Baixa house rental - Sunset from the Casa Villa Serra Living Room
Sunset from the Casa Villa Serra Living Room
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
 

Baixa House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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CASA VILLA SERRA

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Location, location, location. Plus sweeping 180 degree views over Lisbon's colorful city center and the Tejo River!

Would you prefer a house to an apartment? Worried about the raucous 3am Chiado/Bairro Alto nightlife? Want to be within walking distance to the main sights but far from hotels and the tourist crush?

Perched above the Praca dos Restauradores, this beautifully restored, historically-protected 19th century terraced home is exactly where you want to be . . . an 8 minute walk from the Rossio, Lisbon's main plaza.

(Our delightfully quiet, hidden lane consists of some of the very few private homes to be found in central Lisbon. The charming, famous neighbors are an added bonus.)

All your favourite sites are nearby: the Baixa and Bairro Alto, Lisbon's open-air 'restaurant row,' the Chiado shopping district, plus two of the best in-city 'kid parks' in Lisbon. We provide customised walking maps to help you explore the city at your leisure.

Relax on the rooftop garden terrace with a glass of Vinho Verde, enjoy cocktails while you gaze across the city...

A 10 minute walk takes you down to the Rossio train station, where you catch a ride to Sintra, Fatima, or the medieval walled-city of Obidos. Or grab our beach towels and cooler and head for the beach. Not beach weather? Visit the Gulbenkian Museum, Belem, Oceanarium, Zoo...

Additional highlights include . . .

STUNNING VIEWS from every room

ORIENTATION TOUR: from the local grocer to a quick visit to the Rossio/Baixa, this introduction quickly became 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 GROCERY SHOPPING: If you wish, we can pick-up a few of your favorite staples. No charge for delivery. Please ask for details.

BABYSITTING: We have located a delightful company with qualified sitters who speak a variety of languages. Please ask for details.

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

Comfortable Portuguese furnishings, including hand-made Arraiolos rugs and local artwork

Loaner laptop with high-speed wireless internet access

Loaner cellphone

Library of books, games, guidebooks and Portuguese music CDs

Wall-mount Plasma Screen, Cable TV with English-language stations (e.g., CNN, Cartoon Network, TCM Turner Classic Movies)

DVD system with iPOD DOCKING STATION

Separate mainfloor Mini-Bar also has full-sized Washer & Dryer, detergents, iron & ironing board

Luxury Linens: 400-1000 threadcount sheets; soft, fluffy towels

Marble and Granite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and hairdryers

Port-a-crib, high chair, child's bedrail and outlet protectors, available upon request (See the 'Bring the Kids!' page on our website for a full list of child amenities)

VisitingPortugal Tourist Book: customized walking tours, suggested itineraries and restaurants, kid-friendly ideas, emergency information including extensive list of English-speaking doctors

Private Terrace with gas BBQ, outdoor dining and incredible views of the city and river. You'll never want to go home...

Sports Equipment: beach towels, sports balls and handy surfing hints

Don't forget:

Ask about our 'In-Home Cooking Classes' and 'Private Fado Tours'

AREA: A family neighborhood in the heart of Lisbon's prime Historic Preservation District. Walk to local shops, cafes, cash machine, restaurants and public transportation. Less than a ten minute walk to the Rossio, Elevador da Lavra, 24 hour taxi stands, etc. Please note that the house is located at the top of a small hill and, as such, is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

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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 Euro-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 house in 2009

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.

Casa Villa Serra is stunning: full of glorious sunlight, with the city of Lisbon spread out at your feet. The house is private, close to the center of Lisbon, but in a neighbourhood so quiet, you can almost Forget you're in the city at all. It's the best of both worlds!

28 Reviews of Property 30177 in Baixa, Portugal

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average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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On TV - Historic Home with Stunning 180º Views Over Lisbon
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Baixa Lisbon City
London
5

Fabulous property in central Lisbon

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our family of four with a 3 yr old and 8 month old stayed here in early October and had a wonderful stay. It's in a great location and has fabulous views. The quality of the towels, bedding and pillows was great and made it feel like I was staying at the Four Seasons but with a lot more room and a much better price. Austin was waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a quick walking tour of the neighborhood and pointed out good restaurants and grocery stores in the area. The provided lots of kids stuff- high chair, potable crib, baby bathtub, toys, books, beach towels, baby gates, etc at no additional cost.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat and Austin was extremely helpful and we had no complaints or problems with our stay. It's easy to get to the Metro stations and plenty of restaurants and you definitely get a better feel living like the locals that you wouldn't get staying in a hotel.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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On TV - Historic Home with Stunning 180º Views Over Lisbon
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Baixa Lisbon City
Weybridge, UK
5

