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Stunning 180 Views Over Lisbon, Free WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

On-site inspection and approval from SAWDAY 'Special Places to Stay'


(What are our famous guests saying? Contact us for our online guestbook address.)

Location, location, location. Plus sweeping 180 degree views over Lisbon's colorful city center and the Tejo River!

Would you prefer a house to an apartment? Worried about the raucous 3am Chiado/Bairro Alto nightlife? Want to be within walking distance to the main sights but far from hotels and the tourist crush?

Perched above the Praca dos Restauradores, this beautifully restored, historically-protected 19th century terraced home is exactly where you want to be . . . an 8 minute walk from the Rossio, Lisbon's main plaza.

(Our delightfully quiet, hidden lane consists of some of the very few private homes to be found in central Lisbon. The charming, famous neighbors are an added bonus.)

All your favourite sites are nearby: the Baixa and Bairro Alto, Lisbon's open-air 'restaurant row,' the Chiado shopping district, plus two of the best in-city 'kid parks' in Lisbon. We provide customised walking maps to help you explore the city at your leisure.

Relax on the rooftop garden terrace with a glass of Vinho Verde, enjoy cocktails while you gaze across the city...

A 10 minute walk takes you down to the Rossio train station, where you catch a ride to Sintra, Fatima, or the medieval walled-city of Obidos. Or grab our beach towels and cooler and head for the beach. Not beach weather? Visit the Gulbenkian Museum, Belem, Oceanarium, Zoo...

Additional highlights include . . .

STUNNING VIEWS from every room

ORIENTATION TOUR: from the local grocer to a quick visit to the Rossio/Baixa, this introduction quickly became 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 GROCERY SHOPPING: If you wish, we can pick-up a few of your favorite staples. No charge for delivery. Please ask for details.

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

Comfortable Portuguese furnishings, including hand-made Arraiolos rugs and local artwork

Loaner laptop with high-speed wireless internet access

Loaner cellphone available

Library of books, games, guidebooks and Portuguese music CDs

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


Separate mainfloor Mini-Bar also has full-sized Washer & Dryer, detergents, iron & ironing board

Luxury Linens: 400-1000 threadcount sheets; soft, fluffy towels

Marble and Granite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and hairdryers

Port-a-crib, high chair, child's bedrail and outlet protectors, available upon request (See the 'Bring the Kids!' page on our website for a full list of child amenities)

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

Private Terrace with gas BBQ, outdoor dining and incredible views of the city and river. You'll never want to go home...

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

Don't forget:

Ask about our 'In-Home Cooking Classes' and 'Private Fado Tours'

AREA: A family neighborhood in the heart of Lisbon's prime Historic Preservation District. Walk to local shops, cafes, cash machine, restaurants and public transportation. Less than a ten minute walk to the Rossio, Elevador da Lavra, 24 hour taxi stands, etc. Please note that the house is located at the top of a small hill and, as such, is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

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

More Details

Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber

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 Euro-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.

Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber purchased this house in 2009

Why Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber 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.

What makes this house unique

Casa Villa Serra is stunning: full of glorious sunlight, with the city of Lisbon spread out at your feet. The house is private, close to the center of Lisbon, but in a neighbourhood so quiet, you can almost Forget you're in the city at all. It's the best of both worlds!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Deb and Jordan -

I had seen your website briefly but had not studied it. Susan was in charge and I was just marching to her drummer.

So I am astounded at my great good fortune and blessing to have fallen into the hands and homes you and Jordan so kindly and perfectly provide. Your attention and care and suggestions were constant (when asked) and the two houses wee so beautifully furnished and equipped. I'm left no stone unturned in our happiness.

We did everything we wanted to do - with ease and pleasure. I strongly recommend the Maritime Museum and the Puppet Museum. Both astounding.

I'm also in love with your son (his quiet cheery good mornings) and your darling daughter and lovely smiling granddaughter and of course your bounding dog!

