A charming studio in an excellent location in Porto is the first property in our series highlighting vacation properties for rent by owners.
Located only one and half blocks from the beautiful and historic Sao Bento train station this studio apartment is the perfect headquarters for exploring Porto and the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the River Douro from Porto.
Upon arrival guests are welcomed by a bottle of wine and bowl of fresh fruit.
The charming and popular Majestic Café is only a five minute walk away.
The wine cellars on the other side of the River Douro are easily accessed via car, foot, or public transportation. For more information on what to see and do in Porto watch for our article on Porto under Trip Reports.
Nuts and Bolts
The Property: This historic building in the downtown neighborhood of Bonhim contains three modern studio apartments. Price range per night is 50 to 70 Euros depending upon unit and season. Weekly rates range from 320 to 450 Euros. The building is about a 2 block walk up the hill from the Sao Bento train station in Porto.
Property Owner: The owner is responsive to all questions via email and speaks English. He can help you choose which unit is right for you. There is free wifi, and brochures and maps are in the units. For my stay the owner surprised me upon arrival at the train station by greeting me with two umbrellas and an offer to assist with luggage when I arrived on a very rainy day. What a wonderful way to be welcomed to Porto!
Local Transportation Options:
Trains arrive and depart to the major cities of the north of Portugal from Sao Bento Station. The service to Lisbon arrives at Campanhã Station, from there you can connect to São Bento Station.
Sao Bento Station can be reached from the airport via airport transfer or on the Metro. To use the Metro from the airport take the E line and transfer at Trindade to the D line to Sao Bento.
More information on Porto’s Metro system can be found at http://en.metrodoporto.pt