These beautiful Airbnb properties in historic Porto will help make your visit to northern Portugal unforgettable. Known as one of the oldest and more charming cities in the country, Porto is a worthy addition to travel bucket lists, and locals may even suggest visiting this northern city over Lisbon. If you do decide to pay a visit, here are seven of the best Airbnbs in Porto.
The Clérigos Room is so beautiful and unique, it has also made our list of the best Airbnb’s in all of Portugal. Among the key features are the breathtaking views of the historic Clérigos Tower and the fact that it is located inside a UNESCO classified building in the heart of the city. The Clérigos Room is an easy walking distance from many of Porto’s must-see landmarks and fits up to two people.
This cozy and unique loft apartment is perfect for one couple, two couples, or a small family, and is located amid Porto’s attractions like the Clérigos Tower, the St. Ildefonso Church, and near the Sé Cathedral. From its perch on the third floor of a traditional building, guests will be able to enjoy the view of historic Porto. The host is also known for leaving special treats like a bottle of wine for her guests.
Casa da Hera - The Ivy House | Courtesy of Carlos Mendes Pereira / Airbnb
A 150-year-old house, a bottle of Douro wine, and a 20-year-old plant (that is the house’s namesake) over a spiral staircase are just a few things waiting at the Casa da Hera, otherwise known as The Ivy House. It can fit up to six people and perks include access to the library filled with hundreds of books (some left behind from previous guests) and a semi-stocked kitchen with specialties like Azorean tea, in addition to its close proximity to the Douro River and the Ribeira District.
Tourists usually like to fit in time to snap a photo from the Dom Luis Bridge, but this flat offers one of the best angles of this important landmark. The apartment itself is modern and comfortable, but it is located in one of the oldest parts of the city and inside a vintage building, adding to the overall character of the property. It is also close to the 12th-century Sé Cathedral.
One of the best aspects of this modern apartment is the location – on the seventh floor of the Palácio do Comércio surrounded by main sightseeing attractions and a park. Granite pergolas light up the terrace that offers views over the Bolhão Market. This three-bedroom apartment was designed by one of Porto’s famous architect families.
The Quinta da Seara is a renovated century-old farmhouse in the heart of the Douro Valley that’s perfect for those who want easy access to Porto (it’s 30km or 18 miles away) but prefer staying amid surroundings that include fields and vineyard estates. The house is located on a 10-hectare farm and guests will have access to the entire estate; perfect for wandering through nature and spending a relaxing time off the beaten path.
This centennial manor home that dates back to the 19th century is a highly-rated Airbnb property for medium-to-large groups of 16–20 people. From the décor and architectural touches (that showcase hints of an old-world Porto) to its location in an historic part of the city, it is the perfect place for anyone who wants to dive back into Porto’s past. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the city’s current cultural vibe and closely located to some of the more popular restaurants and bars.