About This Listing
The flat is in the 3th floor of a 18th century building with stone and wood staircases, and 19th century tiles in the walls.
The building façades are facing North and South. It has a magnificent old city view towards the North. (Bairro Alto, São Bento, Estrela and Príncipe Real).
The area and the building are residential and quite peaceful.
The flat has been recently renovated (September 2012). In the renovation, carefully done under the supervision of an architect, the apartment was entirely rehabilitated.
All materials used in the construction are 100% natural/ ecological: wooden structure and boarding, natural stone floors, and traditional lime mortar in the walls. All together they greatly enhance the quality of the inner environment, guaranteeing you the difference in your stay.
Despite the big remodelling, the spirit of the traditional Pombaline architecture remains intact and prevails in such elements as the fireplace, the tiled walls, the peach pine doors, and door and windows massive oak shutters.
The apartment is, so to say, a 80 square meters space.
The entry hall, with wooden flooring and traditional wooden ceiling communicates with the living, the dinning-room, master bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
There are two separated bedrooms:
the master bedroom equipped with a double bed; (window toward the city view - North)
and the secondary bedroom equipped with to individual beds (window toward the main façade - South)
In each bedroom two sliding panels (a wooden one and glass one) separate them from the dinning-room. This configuration allow you to create more or less intimacy, more open or closed spaces, and to make light cross the 3 rooms.
The living room is a quite cosy place. The large acacia floor boards are unique! Then, over a large carpet, you find the sofa, two armchairs, a couple of chairs and all accessories (TV set, DVD player, Hi-Fi set and a few DVDs). There are cultivated flower pots outside the windows.
The dinning room, was designed, inspired by a bistro ambiance. There are two wood and grey marble tables and chairs, and above them, a very dim light coming from two industrial 70's lamps suspended by the ceiling. For a breakfast or a luncheon in family you can open completely the sliding panels and get all the light in.
In the kitchen, the main piece is the old chimney. You will be cooking in its interior! The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator (no freezer though), microwave-grill, and electrical hob. In the drawers and cabinets you will find everything that you will be needing. Everything pretty tidy and clean! By the window you'll see a beautiful 'jacarandá tree' with its violet flower mass just in front of it and the Northern Hills (Bairro Alto, São Bento, Estrela and Príncipe Real)
The bathroom is designed both in white marble and Portuguese traditional tiles. A wall mirror brings lisbon's light and views into the room. The marble shower has an incredible view to the North side of the city!
In the interior, the 6 existing windows allow a lot of natural light to come in. By night, the lighting design is simple, subtle and thus comfortable.
There is cable TV and wi-fi internet free of charge.
In each bedroom, living, dinning room and bathroom, there are electric heaters at your disposal.
The flat is located in the Bairro of Santa Catarina, in the historical centre of Lisbon.
Santa Catarina is an old quarter which blends both magnificent palaces and 18th and 19th century housing. It has a wonderful location on the top of a hill facing the Tagus River and its margins. Due to constrained traffic access, it has a very peaceful neighbourhood. Organized alongside a small garden is the sightseeing place "Miradouro de Santa Catarina", from where you would want to enjoy the astonishing view of the city and river.
A 3 minutes walk brings you either to Bairro Alto or to Chiado, where you can experience the Portuguese gastronomy and have a feel of the Bairro Alto's night life in its bars and discos.
A 10 minutes walk brings you to Baixa - down town, one of Lisbon's best shopping areas, an exquisite association of modern stores and old boutiques. Baixa is also one of the oldest districts of the capital, its streets converging to the famous Praça do Comércio, historical door from where all the spices, gold, silk and other various unknown treasures entered Europe during the splendorous years of the great discoveries.
At 100 meters from the flat, you can catch the famous tramway #28 that covers the sightseeing tour of Lisbon's hills.
Just beside the flat, Bica tramway railway takes you down to Cais-do-Sodré where you will find the tramways to Belém and the trains to Cascais. If you'd rather walk note that you can enjoy a 5 minutes walk aside the tramway rail line and down the Bica quarter.
Cais do Sodré also has a port of embarkation to cross the Tagus River. The back trip is an amazing journey that helps understanding the city's growth along its' seven hills.
In between Chiado, Baixa and Cais-do-Sodré you have access to diverse public transportation (bus, train, tram and subway) which can deliver you directly to any point in the city.
Due to the flat's central location and the proximity of many of Lisbon's interest points, a few minutes walk will be a delight and surely another point of view of the city's landscape.
There are no special house rules other than those you have at your own home!
The apartment will be clean. Fresh towels and bed ware will be left to assure your comfort. The final cleaning, in order to guaranty a perfect presentation at guest's arrival, is our responsibility. Although, we kindly ask guests to leave the apartment in a respectful condition.
You will find some Nespresso coffee capsules with different aromas and tastes. In the cupboards you will find tea, beverage, spices, salt, olive-oil, vinegar and some other basic products. As a courtesy to the next guest you are only asked to replace should you finish any.
At your disposal there is a guest book were you can write your final appreciation, complaints and suggestions which can help us improve. Also, we kindly ask you to leave your testimonial.
In the apartment you will find a detailed instruction manual with additional information about the apartment and its appliances.
Should you need something else other than the provided, for any additional information, feel free to contact the owner.
_Check in procedure
Guests will be given 1 set of keys (building's entrance door and the apartment's main door) and a brief introduction to the apartment.
Guests must inform of their departure time in order to arrange the verification of the apartment and the returning of the keys.
_Check out procedure
Before guests departure, keys must be returned and the apartment and its belongings will be verified.
