This apartment is fantastic: clean, comfortable...and an AMAZING view! Being on the other side of the river from the city allows you to really appreciate the beauty that is Porto, while still being within easy walking distance to main attractions. If you're not up for walking however, you have the option of tourist buses, trains, and the cable car terminal is very close by.
Pedro is the perfect host and went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. As a busy tour guide, he knows all there is to know about this beautiful city, and was very helpful giving us tips about what to see in the city and especially where to eat (listen to him!). The stairs were a bit of a struggle with luggage and a 3 year old, but totally worth it. We can't wait to visit Porto again and stay in any of his lovely apartments!
...& a large, comfortable apartment made our stay in Vila Nova de Gaia/Porto a great experience. The apartment is very roomy and light with beautiful old family furniture. The washing machine and hanging line were very handy. Beds were comfortable and the extra blankets were welcome! The apartment is right across the river from all the restaurants & also has a developing restaurant area on the Gaia side.
Pedro met us at the apartment and spent considerable time helping us plan the best way to see the sites in Porto...we did his suggested walking tour the first afternoon which gave us a good workout on all the up and down streets of Porto! He also suggested restaurants, sent us information before our visit, replied to emails immediately, and then helped us plan our trip to the Douro Valley. Having a tour guide as a landlord is a definite plus! We followed his suggestions for restaurants and, as a result, had an incredible octopus meal. We are now on our way to Lisbon with a detailed email from Pedro giving us his insights to that city.
Highly recommended. ( Be aware that No. 2 is down several flights of stairs.)