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Santos o Velho, very spacious, confortable and central historic apartment

Bedrooms 5
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

Ideal for big groups of friends, families or co-workers, com 5 quartos,2 wcs .

With an ideal location at the historic center, this apartment is at one of the most fashionable quartiers of Lisbon, near by the embassies, down town, with monuments, shops, restaurants, and the very buzzy night life, at 400 mts, at the new fasionable area of Cais do Sodré. The Chiado and Bairro Alto quartiers are only at 10/15 mn, walking distance.

As a residencial area, provides also the necessary security and rest.

The river shore is at 300mts, and it's a very pleasant area to walk, stay at esplanades and eat at numerous good restaurants of shellfish and seafood.

Boat cruises and nautic sports are also very viable at the river, as long as several very interesting museums visits, near by the river, as the Orient Museum, the Electricity Museum, the CCB Museum, the Horse Carriages Museum, the Royal Horse Arena, thr Presidencial Museum, the Belem Tower, the Marina, the Discoveries Monument, the Ieronimus Monastery, etc.

The cultural life of the city is also present with the proximity of several theaters and Opera House, at 10/15mn, walking distance, at Chiado quartier.

Public transports are also provided, with the buses, trams and táxis at the end of the street (50mts).

More Details

Maria Cristina Vidal
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, portuguese, spanish, french, italian and english.
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Maria Cristina Vidal

My name is Maria Cristina Vidal, i was born in Lisbon and i love my city, where i studied History and Arts History, where i have some of my best friends and family. Nowadays , i live outside, at 25mn away.

Lisbon has an active lifestyle, but also light, cool, with many cultural offers and where we can be easily talking or take a walk with friends, near by the river or at any of the many nice gardens of the city.

The Expo area, the new orient zone, is perfect for all the open air activities, shopping, movies, and visits to the thematic pavillions, as the one of Knowlwdge and Science, and the great Oceanary, with some of the best aquatic world specimens.

Also by the rivershore, at 200mts straight away from the apartment, we can find all kind of activities, since nautic, at the Nautic Club in Belém, the sail boat trips, fishing, bycicles renting, segways, tuktuks, walks, horse cars, to the pleasure of enjoy a relaxing sunset, in one of the many splanades across the city, listening any world music, or a good fado , our national song, in one of the tipic fado 'houses', or at the Fado Museum, where we can also have dinner, listening some of our best interpreters.

Lisbon has a very rich cultural and architecture patrinomy,showing traces still from it's greek foundation, also from all the different and many civilazations that cross this land and left their mark, till its most glorious epoch, when Portugal open its frontiers and made a vast empire, in the five continents.

Despite all the big natural catastrophies, the city reborned from the ashes, keeping many of the traces from the earlier civilazations.

Despite the fantastic and well preserved historic center, Lisbon is also a very modern and vibrant capital, with all the newest technologies cultural life and health centers offers.

Maria Cristina Vidal purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Maria Cristina Vidal chose Lisbon City

It's one of the most pleasent courtyards of historical center, also near by the new hit night life fashion areas,(Pink Street, Docas, Cais do Sodré). It has also all the convenient stores aside, and the Chiado and Bairro Alto at 10/15mn. walking distance. The river shore is also at 200 mts away.

What makes this apartment unique

The building is an original prototype of the 'gaiola pombalina', a building technic appeared at the XVIII century, after the big earthquake in 1755, that destroied the most part of the city.

It has a lobby in stone, is spacious, with high ceilings, big door/windows with balconies, two original XVII century teil walls,wooden floors, and all the rest of materials are also original, even the glasses, hand made done.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Santos o Velho, very spacious, confortable and central historic apartment
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Tudo óptimo

  • 5 of 5

Apartamento confortável com todas as comodidades para uma visita à cidade.

