This is your own beautiful entire apartment decorated with antique furniture from my grandmother, recently restored, mixed with modern pieces, gives a family atmosphere and you will feel at home! Right in the heart of Lisbon at Chiado & Bairro Alto.
This flat couldn't be more central...this beautiful apartment decorated with some antiques from my grand mother, recently restored, mixed with some modern pieces, it gives you a familiar environment and you will feel at home! One double room (2 persons) plus one single room (1 person) plus one living room with a big red bed sofa for two persons. Total sleeps 5.
Right in the heart of Lisbon (downtown), is located in the fabulous neighborhood Bairro de Santa Catarina, between Bairro Alto and Baixa/(URL HIDDEN) is also 50 meters from Bica elevator and the viewpoint of ancient Lisbon.
Bairro Alto is just right here but the flat is in a very quiet street and Principe Real is also close, 5 min walking by Rua do Século,till the end!
If you come by car, a PUBLIC PARKING is available just in the next street, 50 meters from your door!
Around the apartment you will find lots of little shops, supermarket and restaurants, wine shops and the fabulous "Pasteis de Nata"...try it and you will discover a wonderful taste, crunchy and sweet.
About 100 meters you are at Praça de Camões and... there you are!!!! CHIADO is right here!
You have all the public transports near by such as metro station, buses and the famous 28 tram to the castle!
This apartment is a ground floor, so you don't need to worry about luggage...anyway, I'm always waiting for you to help! Also, you don't need to go up and (URL HIDDEN) is straight to any directions you want to go!
With 2 bedrooms, one double and one single room, living-room with a bed sofa for 2, it is fully equipped! Even a strong hairdryer you will find in a little draw of your room!
In a quiet street, as I said, but surrounded by local shops and supermarket, you can reach in two-minuts Bairro Alto, Baixa/Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade where you find the fashion shops.
Available cable TV with programs in several languages,, electric oil heaters, high speed WI-FI (wireless), complete kitchen with all the utensils you need, linen and towels.
The apartment is always cleaned and all towels and sheets are changed before your arrival! So everything is fresh and clean for your charming stay!
At the kitchen you can find a washing-machine, coffee machine, water heater, mixer, toaster and microwave. Just check the draws and closets and you have everything.
Very zen environment that makes you feel good energies in it!
Ready to start to enjoy your vacation in this mystical city....Lisbon!
Enjoy Lisbon as a resident and have a wonderful time!
The Region and the area:
PORTUGAL, A COUNTRY SINCE 1143
LISBOA – THE CAPITAL
Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India). The former launch pad for many of the world's greatest voyages is now where modern travelers (URL HIDDEN) of Europe's most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle.
...the city of the oceans, the only European capital with sunsets on the sea, so close to sandy beaches and with one of the world's largest state-of-the-art (URL HIDDEN) of the world's greatest natural harbors which attracted different civilizations, now reflected in its architecture and culture recalling Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors.
...a charming visual time-warp with vintage trams and medieval village-like neighborhoods.
...a lively but serene and melancholic place with an insatiable appetite for long dinners, coffee breaks and nightlife.
...World Heritage monuments and singular museum treasures, from international design and contemporary art, to treasures from when the East met West, to the ancient art of tile painting and gilding.
...a reminiscence of the romantic decay of Venice, the exoticism of Naples or Istanbul, the laid-backness of Rome, echos of San Francisco, and Iberian (URL HIDDEN) of Europe's capitals of Romanticism, a real fairytale just minutes from the city center (Sintra).
...the safe haven of WWII that remains a peceful city in a tumultuous world.
Cascais and Estoril beachs and Casino at 30 min from train
Sintra World Heritage - 35 min from train
10 Reasons Why You Should Come to Lisbon
CULTURE: It's one of the world's great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers.
VALUE: It's one of Europe's best values -- officially Western Europe's least expensive capital.
LOCATION: It's the closest European capital to the United States and just around a 2-hour flight from all the other major European cities.
CLIMATE: Its mild climate makes it an ideal year-round destination. Even in winter, when most other European cities are freezing, in Lisbon high temperatures rarely go below 10C (50F).
RESORT: It is the only European capital located so close to sandy beaches, enabling visitors to combine culture with fun by the sea.
