartment. Wifi was fine, a few games and books and two balconies large enough to sit out on. We had a great time at this location even though we only walked on the beach due to rain/wind. The bluster was refreshing with the salt air.
The bicycles advertised are in disrepair and the tires need air. We attempted to limp to the gas station but never made it that far. (one derailleur is seized due to rust so does not shift and is stuck in the most difficult gear, the other barely switches gears without dropping the chain, there is a bicycle pump but it plugs into a cigarette lighter and we did not have a car.) If you have a car to inflate the tires and just wanted to cruise the boardwalk out front of the apartment, I suppose they would be functional for this purpose.) We had intended to ride them into Porto each day so if this your plan, rent a car or be fine with public transportation.
We loved this apartment.
Thank you for your detailed and informative comment. It was a pleasure to welcome you. Regarding the bikes, they will fe fixed this week. New tires, gearing tuning and so on. Thank you for letting me know. I look forwar to welcome you again.
Spotlessly clean and as described in details.
We were met at apartment by owner, Marcos, who was very helpful. The apartment was lovely, very clean and tidy. Fantastic views of the sea. If you want to be just outside the busyness of Porto, I would highly recommend.
A lovely place!
We really enjoyed staying here. The view is fabulous and the flat is spacious, well furnished and very comfortable. The beach is perfect too!
White sandy beaches in front of the apartment. An extension of 15 kms of white sandy beaches, cycling and ' jogging ' tracks along the beach that lead you to the caves of the world famous ' port wine ', just 6 km from the apartment. We provide 2 full suspension aluminum bicycles for free use of guests on the tracks.
A playground is located immediately in front of the building, next to the sea.
The apartment is located at 20 m from the sand, 200 m of beachfront restaurants, bars and cafés, a bakery with fresh bread and pastries throughout the day; It is located 500 m from the mouth of the Douro River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, location that is also a habitat for many species of birds in the area; It is located 5 Km from shopping centres, 8 km from golf courses, 6 km from the historic area of the harbour and the nightlife, with bars and live music. The city was recently awarded the distinction of best destination in Europe in 2012 by magazines of international tourism. A visit to the ' night in Oporto ' is a must.
A calm and relaxing place, close to everything. An automobile, although recommended, is not indispensable. There is a bus stop just in front of the building.
Is a great place to spend your holidays, no matter if you are going to the beach, sightseeing, to take a tour of historic, monumental or boat upstream, or whether you want to mix with the local population, feel the city heartbeat and experience its food, wines, traditions, their way of life and culture.
Definitely is not just perfect for summer, but a great place to stay all year round.
You may have a better idea of the place using the map and expanding it enough to clearly see the representation of the road near the balloon locating the apartment, dragging the orange man icon onto the street near the balloon. Thus, you enter the street view mode and you can see all the location and surroundings in 3D. Our balconies are located on the building's front view, facing West and are marked in green in one of the photos on this site, for easy reference.