Holiday Rental House in Miramar Vila Nova de Gaia,...

Miramar is the top. Excellent vacations

We feel very lucky to find a house for a small group of 4 people at the beach on the Costa Verde. And just half a hour from Porto city.
We all live in apartments and to stay in a house with patio and garden give us more the holiday feeling.
First we were 5 friends to book, but one resigned. The owner was most friendly to reduce the rent basing it on 4 people.
The house is more spacious than we expected. Very clean, well equipped and with plenty of towels for each of us.
It was a great vacation spot because the surroundings are so beautiful and well maintained. Our street is very quiet , and on the corner
we could get our fresh bread every morning or zip our first coffee at one of the terraces. The area has many terraces with sea view used by the locals.
We noticed that it is a popular spot for Portuguese people to get a sea break. During the week, office or executive staff, come to Miramar for a lunch or after work break, still wearing there suits. Every weekend many joggers start early the beach circuit: a long walk on a 15 km footbridge. We did the 5 km to Espinho city. Amazing, beautiful, large beach. The main square with gardens and fountains is very busy on weekends but the beach is very quiet and empty. The locals tend to concentrate on one spot.
Miramar is also nice on the evening, for a walk after diner or a drink in a bar with terrace. We appreciated the price value of restaurants and cafés. Because there are very few tourists you get the local prices and the typical Portuguese dishes. The restaurants around the main square prepare cheap take away meals as well.
I must say that the location of the house is very good. No view on the sea, but just a few meters away. And the train station is a must if you have a car or not. It's quick to arrive at the center of Porto. This way we could enjoy beach and city in the same day.

I.Tex posted 4 March 2010

Miramar au top
Excellentes vacances, hôtes très accueillants, excellente communication et paysage magnifique. A recommander.

# Isabelle T. (France) posté le 24/10/2009

para volver con los amigos
La casa es muy grande y limpia. Ubicacion perfecta para familias con pequenos que passan las tardes jogando. Esta cerca de la ciudad Porto y no se pirde tiempo en transportes. Porto y Miramar nos gusto muchissimo y volveremos con nuestros amigos. La casa esta toda equipada pero preferimos no cocinar porque utilizamos los restaurantes economicos de la plaza Miramar. Que bella playa y capilla!

# Marta S. (Spain) posté le 19/03/2009

La maison est très bien maintenue et très confortable. On a une sensation de grand espace. Le quartier est parfait aussi pour les promenades et choisir sa terrasse vue sur mer, pour prendre son petit café. On a préféré le train pour nos visites a Porto car c' est plus pratique que la voiture en moins de 30 minutes de trajet. On a pas vu de touristes et c' est le Portugal authentique et calme qu'on recherchait. On remercie la gentillesse des propriétaires et on les félicite pour le rapport qualité prix offert sur cette maison.

Annabelle C. (France) posté le 03/03/2009

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