About This Listing
- Best Views in Porto
- Lovely Bedroom with En-suite & Balcony
- Port Wine Caves on doorstep
- Nice Cafe's & Tapas bars
- Great walks to River & Sea
- Beautiful Beaches nearby
- Good Public Transport links
- Free Parking
My spacious place is conveniently located in the port wine caves district - away from the noise and chaos of downtown!
You'll have quick and easy access to the river, wine tasting, cruises, cable-car, Ribeira. The city centre is a relaxing walk or short bus ride away.
There's numerous cafe's right on your doorstep for coffee, cakes and tapas. Also nearby is one of the best places to try a Francesinha - Porto's famous culinary dish.
For wine tasting, the popular Grahams port lodge is just across the street. You can learn the history of Port, tour its impressive caves and receive 3 excellent wines, all for a very reasonable 5€!
For outdoor sardine tasting, the charming Fisherman's village is on this side of the river and superb beaches are minutes away by car or public transport (1 min walk to bus stops).
*Porto is an easy city to fall in love with and I'll be here to make sure you get the most out of your trip - passing on local knowledge and acting as your on call information desk :)
Private bedroom, private bathroom with access to large balcony and chairs. Shared kitchen use and living room access is also possible. Washing machine can be used too.
Interaction with Guests
Totally up to each guest!
If you want privacy you'll get it, or if you're looking for a more immersive local experience then that's fine too :)
The superb views of Porto, port wine caves on doorstep and easy access to the best beaches in area.
Bus stop is 1 min walk with frequent services to city centre (8 mins ride) and also to the nearby beaches.
For those with own transport, there is also free parking available in front of building.
Driving from the airport takes only 15 mins, or you can take the metro into centre + connecting bus (total cost €2.40)
Smoking is allowed but only outside on the balcony/terrace (sheltered even when raining).
As I live in an apartment building, I do need to respect the neighbours and avoid making too much noise after 11-12pm. Therefore I request all my guests abide by that too.
It's better suited for enjoying a good nights sleep than party animals :)
the building is very easy to find. we arrived by car and there are no problem to find a free place for parking. we got an amazing view from our room. Paul gave us many recommandations which are very useful. There are many winery in the neighborhood. We have taken advise of Paul to visit the graham's. It was unforgettable experience. From Paul's place to go center of Porto is a very agreeable walk. I recommande highly Paul's place.
Paul's place was just as described and shown in the photos. Very clean. Paul was an excellent host, giving us enough information to make our stay more enjoyable. The location is good, the city centre is easily walkable. It's really nice to walk along the river and cross over the Eiffel bridge to get to the centre.
Paul was a wonderful host. Despite only staying for one night, we were so happy to have chosen this wonderful room with a view. Vila Nova de Gaia is really much more lively and more low-key than the super touristy Ribeira district on the other side. We started our afternoon with a port-tasting at Grahams (just in front of the building).
Room was perfect, most comfortable bed ever, private bathroom with everything provided. Lovely place, would stay again!
Do note that it's a 20 minute (lovely) walk over to the center of Porto. We didn't mind at all, and for the lazy ones - there are two busses that stop just down the hill from the apartment.
Paul's apartment is fantastic! Best view of the Porto city and walking distance from all the Porto wine cellars. You can almost smell them in the air. He is also a host with hospitality and always helpful. The travel information provided by him made our stay in Porto delightful and unforgettable. 100% recommended.
We had a wonderful time staying at Paul's house. The views are true to the photos you see. We loved having Graham's, one of the nicer port wine cellars, a one minute walk from his place! This place is not within waking distance to the city of Porto, but the busses are pretty easy to figure out and taxi's are cheap. Paul is really friendly, sent an email to us with all his to-do recommendations, and was easy to get ahold of via text message! Would recommend this place, especially if you are looking for a nice get-a-way vacation.
Thanks guys :) Although I would add that most guests have found it walk-able. The main tourist districts of the Gaia river front & UNESCO Ribeira take 15-20 minutes on foot. From there everything in Porto is well within reach. In fact I'd say you rarely need public transport to explore this city unless going further out to Foz or Matosinhos districts. And, if tired after a days exploring, there are frequent buses that get you right back home in 10-15 mins too :)
This host has 2 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Paul
New to Airbnb so hoping to find some great accommodation options as well as make goods friends along the way. Friendly and open and definitely respectful towards hosts property as I'll be looking to rent out as well :)
Super friendly staff, impressive caves delicious vintage wines finish off the tour. New restaurant has incredible views too. Prices from 5€.Rua Rei Ramiro Vila Nova de Gaia Porto District 4400-281
One of the best places in Porto to try the Franceinha. Baked in a wood fire oven, reservations essential!Rua Doutor António Granjo Vila Nova de Gaia
Big selection of restaurants and bars with great views of Porto. Also Douro river boats cruises depart here.Avenida Ramos Pinto Vila Nova de Gaia 4400
Large modern shopping centre with huge range of stores, nice terrace food hall and UCI Cinema.Praceta de Henrique Moreira Afurada, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-346
Stunning hotel featuring the only Michelin star rated restaurant in Porto. Also serves afternoon tea for the with unbeatable views at reasonable prices.Rua Choupelo Vila Nova de Gaia Porto District SANTA MARINHA - 4400-088
New and free interactive multimedia space to learn about Port wines. Tasting room and a great cocktail lounge on the top floor with great views.Largo Miguel Bombarda Vila Nova de Gaia Porto District 4400-222
Cruise around the Douro to take in Portos seven bridges and then out towards the open sea.Avenida Diogo Leite Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111
Fanstastic views of Porto and takes you right up to the Pont St Luis bridge where even better vistas await.Avenida da República Vila Nova de Gaia Porto District 4400
Lovely traditional fishing village with great seafood and street eating. Check out the market and marina with communal clothes washing!Rua Costa Goodolfim Porto District 4400