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Quiet Village Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Chapa, Nr. Amarante, Costa Verde, Portugal - Short Walk To River Beach

The two bedroom ground floor apartment has recently been renovated and is fully equipped. Outside there is a furnished terrace for alfresco meals and sunbathing, also lawns beneath shady fruit trees and vines. Chapa is a quiet rural village yet is just a few minutes drive from excellent motorways for exploring this beautiful region of Portugal. The historic market town of Amarante is just 10km distant with its many cafe-bars and restaurants to enjoy. Nearby is an 18 hole golf course, water park and indoor wave pool as well as a number of outdoor pools. Or you may prefer the natural attraction of the nearby river beach where you can swim in the cool, clean waters of the river Tâmega. Also enjoy walks or cycle rides along the newly completed ecotrail, replacing the old train route to Amarante, with spectacular views over the Tâmega vale. Free wi-fi access. The owner is at hand to help if you require and vegetarian meals can be provided on request at a reasonable price.

Registration Number : 49626/AL

Nicola Bailey
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent two weeks (in Sept) in this spacious, comfortable and well equipped apartment. We enjoyed its attractive situation and the huge variety of walks we could make directly from the apartment. One walk was down to the river which flowed through really striking scenery. The views are lovely. You could take a different walk each day !

The nearest town of Amarante is only a few minutes by car. Here we found a good choice of stores for shopping, lovely cafes to visit and again beautiful riverside walks.

A little further afield.....and the roads are very good, often with wonderful views..is the ancient town of Guimaraes. Here we visited the castle, the palace museum and the old squares often walking along narrow flag- decked streets.

The fabulous city of Porto is less than an hours drive. There is so much to see there. The river, the bridges, the riverside cafes, the port cellars and the cathedral. It all lived up to our expectations!..... Jean and Doreen, Hall Green, Birmingham.
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Amarante in Municipality of Amarante

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower, wc, bidet, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + 2(Sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation generally stays at a comfortable temperature but cooling fans are available for the hottest times. During the colder months electric radiators are available if required. Outside: There is a terrace with table and chairs, umbrella and sun loungers and a barbecue. Also a lawned area surrounded by vines. Off-road parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. The apartment is cleaned on changeover day and additional maid service is available on request.


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Quiet Village Location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Cosy and well-equipped with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an hideaway from the hectic life but closed to the beauty of nature, this apartment is perfect for you. I stayed here for 5 days with my 2 boys (ages 11 and 14 y/o ) and my husband on our Summer trip around Porto, Portugal and Galicia, Spain. This apartment is very clean and well-equipped, surrounded by the beauty of nature. It's only a short walk to River Tamega where you can swim or just hang out to cool down in the heat. My boys could spend all day just playing in the river while I can just sit around to enjoy the view around the river. Jane Bailey, the owner of this place and also her Mum are very lovely lady. she's very helpful with all the questions about the area, such as where to go for a nice meal. If you do choose to stay in this beautiful apartment, you might need a car as to go to town Amarante, it takes around 10 minutes :-)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison propre, bien équipée et au calme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à Chapa. La maison est bien équipée, comme à la maison, décorée joliment et au calme dans la campagne. Nous avons pu profiter de la terrasse et des bains de soleil. Nous avons séjourné 4 jours avant d'aller rejoindre Porto et y serions bien restés plus longtemps. Madame Jane Bailey et sa maman sont très charmantes. Belle balade sur l'ancienne voie ferrée réaménagée en voie cyclable, voie ombragée et promenade à travers les vignes et les villages (la voie se trouvant en contrebas de la maison).

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Estancia tranquila

  • 4 of 5

Pasamos unos días en familia muy tranquilos en esta casa, la cual estaba correcta en todos los sentidos: grande, confortable, limpia. segura...En la casa hay de todo en cuestión de utensilios para poder hacer una vida normal, vajilla, ropa de cama y mesa e incluso un pequeño estanque para darte un baño al aire libre, así como rutas y mapas de todos los alrededores para hacer viajes. Aunque esta cerca de Amarante, se necesita coche para todo e incluso para comprar, si bien cerca de la casa hay un camino que lleva a orillas del río y otro camino de senderismo para personas y ciclistas construido en las antiguas vías del tren que llega hasta Amarante y algo más, que es muy interesante y bonito, ya que hay muchos tramos sombríos por la gran cantidad de árboles que le rodean y que discurre entre viñas y árboles frutales. Nuestra experiencia consistió en hacer un día estos caminos y fueron muy gratificantes y el resto nos fuimos a Guimarães, Braga, Oporto y otros lugares cercanos, que aunque ya lo conocíamos nosotros, nuestros hijos no, y lo pasamos muy bien todos.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive and detailed review Luis. It was a great pleasure to receive you and your family, you were perfect guests. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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There are many sandy beaches north and south of Porto at a distance of around 80km from the apartment. There are also a number of river beaches in the area, the closest being a 15 minute walk.


The closest airport is Oporto, (the Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro), and is 73km distant. It is advisable to have a car and car hire is available at the airport. Alternatively the owner can collect guests from the airport by prior arrangement.


The nearest town of Amarante is 10km away; the city of Porto is 70km, a journey of less than an hour. The historic towns of Guimarães and Braga, and the spectacular Douro valley are also within an hours travel.

Further Details:

The village of Chapa has a local shop and various cafe-bars at a few minutes walk. There is a daily bus service to the local town of Amarante, which has regular coach services for destinations in northern Portugal. There is a biweekly market in Amarante and various good supermarkets. Nearby are a number of open air pools, a water park and indoor wave pool. Other activities include bowling and canoeing. Or you may prefer the more sedate pedal boats to experience the beautiful river views and old Amarante.


Prices & Availability

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Booking Notes:
Please book by telephone or by email. A 30% deposit is normally required when booking by cheque or bank transfer. The balance is due on arrival. We will normally send an e-mail confirming the booking details.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Departures are normally anticipated by midday and arrival after 4pm on a changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the apartment in pounds per week.
While the apartment is most comfortable for a maximum of 4 people, up to 6 can be accommodated by prior arrangement with the owner.
Lets outside the above period may be available, please contact the owner for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.