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Catarina Garcia

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

Garden and amazing views- large luminous flat in the historical centre of Lisbon

13 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Gra‡a Apartment Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 7

Beautiful, full of light and very spacious apartment in the historical center of Lisbon.

The flat in located inside a closed villa (with 2 gates), and has a private garden (a luxury in the middle of the city ) with grass, fruit trees , BBQ and garden furniture where you can seat by the end of the day with a glass of wine feeling everywhere but in the middle of a capital. Since the gate in the garden can be locked this is the perfect space for small children to play, although there is a nice playground nearby.

The apartment is located in 'old Lisbon' and literally 5 min walk away from Alfama , the castle of San Jorge and the famous flea market 'Feira da Ladra. Also only 10 min walking distance from the National Pantheon of Santa Engracia and Lisboa's cathedral

Graca (where we are) is an area with a bohemian but also very family-orientated atmosphere that, like most of Lisbon, is very safe and in the summer you can see children up to midnight

4 bedrooms, 1 large living room, kitchen and bathroom. Kitchen fully equipped, towels and linen included. Wireless.

5-10 minutes walking distance from shops, supermarkets, restaurants and services such as banks and public transport - 28 tram, buses and taxis , etc

Advertising on this website since 1998 without one single complain

****IMPORTANT

RENTAL DAY-, unless otherwise organised, is between 12am-12am (midday).

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURES TIMES ARE ASSUMED TO FALL BETWEEN 8AM AND 6PM. Other times need to be agreed before the booking so we can organise to have someone available to meet guests out of the office hours. IF YOU DO NOT INFORM US IN ADVANCE, we can not guarantee to have someone available and you might have to stay somewhere else in your first night.

SECURITY DEPOSIT - On arrival we will need a passport (or a money deposit) as in exchange for the keys . This will be returned on departure after the keys are returned , and the apartment checked to be sure nothing was damaged

HOME HOLIDAYS NEW FEE - this website has decided that from June 2016 is introducing a new fee to guests, around 6% of the total rent, which we do not agree with since we, as owners, already pay an annual fee. So we are happy to do the payments outside of the site , as it was done before 2014.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catarina Garcia (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

About Catarina Garcia

I am an academic in the UK, where I have now lived for a few decades.

Why Catarina Garcia chose Lisbon City

Besides the qualities of the property , we have been listed here since 1999 - when to 2014 all payments we done directly with he owners - without any complains

What makes this apartment unique

A private garden, the luminosity from the big windows with unrestricted views together with the large size of this apartment makes this apartment unique in this part of town.

The historical centre is a great place to stay because you can walk to many amazing monuments and places and ben downtown. There are many apartments in the old part of town but none have this perfect combination of features.

Reviews

4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

Garden and amazing views- large luminous flat in the historical centre of Lisbon
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Koege, Denmark
5

Perfect flat in perfect area of Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

We (two parents and 5 children) had a wonderful stay in this very charming flat. The view is fantastic and we enjoyed the garden very much. Also, the neighbourhood is great with lots of small restaurants, shops, cafes etc. All practical arrangements with the owner went smoothly, and there were even helpfull "assistants" next door who kindly ordered taxis etc for us. Within easy walking distance (10-15 minutes) to "down-town" Lisbon, and trams just around the corner.

Highly recommended for everybody who loves Lisbon.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect slice of Lisbon neighbourhood life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our four children aged 3-14 and my mother all stayed in this apartment for a week in June 2016. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it. We plan to return to Lisbon and would not hesitate to book this place again. This was our second trip to Lisbon, and we've stayed in a number of VRBOs while in Portugal, in various neighbourhoods. Graça was a perfect slice of Lisbon life. Don't worry about the steep streets, the walk down to Martim Moniz subway station isn't too far, and it is very easy to find a taxi outside the station to take you back up the hill to the apartment, it was less than 4 Euros, cheaper and faster than our group taking the tram.

The Catholic church just up the hill has mass at 11:30 Sunday morning. There are numerous little small convenience stores nearby, and if you walk up the hill past the church and keep going, on your left will be a Mini Preço that has a good selection of groceries, but if you keep walking up the Largo da Graça (which turns into Rua la Graça, check googlemaps) you'll eventually come across a large Pingo Doce on your left which will have everything you could possibly need. There is also a tourist office with backpacks for sale plus info on tours and you can refill your subway/tram card there. If you are ok with walking, lots of things are close. If not, it's easy to grab a fast taxi or one of the "tuk tuk" little open air transports which are quite fun.

Catarina the owner was kind and helpful, she sent a lovely email with many suggestions on the neighbourhood. She always answered emails and texts very promptly and she is completely fluent in English so there are no problems with communication. The kitchen is well appointed with dishes, tea towels, wine glasses, nice little touches. There were even some pantry items provided. We ate almost all of our meals out in the little enclosed garden behind the apartment, it was beautiful weather and we enjoyed taking our morning coffee in the shade of the tree gazing at the beautiful tile mosaic on her wall.

