This house is clean, comfortable, and fully stocked for anything you may need. They have coffee and tea with sugar in the kitchen, toiletries in the bathroom, along with a hairdryer with diffuser and concentrator attachments. Back in the kitchen there is a drawer with "bag in bag" shopping bags, foil/saran wraps, umbrellas at the front door. They have your convinces all there. There is detergent for the washer/dryer combo and a drying rack if you prefer to air dry.
The first floor has the bedroom I stayed in, a second room with a pull out couch, and a bathroom with a shower stall. The stall, while standard size, was a bit small for me. I kept hitting the handle and turning the water off. The stall could use a small shelf, but I made it work by putting my toiletries on the toilet tank and opening the shower door and grabbing them as needed (while keeping the floor dry). Water pressure was great. Unlimited hot water with an endless hot water tank, bright, and clean bathroom. Lots of huge, thick towels. The only thing I was missing were bath mats or a floor towel rug to step out onto from the shower.
The bedroom has a comfortable bed with four pillows. there's a clothes rack with hangers and a portable cooler for the room. I added the water, followed the directions but it was more a fan for me. I could have left the balcony doors open and gotten some really nice cool breezes in the room, but the first night mosquitoes invaded and I slept with it closed the rest of the time. I tried to hang some mosquito netting over the opened door but there were too many gaps for those buggars to get through and they like my blood too much. So, it was better for me to sleep with the doors closed.
I didn't use the bathroom on the 3rd floor. There is a full length mirror up there that was a nice touch. A scale (mainly for weighing our suitcases) would have made it perfect. My friends who stayed on the 3rd floor were comfortable and one left the doors open while she slept. She did get some mosquito bites but it was a more comfortable temp for her.
This apartment is really in the middle of it all. 8 min walk to Clerigos Tower/Lello Library, the churches separated by the 3 foot house. 7 min to Monument to Sao Francisco. 12 min walk to Pont Luis or Ribeira. If going to Ribeira waterfront you will be walking down a few staircases. The walkways are steep, cobblestone, and uneven. If you walk everywhere (like we did) your glutes and thighs will look great when you get back home. the only time we took an Uber to get back was at the end of our first day in Villa Nova De Gaia. We had purchased many bottles of port and one of our group had to get back to get her bags and then on to the airport. Therefore, a car ride back was needed. Otherwise, the next day we walked there and back with no issues.
Joao was informative, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. The woman who does the cleaning (I apologize for not remembering her name) she was there when we came and, even though we didn't speak the same languages, she was all smiles and helpful as well. The two of them were a great first impression to the start of our trip.
I highly recommend Casa S. Miguel 6. Four of us were comfortable, not on top of one another, the place is clean and bright, and it's very easy to get everywhere. Wear shoes that hold your feet well and have a good grip. Almost all of the streets are cobblestone/steep inclines, and uneven.
Thank you, Ana, for having such a wonderful place in the middle of everything.