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'