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"Porto Sea & River" a spacious apartment by beaches & river in Porto/Gaia – Home 3161076 Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

"Porto Sea & River" a spacious apartment by beaches & river in Porto/Gaia – Home 3161076

  • Apartment
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

"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.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 2 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

You'll be met by Rosa who lives nearby. She's from the local area and will point out directions for bus stop, beach, river, shops, restaurants etc. A very detailed information sheet is sent upon booking, with recommendations for local restaurants, beaches, activities, transport options and so on.

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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!

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About the owner

Al B.

Tourist License
83901/AL

Average reply time:
8 minutes
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
03 Dec 2021
Years listed:
8
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

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Reviews

Excellent
23 reviews

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“Great apartment. Great holiday.”

Reviewed 22 Sep 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 … More

“Nice apartment”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2019

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 mar… More

“Great location. Spacious, family getaway”

Reviewed 4 Sep 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 … More

“Highly recommended”

Reviewed 30 Jul 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 mu… More

“Great near the beach apartment, close to everything”

Reviewed 8 Jul 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 spaciou… More

“Estancia muy agradable”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2019

Hemos pasado unos días estupendos en su casa. La casa esta muy bien no le falta detalle. Dejan una cesta con productos q se agradece mucho. Tanto Rosa como Alex muy atentos. La zona muy bonita… More

“Comfortable, homely apartment with heaps of space and great location!”

Reviewed 23 Apr 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 p… More

“Apartamento cómodo y espacioso, muy bien ubicado”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2018

El apartamento es muy amplio y espacioso, el salón es muy acogedor y las habitaciones tienen el tamaño perfecto. Muy bien equipado, con dos baños completos y un aseo... y el due&n… More

“Lovely apartment and great location!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 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 term… More

“This was a fantastic location 10 mins from Porto City Centre 200 Yards from the beach. Beautiful Apartment and very spa”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2017

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

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Al (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Al (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Al (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Al the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Al (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Al (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Al (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Al (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Al (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Al (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Al (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Al (the owner) a message.

If Al (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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