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Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

Lovely Rossio Views, free WiFi

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Baixa Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Offering views of the Sao Jorge castle, across the shining Tejo River and over the Rossio, this sunny one-bedroom holiday apartment welcomes you to Lisbon.

Tucked out of sight of modern Lisbon, Casa Santana is a three minute walk from the Rossio, Lisbon's main plaza, and the favored reference point for exploring Lisbon. From Casa Santana, you are just minutes from some of Lisbon's most famous sites and restaurants in Lisbon... and yet delightfully hidden away on a quiet residential street.

Located on the second floor of a recently restored 19th century building, the open floor plan works equally well for families or adults traveling together. Every room has charming views over Lisbon's tiled roofs.


On-site inspection and approval from SAWDAY’S 'Special Places to Stay'

We also offer:

* LUXURY LINENS: 400+ threadcount sheets; soft, fluffy towels;

* ORIENTATION TOUR: from the local grocer to a quick visit to the Rossio/Baixa, this introduction quickly became a guest favorite;

* WELCOME PACK: bottle of Portuguese Vinho Verde, coffee, teas, orange juice, tangy local cheese, fresh fruit and freshly-baked bread;

* METRO/TRAM PASSES: we can have these waiting for you at check-in, just ask;

* PRE-ARRIVAL GROCERY SHOPPING: If you wish, we can pick-up a few of your favorite staples. No charge for delivery. Please ask for details;

* LIBRARY: books, games, guidebooks and Portuguese music CDs;

* SPORTS EQUIPMENT: beach towels, sports balls and handy surfing hints;

* FOR KIDS: Books, games and beach toys in each house. Due to its open stairways and mezzanine, Casa Pátria is not suitable for toddlers and young children.

* BABYSITTING: We are happy to help you find qualified sitters who speak a variety of languages. Please ask for details;

* ASK about our 'In-Home Cooking Classes' and 'Private Fado Tours'.


** Please note that the house is located at the top of a small hill and there is no elevator. As such, it is not suitable for people with limited mobility. **

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

About Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber

In June 2001, we kissed Seattle good-bye and moved to our family's ancestral Portugal to work with Habitat for Humanity/Portugal. Soon afterward, in an attempt to protect ourselves from the crashing dollar, we diversified into €uro-zone real estate... and we couldn't be more pleased with the result: sharing our love of the Portuguese people and culture with guests from around the world has been a delight. We now have five historically-protected homes in our little medieval neighborhood... right in the middle of town, yet oh-so-quiet and charming! (Just 3 - 8 minutes from Lisbon's main plaza, the Rossio.) Walk everywhere from here; or stay home and relax on your sunny terrace. Many thanks to all our guests for the support and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you again someday soon. Until then, Godspeed.

Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber chose Lisbon City

Our Lisbon homes are located in an historic area, protected by the Portuguese government because of its unique value; the exteriors look just as they did in the 19th century, with even the paint color regulated to ensure authenticity. Most of the buildings in our Historic Preservation neighborhood were built in the 1500-1800s and all our properties retain their old-world flavor. Nowhere in this neighborhood will you find McVillas with plate-glass windows... instead, prepare to step back in time.

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Santana is a charming historic home with a sweeping view. Just 3 minutes from the city center but in a refreshingly quiet neighbourhood, it will be your home away from home during your time in Lisbon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Deb!

Thank you for a great welcome and stay in Lisbon.

Your guided tour was invaluable to get us started and your tip for take away roast chicken was delicious!

We had a very relaxing stay which was exactly what we had hoped for.

The apartment is very homey, comfortable and relaxing. We love its natural and tasteful decor and its location set within an idyllic Lisbon neighborhood of narrow picturesque streets is very unique and memorable.

It is also perfectly located close to the Rossio and everything is easily accessible.

Your knowledge of the area, history and architectural insights enriched our stay. You are very professional and hospitable and we would love to return some day. Perhaps we'll bring the children next time... many thanks -
Dec 2008
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Lovely Rossio Views, free WiFi
average rating of 4.818182 based on 54 reviews
Bethesda, MD, USA

Wonderful historic-district stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully modernized yet charming two-level living space (the bedroom and bathrom make up the lower level). Austin was truly helpful and got us to excellent restaurants and local stores. Highly recommend for couples as well as for couples with children. Good Wi-Fi, TV, fado music CD collection, and house library (even chidren's books and games!).

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon USA

Casa Santana, a marvelous place

  • 5 of 5

As well-seasoned travelers (interpret that as you will), one of the first things that impressed us about this apartment was the obvious thought the owners put into making guests feel welcomed and comfortable. I truly can't think of anything we didn't have that we needed.

The way we were greeted was the first clue that this would be a great place to be; there was a bottle of wine and some starter food items waiting for us. One of the owners, Jordan, met us, gave us the keys, walked us through the apartment to explain things and answer questions, and then - a true bonus - took us for a walk in the neighborhood to show us where things are and get us up to speed on life in Lisbon, including restaurants that were as good as he said.

The beautiful apartment is in a perfect location for accessing a number of Lisbon attractions, and very near the variety of transportation alternatives available. A 15-20 minute walk in any direction takes you to marvelous neighborhoods. The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated, the furniture, including the bed, is very comfortable, and all modern amenities are available.

