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Janika's Apartment- New & Cozy at Historic Center

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Kitchen with sitting area for meals / Kitchen with dining area
We receive all our guests with Port wine and a homemade cake.
Kitchen with sitting area for meals / Kitchen with dining area

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Condo/Apartment
New, carefully decorated and cozy apartment in a renovated building with elevator (2nd floor) in the best area to enjoy the historic center - UNESCO World Heritage! Our neighborhood is picturesque, busy, and full of history. The building and the apartment have good acoustic insulation, and the apartment is at the back of the building, which makes it even quieter. Is surrounded by delicious restaurants and wine bars, typical narrow streets, and cafes 'al fresco'. Walking distance to main monuments! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Janika's Apartment already has the ‘CLEAN AND SAFE’ stamp from the national tourism board, the Turismo de Portugal. This means that we are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections. This requ...New, carefully decorated and cozy apartment in a renovated building with elevator (2nd floor) in the best area to enjoy the historic center - UNESCO World Heritage! Our neighborhood is picturesque, busy, and full of history. The building and the apartment have good acoustic insulation, and the apartment is at the back of the building, which makes it even quieter. Is surrounded by delicious restaurants and wine bars, typical narrow streets, and cafes 'al fresco'. Walking distance to main monuments! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Janika's Apartment already has the ‘CLEAN AND SAFE’ stamp from the national tourism board, the Turismo de Portugal. This means that we are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections. This requires the implementation of an internal protocol that ensures the necessary hygiene measures to avoid risks of contagion and guarantee safe procedures for the operation of tourist activities – protects both guests and staff. If you want to know anything in particular re. this subject, pls ask, will be very happy to clarify. - Fully equipped open plan kitchen with dish washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave/oven, hob, toaster, hand blender, Nespresso machine, kettle and all the crockery/cutlery/utensils you will need for a self-catering stay. A washing machine is available should you require it. A basic supply of coffee, sugar, tea, salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar is provided. Also main cleaning products are available. - Cozy living area, with comfortable sofa-bed for two and Smart TV: FREE NETFLIX. - Free WIFI - Heating in bedroom and living room. - A comfortable king bed is expecting you in the bedroom. - Spacious bathroom. Shampoo, bath wash and toilet paper available. - All linens provided. - Beach towels also provided in Summer time. - Travel Cot, high chair, and cutlery and baby dish available If you have questions, please do not hesitate! Say it and we will be happy to help! We will welcome you with a delicious 'Welcome Drink' - a good Portuguese wine and a delicious homemade cake (or another treat ...) Important notice: Immigration and Borders Service: Portugal has enforced a law requiring to record the entry, exit, and identification details of all non ­Portuguese guests. This law aims to stop human trafficking and other illegal practices. For this reason, we will kindly ask you to provide your personal information, similar to what you do when you check in at any hotel before checking in, as this is an obligation of any host to communicate those to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 34090/AL
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Cleaning prior to guest arrival. Even so, you are expected to take waste to the containers, and to close all windows. Check-in from 3PM and check-out until 11AM. These schedules can be adjusted at your convenience, there is no 24 hours reception: it's important to know your exact arrival time. Please let us know if any incident occurs, so we can fix it as soon as possible. Please respect our neighbours - we kindly ask you not to be loud at night. Please wash all the dishes you used.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Teresa T
Hosting since November 2016
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe love our city and will help you fall in love with it too! We will suggest our favourite restaurants, the main attractions and monuments and other super useful information. Any questions or special queries please do not hesitate! Say it and we will be happy to help! We will welcome you with a delicious 'Welcome Drink' - a good Portuguese wine and a delicious homemade cake (or another fine treat ...). Breakfast is available upon request: fresh bread (2 types) and some pastries with daily delivery. In the apartment you will find season fruit, Orange juice, butter, jam , ham, cheese, Nespresso coffee, instant coffee with cafeine or decaffeinated instante coffee, milk, assorted teas - with an additional fee of EUR 6,50 per person, per day.

