Foz do Douro Hideaway

Oporto, Portugal
Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura Recasts A Historic Porto Townhouse As A Modern Urban Pad

Wander down the cobbled backstreets of Foz do Douro, and you'll find this small house tucked away behind an ivy wall. But it's so worth searching for. Designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate and one of the country's foremost architects, it was chosen as an example of architectural best practice in historic places by the Centre for Architecture, Creativity and Sustainability in 2012.   

And it's very easy to see why. The appeal of this contemporary conversion is in its simple design. Colors are minimalist creams and whites, with limited decor and unfussy modern art. The exposed interior staircase has strong lines and a great sculptural feel.

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 Two of the three bedrooms are located on the first floor, and have their own bathrooms. The garden loft is on the ground floor, with a small living room, bathroom and private garden. There is also a communal area and a fully-equipped kitchen.     


PORTUGAL'S SECOND CITY   

Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal, but its historic center, the Ribeira district with its cobbled streets, old storefronts and plazas, is still largely preserved and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

Lonely Planet describes Oporto as "a colourful tumbledown dream with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings piled on top of one another". 

The city has undergone a transformation in recent years, with inexpensive Ryan Air flights bringing travelers to the city for weekend breaks.   Sights not to miss include the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves and Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música.   


LOCATION    

Oporto, Portugal. Nearest airport: Sá Carneiro International Airport (15km, 15 to 20 minutes by taxi).    


BEST TIME TO VISIT    

Year round, though May to October is the best time to enjoy the beaches.    


Photo credit: Tiago Casanova

 
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Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Foz do Douro Hideaway, Oporto, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Foz do Douro Hideaway
Oporto, Portugal
An Architectural Hideaway In Foz Do Douro

This lovely house designed by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is tucked away on a quiet back street in the center of Oporto, just minutes from the beach. A traditional building that has been given a pared-down contemporary makeover, it's simple and cozy. Perfect for hiding away in the big city.

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Overview Fully equipped with a welcome basket on arrival.
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet Wifi
TV Yes
Cable TV Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 2 queens (or 4 singles), 1 double
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome. The stairs to the upper floor could be dangerous for children younger than 6 years old.
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly Children are welcome. The stairs to the upper floor could be dangerous for children younger than 6 years old.
Min. Stay 3 nights
Check-In 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Check-Out 11:30 AM
Cleaning €80
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Rental authorization number: 24023/AL Minimum stay: June to September 5 nights; October to May 3 nights. Cleaning: For stays longer than 7 days, one house cleaning service is provided. Additional cleaning can be requested for €50 a day. Transport from the airport: 15 - 20 min by taxi

It is the host's responsibility to assure the safety of people and goods while at home. The stairs to the upper floor could be dangerous for children younger than 6 years old.

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