The Old Stone Flats Mercadores Residence

porto, portugal
1 bedroom - 1 bath
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SPECIAL PERKS: PICK UP AT THE AIRPORT INCLUDED
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€100 - €180 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful modern-vintage apartment is in the heart of Porto, close to city’s main attractions. Retaining many of the building’s original features with vintage and modern features, it is a perfect base for a sunny, city vacation. Wander the colourful streets, explore the Douro river, eat in local restaurants and enjoy the comfort of a home-from-home for all the family. There is a supermarket and bakery on the same street, and the city’s best restaurants are nearby. Fresh bread can be delivered every morning, upon request.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys and books for kids under 10, and it is fully equipped for babies and toddlers. A crib, high chair, baby bathtub, stroller and car seats can be provided. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby, including a playground, theme park on the history of Portugal, a puppet museum and an old wooden tram. Livraria Lello bookshop is a must-see for Harry Potter fans. The property is a short drive from a beach. Free priority tickets to Lello Bookshop are available for guests staying minimum 5 nights.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights, 3 in high season. A city tax of €2 per person per night is payable in cash on arrival (over 13s only, to a maximum of €14 per person per stay). This apartment is on the third floor of a recently renovated building with an elevator. The neighbourhood is peaceful at night and the tourist centre during the day. Parking in this neighbourhood can be difficult: there are several parking lots close by plus street parking, costing €1 per hour from 8am until 8pm. The property has cable TV and WiFi, plus washer and dryer, dishwasher and concierge services. Daily cleaning is included for minimum 5 night stays. Pets are welcome on request only.

About the Location

The property is on Rua de São in the historical center of Porto. The neighbourhood has Michelin-starred restaurants, coffee shops, terraces, museums, pharmacies and traditional shops. Most of Porto’s key attractions and monuments (Dom Luis Bridge, the Douro River, São Bento Train Station and Cathedral Sé) are under 10 minutes' walk away. It is 9 km away from the beach; the golf course, Golf Quinta do Fojo, is 5 km away. Porto’s airport is a 20-minute drive away. Free pick service at the airport is provided for guests staying minimum 4 nights. Car rental is not recommended or necessary for this central location.

Accommodation Details

The residence has an open plan living-dining area and a gourmet kitchen with all amenities including a dishwasher. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed. Bedding is available for 2 people in the living area, where there is a sofa bed. A travel crib can be added. There is a bathroom with shower, towels, slippers, hair-dryer and luxury Portuguese toiletries.

Style Notes

Vintage chic. The 100-year-old building was sympathetically renovated in August 2016, keeping many of the original features, such as the wooden floors, elegant windows and high-wall skirting boards. Much of the furniture is handmade and adds a vintage feel, contrasted by sleek modern touches. Furnishings like moulded chairs and modern Portuguese designer illustrations provide contemporary counterpoints.

  • 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
Bedding
SLEEPS 4
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
Crib
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Medium
Old Stone Flats F.
Member since November 27, 2016
Gabriela Molinos was born in Porto and has been working in the 5-star hotel industry over the past 15 years. Passionate about travelling and totally in love with Porto and Portugal, she can combine luxury and vacation rentals like no other. Gabriela loves trying new restaurants and is always looking for the best places to eat. Who better to give the inside tips of the best restaurants. §§ FOLLOW MY BLOG TO DISCOVER UNIQUE PLACES AND LOCALS FAVOURITE SPOTS. WE BRING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND THE SIGHTS. THIS IS NO ORDINARY CITY GUIDE.

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.