2 bedrooms, 4 people, 10 minutes from the center of Porto and Gaia.
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About Marcos Loureiro
Producer and Television Director (retired).Complementary activity
Marcos Loureiro purchased this Apartment in 2016
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, excellent and spacious balcony facing the sea, proximity to transport, quality of space and finishes, surrounding atmosphere.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We were met by Marcos, who was very friendly and showed us around the apartment, He brought us beach towels as we had forgotten ours and he gave some great advice about the area. Marcos was very easy to reach to ask questions during our stay. The apartment was very clean and we had everything we needed. The apartment is well situated for a holiday to combine time on the lovely beach with visiting Porto or going further afield. It is an easy cycle ride from the apartment to Porto where you can lock your bikes up and tour the city. Thank you for a lovely stay!
Lovely flat on beachside location
A very comfortable and spacious apartment
This apartment is very well-equipped, spacious, clean and warm, with the ocean just across the road. Everything was as described on the website. We were most comfortable there.
Marcos very helpfully sent us route maps by e-mail before our arrival, and always answered any queries we had concerning the apartment prior to arrival. We were met and shown around by a colleague of his, Rui, who was most attentive and accommodating.
The apartment is very well placed to explore the ocean promenade. There are extensive walks (or runs!) along this. There are sandy beaches very close by, and the Reserva Natural Local do Estuário do Douro is within easy walking distance. The main port wine lodges are a short drive away.
We found visiting Porto itself more difficult. If you are totally unfamiliar with a city, then driving through it and parking up to see the sights will always be a challenge. Be aware that the streets through the historic centre are narrow and often one-way, and the traffic very slow; we encountered several grid-locked areas. An alternative is to use public transport. The nearest metro station is some way from the apartment, and the single Porto (STCP) bus which terminates just up the road (route 902) does not go to the old city centre area. A change of buses is required.
None of this took away from what was an extremely relaxing and pleasant stay; a break from all the driving both before and afterwards. You have to search for high quality accommodation, and this was of the highest quality. We recommend it strongly to future renters.
Très bien.juste un peu bruyant à l étage.un micro ondes serait le bienvenu.sinon tt était parfait
Foi como o habitual.
Gunstige prijs en kwaliteit
Mooi apartament met prachtig uitzicht.
Het was een fijn verblijf, we hebben genoten.
White sand beaches in front of the apartment. An extension of 15 km of white sandy 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.
A Children's playground is located immediately in front of the building, by the sea.
The apartment is located 200 meters from local restaurants by the sea, bars and cafes, bakery with fresh bread and pastries throughout the day; is located 500 meters from the mouth of the Douro River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, a place that is also a habitat and a sanctuary for many species of birds in the area; It is located 5 km from shopping center, 8 km golf course, 6 km from the historic district of Porto and nightlife, with bars and live music. The city was recently awarded best tourist destination in Europe by international travel magazines. A visit to the "night of Oporto" is "mandatory".
A calm and relaxing place, close to everything. A car, although convenient, is not indispensable. There is a bus stop immediately in front of the building.
It's a great place to spend your holidays, whether going to the beach, walk around, do a historic "tour", monumental or boat upstream, or if you will mix with the local people, feel the city heartbeat and experience their food, wine, customs, their way of life and their culture.
It is definitely not just fantastic for the summer, but a great place to stay all year round.