Quiet and traditional location.
Historical and picturesque setting.
Centrality and easy access to get everywhere.
Liveliness of local shops and restaurants nearby.
Designed by an architect, the recent refurbishment keeps true to the original character of the 18th century building while providing the apartment with the amenities that can make a stay comfortable, including central heating and a private parking space.
You can enter the apt. from Salvador Sá street, with no stairs to climb, directly to the entrance hall that leads to an ample living room and dining space whose walls are lined with original hand painted tiles.
You’ll find on the bookshelf a selection of books on a variety of subjects (fiction, art, architecture) in English, Italian, Spanish and French. I have an interest in traditional portuguese arts and crafts, and the apartment is furnished with things I collected when living there.
There is WI-FI access and a flat screen TV in the living room.
Next to the living space you will find a fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, washing machine and everything you need to feel at home.
One of the bedrooms has twin beds, and a full en-suite bathroom, with bathtub and shower cabin. The other bedroom has a double bed and a bathroom across the hall. An extra bed can be provided.
All the rooms face south and have large windows with ironwork balconies overlooking the trees of the patio in front. Shimmering through the leaves, you can see the city and the river Tejo.
Towels, linen and sheets are provided.
Rosa is the housekeeper and can upon request provide additional cleaning services, or shopping in the nearby Ribeira food Market.
Strategically located between Chiado, Bairro Alto, Santa Catarina and the river Tejo, you are at walking distance to the city´s main attractions. Passing nearby is the famous “Elevador da Bica” (funicular) that links the Bairro Alto to the riverside, and within a 10 min. walk, you can take the #28 yellow tram for a full tour of the historic districts, including Castelo de S. Jorge and the 12th century cathedral.
The riverfront is ideal for sightseeing, cycling, jogging or it´s lively bars, music and restaurants. From Cais do Sodré Station you can take a 30 minute train ride along the coast line to Carcavelos, Estoril or Cascais, recommended for their beautiful beaches and surf spots.
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Minimum stay is 3 days.
July and August minimum is 5 days
No pets allowed and no smoking inside.
Check out: 12:00 pm
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check-in and Check-out times are usually flexible, unless change-over days overlap between guests. In that case, check-out is at 12am and check-in is at 4pm.
I'll go to the apartment for the check-in and for the check-out to exchange the keys and give you information about the neighborhood or answer any questions you may have.
I am an architect with an office in Lisbon. I have a diploma of architecture from the Escola de Belas Artes de Lisboa, and a Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture, Yale University, USA. I have been a Professor of architecture at Lisbon Technical University for the last 30 years.