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View from Terrace
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View of sunset from Terrace
Bedroom - Queen Bed
Lounge
Vila do Conde
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Condo/Apartment – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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English first
frank1914
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful apartment, with excellent support from owner and housekeeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
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We stayed at Vila Cha Terrace for two weeks in June 2014. I am English and my friend is French. We were both absolutely delighted with the apartment and had a wonderful holiday. Many of the good points about the apartment and the area have been mentioned by other reviewers, but they all seemed to have omitted the excellent support given by Aslam [the owner] and Gasparina [the housekeeper]. I have never spoken to Aslam, but he dealt with my emails immediately, with great efficiency and helpfulness and I felt confident that I could contact him with any problems. Gasparina turned out to be an absolute gem. On arrival, I had toothache. Gasparina phoned around to find a dentist and then drove us to the surgery and back and acted as interpreter! A week later my friend had an infection and needed antibiotics. Once again, Gasparina helped us to get the required medical support.

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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location with stunning views of the sea
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RhodieBil...
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Relaxing and Pleasant Atmosphere...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Stayed here, for the second time now, from the 17/10/13 to the 03/11/13.
As per usual the hand-over of the keys etc was easy and the caretaker was waiting for us to arrive.
The stay was very pleasant, it was just a shame the weather wasn't great, but it was October and it can be wet & windy.
Since we last stayed there has been a Dishwasher installed, which was handy and worked really well!
I just wish that they had left the original Sofas that were there on our previous visit which were really comfortable! The Leather Sofas there now were not so unfortunately, they were very slippery that you eventually nearly ended up on the floor! Not an improvement I'm afraid.... Sorry.
And while we are on that subject of observations, rather than complaints, the TV kept on going off by itself, (and it wasn't on a timer) and you had to keep on switching it on. But after a few minutes it stayed on, until the next time you switched it on....
Another thing that was annoying was that not everytime you turned on the hot water it would get hot, (Boiler not igniting) so a bit like the TV, turn off the tap and turn on again and then it would work, but only if you had the Tap on full, turn it down and the water would get cold. And while we are on the subject, the sink in the Bathroom leaks, it would drain with the plug securely in - strange and shaving was an issue because you had to keep filling the sink, hopefully with Hot Water, if it worked....!!??
And there were Bulbs missing/blown in the Lounge. Kitchen and Terrace.

But other than that it was a pleasant stay and the apartment was clean and tidy - I think it just needs a bit of 'TLC' to bring it up to scratch again....

As previously stated these are more observations than complaints and I'm sure they will be rectified, if not already.

Just one more thing - it would be great if there was 2 sets of keys so if there are 2 of you that want to go out at differing times you can, otherwise if one goes out the other has to stay in because they would have no key to get back in, and vice-versa...

Thanks again, see you next time...

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, Accommodation and Price!
Liked least: The Sofas and Leaking Bathroom Sink....
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Manuela-N...
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, well-equipped apartment in nice, little coastal village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our stay in Vila Cha Terrace. The apartment is very well equipped and maintained. We did not miss anything. We also appreciated that some basic ingredients for cooking were present as well as the fresh fruit and milk when we first arrived. All the rooms have a good size and especially the large terrace with view of the ocean was very enjoyable.
Vila Cha is a small village North of Porto with access to the Porto Metro system in Mindelo (ca 10 min drive by car). Close to the apartment there are a few Cafes, Mini-Mercados (Small supermarkets) and a really nice restaurant further South (10 minutes walk). Normal supermarkets can be found in Vila do Conde.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Overall layout and state of the apartment.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dan1954
London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011 for a stay in December 2010
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Stayed here whilst working on Porto. It is a lovely apartment right near the beach and within easy driving distance of the airport and Porto centre.

I'd highly recommend it.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The view
Liked least: Slightly dated kitchen.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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TrudyShre...
Shrewsbury
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment with a lovely view of the Atlantic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 for a stay in May 2010

Very comfortable apartment with well furnished balcony situated in an unspoilt fishing village. I have no hesitation in recommending the apartment and I would really like to return.

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4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: View of the Ocean from the large well equipt balcony.
Liked least: Lack of public transport from the village itself.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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RhodieBil...
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A delightful apartment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

I have to honest I haven't stayed at many vacation rental, but I tell you one thing, I hope they are all like this one!
I cannot emphasize enough how well-presented the apartment was - Truly like 'Home from Home' - But with a better view!
You will want for nothing here, everything, and more, is provided. The lounge is a lovely cool refuge in the afternoon heat if needed and come with all the greature comforts, TV, Internet, Sound System, and those Sofas are as comfortable as the look, if not more so!
The Kitchen has everything one needs...... And the bedroom is nice and cool and quite enough to sleep late.
But for me, The Terrace - Oh I could live on that Terrace, and it's big enough! The views, the sea-breeze, beautiful!
Parking was never a problem and seems secure as it's a proper village enviroment.
There is lots of nice cafes and restaurants in walking distance where you can get essentials, but not only that, at around mid-morning the fruit/veg/fish/meat/baker vans come down the street everyday, just listen for the 'Hooters'....lol.

No, seriously I would recommend this place to anyone. I plan to go back again.......... and again.

Thank you!

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything. Really, everything!
Liked least: We couldn't stay longer.......
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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skippyDev...
devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

We stayed at Vila Cha for a week in August. The accommodation is great, large spacious lounge with sea views, nice size bedroom, smallish kitchen but we had most of our meals outside on the large terrace, which was reasonably private. Great sunsets. Very handy for Porto (get the metro, it's cheap and efficient) and for other sight seeing in Northern Portugal. Wasn't over keen on Vila Cha to start off with, but it grew on us. Friendly and inexpensive bar at the top of the road. If there were any downsides it was probably being on the 2nd floor with no lift (we had been on holiday for 3 weeks and had bought lots of things on our travels) and limited parking, but these are very minor worries. Overall would thoroughly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Roof terrace
Liked least: parking
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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