We offer only two cautions for potential renters: 1) the walk from the Rossio (public square) to the apartment includes a steep section of pavement and stairs - very doable for able-bodied folks; 2) with the windows open in the evening, all of the sounds from the very busy city below are in the apartment; this could be annoying to some people.

The owners live nearby, and are very responsive. There was excellent communication with us prior to and during our arrival. On the morning we left, Austin came by, we had a nice chat, she ordered a taxi for us, and made certain the driver knew where we were going.

Overall, we very highly recommend this apartment, and the folks.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oro Valley, AZ

Close to transportation and sights.

  • 4 of 5

Austin was extremely helpful with all my questions & concerns. She met us upon arrival and showed us the neighborhood. The apartment was situated close to metro & train stations. Washer/dryer, internet, dishwasher were all available in the unit. Day of departure she met us & called a cab for us. We were quite pleased with our stay. Thank you Austin!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Coletta, I'm glad you enjoyed Lisbon and that the apartment worked well for you. Please come and see us the next time you are in Lisbon! Best regards, Austin
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Ditch the hotel and stay in this apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great alternative to staying in a hotel. The apartment is clean, well-stocked, and has all the amenities you would expect. Austin is fantastic. She's warm, friendly and is accessible should you need anything. We mainly texted with her but she's a phone call away as well.

You'll get a few "insider" tips on where to shop and dine. Definitely check out the restaurants she recommends. It's enough to get you going and exploring. The apartment is in an older neighborhood but is very modern inside. The best of both worlds. There's a great little grocery store just up the hill to get everything you need for your stay.

The apartment is conveniently located to all major shopping, dining, and transportation options. We spent about ten days and it's very nice having both two metro stops and the train station within a 5-10 min. walk. Be aware that the neighborhood sits up on a hill so it's a little steep. It's not bad but if you have a disability or difficulty walking just be aware.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank, thank you so much for your review; I love the title! And I am very glad that you enjoyed both the apartment and the lovely city of Lisbon. We'd be glad to see you again some day, and until then, Godspeed in all your travels. Best regards, Austin
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San Antonio, Texas, USA


  • 5 of 5

My choice of this apt and the leases was fantastic. Apt is located in heart of Rossio, near all transportation, was clean , very well appointed. Was met by owner,who gave me a 30 min tour of the area with lots of great tips for dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Apt was fully stocked and owners went out of their way to make it very hospitable, incl. having bread, milk, coffee etc available for the first few nights stay. Lisboa is a terrific city, very much reminds me of San Francisco, great food, friendly people, and easy to walk and explore with the trams, buses, funiculars etc. Plan to return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeffrey, please do come back for a longer stay. We'd be glad to have you, and there is always something new to see in Lisbon! Thank you for your kind review, and we wish you the best in all your travels, Austin
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Tampa, FL, USA

A great place in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week here. I was attending a professional conference but both my wife and I wanted to stay somewhere more interesting than the official conference hotels. This was a wonderful choice! The apartment itself was what we needed - clean and quiet, with an excellent wifi connection and with a useful small kitchen. It was a 5 minute walk for me to get to the Rossio Metro station and then maybe a 10 minute ride to my conference. But on top of all this - and very important - it was right in the center of historic Lisbon! It took only a few minutes to walk to a great variety of restaurants, historic sites, and shops. Much of the contents of our guidebook was within a 15 minute walk - and if we wanted to take tram, Metro, or bus to our destination, that was even closer. Neighbors were quiet and, when we saw them, friendly.

The owners were great: they answered all our questions, and in orienting us, anticipated a number of our needs (by suggesting local groceries, restaurants, and other necessities). And they did all this without being intrusive.

We had no unpleasant surprises. The few surprises we did have all amounted to this: the place was quieter (and nicer) than we expected, considering its central location.

The only things to be aware of are that it's in an older neighborhood, and is a very short (but very steep) walk from the central city. I wouldn't recommend it for people with walking problems, but . . . we're both over 60, and handled the climb just fine!

I'd stay here again - and will, if I get a chance to return to Lisboa!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gordon, Thank your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the apartment and our medieval corner of Lisbon. We do try to make sure all surprises are positive! Please do come and visit us again; we'd love to have you. Best regards, Austin
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Parks, beaches, Torre de Belem with its lovely waterfront park and impressive Mosteiro de Jeronimos, Lisbon's spectacular aquarium--the world's 2nd largest--at the 1998 World Expo site (Parque das Nacoes), 30-minute train ride to Sintra, 2-hour train to Obidos, Please don't hesitate to ask us for itinerary suggestions, CAR, Neither necessary nor recommended, Within Lisbon, the taxis, trams, buses and metro are accessible, inexpensive and easy to use, Regional trains take you to outlying towns, beaches and picturesque fishing villages, (Driving is not a relaxing option, Portugal has the highest roadway accident rate in Europe, )


Rates & Availability

Baixa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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Baixa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soft, fluffy towels; Complimentary toiletries provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1 - Ask about a loaner Port-a-Crib), Sofa/trundle converts to 2 twin beds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Visiting Portugal Tourist Book, with Customized Walking Tours, Suggested Itineraries and Restaurants, Kid-friendly Ideas, Emergency Information including Extensive List of English-speaking Doctors and More, No Pets

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