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Lovely Rossio Views, free WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Offering views of the Sao Jorge castle, across the shining Tejo River and over the Rossio, this sunny one-bedroom holiday apartment welcomes you to Lisbon.

Tucked out of sight of modern Lisbon, Casa Santana is a three minute walk from the Rossio, Lisbon's main plaza, and the favored reference point for exploring Lisbon. From Casa Santana, you are just minutes from some of Lisbon's most famous sites and restaurants in Lisbon... and yet delightfully hidden away on a quiet residential street.

Located on the second floor of a recently restored 19th century building, the open floor plan works equally well for families or adults traveling together. Every room has charming views over Lisbon's tiled roofs.


On-site inspection and approval from SAWDAY’S 'Special Places to Stay'

We also offer:

* LUXURY LINENS: 400+ threadcount sheets; soft, fluffy towels;

* ORIENTATION TOUR: from the local grocer to a quick visit to the Rossio/Baixa, this introduction quickly became a guest favorite;

* WELCOME PACK: bottle of Portuguese Vinho Verde, coffee, teas, orange juice, tangy local cheese, fresh fruit and freshly-baked bread;

* METRO/TRAM PASSES: we can have these waiting for you at check-in, just ask;

* 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;

* LIBRARY: books, games, guidebooks and Portuguese music CDs;

* SPORTS EQUIPMENT: beach towels, sports balls and handy surfing hints;

* FOR KIDS: Books, games and beach toys in each house. Due to its open stairways and mezzanine, Casa Pátria is not suitable for toddlers and young children.

* BABYSITTING: We are happy to help you find qualified sitters who speak a variety of languages. Please ask for details;

* ASK about our 'In-Home Cooking Classes' and 'Private Fado Tours'.


** Please note that the house is located at the top of a small hill and there is no elevator. As such, it is not suitable for people with limited mobility. **

More Details

Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber

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 €uro-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.

Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Austin, Jordan & Deb Kleber chose Baixa

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Santana is a charming historic home with a sweeping view. Just 3 minutes from the city center but in a refreshingly quiet neighbourhood, it will be your home away from home during your time in Lisbon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Deb!

Thank you for a great welcome and stay in Lisbon.

Your guided tour was invaluable to get us started and your tip for take away roast chicken was delicious!

We had a very relaxing stay which was exactly what we had hoped for.

The apartment is very homey, comfortable and relaxing. We love its natural and tasteful decor and its location set within an idyllic Lisbon neighborhood of narrow picturesque streets is very unique and memorable.

It is also perfectly located close to the Rossio and everything is easily accessible.

Your knowledge of the area, history and architectural insights enriched our stay. You are very professional and hospitable and we would love to return some day. Perhaps we'll bring the children next time... many thanks -
Dec 2008
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Baixa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Soft, fluffy towels; Complimentary toiletries provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1 - Ask about a loaner Port-a-Crib), Sofa/trundle converts to 2 twin beds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Visiting Portugal Tourist Book, with Customized Walking Tours, Suggested Itineraries and Restaurants, Kid-friendly Ideas, Emergency Information including Extensive List of English-speaking Doctors and More, No Pets


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average rating of 4.8 based on 58 reviews
North Cowichan, BC

Fully-equipped pied-à-terre with congenial and attentive host

  • 5 of 5

Austin made us feel welcome immediately to this charming and cheery apartment hidden just two blocks off the Rossio. She gave us a thorough orientation to the living space and helpful tips about our visit to the city. The apartment is up two flights with the sitting room/kitchen facing the square, the bedroom on the street/entrance side of the building, and the bathroom in between. It is a compact but adequate space. The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking, with a new dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer combo. We rarely saw or heard from the other residents in the building and enjoyed quiet evenings. Austin even arranged for a taxi to be waiting for us at 4:30 am when we had to leave for the airport.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Austin is a terrific host and the apartment is exactly as advertised. Fantastic location. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Excellent host and location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Austin is very accommodating. As soon as we arrived, she offered help from bringing our bags upstairs, to showing us around and even came with us to buy our bus tickets. She also arranged for our transportation from and to the airport. The apartment is very homey and clean. I would stay again in Austin's place if i have to go back to Lisbon. I will recommend the place to my friends. Again thanks Austin and really appreciate your help!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great place, Great location

  • 5 of 5

After several delays, due to Tap Portugal Airlines, Austin welcomed us with open arms nine hours late! We arrived to fruit, cheese and wine already in the fridge. She even offered to have a meal ready when we arrived!

We had a wonderful week, and being so central to all of the sites and transportation connections was incredibly convenient. The trains and metro system are very easy to use, and super inexpensive. We found so many great places to eat and little stores to buy supplies. We highly recommend this place and the valuable recommendations that Austin provides.

Kevin and Claudina

Turlock, California

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Bethesda, MD, USA

Wonderful historic-district stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully modernized yet charming two-level living space (the bedroom and bathrom make up the lower level). Austin was truly helpful and got us to excellent restaurants and local stores. Highly recommend for couples as well as for couples with children. Good Wi-Fi, TV, fado music CD collection, and house library (even chidren's books and games!).

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Portland, Oregon USA

Casa Santana, a marvelous place

  • 5 of 5

As well-seasoned travelers (interpret that as you will), one of the first things that impressed us about this apartment was the obvious thought the owners put into making guests feel welcomed and comfortable. I truly can't think of anything we didn't have that we needed.

The way we were greeted was the first clue that this would be a great place to be; there was a bottle of wine and some starter food items waiting for us. One of the owners, Jordan, met us, gave us the keys, walked us through the apartment to explain things and answer questions, and then - a true bonus - took us for a walk in the neighborhood to show us where things are and get us up to speed on life in Lisbon, including restaurants that were as good as he said.

The beautiful apartment is in a perfect location for accessing a number of Lisbon attractions, and very near the variety of transportation alternatives available. A 15-20 minute walk in any direction takes you to marvelous neighborhoods. The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated, the furniture, including the bed, is very comfortable, and all modern amenities are available.

We offer only two cautions for potential renters: 1) the walk from the Rossio (public square) to the apartment includes a steep section of pavement and stairs - very doable for able-bodied folks; 2) with the windows open in the evening, all of the sounds from the very busy city below are in the apartment; this could be annoying to some people.

The owners live nearby, and are very responsive. There was excellent communication with us prior to and during our arrival. On the morning we left, Austin came by, we had a nice chat, she ordered a taxi for us, and made certain the driver knew where we were going.

Overall, we very highly recommend this apartment, and the folks.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bairro Alto
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Cais do Sodre
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
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, )


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Travel insurance is strongly reccommended and payments are non-refundable. Please see our Rental Agreement for more details:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.