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Architectural Gem in Historic Biaxa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Madalena House is a professionally managed, large (145 sm/1550 sq ft) 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment in a 200+year old building in the historic center of Lisbon that has rare architectural features making this a truly unique apartment to enjoy and explore historic Lisbon. It is configure to host 4 people. This is has been setup as our personal vacation home and as a vacation rental.

Madalena House has 1 meter thick stone walls and stone archways within this unique apartment with large open plan living and dining areas with the exposed traditional Pombaline-style wood structure that have been furnished to a very high and comfortable standard. Access to this apartment is via the ground floor entrance with just a few steps to the apartment. This apartment contains the following features:

− It is configured to sleep 4 people with 1 large king-sized master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds and separate bathroom.

− The Living Room has a large sofa with 2 lounge chairs, 48” HD LED TV with 170 Cable Channels.

− The dining room has a large architect designed dining table that seats 8 comfortably.

− The apartment has high speed Fiber-Optic Wifi internet access, a new HP Photoshop Wifi printer and a separate small laundry room with washer/dryer.

− The Bedrooms have all towels, sheets, comforters, linens and a variety of pillows - all from the El Corte Ingles’ Primuvo brand.

− The kitchen is fully stocked for those that enjoy cooking and sampling the fresh local produce including such accessories as a Neospresso machine, a espresso coffee percolator, Bosch hand blender, WMF Cutlery, Zwilling cookware, Bosch Toaster, Microwave, Induction Stove Top and Oven, Dishwasher, separate refrigerator and freezer and a full range of related kitchen items.

− Other amenities include a new washer/dryer, cloths iron and ironing board, Miele vacuum cleaner, hair blow dryer and a Harmon Kardon Onyx (bluetooth, airplay, and DLNA enabled) sound system.

Madalena House welocmes dogs subject to an additional cleaning and security deposit.

(sorry no cats permitted)

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Harmon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Richard Harmon

We are Americans working and living in London. My wife is an academic and I work for a global software company. We love Lisbon for its long and rich history, great architecture, good food, wonderful climate, affordability and the friendly people. It is truly a great place to explore, enjoy and relax.

Richard Harmon purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Richard Harmon chose Lisbon

This is a very unique 200+year old apartment with nearly 1 meter thick stone walls that lies within an area called Baixa - the historic center of the city. We have furnished this to a very high standard for our own use and for our guests to enjoy. Located on the 1st floor with only a few steps via a grand entrance way.

What makes this apartment unique

An Architectural Gem in central historic Lisbon within easy walking distance to most of the major sites within historic Lisbon.

Amenities

Baixa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Modern, spacious shower with large Primuvo bath towels.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom with large Primuvo bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Beds (44' W), down summer duvet, 4 pillows, 2 bathrobes.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed comes with summer down duvet, 2 pillows per person.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Architectural Gem in Historic Biaxa
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
5

Bairro Alto, Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment in a perfect location, easily accessible to excellent restaurants, Fado bars, historical sites and shopping. The apartment was well stocked -- all the amenities, Nespesso coffee maker, wine, washer/dryer, etc. Both the owner and house manager, Christina, were responsive to our email requests, and Christina was especially helpful, meeting us when we arrived, recommending things to do, making reservations for us, etc. Also, the security deposit was promptly returned, the day after we left. Would definitely rent this apartment again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM USA
5

Great Stay in Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

This flat has every imaginable "perk" one could ask for! Parking garage just moments away--easy in/out. Lots of tv channels to choose from after a long day of sight-seeing. Nicely furnished with great appliances--instructions for using washer/dryer in English! Landlord's representative Kristina very easy to work with during check-in/out. Location is perfect for exploring the city with multiple quality restaurants nearby & a decent food store in same bldg as the car park. Highly recommend this flat for anyone visiting Lisbon--we had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay on Rua da Madalena!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is very conveniently located with easy access to Pingo Doce supermarket just up the street. Easy walk to the Rossio train station as well as the street car stop. The recommendations given by Richard for restaurants were spot on and we loved the ability to eat at places where the locals go for such reasonable prices. It could get a bit noisy at weekend nights since it seemed like the young people like to party in the street! Otherwise , this was a great spot to spend our time in Lisbon!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart, Florida/Lisbon, New Hampshire
4

Good location

  • 4 of 5

A fine stay. Slight problems with the master shower temperature and leak that they will likely fix.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7nights in this lovely apartment. It has a fantastic location, so near everything. All of Richard's recommendations on restaurants were spot on. Market is close for essentials and the second market he recommends is wonderful with their meat and seafood selection. Christina was so helpful in meeting us and making us comfortable. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Massachusetts
5

Special Property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a special apartment in an excellent location - we were able to easily walk everywhere. It was clean and we felt at home with the comfortable furniture, historic architectural charm, and the wine rack which was fully stocked with excellent wines. Both the owner and house manager were extremely responsive and easy to work with. The only negative was that the second bedroom faces the street and it was quite loud, especially on a Saturday night when the bars got out. The master bedroom was much less noisy, as it faces the back of the apartment. However, noise probably a given in such a central location. We would absolutely recommend this place and hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Lisbon Airport - Taxi 15-20 euros
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in an area called Baixa - the historic center of the city. It sits in a valley/plateau that lies between two hills. To the East of the apartment lies St George's Castle (the elevator is 200 meters away) and the historic but very hilly Alfama district (the oldest remaining part of Lisbon and the Moorish center with some great architectural examples). To the West of Baixa lies Chaido and Barrio Alto. Chaido has many international designer shops and Barrio Alto is the area where you will find over 100 bars & restaurants that pretty much runs all night long with a crowded and loud street life but fun to visit in the evening.

In Baixa you have the historic center that is being or has been renovated with many new boutique hotels, lots of outdoor restaurants and the new Design Museum (MUDE). There are also many shops (though not the exclusive designer stores that exist in Chiado). Each of these areas are very small in scale with their own unique character which makes walking around quite easy - though hilly in spots. You can walk from the East end (St George’s Tower) to the West Side (Barrio Alto) in 20-30 mins.

Santa Justa Elevator:

One of the city's best-loved landmarks and also known as the 'Elevator of Carmo,' this extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, explaining the structure's similarities to Paris' Eiffel Tower), to connect downtown to Bairro Alto (the lowest and highest points of the city).

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Rates & Availability

Baixa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$181
From
$188
Fri,Sat
$1,261
$5,110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Holiday Period
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$194
$5,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$162
From
$168
Fri,Sat
$1,132
$4,786
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.21
Pet Fee $25.87
Refundable damage deposit $258.72
Tax Rate 21.0%

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the apartment or Lisbon.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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