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Reviews (28)
Lil G
Lil G
Liverpool, United Kingdom10 contributions
Beautiful apartment in the heart of the Old Town
We loved our week in this quirky apartment! Spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable, we felt at home straight away. Many Thanks to Teresa for arranging taxi transfers for us, for the port and delicious chocolate cake and for making our stay in Porto so special!
Visited April 2023
Written April 28, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
Thank you so much Lil. Hope to see you back in Porto soon 😉
Written May 26, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ALEetMAT
ALEetMAT
Paris, France188 contributions
Très bel appartement
Bel appartement en plein coeur de Porto. Nous y avons séjourné pendant 5 nuits. Les points positifs : - Bonne communication avec Teresa (la propriétaire) en anglais via airbnb, elle répond rapidement et nous a bien tout expliqué pour le check-in. - Mention spéciale pour son guide expliquant tout ce qu’il faut pour l’appartement et pour les visites, restaurants, etc. Elle l’envoie à l’avance par mail. Il est très bien fait, c’est la première fois que je vois ça. - L’appartement est très bien situé, en plein coeur des sites touristiques. - Accueil par sa collègue Andrea : très gentille et souriante. Accueil simple, rapide et efficace. - L’appartement est très cosy, bien décoré, très bien équipé, fonctionnel. Le mobilier est de bonne qualité, tout semble neuf. Il est également très propre. - On est accueilli avec un excellent gâteau au chocolat fait maison par Teresa, ainsi que du Porto bien sûr :) Une planche de charcuterie et fromages accompagnait également le gâteau. Merci pour toutes ses attentions ! - Télévision avec plusieurs chaînes française. Netflix disponible : on a pu profiter de regarder des films pendant les soirs de pluie, c’était sympa. - Check-out autonome : pas besoin d’attendre quelqu’un, on peut partir quand on le souhaite (jusqu’à l’heure maximum du check-out bien sûr). Les points à améliorer : - Literie assez ferme, en particulier les oreillers (dur pour les nuques fragiles). Peut-être prévoir des oreillers plus fins et plus moelleux. - L’eau de la douche s’écoulait très lentement. - Insonorisation avec l’appartement du dessus : attention, il n’y a aucune insonorisation ! Le parquet de l’immeuble est certes de qualité, mais il n’y a aucun isolant, vous entendez donc les voisins du dessus comme s’ils étaient chez vous ! Et pour notre part, nous n’avons pas eu de chance : des touristes au-dessus se sont succédés pendant notre séjour, ils marchaient comme des hippopotames, impossible de dormir avant 1h du matin et le bruit reprenait dès 7h du matin. On a bien tapé au plafond plusieurs fois, mais sans succès. Teresa connaît le problème et a déjà prévenu le propriétaire du dessus plusieurs fois, mais c’est peine perdue avec des touristes je pense… Teresa a eu la bonne idée de surelever son appartement, elle nous avait prévenu de marcher doucement (ce que nous avons fait), mais ce que manifestement le propriétaire du dessus n’a pas fait… Il faudrait vraiment que le propriétaire du dessus fasse des travaux d’isolation phonique. On recommande tout de même ce très bel appartement pour sa qualité, sa situation et la communication avec la propriétaire.
Visited June 2022
Written July 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michi mit Oe
Michi mit Oe
4 contributions
Wundervolles Appartement in toller Lage
Wir hätten es nicht besser treffen können. Das Appartement ist schön und komfortabel eingerichtet und dazu auch noch sehr sauber. Die Gastgeberin kümmert sich um die Wünsche und ist stets für einen da. Die Lage ist für uns ein absoluter Traum. Egal ob Sightseeing in der Altstadt, einen Drink am Douro, Besichtigung eines Weinkellers oder gute Anbindung mit Bus und Bahn. Wir empfehlen diese Unterkunft uneingeschränkt weiter!
Visited September 2020
Written October 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jean R
Jean R
Bourgoin Jallieu, France21 contributions
Juste Parfait
L’accueil de Teresa est très chaleureux, elle est aux petits soins pour ses locataires. Un gâteau, fait maison accompagné de Porto nous attendait à notre arrivée. Teresa veille à ce que tout soit parfait et elle y réussi parfaitement. L’appartement est très bien aménagé, fonctionnel et confortable. Nous étions deux couples, nous avons vraiment apprécié cette location. L’appartement est idéalement situé pour visiter le centre de Porto. Tout peut être fait à pied. Nous n’avons pris le tram que pour le plaisir. Une très bonne expérience que nous recommandons.
Visited June 2019
Written July 3, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
Vous êtes tellement sympa! Merci beaucoup - c'etait un vrai plaisir. J'espere vous revoir a Porto dans futur!
Written July 22, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

zips_brewhouse
zips_brewhouse
Minneapolis, MN7 contributions
The best experience in Porto (and maybe the world!)
I have traveled all over the world and have stayed in all kinds of properties ranging from 5*+ to budget. No where, and I really mean no where have I encountered the kind of incredible, from the heart experience that we received at Janika's apartment. Teresa's communication was always on-point, and unbelievably helpful both before, during and after the stay. She just gets it, effortlessly. The apartment is absolutely stunning, the location perfect, and the extra, thoughtful touches really make the experience. This is everything you've ever dreamed of in an apartment rental when traveling, and then some! Thank you so, so much for everything!!!
Visited September 2018
Written October 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
You are awesome, thank you :)))! Hope you see you again, and for longer! Take care!
Written December 5, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jason B
Jason B
Phoenixville, PA5 contributions
Great location, lovely place
We had a great time in Porto which was made even better thanks to this place and Teresa’s helpful tips and guidance. She was so welcoming and even helped arrange transportation for us — it felt like we were staying with a friend. The apartment is cozy and charming with a really great, central location. It was easy to walk to all the key sites and wonderful eateries. Our two children loved the apartment as it had a cute play area just for them. We were four people with luggage for two weeks of travel so we filled up the apartment fairly fully. However, it remained cozy and comfortable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone spending time in Porto.
Visited June 2018
Written June 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
Thank you Jason, you are a lovely family and your children are so sweet! It was a great pleasure. Hope we can see you again in Porto, sometime in the future!
Written June 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