Foi nos deixado comida para pequeno almoço e a localização permite chegar a qualquer lado com muita facilidade. Obrigado

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigada ao grupo de amigos que ficaram em minha casa. Eram simpáticos e deixaram tudo em boas condições, o que eu agradeço muito. Serão sempre benvindos. I want to thank to the nice group of friends that stayed at my apartment. All very nice and they left everything in good conditions wich i apreciate very much. They will be always welcome.
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Authentique et sympa

  • 5 of 5

Très bon accueil un appartement très bien situé proche de la gare du métro du centre historique très beau quartier.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci ao gentil groupe de touristes qui a séjourné chez moi. Ils ont laissé l'appartement trés propre et en parfait état, ce que je remercie beaucoup. Vous serez toujour trés bien venue chez moi.
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como en casa

  • 5 of 5

Nuestra estadia en su casa fue muy buena. Nos resultó muy confortable tanto a zona como o conforto del apartamento. Esta muy bien equipada y muy limpa. También queremos agradecer a atención con las cosas que nos dejó para desayuno. Pasamos muy lindos dias. Gracias por su atención. Excelente opcion para recomendar.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias a todas las señoras que han estado en mi casa. Un grupo muy simpatico y alegre, muy respectador que dejáran todo muy limpio y listo. Las recomendo mucho también como huéspedes. Seran siempre bienvenidas.
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Oettingen in Bayern

Sehr schöne Wohnung. Gute Aussatttung. Empfehlenswert !!

  • 4 of 5

Die Altbauwohnung hat hohe Räume und ist sehr schon renoviert. In der Küche ist alles da. Unter anderem auch Micro, Kaffemaschine und Kaffemaschine für pads.

Die 3 vorderen Schlafzimmer sind hell und geräumig, aber bei offenem Fenster etwas laut. Die hinteren beiden Schlafzimmer sind leiser, aber nicht so schön lichtdurchflutet. Die Erstaustattung war unerwartet gut. Biokaffee, Kaffee-pads, Toastbrot, 2 Flaschen Wein, 12 Eier, Kuchen usw.

Frau Vidal hat uns auch ein paar Restaurants um die Ecke genannt, die auch sehr empehlenswert und gut waren. In das Stadtzemtrum benötigt man ca. 20 Minuten zu Fuss. Jederzeit würde ich die Wohnung wieder anmieten !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke schon fur der nett Kommentar. Es war einen sehr nett Touristen Gruppe.
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Appartement très bien situé et agréable

  • 5 of 5

Superbe appartement très bien placé . A moins de 10 min à pied de tout .

Nous avons trouver une place dans la rue pour garer nos voitures et ont à jamais eu besoin de les reprendre .

Pour les plus paresseux , zone de taxi à 200 mètres et selon ou on allait cela nous coutait entre 4 et 10 euros ...

L'appartement en lui même est dans une rue relativement calme et est plutôt spacieux .

Le point négatif , il fait chaud et une climatisation ne serait pas de trop .

Nous avons pas eu l'occasion de rencontré la propriétaire mais nous avons été très bien reçu par son employée qui nous a expliqué beaucoup de chose et nous à très bien conseillé .

Superbe expérience à renouvelé sans aucune hésitation .

Lisboa , c'est MAGNIFIQUE .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci au groupe de touristes qui a sejourné dans mon appartement. Tout était en parfaites conditions, quand ils sont partis. Ils seront toujours très bien venues chez mon appartement.
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Gepflegte Wohnung in zentraler Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett und spricht gut englisch. Dass wir mit 10 Männern ihre Bude stürmten, machte ihr nichts aus. Im Gegenteil: sie hatte schon Bier kalt gestellt. Sie wies uns noch darauf hin, dass wir Rücksicht auf die anderen Hausbewohner nehmen sollen. Aber wir hatten den Eindruck, dass sonst aktuell niemand im Haus wohnte. Bezahlung und Kommunikation klappten problemlos.

Zum Appartement selbst: es ist alles da, was man braucht und optisch gibt es auch ein paar Highlights. Im Übrigen sehr klassisch eingerichtet, mit Altbau-Charme. Geschmackssache. Aber man hat den Eindruck, mitten drin und wie ein Einheimischer zu leben. Die Doppelbetten sind meistens nur 1,40 m breit. Einziges Manko: die Betten könnten bequemer sein.

Zur Lage: Topp. Alles ist schnell erreichbar, auch zu Fuß. Wenn man müde ist, muss man nur bergab laufen und kommt irgendwann an.

