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Charming Apartment with Large Terrace in Lisbon Center - Your Home at Chiado

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Bright Flat with Wide Terrace and River Views, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Living room, 1 Bath

This elegant, spacious and sunny apartment with a large terrace (55 mq) and extensive views over the old city and down to the harbour is located in one of historic Lisbon’s most glamorous neighbourhoods – the Chiado.

This is what has always been considered the noblest part of the city, with its quiet streets and squares lined with imposing mansions, museums, churches, art galleries, bookshops, and the odd government ministry. The nearby (less than a minute walk) Praça de Camões and Largo do Chiado (and its cafés Brasileira and Benard) are privileged meeting points for Lisboetas and tourists alike, who are drawn by the impressive concentration of theatres, exclusive shops and high quality restaurants.

The 28 tram stops around the corner from the flat, and it is not much farther to the Bica cable-car (elevador) or the metro. A ten-minute walk down the hill brings you to the Cais do Sodre train station (Estoril-Cascais line) or the ferry for trips across the Tagus.

World-famous theaters such as the Trindade or São Carlos Opera are close by, as is the more exuberant and down-to-earth Barrio Alto neighborhood, where the streets become narrower and the nightlife more animated. This is the true home of the soulful fado music of old Lisbon, with a wide variety of venues quite literally at your fingertips.

Natural sunlight thus floods the apartment in both morning and afternoon.

The master bedroom has a double bed, while the second bedroom is provided with two single beds. Extra bed linen and towels are available. Baby bed, high chair and other child facilities can be provided on request at no extra charge.

The kitchen is fully equipped and supplied with all the culinary basics (coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and other spices, etc.). If you prefer not to use the cooker, you can always try the barbecue grill on the terrace (charcoal provided).

Supermarket, grocer’s, bakery, newsstand, cafés, hairdressers, banks, etc. are all very close indeed. Also, two covered parking garages are located within 100 metres.

Nearby is the Santa Catarina belvedere, with outstanding views over the harbour, while a short walk through Bairro Alto leads to the pretty Principe Real park, which has a play area for children.

The 28 tram takes about 10 minutes in one direction from the flat to reach the equally romantic Estrêla Garden. In the other direction it passes through the Baixa shopping district before winding through the old neighbourhoods around St. George’s Castle.

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Amenities

Bairro Alto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Child bed on request without surcharge
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, while the second bedroom is provided with two single beds that can be joined on request. Baby bed, high chair and other child facilities can be provided on request at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
Notes:
For anything else just ask

Reviews

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Charming Apartment with Large Terrace in Lisbon Center - Your Home at Chiado
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5

Large and interesting apartment, recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in February and loved the apartment.

Building works next door worried me at first, but proved to not be a problem.

the apartment was much quieter at night than I had expected and we slept well in a very comfy large bed.

the sun room and terrace were both great for eating and relaxing. The bathroom worked fine.

The kitchen was well equipped with good pans and sharp knives and all that we needed.

The building was very secure.

The area is very central and interesting, we got the metro from the airport that worked out to be be very easy. We used the Bica elevator a lot! just round the corner.

Alberto was helpful and interesting when he showed us round the apartment and ordered a taxi to take us to the airport.

The HomeAway description and pictures are very accurate and should help you decide if it is your type of apartment.

We thought it was great

Martin, Rachel and alasdair

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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4

Spacious and Central

  • 4 of 5

We stayed Jan 26 - Feb 1st, 2018. As others have mentioned, the apartment has "old world charm".. and all that space feels quite luxurious in a busy, crowded city. Alberto was very accommodating, and went out of his way to ensure we had a comfortable stay, by providing an extra heater and dealing with a slow shower drain. A couple of items I'd like to see installed would be a hand-held shower head, and a full-length mirror in the master bedroom for ladies getting ready for a night out. I'd also recommend a couple more English TV channels be made available for guests.

We enjoyed walking and exploring the neighbourhood, and found some really great restaurants nearby. The only downside was periodic construction noise. There is major restoration work being done on a historic building next door. When the workmen are sandblasting, the noise and resulting dust is hard to ignore. Hopefully, this phase of construction will be over soon; but it's something to be aware of when booking. I would stay here again, and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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4

Spacious, Elegant and Well-located

  • 4 of 5

This very spacious apartment is tastefully furnished and decorated, and very well-equipped. The host, Alberto, is extremely accommodating and helpful. The only drawback for us, who are in our late 70's, was that the apartment is on the 3rd floor (actually 4th, in North American terms), and there is no lift. There is an excellent Indian restaurant right next door, and several other restaurants, a supermarket, green grocer and butcher just around the corner. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA USA
5