martina180281
martina180281
Moana, Spain1 contribution
Maravilloso!
Estancia perfecta,lo que diferencia lo bueno de lo excelente son los detalles y este apartamento los tiene todos!,precioso,centrico,desayuno delicioso y una propietaria genial!
Visited March 2018
Written March 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
Muchísimas gracias Martina, eres super simpática! Ha sido un placer conocerte y a tu familia. Esperamos que vuelvan muy pronto! :))
Written March 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Damien
Damien
Paris, France15 contributions
Un vrai bijou en plein cœur de Porto !!
L’appartement de Teresa est tout simplement un petit bijou ! Situé dans un ancien entrepôt dédié à la reine morue (accessible par un ascenseur flambant neuf), l’appartement entièrement rénové est à deux pas du Douro et de son pont mythique. Ce qui attire immédiatement l’attention est le goût avec lequel ce dernier a été décoré, pierres apparentes conservées, aucune perte de place, un salon cosy pour se détendre devant Netflix après une journée à crapahuter dans les rues de Porto et surtout une chambre parfaitement insonorisée avec un lit de grande qualité. Enfin quelques détails amusants comme cet espace proche de la cabane pour enfant situé sous le salon ou encore cette mappemonde où sont épinglés les pays dont sont originaires les précédents voyageurs. Je conseille cet appartement sans aucune réserve !!!
Visited February 2018
Written February 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
Merci beaucoup pour cet review détaillé, nous sommes très flattés! Ce fut un plaisir, nous espérons que vous pourrez bientôt revenir!
Written February 15, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

macbratt
macbratt
Brattleboro, VT2 contributions
Perfect apartment in Porto
Teresa was the best host for our 4 night stay in Porto. She sat with us and shared highlights of Porto and had a well organized binder of recommendations and directions.The contemporary furnished apartment could sleep 4.The bedroom was bright and large and the living room couch made a comfortable second bed.The location was prime for cafes,stores, the riverfront activity and it's a 10 minute walk from Sao Bento train station. Her kitchen was well equipped with dishwasher,washing machine,coffee pods,olive oil and her signature fresh cake and a carafe of port to welcome us. Her apartment provided us a delightful visit to Porto!
Visited November 2017
Written November 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teresa T
Teresa T
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure, really! Hope to see you again in Porto!
Written November 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anniversary3037
Anniversary3037
24 contributions
Perfect spot! Perfect accommodation!! Perfect host!!!
Stayed with my wife for 4 nights during July. The apartment was perfect for our stay in Porto, close to the river and all places of interest. Teresa met us upon our arrival after having arranged a taxi from the airport for us. Her friendly welcome was fantastic making us not only feel welcome but part of her family. Her recommendations for places to visit and eat were perfect. The information we received from Teresa and Miguel following our booking was brilliant, probably the best we have recieved from all our holiday bookings. The apartment, in an old building which has been cleverly renovated, has been designed in a modern and creative manner and was immaculately clean and had all that we needed for our stay. The cake, decanter of port and other provisions were the icing on the cake. Teresa also kept in touch with us throughout our stay giving us last minute updates regarding local news and any changes to tourist spots. Teresa was the perfect host. We really could not have asked for more!!!
Visited July 2017
Written August 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Elevator/Lift access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • Television

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About the neighborhood
Our neighborhood is the heart of the historic center, UNESCO World Heritage, called Ribeira - one of the oldest and most typical of Porto. You will be delighted to get lost in the loveliest narrow streets and stairways, and to try our delicious cuisine in typical or fancy restaurants - yes, there are both types in Ribeira! Ribeira is now bursting with life - new restaurants, beautiful renovated buildings, charming shops, and all this busy life together with hidden, quiet typical streets... There is a very complete grocery store 10 meters from the apartment, and also a bakery at 50 meters. We will give you many suggestions on where to walk, the best restaurants, the main attractions and monuments and other information super useful.
Getting around
As we are in the Historic Center of Porto, you won't be needing much transport other than your feet to see the main attractions.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Our apartment is a walk away from all main transports - São Bento Train Station is 5 min., Metro is 5 min., Bus is 2 min., Taxi 2 min. There are several car parks near the apartment that can be booked in advance. The daily cost is around 15 eur. Reliable taxi service available can be booked in advance for transportation to and from the airport, and other routes. Baby car chair available. Tourist Tax As from March the 1st, 2018, the city of Porto will be charging a charge a Tourist Tax of Eur 2 per tourist per day (only for those over 13 years old), up to the maximum of Eur 14 per person. This fee is intended to help consolidate Porto as more sustainable and attractive city. Immigration and Borders Service: Portugal has enforced a law requiring to record the entry, exit, and identification details of all non ­Portuguese guests. This law aims to stop human trafficking and other illegal practices. For this reason, we will kindly ask you to provide your personal information, similar to what you do when you check in at any hotel before checking in, as this is an obligation of any host to communicate those to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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