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'Porto Sea & River' a spacious apartment by beaches & river in Porto/Gaia

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A short walk away on the Douro River is Afurada fishing village with a little ferry and restaurants
Right by local beaches with boardwalk, cycle track, restaurants and cafes
Quaint villages in the Minho region, a nice day trip from Porto
1 of 58A short walk away on the Douro River is Afurada fishing village with a little ferry and restaurants
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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'Porto Sea & River', officially registered for tourism, is a spacious, modern and fully-equipped apartment by the beaches and the mouth of the Douro River (on the south side). It’s located in a quiet residential area with parks and views of the river and pine forests. There are bakeries, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and other options nearby. Bike hire, surf lessons, kayak rentals, riverboat trips are all easy to arrange. From the apartment you can walk 200 m down to a 15km stretch of white sand beaches, where there are walkways, cycle tracks, cool beach bars and good seafood restaurants. Or you can head along the scenic river road (with walkway and cycle track) to the Douro Marina (with yachts) and Afurada fishing village (with local fish restaurants and a charming ferryboat). A bit fu...'Porto Sea & River', officially registered for tourism, is a spacious, modern and fully-equipped apartment by the beaches and the mouth of the Douro River (on the south side). It’s located in a quiet residential area with parks and views of the river and pine forests. There are bakeries, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and other options nearby. Bike hire, surf lessons, kayak rentals, riverboat trips are all easy to arrange. From the apartment you can walk 200 m down to a 15km stretch of white sand beaches, where there are walkways, cycle tracks, cool beach bars and good seafood restaurants. Or you can head along the scenic river road (with walkway and cycle track) to the Douro Marina (with yachts) and Afurada fishing village (with local fish restaurants and a charming ferryboat). A bit further upriver are the Port wine cellars and historic centre of Porto. Downstairs there's a shared garden and barbecue area, as well as space in the garage for 1 car. Ideal for couples, families and groups wanting a mix of relaxation and things to see, including historic Porto and nearby beaches. We provide a welcome hamper with food and drink when you arrive. I lived here when I was working for a Port wine company in Gaia/Porto and I've been welcoming guests since. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 83901/ALMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
This is my home and I like to keep it in a good condition for guests. Please help me by taking care too. Pets, smoking and loud parties are not allowed. Families live in adjoining apartments, so please be considerate and don't make too much noise, especially in the morning (before 9am) or at night (after 10pm). There's a balcony, so please keep watch over children. Many thanks!
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Al B
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

4 people travelling including our 31 yeargold daughter with mobility & learning disabilities, so needed wheelchair sometimes. Communication with Al the owner was easy. Provided clear instructions of how to get to the apartment & what to expect. Rosa was very helpful to us. Left...More

Date of stay: September 2019
2  Thank Jane S
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

This apartment is well sized and in a great location for those who wish to explore both the coast and the city. Within the local area there are plenty of places to eat and drink, as well as a mini market with all the main...More

Date of stay: September 2019
2  Thank Amy K
Reviewed September 4, 2019

From the start, we had excellent communication from Alex, which is always reassuring. Our arrival was late on Saturday evening but Rosa was there to meet us and show us the facilities. Great location - one minute from the bus stop into Porto itself (perhaps...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank 861ashleight
Reviewed July 30, 2019

The spacious apartment is ideally situated close to stunning beaches, bars, shops, and other amenities. Easy drive or bus into Porto. Excellent communication from owner. Welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated.

Date of stay: July 2019
2  Thank john w
Reviewed July 8, 2019

We had an amazing vacation time in Alex’s apprtment. Alex and Dona Rosa are super friendly hosts. Communication was easy from the beginning, Alex is very responsive. Apartment is pretty spacious, super clean and has everything you might need for you to be completely comfortable....More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank Vacation566090
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Alex's apartment is just a lovely place to stay near Porto and means you get both easy access to the city centre and a lovely location right on the beach. The rooms are spacious, it's very peaceful, beds comfortable and bathrooms big and modern. There's...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Sue C
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Location is great with easy access to beaches and river walk. Rosa met us and explained everything in the apartment and left us with an amazing welcome pack. It was an 'easy' holiday in terms of location and facilities and dealing with Al was quick...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank MonicaH752
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Apartment was spacious clean and in a fantastic location, highly recommend a stay if visiting Porto.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Owen S
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Located in the city of Vila nova de Gaia (not to be mistaken for Porto!) on the southside bank of the river Douro. Apartment equipped with all the necessities for a short or long vacation. IMO could use a bit of restoration, since it is...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Lennart L
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Alex was great to deal with. Always replied immediately to emails and was accommodating with our request for an extra set of keys. The apartment was very clean and Rosa, who manages the property greeted us warmly with lots of helpful information. Great location as...More

Date of stay: September 2016
2  Thank RexB83
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stove
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
It's a 2 minute walk to the beaches and 5 minutes to the river. The apartment overlooks fields, pine forest and the river. Around the corner, there's a park overlooking the sea and river. There are also cycle tracks and walkways all along the river and beaches. It's a relaxing sort of place. Within a short walk are cafes, bakeries, restaurants, beach bars, bike hire shops, bank machines and so on. Regular buses from outside the apartment head into the center of town and the port wine cellars.
Getting around
Taxis are cheap and are the best way to get to and from the airport. There's a bus stop outside the apartment, with 3 routes to different parts of town (including the historic center and port wine cellars). Bikes are available for hire and cost around 15 euros per day. There's a walkway/ cycle track all along the coast and also up the river to the historic center. Hire cars are useful if wanting to explore further afield and there's 1 space in the garage, plus free parking on the streets.
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