2 rooms. sleeps 4, large apartment with balconies facing the sea
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About Marcos Loureiro
Television Producer and Director while being this a sideline.
Marcos Loureiro purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Marcos Loureiro chose Vila Nova de Gaia
This apartment stands out for its quality, exuberance of space and perfect location
What makes this Apartment unique
The wide balconies facing the sea, the generous spaces, the superior quality of the finishings, equipment and the surrounding area are a perfect match.
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Awesome clean, spacious apartment in a wonderful location. We thoroughly enjoyed the views from the 2 balconies and the proximity to the beach. Marcos was a great host. Would definitely stay here again.
Peaceful Lavadores within easy reach of a vibrant and bustling Porto
After I booked this accommodation I wondered on looking again at its location on the map whether I had made an error in choosing an apartment which was not in central Porto. But I need not have worried because when we arrived I realised that I had made the best choice.
The apartment was new, spacious and comfortable with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean both from the lounge and even whilst laying in bed watching the amazing sky turn first pink then blue in the early morning sunrise. The block was so quiet, situated in a peaceful and secure environment overlooking the sea. There is a lovely cafe bar below for that glass of Vinho Verdi either on the way out for the evening or on return for a nightcap.
We used the local buses to reach Porto and Taxis a couple of times to return when we were tired after much sightseeing. They cost no more than €8 per trip and Uber was particularly good for delivering us home from a restaurant after the arrival of an Atlantic storm one evening.
In Porto one of our best finds was the food market called Bom Succeso. Not as big as the Time Out Market in Lisbon but less crowded and we found Portuguese Sparkling wine at only €2 a glass! Another was a lovely little wine bar called “Wee Porto” where we sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed a plate of Portuguese cheese and some aged Tawny Port.
Marcos met us on arrival and gave us useful information about the apartment facilities, good restaurants and their menus.
Altogether a very enjoyable stay. Portugal never fails when it comes to giving an opportunity to meet and speak with friendly locals and to enjoy such wonderful sights and local cuisine.
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A fantastic time in Porto and Northern Portugal!
My wife and I stayed at this Porto apartment from May 6 to May 13, 2018. We had a fantastic time exploring Porto and Northern Portugal during the day. Returning to this very beautiful and comfortable apartment every evening to watch the sun set on the Atlantic. Marcos was a very gracious host treating us with the utmost respect and leaving nothing to worry about. Our deepest appreciation to Marcos for a wonderful time. It was our first experience with VRBO and it won't be our last!
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Great apartment for a Porto holiday
The apartment was exactly as described and was to an excellent standard . Thank you for allowing us to stay . We will be back
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Beautiful, comfortable aparment with outstanding sea views.
The apartment is very conveniently positioned on the sea front with lovely views of the ocean. There are some lovely bars and restaurants within walking distance and the beach is a two minute walk across the road. Porto is within easy reach by bus and we managed very well using the regular bus service. Taxis are plentiful and good value for money and we were delighted at not having to hire a car.
Marcos was incredibly helpful and a man of his word. He is the most easy person to deal with and it would be great if all property managers were as reliable as he! The apartment is well appointed and we found the beds really comfortable. It was great to have the use of deck chairs and a beach umbrella.
Thank you Marcos for making our stay so memorable and we very much hope to return.
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The apartment was better than advertised. Beautifully decorated & furnished. A laundry room in the apartment was a surprise bonus. So spacious & bright. The view was spectacular, waking every morning to the view of the ocean & falling to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing was so peaceful & relaxing. The proximity to near by LOCAL restaurants & bus stop made this stay perfect! The property owner and associated were professional, friendly & extremely helpful. What a great experience from start to finish. I come to Portugal every year, I know found my new home away from home. I could not imagine ever staying at a hotel or another apartment. Everything you could want out of your holiday stay us right here.
Thank you so much Marcos & Rui for making my stay so easy, enjoyable & beautiful.
A relaxed beach atmosphere. An extension of 15 km of white sandy beaches, cycling tracks and 'jogging' along the beach that can lead you to the world famous 'port wine' cellars, just 6 km from the apartment. We provide 2 full suspension aluminum bicycles for free use of guests.
A children's playground is located less than 150 metres, next to the sea.
The apartment is located near local restaurants, bars and cafés and bakeries with hotcakes and pastries; It is 500 metres from the mouth of the Douro River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, which is also home to many species of birds and nature reserve; It is 5 Km from shopping centres, 5 Km from golf courses, 6 km from the historic area of Porto and the nightlife, with bars and live music. The city was awarded the distinction of best destination in Europe in 2012 by international tourism magazines. A view of the 'night of Porto' is 'mandatory'.
A car, although recommended, is not indispensable. A bus stop with 2 lines and periodicity of 30 and 20 minutes is located immediately in front of the building.
A quiet and relaxing location, close to everything. A great place to spend your holidays, no matter if you are going to enjoy the beach, walking by the sea, visit the city, make a historic, monumental 'tour' or boating up the River, or even if you mix with the local population, feel the beat from the heart of the city and experience their food, wines, customs, way of leaving and culture. There is everything for everyone, within a walking distance.
Definitely, it is not just great for the summer, but a great place to stay all year round.