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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, 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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More Details
Registration Number : 657/AL

Owner
Joe
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Alfama, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is no parking. Lisbon tourist tax: 1 euro per person, per day, to maximum of 7 euros per person, collected at arrival.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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 large double bed
  • 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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hydro massage shower cabin. Apartment is suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults with 2 small children.

Reviews

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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 72 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.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: March 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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Milbridge, Maine, USA
5

Fit for Royalty

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this apartment at the foot of the Castelo! The corner apartment offered wonderful views on the street below and across. The instructions sent by Joe were extremely helpful and the comments left by other guests added to our knowledge of the area. The apartment is spacious, clean and had plenty of storage. The beautiful wood shutters kept the place cool during the heat of the day and there was no need for the air conditioning (it may also have been the cooler temps in the mid to low 20s C). Our only complaint: the joyous noisy celebrations that went on for most of our week (Portugal Day, St Anthony’s Day) but we loved the festive atmosphere, especially when the party was on our street! Grilled sardines, sangria, pastel da natal, pig roasting on a spit, vendors selling trinkets—lots to see. The location was very good and by taking the elevator just below the apartment a short 3 minute walk, opening at the supermarket level then crossing the small square to the next elevator, we found ourselves on Victoria Street looking at the metro station and the FNAC. Spent a day in the Belém District and a day trip to Sintra. Lisbon is a beautiful, historic city with lots to see and do. Joe made it easy to really enjoy our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The apartment was wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we could possibly want and the location couldn't have been better! We hope to return to Lisbon one day, and if we do, we hope to stay in this same apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. It was comfortable and in a great location. The hosts were very responsive-- in fact they came to our quick rescue as we departed, having left a bag inside the flat. The flat offers lovely sunset views; it was enjoyable to sit by that window and look out during the golden hour with a glass of wine. Leading up to the trip to Lisbon we received a lot of helpful information regarding our visit. I wholeheartedly recommend this flat.

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An exceptional comfortable apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We came with high expectations because of the glowing reviews, but our experience surpassed our high expectations. Staying in this apartment was one of the high points of our time in Portugal. The apartment is well located, a short walk from the center of the city, with a bakery across the street, and several excellent restaurants within a couple of blocks. It is very comfortable, well equipped, and very quiet at night. Joe provided extensive, helpful information to make our first-time visit to Portugal easy and very enjoyable. This apartment is a winner. Try to get it if you can!

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paul

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment. Completely furnished to answer any need location outstanding Daniel was a great help when we arrived. Wish we stayed longer Next time a must Thank you Joe and Daniel

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Alfama, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June - September
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$155
AU$1,018
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$147
AU$932
 
 
November
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$124
AU$775
AU$2,326
 
 
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$155
AU$1,018
 
 
January - February
2 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$124
AU$775
 
 
March - May
1 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$139
AU$932
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$155
AU$1,018
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$234.95

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.
Please note that, the city of Lisbon, imposes a 1 euro tourist tax per person, per day, to a maximum of 7 euros per person. The amount will be collected at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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