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

Bedrooms 5
Space 147 m²
Property type apartment
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:
21 February, 2018

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 city gardens.

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, river cruises, to the pleasure of enjoying 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 marks, 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 Bairro Alto

It's one of the most pleasent location 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, before 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 tail walls,wooden floors, and all the rest of materials are also original, even the glasses, hand made done.


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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • 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.


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Santos o Velho, very spacious, confortable and central historic apartment
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews

A delightful home in a vibrant neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

Maria Cristina's apartment really is perfect for a larger group (we were 8) - very comfortable, cosy and home-like in feeling. It's in a great neighbourhood, full of cafes, local family run restaurants and quirky little shops. Maria herself was incredibly thoughtful - leaving a birthday cake (it was a trip to celebrate a big birthday), along with delicious croissants and bread for breakfast, wine and other essentials. We shall definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the very nice group of tourists that stayed at my place. It really pleases me that my guests feel so good at their stay at my place. I always try my best to welcome my guests. THey were the perfect guests. Everything was in very good conditions when they left the apartment, wich i thanks very much.
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Amazing apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lisbon is wonderful;

But if the living conditions are not good, the vacation can be ruined;

the apartment is great; the rooms are bright, the kitchen is well-equipped and the bathrooms are cleaned;

everything looks like in photos; warm colors, neat furnishings; in the refrigerator we found everything for breakfast;

Maria Vidal is a great host; welcomed us, explained the places we had to visit, arranged the return to the airport.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once more, thanks a lot for your kind words, your perfect behavior in the apartment, your sympathy. All the group was the perfect guests, and it was a pleasure to receive you at my apartment. i always try to do my best to welcome my guests as good has i can. You will be always welcome to my apartment.
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Excellent accueil et emplacement au top

  • 4 of 5

Cristina nous a bien renseigné avant notre arrivée et son accueil très chaleureux a participé à la réussite de notre séjour.

Le petit déjeuner, la bouteille de vin blanc et les fruits sont très appréciables

L'appartement est conforme aux photos. Situé sur les pentes de Lisbonne, on est au 1er étage d'un coté et au basement de l'autre.

Seul petit bémol de notre séjour : les chambres sont borgnes (seule une a une fenetre) et on a été un dérangé par une odeur d'égout dans l'une des chambres.

Je recommande vivement pour un séjour court.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à ce groupe de touristes, une famille très sympathique qui a restée chez mon appartement. Tout était en parfait état à la sortie, ce qui je remercie beaucoup. C'est un bâtiment du XVIIIème siècle, avec une configuration diférente , mais il y a 2 chambres avec fenêtres pour l'extérieur et 2 autres avec porte/fenêtre. L'odeur à égout vient maintenant des travaux de réparations des égouts de la rue dérrière, qui sont presque à finir. Ça je ne controle pas.
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Große gut ausgestattete Ferienwohnung im Zentrum von Lissabon

  • 5 of 5

Schöner Aufenthalt in Lissabon, in einer prima eingerichteten Wohnung. Alles war da, der Kühlschrank war für uns gefüllt mit Lebensmitteln, die für die ersten Tage reichten. Die Lage war sehr zentral und verkersgünstig gelegen. Die Wohnung ist geräumig, wir hatten mit 8 Personen ( 2 Familien) viel Platz und jede Familie hatte ein eigenes Bad. Die sehr nette Vermieterin hat uns auch günstig einen Fahrdienst vom und zum Flughafen organisiert. Insgesamt ein gelungener Urlaub, da kommt man gerne wieder hin.

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke schon zu dieses Familien das am mein Whonung einer Urlaub gestehen haben. Alle leute war sehr nett. Thanks a lot to the very nice families that stayed at my apartment. They were very educated, correct and left it in perfect state, wich i apreciate and thank very much . You will be always very welcome to my place. Sie sind immer sehr wilcomen zu meine Haus.
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Un séjour exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Maria Christina et à sa nièce Madalena pour leur accueil et leurs conseils.

Nous sommes partis à neuf copains et l’appartement a totalement répondu à nos attentes. Bien agencé et joliment décoré il a en plus l’avantage d’être très bien situé que ce soit pour les visites culturelles comme pour la vie nocturne.

Merci encore !

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup au gentil group de copains qui ont restés chez mon appartement. C'était un groupe modèle et trés sympathiques. L'appartement était parfaitement propre et en conditions, ce qui je remercie vraiment. Merci aussi pour le gentil commentaire sur notre acceuil. Vous serez toujours très bienvenus chez moi. Je suis très contente qui vous avez eu un bon séjour, c'est pour plaisir aux hôtes qui je travaille, et ça me plait beaucoup.
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Apartamento muy bien situado y anfitriona maravillosa y muy generosa.

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado 3 dias en este apartamento y nuestra experiencia ha sido muy satisfactoria. El apartamento está muy bien equipado y está muy bien situado.

Maria Cristina nos dejó el frigorífico repleto de comida para desayunar todos los dias: queso, yogur, leche, café, mantequilla, cerea les, fiambre, fruta, pan, galletas....

Todo muy limpio.

Sus recomendaciones sobre restaurantes fueron muy acertadas.

Repetiremos sin lugar a dudas.

Recomendable al 100%.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias a este grupo de turistas que fueran mismo ideales. muy respectadores, limpios, educados y simpáticos. han dejado todo impecable , lo que aprecio muchissimo. Seran siempre muy bienvenidos y los recomendo a todos los proprietários.
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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:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Época baixa 1
6 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$157 **
AU$1,071 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época média/baixa
2 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$173 **
AU$1,102 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Páscoa 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$213 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época média 1
2 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$213 **
AU$1,307 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época média 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$213 **
AU$1,433 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época alta
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$244 **
AU$1,858 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época média 3
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$213 **
AU$1,402 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época média/baixa 2
16 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$197 **
AU$1,252 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Época baixa 2
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$173 **
AU$1,284 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Épocas festivas,Natal/Ano Novo
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
AU$220 **
AU$1,599 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Valor padrão
2 night minimum stay
AU$228 **
AU$1,252 **
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

taxa de turismo AU$ 1.57 per person per night
Pet Fee AU$14.06 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$236.25
limpeza final AU$126
Stay tax 6.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

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. 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.
O IVA é cobrado à taxa de 6%.
Para uma estadia com mais de 7 pessoas, será pedida uma caução de 200/250 euros, consoante o número de pessoas e noites.

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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