Architectural Gem in Historic Biaxa

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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)

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 145 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome subject to an additional €25 euro cleaning fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 Beds (44' W), down summer duvet, 4 pillows, 2 bathrobes....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bed comes with summer down duvet, 2 pillows per person....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Modern, spacious shower with large Primuvo bath towels....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to Master Bedroom with large Primuvo bath towels....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    170 channels including special Golf Channels...moreless


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • Dining:

    spacious with architect designed table, wine rack and Tate Modern Silk Screen prints....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    in Master bedroom. Super-quiet Dyson fan in 2nd bedroom. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High-speed Fiber Optic with secure Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Full supply of Primuvo branded luxurious linens, towels, duvet covers, bath robes and pillow selection....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Public parking is only 200 meters away....moreless

  • Telephone:

    landline for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New Washer/Dryer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso with Coffee supplied & Italian stove top Espresso Maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with high end cookery for the chef in mind....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet & built-in...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Special Salt & Pepper Shakers, various spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There are 2 units - one a refrigerator, the other a freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric induction...moreless

  • Toaster


Write a review 5
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 19 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$134 $140
Fri, Sat
$946 $3,907

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$147 $153
Fri, Sat
$1,007 $4,090

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $244.18
  • Pet Fee $24.42
  • Cleaning Fee $54.94
  • Tax Rate 17%


There is a €300 security deposit required at check-in. This is to be given to Cristina Dias, our apartment manager, and it will be returned to you at check-out. For convenience, this can be in any major currency.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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4.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Airport - Taxi 10-14 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).


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: 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.

Why Baixa (Bairro Alto, Lisboa, Portugal):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
An Architectural Gem in central historic Lisbon within easy walking distance to most of the major sites within historic Lisbon.

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Speaks: english


VRBO #611868

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Baixa (Bairro Alto, Lisboa, Portugal) #611868

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