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Fixie- A/C, modern studio 350m from all transport, Timeout, Bairro Alto, Chiado

Bedrooms 1
Space 35 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

New, Stylish, Aircon, quiet road, close Cais Sodre (train to beaches), metro

The Fixie is like a hand built fixed gear bike all the fittings and equipment are solid quality. What we have provided is beautiful and utilitarian. Lightness and clean lines. Simplicity with maybe a little over-engineering here and there. All pulled together by that quietly confident Lisbon inner city street style.

The small 100 year old building has a total of 6 apartments, 2 per floor. Other than the very thick walls and façade everything, but everything is brand new: from the water pipes to the super comfortable German laminate flooring. Vintage frame, latest components.

Let's do the walk-through: Your studio apartment is on the first floor, an easy walk up 2 short flights of stairs. The front door is a reinforced Italian built Dierre security door: bit of overkill in Lisbon but its solid and soundproof. The living and sleeping area is one open space with 2 distinct and functional zones. The sleeping area has a double bed with high grade base and mattress and padded headboard. Built-in cupboards with sliding doors provide hanging space and some drawers for your clothing. There is added stowage space under the bed: a gentle pull on the base and the mattress and base are lifted by hydraulic arms.

The lounge area has 2 Spanish designed "Club" type sofas: basically low slung arms chairs without the arms that can be pushed together as a double sofa or used individually. Depending on how the back is folded you can recline deeply or have lower back support for comfortable upright sitting. The TV is mounted on a swivel wall bracket that gives a 180 degree range of movement: pull it out at 90 degrees to watch from the sofa or even kitchen. Fixie comes with unlimited WiFi internet access.

The kitchen is full sized with composite speckled white stone counters. Smeg appliances include: convection oven, 2 plate glass/ceramic induction cooker top, built in microwave oven/grill combo and fridge. There is a combined washing machine and spin dryer but on sunny days the laundry dries a lot better on the typical Lisbon cable and pulley washing line system outside the window. Reheat last night's presunto pizza or cook up something complex from scratch: all the tools are here. Dine at the countertop between the cooking and living area.

The two sets of double windows are double glazed and have shutters to keep out the morning light and act as an extra sound barrier to random sounds from the street below. The windows open fully or may be tilted inwards to allow an airflow but stopping gusts of wind. Of course there is also a high quality air conditioner - heats or cools. The outlook is to the stone paved street below and an old characterful building opposite. The road is a narrow crescent: used more for parking of the residents than as a thoroughfare. In fact in summer it is possible to sit in the middle of the road with a book and a drink: a sort of urban beach.

The bathroom is large in relation to the apartment: tiled from floor to ceiling in rich chocolate block tiles. Equipped with a broad rectangular wash basin, toilet, bidet and shower. The shower is a large clear safety glass enclosure with a floor of solid matt black stone. It has a huge monsoon type head and a smaller hand shower is a less torrential output is required. Yes, there is a hairdryer and wall socket for it next to the bathroom mirror.

As a holiday place or a business power pad for a week or a few months the Fixie provides easy living in this ever so trendy, very central, yet relaxed Lisbon neighbourhoood.

For parking, the street the apartment is on is a possibility. Most "historical" zones have very draconian rules: residents only and then only over non-work hours. This road seems (for now) to have been passed over by the Lisbon Câmara (Town Hall). There is also new underground pay parking about 250 metres away that is available 24 hours a day.

The neighbourhood and what's nearby: The official parish or "freguesia" is Misericórdia which includes the areas of Cais do Sodre, Bairro Alto, part of Chiado, Santos and Santa Catarina. All of these districts are within a radius less than 1km from the Fixie. The banks of the River Tagus are 400 metres away.

For transport the most convenient hub is Cais do Sodré station and ferry terminal. This is less than 500 metres away and from here you can catch a train to Cascais, a ferry over the Tagus or get onto the Lisbon Metro network that covers large areas of the city. There are plenty of bus and tram stops outside Cais do Sodré and within 100 metres of your door. But really, you can avoid cars and public transport altogether and still discover a huge amount of Lisbon on foot whilst based here.

"Tourism Code: 19831/AL"

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Rose Wood
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, portuguese, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018


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:
  • 35 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Huge stone base shower Bidet Toilet Basin with mirror Shaving point Hairdryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • High quality double bed mattress Linen all 100% cotton Bedroom is quiet for sleeping
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Fixie- A/C, modern studio 350m from all transport, Timeout, Bairro Alto, Chiado
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Good Location

  • 5 of 5

Property is accurately depicted by the pics....great location only a couple of blocks from the abundance of restaurants & bars...very good follow up by owner & manager

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lisbon Fixie was ideal

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Fixie tremendously. The location was perfect. Train station, Metro stop and tram lines within easy walking distance. Grocery store, restaurants and bars also near. New AC unit works wonderfully. Stocked for two people and a great time in a super city.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, great location , perfect for a couple ..

  • 5 of 5

Best equipped full kitchen of our travels - everything thought of and available - assistant explained everything well , appreciated the info folder, great bathroom - exactly as described - plenty of power points , wifi worked well , TV set up for ease of use by different languages appreciated also 😊 Very clean , comfy bed - parking was ok - interesting if you had a larger car . The funicular to get up to the streets above very close , as is the Time out market - and trains and buses very close as well . Would stay again and recommend to our friends ... Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisbon Delight

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Fixie, weekend 7th April for a birthday celebration. The apartment was great, just like the pictures. Vanessa was there to meet us and hand over the keys and offer any information we needed. The apartment was in a great location and easy to get about, we used the metro and the trams and ventured onto the Tram 28 for a scenic city tour for euro 1.25, great value although a popular trip so the tram can be full of tourists, like us. We ate a few times in the Time Out food market, again really busy and you have to hunt for a seat but hugely enjoyable and a chance to meet lots of people. Took a trip to Belem on the number 15 tram from Cais Sodre station, again a great trip and finished off with a seafood lunch looking out to the water, lovely. We were blessed with some sunny weather and walked up and down narrow streets exploring the city, very interesting and very old!! Had a great time, thanks everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described and pictured. It is superb. And Vanessa is wonderful, she made everything easy and pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
June 2018
31 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Hi 18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$34.46

On arrival we require a photo copy of your ID - our hospitality lady will ask you for your passports. You will also be required to complete a form with all details before arrival (full passport details & arrival times). You will also receive a link to our Guidal which will give you full details on the apartment, the neighbourhood & arrival instructions. In case you miss it please note that you will have to call Vanessa on +351 936 320 328 BEFORE you leave the airport otherwise she will not be around to check you in!

Other things to NOTE:
Absolutely No Smoking - this is a NO SMOKING property
Leave the apartment as you found it - tidy and clean
For arrivals after 20:30 there is a late arrival fee of Euro 10
On arrival we will collect a Lisbon City Tax - Euro 1 / person / night over 13 yrs old to a maximum of Euro7 / person / stay
We also request Euro 100 refundable breakage deposit on arrival - returned on departure.

Taxes: We will collect this on arrival - Please note that from the 1st of January 2016, Lisbon City Council will be charging a city tax of EUR 1 per person per night which is not included in the total price and should be paid during check-in. This tax is charged to guests aged 13 and older. It is subject to a maximum amount of EUR 7 per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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