Sofa bed - during the day big sofá to watch TV or some movies or just relaxRelax area, where you can just chill or doing some abdominal exercises
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Studio fully equipped for resting, having fun, soft meals and, with a beautiful garden.
We love to receive people but, respecting their space and privacy.
Can park the car at front door, bus stop on the corner and subway stations 10 min. walking.

The space

We envision "White Basement with Green Garden" (WBwGG) as a "waiting room " of the city of Porto, yes, because the city has so much to see and to live that, we don't want our visitors stuck in the house so, between each city tour, here will be the perfect refuge to rest and, why not, have fun with comfort and privacy.
If arriving by car, can park at the front door for free.
Once installed, you can reach downtown by bus, subway or, even walking for 20 minutes; the bus stop is around the corner and, any of the four subway stations are 10 minutes away.
Guests can walk away and return when and, as often as they want.
While in the house enjoy; read your own book or, pick one from our bookshelf, do it indoor or in the beautiful garden, if the weather allows; watch cable tv or a dvd movie or, even, rent one in the pay- per-view; wi-fi internet access is available all around and, also, one computer.
To accompany the leisure time, prepare a drink and a soft meal in the fully eqquiped bar, just the stove is not available because we do not want you to miss the experience in the fantastic restaurants all over the city.

If you prefer, we can arrange a picnic in the garden, will be different and, guaranteed, unforgettable.
To all this, we add our helpfulness until you want it but, if anything is missing, please ask, if you need any information, or tip, please ask or, if you want to talk and know about things around and our life style, it will be a pleasure , let's sit and chat .

Guest access

Our guests will have, for their own, a completely independent basement, sharing with us, just the access from the front door.
Remark: The ceiling has wood bars on each 1 meter and it's not vey tall; it will not be very comfortable to walk for persons taller than 1.80 mts.
The wide and beautiful garden is reached by the basement and, besides we also have acces to it, during guest stays, we will do our best to become invisible.
The bathroom is exclusively for the guests.
The sofa-bed is huge and very comfortable.
The bar is equipped with fridge, microwave, espresso&capppuccino machine, toaster and sink.
On tv, there dozens of cable channels, pay-per-view access and game console.
Wi-fi with internet access is coveres in the full area, including the garden.
Also available for use; foosball, drum, guitars, computer, books and magazines.

Interaction with guests

This project is based on our motivation to interact and well receive people, we just love it!
Also, Porto is a passion and, we will love direct you to find the best spots of the moment and visiting our rich patrimony.

Other things to note

We are permanently searching for partnerships, with people and businesses, to provide interesting services and, different kind, products that can be a plus to our guests experience.
By now, we have:
- yoga lessons
- picnic basket

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $30 CAD
Weekend Price $68 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The main rule here is common sense and, more than impose, we hope that our visitors share this same principle.
Based on that, we have no restrictions about schedules we just ask to do it with elegance.
We are fine with late hours talks and laughs, again, under the correct limits.
You can bring your pets (*); we've had already dogs, cats and parakeets and for a while, only the neighborhood cats used to cross the garden. Recently we were adopted by Fox the dog, that just followed my son in the street on his way home! We couldn't resist! Fox is very young, so she is still learning how to behave! :) and how to not destroy the garden!!!
Smoking is allowed, preferably in the garden for your own interest but, it's also allowed in the basement near the outside door.
Also allowed to sing during the shower, even followed in duet with drums or guitar; it's up to you.

(*) giraffes are not allowed due the small height of the basement ceiling

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

55 Reviews

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Michele And Carol User Profile
September 2017
Wow what can we say, what a neat space. It was our oasis away from the city. Alexandra was a phenomenal host with a great sense of humour. Nothing was too much bother and her local knowledge made our stay so much more special. We loved her dad, he kept us up to date with international sports including when our Kiwi won. We were sad to leave.
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Response from Alexandra:
Hi girls!!! :) I hope you are having fun!!! For us too, it was very special having you with us! My father ask about you the other day :) If I had knews from you :) Hope to see you one day! Kisses!
September 2017

Alexandra deserve our warmest recommendations!! After a week in Lisbon with a very nice airbnb couple we didn't think it could get any better. But then we met Alexandra! She has the biggest heart and will do anything to make you feel at home and give you a life-time experience in Porto. Staying with Alexandra we didn't just explore Porto, we made a friend and learned about Portuguese culture. On top of all this her place and the backyard is really nice to relax, sunbath or enjoy breakfast. Thank you so much Alexandra! See you (hopefully) soon :)
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Response from Alexandra:
Oh God!!! You are very kind!!! It was such a pleasure to have you at my place!!! You can't even imagine how much it was! I miss you so much! And I really hope to see you again very soon!! Kisses, kisses, kisses.. and even more kisses :)
August 2017

