This is the perfect home for those who like to relax at the end of the day after exploring the city with a Porto wine in the beautiful and exotic tropical garden!
The whole house opens on glass over the garden and the two small fish ponds, which is very pleasant even at night as the garden is lit and heated on cold nights!
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION OF THE HOUSE IS SUBJECT TO A RIGOROUS CHECK BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL to guarantee you maximum comfort and safety. Environmentally friendly cleaning and disinfection products are used.
THE 5 STAR REVIEWS THROUGH THESE YEARS GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE THAT THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR US
The configuration of the house with direct access to the street avoids contact in common areas as it happens in other accommodations (hotels and apartments).
With an excellent location in the heart of Porto, set in the lush and exotic garden of a typical house of Porto from the end of the 19th century, this house allows you to enjoy a relaxing and refined atmosphere in the heart of the city.
The house consists of glazed spaces over the garden, with living room, bedroom with a comfortable double bed, kitchenette and bathroom, which through three sliding panels allow to isolate the area of the room where the sofa bed for two persons is (1, 45 x 2.05), making this space a second room independent of the dining area.
The silence and tranquility of these spaces are guaranteed by double glazing.
The kitchen is fully equipped, including vitro-ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, grill, espresso machine, coffee machine, kettle, etc. And in the house there is also a washing machine and vacuum cleaner, 26 ”LCD television and Wi-Fi available.
On the floor above the house there is an ample glazing made of glass brick from the garage, which is for your exclusive use if you come by car!
Check-in after / après / depois : 15:30
Check-out until / jusqu`à / até : 11:00
Excellent public transport links with underground station at 100 meters (direct line to the airport).
800 meters to Campanhã train station and 1000 the São Bento train station.
If you arrive by car you will have garage: it is the floor above the house with the large glass brick wall.
If you arrive by plane, take the metro to Porto and get off at "24 de Agosto" station in the center of Porto. On "Campo 24 de Agosto" square get the street flanked by trees, which is Duque de Saldanha Street, where you will find the house at less than 100 meters.
If you arrive by train take the metro beside the train station.
Activities and attractions
Located in the interestig neighborhood of Fine Arts School, with a very characteristic ambience that offers traditional and alternative shops, and traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Supermarket, pharmacy, bank and ATM within 100 mts.
At 5-minute walk from S. Lázaro Garden, the oldest city garden, with terraces and restaurants, from Café Magestic in St. Catarina Street, and from the amazing Bolhão market.
The neighbourhood of Bonfim, Porto, is the fourth coolest neighbourhood in Europe, according to The Guardian in an article published on Feb 8, 2020, entitled "10 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe”.
“With city-centre rents skyrocketing, this once-bourgeois enclave is fast finding favour with a young, creative crowd.” (…) “handy for primary exit routes: Porto’s main bus terminal and train station are on the doorstep and there’s a metro line to the airport.”
“See and do:
There are no malls in Bonfim, but plenty of cool independent stores, mostly on Santo Ildefonso St.. Keep an eye out for bookshop Inc., a recent outpost of lifestyle outlet Patch, and the intimate emporium of cheeses and preserves that is Queijaria Amaral (all at Santo Ildefonso).
Being home to Porto university’s fine arts faculty means Bonfim has always had an active arts scene. For contemporary art, the Senhora Presidenta (65, Joaquim António de Aguiar St.) and Lehmann + Silva galleries (179, Duque da Terceira street) never disappoint. For fans of documentary photography, the recently launched Salut au Monde! (620, Santos Pousada St.) is a must.
For superb views over the Douro, stroll around the Parque de Nova Sintra (Barão de Nova Sintra St.). Once private, this small leafy park is now owned by the water authority and has a wonderful collection of old fountains.
Eat and drink:
One of the joys of Bonfim’s relative seclusion from Porto’s tourist boom is the plethora of old-school places to eat. For a classic neighbourhood dinner, try Madureira’s (Rodrigues de Freitas St.) for grilled tiger prawns or a francesinha (doorstep meaty sandwich). Local favourite Casa Aleixo (Estação 216) does a mean octopus with rice. Pulled-pork sandwiches at Casa Guedes (130, Praça dos Poveiros) are another local staple. (…)”, as well as Casa dos Pregos (Santo Ildefonso street), for tasteful pregos and also francesinhas.
“(…) Alongside these is a string of exceptional new eateries. Top of the list is Pedro Limão, on Bonfim’s western side, run by an architect-turned-chef serving fine dining at fair prices (10 courses €49) (…). If meat-free is your bag, back towards the centre Árvore do Mundo (228, Duque de Loulé) (…).
(…) “As for cafés and bars, there’s one on nearly every corner. Hip hangouts include speciality coffeehouse Combi (29, Morgado de Mateus St.) and brunch-lunch-coffee bar Bird of Passage (185 Duque de Loulé St.). For great cocktails (and pizza), head to TerraPlana (287, Rodrigues de Freitas).”
All of these at 5 minutes walking from Garden House!
In “10 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe”. (2020, February 8). The Guardian. Retrieved from the guardian
Registration number: 29424/AL
Rentalia Reference num: 204925
Non smokers preferred
Pets not allowed
The exact position of this accommodation is not shown at the request of the owner.
100 m to the city center, 15 km to the airport, 50 m to supermarket, 1 km to a river or lake, 800 m to the train station, 50 m to the bus station, 800 m to the hospital
We stayed in the apartment from 08 to 12 may 2014. It is really impressive . This apartment is fully satisfies our needs. Beautiful, intelligent design. Comfortable, clean, very well equipped apartment. Garden and courtyard delightful and we didn't want to leave this nice, quiet area . Thank you Jorge and his parents Manuel and Alice for a great meeting, friendliness . We are very glad to get acquainted with these people. We recommend visiting the restaurant Nova Era, which is located nearby. All the right things will tell the owners are very clear and detail!!! We would like to return sometime in the beautiful city of Porto.
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Thank you Ivan and Larisa for your beautiful words! We were very glad you have enjoyed your stay in Porto in our house! It was a great pleasure to meet you! We enjoyed so much to receive you and we hope you come back A big hug,
A hidden gem
A beautiful appartment for the two of us, excellently decorated and furnished. Very convenient location - local shops and restauranys and easy access to all the sites (buy a multi-trip ticket from the tourist office at the airport or in the centre of town). Very generous and attentive hosts who made us extremely welcome. The perfect place to stay in Porto.
THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE PLACE TO STAY IN PORTO!!! IT IS MAGNIFIC!
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