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Adorable Historic Apartment in Heart of Lisbon - PC/Internet

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Step directly from the street into the private entrance of your holiday home.

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

CASA TRAVESSA

What are our famous guests saying? (Hint: Please read the testimonials on our VisitingPortugal website.)

Location, location, location. Only 3 minutes from the Rossio -- Lisbon's main plaza -- yet far from the noise and panhandlers in the Bairro Alto/Chiado.

Step directly from your ancient cobblestone lane into this private, sunlight-filled, 19th-century home with its charming view of the Igreja do Carmo, Lisbon's soaring monument to the 1755 earthquake.

Casa Travessa provides easy access to shops, restaurants, and transportation... while hidden away on a quiet residential street. Compact and cozy with an airy, open floor plan, Casa Travessa is the ideal base for a couple traveling alone or with a child.

Like our nearby flagship property, Casa Villa Serra (VRBO #30177) which was showcased on the Fine Living Channel's 'Around the World in 80 Homes,' Casa Travessa features hand-stitched Arraiolos rugs, custom-made Portuguese furnishings, and local artwork and pottery.

With its private entrance, Casa Travessa feels more like a house than an apartment as you step directly into its well-stocked little kitchen. The bedroom has a double-size bed and the living room provides a sofa/trundle bed which easily converts to two comfortable twin beds. The bedroom bookshelves are stocked with books and games for young and old alike, perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy day.

To view the floor plan, please visit our website.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us... we hope your trip to our beloved Lisbon is a delight!

Some additional highlights include . . .

ORIENTATION TOUR: from the local grocer to a quick visit to the Rossio/Baixa, this introduction has become a guest favorite

METRO/TRAM PASSES: we can have these waiting for you at check-in, just ask

WELCOME PACK: bottle of Portuguese wine, coffee, teas, orange juice, the very popular 'Montequeijo' cheese, fresh fruit, real butter and freshly-baked breads

PRE-ARRIVAL GROCERIES: If you wish, we can pick-up a few of your favorite staples. No charge for delivery. Please ask for details.

BABYSITTERS: We have located a delightful company with qualified sitters who speak a variety of languages. Please ask for details.

PC with high-speed wireless internet access.

Loaner cell phone.

Library of books, games, guidebooks and Portuguese music CDs.

Cable TV with English-language stations (e.g., CNN, Cartoon Network, TCM Turner Classic Movies).

Fully-equipped Kitchen is set-up for our In-Home Cooking Classes: microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, staples (oils, vinegars, sugar, flour, rice, pasta, etc), spices and Portuguese cookbooks, in English .

Washer/Dryer, detergents, iron & ironing board.

Luxury Linens: 300-600 thread count sheets; soft, fluffy towels .

Complimentary toiletries, hairdryer in bathroom.

Port-a-crib, highchair and bed-rail available upon request.

Visiting Portugal Tourist Book: customized walking tours, suggested itineraries and restaurants, kid-friendly ideas, emergency information including extensive list of English-speaking doctors.

Sports Equipment: beach towels, sports balls and handy surfing hints!

Don't forget . . .

Ask about our 'Private Fado Tours'

** Offered under the Alojamento Local regime / Estabelecimento de Alojamento Local; Registry number 812/AL **

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Child gate and other amenities available free of charge...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Ask about a loaner Port-a-Crib, Sofa/trundle converts to 2 twin beds ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Soft, fluffy towels; Complimentary toiletries provided

Other Amenities

  • Visiting Portugal Tourist Book, with Customized Walking Tours, Suggested Itineraries and Restaurants, Kid-friendly Ideas, Emergency Information including Extensive List of English-speaking Doctors and More, No Pets...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Ask us about novels set in Lisbon!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Available on request...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    View of the Rossio and Carmo church...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of the Tejo river from the living room...moreless

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury 300-600 threadcount...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided:

    Soft, Fluffy Bath Towels; Beach Towels provided as well...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergents provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Welcome basket with Portuguese Wine, Coffee, Juice, Cheese, Fruit, and Freshly-baked Bread; Spices, staples (oil, vinegar, etc); and Portuguese cookbooks...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
€100
€665

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2016
5 night min stay
€100
€665

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
€90
€599

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Travel insurance is strongly reccommended and payments are non-refundable. Please see our Rental Agreement for more details: http://www.visitingportugal.com/rental-agreement


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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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Location

