Architect César Machado Moreira Transforms A 19th Century Porto Townhouse

Skinny House, Porto, Portugal
Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • TownHouse
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from € 155 nt
Tall, Lean & Stylish

Designed by architect César Machado Moreira, this holiday home in Porto has been thoroughly transformed from its 19th-century beginnings.

Skillfully remodeled to create open, light filled spaces, Moreira crafted a clever conceptual response to the tall, lean profile with a feeling of interconnectedness and intimacy.  

Climbing three stories high, each level makes intelligent use of the configuration, culminating in a fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the river.

The whitewashed interiors are simple and clean, with references to traditional materials such as wood and stone, and lightly styled to allow the spaces to breathe. 

Description

Located just a short stroll from the Douro riverbanks in the Massarelos neighborhood, this holiday home in Porto is a modern version of its former self.

Redesigned by Portuguese architect César Machado Moreira, the tall and trim 19th-century townhouse has been smartly redesigned to take advantage of it’s unique layout, with cleverly repurposed spaces that make sense of the format.

The ground floor entrance leads up to the first floor that includes the living room with a juliet balcony, an elevated dining area, and a fully equipped built-in kitchen. 

There is a double bedroom with the building’s original stone walls and a private balcony, and one bath on the first floor, and a second double bedroom on the top floor that leads out to a rooftop terrace with incredible views of the river.

Chic and understated, this is a uniquely designed home that keeps it simple.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities. 

AROUND

Located in the heart of “Caminhos do Romântico”, the riverside neighborhood  of Massarelos offers some of the best areas along the Douro for a leisurely promenade along the riverbanks and some of the most spectacular views of the city from the nearby Miradouro de Santa Catarina viewpoint. Home to the University of Porto, and the hip Mercado do Bom Sucesso, the area is known as a vibrant and youthful part of the city, with many cafes, wine bars and markets and the lush Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Jardim Botânico.

Porto 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.   

Rich in Medieval history, the city is also famous for 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. Sights not to miss include the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves and Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música.

And while in the city that created Port wine, enjoy the many cellar tours offered.

LOCATION

Porto, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Porto International 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: The city is fascinating year round

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  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings
  • Skinny House, Porto, Portugal | holiday lettings

Skinny House

from 155 to 200 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type2 Doubles
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetWifi
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet friendlyNo
ViewStreet and rooftop terrace views
Rates
Extra Bed€25
Cleaning (One Time)€35
Tax2% per person / per day
Sec. Deposit€150
Check-In15.00
Check-Out11.00
CancellationDeposit is fully refundable up to 30-days to check-in date, 50% refundable less than 15-days to check-in.
No shows and all cancellations/changes made less than 7 days before arrival date will be charged the total accommodation amount.
No cancellations will be accepted after check in.
Guests will not be refunded in cases of premature departure.   
NotesIncludes weekly cleaning service.
PREPAYMENT POLICY 100% of the first night will be charged at the time of booking to secure your booking
MUNICIPAL TOURIST TAX €2 per night per guest aged over 13, up to a maximum of seven consecutive nights.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
January 8 to April 3Jan 8Apr 3€1552 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 4
April 4 to 19Apr 4Apr 19€1702 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 4
April 20 to September 11Apr 20Sep 11€1802 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 4
September 12 to October 20Sep 12Oct 20€1802 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 4
October 21 to December 23Oct 21Dec 23€1552 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 4
December 24 to January 7Dec 24Jan 7€2002 nights
Additional Guests€25 per person / per night above 4
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