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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 35 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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"

More Details

Owner
Rose Wood
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, portuguese, dutch
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Bairro Alto, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Huge stone base shower Bidet Toilet Basin with mirror Shaving point Hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • High quality double bed mattress Linen all 100% cotton Bedroom is quiet for sleeping
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Fixie- A/C, modern studio 350m from all transport, Timeout, Bairro Alto, Chiado
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
5

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: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Excellent

  • 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: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

awesome apartement close to the center of Lisboa

  • 5 of 5

awesome apartement for 2 Person close to the center of Lisboa. Although in the Center, the apartement is very calm. At the Moment the only refurbished house in the street. Very good connectivity to public transportation and to the Airport. No car needed. Absolutely warm welcome by Vanessa. Highly recommanded.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! I've so glad you had a great stay. We do love our little apartment. It is so close to everything yet quiet at the same time. I really hope to hear from you when you decide to come back to Lisboa in the not too distant future! best regards Rose
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Cape Town, South Africa
5

Flat Fixie is the best - Central, Cute and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights. The decor was very trendy and stylish. And it had everything we needed - the bathroom was enormous!

I was very happy to find that it was quiet at night and we could sleep (great mattress by the way) as I had heard some horror stories about Bairro Alto. This is really more "Sao paulo" as very close to the main metro - Cais Sodre.

So we could walk to lots of restaurants, the metro, we went to the beach at Cascais and took the train which is next to the metro also only a few metres away. We went to bars closeby and the distances were very easy.

Rose and Vanessa were very accommodating and let me stay late on the day we checked out as had a late flight.

I can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Modern, stylish and Central - no hills!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a few days in Lisboa at Flat Fixie which is every bit as nice as in the pictures. Well laid out with lovely stylish furniture, we really enjoyed our stay here.

We caught the metro from the airport and the walk was an easy one (about 400m) from Cais Sodre metro. All flat and no hills!

Also i must just say that I thought that there would be noise issues at night - but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the little side lane where this apartment is located was very quiet at night.

Also TImeout at Mercado Ribeira! We went a few times and that is also very close.

So stylish, central and quiet - I couldnt have asked for a better stay in Lisbon!

I WILL be back...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • 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:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 17 / B
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$102
A$643
 
 
Summer Lo 17
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$109
A$688
 
 
Summer Hi 17
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$115
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$66
A$415
A$1,326
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$32.06

Arrival - IMPORTANT
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 canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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