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Spacious, Traditional, Luxurious Apartment in Central Lisbon, 1 Minute to River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Come and stay in our spacious apartment in the historic centre of Lisbon which is packed with old charm and has a truly traditional feel.

The space: The 150 sq metre apartment is on the first floor in a traditional, elegantly appointed building (circa 1880), with lift and 3 balconies at the front.

Recently renovated to modern high standards, it has all the comforts to make you feel cosy. It is also packed full of original features - stucco ceilings, original windows, shutters and old Portuguese tiles.

The accommodation: There are 2 double bedrooms, both with double beds. The third bedroom has 1 single bed with an additional pull out single bed ( which is small and would only suit a child or small adult). We have a travel cot for babies. The apartment can sleep a maximum of 6 people (plus potentially 1 baby). There are 2 recently installed bathrooms, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and cool shady courtyard. Furnished in traditional style with antique furniture, Persian carpets, and Portuguese hydraulic mosaic tiles, but with modern touches.

Bedrooms are fully equipped with hotel quality sheets and storage heaters. Ther is gas central heating throughout the property. Fresh towels provided.

Kitchen has gas cooker, electric oven, microwave, nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and dryer. Bathroom 1 has power shower, toilet and sink, bathroom 2 has bath with power shower, sink, bidet and toilet.

The living/dining room has comfy sofas, leather armchair, and dining table seating 6 people. There is satellite TV (with international channels), DVD player and music centre to play your music. The house has broadband wifi.

The place has an incredible feeling of space with 3.5 metre ceilings, but the décor is comfortable and cosy.

Guest access: You rent the entire apartment. Please note: Parking is not easy. There is also a pay car park 1 minutes walk away.

Check in/contact: We live in London so we have someone local (English speaking) to meet you to check in and out, and be on hand locally if there are any problems during your stay.

The neighbourhood: Located in the central area of Santos, known as the design district, it is a fun trendy district surrounded by shops, great restaurants, and museums. Great for wandering around and exploring. The Museum of Art and Antiquities is 4 minutes walk further along our street. We are also a few minutes walk from Cais de Sodre which has many fun bars and clubs. It is also within easy walk of central Lisbon and Belem for tourist attractions, and only 3 minutes walk from the riverfront where you can take a 20 minute train to beaches in Cascais. The street itself is peaceful, safe and quiet. Your neighbours are well heeled Portuguese, many of whom have lived there for decades.

Getting around: Tram number 25 runs at the bottom of our street. It is 10 minutes walk to central Lisbon ( Rossio). The nearest metro station is Cais do Sodre (5 minutes walk), and the nearest rail station is Santos with trains to the beach in Cascais. Taxi rank at the bottom of the street.

This would be the perfect place for groups of friends, couples or small families.

Come and stay in our lovely traditional Lisbon apartment!

PLEASE NOTE: Check in is between 3-10 pm, if you would like to check in after 10pm there is an additional charge of 25 euros payable on arrival.

More Details

Katy Keenan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, portuguese, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Katy Keenan

We are a Brazilian- English couple who live and work in London. We love renovating properties and this was our project a few years ago. Now we use it as a second home, but offer it for holiday rentals when we are not using it.

Why Katy Keenan chose Bairro Alto

This is a very traditional authentic property in a very well established and historically wealthy area of Lisbon. The streets are full of history. The neighborhood was built to house wealthy sea merchants, and our street was originally facing the Tagus. Since then land was reclaimed and we are now a few minutes walk from the water.

Primarily this is our home- rather than a tourist rental. We tried to make it elegant and cosy, really showing off the space. We hope that guests will appreciate the experience of living among local well-heeled Lisbonites in a beautiful and historic area.


Bairro Alto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (green) - toilet , shower , WC, shower, sink.
    Bathroom 2 (blue) - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , WC, Bath, shower, bidet and sink. Hairdryer
  • Both bathrooms newly fitted and tiled with traditional hand made Portuguese hydraulic tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed, turning into 2 singles (1 standard/1 small)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Traditional wooden double bed, firm sprung mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Traditional wooden framed double bed, firm sprung mattress
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are at the back of the house- cool and quiet. Bedroom 1 has a window to the courtyard for fresh air, bedroom 2 has high windows which cannot be opened, but there is a breeze coming from the hallway and front of the house. Very tall ceilings so no problems with air circulation. Bedroom 3 has a daybed which can be turned to 2 singles- one sleeping on the daybed itself, and another pull out camp bed underneath which is smaller and suitable only for a child or small adult.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible


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Spacious, Traditional, Luxurious Apartment in Central Lisbon, 1 Minute to River
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Ottawa, Canada

Lovely, large apartment with pretty architectural details

  • 4 of 5

Large 3-bedroom apartment with 2 full baths, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Owner and property managers were very kind and most responsive to all our questions, problems and requests. It’s in a great area; lots of cafes and restaurants and only a 20- minute walk to the Center of Chiado. Very quiet, residential neighbourhood.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful apartment. Great location. Maria was so helpful and kind.

Would love to return!! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lisbon at this lovely home. The cook's kitchen, art work and books made us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Lovely space

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and just completed our stay in this lovely apartment. It is very spacious and well-appointed. Excellent linens on the beds.

We were very comfortable in the apartment with a great, large sitting room in which the whole family could relax after a day out.

This is a walk from most sights, which was only a bit of a hardship due to the unseasonably warm weather in Lisbon during our stay. Which does bring to light another concern - this apartment is not air conditioned, which we did know before we arrived. It was not a huge problem for us and there are two fans available, which help tremendously. However, if you are accustomed to air conditioning this may be an issue. Additional fans would be attractive, but if you are four or fewer probably not a big deal.

One of the highlights of this apartment is the greeter. Iola met us and was a wonderful welcome to Lisbon. She shared a wealth of information and set us up with a map and many notes on how to get to beaches, good days to visit certain sites, and walked me to a nearby grocery that was wonderful!

This apartment is on a side street, so it is relatively quiet. The main room is over the street, but the bedrooms are toward the back of the house which is extremely quiet. Street noise will only be a problem for sleeping in the front room on the daybed and trundle. When the windows are closed over the street it is quiet even in that room, but this is less comfortable in the heat. But we have spent a great deal of time in European cities, and this is one of the quietest apartments we've ever stayed in. This is worthy of consideration if you plan to stay during festival/celebration times.

We absolutely recommend this apartment. It was beautiful and comfortable and I think it was an excellent value. Kids loved it, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular luxury in the heart of Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

This property is over the top elegance. Large rooms, high corniced ceilings, beautiful Persian rugs, large well-equipped kitchen with a top-end stainless stove and vent hood New washer & dryer. Tons of room! And to really top it off, are the two women, Maria & Lola of Calma L'isboa who manage the property for the London owners. We enjoyed a private day long tour in a beautiful luxury sedan car, of Fatima, Leira and Obidos, a traditional Portuguese lunch in a a beautiful restaurant. But most of all, we believe we made friends for life. In the 10 years I have been renting luxury apartments world wide,, I have never found a property to exceed this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN

Lovely Lisbon Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment at the beginning and end of a longer stay on Madeira. It was more spacious than we anticipated and was in a great neighborhood location. Close to restaurants, small groceries, and cafes with convenient taxi stands and not a long walk to metro/train station. Katy and her Lisbon contact, Mauro, were most helpful and accommodating and helping with the before and after stay dates. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Lisbon, either a few days or longer.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Cleaning fee $110.79
Stay tax $1.25 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

The security deposit will be paid back on check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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