About the property
- Apartment800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
1 Bedroom Apartment, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, in Historical District, HDTV, WIFI
The Castelo (castle) apartment is a one bedroom apartment in an 18th century building, near the top of the hill in the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon. A few steps away is Castelo Sao Jorge, with its terrace and walls nestled on the highest point of the hill, affording a 360 degree view of Lisbon, the magnificent river Tagus, and the other 6 hills undulating across the city. Down the hill is the majestic main cathedral Se, built in 1050. The cathedral’s tower can be seen from the balcony of the apartment, along with a partial view of the river. The modern 75m2 (800ft2) apartment is filled with natural light, coming through 5 double glass windows/ doors leading to the 2 balconies. It retains traditional Portuguese character throughout. Amenities include security camera, central audio system, hydro message shower cabin, wireless internet, granite and marble bathroom and kitchen. Upon arrival at the apartment, you will be greeted by a local who can provide help 24/7.
During the day, the castle is a popular attraction. At sunset, the neighborhood reverts to a peaceful tranquility, brimming with historical elegance, perfect for romantic strolls on narrow winding cobblestone streets. (Some guests have recommended turning off all the lights in the apartment at night, and opening all the shutters, to bathe in the amber glow from the street lamps, the sparkling lights from the rustic buildings, and the silvery gleam of the moon). Enjoy relaxed dinners at nearby family run restaurants, and drinks at hilltop cafes overlooking the city and its sparkling lights. Or, visit Resto do Chapito, down the block, a restaurant, cafe and bar, with a terrace famed for its spectacular view of the city and the river. And for a relaxing time, visit the top-ranked wine bar around the corner of the building, where the owner will explain to you about all the wine regions in Portugal.
The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi from other downtown locations. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 3 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved the apartment. It was comfortable and in a great location. The hosts were very responsive-- in fact they came to our quick rescue as we departed, having left a bag inside the flat. The flat offers lovely sunset views; it was enjoyable to sit by that window and look out during the golden hour with a glass of wine. Leading up to the trip to Lisbon we received a lot of helpful information regarding our visit. I wholeheartedly recommend this flat.
Beautiful apartment. Completely furnished to answer any need location outstanding Daniel was a great help when we arrived. Wish we stayed longer Next time a must Thank you Joe and Daniel
An exceptional comfortable apartment in a great location.
We came with high expectations because of the glowing reviews, but our experience surpassed our high expectations. Staying in this apartment was one of the high points of our time in Portugal. The apartment is well located, a short walk from the center of the city, with a bakery across the street, and several excellent restaurants within a couple of blocks. It is very comfortable, well equipped, and very quiet at night. Joe provided extensive, helpful information to make our first-time visit to Portugal easy and very enjoyable. This apartment is a winner. Try to get it if you can!
Fabulous Alfama location! Surpassed all our expectations.
We choose vacation rentals primarily based on guest reviews. Sometimes the apartments don't live up to the reviews. This apartment met and surpassed any expectations that we had. Prior to our Lisbon visit the owner provided us with detailed information on things to do places to go. We printed out all of his emails and had ourselves a tourist guide of Lisbon. The apartment itself is extremely well maintained and the views are beautiful.
Incredible rental in heart of Lisbon; sets new standard.
Perfect in every way! Location could not have been better. We walked everywhere. Wonderful small supermarket with helpful staff is a quick walk and elevator ride away, with a second elevator to the heart of Baixa. Convenient to buses and trams; walk to train to Sintra. Restaurants, shopping -- all nearby. The unit itself is gorgeous, immaculately clean, and with fantastic appliances including miraculous single-drum washer/dryer that worked flawlessly (why do we not have these machines in the US?). Mattress wonderfully comfortable. Apartment is airy and bright. Street bustling with walkers during the day (a parade of tourists heading to and from the Castelo) but completely quiet at night. The owner, Joe, provides the most complete information on the neighborhood, on restaurants, on touring, and on the apartment itself that I have ever received. And the walk-through by Daniel, the local agent (who is a delight) was more thorough by far than the walk-through we got when we bought our home in the U.S.! In summary, this rental sets a new standard for me and my wife, who have stayed in many other cities. There is no question we'll come back if we return to wonderful Lisbon.
The best place to stay!
With all of Joe’s pre stay information, we arrived in Lisbon ready to enjoy it all. This apartment is fully equipped, spacious and comfortable. The location was perfect. We consider this to be one of the best VRBO places we have rented. Thank you Joe for a memorable stay in your home.
The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 2 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% of rental is due at reservation. 75% of rental and security deposit are due 30 days before arrival. Cancellation policy: €75 if cancelled before 30 days of arrival. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of arrival. 3-4 nights are okay if it is the only time available. Please note that, the city of Lisbon, imposes a 1 euro tourist tax per person, per day, to a maximum of 7 euros per person. The amount will be collected at arrival.