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MARIONETTE 5, PORTO, PORTUGAL - PORTO

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This comfortable two-bedroom apartment is located in a 17th century building on a small street in the heart of central Porto. The building has been tastefully renovated with respect for its history, but with concessions to modern tastes. Exposed granite walls are seen throughout. From a private balcony, you can see an interior courtyard where the centuries of structural renovation are on full view.

The apartment itself is modern and consists of two double bedrooms, a modern bathroom with shower, a small kitchenette, and a living room/dining room area. The bathroom has two doors. One from the master bedroom and the other from the living room. The courtyard balcony has seating for two persons. The living room has a TV and sofa suitable for only two persons. The apartment has WiFi.

Much of Porto with its many sights and monuments is within an easy walk from this apartment. The San Bento train station is just a 10 minute walk. Grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants are all close at hand. There’s even a Marionette Museum just down the street.

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Property Details

SLEEPING

2 bedrooms with queen beds

BATHROOMS

1 bathroom with shower (access from master bedroom and from living room)

KITCHEN

Modern kitchenette with microwave, 2-burner range. No oven.

LAUNDRY

No washing machine. Self-service laundromats nearby. Drying rack available on request.

LEVEL

3rd floor

ACCESSIBILITY

37 steps to 3rd floor

TRANSPORTATION

Bus stop 5 minutes away. Train station 10 minutes away. Uber available. No dedicated parking.

MINUSES

No washing machine. Limited kitchenette (no oven).

PLUSES

Balcony over courtyard

SPECIAL FEATURES

WiFi, Balcony

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What's included with the Portugal - Porto Untour?

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in the city center
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Porto, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Airport transfer assistance.
  • A local transit pass that also offers free and reduced admission to Porto attractions.
  • A 3-day Portugal rail pass for one-weekers; a 6-day Portugal rail pass for 2-weekers.
  • An orientation session with local staff to help you make the most of your time.
  • A cultural event that gives you local insight into the culture.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Landlord or Host for Marionette 5, Porto, Portugal - Porto

The owners of this apartment are a young English-speaking couple, Pedro and Laura. They are in the building most days and are available by phone if needed.

Porto, Portugal - Porto, Home of Marionette 5

Central Porto stretches from the lovely Douro River waterfront up to the the Baroque Clerigos Tower that dominates the city’s skyline. It is not a flat city, so prepare for some ups and downs.

Porto is mostly compact with its main tourist attractions. Most can be reached within a 30 minute walk of the center. An exception to this is the port wine cellars of Gaia which lie across the river, easily accessible by bus.

Shops and restaurants are plentiful in Central Porto. There are several grocery stores in the center. Our favorite areas for strolling are the Rua das Flores, a lively pedestrian street below the main rail station and the Douro waterfront with its pubs, restaurants, and stunning views.

The Sao Bento railway station, in addition to being one of the most beautiful stations you’ll ever see, has service to points throughout Portugal. There are many easy day trips that can be taken by rail from Porto, including Guimarães, Braga, Coimbra, Regua (on the Douro), and Coimbra.

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Ratings for Marionette 5, Porto, Portugal - Porto

CREATURE COMFORT FEATUREPOSSIBLE POINTS
SCORE
Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)63
Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)22
Sunlight43
Size43
View42
Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)66
Bathroom (attractive, functional)55
Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)44
Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool22
Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)30
Sleeping facilities comfort55
Quiet54
TOTAL5039
LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATUREPOSSIBLE
POINTS

SCORE
Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)43
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings108
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)108
Distance to Transportation/Major Roads108
Shopping (access to everyday supplies)65
Well-Situated To See The Region or City1010
TOTAL5042


An Explanation of the Ratings:
The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.


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