STEPS FROM THE CASTLE, AN ENCHANTING PLACE. FAST WIFI, AC.

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STEPS FROM THE CASTLE, AN ENCHANTING PLACE. FAST WIFI, AC.

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
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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. Fast WIFI, AC.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. Fast WIFI, AC.
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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
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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. Fast WIFI, AC.
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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.
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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
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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
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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. Fast WIFI, AC.
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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.
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Sao Vicente de Fora Lisbon City
5

A beautiful place in a beautiful city

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I loved this apartment and this city. The Castelo apartment is beautifully appointed and well located, but its charm lies in its personality and the
unique way it is integrated into its neighborhood and into greater Lisbon. We truly felt as if we were a part of the local neighborhood. Amenities such as a washer and dryer, gorgeous balconies, and air conditioner were complemented by a frequent local bus, excellent restaurants, and generous, friendly neighbors. We can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Chapito, world renowned
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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Availability & Rates

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Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - September
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€85
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€85
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes No Cleaning Fee.
No Security Deposit. We use credit card as security guarantee.
Extra Guests: 10 euros per person per night.
Slightly higher rates for shorter stays.
20% of rental due at reservation. 80% due 30 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
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
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • arboretum
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Hydro massage shower cabin
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