Wir empfehlen die Wohnung weiter.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen dank zu die netten Touristen Gruppe das am meinem Appartement gestehen sind. Ich spreche nicht gut deutsch, nur ein bischen. So, ich schreibe im englisch. They were a very nice group and they left the apartment in good conditions, wich i apreciate very much. They will be always welcome.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Portela Airport, Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
Bar Wanli
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nautic Club, Belém
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Amoreiras, Lisbon
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Cais do Sodré station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A 1 highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Algés, Caxias
Car: not necessary

(Text automatically translated) Central Lisbon, close to the promenade and the train station Cais do Sodré, along the river Tagus.

Very nice city beach and esplanades area, at Cais do Sodré, Ribeira das Naus, at 400 mts.

Historic local market also at Cais do Sodré.

Restaurant: Taberna Ideal, Petiscaria Ideal.

Local cuisine: Caldo Verde

Night life bars and disco: at 200 and 400mts.

Bike hire: at Cais do Sodré, 400 mts.

Tuk tuk hire: at Cais do Sodré, 400 mts.

River boat cruises: at Cais do Sodré, 400 mts.

Cultural sites: Ancient Art Museum, Monastery of Ieronimus, Belém Tower, CCB, Modern Art Center, Puppets Museum, Chiado Museum, Orient Arts Museum, Naval Museum, Fado Museum, etc.

June is the month of the city parties, located at all the historic center. The back street is one of the most tipical , that is decorated and transformed in a party zone duriong this period.

July is the month of international music festivals, and they are located very near by of the apartment, at 500mts or 1000mts, with direct buses to the areas.

Lisbon has 2 coast lines with beaches very close at 2km, and the train station is only at 400 mts from the apartment (Cais do Sodré), perfect for August, when the hotest weather arrives.

Lisbon has a very mild temperatures during all the year, that allows good walks among her quartiers.

As the apartment is at the historic center, it aloows to walk to the most interesting places at the city.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Bairro Alto, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Época baixa
5 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$138 **
A$939 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$21 per night, per additional guest
Época média/baixa
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$152 **
A$967 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$21 per night, per additional guest
Época média 1
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$180 **
A$1,140 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Época de Páscoa
15 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$193 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Época média 2
17 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$180 **
A$1,229 **
Época média/alta
16 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$186 **
A$1,236 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$21 per night, per additional guest
Época alta
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$207 **
A$1,450 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$35 per night, per additional guest
Época média 3
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$181 **
A$1,274 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Época média/baixa
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$166 **
A$1,112 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$21 per night, per additional guest
Época baixa 2
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$138 **
A$829 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$21 per night, per additional guest
Épocas festivas Natal,Ano Novo
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$214 **
A$1,533 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$180 **
A$960 **

Additional information about rental rates

taxa de turismo A$ 1 per person per night
checkin tardio A$41
Pet Fee A$12 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$207
limpeza final A$78 + Tax
Stay tax 6.0% per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 4 years.

preços decrescentes em função da duração da estadia., desde que esta seja superior a 8 dias. preços ascendentes consoante o número de pessoas. preço de estadia sempre para 5 pessoas, e 20 euros extra por pessoa e noite em época alta e 15 euros nas restantes épocas. caução pedida. sinal/entrada ao reservar. Devolução da caução 7 dias depois da saída. Entrega das chaves pelo proprietário. Proprietário ausente durante a estadia.Oferta completa de boas vindas do proprietário.
Preço de época alta para Páscoa, considerada época festiva.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Bairro Alto, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 147 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Toilet 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Both of the bathrooms are complete, one with shower, another with bathtube, massage shower and bidé and both are open to the corridor and all the guests.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • It has 3 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and a single sofa bed, and 2 spear single beds, in case of groups bigger than 10 persons. There is also a baby cot with all the clothes necessary for babies and still a baby chair for meals.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Are provided to the guests all this offers: all the food for the first complete breakfast, fresh fruit from the season, 1 bottle of portuguese quality winw, 1 bottle of mineral water, all the basic products for cooking, for personal higiene, for house cleaning, cloths, first aids pharmacy. All this services are also provided : baby sitting, catering, private driver or táxi till 9 places, nurse, and tour walks or excursions, and it will be given a previous budget for each of these services.