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1 / 24 Cerca Moura, 3 minute walk from the apartment

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 130244

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Castelo Apartment - WIFI, A/C Apartment

1bedroom
2sleeps
 min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

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 and wireless internet. The kitchen and bathroom have granite counter tops and marble walls. All the appliances in the kitchen are hidden behind handsome cabinet doors.

Upon arrival at the apartment, you will be greeted by a representative from a professional property management who can provide help 24/7.

Location description from owner

The Estremadura region

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, with a population in the city of about half million people. It retains much of its history and charm from centuries ago, and it serves as a reminiscent of one of the greatest maritime history in the world. Its rustic charm,

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 and wireless internet. The kitchen and bathroom have granite counter tops and marble walls. All the appliances in the kitchen are hidden behind handsome cabinet doors.

Upon arrival at the apartment, you will be greeted by a representative from a professional property management who can provide help 24/7.

Location description from owner

The Estremadura region

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, with a population in the city of about half million people. It retains much of its history and charm from centuries ago, and it serves as a reminiscent of one of the greatest maritime history in the world. Its rustic charm, warm people, historical neighborhoods, and reasonable prices are making it the destination of choice. Nearby are two highly recommended places to visit: Sintra, a romantic historical town up in a mountain with summer palaces, and Cascais – Estoril, world class coastal towns.

Mediterranean Weather

Situated on the westernmost coast of continental Europe, with Spain on its east and the Atlantic Ocean on its west, Portugal's location puts it perfectly in the Mediterranean climate zone. Lisbon, the capital, gets an average of 330 sunny days per year. August can get very warm, with a few days in the 90s. November temperatures in the city can remain high enough for northern Europeans to sunbathe on its beautiful coasts. In the winter, the weather is in the 50s and 60s with occasional rains.

One of the Most Charming Old Cities in Europe

A very old city, Lisbon was controlled by the Romans in the 2nd century BC, and much of its old-world charm has been retained: many older buildings are still adorned with azulejos (tiles), and pavements are covered in mosaic. North American visitors may be reminded of San Francisco, California, with the trams trundling through the 7 hills located in the city, and the 25 de Abril Bridge, constructed by the same company as the Golden Gate Bridge. The roads can be windy, snaking up and down the hills, with antique street cars and funiculars (and modern buses) transporting the locals as well as tourists. Situated on one of Lisbon's highest hills, giving it a 360 degree view, is the Castle of Sao Jorge (Castelo de Sao Jorge), which was built by the Moors in 795 AD. In the 12th century, Christian crusaders and local fighters took over Lisbon, and the castle became the official palace of the kings of Portugal.

Lisbon

After completion of the reservation, guests will get a simple itinerary for up to 2 weeks, including transportation and restaurant tips.

The building where the apartment is located was inhabited by Viscount Sao Bartolomeu in the 19th century. There were unconfirmed documents indicating that the site used to house a small castle (palacetta) of queen Dona Leonor in the 15th century.

Access to other neighbourhoods 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.)

A few steps away from the apartment is Castelo Sao Jorge, a castle remains and citadel, which was built in medieval times, and changed hands between the Moorish kings from the south and the Christian conquerors from the north. The castle, its terrace and walls are nestled on the highest point of the hill, affording a 360 degree view of Lisbon, the magnificent river Tagus and its ports, and the other 6 hills undulating across the city.

A few steps away from the apartment, in the opposite direction, are the remains of a theater built for the Roman emperor Nero, and down the hill to the right 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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Joseph L
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
27 May 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English

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“Everything one could ever want for a short city break”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2013

A brilliant place that is both central in location and also tranquil. For example, it is just under the castle; it is 25m from a wonderful wine bar; and 50m from an excellent, intimate (seats 12) restaurant. The appartment is very comfortable and well furnished. The agents are particularly helpful. We had a wonderful long weekend in February and spent our time walking, exploring, drinking and eating in great comfort. What more could we ask for?

“Loved Our Stay”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2011

We REALLY enjoyed staying in your apartment and appreciate all the personal touches you provide for your visitors. We didn't make much use of your beautiful kitchen, except for breakfast. We took advantage of the good dining around the Castelo and elsewhere and saw no reason to spend time shopping and cooking dinner. We do enough of that at home! For dinner, we enjoyed Clara's, the Chapito, and, most especially, the Wine Bar. We had two very informative and satisfying visits at the latter-- one to try a variety of reds (and the meats and cheeses), and another to try whites. We enjoyed an evening walk around the Castelo itself, and riding the Elevadores (Gloria and St Justa) for a walk around Bairro Alto (the Jesuit Church of St Roque was a high point of that). As you can tell, we packed in a lot in our five days. Having your apartment as a quiet base away from the crowds was a restorative: we could come home for a siesta and then enjoy the neighborhood in the cool of the evening. Thanks for getting our Portugal trip off to such a good start in Lisbon! Your apartment and your notes (before and during the visit) put our feet firmly on the ground for a delightful holiday. We don't know when we may be back, but we'll certainly be in touch with you again should our travels take us Lisbon-ward.

“Perfrect Location in Lisbon”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2011

We had a superb time at this apartment. After initial reservations about signing up with someone in USA and collection of the key on arrival all went perfectly. Maria the greeter was delightful and nothing too much trouble. The apartment is great (just as you see on the web) and perfectly located in a good, quiet area but still close to all the action - people watching from the balcony was brilliant we were even asked for directions 3 times!. Joe the owner provides a plethora of excellent tour info and restaurant recommendations before you go which means you do not waste time on arrival . The restaurant was excellent and only only 200 metres away. Many thanks to Joe and Maria.

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