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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Joe
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Amenities

Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) It is European queen (160 cm), which is 10cm (4 inches) wider than American queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hydro massage shower cabin. Apartment is suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults with 2 small children.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Alfama flat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the best location in Lisbon, Alfama and steps from the Castle. There are great amenities nearby including a great wine bar, Pingo Doce grocery store, Chapito's Restaurant and night club and ceramic art shop. The Commercial Plaza and Baixa neighbourhood are close. The apartment is lovely with hardwood floors, granite countertop, and marble tile. The apartment also has an elevator and two small balconies.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: During the Moorish occupation in the 8th century, the entire city was called Alfama. As the city grew, districting was developed. The parish of Castelo (where the apartment is located), which is the castle and the area surrounding it, was established in 1147. The parishes of Alfama, of which there are 4, are further down the slope or 10 minute walk from Castelo. The apartment’s building was built by Viscount Sao Bartolomeu in 1800s, its 1 meter (3 feet) outer wall as well as original tiles are well preserved. During the building’s renovation, documents were found suggesting that on the land, there had been a small palace for queen Dona Leonor in the 15th century. Small artifacts from Roman civilization were also found. The history is fascinating. Thank you for your review, John. We look forward to having you back.
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5

Practically Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for eight nights, and it was everything we hoped it would be and more. The rooms were spacious, and the kitchen and bathroom were well equipped. The location was perfect, close to Castello Saint Jorge, The Roman Ruins, a multitude of restaurants, and the grocery store. The apartment is high on the hill, but don’t let this deter you because there is a public elevator close by that will lift you up and down the equivalent of seven stories. If you haven’t

already been to Lisbon, go now, because the secret is getting out. It is a great destination with an expansive, vibrant waterfront. One of our favorite afternoon activities was to visit the local outside kiosk to grab a snack and a drink and enjoy the magnificent views of the river.

Geraldine and Fred

Exeter, NH

United States

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ste. Genevieve, MO
5

The property was clean, well appointed with directions for all appliances ( that really helped).

  • 5 of 5

The property was steps from the castle and on the first floor with a convenient elevator. It was in a quiet neighborhood. Every appliance had instructions which was very helpful. On arrival we were met by a concierge and all questions were answered. He was available to help with any needs that arose during the visit and even arranged for a taxi to pick us up early on our departure day. We enjoyed our visit in Lisbon. Make sure you wear supportive shoes to walk on the cobble stone streets and sidewalks in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

So much better than staying at a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation and spent 6 very lovely days in Lisbon staying in this wonderful apartment. Joe provided an incredible amount of information in advance of our trip that really helped with planning. Daniel, our greeter, made sure we knew how everything worked in the apartment and then left us to settle in. The apartment is very conveniently located. We walked just about everywhere, and when we couldn't walk the train station was an easy stroll. The pictures in the listing are accurate - the apartment is lovely, comfortable, well-maintained, and has incredible views. [One suggestion for Joe: better lighting in the bathroom would make it perfect.] The people-watching in the evening was fun. There are a variety of excellent restaurants and bars in the immediate area. If you run out of ideas, a stack of guestbooks also provides some good recommendations. We will absolutely suggest that any of our friends traveling to Lisbon stay here. As an earlier reviewer said - look no further, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything that you need for your stay!

  • 5 of 5

Joe is an amazing host providing you with so much great information even before you arrive. With vrbo or Airbnb rentals you never know what is provided but this one has everything! The kitchen has lots of starter supplies and the bath has soap and shampoo. Besides all of the information that joe provides you there is many guides books to plan your adventures in the apartment. A great location just down from the castle in a restricted area. Lisbon is very hilly with cobble stone streets so wear good walking shoes! Taxis are able to get up to the apartment but if you want to catch an Uber you must walk down a few blocks and wait on the other side of the restricted area. Lisbon is a fun city to explore and make sure you take a tut tut ride! We would definitely recommend Joe’s apartment to anyone coming to Lisbon!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I would send my best friends, my mother, and return myself. This was outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

The owner emailed us detailed information on restaurants, wine bars, museums and interesting places to visit. He arranged for a charming lady to meet us at the front door, show us how each item in the apartment worked, and then walk us to a wonderful local restaurant with a million dollar view.

The unit had balconies, allowing us to look down on the passing tourists as we sipped wine and did our best to imitate Portuguese property owners. Every so often, we'd offer kindly waves to the passing throngs.

The unit was spotless with marble tile throughout and comfortable, modern fixtures and appliances. I cannot emphasize enough how much the quality and location of the accommodations exceeded our expectations!

One very nice feature was an air conditioner in the bedroom. Although the days were hot, the air conditioner made daytime jet lag naps and nighttime sleeping exceedingly comfortable.

Upon returning home, I immediately contacted Brazilian friends who were planning a trip to Lisbon, putting them in touch with the property owner.

Look no further ... This is the real deal!

Mike

Escondido, CA

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Chapito, world renowned
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Restaurant
10
Local restaurants
Car: not necessary

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).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $177.75

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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