- 1 BR
- Sleeps 4
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One of six simple and stylish modern apartments along the banks of the Douro river, this vacation home for rent in Portugal was designed by local architects Nuno Melo Sousa and Hugo Ferreira and offers stunning views of the banks of Porto and the Pont Dom Luis bridge. A dramatic departure in tone and style from the historic surroundings, the amazing location and mix of brutalist style and polished design leaves a lasting impression of this great northern city.
Located facing the Douro river and the iconic Dom Luís bridge, this vacation home rental in Porto is one of six apartments named after one of the city’s famous bridges, in a dramatically restored building designed by local architects Nuno Melo Sousa and Hugo Ferreira.
Perched on a steep granite cliff, the UNESCO neighborhood of Vila Nova de Gaia is historically significant and protected so construction and renovation of the existing building required vision and sensitivity. The original 19th century building had fallen into a state of disrepair and the subsequent renovations have altered it’s character without feeling completely out of place. Constructed of concrete and steel, it’s in striking contrast to the traditional red tile roof lines and historic jumble of medieval architecture but creates a strong connection with the raw granite cliffs.
The interiors are unadorned and minimalist but warm and inviting and designed with maximum comfort and versatility. The space is designed in a compact but bright layout with the living, dining and double bedroom area sharing the space with one bath and a kitchenette. With a convertible sofa bed, the apartment can sleep up to four.
There is a reception area and a communal kitchen with shared office space, and the option of renting any of the additional apartments for larger groups.
From the breathtaking views to the simple airy style, this apartment allows you a unique way to experience the city.
24 hr. reception and concierge services. Breakfast served daily in room, daily housekeeping and laundry facilities. Wifi throughout with cable TV. On site parking and optional transportation services.
Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Porto is rich in Medieval history and this apartment is centrally located to best enjoy all it has to offer. The Vila Nova de Gaia neighborhood sits right along the southern banks of the Douro next to the Jardim do Morro and connects to the opposite bank from the Ponte Dom Luis Bridge. You are within easy reach of the famous Santa Catarina street for shopping, traditional Fado music and the acclaimed Cafe Majestic along with Batalha Square where most of the city’s important cultural events and shows take place. Be sure to visit the old town of Ribeira which overlooks the river and Doura valley. And while in the city that created Port wine, enjoy the many cellars wine tours offered.
Porto, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Porto Airport (20km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: March through October
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|Bed Type||Queen plus sofa bed|
|Accommodate||Up to 4 guests|
|Rates||Rates are €130 per night with a 1 night minimum stay except for July 15 through September 15 (and during city festivities, Christmas, New Year’s and Easter) when it is a 2 night minimum stay|
|Minimum Stay||1 Night|
|View||Stunning views of the Ponte Luis Bridge, the Douro River and the city|
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If reservation is cancelled 7 days prior to arrival there are no penalty fees; If cancelled less than 7 days to 24hrs a 50% fee of the entire stay is due; less 24hrs, 100% of the entire stay is due.