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Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

CASA TRAVESSA

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'

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber (Owner)
Advertiser since 2003
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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

Dear Deb!



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 -
Dec 2008
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
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Adorable Historic Apartment in Heart of Lisbon - ~PC~/Internet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p74130vb
+351 91 346 4517
Baixa Lisbon City
Oro Valley, AZ
4

Close to transportation and sights.

  • 4 of 5
Austin was extremely helpful with all my questions & concerns. She met us upon arrival and showed us the neighborhood. The apartment was situated close to metro & train stations. Washer/dryer, internet, dishwasher were all available in the unit. Day of departure she met us & called a cab for us. We were quite pleased with our stay. Thank you Austin!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Dear Coletta, I'm glad you enjoyed Lisbon and that the apartment worked well for you. Please come and see us the next time you are in Lisbon! Best regards, Austin
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Baixa Lisbon City
5

Ditch the hotel and stay in this apartment

  • 5 of 5
Great alternative to staying in a hotel. The apartment is clean, well-stocked, and has all the amenities you would expect. Austin is fantastic. She's warm, friendly and is accessible should you need anything. We mainly texted with her but she's a phone call away as well.

You'll get a few "insider" tips on where to shop and dine. Definitely check out the restaurants she recommends. It's enough to get you going and exploring. The apartment is in an older neighborhood but is very modern inside. The best of both worlds. There's a great little grocery store just up the hill to get everything you need for your stay.

The apartment is conveniently located to all major shopping, dining, and transportation options. We spent about ten days and it's very nice having both two metro stops and the train station within a 5-10 min. walk. Be aware that the neighborhood sits up on a hill so it's a little steep. It's not bad but if you have a disability or difficulty walking just be aware.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Frank, thank you so much for your review; I love the title! And I am very glad that you enjoyed both the apartment and the lovely city of Lisbon. We'd be glad to see you again some day, and until then, Godspeed in all your travels. Best regards, Austin
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Baixa Lisbon City
Virginia, USA
5

Jeffrey

  • 5 of 5
My choice of this apt and the leases was fantastic. Apt is located in heart of Rossio, near all transportation, was clean , very well appointed. Was met by owner,who gave me a 30 min tour of the area with lots of great tips for dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Apt was fully stocked and owners went out of their way to make it very hospitable, incl. having bread, milk, coffee etc available for the first few nights stay. Lisboa is a terrific city, very much reminds me of San Francisco, great food, friendly people, and easy to walk and explore with the trams, buses, funiculars etc. Plan to return for a longer stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeffrey, please do come back for a longer stay. We'd be glad to have you, and there is always something new to see in Lisbon! Thank you for your kind review, and we wish you the best in all your travels, Austin
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5

A great place in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a week here. I was attending a professional conference but both my wife and I wanted to stay somewhere more interesting than the official conference hotels. This was a wonderful choice! The apartment itself was what we needed - clean and quiet, with an excellent wifi connection and with a useful small kitchen. It was a 5 minute walk for me to get to the Rossio Metro station and then maybe a 10 minute ride to my conference. But on top of all this - and very important - it was right in the center of historic Lisbon! It took only a few minutes to walk to a great variety of restaurants, historic sites, and shops. Much of the contents of our guidebook was within a 15 minute walk - and if we wanted to take tram, Metro, or bus to our destination, that was even closer. Neighbors were quiet and, when we saw them, friendly.

The owners were great: they answered all our questions, and in orienting us, anticipated a number of our needs (by suggesting local groceries, restaurants, and other necessities). And they did all this without being intrusive.

We had no unpleasant surprises. The few surprises we did have all amounted to this: the place was quieter (and nicer) than we expected, considering its central location.

The only things to be aware of are that it's in an older neighborhood, and is a very short (but very steep) walk from the central city. I wouldn't recommend it for people with walking problems, but . . . we're both over 60, and handled the climb just fine!

