Casa no Jardim

  • Location: City
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    Old town of Porto: 25 mins walk or 10 mins by public transport
    Casa da Musica: 15 mins with public transport
    Matosinhos (Atlantic Ocean): 30 mins by public transport
  • Porto Airport (OPO): 17 km
    Metro Trindade: 500 Meter
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    Paid parking

A rare find – a house with your own private garden in the heart of Porto.

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An introduction to Casa no Jardim

What is the story behind Casa no Jardim, what was your inspiration to create it?

I went to Portugal for the first time when I was 18. Then, during Christmas/New Year 2018, we decided to visit as a couple and fell in love with the city. It offers such a diversity of experiences, from culture to beach life. We have always been interested in unique houses and decided to check out the market while we were there. 

On New Year’s Eve, we decided to check the house out and immediately fell in love. Although it hadn’t been our plan, we ended up buying it and it became our first baby in Portugal. Originally, we bought it for ourselves, then later decided to create something to share with others that reflected the city. 

The Casa no Jardim was completed in the summer of 2018 on the site of a former industrial building. The architecture respects the history of the place, with nearly the same floor plan and design as the previous factory. It’s not simply a new house but a place that reflects the neighbourhood and its past. 

As it was a new building, we didn’t have to do any renovations. But we did the interior design and made a few changes in the bathrooms, as well as establishing the gardens. 

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Casa no Jardim?

The architecture is very industrial, so we wanted the interiors to be individual and creative. Many of the furnishings are vintage or design pieces produced in Porto and there are a lot of artworks by local artists. 

There are rough concrete walls and exposed bricks in the bedrooms. But when combined with the warm, wooden floors and colourful art pieces, the atmosphere is cosy. I always feel inspired when I’m there.

It was important to us that the house reflected the city and its vibrant atmosphere. Porto can be quite lively, but due to the fact that the house is in the back of the yard, you don’t hear the noise and it feels peaceful, relaxed. 

To you personally, what is so special about Casa no Jardim?

When you enter the house, it’s peaceful, colourful and happy. It invites creativity and inspiration. At the same time, you have all of the opportunities of the city on your doorstep. Unlike being in an apartment with not a lot of space, you really feel like you are living in Porto when you stay at the Casa no Jardim. It creates a different mindset. 

Having the outside space is also special. It’s like staying at a family house in the countryside, but right in the middle of the city. It’s quite unique within Porto’s market. The neighbourhood is also super nice. It has a traditional Portuguese-meets-modern vibe. We feel so lucky to have found a house on this street!

Do you have any restrictions regarding children or pets?

No, we don’t have any restrictions regarding children. But parents should be aware that there are steep staircases in the house that haven’t been designed to be “child-safe”. For elderly people, this is also something to keep in mind. 

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Living and optional converted bedroom
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Casa no Jardim rooms & rates

In front of the Casa no Jardim is a building with four units. You enter through this building and into a long corridor that leads to a small studio (20 square metres) with a bathroom. This is more like a secondary room with a folding bed and a table. After you pass through this room, you come to a large outside staircase that leads to the back garden, a private terrace and the main building of the Casa no Jardim. 

On the ground floor is the kitchen/living space, with a long table that can seat 10 people, plus a small laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. When you pass through the kitchen, you reach the terrace and garden. 

On the first floor is a bedroom and a bathroom while the second floor is occupied by another bedroom that can also be converted to a living room with a TV. It has a bed by a local designer that can be converted into a sofa as well. There is also a second bathroom here, making it ideal as an additional sleeping space.

Surrounding the garden are trees and bushes that create privacy, although we have neighbours all around. The Casa no Jardim is ideal for four people or a couple who want a lot of space. 

  • Casa no Jardim for 4 people / 120 m²
    270 / night
    • 2 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • Terrace
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include kitchen basics, linen and towels, Wifi, air conditioning.
Optional extras
Transport from/to airport.
Extra charges
A tourist tax of €10 per person is payable on arrival.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. A baby cot and high chair are available on request.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Hair dryer

We provide complimentary Wi-Fi that works throughout the house and garden. Bed linen and towels are also provided, as is soap. The house is heated (there is reverse cycle air conditioning).

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, including a coffee machine, a juicer, a toaster, an oven and a fridge/freezer. Our experience staying in holiday apartments is that there is sometimes a “kitchen” but with very limited facilities. In Casa no Jardim, you have everything you need — it’s a home away from home.

Our concierge service welcomes guests and shows them around the house, as well as being available to arrange tours and recommend restaurants. Transfers to and from the airport are also possible. Whatever our guests need during their stay, it’s not a problem, they can contact the concierge 24/7. 

Things to do in Porto

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Night life
  • Wine tastings
  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips

It depends if it is your first visit or you’re returning. If you have never been to Porto before, it’s super impressive to see the Douro River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and admire the Ponte Luis I. I’d also recommend having a sundowner at the Jardim do Moro and eating fresh seafood in Matosinhos. There are experiences not to miss!

But Porto is much more than its iconic sights. It’s the food, it’s being at the beach, it’s experiencing the nightlife. There is a very vibrant architectural and arts scene with lots of exhibitions, as well as textile factories producing materials for local fashion designers.

The location of Casa no Jardim

The Casa no Jardim is located on Rua do Almada, which used to be the street of the workers. It’s lined with traditional houses with beautiful tiles and lots of little stores. Next door is a co-working space and there are lots of cool bars and restaurants in the area. 

It’s a very creative neighbourhood and by staying here, you can avoid the tourist masses in other parts of the city. That being said, you’re still very close to sightseeing. Around 200 metres away is the metro station that goes to the airport, the beach and the other side of the Douro River. Porto is hilly but it’s nice to walk down to the Ponte Luis I or explore some of the nearby neighbourhoods on foot. 

When is the best time to visit Porto?

Porto is a year-round destination. It really depends on what you want to do and experience.