Baixa Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
What are our famous guests saying? (Hint: Please read the testimonials on our VisitingPortugal website.)
Location, location, location. Only 3 minutes from the Rossio -- Lisbon's main plaza -- yet far from the noise and panhandlers in the Bairro Alto/Chiado.
Step directly from your ancient cobblestone lane into this private, sunlight-filled, 19th-century home with its charming view of the Igreja do Carmo, Lisbon's soaring monument to the 1755 earthquake.
Casa Travessa provides easy access to shops, restaurants, and transportation... while hidden away on a quiet residential street. Compact and cozy with an airy, open floor plan, Casa Travessa is the ideal base for a couple traveling alone or with a child.
Like our nearby flagship property, Casa Villa Serra (VRBO #30177) which was showcased on the Fine Living Channel's 'Around the World in 80 Homes,' Casa Travessa features hand-stitched Arraiolos rugs, custom-made Portuguese furnishings, and local artwork and pottery.
With its private entrance, Casa Travessa feels more like a house than an apartment as you step directly into its well-stocked little kitchen. The bedroom has a double-size bed and the living room provides a sofa/trundle bed which easily converts to two comfortable twin beds. The bedroom bookshelves are stocked with books and games for young and old alike, perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy day.
To view the floor plan, please visit our website.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us... we hope your trip to our beloved Lisbon is a delight!
Some additional highlights include . . .
ORIENTATION TOUR: from the local grocer to a quick visit to the Rossio/Baixa, this introduction has become a guest favorite
METRO/TRAM PASSES: we can have these waiting for you at check-in, just ask
WELCOME PACK: bottle of Portuguese wine, coffee, teas, orange juice, the very popular 'Montequeijo' cheese, fresh fruit, real butter and freshly-baked breads
PRE-ARRIVAL GROCERIES: If you wish, we can pick-up a few of your favorite staples. No charge for delivery. Please ask for details.
BABYSITTERS: We have located a delightful company with qualified sitters who speak a variety of languages. Please ask for details.
PC with high-speed wireless internet access.
Loaner cell phone.
Library of books, games, guidebooks and Portuguese music CDs.
Cable TV with English-language stations (e.g., CNN, Cartoon Network, TCM Turner Classic Movies).
Fully-equipped Kitchen is set-up for our In-Home Cooking Classes: microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, staples (oils, vinegars, sugar, flour, rice, pasta, etc), spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English .
Washer/Dryer, detergents, iron & ironing board.
Luxury Linens: 300-600 thread count sheets; soft, fluffy towels .
Complimentary toiletries, hairdryer in bathroom.
Port-a-crib, highchair and bed-rail available upon request.
Visiting Portugal Tourist Book: customized walking tours, suggested itineraries and restaurants, kid-friendly ideas, emergency information including extensive list of English-speaking doctors.
Sports Equipment: beach towels, sports balls and handy surfing hints!
Don't forget . . .
Ask about our 'Private Fado Tours'
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber
In June 2001, we kissed Seattle good-bye and moved to our family's ancestral Portugal to work with Habitat for Humanity/Portugal. Soon afterward, in an attempt to protect ourselves from the crashing dollar, we diversified into €uro-zone real estate... and we couldn't be more pleased with the result: sharing our love of the Portuguese people and culture with guests from around the world has been a delight. We now have five historically-protected homes in our little medieval neighborhood... right in the middle of town, yet oh-so-quiet and charming! (Just 3 - 8 minutes from Lisbon's main plaza, the Rossio.) Walk everywhere from here; or stay home and relax on your sunny terrace. Many thanks to all our guests for the support and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you again someday soon. Until then, Godspeed.
Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber chose Baixa
Our Lisbon homes are located in an historic area, protected by the Portuguese government because of its unique value; the exteriors look just as they did in the 19th century, with even the paint color regulated to ensure authenticity. Most of the buildings in our Historic Preservation neighborhood were built in the 1500-1800s and all our properties retain their old-world flavor. Nowhere in this neighborhood will you find McVillas with plate-glass windows... instead, prepare to step back in time.
What makes this apartment unique
Casa Travessa is truely adorable, a cozy base from which to enjoy the charms and delights of Lisbon, whose center you can literally see from your living room window. Yet the neighbourhood itself is so quiet, you'll almost forget you're in the city at all. It's the best of both worlds!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for a great welcome and stay in Lisbon.
Your guided tour was invaluable to get us started and your tip for take away roast chicken was delicious!
We had a very relaxing stay which was exactly what we had hoped for.
The apartment is very homey, comfortable and relaxing. We love its natural and tasteful decor and its location set within an idyllic Lisbon neighborhood of narrow picturesque streets is very unique and memorable.
It is also perfectly located close to the Rossio and everything is easily accessible.
Your knowledge of the area, history and architectural insights enriched our stay. You are very professional and hospitable and we would love to return some day. Perhaps we'll bring the children next time... many thanks -