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STEPS FROM THE CASTLE, AN ENCHANTING PLACE. HD TV, WIFI, AC.

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Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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STEPS FROM THE CASTLE, AN ENCHANTING PLACE. HD TV, WIFI, AC.

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, Free Internet

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
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348737vb
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Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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.
business
Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348737vb
-+1 6502079875
Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
Cincinnati,Midwest,USA
5

You'll want for nothing if you stay here

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348737vb
-+1 6502079875
Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Beautiful apartment, great location....

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Lisbon at the Castelo Apartment was perfect and exceeded our expectations. The unit was incredible and located in the perfect location for exploring the city. The only thing we regret is not staying longer. Your emails and guidance were very thorough and much appreciated -- we actually referred to your emails more than our Lisbon guide book. Also, the greeters (Philipe and Jose) were pleasant and helpful.

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your unit. Our stay in Lisbon will be a trip we will remember for years to come and hope we can get back soon and when we do we would definitely rent this unit again.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348737vb
-+1 6502079875
Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
Dorrington, California
5

What a Wonderful Place to Stay in Lisbon

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was so lovely it was hard for us to leave each morning, and we were delighted to return each evening. The location is perfect, it is so charming yet so modern and well appointed. The owner, Joe, was beyond helpful with emails on where to go, how to get there, where to eat, etc. His property manager made check-in a breeze. We loved Lisbon and would return in a heartbeat, but would insist on staying at our apartment beneath the Castle..
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348737vb
-+1 6502079875
Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
Canada
5

Look no Further

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time at the apartment and in Lisbon. It is a great city and so easy to get around whether you are walking or using the various modes of transport. The apartment is in a perfect location and is quite lovely.It has a great kitchen and bath and the bed is extremely comfortable . After a busy day of site-seeing it is so nice to return there,open all the windows, turn off the lights and take in the night glow from the street lamps, while sipping a cold glass of great wine. Heaven. Joe sent a wealth of information covering transport, day trips, site-seeing and where to eat. We hope to return to Lisbon and would look no further than this apartment. It is perfect, perfect, perfect. Thanks Joe for everything, you made this a memorable first time trip to Lisbon.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV, WIFI, AC.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348737vb
-+1 6502079875
Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
Canada
5

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful experience in this apartment. It is located in the Alfama right next to the caste which is one of the main sights in Lisbon. The apartment is in an old building completely renovated inside and modernized. It is tastefully decorated and so very comfortable. It is beautiful. We loved it and so did the people who used before as we could read in the guest book.The attention we received from the owner goes well beyond what we have received in other places and we do travel regularly. Before our arrival we received pages of info on what to do as we landed, where to get a mobile phone, a taxi,where to eat and what to do, etc...We were overwhelmed. You are welcome buy an English speaking person who explains the workings of the place and leaves an phone number where you can get help 24 hours a day. It could not be better

We could not recommend it more highly.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful feedback and I am glad that you had a great stay. A little note about our location, the castle and its surrounding area, including ours, is known as Castelo or the Castle area. Alfama is 10 minutes on the other side, down the hill.

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
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
€85
€595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
January and February
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
€75
€450
€1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
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
€90
€630
€1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€85
 
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.

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Amenities

Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
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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