I'd stay here again - and will, if I get a chance to return to Lisboa!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Gordon,
Thank your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the apartment and our medieval corner of Lisbon. We do try to make sure all surprises are positive! Please do come and visit us again; we'd love to have you.
Best regards, Austin
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San Jose, CA/USA
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5 days in Lisbon

  • 4 of 5
We arrived in Lisbon using the very helpful instructions sent to us by Austin. After nearly 2 weeks of travel, it was absolutely wonderful to get out of hotels and have our own little pace to call home. Austin was there to greet us when we arrived and gave us the mini-tour of the surrounding neighborhood. The apartment is in a perfect location, close to all major forms of transportation, tourist areas, restaurants, etc.. It's clean and has everything you could need and we always felt like Austin was only a phone call away. Lisbon is a little gritty, but we always felt safe coming back to the apartment at night. The neighborhood and accommodations aren't fancy, but it's comfortable. Note that there is a steep stairway inside and some steps leading up from the plaza, so may not be ideal for small children or those who are not able to climb steps. I give Austin and her dad 5 stars for service! We loved our time here and would definitely return if we were in Lisbon.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Dear Patti,
Thank you for your kind comments. We're so glad you had a good time in Lisbon and enjoyed the apartment!
Best regards, Austin
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New York USA
5

Great rental in Lisbon!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Casa Travessa for six nights at the end of May and thought it was ideal. We chose the apartment from the internet because we thought the owners, ex-pat Americans, would be great resources for us for our first trip to Portugal, and they were. They have thought of everything, starting with a starter collection of fruits, wine, bread, cheese, and butter, including a tour of the area with an introduction to their favorite restaurants and grocery shops, and a loaner cell phone and computer. The flat is just off the main square, and we were able to come back to it when we needed to relax and regroup. It is close to the metro and the train line to Sintra, so we used public transportation to do three day trips during our stay. The apartment is immaculate and has obviously been lovingly renovated and maintained. The owners met us and came back to check us out exactly on time and were accessible by cell phone for any difficulties (none arose for us). The kitchen is fully stocked with grocery staples, including coffee and tea, and all necessary cookware.
As the website mentions, I would not recommend this flat for someone with mobility problems since it has an internal steep staircase (a very safe one, with a bannister, so kids would be fine), and it is also at the top of a steep hill and flight of steps from the Rossio (main square). We had no difficulty, but felt like the location helped us exercise off the fabulous Portuguese food!
I would recommend this apartment (and Austin and her family) without reservation to anyone who wants to rent in Lisbon. They are absolutely great people, caring and helpful without being intrusive. I'm sure that their other rental properties are similarly excellent.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Susan, thank you for your recommendation! I'm glad you were so happy with the location; we love the balance our neighbourhood offers between being right in the center, but not noisy or busy. Please come see us again if you are ever back in Lisbon.
Best regards,
Austin
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Parks, beaches, Torre de Belem with its lovely waterfront park and impressive Mosteiro de Jeronimos, Lisbon's spectacular aquarium--the world's 2nd largest--at the 1998 World Expo site (Parque das Nacoes), 30-minute train ride to Sintra, 2-hour train to Obidos, Please don't hesitate to ask us for itinerary suggestions, CAR, Neither necessary nor recommended, Within Lisbon, the taxis, trams, buses and metro are accessible, inexpensive and easy to use, Regional trains take you to outlying towns, beaches and picturesque fishing villages, (Driving is not a relaxing option, Portugal has the highest roadway accident rate in Europe, )

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Availability & Rates

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High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
€100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€100
 
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€85
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

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Notes Travel insurance is strongly reccommended and payments are non-refundable. Please see our Rental Agreement for more details: http://www.visitingportugal.com/rental-agreement
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Amenities

Amenities

Baixa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soft, fluffy towels; Complimentary toiletries provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Ask about a loaner Port-a-Crib, Sofa/trundle converts to 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Notes:
Visiting Portugal Tourist Book, with Customized Walking Tours, Suggested Itineraries and Restaurants, Kid-friendly Ideas, Emergency Information including Extensive List of English-speaking Doctors and More, No Pets
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