The Barbosa de Castro Residence

porto, portugal
1 bedroom - 1 bath
(3 reviews)
Travel dates:
€71 - €136 per night (EUR)
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This ultra compact city residence sleeps 2 adults and 1-2 kids and is walking distance from the Douro River in the heart of Porto’s UNESCO heritage district. It’s all about the location: this residence does not have much in the way of space to play, but it is just steps away from city parks and museums, plus the lively riverside area. With its white-shuttered windows and stone walls smoothed over the ages, it might be small but it certainly has character, and is in a building that’s over 200 years old. We’d recommend boat trips on the river, port tasting in cellars and playtime in the botanical gardens as just a few ways to spend your time here.

What we love

  • It’s a great location, walking distance from the river and Porto’s key cultural attractions
  • The lounge has a TV and DVD player, plus small dining area for 3 and coffee and port for guests
  • The bedroom is screened from the lounge area by a bookcase
  • There’s also a compact modern shower room
  • And the kitchen is big enough to create a family meal in, with microwave, stove and fridge
  • It works well as a city crash pad for a weekend in Porto with 1-2 kids
  • Travel crib, baby high chair and books and games provided

Things to know

  • This is a very small residence with one multipurpose room split into two to create a lounge/bedroom
  • It’s on the second floor with no elevator
  • The sofa in the lounge opens out to a double bed, making it possible to sleep 2 adults and 1-2 kids here
  • No need to bring a car - the residence is central and within walking distance of everything you need
  • If you do bring a car, there’s onstreet parking and a paid-for underground car park just outside
  • 20 minutes from Porto Airport by car/taxi
  • The residence has books, toys and games for kids
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Hugo F.
Member since October 03, 2013
Fiesta, Fiesta, no time for siesta !

3 reviews

Pelegrin A.
Visited in April 2019
Ubicación perfecta. Muy bien equipada la casa. Ideal para viajar con niños.
Angela C.
Visited in March 2018
El apartamento es tal y como se en las fotos, incluso mejor! Hugo fue muy atento y amable en todo momento, resolviendo nuestras dudas y recomendándonos muy buenos restaurantes. Nuestra bebé quedó encantada con los juguetes de la casa :) Si volvemos a Oporto, repetiremos seguro. Gracias Hugo por todo! Ángela y Javier.
Miguel Angel D.
Visited in July 2017
A very good experience!!

Porto, Portugal

Boating, garden mazes and custard tarts

Set on the beautiful Douro River in the north of Portugal, Porto is known for being the birthplace of port. There’s plenty to do in this romantic, family-sized city with those under the legal drinking age however: take a boat trip along the river; splash about at the Water Pavilion; hide and seek in the maze at the Botanical Garden or just amble the cobbled streets, picking up custard tarts and cured meats for a picnic in the park. Our local hosts can help you find the best playgrounds as well as the top wine caves and cellars.