A Bela Aurora is a beautiful private residence and guesthouse with high ceilings, pine wood flooring and wonderfully cosy bedrooms located in Porto’s arts district.
How would you describe myhomeinporto in a nutshell?
myhomeinporto is a beautiful guest house in the Bonfim neighbourhood of Porto, in northern Portugal. This 1930’s house with a green tiled façade is my home. I wanted to meet new people and offer them a place to stay that feels like home, so I opened up three individual guestrooms to those coming to this beautiful city.
How would you describe the atmosphere of the house?
myhomeinporto is not a big guest house, so there are never too many people there. It’s a very quiet place, with lots of natural light. Built in the 1930’s, we tried to keep the original design as much as possible. In my opinion the ambience is equally as perfect outside as it is inside. The neighbourhood is full of beautiful tiled buildings with coloured windows, and gardens full of flowers and trees. It’s a very welcoming and open atmosphere, where you can hear the seagulls and smell the fresh ocean air.
And the interior design was done by you?
Yes, I worked as an interior designer for many years. I instantly had a clear idea of what I wanted to do with the house. Actually, doing the interior design was quite easy as the house is so beautiful. It was kept simple in terms of furniture and decorations, so that the atmosphere is light and airy yet cosy with the vintage wood pieces in all the rooms.
Who is the perfect guest for myhomeinporto?
The guest house is pretty centrally located, but not in a busy area. So, the perfect guest would be someone who doesn’t want to stay directly in the middle of the touristic area, but rather in a quieter home close to it.