1 suite, 1 standard room, sleeps 4, 10 minutes from Oporto downtown
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This was a beautiful apartment. It was well-equipped with everything that you would need. The location just across from the beach was fantastic.The sunsets from the balcony were breath-taking. There were fantastic walks along the sea front. The apartment is close to Porto and is a short hop by Taxi from the centre of Porto. Therefore, there was no need for a car. We so enjoyed our stay, we will happily return next year.
This is a wonderful, spacious place with amazing views of the ocean and beach. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen is nicely stocked. There are many restaurants near-by with beautiful ocean views. I recommend the italian restaurant next to the pharmacy (can't remember the name, but it is only 1/2 block away). I would highly recommend this place and would not hesitate to stay here again. Marcos was super helpful with recommendations and answered all of our questions.
Modern, comfortable, clean
We stayed only 4 nights at the apartment and wished it was more. The apartment is very big, beds are comfortable, kitchen and bathrooms sparkling clean, and the view to dye for. It is also easy accessible by car and there is enough parking in front of the building in case you don't use the underground garage. The owner is very easy to communicate with and very nice in person.
To visit Porto, we drove for 10 min. on Vila Nova de Gaya side of the river to Ponte da Arrabida, parked for free under the bridge and walked the rest of the way by the Riverside, admiring the downtown area across the river. The Douro Valley trip recommended by Mr.Loureiro was amazing.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Very nice apartment
Very nice and secured apartment. Really enjoyed the ocean view from the deck. We did borrow the 2 bikes and went for a ride along the shore. Lots a restaurants within walking and a grocery store down the road. There is no conditioning but you can get a flow of air circulating with the windows but the roosters crowing was problematic at night if you keep windows open.
Wonderful place to stay and a great view of the ocean
We stayed in this apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia for 3 months, and found it very enjoyable and especially relaxing. We spent countless hours on the balcony, the enclosed balcony, or the living room just staring at the ocean. The building is very well constructed and quiet. This place on the top (3rd) floor is very spacious, 2 king bedrooms with comfortable memory-foam mattress, 2 baths (one in-suite), a large well equipped kitchen, large dining/living room with glass doors to the balcony. There is a bus stop one block away, a grocery store about 5-6 blocks away, and many restaurants and bars for the beach goers. The bus runs about every 15 minutes and goes past many shopping areas, the Devesas train station, and into Porto itself.
Vila Nova de Gaia is not touristy...it is more of a seaside playground for the locals. We would definitely return.
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Superb apartment in a beautiful area
We had an amazing stay here, the apartment is spacious, nicely furnished and well equipped. The kitchen has all the appliances you need, the beds are comfy and the bathrooms are nice and clean (like the whole place).
The best thing though is the view. Breathtaking, with floor-to-ceiling windows you can enjoy it in the living room and on the large balcony it is even better!
The only dowside was that the garage was extremely hard to access with our rather large rental car if other residents parked their cars there as well. You probably won't have this problem with a small car.
Marcos is a great host, flexible and ready to help, also provided us with some infos of the area and Porto.
We'd definitely go again and I couldn't recommend the apartment more!
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White sandy beaches in front of the apartment. An extension of 15 Km of white sand beaches, cycling tracks and 'jogging' along the beach that can take you to the cellars of the world famous Port Wine, just 6 km from the apartment. We provide 2 full suspension aluminum bicycles for free use of guests.
A Children's playground is located near the building, next to the sea.
The apartment is located at 20 meters of beachfront restaurants, bars and cafés, a bakery with fresh bread and pastries throughout the day; It is 700 metres from the mouth of the Douro River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, which is also a habitat of many species of birds in the area; It is at 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 one more time the distinction of best destination in Europe in 2013 by magazines of international tourism. A visit to take a drink, a 'glass of Porto' in the 'night of Porto' is then 'mandatory'.
It's a calm and relaxing place, close to everything. An automobile, although recommended, is not indispensable. There is a bus stop immediately in front of the building.
It's a great place to spend your vacation, it doesn't matter if you go to the beach, to walk, to make a monumental or historical 'tour' or boating upstream the Douro, or whether you mix with the local population, feel the heartbeat of the city and experience its food, wines, traditions, their way of life and culture. It has always something for everyone.
Definitely is not just great for the summer, but a great place to stay all year round.