So much love and gratitude for providing so perfectly for all of us.
Dec 2008
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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, )


Lisbon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Soft, fluffy towels; Complimentary toiletries provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofabed available if four separate beds are necessary, eg, four single travellers. Maximum occupancy remains 6 people.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
VisitingPortugal Tourist Book with customized maps, walking tours, kid-friendly suggestions & more; Rooftop Terrace with Gas BBQ & outdoor eating area (275 square feet); No Pets & No Smoking


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Stunning 180 Views Over Lisbon, Free WiFi
average rating of 4.857143 based on 33 reviews

Organized and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Lisboa at this rental. It was easy to contact Austen and she was very accommodating for an early check in. She helped us secure private transportation from the airport. The driver gave us a quick tour of the city and let us out for pictures before taking us to the apartment where Austen was finalizing everything. The apartment was true to description and was very clean. She was very organized and had all amenities and supplies. It is very hilly in Lisboa and the narrow street to the apartment is not bad. Definitely walking shoes. We were worried about my mother but she did very well. Thr apartment is very close to everything! There are two small fruit stands/grocery stores (no meat - just essentials). The Rossio train and metro station are also a very close distance. Maybe 10 min walk including several sets of stairs downhill.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nice lodging, as advertised!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this rental. The owner was responsive and patient with our many questions leading up to the stay. Upon arrival we met Austin at the apartment and she went over the specifics about the rental and even took us on a quick walking tour to orient us to the area. She was willing to answer any questions throughout our stay and we felt very welcome. We had a great stay and would stay here again if in the area.


  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just what we were looking for. Well located, lovely views. We immediately felt at home. Austin was very helpful and her arrival orientation tour made a big difference. Exploring the seven hills of Lisbon on foot provides great exercise and fun stops at the many cafes. A great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay in Lisbon plus a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this house but spent most of our time on the porch overlooking parts of Lisbon. Everything was great and clearly Austin has been very thoughtful with the details. She was very responsive and helpful; one of the best managers we've ever dealt with. My wife wants to come back to Lisbon, but I think it's the house that appeals to her as much as the town.

The neighborhood is very close to Libertad and Rossio, and about a 15 minute walk to the water. There's a million restaurants in walking distance. There are a couple of small grocery stores about 2 minutes away, so that was convenient.

The only negative is the house is on top of a hill, but we took the tram most of the time (and a $5 taxi the rest of the time). The tram was very fun, actually. We ended up searching out the others in Lisbon.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Lisbon!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Casa Villa Serra with our three sons (ages 11, 9, and 6). The apartment really exceeded my expectations. The location is perfect - on a unique, quiet, "village" lane right in the middle of the city. It was a short walk down to the Rossio square and the Baixa district and only a slightly longer walk up to the Bairro Alto/Chiado neighborhoods. The view from the kitchen and rooftop terrace is spectacular. You can see all the way to the river.

Everything in the apartment was clean and in perfect working order. There was a nice laundry room with a washer and dryer. The kitchen was very well-stocked with dishes, utensils, appliances, and Austin had left us some fresh fruit, wine, and cheese when we checked in.

Austin was very helpful and gave us a tour of the neighborhood when we arrived and helped us get our bearings. She also arranged a fabulous "Fado" evening for us, which I would highly recommend.

We were very comfortable and I would have been happy to stay several more weeks. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Molly, Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the apartment and that everything was to your liking. And I'm especially glad you enjoyed the Fado; Diogo enjoys doing the tours, as well. Please come see us again! Best regards, Austin
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Fabulous property in central Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four with a 3 yr old and 8 month old stayed here in early October and had a wonderful stay. It's in a great location and has fabulous views. The quality of the towels, bedding and pillows was great and made it feel like I was staying at the Four Seasons but with a lot more room and a much better price. Austin was waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a quick walking tour of the neighborhood and pointed out good restaurants and grocery stores in the area. The provided lots of kids stuff- high chair, potable crib, baby bathtub, toys, books, beach towels, baby gates, etc at no additional cost.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat and Austin was extremely helpful and we had no complaints or problems with our stay. It's easy to get to the Metro stations and plenty of restaurants and you definitely get a better feel living like the locals that you wouldn't get staying in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoffrey, thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm glad you felt so good about your stay with us. Please come see us again, we'd love to have you. Best regards, Austin
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.