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Colorful Porto is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and dates back to the Roman Empire. One of Europe’s most photogenic cities, Porto is a vibrant riverside city with beautiful, historic architecture and a number of uniquely buzzing neighborhoods. Many of the best Airbnbs in Porto offer stunning views of the Douro River, while others gaze out at red-topped buildings and intricately detailed traditional tiling. From stylish apartments to sprawling villas, read on for all of our favorite Airbnbs in Porto, Portugal.
Fully renovated and kitted out with endless beautiful amenities, this 19th-century apartment sits on the third floor and overlooks the flowing river just outside. A romantic getaway for couples with plenty of space throughout, this gorgeous Porto Airbnb is filled to the brim with traditional Portuguese features. We’re talking about façade tiles painted by hand, pinewood floors, wooden windows with white lacquered shutters and recovered stone walls. Set in a quiet neighborhood, it’s the sort of place you’ll want to spend mornings reading a book with a cup of coffee on the quaint terrace. It’s also fully stocked for those staying on a slightly longer-term basis, with multiple wardrobes, a safe, a living room with Netflix, a Rotel Bluetooth sound system and a fully stocked kitchen. You’ll even find shower gel, shampoo and body cream in the bathroom.
Known as The Ocean Experience, there’s only one road separating you from the sea when you check into this huge Porto Airbnb. Suitable for large groups or anyone looking for a bit more space, it can fit up to 16 guests in total, with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 15 beds in total. This luxurious villa is located in front of the sea and surrounded by some of the most spectacular beaches of Porto City. The house has a private swimming pool and jacuzzi and is unbelievably quiet, despite its short distance to the city center. You can also wander down to the peaceful harbor on foot, by bike or by car. It’s a dream spot for those who love a mix of beach, ocean, river and city lifestyle. You can see the sea from many of the rooms at this spot, like when you’re lying on the bed in the master bedroom or relaxing on the sofa in the living room.
This quirky pink house is just as relaxing as it is downright cool, with vibrant backdrops that ensure you start every morning here feeling cheerful and energized. With room for 12 guests throughout five bedrooms, it’s designed with studios, a living room, library and a pool. Bonus points: it’s also set inside one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Porto. Casa da Praça is a typical Porto house dating back centuries, which was fully renovated. Now, it’s completely modernized, complete with individually themed studios with a kitchen, a complete bathroom, a dining and working table and a big comfy bed. Outside, you’ll find a lovely terrace with a pool, which is where you’ll probably want to spend at least a few hours each day, soaking up the sunshine.
This stylish loft comes with a mostly monochrome look with vibrant pops of color ensuring it looks fresh off the pages of a magazine. Somewhere you’ll immediately feel comfortable and at home, it’s the perfect balance of fashionable getaway and cozy living setting, no matter how long you’re checking in for. This three-bedroom loft has space for up to six guests in total, making it a great choice for groups of friends. And, designed by a pair of architects, you know it’s somewhere created with thought and purpose in mind. A popular Porto spot with more than 300 positive reviews, this spacious Airbnb includes a full kitchen, a large living room with a TV, bedrooms with a mix of double beds and twin beds, and a dining room. Outside, there’s a beautiful terrace overlooking the river, with two huge, airy curtains that let in plenty of sunshine throughout the day.
This four-bedroom Batalha Residence does things a little differently from the usual Porto Airbnb. For starters, its decor is more on the darker side, with contrasting paint and mid-century furniture. Set in one of the fanciest neighborhoods in the city, this luxury apartment can fit up to eight guests in total. It offers a brilliant view over downtown and was completely restored and decorated in 2017 with a dining room and an equipped kitchenette as well as uniquely designed bedrooms. The apartment has a huge terrace overlooking the city and is located on the second floor, offering a great balance of stunning views without too many stairs involved. If you’re looking for pure relaxation, you can even order breakfast delivery as part of your stay.
Many of the best Porto Airbnbs highlight their close proximity to the Douro River. But this spot takes things a step further, offering a chance to stay on the river in a seriously suave sailing boat. You might not expect it from a boat of this size but you’ll comfortably fit eight people here, across four bedrooms with six beds and four bathrooms in total. A spacious boat that’s beautiful inside and out, this 52-foot boat offers a new way to explore the city with the breeze in your hair on a 24/7 basis. As well as the bedrooms, there’s a full kitchen onboard and a large living room where you can comfortably settle in to make your meals or simply relax. Outside, the teak deck is the ideal space for sunbathing with panoramic views.
