About this listing
A very big house, decorated by street artists from Porto, and furnished with a bbq set in the garden, pool table, lovely rooms, and lots of space, in a great part of town :)
We normally host big groups, so your family and friends are very welcome!
We pride ourselves in our atmosphere - we made the perfect chillout house, for you and your friends.
We specially welcome large groups, and people eager to know Porto, have big dinners, try the wine, and of course, enjoy the house!
We have a huge, super confourtable space for you and yours!
We'll get you a portuguese phone number (no sense in spending money with roaming) if you need to call and ask for advice on what to do next or where to sightsee!
We can guarantee a very confourtable stay, most of all - no sharing beds, lots of space - like having a private hotel just for you!
Play pool in your living room, and have some Port wine while you do it ( - like a Boss - ).
Play vintage Sega Megadrive games with your friends before you leave to visit our old school neighbourhood.
Our house is huge, by the way:
5 rooms, 2 of them double with private bathrooms, 3 floors, 2 living rooms, a huge garden, and all the equipment you might need: washing machines, dryers, really fast wi-fi (100mgs\second, of course), lots of kitchen space, and the most important part, a really cool and relaxing atmosphere!
We have a huge garden, perfect for bbqs, or chilling and catching some sun - we have a perfect sun roof, designed for that!
Basically, we have room for 10 to 12 people, easily =)
So dont hesitate to plan a trip with friends, just to get to know Porto.
We're very close to the center, and our area is pretty cool to visit, with lots of little tradicional shops and bakeries - a very typical Porto neighbourhood.
We have a big grass-filled garden, perfect for picnics, just down our street, and jogging and biking courses at the door, if you're a fitness fan.
Also, if you want to see the city by bike, we have a few! - right now we have a hoard of seven bikes, and the number is coming up every few months ;)
For the football fans, we're close to the stadium, and for the movie fans, we're close to Dolce Vita shopping center, wich has a cool cinema with very very cool prices.
The house is pretty international, as we normally host erasmus students, so we speak english quite well, as well as spanish and some french :)
We make a point of showing the nightspots and interesting parts of the city to all those who stay with us, so come and join us in Porto!
Our space is unique for it's acessibility and ample environment - you can host a party, have a chillout session with friends, or just take a room and a bike, if you feel like it, and spend your time getting to know the city: your choice :)
Also, an important note: we have a very good cleaning service!
Don't hesitate to contact us for more info, or just to ask a question or two - we're here to help make your Porto experience the best one possible.
Cheers, and hope to se you soon!
Our guests have acces to the whole house - no more, no less - chill in the garden, play some pool, use the kitchen to your hearts content, and always always always feel free to call me ( on our house phone ) and ask for advice on anything at all, and of course, enjoy the neighbourhood!
Interaction with Guests
What I normally do is show guests the best places to eat, visit, have a drink, sightsee, etc. on a map of the city I'll prepare for you guys - if you want to come and hang out with me and my friends, please, feel free!
If not, I have a phone prepared for you witch you can use to call me at any moment and ask for advice or directions ;)
Our neighbourhood is very, very typical - old ladies sitting in the sunlight, lots of old-school grocery shops, little cafés, gardens, etc. The perfect place to relax, it's not noisy or uncounfortable - if you're on holiday and want to meet the city, you can't go wrong with us.
We have easy access transport to all of Porto, metro and bus - going to the main historic spots, as well as the beach and casa da musica (the arquitecturally - did I spell that right? - famous music hall).
We also have a direct line to the airport by bus and metro very close by, so after hours arrivals aren't a problem at all!
We have our own parking spaces for the house, so bring you car!
About the Host, João
I'm a photographer and video editor working in Porto, a very international city nowadays.
I'm very much used to hosting people, and I can direct you to places worth seeing, give you a city map, and show you where to eat, have a good wine tasting and sightseeing experience.
Let me know what your interests and likes are, and I'll be sure to personalize the city for you :) See you soon!
I enjoy hanging out, and practicing my english, if you're looking for a host to show you the city. If, on the other hand, you're looking for someone to just give you the house keys and leave you with a few good tips on what to do and what to see, I'm happy to help out!
Join us here in Porto, it's a great city, and totally worth a visit!