Penthouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

Located in the upmarket residential area of Alges this spacious apartment is tastefully decorated displaying several interesting features, namely breathtaking vistas over the river Tagus and the sea, beamed ceiling and a beautiful decorative fireplace in the penthouse, and classically designed lacquered wooden doors and windows throughout. Access is through a private gate up an outdoor flight of stairs, and then through an imposing main entrance door up an indoor staircase to the 1st floor landing, The landing gives access to both the apartment and a flight of steps to the penthouse.

The 1st floor apartment consists of a large bedroom with a huge wall to wall wardrobe, a window and a french window opening onto a small balcony, 2 single beds and 2 bedside tables, hi-fi, and chairs. Opposite the bedroom across a corridor you will find the bathroom, featuring 'trompe- oeil' lighting that fakes direct sun light as well as a wall covering mirror behind the bathtub, and offering all facilities - bath/shower tub, WC, bidet and wash basin. From the same corridor one enters the dining room/office/study which provides ample space for up to 8 dinner sittings or a comfortable display of open files, folders, paperwork, and laptop, supported by a huge wall to wall bookshelf and cupboard .The dining room /office connects to the kitchen that features a breakfast area and all facilities including a ceramic hob and electric oven with grill, and a wine rack..

From the 1st floor landing a staircase leads to the 9m long, 4,5m wide penthouse with its 9m wide window glass panes. This truly splendid dwelling incorporates a kitchenette with sink, electrical hob, and a separate alcove under the loft slanted ceiling comprising of a signle bed, a wash basin, a WC and a small 'bare necessities' cupboard with a mirror. In the lounging area you will find 2 sofas, each sitting 2, 1 desk, 1 bookshelf and cupboard, and a satellite TV. The impressive 'for decoration purposes only' fireplace adds an amazing finishing touch to the overall decoration of that space.

This apartment benefits from multiple windows - to the East a very large window in the kitchen, another window to the East and one to the South in the dining room, one window and one french window in the bedroom, both facing South, and of course a wall to wall glass bay in the penthouse also facing South - all of which make the apartment flooded with natural light . The fact that the living area has wall to wall carpet in pastel colours contributes to a bright yet restful environment.

For those wanting peace and quiet this is an ideal 'writer's retreat' offering special prices for 'longish' lettings

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Too many to mention
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisbon 15 km, Nearest railway: Alges 300 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This luxury apartment is perfect for a romantic getaway. Although it can sleep up to 3 people, possibly 4 (a Z bed - camp bed - can be added to the double bedroom for a child or to the dining room for a teenager), the apartment is primarily designed for 2 people wanting to spend time in a relaxed and uncluttered environment. The apartment itself is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you would require such as satellite TV, DVD player and fully furnished kitchen and bathroom. As you can see from the accompanying images,it is decorated to an exquisite standard, with quality fittings and a real luxury feel. The penthouse offers resplendent views over the Alges residential skyline all the way to the bridge over the Tagus river in Lisbon as well as an unforgettable, silent night sky.

Further details outdoors

In Alges you'll find all the conveniences at hand: railway station, buses, trams and taxis, ATM machines, chemists, fresh fish and produce market, supermarket, patisseries, restaurants, and not least Take Away facilties where charcoal BBQed chicken with hot chili sauce is a staple.

Further details

Bed linen, towels and changeover day cleaning included. Additional cleaning can be provided during letting at an additional small cost.

Towels and linen changed after 7 days if staying more than 10 days.

The use of garden is restricted to week ends.

English/Portuguese speaking 'Meet & Greet' Staff will meet you upon your arrival in to hand the keys over to you

- Contactable English-speaking representative 24/7 to answer questions you may have and solve most problems

The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region

Within 2 minutes walking distance from the flat there is the Alges train station. From there you're 10 minutes away from Lisbon historical centre. In the other direction the train will take you to Estoril and Cascais on a 1/2 hour train ride along the coast bordering the shoreline and offering amazing vistas of the mouth of the river Tagus and the sea..

In the Alges/Cascais Coast dramatic changes of scenery and contrasting environments develop within relatively small distances. The region offers a concentration of different experiences all within a half hour’s drive, from tidy sandy beaches with retaurants and all facilities nearby to pretty wild beaches surrounded by rugged cliffs like Guincho beach , from fertile rolling hills to the stony heights of the. moorish Castle and the Pena Royal Palace in Sintra, both perched on mountains with the sea in the horizon. Other than signtseeing or beach enjoying a number of more specialised interests can also be pursued.in the region: surfing is popular in Carcavelos beach, windsurfing in Guincho beach where some of the World Championship events take place, and not least golf in Estoril, one of the most sought after resorts for golf in Portugal, which given the standard of golf in the country is no mean feat. For more naturalist holidaymakers, there is the Sintra World Heritage Site only under an hour's drive from Alges.

Cascais was originally a small fishing village that over the years has developed into an upmarket residential area for both Portuguese nationals and British expatriates alike. The town centre has kept its narrow cobbled streets charm offering a good selection of restaurants, shops, and lively bars - all testimony of how anglophile Cascais really is.

The drive from Alges to Cascais along the Tagus River North Bank shoreline to its mouth in Carcavelos and then onwards to Estoril/Cascais bordering the sea coastline is unforgettable in both directions: driving towards Cascais you will be pleasantly rewarded by the succession of beaches unfolding along the 'riviera', whereas in the other direction, towards Lisbon, the scenic panoramic view of the capital city and its huge bridge far in the horizon is breathtaking.

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Owing to a Mediterranean type micro-climate, the Alges to Cascais coast has mild winters and an ideal summer temperature which never gets too hot because a cool sea breeze in the late afternoon clears the hot day temperatures almost daily.The autumn is splendid, bathed in warm sunshine and glorious colours: it hardly ever rains in September, October and November, temperatures in the mid 20s.

Lisbon

Lisbon is just 15 minutes away by car, 9 minutes by train (at rush hour there is a train every 3 minutes, every 20 minutes at other times). You can also take the bus to the centre of Lisbon or the trams that slowly trundle along from Alges to Lisbon allowing you to get off and discover some of the typical Lisbon old quarters.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, outdating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo - leggend has it that Ulyssis also made it his home while roaming in countries far from Greece.. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the fifth century, it was captured by the Moors in the eighth century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city for the Christians and since then it has been a major political, economic, and cultural centre of Portugal.

Lisbon has two sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: the Belém Tower - an early 16th century coastal defense fortress and prison on the river bank - and theJerónimos Monastery, . The monastery is one of the most prominent Lisbon monuments of the Manueline-style architecture (Portuguese late-Gothic), classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém. Covered with richly ornate limestone carvings depicting complex sculptural themes that incorporate maritime elements and objects discovered during naval expeditions the Jeronimos Monastry was built in the early 16th century on the shore of the Tagus river, on the small beach of Praia do Restelo - an advantage spot with safe anchorage and protection from the winds sought after by the ships that entered the Tagus. back from the Discoveries expeditions.An expedition of your own to these two World Heritage Sites can culminate in a visit to a nearby cake shop that has specialized in custard tarts since the 17 hundreds. Their 'Pasteis de Nata' are well known throughout the country and well worth your investigation.

A 10 minute tram ride away and you're back to Alges and the tranquility of Mestre dAvis.

Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters (together with Barcelona), with average temperatures 15 °C (59 °F) during the day and 8 °C (46 °F) at night in the period from December to February. The typical summer season lasts about six months, from May to October, although in November, March and April temperatures also sometimes reach around 20 °C (68.0 °F).

Lisbon was the European Capital of Culture in 1994 and in 1998 it hosted the Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exphibition).