Apartment in heart of Porto with two balconies and spectacular city/river views

Apartment in heart of Porto with two balconies and spectacular city/river views

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

This is a modern, luxury mini-penthouse apartment on the 10th floor of an apartment building on the prestigious Avenida da República, in the heart of the city centre. The apartment has two balconies, one facing east, with spectacular views of the famous monastery Serra do Pilar in the foreground, the city and the mountains of the Douro valley in the distance, and one facing west, with breathtaking views of the river Douro, the port wine lodges, the Clerigos tower and the historical centres of Porto and Gaia (the two banks of the river).

There is a lounge with sofa bed, chairs and cable TV, a separate kitchen, luxury bathroom with full length bath, and double bedroom. There are two sets of double glazed sliding doors from the lounge to the front balcony and also double glazed sliding doors from the bedroom to the rear balcony. The apartment is therefore very quiet and peaceful despite its location in the heart of a buzzing city. There is free high speed Internet throughout the apartment, 40" TV with approx. 80 channels, an Apple TV and Bluray DVD player. Smoking is OK on the balconies but not inside the apartment.

Our apartment is a second home, so non-simultaneous exchanges are possible. It has been used mainly as a holiday let, but we're now in a position where we don't need to do that as much and can look forward to doing some exciting exchanges instead!

Property features

3 Reviews

Who we are

  1. We are professional women in mid-life who love to travel and enjoy life to the full. We are extremely tidy and respectful and will take good care of your home. We are both English but I lived most of my adult life in South Africa, so we have family and friends there and like to visit often. We fell in love with Portugal when we came to visit 9 years ago and moved here 8 years ago. It is a country full of surprises, with so much history, so many different cultures and micro-climates, the friendliest people in the world and 300 days a year of sunshine! We have done a few exchanges on HomeForExchange and are really enjoying the experience!

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Where is it?

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Situated in the heart of the tourist area of Porto, voted European destination of the year in 2017, the apartment is just a few metres from the famous D. Luis Bridge, the Serra do Pilar monastery, the Jardim do Morro and the spectacular Teleférico cable car terminal that takes you from the top of the bridge to the heart of the historical centre of Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro, where all the famous Port Lodges are located. The apartment is on the prestigious Avenida da República, with a wide choice of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants on the doorstep, tourist bus stops directly in front of the building and is just a minute's walk from General Torres metro and railway stations. Stroll across the bridge to Porto cathedral (about 10 minutes walk), the famous shopping street Rua de Santa Catarina, the Clerigos Tower, or the Ribeira - Porto's historical centre on the north bank of the river (all within 15 minutes walk from the apartment).

Porto's beaches at Foz and Matosinhos are around 15 minutes away by bus or metro, and the Green coast beaches of Francelos and Miramar are 10-12 minutes away by train. Trains from General Torres also take you directly to Aveiro (the "Venice of Portugal") in around 30 minutes and Lisbon in about 2 and a half hours. There is also a metro station at Porto airport which takes you to the door of the apartment in 45 minutes.

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