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Joe

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI

33 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Lisbon City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom Apartment, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, in Historical District, HDTV, WIFI

The Castelo (castle) apartment is a one bedroom apartment in an 18th century building, near the top of the hill in the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon. A few steps away is Castelo Sao Jorge, with its terrace and walls nestled on the highest point of the hill, affording a 360 degree view of Lisbon, the magnificent river Tagus, and the other 6 hills undulating across the city. Down the hill is the majestic main cathedral Se, built in 1050. The cathedral’s tower can be seen from the balcony of the apartment, along with a partial view of the river. The modern 75m2 (800ft2) apartment is filled with natural light, coming through 5 double glass windows/ doors leading to the 2 balconies. It retains traditional Portuguese character throughout. Amenities include security camera, central audio system, hydro message shower cabin, wireless internet, granite and marble bathroom and kitchen. Upon arrival at the apartment, you will be greeted by a local who can provide help 24/7.

During the day, the castle is a popular attraction. At sunset, the neighborhood reverts to a peaceful tranquility, brimming with historical elegance, perfect for romantic strolls on narrow winding cobblestone streets. (Some guests have recommended turning off all the lights in the apartment at night, and opening all the shutters, to bathe in the amber glow from the street lamps, the sparkling lights from the rustic buildings, and the silvery gleam of the moon). Enjoy relaxed dinners at nearby family run restaurants, and drinks at hilltop cafes overlooking the city and its sparkling lights. Or, visit Resto do Chapito, down the block, a restaurant, cafe and bar, with a terrace famed for its spectacular view of the city and the river. And for a relaxing time, visit the top-ranked wine bar around the corner of the building, where the owner will explain to you about all the wine regions in Portugal.

The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi from other downtown locations. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 3 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Alfama flat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the best location in Lisbon, Alfama and steps from the Castle. There are great amenities nearby including a great wine bar, Pingo Doce grocery store, Chapito's Restaurant and night club and ceramic art shop. The Commercial Plaza and Baixa neighbourhood are close. The apartment is lovely with hardwood floors, granite countertop, and marble tile. The apartment also has an elevator and two small balconies.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: During the Moorish occupation in the 8th century, the entire city was called Alfama. As the city grew, districting was developed. The parish of Castelo (where the apartment is located), which is the castle and the area surrounding it, was established in 1147. The parishes of Alfama, of which there are 4, are further down the slope or 10 minute walk from Castelo. The apartment’s building was built by Viscount Sao Bartolomeu in 1800s, its 1 meter (3 feet) outer wall as well as original tiles are well preserved. During the building’s renovation, documents were found suggesting that on the land, there had been a small palace for queen Dona Leonor in the 15th century. Small artifacts from Roman civilization were also found. The history is fascinating. Thank you for your review, John. We look forward to having you back.
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5

Enchanting Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Portugal could not have been better in this enchanting, fantastic apartment. The property is in excellent condition and is so well maintained. Daniel who accepted us at the apartment was exceptional in his welcome and instructions. The apartment is very well appointed with all the amenities. Joe our host in the USA sent us information that enhanced our stay with tips and places to visit. We have done many VRBOs (Rome, Florence etc.) this apartment beat them all!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment is the place to relax and enjoy Lisbon. It has a wonderful location, beautiful views, close to restaurants and sites. Joe, the property owner, had thoughtfully prepared and sent an array of materials with recommendations. A helpful greeter met us at the apartment when we arrived to show us around. Hopefully we can return to Lisbon and we would definitely choose a time when this apartment is available for us.

Lynn and Keith

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent rental and location right in the heart of Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came to stay at this vacation rental in Lisbon after a two week service trip in Beja. We had been eating out every night during the prior two weeks, and it was such a pleasure to be able to prepare our own meals if we wanted in the apartment's well equipped kitchen. There is a nice grocery store a short distance on foot from the apartment, and we had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our own meals.

The apartment is very bright and sunny and is located only a block down from the entry area to the Castle St Jorge. Plenty of things to explore in the area with good restaurants, a nice wine bar and other attractions close by. The apartment is a floor up from the street level with an elevator -- lots of activity on the streets below during the day, but quite quiet at night with a comfortable separate bedroom with plenty of storage space. Everything was very modern, clean and bright, but with little personal touches that provided warmth. A very comfortable place for us to stay in during the week we were in Lisbon. We would definitely rent here again when we are back in Lisbon.

One very nice thing about this rental is the owner, Joe, sends out very useful information about the rental apartments to renters prior to their arrival, including the best way to reach the apartment from the airport, etc., places to eat, where the grocery stores and other useful businesses are located, as well as suggestions on what to do while in Lisbon. It was very helpful having this information in advance of our arrival in Lisbon and greatly enhanced our stay while we are there. There were also very clear instructions in the apartment about how to operate different appliances in the apartment. When we arrived at the apartment, we were also greeted by a person from the management company that Joe uses, and that person also made sure that we were comfortable with the operations of everything in the apartment and had a chance to have all of our questions answered. He made clear that if we had any problems with anything, we only needed to call the 24-7 number that he gave us.

As indicated by our comments above, we very much enjoyed our stay in this vacation rental and highly recommend it to other renters. M&C, Minneapolis, MN, USA

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal in every way

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was ideal, lovely, comfortable, and well-equipped in every way. We loved the location , steps away from the Castelo, easy access to all kinds of transportation, and easy walks through the Alfama,and to Graca. We cannot recommend this place highly enough. All of the information provided by Joe in advance of our visit was very helpful and a big plus. Go to Lisboa!! Stay here!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Spacious, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 6 day stay in this apartment. Spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Many good restaurants in the neighborhood.

We enjoyed the location even more when we discovered there are two public elevadores that make the walk up and down to the Baixa district very easy.

The owner and support staff in Lisbon were very helpful in resolving minor issues (e.g. burned out light bulbs) or answering questions.

Highly recommended.

Bob

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Chapito, world renowned
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Restaurant
10
Local restaurants
Car: not necessary

The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 2 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).

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Rates & Availability

Sao Vicente de Fora Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July - September
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$109
$714
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$98
$654
 
 
November - Mid December
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$82
$494
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
$714
 
 
January and February
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$87
$544
$1,632
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$109
$714
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $165

25% of rental is due at reservation. 75% of rental and security deposit are due 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation policy: €75 if cancelled before 30 days of arrival. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
3-4 nights are okay if it is the only time available.

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Amenities

Lisbon City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) It is European queen (160 cm), which is 10cm (4 inches) wider than American queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hydro massage shower cabin. Apartment is suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults with 2 small children.

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