Stunning 180 Views Over Lisbon, Free Wifi(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
CASA VILLA SERRA
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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)
DVD system with iPOD DOCKING STATION
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
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 **
Member since: 2003
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Soft, fluffy towels; Complimentary toiletries provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View:
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Travel insurance is strongly reccommended and payments are non-refundable. Please see our Rental Agreement for more details: http://www.visitingportugal.com/rental-agreement
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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, )
Year Purchased: 2009
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 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.
Why the Owner Chose Lisbon, Portugal:
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 House:
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!
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Ground floor bedroom with 'Bilros' bed
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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