Pauline User Profile
August 2017
Alexandra was a lovely host. The place was very Nice with à great garden. Lot of détails were here to make us feel confortable. I totally recommande the location.
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Response from Alexandra:
Thanks a lot Pauline! You were lovely guests too! :) It makes me happy that you felt confortable at my place! :) Kisses!!
August 2017

Margherita User Profile
August 2017
Alexandra is very very very kind and welcoming and of a great help in visiting Porto, and the place is simply amazing. The terrace is just keeping you there and the basement is comfortable and a nice choice of architecture!
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Response from Alexandra:
Thanks a lot Margherita for your words! You are very very kind too! :) Happy you enjoyed the place and your stay here! ;) Kisses, Alexandra
August 2017

Joana User Profile
June 2017
It's such a beautiful place... and such a beautiful person. Being welcomed at Alexandra's house is a very unique, heart warming experience.
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Response from Alexandra:
Thanks a lot for your words Joana! It was indeed a very unique and heart warming experience hosting you and Miguel ;) Beijinhos!
June 2017

Anastasiya User Profile
May 2017
The main feeling after being here - delight, even a mega delight)) Alexandra is a wonderful person, very friendly and ready to help in any situation. Accommodation is clean and spacious, has a separate entrance to the garden! We had a rather late arrival, and Alexandra was waiting for us and was very friendly, showing us and telling us about all we needed)) thanks to her recommendations we found wonderful places (not described in guidebooks), just what we were looking for. Recommended restaurants - just super! I want to persistently recommend this place, here you will find not just a great place to stay, but also a new friend! Alexandra thank you very much for such a warm welcome, and I hope to see you again!
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Response from Alexandra:
Thank you very much for your words! You are both very kind!!! You were a 5* guests!! And I won two new friends, that's for sure!! And you even give us luck ;) Portugal won the Eurovision song contest at your country, at your town :) :) :) Thanks again! We already miss you (me and of course Fox) :) Hope to see you soon! Kisses!
May 2017

Guillaume User Profile
September 2016
A really nice place to stay an discover Porto! Comfy accommodation, in a very practical situation. Nearby the station, not far away from the city center. Perfect to explore Porto as pedestrians, and take the train to visit other cities in a quick day-trip. Our hosts were friendly and helpfull. Can't wait to visit you again Alexandra!
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Response from Alexandra:
Hi Gui and Chrystelle! Thanks a lot for your kind words. It was a delight to host you! We hope to meet you again soon! :) Kisses, Alexandra & António & Fox :)
September 2016

Porto, PortugalJoined in September 2013
Alexandra User ProfileAlexandra is a superhost.

My main hobby is searching; I search about everything related to life-style, design, arquitecture, decoration, fashion, restaurants, shops, cool places in general and, I confess, gossip!
Poker was a mix of hobby and profession, it came to me by fun, playing online but, started to met people in the real world, and
writing for magazines and websites. During 8 years I had an weekly column in J magazine, what ended with an invitation to cooperate with BetClick for the Poker section in their Portuguese branch office.
To handle my Poker consulting business, I founded "Coisas do Poker" ("Things about Poker).
But, my real passion is interior design and receive people.
Until now, I only practiced in in-house projects, for personal needs, in the different appartments where I lived.
For eight years, I lived in Luxembourg, where I worked in the headquarters of the European Community Parliament, revising texts for the Portuguese publications.
After a short return to Portugal, I went to Brazil for one year, this time, just for fun, where I lived in Araras and Rio de Janeiro.
Now I've embraced, somehow, professional projects in these areas, like this WBwGG" (White Basement with Green Garden", the "Caramba!" and the "WHwTG" (White House with Tasca Gourmet).
The "Caramba!" is an, already running, project with my friend Marina where we convert old fashioned furniture, and objects, into cool stuff.
Most of my parent's furniture will be the guinea pig and, once transformed, will be exposed in hot spots in the city but, also, in the house, where guests can see and even use.
The "WHwTG" is on his half way to launch, it's also a guest house but in the countryside, in Póvoa da Raínha, a very small place on the way to Serra da Estrela.
This is my grandparent's house, a typical old stone house of the Portuguese countryside, which I've adapted to be comfortable but keeping the original trace.
The purpose here is, not only, receive guests but, also, open the "tasca gourmet" to serve, and sell, regional food and beverage and promote tasting events.
With luck, the project in Póvoa da Raínha can be extended for the family lands that will face the water mirror of the future Girabolhos dam, under construction and, expected to be finished in one, or two years.

Here is a little of myself, what I've been doing and future projects but, here, may main goal is to have the chance to receive, the best possible, everyone who decides to visit us; that will be an enormous pleasure!

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