75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
23 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Parks, beaches, Torre de Belem with its lovely waterfront park and impressive Mosteiro de Jeronimos, Lisbon's spectacular aquarium--the world's 2nd largest--at the 1998 World Expo site (Parque das Nacoes), 30-minute train ride to Sintra, 2-hour train to Obidos, Please don't hesitate to ask us for itinerary suggestions, CAR, Neither necessary nor recommended, Within Lisbon, the taxis, trams, buses and metro are accessible, inexpensive and easy to use, Regional trains take you to outlying towns, beaches and picturesque fishing villages, (Driving is not a relaxing option, Portugal has the highest roadway accident rate in Europe, )

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: In June 2001, we kissed Seattle good-bye and moved to our family's ancestral Portugal to work with Habitat for Humanity/Portugal. Soon afterward, in an attempt to protect ourselves from the crashing dollar, we diversified into €uro-zone real estate... and we couldn't be more pleased with the result: sharing our love of the Portuguese people and culture with guests from around the world has been a delight. We now have five historically-protected homes in our little medieval neighborhood... right in the middle of town, yet oh-so-quiet and charming! (Just 3 - 8 minutes from Lisbon's main plaza, the Rossio.) Walk everywhere from here; or stay home and relax on your sunny terrace. Many thanks to all our guests for the support and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you again someday soon. Until then, Godspeed.

Why the Owner Chose Lisbon:
Our Lisbon homes are located in an historic area, protected by the Portuguese government because of its unique value; the exteriors look just as they did in the 19th century, with even the paint color regulated to ensure authenticity. Most of the buildings in our Historic Preservation neighborhood were built in the 1500-1800s and all our properties retain their old-world flavor. Nowhere in this neighborhood will you find McVillas with plate-glass windows... instead, prepare to step back in time.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Casa Travessa is truely adorable, a cozy base from which to enjoy the charms and delights of Lisbon, whose center you can literally see from your living room window. Yet the neighbourhood itself is so quiet, you'll almost forget you're in the city at all. It's the best of both worlds!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Step directly from the street into the private entrance of your holiday home.

    Step directly from the street into the private entrance of your holiday home.

  • The kitchen is stocked with staples for your use.

    The kitchen is stocked with staples for your use.

  • The living area has a comfortable, open layout.

    The living area has a comfortable, open layout.

  • View over the Rossio to the Igreja do Carmo, from the living room window.

    View over the Rossio to the Igreja do Carmo, from the living room window.

  • Stairs lead down to the bathroom and bedroom (child gate available).

    Stairs lead down to the bathroom and bedroom (child gate available).

  • Detail of the Arraiolos rug and wicker footrest

    Detail of the Arraiolos rug and wicker footrest

  • The handrail on the stairs is slim-but-sturdy.

    The handrail on the stairs is slim-but-sturdy.

  • The bathroom is stocked with fluffy towels, shampoo and a bar of soap.

    The bathroom is stocked with fluffy towels, shampoo and a bar of soap.

  • Bed & stairs seen in the bedroom mirror

    Bed & stairs seen in the bedroom mirror

  • The bedroom set is a replica of the 'Bilros' style.

    The bedroom set is a replica of the 'Bilros' style.

  • The shelves are stocked with books and games for all ages.

    The shelves are stocked with books and games for all ages.

  • The house is just a 5 minute walk from the Rossio, though the medieval alleys.

    The house is just a 5 minute walk from the Rossio, though the medieval alleys.

  • The compact but fully equipped kitchen is just inside the entrance.

    The compact but fully equipped kitchen is just inside the entrance.

  • Sliding glass doors separate the kitchen from the living area.

    Sliding glass doors separate the kitchen from the living area.

  • Detail of the living room window

    Detail of the living room window

  • The dining area seats 4

    The dining area seats 4

  • The sofa converts into two twin beds.

    The sofa converts into two twin beds.

  • Free Wifi and a loaner laptop mean you can stay as connected as you like.

    Free Wifi and a loaner laptop mean you can stay as connected as you like.

  • The bedroom, viewed through the risers of the stairs

    The bedroom, viewed through the risers of the stairs

  • The bath is shower-only

    The bath is shower-only

  • Handmade bedroom set, high thread-count linens, orthopedic mattress... bliss!

    Handmade bedroom set, high thread-count linens, orthopedic mattress... bliss!

  • The cabinet in the bedroom hides a combo washer-dryer.

    The cabinet in the bedroom hides a combo washer-dryer.

  • The exterior of the building

    The exterior of the building

  • The house is just off the Calçada de Santana, with shops, a grocer & restaurants

    The house is just off the Calçada de Santana, with shops, a grocer & restaurants

VRBO #74130

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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