Welcome to Lisboa! We wish you a pleasant stay in Sta. Catarina's.
We are grateful for your choice and for your trust in us and we sincerely hope to earn your confidence again in a short time.
Pedro ist ein sehr freundlicher und hilfsbereiter (website hidden) hatte
ein paar tolle Tips für uns. Das Appartment ist super eingerichtet,
ganz nach unserem Geschmack. Die Lage ist so zentral (und trotzdem
ruhig) dass wir viel zu Fuss unternehmen konnten. Wir werden es auf
jeden Fall gerne weiterempfehlen!
Pedro's flat was absolutely great! We enjoyed our stay a lot. It's close enough to the busy area but on a quite street. The flat itself is beautifully restored and decorated. Would definitely recommend.
De plek, het ruime appartement en de gastheer Pedro waren gewoon super ! Ik had mijn vrouw, voor haar verjaardag, samen met mijn 2 dochters verrast met een paar dagen Lissabon en was na veel zoeken op de Airbnb site bij het appartement van Pedro uitgekomen. De charme van het authentieke met juist het genot van het moderne, trok mij enorm aan. De verwachtingen werden meer dan waar gemaakt. Aangezien wij rond middernacht zouden arriveren, precies op het moment van de verjaardag van mijn vrouw, had Pedro iom mij een taart geregeld. De heerlijke taart met wijn waren een prachtige verrassing en een mooie start van ons verblijf. Het appartement is zeer smaakvol gerestaureerd en voorzien van alle gemakken voorzien. De trap omhoog (3) is al een klein feestje. De bedden zijn comfortabel en natuurlijk is douchen met zo'n mooi uitzicht een beleving. De lokatie is ideaal, vlak bij 1 van de mooiste en coolste uitzichtpunten in Lissabon. Tram 28 is bijna om de hoek maar het centrum, Bairro Alto, het station, liggen op loopafstand. Het appartement is schoon, ruim, voorzien van alle luxe en heeft een prachtig uitzicht aan de achterkant (keuken, badkamer, slaapkamer). Pedro is zeer gastvrij, vriendelijk en niet opdringerig. Trots (terecht) op wat hij heeft gecreëerd met zijn appartementen. Daarnaast is hij ten alle tijde bereid om je te voorzien van handige en nuttige tips, restaurants, vervoer, etc. Pedro TOP en en nogmaals bedankt.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Santa Catarina. Le quartier est très calme, situé dans une zone réservée à circulation restreinte. L'appartement est parfait pour 4 personnes (nous étions 2), avec 2 vraies chambres. Nous n'avons pas profité de la cuisine et de la salle à manger car l'offre de restaurants de qualité est pléthorique à Lisbonne, même si l'équipement est présent pour les cuisiniers.
L'appartement est vraiment très beau. On reconnais la signature d'un architecte qui sait mettre en valeur ce que sa ville offre de mieux (azuléjos, vieux meubles restaurés) et le studio du dernier étage que notre hôte a tenu à nous faire découvrir est du même acabit. (Nous avons déjà recommandé l'adresse à des amis qui souhaitent prochainement découvrir la vie des lisboètes).
Encore merci Pedro pour la bonne bouteille de vin offerte à notre arrivée et ta gentille disponibilité.
A nouveau très belle année et à bientôt,
Pedro was great with instructions about check in, check out, and generally friendly. The apartment was very modern, renovated in an older building. We eat in, and the kitchen was very handy. The location, 2 blocks from Sta Catalina viewpoint and 2 blocks from the 28 E tramline, was excellent.
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About the Host, Pedro
I live in lisbon, in the historical center. I often say that this city is one of the best cities for living in the world!
I am an architect and passionate for ancient building rehabilitation.
I love French bistrôts, dinning out with friends and an interesting conversation. love meeting people and making new friends.
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Béatrice Dupasquier - Chef Patisieur Among lots of others, Beatrice makes one of the most amazing french croissants ever!!!Rua Poço dos Negros Lisbon Lisbon 1200-336
Portuguese food - The dishes are meant to be shared creating a very diversified dinner. one of the most simple and nicest restaurants in lisbon. Very nice terrace in the garden.Rua Marechal Saldanha Lisbon Lisbon 1200-068
Simple and very well prepared portuguese food in the Bica Bairro. A good address. Should you be willing to accept an advice - try the entrecote with vegetable and fries.Travessa do Sequeiro Lisbon Lisbon 1200-269
Portuguese food. Specially good for its grill both on fish and meat dishes.Calçada Combro Lisbon Lisbon 1200-269
One of the nicest and cosiest café-bars in Bica!Rua Bica Duarte Belo Lisbon Lisbon 1200-054
Portuguese food. A classic in the lisbon trendy night. Great service and a very cosy spot - a must! The peixinhos da horta starter is a must! reservation required - (phone number hidden)Rua da Atalaia Lisbon Lisbon 1200-365
Portuguese food - reinventing the old docks taverns dishes. Very small place though - you should be there early to get a table. One of the most simple and nicest restaurants around!!!Rua Flores Lisbon Lisbon 1200-194
You cant say that that is a restaurant but is will make you a great apéro! Cans opened and prepared at the precise moment in a fishermans shop! Tuna, Codfish, Sardines, etc... Great place!R. Nova do Carvalho Lisbon Lisbon 1200
rent a bike, a mountain bike, an electric bike, an hybrid... :)Largo Corpo Santo Lisbon Lisbon 1200-130
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a must. even if only for the boat ride and for the view! wonderful restaurant facing the tagus and lisbons 7 hills.Rua Ginjal 2715-311
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