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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI

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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom Apartment, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, in Historical District, HDTV, WIFI

The Castelo (castle) apartment is a one bedroom apartment in an 18th century building, near the top of the hill in the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon. A few steps away is Castelo Sao Jorge, with its terrace and walls nestled on the highest point of the hill, affording a 360 degree view of Lisbon, the magnificent river Tagus, and the other 6 hills undulating across the city. Down the hill is the majestic main cathedral Se, built in 1050. The cathedral’s tower can be seen from the balcony of the apartment, along with a partial view of the river. The modern 75m2 (800ft2) apartment is filled with natural light, coming through 5 double glass windows/ doors leading to the 2 balconies. It retains traditional Portuguese character throughout. Amenities include security camera, central audio system, hydro message shower cabin, wireless internet, granite and marble bathroom and kitchen. Upon arrival at the apartment, you will be greeted by a local who can provide help 24/7.

During the day, the castle is a popular attraction. At sunset, the neighborhood reverts to a peaceful tranquility, brimming with historical elegance, perfect for romantic strolls on narrow winding cobblestone streets. (Some guests have recommended turning off all the lights in the apartment at night, and opening all the shutters, to bathe in the amber glow from the street lamps, the sparkling lights from the rustic buildings, and the silvery gleam of the moon). Enjoy relaxed dinners at nearby family run restaurants, and drinks at hilltop cafes overlooking the city and its sparkling lights. Or, visit Resto do Chapito, down the block, a restaurant, cafe and bar, with a terrace famed for its spectacular view of the city and the river. And for a relaxing time, visit the top-ranked wine bar around the corner of the building, where the owner will explain to you about all the wine regions in Portugal.

The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi from other downtown locations. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 3 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Alfama flat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the best location in Lisbon, Alfama and steps from the Castle. There are great amenities nearby including a great wine bar, Pingo Doce grocery store, Chapito's Restaurant and night club and ceramic art shop. The Commercial Plaza and Baixa neighbourhood are close. The apartment is lovely with hardwood floors, granite countertop, and marble tile. The apartment also has an elevator and two small balconies.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: During the Moorish occupation in the 8th century, the entire city was called Alfama. As the city grew, districting was developed. The parish of Castelo (where the apartment is located), which is the castle and the area surrounding it, was established in 1147. The parishes of Alfama, of which there are 4, are further down the slope or 10 minute walk from Castelo. The apartment’s building was built by Viscount Sao Bartolomeu in 1800s, its 1 meter (3 feet) outer wall as well as original tiles are well preserved. During the building’s renovation, documents were found suggesting that on the land, there had been a small palace for queen Dona Leonor in the 15th century. Small artifacts from Roman civilization were also found. The history is fascinating. Thank you for your review, John. We look forward to having you back.
5

A modern apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I am writing on our last day in this lovely apartment, and my wife and I are sorry we have to leave. This has been the perfect apartment for us -- modern facilities, lovely secure building, a great older neighborhood, and impeccably clean, and believe me, my wife would have knocked off a star of our rating if the apartment were anything less than IMPECCABLY clean. What a pleasure it has been to wake in the morning, open the window shutters, and let the light shine in on the bright, festive living area.

Well before we arrived, the owner provided us with a wealth of helpful information, including important contact numbers if anything went wrong during our visit. (Nothing did.) it gave us an added sense of comfort and security knowing that the owner was so thorough in his concerns that we have a pleasant visit,

No doubt about it for us. This was the best of any accommodations we have had in Europe. You can rent this place with full confidence that it will provide the perfect base for your enjoyment of Lisbon and the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Oakville, Ontario
5

Simply Superb!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is brilliantly located and is beautifully equipped. Its owner and his management company are knowledgeable, helpful and well-organized. Our week in lovely Lisbon was "simply superb".

