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True home feel in central Coimbra

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, town center

The apt is decorated with family antiques and contemporary furniture with a true home feel.

2 bedrooms each with a double bed, sleeps up to 4 people.

Free street parking available at the building's door.

Direct railway and coach connections to the airports in Lisbon, Porto and Faro.

Fátima, Tomar, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz are just 40 min away while Bussaco is only 30 min away from the apartment and Alcobaça, Porto and Viseu are 1h away.


Owner
Jose
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Jose

I'm a university professor, born originally in Coimbra. Having lived in this town for the last 3 decades the more I travel around the whole more I'm in love with my hometown.

Jose purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Jose chose Coimbra

In the heart of town, no need to commute and it is even possible to go home for your lunch break! Besides, it has a beautiful garden and the whole building has been redone recently.

What makes this apartment unique

One apartment per floor, very quiet, large rooms, excellent overall conditions.

Amenities

Coimbra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both with direct sunlight/windows.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both with wardrobe and chest drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
While the apartment is in the very heart of the city, it is located in a quiet residential neighborhood where it is expected that noise will be kept to a minimum between the hours of 8 pm - 8 am. For this reason we do not accept bookings from tenants under 35 years old.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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True home feel in central Coimbra
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Great apartment! Great host!

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice apartment in a quiet, attractive neighbourhood. Comfortable and easy to settle in to, it had everything we wanted or needed and was tastefully decorated with some beautiful antique furniture. It was in a good location for exploring Coimbra and other points of interest in the area.

Jose, our host, was very helpful. He had offered advice when we were planning our trip and gave us some good suggestions. He spent time introducing us to the apartment and gave us guidance as to how to best organize our time to take in all the sights. He also provided some unexpected extras - wine, port, fruit, supplies, as well as some favorite Portuguese treats that were all greatly appreciated.

Jose treated us like guests in his own home. He was genuinely pleased that we had enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth and David, thank you for your kindness. It was a real pleasure to host you! We hope to have you back soon!
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5

stylish, and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptionally well presented apartment with everything that a holiday maker could ask for! I really appreciated the attention paid to little details such as beautiful linen, antique furniture, well equipped kitchen and lovely styling of the rooms. Jose's knowledge of what to see in Coimbra, where to eat, ect was invaluable. The apartment is not in the centre of Coimbra but in a leafy suburb with good bus links and it is only a twenty minute walk into town. There is a row of excellent local shops for fresh food, and cafes serving cakes and light meals. Coimbra is a fascinating city, even more so when outside of the main tourist area, and we found plenty of small traditional restaurants. I would highly recommend this place, it is very spacious for two people and can easily accomodate four. Thank you very much Jose for making our holiday so special!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your flattering words, Lucy! It was a real pleasure to host you. Allow me to correct you regarding the location: it is in the center of Coimbra but not downtown (which is 10 minutes walking downhill).
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5

stylish, comfortable and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptionally well presented apartment with everything that a holiday maker could ask for! I really appreciated the attention paid to little details such as beautiful linen, antique furniture, well equipped kitchen and lovely styling of the rooms. It is more a home from home than a bland holiday rental. Jose's knowledge of what to see in Coimbra, where to eat, ect was invaluable and he was a welcoming and well informed host. The apartment is not in the centre of Coimbra but in a leafy suburb with good bus links direct to the station, and it is only a twenty minute walk into town. There is a row of excellent local shops for fresh food, and cafes serving cakes and light meals. Coimbra hills are steep so getting to know the bus routes proved useful although taxi fares are not expensive. Coimbra is a fascinating city, even more so when outside of the main tourist area, and we found plenty of small traditional restaurants. A short walk down the hill is the delightful Quim Dos Ossos, with simple basic meaty food! After a busy day we really appreciated the peace and quiet of the apartment. I would highly recommend this place, it is very spacious for two people and can easily accomodate four. Thank you very much Jose for making our holiday so special!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your flattering words, Lucy! It was a real pleasure to host you. Allow me to correct you regarding the location: it is in the center of Coimbra but not downtown (which is 10 minutes walking downhill).
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5

A smart comfortable apartment easy reach of city.

  • 5 of 5

Completely and adequately furnished, spotlessly clean and with easy access to over 30 restaurants. The owner, who lives downstairs, provided exemplary care and attention. The Skype conversation with him beforehand was very useful and reassuring. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jose is a warm & friendly host.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is personalized with Jose's antiques, books, and even a turntable. Everything is clean and comfortable. Welcome gifts for left for us. The kitchen is well equipped and rather large.

It's important to know the second bedroom is really for one person, not an adult couple. The bed is slightly larger than a twin. We did enjoy ourselves and José was an attentive host.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you! I'm sad to know that you have found the bed you mention to be small as it is in fact a double size which is considered suitable for a couple by European standards.
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5

A Beautiful Apartment in a Wonderful Portugese Cit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment in the April. It was a perfect stay with all the amenities one needs to feel at home. It is very spacious and with a great kitchen for preparing meals. Jose, our host, provided us with many great ideas to explore this wonderful area of Portugal. Coimbra itself is a beautiful town with lots to explore. The apartment is kept to perfection with a nice living room, formal dining room and plenty of space for two couples or a family. We would highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Oporto (OPO)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Quinta das Lágrimas
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Coimbra B
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1 (Lisbon-Oporto)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Venus
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Torre
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Figueira da Foz
Car: not necessary

In an upscale neighborhood at the center of Coimbra, within walking distance (half a mile) to downtown, train station, riverside, university and central hospital. In a quiet street but just 200 m away from groceries, specialty stores and coffee houses and the best pastry house in town (Pastelaria Venus).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For 14 nights or more 75 Euro per additional night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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