SIZE: It's a compact and intimate city, ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe.
VARIETY: Its surroundings offer an incredible variety of tourist attractions, from fairy-tale palaces in one of Europe's most romantic towns (Sintra), to world-class golf and fun in Europe's largest casino in Estoril, to surfing in Cascais or escaping to a natural park in Arrábida, to dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
GATEWAY: It makes a perfect base to explore many of Portugal's most outstanding towns and villages, from Evora to Obidos.
SAFETY: It's one of the safest European capitals. Tourists are always automatic targets in all big cities and visitors should beware of pick-pocketing in Lisbon, but serious random violent crime is practically unheard of in this city.
WELCOMING: It's a friendly city with a cosmopolitan population, welcoming to all visitors and families with children, and open to minorities and alternative lifestyles.
SANTA CATARINA & BAIXA
Baixa, or downtown Lisbon, is the heart of the city. It is the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the main avenue (Avenida da Liberdade), with streets named according to the shopkeepers and craftsmen who traded in the area.
Rossio Square It was completely rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1755 with streets flanked by uniform, neoclassical buildings. This was Europe's first great example of neoclassical design and urban planning, and one of the finest European architectural achievements of the age (it is currently being considered to be listed as a World Heritage Site, pending much-needed renovation of many of the buildings).
It remains an imposing district, with elegant squares, pedestrianized streets, cafes, and shops. Old tramcars, street performers, tiled Art Deco shopfronts, elaborately decorated pastry shops, and street vendors selling everything from flowers to souvenirs, all lend a special charm to the area.
Watch it all from a table outside Nicola Café in Rossio Square facing the monumental National Theater and Saint George's Castle, and as you stroll down the pedestrian Rua Augusta, past the triumphal arch, into the majestic Comercio Square.
Baixa is a great place to stay, because it is central to all major sights and attractions, with excellent transport facilities and close to shops, restaurants, cafes and some museums.
Our flats of Santa Catarina are near the beautiful point view of Santa Catarina - Adamastor, Behind Camões Square, Rua do Loreto that separates Bairro Alto from the neighborhood of Santa Catarina. This point view of Adamastor, 30 meters from your door was the place where Jeremy Irons was when they directed the movie "Night Train to Lisbon"...This area of endearing streets with pastel-painted houses has a few restaurants and bars but is mostly known for its garden with a terrace offering river views. Facing the terrace, the river, and 25 de Abril Bridge is a stone figure of Adamastor, a mythical sea monster from the epic poem "The Lusiadas." There is also a pleasant cafe where locals go to admire the dawn view over the Tagus.
Entire full house for our guest. We will give two sets of keys and our guests will be at the flat alone! Ot is their own house for a couple of days in the best area of Lisboa - Chiado area and Bairro Alto
Very simple! You have a metro directed from the airport to Baixa - Chiado metro station. Then you go to Praça Camões, straight to Calçada do Combro and there, after you pass the yellow little tram/lift BICA, you turn to the left, then to the right and you are at the flat!
Interaction with guests
Normally we will wait for you at the flat considering your schedule in order to be the most comfortable way to get into the apartment!
Other things to note
Normally check-ins are after 2 pm and check outs till 12 pm but we can be also flexible with the check-in and check-out depending on the departure of the previous guest and if you need to leave your luggage somewhere we can guide you where to leave it for a while.
For Late Check-in you should consider a 20€ fee that should be paid in cash to the one who will receive you. From 9 pm till 9 am.
Pets: please inform but they are welcome!
Please do not throw it in the toilet objects such as tampon or sanitary napkins. You can only throw toilet paper into the toilet.
The trash bag should not be left in the house when you check out. Take it with you and place it in the street next to the front door
The house is always clean and organized and you should leave it the best you can as you found it!
Please Try not to put your luggage on top of the beds!
Things in a upper closet in the kitchen should never be touched as it is so high that you can reach only with a chair or with stairs. This space is only for the owners. You should always shut the windowns when you leave the house.
Please do not throw cigarette butts out of the windows! Smoking is only permitted in the living room and preferably, by the window.
Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms!
Close all taps well before leaving home.
As this is a building of families, please respect the neighbors and try not to make noise after 10pm.