One of the great joys of this apartment is it’s location. Everything, and everywhere we wanted to visit is easily accessible, either by walking or short train journeys. The large public pool at Granja is situated on the beach and is less that a 5 minute walk away. Directly opposite the apartment is a great place for coffee, cakes and light meals; and there are 2 mini supermarkets, one opposite, one down the street. The train station is just around the corner and has regular trains to stops along the coast, including Espinho – 5 mins, and beautiful Porto, about 15 mins. The fares are inexpensive and the train system easy to use, even if you don’t speak Portugese. The apartment itself has everything you will need. Fully equipped kitchen, TV and WiFi (if you get time), comfortable bedrooms and living space. In addition, it’s kept spotlessly clean and there are balconies to let in the sunshine and dry your wet beach gear! Because the apartment and location are so user friendly, it makes for a very relaxing holiday. We jumped on the train numerous times to visit Porto and soak up the city’s wonderful atmosphere and culture. It seems that around every corner there is something wonderful to see and experience. We also strolled the boardwalk from Granja to Miramar, to see the beautiful ‘Chapel on the beach’, and made numerous trips to Espinho to enjoy the beach and to eat! Fantastic, inexpensive restaurants here. This apartment definitely felt like a home from home. I should also mention that the people in this area are extremely helpful and friendly. Not everyone speaks English, and I don’t speak Portugese, but everyone made such an effort to communicate with us and meet our needs. Truly a wonderful experience.