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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:
14 April, 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 4.953846 based on 65 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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Brookline, MA
5

Incredible rental in heart of Lisbon; sets new standard.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way! Location could not have been better. We walked everywhere. Wonderful small supermarket with helpful staff is a quick walk and elevator ride away, with a second elevator to the heart of Baixa. Convenient to buses and trams; walk to train to Sintra. Restaurants, shopping -- all nearby. The unit itself is gorgeous, immaculately clean, and with fantastic appliances including miraculous single-drum washer/dryer that worked flawlessly (why do we not have these machines in the US?). Mattress wonderfully comfortable. Apartment is airy and bright. Street bustling with walkers during the day (a parade of tourists heading to and from the Castelo) but completely quiet at night. The owner, Joe, provides the most complete information on the neighborhood, on restaurants, on touring, and on the apartment itself that I have ever received. And the walk-through by Daniel, the local agent (who is a delight) was more thorough by far than the walk-through we got when we bought our home in the U.S.! In summary, this rental sets a new standard for me and my wife, who have stayed in many other cities. There is no question we'll come back if we return to wonderful Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

With all of Joe’s pre stay information, we arrived in Lisbon ready to enjoy it all. This apartment is fully equipped, spacious and comfortable. The location was perfect. We consider this to be one of the best VRBO places we have rented. Thank you Joe for a memorable stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

On top of the world

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this apartment is perfect, from the location near the castle, the elevator (both the one in the building and the one a block away that takes you seven floors down to save walking the hill), to the recommendations from Joe, the owner, and Daniel, the local contact, and ease of access to many restaurants as simple or as expensive as you like. We would definitely recommend and would stay nowhere else when we return for a longer stay. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 6 days exploring Lisbon and surrounding areas using this condo as our base. The condo was comfortable, clean and well appointed. And the location in the historic old town area right by the castle was ideal!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada
5

Perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Look no further than this apartment in Lisbon. This is my second time staying here and everything about it is perfect.There is everything you need to make your time in wonderful Lisbon a trip to remember. You can enjoy a nice breakfast in the kitchen before heading out for the day or a glass of wine or port in the late evening looking out from the balcony. The bed is a dream to fall into after a day of sightseeing, it is so comfortable and will afford you an amazing nights rest. The bustle around the apartment during the day falls into a beautiful quiet in the evening. As I say what more could one wish for . It is in the best location and as the ad states, enchanting. There's a grocery store a couple of minutes walk where you can easily pick up supplies. It's a great spot for wandering around and enjoying the old buildings and architecture. There's a couple of excellent spots for enjoying a nice meal, Clara's , excellent Portuguese fish dishes, The Wine Bar for sampling excellent wines along with a tray of meat and cheese, reservations advisable. We wanted somewhere special for one of our meals ( we tried to book a couple recommended by Joe, both were fully booked ) we reserved a table at 'frade dos mares' , and it was an excellent choice. Service was top notch with the dishes and wine being clearly explained to us, food was delicious, best ever octopus salad. Again this is a small , intimate place so reservations are a must. We had walked there earlier in the day , lovely walk along the front enjoying the river, you will find a great market to stroll through and of course enjoy a wine and an assortment of foods. It is an easy cab ride to the restaurant, and we found cab drivers most pleasant.

Joe will supply you with a wealth of information from restaurants to Fado clubs( this is a must and not to be missed) in fact everything you require to enjoy your stay. I printed and read Joe's information which is so detailed , it's amazing make good use of it you won't regret it. He suggested a taxi voucher from the tourist info booth at the airport, we did this . We called our greeter, Barbara before getting into the taxi and she met us at the apartment , greeting us at the door with a cheerful warm welcome and a handshake. She showed us around and explained the workings of things. What else can I say but pack your walking shoes and head to this spot.

Thanks Joe for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • 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
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$149
AU$946
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$149
AU$946
 
 
June - September
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$157
AU$1,033
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$149
AU$946
 
 
November
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$126
AU$787
AU$2,361
 
 
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$157
AU$1,033
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$157
AU$1,033
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$238.44

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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