This place sets the bar for highest of quality

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
My family (husband, wife, and three boys) have rented houses/flats via VRBO in Rome, Mallorca, Mexico and the U.S., but this place is the best place we've ever stayed in. Without a doubt, this is due to the hospitality shown by Jordan immediately upon arrival. His 60-90 minute tour of the area, complete with multiple restaurant recommendations, Metro advice, favorite local characters, great stories -- all that was key to kicking off our 4 day stay in Lisbon on the highest of notes. Deb and Jordan -- Americans who have lived in Portugal for more than 10 years and who speak fluent Portuguese -- have thought of everything: the cheese, bread and wine waiting for you upon arrival; the fantastic towels; the fully outfitted kitchen; the laptop and cell phone...on and on, they've clearly thought through all the "little things" that a guest would appreciate and then they've made it available. We also did a cooking class arranged through them, with their friend and famous local chef celebrity, Diogo. First shopping at the amazing grocery store, then cooking in our kitchen, and finally consuming the amazing creations out on the terrace of the house in the sunshine...it simply does not get any better than that! I highly, HIGHLY recommend this apartment.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
Dear Deb and Jordan -

I had seen your website briefly but had not studied it. Susan was in charge and I was just marching to her drummer.

So I am astounded at my great good fortune and blessing to have fallen into the hands and homes you and Jordan so kindly and perfectly provide. Your attention and care and suggestions were constant (when asked) and the two houses wee so beautifully furnished and equipped. I'm left no stone unturned in our happiness.

We did everything we wanted to do - with ease and pleasure. I strongly recommend the Maritime Museum and the Puppet Museum. Both astounding.

I'm also in love with your son (his quiet cheery good mornings) and your darling daughter and lovely smiling granddaughter and of course your bounding dog!

So much love and gratitude for providing so perfectly for all of us.
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  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
Writing 2 days early; but this was one great tour. My daughter is non-stop as tour director. Your greeting on arrival and general hospitality from you and Jordan was most gracious. Our apt could not have been better. Most comfortable and good location. I love up hill walks so this made it even better. Come to Iowa anytime and see my retreat from this mortal earth. Kind thoughts and regards,
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On TV - Historic Home with Stunning 180º Views Over Lisbon
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  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
This was fun, despite the rain and the pick-pocket Chi beat off with an umbrella. The best provided and cared for place we've ever stayed. Thanks Deb & Jordan for everything -
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  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
Dear Deb & Jordan - We had the most wonderful stay at your lovely Casa Joaquina. It was truly an oasis in the middle of Lisbon. Our frequent walks kept us fit while working off all the cooking John did in your kitchen.

You thought of every small detail - from the detailed directions, maps, cellphone, laptop, etc. Some days we found it difficult to leave the terrace - just reading and looking over the city. We enjoyed hearing all about the neighborhood, too. Should we come back to Lisbon, or Portugal, we will stay here again or perhaps one of your other properties outside of Lisbon. Ciao,
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  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. The initial tour was extremely helpful, as were your suggestions on where to eat. We loved our time in Lisbon, made even better by the fact we could walk to most places we wanted to see. Best wishes,
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  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
Dear Deb -

We really enjoyed the central location of Casa Joaquina, we were able to maneuver around Lisbon from this location. All your input and extra care was really appreciated; fado night was very memorable and the Nepal Restaurant an excellent recommendation. Our time in Lisbon has gone by quickly, we still have more to explore and can not wait until we plan our next trip back. See you soon. Thank you.
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  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
Dear Deb -
Lovely holiday and accommodation (initial tour pointing out the "hot spots" was extremely helpful). Choice of dining out excellent. Superb house etc especially terrace - very relaxing. Ideal location. Lisbon is a beautiful city and Sintra especially beautiful. Thanks.
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  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
Deb, Jordan and Kappa (of course) -

We loved our stay at Casa Joaquina. Here are our round table memories...

Joe, age 21: Great recommendations for local restaurants, stores, etc. Especially had fun playing soccer with Drex during half-time of the Portugal-Czech Euro Cup game.

Renee, age 18: Best part was plopping down on the couch after walking my legs off around Lisbon. Liked sleeping in til noon because there's no light in the basement.

Christine, age 17: I liked having all the amenities of home - like the internet - in one of the coolest cities I've ever been in.

Pat, ageless: I can't think of anywhere I'd rather have spent my 54th birthday! We loved having a home as our base. Thank you, Deb, for the great tour, vinho verde, favorite cheese and fruit. Such a warm welcome. We will be back.

Steve, age 53: I liked cooking meals in the incredibly well-equipped kitchen. Feels like home!

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