Casa do Gólgota looks a little like the picturesque Portuguese villa of your dreams, with its huge white building and terracotta roof. And its insides follow a similar traditional pattern, infusing European charm into every room in a gorgeous setting where you’ll settle into complete vacation mode. This sweeping Airbnb has space for up to 16 guests in total, with seven spacious bedrooms and plenty of communal space. Located between the sea and the historic center, this villa comes with a panoramic garden and spectacular views of the Douro River. Inside, it’s separated into individual suites, which means everyone can have their own space, before settling down together in the evenings to enjoy a glass of wine by the grass. Beautifully quaint with its stone archways and patterned tiles, Casa do Gólgota brings together everything you need during your time in Porto.
This 70’s style wooden house is located just outside of Porto, which makes it ideal for anyone looking to be a little closer to nature without sacrificing day trips to the city itself. With space for up to 10 guests in total and five bedrooms spread throughout, this huge property has a lot to show off about. The house itself is set on a farm with neatly manicured grass and a huge pool out front. Surrounded by nothing more than meadows and flowers, it’s endlessly peaceful and promises a relaxing getaway for all kinds of guests. Bedrooms come with neutral decor, while the kitchen has floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the swimming pool and surrounding fields. A large dining room comes with a huge table for fancy dinners together and the living room is kitted out with a TV and a fireplace. There’s even a basketball hoop outside.
You couldn’t really stay much closer to the Douro River without getting your feet wet than by staying in this three-bedroom Airbnb. With a terrace that backs onto the river itself, it’s the perfect balancing way to start your mornings, watching the water run by with a coffee in hand. This modern flat comes with a neutral design and huge, airy rooms. Each one looks out onto something spectacular, whether that’s the river itself or the town opposite. With space for up to seven guests, this Airbnb has a variety of double beds and twin beds to keep everyone happy. It’s also in a great location for exploring: within easy walking distance to many Port wine cellars and the D. Luis I Bridge.
This historic townhouse takes things back a step with interiors that fuse together traditional Portuguese designs and modern elements bringing it forwards into the 21st century. Recently renovated, it’s kept typical 19th century period elements that you’ll spot throughout your stay, like the patio, garden and even a family Chapel. Great for one family or a group of friends on holiday in Porto, the house’s original architecture means the kitchen and the dining room are on the third floor while the master bedroom suite and other bedrooms are on the floors below. And they’re all worth appreciating individually, with fabulous handcrafted ceilings and crystal chandeliers as well as huge, comfy beds and glorious views. Located in the heart of downtown Porto, this Airbnb is just minutes from City Hall and a few minutes to other historical sites like Aliados Avenue, Bolhão Market, Clérigos Tower and plenty of great restaurants.
This three-bedroom spot is a fusion of the old and the new, with historic city views from every window and exposed brickwork inside. Its high ceilings, paneled doors, and archways just add to the appeal. But it’s a place that’s been fully renovated, bringing it up to scratch and more for anyone looking for a home base while seeing the sights of Porto and surrounding areas. With space for eight guests in total, this large property is enjoyably familiar, with a huge living room and multiple sofas that you’ll almost definitely lounge about on after a long day of wandering around the city. Bedrooms come with a mixture of double and single beds and large bathrooms feature powerful showers and neutral shades. The open plan nature makes it great for those looking to spend time together, figuring out where to explore next!
This sweeping traditional villa calls itself a village rather than just a simple place to stay. And it’s a name that seems fitting when you realize just how big it is. With a total capacity of 16 guests and seven bedrooms in total, it’s suitable for anything from groups of friends relaxing in Porto together to work getaways. This incredible apartment features an unusual open-concept layout, with monochromatic color schemes and special furnishings and decor. Each apartment comes with its own space, so you’ll never feel overcrowded when staying here. These include coffee machines, Wi-Fi, and a TV, as well as plenty of communal space. Outside, there’s a large terrace and sun-filled backyard with overhanging canopies to stop you from getting too warm. You’ll love the individual tables here, giving this spot an almost cafe-esque edge.