Last but certainly not least: THE VIEW!!!!! I can't overestimate how beautiful it is, not just from the main living room and also the front bedroom, but also the short walk half a block up to the Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (just say Miradouro de Sophia to your taxi driver!) has a splendid panorama of the city that I promise you will spend a long time admiring! Thank you Catarina for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for lovely review Krista , it was a pleasure to have you in the property and I am so glad you had great time. I can only say that it will be pleasure to have you back any time you want. And i didn't know we had a tourist office that close to my place, so thanks for that bit of info too ;)
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4

Wonderful Lisbon flat, handy for everything

  • 4 of 5

We chose this flat because it was near everything, including the old town, and also for its stunning view of the castle both at daytime and night. We were four women traveling together and took turns in the master bedroom, in which you could wake up with a view of a castle. The garden was lovely for coffee in the morning and we could walk everywhere. There's a miradora (picturesque lookout) with a cafe just minutes from this flat and we enjoyed it for morning coffee and vinho verde in the afternoon.

The flat was clean, well-equipped, very pretty and spacious. One of the beds was a bit small for us but I understand this is a temporary situation. Catarina provided helpful notes on the area. Thanks for a great stay in Lisbon.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad Christine’s group had a nice time, we try hard to help give the guests the best stay. Concerning the beds we have 3 beds + 2 sofas, as the guests all wanted to sleep alone we asked if the 4rd person wanted the single bed sofa (we provided its measurements) or the double one. They chose the single one. They could have slept in the double sofa bed, which is as big as a king sized bed. Also next door is the office that give our guests assistance and they were in constant contact with the office, again they could have requested a change if they were uncomfortable as it's pity that, without need, they didn't as sleep well as they could.
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5

Staying in Graça accommodations with my family

  • 5 of 5

Great place, right in the core of the old Lisbon, a nice sightseeing of the "S.Jorge" Castle from the living room, comfortable accommodations and good facilities (kitchen, TV). Unfortunately because of the rain we couldn't use the garden but it looks great for the Summer.

We walked through the old part of town and suddenly dropped in typical city flea market which is right on the corner. Afterwards we got the also typical tram 28 towards the city center. Besides if we do not feel like cooking there are a number of good cafes and restaurants in the area as well. A great place really

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to explore Lisbon from

  • 5 of 5

A bright flat with wonderful views of the city. The high windows provide great views of old Lisbon and the castle. The people go out of there way to make sure you are comfortable. The rooms are comfortably furnished with large windows and wood floors. There is a garden - rare in a big city, that is not on the street. Around the corner from the flat is a wonderful cafe called Botequim which is perfect for a sandwich and to meet the locals. There is also a great outdoor cafe with wonderful views for a cup of coffee and a chat.

The flat is ideal for anyone wanting to explore Lisbon. Families will be well served in the spacious rooms. Many interesting tourist attractions are in walking distance, including the castle as well as the Thieve's Market. A great location for exploring and welcome respite at the end of a busy day, what more could one want?

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for those nice words, we are always open to criticism that can help us to improve things but is great to have nice compliments
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5

Great 4 day stay in Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

We had great visit to Lisbon with sightseeing, cathedrals, museums and restaurants/cafes for 2 days and then Golf at Cascais on 3rd day and Sn Jorge castle on last day. Taxis are v. cheap and downtown Lisbon only 10 mins from apartment. view from Apartment is perfect and real gem in evening sunset. Easy arrangements with owners and good recommendations for breakfast etc.nearby. Would love to return someday.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Botequim
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Cais do Sodre
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cais do Sodre
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A2
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
many
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Praia de Caxias
Car: not necessary

Located right in the historical centre of Lisboa, in the bohemian area of Graca this flat (within a villa so also very quiet) is literally 5 minutes walking distance from Alfama, 3 min from the castle of San Jorge or the famous flea market Feira da Ladra and right next to a variety of outside cafes and the best Lisbon's belvedere (see photos).

Because it's located in the south of the city you can get to the beach in 30 minutes by car or 45 using public transport. and you can walk to the shopping district - Baixa - in half a hour. Graca is from where the famous tram number 28 leaves

Despite its central location, and since it's inside a closed patio/villa, the apartment is quiet and safe for children

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Rates & Availability

Gra‡a Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
xmas new year
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$156
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

**Prices are just an approximation and will depend on the length of stay as well as on the number of people staying.
**Arrival/departure times are assumed to be after 12pm/before 12pm unless otherwise negotiated, and if you arrive during the week but outside normal working times (weekdays 8am-6pm) please contact us before booking to assure that we can find someone to meet you on arrival and/or departure . If you do not do this you might have to stay in hotel in the 1st night if no one can be found last min to meet you
**Minimum stay 3 days.
**For security reasons, on arrival it will be requested a passport or a deposit , which will returned when the renting period finishes and after the apartment is checked to assure that all was left in the same conditions found on arrival. In the same street of the flat it is localised the office that gives assistance to the flat if anything is necessary and where the passport will always be available if anything happens.
**Bookings can not be done with more than 6 months in advance. We apologise for that.

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.
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Amenities

Gra‡a Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , this is a 1.5 bed fits couple
  • Beds - 1 double bed, 1 large single bed, 2 singles beds + and a 2 person sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The flat has a garden, a rare luxury in the middle of the city, where you can seat by the end of the day with a glass of wine, have a BBQ or just lay on the grass. There are always birds singing in the morning making breakfast outside a great way to start the day (especially as the sun rises on the side of the garden ).

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