Lisbon charm.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Lisbon and in our apartment in Barrio Alto. The apartment is spacious with multiple rooms and a cozy atmosphere. The very large terrace opened up to the sights and sounds of the city and a beautiful view of the Tagus River. We enjoyed our meals in the sunroom. The kitchen is well equipped, and we enjoyed cooking and being with our family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Alberto was a wonderful host and accommodated our needs as we explored the country. I recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to enjoy the city and feel at home. Thanks, Alberto!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huber Heights, OH
5

Great View in the heart of everything

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very much like pictured. Alberto met us close to the time of our plane arriving and was helpful with giving a complete overview of the apartment. The bed was very very comfortable. The water stayed warm and had good pressure. There was a lot of light throughout but the apartment could also be made very dark for sleeping. The kitchen was well equipped and the sun room and balcony provided excellent at home eating spaces. The Indian restaurant next door was very good! This house made the trip very enjoyable and was so convenient to everything!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do I start...

  • 1 of 5

I had high hopes about this place, after meeting Alberto at the apartment. He was very pleasant and showed us around.

The Pros: the apartment is spacious and the stove is gas.

The Cons:

1) Wifi did not function for the first 3 days of our visit. If you were lucky & had a connection at all, it would take about 15 - 20 minutes to load a page. I ran a speed test on speedtest.net and Fast.com. Both said download speeds from 4 Kbps to 84 Kbps. A decent speed is 12 Mbps - 100 Mbps (Megabytes, not Kilobytes), in other words, our speeds were 150 to 3,000 times slower than a reasonable speed. We could not use the internet to plan our day's adventures (Google maps, metro routes, places to visit, restaurant reviews, etc), nor call our daughter or my business in the USA. When I told Albert of the problem, he blamed the internet company. It seemed unlikely, since every restaurant & coffee shop in the neighborhood had great wifi. Albert said it would take 3 days to fix the issue. Upon inspecting the router, I discovered it was a hotspot...my guess is that Albert was using his phone or a neighbor's phone for our wifi and was out of data for that month, so instead of 4G speeds, we were throttled back. On day 4, after it finally started working, he had the audacity to tell me I used 5 Gb of data in just 4 hours ( from 7am - 11am) & that I would run out of data if we continued to use it. IMPOSSIBLE to use that much data looking at Google maps & Facebook. We did not make any calls, nor watch movies.

2) No hot water at bathroom sink. Were told we'd have to go to the kitchen & turn on the kitchen sink to get enough water pressure for the instant heater to work if we wanted to use the bathroom sink.

3) Shower drain is clogged & you end up standing in 2" of dirty water by end of shower.

4) Apartment doesn't heat sufficiently.

5) The foundation is failing, so the floors in every room are slanted greatly.

6) The 2nd bedroom did not have sheets. Albert said I did not tell him I would need the 2nd bedroom (I sometimes snore) so he did not make it. It took him 2 days to deliver sheets, then I had to put them on myself. If I rent a car, do they not clean the back seat if I don't inform them I may use it? I paid for a 2 bedroom apartment. Nowhere in the VRBO ad does it require notice if you are going to use the 2nd bedroom.

Basically, Albert knows nothing about customer service and I would give him zero stars if this site allowed me to.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Alberto
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

for the second time we spent a week in this apartment



wy two times, and maybe more ?



first because of the situation, less than 100 meters away from the Praça Luis de Camoes and from the metro station Baixa-Chiado



the apartment is also charming, with nice and plain furniture



and, last but not least, a 60 m2 terrace with a diagonal vue to the Ponte 25 de Abril"
Feb 2012
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Car: not necessary

Recently renovated, this large two-bedroom apartment (110 square meters) is fully furnished and equipped with all the amenities needed to ensure that no matter how short your stay, you will feel very much 'at home' in the heart of the Portuguese capital.

It is located on the third floor (no elevator) of a residential building around the corner from the Ministry of the Economy. The main façade faces east with several large windows opening into the main living room, a smaller sitting room and the master bedroom, while the west façade opens onto the terrace (50 square meters), with direct access through the kitchen or sun living room.

Natural sunlight thus floods the apartment in both morning and afternoon.

The master bedroom has a double bed, while the second bedroom is provided with two single beds. Extra bed linen and towels are available. Baby bed, high chair and other child facilities can be provided on request at no extra charge.

The kitchen is fully equipped and supplied.

Other Activities: Shopping, Theaters, Museum

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $122.8

The rental price includes all additional costs, linen, towels and Internet access. No cleaning or reservation fees. Weekly housekeeping included for one week or longer stay

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.