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The Refreshing Seaside Home

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
A romantic and fresh getaway with a rooftop pool and on the beach. Perfect for couples, families, groups and a small walk from the metro to get you in the hot center in 20 minutes. We'd love to have you. Picture yourself: You're walking on the sand, leaving the beach, and the end of the day is near. The sun is about to set and the sky is burning orange behind you. Your face is warm and salty and your hair is still wet. You feel healthy and relaxed as your flip-flops trudge along with you at a slow pace. A minute later you're in the building, it's fresh, but not quite enough: you left the beach for a reason...You get the elevator up to the last floor, exchange a smiling glance, and dive in the swimming pool. The cool water refreshes your senses and as you emerge on the opposite side you pl...A romantic and fresh getaway with a rooftop pool and on the beach. Perfect for couples, families, groups and a small walk from the metro to get you in the hot center in 20 minutes. We'd love to have you. Picture yourself: You're walking on the sand, leaving the beach, and the end of the day is near. The sun is about to set and the sky is burning orange behind you. Your face is warm and salty and your hair is still wet. You feel healthy and relaxed as your flip-flops trudge along with you at a slow pace. A minute later you're in the building, it's fresh, but not quite enough: you left the beach for a reason...You get the elevator up to the last floor, exchange a smiling glance, and dive in the swimming pool. The cool water refreshes your senses and as you emerge on the opposite side you place your arms on the pool's edge. This morning you were tasting Port in the center, in the afternoon you learned how to surf, and just now, as the sun sets before you, you're having a cool down in the pool. You're in Portugal. You're relaxed. The night has only just begun. ---------------- What makes this listing unique in Porto is that it has all three of the following: - An elevator's ride down to the beach. - An elevator's ride up to a rooftop swimming pool with stunning views. - A 3 minute walk away from the subway which will get you to the center in 20 minutes. This means that guests will have the best of both worlds: Easy and fast access to the beach and easy and fast access to the city center. We believe that's what makes our place unique! What you'll have access to: The full apartment to yourself, the beach, the surf, the building's swimming pool, the terrace view, a reserved parking space in the garage and probably some sunshine :) Host Interaction: We interact with our guests as much as we can and will help you have an experience tailored to your needs. We can set you up with activities which range from paddle-surfing to modern art exhibitions and everything else in between. The Neighbourhood: What we love about this neighbourhood is the feeling of safety, the healthy beach life, and the easy access to all the best Porto has to offer. Walking distances: The Beach (30 seconds) Surf School (2 minutes) Metro (3 minutes) The City Park (15 minutes) Primavera Sounds Music Festival Venue (15 minutes) Supermarket (1 minute) Best Traditional Fish Restaurants in Porto (2 minutes) Eiffel Tower (312 hours) Pyramids of Giza (865 hours) Getting around: The apartment is a 3 minute walk from the Matosinhos-Sul subway station which connects you to the airport (35 mins) and the center (20 mins). Easy-peasy. You can also catch the scenic double decker 500 bus all along the waterfront to the city center. It'll help you understand the city. In case you have a late night out the metro runs for 24h on the weekend and at any time of the day you can also get a taxi. Porto is small and taxis are quite cheap. Other Information: Bring a book! Reading rocks.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Elevator/Lift access
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
House Swap
Fireplace
Deck
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

The apartment is very comfortable and well situated. It is well equipped and pleasantly furnished and decorated. It is directly situated beside the beach, which is very convenient when you are travelling with kids. The owner received us in a very hospitable manner and made...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Berien E
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Ideal apartment for a family, large rooms and very clean. Lovely rooftop pool and close to the beach. Plenty of places to eat and large supermarket on the doorstep. Used the metro and 500 bus to visit the beautiful city of Porto. All the family...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank U1910ZRchris
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

We are a family with three girls (7, 8 and 10) and really loved the appartement more or less for all reasons you can have. It was very roomy (e.g. 2 bathrooms and toiletts), fully equipped (e.g. washing machine, dish washer etc.), clean, good view...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Peter B
tomasmagalhaes, VR Owner at The Refreshing Seaside Home, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

Peter & family were very easy to have and left the apartment in a very good state. Thanks for being such good guests guys! Maybe see you in the future! All the best to you.

About the Owner
Manuel C
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Availability
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About the neighbourhood
What we love about this neighbourhood is the feeling of safety, the healthy beach life, and the easy access to all the best Porto has to offer. Walking distances: The Beach (30 seconds) Surf School (2 minutes) Metro (3 minutes) The City Park (15 minutes) Primavera Sounds Music Festival (15 minutes) Supermarket (1 minute) Best Traditional Fish Restaurants in Porto (2 minutes) Eiffel Tower (312 hours) Pyramids of Giza (865 hours)
How to get there
A normal taxi from the airport should be around €12. The apartment is a 3 minute walk from the Matosinhos-Sul subway station which connects you to the airport (35 mins) and the center (20 mins). The building's entrance is behind a cube-shaped Deutsche Bank you can see on your right when you’re driving/walking on Avenida da República towards the beach. In case you have a late night out the metro runs for 24h on the weekend and at any time of the day you can always get a taxi. Porto is small and taxis are quite cheap.
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