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Florida
5

Everything You Want in a Rental Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here on a recent business/holiday trip. This was our first visit to Portugal and we wanted to take a few days to really explore the area. This location was absolutely perfect. It is located virtually next door to the Castelo do Sao Jorge, which is one of Lisbon's premier landmarks. The Roman ruins are also just a few hundred yards/meters away and are on the way to two of our favorite restaurants.

Your vantage point from this second floor apartment is fantastic. The apartment is very well stocked with pretty much any kitchenware you might need. The WiFi was very good and I was even able to connect to my office servers in the USA using a VPN connection without any difficulty. We paid for 60 minutes of calling to US based telephones via Skype at a cost of around $4.00 USD. The Internet worked great for this type of calling. When I left voicemail at my office, people thought it was left from my office phone. We were able to connect with all of our devices without problems. (iPad, iPhone, Laptop) I am an AT&T customer and I purchased a 30 day passport. Worked great!

The property management company did a fantastic job. They met us at the door when we arrived and gave us a complete tour of the apartment. They showed us how all the appliances operated and even gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. They earned top marks with us.

We are hikers, so we only used the subway and bus transportation once for our visit to Obidos. We walked everywhere else, which was necessary because the food was so wonderful our waistlines suffered greatly. There is a fully stocked grocery store, Pingo Doce, literally five minutes away. We visited in mid-January and unfortunately many of the recommended restaurants were closed during our visit. Our absolute favorite though was La Petite Café. After our first of four visits the staff automatically showed us to our "regular" table as soon as we arrived. The atmosphere, staff and food are all wonderful. While seafood is the hands down best in Portugal, I particularly loved their Duck.

Restaurante Alpendre was also a great choice. While the atmosphere is not as nice, the food and staff are top notch. The waiters are also a lot of fun. They make your dining experience very enjoyable.

We cannot say enough about owner Joe's advance materials. He made our visit worry free, and gave us many tips that only a local would know. There is absolutely no question that we will stay here on any future visit to Lisbon.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Salisbury, MD
5

Stop your search - this apartment is perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travel frequently, and stay at apartments whenever possible. THIS apartment is by far one of our favorites. Owner Joe made an exciting investment when he purchased this comfortable gem. His communications prior to our trip were extensive and helpful, from arrival to departure. The local property management company is also excellent. The apartment is very comfortable, perfect location, and has everything you'll need. And easy walking to transportation, grocery, sights, and the best restaurants. We'd love to go back for a month!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cincinnati,Midwest,USA
5

You'll want for nothing if you stay here

  • 5 of 5

American travelers, et al, you really will want for nothing if you stay in this lovely, sleek and modern 1/1 with every amenity. Met by the property manager, not even one of the greeters but the head man, they let us put our suitcases in after a too-early arrival had us there before cleaning was finished. We navigated the lift to grocery while they readied our home for the next 5 days and we settled into lavish digs! fully furnished kitchen, great washer/dryer combo were godsends as we left early and came home late sweating and looking for sanctuary. Joe was indispensable in giving all the pre-infor we would need to hit the ground running, including what NOT TO LEAVE the airport without. WE Have never experienced such care and we have traveled the globe. I will send everyone to this stunning location where we watched the evening stroll of the neighborhood while the sun set behind the castle!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Chapito, world renowned
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Restaurant
10
Local restaurants
Car: not necessary

The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 2 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).

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Rates & Availability

From €75 Per night

Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
March - June
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€85
€595
€1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
July - September
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€630
€1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€85
€595
€1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
November to Mid December
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
€75
€450
€1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
€95
€630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
January and February
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
€75
€450
€1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€85
€595
€1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150
Notes 25% of rental is due at reservation. 75% of rental and security deposit are due 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation policy: €75 if cancelled before 30 days of arrival. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
3-4 nights are okay if it is the only time available.

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Amenities

Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) It is European queen (160 cm), which is 10cm (4 inches) wider than American queen size bed., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sofa bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hydro massage shower cabin. Apartment is suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults with 2 small children.

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